stool
Pronunciation Noun

stool

  1. A seat for one person without a back or armrest.
    1. A footstool.
    2. (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland, literally and figuratively) A throne.
  2. (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A seat with a back; a chair.
  3. (horticulture) A plant that has been cut down until its main stem is close to the ground, resembling a stool, to promote new growth.
  4. (obsolete) A close-stool; a seat used for urination and defecation: a chamber pot, commode, outhouse seat, or toilet.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:chamber pot, Thesaurus:toilet, Thesaurus:bathroom
  5. (chiefly, medicine) Feces, excrement.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:feces
  6. (chiefly, medicine) A production of feces or excrement, an act of defecation, stooling#Noun|stooling.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:defecation
  7. (archaic) A decoy; a portable piece of wood to which a pigeon is fastened to lure wild birds.
  8. (nautical) A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the deadeyes of the backstays.
  9. (US, dialect) Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: прима́нка
Verb

stool (stools, present participle stooling; past and past participle stooled)

  1. (chiefly medicine) To produce stool: to defecate.
  2. (horticulture) To cut down (a plant) until its main stem is close to the ground, resembling a stool, to promote new growth.
Synonyms Noun

stool (plural stools)

  1. A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.
Verb

stool (stools, present participle stooling; past and past participle stooled)

  1. (agriculture) To ramify; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.
    • 1869, Richard D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone, chapter 38:
      I worked very hard in the copse of young ash, with my billhook and a shearing-knife; cutting out the saplings where they stooled too close together, making spars to keep for thatching, wall-crooks to drive into the cob, stiles for close sheep hurdles, and handles for rakes, and hoes, and two-bills, of the larger and straighter stuff.



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