stablesta‧ble1 /ˈsteɪbəl/ ●●○W3AWL adjective 🔊 🔊 1CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENTNOT MOVINGsteady and not likely to move or change opp unstable → stability 🔊 A wide base will make the structure much more stable.in a stable condition British English, in stable condition American English 🔊 He is said to be in a stable condition in hospital. 🔊 Children like a stable environment.2CALMcalm, reasonable, and not easy to upset opp unstable → stability 🔊 He was clearly not a very stable person.3technicalHC a stablesubstancetends to stay in the same chemical or atomic state opp unstable —stably adverb
stablestable3 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 TADSHto put or keep a horse in a stable→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stable• A farm-worker who lived in the house would stable him and give him water and a handful of hay.• Isn't it true that some one tried to burn down the barn your Sparrowgrass was stabled in a month ago?• They stabled their horses round the back and bedded amongst dry hay with their cloakswrapped round them.• I don't want them stabling their mounts here, it'd be too conspicuous.• In the beginning they stabled them at Bakehouse Farm, on the A5.• Corbett reckoned horses had been stabled there within the last two or three months.From Longman Business Dictionarystablesta‧ble /ˈsteɪbəl/ adjectivesteady and not likely to move or changeJapanese enterprises operate under relatively stable capital market conditions.The key to growth and stable employment will be through improving the international competitiveness of our companies.The Government is committed to maintaining a stable exchange rate.