Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: estable, from Latin stabulum, from stare; STABLE1


2 noun
Related topics: Horses, Agriculture
stable2 [countable]
1TA a building where horses are kept


[plural] a place where horses are kept and that often gives riding lessons
3DSH a group of racing horses that has one owner or trainer
4 a group of people working for the same company or with the same trainer:
actors from the same Hollywood stable

shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted

British English to try to prevent something when it is too late and harm has already been done

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