- The definition of a stool is a seat without arms supported by three or four legs.
An example of a stool is a seat that you'd sit on at a bar.
- Stool is the waste matter in a bowel movement.
An example of stool is the source of the sample provided to a medical lab to check for stomach parasites.
stool definition by Webster's New World
- a single seat having three or four legs and no back or arms
- the inside ledge at the bottom of a window
- a toilet, or water closet
- the fecal matter eliminated in a single bowel movement
- a root or tree stump sending out shoots
- a cluster of such shoots
- a perch to which a bird is fastened as a decoy for others
- a bird or other object used as a decoy
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English stol, akin to German stuhl ; from Indo-European an unverified form stal- (from source Old Church Slavonic stolū, throne, seat) ; from base an unverified form sta-, to stand
- to put out shoots in the form of a stool
- ☆ Informal to act as a stool pigeon, or informer
stool definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A backless and armless single seat supported on legs or a pedestal.
- A low bench or support for the feet or knees in sitting or kneeling, as a footrest.
- A toilet seat; a commode.
- Fecal matter from a single bowel movement.
- Botany a. A stump or rootstock that produces shoots or suckers.b. A shoot or growth from such a stump or rootstock.
- Botany To send up shoots or suckers.
- To evacuate the bowels; defecate.
- Slang To act as a stool pigeon.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English stōl; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
stool - Medical Definition