Stool definition

sto͝ol
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(chiefly medicine) Feces; excrement.
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(slang) To act as a stool pigeon.
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(slang) To act as an informer.
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To evacuate the bowels; defecate.
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Evacuated fecal matter.
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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.

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To evacuate the bowels; defecate.
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A stump or rootstock that produces shoots or suckers.
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A shoot or growth from such a stump or rootstock.
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A toilet, or water closet.
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Fecal matter eliminated in a single bowel movement.
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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.

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The inside ledge at the bottom of a window.
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A piece of furniture for one person to sit on, typically having a round seat, three or four legs or a central post, and no back or arms.
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A root or tree stump sending out shoots.
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A cluster of such shoots.
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A perch to which a bird is fastened as a decoy for others.
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A bird or other object used as a decoy.
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To put out shoots in the form of a stool.
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A seat for one person without a back or armrest.
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(archaic) A decoy.
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(now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A seat; a seat with a back; a chair.
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(now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) (literally and figuratively) Throne.
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(nautical) A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the dead-eyes of the backstays.

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(US, dialect) Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to.
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A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.

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(agriculture) To ramify; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.

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A backless and armless single seat supported on legs or a pedestal.
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A low bench or support for the feet or knees in sitting or kneeling, as a footrest.
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A toilet seat; a commode.
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Evacuated fecal matter.
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(botany) To send up shoots or suckers.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stool
Plural:
stools

Origin of stool

  • Middle English from Old English stōl stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English stool, stole, stol, from Old English stōl (“chair, seat, throne"), from Proto-Germanic *stōlaz (“chair") (compare West Frisian/Dutch stoel, German Stuhl, Swedish/Danish/Norwegian stol), from Proto-Indo-European *stohâ‚‚los (compare Lithuanian stálas, Russian стол (stol, “table"), Serbo-Croatian stol 'table', Slovenian stol 'chair', Albanian kështallë 'crutch', Ancient Greek stolōn 'pillar'), from *stehâ‚‚- (“to stand"). More at stand.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin stolo. See stolon.

    From Wiktionary