1. (v. i.) Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government.

2. (v. i.) Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character.

3. (v. i.) Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position.

4. (v. t.) To fix; to establish.

5. (n.) A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable.

6. (v. t.) To put or keep in a stable.

7. (v. i.) To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an enclosed place; to kennel.

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