5 letter word starting with stal

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stale noun The stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake., Vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer., Not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread., Having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out; decayed., Worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty and power of pleasing; trite; common., To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out., To make water; to discharge urine; — said especially of horses and cattle., That which is stale or worn out by long keeping, or by use., A prostitute., Urine, esp. that of beasts., Something set, or offered to view, as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose; a decoy; a stool pigeon., A stalking-horse., A stalemate., A laughingstock; a dupe.
stalk noun The stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp., The petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant., That which resembes the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill., An ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring., One of the two upright pieces of a ladder., A stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids., The narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect., The peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans., An iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor., To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; — sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun., To walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover., To walk with high and proud steps; usually implying the affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word is used, however, especially by the poets, to express dignity of step., To approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game., A high, proud, stately step or walk.
stall verb i. A stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal., A stable; a place for cattle., A small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher’s stall; a bookstall., A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale., A seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving., In the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc., The space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post., To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox., To fatten; as, to stall cattle., To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install., To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart., To forestall; to anticipitate. Having, To keep close; to keep secret., To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell., To kennel, as dogs., To be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast., To be tired of eating, as cattle.