Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place; station.
  • n. A stall; a fold for cattle.
  • n. A prop; a support, as for the feet in standing or climbing.
  • v. To set; place; fix.
  • v. To place in position; set up, fix, plant; prop, mount.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A prop; a support, as for the feet in standing or cilmbing.
  • n. A partial inclosure made by a wall or trees, to serve as a shelter for sheep or cattle.
  • transitive v. To place or fix firmly or permanently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To set; place; fix.
  • n. A place; a station.
  • n. A stall; a fold for cattle.

Etymologies

From Middle English stellen, from Old English stellan ("to give a place to, set, place"), from Proto-Germanic *stallijanan (“to put, position”), from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (“to place, put, post, stand”). Cognate with Dutch stellen ("to set, put"), Low German stellen ("to put, place, fix"), German stellen ("to set, place, provide"), Old English steall ("position, place"). More at stall. (Wiktionary)
Alteration of stall, after the verb stell. (Wiktionary)

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