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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To place or fix firmly or permanently.
  • 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.

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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