Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. A prop; a support, as for the feet in standing or cilmbing.
  • noun Prov. Eng. & Scot. A partial inclosure made by a wall or trees, to serve as a shelter for sheep or cattle.
  • transitive verb obsolete To place or fix firmly or permanently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Alteration of stall, after the verb stell.

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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.

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