Definition of Stool

1. Noun. A simple seat without a back or arms.

2. Verb. Lure with a stool, as of wild fowl.
Generic synonyms: Entice, Lure, Tempt

3. Noun. Solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels.

4. Verb. React to a decoy, of wildfowl.
Generic synonyms: React, Respond

5. Noun. (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings.
Category relationships: Forestry
Generic synonyms: Stump, Tree Stump

6. Verb. Grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers.
Exact synonyms: Tiller
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Develop, Get, Grow, Produce
Derivative terms: Tiller

7. Noun. A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination.
Exact synonyms: Can, Commode, Crapper, Pot, Potty, Throne, Toilet
Group relationships: Bath, Bathroom, Bathroom, Can, John, Lav, Lavatory, Privy, Toilet
Specialized synonyms: Flushless Toilet, Flush Toilet, Lavatory, Potty Chair, Potty Seat
Generic synonyms: Plumbing Fixture
Terms within: Toilet Bowl, Toilet Seat
Derivative terms: Crap

8. Verb. Have a bowel movement. "The dog had made in the flower beds"

Definition of Stool

1. n. A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.

2. v. i. To ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.

3. n. A single seat with three or four legs and without a back, made in various forms for various uses.

Definition of Stool

1. Noun. (context: now chiefly dialectal Scotland) A seat; a seat with a back; a chair. ¹

2. Noun. (context: now chiefly dialectal Scotland) (context: literal and figuratively) Throne. ¹

3. Noun. A seat for one person without a back or armrest. ¹

4. Noun. A footstool. ¹

5. Noun. Feces; excrement. ¹

6. Noun. (archaic) A decoy. ¹

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Definition of Stool

1. to defecate [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: defecate

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stool

stood up
stood up to
stool pigeon
stool pigeons
stool softener
stool softeners
stool test

Literary usage of Stool

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1901)
"Blount tells us that some think it a corruption from ducking-stool,1 but that others derive it from choking-stool.2 Though of the most remote antiquity, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1878)
"Smarting, more in the rectum than in the anus, immediately after a stool, ... Sticking and scraping in the rectum and anus after a stool,1. ..."

3. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"A stool. (2) .v. A weaver's instrument. (4) v. To swallow drink. Norf. STOLKY, adj. ... stool- в ALL, ». An ancient gam« at ball, played by both sexes. ..."

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