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stable (n.)

early 13c., "building or enclosure where horses or cows are kept, building for domestic animals," from Old French stable, estable "a stable, stall" (Modern French étable), also applied to cowsheds and pigsties, from Latin stabulum "a stall, fold, aviary, beehive, lowly cottage, brothel, etc.," literally "a standing place," from PIE *ste-dhlo-, suffixed form of root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm."

Meaning "collection of horses belonging to one stable" is attested from 1570s; transferred sense of "group of fighters under same management" is from 1897; that of "group of prostitutes working for the same employer" is from 1937.

For what the grete Stiede
Is stole, thanne he taketh hiede,
And makth the stable dore fast.
[John Gower, "Confessio Amantis," 1390]

stable (adj.)

mid-12c., "trustworthy, reliable;" mid-13c., "constant, steadfast; virtuous;" from Old French stable, estable "constant, steadfast, unchanging," from Latin stabilis "firm, steadfast, stable, fixed," figuratively "durable, unwavering," literally "able to stand," from PIE *stedhli-, suffixed form of root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm." From c. 1300 as "well-founded, well-established, secure" (of governments, etc.). Physical sense of "secure against falling" is recorded from late 14c.; also "of even temperament." Of nuclear isotopes, from 1904.

stable (v.)

"to put in a certain place or position," c. 1300; "to put (a horse) in a stable," early 14c., from stable (n.) or from Old French establer. Related: Stabled; stabling.

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Definitions of stable
1
stable (adj.)
resistant to change of position or condition;
a stable relationship
stable prices
a stable peace
a stable ladder
stable (adj.)
firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation;
the economy is stable
stable (adj.)
not taking part readily in chemical change;
stable (adj.)
maintaining equilibrium;
stable (adj.)
showing little if any change;
Synonyms: static / unchanging
2
stable (v.)
shelter in a stable;
stable horses
3
stable (n.)
a farm building for housing horses or other livestock;
Synonyms: stalls / horse barn
From wordnet.princeton.edu