English - Vietnamese Dictionary
stable /'steibl/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- kiên định, kiên quyết
- a stable politician: một nhà chính trị kiên định
- danh từ
- chuồng (ngựa, bò, trâu...)
- đàn ngựa đua (ở một chuồng nào)
- (số nhiều) (quân sự) công tác ở chuồng ngựa
- ngoại động từ
- cho (ngựa) vào chuồng, nhốt (ngựa) vào chuồng
- nội động từ
- (nghĩa bóng) nằm, ở
- they stable where they can: họ tìm được chỗ nào thì nằm chỗ ấy
+a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
+shelter in a stable
+resistant to change of position or condition
+firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation
+not taking part readily in chemical change
+showing little if any change
Advanced English Dictionary
1 steady, solid, firm, sound, sturdy, strong, durable, well-founded, fast, sure, established, deep-rooted, stout:
The building is designed to remain stable even in a severe earthquake.
2 lasting, enduring, long-lasting, long-standing, secure, steadfast, steady, strong, unchanging, unchanged, unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable, unwavering, immutable, permanent:
A stable relationship has existed between our countries for generations. The relationship you and I enjoy has remained stable all our lives.
3 sane, (well-)balanced, responsible, reasonable, sensible, competent, accountable:
He seemed a nice, stable young man, and nobody would have guessed that he had a drugs habit.
adjective, noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 firmly fixed; not likely to move, change or fail
stable prices / employment + a stable relationship + This ladder doesn't seem very stable. + The patient's condition is stable (= it is not getting worse). + The situation in the country has remained relatively stable for a few months now.
2 (of a person) calm and reasonable; not easily upset
Mentally, she is not very stable.
3 (technical) (of a substance) staying in the same chemical or ATOMIC state: chemically stable + an element forming stable compounds
1 [C] a building in which horses are kept: The horse was led back to its stable.
2 (BrE also stables) [C+sing./pl. v.] an organization that keeps horses for a particular purpose: (BrE) a riding / racing stables + His stables are near Oxford.
3 [C] a group of RACEHORSES owned or trained by the same person: There have been just three winners from his stable this season.
4 [sing.] a group of people who work or trained in the same place; a group of products made by the same company: actors from the same stable + the latest printer from the Epson stable
Idioms: close, lock, etc. the stable door after the horse has bolted (BrE) (AmE close, etc. the barn door after the horse has escaped) to try to prevent or avoid loss or damage when it is already too late to do so
+ verb [VN] to put or keep a horse in a stable: Where do you stable your pony?
stable adj. (=/= unstable)
stability n. (=/= instability)
1 not likely to move
be, feel, look, seem | make sth | keep sth
Put a book under the table to keep it stable.
extremely, very | perfectly, quite
Don't worry?it's perfectly stable!
| fairly, pretty | enough, sufficiently
The unit is stable enough on level ground.
2 not likely to change suddenly
be, look, seem | become | remain | keep sth
attempts to keep prices stable
extremely, highly, remarkably, very | completely, perfectly
Animals rarely live in completely stable environments.
| broadly, comparatively, fairly, more or less, quite, reasonably, relatively, roughly | enough, sufficiently
He was not emotionally stable enough to think through his decision.
| apparently | emotionally, financially, politically
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