Stable vs. Stabile

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Main Difference

The main difference between Stable and Stabile is that the Stable is a building for horses and other livestock and Stabile is a family name.

  • Stable

    A stable is a building in which livestock, especially horses, are kept. It most commonly means a building that is divided into separate stalls for individual animals. There are many different types of stables in use today; the American-style barn, for instance, is a large barn with a door at each end and individual stalls inside or free-standing stables with top and bottom-opening doors. The term “stable” is also used to describe a group of animals kept by one owner, regardless of housing or location.

    The exterior design of a stable can vary widely, based on climate, building materials, historical period and cultural styles of architecture. A wide range of building materials can be used, including masonry (bricks or stone), wood and steel. Stables can range in components, from a small building housing one or two animals to facilities at agricultural shows or race tracks that can house hundreds of animals.

  • Stabile

    Stabile is a surname derived from the medieval personal name Stabile (from Latin stabilis) and is mainly found among people from southern Italy. Notable people with the surname include:

    Annibale Stabile (1535–1595), Italian composer of the Roman School

    Guillermo Stábile (1905–1966), Argentine footballer and coach

    Mariano Stabile (1888–1968), Italian baritone

    Nick Stabile (born 1971), American actor

  • Stable (noun)

    A building, wing or dependency set apart and adapted for lodging and feeding (and training) animals with hoofs, especially horses.

    “There were stalls for fourteen horses in the squire’s stables.”

  • Stable (noun)

    All the racehorses of a particular stable, i.e. belonging to a given owner.

  • Stable (noun)

    A set of advocates; a barristers’ chambers.

  • Stable (noun)

    An organization of sumo wrestlers who live and train together.

  • Stable (verb)

    to put or keep (an animal) in a stable.

  • Stable (verb)

    to dwell in a stable.

  • Stable (verb)

    to park (a rail vehicle)

  • Stable (adjective)

    Relatively unchanging, permanent; firmly fixed or established; consistent; not easily moved, altered, or destroyed.

    “He was in a stable relationship.”

    “a stable government”

  • Stable (adjective)

    Of software: established to be relatively free of bugs, as opposed to a beta version.

    “You should download the 1.9 version of that video editing software: it is the latest stable version. The newer beta version has some bugs.”

  • Stable (adjective)

    That maintains the relative order of items that compare as equal.

  • Stabile (noun)

    Abstract sculpture or structure of wire, sheet metal, etc.

  • Stable (adjective)

    (of an object or structure) not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed

    “specially designed dinghies that are very stable”

  • Stable (adjective)

    (of a patient or their medical condition) not deteriorating in health after an injury or operation

    “he is now in a stable condition in hospital”

  • Stable (adjective)

    sane and sensible; not easily upset or disturbed

    “the officer concerned is mentally and emotionally stable”

  • Stable (adjective)

    not likely to change or fail; firmly established

    “prices have remained relatively stable”

    “a stable relationship”

  • Stable (adjective)

    not liable to undergo chemical decomposition, radioactive decay, or other physical change

    “stable nuclei”

    “isocyanic acid reacts with amino groups to form a stable compound”

  • Stable (noun)

    a building set apart and adapted for keeping horses

    “the horse was led from its stable”

  • Stable (noun)

    an establishment where racehorses are kept and trained

    “racing stables”

    “the horse make his debut for the Mick Naughton stable”

  • Stable (noun)

    the racehorses of a particular training establishment.

  • Stable (noun)

    an organization or establishment training or producing a particular type of person or product

    “the player comes from the same stable as Agassi”

  • Stable (verb)

    put or keep (a horse) in a stable

    “they must be stabled and fed”

  • Stable (verb)

    put or base (a locomotive or train) in a depot

    “one of the two locomotives was stabled at Fort William”

  • Stabile (noun)

    a free-standing abstract sculpture or structure, typically of wire or sheet metal, in the style of a mobile but rigid and stationary.

Oxford Dictionary

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