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Stable vs. Livery

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Stablenoun

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.’;

Liverynoun

Any distinctive identifying uniform worn by a group, such as the uniform worn by chauffeurs and male servants.

Stablenoun

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

Liverynoun

The whole body of liverymen, members of livery companies.

Stablenoun

(Scotland) A set of advocates; a barristers' chambers.

Liverynoun

The paint scheme of a vehicle or fleet of vehicles.

‘The airline's new livery received a mixed reaction from the press.’;

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Stablenoun

An organization of sumo wrestlers who live and train together.

Liverynoun

(US) A taxicab or limousine.

Stableverb

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

Liverynoun

(legal) The delivery of property from one owner to the next.

Stableverb

(intransitive) to dwell in a stable.

Liverynoun

(legal) The writ by which property is obtained.

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Stableverb

to park (a rail vehicle)

Liverynoun

(historical) The rental of horses or carriages; the rental of canoes; the care and/or boarding of horses for money.

Stableadjective

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

‘He was in a stable relationship.’; ‘a stable government’;

Liverynoun

(historical) A stable that keeps horses or carriages for rental.

Stableadjective

(computing) 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.’;

Liverynoun

An allowance of food; a ration, as given out to a family, to servants, to horses, etc.

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Stableadjective

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

Liverynoun

Release from wardship; deliverance.

Stableadjective

Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government.

‘In this region of chance, . . . where nothing is stable.’;

Liverynoun

A low grade of wool.

Stableadjective

Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character.

‘And to her husband ever meek and stable.’;

Liverynoun

Outward markings, fittings or appearance

Stableadjective

Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position.

Liveryverb

(archaic) To clothe.

‘He liveried his servants in the most modest of clothing.’;

Stableadjective

So placed as to resist forces tending to cause motion; of such structure as to resist distortion or molecular or chemical disturbance; - said of any body or substance.

Liveryadjective

Like liver.

Stableverb

To fix; to establish.

Liveryadjective

Queasy, liverish.

Stableverb

To put or keep in a stable.

Liverynoun

The act of delivering possession of lands or tenements.

Stableverb

To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel.

Liverynoun

Release from wardship; deliverance.

‘It concerned them first to sue out their livery from the unjust wardship of his encroaching prerogative.’;

Stablenoun

A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable.

Liverynoun

That which is delivered out statedly or formally, as clothing, food, etc.

‘A Haberdasher and a Carpenter,A Webbe, a Dyer, and a Tapicer,And they were clothed all in one liveryOf a solempne and a gret fraternite.’; ‘From the periodical deliveries of these characteristic articles of servile costume (blue coats) came our word livery.’;

Stablenoun

a farm building for housing horses or other livestock

Liverynoun

Hence, any characteristic dress or outward appearance.

‘Now came still evening on, and twilight grayHad in her sober livery all things clad.’;

Stableverb

shelter in a stable;

‘stable horses’;

Liverynoun

A low grade of wool.

Stableadjective

resistant to change of position or condition;

‘a stable ladder’; ‘a stable peace’; ‘a stable relationship’; ‘stable prices’;

Liverynoun

An allowance of food statedly given out; a ration, as to a family, to servants, to horses, etc.

‘The emperor's officers every night went through the town from house to house whereat any English gentleman did repast or lodge, and served their liveries for all night: first, the officers brought into the house a cast of fine manchet [white bread], and of silver two great pots, and white wine, and sugar.’;

Stableadjective

firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation;

‘the economy is stable’;

Liverynoun

The feeding, stabling, and care of horses for compensation; boarding; as, to keep one's horses at livery.

‘What livery is, we by common use in England know well enough, namely, that is, allowance of horse meat, as to keep horses at livery, the which word, I guess, is derived of livering or delivering forth their nightly food.’; ‘It need hardly be observed that the explanation of livery which Spenser offers is perfectly correct, but . . . it is no longer applied to the ration or stated portion of food delivered at stated periods.’;

Stableadjective

not taking part readily in chemical change

Liverynoun

The keeping of horses in readiness to be hired temporarily for riding or driving; the state of being so kept; also, the place where horses are so kept, also called a livery stable.

‘Pegasus does not stand at livery even at the largest establishment in Moorfields.’;

Stableadjective

maintaining equilibrium

Liveryverb

To clothe in, or as in, livery.

Stableadjective

showing little if any change;

‘a static population’;

Liverynoun

uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs

Stableadjective

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

‘specially designed dinghies that are very stable’;

Liverynoun

the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another

Stableadjective

(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’;

Liverynoun

the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay

Stableadjective

sane and sensible; not easily upset or disturbed

‘the officer concerned is mentally and emotionally stable’;

Liveryadjective

suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress

Stableadjective

not likely to change or fail; firmly established

‘prices have remained relatively stable’; ‘a stable relationship’;

Livery

A livery is a uniform, insignia or symbol adorning, in a non-military context, a person, an object or a vehicle that denotes a relationship between the wearer of the livery and an individual or corporate body. Often, elements of the heraldry relating to the individual or corporate body feature in the livery.

Stableadjective

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’;

Stablenoun

a building set apart and adapted for keeping horses

‘the horse was led from its stable’;

Stablenoun

an establishment where racehorses are kept and trained

‘racing stables’; ‘the horse make his debut for the Mick Naughton stable’;

Stablenoun

the racehorses of a particular training establishment.

Stablenoun

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

‘the player comes from the same stable as Agassi’;

Stableverb

put or keep (a horse) in a stable

‘they must be stabled and fed’;

Stableverb

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

‘one of the two locomotives was stabled at Fort William’;

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 and livestock.

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