1. [ noun ] a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
Related terms: compartment stable
2. [ noun ] small area set off by walls for special use
Synonyms: booth kiosk cubicle
Related terms: closet telephone_booth tollbooth voting_booth shower_stall prompt_box polling_booth confessional
3. [ noun ] (business) a booth where articles are displayed for sale
Synonyms: stand sales_booth
Related terms: shop booth newsstand coffee_stall
4. [ verb ] postpone doing what one should be doing
Synonyms: drag_one's_feet procrastinate dillydally drag_one's_heels shillyshally dilly-dally

"He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

Related terms: delay procrastinate procrastination dallier procrastinator
5. [ verb ] come to a stop
Synonyms: conk

"The car stalled in the driveway"

Related terms: stop driving
6. [ verb ] deliberately delay an event or action

"she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"

Related terms: delay
7. [ verb ] cause an airplane to go into a stall
Related terms: stop air_travel
8. [ verb ] cause an engine to stop

"The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"

Related terms: stop
9. [ verb ] put into, or keep in, a stall

"Stall the horse"

Related terms: shelter
10. [ verb ] experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
Related terms: stop air_travel
11. [ noun ] a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge

"the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"

Related terms: malfunction
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 12513
13. [ noun ] small individual study area in a library
Synonyms: carrell cubicle carrel
Related terms: alcove library
14. [ noun ] a tactic used to mislead or delay
Synonyms: stalling
Related terms: obstruction stonewalling
Similar spelling:   Stull