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Definition of Stool

Stool

  1. A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.
  2. To ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.
  3. A single seat with three or four legs and without a back, made in various forms for various uses.
  4. A seat used in evacuating the bowels; hence, an evacuation; a discharge from the bowels.
  5. A stool pigeon, or decoy bird.
  6. A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the dead-eyes of the backstays.
  7. A bishop's seat or see; a bishop-stool.
  8. A bench or form for resting the feet or the knees; a footstool; as, a kneeling stool.
  9. Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to.

Stool Quotations

When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
Chinua Achebe

In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient.
James Hillman

My fear is that I go up to the girl of my dreams and say 'I'm sorry, but I've got to say hello to you,' and she slides the stool back and gets up and walks away, saying, 'Not for me, Bub. I don't want anything to do with you.'
John Mayer

My mother says I was two-and-a-half when I started playing. My father was a minister, and when he went to church in the morning, she would put on Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Cole Porter records. I'd crawl up on the piano stool, sit on a phone book and play.
Tori Amos

There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down. When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I'll just put the stool out there and I'll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn't keep all of the promises he made to everybody.
Clint Eastwood
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Stool Translations

stool in Danish is skammel
stool in Dutch is kruk, taboeret
stool in French is tabouret
stool in German is Hocker, Schemel
stool in Italian is sgabello
stool in Latin is scamnum
stool in Portuguese is tamborete
stool in Spanish is taburete
stool in Swedish is pall