Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of STALK

Pronunciation:  stok

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a stiff or threatening gait
  2. [n]  the act of following prey stealthily
  3. [n]  a hunt for game carried on by stalking or waiting in ambush
  4. [n]  a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
  5. [n]  material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  6. [v]  walk stiffly
  7. [v]  go through (an area) in search of prey; "stalk the woods for deer"
  8. [v]  recur constantly and spontaneously to
 

STALK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: angry walk, chaff, haunt, husk, shuck, stalking, stem, still hunt, straw, stubble
 
 See Also: axis, beanstalk, bole, bran, branch, bulb, cane, caudex, chase, cladode, cladophyll, corm, culm, cutting, deerstalking, filament, flower stalk, follow, following, funicle, funiculus, gait, halm, haulm, hunt, hunting, leafstalk, petiole, phylloclad, phylloclade, plant material, plant organ, pursue, pursuit, receptacle, rhizome, rootstalk, rootstock, scape, slip, sporangiophore, stipe, stock, tree trunk, trunk, tuber, walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stalk\, n.
    The act or process of stalking.
    
          When the stalk was over (the antelope took alarm and
          ran off before I was within rifle shot) I came back.
                                                   --T.
                                                   Roosevelt.
    
    
  2. \Stalk\, n. [OE. stalke, fr. AS. st[ae]l, stel, a stalk.
    See {Stale} a handle, {Stall}.]
    1. (Bot.)
       (a) The stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of
           wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp.
       (b) The petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant.
    
    2. That which resembes the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a
       quill. --Grew.
    
    3. (Arch.) An ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling
       the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices
       spring.
    
    4. One of the two upright pieces of a ladder. [Obs.]
    
             To climd by the rungs and the stalks. --Chaucer.
    
    5. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and
           crinoids.
       (b) The narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a
           hymenopterous insect.
       (c) The peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans.
    
    6. (Founding) An iron bar with projections inserted in a core
       to strengthen it; a core arbor.
    
    {Stalk borer} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a noctuid moth
       ({Gortyna nitela}), which bores in the stalks of the
       raspberry, strawberry, tomato, asters, and many other
       garden plants, often doing much injury.
    
    
    
    
  3. \Stalk\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stalked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Stalking}.] [AS. st[ae]lcan, stealcian to go slowly; cf.
    stels high, elevated, Dan. stalke to stalk; probably akin to
    1st stalk.]
    1. To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy,
       noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive
       pronoun. --Shak.
    
             Into the chamber he stalked him full still.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
             [Bertran] stalks close behind her, like a witch's
             fiend, Pressing to be employed.       --Dryden.
    
    2. To walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of
       approaching game; to proceed under clover.
    
             The king . . . crept under the shoulder of his led
             horse; . . . ``I must stalk,'' said he. --Bacon.
    
             One underneath his horse, to get a shoot doth stalk.
                                                   --Drayton.
    
    3. To walk with high and proud steps; usually implying the
       affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word
       is used, however, especially by the poets, to express
       dignity of step.
    
             With manly mien he stalked along the ground.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
             Then stalking through the deep, He fords the ocean.
                                                   --Addison.
    
             I forbear myself from entering the lists in which he
             has long stalked alone and unchallenged. --Mericale.
    
    
  4. \Stalk\, v. t.
    To approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the
    purpose of killing, as game.
    
          As for shooting a man from behind a wall, it is cruelly
          like to stalking a deer.                 --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
  5. \Stalk\, n.
    A high, proud, stately step or walk.
    
          Thus twice before, . . . With martial stalk hath he
          gone by our watch.                       --Shak.
    
          The which with monstrous stalk behind him stepped.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are being stalked indicates difficulties and problems which you are not confronting. Your avoidance of these problems is not making them go away. If you are being stalked in real life, then this fear may be carried over into your dream state. Dreaming that you are a stalker, represents your shadow and the negative part of your Self. It is symbolic of a bad habit which you have unsuccessfully tried to break.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. An elongated structure, either cellular or excreted, which anchors a cell to a surface.
  2. The stem or main axis of a plant, which supports the leaves, flowers, and fruit. Any lengthened support on which an organ grows, as the petiole of a leaf or the peduncle of a flower.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY