Found 3 items, similar to stalk.
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n 1: material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of
stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
2: a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or
fungus or a plant part or plant organ [syn: stem
3: a hunt for game carried on by stalking or waiting in ambush
, still hunt
4: the act of following prey stealthily [syn: stalking
5: a stiff or threatening gait [syn: angry walk
v 1: walk stiffly
2: follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to;
“her ex-boyfriend stalked her”
; “the ghost of her mother
3: go through (an area) in search of prey; “stalk the woods for
English → English
(st[add]k), n. [OE. stalke, fr. AS. st[ae]l, stel,
a stalk. See Stale
a handle, Stall
(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 resembles 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
4. One of the two upright pieces of a ladder. [Obs.]
To climb by the rungs and the stalks. --Chaucer.
(a) A stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and
(b) The narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a
(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.
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of a noctuid moth
), which bores in the stalks of the
raspberry, strawberry, tomato, asters, and many other
garden plants, often doing much injury.
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stalked
(st[add]kt); p. pr.
& vb. n. Stalking
.] [AS. st[ae]lcan, stealcian to go
slowly; cf. stealc 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
Into the chamber he stalked him full still.
[Bertran] stalks close behind her, like a witch's
Pressing to be employed. --Dryden.
2. To walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of
approaching game; to proceed under cover.
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.
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.
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. --Merivale.
(st[add]k), v. t.
1. 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.
2. To follow (a person) persistently, with or without
attempts to evade detection; as, the paparazzi stalk
celebrities to get candid photographs; obsessed fans may
stalk their favorite movie stars.
1. A high, proud, stately step or walk.
Thus twice before, . . .
With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.
The which with monstrous stalk behind him stepped.
2. 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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]