AskDefine | Define stool

Dictionary Definition



1 a simple seat without a back or arms
2 solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels [syn: fecal matter, faecal matter, feces, faeces, BM, ordure, dejection]
3 (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings
4 a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn: toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, throne]


1 lure with a stool, as of wild fowl
2 react to a decoy, of wildfowl
3 grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers [syn: tiller]
4 have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds" [syn: defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, make]

User Contributed Dictionary



From stol. Confer Dutch stoel (chair), German Stuhl (chair), Iceland stóll (chair), Old Norse stoll (chair, seat), Gothic stols (throne). West Frisian stoel (chair) is pronounced exactly the same as its English counterpart.



  1. A seat for one person without a back or armrest.
  2. A footstool.
  3. Feces; excrement.
    • Usage notes: 'The word stool is preferred to fæces and excrement in medical use.
  4. A decoy.


a seat
a footstool
See translations at footstool
a decoy

See also


Extensive Definition

A stool can refer to: a greg hopkins A type of chair without back and arm rests.
In particular, human feces
Categorized using the Bristol Stool Scale
stool in German: Stuhl
stool in Norwegian: krakk (møbel)
stool in Swedish: Pall
stool in Contenese: 凳

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

BM, babble, be indiscreet, be unguarded, bear witness against, bedpan, betray, betray a confidence, betrayer, blab, blabber, bloody flux, blow the whistle, blurt, blurt out, bowel movement, buffalo chips, ca-ca, can, canary, catharsis, chamber, chamber pot, chemical closet, chemical toilet, commode, coprolite, coprolith, cow chips, cow flops, cow pats, crap, crapper, defecate, defecation, dejection, diarrhea, dingleberry, droppings, dung, dysentery, evacuate, evacuation, feces, feculence, fink, flux, give away, guano, inform, inform against, inform on, jakes, jerry, john, johnny, jordan, latrine, leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, lientery, loose bowels, manure, movement, narc, nark, night soil, number two, ordure, peach, pimp, piss pot, potty, potty-chair, purgation, purge, rat, reveal a secret, runs, sell out, sewage, sewerage, shit, shits, sing, snitch, snitch on, spill, spill the beans, squeak, squeal, squealer, stool pigeon, take a shit, talk, tattle, tattle on, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, testify against, throne, thunder mug, tipster, toilet, trots, turd, turistas, turn informer, urinal, void, voidance, water closet
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