Pronunciation: stạkt
n.1.(Bot.) The stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp.
2.That which resembles the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill.
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.
5.(Zool.) A stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids.
6.(Founding) An iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor.
Stalk borer
(Zool.) 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.
v. i.1.To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; - sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun.
[imp. & p. p. Stalked (stạkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Stalking.]
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.
- 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.
v. t.1.To approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game.
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.
n.1.A high, proud, stately step or walk.
Thus twice before, . . .
With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.
- Shak.
2.The act or process of stalking.
Noun1.stalk - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
Synonyms: chaff, husk, shuck, stubble, straw
2.stalk - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
Synonyms: stem
3.stalk - a hunt for game carried on by stalking or waiting in ambush
Synonyms: stalking, still hunt
4.stalk - the act of following prey stealthily
Synonyms: stalking
5.Stalkstalk - a stiff or threatening gait
Synonyms: angry walk
Verb1.stalk - walk stiffly
2.stalk - follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to; "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her"
Synonyms: haunt
3.stalk - go through (an area) in search of prey; "stalk the woods for deer"
To dream 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. To dream 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. *Please See Also Common Dreams: Chase Dreams.Maypole, amble, anthrophore, axis, baluster, balustrade, banister, bar, barge, base, beat, bole, bowl along, bundle, campaign, cane, carpophore, caryatid, caudex, caulicle, caulis, chase, circuit, clump, colonnade, column, couch, course, creep, culm, dado, die, domiciliary visit, drag, dragnet, drive, droop, excursion, expedition, exploration, falcon, flagstaff, flounce, flush, follow a clue, follow the hounds, follow up, foot, footslog, footstalk, forage, fowl, frisk, funicule, funiculus, gait, gallop, go hunting, grand tour, gumshoe, gun, halt, haulm, haunt, hawk, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, hound, house-search, hunt, hunt down, hunting, jack, jacklight, jaunt, jog, jolt, journey, jump, junket, lay wait, leafstalk, lie in wait, limp, lock step, lumber, lunge, lurch, lurk, mince, mincing steps, newel-post, nightwalk, nose, nose out, outing, pace, package tour, paddle, peacock, pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, peg, peregrination, perquisition, petiole, petiolule, petiolus, piaffe, piaffer, pier, pilaster, pile, pilgrimage, piling, pillar, pleasure trip, plinth, plod, pole, posse, post, prance, probe, progress, prowl, prowl after, pursue, pussyfoot, queen-post, quest, rack, ransacking, reed, ride to hounds, rod, roll, round trip, rubberneck tour, rummage, run, run down, run to earth, safari, sally, sashay, saunter, scape, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, search, search party, search warrant, search-and-destroy operation, searching, seedstalk, shaft, shamble, shikar, shoot, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, skulk, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slowness, smell out, sneak, sniff out, socle, spear, spike, spire, sport, staff, stagger, stalking, stamp, stanchion, stand, standard, start, steal, stem, step, stick, still hunt, still-hunt, stipe, stock, stomp, straddle, straggle, straw, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, subbase, surbase, swagger, swank, swash, swashbuckle, swing, tail, tigella, tiptoe, tittup, toddle, tongue, totem pole, totter, tour, trace, trace down, track down, trail, traipse, tread, trek, trip, trot, trudge, trunk, turn, turning over, upright, velocity, voyage, waddle, walk, wamble, wiggle, wobble
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Stalk borer
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Stalked barnacle
Stalked crinoid
stalked puffball
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