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Definition 1: a stiff or threatening gait - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for stalk in the sense of this definition

(stalk is a kind of ...) a person's manner of walking

Definition 2: the act of following prey stealthily - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for stalk in the sense of this definition

(stalk is a kind of ...) the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

"the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

Definition 3: a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for stalk in the sense of this definition

(stalk is a kind of ...) the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts

(... is a kind of stalk ) stalking deer

Definition 4: a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for stalk in the sense of this definition

(stalk is a kind of ...) a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

(... is a kind of stalk ) stem of a bean plant

(... is a kind of stalk ) a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf

(... is a kind of stalk ) persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant

(... is a kind of stalk ) supporting stalk or stem-like structure especially of a pistil or fern frond or supporting a mushroom cap

(... is a kind of stalk ) erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip

(... is a kind of stalk ) the stalk of a pistil that raises it above the receptacle

(... is a kind of stalk ) the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf

(... is a kind of stalk ) a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure

(... is a kind of stalk ) solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structure

(... is a kind of stalk ) a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

(... is a kind of stalk ) stem of plants of the Gramineae

(... is a kind of stalk ) stems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding

(... is a kind of stalk ) the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

(... is a kind of stalk ) woody stem of palms and tree ferns

(... is a kind of stalk ) a slender stalk that furnishes an axis for a carpel

(... is a kind of stalk ) the stalk of a corn plant

(... is a kind of stalk ) the stalk of a stamen

(... is a kind of stalk ) the stalk of a plant ovule or seed

(... is a kind of stalk ) the stalk of a leaflet

(... is a kind of stalk ) a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

(... is a kind of stalk ) stalk bearing one or more sporangia

(... is a kind of stalk ) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

(... is a kind of stalk ) a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage

(... is a kind of stalk ) a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure

(... is a kind of stalk ) the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

(stalk is a part of ...) (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge

(stalk is a part of ...) enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts

(stalk is a part of ...) a segment of a stem between two nodes

Definition 5: material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for stalk in the sense of this definition

(stalk is a kind of ...) material derived from plants

(... is a kind of stalk ) broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting

Definition 6: walk stiffly - [verb of motion]

(stalk is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 7: follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to - [verb of motion]

Samples where stalk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her ex-boyfriend stalked her
  • the ghost of her mother haunted her

Synonyms for stalk in the sense of this definition

(stalk is a kind of ...) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

Definition 8: go through (an area) in search of prey - [verb of motion]

Samples where stalk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stalk the woods for deer

(stalk is a kind of ...) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

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