dejection vs stool what difference

what is difference between dejection and stool

English

Etymology

From Old French dejection, from Latin dejectio (a casting down).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈdʒɛkʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dəˈdʒɛkʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən

Noun

dejection (countable and uncountable, plural dejections)

  1. A state of melancholy or depression; low spirits, the blues.
  2. The act of humbling or abasing oneself.
    • Bishop Pearson
      Adoration implies submission and dejection.
  3. A low condition; weakness; inability.
    • Arbuthnot
      a dejection of appetite
  4. (medicine, archaic) Defecation or feces.

Synonyms

  • (melancholy, depression, low spirits): despondency, downheartedness, crestfallenness
  • (defecation or feces): excrement, bowel movement

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stuːl/
  • Rhymes: -uːl

Etymology 1

From Middle English stool, stole, stol, from Old English stōl (chair, seat, throne), from Proto-West Germanic *stōl, from Proto-Germanic *stōlaz (chair) (compare West Frisian stoel, Dutch stoel, German Stuhl, Swedish/Norwegian/Danish stol, Finnish tuoli, Estonian tool), from Proto-Indo-European *stoh₂los (compare Lithuanian stálas, Russian стол (stol, table), Russian стул (stul, chair), Serbo-Croatian stol (table), Slovene stol (chair), Albanian shtallë (crutch), Ancient Greek στήλη (stḗlē, block of stone used as a prop or buttress to a wall)), from *steh₂- (to stand). More at stand.

The medical use derives from sense 2 (seat used for defecation).

Noun

stool (countable and uncountable, plural stools)

  1. A seat, especially for one person and without armrests.
    1. A seat for one person without a back or armrests.
    2. A footstool.
    3. (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A seat with a back; a chair.
    4. (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland, literally and figuratively) A throne.
  2. (obsolete) A close-stool; a seat used for urination and defecation: a chamber pot, commode, outhouse seat, or toilet.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:chamber pot, Thesaurus:toilet, Thesaurus:bathroom
  3. (horticulture) A plant that has been cut down until its main stem is close to the ground, resembling a stool, to promote new growth.
  4. (chiefly medicine) Feces, excrement.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:feces
  5. (chiefly medicine) A production of feces or excrement, an act of defecation, stooling.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:defecation
  6. (archaic) A decoy; a portable piece of wood to which a pigeon is fastened to lure wild birds.
  7. (nautical) A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the deadeyes of the backstays.
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  8. (US, dialect) Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to.
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • chair
  • seat

Verb

stool (third-person singular simple present stools, present participle stooling, simple past and past participle stooled)

  1. (chiefly medicine) To produce stool: to defecate.
  2. (horticulture) To cut down (a plant) until its main stem is close to the ground, resembling a stool, to promote new growth.
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:defecate

Etymology 2

Latin stolo. See stolon.

Noun

stool (plural stools)

  1. A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.

Verb

stool (third-person singular simple present stools, present participle stooling, simple past and past participle stooled)

  1. (agriculture) To ramify; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.
    • 1869, Richard D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone, chapter 38:
      I worked very hard in the copse of young ash, with my billhook and a shearing-knife; cutting out the saplings where they stooled too close together, making spars to keep for thatching, wall-crooks to drive into the cob, stiles for close sheep hurdles, and handles for rakes, and hoes, and two-bills, of the larger and straighter stuff.

References

Anagrams

  • loots, lotos, sloot, sotol, tools, tosol

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stul/

Noun

stool m or f (plural stools)

  1. (Canada, slang, derogatory) A denouncer or whistleblower; a stoolie.

Derived terms

  • stooleux

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