Definition Of stalk


a stealthy pursuit of someone or something.

We parked the truck and started a stalk of the goats up shale and alpine forbs slopes.

a stiff, striding gait.

Mona let out this little noise of irritation and followed, her walk more of a stalk than a stride.

pursue or approach stealthily.

a cat stalking a bird

stride somewhere in a proud, stiff, or angry manner.

without another word she turned and stalked out

the main stem of a herbaceous plant.

he chewed a stalk of grass

More Definitions

Example Of stalk

  • A couple of weeks before the dramatic colours of autumn begin to appear, a layer of cells starts to grow where the leaf stalk joins the branch.

  • A few weeks later the stalks were head high, and there, where the branches met the main stalk , were little pools of water; perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

  • According to legend the shamrock, with its three leaves on the single stalk , was used by St. Patrick to explain the mystery of the Christian Trinity to the pagan Irish.

  • Ally chewed a grass stalk and listened to the bumblebees.

  • As seeds ripened during the course of the experiment, the inflorescences were harvested by clipping the main stalk of each flowering culm just below the lowermost panicle branch.

  • More Example