building for horses and other livestock

A stable is a building for livestock animals such as horses or cows to live in.

A stable with a few stalls (in Norway))

A stable often has a loft where food such as hay can be kept to feed the animals in the winter. The stable may be divided into enclosures or stalls to keep the animals separate.

A stable is most likely to be built near a farmhouse.

A statue showing the birth of Jesus in a stable

According to the Christian Bible, the baby Jesus was born in a stable. He was wrapped up and put to sleep on the straw in the feed bin (the manger).

A horse in a stall in a stable (in the United States )