|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp.
2. (n.) The petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant.
3. (n.) That which resembles the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill.
4. (n.) An ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring.
5. (n.) One of the two upright pieces of a ladder.
6. (n.) A stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids.
7. (n.) The narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect.
8. (n.) The peduncle of the eyes of Decapod crustaceans.
9. (n.) An iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor.
10. (v. i.) To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun.
11. (v. i.) To walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover.
12. (v. i.) 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.
13. (v. t.) To approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game.
14. (n.) A high, proud, stately step or walk.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
stok: In Genesis 41:5, 22 is for qaneh, "cane"; in Joshua 2:6 for ets, "wood." In Hosea 8:7, the Revised Version margin has "stalk" for qamah, "that which stands." The Revised Version's "standing grain" is due to this meaning of qamah in Exodus 22:6, etc., but this translation spoils the figure. The meaning is, "They sow the wind, a worthless sowing, for such seed produces no stalk, it yields no grain."
Stalk (7 Occurrences)
Mark 4:28 For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. (See NIV)
John 19:29 There was a jar of wine standing there. With this wine they filled a sponge, put it on the end of a stalk of hyssop, and lifted it to His mouth. (WEY YLT NIV)
Genesis 41:5 He slept and dreamed a second time: and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, healthy and good. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:22 I saw in my dream, and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, full and good: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 5:26 Thou comest in full age unto the grave, As the going up of a stalk in its season. (YLT)
Job 10:16 If my head is held high, you hunt me like a lion. Again you show yourself powerful to me. (See NIV)
Hosea 8:7 For they sow the wind, and they will reap the whirlwind. He has no standing grain. The stalk will yield no head. If it does yield, strangers will swallow it up. (WEB KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT NIV)