What does stale mean?

Definitions for stalesteɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stale.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stale(adj)

    lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

    "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"

  2. cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten(verb)

    lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

    "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"

  3. stale(verb)

    urinate, of cattle and horses

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stale(noun)

    the stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake

  2. Stale(verb)

    vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer

  3. Stale(verb)

    not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread

  4. Stale(verb)

    having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out; decayed

  5. Stale(verb)

    worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty and power of pleasing; trite; common

  6. Stale(verb)

    to make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out

  7. Stale(adj)

    to make water; to discharge urine; -- said especially of horses and cattle

  8. Stale(verb)

    that which is stale or worn out by long keeping, or by use

  9. Stale(verb)

    a prostitute

  10. Stale(verb)

    urine, esp. that of beasts

  11. Stale(verb)

    something set, or offered to view, as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose; a decoy; a stool pigeon

  12. Stale(verb)

    a stalking-horse

  13. Stale(verb)

    a stalemate

  14. Stale(verb)

    a laughingstock; a dupe

  15. Origin: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Stale

    Stale is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Grębów, within Tarnobrzeg County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It lies approximately 9 kilometres west of Grębów, 6 km east of Tarnobrzeg, and 62 km north of the regional capital Rzeszów.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stale

    stāl, adj. too long kept: tainted: vapid or tasteless from age, as beer: not new: worn out by age: decayed: no longer fresh, trite: in athletics, over-trained, hence unfit, as in 'gone stale.'—n. anything become stale: urine of cattle, &c.: (Shak.) a whore.—v.t. to render insipid, to make common.—v.i. to make water, as beasts.—adv. Stale′ly.—n. Stale′ness. [Prov. Eng. stale, conn. with Old Dut. stel, old. Skeat makes stale that which reminds one of the stable, tainted, &c.—Sw. stalla, to put into a stall, also to stale (as cattle)—Sw. stall, a stable.]

  2. Stale

    stāl, n. something offered or exhibited as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose: (Spens.) a decoy, a gull: (Shak.) a dupe, laughing-stock.—n. Stall, a thief's assistant. [A.S. stalu, theft—stelan, to steal.]

  3. Stale

    stāl, n. the handle of anything, a stalk. [A.S. stæl, stel, a stalk.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stale in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.

  2. William Shakespeare, "Antony and Cleopatra", Act 2 scene 2:

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
    Her
    infinite variety.

  3. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

    What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

  4. Willa Cather:

    Winter lies too long in country towns hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Now is not the time for the same-old, same-old establishment politics and stale inside-the-Beltway ideas.

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Translations for stale

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • veraltet, schal, abgedroschen, altbacken, abgestandenGerman
  • μπαγιάτικος, στάσιμοςGreek
  • malfreŝaEsperanto
  • anquilosado, viciado, manido, pasado, duro, revenidoSpanish
  • kulunut, väljähtänyt, varsi, tympeä, ummehtunutFinnish
  • défraîchi, croupi, rassis, vicié, rance, suranné, périmé, caduc, vieilliFrench
  • stantioItalian
  • 陳腐, 古いJapanese
  • ouderwets, onfris, taai, muf, ranzig, vervuildDutch
  • rançoso, paradoPortuguese
  • банальный, затхлый, несвежий, бородатый, избитый, чёрствыйRussian
  • bajatAlbanian
  • passéSwedish
  • పాచిన, వాడిన, వడలినTelugu
  • bayatTurkish

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