lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
"stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten(verb)
lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
"moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"
urinate, of cattle and horses
the stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake
vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer
not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread
having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out; decayed
worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty and power of pleasing; trite; common
to make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out
to make water; to discharge urine; -- said especially of horses and cattle
that which is stale or worn out by long keeping, or by use
urine, esp. that of beasts
something set, or offered to view, as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose; a decoy; a stool pigeon
a laughingstock; a dupe
Origin: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]
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
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.]
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.]
stāl, n. the handle of anything, a stalk. [A.S. stæl, stel, a stalk.]
The numerical value of stale in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of stale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Winter lies too long in country towns hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
Now is not the time for the same-old, same-old establishment politics and stale inside-the-Beltway ideas.
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- veraltet, schal, abgedroschen, altbacken, abgestandenGerman
- μπαγιάτικος, στάσιμοςGreek
- anquilosado, viciado, manido, pasado, duro, revenidoSpanish
- kulunut, väljähtänyt, varsi, tympeä, ummehtunutFinnish
- défraîchi, croupi, rassis, vicié, rance, suranné, périmé, caduc, vieilliFrench
- 陳腐, 古いJapanese
- ouderwets, onfris, taai, muf, ranzig, vervuildDutch
- rançoso, paradoPortuguese
- банальный, затхлый, несвежий, бородатый, избитый, чёрствыйRussian
- పాచిన, వాడిన, వడలినTelugu
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