What does stale mean?

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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

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  2. Stale(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  3. Stale(verb)

    not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  4. Stale(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  5. Stale(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  6. Stale(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  7. Stale(adj)

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

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  8. Stale(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  9. Stale(verb)

    a prostitute

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  10. Stale(verb)

    urine, esp. that of beasts

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  12. Stale(verb)

    a stalking-horse

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  13. Stale(verb)

    a stalemate

    Etymology: [See Stale, a. & v. i.]

  14. Stale(verb)

    a laughingstock; a dupe

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of stale in a Sentence

  1. Raquel Vamos:

    You can’t get too stale with the business, you’ve got to constantly keep creating.

  2. Larry Shover:

    China, Greece, earnings, and the Fed: Even though all of those narratives are old, stale, and worn out, anything that comes out in regard to that is going to move the market.

  3. Knowlton Thomas:

    Be available. If it’s a good pitch, you’re going to get a reply back, but news gets stale fast, so you have to be prepared to handle follow-ups promptly.

  4. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

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

  5. Amy Levine:

    Couples tend to fall into what's quick and easy rather than what's fulfilling and adventurous, on one hand, it’s nice to feel known and understood by your partner sexually, but on the other hand, familiar routines easily get stale.

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Translations for stale

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  • 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
  • לֹא טָרִיHebrew
  • 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
  • 陳舊Chinese

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