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Princeton's WordNet

  1. staleadjective

    lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

    "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"

  2. cold, stale, dusty, moth-eatenverb

    lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

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

  3. staleverb

    urinate, of cattle and horses

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalenoun

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

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

  2. Staleverb

    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. Staleverb

    not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread

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

  4. Staleverb

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

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

  5. Staleverb

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

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

  6. Staleverb

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

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

  7. Staleadjective

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

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

  8. Staleverb

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

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

  9. Staleverb

    a prostitute

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

  10. Staleverb

    urine, esp. that of beasts

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

  11. Staleverb

    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. Staleverb

    a stalking-horse

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

  13. Staleverb

    a stalemate

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

  14. Staleverb

    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. Carl Loredo:

    While everyone else is playing catch up and distracting consumers with stale sandwich drops, we are listening and bringing exciting flavors and bold ingredients forward to help fans avoid the McStake of settling for the same boring chicken sandwiches from other fast food joints.

  2. Egyptian Inscription Recorded at the Time of the Invention of Writing:

    Would I had phrases that are not known, utterances that are strange, in new language that has not been used, free from repetition, not an utterance which has grown stale, which men of old have spoken.

  3. 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.

  4. Daphne DuMaurier, Rebecca:

    I wish there could have been an invention that bottled up a memory, like perfume, and it never faded, never got stale. Then whenever I wanted to, I could uncork that bottle and live the memory all over again.

  5. William Shakespeare:

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

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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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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    • A. demolish
    • B. jeopardize
    • C. blur
    • D. doom

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