What does stale mean?

Definitions for stale
steɪlstale

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.]

How to pronounce stale?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say stale in sign language?

  1. stale

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. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

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

  2. Jackie Mills:

    If you choose to bake with artificial sweeteners, you lose some volume in a cake ; it doesn't brown as well, it gets stale faster... and things made with flour end up tougher, as sugar is a tenderizer. You're not just getting the sweetness of sugar but other attributes when you bake with it.

  3. Willa Cather:

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

  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. Bernie Sanders:

    Brothers and sisters: Now is not the time for thinking small, now is not the time for the same-old, same-old establishment politics and stale inside-the-Beltway ideas.

Images & Illustrations of stale

  1. stalestalestalestalestale

Popularity rank by frequency of use

stale#10000#25360#100000

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
  • 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

Get even more translations for stale »

Translation

Find a translation for the stale definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these stale definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"stale." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 5 Apr. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/stale>.

Are we missing a good definition for stale? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for stale:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.