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Stale meaning

stale - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. The stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake.
  2. 2. Vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer.
  3. 3. Not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread.
  4. 4. Having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out; decayed.
  5. 5. Worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty and power of pleasing; trite; common.
  6. 6. To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out.
  7. 7. That which is stale or worn out by long keeping, or by use.
  8. 8. Something set, or offered to view, as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose; a decoy; a stool pigeon.
  9. 9. A stalking- horse.
  10. 10. A stalemate.
  11. 11. A laughingstock; a dupe.
  12. 12. A decoy; lure.
  13. 13. Too long kept; vapid; tainted; not fresh; trite.

stale - examples of usage

  1. But it knocked Cottonton flatter than stale beer. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  2. Had Flussissc or Shascinssith survived our long journey, it would be possible, but-" He bowed his head, as if waiting for my wrath at the stale news that the only two power- mechanic scientists on board were D. O. A. " That was tough," I said. - "Backlash", Winston Marks.
  3. Otherwise I go stale in mind and body.... - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
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