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Definition of Stale

Stale

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

Stale Quotations

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.
Giacomo Casanova

I'm all about showing people that I'm a little messed up, I have a lot of the same problems you have. By exposing myself and putting myself out there, people can relate to me and my act won't grow stale. I mean, nobody wants to hear a comedian say, 'Life is great.'
Gabriel Iglesias

There are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments and are moving this country forward. They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams.
Barack Obama

I've been playing the bad guy in the last seven or eight projects I've done. I like it. It's a lot more interesting! Being the good guy gets a little stale after a while, you know?
Greg Evigan

A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Stale Translations

stale in Dutch is muf, adellijk, benauwd, goor, gortig
stale in German is abgestanden, schal
stale in Portuguese is velho
stale in Spanish is oprimido, rancio
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