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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

Yeah, I think we have to. If we want our shows to be - if we want the quality of the shows to be good, and we want the energy to be high, and if we want to be in good enough physical shape to do them, and not exhaust ourselves on the road, and not get stale, we have to pace.
Jerry Garcia

The big difference between TV and theater is that you get to do a new play every week, so it's quite challenging, but it keeps you fresh. There's never any fear of getting stale in your performance.
Kevin Chamberlin

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

O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!
William Shakespeare
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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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