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Definition for: STALE

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

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(a.) Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space.
(adv.) In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others; as, to reward those who least deserve it.
(conj.) See Lest, conj.
(v. t.) An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.
(v. t.) Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.
(v. t.) A prepared piece of such stone.
(v. t.) A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.
(v. t.) A tablet for writing upon.
(v. t.) An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.
(v. t.) A thin plate of any material; a flake.
(v. t.) A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.
(v. t.) To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.
(v. t.) To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.
(v. t.) To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.
(n.) A handle; a stale, or stele.
(v. t.) To take and carry away, feloniously; to take without right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to steal the personal goods of another.
(v. t.) To withdraw or convey clandestinely (reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate.
(v. t.) To gain by insinuating arts or covert means.
(v. t.) To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; -- with away.
(v. t.) To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look.
(v. i.) To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft.
(v. i.) To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively.
(n.) Persons added to a jury, commonly from those in or about the courthouse, to make up any deficiency in the number of jurors regularly summoned, being like, or such as, the latter.
(syntactically sing.) The writ by which such persons are summoned.
United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
A unit of magnetic flux density equal to one weber per square meter