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stole

Definition of stole

  1. past of steal




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stole

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noun \ˈstōl\

Simple Definition of stole

  • : a long, wide piece of clothing that is usually worn across the shoulders

Full Definition of stole

  1. 1 :  a long loose garment :  robe

  2. 2 :  an ecclesiastical vestment consisting of a long usually silk band worn traditionally around the neck by bishops and priests and over the left shoulder by deacons

  3. 3 :  a long wide scarf or similar covering worn by women usually across the shoulders

Origin of stole

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin stola, from Greek stolē equipment, robe, from stellein to set up, make ready


First Known Use: before 12th century



STOLE Defined for Kids

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stole

play

Definition of stole

  1. past of steal




2

stole

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noun \ˈstōl\

Definition of stole

  1. :  a long wide scarf worn across the shoulders





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