stole

Definition of stole

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense of steal

stole

noun
\ ˈstōl How to pronounce stole (audio) \

Definition of stole (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a long loose garment : robe
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 : a long wide scarf or similar covering worn by women usually across the shoulders

Examples of stole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Theft, Ridge Road: On Aug. 15, police were dispatched to Famous Footwear after an employee discovered a customer stole merchandise from the Ridge Road store. John Benson, cleveland, "Avon Lake man arrested while stealing $4,200 central air conditioning unit: Brooklyn Police Blotter," 26 Aug. 2020 Benches cleared after Kelly's actions during the sixth inning of Los Angeles' 5-2 win at Houston in the teams' first meeting since it was revealed the Astros stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers. Beth Harris, Star Tribune, "Joe Kelly's suspension reduced to 5 games on appeal," 12 Aug. 2020 Inn of the Barristers on West 3rd Street and stole items. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Ten Northeast Ohioans charged with rioting during May 30 demonstrations in downtown Cleveland," 12 Aug. 2020 The Dodgers won both game in Houston in the first meeting between these teams since it was revealed the Astros stole signs en route to beating Los Angeles for the 2017 World Series title. Kristie Rieken, Houston Chronicle, "All quiet between Astros, Dodgers, but Houston falls in 13 innings," 29 July 2020 In July alone, hackers took over the Twitter accounts of US politicians, stole terrabytes of coronavirus research, and even infiltrated the UK’s Premier League soccer clubs. Christopher Martin, BostonGlobe.com, "Hackers are targeting the remote workers who keep your lights on," 30 July 2020 The Dodgers won both games in Houston in the first meeting between these teams since it was revealed the Astros stole signs en route to beating Los Angeles for the 2017 World Series title. Kristie Rieken, Star Tribune, "All quiet till Ríos HR in 13th lifts Dodgers over Astros 4-2," 29 July 2020 The disruptors also poured white paint on the floors and stole items off the shelves -- some of which still remain empty. Nick Givas, Fox News, "NC Walmart reopens days ahead of schedule after looters ransacked store amid George Floyd protests," 4 June 2020 Tippet said the suspects — including a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old — stole items from the home. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, "Rapper Pop Smoke's Alleged Killers Arrested as Police Investigate Potential Ties to Unsolved Murder," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of stole

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stole

Noun

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

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The first known use of stole was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Stole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stole. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for stole

stole

noun
How to pronounce stole (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stole

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

stole

Kids Definition of stole

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense of steal

stole

noun
\ ˈstōl How to pronounce stole (audio) \

Kids Definition of stole (Entry 2 of 2)

: a long wide scarf worn across the shoulders

stole

Legal Definition of stole

past of steal

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