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 For example, if the fiduciary stole money, then the statute of limitations begins on the date the money was stolen. Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2021 Turner-Smith, who was in town for the premiere of her new film After Yang, was at breakfast when burglars broke into her hotel room at the Marriott and stole jewels worth over €10,000, sources told Variety. Rachel Yang, EW.com, 12 July 2021 That’s why on a sunny May afternoon, 21-year-old Rocha donned a graduation gown and a Mexican stole, and had her parents at her side in her graduation photos, which were shot in a vegetable field in Riverside County. Tania Navarro, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 June 2021 On April 6 and 7, police were dispatched to a Pleasant Valley Road gym after residents from Northfield, Maple Heights and Seven Hills all discovered someone stole credits cards from their lockers. John Benson, cleveland, 21 Apr. 2021 This year, like every year for the past 20, Szymon Niemiec will wear a rainbow-colored stole at the Equality Parade in the Polish capital of Warsaw on June 19. Madeline Roache, Time, 18 June 2021 While the demonstration was largely peaceful, some people broke into stores, vandalized and stole items along both Fairfax and Melrose Avenue. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2021 At the time, the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) explained to Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) that as long as the Infinity Stones the Avengers stole were returned to their proper place in the timeline, no branching realities would be created. Eliana Dockterman, Time, 15 July 2021 The community leader said the Russians set fire to 60 homes and stole motorbikes and other goods. Tim Lister, Sebastian Shukla And Clarissa Ward, CNN, 15 June 2021

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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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“Stole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stole. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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stole

noun

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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