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noun \ ˈstōl \

Definition of stole

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

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Origin and Etymology of stole

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



STOLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of stole for English Language Learners

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


STOLE Defined for Kids

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stole

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noun \ ˈstōl \

Definition of stole for Students

:a long wide scarf worn across the shoulders

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