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 The idea that this stole from schools and public needs is nonsense. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "Joy in Mudville: How the Nats won D.C.’s heart — and what that tells America about Washington," 16 Oct. 2019 The museum shop also stocks pretty silk stoles and miniature Khmer sculptures. Kareena Gianani, National Geographic, "Explore Cambodia’s ancient stone city," 10 Sep. 2019 Feather boas, fringed dresses, and fur stoles were in abundance. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Beauty Moments From The Bawse Conference’s “Harlem Nights” Gala," 27 Aug. 2019 Paz has been charged with felony assault in Providence stemming from an alleged attack in January 2018 of a man whom Paz alleges stole from him. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "R.I. boxing legend Vinny Paz has been in Vegas many times. But this weekend is special.," 9 Aug. 2019 Maybe next year Cher will show up wearing King Kong as a stole. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "The 2019 Tony Awards: “Hadestown” Triumphs, Elaine May Sparkles, and Billy Porter Wins the Red Carpet," 10 June 2019 Republican’ long for an ermine stole, a scepter and an orb. Clark Collis, EW.com, "Elvis Costello refers to Donald Trump as a 'mediocre entrepreneur' in letter accepting award from Queen," 10 June 2019 However, later on, Sinema was seen without the stole for her oath reenactment ceremony. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Senator Kyrsten Sinema Brought Some Major Lewks to Congress," 4 Jan. 2019 Even just a touch of fluff in the form of a colorful scarf, a coat collar, or a luxuriously soft stole can make gloomy winter mornings feel a little more exciting. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "These Fabulous Faux-Fur Stoles Will Make Your Old Coat Feel New Again," 8 Jan. 2019

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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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“Stole.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stole?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=s&file=steal002. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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