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Stale Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • urinate, of cattle and horses
  • showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"
  • no longer new; uninteresting; "cold (or stale) news"
  • lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"

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'Stale' example sentence in quotations

* Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. - William Shakespeare

* Winter lies too long in country towns hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. - Willa Cather

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Stale Sample Sentences in News

  • German-fest exhibition that smashes stale stereotypes
    The British Museum’s new exhibition presents a 600-year sweep of German history through objects. It’s tied in with Neil MacGregor’s 15 minute slots on BBC Radio 4, which also brought us the similar History of the World in 100 Objects. Read more on this news related to 'Stale'
  • Capitol Report: Why you should watch the governors races this year
    In contrast with the stale national debate, economic issues have been central in several governors races. Here are five worth following closely. Read more on this news related to 'Stale'
  • The Word Guy: Etymologist takes fresh look at ‘stalemate’
    Is “stalemate,” meaning “a deadlock,” related to “stale,” meaning “old, not fresh”? You might think so, because, as anyone who follows Congress knows, stalemates can ... Read more on this news related to 'Stale'

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