stole


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stole 1

 (stōl)
n.
1. Ecclesiastical A long scarf, usually of embroidered silk or linen, worn over the left shoulder by deacons and over both shoulders by priests and bishops while officiating.
2. An ornamental garment worn over both shoulders and tapering to a point in front and in back, worn especially by members of church choirs or as a part of academic dress.
3. A long scarf of cloth or fur worn about the shoulders.
4. A long robe or outer garment worn by matrons in ancient Rome.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin stola, garment, robe, from Greek stolē; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

stole 2

 (stōl)
v.
Past tense of steal.

stole

(stəʊl)
vb
the past tense of steal

stole

(stəʊl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a long scarf or shawl, worn by women
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a long narrow scarf worn by various officiating clergymen
[Old English stole, from Latin stola, Greek stolē clothing; related to stellein to array]

stole1

(stoʊl)

v.
pt. of steal.

stole2

(stoʊl)

n.
1. an ecclesiastical vestment consisting of a narrow strip of silk or other material worn over the shoulders or, by deacons, over the left shoulder only.
2. a woman's shoulder scarf of fur, silk, or other material.
[before 950; Old English < Latin stola < Greek stolḗ robe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stole - a wide scarf worn about their shoulders by womenstole - a wide scarf worn about their shoulders by women
scarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration

stole

noun wrap, cape, mantle, shawl, poncho, pelerine fur stoles

stole

noun
A garment wrapped about a person:
Translations
stóla

stole

1 [stəʊl] N (= garment) → estola f

stole

[ˈstəʊl]
pt of steal
n (= shawl) → étole f

stole

1
nStola f

stole

1 [stəʊl] nstola
References in classic literature ?
THE People being dissatisfied with a Democratic Legislature, which stole no more than they had, elected a Republican one, which not only stole all they had but exacted a promissory note for the balance due, secured by a mortgage upon their hope of death.
And a wolf stole back, and a wolf stole back To carry the word to the waiting pack, And we sought and we found and we bayed on his track Once, twice and again!
It was not yet certain, although very probable, that the tulip would flower black; if, therefore, he stole it now, he not only might be committing a useless crime, but also the theft might be discovered in the time which must elapse until the flower should open.
And yet he made a mighty fuss, one day, after that, when I stole a watermelon out of the nigger-patch and eat it; and he made me go and give the niggers a dime without telling them what it was for.
If it was you stole my money," said Silas, clasping his hands entreatingly, and raising his voice to a cry, "give it me back-- and I won't meddle with you.
Some of the more knowing Crows, perceiving this, stole quietly to the camp, and, unobserved, contrived to stop the touch-holes of the field-pieces with dirt.
And again, lying at the wharf disposing of my oysters, there were dusky twilights when big policemen and plain-clothes men stole on board.
As, for instance, the Sunday when Nelson and French Frank and Captain Spink stole the stolen salmon boat from Whisky Bob and Nicky the Greek.
As she sat beside the window, smoothing the letter out upon her knee, heavy and spiced odors stole in to her with the songs of birds and the humming of insects in the air.
Burglars threw a garden ornament through a ground-floor window and stole jewellery from a house in Upperthong Lane on December 23.
1) A consistent turn towards more frequent basestealing had already become evident on the field, as teams collectively stole over 1,000 more bases in 1976 than they did only three years earlier.
Secretary Nicholson said on May 22 there was no evidence that any of the stolen data had been used illegally, and that whoever stole it from the VA employee's home might be unaware of the nature of the information or how to use it.