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
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