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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!
She wasn't cold--I tell you she wasn't cold, when I stole it
The Alderman, being of a sensitive, retiring disposition, shrank from further comparison, and, strolling to another part of the garden, stole the camel.
My own love, remember the better days at home before that cowardly villain stole his way into your heart; remember the happy time at Combe-Raven when we were always together.
I stole it,' said the miser in the presence of all the people; 'I acknowledge that I stole it, and that you earned it fairly.
When the boy who had stunned Jerry with his paddle- blade and who claimed him as his own stole into the canoe house, the ancient did not hear him.
When she was fully dressed, she stole quietly from the room.
This Gines de Pasamonte- Don Ginesillo de Parapilla, Don Quixote called him- it was that stole Dapple from Sancho Panza; which, because by the fault of the printers neither the how nor the when was stated in the First Part, has been a puzzle to a good many people, who attribute to the bad memory of the author what was the error of the press.
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.
The chill beauty of an autumnal sunset was now gilding the three hill-tops, whence a paler tint stole down their sides into the hollow.
But he had two pals aboard the boat, hiding, and he knowed they was going to kill him the first chance they got and take the di'monds; because all three stole them, and then this fellow he got hold of them and skipped.