HyperDic: stale

English > 3 senses of the word stale:
ADJECTIVEallstalelacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
allstale, cold, dusty, moth-eatenlacking originality or spontaneity
VERBbodystaleurinate, of cattle and horses
stale > pronunciation
Soundsstey'l
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English > stale: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age.
Examples
  • "stale bread"
  • "the beer was stale"
Attribute ofstalenessHaving lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging
Narroweraddled(of eggs) no longer edible
bad, spoiled, spoilt(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
coldHaving lost freshness through passage of time
corrupt, taintedTouched by rot or decay
day-oldnot fresh today
flyblown, maggotyspoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies
harddried out
moldy, mouldy, mustyCovered with or smelling of mold
putrescentBecoming putrid
putridIn an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
rancid(used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
rottenHaving decayed or disintegrated
See alsooldOf long duration
unoriginalnot original
Oppositefreshrecently made, produced, or harvested
Spanishpasado, rancio, revenido, viciado
Nounsstalenesshaving lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging
English > stale: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new.
Example "stale news"
Synonymscold, dusty, moth-eaten
Broaderunoriginalnot original
Spanishanticuado, pasado, viejo
Catalanantiquat, passat, vell
Nounsstalenessunoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
English > stale: 3 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningurinate, of cattle and horses.
PatternSomething ----s
Broadermake, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass waterEliminate urine

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