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Definition of "stole" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • A woman's long scarf of cloth or fur worn about the shoulders. (noun)
  • A long robe or outer garment worn by matrons in ancient Rome. (noun)
  • Past tense of steal. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stole" in a sentence
  • "In point of fact, the broad "stole" is really not a stole at all then, but is worn over the stole proper of the deacon -- similar to how it was wound up with it before."
  • "DARLINGTON, S.C. During a weekend when many of NASCAR's greatest drivers couldn't tame the toughest track on the Sprint Cup circuit, Denny Hamlin stole the show with a sweep."
  • "The only thought that comes to mind, is hold all those accountable who stole from the tax payers."