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Meaning of STOLE

Pronunciation:  stowl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a wide scarf worn about their shoulders by women

STOLE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: scarf



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stole\,
    imp. of {Steal}.
  2. \Stole\, n. [L. stolo, -onis.] (Bot.)
    A stolon.
  3. \Stole\, n. [AS. stole, L. stola, Gr. ? a stole, garment,
    equipment, fr. ? to set, place, equip, send, akin to E.
    stall. See {Stall}.]
    1. A long, loose garment reaching to the feet. --Spenser.
             But when mild morn, in saffron stole, First issues
             from her eastern goal.                --T. Warton.
    2. (Eccl.) A narrow band of silk or stuff, sometimes enriched
       with embroidery and jewels, worn on the left shoulder of
       deacons, and across both shoulders of bishops and priests,
       pendent on each side nearly to the ground. At Mass, it is
       worn crossed on the breast by priests. It is used in
       various sacred functions.
    {Groom of the stole}, the first lord of the bedchamber in the
       royal household. [Eng.] --Brande & C.