Stole
Stole 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. [1913 Webster]

But when mild morn, in saffron stole, First issues from her eastern goal. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Groom of the stole}, the first lord of the bedchamber in the royal household. [Eng.] --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]


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  • Stole — • A liturgical vestment composed of a strip of material from two to four inches wide and about eighty inches long Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Stole     Stole      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • stole — O.E. stole long robe, scarf like garment worn by clergymen, from L. stola robe, vestment, from Gk. stole a long robe; originally garment, equipment, from root of stellein to place, array, with a secondary sense of to put on robes, etc., from PIE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stole — Stole, imp. of {Steal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stole — Stole, n. [L. stolo, onis.] (Bot.) A stolon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stole — past of steal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • stole — stole1 [stōl] n. [ME < OE < L stola < Gr stolē, garment, orig., array, equipment < base of stellein, to place, array: for IE base see STALK1] 1. a long, robelike outer garment worn by matrons in ancient Rome 2. a long, decorated strip …   English World dictionary

  • stole — [1] ► NOUN 1) a woman s long scarf or shawl, worn loosely over the shoulders. 2) a priest s vestment worn over the shoulders. ORIGIN Greek, clothing …   English terms dictionary

  • stole — (sto l ) s. f. Terme d antiquité. Robe des personnages considérables chez les Mèdes et les Perses. •   Arrien appelle la tunique des rois de Perse adoptée par Alexandre, la stole des Mèdes, c est à dire une tunique qui descendait jusqu aux pieds …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Stole — Steal Steal (st[=e]l), v. t. [imp. {Stole} (st[=o]l); p. p. {Stolen} (st[=o] l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stealing}.] [OE. stelen, AS. stelan; akin to OFries. stela, D. stelen, OHG. stelan, G. stehlen, Icel. stela, SW. stj[ a]la, Dan. sti[ae]le, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stole — stole1 /stohl/, v. pt. of steal. stole2 /stohl/, 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, and arranged to hang down in front to… …   Universalium

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