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     1. adj. (alcohol, obsolete) Clear, free of dregs and lees; old and strong.
     2. adj. No longer fresh, in reference to food, urine, straw, wounds, etc.
     3. adj. No longer fresh, new, or interesting, in reference to ideas and immaterial things; cliche, hackneyed, dated.
     4. adj. No longer nubile or suitable for marriage, in reference to people; past one's prime.
     5. adj. (agriculture, obsolete) Fallow, in reference to land.
     6. adj. (legal) Unreasonably long in coming, in reference to claims and actions.
           a stale affidavit
           a stale demand
     7. adj. Taking a long time to change
     8. adj. Worn out, particularly due to age or over-exertion, in reference to athletes and animals in competition.
     9. adj. (finance) Out of date, unpaid for an unreasonable amount of time, particularly in reference to checks.
     10. adj. (computing) Of data: out of date; not synchronized with the newest copy.
           The bug was found to be caused by stale data in the cache.
     11. n. (colloquial) Something stale; a loaf of bread or the like that is no longer fresh.
     12. v. (of alcohol, obsolete, transitive) To make stale; to age in order to clear and strengthen (a drink, especially beer).
     13. v. To make stale; to cause to go out of fashion or currency; to diminish the novelty or interest of, particularly by excessive exposure or consumption.
     14. v. (intransitive) To become stale; to grow odious from excessive exposure or consumption.
     15. v. (alcohol, intransitive) To become stale; to grow unpleasant from age.
     16. n. A long, thin handle (of rakes, axes, etc.)
     17. n. (dialectal) The posts and rungs composing a ladder.
     18. n. (botany, obsolete) The stem of a plant.
     19. n. The shaft of an arrow, spear, etc.
     20. v. (transitive, obsolete) To make a ladder by joining rungs ("stales") between the posts.
     21. n. (military, obsolete) A fixed position, particularly a soldier's in a battle-line.
     22. n. (chess, uncommon) A stalemate; a stalemated game.
     23. n. (military, obsolete) An ambush.
     24. n. (obsolete) A band of armed men or hunters.
     25. n. (Scottish military, obsolete) The main force of an army.
     26. adj. (chess, obsolete) At a standstill; stalemated.
     27. v. (chess, uncommon, transitive) To stalemate.
     28. v. (chess, obsolete, intransitive) To be stalemated.
     29. n. (livestock, obsolete) Urine, especially used of horses and cattle.
     30. v. (livestock, obsolete, intransitive) To urinate, especially used of horses and cattle.
     31. n. (falconry, hunting, obsolete) A live bird to lure birds of prey or others of its kind into a trap.
     32. n. (obsolete) Any lure, particularly in reference to people used as live bait.
     33. n. (crime, obsolete) An accomplice of a thief or criminal acting as bait.
     34. n. (obsolete) a partner whose beloved abandons or torments him in favor of another.
     35. n. (obsolete) A patsy, a pawn, someone used under some false pretext to forward another's (usu. sinister) designs; a stalking horse.
     36. n. (crime, obsolete) A prostitute of the lowest sort; any wanton woman.
     37. n. (hunting, obsolete) Any decoy, either stuffed or manufactured.
     38. v. (rare, obsolete, transitive) To serve as a decoy, to lure.
     1. n. plural of cookie
     2. n. (dated) plural of cooky
     3. v. third-person singular present indicative of cookie
          1. n. (North America) A small, flat, baked good which is either crisp or soft but firm.
          2. n. (UK) A sweet baked good (as in the previous sense) which (usually) has chocolate chips, fruit, nuts etc. baked into it.
          3. n. (Scotland) A bun.
          4. n. (computing, internet) An HTTP cookie, web cookie.
          5. n. (computing) A magic cookie.
          6. n. (dated, possibly offensive) A young, attractive woman.
          7. n. (slang) The female genitalia.
          8. v. (computing, transitive) To send a cookie to (a user, computer, etc.).
          9. n. (dated, colloquial) (Affectionate name for a cook.)
          10. n. (slang) A cucoloris.
     1. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.
           I have places to go and people to see.
     2. part. As above, with the verb implied.
           "Did you visit the museum?" "I wanted to, but it was closed.".
           If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to.
     3. part. A particle used to create phrasal verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
     4. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     5. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     6. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     7. prep. Used after an adjective to indicate its application.
           similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her, I am used to walking.
     8. prep. (obsolete,) As a.
           With God to friend (with God as a friend);   with The Devil to fiend (with the Devil as a foe);   lambs slaughtered to lake (lambs slaughtered as a sacrifice);   t
     9. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate a ratio or comparison.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
           I have ten dollars to your four.
     10. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.
           Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
           Three to the power of two is nine.
           Three to the second is nine.
     11. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     12. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     13. prep. Used to describe what something consists of or contains.
           Anyone could do this job; there's nothing to it.
           There's a lot of sense to what he says.
     14. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     15. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     16. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     17. adv. misspelling of too
returning to the fold
to an impressive suite
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
it was a cat
was a crate of bananas
     1. adj. Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details, especially about tidiness and cleanliness.
     2. adj. Overly concerned about tidiness and cleanliness.
     3. adj. Difficult to please; quick to find fault.
     1. adj. Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.
     2. adj. (obsolete, not comparable) Using an italic style; italic.
     3. n. An inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent.
     4. n. The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland.
     5. n. (cooking) A style of cuisine or individual dishes of or associated with Italy or Italian people.
     6. n. (textiles) A type of linen or cotton cloth with satin finish used primarily for linings, Italian cloth.
     7. n. Italian vermouth, a dark-colored, sweet or mildly bitter vermouth.
           gin and Italian -
     1. n. (anatomy) The roof of the mouth; the uraniscus.
     2. n. The sense of taste.
     3. n. (figuratively) relish; taste; liking (from the mistaken notion that the palate is the organ of taste)
     4. n. (figuratively) Mental relish; intellectual taste.
     5. n. (botany) A projection in the throat of such flowers as the snapdragon.
     6. v. (transitive, nonstandard) To relish; to find palatable.
           Synonyms: stomach
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