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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stale /ˈste(ə)l/
 尿(a.)不新鮮的,陳腐的,疲倦的,陳舊的(vt.)使變舊,走味(vi.)變陳舊,變無味

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stale n.  The stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake. [Written also steal, stele, etc.]
 But seeing the arrow's stale without, and that the head did go
 No further than it might be seen.   --Chapman.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stale, a.
 1. Vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer.
 2. Not new; not freshly made; as, stale bread.
 3. Having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out; decayed. “A stale virgin.”
 4. Worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty and power of pleasing; trite; common.
    Wit itself, if stale is less pleasing.   --Grew.
 How weary, stale flat, and unprofitable
 Seem to me all the uses of this world!   --Shak.
 Stale affidavit Law, an affidavit held above a year. --Craig.
 Stale demand Law, a claim or demand which has not been pressed or demanded for a long time.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stale, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Staled p. pr. & vb. n. Staling.] To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out.
 Age can not wither her, nor custom stale
 Her infinite variety.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stale, v. i.  To make water; to discharge urine; -- said especially of horses and cattle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stale, n.
 1. That which is stale or worn out by long keeping, or by use. [Obs.]
 2. A prostitute. [Obs.]
 3. Urine, esp. that of beasts. Stale of horses.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stale, n.
 1. Something set, or offered to view, as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose; a decoy; a stool pigeon. [Obs.]
    Still, as he went, he crafty stales did lay.   --Spenser.
 2. A stalking-horse. [Obs.]
 3. Chess A stalemate. [Obs.]
 4. A laughingstock; a dupe. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 stale
      adj 1: showing deterioration from age; "stale bread" [ant: fresh]
      2: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new;
         "moth-eaten theories about race" [syn: old, moth-eaten]
      3: no longer new; uninteresting; "cold (or stale) news" [syn: cold]
      v : urinate, of cattle and horses