What does the word stale mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Staleness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having lost freshness; decayed; worn out; trite.

Usage examples for stale

  1. Now you can look upon a game of stale- mate. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Soft bread crumbs are prepared from stale bread, i. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer