• Stale Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) Urine, esp. that of beasts.
  2. (v. t.) Something set, or offered to view, as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose; a decoy; a stool pigeon.
  3. (n.) The stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake.
  4. (v. i.) Vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer.
  5. (v. i.) Having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out; decayed.
  6. (v. i.) A prostitute.
  7. (v. i.) Not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread.
  8. (a.) To make water; to discharge urine; -- said especially of horses and cattle.
  9. (v. t.) A laughingstock; a dupe.
  10. (v. t.) A stalking-horse.
  11. (v. i.) Worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty and power of pleasing; trite; common.
  12. (v. t.) To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out.
  13. (v. i.) That which is stale or worn out by long keeping, or by use.
  14. (v. t.) A stalemate.

Cold, Old,

• Stalemate Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The position of the king when he can not move without being placed on check and there is no other piece which can be moved.
  2. (v. t.) To subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand.

Deadlock, Impasse, Standstill,