- a long, robelike outer garment worn by matrons in ancient Rome
- a long, decorated strip of cloth worn around the neck or over one shoulder by officiating clergy of various churches
- a woman's long scarf of cloth or fur worn around the shoulders
Origin of stoleMiddle English ; from Old English ; from Classical Latin stola ; from Classical Greek stol?, garment, origin, originally , array, equipment ; from base of stellein, to place, array: for Indo-European base see stalk
Past tense of steal.
- Ecclesiastical A long scarf, usually of embroidered silk or linen, worn over the left shoulder by deacons and over both shoulders by priests and bishops while officiating.
- An ornamental garment worn over both shoulders and tapering to a point in front and in back, worn especially by members of church choirs.
- A woman's long scarf of cloth or fur worn about the shoulders.
- A long robe or outer garment worn by matrons in ancient Rome.
Origin of stoleMiddle English, from Old English, from Latin stola, garment, robe, from Greek stol&emacron;; see stel- in Indo-European roots.
red ecclesiastical stole
- Simple past tense of steal.
From the verb to steal.
- (botany) A stolon.
Latin stolo, -onis.