adjective, staler, stalest.
not fresh; vapid or flat, as beverages; dry or hardened, as bread.
having lost novelty or interest; hackneyed; trite:
a stale joke.
having lost freshness, vigor, quick intelligence, initiative, or the like, as from overstrain, boredom, or surfeit:
He had grown stale on the job and needed a long vacation.
Law. having lost force or effectiveness through absence of action, as a claim.
verb (used with or without object), staled, staling.
to make or become stale.
verb (used without object), staled, staling.
(of livestock, especially horses) to urinate.
(esp of food) hard, musty, or dry from being kept too long
(of beer, etc) flat and tasteless from being kept open too long
(of air) stagnant; foul
uninteresting from overuse; hackneyed: stale clichés
no longer new: stale news
lacking in energy or ideas through overwork or lack of variety
(banking) (of a cheque) not negotiable by a bank as a result of not having been presented within six months of being written
(law) (of a claim, etc) having lost its effectiveness or force, as by failure to act or by the lapse of time
to make or become stale
(intransitive) (of livestock) to urinate
the urine of horses or cattle
noun 1. Chess. a position of the pieces in which a player cannot move any piece except the king and cannot move the king without putting it in check. 2. any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock: Talks between union and management resulted in a stalemate. verb […]
adjective, staler, stalest. 1. not fresh; vapid or flat, as beverages; dry or hardened, as bread. 2. musty; stagnant: stale air. 3. having lost novelty or interest; hackneyed; trite: a stale joke. 4. having lost freshness, vigor, quick intelligence, initiative, or the like, as from overstrain, boredom, or surfeit: He had grown stale on the […]
- Stale pointer bug
programming (Or “aliasing bug”) A class of subtle programming errors that can arise in code that does dynamic allocation, especially via malloc or equivalent. If several pointers address (are “aliases for”) a given hunk of storage, it may happen that the storage is freed or reallocated (and thus moved) through one alias and then referenced […]
noun 1. Joseph V (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili or Dzugashvili) 1879–1953, Soviet political leader: secretary general of the Communist Party 1922–53; premier of the U.S.S.R. 1941–53. 2. a former name of Donetsk. 3. former name of Varna. 4. former name of Braşov. noun 1. Also called Stalino a former name (from after the Revolution until 1961) […]