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4 definitions found
 for stele
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stale \Stale\ (st[=a]l), n. [OE. stale, stele, AS. stael, stel;
     akin to LG. & D. steel, G. stiel; cf. L. stilus stake, stalk,
     stem, Gr. steleo`n a handle, and E. stall, stalk, n.]
     The stock or handle of anything; as, the stale of a rake.
     [Written also steal, stele, etc.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           But seeing the arrow's stale without, and that the head
           did go
           No further than it might be seen.        --Chapman.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stele \Ste"le\ (st[=e]"l[=e]), n. [NL.]
     Same as Stela.
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           One of these steles, containing the Greek version of
           the ordinance, has recently been discovered. --I.
                                                    Taylor (The
                                                    Alphabet).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stele \Stele\ (st[=e]l), n. [See Stale a handle.]
     A stale, or handle; a stalk. [Obs.] --Chaucer. --Holland.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stele
      n 1: the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the
           axis of a vascular plant
      2: an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings [syn: stele,
         stela]

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