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Meaning of HALE

Pronunciation:  heyl, heyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  prolific United States writer (1822-1909)
  2. [n]  United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
  3. [n]  American Revolutionary soldier hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" (1755-1776)
  4. [adj]  exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"
  5. [v]  draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
  6. [v]  to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

HALE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cart, coerce, drag, Edward Everett Hale, force, George Ellery Hale, haul, healthy, Nathan Hale, pressure, whole
 See Also: act, American Revolutionary leader, astronomer, author, bludgeon, bouse, bowse, bring oneself, compel, dragoon, draw, drive, force, move, obligate, oblige, pull, railroad, sandbag, squeeze for, stargazer, steamroll, steamroller, terrorise, terrorize, turn up the heat, turn up the pressure, uranologist, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hale\ (h[=a]l), a. [Written also {hail}.] [OE. heil, Icel.
    heill; akin to E. whole. See {Whole}.]
    Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale
          Last year we thought him strong and hale. --Swift.
  2. \Hale\, n.
    Welfare. [Obs.]
          All heedless of his dearest hale.        --Spenser.
  3. \Hale\ (h[=a]l or h[add]l; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Haled} (h[=a]ld or h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haling}.]
    [OE. halen, halien; cf. AS. holian, to acquire, get. See
    To pull; to drag; to haul. See {Haul}. --Chaucer.
          Easier both to freight, and to hale ashore. --Milton.
          As some dark priest hales the reluctant victim.
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