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Meaning of WEAL

Pronunciation:  weel

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

WEAL is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: wale, welt, wheal
 See Also: harm, hurt, injury, trauma



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Weal\, n.
    The mark of a stripe. See {Wale}.
  2. \Weal\, v. t.
    To mark with stripes. See {Wale}.
  3. \Weal\, n. [OE. wele, AS. wela, weola, wealth, from wel
    well. See {Well}, adv., and cf. {Wealth}.]
    1. A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or
       thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare.
             God . . . grant you wele and prosperity. --Chaucer.
             As we love the weal of our souls and bodies.
             To him linked in weal or woe.         --Milton.
             Never was there a time when it more concerned the
             public weal that the character of the Parliament
             should stand high.                    --Macaulay.
    2. The body politic; the state; common wealth. [Obs.]
             The special watchmen of our English weal. --Shak.
  4. \Weal\, v. t.
    To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous. [Obs.]
    --Beau. & Fl.