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[neel] /nil/
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That rhyme requires a license, too, Neal, laughed Mr. Matthews.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Maurice and Neal lifted her stern on to a roller and dragged her towards the sea.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • "These orders which Neal speaks of came from Belfast," said Donald.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • The girl leaned forward from her seat and laid her hand on Neal's arm.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • She determined to say no more until she had consulted with her husband, but she knew that he would agree with Neal.

Word Origin and History for Neal



1530s, shortened form of anneal. Related: Nealed; nealing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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