hale

1
[ heyl ]
/ heɪl /
||

adjective, hal·er, hal·est.

free from disease or infirmity; robust; vigorous: hale and hearty men in the prime of life.

Nearby words

  1. haldane effect,
  2. haldane, john burdon sanderson,
  3. haldane, john scott,
  4. haldimand,
  5. haldol,
  6. hale and hearty,
  7. hale telescope,
  8. hale, edward everett,
  9. hale, george ellery,
  10. hale, nathan

Origin of hale

1
before 1000; Middle English (north); Old English hāl whole

Related formshale·ness, noun

hale

2
[ heyl ]
/ heɪl /

verb (used with object), haled, hal·ing.

to compel (someone) to go: to hale a man into court.
to haul; pull.

Origin of hale

2
1175–1225; Middle English halen < Middle French haler < Germanic; compare Dutch halen to pull, fetch; akin to Old English geholian to get, German holen to fetch. See haul

Related formshal·er, noun

hale

3
[ hah-ley ]
/ ˈhɑ leɪ /

noun

(in Hawaii) a simple thatched-roof dwelling.

Origin of hale

3
From Hawaiian; house, building

Hale

[ heyl ]
/ heɪl /

noun

Edward Everett,1822–1909, U.S. clergyman and author.
George El·ler·y [el-uh-ree] /ˈɛl ə ri/, 1868–1938, U.S. astronomer.
Sir Matthew,1609–76, British jurist: Lord Chief Justice 1671–76.
Nathan,1755–76, American soldier hanged as a spy by the British during the American Revolution.
Sarah Jo·se·pha [joh-see-fuh] /dʒoʊˈsi fə/, 1788–1879, U.S. editor and author.
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British Dictionary definitions for hale

hale

1
/ (heɪl) /

adjective

healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
Scot and Northern English dialect whole
Derived Formshaleness, noun

Word Origin for hale

Old English hæl whole

verb

(tr) to pull or drag; haul
Derived Formshaler, noun

Word Origin for hale

C13: from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German halōn to fetch, Old English geholian to acquire

Hale

/ (heɪl) /

noun

George Ellery. 1868–1938, US astronomer: undertook research into sunspots and invented the spectroheliograph
Sir Matthew. 1609–76, English judge and scholar; Lord Chief Justice (1671–76)
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Word Origin and History for hale
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