haler

[hah-ler]

Origin of haler

1930–35; < Czech haléř < Middle High German haller, variant of heller heller2

hale

1
[heyl]
adjective, hal·er, hal·est.
  1. free from disease or infirmity; robust; vigorous: hale and hearty men in the prime of life.

Origin of hale

1
before 1000; Middle English (north); Old English hāl whole
Related formshale·ness, noun

Synonyms for hale

Antonyms for hale

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Examples from the Web for haler

Historical Examples of haler

  • Many a haler remnant than he had gone down on a last voyage.

  • Haler turned back with Godey, and went with him to where they had left Scott.

    Life of Kit Carson

    Charles Burdett

  • You and I are of the same age; and You are stronger and haler than I am.

  • Mr. Haler learned afterwards from that mess that Rohrer and Andrews wandered off the next day and died.

    Life of Kit Carson

    Charles Burdett

  • Haler heard and knew the guns which he fired for him at night, and starting early in the morning, soon met him.

    Life of Kit Carson

    Charles Burdett


British Dictionary definitions for haler

haler

noun plural -lers or -leru (-ləˌruː)
  1. a variant of heller 1 (def. 1)

hale

1
adjective
  1. healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
  2. Scot and Northern English dialect whole
Derived Formshaleness, noun

Word Origin for hale

Old English hæl whole

hale

2
verb
  1. (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

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

hale

adj.

"healthy," Old English hal "healthy, entire, uninjured" (see health). The Scottish and northern English form of whole; it was given a literary sense of "free from infirmity" (1734). Related: Haleness.

hale

v.

c.1200, "drag; summon," in Middle English used of arrows, bowstrings, reins, anchors, from Old French haler "to pull, haul" (12c.), from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *halon or Old Dutch halen; probably also from Old English geholian "obtain" (see haul). Figurative sense of "to draw (someone) from one condition to another" is late 14c. Related: Haled; haling.

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