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

OTHER WORDS FROM hale

hal·er, noun

Definition for hales (2 of 2)

hale3
[ hah-ley ]
/ ˈhɑ leɪ /

noun

(in Hawaii) a simple thatched-roof dwelling.

Origin of hale

3
From Hawaiian; house, building
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British Dictionary definitions for hales (1 of 3)

hale1
/ (heɪl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of hale

haleness, noun

Word Origin for hale

Old English hæl whole

British Dictionary definitions for hales (2 of 3)

hale2
/ (heɪl) /

verb

(tr) to pull or drag; haul

Derived forms of hale

haler, 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

British Dictionary definitions for hales (3 of 3)

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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