- to compel (someone) to go: to hale a man into court.
- to haul; pull.
Origin of hale2
- (in Hawaii) a simple thatched-roof dwelling.
Origin of hale3
Examples from the Web for hales
According to Hales, Florence was a town ruled by and for men.
“I was so taken by the idea that she was an Italian woman,” Hales told The Daily Beast.
By embracing celibacy, Hales is embarking upon one of the only sanctioned paths for LGBT students at BYU.Mormon U. Forces Gays to Be Celibate
May 13, 2014
Henry's body was carried home, and buried in the Abbey of Hales.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
I agree with Professor Hales in thinking it very improbable.A History of English Literature
I must speak to Hales about going out with you sometimes, for you must have a walk every day.'My New Home
Mary Louisa Molesworth
He and his family had reached Canada at the same time as the Hales.Taking Tales
In conclusion, Hales was liberated after half a year's imprisonment.Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth
- healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
- Scot and Northern English dialect whole
- (tr) to pull or drag; haul
- 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)
Word Origin and History for hales
"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.
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.