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English Dictionary: hale by the DICT Development Group
5 results for hale
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
hale
adj
  1. exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"
    Synonym(s): hale, whole
n
  1. a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Synonym(s): Hale, Nathan Hale
  2. United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
    Synonym(s): Hale, George Ellery Hale
  3. prolific United States writer (1822-1909)
    Synonym(s): Hale, Edward Everett Hale
v
  1. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
    Synonym(s): coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force
  2. draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
    Synonym(s): haul, hale, cart, drag
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hale \Hale\, n.
      Welfare. [Obs.]
  
               All heedless of his dearest hale.            --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hale \Hale\ (h[amac]l [or] h[add]l; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Haled} (h[be]ld or h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haling}.]
      [OE. halen, halien; cf. AS. holian, to acquire, get. See
      {Haul}.]
      To pull; to drag; to haul. See {Haul}. --Chaucer.
  
               Easier both to freight, and to hale ashore. --Milton.
  
               As some dark priest hales the reluctant victim.
                                                                              --Shelley.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hale \Hale\ (h[amac]l), a. [Written also {hail}.] [OE. heil,
      Icel. heill; akin to E. whole. See {Whole}.]
      Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale
      body.
  
               Last year we thought him strong and hale. --Swift.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Hale, CO
      Zip code(s): 80735
   Hale, MI
      Zip code(s): 48739
   Hale, MO (city, FIPS 29908)
      Location: 39.60519 N, 93.34324 W
      Population (1990): 480 (239 housing units)
      Area: 1.4 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 64643
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