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Definition of "bale" []

  • A large package of raw or finished material tightly bound with twine or wire and often wrapped: a bale of hay. (noun)
  • To wrap in a bale or in bales: a machine that bales cotton. (verb-transitive)
  • Evil: "Tidings of bale she brought” ( William Cullen Bryant). (noun)
  • Mental suffering; anguish: "Relieve my spirit from the bale that bows it down” ( Benjamin Disraeli). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bale" in a sentence
  • "CHRISTIAN BALE IS AWESOME, BALEHEAD 4 LIFE BABYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! okayflint well loosing weigh doesn't really make you an english major either bale is a great actor, poor guy always took chances and picked roles that challenged him, he does a few roles to collect checks, gets a bit angry at work (who doesn't occasionally) and now he's got to suffer the backlash of people who actually believe he isn't a good actor."
  • "In the apothecary's bill he offered me in payment of my salary, and which he wrote out himself, he stated the weight of this box, which he called a bale, at eleven hundred pounds, and charged me with the carriage of it at an enormous rate."
  • "Anyways Christian bale is awesome and i would hope (based on previous trends) the christian bale would not ever jump on board for a movie that is going to suck … like Dragonball Evolution."