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Definition of "hale" []

  • Free from infirmity or illness; sound. See Synonyms at healthy. (adjective)
  • To compel to go: "In short order the human rights campaign was haled before a high court of indignation” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.) (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To pull, draw, drag, or hoist. (verb-transitive)

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 "hale" in a sentence
  • "The English word "health" comes from the Old English word hale, meaning "wholeness, a being whole, sound or well,"."
  • "Deer Guns: Rifles and Shotguns for Deer Hunting biggest bucks of 2008 boone and crockett handgun whitetail hunting bucks with handguns record buck verlin hale"
  • "Anyway, the Valentinos are a young Aussie band whom you'll likely be hearing more from in the next six months or so ... they're a five piece from Sydney, who hale from the scene of next-wave bands (Van She, Presets, Bang Gang, Midnight Juggernauts, &c.) that are getting a lot of attention here in the US and in Europe."