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Definition of "weal" []

  • Prosperity; happiness: in weal and woe. (noun)
  • The welfare of the community; the general good: the public weal. (noun)
  • A ridge on the flesh raised by a blow; a welt. (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 "weal" in a sentence
  • "III. iv.76 (474,6) Ere human statute purg'd the gentle weal] The _gentle weal_, is, the _peaceable community_, the state made quiet and safe by"
  • "Answered the husbandman, “O my lord, weal is well nigh. 62 Dismount thee here: the town is near hand and I will go and fetch thee dinner and fodder for thy stallion.”"
  • "It is the high ambition of most women to become wives; and they count not the cost as to whether it will end in weal or woe; but they venture themselves, and their future "for better or worse.""