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bale 1

 (bāl)
n.
A large bundle of raw or finished material tightly bound with cord or wire and often wrapped: a bale of hay.
tr.v. baled, bal·ing, bales
To wrap in a bale or in bales: a machine that bales cotton.

[Middle English, from Old French; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bal′er n.

bale 2

 (bāl)
n.
1. Evil: "Tidings of bale she brought" (William Cullen Bryant).
2. Mental suffering; anguish: "Relieve my spirit from the bale that bows it down" (Benjamin Disraeli).

[Middle English, from Old English bealu.]

bale

(beɪl)
n
1. (Agriculture) a large bundle, esp of a raw or partially processed material, bound by ropes, wires, etc, for storage or transportation: bale of hay.
2. a large package or carton of goods
3. (Units) US 500 pounds of cotton
4. (Zoology) a group of turtles
5. (Textiles) Austral and NZ See wool bale
vb
6. (Agriculture) to make (hay, etc) into a bale or bales
7. to put (goods) into packages or cartons
8. Austral and NZ to pack and compress (wool) into wool bales
[C14: probably from Old French bale, from Old High German balla ball1]

bale

(beɪl)
n
1. evil; injury
2. woe; suffering; pain
[Old English bealu; related to Old Norse böl evil, Gothic balwa, Old High German balo]

bale

(beɪl)
vb
a variant spelling of bail2

bale

(beɪl)
n
(Nautical Terms) a variant spelling of bail4

Bâle

(bɑl)
n
(Placename) the French name for Basle

bale1

(beɪl)

n., v. baled, bal•ing. n.
1. a large bundle, esp. one tightly compressed and secured by wires, cords, or the like: a bale of cotton.
v.t.
2. to make into bales.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-Latin bala, Anglo-French bale pack, bale < Frankish *balla; compare ball1]
bal′er, n.

bale2

(beɪl)

n. Archaic.
1. evil; harm; misfortune.
2. woe; misery; sorrow.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English bealu, balu, c. Old High German balo, Old Norse bǫl, Gothic balw-]

Bâle

(bɑl)

n.
French name of Basel.

bale

- A package of merchandise.
See also related terms for merchandise.

Bale

 a large bundle or package; a measure of varying quantity, 1502.
Examples: bale of cloth; of coffee [two to two and a half hundred-weight]; of cotton; of crown paper [14 reams]; of dice [a pair or set], 1822; of turtles—Lipton, 1970.

bale


Past participle: baled
Gerund: baling

Imperative
bale
bale
Present
I bale
you bale
he/she/it bales
we bale
you bale
they bale
Preterite
I baled
you baled
he/she/it baled
we baled
you baled
they baled
Present Continuous
I am baling
you are baling
he/she/it is baling
we are baling
you are baling
they are baling
Present Perfect
I have baled
you have baled
he/she/it has baled
we have baled
you have baled
they have baled
Past Continuous
I was baling
you were baling
he/she/it was baling
we were baling
you were baling
they were baling
Past Perfect
I had baled
you had baled
he/she/it had baled
we had baled
you had baled
they had baled
Future
I will bale
you will bale
he/she/it will bale
we will bale
you will bale
they will bale
Future Perfect
I will have baled
you will have baled
he/she/it will have baled
we will have baled
you will have baled
they will have baled
Future Continuous
I will be baling
you will be baling
he/she/it will be baling
we will be baling
you will be baling
they will be baling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been baling
you have been baling
he/she/it has been baling
we have been baling
you have been baling
they have been baling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been baling
you will have been baling
he/she/it will have been baling
we will have been baling
you will have been baling
they will have been baling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been baling
you had been baling
he/she/it had been baling
we had been baling
you had been baling
they had been baling
Conditional
I would bale
you would bale
he/she/it would bale
we would bale
you would bale
they would bale
Past Conditional
I would have baled
you would have baled
he/she/it would have baled
we would have baled
you would have baled
they would have baled

bale


Past participle: baled
Gerund: baling

Imperative
bale
bale
Present
I bale
you bale
he/she/it bales
we bale
you bale
they bale
Preterite
I baled
you baled
he/she/it baled
we baled
you baled
they baled
Present Continuous
I am baling
you are baling
he/she/it is baling
we are baling
you are baling
they are baling
Present Perfect
I have baled
you have baled
he/she/it has baled
we have baled
you have baled
they have baled
Past Continuous
I was baling
you were baling
he/she/it was baling
we were baling
you were baling
they were baling
Past Perfect
I had baled
you had baled
he/she/it had baled
we had baled
you had baled
they had baled
Future
I will bale
you will bale
he/she/it will bale
we will bale
you will bale
they will bale
Future Perfect
I will have baled
you will have baled
he/she/it will have baled
we will have baled
you will have baled
they will have baled
Future Continuous
I will be baling
you will be baling
he/she/it will be baling
we will be baling
you will be baling
they will be baling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been baling
you have been baling
he/she/it has been baling
we have been baling
you have been baling
they have been baling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been baling
you will have been baling
he/she/it will have been baling
we will have been baling
you will have been baling
they will have been baling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been baling
you had been baling
he/she/it had been baling
we had been baling
you had been baling
they had been baling
Conditional
I would bale
you would bale
he/she/it would bale
we would bale
you would bale
they would bale
Past Conditional
I would have baled
you would have baled
he/she/it would have baled
we would have baled
you would have baled
they would have baled

Bale

Usually a cotton or hay bale, which was cotton or hay compacted into a rectangular cross section bundle and held together by wire (baling wire for hay) or steel bands (for cotton). A cotton bale typically weighed about 500 pounds and a hay bale about sixty-six pounds. Hay is now typically compacted into round bales weighing up to a ton each.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bale - a large bundle bound for storage or transportbale - a large bundle bound for storage or transport
sheaf, bundle - a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
hay bale - a bale of hay
2.Bale - a city in northwestern SwitzerlandBale - a city in northwestern Switzerland  
Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland - a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
Verb1.Bale - make into a balebale - make into a bale; "bale hay"  
collect, compile, accumulate, amass, roll up, hoard, pile up - get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"

bale

see bail
Translations
بالَه، رُزْمَـه، حُزْمَهيَنْزَحُ الماء من السَّفينه
balíkvybíratžok
balleøse
äyskäröidäpaalatapaalipaalittaa
ausaballi, baggi
izsmelt ūdeniķīpasainis
žoch
balyadenksuyu boşaltmaktahliye etmek

Bâle

[bɑːl] NBasilea f

bale

1 [beɪl] N [of cloth] → bala f; [of hay] → fardo m, bala f

bale

2 [beɪl]
see bale out
bale out VT + ADV (Naut) [+ water] → achicar; [+ ship] → achicar or sacar el agua de

bale

[ˈbeɪl ˈbeɪl] n [hay] → balle f
bale out
vi
(of plane)sauter en parachute
vt sep [+ boat] → écoper; [+ water] → écoper

bale

1
n (of hay etc)Bündel nt; (out of combine harvester, of cotton) → Ballen m; (of paper etc)Pack m
vtbündeln; → zu Ballen verarbeiten

bale

2
vi (Naut) → schöpfen

bale

1 [beɪl] n (of cloth, hay) → balla

bale

2 [beɪl] vt & vi
see bale out 1, 2a
bale out
1. vt + adv (Naut) (water) → vuotare; (boat) → sgottare, aggottare
2. vi + adv
a. (Naut) → saltare in acqua

bale1

(beil) noun
a large bundle of goods or material (cloth, hay etc) tied together. a bale of cotton.

bale2

(beil) verb
(also bail) to clear (water out of a boat with buckets etc). Several gallons of water were baled out of the boat.
bale out
to parachute from a plane in an emergency.
See also bail out under bail1
.