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bale

a large, bound package, as a bale of hay: Stack the bales in the barn.
Not to be confused with:
bail – money to release a prisoner: I had to bail him out of jail.; remove water, as from a boat: They had to bail very fast to keep the boat from sinking.
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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.]
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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
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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.
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bale

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

see bail
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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
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bale

[ˈbeɪl ˈbeɪl] n [hay] → balle f
bale out
vi
(of plane)sauter en parachute
vt sep [+ boat] → écoper; [+ water] → écoper
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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
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
.
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References in periodicals archive ?
If hay is baled with a moisture content higher than 20 percent, bacteria will grow in the hay, creating heat that can bring the temperature to 135 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
The factors that compromise baling efficiency can be minimized by using the proper charge box opening for the material to be baled, says Sidney Wildes, president of IPS Balers Inc., Baxley, Ga.
Haverdink fabricated the large round baler during the winter of 1965-66 and baled hay the following summer.
Once the used carpet padding is received by Cushion Recyclers, it is bundled or baled and then transported to either a broker or directly to the closest carpet padding manufacturer.
Just throw the box on the line, and it gets baled. It really is that simple," Mangus says.
The aluminum and tin cans are not baled, says Swan, but are hauled away to a local processor in 40-yard drop boxes.
While Jones says many of the early problems with baled PET bottles have been addressed, today there are new, more technically challenging problems that Mohawk must confront in order to successfully process bales of recycled PET bottles and containers.
Vertical balers are typically more labor-intensive and have to be loaded by hand and the baled tied manually.