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wale

 (wāl)
n.
1. A mark raised on the skin, as by a whip; a weal or welt.
2.
a. One of the parallel ribs or ridges in the surface of a fabric such as corduroy.
b. The texture or weave of such a fabric: a wide wale.
3. Nautical
a. A gunwale.
b. One of the heavy planks or strakes extending along the sides of a wooden ship.
tr.v. waled, wal·ing, wales
To raise marks on (the skin), as by whipping.

[Middle English, from Old English, variant of walu; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

wale

(weɪl)
n
1. (Pathology) the raised mark left on the skin after the stroke of a rod or whip
2. (Textiles) the weave or texture of a fabric, such as the ribs in corduroy
3. (Knitting & Sewing) a vertical row of stitches in knitting. Compare course14
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a ridge of planking along the rail of a ship
b. See gunwale
vb (tr)
5. to raise a wale or wales on by striking
6. (Textiles) to weave with a wale
[Old English walu weal1; related to Old Norse vala knuckle, Dutch wäle]

wale

(weɪl)
n
1. a choice
2. anything chosen as the best
adj
choice
vb
(tr) to choose
[C14: from Old Norse val choice, related to German Wahl]

wale

(weɪl)

n., v. waled, wal•ing. n.
1. a ridge or stripe produced on the skin by the stroke of a rod or whip; welt.
2. the vertical rib or cord in woven cloth.
3. the texture or weave of a fabric.
4. any of certain strakes of thick outside planking on the sides of a wooden ship.
5. a horizontal timber or other support for reinforcing various upright members.
v.t.
6. to mark with wales.
7. to weave with wales.
8. to reinforce with a wale or wales.
[before 1050; Middle English; Old English walu ridge, rib]

Wale

 a selection, or that chosen as the best.
Example: wale of pleasures, 1887.

wale


Past participle: waled
Gerund: waling

Imperative
wale
wale
Present
I wale
you wale
he/she/it wales
we wale
you wale
they wale
Preterite
I waled
you waled
he/she/it waled
we waled
you waled
they waled
Present Continuous
I am waling
you are waling
he/she/it is waling
we are waling
you are waling
they are waling
Present Perfect
I have waled
you have waled
he/she/it has waled
we have waled
you have waled
they have waled
Past Continuous
I was waling
you were waling
he/she/it was waling
we were waling
you were waling
they were waling
Past Perfect
I had waled
you had waled
he/she/it had waled
we had waled
you had waled
they had waled
Future
I will wale
you will wale
he/she/it will wale
we will wale
you will wale
they will wale
Future Perfect
I will have waled
you will have waled
he/she/it will have waled
we will have waled
you will have waled
they will have waled
Future Continuous
I will be waling
you will be waling
he/she/it will be waling
we will be waling
you will be waling
they will be waling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waling
you have been waling
he/she/it has been waling
we have been waling
you have been waling
they have been waling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waling
you will have been waling
he/she/it will have been waling
we will have been waling
you will have been waling
they will have been waling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waling
you had been waling
he/she/it had been waling
we had been waling
you had been waling
they had been waling
Conditional
I would wale
you would wale
he/she/it would wale
we would wale
you would wale
they would wale
Past Conditional
I would have waled
you would have waled
he/she/it would have waled
we would have waled
you would have waled
they would have waled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wale - a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
2.wale - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden shipwale - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
garboard, garboard plank, garboard strake - the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
gun rest, gunnel, gunwale - wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
plank, board - a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

wale

noun
A ridge or bump raised on the flesh, as by a lash or blow: