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healthy; robust; vigorous; sound: The old man is still hale and hearty.
Not to be confused with:
hail – cheer, salute, acclaim: hail, Caesar; attract: hail a cab; precipitation in the form of ice balls
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adj. hal·er, hal·est
Free from infirmity or illness; sound. See Synonyms at healthy.
tr.v. haled, hal·ing, hales
1. To compel to go: "In short order the human rights campaign was haled before a high court of indignation" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
2. Archaic To pull, draw, drag, or hoist.
[Middle English halen, to pull, drag, from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
2. dialect Scot and Northern English whole
[Old English hæl whole]
(tr) to pull or drag; haul
[C13: from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German halōn to fetch, Old English geholian to acquire]
1. (Biography) George Ellery. 1868–1938, US astronomer: undertook research into sunspots and invented the spectroheliograph
2. (Biography) Sir Matthew. 1609–76, English judge and scholar; Lord Chief Justice (1671–76)
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adj. hal•er, hal•est.
free from disease or infirmity.
[before 1000; Middle English (north); Old English hāl whole]
v.t. haled, hal•ing.
1. to compel (someone) to go: to hale a suspect into court.
2. to haul; pull.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Middle French haler < Germanic; compare Old High German halōn to fetch, Old English geholian to get. compare haul]
1. Edward Everett, 1822–1909, U.S. clergyman and author.
2. George Ellery, 1868–1938, U.S. astronomer.
3. Nathan, 1755–76, American soldier hanged as a spy by the British during the American Revolution.
4. Sarah Josepha, 1788–1879, U.S. editor and author.
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hale- A handle of a plow or wheelbarrow.
See also related terms for plow.
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Past participle: haled
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|Noun||1.||Hale - a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)|
|2.||Hale - United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)|
|3.||Hale - prolific United States writer (1822-1909)|
|Verb||1.||hale - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"|
turn up the heat, turn up the pressure - apply great or increased pressure; "The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election"
drive - to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"
bludgeon - overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"
steamroll, steamroller - bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure; "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"
squeeze for - squeeze someone for money, information, etc.
dragoon, railroad, sandbag - compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
compel, obligate, oblige - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
bring oneself - cause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative; "He could not bring himself to call his parents"
|2.||hale - draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"|
|Adj.||1.||hale - exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"|
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
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adjective (Old-fashioned) healthy, well, strong, sound, fit, flourishing, blooming, robust, vigorous, hearty, in the pink, in fine fettle, right as rain (Brit. informal), able-bodied looking hale and hearty
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