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hale 1

 (hāl)
adj. hal·er, hal·est
Free from infirmity or illness; sound. See Synonyms at healthy.

[Middle English, from Old English hāl; see kailo- in Indo-European roots.]

hale′ness n.

hale 2

 (hāl)
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.]

hale

(heɪl)
adj
1. healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
2. dialect Scot and Northern English whole
[Old English hæl whole]
ˈhaleness n

hale

(heɪl)
vb
(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]
ˈhaler n

Hale

(heɪl)
n
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)

hale1

(heɪl)

adj. hal•er, hal•est.
free from disease or infirmity.
[before 1000; Middle English (north); Old English hāl whole]
hale′ness, n.

hale2

(heɪl)

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]
hal′er, n.

Hale

(heɪl)

n.
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.

hale

- A handle of a plow or wheelbarrow.
See also related terms for plow.

hale


Past participle: haled
Gerund: haling

Imperative
hale
hale
Present
I hale
you hale
he/she/it hales
we hale
you hale
they hale
Preterite
I haled
you haled
he/she/it haled
we haled
you haled
they haled
Present Continuous
I am haling
you are haling
he/she/it is haling
we are haling
you are haling
they are haling
Present Perfect
I have haled
you have haled
he/she/it has haled
we have haled
you have haled
they have haled
Past Continuous
I was haling
you were haling
he/she/it was haling
we were haling
you were haling
they were haling
Past Perfect
I had haled
you had haled
he/she/it had haled
we had haled
you had haled
they had haled
Future
I will hale
you will hale
he/she/it will hale
we will hale
you will hale
they will hale
Future Perfect
I will have haled
you will have haled
he/she/it will have haled
we will have haled
you will have haled
they will have haled
Future Continuous
I will be haling
you will be haling
he/she/it will be haling
we will be haling
you will be haling
they will be haling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been haling
you have been haling
he/she/it has been haling
we have been haling
you have been haling
they have been haling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been haling
you will have been haling
he/she/it will have been haling
we will have been haling
you will have been haling
they will have been haling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been haling
you had been haling
he/she/it had been haling
we had been haling
you had been haling
they had been haling
Conditional
I would hale
you would hale
he/she/it would hale
we would hale
you would hale
they would hale
Past Conditional
I would have haled
you would have haled
he/she/it would have haled
we would have haled
you would have haled
they would have haled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hale - a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the BritishHale - 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)Hale - prolific United States writer (1822-1909)
Verb1.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"
terrorise, terrorize - coerce by violence or with threats
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"
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
bouse, bowse - haul with a tackle
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"

hale

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

hale

adjective
Having good health:
Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle.
Translations

hale

[heɪl] ADJsano, robusto
hale and heartyrobusto, sano y fuerte

hale

[ˈheɪl] adj
hale and hearty → robuste, en pleine santé

hale

adj (+er)kräftig; old manrüstig; hale and heartygesund und munter

hale

[heɪl] adj hale and heartyche scoppia di salute
References in classic literature ?
Young, handsome, with an assured position as the right-hand man of Eben Hale, the great street-railway magnate, there could be no reason for him to complain of fortune's favors.
When Eben Hale died, whose confidential secretary he was--nay, well-nigh adopted son and full business partner--he no longer came among us.
Hale looked at her quickly, her vivid face alive with a grateful light.
Ned Hale felt, or affected, any social superiority to the people about her; it was only that the accident of a finer sensibility and a little more education had put just enough distance between herself and her neighbours to enable her to judge them with detachment.
When the book was finished and I came to look around to see what had become of the team I had originally started out with-- Aunt Patsy Cooper, Aunt Betsy Hale, and two boys, and Rowena the lightweight heroine--they were nowhere to be seen; they had disappeared from the story some time or other.
Men are killing one another, the Danaans in defence of the dead body, while the Trojans are trying to hale it away, and take it to windy Ilius: Hector is the most furious of them all; he is for cutting the head from the body and fixing it on the stakes of the wall.
Whole ages have fled and their works decayed, And nations have scattered been; But the stout old Ivy shall never fade, From its hale and hearty green.
Joseph was an elderly, nay, an old man: very old, perhaps, though hale and sinewy.
There, smoking his pipe in the old place by the kitchen firelight, as hale and as strong as ever though a little grey, sat Joe; and there, fenced into the corner with Joe's leg, and sitting on my own little stool looking at the fire, was - I again!
Hale, the wife of the minister of Beverly, was likewise accused.
Nigh unto thee, though thou professest to be the ungodliest one, I feel a hale and holy odour of long benedictions: I feel glad and grieved thereby.
It was that of a young man, of a hale athletic figure, and a giant's strength, whose sunburnt face and swarthy throat, overgrown with jet black hair, might have served a painter for a model.