Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Hale"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hale \Hale\ (h[=a]l), a. [Written also {hail}.] [OE. heil, Icel.
heill; akin to E. whole. See {Whole}.]
Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale

Last year we thought him strong and hale. --Swift.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hale \Hale\, n.
Welfare. [Obs.]

All heedless of his dearest hale. --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hale \Hale\ (h[=a]l or h[add]l; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Haled} (h[=a]ld or h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haling}.]
[OE. halen, halien; cf. AS. holian, to acquire, get. See
To pull; to drag; to haul. See {Haul}. --Chaucer.

Easier both to freight, and to hale ashore. --Milton.

As some dark priest hales the reluctant victim.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and
hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person
again" [syn: {whole}]
n 1: American Revolutionary soldier 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) [syn: {Hale}, {Nathan Hale}]
2: United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are
associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938) [syn: {Hale},
{George Ellery Hale}]
3: prolific United States writer (1822-1909) [syn: {Hale}, {Edward
Everett Hale}]
v 1: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical,
moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a
job in the city" [syn: {coerce}, {pressure}, {force}]
2: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: {haul},
{cart}, {drag}]

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