hale

1 [heyl]
adjective, haler, halest.
free from disease or infirmity; robust; vigorous: hale and hearty men in the prime of life.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English (north); Old English hāl whole

haleness, noun


1. sound, healthy,


1. sickly.
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hale

2 [heyl]
verb (used with object), haled, haling.
1.
to compel (someone) to go: to hale a man into court.
2.
to haul; pull.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English halen < Middle French haler < Germanic; compare Dutch halen to pull, fetch; akin to Old English geholian to get, German holen to fetch. See haul

haler, noun

hale

3 [hah-ley]
noun
(in Hawaii) a simple thatched-roof dwelling.

Origin:
< Hawaiian; house, building

Hale

[heyl]
noun
1.
Edward Everett, 1822–1909, U.S. clergyman and author.
2.
George Ellery [el-uh-ree] , 1868–1938, U.S. astronomer.
3.
Sir Matthew, 1609–76, British jurist: Lord Chief justice 1671–76.
4.
Nathan, 1755–76, American soldier hanged as a spy by the British during the american revolution.
5.
Sarah Josepha [joh-see-fuh] , 1788–1879, U.S. editor and author.
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hale1 (heɪl)
 
adj
1.  healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
2.  dialect (Scot), (Northern English) whole
 
[Old English hælwhole]
 
'haleness1
 
n

hale2 (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]
 
'haler2
 
n

Hale (heɪl)
 
n
1.  George Ellery. 1868--1938, US astronomer: undertook research into sunspots and invented the spectroheliograph
2.  Sir Matthew. 1609--76, English judge and scholar; Lord Chief Justice (1671--76)

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hale
"healthy," O.E. hal "healthy" (see health). The Scottish and northern English form of whole, it was given a literary sense of "free from infirmity" (1734).

hale
"drag, summon," c.1200, from O.Fr. haler "to pull, haul," from Frankish *halon or O.Du. halen, both from P.Gmc.; probably also from O.E. geholian "obtain" (see haul).
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Example sentences
Hale has the best antecedents, and has been favored with the best course of training to fit him for his chosen work.
Indeed, many boffins are irked by how hale and hearty the venerable model is proving.
Hale has been admitted to probate and its provisions made known.
They may all still marry amongst a set of individuals who hale from the same original few villages.
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