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hale1

[heyl] /heɪl/
adjective, haler, halest.
1.
free from disease or infirmity; robust; vigorous:
hale and hearty men in the prime of life.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English (north); Old English hāl whole
Related forms
haleness, noun
Synonyms
1. sound, healthy,
Antonyms
1. sickly.
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British Dictionary definitions for haleness

hale1

/heɪl/
adjective
1.
healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
2.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) whole
Derived Forms
haleness, noun
Word Origin
Old English hælwhole

hale2

/heɪl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to pull or drag; haul
Derived Forms
haler, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German halōn to fetch, Old English geholian to acquire

Hale

/heɪl/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for haleness
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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