- The definition of ale is an alcoholic drink that is made with malt, hops and yeast.
The dark brown alcoholic drink served at English country festivals is an example of ale.
A glass of brown ale.
ale definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English ealu, ealo ; from Indo-European base an unverified form alu(t)-, bitter, beer, alum
ale definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A fermented alcoholic beverage containing malt and hops, similar to but heavier than beer.
- A serving of this beverage.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English ealu, alu; see alu- in Indo-European roots.
ale - Computer Definition
(Application Launching & Embedding) A feature in Citrix products that enables Windows and Unix applications to be embedded into and/or launched from an HTML page without any code change. It was originally deployed in Citrix's MetaFrame and WinFrame products. See Citrix XenApp.