The definition of ale is an alcoholic drink that is made with malt, hops and yeast.(noun)
The dark brown alcoholic drink served at English country festivals is an example of ale.
See ale in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE ealu, ealo < IE base *alu(t)-, bitter, beer, alum
See ale in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English ealu, alu; see alu- in Indo-European roots.
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