The definition of hale is healthy or free from disease.(adjective)
An example of hale used as an adjective is the phrase "he looks hearty and hale," which means a person who looks healthy.
To hale is defined as to force or push to go.(verb)
An example of to hale is to signal a horse to begin pulling a carriage.
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adjective hal·er, hal·est
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hāl; see kailo- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verb haled haled, hal·ing, hales
Origin: Middle English halen, to pull, drag
Origin: , from Old French haler
Origin: , of Germanic origin; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
, George Ellery 1868-1938.
, Nathan 1755-1776.
, Sarah Josepha Buell 1788-1879.
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