This truck will haul belongings from one place to another.
- The definition of a haul is the act of moving, dragging or transporting something or a distance something is transported.
- An example of haul is a truck driver delivering goods across the country.
- An example of haul is a 300 mile delivery.
- Haul is defined as to pull, drag or transport something.
An example of haul is someone renting a box truck to move all of their belongings to a new house.
- to pull with force; move by pulling or drawing; tug; drag
- to transport by wagon, truck, etc.: to haul coal for a living
- Naut. to change the course of (a ship), specif. so as to sail closer to the wind
Origin of haul17th-c. phonetic spelling, spelled of hale from Middle English halen from Old French haler, to draw from Old Dutch halen, akin to German holen, to fetch from Indo-European base an unverified form kel-, to cry out (from source Classical Latin calare): basic sense “to call hither”
- to pull; tug
- to shift direction: said of the wind
- Naut. to change the course of a ship, specif. so as to sail closer to the wind
- the act of hauling; pull; tug
- the amount of fish taken in a single pull of a net
- Informal the amount gained, won, earned, etc. at one time
- the distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels
- a load or quantity transported
- to change a ship's course so as to draw away from something
- to retreat; withdraw
- Informal to draw the arm back before hitting
- to sail closer to the wind
- to come to rest; stop
haul your wind
in the long haul
verbhauled, haul·ing, hauls
- To pull or drag forcibly: hauled the boat onto the beach. See Synonyms at pull.
- To transport, as with a truck or cart: hauling cars across the country.
- a. To cause (oneself) to move, especially slowly or laboriously: hauled myself down to the lobby.b. To compel to go, especially for trial: hauled their competitor into court.
- Nautical To change the course of (a ship), especially in order to sail closer into the wind.
- To pull or drag something forcibly.
- To provide transportation; cart.
- To shift direction: The wind hauled to the east.
- Nautical To change the course of a ship.
- The act of pulling or dragging.
- The act of transporting or carting.
- A distance, especially the distance over which something is pulled or transported.
- a. Something that is pulled or transported; a load.b. Everything collected or acquired at a single time; the take: a big haul of fish.
Origin of haulMiddle English haulen from Old French haler of Germanic origin ; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present hauls, present participle hauling, simple past and past participle hauled)
- To carry something; to transport something, with a connotation that the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move.
- To pull or draw something heavy.
- To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen.
- to haul logs to a sawmill
- (nautical) To steer a vessel closer to the wind.
- (nautical, of the wind) To shift fore (more towards the bow).
- (figuratively) To pull.
- To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
- A long drive, especially transporting/hauling heavy cargo.
- An amount of something that has been taken, especially of fish or illegal loot.
- The robber's haul was over thirty items.
- The trawler landed a ten-ton haul.
- A pulling with force; a violent pull.
- (ropemaking) A bundle of many threads, to be tarred.
- Collectively, all of the products bought on a shopping trip.
- A haul video
From Middle English haulen, halen, halien (“to drag, fetch, compel, summon”), partly from Old English *halian, holian (“to haul, drag”); partly from Old French haler (“to pull, haul”), from Frankish *halōn (“to haul, drag, fetch”) or Old Dutch halen (“to haul, drag, fetch”); all from Proto-Germanic *halōną, *hulōną, *halēną (“to call, fetch, summon”), from Proto-Indo-European *kel(a)-, *kala- (“to call, shout, sound”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian halia (“to get, fetch”), Dutch halen (“to fetch, bring, haul”), Low German halen (“to draw, pull”), German holen (“to get, fetch”), Danish hale (“to haul”), Swedish hala (“to haul, pull, tug, hale”). Related also to Old English ġeholian (“to get, obtain”).