- An example of a weal is a bump on the head.
- An example of weal is the health of an economic system.
Origin of wealvariant, variety of wale
- a sound or prosperous state; well-being; welfare: the public weal
- the body politic
Origin of wealMiddle English wele ; from Old English wela, wealth, well-being, akin to Old Saxon wela: for Indo-European base see will
- Prosperity; happiness: in weal and woe.
- The welfare of the community; the general good: the public weal.
Origin of wealMiddle English wele, from Old English wela; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin of wealAlteration (influenced by wheal) of wale.
- in weal or woe
Old English wela.
(third-person singular simple present weals, present participle wealing, simple past and past participle wealed)
- To mark with stripes; to wale.