Bale definitions

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The definition of a bale is something that is bundled and bound together, often in equal measure, or the amount that is in the bundle.

An example of a bale is a pile of hay tied together.

An example of a bale is 100 pounds of hay.

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To bale is to bundle something together.

An example of something you may bale is hay.

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A large bundle of raw or finished material tightly bound with cord or wire and often wrapped.

A bale of hay.

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To wrap in a bale or in bales.

A machine that bales cotton.

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Evil.
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Mental suffering; anguish.
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A large bundle, esp. a standardized quantity of goods, as ginned cotton, hay, straw, etc., compressed, bound, and sometimes wrapped.
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To make into a bale or bales.
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Evil; disaster; harm.
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Sorrow; woe.
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Evil, especially considered as an active force for destruction or death.
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(archaic) A funeral pyre.
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(archaic) A beacon-fire.
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A rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation.
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A bundle of compressed wool or hay, compacted for shipping and handling.
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A measurement of hay equal to 10 flakes. Approximately 70-90 lbs (32-41 kg).
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A measurement of paper equal to 10 reams.
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To wrap into a bale.
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(UK, nautical) To remove water from a boat with buckets etc.
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Origin of bale

Precise derivation uncertain: perhaps from Old French bale, balle, from Medieval Latin balla (“ball, rounded package”), from Germanic; or perhaps from Dutch baal, itself borrowed from French.