Hale definitions

hāl
Sound in body; vigorous and healthy.
adjective
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1822-1909; U.S. clergyman & writer.
proper name
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1868-1938; U.S. astronomer.
proper name
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1755-76; Am. soldier in the Revolutionary War: hanged by the British as a spy.
proper name
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To pull forcibly; drag; haul.
verb
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To force (a person) to go.

Haled him into court.

verb
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Free from infirmity or illness; sound.
adjective
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To compel to go.
verb
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To pull, draw, drag, or hoist.
verb
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The definition of hale is healthy or free from disease.

An example of hale used as an adjective is the phrase "he looks hearty and hale," which means a person who looks healthy.

adjective
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To hale is defined as to force or push to go.

An example of to hale is to signal a horse to begin pulling a carriage.

verb
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Sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired.
adjective
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(archaic) Health, welfare.
noun
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To drag, pull, especially forcibly.
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Origin of hale

From Middle English halen, from Anglo-Norman haler, from Old Dutch *halon (compare Dutch halen), from Proto-Germanic *halōną (compare Old English geholian, West Frisian helje, German holen), from Proto-Indo-European *kelh₁- ‘to lift’ (compare Latin excellere ‘to surpass’, Tocharian B käly- ‘to stand, stay’, Albanian qell (“to halt, hold up, carry”), Lithuanian kélti ‘to raise up’, Ancient Greek κελέοντες (keléontes) ‘upright beam on a loom’). Doublet of haul.