Origin of wealvariant, variety of wale
- An example of a weal is a bump on the head.
- An example of weal is the health of an economic system.
The definition of a weal is a raised part on the skin from an injury, or the well-being or overall health.
a mark, line, or ridge raised on the skin, as by a blow; welt; 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.
A ridge on the flesh raised by a blow; a welt.
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.
- This is the Song of Nalaka (the Buddhist Simeon), and the words put in the mouth of the angels who announce the birth to him are: "The Wisdom-child, that jewel so precious, that cannot be matched, has been born at Lumbini, in the Sakiya land, for weal and for joy in the world of men."
- He was created a peer of France in 1458, and made governor of Paris during the war of the League of the Public Weal (1465).
- A weal dog astwide a fence! shouted Denisov after him (the most insulting expression a cavalryman can address to a mounted infantryman) and riding up to Rostov, he burst out laughing.
- This icon of the Venerable Sergius, the servant of God and zealous champion of old of our country's weal, is offered to Your Imperial Majesty.
- Without holding any official post in the commonwealth he had created, the prior of St Mark's was the real head of the state, the dictator of Florence, and guarded the public weal "Dictator with extraordinary political wisdom.