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Hale

Hale

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
"Hale and hearty"
"Whole in mind and body"
"A whole person again"

noun


(2)   Prolific United States writer (1822-1909)
(3)   United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
(4)   A soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)

verb


(5)   Draw slowly or heavily
"Haul stones"
"Haul nets"
(6)   To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
"He squeezed her for information"
Wiktonary



Etymology 1


From , , from a noun-derivative of .

Etymology 2


Representing a Northern dialectal form of , perhaps influenced by (Webster's suggests ‘partly from OE, partly from ON’). Compare , .

Adjective



  1. Sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired.

Etymology 3


From Old Frankonian haler (="to pull, haul"), from Frankonian *halon or Old Dutch halen, both from Proto Germanic http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hale. Compare haul.

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