Associations to the word «Hale»


HALE, noun. (archaic) Health, welfare.
HALE, adjective. Sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired.
HALE, verb. To drag, pull, especially forcibly.
HALE, proper noun. A topographic surname​.

Dictionary definition

HALE, noun. 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).
HALE, noun. United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938).
HALE, noun. Prolific United States writer (1822-1909).
HALE, verb. 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".
HALE, verb. Draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets".
HALE, adjective. Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats