Associations to the word «Wales»

Wiktionary

WALE, noun. A ridge or low barrier.
WALE, noun. A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course)
WALE, noun. The texture of a piece of fabric.
WALE, noun. (nautical) A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale)
WALE, noun. A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth.
WALE, noun. A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
WALE, noun. A ridge on the outside of a horse collar.
WALE, noun. A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip.
WALE, verb. To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale.
WALE, verb. To give a surface a texture of wales.
WALE, noun. Something selected as being the best, preference; choice.
WALE, verb. To choose, select.

Dictionary definition

WALE, noun. A raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions.
WALE, noun. Thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship.

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis