ALE

ale

(noun) a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

ale (countable and uncountable, plural ales)

(dated) A beer made without hops.

A beer produced by so-called warm fermentation and not pressurized.

A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.

Synonyms

• (liquor): beer (loosely), yill

Anagrams

• E-la, ELA, Ela, LAE, LEA, Lea, ael, lea

Source: Wiktionary


Ale, n. Etym: [AS. ealu, akin to Icel., Sw., and Dan. รถl, Lith. alus a kind of beer, OSlav. ol beer. Cf. Ir. ol drink, drinking.]

1. An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.

Note: The word ale, in England and the United States, usually designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in common use as the generic name for all malt liquors.

2. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk. "At wakes and ales." B. Jonson."On ember eves and holy ales." Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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