hale, whole

(adjective) exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; “hale and hearty”; “whole in mind and body”; “a whole person again”

Hale, Edward Everett Hale

(noun) prolific United States writer (1822-1909)

Hale, George Ellery Hale

(noun) United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)

Hale, Nathan 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)

haul, hale, cart, drag

(verb) draw slowly or heavily; “haul stones”; “haul nets”

coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force

(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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


hale (uncountable)

(archaic) Health, welfare.

Etymology 2


hale (comparative haler, superlative halest)

(dated) Sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired.

Usage notes

• Now rather uncommon, except in the stock phrase hale and hearty.


• unhale

Etymology 3


hale (third-person singular simple present hales, present participle haling, simple past and past participle haled)

To drag, pull, especially forcibly.


• Aleh, Heal, Hela, Leah, heal


Proper noun


A topographic surname.

A village in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England (OS grid ref SJ7786).


• Aleh, Heal, Hela, Leah, heal

Source: Wiktionary

Hale, a. Etym: [Written also heil, Icel. heill; akin to E. whole. See Whole.]

Definition: Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body. Last year we thought him strong and hale. Swift.

Hale, n.

Definition: Welfare. [Obs.] All heedless of his dearest hale. Spenser.

Hale (hal or hall; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haled (hald or halld); p. pr. & vb. n. Haling.]

Definition: Etym: [OE. halen, halien; cf. AS. holian, to acquire, get. See Haul.]

Definition: To pull; to drag; to haul. See Haul. Chaucer. Easier both to freight, and to hale ashore. Milton. As some dark priest hales the reluctant victim. Shelley.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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