Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[heyl] /heɪl/

adjective, haler, halest.
free from disease or infirmity; robust; vigorous:
hale and hearty men in the prime of life.
healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) whole
(transitive) to pull or drag; haul
George Ellery. 1868–1938, US astronomer: undertook research into sunspots and invented the spectroheliograph
Sir Matthew. 1609–76, English judge and scholar; Lord Chief Justice (1671–76)

“healthy,” Old English hal “healthy, entire, uninjured” (see health). The Scottish and northern English form of whole; it was given a literary sense of “free from infirmity” (1734). Related: Haleness.

c.1200, “drag; summon,” in Middle English used of arrows, bowstrings, reins, anchors, from Old French haler “to pull, haul” (12c.), from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *halon or Old Dutch halen; probably also from Old English geholian “obtain” (see haul). Figurative sense of “to draw (someone) from one condition to another” is late 14c. Related: Haled; haling.


Read Also:

  • Halevi

    [hah-lee-vahy, -ley-vee] /hɑˈli vaɪ, -ˈleɪ vi/ noun 1. Judah, .

  • Hale-telescope

    noun 1. the 200-inch (508-cm) reflector at the Palomar Observatory.

  • Halevy

    [a-ley-vee] /a leɪˈvi/ noun 1. Fromental [fraw-mahn-tal] /frɔ mɑ̃ˈtal/ (Show IPA), (Jacques François Fromental Élie Lévy) 1790–1862, French composer, especially of operas. 2. his nephew, Ludovic [ly-daw-veek] /lü dɔˈvik/ (Show IPA), 1834–1908, French novelist and playwright: librettist in collaboration with Henri Meilhac. /French alevi/ noun 1. (Jacques François) Fromental (fromɛ̃tal), original name Elias Levy. 1799–1862, […]

  • Half-acre

    [ey-ker] /ˈeɪ kər/ noun 1. a common measure of area: in the U.S. and U.K., 1 acre equals 4,840 square yards (4,047 square meters) or 0.405 hectare; 640 acres equals one square mile. 2. acres. 3. Archaic. a plowed or sown field. /ˈeɪkə/ noun 1. a unit of area used in certain English-speaking countries, equal […]

Disclaimer: Halest definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.