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hale

noun

1 Hale

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).

synonym: Nathan Hale.



2 Hale

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

synonym: George Ellery Hale.

3 Hale

Prolific United States writer (1822-1909).

synonym: Edward Everett Hale.

verb

1 hale

To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means.

synonyms: coerce, force, pressure, squeeze.

Dutch: dwingen, forceren, knijpen

2 hale

Draw slowly or heavily.

synonyms: cart, drag, haul.

adjective

1 hale

Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health:
— Hale and hearty.

synonym: whole.

Roget 654: healthy, healthful; in health etc. n.; well, sound, hearty, hale, fresh, green, whole; florid, flush, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: able-bodied, beefy, bouncing, bunkum, doughty, drag, draggle, draw, fit, flourishing, flush, forceful, forcible, forcy, full-blooded, full-strength, gutsy, gutty, hale and hearty, hard ... show more.

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