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Meaning of word hale from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

hale   noun

Meaning : 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).

Synonyms : nathan hale

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

Synonyms : george ellery hale

Meaning : Prolific United States writer (1822-1909).

Synonyms : edward everett hale

hale   adjective

Meaning : Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health.

Example : Hale and hearty.
Whole in mind and body.
A whole person again.

Synonyms : whole

hale   verb

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

Example : She forced him to take a job in the city.
He squeezed her for information.

Synonyms : coerce, force, pressure, squeeze

Meaning : Draw slowly or heavily.

Example : Haul stones.
Haul nets.

Synonyms : cart, drag, haul