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Webster 1913 Edition


Wale

Wale

,
Noun.
[AS.
walu
a mark of stripes or blows, probably originally, a rod; akin to Icel.
völr
, Goth.
walus
a rod, staff. √146. Cf.
Goal
,
Weal
a wale.]
1.
A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See
Wheal
.
Holland.

Syn. – welt; weal; wheal.
2.
A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth.
Thou ’rt rougher far,
And of a coarser
wale
, fuller of pride.
Beau. & Fl.
3.
(Carp.)
A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
Knight.
4.
(Naut.)
(a)
pl.
Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel;
as, the main
wales
, or the strakes of planking under the port sills of the gun deck; channel
wales
, or those along the spar deck, etc.
(b)
A wale knot, or wall knot.
Wale knot
.
(Naut.)
See
Wall knot
, under 1st
Wall
.

Wale

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To mark with wales, or stripes.
2.
To choose; to select; specifically
(Mining)
, to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it.
[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Wale

WALE

,
Noun.
1.
In cloth, a ridge or streak rising above the rest. We say, cloth is wove with a wale.
2.
A streak or stripe; the mark of a rod or whip on animal flesh.
Wales of a ship, an assemblage of strong planks, extending along a ships sides throughout the whole length, at different heights, and serving to strengthen the decks and form the curves. They are distinguished into the main wale and the channel wale.

Definition 2021


Wale

Wale

See also: wale and walë

German

Noun

Wale m pl

  1. plural of Wal: whales

wale

wale

See also: Wale and walë

English

Noun

wale (plural wales)

  1. A ridge or low barrier.
  2. A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course)
  3. The texture of a piece of fabric.
  4. (nautical) A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale)
  5. A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth.
  6. A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  7. A ridge on the outside of a horse collar.
  8. A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
Translations

Verb

wale (third-person singular simple present wales, present participle waling, simple past and past participle waled)

  1. To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale.
    • 1832: Owen Felltham, Resolves, Divine, Moral, Political
      Would suffer his lazy rider to bestride his patie: back, with his hands and whip to wale his flesh, and with his heels to dig into his hungry bowels?
    • 2002: Hal Rothman, Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century
      When faced with an adulthood that offered few options, grinding poverty and marriage to a man who drank too much and came home to wale on his own family or...no beatings.
  2. To give a surface a texture of wales.
Translations

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Etymology 2

Middle English wal, wale, from Old Norse val (choice), from Proto-Germanic *walą, *walō (desire, choice), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)welə- (to choose, wish). Akin to Old Norse velja (to choose), Old High German wala "choice" (German wählen "to choose"), Old English willan (to want). More at will.

Noun

wale (plural wales)

  1. Something selected as being the best, preference; choice.

Verb

wale (third-person singular simple present wales, present participle waling, simple past and past participle waled)

  1. to choose, select.

Anagrams


Fulniô

Noun

wale

  1. pig

References

  • 2009 (originally 1968), Douglas Meland, Doris Meland, Fulniô (Yahthe) Syntax Structure: Preliminary Version, Associação Internacional de Linguística - SIL Brasil, page 19.

Hawaiian

Noun

wale

  1. phlegm
  2. saliva

Particle

wale

  1. Used to modify the preceding word only, just, alone; quite, very; simply, for free, without reason

Middle Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwaːlə/

Adverb

wale

  1. Alternative form of wel

Scots

Etymology

Middle English wal, wale, from Old Norse val (choice), from Proto-Germanic *walą, *walō (desire, choice), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)welə- (to choose, wish). Akin to Old Norse velja (to choose), Old High German wala "choice" (German wählen "to choose"), Old English willan (to want).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wel/

Noun

wale (plural wales)

  1. choice, selection

Verb

wale (third-person singular present wales, present participle walin, past waled, past participle waled)

  1. to choose

Swahili

Adjective

wale

  1. Wa class inflected form of -le.