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Webster 1913 Edition


Ale

Ale

(āl)
,
Noun.
[AS.
ealu
, akin to Icel., Sw., and Dan.
öl
, Lith.
alus
a kind of beer, OSlav.
olŭ
beer. Cf. Ir.
ol
drink, drinking.]
1.
An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
☞ The word ale, in England and the United States, usually designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in common use as the generic name for all malt liquors.
2.
A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.
“At wakes and ales.”
B. Jonson.
“On ember eves and holy ales.”
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ale

ALE

, n.
1.
A liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation. It differs from beer, in having a smaller proportion of hops. It is of different sorts, chiefly pale and brown; the first made from malt slightly dried; the second, from malt more considerably dried or roasted. Ale was the common drink of the ancient inhabitants of Europe. It is usually made with barley; but sometimes with wheat, rye, millet, oats, &c.
2.
A merry meeting in English country places, so called from the liquor drank.
Medicated Ales are those which are prepared for medicinal purposes, by an infusion of herbs during fermentation.

Definition 2022


Ale

Ale

See also: ale, alé, alè, alẽ, åle, Alę, and -ale

Finnish

Proper noun

Ale

  1. (rare) A male given name.

Declension

Inflection of Ale (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative Ale Alet
genitive Alen Alejen
partitive Alea Aleja
illative Aleen Aleihin
singular plural
nominative Ale Alet
accusative nom. Ale Alet
gen. Alen
genitive Alen Alejen
Aleinrare
partitive Alea Aleja
inessive Alessa Aleissa
elative Alesta Aleista
illative Aleen Aleihin
adessive Alella Aleilla
ablative Alelta Aleilta
allative Alelle Aleille
essive Alena Aleina
translative Aleksi Aleiksi
instructive Alein
abessive Aletta Aleitta
comitative Aleineen

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German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eːl/

Noun

Ale n (genitive Ales, plural Ales)

  1. ale

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈalɛ/
  • Homophones: ale, Alę

Proper noun

Ale f

  1. nominative plural of Ala
  2. accusative plural of Ala
  3. vocative plural of Ala

ale

ale

See also: Ale, alé, alè, alẽ, åle, Alę, and -ale

English

a pint of ale (1)

Noun

ale (countable and uncountable, plural ales)

  1. (dated) A beer made without hops.
  2. A beer produced by so-called warm fermentation and not pressurized.
  3. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.

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Basque

Noun

ale

  1. grain

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