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bale

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noun \ˈbāl\

Definition of bale

  1. 1 :  great evil

  2. 2 :  woe, sorrow



Origin of bale

Middle English, from Old English bealu; akin to Old High German balo evil, Old Church Slavic bolĭ sick person


First Known Use: before 12th century


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bale

noun

Definition of bale

  1. :  a large bundle of goods; specifically :  a large closely pressed package of merchandise bound and usually wrapped <a bale of paper> <a bale of hay>



Origin of bale

Middle English, from Middle French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German balla ball


First Known Use: 14th century


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bale

verb

Definition of bale

baledbal·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make up into a bale

bal·er noun


1760

First Known Use of bale

1760


Bâle

geographical name

Definition of Bâle

  1. — see basel





BALE Defined for Kids

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bale

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noun \ˈbāl\

Definition of bale

  1. :  a large bundle of goods tightly tied for storing or shipping <a bale of cotton>




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bale

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verb

Definition of bale

baledbal·ing

  1. :  to press together and tightly tie or wrap into a large bundle

bal·er noun



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