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1bale

noun \ˈbāl\

Definition of BALE

1
:  great evil
2
:  woe, sorrow
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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

2bale

noun

Definition of BALE

:  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

3bale

verb
baledbal·ing

Definition of BALE

transitive verb
:  to make up into a bale
bal·er noun

First Known Use of BALE

1760

Bâle

geographical name

Definition of BÂLE

— see basel
BALING Defined for Kids

1bale

noun \ˈbāl\

Definition of BALE for Kids

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

2bale

verb
baledbal·ing

Definition of BALE for Kids

:  to press together and tightly tie or wrap into a large bundle
bal·er noun

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