beal

1 of 2

intransitive verb (1)

ˈbē(ə)l
-ed/-ing/-s
now dialectal
: to swell and become infected : suppurate, fester

beal

2 of 2

intransitive verb (2)

"
-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, England
: bellow, roar
a bull bealing

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb (1)

probably from obsolete English beal boil, from Middle English bele, probably variant of bile

Intransitive verb (2)

perhaps alteration of bell entry 3

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“Beal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beal. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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