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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ale /ˈe(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ale n.
 1. An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
 Note: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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in
          some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of
          more than 4% alcohol by volume