Bale n. A bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw, hay, etc., put up compactly for transportation.
Bale of dice, a pair of dice. [Obs.]
Bale, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baled p. pr. & vb. n. Baling.] To make up in a bale.
Bale, v. t. See Bail, v. t., to lade.
1. Misery; calamity; misfortune; sorrow.
Let now your bliss be turned into bale. --Spenser.
2. Evil; an evil, pernicious influence; something causing great injury. [Now chiefly poetic]
n 1: a large bundle bound for storage or transport
2: a city in northwestern Switzerland [syn: Basel, Basle]
v : make into a bale; "bale hay"