Hale a. [Written also hail.] Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body.
Last year we thought him strong and hale. --Swift.
Hale, n. Welfare. [Obs.]
All heedless of his dearest hale. --Spenser.
Hale v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haled p. pr. & vb. n. Haling.] To pull; to drag; to haul. See Haul.
Easier both to freight, and to hale ashore. --Milton.
As some dark priest hales the reluctant victim. --Shelley.
adj : exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and
hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person
again" [syn: whole]
n 1: a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy
by the British; his last words were supposed to have
been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for
my country' (1755-1776) [syn: Nathan Hale]
2: United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are
associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938) [syn: George
3: prolific United States writer (1822-1909) [syn: Edward
v 1: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical,
moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a
job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
[syn: coerce, squeeze, pressure, force]
2: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: haul,