weal /ˈwɪ(ə)l/ 名詞
Weal n. The mark of a stripe. See Wale.
Weal, v. t. To mark with stripes. See Wale.
1. A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare.
God . . . grant you wele and prosperity. --Chaucer.
As we love the weal of our souls and bodies. --Bacon.
To him linked in weal or woe. --Milton.
Never was there a time when it more concerned the public weal that the character of the Parliament should stand high. --Macaulay.
2. The body politic; the state; common wealth. [Obs.]
The special watchmen of our English weal. --Shak.
Weal, v. t. To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous. [Obs.]
n : a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a
whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions [syn: wale,