American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large package of raw or finished material tightly bound with twine or wire and often wrapped: a bale of hay.
- v. To wrap in a bale or in bales: a machine that bales cotton.
- n. Evil: "Tidings of bale she brought” ( William Cullen Bryant).
- n. Mental suffering; anguish: "Relieve my spirit from the bale that bows it down” ( Benjamin Disraeli).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Evil; woe; calamity; misery; that which causes ruin, destruction, or sorrow.
- n. A large fire built out of doors and burning freely; a bonfire. specifically— A funeral pile or pyre.
- n. A large bundle or package of merchandise prepared for transportation, either in a cloth cover, corded or banded, or without cover, but compressed and secured by transverse bands, wires, or withes and longitudinal slats. The chief articles of merchandise that are baled are cotton, wool, and hay. The weight of a bale of American cotton is between 400 and 500 pounds, varying with the season of production. A bale of cochineal is 1½ hundredweight, a bale of Spanish wood 2¼ hundredweight, a bale of caraway-seeds 3 hundredweight, a bale of Mocha coffee 303 pounds, a bale of thread 100 bolts.
- n. A pair or set of dice.
- To make up into a bale or bales.
- See bail, bail, bail, bail.
- n. Evil, especially considered as an active force for destruction or death.
- n. Suffering, woe, torment.
- n. obsolete A large fire, a conflagration or bonfire.
- n. archaic A funeral pyre.
- n. archaic A beacon-fire.
- n. A rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation.
- n. A bundle of compressed wool or hay, compacted for shipping and handling.
- n. A measurement of hay equal to 10 flakes. Approximately 70-90 lbs (32-41 kg).
- n. A measurement of paper equal to 10 reams.
- v. transitive To wrap into a bale.
- v. UK, nautical To remove water from a boat with buckets etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- v. To make up in a bale.
- v. See bail, v. t., to lade.
- n. Misery; calamity; misfortune; sorrow.
- n. Now chiefly poetic Evil; an evil, pernicious influence; something causing great injury.
- n. a city in northwestern Switzerland
- n. a large bundle bound for storage or transport
- v. make into a bale
- Alternative spelling of bail (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French.Middle English, from Old English bealu. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“CHRISTIAN BALE IS AWESOME, BALEHEAD 4 LIFE BABYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! okayflint well loosing weigh doesn't really make you an english major either bale is a great actor, poor guy always took chances and picked roles that challenged him, he does a few roles to collect checks, gets a bit angry at work (who doesn't occasionally) and now he's got to suffer the backlash of people who actually believe he isn't a good actor.”
“In the apothecary's bill he offered me in payment of my salary, and which he wrote out himself, he stated the weight of this box, which he called a bale, at eleven hundred pounds, and charged me with the carriage of it at an enormous rate.”
“Anyways Christian bale is awesome and i would hope (based on previous trends) the christian bale would not ever jump on board for a movie that is going to suck … like Dragonball Evolution.”
“Matt had found a mangled antler base in a bale from the same field …. harvested during the first crop, taken several weeks earlier!”
“Changing her position casually, she threw an elbow well over on the skin bale, rested her body upon it, and arranged her parka.”
“I so excited for this, bale is gold, and the story is a great one to finally tell.”
“I really cant wait for another one as christian bale is sweet ass.”
“I'm totally looking forward the new Terminator … Christian Bale tends to do a great job no matter what role he takes movie buff on Jul 29, 2008 it's silly to think one actor "tends to do a great job no matter what role he takes" and if bale is john connor then i'm t-800 (and i know i am not) mcg had the great opportunity to shoot the film clean: without sarah connor, john connor, kyle, and start from scratch just with the terminators. but no, we get batman loves kate brewster/connor, and also another lovestory on the background.”
“in short, bale just didnt cut it for me. sounded too silly and didnt look or act the part. he just didnt FEEL like batman to me. hell, the whole movie didnt feel like a batman film to me. ill stick with the first 2 burton films anyday.”
“December 3rd, 2007 at 11: 44 am timthebass says: christian bale is welsh, isn’t he?”
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