from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To pull or drag forcibly: synonym: pull.
- intransitive verb To transport, as with a truck or cart.
- intransitive verb To cause (oneself) to move, especially slowly or laboriously.
- intransitive verb To compel to go, especially for trial.
- intransitive verb Nautical To change the course of (a ship), especially in order to sail closer into the wind.
- intransitive verb To pull or drag something forcibly.
- intransitive verb To provide transportation; cart.
- intransitive verb To shift direction.
- intransitive verb Nautical To change the course of a ship.
- noun The act of pulling or dragging.
- noun The act of transporting or carting.
- noun A distance, especially the distance over which something is pulled or transported.
- noun Something that is pulled or transported; a load.
- noun Everything collected or acquired at a single time; the take.
- idiom (haul ass) To move quickly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The distance and route over which something is hauled.
- To pull or draw with force; move or transport by drawing; drag: as, to
hauldown the sails; to haul in the boom; to haul a load of wood.
- Synonyms Drag, Draw, etc. See
- To pull or tug; endeavor to drag something: as, to
haulat a heavy load.
- Nautical, to alter a ship's course; change the direction of sailing; move on a new course; hence, to sail, in general.
- To shift, veer, or change, as the wind.
- To draw off or away; withdraw, as from a movement or scheme.
- noun A pulling with force; a pull; a tug.
- noun In fishing: The draft of a net: as, to catch so many fish at a haul.
- noun The place where a seine is hauled.
- noun That which is taken or obtained by hauling; specifically, the number or quantity of fish taken in one haul of a seine; a catch.
- noun Hence Any valuable acquisition; a “find.”
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To pull or draw with force; to drag.
- transitive verb To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen.
- transitive verb See under
- transitive verb (Naut.) to turn the head of the ship nearer to the point from which the wind blows.
- intransitive verb (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under
haul, v. t.
- intransitive verb To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
- intransitive verb (Naut.) to shift to any point of the compass; -- said of the wind.
- intransitive verb (Naut.) to sail closer to the wind, in order to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to draw back.
- noun A pulling with force; a violent pull.
- noun A single draught of a net.
- noun That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net.
- noun Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car.
- noun (Rope Making) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be tarred.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To carry something; to
transportsomething, with a connotation that the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move.
- verb To
pullor drawsomething heavy.
- verb nautical To
steera vessel closer to the wind.
- verb nautical, of the wind To
shift fore(more towards the bow).
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Boston Celtics on Tuesday morning, saying the sole reason he came to Boston was to try to add to his title haul and is willing to play any role Doc Rivers envisions for him.
United captured their 18th league crown to equal Liverpool's record and Torres now fears their arch-rivals will increase their title haul unless Benitez signs someone with the genius of Rooney.
Maybe some of us just don't want to accept that the mancs will equal our title haul this season.
That's the only way you're going to win majors over the long haul is to give yourself chances.
Recounting the Americans 'medal haul from the Games
That pirated copies of X-Men Origins: Wolverine were discovered amongst the haul is especially disappointing.
The Star Tribune calls the total "unprecedented," noting that the three-month haul is greater than any Minnesota congressional hopeful has ever raised in an entire election cycle.
Short haul is better handled by well-located regional airports.
LL, your book haul is a thing of beauty – and I know your thoughts on each one of them will blow out my own reading list into something much more wishful!
* Brutal column from Jon Ralston, who argues that Angle's massive fundraising haul is being financed by "hatred."