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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English wale (planking, welt), from Old English walu (ridge, bank; rib, comb (of helmet); metal ridge on top of helmet; weal, mark of a blow), from Proto-Germanic *waluz (stick, root), from Proto-Indo-European *welʷ- (to turn, wind, roll). Akin to Low German wāle; Old Norse vala (knuckle).

NounEdit

wale (plural wales)

  1. A ridge or low barrier.
  2. A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course)
  3. The texture of a piece of fabric.
  4. (nautical) A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale)
  5. A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth.
  6. A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
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  7. A ridge on the outside of a horse collar.
  8. A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip.
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VerbEdit

wale (third-person singular simple present wales, present participle waling, simple past and past participle waled)

  1. To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale.
    • 1832: Owen Felltham, Resolves, Divine, Moral, Political
      Would suffer his lazy rider to bestride his patie: back, with his hands and whip to wale his flesh, and with his heels to dig into his hungry bowels?
    • 2002: Hal Rothman, Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century
      When faced with an adulthood that offered few options, grinding poverty and marriage to a man who drank too much and came home to wale on his own family or...no beatings.
  2. To give a surface a texture of wales.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English wale, wal, from Old Norse val (choice), from Proto-Germanic *walą, *walō (desire, choice), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)welə- (to choose, wish). Akin to Old Norse velja (to choose), Old High German wala "choice" (German wählen "to choose"), Old English willan (to want). More at will.

NounEdit

wale (plural wales)

  1. Something selected as being the best, preference; choice.

VerbEdit

wale (third-person singular simple present wales, present participle waling, simple past and past participle waled)

  1. to choose, select.

AnagramsEdit


FulniôEdit

NounEdit

wale

  1. pig

ReferencesEdit

  • 2009 (originally 1968), Douglas Meland, Doris Meland, Fulniô (Yahthe) Syntax Structure: Preliminary Version, Associação Internacional de Linguística - SIL Brasil, page 19.

HawaiianEdit

NounEdit

wale

  1. phlegm
  2. saliva

ParticleEdit

wale

  1. Used to modify the preceding word only, just, alone; quite, very; simply, for free, without reason

Middle DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

wāle

  1. Alternative form of wel

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English wealh, from Proto-Germanic *walhaz.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wale

  1. (rare) An outsider; a guest; one from an unfamiliar land.
  2. (rare) A thrall; a hireling.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English walu, from Proto-Germanic *waluz.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wale (plural wales)

  1. A wooden board used for creating the exterior of a vessel; planking.
  2. (rare) A welt; an injury created by use of a whip or a similar weapon.
  3. (rare) A lesion; a boil.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse val, from Proto-Germanic *walą, *walō.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wale

  1. A selection or possibility; a decision.
  2. (rare) A preference; something chosen due to its quality.
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AdjectiveEdit

wale

  1. amazing, of great quality or talent.
  2. pleasing, nice, enjoyable, benevolent
  3. strong, firm, strengthy
  4. (negatively) impactful, grievous, melancholy
  5. (rare) decided, resolved, picked.
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Etymology 4Edit

From Old English wæl.

NounEdit

wale

  1. Alternative form of wal

Etymology 5Edit

From wale (selection).

VerbEdit

wale

  1. Alternative form of walen

North FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

wale

  1. (Mooring Dialect) to want

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle English wal, wale, from Old Norse val (choice), from Proto-Germanic *walą, *walō (desire, choice), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)welə- (to choose, wish). Akin to Old Norse velja (to choose), Old High German wala "choice" (German wählen "to choose"), Old English willan (to want).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wale (plural wales)

  1. choice, selection

VerbEdit

wale (third-person singular present wales, present participle walin, past waled, past participle waled)

  1. to choose

SwahiliEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wale

  1. Wa class inflected form of -le.