Definitions for ALEeɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aleeɪl(n.)

  1. a malt beverage, darker, heavier, and more bitter than beer.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of ale:

bef. 950; ME; OE (e)alu (gen. ealoth), c. OS alo-, ON ǫl

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ale(noun)

    a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ale(noun)ɪl

    a type of beer

Wiktionary

  1. ale(Noun)

    An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.

    Note: The word ale, in England and the United States, usually designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in common use as the generic name for all non-distilled malt liquors.

  2. ale(Noun)

    A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.

  3. Origin: ealu, ealo, from aluþ (compare Dutch aal, öl), from h₂elu- ‘bitter’ (compare Latin alum ‘comfrey’, aluta ‘tawed leather’, Polish (Eastern) jełki, iłki ‘rancid’, Ancient Greek ‘bitter’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ale(noun)

    an intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops

  2. Ale(noun)

    a festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk

Freebase

  1. Ale

    Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a warm-fermentation with a strain of brewers' yeast. The yeast will ferment the beer quickly, giving it a sweet, full bodied and fruity taste. Most ales contain hops, which help preserve the beer and impart a bitter herbal flavour that balances the sweetness of the malt.


Translations for ALE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ale(noun)

the name given to certain kinds of beer

two pints of ale.

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