Definitions for ALEeɪl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ALE
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a malt beverage, darker, heavier, and more bitter than beer.
Origin of ale:
bef. 950; ME; OE (e)alu (gen. ealoth), c. OS alo-, ON ǫl
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
a type of beer
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.
A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.
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’).
an intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops
a festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk
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.
Anagrams of ALE
ELA, LAE, LEA, Lea, lea
Translations for ALE
From our Multilingual Dictionary
- lyst ølDanish
- αγγλική μπίρα, αγγλικός ζύθοςGreek
- ale, cerveza inglesa, cerveza aleSpanish
- ale, bière anglaiseFrench
- birra ingleseItalian
- donker bierDutch
- cerveja inglesaPortuguese
- ел, elSerbo-Croatian
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