Definitions for ALEeɪl

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  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

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  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’).

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  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

  3. Origin: [AS. ealu, akin to Icel., Sw., and Dan. l, Lith. alus a kind of beer, OSlav. ol beer. Cf. Ir. ol drink, drinking.]

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  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.

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  1. ELA, LAE, LEA, Lea, lea


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