What does ALE mean?

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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

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

  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.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ale

    āl, n. a beverage made from an infusion of malt by fermentation: a festival, so called from the liquor drunk.—ns. Ale′berry, a beverage made from ale; Ale′conner, an ale-taster, a civic officer appointed to test the quality of the ale brewed—A.S. cunnere, a trier; Ale′-house, a house in which ale is sold. [A.S. alu; Ice. öl.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ale

    A type of beer and product created and produced in various colors, ingredients, formula, recipes and tastes.

    Ale is a popular drink in many countries around the world.

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Anagrams for ALE »

  1. ELA, LAE, LEA, Lea, lea

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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