Definitions for balebɑl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

balebeɪl(n.; v.)baled, bal•ing.

  1. (n.)a large bundle, esp. one tightly compressed and secured by wires, cords, or the like:

    a bale of cotton.

  2. (v.t.)to make into bales.

Origin of bale:

1350–1400; ME < AL bala, AF bale pack, bale < Frankish *balla; cf. ball1



  1. evil; harm; misfortune.

  2. woe; misery; sorrow.

* Archaic..

Origin of bale:

bef. 1000; ME; OE bealu, balu, c. OHG balo, ON bǫl, Go balw-


  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: French name of Basel .

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bale(noun)

    a large bundle bound for storage or transport

  2. Basel, Basle, Bale(verb)

    a city in northwestern Switzerland

  3. bale(verb)

    make into a bale

    "bale hay"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bale(noun)

    a bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw / hay, etc., put up compactly for transportation

  2. Bale(verb)

    to make up in a bale

  3. Bale(verb)

    see Bail, v. t., to lade

  4. Bale(noun)

    misery; calamity; misfortune; sorrow

  5. Bale(noun)

    evil; an evil, pernicious influence; something causing great injury

Translations for bale

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a large bundle of goods or material (cloth, hay etc) tied together

a bale of cotton.

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