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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waleweɪl(n.; v.)waled, wal•ing.

  1. (n.)a ridge or stripe produced on the skin by the stroke of a rod or whip; welt.

  2. the vertical rib or cord in woven cloth.

    Category: Textiles

  3. the texture or weave of a fabric.

    Category: Textiles

  4. any of certain strakes of thick outside planking on the sides of a wooden ship.

    Category: Nautical

  5. a horizontal timber or other support for reinforcing various upright members.

    Category: Building Trades

  6. (v.t.)to mark with wales.

  7. to weave with wales.

    Category: Textiles

  8. to reinforce with a wale or wales.

    Category: Civil Engineering

Origin of wale:

bef. 1050; ME; OE walu ridge, rib

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wale, welt, weal, wheal(noun)

    a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

  2. wale, strake(noun)

    thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wale(noun)

    a streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal

  2. Wale(noun)

    a ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth

  3. Wale(noun)

    a timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position

  4. Wale(noun)

    certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel; as, the main wales, or the strakes of planking under the port sills of the gun deck; channel wales, or those along the spar deck, etc

  5. Wale(noun)

    a wale knot, or wall knot

  6. Wale(verb)

    to mark with wales, or stripes

  7. Wale(verb)

    to choose; to select; specifically (Mining), to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it

Freebase

  1. Wale

    Ralph Victor Folarin, better known by his stage name Wale, is an American rapper from Washington, D.C.. He rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug" became popular in his hometown. Wale became locally recognized and continued recording music for the regional audience. Producer Mark Ronson discovered Wale in 2006 and signed him to Allido Records in 2007. While signed to that label, Wale released several mixtapes and appeared in national media including MTV and various urban magazines. In 2008, Wale signed to Interscope Records for $1.3 million, and his debut album Attention Deficit was released in 2009 with the singles "Chillin", "Pretty Girls", and "World Tour". The album, although under-shipped, received positive reviews from critics. In early 2011 Wale signed on with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, where members of the label released a compilation album, Self Made Vol. 1 on May 23, 2011. His second studio album, Ambition was released November 1, 2011, with mixed reviews. His third studio album, The Gifted is scheduled for release on June 25, 2013.

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