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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Parents pressed against windows dividing the hale from the ill for views of their children.
▪ They represented one more barrier between the stricken and the hale, one more outward sign of difference.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hale \Hale\ (h[=a]l or h[add]l; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haled (h[=a]ld or h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Haling.] [OE. halen, halien; cf. AS. holian, to acquire, get. See Haul.] To pull; to drag; to haul. See Haul.

Easier both to freight, and to hale ashore.

As some dark priest hales the reluctant victim.


Hale \Hale\, n. Welfare. [Obs.]

All heedless of his dearest hale.


Hale \Hale\ (h[=a]l), a. [Written also hail.] [OE. heil, Icel. heill; akin to E. whole. See Whole.] Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body.

Last year we thought him strong and hale.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"healthy," Old English hal "healthy, entire, uninjured" (see health). The Scottish and northern English form of whole; it was given a literary sense of "free from infirmity" (1734). Related: Haleness.


c.1200, "drag; summon," in Middle English used of arrows, bowstrings, reins, anchors, from Old French haler "to pull, haul" (12c.), from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *halon or Old Dutch halen; probably also from Old English geholian "obtain" (see haul). Figurative sense of "to draw (someone) from one condition to another" is late 14c. Related: Haled; haling.


Etymology 1 n. (context archaic English) health, welfare. Etymology 2

  1. sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired. Etymology 3


  2. To drag, pull, especially forcibly.

  1. v. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information" [syn: coerce, squeeze, pressure, force]

  2. draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: haul, cart, drag]


adj. exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again" [syn: whole]

Hale, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
Population (2000): 473
Housing Units (2000): 222
Land area (2000): 0.550106 sq. miles (1.424768 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.550106 sq. miles (1.424768 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29908
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 39.604241 N, 93.343713 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 64643
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hale, MO
Hale -- U.S. County in Alabama
Population (2000): 17185
Housing Units (2000): 7756
Land area (2000): 643.735532 sq. miles (1667.267304 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 12.735412 sq. miles (32.984565 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 656.470944 sq. miles (1700.251869 sq. km)
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 32.768094 N, 87.635687 W
Hale, AL
Hale County
Hale County, AL
Hale -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 36602
Housing Units (2000): 13526
Land area (2000): 1004.653964 sq. miles (2602.041712 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.115296 sq. miles (0.298615 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1004.769260 sq. miles (2602.340327 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 34.094550 N, 101.790353 W
Hale, TX
Hale County
Hale County, TX
Hale (lunar crater)

Hale is a relatively young lunar impact crater that is located on the southern limb of the Moon. Over half the crater lies on the far side of the Moon, and from the Earth this formation is viewed from the side. Thus the crater must be viewed from orbit in order to discern much detail. The nearest crater of note is Wexler to the north. To the east on the far side is the huge walled plain Schrödinger, and to the southwest is the crater Demonax.

The rim of Hale is well-defined, with little wear from later impacts, but has a somewhat irregular, notched perimeter. The inner surface is multiply terraced with some indications of slumping. The inner floor is flat with only a few tiny craterlets to mark the surface. Near the midpoint of the interior is a complex central peak formation, with an additional low rise just to the north.


Hale may refer to:

Hale (band)

Hale is a Filipino alternative rock band from Manila, Philippines formed in 2004. The group composed of Champ Lui Pio on vocals and guitars, Roll Martinez on guitars, Sheldon Gellada on bass guitar and backing vocals and Paolo Santiago on drums.

Hale (album)

Hale is the self-titled debut album by OPM Filipino band Hale, released on April 2005 under EMI Philippines.

The album contains the singles Broken Sonnet, the award-winning and well-received The Day You Said Goodnight, Kahit Pa, Kung Wala Ka and Blue Sky, together with Tollgate which can be found in Hale (Special Edition). It was certified Triple Platinum (90, 000 copies sold) on May 2006.


Hałe is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Sokółka, within Sokółka County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland, close to the border with Belarus.

Hale (Trafford ward)

Hale was an electoral ward of Trafford covering the villages of Hale and Hale Barns.

The ward was abolished in 2004, and its area split between the new Hale Central and Hale Barns wards.

Its electoral history since 1973 is as follows:

Hale (Martian crater)

Hale is a crater at 35.7°S, 323.4°E on Mars, just north of Argyre basin. The crater is in the Argyre quadrangle. On 28 September 2015 NASA confirmed the seasonal existence of liquid water in Hale crater. The salts in the water ( magnesium perchlorate, magnesium chlorate, sodium perchlorate,...) lower its freezing and melting point to 203 K (−70 °C or −94 °F), which is near the average summer night temperature. Hale was created by an asteroid roughly across that impacted at an oblique angle about 3.5–3.8 billion years ago. The rim and ejecta are eroded and show smaller impacts, but subsequent deposits have covered up small craters within it. On the southern rim of Hale, parts of the crater wall have moved downslope towards the crater's centre. The surface shows a network of fluvial channels which may have been caused by running water.

It is named after George Ellery Hale.

The wall of Hale Crater has a large number of gullies. Some are pictured below in an image from HiRISE. Unlike, some other gullies on Mars, these are in light-toned materials. Research published in the journal Icarus has found pits in Hale Crater that are caused by hot ejecta falling on ground containing ice. The pits are formed by heat forming steam that rushes out from groups of pits simultaneously, thereby blowing away from the pit ejecta.

Gullies occur on steep slopes, especially craters. Gullies are believed to be relatively young because they have few, if any craters, and they lie on top of sand dunes which are young. Usually, each gully has an alcove, channel, and apron. Although many ideas have been put forward to explain them, the most popular involve liquid water either coming from an aquifer or left over from old glaciers.

There is evidence for both theories. Most of the gully alcove heads occur at the same level, just as one would expect of an aquifer. Various measurements and calculations show that liquid water could exist in an aquifer at the usual depths where the gullies begin. One variation of this model is that rising hot magma could have melted ice in the ground and caused water to flow in aquifers. Aquifers are layer that allow water to flow. They may consist of porous sandstone. This layer would be perched on top of another layer that prevents water from going down (in geological terms it would be called impermeable). The only direction the trapped water can flow is horizontally. The water could then flow out onto the surface when it reaches a break, like a crater wall. Aquifers are quite common on Earth. A good example is "Weeping Rock" in Zion National Park Utah.

On the other hand, much of the surface of Mars is covered by a thick smooth mantle that is thought to be a mixture of ice and dust. This ice-rich mantle, a few yards thick, smoothes the land, but in places it has a bumpy texture, resembling the surface of a basketball. Under certain conditions the ice could melt and flow down the slopes to create gullies. Because there are few craters on this mantle, the mantle is relatively young.

Changes in Mars's orbit and tilt cause significant changes in the distribution of water ice from polar regions down to latitudes equivalent to Texas. During certain climate periods water vapor leaves polar ice and enters the atmosphere. The water comes back to ground at lower latitudes as deposits of frost or snow mixed generously with dust. The atmosphere of Mars contains a great deal of fine dust particles. Water vapor will condense on the particles, then fall down to the ground due to the additional weight of the water coating. When ice at the top of the mantling layer goes back into the atmosphere, it leaves behind dust, which insulates the remaining ice.

Image:Hale crater gullies.JPG|Gullies on Hale Crater Wall, as seen by HiRISE.

Hale (surname)

Hale is a surname. Lords of Loddon-Hales, Hale or "De Halys" traces back to Lord Roger De Halys circa 1130, whose descendant Lord Roger De Halys married Alice Scrogins circa 1275 whose daughter Alice Hale married Thomas, Prince of England (Son of Edward I of England), those who were the ancestors of William Hale who married Rose Bond of Kingswaldenbury, their grandson George Hale (A Drummer) came to America on the ship "Supply" in 1620 where he lived with the governor Sir Frances Wyatt of Virginia. It is said that the Hales were related to Saint Edmund, King of East Anglia in which the Hales get their Arrows pointing downward in their coat of arms.

Hale (ward)

Hale (ward) could refer to:

  • Hale (Barnet ward)
  • Hale (Halton ward)
  • Hale (Trafford ward)
Hale (given name)

Hale is a given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Hale Ascher VanderCook (1864–1949), American composer and musician
  • Hale Boggs (1914–1972/1973), American politician
  • Hale Irwin, American golfer
  • Hale Johnson (1847–1902), American politician
  • Hale Tharp (1828–?), American gold prospector
  • Hale T-Pole (Tevita Hale Nai Tu'uhoko) (born 1979), Tongan rugby union footballer
  • Hale Woodruff (1900–1980), American artist

Fictional characters include:

  • Hale Santiago, in the Canadian television series Lost Girl
Hale (Assyrian king)

Hale had been the eighteenth Assyrian monarch of the Early Period of Aššūrāyu (Assyria) ( fl. c. 2028 BCE) according to the Assyrian King List (AKL). Hale is listed within a section of the AKL as the second out of the ten, “kings whose fathers are known.” This section (which in contrast to the rest of the list) had been written in reverse order—beginning with Aminu and ending with Apiashalaltogether ten kings who are ancestors”—has often been interpreted as the list of ancestors of the Amorite Šamši-Adad I ( fl. c. 1809 BCE) who had conquered the city-state of Aššur. In keeping with this assumption, scholars have inferred that the original form of the AKL had been written (among other things) as an, “''attempt to justify that Šamši-Adad I was a legitimate ruler of the city-state Aššur and to obscure his non-Assyrian antecedents by incorporating his ancestors into a native Assyrian genealogy''.” However, this interpretation has not been accepted universally; the Cambridge Ancient History rejected this interpretation and instead interpreted the section as being that of the ancestors of Sulili.

The AKL also states the following: "Hale son of Apiashal," additionally; " Samani son of Hale." Apiashal ( fl. c. 2029 BCE) is listed within the section of the AKL as the last of whom, "altogether seventeen kings, tent dwellers." This section shows marked similarities to the ancestors of the First Babylonian Dynasty. According to the AKL, Apiashal had been preceded by his father Ushpia ( fl. c. 2030 BCE.) Ushpia had been an early Assyrian king who had ruled Aššūrāyu ( fl. c. 2030 BC), as the second last within the section "kings who lived in tents" of the AKL, however; Ushpia has yet to be confirmed by contemporary artifacts. Ushpia is also said to had been the founder of the temple for the god Aššur within the city-state Aššur. According to the Cambridge Ancient History, the conclusion of this section, "marked the end of the nomadic period of the Assyrian people," and, "visualized Ushpia as the actual founder of the Semitic city of Aššur." The earliest kings had been independent semi-nomadic pastoralist rulers. These kings had at some point become fully urbanized and founded the city-state of Aššur.

Very little is otherwise known about Hale's reign.

Usage examples of "hale".

David Hale had made to Susan McDougal after allegedly being pressured by Clinton.

Hale displayed his three military-issue IDs, two of them unique to this event and delivered to attendees just two days ago.

Volk wird zu ihm halten, auch wenn unsere Aufgabe auf Jahre hinaus nicht leicht sein wird.

So up anchor and take your rotten carack back to whatever port of dreams you hale from.

The plants are incredibly lush and hale and sometimes threaten to block off the whole easement from dining to living room, and the rope-handled Brazilian machete C.

He was born at Hales, or Hailles, in Gloucestershire towards the end of the twelfth century, and died at Paris at the convent of his Order in 1245.

After a half deck of Blind Tiger, four blue octagons, and three squirts from an amdex haler, his eyeballs were threatening to revolve but he was on his feet and motoring.

The haler prisoners raised a cheer to see the motte-and-bailey still holding out, a cheer the knights on its rampart echoed.

Krispos and his generals questioned haler survivors, trying to sift fragments of order from catastrophe.

He sat on the back steps of the Hale house, lazily picking his guitar, and when the supper was ready, he pushed the children of the household out of the way and served himself a big meal, although there had been barely enough hoecakes and white meat to go round.

Gilchrist was in the little waiting room, hale and hearty, wearing an NHS face mask, rolling up his sleeve in preparation for the inoculation a nurse was holding.

Grandfather Nutter was a hale, cheery old gentleman, as straight and as bald as an arrow.

This birthing had been difficult, for the child was large and his wife was no longer young, but the new babe was hale and lusty, if disappointingly unlike Sief in appearance.

Hale wrote Helen, and at the end of the series he still was enthusiastic.

Hale back at his home in Roxbury thought of Helen separated from her Teacher and wrote her a tender, understanding letter: I could not talk to you yesterday nearly as much as I wanted to, but I do want to congratulate you with all my heart and soul and strength as to the possibilities for you which I see in the new marriage, and I long to say that you have gained a brother and not lost a sister.