Definition of Bale

1. Noun. A large bundle bound for storage or transport.

Generic synonyms: Bundle, Sheaf
Specialized synonyms: Hay Bale

2. Verb. Make into a bale. "Bale hay"

3. Noun. A city in northwestern Switzerland.
Exact synonyms: Basel, Basle
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland

Definition of Bale

1. n. 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. v. t. To make up in a bale.

3. v. t. See Bail, v. t., to lade.

4. n. Misery; calamity; misfortune; sorrow.

Definition of Bale

1. Noun. Evil, especially considered as an active force for destruction or death. ¹

2. Noun. Suffering, woe, torment. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A large fire, a conflagration or bonfire. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) A funeral pyre. ¹

5. Noun. (archaic) A beacon-fire. ¹

6. Noun. A rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation. ¹

7. Noun. A bundle of compressed wool or hay, compacted for shipping and handling. ¹

8. Noun. A measurement of hay equal to 10 flakes. Approximately 70-90 lbs (32-41 kg). ¹

9. Noun. A measurement of paper equal to 10 reams. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To wrap into a bale. ¹

11. Verb. (British nautical) To remove water from a boat with buckets etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bale

1. to form into tightly compressed bundles [v BALED, BALING, BALES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bale

baldness
baldnesses
baldpate
baldpated
baldpates
baldrib
baldribs
baldric
baldrick
baldricks
baldrics
balds
balductum
baldwin
baldy
bale (current term)
bale out
bale up
balearic
balearica
baled
baled out
baleen
baleen whale
baleen whales
baleens
balefire
balefires
baleful
balefull

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