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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ale  \Ale\  ([=a]l),  n.  [AS.  ealu,  akin  to  Icel.,  Sw.,  and  Dan. 
  ["o]l,  Lith.  alus  a  kind  of  beer,  OSlav.  ol[u^]  beer.  Cf  Ir 
  ol  drink,  drinking.] 
  1.  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  malt  liquors. 
 
  2.  A  festival  in  English  country  places,  so  called  from  the 
  liquor  drunk.  ``At  wakes  and  ales.''  --B.  Jonson.``On 
  ember  eves  and  holy  ales.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beer  \Beer\,  n.  [OE.  beor,  ber,  AS  be['o]r;  akin  to  Fries. 
  biar,  Icel.  bj?rr,  OHG.  bior,  D.  &  G.  bier,  and  possibly  E. 
  brew.  [root]93,  See  {Brew}.] 
  1.  A  fermented  liquor  made  from  any  malted  grain,  but 
  commonly  from  barley  malt,  with  hops  or  some  other 
  substance  to  impart  a  bitter  flavor. 
 
  Note:  Beer  has  different  names  as  {small  beer},  {ale}, 
  {porter},  {brown  stout},  {lager  beer},  according  to  its 
  strength,  or  other  qualities.  See  {Ale}. 
 
  2.  A  fermented  extract  of  the  roots  and  other  parts  of 
  various  plants,  as  spruce,  ginger,  sassafras,  etc 
 
  {Small  beer},  weak  beer;  (fig.)  insignificant  matters.  ``To 
  suckle  fools,  and  chronicle  small  beer.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ale 
  n  :  fermented  alcoholic  beverage  similar  to  but  heavier  than 
  beer 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ALE 
  Address  Lifetime  Expectation  (org.,  IETF,  IP) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ALE 
  Application  Link  Enabling  (R/3,  SAP) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ALE 
  Atlanta  Linux  Enthusiasts  (Linux,  user  group) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ALE 
  Atomic  Layer  Epitaxy  IC 
 
 




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