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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bale  \Bale\,  n.  [OE.  bale,  OF  bale,  F.  balle,  LL  bala,  fr 
  OHG.  balla,  palla,  pallo,  G.  ball,  balle,  ballen,  ball  round 
  pack;  cf  D.  baal.  Cf  {Ball}  a  round  body.] 
  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. 
 
  {Bale  of  dice},  a  pair  of  dice.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bale  \Bale\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Baled}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Baling}.] 
  To  make  up  in  a  bale.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bale  \Bale\,  v.  t. 
  See  {Bail},  v.  t.,  to  lade. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bale  \Bale\  (b[=a]l),  n.  [AS.  bealo,  bealu,  balu;  akin  to  OS 
  balu,  OHG.  balo,  Icel.  b["o]l,  Goth.  balweins.] 
  1.  Misery;  calamity;  misfortune;  sorrow. 
 
  Let  now  your  bliss  be  turned  into  bale.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Evil;  an  evil,  pernicious  influence;  something  causing 
  great  injury.  [Now  chiefly  poetic] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bale 
  n  1:  a  large  bundle  bound  for  storage  or  transport 
  2:  a  city  in  northwestern  Switzerland  [syn:  {Basel},  {Basle},  {Bale}] 
  v  :  make  into  a  bale;  "bale  hay" 




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