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Valid words made from Bale

You can make 22 words from 'bale' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'bale'

ABLE 6ALBE 6
BAEL 6BALE 6
BEAL 6BLAE 6

3 letters words from 'bale'

ALB 5ALE 3
BAE 5BAL 5
BEL 5LAB 5
LEA 3 

2 letters words from 'bale'

AB 4AE 2
AL 2BA 4
BE 4EA 2
EL 2LA 2

All 4 letters words made out of bale

bale able blae lbae albe labe bael abel beal ebal aebl eabl blea lbea bela ebla leba elba aleb laeb aelb ealb leab elab

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word bale. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in bale.

Definitions and meaning of bale

bale

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beɪ̯l/, [ˈbeɪ̯(ə)ɫ], [beə̯ɫ]
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophone: bail

Etymology 1

From Middle English bale (evil), from Old English bealo, from Proto-Germanic *balwą. Cognate with Low German bal- (bad, ill), Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌻𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃 (balweins, torture), Old High German balo (destruction), Old Norse bǫl (disaster).

Noun

bale (uncountable)

  1. Evil, especially considered as an active force for destruction or death.
  2. Suffering, woe, torment.
Derived terms
  • baleful

Etymology 2

From Middle English bale (pyre, funeral pyre), from Old English bǣl (pyre, funeral pyre), from Proto-Germanic *bēlą (pyre), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to shine; gleam; sparkle). Cognate with Old Norse bál (which may have been the direct source for the English word).

Noun

bale (plural bales)

  1. (obsolete) A large fire, a conflagration or bonfire.
  2. (archaic) A funeral pyre.
  3. (archaic) A beacon-fire.
Derived terms
  • balefire

Etymology 3

From Middle English bale (bale), from Old French bale and Medieval Latin bala, of Germanic origin. Doublet of ball.

Noun

bale (plural bales)

  1. A rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 563:
      So having made up my mind, I packed up in bales a quantity of precious stuffs suited for sea-trade and repaired with them from Baghdad-city to Bassorah-town, where I found ship ready for sea, and in her a company of considerable merchants.
  2. A bundle of compressed wool or hay, compacted for shipping and handling.
  3. A measurement of hay equal to 10 flakes. Approximately 70-90 lbs (32-41 kg).
  4. A measurement of paper equal to 10 reams.
Coordinate terms
  • (measurement of paper): bundle, quire, ream
Derived terms
  • bale of dice
Translations
Further reading
  • Units of paper quantity on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

bale (third-person singular simple present bales, present participle baling, simple past and past participle baled)

  1. (transitive) To wrap into a bale.
Translations

Etymology 4

Alternative spelling of bail.

Verb

bale (third-person singular simple present bales, present participle baling, simple past and past participle baled)

  1. (Britain, nautical) To remove water from a boat with buckets etc.
Translations

Further reading

  • Bale in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • -able, Abel, Able, Beal, Blea, Ebla, Elba, able, albe, bael, beal, blea



Buginese

Noun

bale

  1. fish

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

bale

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of balen

Anagrams

  • Abel

French

Alternative forms

  • balle

Etymology

From Gaulish *balu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bal/

Noun

bale f (uncountable)

  1. chaff (inedible casing of a grain seed)

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French balai.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ba.le/

Noun

bale

  1. broom

Verb

bale

  1. to sweep

Javanese

Noun

bale

  1. Dated spelling of balé.

Kapampangan

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *balay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

Noun

balé

  1. house

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English bealo, from Proto-Germanic *balwą.

Alternative forms

  • balu

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaːl(ə)/

Noun

bale (plural bales)

  1. An evil or wrong act; a bad deed.
  2. Maliciousness, iniquity, damage.
  3. Devastation and doom; the causing of lifelessness.
  4. Woe or torment; hurting, agony.
Related terms
  • baleful
  • bale-siðe
Descendants
  • English: bale (dated)
References
  • “bāle, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-19.

Adjective

bale

  1. decisive, ruinous, vicious
  2. tormentuous, painful, hurtful
References
  • “bāle, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-19.

Etymology 2

Either from Old English bǣl, Old Norse bál, or a conflation of both; in any case, from Proto-Germanic *bēlą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːl/

Noun

bale

  1. Any large fire; a bonfire or pyre.
  2. A fire for inhumation; a funeral pyre.
  3. A fire for execution or killing.
Related terms
  • bale-fyre
Descendants
  • English: bale (archaic)
  • Scots: bale
References
  • “bāl(e, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-19.

Etymology 3

Probably from Old French bale, balle, from Medieval Latin balla, from Frankish or Old High German balla (ball), from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Alternative forms

  • bala, ball

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaːl(ə)/

Noun

bale (plural bales)

  1. A bale (rounded bundle)
Descendants
  • English: bale
References
  • “bāle, n.(3).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-19.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  • “bale”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

bale (present tense balar, past tense bala, past participle bala, passive infinitive balast, present participle balande, imperative bal)

  1. Alternative form of bala

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: Bali (Brazil), vale (Norte of Portugal)
  • Hyphenation: ba‧le

Verb

bale

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of balar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of balar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of balar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of balar
  5. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of balir
  6. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of balir

Romanian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin root *baba. Compare French bave, Italian bava, Spanish and Portuguese baba. The normal result, *ba, is not used as the singular has been replaced with bală through analogy.

Noun

bale f pl (plural only)

  1. slobber, drool, dribble, saliva

Declension

Synonyms

  • salivă

Derived terms

  • bălos

Saterland Frisian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaːlə/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧le

Verb

bale

  1. (intransitive) to speak

Conjugation

References

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “bale”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Spanish

Verb

bale

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of balar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of balar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of balar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of balar.

Tagalog

Alternative forms

  • bali

Etymology

From Spanish vale, third-person singular present indicative form of valer (to be worth), from Old Spanish valer, from Latin valēre, present active infinitive of valeō (to be worth), from Proto-Italic *walēō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wl̥h₁éh₁yeti, from *h₂welh₁- (to rule, be strong).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ba‧le
  • IPA(key): /ˈbalɛ/, [ˈbɐlɛ]

Noun

bale

  1. (colloquial) worth; value (usually used in the negative)
  2. promissory note; credit; IOU
  3. request of partial advanced payment

Adverb

bale

  1. used to connect previous conversation or events to the following question: so
  2. used before stating or enumerating the gist or summary of what is being discussed
  3. used as a meaningless filler word to begin a response or when one cannot start to speak

Adjective

bale

  1. (colloquial) valuable; important
  2. bought on credit

Derived terms


Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from French ballet.

Noun

bale (definite accusative baleyi, plural baleler)

  1. ballet

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to form into tightly compressed bundles.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)