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4 letters words from 'wale'

ALEW 7WALE 7
WEAL 7 

3 letters words from 'wale'

ALE 3AWE 6
AWL 6LAW 6
LEA 3LEW 6
WAE 6 

2 letters words from 'wale'

AE 2AL 2
AW 5EA 2
EL 2EW 5
LA 2WE 5

All 4 letters words made out of wale

wale awle wlae lwae alwe lawe wael awel weal ewal aewl eawl wlea lwea wela ewla lewa elwa alew laew aelw ealw leaw elaw

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

Definitions and meaning of wale

wale

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈweɪl/, [ˈweɪɫ]
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophones: wail, whale (in accent with the whine–wine merger)

Etymology 1

The noun is from Middle English wāle (planking, welt), from Old English walu (ridge, bank; rib, comb (of helmet); metal ridge on top of helmet; weal, mark of a blow), from Proto-Germanic *waluz (stick, root), from Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind, roll). Akin to Low German wāle; Old Norse vala (knuckle). The verb is from late Middle English wālen, from the noun.

Noun

wale (plural wales)

  1. A ridge or low barrier.
  2. A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course).
  3. The texture of a piece of fabric.
  4. (nautical) A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale)
  5. A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth.
  6. A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
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  7. A ridge on the outside of a horse collar.
  8. A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip.
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Related terms
  • waling
Translations

Verb

wale (third-person singular simple present wales, present participle waling, simple past and past participle waled)

  1. To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale or welt.
    • 1832, Owen Felltham, Resolves, Divine, Moral, Political:
      Would suffer his lazy rider to bestride his patie: back, with his hands and whip to wale his flesh, and with his heels to dig into his hungry bowels?
    • 2002, Hal Rothman, Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century:
      When faced with an adulthood that offered few options, grinding poverty and marriage to a man who drank too much and came home to wale on his own family or...no beatings.
  2. To give a surface a texture of wales or welts.
Translations

See also

  • wale on
  • whale
  • weal
  • wheal

Etymology 2

From Middle English wale, wal, from Old Norse val (choice), from Proto-Germanic *walą, *walō (desire, choice), from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (to choose, want). Akin to Old Norse velja (to choose), Old High German wala "choice" (German Wahl "choice"), Old English willan (to want). More at will.

Noun

wale (plural wales)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) Something selected as being the best, preference; choice.

Verb

wale (third-person singular simple present wales, present participle waling, simple past and past participle waled)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) To choose, select.
Alternative forms
  • wail (obsolete)

References

  • wale at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • wale in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • alew, e-law, lawe, weal

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wʌˈle/

Noun

walé f 

  1. possibility

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 75

Fulniô

Noun

wale

  1. pig

References

  • 2009 (originally 1968), Douglas Meland, Doris Meland, Fulniô (Yahthe) Syntax Structure: Preliminary Version, Associação Internacional de Linguística - SIL Brasil, page 19.

Hawaiian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwa.le/, [ˈʋɐle]

Noun

wale

  1. phlegm
  2. saliva

Particle

wale

  1. Used to modify the preceding word only, just, alone; quite, very; simply, for free, without reason

References

  • “wale” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

Middle Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwaːlə/

Adverb

wāle

  1. Alternative form of wel

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English wealh, from Proto-Germanic *walhaz.

Alternative forms

  • wælh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /waːl/

Noun

wale

  1. (rare) An outsider; a guest; one from an unfamiliar land.
  2. (rare) A thrall; a hireling.
Related terms
  • Wales
  • Walsch
  • walmore
  • walnot
  • walwort
References
  • “wāle, n.(3).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-10.

Etymology 2

From Old English walu, from Proto-Germanic *waluz.

Alternative forms

  • walle, wala

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwaːl(ə)/

Noun

wale (plural wales)

  1. A wooden board used for creating the exterior of a vessel; planking.
  2. (rare) A welt; an injury created by use of a whip or a similar weapon.
  3. (rare) A lesion; a boil.
Descendants
  • English: wale, weal
  • Scots: wale, wail
References
  • “wāle, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-10.

Etymology 3

From Old Norse val, from Proto-Germanic *walą, *walō.

Alternative forms

  • wayle, wall, wal

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /waːl/

Noun

wale

  1. A selection or possibility; a decision.
  2. (rare) A preference; something chosen due to its quality.
Related terms
  • walen
Descendants
  • English: wale
  • Scots: wale, Scots: wail
References
  • “wāle, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-10.

Adjective

wale

  1. amazing, of great quality or talent.
  2. pleasing, nice, enjoyable, benevolent
  3. strong, firm, strengthy
  4. (negatively) impactful, grievous, melancholy
  5. (rare) decided, resolved, picked.
References
  • “wāle, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-10.

Etymology 4

Noun

wale

  1. Alternative form of vale

Etymology 4

Noun

wale

  1. Alternative form of wal

Etymology 5

Verb

wale

  1. Alternative form of walen

Etymology 6

Noun

wale

  1. Alternative form of whale

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian willa

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvalə/

Verb

wale

  1. (Mooring Dialect) to want

Conjugation


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈva.lɛ/
  • Homophone: walę

Noun

wale m inan or m anim

  1. locative/vocative singular of wał

Noun

wale m anim

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of wal

Pukapukan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *fale, from Proto-Central Pacific *vale, from Proto-Oceanic *pale, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay.

Noun

wale

  1. house
    Nō mātou te wale nei.
    This is our house.
  2. home
    Ka wano au ki wale kaikai.
    I'll go home and eat.
  3. building

Derived terms

  • waleimu (cookhouse, kitchen)
  • walepule (church)
  • walemaki (hospital)
  • wale āuli (jail, prison)

Further reading

  • Te Pukamuna | Pukapuka Dictionary

Scots

Etymology

From Middle English wal, wale, from Old Norse val (choice), from Proto-Germanic *walą, *walō (desire, choice), from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (to choose, wish).

Akin to Old Norse velja (to choose), Old High German wala (choice) (German wählen (to choose)), Old English willan (to want).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wel/

Noun

wale (plural wales)

  1. choice, selection

Verb

wale (third-person singular present wales, present participle walin, past waled, past participle waled)

  1. to choose

Swahili

Adjective

wale

  1. Wa class inflected form of -le.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • WALD, (Scots) wild mignonette.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)