bale definition

  • noun:
    • a big bundle of natural or finished material firmly bound with twine or wire and frequently wrapped: a bale of hay.
    • Evil: "Tidings of bale she introduced” ( William Cullen Bryant).
    • Mental suffering; anguish: "ease my spirit through the bale that bows it down” ( Benjamin Disraeli).
    • Evil, specially considered as an active power for destruction or death.
    • Suffering, woe, torment.
    • a big fire, a conflagration or bonfire.
    • A funeral pyre.
    • A beacon-fire.
    • A rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth address, and corded for storage or transportation.
    • big money of compressed wool or hay, compacted for shipping and maneuvering.
    • A measurement of hay add up to 10 flakes. About 70-90 pounds (32-41 kg).
    • A measurement of paper corresponding to 10 reams.
    • A bundle or package of products in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw, hay, etc., put-up compactly for transport.
    • distress; calamity; misfortune; sorrow.
    • Evil; an evil, pernicious influence; anything causing great injury.
    • Evil; woe; disaster; misery; that which triggers ruin, destruction, or sadness.
    • a big fire built outside and burning up freely; a bonfire. specifically—
    • A large bundle or package of product ready for transportation, either in a cloth address, corded or banded, or without cover, but compressed and secured by transverse bands, wires, or withes and longitudinal slats.
    • some or pair of dice.
    • a city in northwestern Switzerland
    • a big bundle certain for storage space or transportation
  • verb-transitive:
    • To wrap in a bale or in bales: a machine that bales cotton.
    • which will make up in a bale.
    • See bail, v. t., to lade.
  • verb:
    • To cover into a bale.
    • To remove liquid from a boat with buckets etc.
    • make into a bale
  • others:
    • to help make up into a bale or bales.
    • See bail, bail, bail, bail.

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