Definition of Wale

1. Noun. A raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions.

Exact synonyms: Weal, Welt, Wheal
Generic synonyms: Harm, Hurt, Injury, Trauma
Derivative terms: Welt



2. Noun. Thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship.
Exact synonyms: Strake
Specialized synonyms: Garboard, Garboard Plank, Garboard Strake, Gun Rest, Gunnel, Gunwale
Group relationships: Vessel, Watercraft
Generic synonyms: Board, Plank

Definition of Wale

1. n. A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal.

2. v. t. To mark with wales, or stripes.

3. n. A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal.

4. v. t. To mark with wales, or stripes.

Definition of Wale

1. Noun. A ridge or low barrier. ¹

2. Noun. A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course) ¹

3. Noun. The texture of a piece of fabric. ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale) ¹

5. Noun. A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth. ¹

6. Noun. A ridge on the outside of a horse collar. ¹

7. Noun. A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip. ¹

8. Verb. To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale. ¹

9. Verb. To give a surface a texture of wales. ¹

10. Noun. Something selected as being the best, preference; choice. ¹

11. Verb. to choose, select. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wale

1. to mark with welts [v WALED, WALING, WALES]

Medical Definition of Wale

1. 1. A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal. 2. A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth. "Thou 'rt rougher far, And of a coarser wale, fuller of pride." (Beau & Fl) 3. A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position. 4. Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel; as, the main wales, or the strakes of planking under the port sills of the gun deck; channel wales, or those along the spar deck, etc. A wale knot, or wall knot. Wale knot. See Wall knot, under 1st Wall. Origin: AS. Walu a mark of stripes or blows, probably originally, a rod; akin to Icel. Volr, Goth. Walus a rod, staff. Cf. Goal, Weal a wale. 1. To mark with wales, or stripes. 2. To choose; to select; specifically, to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wale

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waldenses
waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia
waldgrave
waldgraves
waldheimia
waldheimias
waldhorn
waldhorns
waldmeister
waldoes
waldos
waldrapp
waldrapps
walds
wale (current term)
waled
walentaite
waler
walers
walfordite
wali
walier
walies
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walis
walise
walises

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