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Definition of ale noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a type of beer, usually sold in bottles or cans. There are several kinds of ale brown/pale ale
  2. 2[countable] a glass, bottle, or can of ale
  3. 3[uncountable] (old-fashioned) beer generally see also ginger ale
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ale