Definition of hale adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hale

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//heɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//heɪl//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English, northern variant of hāl ‘whole’.Idioms
hale and hearty
 
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(especially of an old person) strong and healthy More Like This Alliteration in idioms belt and braces, black and blue, born and bred, chalk and cheese, chop and change, done and dusted, down and dirty, in dribs and drabs, eat somebody out of house and home, facts and figures, fast and furious, first and foremost, forgive and forget, hale and hearty, hem and haw, kith and kin, mix and match, part and parcel, puff and pant, to rack and ruin, rant and rave, risk life and limb, short and sweet, signed and sealed, spic and span, through thick and thin, this and that, top and tail, tried and tested, wax and waneSee worksheet.
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