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Meaning of bale

bale

Pronunciation: (bāl), [key]
— n., v., baled, bal•ing.
—n.
  1. a large bundle or package prepared for shipping, storage, or sale, esp. one tightly compressed and secured by wires, hoops, cords, or the like, and sometimes having a wrapping or covering: a bale of cotton; a bale of hay.
  2. a group of turtles.
—v.t.
  1. to make or form into bales: to bale wastepaper for disposal.

bale

Pronunciation: (bāl), [key]
— n. Archaic.
  1. evil; harm; misfortune.
  2. woe; misery; sorrow.

bale

Pronunciation: (bāl), [key]
— n.
  1. bail.

bale

Pronunciation: (bāl), [key]
— baled, bal•ing.
  1. bail (defs. 1–3).

Bâle

Pronunciation: (bäl), [key]
— n.
  1. French name of
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