I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bealu; akin to Old High German balo evil, Old Church Slavic bolĭ sick person Date: before 12th century 1. great evil 2. woe, sorrow II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German balla ball Date: 14th century a large bundle of goods; specifically a large closely pressed package of merchandise bound and usually wrapped <
a bale of paper
a bale of hay
III. transitive verb (baled; baling) Date: 1760 to make up into a bale • baler noun

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