hale
I. adjective Etymology: partly from Middle English (northern) hale, from Old English hāl; partly from Middle English hail, from Old Norse heill — more at whole Date: before 12th century free from defect, disease, or infirmity ; sound; also retaining exceptional health and vigor <
a hale and hearty old man
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Synonyms: see healthy II. transitive verb (haled; haling) Etymology: Middle English halen, from Anglo-French haler, aler — more at haul Date: 13th century 1. haul, pull 2. to compel to go

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