Bale

Definition of Bale

Pronunciation: bāld
n.1.A bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw, hay, etc., put up compactly for transportation.
Bale of dice
a pair of dice.
- B. Jonson.
v. t.1.To make up in a bale.
[imp. & p. p. Baled (bāld); p. pr. & vb. n. Baling.]
1.See Bail, v. t., to lade.
n.1.Misery; calamity; misfortune; sorrow.
Let now your bliss be turned into bale.
- Spenser.
2.Evil; an evil, pernicious influence; something causing great injury.

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