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The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
A. E. Housman

Meaning of "ale" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ALE

Old English alu, ealu; related to Old Norse öl, Old Saxon alofat.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ALE

ale  [eɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ale is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ALE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ale

Ale

Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a warm fermentation with a strain of brewers' yeast. The yeast will ferment the beer quickly, giving it a sweet, full bodied and fruity taste. Most ales contain hops, which help preserve the beer and impart a bitter herbal flavour that balances the sweetness of the malt.

Definition of ale in the English dictionary

The definition of ale in the dictionary is an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a cereal, esp barley, but differing from beer by being unflavoured by hops.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALE

aldrin
Aldus Manutius
ale conner
aleatoric
aleatory
alebench
alec
alecithal
aleck
alecost
Alecto
alectryon
alee
alef
aleft
alegar
alegge
aleggeaunce
alehouse

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALE

middle
on the whole
temple
terrible
the good people
the people
title
toggle
triple
trouble
unable
unavailable
vale
valuable
variable
vehicle
visible
while
whole
wholesale

Synonyms and antonyms of ale in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ale» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALE

Find out the translation of ale to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ale from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ale» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

麦芽酒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cerveza
570 millions of speakers

English

ale
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शराब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مزر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tipo de cerveja
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বীয়ার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ale
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ale
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

強いビールの一種
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

약간 쓰고 독한 맥주 에일 맥주
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ale
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rượu bia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாராயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bira
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

birra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ALE
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ель
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ale
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ale
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ale

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALE»

The term «ale» is very widely used and occupies the 2.913 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ale» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ale» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ale

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3 QUOTES WITH «ALE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ale.
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George Farquhar
I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.
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A. E. Housman
The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
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A. E. Housman
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALE»

Discover the use of ale in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ale and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cakes And Ale
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE Cakes and Ale is both a wickedly satirical novel about contemporary literary poseurs and a skilfully crafted study of freedom.
W Somerset Maugham, 2010
2
ALE, EDI & IDoc Technologies for SAP
Topics covered in this book include adding new EDI messages or interfaces to existing implementation.
Arvind Nagpal, 2001
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Vernor's Ginger Ale
From a small drugstore in Detroit to a product enjoyed across America and Canada, Vernor's is a success story. Vernor's is the story of a small back-room product turned into a highly successful brand.
Keith Wunderlich, 2008
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The Great American Ale Trail: The Craft Beer Lover's Guide ...
Presents a guide to more than four hundred microbreweries, beer-focused restaurants and bars, and beer festivals in the United States.
Christian DeBenedetti, 2011
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Ale & Arty: the story of beer
Adding to the value of the work are brilliant illustrations specially commissioned for this book, by well-known artists including Jatin Das, Yusuf Arakkal, S.G. Vasudev, Archie Forrest and James Fullarton among others.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 2000
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Belgian Ale
Pierre Rajotte traveled the globe in search of the ultimate brew and found that Belgian ale is the pinnacle of artistic brewing complexity.
Pierre Rajotte, 1992
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Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a ...
Bennett examines the gradual decline of a female brewing tradition in England from 1300-1600, shedding new light on women's work and patriarchal social arrangements during a time of dramatic economic change.
Judith M. Bennett, 1996
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Brown Ale: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes
They also reveal how Samuel Smith's and Scottish and Newcastle breweries craft their world-renown ale and why chefs use brown ale more than any other beer style. Brown ale will never seem the same after reading this book.
Ray Daniels, Jim Parker, 1998
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Pale Ale: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes
Never before has the evolution of pale ale been so thoroughly explored. Terry Foster pays proper homage to this distinctive ale, and the substyles it has spawned.
Terry Foster, 1999
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Brew Your Own British Real Ale
Written by a home-brewing authority, this guide includes detailed instructions for both novice and more advanced home-brewers, as well as comprehensive recipes for recreating some of Britain’s best-loved beers at home.
Graham Wheeler, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ale is used in the context of the following news items.
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Breaking newsThe Old Ale House Launches its First Food and …
The Food and Music Festival at The Old Ale House is a collaborative effort by Skinner Brewery, River Cottage and the team at The Old Ale ... «Falmouth Packet, Jul 15»
2
Prologue Pastries, Salem Ale Works dessert event July 10
Prologue Pastries is teaming up with Salem Ale Works for “After Work & After That,” an event that offers four desserts made with beer and paired ... «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
3
JP Morgan Recommendation on Allete, Inc. (NYSE:ALE)
In the latest statement by the brokerage house, JP Morgan downgrades its outlook on Allete, Inc. (NYSE:ALE). The current rating of the shares ... «Insider Trading Report, Jul 15»
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New Ladies That Beer group proving that ale is not just for the blokes
As CAMRA is keen to point out, the number of women drinking ale has been on the up for years – and you can see the evidence of that at any ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
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Couples' real ale is a success
A husband and wife team marked a year of selling their own beer by launching a new ale at the Glasgow Real Ale Festival last weekend. «Kirkintilloch Herald, Jul 15»
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What the Ale: 16 summer beers you need to try
s Arrowhead Pale Ale — a well-balanced pale ale with great aroma, a smooth-drinking beer great for anything (5.2 percent alcohol by volume). «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
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Local bar's license suspended after ALE investigation
After finding evidence of illegal gambling, ALE officials obtained a ... The Hickory Police Department assisted ALE officers in carrying out the ... «Hickory Daily Record, Jul 15»
8
Ohio Adds Former WKU Diving Coach Chelsea Ale to Staff
Head swimming and diving coach Rachel Komisarz-Baugh announced today the hiring of Chelsea Ale as a diving coach. Stock Photo via Mike ... «SwimSwam, Jul 15»
9
Lions and tigers and beers, oh my! Philly Zoo hosts Summer Ale Fest
On July 25, the Philadelphia Zoo will host its 5th annual Summer Ale Festival featuring 30 breweries, food trucks, and a unique animal ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Westbury ale brewed for success
But in collaboration with other partners, the ale is being transported further afield to Manchester and Teesside. Mr Murray added: “We continue ... «Wiltshire Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ale [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ale>. Feb 2020 ».
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