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Dictionary definition for: Hale

1. (n) a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" (1755-1776)

2. (v) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city" "He squeezed her for information"

3. (s) exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty" "whole in mind and body" "a whole person again"

4. (n) United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)

5. (v) draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones" "haul nets"

6. (n) prolific United States writer (1822-1909)

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