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Definition of the noun ale

What does ale mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ales

  1. a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
    • examples: He began his meal by drinking half a glass of ale. | Pale ale is a low-alcohol beer. | Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all the panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases...but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic word: beer = a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
    • more specific terms:
      • wheat beer / white beer / Weissbier = a general name for beers made from wheat by top fermentation
      • bitter = English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops
      • Burton = a strong dark English ale
      • pale ale = an amber colored ale brewed with pale malts
      • porter's beer / porter = a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley
      • stout = a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops

Alternative definition of the noun ale


  1. An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
  2. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.


Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a warm fermentation with a strain of brewers' yeast. Compared to lager yeasts, ale yeast ferments more quickly, and often produces a sweeter, fuller-bodied and fruitier taste. Most ales contain hops, which help preserve the beer and impart a bitter herbal flavour that balances the sweetness of the malt.

  • also known as เอล (เบียร์), Pivo gornjeg vrenja, Μπύρα αφροζύμης, 爱尔啤酒


"Ale" is the eighth studio album by Italian singer Alexia released in 2008. The album is the first release on the Edel label after Alexia left Sony Music in 2007 and was the first studio album Alexia had released since 2004's Gli Occhi Grandi Della Luna. The album was released in Italy on CD on 27 June 2008 and for digital download the next day. A version which included the song Biancaneve was released in Europe on 24 July 2009.


  1. Ale a.k.a. Alessandra Ambrosio: Alessandra Corine Ambrósio is a Brazilian model. Ambrosio is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's "PINK" line.
  2. Ale a.k.a. Alexandre Borges Corrêa is a Brazilian actor. He is known for his work in Brazilian soap operas.
  3. Ale a.k.a. Alessandra Negrini: Alessandra Vidal de Negreiros Negrini is a Brazilian actress.
  4. Ale a.k.a. Alejandra Orozco Loza is a Mexican diver. In 2012, she participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in the synchronized 10 metre platform event alongside world champion Paola Espinosa, winning a silver medal. At the age of 15, she became the youngest athlete to represent Mexico at the 2012 Olympic games.
  5. Ale a.k.a. Ari Sihasale is an actor, film producer, film director, musician and singer.
  6. Ale a.k.a. Alejandro Kurz is a musical artist.
  7. Ale a.k.a. Alexandre Luiz Fernandes or simply Alê is a Brazilian football defensive midfielder.
    • also known as Alê
    • born on (29 years ago) in São Paulo
    • nationality: Brazil
  8. Ale a.k.a. Alexandra Hart-Gilliams is an actress.
  9. Ale a.k.a. Alé Lorenzo is a former member of the musical group Exposé.
    • also known as Aléjandra Lorenzo, Alé, Ale Lorenzo
    • profession: Singer
    • member of musical group Exposé (Vocals) between and (3 years)
  10. Ale a.k.a. Anakku Lelaki Hoed is the son of Melly Goeslaw and Anto Hoed.
  11. Ale a.k.a. Alexandre Rossi de Oliveira is a football player.
    • also known as Alê
    • born on (23 years ago) in Monte Sião
    • nationality: Brazil
    • profession: Soccer player

There are other people with in their name, like Ale Dee, Guy Ale, Ale Lera, Ale Dugas, Ale Garza, Ale Acosta, Ale García, Ale Möller and many others.


  1. Ale is a fictional character from the 2011 film Mía.
  2. Ale is a fictional character from the 1987 film Dinner with a Vampire.
  3. Ale is a fictional character from the 2009 film Serigala Terakhir.
  4. Ale is a fictional character from the 2008 film, Before the Fall.
  5. Ale is a fictional character from the 2014 film El Beso.
  6. Ale is a fictional character from the 2008 film La rabia.


  1. Ale a.k.a. Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located two miles northwest of the central business district of Alpine, a city in Brewster County, Texas, United States. It supports two small runways, and is not meant for large commercial planes. Alpine-Casparis is the only airport in Brewster County, and provides air services to most of the area.
  2. Ale is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Illubabor Zone, Ale is bordered on the south by the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, on the west by Nono, on the northwest by Bure, and on the northeast by Metu. Towns in Ale include Ale, Gore and Leka. Didu woreda was part of Ale woreda.

There are other places with in their name, like Bu'ale, Na'ale, Ale Oak, Borgo d'Ale, Ma'ale Amos, Ma'ale Iron, Ale's Stones, Ma'ale Gamla, Ma'ale Hever, Ma'ale Adumim, Ma'ale Gilboa, Ma'ale Levona, Ma'ale Shlomo, Ma'ale Tzviya, Bend Ale Trail, Erta Ale Range, Ma'ale Efrayim, Ma'ale Rehav'am, Ale Municipality and Cato's Ale House.


  1. Ale a.k.a. Aleut Language: Aleut, also known as Unangan, is a language of the Eskimo–Aleut language family. It is the heritage language of the Aleut people living in the Aleutian Islands, Pribilof Islands, and Commander Islands.
    • also known as Unanghan, Unangany, Unangan, Aleut
  2. Ale a.k.a. Nake Language: Nake is a Madang language of Papua New Guinea.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ale

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Google previewA Concise Introduction to Logic (2011)

by Patrick J. Hurley

premises None exist Ginger ale is a beverage. False ' Therefore, ginger ale is a wine. conclusion [unsound] False All wines are soft drinks. All wines are whiskeys. premises Ginger ale is a wine.

Google previewBeer Lover's New England (2016)

Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Beer Bars by Norman Miller

The Scottish Ale is a malty beer, but feels much fuller-bodied than a beer that is only 4.75 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), while the White Mountain Weasel Wheat Ale...

The Through Hiker Double Rye Pale Ale is the biggest of the year- round beers at 7.9 percent ABV.

The Cogsman Ale is an English-style IPA with just ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1900)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

Ale is a fermented ' malt liquor,2 and by reason of the fact that it is produced by fermentation and not by distillation it is...

Google previewThe Australian Bar Attendant's Handbook (2015)

by George Ellis

Mild ale Mild ale is a lightly hopped and therefore less bitter draught beer, usually dark brown in colour. In the UK its popularity has declined in...

Google previewSpringer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials (2006)

by Safa Kasap, Peter Capper

Atomic-Layer Epitaxy ALE is a chemical vapor deposition technique [16.5] where the precise control of the system...

Google previewThe Educator-journal (1919)

“Adam's ale is a drink that was made early in human history, in the Garden of Eden.” “Adam's ale is the lump in a man's neck.” “A man who looks on the bright side of things is called an optimist, but a – pianist looks on the dark side.

Google previewGeorgicorum Libriti (1811)

The Georgicks of Virgil by Publi Virgili Maró

Dent ale is the share-beam, a piece of wood to which the share is fixed. But why tlicy arc said to have a double back scorns not to be very clear. The commentators generally agree that by double is meant broad, and quote some authorities for ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink (2005)

An A-Z of Alcoholic Beverages by Ned Halley

Thomas Hardy's Ale 'The rarest ale in Britain' according to Thomas Hardy formerly Eldridge Pope Brewery of Dorchester, Dorset, England. A botde- conditioned beer with vintage date, made to mature over a long period and to last 'for at least ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Ale 1. Old English ...

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Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think. (A.E. Housman)
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Scrabble value of A1L1E1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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