Definitions of ale

  1. fermented alcoholic beverage similar to but heavier than beer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A light-colored beer made from malt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Fermented infusion of malt combined with hops. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. A strong drink made from malt: a festival, so called from the liquor drunk. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A fermented liquor made from barley. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A fermented malt liquor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Liquor made from malt by fermentation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Beer; a drink made from malt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. [=a]l, n. a beverage made from an infusion of malt by fermentation: a festival, so called from the liquor drunk.--ns. ALE'BERRY, a beverage made from ale; ALE'CONNER, an ale-taster, a civic officer appointed to test the quality of the ale brewed--A.S. cunnere, a trier; ALE'-HOUSE, a house in which ale is sold. [A.S. alu; Ice. öl.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Cerevisia. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  14. A beverage containing 6 to 8 per cent. of alcohol, prepared by fermenting barley-malt. na
  15. Liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation, flavoured with hops &c.; merry-making at which ale was drunk; alecost, costmary; a.-house, one at which ale is retailed; a.-wife, woman who keeps an alehouse, American fish allied to herring. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. A fermented liquor made from the wort of barley malt flavored with hops. [Ang.-Sax.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  17. A rustic merry meeting ; as Churchale, Whitsun-ale. See Church-ales. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  18. n. [ Anglo Saxon] A liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. A liquor made by infusing malt in hot water, and then fermenting the liquor. Complete Dictionary

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