• WordNet 3.6
    • n ale 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many years ago, a fish was caught that was 33 inches long and seemed to be heavier than it should. When they cut the fish, fishermen found a full of bottle of ale inside it
    • Ale A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk. "At wakes and ales .""On ember eves and holy ales ."
    • Ale An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1938, Cliquot Club ginger ale was the first soft drink to be canned
    • n ale A light-colored beer, made from malt which is dried at a low heat. See beer. Pale ale is made from the palest or lightest-colored malt, the fermenting temperature being kept below 72° to prevent the formation of acetic acid.
    • n ale An ale-drinking; a festival or merrymaking at which ale was the beverage drunk.
    • n ale A brew of ale; as much ale as is brewed at one time.
    • n ale An ale-house.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."
    • n Ale āl a beverage made from an infusion of malt by fermentation: a festival, so called from the liquor drunk
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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.”
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    “Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?”
  • A. E. Housman
    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.”


Adam's ale - (dated, humorous) water


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ealu, akin to Icel., Sw., and Dan. öl, Lith. alus, a kind of beer, OSlav. olŭ, beer. Cf. Ir. ol, drink, drinking
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. alu; Ice. öl.


In literature:

A marked difference in loss in solids is shown, however, when we compare the beers with the ales.
"A Study Of American Beers and Ales" by L.M. Tolman
After spending several hours at the public-house I departed, not forgetting to pay for the two bottles of ale.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
Come warm thee with this cup of ale.
"Tales of a Wayside Inn" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Just after I had settled myself, the flower of chivalry came in and ordered ale.
"A Cathedral Courtship" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Aw, Caesar's wonderful religious, but there's never much lavings of ale with him.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
I'll send the wench into thee with some ale and venison.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
They brew ale and prepare a feast (119-516).
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
Christmas, however, for the fortunate is made warm with pudding, ale, and spiced beef.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Beside her glass of stout and ale, she looked a little less prim and defiant.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
A Januar' haddock, a Februar' bannock, and a March pint o' ale.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop

In poetry:

"O ramii, ramii la mine,
Te iubesc atât de mult!
Ale tale doruri toate
Numai eu stiu se l-ascult;
"O Remain, Dear One" by Mihai Eminescu
I followe the plough tayle,
Wythe a long jubb of ale.
Botte of the Maydens, oh!
Itte lacketh notte to telle;
"Eclogue The Third" by Thomas Chatterton
Gie me a pipe to smook at neet,
A pint o' hooam-brew'd ale,
A faithful dog 'at runs to meet
Me wi a waggin tail.
"What Aw Want" by John Hartley
When the scheref was on-slepe
Dronken of wine and ale,
Litul Johne and Moche for sothe
Toke the way vnto the jale.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
They filled in wyne, and made him glad,
Vnder the levys smale,
And zete pastes of venysone,
That gode was with ale.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
This seemed to cool him down a bit;
He finished off the ale,
And to the crowd around the bar
He told his awful tale.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington

In news:

Marley's Mission board of directors announced that last weekend's Backyard Ale House Hope Chest Auction was a "tremendous success" for the organization.
Nighthawk 's Kitchen night at Ale House.
Christian Noe, chef-owner of the catering company Nighthawk 's Kitchen and two-time winner of the Table Hopping Mac-n-Cheese Bowl, will be the guest chef at The Ale House in Troy on Tuesday.
Homemade Ginger Ale at Sky Bar.
Mode?s Bum Steer Rack of Lamb/Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale.
Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale.
The Homebrewer's Brain – Nut Brown Ale.
If you are looking for some big taste from a small town in Upstate, NY, then look no further than the famous Ubu Ale from the Lake Placid Brewery.
Local 5 Pale Ale released by Pikes Peak Brewing Company.
An exciting Monday for a local brewery and the Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters, as they tapped a new beer, the Local 5 Pale Ale .
Praise Jesus and pour me a good pale ale .
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale .
Duck-Rabbit American Black Pale Ale .
Deschutes Brewery's Northwest pale ale wins title for second time.
Bell's to release Midwestern Pale Ale featuring new label, Michigan-grown barley.

In science:

Rather the complex structure of the ALE fiber varies over the points on the base P1 .
Geometric Construction of N=2 Gauge Theories
We have applied the grid rezoning described above to our MMA magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) code GRAALE [?] based on the ALE discretization [?].
Adaptive Multi-Dimensional Particle In Cell
Metode şi tehnici ale managementului operaţional al producţiei, Ed.
Informatics Issues Used in the Production Dashboard
Nic00] O. Nicolescu – Sisteme, metode şi tehnici manageriale ale organizaţiei, Ed.
Informatics Issues Used in the Production Dashboard
Moreover, adaptive Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) approaches may be worth the development effort.
Compact binary mergers: an astrophysical perspective