weal

  • 1 Weal — Weal, n. [OE. wele, AS. wela, weola, wealth, from wel well. See {Well}, adv., and cf. {Wealth}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare. [1913 Webster] God . . . grant you wele …

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  • 2 Weal — Weal, v. t. To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 weal — [ wil ] noun 1. ) singular LITERARY the common weal or the public weal is the general good of all people in society 2. ) count a mark on the skin where it has been hit or injured …

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  • 4 weal — Ⅰ. weal [1] (also chiefly Medicine wheal) ► NOUN ▪ a red, swollen mark left on flesh by a blow or pressure. ORIGIN variant of WALE(Cf. ↑wale), influenced by obsolete wheal «suppurate». Ⅱ. weal …

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  • 5 Weal — Weal, n. The mark of a stripe. See {Wale}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Weal — Weal, v. t. To mark with stripes. See {Wale}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 WEAL — index boom (prosperity), prosperity, welfare Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 weal — [wi:l] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: wale weal (11 21 centuries), from Old English walu] a red swollen mark on the skin where someone has been hit …

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  • 9 weal — weal1 [wēl] n. [var. of WALE1] a mark, line, or ridge raised on the skin, as by a blow; welt; wale weal2 [wēl] n. [ME wele < OE wela, wealth, well being, akin to OS: for IE base see WILL1] 1. a sound or prosperous state; well being; welfar …

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  • 10 weal — wē(ə)l n WELT * * * n. a transient swelling, confined to a small area of the skin, that is characteristic of urticaria and occurs following dermographism …

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  • 11 WEAL — Infobox Radio station name = WEAL city = Greensboro, North Carolina area = Greensboro and Vicinity branding = Big WEAL slogan = airdate = frequency = 1510 kHz format = Gospel power = 820 Watts (Daytime) 200 Watts (Critical hours) erp = class =… …

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  • 12 weal — UK [wiːl] / US [wɪl] noun Word forms weal : singular weal plural weals 1) [countable] a mark on the skin where it has been hit or injured 2) [singular] literary the common weal or the public weal is the general good of all people in society …

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  • 13 weal — weal1 /weel/, n. 1. well being, prosperity, or happiness: the public weal; weal and woe. 2. Obs. wealth or riches. 3. Obs. the body politic; the state. [bef. 900; ME wele, OE wela; akin to WELL1] weal2 /weel/, n. wheal. [var. of WALE1, with ea of …

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  • 14 Weal — This most interesting and unusual surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and originated either as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wheels for carts, or for use in spinning and other manufacturing processes, or occasionally, as a… …

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  • 15 weal — {{11}}weal (1) well being, O.E. wela wealth, in late O.E. also welfare, well being, from W.Gmc. *welon, from PIE root *wel to wish, will (see WILL (Cf. will) (v.)). Related to well (adv.). {{12}}weal (2) …

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  • 16 weal — weal1 [wi:l] (also chiefly Medicine wheal) noun a red, swollen mark left on flesh by a blow or pressure. ↘Medicine a temporarily raised and reddened area of skin, usually accompanied by itching. verb mark with a weal. Origin C19: var. of wale,… …

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  • 17 weal — com·mon·weal; weal; …

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  • 18 weal — I [[t]wil[/t]] n. 1) well being, prosperity, or happiness: the public weal[/ex] 2) Obs. wealth or riches 3) Obs. the body politic; the state • Etymology: bef. 900; ME wele, OE wela; akin to well I II weal [[t]wil[/t]] n. pat wheal • Etymology:… …

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  • 19 weal — I. /wil / (say weel) noun 1. Archaic wellbeing, prosperity, or happiness: in weal or woe; zealous only for the public weal. 2. Obsolete wealth or riches. {Middle English wele, Old English wela. See well1} II. /wil / (say weel) …

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  • 20 weal — noun /wiːl/ a) welfare Work of each for weal of all. b) a sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare …

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