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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Bale mean? 

BALE (noun)
  The noun BALE has 2 senses:

1. a large bundle bound for storage or transport
2. a city in northwestern Switzerland

  Familiarity information: BALE used as a noun is rare.

BALE (verb)
  The verb BALE has 1 sense:

1. make into a bale

  Familiarity information: BALE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BALE (noun)

Sense 1bale [BACK TO TOP]


A large bundle bound for storage or transport

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("bale" is a kind of...):

bundle; sheaf (a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bale"):

hay bale (a bale of hay)

Sense 2Bale [BACK TO TOP]


A city in northwestern Switzerland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Basel; Basle; Bale

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Holonyms ("Bale" is a part of...):

Schweiz; Suisse; Svizzera; Swiss Confederation; Switzerland (a landlocked federal republic in central Europe)

BALE (verb)

Sense 1bale [BACK TO TOP]


Make into a bale

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

bale hay

Hypernyms (to "bale" is one way to...):

accumulate; amass; collect; compile; hoard; pile up; roll up (get or gather together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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