bale

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /beɪ̯l/ or [ˈbeɪ̯(ə)ɫ] or [beə̯ɫ]
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
bale

Plural
bales

A straw bale
  1. (countable) A bale is a large bundle, or package, tied with wire, rope, or string.
    The farmer used the straw bale to feed his sheep.


Verb[change]

Plain form
bale

Third-person singular
bales

Past tense
baled

Past participle
baled

Present participle
baling

  1. (transitive) If you bale, you create a bale from hay.
    • Synonym: none
    • Antonym: none
    The hay was baled so it would be easier to transport.