bale Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “bale” in the English Dictionary

"bale" in British English

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balenoun [C]

uk   us   /beɪl/
a ​largeamount of something such as hay, ​paper, ​wool, or ​cloth that has been ​tiedtightly together


uk   us   /beɪl/

bale verb (REMOVE WATER)

mainly UK to bail verb

bale verb (TIE UP)

[I or T] to ​tie up something ​tightly into bales: We were baling (up) the ​hay all ​day.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of bale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bale" in American English

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balenoun [C]

 us   /beɪl/
a ​largeamount of something such as hay (= ​drygrass), ​paper, ​wool, or ​cloth that has been ​tiedtightly together
(Definition of bale from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bale" in Business English

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balenoun [C]

uk   us   /beɪl/
a large ​amount of something such as ​paper, wool, or cloth that has been ​tied tightly together: A bale of alfalfa that usually would ​sell for about $3.50 could ​cost as much as $10 this ​year. a bale of cotton

baleverb [T]

uk   us   /beɪl/
to ​tie up something tightly into bales: The hay must be baled, and stacked as quickly as possible.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of bale from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bale”
in Korean 곤포…
in Arabic كَومة…
in Malaysian bandela…
in French balle…
in Russian тюк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大包,大捆…
in Italian balla…
in Turkish balya, demet, deste…
in Polish bela…
in Spanish fardo…
in Vietnamese kiện hàng…
in Portuguese fardo…
in Thai หีบห่อมัดรวมกันเป็นตั้ง…
in German der Ballen…
in Catalan bala…
in Japanese 大量の物を束ねたもの, 圧縮こん包した大型物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大包,大捆…
in Indonesian segulung, satu bal…
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