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Definition of Ale
Ale Ale ([=a]l), n. [AS. ealu, akin to Icel., Sw., and Dan.
["o]l, Lith. alus a kind of beer, OSlav. ol[u^] beer. Cf. Ir.
ol drink, drinking.]
1. An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by
fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
Note: The word ale, in England and the United States, usually
designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the
word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in
common use as the generic name for all malt liquors.
2. A festival in English country places, so called from the
liquor drunk. ``At wakes and ales.' --B. Jonson.``On
ember eves and holy ales.' --Shak.
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