1. heller2(def 1).
  2. Also heller. a minor coin of the Czech Republic, the 100th part of a koruna.

adjective, hal·er, hal·est.

  1. free from disease or infirmity; robust; vigorous: hale and hearty men in the prime of life.

noun plural -lers or -leru (-ləˌruː)

  1. a variant of heller 1 (def. 1)


  1. healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
  2. Scot and Northern English dialect whole


  1. (tr) to pull or drag; haul


  1. George Ellery. 1868–1938, US astronomer: undertook research into sunspots and invented the spectroheliograph
  2. Sir Matthew. 1609–76, English judge and scholar; Lord Chief Justice (1671–76)

“healthy,” Old English hal “healthy, entire, uninjured” (see health). The Scottish and northern English form of whole; it was given a literary sense of “free from infirmity” (1734). Related: Haleness.


c.1200, “drag; summon,” in Middle English used of arrows, bowstrings, reins, anchors, from Old French haler “to pull, haul” (12c.), from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *halon or Old Dutch halen; probably also from Old English geholian “obtain” (see haul). Figurative sense of “to draw (someone) from one condition to another” is late 14c. Related: Haled; haling.

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