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The Collaborative Dictionary

Weal \Weal\, n. The mark of a stripe. See Wale. [1913 Webster]
Weal \Weal\, v. t. To mark with stripes. See Wale. [1913 Webster]
Weal \Weal\, n. [OE. wele, AS. wela, weola, wealth, from wel well. See Well, adv., and cf. Wealth.] [1913 Webster]
A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare. [1913 Webster] God . . . grant you wele and prosperity. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] As we love the weal of our souls and bodies. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] To him linked in weal or woe. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Never was there a time when it more concerned the public weal that the character of the Parliament should stand high. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The body politic; the state; common wealth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The special watchmen of our English weal. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Weal \Weal\, v. t. To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

weal n : a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions [syn: wale, welt, wheal]

Moby Thesaurus

Easy Street, affluence, bed of roses, birthmark, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister, bulla, check, cicatrix, clover, comedo, comfort, crack, crater, craze, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, ease, easy circumstances, fault, felicity, flaw, fleshpots, freckle, gracious life, gracious living, happiness, hemangioma, hickey, keloid, kink, lap of luxury, lentigo, life of ease, loaves and fishes, luxury, milium, mole, needle scar, nevus, pimple, pit, pock, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, prosperity, prosperousness, pustule, rift, scab, scar, scratch, sebaceous cyst, security, split, strawberry mark, sty, success, the affluent life, the good life, thriving condition, track, twist, upward mobility, velvet, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp, wart, wealth, welfare, well-being, welt, wen, whelk, whelp, whitehead



  • , /wiːl/, /wi:l/
Rhymes with: -iːl


Etymology 1



  1. welfare
  2. a sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare.

Etymology 2

See wale


  1. a raised, longitudinal wound, usually purple, on the surface of flesh caused by stroke of rod or whip
WEAL ("Big WEAL") is a gospel radio station in Greensboro, North Carolina targeting African Americans. It is located at 1510 and broadcasts only during daylight hours allowing "clear channel" station WLAC in Nashville, Tennessee to cover the southern portion of the Atlantic coast.


WEAL signed on in the early 1960s as Greensboro's only black radio station. It provided music and information; for people who could not read, WEAL provided an important service. In 1963, Bill Mitchell left WPET to run WEAL. Among his accomplishments: the program "Sounder", co-hosted by a black man and a white woman.
Among WEAL's best-known DJs were Alfred G. Richard and "Merrill the Pearl" Watson.
In 1997, Sinclair Broadcast Group purchased WEAL and WQMG from Max Media, which bought the stations in 1996. The deal also included WMQX and WJMH. In July 1999, Sinclair announced it would sell its four Greensboro radio stations to Entercom Communications.
With FM reaching the same audience by the 1990s, the station began phasing out secular music. For several years, the station's call letters were WQMG-AM.


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Surname of sisters Lucy Weal and Amy-Lee Weal.
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