What does the word hale mean?

Usage examples for hale

  1. I feel so hale and hearty at my work that I may expect everything- not only the success of my music, but better health as well- if I can only stick to it without interruption and yield to my splendid mood without anxiety. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  2. Bless my statue of Nathan Hale! – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  3. An ardent patriot, this John Hale, in 1676, gave about one- twelfth of his salary, some seventy pounds, for defense in King Philip's War. – Nathan Hale by Jean Christie Root