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Plays

 15 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.50And on her withered dewlap pour the ale.And on her withered dewlop poure the Ale.
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.iii.230I would have him poisoned with a pot of ale.I would haue poyson'd him with a pot of Ale.
Henry VH5 III.ii.12give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety.giue all my fame for a Pot of Ale, and safetie.
Henry VIIIH8 V.iv.10Do you look for ale and cakes here, you rudeDo you looke for Ale, and Cakes heere, you rude
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.30He breathes, my lord. Were he not warmed with ale,He breath's my Lord. Were he not warm'd with Ale,
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.1For God's sake, a pot of small ale.For Gods sake a pot of small Ale.
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.22for sheer ale, score me up for the lyingest knave infor sheere Ale, score me vp for the lyingst knaue in
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.24.1A Servingman brings him a pot of ale
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.74And once again a pot o'th' smallest ale.And once againe a pot o'th smallest Ale.
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.98.2a pot of ale
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.v.51to go to the ale with a Christian. Wilt thou go?to goe to the Ale with a Christian: Wilt thou goe?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.295Item: She brews good ale.Item, she brewes good Ale.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.297your heart, you brew good ale.’your heart, you brew good Ale.)
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iii.8For a quart of ale is a dish for a king.For a quart of Ale is a dish for a King.
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.112virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?vertuous, there shall be no more Cakes and Ale?

Glossary

 273 result(s).
aleale-house, tavern
ale, small
Alecto[pron: a'lektoh] one of the Furies, whose name means never-ceasing
aleveneleven
ale-wifeale-house keeper, barmaid
AlexanderAlexander the Great; Macedonian king in 4th-c BC, known for his extensive empire
Alisanderan old form of Alexander
almanaccalendar, register
Amazonianresembling a female warrior [of the mythical Amazonian race]; warlike
appalturn pale, terrify, dismay
apprehensivequick-learning, perceptive, ever alert
awddialect form of ‘old’
balancescales
balanceweighing pan of a pair of scales
balesorrow, pain, misfortune
balefuldeadly, mortal, malignant
bancurse, malediction
barley brothale [as given to horses]
barmfroth on the top of fermenting ale
beamcross-bar [on a scales]
beambalance, scales, counterpoise
beer / ale, smallweak beer, beer of poor quality
beer / ale, smalltrivialities, trifles, matters of little consequence
benefactormalapropism for ‘malefactor’
beseekdialect form or malapropism for ‘beseech’
blabbingrevealing secrets, tell-tale, indiscreet
blankmake pale, blanch, drain (colour)
blastedblighted, withered; accursed, malevolent
bleakpale, pallid, sickly
bleedingunhealed, uncured, undecided
bottle-aledissolute, degenerate, low
boyrepresent by a boy, reduce to a boy-actor level [boys played the female parts in Shakespeare's time]
breederchild-bearer, female
broachpierce, impale, spit
cagion, casiondialect version of ‘occasion’ [= cause]
calendarparadigm, yardstick, standard
calendarrecord, register, history
Cambriamedieval name for Wales
carry-taletell-tale, tale-bearer
cavaleirofine fellow, gallant
Cavalerycavalier, courtly gentleman
cedialect version of ‘shall’
changechange countenance, turn pale
Chanticleercock, rooster [in the medieval story of Reynard the Fox, retold in Chaucer's ‘The Nun's Priest's Tale’]
chapmantrader, merchant, dealer
chedialect version of ‘I’
chilldialect version of ‘I will’
choulddialect version of ‘I should’
Cleitus[pron: 'kliytus] friend and commander of Alexander, killed by him in a quarrel
closesecret, concealed, hidden
coagulatecoagulated, clotted, congealed
comparativecomparison-maker, insult-dealer; or: rival
competent, computentequivalent, sufficient, adequate
computentequivalent, sufficient, adequate
concealedunrevealed, kept secret, unacknowledged
concealedhidden, secret, offering a hiding-place
concealmentsomething to be concealed, secret
congealedicy, freezing, hail-filled
congealmentcongealed mess, clotted blood
corresponsivecorresponding, equivalent, analogous
counterpoisecounterbalance, of equivalent weight
covertsecret, hidden, concealed
covertshelter, hiding-place, concealed spot
crudycurdy, thick, congealed
cryoffer for sale, advertise
darkundivulged, secret, unrevealed
dialectlanguage, manner of speaking
dich[perhaps a dialectal form] do it
dimdull, pale-coloured, lacking lustre
dissembledconcealed, pretended, feigned
divulgebecome public, be revealed
dog-heartedcruel, callous, malevolent
drinkinhale, take in, suck in
drovierdrover, cattle-dealer
earthlypale, earth-coloured, lifeless as earth
earthypale, earth-coloured, lifeless as earth
egal, egallequal, matched, equivalent
empaleencircle, enclose, ring
empiercepierce through, transfix, impale
enamelledbrightly coloured, multi-coloured, kaleidoscopic
enpearcepierce through, transfix, impale
equalof the same social position; or: of equivalent fortune
equivocatordealer in ambiguities, trader in double meanings
excellencyexcellence, accomplishment, talent
exhalecause to flow, draw out, draw up
exhaledraw forth [a sword]
exhaleddragged from a proper course; also: drawn up as a vapour
eyas-musketyoung male sparrow-hawk
faintpale, lightly coloured
fairpale, of light complexion
fallowfawn-coloured, pale brown
fancy-mongerlove-dealer, trader in love
farthingalelong skirt extended at the back by a framework of hoops
femalewomanish, weak, delicate
fillyfemale
flatstale, insipid, unpalatable
flax-wenchfemale flax worker
foldedhidden, veiled, concealed
foretellforewarn, alert, give notice
fruitfulpromising, full of potential, talented
furiouscruel, malevolent
fustymusty, mouldy, stale-smelling
galewind, breeze
Galen[pron: 'gaylen] Greek physician, 2nd-c
gamothmusical scale
gamutmusical scale
Gaul[unclear usage by the Host] someone from Wales; usually at the time, someone from France
generativemale, capable of generation
giftquality, accomplishment, talent
gimmaledjointed, hinged, linked
GrisselGriselda, model of wifely patience in Chaucer's 'Clerk’s Tale'
groomserving-man, servant, male attendant
grossin large quantities, wholesale
haberdasherdealer in small articles relating to clothing
haledrag, pull, haul
halemolest, drag about, push around
HarfordwestHaverfordwest; town in Pembrokeshire, SW Wales
hartmale deer
hawkinghawk-like, sharp, alert
heedfulattentive, receptive, alert
heir generalheir from either male or female lines
hindfemale deer
historystory, tale, narrative
hooded[falconry] concealed, masked
ides[Roman calendar] half-way point in a month
Ides of Marchin the Roman calendar, 15 March, the half-way point through March
impaleencircle, enclose, ring
ingeniousalert, fully conscious, intelligent, capable
inheritrixfemale inheritor, heiress
Jack-a-Lent[jocular; male figure used as an Aunt Sally during Lent] puppet, poppet, doll
jerkinmale upper garment, close-fitting jacket [often made of leather]
JunoRoman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
keechlump of congealed fat
kindle[of a female animal] be born, deliver
knightdevotee, servant, follower [male or female]
learnteach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
leechphysician, healer
leviathansea-monster, whale
likeidentity, equivalent, counterpart
limbeckretort, distilling apparatus, alembic
linenpale, pallid, bleached
littleon a small scale, in miniature
Lupercalin the Roman calendar, 15 February, the purification feast in honour of Lupercus, god of shepherds
maid-palefragile as a young girl, delicate
malefather, parent, begetter
maledictioncursing, invective, denunciation
malefactionevil-doing, criminal act
medicinablecurable, able to be healed
medlarvariety of tree [whose fruit were thought to resemble female genitalia]
merchantdealer, purveyor
Messaline[pron: 'mesaleen] probably Marseilles, S France
mumble-newstale-bearer, tattler, gossip
night-birdnightingale, bird that sings at night
Nine Worthiesthree pagans (Hector of Troy, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar), three Jews (Joshua, David, Judas Maccabaeus), three Christians (Arthur, Charlemagne, Godfrey of Bouillon or Guy of Warwick); Hercules and Pompey the Great are included in LLL V.ii
occultedhidden, concealed
offendressfemale offender
oldhackneyed, worn-out, stale
opposedhostile, malevolent
palefence, paling, enclosure
paledim, make pale
palewan, fearful, pale-hearted
palefenced land, park, enclosure
palepaleness, pallor [of the cheeks]
paleenclose, surround, encompass
palefence in, hem in, enclose
paledpale, white, colourless
pale-visagedpale-faced
palypale, faint
parmacityspermaceti [medicinal substance from the sperm-whale]
Partlettraditional name for a hen [Pertelote], as in Chaucer's 'Nun's Priest's Tale'
Philomel, Philomela[pron: 'filomel] daughter of Pandion, king of Athens; Tereus raped her and cut out her tongue, but she told the tale in her embroidery; the gods turned her into a nightingale after she took her revenge
pickers and stealershands
pick-pursepickpocket, purse-stealer
pickthankflatterer, sycophant; tale-bearer, rumour-monger
purgerhealer, cleanser, purifier
pursentdialect form of ‘present’
quicksharp, keen, alert
readyalert, vigilant, attentive
red-lattice[sign of a] tavern, ale-house
respiteextent of time, time-scale
sale-workready-made goods
Salic, Saliquename of a law stating that the French crown could be passed on only by males
scalebalance, quantity, amount
scaleweigh, balance, compare
scalemeasuring mark, graduated line, calibration
scaleweigh up [as in a scales], evaluate, appraise
scaleclimb up, ascend, mount
scaled, scalingscaly, covered in scales
scoretavern bill, alehouse tally
sealedcertified, authenticated [through a wax seal]
season[of male deer] in the rutting season, on heat
servingmanmale servant, male attendant
settlednot flowing, still, congealed
shaleshell, husk, outer case
shardedliving in dung; or: with scales
shealeddeprived of a shell, without a shell
shelled, shealeddeprived of a shell, without a shell
shelteredconcealed, hidden, disguised
sickpale, wan, of a sickly hue
Sinon[pron: 'siynon] spy who alerted the Greeks inside the Trojan horse after it had been taken into the citadel of Troy
slabcoagulated, congealed, viscous
sol[musical scale] soh
soldmade commercial, as if for sale
soldieressfemale soldier
sol-fasing a scale, make a tune
specialtysealed contract, special agreement
Sphinxfemale monster who killed people unable to answer its riddle
spragpronunciation of ‘sprack’: smart, active, alert
staleworn out, past the prime of life
staleancient, long-standing, antiquated
stale[falconry] decoy, lure, stalking-horse
stalemake stale, wear out
staleurine
staledupe, sap, laughing-stock
stalepast the time, no longer of value
staledepreciate, make cheap, lower the dignity of
staleworn-out, hackneyed, faded
staleprostitute, wanton, harlot
staleunfresh, old, deteriorating
stallstand in front of a shop displaying goods for sale
stealers[in expressions]
sterncruel, malevolent, harsh
sympathyequivalence of rank, corresponding status
tadialect form of ‘thou’
talefalse rumour, story, tittle-tattle
taletalking, discourse
talein agreement, unanimous, in accord
taleremark, statement, utterance
talent[unclear meaning] wealth, treasure, riches
talentvariant form of ‘talon’
talenthigh-value accounting unit in some ancient countries
tallow-face[contemptuous] face as pale as wax
taphouseale-house, tavern
tapsterinn waiter, drawer of ale
tassel-gentlemale peregrine falcon
tattlinggossiping, tale-telling, rumour-mongering
tercelmale hawk
tereusound of a nightingale in pain
Thessaly['thesalee] ancient region of NE Greece
tollenter for sale in the toll-book [tax register] of a market
tosscarry aloft, impale
toyfoolish story, old wives' tale
treatisestory, tale, narrative
umbrageshadow, pale semblance
unfoldedexposed, revealed, unmasked
unlaidnot laid open, undisclosed, unrevealed
unpublishedundisclosed, concealed, not divulged
unsealedlacking formal confirmation, without legal ratification
unsoundedunfathomed, unexplored, with unrevealed depths
uphidden, concealed, shut up
up-prickedpricked up, alert
ut[musical scale] doh
utteroffer for sale, dispense, make available
utteremit, exhale, discharge
vadedfaded, made pale, with lost brightness
valevalley, lowland
varadialect form of ‘very’
vendiblesaleable, marketable, sought-after
vloutingdialect form of ‘flouting-stock’ [= laughing-stock, object of derision]
vordialect version of ‘warn’
wangrow pale, turn pale
wannywan, pallid, pale
weighbalance [as in scales], poise, match
Wheesundialect form of Whitsun
whitelypale-complexioned, light-skinned
wit-snapperwisecracker, smart aleck
womanhoodgentle womanliness, female modesty
woman-postfemale carrier of dispatches
wot[dialect] wilt
zirdialect variant of ‘sir’
zodialect form of ‘so’
zodiacyear, calendar course of the zodiac
zwaggerdialect form of ‘swagger’

Thesaurus

 202 result(s).
ale [as given to horses]barley broth
ale, drawer oftapster
ale, froth on the top of fermentingbarm
ale-housered-lattice
ale-houseale
ale-housetaphouse
ale-house keeperale-wife
alehouse tallyscore
alembiclimbeck
alertup-pricked
alertingenious
alertforetell
alerthawking
alertheedful
alertready
alertsprag
alertquick
alert, everapprehensive
ambiguities, dealer inequivocator
attendant, malegroom
attendant, maleservingman
brown, palefallow
calendarzodiac
calendaralmanac
carrier of dispatches, femalewoman-post
cattle-dealerdrovier
concealedclose
concealedfolded
concealedsheltered
concealedocculted
concealeddissembled
concealedup
concealedunpublished
concealedcovert
concealed [in falconry]hooded
concealed spotcovert
concealed, something to beconcealment
congealedsettled
congealedslab
congealedcrudy
congealedcoagulate
congealed messcongealment
contract, sealedspecialty
cross-bar [on scales]beam
dealerchapman
dealermerchant
dealer in ambiguitiesequivocator
dealer in clothinghaberdasher
deer, femalehind
deer, malehart
depths, with unrevealedunsounded
dispatches, female carrier ofwoman-post
doh [musical scale]ut
drawer of aletapster
enter for sale in the toll-book of a markettoll
equivalence of ranksympathy
equivalentlike
equivalentegal, egall
equivalentcorresponsive
equivalentcompetent, computent
equivalent fortune, ofequal
equivalent weight, ofcounterpoise
exhaleutter
face as pale as waxtallow-face
falcon, male peregrinetassel-gentle
fat, lump of congealedkeech
femalebreeder
femalefilly
female carrier of dispatcheswoman-post
female deerhind
female flax workerflax-wench
female identityJuno
female inheritorinheritrix
female modestywomanhood
female monsterSphinx
female offenderoffendress
female soldiersoldieress
female warriorAmazonian
flax worker, femaleflax-wench
fortune, of equivalentequal
froth on the top of fermenting alebarm
garment, male upperjerkin
half-way point in a month [Roman calendar]ides
hawk, maletercel
hawk, young male sparroweyas-musket
healed, able to bemedicinable
healerleech
healerpurger
heir from either male or female linesheir general
impaleempierce
impaletoss
impalebroach
impaleenpearce
inhaledrink
inheritor, femaleinheritrix
insult-dealercomparative
kaleidoscopicenamelled
love-dealerfancy-monger
lump of congealed fatkeech
malegenerative
male attendantgroom
male attendant/servantservingman
maledictionban
malevolentblasted
malevolentfurious
malevolentstern
malevolentopposed
malevolentdog-hearted
modesty, femalewomanhood
monster, femaleSphinx
month half-way point [Roman calendar]ides
musical scalegamut
nightingalePhilomel, Philomela
nightingalenight-bird
offender, femaleoffendress
offer for saleutter
offer for salecry
old wives' taletoy
palefair
palefaint
palelinen
palesick
palepaled
palepaly
paleearthly
paleearthy
palewanny
palebleak
pale as wax, face astallow-face
pale semblanceumbrage
pale, grow/turnwan
pale, madevaded
pale, makepale
pale, makeblank
pale, turnappal
pale, turnchange
pale-coloureddim
pale-complexionedwhitely
pale-facedpale-visaged
pale-heartedpale
palenesspale
pickers and stealersstealers
place, concealedcovert
purse-stealerpick-purse
rank, equivalence ofsympathy
revealedunfolded
revealed, bedivulge
sale, as if forsold
sale, offer forcry
sale, offer forutter
saleablevendible
scale, musicalgamut
scale, sing asol-fa
scalesbeam
scalesbalance
scalesbalance
scales, covered inscaled, scaling
scales, withsharded
sealed contractspecialty
semblance, paleumbrage
servant, maleservingman
sing a scalesol-fa
small scale, on alittle
smart aleckwit-snapper
soldier, femalesoldieress
sparrow-hawk, young male eyas-musket
staleold
staleflat
stale, makestale
stale-smellingfusty
stand in front of a shop displaying goods for salestall
talehistory
taletreatise
tale, old wives'toy
tale-bearercarry-tale
tale-bearerpickthank
tale-bearermumble-news
talentgift
talentexcellency
talentedfruitful
tale-tellingtattling
tally, alehousescore
tell-talecarry-tale
tell-taleblabbing
time-scalerespite
toll-book, enter for sale in atoll
turn palechange
unhealedbleeding
unrevealeddark
unrevealedunlaid
unrevealedconcealed
unrevealed depths, with unsounded
WalesHarfordwest
WalesGaul
WalesCambria
wax, face as pale astallow-face
weigh up [as in a scales]scale
weight, of equivalentcounterpoise
whaleleviathan
wholesalegross
young male sparrow-hawkeyas-musket
zodiac calendar coursezodiac

Words Families

 8 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ALEBASICale n
ALEPLACEalehouse n
ALEPEOPLEalewife n
ALESTATEale-washed adj, bottle-ale adj
HOUSEDRINKalehouse n
WASHSTATEale-washed adj
WIFETYPEale-wife n
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