Baled vs Bated - What's the difference?

baled | bated |


As verbs the difference between baled and bated

is that baled is (bale) while bated is (bate).

As an adjective bated is

reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath.

baled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (bale)
  • Anagrams

    *

    bale

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (-)
  • Evil, especially considered as an active force for destruction or death.
  • Suffering, woe, torment.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.7:
  • That other swayne, like ashes deadly pale, / Lay in the lap of death, rewing his wretched bale .
    Derived terms
    * baleful

    Etymology 2

    Form (etyl) (which may have been the direct source for the English word).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A large fire, a conflagration or bonfire.
  • (archaic) A funeral pyre.
  • (archaic) A beacon-fire.
  • Derived terms
    * balefire * baleful

    Etymology 3

    Precise derivation uncertain: perhaps from (etyl) (m), (m), from , from (etyl); or perhaps from (etyl) (m), itself borrowed from (etyl).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation.
  • A bundle of compressed wool or hay, compacted for shipping and handling.
  • A measurement of hay equal to 10 flakes. Approximately 70-90 lbs (32-41 kg).
  • A measurement of paper equal to 10 reams.
  • Derived terms
    * bale of dice
    Coordinate terms
    * (measurement of paper) bundle, quire, ream
    See also
    *

    Verb

    (bal)
  • To wrap into a bale.
  • Etymology 4

    Alternative spelling of (bail)

    Verb

    (bal)
  • (British, nautical) To remove water from a boat with buckets etc.
  • See also

    *

    bated

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath.
  • Derived terms

    * with bated breath

    Verb

    (head)
  • (bate)