Definitions for: Weal

[n] a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

Webster (1913) Definition: Weal, n.
The mark of a stripe. See Wale.

Weal, v. t.
To mark with stripes. See Wale.

Weal, n. [OE. wele, AS. wela, weola, wealth, from wel
well. See Well, adv., and cf. Wealth.]
1. A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or
thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare.

God . . . grant you wele and prosperity. --Chaucer.

As we love the weal of our souls and bodies.

To him linked in weal or woe. --Milton.

Never was there a time when it more concerned the
public weal that the character of the Parliament
should stand high. --Macaulay.

2. The body politic; the state; common wealth. [Obs.]

The special watchmen of our English weal. --Shak.

Weal, v. t.
To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous. [Obs.]
--Beau. & Fl.

Synonyms: wale, welt, wheal

See Also: harm, hurt, injury, trauma

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