WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
weal1 /wil/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. well-being;
    prosperity.

weal2 /wil/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Pathology wheal.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
weal1  (wēl),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. well-being, prosperity, or happiness:the public weal; weal and woe.
  2. [Obs.]wealth or riches.
  3. [Obs.]the body politic;
    the state.
  • bef. 900; Middle English wele, Old English wela; akin to well1

weal2  (wēl),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Pathologywheal.
    • variant of wale1, with ea of wheal


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    weal /wiːl/ n
    1. a raised mark on the surface of the body produced by a blow
      Also called: welt
    Etymology: 19th Century: variant of wale1, influenced in form by wheal
    weal /wiːl/ n
    1. archaic prosperity or wellbeing (now esp in the phrases the public weal, the common weal)
    Etymology: Old English wela; related to Old Saxon welo, Old High German wolo



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