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 for Ale
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ale \Ale\ ([=a]l), n. [AS. ealu, akin to Icel., Sw., and Dan.
     ["o]l, Lith. alus a kind of beer, OSlav. ol[u^] beer. Cf. Ir.
     ol drink, drinking.]
     1. An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by
        fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
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     Note: The word ale, in England and the United States, usually
           designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the
           word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in
           common use as the generic name for all malt liquors.
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     2. A festival in English country places, so called from the
        liquor drunk. "At wakes and ales." --B. Jonson."On ember
        eves and holy ales." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beer \Beer\, n. [OE. beor, ber, AS. be['o]r; akin to Fries.
     biar, Icel. bj?rr, OHG. bior, D. & G. bier, and possibly E.
     brew. [root]93, See Brew.]
     1. A fermented liquor made from any malted grain, but
        commonly from barley malt, with hops or some other
        substance to impart a bitter flavor.
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     Note: Beer has different names, as small beer, ale,
           porter, brown stout, lager beer, according to its
           strength, or other qualities. See Ale.
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     2. A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of
        various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc.
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     Small beer, weak beer; (fig.) insignificant matters. "To
        suckle fools, and chronicle small beer." --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ale
      n 1: a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast;
           in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of
           more than 4% alcohol by volume

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  ALE
         Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (org., Linux, user group)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  ALE
         Atomic Layer Epitaxy (IC)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  ALE
         Address Lifetime Expectation (org., IETF, IP)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  ALE
         Application Link Enabling (R/3, SAP)
         

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