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Definition of 'haul'
From: WordNet
noun
The act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly" [syn: draw, haul, haulage]
noun
The quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish" [syn: catch, haul]
verb
Draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: haul, hale, cart, drag]
verb
Transport in a vehicle; "haul stones from the quarry in a truck"; "haul vegetables to the market"
Definition of 'Haul'
From: GCIDE
Haul \Haul\, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under Haul, v. t. [1913 Webster] I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. --Cook. [1913 Webster] 2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked. [1913 Webster] To haul around (Naut.), to shift to any point of the compass; -- said of the wind. To haul off (Naut.), to sail closer to the wind, in order to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to draw back. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Haul'
From: GCIDE
Haul \Haul\ (h[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hauled (h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Hauling.] [OE. halen, halien, F. haler, of German or Scand. origin; akin to AS. geholian to acquire, get, D. halen to fetch, pull, draw, OHG. hol[=o]n, hal[=o]n, G. holen, Dan. hale to haul, Sw. hala, and to L. calare to call, summon, Gr. kalei^n to call. Cf. Hale, v. t., Claim. Class, Council, Ecclesiastic.] 1. To pull or draw with force; to drag. [1913 Webster] Some dance, some haul the rope. --Denham. [1913 Webster] Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Romp-loving miss Is hauled about in gallantry robust. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill. [1913 Webster] When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops. --U. S. Grant. [1913 Webster] To haul over the coals. See under Coal. To haul the wind (Naut.), to turn the head of the ship nearer to the point from which the wind blows. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Haul'
From: GCIDE
Haul \Haul\, n. 1. A pulling with force; a violent pull. [1913 Webster] 2. A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net. [1913 Webster] 4. Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a long haul or short haul. [1913 Webster] 5. (Rope Making) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be tarred. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'haul'
attraction, bag, barge, blackmail, board, boat, boodle, boom, boost, booty, bring to, burden, bus, capture, cargo, carry, cart, cast loose, catch, clap on ratlines, clear hawse, coach, convey, cut loose, draft, drag, draggle, draw, dray, elevate, ferry, float, freight, graft, hale, harvest, haul down, haul off, haul the wind, haul to, haul up, head to windward, heave, heave apeak, heave round, heave short, heave to, hoist, hot goods, kedge, lading, lay, lay aloft, lift, lighter, load, log, loot, lug, move, overexert, overexertion, overextend, overextension, overstrain, overstress, overtax, overtaxing, payload, perks, perquisite, pickings, plunder, pork barrel, press, prize, public till, public trough, pull, rack, raft, raise, ratline down, remove, sail to windward, seizure, shift, ship, sled, sledge, snake, spar down, spoil, spoils, spoils of office, squeeze, stealings, stolen goods, strain, strain every nerve, straining, stream the log, stress, stress and strain, stressfulness, stretch, swag, sweat blood, take, take in tow, tax, taxing, tense, tension, till, tow, trail, train, transport, traverse a yard, trawl, troll, truck, tug, unlash, uphelm, van, wagon, warp, weather, wheelbarrow, yield
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