AskDefine | Define haul

Dictionary Definition

haul

Noun

1 the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly" [syn: draw, haulage]
2 the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish" [syn: catch]

Verb

1 draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: hale, cart, drag]
2 transport in a vehicle; "haul stones from the quarry in a truck"; "haul vegetables to the market"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A long drive, especially transporting/hauling heavy cargo.

Translations

Verb

  1. To carry something; to transport something, with a connotation that the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move.
  2. To pull or draw something heavy.
  3. To steer a vessel closer to the wind.
  4. In the context of "nautical|of the wind": To shift fore (more towards the bow).

Antonyms

to steer closer to the wind to shift fore

Translations

to transport something heavy
to pull something heavy
  • Finnish: haalata
  • Polish: ciągnąć
  • Russian: тянуть
to steer closer to the wind
to shift fore

Welsh

Pronunciation

hī-l / hā' lee eye

Noun

haul
  1. sun (heuliau)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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