Liquor made from malt by fermentation.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A light- colored beer made from malt.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Beer; a drink made from malt.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A strong drink made from malt: a festival, so called from the liquor drunk.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A fermented liquor made from barley.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

Then there's coffee, chocolate, and imported ginger ale besides.
- Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
Ale for an Englysshe man is a naturall drynke.
- Early English Meals and Manners by Various
Sir Marmaduke desired a mug of buttered ale or of lamb's wool, which Master Mounce soon held ready for him.
- The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy