Peal vs. Peel - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Peal

    In campanology (bell ringing), a peal is the special name given to a specific type of performance of change ringing which meets certain exacting conditions for duration, complexity and quality. The definition of a peal has changed considerably over the years and its standardisation was one of the motivating factors in the formation of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers in 1891. Currently, for a performance to be recognised as a peal by the Central Council it must consist of sufficient numerical sequences, or "changes" (at least 5040 changes on up to seven working bells or 5000 changes on higher numbers), meet a number of other criteria (collectively referred to as the decisions), and be published in The Ringing World. On typical tower bells a peal takes around three hours to ring; the time depends on several factors including the number of changes and the weight of the bells, which affects the speed of ringing. In addition to ordinary peals, ringers often ring quarter-peals, which are a quarter of the length of a full peal, making them easier to ring as most quarter-peals take around 45 minutes to complete. A set of English-style full-circle bells is sometimes erroneously called a peal of bells, the correct term being a ring of bells.

Wiktionary

  • Peal (noun)

    A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, laughter, of a multitude, etc.

  • Peal (noun)

    A set of bells tuned to each other according to the diatonic scale.

  • Peal (noun)

    The changes rung on a set of bells.

  • Peal (noun)

    A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.

  • Peal (verb)

    To sound with a peal or peals.

  • Peal (verb)

    To utter or sound loudly.

  • Peal (verb)

    To assail with noise.

  • Peal (verb)

    To resound; to echo.

  • Peal (verb)

    To pour out.

  • Peal (verb)

    To appeal.

  • Peel (verb)

    To remove the skin or outer covering of.

    "I sat by my sister's bed, peeling oranges for her."

  • Peel (verb)

    To remove something from the outer or top layer of.

    "I peeled (the skin from) a banana and ate it hungrily."

    "We peeled the old wallpaper off in strips where it was hanging loose."

  • Peel (verb)

    To become detached, come away, especially in flakes or strips; to shed skin in such a way.

    "I had been out in the sun too long, and my nose was starting to peel."

  • Peel (verb)

    To remove one's clothing.

    "The children peeled by the side of the lake and jumped in."

  • Peel (verb)

    To move, separate (off or away).

    "The scrum-half peeled off and made for the touchlines."

  • Peel (verb)

    To play a peel shot.

  • Peel (verb)

    To send through a hoop (of a ball other than one's own).

  • Peel (verb)

    misspelling of peal|nodot=1: to sound loudly.

  • Peel (verb)

    To plunder; to pillage, rob.

  • Peel (noun)

    The skin or outer layer of a fruit, vegetable, etc.

  • Peel (noun)

    The action of peeling away from a formation.

  • Peel (noun)

    A cosmetic preparation designed to remove dead skin or to exfoliate.

  • Peel (noun)

    A stake.

  • Peel (noun)

    A fence made of stakes; a stockade.

  • Peel (noun)

    A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.

  • Peel (noun)

    A shovel or similar instrument, now especially a pole with a flat disc at the end used for removing pizza or loaves of bread from a baker's oven.

  • Peel (noun)

    A T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry.

  • Peel (noun)

    The blade of an oar.

  • Peel (noun)

    An equal or match; a draw.

  • Peel (noun)

    A takeout which removes a stone from play as well as the delivered stone.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Peal (noun)

    a loud ringing of a bell or bells

    "the bell rang again, a long, loud peal"

  • Peal (noun)

    a series of changes (strictly, at least five thousand) rung on a set of bells.

  • Peal (noun)

    a set of bells.

  • Peal (noun)

    a loud repeated or reverberating sound of thunder or laughter

    "Ross burst into peals of laughter"

  • Peal (verb)

    (of a bell or bells) ring loudly or in a peal

    "all the bells of the city began to peal"

  • Peal (verb)

    (of laughter or thunder) sound in a peal

    "Aunt Edie's laughter pealed around the parlour"

  • Peal (verb)

    convey by the ringing of bells

    "the carillon pealed out the news to the waiting city"

  • Peel (verb)

    remove the outer covering or skin from (a fruit, vegetable, or prawn)

    "she watched him peel an apple with deliberate care"

  • Peel (verb)

    remove (the outer covering or skin) from a fruit or vegetable

    "peel off the skins and thickly slice the potatoes"

  • Peel (verb)

    (of a fruit or vegetable) have a skin that can be removed

    "oranges that peel easily"

  • Peel (verb)

    remove a thin outer covering or part

    "I peeled off the tissue paper"

  • Peel (verb)

    remove an item of clothing

    "Suzy peeled off her white pullover"

  • Peel (verb)

    (of a surface or object) lose parts of its outer layer or covering in small strips or pieces

    "the walls are peeling"

  • Peel (verb)

    (of an outer layer) come off in strips or small pieces

    "if it's paper you're washing, make sure it won't peel off if it gets damp"

    "paint was peeling from the shopfronts"

  • Peel (verb)

    send (another player's ball) through a hoop

    "the better players are capable of peeling a ball through two or three hoops"

  • Peel (noun)

    the outer covering or rind of a fruit or vegetable

    "pieces of potato peel"

  • Peel (noun)

    an act of exfoliating dead skin in the cosmetic treatment of microdermabrasion.

  • Peel (noun)

    a flat implement like a shovel, especially one used by a baker for carrying loaves or similar items of food into or out of an oven

    "a wooden pizza peel"

  • Peel (noun)

    a small square defensive tower of a kind built in the 16th century in the border counties of England and Scotland.

Webster Dictionary

  • Peal (noun)

    A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.

  • Peal (noun)

    A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc.

  • Peal (noun)

    A set of bells tuned to each other according to the diatonic scale; also, the changes rung on a set of bells.

  • Peal (verb)

    To appeal.

  • Peal (verb)

    To utter or give out loud sounds.

  • Peal (verb)

    To resound; to echo.

  • Peal

    To utter or give forth loudly; to cause to give out loud sounds; to noise abroad.

  • Peal

    To assail with noise or loud sounds.

  • Peal

    To pour out.

  • Peel (noun)

    A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.

  • Peel (noun)

    A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.

  • Peel (noun)

    The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.

  • Peel

    To plunder; to pillage; to rob.

  • Peel

    To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.

  • Peel

    To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.

  • Peel (verb)

    To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; - often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.

  • Peel (verb)

    To strip naked; to disrobe. Often used with down .

Princeton's WordNet

  • Peal (noun)

    a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)

  • Peal (verb)

    ring recurrently;

    "bells were pealing"

  • Peal (verb)

    sound loudly and sonorously;

    "the bells rang"

  • Peel (noun)

    the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit)

  • Peel (noun)

    British politician (1788-1850)

  • Peel (noun)

    the rind of a fruit or vegetable

  • Peel (verb)

    strip the skin off;

    "pare apples"

  • Peel (verb)

    come off in flakes or thin small pieces;

    "The paint in my house is peeling off"

  • Peel (verb)

    get undressed;

    "please don't undress in front of everybody!"

    "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"

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