Definition and Meanings for pale

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Part of Speech of pale

adjective, comparative, superlative, intransitive verb, noun, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

Etymology of pale

f. p, fr. p to turn pale, l. pallere to be or look pale. cf. appall, fallow, pall, v. i., pallid f. pal, fr. l. palus: cf. d. paal. see pole a stake, and 1st pallet

Meaning of pale

as adjective, comparative, superlative, intransitive verb

  • wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
  • not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.

as noun

  • paleness; pallor.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to turn pale; to lose color or luster.

as transitive verb

  • to make pale; to diminish the brightness of.

as noun

  • a pointed stake or slat, either driven into the ground, or fastened to a rail at the top and bottom, for fencing or inclosing; a picket.
  • that which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
  • a space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; -- often used figuratively.
  • a region within specified bounds, whether or not enclosed or demarcated.
  • a stripe or band, as on a garment.
  • one of the greater ordinaries, being a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon, equally distant from the two edges, and occupying one third of it.
  • a cheese scoop.
  • a shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.

as transitive verb

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