Definitions for palepeɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

palepeɪl(adj.)pal•er, pal•est

  1. (adj.)lacking intensity of color; colorless or whitish:

    a pale complexion.

  2. of a low degree of chroma, saturation, or purity; approaching white or gray:

    pale yellow.

  3. not bright or brilliant; dim:

    the pale moon.

  4. faint or feeble; weak:

    a pale protest.

  5. (v.t.)to make or become pale:

    to pale at the sight of blood.

Origin of pale:

1250–1300; ME < MF < L palliduspallid

pale′ness(n.)

palepeɪl(n.; v.)paled, pal•ing.

  1. (n.)a stake or picket, as of a fence.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. an enclosing or confining barrier; enclosure.

  3. an enclosed area.

  4. limits; bounds:

    outside the pale of my jurisdiction.

  5. a district or region within designated bounds.

  6. a central vertical stripe in a heraldic escutcheon.

    Category: Heraldry

  7. (v.t.)to enclose with pales; fence.

    Category: Building Trades

  8. to encircle or encompass.

Idioms for pale:

  1. beyond the pale,beyond the limits of propriety, courtesy, etc.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of pale:

1300–50; ME (north), OE pāl < L pālus stake

pale-

  1. var. of paleo- before vowels:

    palearctic.

    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. picket, pale(adj)

    a wooden strip forming part of a fence

  2. pale(adj)

    very light colored; highly diluted with white

    "pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes"

  3. pale, pallid, wan, sick(adj)

    (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble

    "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn"

  4. pale, pallid(adj)

    lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

    "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"

  5. pale, pallid, wan(adj)

    abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

    "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed"

  6. pale(verb)

    not full or rich

    "high, pale, pure and lovely song"

  7. pale, blanch, blench(verb)

    turn pale, as if in fear

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pale(adjective)ɪl

    (of a color or light) not strong or bright

    pale yellow flowers; pale sunlight

  2. paleɪl

    (of skin) very light in color

    You look pale - are you OK?; pale with fright

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pale(verb)

    wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue

  2. Pale(verb)

    not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon

  3. Pale(noun)

    paleness; pallor

  4. Pale(verb)

    to turn pale; to lose color or luster

  5. Pale(verb)

    to make pale; to diminish the brightness of

  6. Pale(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

  7. Pale(noun)

    that which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade

  8. Pale(noun)

    a space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; -- often used figuratively

  9. Pale(noun)

    a stripe or band, as on a garment

  10. Pale(noun)

    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

  11. Pale(noun)

    a cheese scoop

  12. Pale(noun)

    a shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened

  13. Pale(verb)

    to inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pale' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2842

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pale' in Adjectives Frequency: #361


Translations for pale

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pale(adjective)

(of a person, his face etc) having less colour than normal

a pale face; She went pale with fear.

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