Definitions for palepeɪl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word pale
a wooden strip forming part of a fence
very light colored; highly diluted with white
"pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes"
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"
lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
"a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"
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"
not full or rich
"high, pale, pure and lovely song"
pale, blanch, blench(verb)
turn pale, as if in fear
Hence: A region within specified bounds, whether or not enclosed or demarcated.
Origin: [F. pal, fr. L. palus: cf. D. paal. See Pole a stake, and 1st Pallet.]
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
to turn pale; to lose color or luster
to make pale; to diminish the brightness of
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 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
to inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off
Origin: [F. ple, fr. plir to turn pale, L. pallere to be or look pale. Cf. Appall, Fallow, pall, v. i., Pallid.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'pale' in Adjectives Frequency: #361
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand.
This is really beyond the pale in terms of its aggressive marketing to kids.
Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men's hovels and king's palaces.
At this moment, we need a conservative who speaks not in pale pastels but bold colors.
It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- кол, избледнея, бледнея, избледнявам, бледBulgarian
- pal, pàl·lidCatalan, Valencian
- bledý, kůlCzech
- gwelwi, gwelwWelsh
- bleg, blegtDanish
- blass, hell, PfahlGerman
- χλωμιάζω, παλούκι, ωχριώ, πάσσαλος, χλωμός, ωχρόςGreek
- palo, palidecer, pálidoSpanish
- کم رنگPersian
- paalu, etuvarustus, rajat, kalvakka, kalveta, rajoite, paaluaita, vaalea, rajoitus, kalpea, tukikohta, halkio, kelmeä, moraaliFinnish
- pal, hâve, pâle, pâlirFrench
- sápad, cölöp, sápadt, elsápadHungarian
- palo, sbiancare, impallidire, pallidoItalian
- 青ざめた, ペイルJapanese
- 파리하다, 해쓱하다, 창백한Korean
- bālēt, bālsLatvian
- бледнее, блед, избледнува, побледуваMacedonian
- bleek, paalDutch
- påle, stolpe, blek, bleik, blekne, pælNorwegian
- blednąć, blady, pal, słupPolish
- empalidecer, poste, claro, pau, pálido, clarearPortuguese
- бледнеть, бледный, побледнетьRussian
- e celetAlbanian
- blek, stolpe, bleknaSwedish
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