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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


  1. Pale(n.)

    Hence: A region within specified bounds, whether or not enclosed or demarcated.

  2. Origin: [F. pal, fr. L. palus: cf. D. paal. See Pole a stake, and 1st Pallet.]

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

  14. Origin: [F. ple, fr. plir to turn pale, L. pallere to be or look pale. Cf. Appall, Fallow, pall, v. i., Pallid.]

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand.

  2. Bettina Elias Siegel:

    This is really beyond the pale in terms of its aggressive marketing to kids.

  3. Horace:

    Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men's hovels and king's palaces.

  4. Matt Schlapp:

    At this moment, we need a conservative who speaks not in pale pastels but bold colors.

  5. Julius Caesar:

    It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.

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