Definitions for pallpɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pallpɔl(n.)

  1. something that covers, shrouds, or overspreads, esp. with darkness or gloom.

  2. a cloth for spreading over a coffin, bier, or tomb.

  3. a coffin.

  4. a linen cloth or a square cloth-covered piece of cardboard used to cover a chalice.

    Category: Religion

    Ref: pallium (def. 2). 2

  5. Archaic. a cloth spread upon an altar; corporal.

  6. Archaic. a garment, esp. a robe, cloak, or the like.

  7. (v.t.)to cover with or as if with a pall.

Origin of pall:

bef. 900; ME; OE pæll pope's pallium < L pallium cloak

pallpɔl(v.i.)

  1. to have a wearying or tiresome effect.

  2. to become distasteful or unpleasant.

  3. to become satiated or cloyed with something.

  4. (v.t.)to satiate or cloy.

  5. to make dull, distasteful, or unpleasant.

Origin of pall:

1350–1400; ME, aph. var. of appallen to appall

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chill, pall(noun)

    a sudden numbing dread

  2. pall, shroud, cerement, winding-sheet, winding-clothes(noun)

    burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

  3. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall(verb)

    hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

  4. pall, dull(verb)

    become less interesting or attractive

  5. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare(verb)

    cause to lose courage

    "dashed by the refusal"

  6. pall(verb)

    cover with a pall

  7. cloy, pall(verb)

    cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing

    "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"

  8. pall(verb)

    cause to become flat

    "pall the beer"

  9. die, pall, become flat(verb)

    lose sparkle or bouquet

    "wine and beer can pall"

  10. pall(verb)

    lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)

    "the course palled on her"

  11. tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade(verb)

    lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

    "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pall(noun)

    same as Pawl

  2. Pall(noun)

    an outer garment; a cloak mantle

  3. Pall(noun)

    a kind of rich stuff used for garments in the Middle Ages

  4. Pall(noun)

    same as Pallium

  5. Pall(noun)

    a figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y

  6. Pall(noun)

    a large cloth, esp., a heavy black cloth, thrown over a coffin at a funeral; sometimes, also, over a tomb

  7. Pall(noun)

    a piece of cardboard, covered with linen and embroidered on one side; -- used to put over the chalice

  8. Pall(verb)

    to cloak

  9. Pall(adj)

    to become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, life, spirit, or taste; as, the liquor palls

  10. Pall(verb)

    to make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken

  11. Pall(verb)

    to satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite

  12. Pall(noun)

    nausea

Freebase

  1. Pall

    A pall is a Y-shaped heraldic charge, normally having its arms in the three corners of the shield. An example of a pall placed horizontally is the green portion of the Flag of South Africa. A pall that stops short of the shield's edges and that has pointed ends to its three limbs is called a shakefork, although some heraldic sources do not make a distinction between a pall and a shakefork. A pall standing upside down is named pall reversed. A pall on a shield may indicate a connection with the clergy, particularly archbishoprics, although in these cases the pall's lower limb usually stops short of the bottom of the shield and is fringed. Such a pall is often called an ecclesiastical pall or pallium. This is in reference to the ecclesiastical vestment from which this heraldic charge derives.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pall(noun)

the (usually dark-coloured) cloth which covers a coffin at a funeral

a pall of purple-velvet; A pall of smoke hung over the town.

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