What does paling mean?

Definitions for paling
ˈpeɪ lɪŋpal·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. picket fence, palingnoun

    a fence made of upright pickets


  1. palingnoun

    A pointed stick used to make a fence.

  2. palingnoun

    A fence made of palings.

  3. palingverb

    Present participle of to pale.


  1. Paling

    Paling is a surname.


  1. paling

    "Paling" is a gerund form of the verb "pale", which means becoming less intense or important, or to appear less impressive or significant. In other context, it also means to become pale in one's face due to shock or fear. As a noun, a paling is a fence made from pointed wooden or metal stakes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paling

    of Pale

  2. Palingnoun

    pales, in general; a fence formed with pales or pickets; a limit; an inclosure

  3. Palingnoun

    the act of placing pales or stripes on cloth; also, the stripes themselves

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paling

    pāl′ing, n. pales collectively: a fence.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Paling is ranked #93513 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Paling surname appeared 196 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Paling.

    77.5% or 152 total occurrences were White.
    10.2% or 20 total occurrences were Asian.
    7.6% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.5% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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