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pale


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pale  \Pale\,  v.  t. 
  To  inclose  with  pales,  or  as  with  pales;  to  encircle;  to 
  encompass;  to  fence  off 
 
  [Your  isle,  which  stands]  ribbed  and  paled  in  With 
  rocks  unscalable  and  roaring  waters.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pale  \Pale\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Paled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Paling}.] 
  To  turn  pale;  to  lose  color  or  luster.  --Whittier. 
 
  Apt  to  pale  at  a  trodden  worm.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pale  \Pale\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  pale;  to  diminish  the  brightness  of 
 
  The  glow?worm  shows  the  matin  to  be  near  And  gins  to 
  pale  his  uneffectual  fire.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pale  \Pale\,  n.  [F.  pal,  fr  L.  palus:  cf  D.  paal.  See  {Pol?}  a 
  stake,  and  lst  {Pallet}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Deer  creep  through  when  a  pale  tumbles  down 
  --Mortimer. 
 
  2.  That  which  incloses  or  fences  in  a  boundary;  a  limit;  a 
  fence;  a  palisade.  ``Within  one  pale  or  hedge.'' 
  --Robynson  (More's  Utopia). 
 
  3.  A  space  or  field  having  bounds  or  limits;  a  limited  region 
  or  place  an  inclosure;  --  often  used  figuratively.  ``To 
  walk  the  studious  cloister's  pale.''  --Milton.  ``Out  of 
  the  pale  of  civilization.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  A  stripe  or  band,  as  on  a  garment.  --Chaucer. 
 
  5.  (Her.)  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 
 
  6.  A  cheese  scoop.  --Simmonds. 
 
  7.  (Shipbuilding)  A  shore  for  bracing  a  timber  before  it  is 
  fastened. 
 
  {English  pale}  (Hist.),  the  limits  or  territory  within  which 
  alone  the  English  conquerors  of  Ireland  held  dominion  for 
  a  long  period  after  their  invasion  of  the  country  in  1172. 
  --Spencer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pale  \Pale\,  a.  [Compar.  {Paler};  superl.  {Palest}.]  [F. 
  p[^a]le,  fr  p[^a]lir  to  turn  pale,  L.  pallere  to  be  o?  look 
  pale.  Cf  {Appall},  {Fallow},  {pall},  v.  i.,  {Pallid}.] 
  1.  Wanting  in  color;  not  ruddy;  dusky  white;  pallid;  wan;  as 
  a  pale  face;  a  pale  red;  a  pale  blue.  ``Pale  as  a  forpined 
  ghost.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  Speechless  he  stood  and  pale.  --Milton. 
 
  They  are  not  of  complexion  red  or  pale.  --T. 
  Randolph. 
 
  2.  Not  bright  or  brilliant;  of  a  faint  luster  or  hue;  dim; 
  as  the  pale  light  of  the  moon. 
 
  The  night,  methinks,  is  but  the  daylight  sick;  It 
  looks  a  little  paler.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Pale  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  self-explaining 
  compounds;  as  pale-colored,  pale-eyed,  pale-faced, 
  pale-looking,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pale  \Pale\,  n. 
  Paleness;  pallor.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pale 
  adj  1:  very  light  colored;  highly  diluted  with  white;  "pale 
  seagreen";  "pale  blue  eyes" 
  2:  (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"  [syn:  {pallid}, 
  {wan}] 
  3:  lacking  in  vitality  or  interest  or  effectiveness;  "a  pale 
  rendition  of  the  aria";  "pale  prose  with  the  faint 
  sweetness  of  lavender";  "a  pallid  performance"  [syn:  {pallid}] 
  4:  abnormally  deficient  in  color  as  suggesting  physical  or 
  emotional  distress;  "the  pallid  face  of  the  invalid";  "her 
  wan  face  suddenly  flushed"  [syn:  {pallid},  {wan}] 
  5:  not  full  or  rich;  "high,  pale,  pure  and  lovely  song" 
  n  :  a  wooden  strip  forming  part  of  a  fence  [syn:  {picket}] 
  v  :  turn  pale,  as  if  in  fear  [syn:  {blanch},  {blench}] 




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