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Pale meaning

pale - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
  2. 2. Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
  3. 3. Paleness; pallor.
  4. 4. To turn pale; to lose color or luster.
  5. 5. To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
  6. 6. 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. 7. That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
  8. 8. A stripe or band, as on a garment.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. A cheese scoop.
  11. 11. A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
  12. 12. To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.
  13. 13. A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; - often used figuratively.
  14. 14. Not brightly colored; wan.
  15. 15. Stake in a fence or stockade; inclosure.

pale - examples of usage

  1. " Indeed, you look pale. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. You look so pale." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. Mr. Lynnton, was a smaller man, and somewhat younger, though his pale face had a sad expression, as though he had come through much trouble. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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