"pale" Definition

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

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Position in dictionary: 70362 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. i., v. i., n., v. i., v. t., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., v. t.,
Words that start with "pale": 65
Words that end with "pale": 8
Words that contain "pale": 82
Next words in dictionary: palea, paleaceous, paleae, palearctic, paled
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English Dictionary Definition of pale

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