Complete Definition of "pale"

see|Pale|pâle
wikipedia|dab=Pale_(disambiguation)|Pale
English

rank|promise|obliged|ourselves|912|pale|happiness|religion|dress

Pronunciation
AHD|pÄl, SAMPA|/peIl/
IPA|/peɪɫ/
audio|en-us-pale.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪl|-eɪl

Homophones
pail

Etymology 1
Via ME. and OF. from L. pallidus

Adjective
en-adj-er-e|pal|e

  1. light in color.

Translations

Albanian: e celet
Arabic: Arab|باÙت IPAchar|(bÄhet)
Catalan: pàlid
Chinese: èç½ (cÄngbái)
Czech: bledý m
Danish: t-|da|bleg, t-|da|blegt
Dutch: bleek
Finnish: kalpea, kalvakka, kelmeä, vaalea
French: pâle, hâve
German: hell, blass
Hebrew: ××ר (heveir)
Hungarian: sápadt
Italian: pallido
mid
Japanese: éããã (ããããã, aozameta)
Korean: 창백í (changbaekhan)
Latin: pallidus
Old French: haswa
Polish: blady m, blada f, blade n
Portuguese: pálido, claro
Romanian: pal
Russian: бледнÑй (blédnyj)
Serbian: bled
Spanish: t+|es|pálido
Swedish: blek
Welsh: gwelw

Verb
en-verb|pal|ing

  1. To become pale. To become insignificant.

#: 2006 New York Times Its financing pales next to the tens of billions that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will have at its disposal, ...

Translations

Finnish: kalveta
German: blass werden
Korean: í리íë¤ (pari-hada), í´ì±íë¤ (haesseuk-hada)
Polish: blednÄÄ
Portuguese: empalidecer, clarear
mid
Russian: бледнеÑÑ (blednét')
Spanish: palidecer
Swedish: blekna
Welsh: gwelwi

Etymology 2
L. palus

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. A wooden stake.
  2. archaic A fence, especially one made from wooden stakes.
  3. archaic A territory or defensive area that one nation holds in another country, e.g., Britainâs medieval control of Calais in France or Dublin in Ireland.
  4. archaic The jurisdiction (territorial or otherwise) of an authority.
  5. The bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgment in civilized company, in the phrase beyond the pale.
  6. In heraldry, a vertical band down the middle of a shield.

Translations
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Norwegian påle m
Polish: pal m
mid

Related terms
impale
palisade
pallescent

Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Heraldic terminology


Estonian

Noun
pale

  1. cheek

Category:Estonian nouns


French

Etymology
Latin pala

Noun
pale

  1. blade

Category:French nouns


Italian

Noun
pale

  1. plural of|pala#Italian|pala|lang=Italian

Kurdish

Noun
pale

  1. worker

Category:Kurdish nouns


Swahili

Adverb
pale

  1. there

Category:Swahili adverbs

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