verb (pal, ing)
- A wooden stake.
- (archaic) A fence, especially one made from wooden stakes.
- (archaic) A territory or defensive area that one nation holds in another country, e.g., Britain"s medieval control of Calais in France or Dublin in Ireland.
- (archaic) The jurisdiction (territorial or otherwise) of an authority.
- The bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgment in civilized company, in the phrase beyond the pale.
- In heraldry, a vertical band down the middle of a shield.
- To become pale. To become insignificant.
adjective (pal, e)
- 2006 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/14/technology/14google.html?hp&ex=1158292800&en=0715e3c0dff465e2&ei=5094&partner=homepage New York Times Its financing pales next to the tens of billions that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will have at its disposal, ...
- light in color.
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