pal

[ pal ]
/ pæl /
Informal.

noun

a very close, intimate friend; comrade; chum.
an accomplice.

verb (used without object), palled, pal·ling.

to associate as comrades or chums: to pal around with the kid next door.

Origin of pal

1675–85; < English Romany: brother, mate, dissimilated variant of continental Romany phralSanskrit bhrātṛ brother

Definition for pal (2 of 5)

PAL

or P.A.L.


Police Athletic League.

Definition for pal (3 of 5)

PAL
[ pal ]
/ pæl /

noun

a special air service offered by the U.S. Postal Service for sending parcels from 5 to 30 pounds (2.3 to 13.5 kg) to overseas servicemen: only the regular parcel post rate to the U.S. port of shipment plus $1 is charged.Compare SAM(def 2).

Origin of PAL

P(arcel) A(ir) L(ift)

Definition for pal (4 of 5)

Definition for pal (5 of 5)

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British Dictionary definitions for pal (1 of 3)

pal
/ (pæl) informal /

noun

a close friend; comrade
an accomplice

verb pals, palling or palled

(intr; usually foll by with or about) to associate as friends
See also pal up

Word Origin for pal

C17: from English Gypsy: brother, ultimately from Sanskrit bhrātar brother

British Dictionary definitions for pal (2 of 3)

PAL
/ (pæl) /

n acronym for

phase alternation line: a colour-television broadcasting system used generally in Europe

British Dictionary definitions for pal (3 of 3)

Pal.

abbreviation for

Palestine
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