adjective, pal·er, pal·est.
- light-colored or lacking in color: a pale complexion; his pale face; a pale child.
- lacking the usual intensity of color due to fear, illness, stress, etc.:She looked pale and unwell when we visited her in the nursing home.
verb (used without object), paled, pal·ing.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of pale1
synonym study for pale
OTHER WORDS FROM palepalely, adverbpaleness, noun
Definition for pale (2 of 2)
- Also called Eng·lish Pale [ing-glish peyl], /ˈɪŋ glɪʃ ˈpeɪl/, I·rish Pale [ahy-rish peyl] /ˈaɪ rɪʃ ˈpeɪl/ . a district in eastern Ireland included in the Angevin Empire of King Henry II and his successors.
- Also called Pale of Set·tle·ment [peyluhv set-l-muhnt] /ˈpeɪl əv ˈsɛt l mənt/ . the territories in the Russian Empire in which Jews were allowed to live.
verb (used with object), paled, pal·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for pale
“Her paintings and paints in the palest colors, and simplest shapes, pretty much covered the studio,” Bradlee wrote.The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy|Will Rahn|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Krush” (Karl-as-Rush) was the palest simulacrum of a Rush Limbaugh.
His face was the palest, softest looking face Sherman had ever seen.The Happy Man|Gerald Wilburn Page
The heiress, in a robe of palest blue, with creamy lace, looks her fairest.Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
A wood of maples and poplars 71 is almost a pink-and-white wood; shell-pink, and palest, most silvery-and-creamy gray.A Northern Countryside|Rosalind Richards
The rug is a self-toned rug of very soft green, and the walls are tinted with the palest of greens.The House in Good Taste|Elsie de Wolfe
Lady Chetwoode in gray satin is looking charming; Cecilia, lovely, in the palest shade of blue.Airy Fairy Lilian|Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
British Dictionary definitions for pale (1 of 2)
Derived forms of palepalely, adverbpaleness, noun
Word Origin for pale
British Dictionary definitions for pale (2 of 2)
Word Origin for pale
Idioms and Phrases with pale
see beyond the pale.