pall

1
[ pawl ]
/ pɔl /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to cover with or as with a pall.

Nearby words

  1. palish,
  2. palissy,
  3. palissy, bernard,
  4. palk strait,
  5. palki,
  6. pall mall,
  7. pall-mall,
  8. palla,
  9. palladian,
  10. palladian window

Origin of pall

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English pæll pope's pallium < Latin pallium cloak

SYNONYMS FOR pall
Related formspall-like, adjective

Can be confusedpale pall pallor

pall

2
[ pawl ]
/ pɔl /

verb (used without object)

to have a wearying or tiresome effect (usually followed by on or upon).
to become distasteful or unpleasant.
to become satiated or cloyed with something.

verb (used with object)

to satiate or cloy.
to make dull, distasteful, or unpleasant.

Origin of pall

2
1350–1400; Middle English pallen; aphetic variant of appall

SYNONYMS FOR pall
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British Dictionary definitions for palls

pall

1
/ (pɔːl) /

noun

verb

(tr) to cover or depress with a pall

Word Origin for pall

Old English pæll, from Latin: pallium

pall

2
/ (pɔːl) /

verb

(intr often foll by on) to become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)history classes palled on me
to cloy or satiate, or become cloyed or satiated

Word Origin for pall

C14: variant of appal

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Word Origin and History for palls
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