- Edson Arantes do Nascimento, born 1940, Brazilian soccer player.
- a small fortified tower for residence or for use during an attack, common in the border counties of England and Scotland in the 16th century.
Origin of peel3
Examples from the Web for pele
Pele, by the way, is often given credit for coining the phrase O Jogo Bonito—the Beautiful Game.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer
June 25, 2014
Laka seems to have been a friend, but not a relative, of the numerous Pele family.
For an account of the first hula we may look to the story of Pele.
Although Pele is the most terrible of deities, she can be kind.
The goddess Pele has resigned the foreigner in discouragement.
This is called by the natives Pele's hair, after the name of their goddess.The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Edwin J. Houston
- (tr) to remove (the skin, rind, outer covering, etc) of (a fruit, egg, etc)
- (intr) (of paint, etc) to be removed from a surface, esp through weathering
- (intr) (of a surface) to lose its outer covering of paint, etc esp through weathering
- (intr) (of a person or part of the body) to shed skin in flakes or (of skin) to be shed in flakes, esp as a result of sunburn
- croquet to put (another player's ball) through a hoop or hoops
- keep one's eyes peeled or keep one's eyes skinned to watch vigilantly
- the skin or rind of a fruit, etc
- a long-handled shovel used by bakers for moving bread, in an oven
- (in Britain) a fortified tower of the 16th century on the borders between England and Scotland, built to withstand raids
- John, real name John Robert Parker Ravenscroft . 1939–2004, British broadcaster; presented his influential Radio 1 music programme (1967–2004) and Radio 4's Home Truths (1998–2004)
- Sir Robert. 1788–1850, British statesman; Conservative prime minister (1834–35; 1841–46). As Home Secretary (1828–30) he founded the Metropolitan Police and in his second ministry carried through a series of free-trade budgets culminating in the repeal of the Corn Laws (1846), which split the Tory party
- real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento. born 1940, Brazilian footballer: scored 77 goals in 92 games for Brazil (1957–71) and was in the teams that won the World Cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970; awarded an honorary knighthood in 1997
Word Origin and History for pele
"to strip off," developed from Old English pilian "to peel, skin, decorticate, strip the skin or ring," and Old French pillier, both from Latin pilare "to strip of hair," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)). Probably also influenced by Latin pellis "skin, hide." Related: Peeled; peeling. Figurative expression keep (one's) eyes peeled be observant, be on the alert" is from 1853, American English.
"shovel-shaped instrument" used by bakers, etc., c.1400, from Old French pele (Modern French pelle) "shovel," from Latin pala "spade, shovel, baker's peel," of unknown origin.
piece of rind or skin, 1580s, from earlier pill, pile (late 14c.), from peel (v.)).
Idioms and Phrases with pele
In addition to the idiom beginning with peel
- peel off
- keep one's eyes open (peeled)