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PAL

abbr.
phase alternation (or alternating) line

pal

 (păl) Informal
n.
A friend; a chum.
intr.v. palled, pal·ling, pals
To associate as friends or chums. Often used with around.

[Romani phral, phal, from Sanskrit bhrātā, bhrātr-, brother; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.]
Word History: The word pal comes from the Indic language of the Romani people. First recorded in English in the second half of the 1700s, pal was borrowed from a Romani word meaning "brother, comrade," which occurs as phal in the Romani spoken in England and phral in the Romani spoken in continental Europe. The Romani speak an Indic language because they originally migrated to Europe from the border region between Iran and India. In other Indic languages we find related words meaning "brother," such as Hindu and Urdu bhāī, and they all come from Sanskrit bhrātā, which in turn traces its ancestry to the same Indo-European word that our word brother does.

pal

(pæl)
n
1. a close friend; comrade
2. an accomplice
vb, pals, palling or palled
(intr; usually foll by with or about) to associate as friends
[C17: from English Gypsy: brother, ultimately from Sanskrit bhrātar brother]

PAL

(pæl)
n acronym for
(Telecommunications) phase alternation line: a colour-television broadcasting system used generally in Europe

pal

(pæl)

n., v. palled, pal•ling. Informal. n.
1. a close friend; comrade; chum.
v.i.
2. to associate as pals.
[1675–85; < English Romany: brother, mate, dissimilated variant of continental Romany phral « Skt bhrātṛ brother]

Pal.

Palestine.

pal.

1. paleography.
2. paleontology.

pal


Past participle: palled
Gerund: palling

Imperative
pal
pal
Present
I pal
you pal
he/she/it pals
we pal
you pal
they pal
Preterite
I palled
you palled
he/she/it palled
we palled
you palled
they palled
Present Continuous
I am palling
you are palling
he/she/it is palling
we are palling
you are palling
they are palling
Present Perfect
I have palled
you have palled
he/she/it has palled
we have palled
you have palled
they have palled
Past Continuous
I was palling
you were palling
he/she/it was palling
we were palling
you were palling
they were palling
Past Perfect
I had palled
you had palled
he/she/it had palled
we had palled
you had palled
they had palled
Future
I will pal
you will pal
he/she/it will pal
we will pal
you will pal
they will pal
Future Perfect
I will have palled
you will have palled
he/she/it will have palled
we will have palled
you will have palled
they will have palled
Future Continuous
I will be palling
you will be palling
he/she/it will be palling
we will be palling
you will be palling
they will be palling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been palling
you have been palling
he/she/it has been palling
we have been palling
you have been palling
they have been palling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been palling
you will have been palling
he/she/it will have been palling
we will have been palling
you will have been palling
they will have been palling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been palling
you had been palling
he/she/it had been palling
we had been palling
you had been palling
they had been palling
Conditional
I would pal
you would pal
he/she/it would pal
we would pal
you would pal
they would pal
Past Conditional
I would have palled
you would have palled
he/she/it would have palled
we would have palled
you would have palled
they would have palled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pal - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activitiespal - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
cobber - Australian term for a pal
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
Verb1.pal - become friends; act friendly towards
befriend - become friends with; "John and Eric soon became friends"; "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"

pal

noun (Informal) friend, companion, mate (informal), buddy (informal), comrade, chum (informal), crony, cock (Brit. informal), main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), homeboy (slang, chiefly U.S.), cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal), boon companion We've been pals for years.

pal

noun
1. A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts:
Informal: bud, buddy.
Slang: sidekick.
2. Informal. One who shares interests or activities with another:
Informal: buddy.
Translations
صَديقصَدِيقٌ
kamarád-ka
kammeratven
kaveri
prijatelj
félagi
友だち
친구
bičiuliškas
biedrsdraugs
tovariš
kompis
เพื่อนสนิท
bạn thân

pal

[pæl] Namigo/a m/f, compinche mf, cuate/a m/f (Mex) , pata mf (Peru)
be a pal!¡venga, pórtate como un amigo!
they're great palsson muy amigos
old pals' actacto m de amiguismo
pal up VI + ADVhacerse amigos
to pal up with sbhacerse amigo de algn

PAL

[ˈpæl] n abbr (=phase alternation line) → PAL m

pal

[ˈpæl] n (= friend) → copain (copine)mf
the boy who saved his best pal from drowning → le garçon qui a sauvé son meilleur copain de la noyade

pal

n (inf)Kumpel m (inf); OK, let’s be pals againna gut, vertragen wir uns wieder!; be a pal!sei so nett!; help me with this, there’s a palsei doch so nett und hilf mir dabei

PAL

[pæl] n abbr (TV) =phase alternation linePAL m

pal

[pæl] n (fam) → amico/a
pal up vi + adv (fam) → far amicizia

pal

(pӕl) noun
an informal word for a friend. My son brought a pal home for tea.
ˈpally adjective
friendly. They've become very pally.

pal

صَدِيقٌ kamarád ven Kumpel φιλαράκος compinche kaveri pote prijatelj amico 友だち 친구 makker kompis kumpel camarada друг kompis เพื่อนสนิท yakın dost bạn thân 伙伴
References in classic literature ?
Well, pal," he said, as his glance encountered Jurgis again, "good morning.
Thorndike, isn't that Plug you're riding an assert of the scrap you and Buffalo Bill had with the late Blake Haskins and his pal a few months back?
Why, I said at the time that no thief and no thief's pal was going to try to pawn or sell a thing where he knowed the pawnbroker could get both rewards by taking HIM into camp with the swag.
I seen our other pal lay in HIS stock of old rusty second-handers.
There will only be one other, our old pal at the Korea, Jack Seward.
I fancy that my pal is all right, though I see you have got his coat-tails.
You see, between you an' me close-tiled, I look on this South American business as a mighty serious thing, and if I have a pal with me I want a man I can bank on.
Gentleman kind of gives a whoop, and hollers, "If it ain't my old pal, Jerry Moore
just as it makes a man happy to lend a hand to a pal in a ticklish place, or a lover happy to put his coat around the girl he loves to keep her warm.
We only want an old man and a young one, and a third pal of yours who is a gentleman born, to make a regular clearance in the house.
The trouble was I didn't have much chance to pal with them.
His pal, who didn't come up much higher than his elbow, stepping forward exhibited a pale face with a long drooping nose and no chin to speak of.