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pale 1

1. A stake or pointed stick; a picket.
2. A fence enclosing an area.
3. The area enclosed by a fence or boundary.
a. A region or district lying within an imposed boundary or constituting a separate jurisdiction.
b. Pale The medieval dominions of the English in Ireland. Used with the.
5. Heraldry A wide vertical band in the center of an escutcheon.
tr.v. paled, pal·ing, pales
To enclose with pales; fence in.
beyond the pale
Irrevocably unacceptable or unreasonable: behavior that was quite beyond the pale.

[Middle English, from Old French pal, from Latin pālus; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

pale 2

adj. pal·er, pal·est
1. Whitish in complexion; pallid.
a. Of a low intensity of color; light.
b. Having high lightness and low saturation.
3. Of a low intensity of light; dim or faint: "a late afternoon sun coming through the el tracks and falling in pale oblongs on the cracked, empty sidewalks" (Jimmy Breslin).
4. Feeble; weak: a pale rendition of the aria.
v. paled, pal·ing, pales
To cause to turn pale.
1. To become pale; blanch: paled with fright.
2. To decrease in relative importance.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pallidus, from pallēre, to be pale; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pale′ly adv.
pale′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paleness - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)paleness - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
complexion, skin color, skin colour - the coloring of a person's face
2.paleness - the property of having a naturally light complexionpaleness - the property of having a naturally light complexion
complexion, skin color, skin colour - the coloring of a person's face
3.paleness - being deficient in color
color property - an attribute of color


[ˈpeɪlnɪs] Npalidez f; [of skin] → blancura f


[ˈpeɪlnɪs] npâleur f


nBlässe f


[ˈpeɪlnɪs] npallore m


(peil) adjective
1. (of a person, his face etc) having less colour than normal. a pale face; She went pale with fear.
2. (of a colour) closer to white than black; not dark. pale green.
to become pale. She paled at the bad news.
ˈpaleness noun
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