palisade


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pal·i·sade

 (păl′ĭ-sād′)
n.
1.
a. A fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification.
b. One of the pales of such a fence.
2. palisades A line of lofty steep cliffs, usually along a river.
tr.v. pal·i·sad·ed, pal·i·sad·ing, pal·i·sades
To equip or fortify with palisades or a palisade.

[French palissade, from Old French, from Old Provençal palissada, from palissa, stake, from Vulgar Latin *pālīcea, from Latin pālus; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

palisade

(ˌpælɪˈseɪd)
n
1. a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground, esp for defence
2. one of the stakes used in such a fence
3. (Botany) botany a layer of elongated mesophyll cells containing many chloroplasts, situated below the outer epidermis of a leaf blade
vb
(tr) to enclose with a palisade
[C17: via French, from Old Provençal palissada, ultimately from Latin pālus stake; see pale2, pole1]

pal•i•sade

(ˌpæl əˈseɪd)

n., v. -sad•ed, -sad•ing. n.
1. a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense.
2. a pale or stake pointed at the top and set firmly in the ground in a close row with others to form a defense.
3. palisades, a line of cliffs.
v.t.
4. to furnish or fortify with a palisade.
[1590–1600; < French palissade, Middle French < Old Provençal palissada <paliss(a) paling, derivative of pal stake, pale2]

Palisade

 anything resembling or likened to a row of stakes.
Examples: palisade of cliffs, 1850; of ice-pinnacles, 1871; of mountains, 1865; of shrubs; of stakes, 1832; of stiff hairs, 1713; of teeth, 1796; of trees.

palisade


Past participle: palisaded
Gerund: palisading

Imperative
palisade
palisade
Present
I palisade
you palisade
he/she/it palisades
we palisade
you palisade
they palisade
Preterite
I palisaded
you palisaded
he/she/it palisaded
we palisaded
you palisaded
they palisaded
Present Continuous
I am palisading
you are palisading
he/she/it is palisading
we are palisading
you are palisading
they are palisading
Present Perfect
I have palisaded
you have palisaded
he/she/it has palisaded
we have palisaded
you have palisaded
they have palisaded
Past Continuous
I was palisading
you were palisading
he/she/it was palisading
we were palisading
you were palisading
they were palisading
Past Perfect
I had palisaded
you had palisaded
he/she/it had palisaded
we had palisaded
you had palisaded
they had palisaded
Future
I will palisade
you will palisade
he/she/it will palisade
we will palisade
you will palisade
they will palisade
Future Perfect
I will have palisaded
you will have palisaded
he/she/it will have palisaded
we will have palisaded
you will have palisaded
they will have palisaded
Future Continuous
I will be palisading
you will be palisading
he/she/it will be palisading
we will be palisading
you will be palisading
they will be palisading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been palisading
you have been palisading
he/she/it has been palisading
we have been palisading
you have been palisading
they have been palisading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been palisading
you will have been palisading
he/she/it will have been palisading
we will have been palisading
you will have been palisading
they will have been palisading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been palisading
you had been palisading
he/she/it had been palisading
we had been palisading
you had been palisading
they had been palisading
Conditional
I would palisade
you would palisade
he/she/it would palisade
we would palisade
you would palisade
they would palisade
Past Conditional
I would have palisaded
you would have palisaded
he/she/it would have palisaded
we would have palisaded
you would have palisaded
they would have palisaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palisade - fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the groundpalisade - fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
Verb1.palisade - surround with a wall in order to fortify
protect - shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
stockade - surround with a stockade in order to fortify
circumvallate - surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

palisade

noun fence, defence, paling, enclosure, bulwark, stockade a stout wooden palisade enclosing the yard
Translations
pihtaed

palisade

[ˌpælɪˈseɪd] N
1.palizada f, estacada f
2. palisades (US) (= cliffs) → acantilado msing

palisade

[ˌpælɪˈseɪd] npalissade f

palisade

n
Palisade f
palisades pl (US) → Steilufer nt
vteinpfählen

palisade

[ˌpælɪseɪd] npalizzata
References in classic literature ?
A double stockade, or palisade, composed of pointed beams, which the adjacent forest supplied, defended the outer and inner bank of the trench.
All three made the first journey, heavily laden, and tossed our stores over the palisade.
Today Meriem was squatting at the foot of a large tree which grew inside the palisade close to the edge of the village.
He admired their harbours, ships, places of assembly, and the lofty walls of the city, which, with the palisade on top of them, were very striking, and when they reached the king's house Minerva said:
Monsieur, my sword was in my hand immediately, my adversary placed himself on guard, I struck his sword over the palisade, and threw him after it.
Her brother was always in the smoking-room, where Vogelstein observed him, in very tight clothes, his neck encircled with a collar like a palisade.
At length, branching off from Solomon's Great Road, we came to the wide fosse surrounding the kraal, which is at least a mile round, and fenced with a strong palisade of piles formed of the trunks of trees.
Ladders that could be re-moved by night led over the palisade.
No palisade surrounded it, for, situated as it was, in the heart of loyal Waziri, its master had anticipated no possibility of an attack in force by any enemy.
Bertha Kircher found herself alone in a small hut to the palisade at the far end of the village street, and though she was neither bound nor guarded, she was assured by Usanga that she could not escape the village without running into almost certain death in the jungle, which the villagers assured them was infested by lions of great size and ferocity.
For twenty long minutes the blood-curdling cries continued, until they seemed but a stone's throw from the palisade.
We changed our plans a trifle when it came to building the palisade, for we found a rotted cliff near by where we could get all the flat building-stone we needed, and so we constructed a stone wall entirely around the buildings.