pall


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to pall: pallbearer

pall 1

 (pôl)
n.
1. A cover for a coffin, bier, or tomb, often made of black, purple, or white velvet.
2. A coffin, especially one being carried to a grave or tomb.
3.
a. A covering that darkens or obscures: a pall of smoke over the city.
b. A gloomy effect or atmosphere: "A pall of depressed indifference hung over Petrograd during February and March 1916" (W. Bruce Lincoln).
4. Ecclesiastical
a. A linen cloth or a square of cardboard faced with cloth used to cover the chalice.
b. See pallium.
tr.v. palled, pall·ing, palls
To cover with or as if with a pall.

[Middle English pal, from Old English pæll, cloak, covering, from Latin pallium.]

pall 2

 (pôl)
v. palled, pall·ing, palls
v.intr.
1. To become insipid, boring, or wearisome.
2. To have a dulling, wearisome, or boring effect.
3. To become cloyed or satiated.
v.tr.
1. To cloy; satiate.
2. To make vapid or wearisome.

[Middle English pallen, to grow feeble, probably short for appallen; see appall.]

pall

(pɔːl)
n
1. a cloth covering, usually black, spread over a coffin or tomb
2. a coffin, esp during the funeral ceremony
3. a dark heavy covering; shroud: the clouds formed a pall over the sky.
4. a depressing or oppressive atmosphere: her bereavement cast a pall on the party.
5. (Heraldry) heraldry an ordinary consisting of a Y-shaped bearing
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity
a. a small square linen cloth with which the chalice is covered at the Eucharist
b. an archaic word for pallium2
7. (Clothing & Fashion) an obsolete word for cloak
vb
(tr) to cover or depress with a pall
[Old English pæll, from Latin: pallium]

pall

(pɔːl)
vb
1. (often foll by: on) to become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to): history classes palled on me.
2. to cloy or satiate, or become cloyed or satiated
[C14: variant of appal]

pall1

(pɔl)

n.
1. something that covers, shrouds, or overspreads, esp. with darkness or gloom.
2. a cloth for spreading over a coffin, bier, or tomb.
3. a coffin.
4.
b. a linen cloth or a square cloth-covered piece of cardboard used to cover a chalice.
5. Archaic. a cloth spread upon an altar; corporal.
6. Archaic. a garment, esp. a robe, cloak, or the like.
v.t.
7. to cover with or as if with a pall.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English pæll pope's pallium < Latin pallium cloak]

pall2

(pɔl)

v.i.
1. to have a wearying or tiresome effect.
2. to become distasteful or unpleasant.
3. to become satiated or cloyed with something.
v.t.
4. to satiate or cloy.
5. to make dull, distasteful, or unpleasant.
[1350–1400; Middle English, aph. variant of appallen to appall]

pall

, pallbearer - Pallbearer is based on pall, which was first a cloth spread over a coffin, hearse, or tomb.
See also related terms for tomb.

pall


Past participle: palled
Gerund: palling

Imperative
pall
pall
Present
I pall
you pall
he/she/it palls
we pall
you pall
they pall
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 pall
you will pall
he/she/it will pall
we will pall
you will pall
they will pall
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 pall
you would pall
he/she/it would pall
we would pall
you would pall
they would pall
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.pall - a sudden numbing dread
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread - fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
2.pall - burial garment in which a corpse is wrappedpall - burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
burial garment - cloth used to cover a corpse in preparation for burial
3.pall - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)pall - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
screen, blind - a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
drop cloth, drop curtain, drop - a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
eyelet, eyehole - a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar
festoon - a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves
frontal - a drapery that covers the front of an altar
furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
portiere - a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
shower curtain - a curtain that keeps water from splashing out of the shower area
theater curtain, theatre curtain - a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance
Verb1.pall - become less interesting or attractive
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
2.pall - cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
intimidate, restrain - to compel or deter by or as if by threats
3.pall - cover with a pall
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
4.pall - cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
replete, sate, satiate, fill - fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"
5.pall - cause to become flat; "pall the beer"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
6.pall - lose sparkle or bouquetpall - lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
7.pall - lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to); "the course palled on her"
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
8.pall - lose interest or become bored with something or somebody; "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
poop out, conk out, peter out, run down, run out - use up all one's strength and energy and stop working; "At the end of the march, I pooped out"
retire, withdraw - lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"

pall

1
verb become boring, become dull, become tedious, become tiresome, jade, cloy, become wearisome The glamour of her job soon palled.

pall

2
noun
1. cloud, shadow, veil, mantle, shroud A pall of black smoke drifted over the cliff-top.
2. gloom, damp, dismay, melancholy, damper, check His depression cast a pall on the proceedings.

pall

verb
To satisfy to the full or to excess:
Translations
غِطاء النَّعْشيُصْبِحُ مُمِلاً
mraknuditpříkrovzávojznechutit se
blive uinteressantdækketæppe
dofna; verîa òreytandilíkkistuábreiîa
apnikttumšs aizsegszārka pārklājs
omrzieťpríkrov
bıktırmaksıkıcı olmaktabut örtüsü

pall

1 [pɔːl] N
1. (on coffin) → paño m mortuorio (Rel) (= robe) → palio m
2. (fig) → manto m, capa f
a pall of smokeuna cortina de humo
to cast a pall over sthempañar algo

pall

2 [pɔːl] VIperder el interés (on para) → dejar de gustar (on a) it palls after a timedespués de cierto tiempo deja de gustar
it never pallsnunca pierde su interés
I found the book palledencontré que el libro empezaba a aburrirme

pall

[ˈpɔːl]
n [smoke] → voile m
to cast a pall over sth → jeter un froid sur qch
videvenir lassant
to pall on sb → lasser qn

pall

1
n
(over coffin) → Bahrtuch nt, → Sargtuch nt; a pall of smoke (fig) (= covering)eine Dunstglocke; (rising in air) → eine Rauchwolke; her death cast a pall over the celebrations (fig)ihr Tod trübte die Stimmung auf der Feier
(Eccl) → Pallium nt

pall

2
vian Reiz verlieren (on sb für jdn)

pall

1 [pɔːl] n (on coffin) → drappo funebre; (of smoke) → coltre f, cappa

pall

2 [pɔːl] vi to pall (on)perdere il proprio fascino (per), diventare noioso/a (per)

pall1

(poːl) noun
the (usually dark-coloured) cloth which covers a coffin at a funeral. a pall of purple-velvet; A pall of smoke hung over the town.

pall2

(poːl) verb
to become boring or uninteresting. Loud music soon palls.
References in classic literature ?
Big, solemn oaks grew close to it, and their thick-leaved, far-reaching branches shadowed it like a pall.
Six Delaware girls, with their long, dark, flowing tresses falling loosely across their bosoms, stood apart, and only gave proof of their existence as they occasionally strewed sweet-scented herbs and forest flowers on a litter of fragrant plants that, under a pall of Indian robes, supported all that now remained of the ardent, high-souled, and generous Cora.
An unwearied pall of cloud muffled the whole expanse of sky from zenith to horizon.
They spread in vast clouds overhead, writhing, curling; then, uniting in one giant river, they streamed away down the sky, stretching a black pall as far as the eye could reach.
What we had been mistaking for fleeting glimpses of sky away aloft there, were really patches of the Blumis's snowy crest caught through shredded rents in the drifting pall of vapor.
A pall of silence settled over the little assembly.
In a stationer's shop in Pall Mall, where I had business.
Again, Miss Murdstone, in a black velvet gown, that looks as if it had been made out of a pall, follows close upon me; then my mother; then her husband.
As soon as the great black velvet pall outside my little window was shot with grey, I got up and went down stairs; every board upon the way, and every crack in every board, calling after me, "Stop thief
Now were they less careful to prevent any unhallowed layman from touching the pall, which, having been that used at the funeral of Saint Edmund, was liable to be desecrated, if handled by the profane.
It had perhaps served often as a pall for the dead.
Small trees already had sprung up in what had been the village street; but desolation and loneliness hung like a pall above the scene.