Definitions of pale

  1. To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
  2. To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.
  3. To inclose with, or as with, pales or narrow upright boards.
  4. To inclose with stakes: to encompass.
  5. To enclose with pales.
  6. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
  7. Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
  8. To turn pale; to lose color or luster.
  9. To turn white, or to lose color.
  10. To turn pale.
  11. turn pale, as if in fear
  12. To enclose.
  13. To turn pale or wan; to become pale.
  14. Paleness; pallor.
  15. A pointed stake or slat, either driven into the ground, or fastened to a rail at the top and bottom, for fencing or inclosing; a picket.
  16. That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
  17. A stripe or band, as on a garment.
  18. One of the greater ordinaries, being a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon, equally distant from the two edges, and occupying one third of it.
  19. A cheese scoop.
  20. A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
  21. A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; - often used figuratively.
  22. A narrow board used in fencing; a pointed stake; space inclosed by rails; limit; district or territory; restricted locality.
  23. A narrow piece of wood used in inclosing grounds: anything that incloses: any inclosure: limit: district.
  24. Stake in a fence or stockade; inclosure.
  25. A pointed stick; a fence stake; paling; boundary; enclosure.
  26. A narrow board used in fencing; a pointed stake; limit; an inclosure; district.
  27. A narrow- pointed piece of board fixed in the ground, or nailed to a rail, or both, used to enclose grounds and parks; that which encloses or fences in; the space enclosed by rails; limits or limited territory; in her., a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon; a cheese- scoop; used figuratively, as within the pale of the Church.
  28. Palely.
  29. abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; " the pallid face of the invalid"; " her wan face suddenly flushed"
  30. very light colored; highly diluted with white; " pale seagreen"; " pale blue eyes"
  31. not full or rich; " high, pale, pure and lovely song"
  32. Wan; wanting in color; of a faint luster or brightness.
  33. Not ruddy or fresh of color: wan: of a faint lustre: dim.
  34. Not brightly colored; wan.
  35. Of a whitish appearance; of a light shade; pallid.
  36. Not ruddy or fresh of colour; wan; of a faint lustre.