Definitions of pale

  1. turn pale, as if in fear
  2. a wooden strip forming part of a fence
  3. abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; " the pallid face of the invalid"; " her wan face suddenly flushed"
  4. lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; " a pale rendition of the aria"; " pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; " a pallid performance"
  5. very light colored; highly diluted with white; " pale seagreen"; " pale blue eyes"
  6. not full or rich; " high, pale, pure and lovely song"
  7. ( of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; " the pale light of a half moon"; " a pale sun"; " the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; " a pallid sky"; " the pale ( or wan) stars"; " the wan light of dawn"
  8. To make pale.
  9. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
  10. Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
  11. Paleness; pallor.
  12. To turn pale; to lose color or luster.
  13. To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
  14. 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.
  15. That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
  16. A stripe or band, as on a garment.
  17. 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.
  18. A cheese scoop.
  19. A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
  20. To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.
  21. A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; - often used figuratively.
  22. Wan; wanting in color; of a faint luster or brightness.
  23. A narrow board used in fencing; a pointed stake; space inclosed by rails; limit; district or territory; restricted locality.
  24. To turn white, or to lose color.
  25. To inclose with, or as with, pales or narrow upright boards.
  26. Palely.
  27. A narrow piece of wood used in inclosing grounds: anything that incloses: any inclosure: limit: district.
  28. To inclose with stakes: to encompass.
  29. Not ruddy or fresh of color: wan: of a faint lustre: dim.
  30. To turn pale.
  31. Not brightly colored; wan.
  32. Stake in a fence or stockade; inclosure.
  33. To enclose with pales.
  34. Of a whitish appearance; of a light shade; pallid.
  35. A pointed stick; a fence stake; paling; boundary; enclosure.
  36. Not ruddy or fresh of colour; wan; of a faint lustre.
  37. A narrow board used in fencing; a pointed stake; limit; an inclosure; district.
  38. To enclose.
  39. To turn pale or wan; to become pale.
  40. 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.

Usage examples for pale

  1. He drew in his breath sharply, and I saw his face go pale. – The Long Voyage by Carl Richard Jacobi
  2. His face had grown pale. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  3. She has been looking so pale of late! – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  4. All at once Donnegan turned pale. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  5. You know of me, you pale- faced child? – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. Her face had become very pale. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  7. The pale lips smiled. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  8. Frederick turned very pale. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  9. Suddenly the pale young man whimpered. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  10. She became very pale, and turned away as she replied, Perhaps you had better. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  11. It was indeed Padre Damaso, but pale and rather sad. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  12. His mother was standing near by with a pale face, and he saw that there were tears in her eyes. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. She was still pale. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  14. She was very pale now; and to Donnegan it was more terrible than the gun in the hand of Lord Nick. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  15. Mademoiselle, how pale you look! – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. You look rather pale, my dear. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  17. A moment later mother and daughter appeared, arm in arm, both very pale. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  18. When she arrived there the old woman asked her:- " Why are you so pale?" – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  19. She was very pale again, and quiet; that was all. – In the Carquinez Woods by Bret Harte
  20. " Any woman would turn pale on hearing such talk as that. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn