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Definition of Pale

Pale

  1. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
  2. Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
  3. Paleness; pallor.
  4. To turn pale; to lose color or luster.
  5. To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
  6. 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.
  7. That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
  8. A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; -- often used figuratively.
  9. A stripe or band, as on a garment.
  10. 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.
  11. A cheese scoop.
  12. A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
  13. To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.

Pale Quotations

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
Julius Caesar

From my childhood, I remember a tiny old woman named Mary, made pale and almost translucent by time. Mary's childhood memories extended back to the confusing and violent finale of the Civil War, and she told stories of brutal murders in those days and refused to name some of the killers, as if dead men might still be prosecuted in the late 1950s.
Charles Frazier

There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
Thomas Hardy

Did you ever see the customers in health - food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half - dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific.
Bill Cosby
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Pale Translations

pale in Danish is bleg
pale in Dutch is verbleekt
pale in Finnish is kalpea
pale in Italian is pallido, scolorito
pale in Latin is palus, pallidus, pallens, decolor
pale in Norwegian is blek
pale in Swedish is blek
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