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Definition of 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

The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.
Christian Dior

Once upon a perfect night, unclouded and still, there came the face of a pale and beautiful lady. The tresses of her hair reached out to make the constellations, and the dewy vapours of her gown fell soft upon the land.
Kit Williams

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

People don't associate red hair, pale skin, and freckles with beauty.
Shirley Manson
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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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