HyperDic: pale

English > 7 senses of the word pale:
ADJECTIVEallpalevery light colored
allpale, pallid, wan, sick(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness
allpale, pallidlacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
allpale, pallid, wanabnormally deficient in color / color as suggesting physical or emotional distress / distress
allpalenot full or rich
VERBbodypale, blanch, blenchturn pale, as if in fear
NOUNartifactpale, picketa wooden strip forming part of a fence
pale > pronunciation
Soundspey'l
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English > pale: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery light colored; highly diluted with white.
Examples
  • "pale seagreen"
  • "pale blue eyes"
Broaderlight, light-colored(used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
Spanishpálido
Nounspalenessbeing deficient in color / color
English > pale: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.
Examples
  • "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"
  • "the pale (or wan) stars"
Synonymspallid, wan, sick
BroaderweakWanting in physical strength
Spanishapagado, débil, flojo, pálido
Catalanapagat, dèbil, feble, fluix, pàlid
Nounspalenessbeing deficient in color / color
English > pale: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness.
Examples
  • "a pale rendition of the aria"
  • "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"
Synonympallid
Broadercolorless, colourlesslacking in variety and interest
Spanishpálido
Catalanpàl·lid
Adverbspalelyin a manner lacking interest or vitality
English > pale: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningabnormally deficient in color / color as suggesting physical or emotional distress / distress.
Synonymspallid, wan
Broadercolorless, colourlessWeak in color
Spanishpálido
Nounspalenessunnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
Adverbspalelyin a pale manner
English > pale: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot full or rich.
Example"high, pale, pure and lovely song"
Broaderthin(of sound) lacking resonance or volume
English > pale: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA wooden strip forming part of a fence.
Synonympicket
Part ofpicket fence, palingA fence made of upright pickets
BroaderstripThin piece of wood or metal
Spanishestaca, pálido
Catalanpal
English > pale: 7 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningTurn pale, as if in fear.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsblanch, blench
Broaderdiscolor, discolour, colour, colorchange color, often in an undesired manner
Spanishempalidecer, palidecer
Catalanempal·lidir, esblaimar-se
Nounspallorunnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

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