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Definition of pale:

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


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