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Pale may refer to:

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  • Pale, an adjective meaning of a light shade or hue; approaching white
  • Paleness (color), a relative lightness of color
  • Pale, a variance of human skin color, especially:
    • Pallor, a symptom of low oxygen content in blood or avoidance of sunlight

Historical pales

  • The Pale, or the English Pale, English crown territory in Ireland from the 13th to the 16th centuries
  • Pale of Calais, English territory in France, 1360 – 1558
  • Pale of Settlement, area of restricted Jewish settlement in the western Russian Empire, 1791 – 1917

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English

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Etymology 1

Via Middle English and Old French, from Latin pallidus (pale, pallid).

Adjective

pale (comparative paler, superlative palest)

  1. light in color.
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Verb

Infinitive
to pale

Third person singular
pales

Simple past
paled

Past participle
paled

Present participle
paling

to pale (third-person singular simple present pales, present participle paling, simple past and past participle paled)

  1. (intransitive) To become pale. To become insignificant.
    2006 New York Times Its financing pales next to the tens of billions that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will have at its disposal, ...
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Etymology 2

Latin pālus (stake, prop).

Noun

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Singular
pale

Plural
pales

pale (plural pales)

  1. A wooden stake.
  2. (archaic) A fence, especially one made from wooden stakes.
  3. (by extension) limits, bounds (especially with of)
    Men so situated, beyond the pale of the honor and the law, are not to be trusted.
    All things considered, we advise the male reader to keep his desires in check till he is at least twenty-five, and the female not to enter the pale of wedlock until she has attained the age of twenty.
  4. (archaic) A territory or defensive area that one nation holds in another country, e.g., Britain’s medieval control of Calais in France or Dublin in Ireland.
  5. (archaic) The jurisdiction (territorial or otherwise) of an authority.
  6. The bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgment in civilized company, in the phrase beyond the pale.
  7. (heraldry) A vertical band down the middle of a shield.
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Estonian

Noun

pale

  1. cheek

French

Etymology

From Latin pāla (shovel, spade).

Noun

pale

  1. blade

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Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French parler (talk, speak)

Verb

pale

  1. talk, speak

Italian

Noun

pale

  1. Plural form of pala.

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Kurdish

Noun

pale

  1. worker

Swahili

Adverb

pale

  1. there







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