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pale
  1. Français
    • (intransitive) To turn pale; to lose colour.
    • (intransitive) To become insignificant.
    • (transitive) To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
    • (obsolete) Paleness; pallor.
  2. Adjectif
    • Light in color.
    • (of human skin) Having a pallor (a light color, especially due to sickness, shock, fright etc.).
    • Feeble, faint.
  3. Nom
    • (obsolete) Paleness; pallor.
    • (archaic) A territory or defensive area within a specific boundary or under a given jurisdiction.
    • A wooden stake; a picket.
    • (archaic) Fence made from wooden stake; palisade.
    • (by extension) Limits, bounds (especially before of).
    • The bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgment in civilized company, in the phrase beyond the pale.
    • (heraldry) A vertical band down the middle of a shield.
    • (archaic) The jurisdiction (territorial or otherwise) of an authority.
    • A cheese scoop.
    • A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
  4. Verbe
    • (intransitive) To turn pale; to lose colour.
    • (intransitive) To become insignificant.
    • (transitive) To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
    • To enclose with pales, or as if with pales; to encircle or encompass; to fence off.
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