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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pale /ˈpe(ə)l/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pale /ˈpe(ə)l/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pale, v. t. To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.
 [Your isle, which stands]  ribbed and paled in
 With rocks unscalable and roaring waters.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pale a. [Compar. Paler superl. Palest.]
 1. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue. Pale as a forpined ghost.”
    Speechless he stood and pale.   --Milton.
    They are not of complexion red or pale.   --T. Randolph.
 2. Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
 The night, methinks, is but the daylight sick;
 It looks a little paler.   --Shak.
 Note:Pale is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, pale-colored, pale-eyed, pale-faced, pale-looking, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pale, n. Paleness; pallor. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pale, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paled p. pr. & vb. n. Paling.] To turn pale; to lose color or luster.
    Apt to pale at a trodden worm.   --Mrs. Browning.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pale, v. t. To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
 The glowworm shows the matin to be near,
 And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pale, n.
 1. 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.
    Deer creep through when a pale tumbles down.   --Mortimer.
 2. That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade. “Within one pale or hedge.”
 3. A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; -- often used figuratively. “To walk the studious cloister's pale.” --Milton. “Out of the pale of civilization.”
 5. A stripe or band, as on a garment.
 6. Her. 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.
 7. A cheese scoop.
 8. Shipbuilding A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
 English pale, Irish pale Hist., the limits or territory in Eastern Ireland within which alone the English conquerors of Ireland held dominion for a long period after their invasion of the country by Henry II in 1172.  See note, below.
 beyond the pale outside the limits of what is allowed or proper; also, outside the limits within which one is protected.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: very light colored; highly diluted with white; "pale
             seagreen"; "pale blue eyes"
      2: (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or
         feeble; "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"; "a pallid sky"; "the
         pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn" [syn: pallid,
      3: lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale
         rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint
         sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance" [syn: pallid]
      4: abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or
         emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her
         wan face suddenly flushed" [syn: pallid, wan]
      5: not full or rich; "high, pale, pure and lovely song"
      n : a wooden strip forming part of a fence [syn: picket]
      v : turn pale, as if in fear [syn: blanch, blench]