Pall, v. t.
1. To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken.
Reason and reflection . . . pall all his enjoyments. --Atterbury.
2. To satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite.
Pall, v. t. To cloak. [R.]
Pall, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Palled p. pr. & vb. n. Palling.] To become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, life, spirit, or taste; as, the liquor palls.
Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover,
Fades in the eye, and palls upon the sense. --Addisin.
1. An outer garment; a cloak mantle.
His lion's skin changed to a pall of gold. --Spenser.
2. A kind of rich stuff used for garments in the Middle Ages. [Obs.]
3. R. C. Ch. Same as Pallium.
About this time Pope Gregory sent two archbishop's palls into England, -- the one for London, the other for York. --Fuller.
4. Her. A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y.
5. A large cloth, esp., a heavy black cloth, thrown over a coffin at a funeral; sometimes, also, over a tomb.
Warriors carry the warrior's pall. --Tennyson.
6. Eccl. A piece of cardboard, covered with linen and embroidered on one side; -- used to put over the chalice.
Pall n. Same as Pawl.
Pall, n. Nausea. [Obs.]
Pawl n. Mach. A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt, on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prevent it in the reverse, as in a windlass; a catch, click, or detent. See Illust. of Ratchet Wheel. [Written also paul, or pall.]
Pawl bitt Naut., a heavy timber, set abaft the windlass, to receive the strain of the pawls.
Pawl rim or Pawl ring Naut., a stationary metallic ring surrounding the base of a capstan, having notches for the pawls to catch in.
n 1: a sudden numbing dread [syn: chill]
2: burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped [syn: shroud,
cerement, winding-sheet, winding-clothes]
3: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
[syn: curtain, drape, drapery, mantle]
v 1: become less interesting or attractive [syn: dull]
2: cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal" [syn: daunt,
dash, scare off, frighten off, scare away, frighten
3: cover with a pall
4: cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing; "Too
much spicy food cloyed his appetite" [syn: cloy]
5: cause to become flat; "pall the beer"
6: lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall" [syn: die,
7: lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring,
insipid, or tiresome (to); "the course palled on her"
8: get tired of something or somebody [syn: tire, weary, fatigue,