pale

v. i.

  1. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
  2. Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
  3. To turn pale; to lose color or luster.

n.

  1. Paleness; pallor.
  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. That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
  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. 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. A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.

v. t.

  1. To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
  2. To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.