[pal] /pæl/ Informal.
a very close, intimate friend; comrade; chum.
verb (used without object), palled, palling.
to associate as comrades or chums:
to pal around with the kid next door.
Police Athletic League.
a special air service offered by the U.S. Postal Service for sending parcels from 5 to 30 pounds (2.3 to 13.5 kg) to overseas servicemen: only the regular parcel post rate to the U.S. port of shipment plus $1 is charged.
Compare (def 2).
a close friend; comrade
verb pals, palling, palled
(intransitive; usually foll by with or about) to associate as friends
phase alternation line: a colour-television broadcasting system used generally in Europe
1788, from Romany (English Gypsy) pal “brother, comrade,” variant of continental Romany pral, plal, phral, probably from Sanskrit bhrata “brother” (see brother (n.)). Extended colloquial form palsy-walsy attested from 1930.
1879, from pal (n.). Related: Palled; palling.
A friend, esp a very close male friend; boon companion; buddy: has many devoted friends, but he is nobody’s ”pal” (1681+)
pal around (1899+)
[fr Romany phral, phal, ”brother, friend,” ultimately fr Sanskrit bhratr, ”brother”]
1. Paradox Application Language.
2. For the AVANCE distributed persistent operating system.
[“PAL Reference Manual”, M. Ahlsen et al, SYSLAB WP-125, Stockholm 1987].
[“AVANCE: An Object Management System”, A. Bjornerstedt et al, SIGPLAN Notices 23(11):206-221 (OOPSLA ’88) (Nov 1988)].
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3. An object-oriented Prolog-like language.
[“Inheritance Hierarchy Mechanism in Prolog”, K. Akama, Proc Logic Prog ’86, LNCS 264, Springer 1986, pp. 12-21].
4. PDP Assembly Language.
5. Pedagogic Algorithmic Language.
6. Programmable Array Logic.
7. phase alternating line.
phase alternation line
Police Athletic League
[pah-lah-vrah] /pɑˈlɑ vrɑ/ noun, plural palabras [pah-lah-vrahs] /pɑˈlɑ vrɑs/ (Show IPA). Spanish. 1. a word. 2. speech; talk.
1. Police Athletic League. /pæl/ noun 1. a close friend; comrade 2. an accomplice verb pals, palling, palled 3. (intransitive; usually foll by with or about) to associate as friends /pæl/ noun acronym 1. phase alternation line: a colour-television broadcasting system used generally in Europe n. 1788, from Romany (English Gypsy) pal “brother, comrade,” variant […]
[pal-is] /ˈpæl ɪs/ noun 1. the official residence of a king, queen, bishop, or other sovereign or exalted personage. 2. a large and stately mansion or building. 3. a large and usually ornate place for entertainment, exhibitions, etc. /ˈpælɪs/ noun (capital when part of a name) 1. the official residence of a reigning monarch or […]
noun 1. the security force protecting a palace. 2. a group of trusted advisers who often control access to a sovereign, president, or other chief executive.