a cloth, often of velvet, for spreading over a coffin, bier, or tomb.
anything that covers, shrouds, or overspreads, especially with darkness or gloom.
Archaic. a cloth spread upon an altar; corporal.
Archaic. a garment, especially a robe, cloak, or the like.
verb (used with object)
to cover with or as with a pall.
verb (used without object)
to have a wearying or tiresome effect (usually followed by on or upon).
to become distasteful or unpleasant.
to become satiated or cloyed with something.
verb (used with object)
to satiate or cloy.
to make dull, distasteful, or unpleasant.
a cloth covering, usually black, spread over a coffin or tomb
a coffin, esp during the funeral ceremony
a dark heavy covering; shroud: the clouds formed a pall over the sky
a depressing or oppressive atmosphere: her bereavement cast a pall on the party
(heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a Y-shaped bearing
an obsolete word for cloak
(transitive) to cover or depress with a pall
(intransitive) often foll by on. to become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to): history classes palled on me
to cloy or satiate, or become cloyed or satiated
Old English pæll “rich cloth or cloak, purple robe, altar cloth,” from Latin pallium “cloak, coverlet, covering,” in Tertullian, the garment worn by Christians instead of the Roman toga; related to pallo “robe, cloak,” palla “long upper garment of Roman women,” perhaps from the root of pellis “skin.” Notion of “cloth spread over a coffin” (mid-15c.) led to figurative sense of “dark, gloomy mood” (1742).
“become tiresome,” 1700, from Middle English pallen “to become faint, fail in strength” (late 14c.), shortened form of appallen “to dismay, fill with horror or disgust” (see appall). Related: Palled; palling.
[pal-uh] /ˈpæl ə/ noun, plural pallae [pal-ee] /ˈpæl i/ (Show IPA) 1. a voluminous square of cloth draped around the body as a mantle or wrap, worn by women of ancient Rome.
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[puh-ley-dee-uh n, -lah-] /pəˈleɪ di ən, -ˈlɑ-/ adjective 1. pertaining to, introduced by, or in the architectural style of Andrea . noun 2. a disciple of Andrea , specifically one of the circle of Lord Burlington in 18th-century England. [puh-ley-dee-uh n] /pəˈleɪ di ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the goddess Athena. 2. pertaining […]
[puh-ley-dee-uh n, -lah-] /pəˈleɪ di ən, -ˈlɑ-/ noun 1. a window in the form of a round-headed archway with a narrower compartment on either side, the side compartments usually being capped with entablatures on which the arch of the central compartment rests.