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.
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.
[pel-mel, pal-mal, pawl-mawl] /ˈpɛlˈmɛl, ˈpælˈmæl, ˈpɔlˈmɔl/ noun 1. a game, popular in the 17th century, in which a ball of boxwood was struck with a mallet in an attempt to drive it through a raised iron ring at the end of a playing alley. 2. a playing alley on which this game was played. [pal […]
[pal-er] /ˈpæl ər/ noun 1. unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness. /ˈpælə/ noun 1. a pale condition, esp when unnatural: fear gave his face a deathly pallor n. c.1400, from Old French palor “paleness, whiteness” (12c.) and directly from Latin pallor, from pallere “be pale, turn pale,” related to […]
[pawl] /pɔl/ noun 1. a cloth, often of velvet, for spreading over a coffin, bier, or tomb. 2. a coffin. 3. anything that covers, shrouds, or overspreads, especially with darkness or gloom. 4. Ecclesiastical. 5. Heraldry. . 6. Archaic. a cloth spread upon an altar; corporal. 7. Archaic. a garment, especially a robe, cloak, or […]
separated, the second son of Reuben (1 Chr. 5:3); called Phallu, Gen. 46:9. He was the father of the Phalluites (Ex. 6:14; Num. 26:5, 8).