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Meaning of IMPALE

Pronunciation:  im'peyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
  2. [v]  kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die"

IMPALE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: empale, spike, stake, transfix
 See Also: kill, pierce, pin, spear, thrust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pale"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impaled}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Impaling}.] [See 2d {Empale}.]
1. To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a
   sharp stake. See {Empale}.

         Then with what life remains, impaled, and left To
         writhe at leisure round the bloody stake. --Addison.

2. To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround.

         Impale him with your weapons round about. --Shak.

         Impenetrable, impaled with circling fire. --Milton.

3. (Her.) To join, as two coats of arms on one shield,
   palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention.

         Ordered the admission of St. Patrick to the same to
         be matched and impaled with the blessed Virgin in
         the honor thereof.                    --Fuller.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are being impaled, suggests a forceful, violent or passionate release of your repressed emotions. You have been symbolically set free from the physical limitations of your own psyche. You are more aggressive and direct about your pent up emotions. Consider which part of the body is being impaled and what that part of the body symbolizes.
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