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Meaning of PALL

Pronunciation:  pol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hanging cloth used as a blind
  2. [n]  burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
  3. [n]  a sudden numbing dread
  4. [v]  get tired of something or somebody
  5. [v]  lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to); "the course palled on her"
  6. [v]  become less interesting or attractive
  7. [v]  lose sparkle or bouquet, as of wine or beer; "pall" is an obsolete word
  8. [v]  cause to become flat, of beer or wine
  9. [v]  cause surfeit through excess, of something that was initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
  10. [v]  cover with a pall
  11. [v]  cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"

PALL is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: become flat, cerement, chill, cloy, curtain, dash, daunt, die, drape, drapery, dull, fatigue, frighten away, frighten off, jade, mantle, scare, scare away, scare off, shroud, tire, weary, winding-clothes, winding-sheet
 See Also: alter, apprehension, apprehensiveness, blind, burial garment, change, conk out, cover, degenerate, deteriorate, dread, drop, drop, drop cloth, drop curtain, festoon, fill, furnishings, intimidate, pall, peter out, poop out, portiere, replete, restrain, retire, run down, run out, sate, satiate, screen, shower curtain, theater curtain, theatre curtain, weaken, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pall\, n.
    Same as {Pawl}.
  2. \Pall\, n. [OE. pal, AS. p[ae]l, from L. pallium cover,
    cloak, mantle, pall; cf. L. palla robe, mantle.]
    1. An outer garment; a cloak mantle.
             His lion's skin changed to a pall of gold.
    2. A kind of rich stuff used for garments in the Middle Ages.
       [Obs.] --Wyclif (Esther viii. 15).
    3. (R. C. Ch.) Same as {Pallium}.
             About this time Pope Gregory sent two archbishop's
             palls into England, -- the one for London, the other
             for York.                             --Fuller.
    4. (Her.) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or
       pall, and having the form of the letter Y.
    5. A large cloth, esp., a heavy black cloth, thrown over a
       coffin at a funeral; sometimes, also, over a tomb.
             Warriors carry the warrior's pall.    --Tennyson.
    6. (Eccl.) A piece of cardboard, covered with linen and
       embroidered on one side; -- used to put over the chalice.
  3. \Pall\, v. t.
    To cloak. [R.] --Shak
  4. \Pall\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Palled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Palling}.] [Either shortened fr. appall, or fr. F. p[^a]lir
    to grow pale. Cf. {Appall}, {Pale}, a.]
    To become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose
    strength, life, spirit, or taste; as, the liquor palls.
          Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in the
          eye, and palls upon the sense.           --Addisin.
  5. \Pall\, v. t.
    1. To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless;
       to dull; to weaken. --Chaucer.
             Reason and reflection . . . pall all his enjoyments.
    2. To satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite.
  6. \Pall\, n.
    Nausea. [Obs.] --Shaftesbury.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a pall in your dream, forewarns of approaching bad news. Dreaming that you raise the pall from a corpse means bereavement and grief.
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