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pal

[pal] /pæl/
noun
1.
a very close, intimate friend; comrade; chum.
2.
an accomplice.
verb (used without object), palled, palling.
3.
to associate as comrades or chums:
to pal around with the kid next door.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < English Romany: brother, mate, dissimilated variant of continental Romany phralSanskrit bhrātṛ brother

pall1

[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.
  1. pallium (def 2b).
  2. a linen cloth or a square cloth-covered piece of cardboard used to cover a chalice.
5.
Heraldry. pairle.
6.
Archaic. a cloth spread upon an altar; corporal.
7.
Archaic. a garment, especially a robe, cloak, or the like.
verb (used with object)
8.
to cover with or as with a pall.
Origin
before 900; Middle English; Old English pæll pope's pallium < Latin pallium cloak
Related forms
pall-like, adjective
Can be confused
pale, pail, pall, pallor (see synonym study at pale)
Synonyms
3. shadow, melancholy, oppression.

pall2

[pawl] /pɔl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to have a wearying or tiresome effect (usually followed by on or upon).
2.
to become distasteful or unpleasant.
3.
to become satiated or cloyed with something.
verb (used with object)
4.
to satiate or cloy.
5.
to make dull, distasteful, or unpleasant.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English pallen; aphetic variant of appall
Synonyms
4. glut, sate, surfeit.
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  • The lodge picnic will be palled off if it has to be done in a boat.
British Dictionary definitions for palled

pal

/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
See also pal up
Word Origin
C17: from English Gypsy: brother, ultimately from Sanskrit bhrātarbrother

PAL

/pæl/
noun acronym
1.
phase alternation line: a colour-television broadcasting system used generally in Europe

pall1

/pɔːl/
noun
1.
a cloth covering, usually black, spread over a coffin or tomb
2.
a coffin, esp during the funeral ceremony
3.
a dark heavy covering; shroud: the clouds formed a pall over the sky
4.
a depressing or oppressive atmosphere: her bereavement cast a pall on the party
5.
(heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a Y-shaped bearing
6.
(Christianity)
  1. a small square linen cloth with which the chalice is covered at the Eucharist
  2. an archaic word for pallium (sense 2)
7.
an obsolete word for cloak
verb
8.
(transitive) to cover or depress with a pall
Word Origin
Old English pæll, from Latin: pallium

pall2

/pɔːl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by on. to become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to): history classes palled on me
2.
to cloy or satiate, or become cloyed or satiated
Word Origin
C14: variant of appal
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Word Origin and History for palled

pal

n.

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.

v.

1879, from pal (n.). Related: Palled; palling.

pall

n.

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).

v.

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for palled

pal

noun

A friend, esp a very close male friend; boon companion; buddy: has many devoted friends, but he is nobody's ''pal'' (1681+)

verb

pal around (1899+)

[fr Romany phral, phal, ''brother, friend,'' ultimately fr Sanskrit bhratr, ''brother'']


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Related Abbreviations for palled

PAL

  1. phase alternation line
  2. Police Athletic League
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