pal

[pal] Informal.
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:
1675–85; < English Romany: brother, mate, dissimilated variant of continental Romany phralSanskrit bhrātṛ brother

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pall

1 [pawl]
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.
a.
pallium ( def 2b ).
b.
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

pall-like, adjective


3. shadow, melancholy, oppression.

pall

2 [pawl]
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


4. glut, sate, surfeit.
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pal (pæl)
 
n
1.  a close friend; comrade
2.  an accomplice
 
vb , pals, palling, palled
3.  (intr; usually foll by with or about) to associate as friends
 
[C17: from English Gypsy: brother, ultimately from Sanskrit bhrātarbrother]

PAL (pæl)
 
n acronym for
phase alternation line: a colour-television broadcasting system used generally in Europe

pall1 (pɔːl)
 
n
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
 a.  a small square linen cloth with which the chalice is covered at the Eucharist
 b.  an archaic word for pallium
7.  an obsolete word for cloak
 
vb
8.  (tr) to cover or depress with a pall
 
[Old English pæll, from Latin: pallium]

pall2 (pɔːl)
 
vb (often foll by on)
1.  to become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to): history classes palled on me
2.  to cloy or satiate, or become cloyed or satiated
 
[C14: variant of appal]

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Word Origin & History

pal
1681, from Romany (English Gypsy) pal "brother, comrade," variant of continental Romany pral, plal, phral, probably from Skt. bhrata "brother" (see brother).
"Better late than never, Pal, is a saying applicable on the present occasion." [Lord Byron, 1807]
The verb is first recorded 1879.

pall
O.E. pæll "rich cloth, cloak, altar cloth," from L. pallium "cloak, 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" (c.1440) led to fig. sense of "dark, gloomy mood" (1742).

pall
"become tiresome," 1700, from M.E. pallen "to become faint, fail in strength" (late 14c.), aphetic form of appallen "to dismay, fill with horror or disgust" (see appall).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
PAL
  1. phase alternation line

  2. Police Athletic League

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And makes you wish you could have palled around with this opinionated, big-hearted fiction lover.
The lodge picnic will be palled off if it has to be done in a boat.
Once restored, the palled sturgeon will provide an economically valuable sport fishery.
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