Palled
Pall Pall, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Palled} (p[add]ld); 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. [1913 Webster]

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in the eye, and palls upon the sense. --Addisin. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • palled — pæl n. chum, buddy, an affectionate term for a friend v. make friends with, mingle with, fraternize, chum pɔːl n. coffin, casket; piece of cloth used to cover a coffin; covering that produces a dark or gloomy effect, shroud v. tire, make… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • palled — ˈpȯld adjective Etymology: pall (I) + ed : covered with or wearing a pall …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|ap|palled — «UHN uh PLD», adjective. not appalled; not daunted; fearless; dauntless …   Useful english dictionary

  • pal — I. noun Etymology: Romany phral, phal brother, friend, from Sanskrit bhrātṛ brother; akin to Old English brōthor brother Date: circa 1682 a close friend • palship noun II. intransitive verb (palled; palling) Date: 1879 to be …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • pal — pal1 [pæl] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Romany; Origin: phral, phal brother, friend , from Sanskrit bhratr brother ] 1.) informal a close friend →↑mate ▪ We ve been pals since we were at school. ▪ an old pal (=a friend you have ha …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pall — I UK [pɔːl] / US [pɔl] noun Word forms pall : singular pall plural palls 1) [singular] something such as smoke, dust, or cloud that covers an area and makes it darker pall of: a thick pall of cigarette smoke 2) a) [countable] a coffin b) a thick… …   English dictionary

  • pall — pall1 [pôl] vi. palled, palling [ME pallen, aphetic for appallen,APPALL] 1. to become cloying, insipid, boring, wearisome, etc. 2. to become satiated or bored vt. to satiate, bore, or disgust pall2 [pôl] n …   English World dictionary

  • Pall — Pall, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Palled} (p[add]ld); 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palling — Pall Pall, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Palled} (p[add]ld); 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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