Empale
Empale Em*pale", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Empaled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Empaling}.] [OF. empaler to palisade, pierce, F. empaler to punish by empalement; pref. em- (L. in) + OF. & F. pal a pale, stake. See {Pale} a stake, and cf. {Impale}.] [Written also {impale}.] 1. To fence or fortify with stakes; to surround with a line of stakes for defense; to impale. [1913 Webster]

All that dwell near enemies empale villages, to save themselves from surprise. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

2. To inclose; to surround. See {Impale}. [1913 Webster]

3. To put to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body. [1913 Webster]

4. (Her.) Same as {Impale}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Empale — Em*pale , v. t. [Pref. em (L. in) + pale: cf. OF. empalir.] To make pale. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] No bloodless malady empales their face. G. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empalé — Empalé, [empal]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • empale — [em pāl′] vt. empaled, empaling IMPALE …   English World dictionary

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  • empale — v. pin down, fix in place with a sharp stake or point, impale; fence or fortify with stakes …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • empale — /ɛmˈpeɪl/ (say em payl) verb (t) (empaled, empaling) → impale …   Australian English dictionary

  • empale — verb pierce with a sharp stake or point impale a shrimp on a skewer • Syn: ↑transfix, ↑impale, ↑spike • Derivationally related forms: ↑spike (for: ↑spike), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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