1. [ adjective ] (color) very light colored; highly diluted with white

"pale seagreen" "pale blue eyes"

Related terms: light
2. [ adjective ] (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
Synonyms: wan pallid

"the pale light of a half moon" "a pale sun" "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street" "a pallid sky" "the pale (or wan) stars"

Related terms: weak
3. [ adjective ] lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
Synonyms: pallid

"a pale rendition of the aria" "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender" "a pallid performance"

Related terms: colorless
4. [ adjective ] (color) abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
Synonyms: pallid wan

"the pallid face of the invalid" "her wan face suddenly flushed"

Related terms: colorless
5. [ verb ] (color) turn pale, as if in fear
Synonyms: blanch blench
Related terms: discolor lividness
6. [ noun ] a wooden strip forming part of a fence
Synonyms: picket
Related terms: strip picket_fence
7. [ adjective ] not full or rich

"high, pale, pure and lovely song"

Related terms: thin
Similar spelling:   Paley