|1.||[ adjective ] (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble|
"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"
|2.||[ verb ] become pale and sickly|
|3.||[ adjective ] (color) abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress|
"the pallid face of the invalid" "her wan face suddenly flushed"
|4.||[ adjective ] lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness|
"a wan smile"
|5.||[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 3671|
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9487|
|7.||[ noun ] (computer science) a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network|