Definitions for: Pall


[n] hanging cloth used as a blind
[n] burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
[n] a sudden numbing dread
[v] get tired of something or somebody
[v] lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to); "the course palled on her"
[v] become less interesting or attractive
[v] lose sparkle or bouquet, as of wine or beer; "pall" is an obsolete word
[v] cause to become flat, of beer or wine
[v] cause surfeit through excess, of something that was initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
[v] cover with a pall
[v] cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pall, n.
Same as Pawl.


Pall, n. [OE. pal, AS. p[ae]l, from L. pallium cover,
cloak, mantle, pall; cf. L. palla robe, mantle.]
1. An outer garment; a cloak mantle.

His lion's skin changed to a pall of gold.
--Spenser.

2. A kind of rich stuff used for garments in the Middle Ages.
[Obs.] --Wyclif (Esther viii. 15).

3. (R. C. Ch.) Same as Pallium.

About this time Pope Gregory sent two archbishop's
palls into England, -- the one for London, the other
for York. --Fuller.

4. (Her.) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or
pall, and having the form of the letter Y.

5. A large cloth, esp., a heavy black cloth, thrown over a
coffin at a funeral; sometimes, also, over a tomb.

Warriors carry the warrior's pall. --Tennyson.

6. (Eccl.) A piece of cardboard, covered with linen and
embroidered on one side; -- used to put over the chalice.


Pall, v. t.
To cloak. [R.] --Shak


Pall, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Palled; 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.

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


Pall, v. t.
1. To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless;
to dull; to weaken. --Chaucer.

Reason and reflection . . . pall all his enjoyments.
--Atterbury.

2. To satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite.


Pall, n.
Nausea. [Obs.] --Shaftesbury.

Synonyms: become flat, cerement, chill, cloy, curtain, dash, daunt, die, drape, drapery, dull, fatigue, frighten away, frighten off, jade, mantle, scare, scare away, scare off, shroud, tire, weary, winding-clothes, winding-sheet

See Also: alter, apprehension, apprehensiveness, blind, burial garment, change, conk out, cover, degenerate, deteriorate, dread, drop, drop, drop cloth, drop curtain, festoon, fill, furnishings, intimidate, pall, peter out, poop out, portiere, replete, restrain, retire, run down, run out, sate, satiate, screen, shower curtain, theater curtain, theatre curtain, weaken, withdraw

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