What is pale?

  • (adj): (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.
    Example: "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"; "the pale (or wan) stars"
    Synonyms: pallid, wan
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pale:

Pale, India - Demographics
... As of 2001 India census, Pale had a population of 5706 ... Pale has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5% male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 67% ... In Pale, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age ...
... Their carapace is dark brown to black, except for a central pale longitudinal stripe on the thorax ... The legs are pale to medium brown, with a darker femur I ... The abdomen is medium brown with lighter chevrons above, and pale below with dark speckles ...
Common Wood-Nymph - Life Cycle
... The egg is pale yellow, later turning to a tan color with orange or pink blotches ... The pale green chrysalis is striped in white or pale yellow ...
Lactarius Pallidus - Description
... It is pale buff in colour, sometimes dull but often with rosy tint ... It can also be a pale brown or pale flesh colour ... The pale colour, incurved margin and smooth cap are its most distinguishing features ...
Lexias Pardalis - Description
... dark brown with several rows of yellow spots, a pale green pattern on the lower wings ... forewings are dark brown and the hindwings are pale bluish green, with whitish spots in both wings ... Caterpillars of the last instars are pale green and have many spines radiating from the body ...

More definitions of "pale":

  • (adj): Very light colored; highly diluted with white.
    Example: "Pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes"
  • (adj): Not full or rich.
    Example: "High, pale, pure and lovely song"
  • (adj): Lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness.
    Example: "A pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"
    Synonyms: pallid
  • (noun): A wooden strip forming part of a fence.
    Synonyms: picket
  • (adj): Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress.
    Synonyms: pallid, wan

Famous quotes containing the word pale:

    Is Eden out of time and out of space?
    And do you gather about us when pale light
    Shining on water and fallen among leaves,
    And winds blowing from flowers, and whirr of feathers
    And the green quiet, have uplifted the heart?
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    A tanned skin is something more than respectable, and perhaps olive is a fitter color than white for a man,—a denizen of the woods. “The pale white man!” I do not wonder that the African pitied him.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    one pale woman all alone,
    The daylight kissing her wan hair,
    Loitered beneath the gas lamps’ flare,
    With lips of flame and heart of stone.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)