What is pale?

  • (noun): A wooden strip forming part of a fence.
    Synonyms: picket
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pale:

Lexias Pardalis - Description
... of the larger females are dark brown with several rows of yellow spots, a pale green pattern on the lower wings ... spots, while in the female the 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 ...
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 ... medium brown with lighter chevrons above, and pale below with dark speckles ...
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 ...
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 ...

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): Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress.
    Synonyms: pallid, wan
  • (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
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word pale:

    Ceremoniously, gravely, and weakly,
    Dozens of pale hands are waving
    James Dickey (b. 1923)

    Ah, Sun-flower, weary of time,
    Who countest the steps of the Sun,
    Seeking after that sweet golden clime
    Where the traveller’s journey is done:
    Where the Youth pined away with desire,
    And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow
    Arise from their graves, and aspire
    Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    Great is the art,
    Great be the manners, of the bard.
    He shall not his brain encumber
    With the coil of rhythm and number;
    But, leaving rule and pale forethought,
    He shall aye climb
    For his rhyme.
    “Pass in, pass in,” the angels say,
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)