What is pale?

  • (adj): Very light colored; highly diluted with white.
    Example: "Pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pale:

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

More definitions of "pale":

  • (noun): A wooden strip forming part of a fence.
    Synonyms: picket
  • (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
  • (adj): Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress.
    Synonyms: pallid, wan
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word pale:

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

    You may build castles in the air, and fume, and fret, and grow thin and lean, and pale and ugly, if you please. But I tell you, no man worth having is true to his wife, or can be true to his wife, or ever was, or will be so.
    John Vanbrugh (1663–1726)

    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)