1. a sudden numbing dread;
[syn: chill, pall]
2. burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped;
[syn: pall, shroud, cerement, winding-sheet, winding-clothes]
3. hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window);
[syn: curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall]
1. become less interesting or attractive;
[syn: pall, dull]
2. cause to lose courage;
- Example: "dashed by the refusal"
[syn: daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare]
3. cover with a pall;
4. cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing;
- Example: "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
[syn: cloy, pall]
5. cause to become flat;
- Example: "pall the beer"
6. lose sparkle or bouquet;
- Example: "wine and beer can pall"
[syn: die, pall, become flat]
7. lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to);
- Example: "the course palled on her"
8. lose interest or become bored with something or somebody;
- Example: "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
[syn: tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pall \Pall\ (p[add]l), n. Same as Pawl. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pall \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. [1913 Webster] His lion's skin changed to a pall of gold. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of rich stuff used for garments in the Middle Ages. [Obs.] --Wyclif (Esther viii. 15). [1913 Webster] 3. (R. C. Ch.) Same as Pallium. [1913 Webster] About this time Pope Gregory sent two archbishop's palls into England, -- the one for London, the other for York. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 4. (Her.) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y. [1913 Webster] 5. A large cloth, esp., a heavy black cloth, thrown over a coffin at a funeral; sometimes, also, over a tomb. [1913 Webster] Warriors carry the warrior's pall. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 6. (Eccl.) A piece of cardboard, covered with linen and embroidered on one side; -- used to put over the chalice. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pall \Pall\, v. t. To cloak. [R.] --Shak [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pall \Pall\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Palled (p[add]ld); 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. [1913 Webster] Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in the eye, and palls upon the sense. --Addisin. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pall \Pall\, v. t. 1. To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Reason and reflection . . . pall all his enjoyments. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] 2. To satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pall \Pall\, n. Nausea. [Obs.] --Shaftesbury. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pawl \Pawl\, n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. Pole a stake.] (Mach.) A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt, on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prevent it in the reverse, as in a windlass; a catch, click, or detent. See Illust. of Ratchet Wheel. [Written also paul, or pall.] [1913 Webster] Pawl bitt (Naut.), a heavy timber, set abaft the windlass, to receive the strain of the pawls. Pawl rim or Pawl ring (Naut.), a stationary metallic ring surrounding the base of a capstan, having notches for the pawls to catch in. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
91 Moby Thesaurus words for "pall": allay, bamboo curtain, barrier of secrecy, be infinitely repetitive, be tedious, blackout, blanket, bore, censorship, cerecloth, cerements, cloak, cloth, cloy, coat, cold water, cover, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, cram, curtain, damper, disgust, drag on, drape, drapery, engorge, ennui, fatigue, fill, fill up, glut, go on forever, gorge, graveclothes, guise, hanging, hood, housing, hush-up, irk, iron curtain, ironbound security, irritate, jade, mantle, mask, oath of secrecy, official secrecy, overdose, overfeed, overfill, overgorge, oversaturate, overstuff, repression, sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, screen, seal of secrecy, security, shelter, shield, shroud, sicken, slake, smothering, stall, stifling, stodge, stuff, supersaturate, suppression, surfeit, tire, tire to death, veil, veil of secrecy, vestment, wear, wear on, weary, wet blanket, winding sheet, wraps