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PALL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pall mean? 

PALL (noun)
  The noun PALL has 3 senses:

1. a sudden numbing dread
2. burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
3. hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

  Familiarity information: PALL used as a noun is uncommon.


PALL (verb)
  The verb PALL has 8 senses:

1. become less interesting or attractive
2. cause to lose courage
3. cover with a pall
4. cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
5. cause to become flat
6. lose sparkle or bouquet
7. lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)
8. get tired of something or somebody

  Familiarity information: PALL used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PALL (noun)


Sense 1pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden numbing dread

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

pall; chill

Hypernyms ("pall" is a kind of...):

apprehension; apprehensiveness; dread (fearful expectation or anticipation)


Sense 2pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement; pall; shroud

Hypernyms ("pall" is a kind of...):

burial garment (cloth used to cover a corpse in preparation for burial)


Sense 3pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

curtain; drape; drapery; pall; mantle

Hypernyms ("pall" is a kind of...):

blind; screen (something that keeps things out or hinders sight)

furnishing ((usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable)

Meronyms (parts of "pall"):

eyehole; eyelet (a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pall"):

drop; drop cloth; drop curtain (a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery)

festoon (a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful loops)

frontal (a drapery that covers the front of an altar)

portiere (a heavy curtain hung across a doorway)

shower curtain (a curtain that keeps water from splashing out of the shower area)

theater curtain; theatre curtain (a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance)


PALL (verb)


Sense 1pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become less interesting or attractive

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

pall; dull

Hypernyms (to "pall" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to lose courage

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

daunt; frighten away; frighten off; scare away; scare off; pall; scare; dash

Context example:

dashed by the refusal

Hypernyms (to "pall" is one way to...):

intimidate; restrain (to compel or deter by or as if by threats)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 3pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with a pall

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "pall" is one way to...):

cover (provide with a covering or cause to be covered)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

cloy; pall

Context example:

Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite

Hypernyms (to "pall" is one way to...):

fill; replete; sate; satiate (fill to satisfaction)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 5pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to become flat

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

pall the beer

Hypernyms (to "pall" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Cause:

become flat; die; pall (lose sparkle or bouquet)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 6pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose sparkle or bouquet

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

become flat; pall; die

Context example:

wine and beer can pall

Hypernyms (to "pall" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 7pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the course palled on her

Hypernyms (to "pall" is one way to...):

weaken (become weaker)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 8pall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get tired of something or somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

tire; jade; fatigue; weary; pall

Hypernyms (to "pall" is one way to...):

degenerate; deteriorate; devolve; drop (grow worse)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pall"):

conk out; peter out; poop out; run down; run out (use up all one's strength and energy and stop working)

retire; withdraw (lose interest)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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