1 a sudden numbing dread [syn: chill]
2 burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped [syn: shroud, cerement, winding-sheet, winding-clothes]
1 become less interesting or attractive [syn: dull]
2 cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal" [syn: daunt, dash, scare off, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare]
3 cover with a pall
4 cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite" [syn: cloy]
5 cause to become flat; "pall the beer"
7 lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to); "the course palled on her"
- (UK) /pɔːl/
- (US) /pɔl/, /pɑl/
- Rhymes: -ɔːl
- Fine cloth, especially purple cloth used for robes.
- In the context of "Christianity": A cloth used for various purposes on the altar in a church.
- A heavy canvas laid
over a coffin or tomb.
- 1942: Thirty years or so later, a woman was put to death for stealing the purple pall from his sarcophagus, a strange, crazy crime — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 150)
cloth laid over coffin
- French:drap mortuaire (m)
Etymology 2Apheticism from appall.
Pall may refer to:
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