pale

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpeɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/peɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pāl)


Inflections of 'pale' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
paler
adj comparative
palest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'pale' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
pales
v 3rd person singular
paling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
paled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
paled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

pale

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. has a pale [face, complexion, body]
  2. has pale [legs, skin, lips]
  3. pale [blue, yellow, green]
  4. a pale-[blue] [sky, tone, car, dress]
  5. a pale shade of [blue]
  6. a pale [spot, mark] (on)
  7. he [went, turned] pale
  8. [went] pale from the [sight, fright, shock, news] (of)
  9. went [very, completely, horribly, terribly] pale
  10. looking pale and [wan, tired, ill]
  11. you look pale
  12. the [shock] turned her (face) pale
  13. under a pale [moon, light]
  14. under the pale [moonlight, street lights]
  15. is (but) a pale imitation of (the real thing)
  16. pale [protests, opposition]
v
  1. pale into [insignificance, obscurity]
  2. my [problem, poor luck, pain] pales in comparison
  3. [everything, all] else pales in comparison [to, with]
  4. the [threat, height, number] pales into insignificance compared [to, with]
  5. pale at the sight of [blood, a ghost, them]
  6. pale at the [thought, idea sight] of
n
  1. [hammer, put] nails in the pale
  2. [decorate, finish off] the fence with pales
  3. a [fence, gate] made of pales
  4. within the pale of [decency, morality, science]
  5. his language is beyond the pale
'pale' also found in these entries:
Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.