turn pale

turn pale
face changes to a light shade, become pale

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  • Pale — (p[=a]l), a. [Compar. {Paler} (p[=a]l [ e]r); superl. {Palest}.] [F. p[^a]le, fr. p[^a]lir to turn pale, L. pallere to be or look pale. Cf. {Appall}, {Fallow}, {pall}, v. i., {Pallid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pale — Pale, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paled} (p[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Paling}.] To turn pale; to lose color or luster. Whittier. [1913 Webster] Apt to pale at a trodden worm. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pale — Synonyms and related words: abate, abnormal, achievement, achromatic, achromatize, achromic, alabaster, alabastrine, albescent, alerion, ambit, anathema, anemic, animal charge, annulet, arena, argent, arid, armorial bearings, armory, arms, ashen …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pale — I adj. devoid of color 1) deathly pale 2) to go, turn pale 3) pale with (rage) II v. 1) (d; intr.) ( to become devoid of color ) to pale at ( to pale at the sight of blood ) 2) (d; intr.) ( to become less important ) to pale before, beside… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pale — I noun 1) the pales of a fence Syn: stake, post, pole, picket, upright 2) outside the pale of decency Syn: boundary, confines, bounds, limits • …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pale — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. wan, waxen, ashy, ashen, colorless, bloodless; light, blond; faint, dim, vague; sickly. See colorlessness, dimness.Ant., colorful; ruddy. v. i. whiten, blanch, blench; fade, dim. n. stake, picket;… …   English dictionary for students

  • pale — 1. adjective 1) she looked pale Syn: white, pallid, pasty, wan, colourless, anaemic, washed out, peaky, ashen, sickly; informal like death warmed up 2) pale colours Syn: light …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • turn — turnable, adj. /terrn/, v.t. 1. to cause to move around on an axis or about a center; rotate: to turn a wheel. 2. to cause to move around or partly around, as for the purpose of opening, closing, or tightening: to turn a key; to turn the cap of a …   Universalium

  • turn — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)n[/t]] ♦ turns, turning, turned (Turn is used in a large number of other expressions which are explained under other words in the dictionary. For example, the expression turn over a new leaf is explained at leaf.) 1) VERB When you turn …   English dictionary

  • turn — /tɜn / (say tern) verb (t) 1. cause to move round on an axis or about a centre; rotate: to turn a wheel. 2. to cause to move round or partly round, as for the purpose of opening, closing, tightening, etc.: to turn a key. 3. to reverse the… …  

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