• WordNet 3.6
    • v pall lose interest or become bored with something or somebody "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
    • v pall lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to) "the course palled on her"
    • v pall become less interesting or attractive
    • v pall lose sparkle or bouquet "wine and beer can pall"
    • v pall cause to become flat "pall the beer"
    • v pall cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
    • v pall cover with a pall
    • v pall cause to lose courage "dashed by the refusal"
    • n pall hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
    • n pall burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    • n pall a sudden numbing dread
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: London's Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight in 1807
    • Pall (Her) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y.
    • Pall A kind of rich stuff used for garments in the Middle Ages.
    • Pall A large cloth, esp., a heavy black cloth, thrown over a coffin at a funeral; sometimes, also, over a tomb. "Warriors carry the warrior's pall ."
    • Pall (Eccl) A piece of cardboard, covered with linen and embroidered on one side; -- used to put over the chalice.
    • Pall An outer garment; a cloak mantle. "His lion's skin changed to a pall of gold."
    • n Pall Nausea.
    • Pall (R. C. Ch) Same as Pallium. "About this time Pope Gregory sent two archbishop's palls into England, -- the one for London, the other for York."
    • n Pall Same as Pawl.
    • v. i Pall To become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, life, spirit, or taste; as, the liquor palls . "Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover,
      Fades in the eye, and palls upon the sense."
    • v. t Pall To cloak.
    • Pall To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken. "Reason and reflection . . . pall all his enjoyments."
    • Pall To satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pall An outer garment; a cloak; a mantle.
    • n pall Specifically — A robe put on a king at his coronation.
    • n pall Same as pallium, 2.
    • n pall Fine cloth, such as was used for the robes of nobles. Also called cloth of pall.
    • n pall A curtain or covering.
    • n pall Specifically— A cloth or covering thrown over a coffin, bier, tomb, etc.: as, a funeral pall. At the present time this is black, purple, or white; it is sometimes enriched with embroidery or with heraldic devices.
    • n pall A canopy.
    • n pall An altar-cloth.
    • n pall A linen altar-cloth; especially, a corporal.
    • n pall A linen cloth used to cover the chalice; a chalice-pall. This is now the usual meaning of pall as a piece of altar-linen. Formerly one corner of the corporal covered the chalice; the use of a separate pall, however, is as old as the twelfth century. The pall is now a small square piece of cardboard faced on both sides with linen or lawn. In carrying the holy vessels to and from the altar, the pall, covered with the veil, supports the burse, and itself rests on the paten and the paten on the chalice.
    • n pall A covering of silk or other material for the front of an altar; a frontal.
    • n pall Figuratively, gloom: in allusion to the funeral pall.
    • n pall In heraldry, the suggestion of an episcopal pall; a Y-shaped form, said to be composed of half a saltier and half a pale, and therefore in width one fifth of the height of the escutcheon: it is sometimes, though rarely, represented reversed, and is always charged with crosses patté fitché to express its ecclesiastical origin. Also pairle.
    • pall To cover with or as with a pall; cover or invest; shroud.
    • pall To become vapid, as wine or ale; lose taste, life, or spirit; become insipid; hence, to become distasteful, wearisome, etc.
    • pall To make vapid or insipid.
    • pall To make spiritless; dispirit; depress; weaken; impair.
    • n pall Nausea or nauseation.
    • pall To knock; knock down; beat; thrust.
    • n pall See pawl.
    • n pall In India, a small tent made by stretching canvas or cotton stuff over a ridge-pole supported on uprights.
    • n pall See pal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pall pawl a cloak or mantle, an outer garment: a chalice-cover:
    • v.i Pall pawl to become vapid, insipid, or wearisome
    • v.t Pall to make vapid: to dispirit or depress
    • n Pall pawl (her.) a Y-shaped bearing charged with crosses patté fitché, as in the arms of the see of Canterbury—sometimes reversed: a pallium (q.v.): a curtain or covering: the cloth over a coffin at a funeral: that which brings deep sorrow
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  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Everything passes, everything perishes, everything palls.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. pal, AS. pæl, from L. pallium, cover, cloak, mantle, pall; cf. L. palla, robe, mantle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pæll, purple cloth—L. palla, a mantle; cf. Pallium, a cloak.


In literature:

A blue pall of impenetrable smoke rolled through the trees and clung to the earth.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
When the grey morning broke, with the exception of two vessels, the whole French fleet was lying helplessly aground on the Palles shoal.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
Theodore had received the pall; Wilfrid had not.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
After breakfast Sir Denis walked to his club in Pall Mall, wet or dry.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Do you happen to be walking down toward Pall Mall?
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
The clouds gathered in a pall overhead.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Who was losing, who was winning out there beyond the veil of the forest where the pall of smoke rose?
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Nor was this all: she had had her first signal experience of the pall that lines the golden cloud.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The mist lay close to the river, like a pall.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The light of their torch was shut out with the slamming of the iron door; and darkness, dense and tangible, fell upon him in a reeking pall.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor

In poetry:

Not the maid who crown'd with cypress
Sweeps along in scepter'd pall,
And in sad and solemn accents
Mourns the crested heroe's fall;
"Verses Written In An Alcove" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
What though the pall
Of sorrow fall,
And shroud all things in sadness,
Love's holy light
Shall banish night,
And change the gloom to gladness!
"To My Absent Wife" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Another, the sweetest and dearest,
Has long 'neath the daisies been laid,
O! dark as a pall was the hour
When they whispered my darling was dead.
"Nestle-Down Cottage" by Mary Weston Fordham
But Death that deepens love in darkening life
Turned to a pall the purple of her Throne.
Then, more than once the maid, the widowed wife
Reigned all alone!
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin
The snow of deepest silence
O'er everything doth fall,
So beautiful and quiet,
And yet so like a pall;
As if all life were ended,
And rest were come to all.
"Midnight" by James Russell Lowell
I do not come to weep above thy pall,
And mourn the dying-out of noble powers,
The poet's clearer eye should see, in all
Earth's seeming woe, seed of immortal flowers.
"Elegy On The Death Of Dr. Channing" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Pall tapped to supply water treatment to Qatar.
Pall Corp to acquire ForteBio, terms not disclosed.
Pall Corp.'s profit increases in fiscal 4Q.
Sex Charges Cast a Pall on a College Town.
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Raising Clownfish Fry with Ram Pall .
Sandusky Scandal Casts Pall On Central Pa. Jump to Navigation.
Litigation casts pall as early vote approaches.
Jobs Data Cast Pall Over Obama's Upcoming Speech.
Obama Wins on Points, but Squabbles Cast a Pall Over the Debate.
Griner's punch casts pall over Baylor Lady Bears' victory.
Intervention in Colorado Race Could Cast Pall Over Obama Transparency Message.
European Debt Woes Cast Pall Over US Economy.

In science:

Example 9 We show the type of FL I PALL from Example 2, the type of the congruence combinator fork(·, ·) for the function symbol fork used in Example 2, and the type of ADD from Example 4.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Mechanics, 25 (1996) 59; Y. C. Huang et al, Archive of Applied Mechanics, 67 (1997)14. Jorgensen, Palle E.T, Operators and representation theory: canonical models for algebras of operators arising in quantum mechanics, Amsterdam, Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc. 1988. Leonard I.
Generalization of Classical Statistical Mechanics to Quantum Mechanics and Stable Property of Condensed Matter
The daily evolution of the GOLF-NG instrument (Figs. 2c and 2d) presents a high day-to-day stability in addition to the expected decreasing trend resulting from the (provisional) lack of proper line profile corrections in the calibration process (Pall´e et al. 1993).
First performances of the GOLF-NG instrumental prototype observing the Sun in Tenerife
Alan Frieze∗ Pall Melsted Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA15213.
Randomly colouring simple hypergraphs
There are 2n2 different rectangles of given dimensions, therefore the probability that there will be at least one bad rectangle of given dimensions can be upper-bounded using union bound by: pall recs ≤ 2n2 · pone rec .
Dynamic monopolies with randomized starting configuration