• (archaic) Fine cloth, especially purple cloth used for robes.
  • (Christianity) A pallium (woollen vestment in Roman Catholicism).
  • An outer garment; a cloak or mantle.
  • ​ A feeling of gloom.

    "The early election results cast a pall over what was supposed to be a celebration."

  • (Christianity) A piece of cardboard, covered with linen and embroidered on one side, used to cover the chalice.
  • A heavy canvas, especially one laid over a coffin or tomb.
  • ​ A feeling of gloom.

    "A pall came over the crowd when the fourth goal was scored."

  • (Christianity) A cloth used for various purposes on the altar in a church.
  • (heraldry) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y.
  • (obsolete) nausea


  • (intransitive) To become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, life, spirit, or taste.

    "The liquor palls."

  • (transitive) To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken.
  • To cloak.

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