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Webster 1913 Edition


Paly

Pal′y

,
Adj.
[From
Pale
,
Adj.
]
Pale; wanting color; dim.
[Poetic]
Shak.
Whittier.

Pal′y

,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
palé
. See
Pale
a stake.]
(Her.)
Divided into four or more equal parts by perpendicular lines, and of two different tinctures disposed alternately.

Webster 1828 Edition


Paly

PA'LY

,
Adj.
[from pale.] Pale; wanting color; used only in poetry.
1.
In heraldry, divided by pales into four equal parts.

Definition 2022


paly

paly

See also: pały

English

Adjective

paly (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) vertically striped

Etymology 2

pale + -y

Adjective

paly (comparative more paly, superlative most paly)

  1. (obsolete) pale; lacking colour
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