Definition of pale noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pale

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BrE BrE//peɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//peɪl//
 
 
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Word Originnoun Middle English: from Old French pal, from Latin palus ‘stake’.Idioms
beyond the pale
 
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considered by most people to be unacceptable or unreasonable His remarks were clearly beyond the pale. She has put herself beyond the pale (= behaved in a way that is unacceptable).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pale