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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pal:


The word pal is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun pal

What does pal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pals

  1. a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of pal: brother / buddy / chum / crony / sidekick
    • more generic word: friend = a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
    • more specific word: cobber = Australian term for a pal

Alternative definition of the noun pal


  1. [colloquial] A friend, buddy, mate, cobber, someone to hang around with.

Definition of the verb pal

What does pal mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: palled, palling

  1. become friends; act friendly towards
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of pal: chum up / pal up
    • more generic word: befriend = become friends with

Alternative definition of the verb pal


  1. Be friends with, hang around with.


  1. PAL a.k.a. Philippine Airlines, also known historically as Philippine Air Lines, is the flag carrier of the Philippines. Headquartered at the PNB Financial Center in Pasay City, the airline was founded in 1941 and is the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name. Out of its hubs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport of Manila and Mactan-Cebu International Airport of Cebu, Philippine Airlines serves 31 destinations in the Philippines and 36 overseas destinations in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Oceania, North America and Europe.
  2. PAL a.k.a. Preservation Association of Lincoln is a nonprofit organization.


  1. Pal a.k.a. Pål is a musical artist.
    • nationality: Norway
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Tsjuder (Guitar) between and
  2. Pal a.k.a. Pål Skjønberg: Pål Eugen Bucher Skjønberg was a Norwegian actor.
  3. Pal a.k.a. Paul W. Shapiro is a screenwriter.

There are other people with in their name, like Pen-Pal, Sin Pal, Amar Pal, Anil Pal, Asim Pal, Bhil Pal, Deep Pal and many others.


Pal is a musical group.

  • albums: "Canciones Hacia El Fin De Una Especie", "Factores que afectan al equilibrio", "Error de fábrica"


  1. Pal was a Rough Collie actor and the first in a line of such dogs to portray the fictional female collie Lassie in film and television. Pal was born in California in 1940 and eventually brought to the notice of Rudd Weatherwax, a Hollywood animal trainer. In 1943, the dog was chosen to play Lassie in MGM's feature film, Lassie Come Home. Following his film debut, Pal starred in six more MGM Lassie films from the mid-1940s to early-1950s, then appeared briefly in shows, fairs, and rodeos around the United States before starring in the two pilots filmed in 1954 for the television series, Lassie. Pal retired after filming the television pilots, and died in 1958. He sired a line of descendants who continued to play the fictional character he originated. The Saturday Evening Post said Pal had "the most spectacular canine career in film history".
  2. Pal a.k.a. Pete the Dog: Pete the Pup was an American Staffordshire Terrier character in Hal Roach's Our Gang comedies during the 1930s. Otherwise known as "Pete, the Dog With the Ring Around His Eye", or simply "Petey", he was well known for having a circled eye that was added on by Hollywood make-up artist Max Factor and credited as an oddity in Ripley's Believe It or Not. The original Pete was an American Pit Bull Terrier named "Pal the Wonder Dog", and had a natural ring almost completely around his eye; dye was used to finish it off.
  3. Pal is an actor dog.

There are other animals with in their name, like Best Pal and Pal the Dog.


  1. Pal is a fictional character from the 2005 Thai television program Nang Barb.
  2. Pal is a fictional character from the 1995 film Girl in the Cadillac.
  3. Pal is a fictional character from the 1926 film Open Spaces.
  4. Pal is a fictional character from the 1989 film Uncle Buck.
  5. Pal is a fictional character from the 2012 film Kabaddi Once Again.
  6. Pal is a fictional character from the play Khandan.
  7. Pal is a fictional character from the 1972 film Yeh Gulistan Hamara.
  8. Pal is a fictional character from 1954 film Untamed Heiress.
  9. Pal is a fictional character from the 1975 film Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka.
  10. Pal a.k.a. Pål is a fictional character from the 1967 film The Greatest Gamble.
  11. Pal a.k.a. Pål is a fictional character from the 2013 film Shed No Tears.
  12. Pal is a fictional character from the 1935 comedy film Long Live with Dearly Departed.
  13. Pal a.k.a. Pål is a fictional character from the 2009 film Twigson.
  14. Pal is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Bliss.
  15. Pal a.k.a. Pål is a fictional character from the 2003 film Ulvesommer.
  16. Pal is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Saroj Pal, Vijay Pal, Dharam Pal, Lakhan Pal.


"PAL": When cash-strapped slob Eddie Baird is told that he has the chance to be told the winning lottery numbers, naturally he is surprised. What's even more shocking was that the mysterious character telling him was inside his own television set. In exchange for the numbers, Eddie is given six tasks to complete for each number.

  • genre: Drama
  • released in (8 years ago)


"Pal" a.k.a. "Moment": Pal was the debut solo album of KK. The album was arranged, composed and produced by Leslie Lewis of Colonial Cousins. The lyrics have been written by Mehboob. All the tracks have been sung by KK.


  1. Pal is a village in Andorra, located in the parish of La Massana 4 km west of the town of La Massana, close to the border with Spain at Tor, Pallars. Pal is a population center of the Principality of Andorra is located in the parish of La Massana. In 2013 it had 235 inhabitants. Situated in the shady area by the river at 1,551 m altitude Pal. The village church is dedicated to St. Clement, in Romanesque style with a rectangular bell tower with mullioned windows decorated. Above the town, in the forest of Pal, was inaugurated in 1982 the ski resort of Pal now grouped with the Arinsal ski area forming the Vallnord.
  2. Pal a.k.a. Parafield Airport is on the edge of the residential suburb of Parafield, South Australia, 18 km north of the Adelaide city centre and adjacent to the Mawson Lakes campus of the University of South Australia. It is Adelaide's second airport and the fifth busiest airport in Australia by aircraft movements. Although owned by the Government of Australia, the airport is leased to and managed independently by Parafield Airport Ltd.

There are other places with in their name, like Pal Chourai, Saint-Pal-de-Mons, Saint-Pal-de-Senouire, Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon and Arinsal and Pal Ski Area.


  1. PAL, short for Phase Alternating Line, is a colour encoding system for analogue television used in broadcast television systems in most countries broadcasting at 625-line / 50 field per second. Other common colour encoding systems are NTSC and SECAM. This page primarily discusses the PAL colour encoding system. The articles on broadcast television systems and analogue television further describe frame rates, image resolution and audio modulation.
  2. Pal a.k.a. Rpal is a functional programming language related to the ML programming language. It is a subset of PAL, a language invented by Arthur Evans, Jr. and John Wozencraft in the early 1970s at MIT for teaching programming language construction.
  3. pal is a gene.
  4. Pal a.k.a. Pal clan: Pal is a Gotra or clan of Jats found mainly in the state of Punjab in India.
  5. Pal a.k.a. Pahlavi Language is an human language.
  6. pal is a genomic locus.
  7. Pal is a file format.
  8. Pal is a common surname found in India.
  9. Pal a.k.a. peptidylglycine alpha-amidating monooxygenase is a gene.
    • also known as peptidylglycine 2-hydroxylase, peptidyl-alpha-hydroxyglycine alpha-amidating lyase, peptidylglycine alpha-hydroxylating monooxygenase, pancreatic peptidylglycine alpha-amidating monooxygenase, peptidyl alpha-amidating enzyme
  10. Pal a.k.a. leucine rich repeat containing 21 is a gene.
    • also known as retina specific protein PAL

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pal

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Google previewFault-Tolerance Techniques for Spacecraft Control Computers (2017)

by Mengfei Yang, Gengxin Hua, Yanjun Feng, Jian Gong

PAL and GAL PAL and its Structure PAL is a kind of programmable device, first manufactured by Monolithic Memories Inc.

Google previewComprehensive Mathematics for Computer Scientists 2 (2006)

Calculus and ODEs, Splines, Probability, Fourier and Wavelet Theory, Fractals and Neural Networks, Categories and Lambda Calculus by Guerino Mazzola, Gérard Milmeister, Jody Weissmann

Pal is the combination 30 - Po + X. 3, . Pi.

Pal is a subset of Conv(X). Conversely, this union is convex. In fact, if a e A[Po,

Google previewHandbook of Granular Computing (2008)

by Witold Pedrycz, Andrzej Skowron, Vladik Kreinovich

Pal is the director of the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.

Professor Pal is a fellow of the IEEE, USA, Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy, International Association for Pattern Recognition, USA, and all the four National ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1994)

Volume 15 - Reporting on Parallel Software to SNOBOL by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

PAL: PAL is a standard for receiving and transmitting color video signals. PAL is the primary video color standard used in Europe (except France, which uses a standard called SECAM). The corresponding U.S. standard is called NTSC. pixel: ...

Google previewMacmillan's Magazine (1874)

A pal is a brother (Gipsy pal, plal). The term bosh for a fiddle, a word only used by the lower orders, is Gipsy. “Can you roker Romany, and play on the bosh & " means, “Can you talk gipsy, and play on the fiddle ** Of such tramps' words, now ...

Google previewHandbook on Soft Computing for Video Surveillance (2012)

by Sankar K. Pal, Alfredo Petrosino, Lucia Maddalena

Pal is a fellow of the IEEE, USA, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Italy, the International Association for Pattern Recognition, USA, the International Association of Fuzzy Systems, USA, and all the four national ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (1994)

by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows

Officer Forrest Higgs organized the first PAL club at Rhodius Park ( southwestern Indianapolis) in 1941 as part of a new crime prevention program.

Google previewOrthopaedic Dictionary (1994)

by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide

Palindromic Rheumatism (pal"in-dro'mic/roo'mahtizm) (n.) An uncommon type of recurring acute arthritis and periarthritis with sympton-free intervals of from days to months between attacks. Both sexes are equally affected, with the onset ...

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Small photo of Riviera Maya sunrise beach pal trees at Mayan MexicoSmall photo of MILAN - JANUARY 15: Alex Badia before Pal Zileri fashion show, Milan Fashion Week street style on January 15, 2018 in Milan.Small photo of Philippine Airlines (PAL) at NAIA International Airport Terminal 2 view from window plane on Nov 17, 2017 in Manila, Philippines.Small photo of MILAN - JANUARY 15: Man with Fendi backpack before Pal Zileri fashion show, Milan Fashion Week street style on January 15, 2018 in Milan.Small photo of MILAN - JANUARY 15: Man with Philipp Plein bomber jacket with blue skulls before Pal Zileri fashion show, Milan Fashion Week street style on January 15, 2018 in Milan.Small photo of LVIV, UKRAINE - October 19, 2017: Coach Pal Dardai during the UEFA Europa League match between Zorya Luhansk vs Hertha BSC (Germany), UkraineSmall photo of MILAN - JANUARY 15: Woman with red Gazel bag and blue fur coat before Pal Zileri fashion show, Milan Fashion Week street style on January 15, 2018 in Milan. More...

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To my sick little pal. I will try to knock you another homer, maybe two today. (George Herman)
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Scrabble value of P3A1L1

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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