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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
pal
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
pen pal
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
good
▪ Buster is a rabbit, and good pal.
▪ Chloe's best pal had died from cancer earlier that year.
▪ Where's my best pal Scorelord?
▪ He was my best pal and he died aged forty-six.
▪ Stick to what you're good at, pal.
▪ Diana's three best pals are the women who shared her bachelor-girl pad in in Knightsbridge before she was married.
▪ First he slapped Lisa then had hot turkey love with her best pal.
old
▪ He's not keen to join another Aussie club and face having to play against his old Penrith pals.
▪ An old Bridgeport pal with no qualifications had been put in charge of the community conservation program.
▪ Hey Matt, old pal, old buddy, this stuff got stolen from us, it was moving, interstate commerce.
▪ Who really stands to lose from the hydrogen engine, old pal?
▪ There certainly was an old pal to visit, but General Kent did not choose to discuss it.
▪ See you again, old pal.
■ NOUN
bosom
▪ Benny and Garry were bosom pals once again.
▪ It is an open secret that he and Reg Pybus are bosom pals.
▪ The first was affection of the kind that binds families together, or bosom pals.
pen
▪ Translating email pen pals into the real world of human contact, or even romance, is another matter.
▪ Craig and Johnson met the way practically anyone meets an inmate: They became pen pals.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bosom friend/buddy/pal
▪ Benny and Garry were bosom pals once again.
▪ He was still my friend, my bosom friend.
▪ It is an open secret that he and Reg Pybus are bosom pals.
▪ It is now that man contemplates, for it is now that the sea is a bosom friend.
▪ Queequeg says they are now married-meaning they are bosom friends who would defend each other to the death.
▪ The first was affection of the kind that binds families together, or bosom pals.
▪ There was less arguing after that, but the two actors never became bosom buddies and never worked together again.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Listen, pal, I know what I'm talking about, okay?
▪ Nicholas was a pal of William's at school.
▪ Thanks for helping us out, Frankie. You're a real pal.
▪ They'd been pals since childhood.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But his 11-year-old pal panicked because he was frightened of getting into trouble, it was revealed yesterday.
▪ Da Lench Mob are Ice Cube's pals.
▪ Eddie turned out to be a pretty absent-minded pal of the road.
▪ Oh, but pal - you're wrong.
▪ The mystery pal held Sporty Spice's hand in a show of support as they left London's Kabaret club.
▪ Were all his posse pals going to diss him once word got out?
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pal

Pal \Pal\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A mate; a partner; esp., an accomplice or confederate.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
pal

1788, from Romany (English Gypsy) pal "brother, comrade," variant of continental Romany pral, plal, phral, probably from Sanskrit bhrata "brother" (see brother (n.)). Extended colloquial form palsy-walsy attested from 1930.

pal

1879, from pal (n.). Related: Palled; palling.

Wiktionary
pal

n. (context colloquial English) A friend, buddy, mate, cobber, someone to hang around with. vb. Be friends with, hang around with.

WordNet
pal
  1. n. a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities [syn: buddy, brother, chum, crony, sidekick]

  2. [also: palling, palled]

pal
  1. v. become friends; act friendly towards [syn: pal up, chum up]

  2. [also: palling, palled]

Wikipedia
PAL (disambiguation)

PAL (Phase Alternating Line) is a colour encoding system for analogue television.

PAL or Pal may also refer to:

Pal (surname)

Pal is a common surname found in India and Bangladesh. It is traditionally believed that 'Pal' originated from Sanskrit 'Pala' meaning protector or keeper.

Pal (album)

Pal is the debut solo Studio Album of KK, released on 16 April 1999 by Sony. The album is Arranged, Composed and produced by Lesle Lewis and lyrics are written by Mehboob. All the tracks were sung by KK.

In 2008, he released his second album Humsafar.

PAL

Phase Alternating Line (PAL) is a colour encoding system for analogue television used in broadcast television systems in most countries broadcasting at 625-line / 50 field (25 frame) per second ( 576i). Other common colour encoding systems are NTSC and SECAM.

All the countries using PAL are currently in process of conversion or have already converted standards to DVB, ISDB or DTMB.

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.

Pal (dog)

Pal (June 4, 1940 – June 1958) was a Rough Collie performer 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 June 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".

PAL (programming language)

PAL, the Pedagogic Algorithmic Language, is a programming language developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in around 1967 to help teach programming language semantics and design. It is a "direct descendent" of ISWIM and owes much of its philosophy to Christopher Strachey.

The initial implementation of PAL, in Lisp, was written by Peter Landin and James H. Morris, Jr. It was later redesigned by Martin Richards, Thomas J. Barkalow, Arthur Evans, Jr., Robert M. Graham, James Morris, and John Wozencraft. It was implemented by Richards and Barkalow in BCPL as an intermediate-code interpreter and ran on the System/360; this was called PAL/360.

Usage examples of "pal".

Pal Kendoro and it is my sister Judit who was working at Amalgamated who had paid for an education that would lift me out of the barrios of Kezdet.

Her father was out in the back painting the kennel that one of his pals from the bookies had made for Hooves.

The manager and his unseen pal Doobie did not rush out to ask me if I was all right, and in fact did not so much as poke their noses out of the back room to ascertain if the window was shattered and the floor splattered with blood from my mangled corpse.

He was called Crawler Clane and we believe his pal, Duster Shomak, was the leader of the raiding mob.

And in the special film did Poopy Panda appear enhaloed, and the talented kid performers did do him worship, and Otto Clodd did trip over his feet whilst kneeling, and Jackie Whipple did urge in manly and sincere wise that all the Poopy Panda Pals out there in television-land do likewise, and the enhaloed Poopy Panda did say in his lovable growly voice, Poop-poop-poopy.

Yes, sweet Jeannie Gabel, over there in Paris: always a good pal, always a sympathetic shoulder for him.

While the servant stood shakily, arms straight up, Goofer beckoned his pals through.

I heard our pal, Jeel, dare my little girl friend here to raise her gun.

His pals got over in a jiff probably waiting down the road, outside the gates.

On his way to where Jute lay, Shoy was yelling to his pals to start the slaughter.

Hoxel had told Jute to use funds to help out certain pals, at that time prisoners in different penitentiaries.

As sworn pals, they were heading for Latuna to join up with Konk Zitz.

He has seen all his mates killed and then all his new pals killed, and, then, because the idea of friendship becomes impossible, mateship now too awful to contemplate, the replacements are received as blank-eyed strangers, who come at night to huddle beside you in the trenches.

In that case, Napper might be in a mood to denounce the pals who had abandoned him.

Aunt Bea and Opie, but I could make it tougher for Joey and his pal with the tie.