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Definitions of Empale

Pronunciation : Em*pale"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Pref. em- (L. in) + pale: cf. OF. empalir.]
Definition : Defn: To make pale. [Obs.] No bloodless malady empales their face. G. Fletcher.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Em*pale"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OF. empaler to palisade, pierce, F. empaler to punish by empalement; pref. em- (L. in) + OF. & F. pal a pale, stake. See Pale a stake, and cf. Impale.] [Written also impale.]
Definition : 1. To fence or fortify with stakes; to surround with a line of stakes for defense; to impale. All that dwell near enemies empale villages, to save themselves from surprise. Sir W. Raleigh.

2. To inclose; to surround. See Impale.

3. To put to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body.

4. (Her.)

Defn: Same as Impale.

t. [imp. & p. p. Empaled; p. pr. & vb. n. Empaling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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