Pawest vs Palest - What's the difference?

pawest | palest |


As verbs the difference between pawest and palest

is that pawest is (archaic) (paw) while palest is (pale).

As an adjective palest is

(pale).

pawest

English

Verb

(head)
  • (archaic) (paw)

  • paw

    English

    Alternative forms

    * pa

    Etymology 1

    The word probably has an origin in : see ‘pa’ .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nonstandard, or, rural) Father; pa.
  • Synonyms
    * (father :) pawpaw, pa, papa, father, dad, daddy, pappy
    Hypernyms
    * (father :) parent
    Hyponyms
    * (father :) step-paw
    Coordinate terms
    * maw, brother, sis/sissy
    Derived terms
    * pawpaw

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) pawe'', from (etyl) '' *''p?ta'' (compare Dutch ''poot'', Low German Pote, German ''Pfote''), from *''p?ton'' 'to put, stick, plant' (compare Dutch ''poten'' 'to plant'), from (etyl) 'paw'), Ancient Greek "????". More at put.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The soft foot of a mammal or other animal, generally a quadruped, that has claws or nails; comparable to a human hand or foot.
  • (humorous) A hand.
  • Get your grubby paws off my things!
    Synonyms
    * (of a mammal :) hand, foot
    Hypernyms
    * (foot of a mammal :) limb extremity
    Meronyms
    * claw, finger
    Holonyms
    * limb
    Coordinate terms
    * hoof, talon
    Derived terms
    * paw (verb ) * pawprint(s) * catpaw

    Etymology 3

    From the noun paw'', meaning ''an animal's hand or foot .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (of an animal) To go through something (such as a garbage can) with paws
  • (of an animal) To gently push on something with a paw.
  • (of an animal) To draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with the forefoot.
  • * Bible, Job xxxix. 21
  • He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
  • (by extension, of a human) To touch someone (with the hands) in a sexual way.
  • * August 17 1997 , Robert Spector, in misc.fitness.weights :
  • IronMan used to be good in this way, back in the '80s. They wouldn't subscribe to the old, "Let's put a male bodybuilder with silicone babes pawing him" cover that's mainstay now.
  • * October 26 1997 , Verbotene, quoted by Amy McWilliams, in rec.arts.tv.soaps.abc :
  • So, Katherine was out with Luke and they were both quite dolled up and swoon-worthy. Katherine fawned all over Luke and pawed him, but to what end? Was Stefan supposed to believe that Luke and Katherine have some sort of a thing going? What was the point of this display from Katherine's perspective?
  • * July 18 2002 , Lurker Dave, in rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe :
  • Subtlety is great, but what exactly happened with Jessica and the cop during sex that he locked her up afterwards? Also, what was the item she nicked from his shirt while she pawed him?
  • (by extension, of a human) To clumsily dig through something.
  • Hypernyms
    * (to go through something with paws) handle * (to gently push on something) touch
    See also
    * palpate * paw off

    Anagrams

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    palest

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (pale)
  • *
  • *:So this was my future home, I thought!Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (pale)
  • *
  • *:“[…] Who’s over me? Truth hath no confines. Take off thine eye! more intolerable than fiends’ glarings is a doltish stare! So, so; thou reddenest and palest ; my heat has melted thee to anger-glow. But look ye, Starbuck, what is said in heat, that thing unsays itself.”
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