5 dicționare găsite pentru impale
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Impale \Im*pale"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impaled; p. pr. & vb. n. Impaling.] [See 2d Empale.] 1. To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake. See Empale. [1913 Webster] Then with what life remains, impaled, and left To writhe at leisure round the bloody stake. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround. [1913 Webster] Impale him with your weapons round about. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Impenetrable, impaled with circling fire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention. [1913 Webster] Ordered the admission of St. Patrick to the same to be matched and impaled with the blessed Virgin in the honor thereof. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Empale \Em*pale"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Empaled; p. pr. & vb. n. Empaling.] [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.] 1. To fence or fortify with stakes; to surround with a line of stakes for defense; to impale. [1913 Webster] All that dwell near enemies empale villages, to save themselves from surprise. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. To inclose; to surround. See Impale. [1913 Webster] 3. To put to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body. [1913 Webster] 4. (Her.) Same as Impale. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :
impale v 1: pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer" [syn: transfix, empale, spike] 2: kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die" [syn: stake]Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
73 Moby Thesaurus words for "impale": agonize, auger, bayonet, bite, bloody, bore, broach, claw, convulse, countersink, crucify, dagger, dirk, dismember, draw and quarter, drill, empierce, excruciate, fix, gore, gouge, gouge out, grill, harrow, hole, honeycomb, keelhaul, kill by inches, knife, lacerate, lance, lancinate, macerate, martyr, martyrize, needle, penetrate, perforate, picket, pierce, pink, plunge in, poniard, prick, punch, puncture, punish, rack, ream, ream out, riddle, rip, run through, saber, savage, scarify, skewer, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, stiletto, sword, tap, tar and feather, torment, torture, transfix, transpierce, trepan, trephine, wringDin dicționarul THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993) :
IMPALE, v.t. In popular usage to pierce with any weapon which remains fixed in the wound. This, however, is inaccurate; to imaple is, properly, to put to death by thrusting an upright sharp stake into the body, the victim being left in a sitting position. This was a common mode of punishment among many of the nations of antiquity, and is still in high favor in China and other parts of Asia. Down to the beginning of the fifteenth century it was widely employed in "churching" heretics and schismatics. Wolecraft calls it the "stoole of repentynge," and among the common people it was jocularly known as "riding the one legged horse." Ludwig Salzmann informs us that in Thibet impalement is considered the most appropriate punishment for crimes against religion; and although in China it is sometimes awarded for secular offences, it is most frequently adjudged in cases of sacrilege. To the person in actual experience of impalement it must be a matter of minor importance by what kind of civil or religious dissent he was made acquainted with its discomforts; but doubtless he would feel a certain satisfaction if able to contemplate himself in the character of a weather-cock on the spire of the True Church.
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