palisade


palisade
palisade (n.) "a fence of stakes," c.1600, from Fr. palissade, from Prov. palissada, from palissa "a stake or paling," from Gallo-Romance *palicea, from L. palus "stake" (see PALE (Cf. pale) (n.)). Military sense is attested from 1690s. The Palisades, along the Hudson River opposite New York City, so called by 1838.

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  • Palisade — Palisade, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 386 Housing Units (2000): 188 Land area (2000): 0.356859 sq. miles (0.924260 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.356859 sq. miles (0.924260… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palisade — Pal i*sade , n. [F. palissade, cf. Sp. palizada, It. palizzata, palizzo, LL. palissata; all fr. L. palus a stake, pale. See {Pale} a stake.] 1. (Fort.) A strong, long stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palisade, CO — U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 2579 Housing Units (2000): 1117 Land area (2000): 1.074809 sq. miles (2.783743 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010805 sq. miles (0.027986 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.085614 sq. miles (2.811729 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palisade, MN — U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 118 Housing Units (2000): 67 Land area (2000): 0.454019 sq. miles (1.175903 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.454019 sq. miles (1.175903 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palisade, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 386 Housing Units (2000): 188 Land area (2000): 0.356859 sq. miles (0.924260 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.356859 sq. miles (0.924260 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • palisade — [pal΄ə sād′, pal′ə sād΄] n. [Fr palissade < Prov palisada < palisa, a pale < L palus, a stake, PALE2] 1. any one of a row of large pointed stakes set in the ground to form a fence used for fortification or defense 2. a fence of such… …   English World dictionary

  • Palisade — Pal i*sade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Palisaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palisading}.] [Cf. F. palissader.] To surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palisade — Palisade,die:Pfahlwerk·Schanzpfahl;auch⇨Sperre(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Palisade — »Schanzpfahl; Pfahlzaun«: Das Fremdwort wurde Ende des 16. Jh.s aus gleichbed. frz. palissade entlehnt. Dies ist – wie entsprechend span. palizada und it. palizzata – eine zu lat. palus »Pfahl« (vgl. das Lehnwort ↑ Pfahl) gehörende… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • palisade — ► NOUN 1) a fence of stakes or iron railings forming an enclosure or defence. 2) (palisades) US a line of high cliffs. ORIGIN French palissade, from Latin palus stake …   English terms dictionary