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ozonosphere
noun Date: 1933 ozone layer
P
I. abbreviation 1. pressure 2. [French poids] weight II. symbol phosphorus
p
I. noun (plural p's or ps) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive Date: before 12th century 1. a. the 16th letter of the English alphabet b. a graphic ...
P and L
abbreviation profit and loss
P value
noun Etymology: probability Date: 1947 the probability of an event or outcome in a statistical experiment; specifically level of significance
P'eng-hu
or Pescadores geographical name islands E China in Taiwan Strait, attached to Taiwan; chief town Makung (on P'eng-hu, chief island) area 49 square miles (127 square ...
p's and q's
noun plural Etymology: from the phrase mind one's p's and q's, alluding to the difficulty a child learning to write has in distinguishing between p and q Date: 1779 1. ...
P'u-i
biographical name Henry 1906-1967 Hsüan-T'ung Chinese emperor (1908-12); last of Manchu dynasty; puppet emperor of Manchukuo (1934-45)
p-
abbreviation para-
p-type
adjective Etymology: positive type Date: 1946 relating to or being a semiconductor in which charge is carried by holes — compare n-type
P-wave
noun Etymology: by shortening Date: 1929 pressure wave
P/E
abbreviation price/earnings
p53
noun Etymology: from p53, the protein made by the gene, from protein + 53, the gene's molecular weight Date: 1990 a tumor suppressor gene that in an inactivated form tends ...
pa
noun Etymology: short for papa Date: circa 1629 father
PA
I. noun Date: 1970 physician's assistant II. abbreviation 1. Pennsylvania 2. chiefly British per annum 3. personal assistant 4. power amplifier 5. power of attorney ...
Pa
I. abbreviation 1. pascal 2. Pennsylvania II. symbol protactinium
PA system
noun Date: circa 1936 public-address system
pa'anga
noun Etymology: Tongan, literally, seed from a species of vine Date: 1966 — see money table
Paasikivi
biographical name Juho Kusti 1870-1956 Finnish businessman; president of Finland (1946-56)
PABA
noun Etymology: para-aminobenzoic acid Date: 1943 para-aminobenzoic acid
pablum
noun Etymology: from Pablum, a trademark for an infant cereal Date: 1948 pabulum 3
pabulum
noun Etymology: Latin, food, fodder; akin to Latin pascere to feed — more at food Date: 1733 1. food; especially a suspension or solution of nutrients in a state suitable ...
Pac
abbreviation Pacific
PAC
abbreviation political action committee
paca
noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi páka Date: 1657 either of two large nocturnal chiefly Central and South American rodents (Agouti paca syn. Cuniculus paca and A. ...
Pacaraima Mountains
geographical name mountain range N South America in SE Venezuela, N Brazil, & W Guyana — see Roraima
pace
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pas, from Anglo-French, stride, step, from Latin passus, from pandere to spread — more at fathom Date: 14th century 1. a. rate of ...
pace car
noun Date: 1965 an automobile that leads the field of competitors through a pace lap but does not participate in the race
pace lap
noun Date: 1971 a lap of an auto racecourse by the entire field of competitors before the start of a race to allow the engines to warm up and to permit a flying start
pacemaker
noun Date: 1884 1. a. one that sets the pace for another b. one that takes the lead or sets an example 2. a. a group of cells or a body part (as the sinus node of ...
pacemaking
noun see pacemaker
pacer
noun Date: circa 1661 1. one that paces; specifically a horse whose predominant gait is the pace 2. pacemaker
pacesetter
noun Date: 1895 pacemaker 1 • pacesetting adjective
pacesetting
adjective see pacesetter
Pachelbel
biographical name Johann 1653-1706 German composer & organist
pachisi
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu pacīsī, from pacīs twenty-five Date: 1867 an ancient board game played with dice and counters on a cruciform board in which players attempt to ...
Pachuca
geographical name city central Mexico capital of Hidalgo population 179,440
pachuco
noun (plural -cos) Etymology: American Spanish Date: 1943 a young Mexican-American having a taste for flashy clothes and a special jargon and usually belonging to a ...
pachyderm
noun Etymology: French pachyderme, from Greek pachydermos thick-skinned, from pachys thick + derma skin; akin to Sanskrit bahu dense, much — more at derm- Date: 1838 any ...
pachydermatous
adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek pachys + dermat-, derma skin Date: 1823 1. of or relating to the pachyderms 2. a. thick, thickened b. callous, insensitive
pachysandra
noun Etymology: New Latin, irregular from Greek pachys + New Latin -andrus -androus Date: 1813 any of a genus (Pachysandra) of perennial evergreen plants of the box family ...
pachytene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pachy- (from Greek pachys) + -tene Date: 1912 the stage of meiotic prophase that immediately follows the zygotene and that ...
pacifiable
adjective see pacify
pacific
adjective Etymology: Middle English pacifique, from Latin pacificus, from pac-, pax peace + -i- + -ficus -fic — more at pact Date: circa 1548 1. a. tending to lessen ...
Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the
geographical name former United States trust territory comprising the Northern Mariana Islands (until 1978), the Federated States of Micronesia (until 1991), the Marshall ...
Pacific Ocean
geographical name ocean extending from the arctic circle to the antarctic regions & from W North America & W South America to E Asia & Australia area 69,375,000 square miles ...
Pacific Rim
geographical name the countries bordering on or located in the Pacific Ocean — used especially of Asian countries on the Pacific
Pacific Rim National Park
geographical name reservation SW Canada in Vancouver Island
Pacific salmon
noun Date: 1888 any of several anadromous salmonid fishes (genus Oncorhynchus) chiefly of the northern Pacific including the coho, sockeye salmon, chum salmon, chinook salmon, ...
Pacific time
noun Etymology: Pacific Ocean Date: 1883 the time of the eighth time zone west of Greenwich that includes the Pacific coastal region of the U.S. — see time zone ...
Pacific yew
noun Date: circa 1890 a small or medium slow-growing irregularly branched yew (Taxus brevifolia) of the Pacific coast of the United States and Canada that yields a ...
Pacifica
geographical name city W California S of San Francisco on the Pacific population 38,390
pacifically
adverb see pacific
pacification
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the act or process of pacifying ; the state of being pacified b. the act of forcibly suppressing or eliminating a population considered to ...
pacificator
noun Date: 1539 pacifier 1
pacificism
noun Date: 1910 pacifism • pacificist noun
pacificist
noun see pacificism
pacifier
noun Date: 1533 1. one that pacifies 2. a usually nipple-shaped device for babies to suck or bite on
pacifism
noun Etymology: French pacifisme, from pacifique pacific Date: 1902 1. opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes; specifically refusal to bear arms on ...
pacifist
or pacifistic adjective Date: 1908 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of pacifism or pacifists 2. strongly and actively opposed to conflict and especially war • ...
pacifistic
adjective see pacifist
pacifistically
adverb see pacifist
pacify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English pacifien, from Anglo-French pacifier, from Latin pacificare, from pac-, pax peace Date: 15th century 1. a. to ...
Pacinian corpuscle
noun Etymology: Filippo Pacini died 1883 Italian anatomist Date: circa 1860 a pressure-sensitive mechanoreceptor that is an oval capsule terminating some sensory nerve fibers ...
pack
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, of Low German or Dutch origin; akin to Middle Low German & Middle Dutch pak pack Date: 13th century 1. a. a ...
pack animal
noun Date: 1836 an animal used for carrying packs
pack ice
noun Date: 1850 sea ice formed into a mass by the crushing together of pans, floes, and brash
pack journalism
noun Date: 1972 journalism that is practiced by reporters in a group and that is marked by uniformity of news coverage and lack of original thought or initiative
pack rat
noun Date: 1885 1. wood rat; especially a bushy-tailed rodent (Neotoma cinerea) of western North America that has well-developed cheek pouches and that hoards food and ...
packability
noun see pack II
packable
adjective see pack II
package
I. noun Date: 1611 1. archaic the act or process of packing 2. a. a small or moderate-sized pack ; parcel b. a commodity or a unit of a product uniformly wrapped or ...
package deal
noun Date: circa 1948 1. an offer or agreement involving a number of related items or one making acceptance of one item dependent on the acceptance of another 2. the items ...
package store
noun Date: circa 1918 a store that sells bottled or canned alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises
packager
noun see package II
packboard
noun Date: 1939 a usually canvas-covered light wood or metal frame with shoulder straps used for carrying goods and equipment
packed
adjective Date: 1777 1. a. compressed b. that is crowded or stuffed — often used in combination 2. filled to capacity
packer
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that packs: as a. one engaged in processing food (as meat) and distributing it to retailers b. an automotive vehicle with a closed body ...
packet
noun Etymology: Middle English pekette, pakat, from Anglo-French pacquet, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch pak pack Date: 15th century 1. a. a small bundle or ...
packhorse
noun Date: circa 1500 a horse used as a pack animal
packing
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the action or process of packing something; also a method of packing b. the processing of food and especially meat for future sale 2. ...
packing plant
noun see packinghouse
packinghouse
noun Date: 1834 an establishment for slaughtering livestock and processing and packing meat, meat products, and by-products; also one for processing and packing other ...
packman
noun Date: circa 1625 peddler
packsack
noun Date: 1851 a case (as of canvas) held on the back by shoulder straps and used to carry gear especially when traveling on foot
packsaddle
noun Date: 14th century a saddle designed to support loads on the backs of pack animals
packthread
noun Date: 14th century strong thread or small twine used for sewing or tying packs or parcels
paclitaxel
noun Etymology: Pacific yew + -litax- (perhaps from Taxus brevifolia) + -el (alteration of 1-ol or 3-ol) Date: 1992 an antineoplastic drug C47H51NO14 originally derived from ...
pact
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin pactum, from neuter of pactus, past participle of pacisci to agree, contract; akin to Old English fōn to seize, ...
Pactolus
geographical name river Asia Minor in ancient Lydia flowing into the Hermus (modern Gediz) near Sardis
pad
I. verb (padded; padding) Etymology: perhaps from Middle Dutch paden to follow a path, from pad path Date: 1553 transitive verb to traverse on foot intransitive verb ...
pad thai
noun Usage: often capitalized T Etymology: Thai phàd thaj, literally, Thai stir-fried mixture Date: 1978 a Thai dish consisting of rice noodles stir-fried usually with any ...
Padang
geographical name city & port Indonesia in W Sumatra population 631,543
padding
noun Date: 1828 material with which something is padded
Paddington
geographical name former metropolitan borough NW London, England, now part of Westminster
paddle
I. intransitive verb (paddled; paddling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1530 1. to move the hands or feet about in shallow water 2. archaic to use the hands or fingers in ...
paddle tennis
noun Date: 1925 a game like tennis that is played with a paddle and rubber ball on a small court
paddle wheel
noun Date: 1685 a wheel with paddles around its circumference used to propel a boat
paddle wheeler
noun Date: 1924 a steamer propelled by a paddle wheel
paddleball
noun Date: 1935 a game like handball played by hitting the ball with a paddle; also the ball used in this game
paddleboard
noun Date: 1938 a long narrow buoyant board used for riding the surf or in rescuing swimmers
paddleboat
noun Date: 1874 a boat propelled by a paddle wheel
paddlefish
noun Date: 1807 any of a family (Polyodontidae) of ganoid fishes; especially a large food fish (Polyodon spathula) of the Mississippi River valley with a long paddle-shaped ...
paddler
I. noun see paddle I II. noun see paddle III
paddock
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English parrok, from Old English pearroc, from Medieval Latin parricus Date: 1622 1. a. a usually enclosed area used especially for ...
paddy
also padi noun (plural paddies; also padis) Etymology: Malay padi Date: 1623 1. rice; especially threshed unmilled rice 2. wet land in which rice is grown
Paddy
noun (plural Paddies) Etymology: from Paddy, Hiberno-English nickname for Patrick Date: 1780 often offensive Irishman
paddy wagon
noun Etymology: probably from Paddy Date: 1930 an enclosed motortruck used by police to carry prisoners — called also Black Maria, patrol wagon
Paderewski
biographical name Ignacy Jan 1860-1941 Polish pianist, composer, & statesman
padi
noun see paddy
padlock
noun Etymology: Middle English padlok, from pad- (of unknown origin) + lok lock Date: 15th century a removable lock with a shackle that can be passed through a staple or ...
Padova
geographical name see Padua
padre
noun Etymology: Spanish or Italian or Portuguese, literally, father, from Latin pater — more at father Date: 1584 1. a Christian clergyman; especially priest 2. a ...
Padre Island
geographical name island 113 miles (182 kilometers) long S Texas between Laguna Madre & Gulf of Mexico
padrone
noun (plural -nes or padroni) Etymology: Italian, protector, owner, from Latin patronus patron Date: 1670 1. a. master b. an Italian innkeeper 2. a person who secures ...
Padua
or Italian Padova geographical name commune NE Italy W of Venice population 215,025 • Paduan adjective or noun
Paduan
adjective or noun see Padua
paduasoy
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier poudesoy, from French pou-de-soie Date: 1663 a corded silk fabric; also a garment made of it
Paducah
geographical name city W Kentucky on Ohio River population 26,307
Padus
geographical name — see po
paean
noun Etymology: Latin, hymn of thanksgiving especially addressed to Apollo, from Greek paian, paiōn, from Paian, Paiōn, epithet of Apollo in the hymn Date: 1589 1. a ...
paed-
or paedo- — see ped-
paediatric
chiefly British variant of pediatric
paediatrician
chiefly British variant of pediatrician
paediatrics
chiefly British variant of pediatrics
paedo-
I. see paed- II. combining form see ped-
paedogenesis
also pedogenesis noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1871 reproduction by young or larval animals ; neoteny • paedogenetic or paedogenic adjective • paedogenetically ...
paedogenetic
adjective see paedogenesis
paedogenetically
adverb see paedogenesis
paedogenic
adjective see paedogenesis
paedomorphic
adjective Date: 1891 of, relating to, involving, or exhibiting paedomorphosis or paedomorphism
paedomorphism
noun Date: circa 1891 retention in the adult of infantile or juvenile characters
paedomorphosis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from paed- + Greek morphōsis formation, from morphoun to form, from morphē form Date: 1922 phylogenetic change that involves retention of ...
paella
noun Etymology: Catalan, literally, pot, pan, from Middle French paelle, from Latin patella small pan — more at patella Date: circa 1892 a saffron-flavored dish containing ...
paeon
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek paiōn, from paian, paiōn paean Date: 1603 a metrical foot of four syllables with one long and three short syllables (as in classical ...
Paestum
or earlier Poseidonia geographical name ancient city S Italy in W Lucania on Gulf of Salerno (ancient Bay of Paestum)
pagan
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin paganus, from Latin, civilian, country dweller, from pagus country district; akin to Latin pangere to fix — more at pact Date: ...
Paganini
biographical name Niccolò 1782-1840 Italian violinist
paganish
adjective see pagan
paganism
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. pagan beliefs or practices b. a pagan religion 2. the quality or state of being a pagan
paganize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1615 transitive verb to make pagan intransitive verb to become pagan • paganizer noun
paganizer
noun see paganize
Page
I. biographical name Thomas Nelson 1853-1922 American novelist & diplomat II. biographical name Walter Hines 1855-1918 American journalist & diplomat
page
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) a youth being trained for the medieval rank of knight and in the personal service of ...
page boy
noun Date: 1874 1. a boy serving as a page 2. (usually pageboy) an often shoulder-length hairdo with the ends of the hair rolled under
page-turner
noun Date: 1972 an engrossing book or story
pageant
noun Etymology: Middle English pagyn, padgeant, literally, scene of a play, from Anglo-French pagine, pagent, from Medieval Latin pagina, perhaps from Latin, page Date: 14th ...
pageantry
noun Date: 1608 1. pageants and the presentation of pageants 2. colorful, rich, or splendid display ; spectacle 3. mere show ; empty display
pageboy
noun see page boy 2
pager
I. noun Date: 1901 one that pages; especially a small radio receiver that beeps, vibrates, or flashes to alert the user to an incoming message which is usually displayed on a ...
Paget
biographical name Sir James 1814-1899 English surgeon & pathologist
Paget's disease
noun Etymology: Sir James Paget died 1899 English surgeon Date: 1880 1. a rare form of breast cancer initially manifested as a scaly red rash on the nipple and areola 2. a ...
paginate
transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Latin pagina page Date: 1884 page IV
pagination
noun Date: 1841 1. the action of paging ; the condition of being paged 2. a. the numbers or marks used to indicate the sequence of pages (as of a book) b. the number ...
Pago Pago
geographical name town & port capital of American Samoa on Tutuila Island
pagoda
noun Etymology: Portuguese pagode statue of a deity, Hindu or Buddhist temple Date: 1588 a tower in eastern Asia usually with roofs curving upward at the division of each ...
PAH
abbreviation polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
Pahang
geographical name state E Malaysia (federation) bordering on South China Sea capital Kuantan area 13,920 square miles (36,053 square kilometers), population 1,036,724
Pahlavi
I. noun Etymology: Persian pahlavī, from Pahlav Parthia, from Old Persian Parthava- Date: 1773 1. the Iranian language of Sassanian Persia — see Indo-European languages ...
paid
I. past and past participle of pay II. adjective Date: 1817 1. marked by the receipt of pay 2. being or having been paid or paid for
Paige
I. biographical name Roderick R. 1933- United States secretary of education (2001- ) II. biographical name Satchel 1906?-1982 Leroy Robert Paige American baseball player
pail
noun Etymology: Middle English payle, paille Date: 14th century 1. a usually cylindrical container with a handle ; bucket 2. the quantity that a pail contains • pailful ...
pailful
noun see pail
paillard
noun Etymology: French paillarde, from Paillard, late 19th century French restaurateur Date: 1972 a piece of beef or veal usually pounded thin and grilled
paillette
noun Etymology: French, from paille straw — more at pallet Date: 1876 1. a small shiny object (as a spangle) applied in clusters as a decorative trimming (as on women's ...
pain
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French peine, from Latin poena, from Greek poinē payment, penalty; akin to Greek tinein to pay, tinesthai to punish, Avestan ...
Paine
I. biographical name Albert Bigelow 1861-1937 American author II. biographical name Thomas 1737-1809 American (English-born) politician philosopher & author
pained
adjective Date: 14th century 1. feeling pain ; hurt 2. expressing or involving pain
painful
adjective (painfuller; painfullest) Date: 14th century 1. a. feeling or giving pain b. irksome, annoying 2. requiring effort or exertion 3. archaic careful, ...
painfully
adverb see painful
painfulness
noun see painful
painkiller
noun Date: 1853 something (as a drug) that relieves pain • painkilling adjective
painkilling
adjective see painkiller
painless
adjective see pain I
painlessly
adverb see pain I
painlessness
noun see pain I
Painlevé
biographical name Paul 1863-1933 French mathematician & statesman
painstaking
I. noun Date: 1538 the action of taking pains ; diligent care and effort II. adjective Date: 1696 taking pains ; expending, showing, or involving diligent care and effort ...
painstakingly
adverb see painstaking II
paint
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French paint, peint, past participle of peindre, from Latin pingere to tattoo, embroider, paint; akin to Old English fāh ...
paint horse
noun see paint II
paintball
noun Date: 1987 a game in which two teams try to capture each other's flag while defending their own using compressed-air guns that shoot paint-filled pellets
paintbrush
noun Date: 1815 1. a brush for applying paint 2. a. Indian paintbrush 1 b. orange hawkweed
painted bunting
noun Date: circa 1811 a brightly colored bunting (Passerina ciris) that is found from the southern United States to Panama
painted cup
noun Date: 1787 Indian paintbrush 1
Painted Desert
geographical name region NE Arizona E of the Little Colorado
painted lady
noun Date: 1753 1. a migratory nymphalid butterfly (Vanessa cardui) with wings mottled in brown, orange, black, and white 2. prostitute 1a
painted trillium
noun Date: 1855 a trillium (Trillium undulatum) of northeastern North America that has a solitary flower with white petals streaked with purple
painted turtle
noun Date: 1876 a North American turtle (Chrysemys picta) having a greenish to black carapace with yellow, red, or olive bordered scutes and a yellow plastron
painter
I. noun Date: 14th century one that paints: as a. an artist who paints b. one who applies paint especially as an occupation II. noun Etymology: Middle English paynter, ...
painter's colic
noun Date: circa 1834 intestinal colic associated with obstinate constipation due to chronic lead poisoning
painterliness
noun see painterly
painterly
adjective Date: circa 1586 1. of, relating to, or typical of a painter ; artistic 2. suggestive or characteristic of a painting or of the art of painting ; especially ...
painting
noun Date: 13th century 1. a product of painting; especially a work produced through the art of painting 2. the art or occupation of painting
paintwork
noun Date: 1764 1. chiefly British paint 3b 2. chiefly British work with paint
pair
I. noun (plural pairs or pair) Etymology: Middle English paire, from Anglo-French, from Latin paria equal things, from neuter plural of par equal Date: 14th century 1. a. ...
pair of compasses
Date: 1563 compass 3c
pair of virginals
Date: 1542 virginal
pair production
noun Date: 1934 the transformation of a quantum of radiant energy simultaneously into an electron and a positron when the quantum interacts with the intense electric field ...
pair-bond
noun Date: 1940 a monogamous relationship • pair-bonding noun
pair-bonding
noun see pair-bond
paired-associate learning
noun Date: 1966 the learning of syllables, digits, or words in pairs (as in the study of a foreign language) so that one member of the pair evokes recall of the other
paisa
noun Etymology: ultimately from Hindi & Urdu paisā, a quarter-anna coin, from Old Indo-Aryan *padāmśa quarter part; akin to Sanskrit pada footstep and aṁśa part Date: ...
paisley
adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Paisley, Scotland Date: 1790 1. made typically of soft wool and woven or printed with colorful curved abstract figures 2. ...
Paisley
geographical name burgh SW Scotland W of Glasgow population 84,789
Paiute
also Piute noun Etymology: alteration of Pie-Utaw, alteration of Paiuches, plural, from American Spanish Payuchis Southern Paiutes Date: 1827 1. a member of an American ...
pajama
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu pājāma, from Persian pā leg + jāma garment Date: 1883 pajamas • pajamaed adjective
pajamaed
adjective see pajama
pajamas
noun plural Etymology: plural of pajama Date: 1800 1. loose lightweight trousers formerly much worn in the Near East 2. a loose usually two-piece lightweight suit designed ...
pak choi
variant of bok choy
Pakanbaru
geographical name — see Pekanbaru
pakeha
noun (plural pakeha or pakehas) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Maori Date: 1832 chiefly New Zealand a person who is not of Maori descent; especially a white person
Paki
noun Etymology: short for Pakistani Date: 1964 chiefly British usually offensive an immigrant from Pakistan or a neighboring south Asian country
Pakistan
geographical name country S Asia originally comprising an E division & a W division; a dominion 1947-56, an Islamic republic since 1956, & a member of the Commonwealth of ...
Pakistani
adjective or noun see Pakistan
pal
I. noun Etymology: Romany phral, phal brother, friend, from Sanskrit bhrātṛ brother; akin to Old English brōthor brother Date: circa 1682 a close friend • palship ...
palace
I. noun Etymology: Middle English palais, from Anglo-French, from Latin palatium, from Palatium, the Palatine Hill in Rome where the emperors' residences were built Date: 13th ...
paladin
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian paladino, from Old French palatin, from Medieval Latin palatinus courtier, from Late Latin, imperial official — more at palatine ...
palae-
or palaeo- chiefly British variant of pale-
palaeo-
see palae-
Palaestina
geographical name see Palestine
palaestra
noun (plural palaestrae) Etymology: Middle English palestre arena, from Latin palaestra place for wrestling, from Greek palaistra, from palaiein to wrestle Date: 1580 1. a ...
palanquin
noun Etymology: Portuguese palanquim, from Malay or Javanese pelangki, of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Bengali pālaṅka bed Date: 1588 a conveyance formerly used especially ...
palatability
noun see palatable
palatable
adjective Date: 1664 1. agreeable to the palate or taste 2. agreeable or acceptable to the mind • palatability noun • palatableness noun • palatably adverb ...
palatableness
noun see palatable
palatably
adverb see palatable
palatal
adjective Date: 1668 1. a. formed with some part of the tongue near or touching the hard palate posterior to the teethridge b. of a vowel front 2 2. of, relating ...
palatalization
noun Date: 1863 1. the quality or state of being palatalized 2. an act or instance of palatalizing an utterance
palatalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1867 to pronounce as or change into a palatal sound
palatally
adverb see palatal
palate
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin palatum Date: 14th century 1. the roof of the mouth separating the mouth from the nasal cavity 2. a. a usually intellectual ...
palatial
adjective Etymology: Latin palatium palace Date: 1733 1. of, relating to, or being a palace 2. suitable to a palace ; magnificent • palatially adverb • palatialness ...
palatially
adverb see palatial
palatialness
noun see palatial
palatinate
noun Date: circa 1580 the territory of a palatine
Palatinate
or German Pfalz geographical name either of two districts SW Germany once ruled by counts palatine of the Holy Roman Empire: Rhenish Palatinate (on the Rhine E of Saarland) & ...
Palatine
geographical name 1. hill in Rome, Italy, one of seven on which the ancient city was built — see Aventine 2. village NE Illinois NW of Chicago population 65,479
palatine
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin palatinus imperial, from palatium Date: 15th century 1. a. possessing royal privileges b. of or relating to a ...
Palau
or Belau geographical name island group W Pacific comprising a republic; usually considered part of the Carolines • Palauan noun
Palauan
noun see Palau
palaver
I. noun Etymology: Portuguese palavra word, speech, from Late Latin parabola parable, speech Date: 1735 1. a. a long parley usually between persons of different cultures ...
Palawan
geographical name island 278 miles (445 kilometers) long W Philippines W of the Visayan Islands area 4550 square miles (11,830 square kilometers), population (with adjacent ...
palazzo
noun (plural palazzi) Etymology: Italian, from Latin palatium palace Date: circa 1666 a large imposing building (as a museum or a place of residence) especially in Italy
pale
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pel, pal stake, from Latin palus — more at pole Date: 12th century 1. archaic palisade, paling 2. a. one of the ...
pale ale
noun Date: 1708 a usually medium-colored very dry heavily hopped ale
pale-
or paleo- combining form Etymology: Greek palai-, palaio- ancient, from palaios, from palai long ago; probably akin to Greek tēle far off, Sanskrit carama last 1. involving ...
palea
noun (plural paleae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, chaff — more at pallet Date: 1753 1. one of the chaffy scales on the receptacle of many composite plants 2. the ...
paleal
adjective see palea
Palearctic
adjective Date: 1858 of, relating to, or being a biogeographic region or subregion that includes Europe, Asia north of the Himalayas, and Africa north of the Sahara
paleface
noun Date: 1822 a white person
palely
adverb see pale III
Palembang
geographical name city & port Indonesia in SE Sumatra population 1,141,036
Palencia
geographical name 1. province N Spain area 3100 square miles (8029 square kilometers), population 185,479 2. city, its capital, NNE of Valladolid population 77,772
paleness
noun see pale III
Palenque
geographical name ruined Mayan city S Mexico in N Chiapas SW of modern town of Palenque
paleo-
combining form see pale-
Paleo-Indian
noun Date: 1940 one of the early American hunting people of Asian origin extant in the late Pleistocene • Paleo-Indian adjective
paleoanthropological
adjective see paleoanthropology
paleoanthropologist
noun see paleoanthropology
paleoanthropology
noun Date: 1916 a branch of anthropology dealing with fossil hominids • paleoanthropological adjective • paleoanthropologist noun
paleobiologic
adjective see paleobiology
paleobiological
adjective see paleobiology
paleobiologist
noun see paleobiology
paleobiology
noun Date: 1893 a branch of paleontology concerned with the biology of fossil organisms • paleobiological also paleobiologic adjective • paleobiologist noun

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