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paradisaical
or paradisaic adjective Etymology: paradise + -aic (as in Hebraic) + -al Date: 1754 paradisiacal • paradisaically adverb
paradisaically
adverb see paradisaical
paradisal
adjective Date: 1560 paradisiacal
paradise
noun Etymology: Middle English paradis, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin paradisus, from Greek paradeisos, literally, enclosed park, of Iranian origin; akin to Avestan ...
Paradise
geographical name 1. town N California N of Sacramento population 26,408 2. population center Nevada population 186,070
paradisiac
adjective see paradisiacal
paradisiacal
or paradisiac adjective Etymology: Late Latin paradisiacus, from paradisus Date: 1649 of, relating to, or resembling paradise • paradisiacally adverb
paradisiacally
adverb see paradisiacal
paradisial
adjective see paradise
paradisical
adjective see paradise
parador
noun (plural paradores or paradors) Etymology: Spanish, inn, from parar to stop, lodge for the night, from Latin parare to prepare — more at pare Date: 1845 a usually ...
paradox
noun Etymology: Latin paradoxum, from Greek paradoxon, from neuter of paradoxos contrary to expectation, from para- + dokein to think, seem — more at decent Date: 1540 1. a ...
paradoxical
adjective Date: 1598 1. a. of the nature of a paradox b. inclined to paradoxes 2. not being the normal or usual kind • paradoxicality noun • paradoxically ...
paradoxical sleep
noun Date: 1964 REM sleep
paradoxicality
noun see paradoxical
paradoxically
adverb see paradoxical
paradoxicalness
noun see paradoxical
paraesthesia
chiefly British variant of paresthesia
paraffin
noun Etymology: German, from Latin parum too little (akin to Greek pauros little, paid-, pais child) + affinis bordering on — more at few, affinity Date: 1838 1. a. a ...
paraffinic
adjective see paraffin
paraformaldehyde
noun Date: 1894 a white powder (CH2O)x that consists of a polymer of formaldehyde and is used especially as a disinfectant
paragenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1853 the formation of minerals in contact in such a manner as to affect one another's development • paragenetic adjective • ...
paragenetic
adjective see paragenesis
paragenetically
adverb see paragenesis
paraglide
intransitive verb see paragliding
paraglider
noun Date: 1944 1. a modified parachute used for paragliding 2. a person who paraglides
paragliding
noun Date: 1978 the recreational sport of soaring from a slope or a cliff using a modified parachute • paraglide intransitive verb
paragon
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian paragone, literally, touchstone, from paragonare to test on a touchstone, from Greek parakonan to sharpen, from para- + ...
paragraph
I. noun Etymology: Middle English paragraf marginal sign marking a paragraph, from Anglo-French parogref, from Medieval Latin paragraphus, from Greek paragraphos line used to ...
paragrapher
noun Date: 1822 a writer of paragraphs especially for the editorial page of a newspaper
paragraphic
adjective see paragraph I
Paraguay
geographical name 1. river 1584 miles (2549 kilometers) central South America flowing from Mato Grosso plateau in Brazil S into Paraná River in Paraguay 2. country central ...
Paraguayan
adjective or noun see Paraguay
Paraíba
geographical name 1. (or Paraíba do Norte) river about 180 miles (290 kilometers) NE Brazil flowing E into the Atlantic 2. (or Paraíba do Sul) river about 600 miles (965 ...
Paraíba do Norte
geographical name see Paraíba 1
Paraíba do Sul
geographical name see Paraíba 2
parainfluenza
noun see parainfluenza virus
parainfluenza virus
noun Date: 1959 any of several paramyxoviruses (genera Respirovirus and Rubulavirus) that are associated with or responsible for some respiratory infections especially in ...
parajournalism
noun Date: 1965 journalism that is heavily colored by the opinions of the reporter
parakeet
noun Etymology: Spanish & Middle French; Spanish periquito, from Middle French perroquet parrot Date: 1581 any of numerous usually small slender parrots with a long graduated ...
paralanguage
noun Date: 1958 optional vocal effects (as tone of voice) that accompany or modify the phonemes of an utterance and that may communicate meaning
paraldehyde
noun Date: 1857 a colorless liquid polymer C6H12O3 derived from acetaldehyde and used especially as an anticonvulsant, sedative, and hypnotic
paralegal
adjective Date: 1969 of, relating to, or being a paraprofessional who assists a lawyer • paralegal noun
paralinguistic
adjective see paralinguistics
paralinguistics
noun Date: 1958 the study of paralanguage • paralinguistic adjective
Paralipomenon
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek Paraleipomenōn, genitive of Paraleipomena, literally, things left out, from neuter plural of passive present ...
parallactic
adjective Etymology: New Latin parallacticus, from Greek parallaktikos, from parallaxis Date: 1630 of, relating to, or due to parallax
parallax
noun Etymology: Middle French parallaxe, from Greek parallaxis, from parallassein to change, from para- + allassein to change, from allos other Date: 1580 the apparent ...
parallel
I. adjective Etymology: Latin parallelus, from Greek parallēlos, from para beside + allēlōn of one another, from allos…allos one…another, from allos other — more at ...
parallel bars
noun plural Date: 1868 1. a pair of usually wooden bars supported horizontally above the floor at the same height or at different heights usually by a common base and used in ...
parallel-veined
adjective Date: 1861 of a leaf having veins arranged nearly parallel to one another — see venation illustration; compare net-veined
parallelepiped
noun Etymology: Greek parallēlepipedon, from parallēlos + epipedon plane surface, from neuter of epipedos flat, from epi- epi- + pedon ground; akin to Latin ped-, pes foot — ...
parallelism
noun Date: 1610 1. the quality or state of being parallel 2. resemblance, correspondence 3. repeated syntactical similarities introduced for rhetorical effect 4. a ...
parallelogram
noun Etymology: Late Latin or Greek; Late Latin parallelogrammum, from Greek parallēlogrammon, from neuter of parallēlogrammos bounded by parallel lines, from parallēlos + ...
paralogism
noun Etymology: Middle French paralogisme, from Late Latin paralogismus, from Greek paralogismos, from paralogos unreasonable, from para- + logos speech, reason — more at ...
Paralympian
noun see Paralympics
Paralympic
adjective see Paralympics
Paralympic Games
noun plural see Paralympics
Paralympics
noun plural Etymology: paraplegic + Olympics Date: 1953 a series of international contests for athletes with disabilities that are associated with and held following the ...
paralyse
British variant of paralyze
paralysis
noun (plural paralyses) Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from paralyein to loosen, disable, from para- + lyein to loosen — more at lose Date: 1525 1. complete or partial loss ...
paralysis agitans
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, shaking palsy Date: 1817 Parkinson's disease
paralytic
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English paralytyk, from Anglo-French paralitik, from Latin paralyticus, from Greek paralytikos, from paralyein Date: 14th century 1. affected ...
paralytically
adverb see paralytic I
paralyzation
noun see paralyze
paralyze
transitive verb (-lyzed; -lyzing) Etymology: French paralyser, back-formation from paralysie paralysis, from Latin paralysis Date: 1804 1. to affect with paralysis 2. to ...
paralyzer
noun see paralyze
paralyzingly
adverb see paralyze
paramagnet
noun Etymology: back-formation from paramagnetic Date: circa 1900 a paramagnetic substance
paramagnetic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1850 being or relating to a magnetizable substance (as aluminum) that has small but positive ...
paramagnetically
adverb see paramagnetic
paramagnetism
noun see paramagnetic
Paramaribo
geographical name city & port capital of Suriname on Suriname River population 200,000
paramecium
noun (plural paramecia; also -ciums) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek paramēkēs oblong, from para- + mēkos length; akin to Greek makros long — more at meager Date: 1752 ...
paramedic
also paramedical noun Date: 1967 1. a person who works in a health field in an auxiliary capacity to a physician (as by giving injections and taking X-rays) 2. a specially ...
paramedical
also paramedic adjective Date: 1921 concerned with supplementing the work of highly trained medical professionals
parament
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin paramentum, from parare to adorn, from Latin, to prepare — more at pare Date: 15th century an ornamental ecclesiastical ...
parameter
noun Etymology: New Latin, from para- + Greek metron measure — more at measure Date: 1852 1. a. an arbitrary constant whose value characterizes a member of a system (as ...
parameterization
noun see parameterize
parameterize
or parametrize transitive verb (-terized or -trized; -terizing or -trizing) Date: 1940 to express in terms of parameters • parameterization or parametrization noun
parametric
adjective see parameter
parametric equation
noun Date: 1909 any of a set of equations that express the coordinates of the points of a curve as functions of one parameter or that express the coordinates of the points of ...
parametrically
adverb see parameter
parametrization
noun see parameterize
parametrize
transitive verb see parameterize
paramilitary
adjective Date: 1935 of, relating to, being, or characteristic of a force formed on a military pattern especially as a potential auxiliary military force • paramilitary ...
paramnesia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from para- + -mnesia (as in amnesia) Date: 1888 a disorder of memory; especially deja vu 1
Paramount
geographical name city SW California N of Long Beach population 55,266
paramount
I. adjective Etymology: Anglo-French paramont, from par by (from Latin per) + amunt above, from a to (from Latin ad) + munt mountain — more at for, at, mount Date: 1531 ...
paramountcy
noun see paramount I
paramountly
adverb see paramount I
paramour
noun Etymology: Middle English, from par amour for the sake of love, willingly, from Anglo-French par amur Date: 14th century an illicit lover
Paramus
geographical name borough NE New Jersey population 25,737
paramylum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from para- + Latin amylum starch — more at amyl- Date: 1897 a reserve carbohydrate that is found in various protozoans and algae and resembles ...
paramyxovirus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1962 any of a family (Paramyxoviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses including the causative agents of measles, mumps, and canine distemper
Paraná
geographical name 1. (or in upper course Alto Paraná) river about 2500 miles (4022 kilometers) central South America flowing from junction of Rio Grande & Paranaíba River in ...
Paranahiba
geographical name see Paranaíba
Paranaíba
or formerly Paranahiba geographical name river S Brazil flowing SW to unite with the Rio Grande forming Paraná River
parang
noun Etymology: Malay Date: 1839 a short sword, cleaver, or machete common in Malaysia and Indonesia
paranoia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, madness, from paranous demented, from para- + nous mind Date: circa 1811 1. a psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of ...
paranoiac
adjective or noun see paranoia
paranoic
adjective or noun see paranoia
paranoically
adverb see paranoia
paranoid
also paranoidal adjective Date: 1904 1. characterized by or resembling paranoia 2. characterized by suspiciousness, persecutory trends, or megalomania 3. extremely ...
paranoid schizophrenia
noun Date: 1940 schizophrenia characterized especially by persecutory or grandiose delusions or hallucinations or by delusional jealousy
paranoidal
adjective see paranoid
paranormal
adjective Date: circa 1920 not scientifically explainable ; supernatural • paranormal noun • paranormality noun • paranormally adverb
paranormality
noun see paranormal
paranormally
adverb see paranormal
paranymph
noun Etymology: Late Latin paranymphus, from Greek paranymphos, from para- + nymphē bride — more at nuptial Date: 1600 1. a friend going with a bridegroom to fetch home ...
parapet
noun Etymology: Italian parapetto, from parare to shield (from Latin, to prepare) + petto chest, from Latin pectus — more at pare, pectoral Date: 1590 1. a wall, rampart, ...
parapet wall
noun see parapet
parapeted
adjective see parapet
paraph
noun Etymology: Middle French, modification of Latin paragraphus paragraph Date: 1584 a flourish at the end of a signature
paraphernalia
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Medieval Latin, ultimately from Greek parapherna bride's property beyond her dowry, from para- + phernē dowry, ...
paraphilia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1925 a pattern of recurring sexually arousing mental imagery or behavior that involves unusual and especially socially unacceptable sexual ...
paraphiliac
adjective or noun see paraphilia
paraphilic
adjective or noun see paraphilia
paraphrasable
adjective see paraphrase II
paraphrase
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin paraphrasis, from Greek, from paraphrazein to paraphrase, from para- + phrazein to point out Date: 1548 1. a restatement of a ...
paraphraser
noun see paraphrase II
paraphrastic
adjective Etymology: French paraphrastique, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein Date: circa 1623 having the nature of or being a paraphrase • paraphrastically ...
paraphrastically
adverb see paraphrastic
paraphysis
noun (plural paraphyses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, sucker, offshoot, from paraphyein to produce at the side, from para- + phyein to bring forth — more at be Date: ...
paraplegia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek paraplēgiē hemiplegia, from para- + -plēgia -plegia Date: circa 1657 paralysis of the lower half of the body with involvement of both ...
paraplegic
adjective or noun see paraplegia
parapodial
adjective see parapodium
parapodium
noun (plural parapodia) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1877 1. either of a pair of fleshy lateral processes borne by most segments of a polychaete worm 2. a lateral expansion ...
paraprofessional
noun Date: 1965 a trained aide who assists a professional person (as a teacher or doctor) • paraprofessional adjective
parapsychological
adjective see parapsychology
parapsychologist
noun see parapsychology
parapsychology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1925 a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence for paranormal psychological phenomena (as ...
paraquat
noun Etymology: para- + quaternary Date: circa 1961 a highly toxic contact herbicide containing a salt of a cation [C12H14N2]2+
pararescue
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1948 a search and rescue mission by specially trained personnel who can parachute to the site • pararescueman noun • pararescuer ...
pararescueman
noun see pararescue
pararescuer
noun see pararescue
pararosaniline
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary 1para- + rosaniline the compound C20H21N3O, from Latin rosa rose + International Scientific Vocabulary aniline Date: circa ...
parasailing
noun Date: 1967 the recreational sport of soaring in a parachute while being towed usually by a motorboat
parasang
noun Etymology: Latin parasanga, from Greek parasangēs, of Iranian origin; akin to Persian farsung parasang Date: 1594 any of various Persian units of distance; especially ...
parasexual
adjective Date: 1954 relating to or being reproduction that results in recombination of genes from different individuals but does not involve meiosis and formation of a zygote ...
parasexuality
noun see parasexual
parashah
noun Etymology: Hebrew pārāshāh, literally, explanation Date: circa 1624 a passage in Jewish Scripture dealing with a single topic; specifically a section of the Torah ...
parasite
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin parasitus, from Greek parasitos, from para- + sitos grain, food Date: 1539 1. a person who exploits the hospitality of the rich and ...
parasitic
adjective see parasite
parasitical
adjective see parasite
parasitically
adverb see parasite
parasiticidal
adjective Date: 1892 destructive to parasites • parasiticide noun
parasiticide
noun see parasiticidal
parasitise
British variant of parasitize
parasitism
noun Date: circa 1611 1. the behavior of a parasite 2. an intimate association between organisms of two or more kinds; especially one in which a parasite obtains benefits ...
parasitization
noun see parasitize
parasitize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: circa 1890 to infest or live on or with as a parasite • parasitization noun
parasitoid
noun Date: 1922 an insect and especially a wasp that completes its larval development within the body of another insect eventually killing it and is free-living as an adult ...
parasitologic
adjective see parasitology
parasitological
adjective see parasitology
parasitologically
adverb see parasitology
parasitologist
noun see parasitology
parasitology
noun Etymology: Latin parasitus + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy Date: 1882 a branch of biology dealing with parasites and parasitism especially among animals • ...
parasitosis
noun (plural parasitoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1899 infestation with or disease caused by parasites
parasol
noun Etymology: French, from Old Italian parasole, from parare to shield + sole sun, from Latin sol — more at parapet, solar Date: 1660 a lightweight umbrella used as a ...
parasympathetic
I. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1905 of, relating to, being, or acting on the parasympathetic nervous system II. noun Date: 1925 1. a ...
parasympathetic nervous system
noun Date: circa 1934 the part of the autonomic nervous system that contains chiefly cholinergic fibers, that tends to induce secretion, to increase the tone and contractility ...
parasympathomimetic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1942 simulating parasympathetic nervous action in physiological effect
parasynthesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1862 the formation of words by adding a derivative ending and prefixing a particle (as in denationalize) • parasynthetic adjective
parasynthetic
adjective see parasynthesis
paratactic
also paratactical adjective Date: 1871 of or relating to parataxis • paratactically adverb
paratactical
adjective see paratactic
paratactically
adverb see paratactic
parataxis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, act of placing side by side, from paratassein to place side by side, from para- + tassein to arrange Date: circa 1842 the placing of ...
parathion
noun Etymology: para- + thiophosphate + 1-on Date: 1947 an extremely toxic insecticide C10H14NO5PS
parathormone
noun Etymology: from Parathormone, a trademark Date: 1925 parathyroid hormone
parathyroid
I. noun Date: 1895 parathyroid gland II. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 of, relating to, or produced by the parathyroid glands
parathyroid gland
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 any of usually four small endocrine glands that are adjacent to or embedded in the thyroid gland and produce ...
parathyroid hormone
noun Date: 1953 a hormone of the parathyroid gland that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body
parathyroidectomized
adjective see parathyroidectomy
parathyroidectomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1903 partial or complete excision of the parathyroid glands • parathyroidectomized adjective
paratransit
noun Date: 1973 transportation service that supplements larger public transit systems by providing individualized rides without fixed routes or timetables
paratroop
adjective see paratroops
paratrooper
noun Date: 1927 a member of the paratroops
paratroops
noun plural Etymology: 2para- Date: 1940 troops trained and equipped to parachute from an airplane • paratroop adjective
paratyphoid
I. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1902 1. resembling typhoid fever 2. of or relating to paratyphoid or its causative organisms II. noun ...
paratyphoid fever
noun see paratyphoid II
paravane
noun Etymology: probably from French para- warding off (as in parachute) + English vane Date: 1919 a torpedo-shaped protective device with serrate teeth in its forward end ...
parboil
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from parboilen to boil thoroughly, from Anglo-French parboiler, perboillir, from Late Latin perbullire, from Latin per- thoroughly ...
parbuckle
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1626 a purchase for hoisting or lowering a cylindrical object by making fast the middle of a long rope aloft and looping both ends around ...
Parcae
noun plural Etymology: Latin Date: 1575 fate 4
parcel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French parcele, from Vulgar Latin *particella, from Latin particula small part — more at particle Date: 14th century 1. a. ...
parcel post
noun Date: 1837 1. a mail service handling parcels 2. packages handled by parcel post
parcenary
noun Etymology: Anglo-French parcenerie, from parcener Date: 1544 coparcenary 1
parcener
noun Etymology: Anglo-French, partner, joint heir, from Old French parcion division, share, from Latin partition-, partitio — more at partition Date: 1574 coparcener
parch
verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to toast under dry heat 2. to shrivel with heat 3. to dry or shrivel with cold intransitive ...
parched
adjective Date: circa 1552 deprived of natural moisture; also thirsty
Parcheesi
trademark — used for a board game adapted from pachisi
parchment
noun Etymology: Middle English parchemin, from Anglo-French, modification of Latin pergamena, from Greek pergamēnē, from feminine of Pergamēnos of Pergamum, from Pergamon ...
pard
I. noun Etymology: Middle English parde, from Anglo-French pard, from Latin pardus, from Greek pardos Date: 14th century leopard II. noun Etymology: short for pardner Date: ...
pardi
interjection see pardie
pardie
or pardi or pardy or perdie interjection Etymology: Middle English pardee, from Anglo-French par Dé by God Date: 14th century archaic — used as a mild oath
pardner
noun Etymology: alteration of partner Date: 1795 chiefly dialect partner, chum
pardon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pardun, pardoun, from parduner Date: 14th century 1. indulgence 1 2. the excusing of an offense without exacting a ...
pardonable
adjective Date: 15th century admitting of being pardoned ; excusable • pardonableness noun • pardonably adverb
pardonableness
noun see pardonable
pardonably
adverb see pardonable
pardoner
noun Date: 14th century 1. a medieval preacher delegated to raise money for religious works by soliciting offerings and granting indulgences 2. one that pardons
Pardubice
geographical name city central Czech Republic in Bohemia on the Elbe E of Prague population 94,857
pardy
interjection see pardie
pare
transitive verb (pared; paring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French parer to make, prepare, pare, from Latin parare to prepare, acquire; akin to Latin parere to give ...
paregoric
noun Etymology: French parégorique mitigating pain, from Late Latin paregoricus, from Greek parēgorikos, from parēgorein to talk over, soothe, from para- + agora assembly, ...
parenchyma
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, visceral flesh, from parenchein to pour in beside, from para- + en- en- + chein to pour — more at found Date: 1615 1. the essential ...
parenchymal
adjective see parenchyma
parenchymatous
adjective see parenchyma
parent
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin parent-, parens; akin to Latin parere to give birth to Date: 15th century 1. a. one that begets or brings ...
parent-teacher association
noun Usage: often capitalized P&T&A Date: 1915 an organization of local groups of teachers and the parents of their pupils that works for the improvement of the schools and ...
parentage
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from parent Date: 15th century 1. a. descent from parents or ancestors ; lineage b. derivation, origin 2. ...
parental
adjective see parent I
parentally
adverb see parent I
parenteral
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary para- + enteral Date: circa 1910 situated or occurring outside the intestine; especially introduced otherwise than ...
parenterally
adverb see parenteral
parenthesis
noun (plural parentheses) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, literally, act of inserting, from parentithenai to insert, from para- + en- en- + tithenai to place — more at do ...
parenthesize
transitive verb (-sized; -sizing) Date: 1837 to make a parenthesis of ; enclose within parentheses
parenthetic
adjective see parenthesis
parenthetical
adjective see parenthesis
parenthetically
adverb see parenthesis
parenthood
noun Date: 1856 the state of being a parent; specifically the position, function, or standing of a parent
parenting
noun Date: 1958 1. the raising of a child by its parents 2. the act or process of becoming a parent 3. the taking care of someone in the manner of a parent
parentless
adjective see parent I
pareo
noun see pareu
parer
noun see pare
paresis
noun (plural pareses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from parienai to let fall, from para- + hienai to let go, send — more at jet Date: 1693 1. slight or partial ...
paresthesia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from para- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia) Date: circa 1860 a sensation of pricking, tingling, or creeping on the skin that has no objective cause ...
paresthetic
adjective see paresthesia
paretic
adjective or noun see paresis
Pareto
biographical name Vilfredo 1848-1923 Italian economist & sociologist
pareu
or pareo noun Etymology: Tahitian Date: 1860 a wraparound skirt usually made from a rectangular piece of printed cloth and worn by men and women throughout Polynesia
pareve
or parve adjective Etymology: Yiddish parev Date: 1939 made without milk, meat, or their derivatives — compare fleishig, milchig
parfait
noun Etymology: French, literally, something perfect, from parfait perfect, from Latin perfectus Date: 1894 1. a flavored custard containing whipped cream and syrup frozen ...
parfait glass
noun Date: circa 1951 a tall narrow glass with a short stem
parfleche
noun Etymology: Canadian French parflèche, from French parer to ward off + flèche arrow Date: 1827 1. a raw hide soaked in lye to remove the hair and dried 2. an article ...
parfocal
adjective Etymology: Latin par equal + English focal Date: circa 1886 being or having lenses or lens sets (as eyepieces) with the corresponding focal points all in the same ...
parfocality
noun see parfocal
parfocalize
transitive verb see parfocal
parge
transitive verb (parged; parging) Date: 1701 parget
parget
I. transitive verb (-geted or -getted; -geting or -getting) Etymology: Middle English pargetten, from Middle French parjeter, literally, to throw out, from par- thoroughly ...
pargyline
noun Etymology: propargyl, an alcohol + 2-ine Date: 1961 a monoamine oxidase inhibitor C11H13N that is used in the form of its hydrochloride especially as an antihypertensive ...
parhelic
adjective see parhelion
parhelic circle
noun Date: 1890 a luminous circle or halo parallel to the horizon at the altitude of the sun — called also parhelic ring
parhelic ring
noun see parhelic circle
parhelion
noun (plural parhelia) Etymology: Latin parelion, from Greek parēlion, from para- + hēlios sun — more at solar Date: 1647 any of several bright spots often tinged with ...
pari passu
adverb or adjective Etymology: Latin, with equal step Date: 1567 at an equal rate or pace
pari-mutuel
noun Etymology: French pari mutuel, literally, mutual stake Date: 1881 1. a betting pool in which those who bet on competitors finishing in the first three places share the ...
Paria Peninsula
geographical name peninsula NE Venezuela
Paria, Gulf of
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic between Trinidad & Venezuela
pariah
noun Etymology: Tamil paṟaiyan, literally, drummer Date: 1613 1. a member of a low caste of southern India 2. one that is despised or rejected ; outcast
parian
noun Etymology: Parian, adjective; from its suitability for making statuettes Date: 1850 a porcelain composed essentially of kaolin and feldspar and usually used unglazed in ...
Parian
adjective Date: 1578 of or relating to the island of Paros noted for its marble used extensively for sculpture in ancient times
Parian ware
noun Date: 1860 1. parian 2. articles made of parian
Paricutín
geographical name volcano about 9100 feet (2775 meters) SW Mexico in NW Michoacán; first eruption 1943
Parida, La
geographical name — see bolivar (Cerro)
parietal
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin parietalis, from pariet-, paries wall of a cavity or hollow organ, from Latin, wall Date: 15th century 1. a. of ...
parietal bone
noun Date: 15th century either of a pair of bones of the roof of the skull between the frontal bones and the occipital bones
parietal cell
noun Date: 1875 any of the large oval cells of the gastric mucous membrane that secrete hydrochloric acid
parietal lobe
noun Date: circa 1889 the middle division of each cerebral hemisphere that contains an area concerned with bodily sensations
paring
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of cutting away an edge or surface 2. something pared off
paring knife
noun Date: circa 1580 a small short-bladed knife (as for paring fruit)
Paris
I. noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Date: 14th century a son of Priam whose abduction of Helen leads to the Trojan War II. biographical name (Bruno-Paulin-) Gaston ...
Paris green
noun Etymology: Paris, France Date: 1868 1. a very poisonous green copper and arsenic compound C4H6As6Cu4O16 used especially formerly as an insecticide and pigment 2. a ...

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