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parish
noun Etymology: Middle English parisshe, from Anglo-French paroche, parosse, from Late Latin parochia, from Late Greek paroikia, from paroikos Christian, from Greek, stranger, ...
parishioner
noun Etymology: Middle English parisshoner, probably modification of Anglo-French parochien, from paroche Date: 15th century a member or inhabitant of a parish
Parisian
adjective or noun see Paris IV
parity
I. noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Latin paritas, from par equal Date: 1608 1. the quality or state of being equal or equivalent 2. a. equivalence of a commodity price ...
parity bit
noun Date: 1957 a bit added to an array of bits (as on magnetic tape) to provide parity
Park
biographical name Mungo 1771-1806 Scottish explorer
park
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin parricus, from pre-Latin *parra pole, trellis Date: 13th century 1. a. an enclosed piece of ...
Park Chung Hee
biographical name 1917-1979 South Korean leader (1961-79) & president (1963-79)
Park Forest
geographical name village NE Illinois S of Chicago population 23,462
Park Ridge
geographical name city NE Illinois NW of Chicago population 37,775
parka
noun Etymology: Aleut, from Russian dialect, ultimately from Nenets (Samoyedic language of northern Russia) Date: 1780 1. a hooded fur pullover garment for arctic wear 2. a ...
Parker
I. biographical name Charlie 1920-1955 Charles Parker, Jr.; Bird or Yardbird American jazz musician II. biographical name Dorothy 1893-1967 née Rothschild American ...
parker
noun see park II
Parkersburg
geographical name city NW West Virginia population 33,099
Parkes
biographical name Sir Henry 1815-1896 Australian statesman
parking brake
noun Date: 1930 emergency brake
parking lot
noun Date: 1924 an area used for the parking of motor vehicles
parking meter
noun Date: 1935 a coin-operated device which registers the purchase of parking time for a motor vehicle
Parkinson's
noun see Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease
noun Etymology: James Parkinson died 1824 English physician Date: 1877 a chronic progressive neurological disease chiefly of later life that is linked to decreased dopamine ...
Parkinson's Law
noun Etymology: C. Northcote Parkinson died 1993 English historian Date: 1955 1. an observation in office organization: the number of subordinates increases at a fixed rate ...
Parkinson's syndrome
noun see Parkinson's disease
parkinsonian
adjective Date: 1906 1. of or similar to that of parkinsonism 2. affected with parkinsonism and especially Parkinson's disease
parkinsonism
noun Date: circa 1923 1. Parkinson's disease 2. a neurological disorder resembling Parkinson's disease
parkland
noun Date: 1862 land with clumps of trees and shrubs in cultivated condition used as or suitable for use as a park
parklike
adjective see park I
Parkman
biographical name Francis 1823-1893 American historian
Parks
biographical name Rosa 1913- née McCauley American civil rights activist
parkway
noun Date: 1887 a broad landscaped thoroughfare
parlance
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old French, from parler Date: 1577 1. speech; especially formal debate or parley 2. manner or mode of speech ; idiom
parlando
or parlante adjective Etymology: parlando from Italian, verbal of parlare to speak, from Medieval Latin parabolare; parlante from Italian, present participle of parlare Date: ...
parlante
adjective see parlando
parlay
I. transitive verb Etymology: French paroli, noun, parlay, from Italian dialect, plural of parolo, perhaps from paro equal, from Latin par Date: 1828 1. to bet in a parlay ...
parle
intransitive verb (parled; parling) Etymology: Middle English, to parley, from Anglo-French parler Date: 14th century archaic parley • parle noun, archaic
Parley
biographical name Peter — see Samuel Griswold Goodrich
parley
I. intransitive verb (parleyed; parleying) Date: 1570 to speak with another ; confer; specifically to discuss terms with an enemy II. noun (plural parleys) Etymology: Middle ...
parliament
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French parlement, from parler Date: 13th century 1. a formal conference for the discussion of public affairs; specifically a ...
parliamentarian
noun Date: 1644 1. often capitalized an adherent of the parliament in opposition to the king during the English Civil War 2. an expert in the rules and usages of a ...
parliamentary
adjective Date: 1604 1. a. of or relating to a parliament b. enacted, done, or ratified by a parliament 2. of or adhering to the parliament as opposed to the king ...
parliamentary government
noun Date: 1844 a system of government having the real executive power vested in a cabinet composed of members of the legislature who are individually and collectively ...
parliamentary law
noun Date: 1869 the rules and precedents governing the proceedings of deliberative assemblies and other organizations
parlor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English parlour, from Anglo-French, from parler Date: 13th century 1. a room used primarily for conversation or the reception of guests: as a. a ...
parlor car
noun Date: 1868 an extra-fare railroad passenger car for day travel equipped with individual chairs
parlor game
noun Date: 1872 a game suitable for playing indoors
parlor grand
noun Date: 1856 a grand piano intermediate in length between a concert grand and a baby grand
parlour
chiefly British variant of parlor
parlous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, alteration of perilous Date: 14th century 1. obsolete dangerously shrewd or cunning 2. full of danger or risk ; hazardous • ...
parlously
adverb see parlous
Parma
geographical name 1. city NE Ohio S of Cleveland population 85,655 2. commune N Italy in Emilia-Romagna population 168,905
Parmenides
biographical name born circa 515 B.C. Greek philosopher
Parmesan
noun Etymology: Parmesan of Parma, from Middle French parmesan, from north Italian dialect parmeźan Date: 1538 a very hard dry sharply flavored cheese that is sold grated ...
parmigiana
or parmigiano adjective Etymology: Italian parmigiana, feminine of parmigiano of Parma, from Parma Date: 1892 made or covered with Parmesan cheese
Parmigianino
or Parmigiano biographical name 1503-1540 Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzuoli or Mazzola Italian painter
Parmigiano
biographical name see Parmigianino
parmigiano
adjective see parmigiana
Parnahyba
geographical name see Parnaíba
Parnaíba
or formerly Parnahyba geographical name river NE Brazil flowing NE into the Atlantic
Parnassian
adjective Date: 1629 1. [Latin parnassius of Parnassus, from Greek parnasios, from Parnasos Parnassus, mountain in Greece sacred to Apollo and the Muses] of or relating to ...
Parnassós
geographical name see Parnassus
Parnassus
or Modern Greek Parnassós geographical name mountain 8061 feet (2457 meters) central Greece N of Gulf of Corinth
Parnell
biographical name Charles Stewart 1846-1891 Irish nationalist
parochial
adjective Etymology: Middle English parochiall, from Anglo-French parochial, from Late Latin parochialis, from parochia parish — more at parish Date: 14th century 1. of or ...
parochial school
noun Date: 1755 a private school maintained by a religious body usually for elementary and secondary instruction
parochialism
noun Date: 1847 the quality or state of being parochial; especially selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of interests, opinions, or views)
parochially
adverb see parochial
parodic
adjective see parody I
parodist
noun Date: 1742 a writer of parodies
parodistic
adjective see parody I
parody
I. noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Latin parodia, from Greek parōidia, from para- + aidein to sing — more at ode Date: 1598 1. a literary or musical work in which the style ...
parol
noun Etymology: Middle French parole Date: 1590 word of mouth • parol adjective
parole
I. noun Etymology: French, speech, parole, from Middle French, from Late Latin parabola speech — more at parable Date: 1531 1. a promise made with or confirmed by a pledge ...
parolee
noun Date: 1903 one released on parole
paronomasia
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from paronomazein to call with a slight change of name, from para- + onoma name — more at name Date: 1577 a play on words ; pun • ...
paronomastic
adjective see paronomasia
paronym
noun Etymology: Late Latin paronymon, from Greek parōnymon, neuter of parōnymos Date: circa 1846 a paronymous word
paronymous
adjective Etymology: Greek parōnymos, from para- + -ōnymos (as in homōnymos homonymous) Date: 1656 1. conjugate 4 2. a. formed from a word in another language b. ...
Páros
geographical name island Greece in central Cyclades W of Naxos area 75 square miles (194 square kilometers)
parotid
adjective Etymology: New Latin parotid-, parotis parotid gland, from Latin, tumor near the ear, from Greek parōtid-, parōtis, from para- + ōt-, ous ear — more at ear Date: ...
parotid gland
noun Date: circa 1771 a serous salivary gland situated on each side of the face below and in front of the ear
parotitis
noun Date: 1822 inflammation of the parotid glands; also mumps
parous
adjective Etymology: -parous Date: circa 1889 having produced offspring
Parousia
noun Etymology: Greek, literally, presence, from paront-, parōn, present participle of pareinai to be present, from para- + einai to be — more at is Date: 1844 Second ...
paroxetine
noun Etymology: perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary par- (alteration of piperidine) + ox- + methyl + 2-ine Date: 1979 a drug C19H20FNO3 that enhances serotonin ...
paroxysm
noun Etymology: Middle English paroxism, from Medieval Latin paroxysmus, from Greek paroxysmos, from paroxynein to stimulate, from para- + oxynein to provoke, from oxys sharp ...
paroxysmal
adjective see paroxysm
parquet
I. transitive verb (parqueted; parqueting) Date: 1678 1. to furnish with a floor of parquet 2. to make of parquetry II. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, small ...
parquet circle
noun Date: 1854 the part of the main floor of a theater that is beneath the galleries
parquetry
noun (plural -tries) Date: circa 1842 work in the form of usually geometrically patterned wood laid or inlaid especially for floors
parr
noun (plural parr; also parrs) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1722 a young salmon actively feeding in freshwater
Parr
biographical name Catherine — see Catherine
parral
noun see parrel
Parramatta
geographical name city SE Australia, W suburb of Sydney, on Parramatta River (estuary W arm of Port Jackson) population 132,798
parrel
or parral noun Etymology: Middle English perel, parelle, short for apparail apparel (rigging) Date: 15th century a rope loop or sliding collar by which a yard or spar is held ...
parricidal
adjective Date: 1627 of, relating to, or guilty of parricide
parricide
noun Date: 1554 1. [Latin parricida killer of a close relative, from parri- (perhaps akin to Greek pēos kinsman by marriage) + -cida -cide] one that murders his or her ...
Parrington
biographical name Vernon Louis 1871-1929 American literary historian
Parris Island
geographical name island S South Carolina in Port Royal Sound
Parrish
biographical name Maxfield Frederick 1870-1966 American painter
parrot
I. noun Etymology: probably modification of Middle French perroquet Date: circa 1525 1. any of numerous widely distributed tropical birds (order Psittaciformes and especially ...
parrot fever
noun Date: 1930 psittacosis
parrot fish
noun Date: 1712 any of a family (Scaridae) of usually brightly colored chiefly tropical marine fishes that have the teeth in each jaw fused into a cutting plate resembling a ...
parry
verb (parried; parrying) Etymology: probably from French parez, imperative of parer to parry, from Old Occitan parar, from Latin parare to prepare — more at pare Date: 1672 ...
Parry Islands
geographical name islands Canada in Arctic Archipelago in Arctic Ocean N of Victoria Island
pars pro toto
foreign term Etymology: Latin part (taken) for the whole
parse
I. verb (parsed; parsing) Etymology: Latin pars orationis part of speech Date: circa 1553 transitive verb 1. a. to resolve (as a sentence) into component parts of ...
parsec
noun Etymology: parallax + second Date: 1913 a unit of measure for interstellar space that is equal to 3.26 light-years and is the distance to an object having a parallax of ...
Parsee
noun see Parsi
parser
noun Date: circa 1864 one that parses; specifically a computer program that breaks down text into recognized strings of characters for further analysis
Parsi
also Parsee noun Etymology: Persian pārsī, from Pārs Persia Date: 1583 1. a Zoroastrian descended from Persian refugees settled principally at Mumbai (Bombay) 2. the ...
Parsiism
noun see Parsi
parsimonious
adjective Date: 1598 1. exhibiting or marked by parsimony; especially frugal to the point of stinginess 2. sparing, restrained Synonyms: see stingy • parsimoniously ...
parsimoniously
adverb see parsimonious
parsimony
noun Etymology: Middle English parcimony, from Latin parsimonia, from parsus, past participle of parcere to spare Date: 15th century 1. a. the quality of being careful ...
parsley
noun Etymology: Middle English persely, from Old English petersilie, from Vulgar Latin *petrosilium, alteration of Latin petroselinum, from Greek petroselinon, from petros stone ...
parsleyed
also parslied adjective Date: 1952 garnished or flavored with parsley
parslied
adjective see parsleyed
parsnip
noun Etymology: Middle English passenep, modification of Old French pasnaie, from Latin pastinaca, from pastinum 2-pronged dibble Date: 14th century a Eurasian biennial herb ...
Parsnip
geographical name — see Finlay
parson
noun Etymology: Middle English persone, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin persona, literally, person, from Latin Date: 13th century 1. rector 2. clergyman; especially ...
parsonage
noun Date: 15th century the house provided by a church for its pastor
Parsons
I. biographical name Talcott 1902-1979 American sociologist II. biographical name William 1800-1867 3d Earl of Rosse Irish astronomer
Parsons table
noun Etymology: Parsons School of Design, New York City Date: 1967 a usually rectangular table having straight legs that are flush with the edge of the top
part
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Old English, both from Latin part-, pars; perhaps akin to Latin parare to prepare — more at pare Date: before 12th ...
part and parcel
noun Date: 15th century an essential or integral component
part company
phrasal 1. to end a relationship or association 2. to diverge from another (as in opinion) — often used with with Synonyms: see separate
part of speech
Date: 1509 a traditional class of words distinguished according to the kind of idea denoted and the function performed in a sentence
part-song
noun Date: 1731 a usually unaccompanied song consisting of two or more voice parts with one part carrying the melody
part-time
adjective Date: 1891 involving or working less than customary or standard hours • part-time adverb • part-timer noun
part-timer
noun see part-time
partake
verb (partook; partaken; -taking) Etymology: back-formation from partaker, alteration of part taker Date: 1561 intransitive verb 1. to take part in or experience ...
partaker
noun see partake
parted
adjective Date: 1534 1. a. divided into parts b. cleft so that the divisions reach nearly but not quite to the base — usually used in combination 2. archaic dead
parterre
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from par terre on the ground Date: circa 1639 1. an ornamental garden with paths between the beds 2. the part of the main floor ...
parthenocarpic
adjective see parthenocarpy
parthenocarpy
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek parthenos virgin + karpos fruit — more at harvest Date: 1911 the production of fruits without fertilization ...
parthenogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek parthenos + Latin genesis genesis Date: 1849 reproduction by development of an unfertilized usually female gamete that occurs especially ...
parthenogenetic
adjective see parthenogenesis
parthenogenetically
adverb see parthenogenesis
parthenogenic
adjective see parthenogenesis
Parthenon
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Parthenōn Date: 1776 a Doric temple of Athena built on the acropolis at Athens in the fifth century B.C.
Parthia
geographical name ancient country SW Asia in NE modern Iran
Parthian
adjective Date: 1565 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Parthia or its people 2. relating to, being, or having the effect of a shot fired while in real or ...
parti pris
noun (plural partis pris) Etymology: French, literally, side taken Date: 1857 a preconceived opinion ; prejudice • parti pris adjective
parti-color
or parti-colored adjective Etymology: obsolete English party parti-color, from Middle English parti, from Anglo-French, of two colors, from past participle of partir to divide ...
parti-colored
adjective see parti-color
partial
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English parcial, from Late Latin partialis, from Latin part-, pars part Date: 14th century 1. of or relating to a part rather than the whole ; ...
partial denture
noun Date: 1860 a usually removable artificial replacement of one or more teeth
partial derivative
noun Date: 1889 the derivative of a function of several variables with respect to one of them and with the remaining variables treated as constants
partial differential equation
noun Date: 1845 a differential equation containing at least one partial derivative
partial differentiation
noun Date: circa 1890 the process of finding a partial derivative
partial fraction
noun Date: 1816 one of the simpler fractions into the sum of which the quotient of two polynomials may be decomposed
partial pressure
noun Date: 1857 the pressure exerted by a (specified) component in a mixture of gases
partial product
noun Date: circa 1823 a product obtained by multiplying a multiplicand by one digit of a multiplier having more than one digit
partiality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being partial ; bias 2. a special taste or liking
partially
adverb Date: 15th century 1. archaic in a biased manner ; with partiality 2. to some extent ; in some degree
partially ordered
adjective Date: 1941 having some or all elements connected by a relation that is reflexive, transitive, and antisymmetric
partibility
noun see partible
partible
adjective Date: 14th century capable of being parted ; divisible • partibility noun
participant
noun Date: 1562 one that participates • participant adjective
participate
verb (-pated; -pating) Etymology: Latin participatus, past participle of participare, from particip-, particeps participant, from part-, pars part + capere to take — more at ...
participation
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of participating 2. the state of being related to a larger whole
participational
adjective Date: 1959 participatory
participative
adjective Date: 1951 relating to or involving participation; especially of, relating to, or being a style of management in which subordinates participate in decision making
participator
noun see participate
participatory
adjective Date: 1881 characterized by or involving participation; especially providing the opportunity for individual participation
participial
adjective Etymology: Latin participialis, from participium Date: 1591 of, relating to, or formed with or from a participle • participially adverb
participially
adverb see participial
participle
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, modification of Latin participium, from particip-, particeps Date: 14th century a word having the characteristics of both ...
particle
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin particula, from diminutive of part-, pars Date: 14th century 1. a. a minute quantity or fragment b. a relatively small or the ...
particle accelerator
noun Date: 1945 accelerator d
particle physicist
noun see particle physics
particle physics
noun Date: 1946 a branch of physics dealing with the constitution, properties, and interactions of elementary particles especially as revealed in experiments using particle ...
particleboard
noun Date: circa 1957 a composition board made of very small pieces of wood bonded together
particular
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English particuler, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin particularis, from Latin particula small part Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or ...
particularise
British variant of particularize
particularism
noun Date: 1824 1. exclusive or special devotion to a particular interest 2. a political theory that each political group has a right to promote its own interests and ...
particularist
noun or adjective see particularism
particularistic
adjective see particularism
particularity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1528 1. a. a minute detail ; particular b. an individual characteristic ; peculiarity; also singularity 2. the quality or state of being ...
particularization
noun Date: 1641 the act of particularizing ; the condition of being particularized
particularize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1593 transitive verb to state in detail ; specify intransitive verb to go into details
particularly
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a particular manner ; in detail 2. to an unusual degree 3. in particular ; specifically
particulate
I. adjective Etymology: Latin particula Date: 1871 of or relating to minute separate particles II. noun Date: 1942 a particulate substance
particulate inheritance
noun Date: 1889 Mendelian inheritance
partier
noun see party II
parting
I. noun Date: 15th century a place or point where a division or separation occurs II. adjective Date: 1562 given, taken, or done at parting
parting of the ways
phrasal 1. a point of separation or divergence 2. a place or time at which a choice must be made
partisan
I. noun also partizan Etymology: Middle French partisan, from north Italian dialect partiźan, from part part, party, from Latin part-, pars part Date: 1555 1. a firm ...
partisanly
adverb see partisan I
partisanship
noun see partisan I
partita
noun Etymology: Italian, from partire to divide, from Latin — more at part Date: 1880 1. variation 4 2. suite 2b(1)
partite
adjective Etymology: Latin partitus, from past participle of partire Date: circa 1570 1. divided into a usually specified number of parts 2. parted 1b
partition
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. the action of parting ; the state of being parted ; division 2. something that divides; especially an interior dividing wall 3. one of the ...
partitioner
noun see partition II
partitionist
noun Date: circa 1900 an advocate of political partition
partitive
adjective Date: 14th century 1. serving to part or divide into parts 2. a. of, relating to, or denoting a part b. serving to indicate the whole of which a part is ...
partitively
adverb see partitive
partizan
I. noun see partisan I II. noun see partisan II
partlet
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) patelet, from Middle French patelette, from diminutive of patte paw Date: 1519 a 16th century chemisette with a band or collar
partly
adverb Date: 1523 in some measure or degree ; partially
partner
I. noun Etymology: Middle English partener, alteration of parcener, from Anglo-French, coparcener — more at parcener Date: 14th century 1. archaic one that shares ; ...
partnerless
adjective see partner I
partners desk
noun Date: 1950 a large desk with an open kneehole which allows use of the desk by two people seated opposite each other
partnership
noun Date: 1576 1. the state of being a partner ; participation 2. a. a legal relation existing between two or more persons contractually associated as joint principals ...
parton
noun Etymology: particle + 2-on Date: 1969 a particle (as a quark or gluon) that is held to be a constituent of hadrons
partridge
noun (plural partridge or partridges) Etymology: Middle English partrich, modification of Anglo-French perdriz, alteration of Old French perdix, from Latin perdic-, perdix, from ...
partridgeberry
noun Date: 1714 a trailing evergreen plant (Mitchella repens) of the madder family native to the eastern United States and Canada with edible slightly acidic scarlet berries; ...
parturient
I. adjective Etymology: Latin parturient-, parturiens, present participle of parturire to be in labor, from parere to give birth to — more at pare Date: 1592 1. bringing ...
parturition
noun Etymology: Late Latin parturition-, parturitio, from Latin parturire Date: 1646 the action or process of giving birth to offspring
parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus
foreign term Etymology: Latin the mountains are in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth
partway
adverb Date: 1822 1. to some extent ; partially, partly 2. at a point in the way or distance
party
I. noun (plural parties) Etymology: Middle English partie part, party, from Anglo-French, from partir to divide — more at part Date: 14th century 1. a person or group ...
party animal
noun Date: 1982 a person known for frequent often wild partying
party line
noun Date: 1834 1. the policy or practice of a political party 2. a single telephone circuit connecting two or more subscribers with the exchange — called also party wire ...
party pooper
noun Etymology: 3poop + -er Date: 1954 a person who refuses to join in the fun of a party; broadly one who refuses to go along with everyone else
party wall
noun Date: 1667 a wall which divides two adjoining properties and in which each of the owners shares the rights
party wire
noun see party line
party-liner
noun see party line
partyer
noun see party II
partygoer
noun Date: 1831 a person who attends a party or who attends parties frequently
parure
noun Etymology: French, literally, adornment, from Old French pareure, from parer to prepare, adorn — more at pare Date: 1818 a matched set of ornaments (as jewelry)
parve
variant of pareve
parvenu
noun (plural parvenus) Etymology: French, from past participle of parvenir to arrive, from Latin pervenire, from per through + venire to come — more at for, come Date: 1787 ...
parvenue
noun Etymology: French, from parvenue, feminine of parvenum, past participle Date: 1826 a woman who is a parvenu • parvenue adjective
parvis
also parvise noun Etymology: Middle English parvis, from Anglo-French, modification of Late Latin paradisus enclosed park — more at paradise Date: 14th century 1. a court ...
parvise
noun see parvis
parvo
noun Date: 1980 parvovirus 2
parvovirus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin parvus small (akin to Greek pauros small, paid-, pais child) + New Latin -o- + virus — more at few Date: 1965 1. any of a family ...
pas
noun (plural pas) Etymology: French, from Latin passus step — more at pace Date: 1707 1. the right of precedence 2. a dance step or combination of steps
PAS
abbreviation para-aminosalicylic acid
pas de bourrée
noun (plural pas de bourrée or pas de bourrées) Etymology: French, literally, bourrée step Date: 1830 a walking or running ballet step usually executed on the points of ...
Pas de Calais
geographical name — see Dover (Strait of)
pas de chat
noun (plural pas de chat) Etymology: French, literally, cat's step Date: 1914 a ballet leap from one foot to the other in which the feet are drawn up and the knees are bent ...
pas de deux
noun (plural pas de deux) Etymology: French, literally, step for two Date: circa 1762 1. a dance or figure for two performers 2. an intricate relationship or activity ...
pas de quatre
noun (plural pas de quatre) Etymology: French, literally, step for four Date: 1846 a dance or figure for four performers
pas de trois
noun (plural pas de trois) Etymology: French, literally, step for three Date: circa 1762 a dance or figure for three performers
pas seul
noun Etymology: French, literally, solo step Date: 1809 a solo dance or dance figure
Pasadena
geographical name 1. city SW California just NE of Los Angeles population 133,936 2. city SE Texas E of Houston population 141,674 • Pasadenan noun
Pasadenan
noun see Pasadena
Pasargadae
geographical name city of ancient Persia built by Cyrus the Great; ruins NE of site of later Persepolis
Pasay
geographical name municipality Philippines in Luzon on Manila Bay S of Manila population 354,000
Pascagoula
geographical name city & port SE Mississippi population 26,200
pascal
noun Etymology: Blaise Pascal Date: 1956 1. a unit of pressure in the meter-kilogram-second system equivalent to one newton per square meter 2. capitalized P or all ...
Pascal
biographical name Blaise 1623-1662 French mathematician & philosopher • Pascalian adjective
Pascal's triangle
noun Date: 1886 a system of numbers arranged in rows resembling a triangle with each row consisting of the coefficients in the expansion of (a + b)n for n = 0, 1, 2, 3, …
Pascalian
adjective see Pascal
Pasch
also Pascha noun Etymology: Middle English pasche Passover, Easter, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pascha, from Late Greek, from Greek, Passover, from Hebrew pesaḥ Date: ...
Pascha
noun see Pasch
paschal
adjective see Pasch
paschal full moon
noun Date: 1892 the 14th day of a lunar month occurring on or next after March 21 according to a fixed set of ecclesiastical calendar rules and without regard to the real moon
Paschal Lamb
noun Date: 15th century 1. a lamb slain and eaten during the Passover celebration in ancient Judaism 2. Agnus Dei 2
Pasco
geographical name city SE Washington population 32,066
Pasco, Cerro de
geographical name — see Cerro de Pasco
Pascua, Isla de
geographical name — see Easter Island
pase
noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, feint, from pase let him pass, from pasar to pass, from Vulgar Latin *passare Date: 1937 a movement of a cape by a matador in drawing a ...
paseo
noun (plural paseos) Etymology: Spanish, from pasear to take a stroll, from paso passage, step, from Latin passus Date: 1832 1. a. a leisurely usually evening stroll ; ...
pash
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English passhen Date: 14th century dialect England smash II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1611 dialect England head
pasha
also bashaw noun Etymology: Turkish paşa Date: 1646 a man of high rank or office (as in Turkey or northern Africa)
pashmina
noun Etymology: Persian, from pashmin woolen, from pashm wool Date: 1885 a fine wool similar to cashmere made from the undercoat of domestic Himalayan goats; also a shawl ...
Pashto
also Pushtu noun Etymology: Pashto pašto Date: 1784 the Iranian language of the Pashtuns
Pashtun
also Pushtun noun (plural Pashtuns; also Pushtuns or Pashtun; also Pushtun) Etymology: Pashto paštun, paxtun Date: 1815 a member of a people of eastern and southern ...
Pašić
biographical name Nicola 1845-1926 Serbian & Yugoslav statesman
Pasig
geographical name river 14 miles (23 kilometers) Philippines in Luzon flowing from the Laguna de Bay in central part of the island through Manila into Manila Bay
Pasiphaë
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Pasiphaē Date: 14th century the wife of Minos and mother of the Minotaur by a white bull
Paso Robles
or in full El Paso de Robles geographical name city W California population 24,297

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