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posthaste
I. noun Etymology: 3post Date: 1545 archaic great haste II. adverb Date: 1569 with all possible speed III. adjective Date: 1604 obsolete speedy, immediate
posthole
noun Date: 1703 a hole dug for a post
posthumous
adjective Etymology: Latin posthumus, alteration of postumus late-born, posthumous, from superlative of posterus coming after — more at posterior Date: 1619 1. born after ...
posthumously
adverb see posthumous
posthumousness
noun see posthumous
posthypnotic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1890 of, relating to, or characteristic of the period following a hypnotic trance
postiche
noun Etymology: French, from Spanish postizo Date: 1876 wig; especially toupee 2
postie
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from postman Date: 1871 British letter carrier
postilion
or postillion noun Etymology: Middle French postillon mail carrier using post-horses, from Italian postiglione, from posta post — more at post Date: circa 1611 one who ...
postillion
noun see postilion
Postimpressionism
noun Etymology: French postimpressionisme, from post- + impressionisme impressionism Date: 1910 a theory or practice of art originating in France in the last quarter of the ...
Postimpressionist
adjective or noun see Postimpressionism
Postimpressionistic
adjective see Postimpressionism
posting
I. noun Etymology: 4post Date: 1682 1. the act of transferring an entry or item from a book of original entry to the proper account in a ledger 2. the record in a ledger ...
postlapsarian
adjective Etymology: post- + Latin lapsus slip, fall — more at lapse Date: 1733 of, relating to, or characteristic of the time or state after the fall of mankind described ...
postliterate
adjective Date: 1960 relating to or occurring after the introduction of the electronic media
postlude
noun Etymology: post- + -lude (as in prelude) Date: 1851 1. a closing piece of music; especially an organ voluntary at the end of a church service 2. a closing phase (as ...
postman
noun Date: 1529 mailman
postmark
I. noun Date: 1678 an official postal marking on a piece of mail; specifically a mark showing the post office and date of mailing II. transitive verb Date: 1716 to put a ...
postmaster
noun Date: 1513 1. one who has charge of a post office 2. one who has charge of a station for the accommodation of travelers or who supplies post-horses • postmastership ...
postmaster general
noun (plural postmasters general) Date: 1626 an official in charge of a national post office department or agency
postmastership
noun see postmaster
postmenopausal
adjective Date: 1928 1. having undergone menopause 2. occurring or administered after menopause • postmenopausally adverb • postmenopause noun
postmenopausally
adverb see postmenopausal
postmenopause
noun see postmenopausal
postmillenarian
adjective or noun see postmillenarianism
postmillenarianism
noun Date: circa 1890 postmillennialism • postmillenarian adjective or noun
postmillennial
adjective Date: 1851 1. coming after or relating to the period after the millennium 2. holding or relating to postmillennialism
postmillennialism
noun Date: 1879 the theological doctrine that the second coming of Christ will occur after the millennium • postmillennialist noun
postmillennialist
noun see postmillennialism
postmistress
noun Date: 1697 a woman who is a postmaster
postmodern
adjective Date: 1925 1. of, relating to, or being an era after a modern one 2. a. of, relating to, or being any of various movements in reaction to modernism that are ...
postmodernism
noun see postmodern
postmodernist
adjective or noun see postmodern
postmodernity
noun see postmodern
postmortem
I. adjective Etymology: Latin post mortem after death Date: 1832 1. done, occurring, or collected after death 2. following the event II. noun Date: 1846 1. autopsy 1 ...
postmortem examination
noun Date: 1832 autopsy 1
postnasal drip
noun Date: circa 1949 flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usually as a chronic accompaniment of an ...
postnatal
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1859 occurring or being after birth; specifically of or relating to an infant immediately after birth ...
postnatally
adverb see postnatal
postnuptial
adjective Date: 1807 made or occurring after marriage or mating
postoperative
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1890 1. following a surgical operation 2. having recently undergone a surgical operation • ...
postoperatively
adverb see postoperative
postorbital
adjective Date: circa 1836 situated behind the eye socket
postpaid
adjective Date: 1653 having the postage paid by the sender and not chargeable to the receiver
postpartum
adjective Etymology: New Latin post partum after birth Date: 1846 1. occurring in or being the period following parturition 2. being in or used in the postpartum period ...
postponable
adjective see postpone
postpone
transitive verb (postponed; postponing) Etymology: Latin postponere to place after, postpone, from post- + ponere to place — more at position Date: circa 1520 1. to put off ...
postponement
noun see postpone
postponer
noun see postpone
postposition
noun Etymology: French, from postposer to place after, from Latin postponere (perfect indicative postposui) Date: circa 1638 the placing of a grammatical element after a word ...
postpositional
adjective see postposition
postpositionally
adverb see postposition
postpositive
adjective Date: 1786 placed after or at the end of another word • postpositively adverb
postpositively
adverb see postpositive
postprandial
adjective Date: 1820 occurring after a meal • postprandially adverb
postprandially
adverb see postprandial
postproduction
noun Date: 1953 the period following filming or taping in which a motion picture or television show is readied for public presentation
postscript
noun Etymology: New Latin postscriptum, from Latin, neuter of postscriptus, past participle of postscribere to write after, from post- + scribere to write — more at scribe ...
postsurgical
adjective Date: 1962 postoperative • postsurgically adverb
postsurgically
adverb see postsurgical
postsynaptic
adjective Date: 1909 1. occurring after synapsis 2. of, occurring in, or being a nerve cell by which a wave of excitation is conveyed away from a synapse • ...
postsynaptically
adverb see postsynaptic
posttension
transitive verb Date: 1950 to apply tension to (reinforcing steel) after concrete has set
posttest
noun Date: circa 1951 a test given to students after completion of an instructional program or segment and often used in conjunction with a pretest to measure their ...
posttranscriptional
adjective Date: 1969 occurring, acting, or existing after genetic transcription
posttransfusion
adjective Date: 1944 1. caused by transfused blood 2. occurring after blood transfusion
posttranslational
adjective Date: 1975 occurring or existing after genetic translation
postulancy
noun (plural -cies) Date: circa 1883 1. the quality or state of being a postulant 2. the period during which a person remains a postulant
postulant
noun Etymology: French, petitioner, candidate, postulant, from Middle French, from present participle of postuler to demand, solicit, from Latin postulare Date: 1759 1. a ...
postulate
I. transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin postulatus, past participle of postulare; akin to Latin poscere to ask, Old High German forscōn to search, Sanskrit ...
postulation
noun see postulate I
postulational
adjective see postulate I
postulator
noun Date: 1863 an official who presents a plea for beatification or canonization in the Roman Catholic Church — compare devil's advocate
postural
adjective Date: 1857 of, relating to, or involving posture; also orthostatic
posture
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian postura, from Latin positura, from positus, past participle of ponere to place — more at position Date: circa 1586 1. a. ...
posturer
noun see posture II
postvocalic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1892 immediately following a vowel
postwar
adjective Date: 1908 occurring or existing after a war; especially occurring or existing after World War II
posy
noun (plural posies) Etymology: alteration of poesy Date: 1533 1. a brief sentiment, motto, or legend 2. a. bouquet, nosegay b. flower
pot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pott; akin to Middle Low German pot pot Date: before 12th century 1. a. a usually rounded metal or earthen container ...
pot ale
noun Date: 1812 the residue of fermented wort left in a still after the distillation of whiskey or alcohol and used for animal feed
pot cheese
noun Date: 1812 cottage cheese
pot hat
noun Date: 1798 a hat with a stiff crown; especially derby
pot holder
noun Date: 1944 a small cloth pad used for handling hot cooking utensils or containers
pot likker
Southern & Midland variant of pot liquor
pot liquor
noun Date: 1744 the liquid left in a pot after cooking something
pot marigold
noun Date: 1814 a calendula (Calendula officinalis) grown especially for ornament
pot roast
noun Date: 1881 a piece of beef cooked by braising usually on top of the stove
pot sticker
noun Date: 1975 a crescent-shaped dumpling filled usually with pork, steamed, and then fried
pot still
noun Date: 1799 a still used especially in the distillation of Irish grain whiskey and Scotch malt whiskey in which the heat of the fire is applied directly to the pot ...
pot-au-feu
noun (plural pot-au-feu) Etymology: French, literally, pot on the fire Date: 1791 a French boiled dinner of meat and vegetables
pot-bound
adjective Date: 1850 of a potted plant having roots so densely matted as to allow little or no space for further growth
potability
noun see potable I
potable
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin potabilis, from Latin potare to drink; akin to Latin bibere to drink, Greek pinein Date: 15th century suitable for ...
potableness
noun see potable I
potage
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old French, pottage Date: 1505 a thick soup
potash
noun Etymology: singular of pot ashes Date: 1748 1. potassium carbonate especially from wood ashes 2. potassium or a potassium compound especially as used in agriculture or ...
potassic
adjective Date: 1850 of, relating to, or containing potassium
potassium
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: New Latin, from potassa potash, from English potash Date: circa 1807 a silver-white soft light low-melting monovalent metallic ...
potassium bromide
noun Date: 1869 a crystalline salt KBr with a saline taste that is used especially as a sedative and in photography
potassium carbonate
noun Date: 1866 a white salt K2CO3 that forms a strongly alkaline solution and is used in making glass and soap
potassium chlorate
noun Date: 1869 a crystalline salt KClO3 that is used as an oxidizing agent in matches, fireworks, and explosives
potassium chloride
noun Date: 1869 a crystalline salt KCl occurring as a mineral and in natural waters and used especially as a fertilizer
potassium cyanide
noun Date: 1869 a very poisonous crystalline salt KCN used especially in gold and silver extraction from ore
potassium dichromate
noun Date: 1871 a soluble salt K2Cr2O7 forming large orange-red crystals used especially in dyeing, in photography, and as an oxidizing agent
potassium hydroxide
noun Date: 1869 a white deliquescent solid KOH that dissolves in water with much heat to form a strongly alkaline and caustic liquid and is used chiefly in making soap and as ...
potassium nitrate
noun Date: 1869 a crystalline salt KNO3 that occurs as a product of nitrification in arable soils, is a strong oxidizer, and is used especially in making gunpowder, as a ...
potassium permanganate
noun Date: 1869 a dark purple salt KMnO4 used as an oxidizer and disinfectant
potassium sorbate
noun Date: 1960 a potassium salt C6H7KO2 of sorbic acid used especially as a food preservative
potassium sulfate
noun Date: 1869 a white crystalline compound K2SO4 used especially as a fertilizer
potassium-argon
adjective Date: 1953 being or relating to a method of dating paleontological or geological materials based on the radioactive decay of potassium to argon that has taken place ...
potation
noun Etymology: Middle English potacioun, from Anglo-French potation, from Latin potation-, potatio act of drinking, from potare to drink — more at potable Date: 15th ...
potato
noun (plural -toes) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Spanish batata, from Taino Date: 1565 1. sweet potato 2. a. an erect South American herb (Solanum tuberosum) ...
potato beetle
noun Date: 1866 Colorado potato beetle
potato blight
noun Date: 1847 any of several destructive fungus diseases of the potato
potato bug
noun Date: 1799 Colorado potato beetle
potato chip
noun Date: 1854 a thin slice of white potato that has been cooked until crisp and then usually salted
potato leafhopper
noun Date: 1921 a small green white-spotted leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) especially of the eastern and southern United States that is a serious pest on many cultivated plants ...
potato pancake
noun Date: 1865 a fried flat cake of grated potato mixed with raw egg and usually grated onion and spices
potato tuberworm
noun Date: 1920 a grayish-brown moth (Phthorimaea operculella) whose larva mines the leaves and bores in the stems and tubers of the potato plant and often attacks other ...
potbellied
adjective Date: 1657 having a potbelly
potbellied pig
noun Date: 1985 any of a breed of small pigs originating in southeastern Asia and having a straight tail, potbelly, swayback, and black, white, or black and white coat
potbellied stove
noun Date: 1933 a stove with a rounded or bulging body — called also potbelly stove
potbelly
noun Date: 1696 1. an enlarged, swollen, or protruding abdomen 2. potbellied stove
potbelly stove
noun see potbellied stove
potboil
intransitive verb Date: 1867 to produce potboilers
potboiler
noun Date: 1862 a usually inferior work (as of art or literature) produced chiefly for profit
potboy
noun Date: 1662 a boy who serves drinks in a tavern
Potchefstroom
geographical name city NE Republic of South Africa in E North West province SW of Johannesburg population 51,800
poteen
also potheen noun Etymology: Irish poitín, literally, small pot, diminutive of pota pot Date: 1812 whiskey illicitly distilled in Ireland
Potemkin
biographical name Grigory Aleksandrovich 1739-1791 Russian field marshal & statesman
Potemkin village
noun Etymology: Grigori Potëmkin, who supposedly built impressive fake villages along a route Catherine the Great was to travel Date: 1937 an impressive facade or show ...
potence
noun Date: 15th century potency
potency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 15th century 1. a. force, power b. the quality or state of being potent c. the ability or capacity to achieve or bring about a particular ...
potent
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin potent-, potens (present participle of posse to be able), from Latin potis, pote able; akin to Gothic brūthfaths bridegroom, ...
potentate
noun Date: 15th century ruler, sovereign; broadly one who wields great power or sway
potential
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English potencial, from Late Latin potentialis, from potentia potentiality, from Latin, power, from potent-, potens Date: 14th century 1. ...
potential difference
noun Date: 1892 the difference in potential between two points that represents the work involved or the energy released in the transfer of a unit quantity of electricity from ...
potential energy
noun Date: 1853 the energy that a piece of matter has because of its position or nature or because of the arrangement of parts
potentiality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1625 1. the ability to develop or come into existence 2. potential 1
potentially
adverb see potential I
potentiate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1817 to make effective or active or more effective or more active; also to augment the activity of (as a drug) synergistically • ...
potentiation
noun see potentiate
potentiator
noun see potentiate
potentilla
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin, garden heliotrope, from Latin potent-, potens Date: 1548 cinquefoil 1
potentiometer
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary potential + -o- + -meter Date: 1881 1. an instrument for measuring electromotive forces 2. voltage divider • ...
potentiometric
adjective see potentiometer
potently
adverb see potent I
potful
noun Date: 14th century 1. as much or as many as a pot will hold 2. a large amount
pothead
noun Date: 1959 a person who frequently smokes marijuana
potheen
noun see poteen
pother
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1591 1. a. confused or fidgety flurry or activity ; commotion b. agitated talk or controversy usually over a trivial matter 2. ...
potherb
noun Date: 1538 a usually leafy herb that is cooked for use as greens; also one (as mint) used to season food
pothole
noun Date: 1826 1. a. a circular hole formed in the rocky bed of a river by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water b. a sizable rounded ...
potholed
adjective see pothole
pothook
noun Date: 15th century 1. an S-shaped hook for hanging pots and kettles over an open fire 2. a written character resembling a pothook
pothos
noun (plural pothos) Etymology: New Latin, from Sinhalese pȯṭā Date: 1822 a southeast Asian climbing plant (Epipremnum aureum syn. Scindapsus aureus) of the arum family ...
pothouse
noun Date: circa 1658 tavern 1
pothunter
noun Date: 1781 1. one who hunts game for food 2. an amateur archaeologist • pothunting noun
pothunting
noun see pothunter
potion
noun Etymology: Middle English pocioun, from Anglo-French poisun, pocioun drink, potion, from Latin potion-, potio, from potare to drink — more at potable Date: 14th century ...
potlatch
I. noun Etymology: Chinook Jargon patlač, from Nootka p̓aλ̄p̓ač Date: circa 1861 1. a ceremonial feast of the American Indians of the northwest coast marked by the ...
potline
noun Date: 1944 a row of electrolytic cells used in the production of aluminum
potluck
noun Date: 1592 1. a. the regular meal available to a guest for whom no special preparations have been made b. a communal meal to which people bring food to share — ...
Potomac
geographical name river 287 miles (462 kilometers) E United States flowing from West Virginia into Chesapeake Bay & forming S boundary of Maryland
potometer
noun Etymology: Greek poton drink (akin to Greek pinein to drink) + English -meter — more at potable Date: 1884 an apparatus for measuring the rate of transpiration in a ...
Potosí
geographical name city S Bolivia population 112,291
potpie
noun Date: circa 1792 pastry-covered meat and vegetables cooked in a deep dish
potpourri
noun Etymology: French pot pourri, literally, rotten pot Date: 1749 1. a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent 2. a ...
POTS
abbreviation plain old telephone system; plain old telephone service
Potsdam
geographical name city NE Germany capital of Brandenburg population 139,025
potsherd
noun Etymology: Middle English pot-sherd, from pot + sherd shard Date: 14th century a pottery fragment usually unearthed as an archaeological relic
potshot
I. noun Etymology: from the notion that such a shot is unsportsmanlike and worthy only of one whose object is to fill the cooking pot Date: 1858 1. a shot taken from ambush ...
potstone
noun Date: 1771 a more or less impure steatite used especially in prehistoric times to make cooking vessels
Pott's disease
noun Etymology: Percivall Pott died 1788 English surgeon Date: 1835 tuberculosis of the spine with destruction of bone resulting in curvature of the spine
pottage
noun Etymology: Middle English potage, from Anglo-French, from pot pot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English pott pot Date: 13th century a thick soup of vegetables and ...
potted
adjective Date: 1646 1. preserved in a pot, jar, or can 2. planted or grown in a pot 3. briefly and superficially summarized 4. slang drunk 1a
Potter
I. biographical name Beatrix 1866-1943 British writer & illustrator II. biographical name Paul or Paulus 1625-1654 Dutch painter
potter
I. noun Date: before 12th century one that makes pottery II. intransitive verb Etymology: probably frequentative of English dialect pote to poke Date: 1829 putter • ...
potter's clay
noun Date: 15th century a plastic clay suitable for making pottery — called also potter's earth
potter's earth
noun see potter's clay
potter's field
noun Etymology: from the mention in Matthew 27:7 of the purchase of a potter's field for use as a graveyard Date: 1777 a public burial place for paupers, unknown persons, and ...
potter's wheel
noun Date: 1567 a usually horizontal disk revolving on a vertical spindle and carrying the clay being shaped by a potter
potterer
noun see potter II
potteringly
adverb see potter II
pottery
noun (plural -teries) Date: 15th century 1. a place where clayware is made and fired 2. a. the art or craft of the potter b. the manufacture of clayware 3. clayware; ...
pottle
noun Etymology: Middle English potel, from Anglo-French, from pot Date: 14th century a container holding a half gallon (1.9 liters)
potto
noun (plural pottos) Etymology: perhaps from Wolof pata, a tailless monkey Date: 1705 any of several African primates (genera Arctocebus and Perodicticus); especially a ...
potty
I. adjective (pottier; -est) Etymology: probably from 1pot Date: circa 1860 1. British trivial, insignificant 2. chiefly British slightly crazy 3. snobbish II. ...
potty mouth
noun see potty-mouthed
potty-chair
noun Date: 1943 a child's chair having an open seat under which a receptacle is placed for toilet training
potty-mouthed
adjective Date: 1987 given to the use of vulgar language • potty mouth noun
POTUS
abbreviation president of the United States
potzer
variant of patzer
pouch
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pouche, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English pocca bag Date: 14th century 1. a small drawstring bag carried on the ...
pouched
adjective see pouch I
pouchy
adjective (pouchier; -est) Date: 1828 having, tending to have, or resembling a pouch
pouf
also pouffe noun Etymology: French pouf, something inflated, of imitative origin Date: 1817 1. puff 3b(3) 2. a bouffant or fluffy part of a garment or accessory 3. ...
poufed
adjective see pouf
pouffe
noun see pouf
pouffed
adjective see pouf
Poughkeepsie
geographical name city SE New York population 29,871
Pouilly-Fuissé
noun Etymology: Solutré-Pouilly and Fuissé, villages in France Date: 1927 a dry white burgundy from an area west of Mâcon, France
Pouilly-Fumé
noun Etymology: French, from Pouilly-sur-Loire, village in France + fumé, past participle of fumer to smoke, from Latin fumare, from fumus smoke — more at fume Date: 1935 ...
poulard
noun see poularde
poularde
also poulard noun Etymology: French poularde Date: 1732 a fattened pullet used especially for roasting
Poulenc
biographical name Francis 1899-1963 French composer
poult
noun Etymology: Middle English polet, pulte young fowl — more at pullet Date: 15th century a young fowl; especially a young turkey
poulter's measure
noun Etymology: obsolete poulter poulterer, from Middle English pulter; from the former practice of occasionally giving one or two extra when counting eggs by dozens Date: ...
poulterer
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English pulter, from Anglo-French pulleter Date: 1622 one that deals in poultry
poultice
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pultes, from Medieval Latin, literally, pap, from Latin, plural of pult-, puls porridge Date: 15th century a soft usually heated and ...
poultry
noun Etymology: Middle English pultrie, from Anglo-French pulletrie, from pulleter poulterer, from pullet chicken — more at pullet Date: 14th century domesticated birds ...
poultryman
noun Date: circa 1574 1. one who raises domestic fowls especially on a commercial scale for the production of eggs and meat 2. one who deals in poultry or poultry products
pounce
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, punching tool, dagger, talon — more at punch Date: 15th century the claw of a bird of prey II. intransitive verb (pounced; pouncing) ...
pouncet-box
noun Etymology: probably from Middle French *poncette small pounce bag Date: 1598 archaic a box for carrying pomander
Pound
I. biographical name Ezra Loomis 1885-1972 American poet • Poundian adjective II. biographical name Roscoe 1870-1964 American jurist
pound
I. noun (plural pounds; also pound) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pund, from Latin pondo pound, from ablative of pondus weight — more at pendant Date: before ...
pound cake
noun Etymology: from the original recipe prescribing a pound of each of the principal ingredients Date: 1747 a rich butter cake made with a large proportion of eggs and ...
pound mile
noun Date: 1939 the transport of one pound of mail or express for one mile
pound net
noun Date: 1865 a fish trap consisting of a netting arranged into a directing wing and an enclosure with a narrow entrance
pound of flesh
Date: 1827 a payment or penalty exacted to fulfill a deal or punishment
pound sign
noun Date: 1980 1. the symbol £ 2. the symbol #
pound sterling
noun see pound I
pound-foolish
adjective Etymology: from the phrase penny-wise and pound-foolish Date: 1607 imprudent in dealing with large sums or large matters
poundage
I. noun Date: circa 1500 1. a charge per pound of weight 2. weight in pounds II. noun Date: 1554 impoundment 1
poundal
noun Etymology: 1pound + -al (as in quintal) Date: 1879 a unit of force equal to the force that would give a free mass of one pound an acceleration of one foot per second per ...
pounder
I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. one that pounds 2. a tool used for pounding II. noun Date: 1684 1. a gun throwing a projectile of a specified weight — used in ...
Poundian
adjective see Pound I
Poundmaker
biographical name 1826-1886 Canadian Cree chief
pour
I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to cause to flow in a stream b. to dispense from a container 2. to supply or produce ...
pour acquit
foreign term Etymology: French received payment
pour encourager les autres
foreign term Etymology: French in order to encourage the others — said ironically of an action (as an execution) carried out in order to compel others to obey or submit
pour le mérite
foreign term Etymology: French for merit
pour point
noun Date: 1922 the lowest temperature at which a substance flows under specified conditions
pour rire
foreign term Etymology: French for laughing ; not to be taken seriously
pourable
adjective see pour I
pourboire
noun Etymology: French, from pour boire for drinking Date: 1817 tip, gratuity
pourer
noun see pour I
pouringly
adverb see pour I
pourparler
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from pourparler to discuss, from Old French, from pour for, before + parler to speak — more at purchase, parley Date: 1795 a ...
pourpoint
noun Etymology: Middle English purpoint, from Anglo-French, from Old French porpoint, adjective, quilted, from Vulgar Latin *perpunctus, past participle of *perpungere to ...
pousse-café
noun Etymology: French, literally, coffee chaser Date: 1880 an after-dinner drink consisting of several liqueurs of different colors and specific gravities poured so as to ...
poussette
intransitive verb (poussetted; poussetting) Etymology: French, game in which contestants cross pins with each attempting to get his pin on top, from pousser to push Date: 1812 ...
Poussin
biographical name Nicolas 1594-1665 French painter
pout
I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to show displeasure by thrusting out the lips or wearing a sullen expression b. sulk ...
pouter
noun Date: 1725 1. any of several breeds of domestic pigeons characterized by erect carriage and an inflatable crop 2. one that pouts
pouty
adjective (poutier; -est) Date: 1863 1. sulky 1 2. expressive of displeasure
POV
abbreviation point of view
poverty
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English poverte, from Anglo-French poverté, from Latin paupertat-, paupertas, from pauper poor — more at poor Date: 12th ...
poverty level
noun see poverty line
poverty line
noun Date: 1901 a level of personal or family income below which one is classified as poor according to governmental standards — called also poverty level
Poverty Point National Monument
geographical name site NE Louisiana featuring prehistoric earthworks
poverty-stricken
adjective Date: 1803 very poor ; destitute
POW
noun Date: circa 1919 prisoner of war
pow
I. noun Etymology: alteration of poll Date: circa 1500 head, poll II. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1881 a sound of a blow or explosion
Poway
geographical name city S California, a suburb of San Diego population 48,044
Powder
geographical name 1. river 150 miles (241 kilometers) E Oregon flowing into the Snake 2. river 375 miles (604 kilometers) N Wyoming & SE Montana flowing N into the Yellowstone
powder
I. verb (powdered; powdering) Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to sprinkle or cover with or as if with powder 2. to reduce or convert to powder 3. to hit very ...
powder blue
noun Date: 1896 a pale blue
powder horn
noun Date: 1508 a flask for carrying gunpowder; especially one made of the horn of an ox or cow
powder keg
noun Date: 1855 1. a small usually metal cask for holding gunpowder or blasting powder 2. something liable to explode
powder metallurgy
noun Date: 1933 a branch of science or an art concerned with the production of powdered metals or of metallic objects by compressing a powdered metal or alloy with or without ...
powder monkey
noun Date: 1682 a person who carries or has charge of explosives (as in blasting operations)
powder puff
noun Date: circa 1704 a small fluffy device (as a pad) for applying cosmetic powder

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