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purl stitch
noun Etymology: 1purl Date: 1852 a knitting stitch usually made with the yarn at the front of the work by inserting the right needle into the front of a loop on the left ...
purlieu
noun Etymology: Middle English purlewe land severed from an English royal forest by perambulation, from Anglo-French puralé perambulation, from puraler to travel through, ...
purlin
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 15th century a horizontal member in a roof
purloin
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to put away, misappropriate, from Anglo-French purluigner to prolong, postpone, set aside, from pur- forward + luin, loing at a ...
purloiner
noun see purloin
puromycin
noun Etymology: purine + -o- + -mycin Date: 1953 an antibiotic C22H29N7O5 that is obtained from an actinomycete (Streptomyces alboniger) and is a potent inhibitor of protein ...
purple
I. adjective (purpler; purplest) Etymology: Middle English purpel, alteration of purper, from Old English purpuran of purple, genitive of purpure purple color, from Latin ...
purple finch
noun Date: 1754 a finch (Carpodacus purpureus) of the United States and Canada having in the male a rosy-red head, breast, and rump
Purple Heart
noun Date: 1932 a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces wounded or killed in action
purple loosestrife
noun Date: 1548 a perennial Eurasian marsh herb (Lythrum salicaria) of the loosestrife family that is naturalized in eastern North America and has long spikes of purple flowers
purple martin
noun Date: 1743 a large swallow (Progne subis) of North America the males of which have glossy purplish-blue plumage
purple passage
noun Etymology: translation of Latin pannus purpureus purple patch; from the traditional splendor of purple cloth as contrasted with plainer materials Date: 1895 1. a ...
purple patch
noun see purple passage
purple scale
noun Date: circa 1909 a brownish or purplish armored scale (Lepidosaphes beckii) that is destructive to citrus fruit
purpleheart
noun Date: 1796 a strong durable purplish wood that is obtained from various leguminous trees (genus Peltogyne) of Central and South America; also a tree producing such wood
purplish
adjective Date: 1562 somewhat purple
purply
adjective Date: 1725 purplish
purport
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, content, tenor, from purporter to carry, mean, purport, from pur- thoroughly + porter to carry — more at purchase, port ...
purported
adjective Date: 1836 reputed, alleged
purportedly
adverb Date: 1942 it is purported ; ostensibly, allegedly
purpose
I. noun Etymology: Middle English purpos, from Anglo-French, from purposer to intend, propose, from Latin proponere (perfect indicative proposui) to propose — more at ...
purpose-built
adjective Date: 1954 chiefly British built for a particular purpose
purposeful
adjective Date: 1853 1. having a purpose: as a. meaningful b. intentional 2. full of determination • purposefully adverb • purposefulness noun
purposefully
adverb see purposeful
purposefulness
noun see purposeful
purposeless
adjective Date: circa 1552 having no purpose ; aimless, meaningless • purposelessly adverb • purposelessness noun
purposelessly
adverb see purposeless
purposelessness
noun see purposeless
purposely
adverb Date: 15th century with a deliberate or express purpose
purposive
adjective Date: 1849 1. serving or effecting a useful function though not as a result of planning or design 2. having or tending to fulfill a conscious purpose or design ; ...
purposively
adverb see purposive
purposiveness
noun see purposive
purpura
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, purple color Date: 1753 any of several hemorrhagic states characterized by patches of purplish discoloration resulting from ...
purpure
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, purple Date: 1535 the heraldic color purple
purpuric
adjective see purpura
purr
I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1601 a low vibratory murmur typical of an apparently contented or pleased cat II. intransitive verb Date: 1620 1. to make a purr or a ...
purringly
adverb see purr II
purse
I. noun Etymology: Middle English purs, from Old English, modification of Medieval Latin bursa, from Late Latin, ox hide, from Greek byrsa Date: before 12th century 1. a. ...
purse seine
noun Date: 1862 a large seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and so arranged that after the ends have been brought together the bottom can be closed ...
purse seiner
noun see purse seine
purse seining
noun see purse seine
purse strings
noun plural Date: 15th century financial resources; also control over these resources
purse-proud
adjective Date: 1681 proud because of one's wealth especially in the absence of other distinctions
purselike
adjective see purse I
purser
noun Etymology: Middle English, from purs purse Date: 15th century 1. an official on a ship responsible for papers and accounts and on a passenger ship also for the comfort ...
pursiness
noun see pursy I
purslane
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French porsulaigne, from Late Latin porcillagin-, porcillago, alteration of Latin porcillaca, alteration of portulaca Date: 14th ...
pursuance
noun Date: 1605 the act of pursuing; especially a carrying out or into effect ; prosecution
pursuant to
preposition Date: 1628 in carrying out ; in conformity with ; according to
pursue
verb (pursued; pursuing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pursure, pursiure, from Latin prosequi, from pro- forward + sequi to follow — more at pro-, sue Date: ...
pursuer
noun see pursue
pursuit
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pursute, from pursure Date: 14th century 1. the act of pursuing 2. an activity that one engages in as a vocation, ...
pursuit plane
noun Date: circa 1918 a fighter plane especially of the period before World War II
pursy
I. adjective (pursier; -est) Etymology: Middle English pursi, pursif, from Anglo-French porsif, alteration of *polsif, from Old French pousser to exert pressure, breathe heavily ...
purtenance
noun Etymology: Middle English portenaunce, literally, appurtenance, from Anglo-French partenance, from partenir to belong — more at pertain Date: 15th century entrails, ...
purulence
noun Date: 1597 the quality or state of being purulent; also pus
purulent
adjective Etymology: Latin purulentus, from pur-, pus pus Date: 1597 1. containing, consisting of, or being pus 2. accompanied by suppuration
Purus
geographical name river 2000 miles (3219 kilometers) NW central South America rising in the Andes in SE Peru & flowing NE into the Amazon in Brazil
purvey
transitive verb (purveyed; purveying) Etymology: Middle English purveien, from Anglo-French purveier, purveer to look at, foresee, provide, from Latin providēre to provide ...
purveyance
noun Date: 14th century the act or process of purveying or procuring
purveyor
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that purveys 2. victualler, caterer
purview
noun Etymology: Middle English purveu, from Anglo-French purveu est it is provided (opening phrase of a statute) Date: 15th century 1. a. the body or enacting part of a ...
pus
noun Etymology: Latin pur-, pus — more at foul Date: 15th century thick opaque usually yellowish-white fluid matter formed by suppuration and composed of exudate ...
Pusan
or Busan geographical name city & port SE South Korea on Korea Strait population 3,825,000
Pusey
biographical name Edward Bouverie 1800-1882 English theologian
Puseyism
noun Etymology: Edward Bouverie Pusey Date: 1838 Tractarianism • Puseyite noun
Puseyite
noun see Puseyism
PUSH
abbreviation People United to Serve Humanity
push
I. verb Etymology: Middle English possen, pusshen, probably from Old French pousser to exert pressure, from Latin pulsare, frequentative of pellere to drive, strike — more at ...
push around
transitive verb Date: 1923 to impose on contemptuously ; bully
push bicycle
noun see push-bike
push broom
noun Date: 1926 a long-handled wide brush that is designed to be pushed and is used for sweeping
push button
noun Date: 1878 a small button or knob that when pushed operates something especially by closing an electric circuit
push comes to shove
phrasal a decisive moment comes
push off
intransitive verb Date: 1798 set out
push on
intransitive verb Date: 1707 to continue on one's way ; proceed
push one's luck
phrasal to take an increasing risk
push-bike
noun Date: 1913 British bicycle — called also push bicycle
push-button
adjective Date: 1916 1. operated or done by means of push buttons 2. using or dependent on complex and more or less self-operating mechanisms that are put in operation by ...
push-pull
adjective Date: 1922 relating to or being an arrangement of two electronic circuit elements (as transistors) such that an alternating input causes them to send current through ...
push-up
noun Date: 1942 a conditioning exercise performed in a prone position by raising and lowering the body with the straightening and bending of the arms while keeping the back ...
pushball
noun Date: 1896 a game in which each of two sides endeavors to push an inflated originally leather-covered ball six feet (1.8 meters) in diameter across its opponents' goal; ...
pushcart
noun Date: 1864 a cart or barrow pushed by hand
pushchair
noun Date: 1921 chiefly British stroller
pushdown
noun Date: 1961 a store of data (as in a computer) from which the most recently stored item must be the first retrieved — called also pushdown list, pushdown stack
pushdown list
noun see pushdown
pushdown stack
noun see pushdown
pusher
noun Date: 1591 one that pushes; especially one that pushes illegal drugs
pushily
adverb see pushy
pushiness
noun see pushy
pushing
adjective Date: 1677 1. marked by ambition, energy, enterprise, and initiative 2. marked by tactless forwardness or officious intrusiveness
Pushkin
I. biographical name Aleksandr Sergeyevich 1799-1837 Russian poet • Pushkinian adjective II. geographical name or formerly Tsarskoye Selo or Detskoe Selo city W Russia in ...
Pushkinian
adjective see Pushkin I
pushover
noun Date: 1906 1. something accomplished without difficulty ; snap 2. an opponent who is easy to defeat or a victim who is capable of no effective resistance 3. someone ...
pushpin
noun Date: 1907 a pin that has a roughly cylindrical head and that is easily inserted and withdrawn (as from a bulletin board)
pushrod
noun Date: 1908 a rod actuated by a cam to open or close a valve of an internal combustion engine
Pushtu
variant of Pashto
Pushtun
variant of Pashtun
pushy
adjective (pushier; -est) Date: 1936 aggressive often to an objectionable degree ; forward • pushily adverb • pushiness noun
pusillanimity
noun Date: 14th century the quality or state of being pusillanimous ; cowardliness
pusillanimous
adjective Etymology: Late Latin pusillanimis, from Latin pusillus very small (diminutive of pusus boy) + animus spirit; perhaps akin to Latin puer child — more at puerile, ...
pusillanimously
adverb see pusillanimous
puss
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1530 1. cat 2. girl II. noun Etymology: Irish pus mouth Date: circa 1890 slang face
pussley
noun Etymology: by alteration Date: 1833 purslane
pussy
I. noun (plural pussies) Etymology: 1puss Date: 1726 1. cat 2. a catkin of the pussy willow II. noun (plural pussies) Etymology: perhaps of Low German or Scandinavian ...
pussy willow
noun Date: 1869 a willow (as the North American Salix discolor) having large cylindrical silky catkins
pussy's-toes
noun plural but singular or plural in construction see pussytoes
pussycat
noun Date: 1698 1. cat 2. one that is weak, compliant, or amiable ; softy
pussyfoot
intransitive verb Date: 1903 1. to tread or move warily or stealthily 2. to refrain from committing oneself • pussyfooter noun
pussyfooter
noun see pussyfoot
pussytoes
or pussy's-toes noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1892 any of a genus (Antennaria) of woolly or hoary chiefly temperate perennial composite herbs that ...
pustulant
I. noun Date: 1871 an agent (as a chemical) that induces pustule formation II. adjective Date: circa 1890 producing pustules
pustular
adjective Date: 1739 1. of, relating to, or resembling pustules 2. covered with pustular prominences ; pustulated
pustulated
adjective Date: 1732 covered with pustules
pustulation
noun Date: circa 1860 1. the act of producing pustules ; the state of having pustules 2. pustule
pustule
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pustula; akin to Lithuanian pusti to blow, Greek physa breath Date: 14th century 1. a small circumscribed elevation of the skin ...
put
I. verb (put; putting) Etymology: Middle English putten; akin to Old English putung instigation, Middle Dutch poten to plant Date: 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to ...
put about
verb Date: 1748 intransitive verb of a ship to change direction ; go on another tack transitive verb to cause to change course or direction
put across
transitive verb Date: 1919 1. put over 3 2. to convey effectively or forcefully
put away
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. discard, renounce b. divorce 2. to eat or drink up ; consume 3. a. to confine especially in a mental institution b. ...
put by
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. archaic reject 2. to lay aside ; save
put down
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to bring to an end ; stop 2. a. depose, degrade b. disparage, belittle c. disapprove, criticize d. humiliate, squelch ...
put down roots
phrasal to establish a permanent residence
put forth
phrasal 1. a. assert, propose b. to make public ; issue 2. to bring into action ; exert 3. to produce or send out by growth 4. to start out
put forward
phrasal propose
put in
verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to make a formal offer or declaration of 2. to come in with ; interpose 3. to spend (time) especially at some occupation ...
put in mind
phrasal remind
put off
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. disconcert b. repel 2. a. to hold back to a later time b. to induce to wait 3. to rid oneself of ; take off 4. to ...
put on
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. a. to dress oneself in ; don b. to make part of one's appearance or behavior c. feign 2. to cause to act or operate ; apply ...
put one up to
phrasal to incite one to (a course of action)
put one's finger on
phrasal identify
put one's foot down
phrasal to take a firm stand
put one's foot in one's mouth
phrasal to make a tactless or embarrassing blunder
put out
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. extinguish 2. exert, use 3. publish, issue 4. to produce for sale 5. a. disconcert, embarrass b. annoy, ...
put over
transitive verb Date: 1524 1. postpone, delay 2. put across 2 3. to achieve or carry through by deceit or trickery
put paid to
phrasal chiefly British to finish off ; bring an end to
put the arm on
or put the bite on phrasal to ask for money
put the bite on
phrasal see put the arm on
put the finger on
phrasal to inform on
put the make on
phrasal to make sexual advances toward
put through
transitive verb Date: 1888 1. to carry to a successful conclusion 2. a. to make a telephone connection for b. to obtain a connection for (a telephone call)
put to bed
phrasal to make the final preparations for printing (as a newspaper)
put to it
phrasal to give difficulty to ; press hard
put together
phrasal 1. to create as a unified whole ; construct 2. add, combine
put up
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to place in a container or receptacle b. to put away (a sword) in a scabbard ; sheathe c. to prepare so as to ...
put up with
phrasal to endure or tolerate without complaint or attempt at reprisal
put-and-take
noun Date: 1922 any of various games of chance played with a teetotum or with dice in which players contribute to a pool and take from it according to the instructions on the ...
put-down
noun Date: 1962 an act or instance of putting down; especially a humiliating remark
Put-in-Bay
geographical name inlet of Lake Erie in Ohio on South Bass Island N of Sandusky Bay; site of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
put-on
I. adjective Date: 1621 pretended, assumed II. noun Date: circa 1927 1. an instance of putting someone on 2. parody, spoof
put-up
adjective Date: 1810 arranged secretly beforehand
put-upon
adjective Date: 1920 imposed upon ; taken advantage of
putamen
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, hard outer covering, shell, from putare to clean, prune Date: 1890 the large dark lateral part of the basal ganglion which comprises ...
putative
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin putativus, from Latin putatus, past participle of putare to think Date: 15th century 1. commonly accepted or supposed ...
putatively
adverb see putative
Puteoli
geographical name — see Pozzuoli
Putin
biographical name Vladimir Vladimirovich 1952- president of Russian Federation (2000- )
putlog
noun Etymology: probably alteration of earlier putlock, perhaps from 3put + 2lock Date: 1645 one of the short timbers that support the flooring of a scaffold
Putnam
I. biographical name Israel 1718-1790 American general in Revolution II. biographical name Rufus 1738-1824 cousin of preceding American general in Revolution
putout
noun Date: 1885 the retiring of a base runner or batter by a defensive player in baseball
Putrajaya
geographical name site SW Peninsular Malaysia of planned national capital
putrefaction
noun Etymology: Middle English putrefaccion, from Late Latin putrefaction-, putrefactio, from Latin putrefacere Date: 14th century 1. the decomposition of organic matter; ...
putrefactive
adjective see putrefaction
putrefy
verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English putrefien, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French putrefier, from Latin putrefacere, from putrēre to be rotten + facere to ...
putrescence
noun Date: 1646 the state of being putrescent
putrescent
adjective Etymology: Latin putrescent-, putrescens, present participle of putrescere to grow rotten, inchoative of putrēre Date: 1732 1. undergoing putrefaction ; becoming ...
putrescible
adjective Date: 1797 liable to become putrid
putrescine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin putrescere Date: 1887 a crystalline slightly poisonous ptomaine C4H12N2 that occurs in small amounts in ...
putrid
adjective Etymology: Latin putridus, from putrēre to be rotten, from puter, putris rotten; akin to Latin putēre to stink — more at foul Date: 1542 1. a. being in a ...
putridity
noun see putrid
putridly
adverb see putrid
putsch
noun Etymology: German Date: 1920 a secretly plotted and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government
putschist
noun Date: 1898 one who takes part in a putsch
putt
noun Etymology: Scots, literally, shove, gentle push, from putt, put to put Date: 1743 a golf stroke made on a putting green to cause the ball to roll into or near the hole ...
putt-putt
noun Date: 1972 miniature golf
puttanesca
adjective Etymology: Italian, short for alla puttanesca, literally, in the style of a prostitute Date: 1969 served with or being a pungent tomato sauce typically containing ...
puttee
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu paṭṭī strip of cloth, from Sanskrit paṭṭikā Date: 1886 1. a cloth strip wrapped around the leg from ankle to knee 2. a usually ...
putter
I. noun Date: 14th century one that puts II. noun Date: 1743 1. a golf club used in putting 2. one who putts III. intransitive verb Etymology: alteration of potter ...
putterer
noun see putter III
putting green
noun Date: 1841 a smooth grassy area at the end of a golf fairway containing the hole; also a similar area usually with many holes that is used for practice
putto
noun (plural putti) Etymology: Italian, literally, boy, from Vulgar Latin *puttus, alteration of Latin putus; akin to Latin puer boy — more at puerile Date: 1644 a figure ...
putty
I. noun (plural putties) Etymology: French potée potter's glaze, literally, potful, from Old French, from pot pot — more at pottage Date: circa 1706 1. a. a doughlike ...
putty knife
noun Date: 1858 an implement with a broad flat metal blade used especially for applying putty and for scraping
puttyless
adjective see putty I
puttylike
adjective see putty I
puttyroot
noun Date: circa 1818 a North American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) having a corm filled with glutinous matter and producing a solitary leaf and a scape bearing a raceme of ...
Putumayo
or (in Brazil) Içá geographical name river 980 miles (1577 kilometers) NW South America flowing from SW Colombia into the Amazon in NW Brazil
Puvis de Chavannes
biographical name Pierre-Cécile 1824-1898 French painter & muralist
Puy de Dôme
geographical name — see dome (Puy de)
Puy de Sancy
geographical name — see sancy (Puy de)
Puyallup
geographical name city W central Washington population 33,011
Puzo
biographical name Mario 1920-1999 American writer
puzzle
I. verb (puzzled; puzzling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1582 transitive verb 1. to offer or represent to (as a person) a problem difficult to solve or a situation ...
puzzleheaded
adjective Date: circa 1784 having or based on confused attitudes or ideas • puzzleheadedness noun
puzzleheadedness
noun see puzzleheaded
puzzlement
noun Date: 1822 1. the state of being puzzled ; perplexity 2. puzzle
puzzler
noun see puzzle I
puzzling
adjective Date: circa 1659 difficult to understand or solve • puzzlingly adverb
puzzlingly
adverb see puzzling
Pułaski
biographical name Kazimierz 1747-1779 Polish soldier in American Revolution
PV
abbreviation 1. photovoltaic 2. polyvinyl
PVA
abbreviation polyvinyl acetate
PVC
abbreviation polyvinyl chloride
PVO
abbreviation private voluntary organization
pvt
abbreviation private
PVT
abbreviation pressure, volume, temperature
PW
abbreviation prisoner of war
PWA
abbreviation people with AIDS; person with AIDS
PWC
abbreviation personal watercraft
pwr
abbreviation power
pwt
abbreviation pennyweight
PX
abbreviation post exchange
py-
or pyo- combining form Etymology: Greek, from pyon pus — more at foul pus
pya
noun Etymology: Burmese Date: 1952 — see kyat at money table
Pyatigorsk
geographical name city S Russia in Europe in N Caucasus WNW of Grozny, Chechnya population 132,000
pycnidial
adjective see pycnidium
pycnidium
noun (plural pycnidia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pyknos dense Date: 1857 a flask-shaped fruiting body bearing conidiophores and conidia on the interior and occurring ...
pycnogonid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek pyknos + gony knee — more at knee Date: 1881 sea spider
pycnometer
noun Etymology: Greek pyknos + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter Date: 1858 a standard vessel often provided with a thermometer for measuring and comparing the ...
Pydna
geographical name ancient town Macedonia on Gulf of Salonika
Pye
biographical name Henry James 1745-1813 English poet laureate (1790-1813)
pye-dog
noun Etymology: perhaps from Hindi pāhī outsider Date: 1864 a half-wild dog common about Asian villages
pyel-
or pyelo- combining form Etymology: New Latin, pelvis, from Greek pyelos basin; akin to Greek plynein to wash, plein to sail — more at flow renal pelvis
pyelitis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1842 inflammation of the lining of the renal pelvis
pyelo-
combining form see pyel-
pyelonephritic
adjective see pyelonephritis
pyelonephritis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1866 inflammation of both the lining of the pelvis and the parenchyma of the kidney • pyelonephritic adjective
pyemia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1857 septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria and accompanied by multiple abscesses
pygidial
adjective see pygidium
pygidium
noun (plural pygidia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pygidion, diminutive of pygē rump Date: circa 1849 a caudal structure or the terminal body region of various ...
pygmaean
or pygmean adjective Etymology: Latin pygmaeus Date: 1667 pygmy
Pygmalion
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Pygmaliōn Date: 14th century a king of Cyprus who makes a female figure of ivory that is brought to life for him by Aphrodite
pygmean
adjective see pygmaean
pygmoid
adjective Date: circa 1930 resembling or having the characteristics of the Pygmies
pygmy
also pigmy noun (plural pygmies; also pigmies) Etymology: Middle English pigmei, from Latin pygmaeus of a pygmy, dwarfish, from Greek pygmaios, from pygmē fist, measure of ...
pygmy chimpanzee
noun Date: 1962 bonobo
pyjamas
chiefly British variant of pajamas
pyknic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek pyknos dense, stocky Date: 1925 characterized by shortness of stature, broadness of girth, and powerful ...
Pyle
biographical name Ernest Taylor 1900-1945 Ernie Pyle American journalist
pylon
noun Etymology: Greek pylōn, from pylē gate Date: 1850 1. a. a usually massive gateway b. an ancient Egyptian gateway building in a truncated pyramidal form c. a ...
pyloric
adjective Date: 1807 of or relating to the pylorus; also of, relating to, or situated in or near the posterior part of the stomach
pylorus
noun (plural pylori) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek pylōros, literally, gatekeeper, from pylē Date: 1615 the muscular opening from the vertebrate stomach into the ...
Pym
biographical name John 1584-1643 English statesman
Pynchon
biographical name Thomas 1937- American writer • Pynchonesque adjective
Pynchonesque
adjective see Pynchon
PYO
abbreviation pick your own
pyo-
combining form see py-
pyoderma
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1930 a bacterial skin inflammation marked by pus-filled lesions
pyogenic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1847 producing pus ; also marked by pus production
Pyongyang
geographical name city capital of North Korea on the Taedong population 2,355,000
pyorrhea
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1878 purulent inflammation of the sockets of the teeth leading usually to loosening of the teeth
pyr-
or pyro- combining form Etymology: Greek, from pyr — more at fire 1. fire ; heat 2. a. produced by or as if by the action of heat b. derived from a ...
pyracantha
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pyrakantha, a tree, from pyr- + akantha thorn Date: 1669 any of a small genus (Pyracantha) of ornamental Eurasian thorny evergreen or ...
pyralid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin pyralis, fly fabled as living in fire, from Greek, from pyr fire Date: 1870 any of a very large heterogeneous family (Pyralidae) of ...
pyramid
I. noun Etymology: Latin pyramid-, pyramis, from Greek Date: 1549 1. a. an ancient massive structure found especially in Egypt having typically a square ground plan, ...
Pyramid Lake
geographical name lake 30 miles (48 kilometers) long NW Nevada NE of Reno
pyramid scheme
noun Date: 1975 a usually illegal operation in which participants pay to join and profit mainly from payments made by subsequent participants
pyramidal
adjective see pyramid I
pyramidal tract
noun Date: circa 1889 any of four columns of motor fibers that run in pairs on each side of the spinal cord and are continuations of the pyramids of the medulla oblongata
pyramidally
adverb see pyramid I
pyramidical
adjective see pyramid I
pyramidologist
noun see pyramidology
pyramidology
noun Date: 1924 the study of or theory about mathematical or occult significance in measurements of the Great Pyramid of Egypt • pyramidologist noun

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