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adjective see plant I
adjective Etymology: Plantagenet, nickname of the family adopted as surname Date: 1868 of or relating to a royal house ruling England from 1154 to 1485 • Plantagenet noun
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin plantagin-, plantago, from planta sole of the foot; from its broad leaves — more at place Date: 13th century ...
plantain lily
noun Date: 1882 hosta
adjective Etymology: Latin plantaris, from planta sole — more at place Date: circa 1706 of or relating to the sole of the foot
noun Date: 15th century 1. a usually large group of plants and especially trees under cultivation 2. a settlement in a new country or region 3. a. a place that is ...
geographical name city SE Florida W of Fort Lauderdale population 82,934
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that cultivates plants: as a. (1) farmer (2) one who owns or operates a plantation b. a planting machine or implement 2. one who ...
planter's punch
noun Date: 1924 a punch of rum, lime or lemon juice, sugar, water, and sometimes bitters
adjective Etymology: French, from Latin planta sole + French -grade Date: 1831 walking on the sole with the heel touching the ground • plantigrade noun
biographical name Christophe circa 1520-1589 French printer
noun Date: 1535 an area where plants are grown for commercial or decorative purposes; also the plants cultivated in such an area
noun Date: 1816 a small or young plant
adjective see plant II
noun Etymology: planter + -o- + -cracy Date: 1840 1. a ruling class made up of planters 2. government by planters
noun Date: 1881 a person skilled with plants ; an expert gardener or horticulturist
noun (plural planulae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin planus level, flat — more at floor Date: 1870 the very young usually flattened oval or oblong free-swimming ciliated ...
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, metal sheet, from plaquer to plate, from Middle Dutch placken to piece, patch; akin to Middle Dutch placke piece, Middle High German ...
I. noun Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1513 splash II. verb Date: 1542 intransitive verb to cause a splashing or spattering effect transitive verb to break the ...
noun Etymology: Late Latin plasma something molded Date: 1747 plasma — compare germplasm
or plasmo- combining form Etymology: French, from New Latin plasma plasma
noun Etymology: German, from Late Latin, something molded, from Greek, from plassein to mold — more at plaster Date: 1772 1. a green faintly translucent quartz 2. [New ...
plasma cell
noun Date: 1895 a lymphocyte that is a mature antibody-secreting B cell
plasma jet
noun Date: 1957 a stream of very hot ionized plasma; also a device for producing such a stream
plasma membrane
noun Date: 1900 a semipermeable limiting layer of cell protoplasm — called also cell membrane — see cell illustration
plasma torch
noun Date: 1959 a device that heats a gas by electrical means to form a plasma for high-temperature operations (as melting metal)
noun Date: circa 1923 gelated cytoplasm; especially the outer firm zone of a pseudopodium
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1939 a self-replicating extranuclear determiner of hereditary characteristics
noun Etymology: New Latin, from plasma + Greek lemma husk — more at lemma Date: circa 1923 plasma membrane
noun Etymology: New Latin, from plasm- + Greek aphairesis taking off — more at aphaeresis Date: 1914 a process for removing blood plasma without depleting the donor or ...
noun Date: circa 1923 cytoplasm in the form of a sol especially in a pseudopodium or amoeboid cell
adjective see plasma
noun Etymology: plasma + 2-id Date: 1952 an extrachromosomal ring of DNA especially of bacteria that replicates autonomously
noun Date: circa 1866 a proteolytic enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots
noun Date: 1945 the precursor of plasmin that is found in blood plasma and serum
combining form see plasm-
noun see plasmodesma
also plasmodesm noun (plural plasmodesmata or plasmodesmas) Etymology: New Latin plasmodesma, from plasma + Greek desmat-, desma bond, from dein to bind — more at diadem ...
noun (plural plasmodia) Etymology: New Latin, from plasm- + -odium thing resembling, from Greek -ōdēs like Date: 1875 1. a. a motile multinucleate mass of protoplasm ...
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1912 fusion of the cytoplasm of two or more cells as distinguished from fusion of nuclei
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1883 shrinking of the cytoplasm away from the wall of a living cell due to outward osmotic flow of water • plasmolytic adjective
adjective see plasmolysis
verb (-lyzed; -lyzing) Date: 1888 transitive verb to subject to plasmolysis intransitive verb to undergo plasmolysis
geographical name village NE India in West Bengal N of Calcutta
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin emplastrum, from Greek emplastron, from emplassein to plaster on, from en- + plassein to mold, plaster; perhaps ...
plaster cast
noun Date: 1825 1. a sculptor's model in plaster of paris 2. a rigid dressing of gauze impregnated with plaster of paris
plaster of paris
Usage: often capitalized 2d P Etymology: Paris, France Date: 15th century a white powdery slightly hydrated calcium sulfate CaSO4• 1/2H2O or 2CaSO4•H2O made by ...
plaster saint
noun Date: 1890 a person without human failings
noun Date: 1897 drywall
adjective Date: 1902 drunk, intoxicated
noun see plaster II
noun Date: 15th century 1. a coating of or as if of plaster 2. a decisive defeat
noun Date: 1600 plastering often ornate in design used to finish architectural constructions
adjective see plaster I
I. adjective Etymology: Latin plasticus of molding, from Greek plastikos, from plassein to mold, form Date: 1632 1. formative, creative 2. a. capable of being molded ...
plastic art
noun Date: 1804 1. art (as sculpture or bas-relief) characterized by modeling ; three-dimensional art 2. visual art (as painting, sculpture, or film) especially as ...
plastic foam
noun Date: 1943 expanded plastic
plastic money
noun Date: 1974 plastic 2
plastic surgeon
noun Date: 1946 a specialist in plastic surgery
plastic surgery
noun Date: 1842 surgery concerned with the repair, restoration, or improvement of lost, injured, defective, or misshapen body parts
adverb Date: 1835 1. in a plastic manner 2. with respect to plastic qualities
noun see plasticine
also plasticene noun Etymology: from Plasticine, a trademark Date: 1897 a plastic paste used for models and sculptures
noun Date: circa 1783 1. the quality or state of being plastic; especially capacity for being molded or altered 2. the ability to retain a shape attained by pressure ...
noun see plasticize
transitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Date: 1919 1. to make plastic 2. to treat with a plastic • plasticization noun
noun Date: 1925 one that plasticizes; specifically a chemical added especially to rubbers and resins to impart flexibility, workability, or stretchability
adjective see plastic II
noun Date: 1964 articles made of plastic
noun Etymology: German, from Greek plastos molded Date: 1885 any of various cytoplasmic organelles (as an amyloplast or chloroplast) of photosynthetic cells that serve in ...
adjective see plastid
noun Etymology: plastic + 4sol Date: 1946 a substance consisting of a mixture of a resin and a plasticizer that can be molded, cast, or made into a continuous film by ...
noun Etymology: Greek plastos + English cyan- + 1-in Date: 1961 a copper-containing protein that acts as an intermediary in photosynthetic electron transport
noun Etymology: Greek plastos + English quinone Date: 1958 a plant substance that is related to vitamin K and plays a role in photosynthetic phosphorylation
adjective Date: 1888 of or relating to a plastron
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian piastrone, augmentative of piastra thin metal plate — more at piastre Date: circa 1507 1. a. a metal breastplate formerly ...
I. transitive verb (platted; platting) Etymology: Middle English, alteration of plaiten Date: 14th century plait II. noun Date: 14th century plait III. noun Etymology: ...
plat du jour
noun (plural plats du jour) Etymology: French, literally, plate of the day Date: 1906 a dish that is featured by a restaurant on a particular day
Plata, Río de la
or River Plate geographical name estuary of Paraná & Uruguay rivers South America between Uruguay & Argentina
or Plataeae geographical name ancient city Greece in SE Boeotia S of Thebes • Plataean adjective or noun
geographical name see Plataea
adjective or noun see Plataea
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin platanus — more at plane Date: 14th century plane II
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from plate, feminine of plat flat, from Vulgar Latin *plattus, probably from Greek platys broad, flat — more at place ...
plate glass
noun Date: circa 1741 rolled, ground, and polished sheet glass
plate rail
noun Date: 1850 a rail or narrow shelf along the upper part of a wall for holding plates or ornaments
plate tectonics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1969 1. a theory in geology: the lithosphere of the earth is divided into a small number of plates which float on and travel ...
adjective see plate tectonics
I. noun (plural plateaus or plateaux) Etymology: French, from Middle French, platter, from plat flat Date: 1796 1. a. a usually extensive land area having a relatively ...
noun Date: 1766 1. a quantity to fill a plate; also a generous helping 2. a large number or amount
adjective Usage: often capitalized Date: 1968 of, relating to, or being the British universities founded in the latter half of the 20th century — compare Oxbridge, redbrick ...
noun Date: 1895 a minute flattened body (as of ice or a mineral); especially a minute colorless disklike body of mammalian blood that assists in blood clotting by adhering to ...
adjective see plate I
noun Date: 1904 a machine for making printing plates and especially offset printing plates • platemaking noun
noun see platemaker
noun Etymology: Middle English plateine thin metal plate, from Anglo-French, from plate Date: 1541 1. a flat plate; especially one that exerts or receives pressure (as in a ...
noun Date: 1777 1. one that plates 2. a. a horse that runs chiefly in plate races b. a racehorse that competes in the lowest grade of races
adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Spanish plateresco, from platero silversmith, from plata silver Date: circa 1864 of, relating to, or being a 16th century ...
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle French plate-forme diagram, map, literally, flat form Date: 1535 1. plan, design 2. a declaration of the principles on ...
platform balance
noun Date: 1811 a balance having a platform on which objects are weighed — called also platform scale
platform rocker
noun Date: 1944 a chair that rocks on a stable platform
platform scale
noun see platform balance
platform tennis
noun Date: 1955 a variation of paddle tennis that is played on a platform enclosed by a wire fence
biographical name Sylvia 1932-1963 American poet
noun Etymology: Spanish Date: 1750 platinum
noun Date: 1765 1. the act or process of plating 2. a. a coating of metal plates b. a thin coating of metal
transitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1825 to cover, treat, or combine with platinum or a compound of platinum
noun Date: 1845 a fluorescent complex salt formed by the union of a compound of platinum and cyanide with another cyanide
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: New Latin, from Spanish platina, from diminutive of plata silver — more at plate Date: 1808 1. a precious grayish-white ...
platinum blonde
noun Date: 1931 1. a person whose hair is of a pale silvery-blonde color 2. the color of the hair of a platinum blonde
platinum record
noun Date: 1978 a platinum phonograph record awarded to a singer or group whose album has sold at least one million copies — compare gold record
noun Etymology: French, from plat flat, dull Date: 1812 1. the quality or state of being dull or insipid 2. a banal, trite, or stale remark
adjective Date: 1870 platitudinous
noun Date: 1855 one given to the use of platitudes
intransitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Etymology: platitudinous Date: 1868 to utter platitudes
adjective Etymology: platitude + -inous (as in multitudinous) Date: 1853 having the characteristics of a platitude ; full of platitudes • platitudinously adverb
adverb see platitudinous
biographical name circa 428-348(or 347) B.C. Greek philosopher
adjective Etymology: Latin platonicus, from Greek platōnikos, from Platōn Plato Date: 1533 1. capitalized of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or Platonism 2. a. ...
platonic love
noun Usage: often capitalized P Date: 1631 1. love conceived by Plato as ascending from passion for the individual to contemplation of the universal and ideal 2. a close ...
adverb see platonic
noun Date: circa 1570 1. a. the philosophy of Plato stressing especially that actual things are copies of transcendent ideas and that these ideas are the objects of true ...
noun see Platonism
adjective see Platonism
verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1608 intransitive verb to adopt, imitate, or conform to Platonic opinions transitive verb to explain in accordance with or adapt to Platonic ...
I. noun Etymology: French peloton small detachment, literally, ball, from Middle French pelote little ball — more at pellet Date: 1637 1. a subdivision of a company-sized ...
platoon sergeant
noun Date: 1915 a noncommissioned officer in the army ranking above a staff sergeant and below a first sergeant
noun Etymology: German, from Dutch Platduitsch, literally, Low German, from plat flat, low + duitsch German Date: 1677 the Low German speech of northern Germany comprising ...
geographical name 1. river 310 miles (499 kilometers) central Nebraska formed by junction of the North Platte & South Platte & flowing E into the Missouri 2. river 300 miles ...
geographical name — see balaton (Lake)
noun Etymology: Middle English plater, from Anglo-French, from plat plate Date: 13th century 1. a. a large plate used especially for serving meat b. plate 3c(2) 2. a ...
noun see platter
geographical name city NE New York on Lake Champlain population 18,816
I. adjective Date: 1533 resembling a plate; also consisting of plates or flaky layers — used chiefly of soil or mineral formations II. noun (plural platy or platys or ...
noun see platy II
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek platys broad, flat + helminth-, helmis helminth Date: circa 1890 flatworm • platyhelminthic adjective
adjective see platyhelminth
noun (plural platypuses; also platypi) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek platypous flat-footed, from platys broad, flat + pous foot — more at place, foot Date: 1799 a small ...
adjective Date: 1857 1. [New Latin Platyrrhina, from Greek platyrrhin-, platyrrhis broad-nosed, from platys + rhin-, rhis nose] of, relating to, or being any of a division ...
noun Etymology: Latin plaudite applaud, plural imperative of plaudere to applaud Date: 1606 1. an act or round of applause 2. enthusiastic approval — usually used in ...
or Plauen im Vogtland geographical name city E Germany in Saxony population 70,856
Plauen im Vogtland
geographical name see Plauen
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1649 1. the quality or state of being plausible 2. something plausible
adjective Etymology: Latin plausibilis worthy of applause, from plausus, past participle of plaudere Date: 1565 1. superficially fair, reasonable, or valuable but often ...
noun see plausible
adverb see plausible
adjective Etymology: Latin plausus, past participle Date: 1600 1. manifesting praise or approval 2. obsolete pleasing 3. archaic specious
adjective see Plautus
biographical name Titus Maccius circa 254-184 B.C. Roman dramatist • Plautine adjective
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English plega; akin to Old English plegan to play, Middle Dutch pleyen Date: before 12th century 1. a. swordplay b. archaic ...
play back
transitive verb Date: 1949 to perform a playback of (a usually recently recorded disc or tape)
play ball
phrasal cooperate
play both ends against the middle
phrasal to set opposing interests against each other to one's own ultimate profit
play by ear
phrasal to deal with something without previous planning or instructions
play down
transitive verb Date: 1930 to attach little importance to ; minimize
play ducks and drakes with
or make ducks and drakes of phrasal to use recklessly ; squander
play games
phrasal to try to hide the truth from someone by deceptive means
play off
transitive verb Date: 1606 1. a. to set in opposition for one's own gain b. to set in contrast 2. to complete the playing of (an interrupted contest) 3. to break (a ...
play one's cards
phrasal to act with the means available to one
play out
verb Date: 1580 transitive verb 1. a. to perform to the end b. use up, finish 2. unreel, unfold intransitive verb 1. to become spent or exhausted 2. ...
play possum
phrasal to pretend to be asleep or dead
play second fiddle
phrasal to take a subordinate position
play the field
phrasal to date or have romantic connections with more than one person
play the game
phrasal to act according to a code or set of standards
play therapy
noun Date: 1939 psychotherapy in which a child is encouraged to reveal feelings and conflicts in play rather than by verbalization
play up
transitive verb Date: 1909 emphasize; also exaggerate, overemphasize
play with a full deck
phrasal to be rational or sane
play with fire
phrasal to do something risky or dangerous
play with oneself
phrasal masturbate
play yard
noun see playpen
noun see play-action pass
play-action pass
noun Date: 1964 a pass play in football in which the quarterback fakes a handoff before passing the ball — called also play-action
adjective Date: 1931 1. being or giving a running commentary on a sports event 2. relating each event as it occurs • play-by-play noun
noun Date: 1895 1. a final contest or series of contests to determine the winner between contestants or teams that have tied 2. a series of contests played after the end of ...
noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, beach, from Late Latin plagia — more at plage Date: 1854 the flat-floored bottom of an undrained desert basin that becomes at times a ...
noun see play II
adjective see play II
verb Etymology: back-formation from playacting Date: 1901 transitive verb act out 1a intransitive verb 1. a. to take part in theatrical performances especially as ...
noun see playact
noun Date: 1929 an act or instance of reproducing recorded sound or pictures often immediately after recording
noun Date: 1616 a bill advertising a play and usually announcing the cast
trademark — used for a theater program
noun Date: 1535 1. one or more plays in book form 2. a notebook containing diagrammed football plays 3. a stock of usual tactics or methods
noun Date: 1907 a man who lives a life devoted chiefly to the pursuit of pleasure
noun Date: 1984 a play session for small children arranged in advance by their parents
played out
adjective Date: 1856 1. worn out or used up 2. tired out ; spent
noun Date: 14th century one that plays: as a. a person who plays a game b. musician c. actor d. a device that reproduces recorded material (as video images or ...
player piano
noun Date: 1907 a piano containing a mechanism by which it plays automatically
noun Date: 1513 playmate
noun Date: 1883 a playground for outdoor athletics
adjective Date: 13th century 1. full of play ; frolicsome, sportive 2. humorous, jocular • playfully adverb • playfulness noun
adverb see playful
noun see playful
noun Date: 1912 a woman who lives a life devoted chiefly to the pursuit of pleasure
noun Date: 1822 a person who frequently attends plays
noun Date: 1794 1. a piece of land used for and usually equipped with facilities for recreation especially by children 2. an area known or suited for activity of a ...
noun Date: 1909 an informal gathering of preschool children organized for the purpose of play and companionship
noun Date: before 12th century 1. theater 2. a small house for children to play in
playing card
noun Date: 15th century one of a set of 24 to 78 thin rectangular pieces of cardboard or plastic marked on one side to show its rank and suit and used in playing any of ...
playing field
noun Date: circa 1584 1. a field for various games; especially the part of a field officially marked off for play 2. a set of conditions for competition (as in business) ...
noun Date: 1918 playground
noun Date: 1884 a short play
noun Date: 1972 a list of recordings to be played on the air by a radio station
noun Date: circa 1942 a player who leads the offense for a team (as in basketball or hockey) • playmaking noun or adjective
noun or adjective see playmaker
noun Date: 1591 a companion in play
noun Date: 1931 a portable usually collapsible enclosure in which a baby or young child may play — called also play yard
noun Date: 1819 a room equipped for children to play in
noun Date: 1908 a sports and play outfit for women or children that consists usually of a blouse and shorts
noun Date: 1675 1. toy 3 2. toy 5
noun Date: 1661 a time for play or diversion
noun Date: 1964 informal clothing worn for leisure activities
noun Etymology: 1play + obsolete wright maker — more at wright Date: 1616 a person who writes plays
noun see playwriting
also playwrighting noun Date: 1709 the writing of plays
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Latin platea broad street — more at place Date: 1683 1. a. a public square in a city or town b. an open area usually located near urban ...
abbreviation British public limited company
noun Etymology: Middle English ple, plede, from Anglo-French plai, pleit from Medieval Latin placitum, from Latin, decision, decree, from neuter of placitus, past participle of ...
plea bargain
noun see plea bargaining
plea bargaining
noun Date: 1964 the negotiation of an agreement between a prosecutor and a defendant whereby the defendant is permitted to plead guilty to a reduced charge • plea-bargain ...
intransitive verb see plea bargaining
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English plechen, from Anglo-French *plecher, plesser, from Vulgar Latin *plactiare, alteration of Latin plectere to braid — more at ply ...
verb (pleaded or pled; also plead; pleading) Etymology: Middle English pleden, plaiden, from Anglo-French plaider, pleder, from plai plea Date: 13th century intransitive verb ...
adjective see plead
noun see plead
noun Date: 14th century 1. advocacy of a cause in a court of law 2. a. one of the formal usually written allegations and counter allegations made alternately by the ...
adverb see plead
noun Date: 14th century 1. a feeling of pleasure ; delight 2. a pleasant rest or recreation place usually attached to a mansion
adjective Etymology: Middle English plesaunt, from Anglo-French plaisant, from present participle of plaisir Date: 14th century 1. having qualities that tend to give pleasure ...
geographical name — see Nauru
Pleasant Grove
geographical name city N central Utah NNW of Provo population 23,468
Pleasant Hill
geographical name city W California ENE of Oakland population 32,837
Pleasant Island
geographical name see Nauru
adverb see pleasant
noun see pleasant
geographical name city W California SE of Oakland population 63,654
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1597 1. a humorous act or remark ; jest 2. an agreeable playfulness in conversation ; banter 3. a polite social remark
I. verb (pleased; pleasing) Etymology: Middle English plesen, from Anglo-French plaisir, pleisir, pleire, from Latin placēre; akin to Latin placare to placate and perhaps to ...
noun see please I
adjective Date: 14th century giving pleasure ; agreeable
adverb see pleasing
noun see pleasing
noun see pleasurable
adjective Date: 1557 pleasant, gratifying • pleasurability noun • pleasurableness noun • pleasurably adverb
noun see pleasurable
adverb see pleasurable
I. noun Etymology: Middle English plesure, alteration of plesir, from Anglo-French plaisir, from plaisir to please Date: 14th century 1. desire, inclination 2. a state of ...
pleasure dome
noun Date: 1797 a place of pleasurable entertainment or recreation ; resort
pleasure principle
noun Date: 1912 a tendency for individual behavior to be directed toward immediate satisfaction of instinctual drives and immediate relief from pain or discomfort
adjective Date: 1719 giving no pleasure
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English pleten, from pleit, plete plait Date: 14th century 1. fold; especially to arrange in pleats 2. plait 2 • pleater noun II. ...
noun see pleat I
adjective see pleat II
noun Date: 1795 plebeian
noun Etymology: obsolete plebe common people, from French plèbe, from Latin plebs Date: 1833 a freshman at a military or naval academy
I. noun Etymology: Latin plebeius of the common people, from plebs common people Date: 1533 1. a member of the Roman plebs 2. one of the common people • plebeianism ...
noun see plebeian I
adverb see plebeian II
adjective see plebiscite
noun Etymology: Latin plebis scitum law voted by the comitia, literally, decree of the common people Date: 1860 a vote by which the people of an entire country or district ...
noun (plural plebes) Etymology: Latin Date: 1647 1. the general populace 2. the common people of ancient Rome
noun Etymology: New Latin Plecoptera, group name, from Greek plekein to braid + pteron wing — more at ply, feather Date: circa 1890 stone fly • plecopteran adjective
noun (plural plectra or plectrums) Etymology: Latin, from Greek plēktron, from plēssein to strike — more at plaint Date: circa 1552 pick III,2c
I. noun Etymology: Middle English plegge security, from Anglo-French plege, from Late Latin plebium, from *plebere to pledge, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High ...
noun Date: 1766 one to whom a pledge is given

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