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polyrhythmically
adverb see polyrhythm
polyribonucleotide
noun Date: 1956 a polynucleotide in which the mononucleotides are ribonucleotides
polyribosomal
adjective see polyribosome
polyribosome
noun Date: 1962 a cluster of ribosomes linked together by a molecule of messenger RNA and forming the site of protein synthesis • polyribosomal adjective
polysaccharide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1892 a carbohydrate that can be decomposed by hydrolysis into two or more molecules of monosaccharides; especially ...
polysemic
adjective see polysemous
polysemous
or polysemic adjective Etymology: Late Latin polysemus, from Greek polysēmos, from poly- + sēma sign Date: 1884 having multiple meanings • polysemy noun
polysemy
noun see polysemous
polysome
noun Date: 1962 polyribosome
polysorbate
noun Date: 1950 any of several emulsifiers used in the preparation of some pharmaceuticals or foods
polystichous
adjective Etymology: Greek polystichos, from poly- + stichos row — more at distich Date: circa 1889 arranged in several rows
polystyrene
noun Date: 1927 a polymer of styrene; especially a rigid transparent thermoplastic that has good physical and electrical insulating properties and is used especially in ...
polysulfide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1849 a sulfide containing two or more atoms of sulfur in the molecule
polysyllabic
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin polysyllabus, from Greek polysyllabos, from poly- + syllabē syllable Date: 1782 1. having more than one and usually more than three ...
polysyllabically
adverb see polysyllabic
polysyllable
noun Etymology: modification of Medieval Latin polysyllaba, from feminine of polysyllabus Date: 1570 a polysyllabic word
polysynaptic
adjective Date: 1964 involving two or more synapses in the central nervous system • polysynaptically adverb
polysynaptically
adverb see polysynaptic
polysyndeton
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Late Greek, neuter of polysyndetos using many conjunctions, from Greek poly- + syndetos bound together, conjunctive — more at asyndeton Date: ...
polytechnic
I. adjective Etymology: French polytechnique, from Greek polytechnos skilled in many arts, from poly- + technē art — more at technical Date: 1801 relating to or devoted to ...
polytene
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1935 relating to, being, or having chromosomes each of which consists of many strands with the corresponding ...
polyteny
noun see polytene
polytheism
noun Etymology: French polytheisme, from Late Greek polytheos polytheistic, from Greek, of many gods, from poly- + theos god Date: 1613 belief in or worship of more than one ...
polytheist
adjective or noun see polytheism
polytheistic
adjective see polytheism
polytheistical
adjective see polytheism
polythene
noun Etymology: by contraction Date: 1939 chiefly British polyethylene
polytonal
adjective see polytonality
polytonality
noun Date: 1923 the simultaneous use of two or more musical keys • polytonal adjective • polytonally adverb
polytonally
adverb see polytonality
polytypic
adjective Date: 1888 represented by several or many types or subdivisions
polyunsaturated
adjective Date: 1932 of an oil or fatty acid having many double or triple bonds in a molecule — compare monounsaturated
polyurethane
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1944 any of various polymers that contain NHCOO linkages and are used especially in flexible and rigid foams, ...
polyuria
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1842 excessive secretion of urine
polyvalence
noun see polyvalent
polyvalent
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1881 1. having a chemical valence greater usually than two 2. effective against, sensitive toward, or ...
polyvinyl
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1927 of, relating to, or being a polymerized vinyl compound, resin, or plastic — often used in combination
polyvinyl chloride
noun Date: 1933 a polymer of vinyl chloride used especially for electrical insulation, films, and pipes — abbreviation PVC
polywater
noun Etymology: polymeric water Date: 1969 water condensed into a glass capillary tube and formerly held to be a stable form with special properties
Pom
noun Date: 1912 Australian & New Zealand usually disparaging Pommy
pom-pom
I. noun Etymology: alteration of pompon Date: 1873 1. an ornamental ball or tuft used especially on clothing, caps, or costumes 2. a handheld usually brightly colored ...
pomace
noun Etymology: Middle English pomys, probably from Medieval Latin pomacium cider, from Late Latin pomum apple, from Latin, fruit Date: 15th century 1. the dry or pulpy ...
pomaceous
adjective Etymology: New Latin pomaceus, from Late Latin pomum Date: 1706 1. of or relating to apples 2. [pome] resembling a pome
pomade
noun Etymology: Middle French pommade ointment formerly made from apples, from Italian pomata, from pomo apple, from Late Latin pomum Date: 1562 a perfumed ointment; ...
pomander
noun Etymology: Middle English, modification of Anglo-French pomme de ambre, literally, apple or ball of amber Date: 15th century 1. a mixture of aromatic substances enclosed ...
pomatum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin pomum apple Date: 1562 pomade
pome
noun Etymology: Middle English, fruit, from Anglo-French pume, pomme apple, fruit, ultimately from Late Latin pomum Date: 15th century a fleshy fruit (as an apple or pear) ...
pomegranate
noun Etymology: Middle English poumgrenet, from Anglo-French pome garnette, literally, seedy fruit Date: 14th century 1. a several-celled reddish berry that is about the size ...
pomelo
noun (plural -los) Etymology: probably alteration of earlier pompelmous, from Dutch pompelmoes Date: 1858 1. grapefruit 2. (or pummelo) a. a very large thick-rinded ...
Pomerania
or German Pommern or Polish Pomorze geographical name 1. region N Europe on Baltic Sea; formerly in Germany, now mostly in Poland 2. former province of Prussia
Pomeranian
noun Date: 1760 1. any of a breed of long-haired compact toy dogs with a soft dense undercoat 2. a native or inhabitant of Pomerania • Pomeranian adjective
Pomerelia
or German Pommerellen geographical name region N Europe on the Baltic W of the Vistula & E of Pomerania; originally part of Pomerania
pomfret
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier pamflet, probably from French pample, from Portuguese pampo Date: 1813 1. any of a family (Bramidae) of usually deep-bodied spiny-finned ...
pommée
adjective Etymology: French, from Middle French pomme apple, ball Date: 1725 of a heraldic cross having the end of each arm terminating in a ball or disk — see cross ...
pommel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pomel, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *pomellum ball, knob, from diminutive of Latin pomum fruit Date: 14th century 1. the knob on the ...
pommel horse
noun Date: 1908 1. a gymnastics apparatus for swinging and balancing feats that consists of a padded rectangular or cylindrical form with two pommels on the top and that is ...
Pommerellen
geographical name see Pomerelia
Pommern
geographical name see Pomerania
Pommie
noun see Pommy
Pommy
or Pommie noun (plural Pommies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration from pomegranate, alteration of Jimmy Grant, rhyming slang for immigrant Date: 1912 Australian & New ...
Pomo
noun (plural Pomo or Pomos) Etymology: in part from Northern Pomo pho•mo•, a village name, literally, at red earth hole; in part from Northern Pomo phoʔmaʔ one residing at ...
pomological
adjective see pomology
pomologist
noun see pomology
pomology
noun Etymology: New Latin pomologia, from Latin pomum fruit + -logia -logy Date: 1818 the science and practice of growing fruit • pomological adjective • pomologist noun
Pomona
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 149,473
Pomorze
geographical name see Pomerania
pomp
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, pomp, from Greek pompē act of sending, escort, procession, pomp, from pempein to send ...
pompadour
noun Etymology: Marquise de Pompadour Date: 1756 1. a. a man's style of hairdressing in which the hair is combed into a high mound in front b. a woman's style of ...
Pompadour
biographical name Madame de 1721-1764 Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson; mistress of Louis XV
pompadoured
adjective see pompadour
pompano
noun (plural -no or -nos) Etymology: American Spanish pámpano, from Spanish, a percoid fish (Sparus auratus), literally, vine leaf, from Latin pampinus Date: 1778 1. a ...
Pompano Beach
geographical name city SE Florida on the Atlantic N of Fort Lauderdale population 78,191
Pompeian
adjective or noun see Pompeii
Pompeii
geographical name ancient city S Italy SE of Naples destroyed A.D. 79 by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius • Pompeian or Pompeiian adjective or noun
Pompeiian
adjective or noun see Pompeii
Pompey
biographical name 106-48 B.C. Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus; the Great Roman general & statesman
Pompidou
biographical name Georges (-Jean-Raymond) 1911-1974 French politician; premier (1962-68) & president (1969-74) of France
pompon
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French pompe tuft of ribbons Date: 1751 1. pom-pom I,1 2. a chrysanthemum or dahlia with small rounded flower heads
pomposity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1620 1. pompous demeanor, speech, or behavior 2. a pompous gesture, habit, or act
pompous
adjective Date: 15th century 1. excessively elevated or ornate 2. having or exhibiting self-importance ; arrogant 3. relating to or suggestive of pomp ; magnificent ...
pompously
adverb see pompous
pompousness
noun see pompous
Ponape
geographical name see Pohnpei
Ponca City
geographical name city N Oklahoma on Arkansas River population 25,919
ponce
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1872 British pimp; also usually disparaging a male homosexual
Ponce
geographical name city & port S Puerto Rico population 186,475
Ponce de León
biographical name Juan 1460-1521 Spanish explorer
Ponchielli
biographical name Amilcare 1834-1886 Italian composer
poncho
noun (plural ponchos) Etymology: American Spanish, from Mapuche Date: 1717 1. a blanket with a slit in the middle so that it can be slipped over the head and worn as a ...
pond
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ponde artificially confined body of water, probably alteration of pounde enclosure — more at pound Date: 14th century a body of water ...
pond lily
noun Date: 1748 water lily
pond scum
noun Date: 1864 1. any of various algae (especially spirogyra) or cyanobacteria 2. a mass of tangled filaments of algae or cyanobacteria in stagnant waters
pond skater
noun Date: 1895 water strider
ponder
verb (pondered; pondering) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French ponderer, from Latin ponderare to weigh, ponder, from ponder-, pondus weight — more at pendant Date: ...
ponderable
adjective Etymology: Late Latin ponderabilis, from ponderare Date: 1813 significant enough to be worth considering ; appreciable Synonyms: see perceptible
ponderer
noun see ponder
ponderosa pine
noun Etymology: New Latin ponderosa, specific epithet of Pinus ponderosa, from Latin, feminine of ponderosus ponderous Date: 1878 a tall pine (Pinus ponderosa) of western ...
ponderous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ponderus, from Latin ponderosus, from ponder-, pondus weight Date: 15th century 1. of very great weight 2. unwieldy ...
ponderously
adverb see ponderous
ponderousness
noun see ponderous
Pondicherry
or French Pondichéry geographical name 1. union territory SE India SSW of Madras surrounded by Tamil Nadu; a settlement of French India before 1954, area 183 square miles ...
Pondichéry
geographical name see Pondicherry
pondweed
noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Potamogeton of the family Potamogetonaceae, the pondweed family) of aquatic plants with jointed usually rooting stems, floating or submerged ...
pone
noun Etymology: modification of Virginia Algonquian appone Date: 1634 Southern & Midland corn pone
pongee
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) běnjī, from běn own + jī loom Date: 1711 a thin soft fabric of Chinese origin woven from raw silk; also an ...
pongid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Kongo mpongi ape Date: 1950 any of a family (Pongidae) of apes that includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan • pongid adjective
poniard
I. noun Etymology: Middle French poignard, from poing fist, from Old French puing, from Latin pugnus fist — more at pungent Date: 1588 a dagger with a usually slender blade ...
pons
noun (plural pontes) Etymology: New Latin, short for pons Varolii Date: 1831 a broad mass of chiefly transverse nerve fibers in the mammalian brain stem lying ventral to ...
Pons
biographical name Lily 1904-1976 American (French-born) soprano
pons asinorum
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, asses' bridge, name applied to the proposition that the base angles of an isosceles triangle are equal Date: 1751 a critical test of ...
pons Varolii
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, bridge of Varoli, from Costanzo Varoli died 1575 Italian surgeon and anatomist Date: circa 1693 pons
Ponselle
biographical name Rosa Melba 1897-1981 American soprano
Pont l'Évêque
noun Etymology: Pont l'Évêque, town in France Date: circa 1889 a soft surface-ripened cheese firmer, yellower, and having less surface mold than Camembert
Ponta Delgada
geographical name city & port Azores on São Miguel Island population 21,091
Pontchartrain, Lake
geographical name lake SE Louisiana E of the Mississippi & N of New Orleans area about 630 square miles (1632 square kilometers)
Pontevedra
geographical name 1. province NW Spain in SW Galicia on the Atlantic area 1729 square miles (4478 square kilometers), population 896,847 2. commune & port, its capital, NW of ...
Pontiac
I. biographical name circa 1720-1769 Ottawa Indian chief II. geographical name city SE Michigan NW of Detroit population 66,337
Pontianak
geographical name city Indonesia on SW coast of Borneo population 398,357
pontifex
noun (plural pontifices) Etymology: Latin pontific-, pontifex, from pont-, pons bridge + facere to make — more at find, do Date: circa 1580 a member of the council of ...
pontiff
noun Etymology: French pontif, from Latin pontific-, pontifex Date: 1626 1. pontifex 2. bishop; specifically often capitalized pope 1
pontifical
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin pontificale, from neuter of pontificalis Date: 14th century 1. episcopal attire; specifically the ...
pontifically
adverb see pontifical II
pontificate
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pontificatus, from pontific-, pontifex Date: 15th century the state, office, or term of office of a pontiff II. intransitive ...
pontification
noun see pontificate II
pontificator
noun see pontificate II
pontil
noun Etymology: French, perhaps from Italian puntello, diminutive of punto point, from Latin punctus — more at point Date: 1832 punty — called also pontil rod
pontil rod
noun see pontil
pontine
adjective Etymology: New Latin pont-, pons pons Date: 1889 of or relating to the pons
Pontine Islands
geographical name islands Italy in Tyrrhenian Sea W of Naples; chief islands Ponza & Pontine
Pontine Marshes
geographical name district central Italy in SW Lazio, separated from sea by low sand hills that prevent natural drainage; now reclaimed
pontoon
I. noun Etymology: French ponton, from Old French, from Latin ponton-, ponto Date: 1690 1. a flat-bottomed boat (as a lighter); especially a flat-bottomed boat or portable ...
Pontormo
biographical name Jacopo da 1494-1557 originally Jacopo Carrucci Italian painter
Pontus
geographical name 1. ancient country NE Asia Minor; a kingdom 4th century B.C. to 66 b.c. later a Roman province 2. (or Pontus Euxinus) — see Black Sea
Pontus Euxinus
I. geographical name see Black Sea II. geographical name see Pontus 2
Pontypool
geographical name town SE Wales NW of Bristol, England population 36,761
Pontypridd
geographical name town SE Wales NW of Cardiff population 32,992
pony
noun (plural ponies) Etymology: probably from obsolete French poulenet, diminutive of French poulain colt, from Old French pulain, perhaps from Medieval Latin pullamen young ...
pony express
noun Usage: often capitalized P&E Date: 1847 a rapid postal and express system that operated across the western United States in 1860-61 by relays of horses and riders
pony up
verb (ponied up; ponying up) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1824 transitive verb to pay (money) especially in settlement of an account intransitive verb pay
ponytail
noun Date: 1951 a hairstyle in which the hair is pulled together and banded usually at the back of the head so as to resemble a pony's tail • ponytailed adjective
ponytailed
adjective see ponytail
Ponzi scheme
noun Etymology: Charles Ponzi died 1949 American (Italian-born) swindler Date: 1973 an investment swindle in which some early investors are paid off with money put up by ...
poo-bah
noun see pooh-bah
pooch
I. verb Etymology: alteration of 1pouch Date: circa 1923 chiefly dialect bulge II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1924 dog
pood
noun Etymology: Russian pud, from Old Russian, from Old Norse pund pound — more at pound Date: 1554 a Russian unit of weight equal to about 36.11 pounds (16.38 kilograms)
poodle
noun Etymology: German Pudel, short for Pudelhund, from pudeln to splash + Hund dog Date: 1810 1. any of a breed of active intelligent dogs that have a curly dense ...
poodle cloth
noun see poodle
poof
I. interjection Date: 1824 — used to express disdain or dismissal or to suggest instantaneous occurrence II. noun also poove (plural poofs; also pooves) Etymology: perhaps ...
pooftah
noun see poofter
poofter
also pooftah noun Etymology: by alteration Date: 1903 British usually disparaging poof
pooh
interjection Date: 1602 — used to express contempt or disapproval
pooh-bah
also poo-bah noun Usage: often capitalized P&B Etymology: Pooh-Bah, character in Gilbert and Sullivan's opera The Mikado (1885) bearing the title Lord-High-Everything-Else ...
pooh-pooh
also pooh verb Etymology: pooh Date: 1827 intransitive verb to express contempt or impatience transitive verb to express contempt for or make light of ; play down, ...
pool
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pōl; akin to Old High German pfuol pool Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) a small and rather deep body of ...
Pool Malebo
geographical name — see malebo (Pool)
Poole
geographical name town S England in Dorset on English Channel population 130,900
poolroom
noun Date: 1861 1. a room in which bookmaking is carried on 2. a room for the playing of pool
poolside
I. noun Date: 1921 the area surrounding a swimming pool II. adverb or adjective Date: 1973 at or near the side of a pool
Poona
geographical name — see Pune
poop
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pope, from Latin puppis Date: 15th century 1. obsolete stern 2. an enclosed superstructure at the stern of a ship ...
poop deck
noun Date: 1815 a partial deck above a ship's main afterdeck
pooper-scooper
noun Etymology: 5poop Date: 1976 a device used for picking up the excrement of a pet (as a dog) for disposal
Poopó, Lake
geographical name lake 60 miles (96 kilometers) long W central Bolivia S of Lake Titicaca at altitude of 12,000 feet (3658 meters)
poor
adjective Etymology: Middle English poure, from Anglo-French povre, pore, from Latin pauper; akin to Latin paucus little and to Latin parere to give birth to, produce — more ...
poor box
noun Date: 1621 a box (as in a church) for alms for the poor
poor boy
variant of po'boy
Poor Clare
noun Date: 1608 a member of an austere order of nuns founded by St. Clare under the direction of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, in 1212
poor farm
noun Date: 1726 a farm maintained at public expense for the support and employment of needy persons
poor law
noun Date: 1752 a law providing for or regulating the public relief or support of the poor
poor mouth
noun Date: 1764 an exaggerated claim of poverty
poor white
noun Date: 1819 often offensive white trash
poor-mouth
Date: 1964 intransitive verb to plead poverty as a defense or excuse transitive verb to speak disparagingly of
poor-spirited
adjective Date: 1656 lacking zest, confidence, or courage • poor-spiritedly adverb • poor-spiritedness noun
poor-spiritedly
adverb see poor-spirited
poor-spiritedness
noun see poor-spirited
poorhouse
noun Date: 1792 a place maintained at public expense to house needy or dependent persons
poorish
adjective see poor
poorly
I. adverb Date: 13th century in a poor condition or manner; especially in an inferior or imperfect way ; badly II. adjective Date: 1749 somewhat ill ; indisposed
poorness
noun see poor
poove
noun see poof II
POP
abbreviation point of purchase
pop
I. verb (popped; popping) Etymology: Middle English poppen, of imitative origin Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to strike or knock sharply ; hit 2. to push, put, ...
pop art
noun Usage: often capitalized P&A Date: 1957 art in which commonplace objects (as road signs, hamburgers, comic strips, or soup cans) are used as subject matter and are ...
pop artist
noun see pop art
pop eye
noun Etymology: back-formation from pop-eyed Date: 1828 an eye staring and bulging (as from excitement) • pop-eyed adjective
pop fly
noun Date: 1887 a high fly ball in baseball
pop off
intransitive verb Date: 1764 1. a. to die unexpectedly b. to leave suddenly 2. to talk thoughtlessly and often loudly or angrily
pop quiz
noun Date: circa 1960 an unscheduled or unannounced quiz
pop the question
phrasal to propose marriage
pop-eyed
adjective see pop eye
pop-top
noun Date: 1965 a closure that can be pulled by hand to open a can
pop-up
I. noun Date: 1906 pop fly II. adjective Date: 1934 of, relating to, or having a component or device that pops up
popcorn
I. noun Date: 1823 an Indian corn (Zea mays praecox) whose kernels on exposure to heat burst open to form a white starchy mass; also the kernels especially after popping II. ...
pope
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pāpa, from Late Latin papa, from Greek pappas, papas, title of bishops, literally, papa Date: before 12th century 1. often ...
Pope
I. biographical name Alexander 1688-1744 English poet • Popian also Popean adjective II. biographical name John 1822-1892 American general
Popean
adjective see Pope I
popery
noun Date: circa 1534 usually disparaging Roman Catholicism
popgun
noun Date: 1622 a toy gun that usually shoots a cork and produces a popping sound
Popian
adjective see Pope I
popinjay
noun Etymology: Middle English papejay parrot, from Middle French papegai, papejai, from Arabic babghā' Date: 1596 a strutting supercilious person
popish
adjective Etymology: pope Date: 1528 often disparaging Roman Catholic
poplar
noun Etymology: Middle English popler, from Anglo-French, from Old French *pople poplar, from Latin populus Date: 14th century 1. a. any of a genus (Populus) of slender ...
Poplar
geographical name former metropolitan borough E London, England, on N bank of the Thames, now part of Tower Hamlets
Pople
biographical name John Anthony 1925- American (British-born) mathematician
poplin
noun Etymology: French papeline Date: 1710 a strong fabric in plain weave with crosswise ribs
popliteal
adjective Etymology: New Latin popliteus, from Latin poplit-, poples knee joint, back of the knee Date: 1786 of or relating to the back part of the leg behind the knee joint
Popocatepetl
geographical name volcano 17,887 feet (5452 meters) SE central Mexico in Puebla
popover
noun Date: 1875 a hollow quick bread shaped like a muffin and made from a thin batter of eggs, milk, and flour
poppa
variant of papa
popper
noun Date: 1750 1. one that pops; especially a utensil for popping corn 2. slang a vial of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite used illicitly as an inhalational aphrodisiac
poppet
noun Etymology: Middle English popet — more at puppet Date: 15th century 1. a. Midland doll b. obsolete marionette 2. chiefly British dear 3. a. an upright ...
poppied
adjective Date: 1818 1. archaic growing or overgrown with poppies 2. drowsy
popple
I. noun Etymology: Middle English popul, from Old English, from Latin populus Date: 14th century chiefly dialect poplar 1 II. noun Etymology: popple, verb, from Middle ...
poppy
noun (plural poppies) Etymology: Middle English popi, from Old English popæg, popig, modification of Latin papaver Date: before 12th century 1. a. any of a genus (Papaver ...
poppy seed
noun Date: 14th century the seed of a poppy used chiefly as a topping or flavoring for baked goods
poppycock
noun Etymology: Dutch dialect pappekak, literally, soft dung, from Dutch pap pap + kak dung Date: 1865 empty talk or writing ; nonsense
poppyhead
noun Date: 1839 a raised ornament often in the form of a finial generally used on the tops of the upright ends of seats in Gothic churches
Popsicle
trademark — used for flavored and colored water frozen on a stick
populace
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian popolaccio rabble, augmentative of popolo the people, from Latin populus Date: 1572 1. the common people ; masses 2. population
popular
adjective Etymology: Latin popularis, from populus the people, a people Date: 1548 1. of or relating to the general public 2. suitable to the majority: as a. adapted to ...
popular front
noun Usage: often capitalized P&F Date: 1936 a coalition especially of leftist political parties against a common opponent; specifically one sponsored and dominated by ...
popular sovereignty
noun Date: 1848 1. a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people 2. a pre-Civil War doctrine asserting the right of the ...
popularise
British variant of popularize
popularity
noun Date: 1601 the quality or state of being popular
popularization
noun see popularize
popularize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1593 intransitive verb to cater to popular taste transitive verb to make popular: as a. to cause to be liked or esteemed b. to present ...
popularizer
noun see popularize
popularly
adverb see popular
populate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Medieval Latin populatus, past participle of populare to people, from Latin populus people Date: 1578 1. to have a place in ; ...
population
noun Etymology: Late Latin population-, populatio, from Latin populus Date: 1612 1. a. the whole number of people or inhabitants in a country or region b. the total of ...
population explosion
noun Date: 1953 a pyramiding of numbers of a biological population; especially the recent great increase in human numbers resulting from increased survival and exponential ...
populational
adjective see population
populism
noun see populist I
populist
I. noun Etymology: Latin populus the people Date: 1892 1. a member of a political party claiming to represent the common people; especially often capitalized a member of a ...
populistic
adjective see populist I
populous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin populosus, from populus people Date: 15th century 1. a. densely populated b. having a large population 2. a. ...
populously
adverb see populous
populousness
noun see populous
por
abbreviation portrait
porbeagle
noun Etymology: Cornish porgh-bugel Date: 1758 a viviparous mackerel shark (Lamna nasus) chiefly of the North Atlantic and southwestern Pacific oceans with a pointed snout ...
porcelain
noun Etymology: Middle French porcelaine cowrie shell, porcelain, from Italian porcellana, from porcello vulva, literally, little pig, from Latin porcellus, diminutive of ...
porcelain enamel
noun Date: 1883 a fired-on opaque glassy coating on metal (as steel)
porcelainize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1951 to fire a glassy coating on (as steel)
porcelainlike
adjective see porcelain
porcelaneous
adjective see porcelain
porcellaneous
adjective see porcelain
porch
noun Etymology: Middle English porche, from Anglo-French, from Latin porticus portico, from porta gate; akin to Latin portus port — more at ford Date: 14th century 1. a ...
porcine
adjective Etymology: Latin porcinus, from porcus pig — more at farrow Date: circa 1656 of, relating to, or suggesting swine ; piggish
porcini
noun (plural porcini; also porcinis) Etymology: Italian, plural of porcino, short for fungo porcino, literally, porcine mushroom Date: 1976 a large wild edible brownish ...
porcino
noun (plural porcini) Etymology: Italian Date: 1976 porcini
porcupine
noun (plural porcupines; also porcupine) Etymology: Middle English porke despyne, from Middle French porc espin, from Old Italian porcospino, from Latin porcus pig + spina ...
Porcupine
geographical name river 448 miles (721 kilometers) in N Yukon Territory & NE Alaska flowing N & W into the Yukon
porcupine fish
noun Date: 1681 any of several bony fishes (family Diodontidae) that have sharp spines covering the body and inflate themselves into a sphere when threatened; especially a ...
pore
I. intransitive verb (pored; poring) Etymology: Middle English pouren Date: 13th century 1. to gaze intently 2. to read or study attentively — usually used with over 3. ...
pore fungus
noun Date: 1922 a fungus (family Boletaceae or Polyporaceae) having the spore-bearing surface within tubes or pores
pored
adjective see pore II
porgy
noun (plural porgies; also porgy) Etymology: alteration of pargo, from Spanish & Portuguese, from Latin phager, from Greek phagros Date: 1671 1. a blue-spotted silvery-red ...
Pori
geographical name city & port SW Finland population 76,456
pork
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French porc pig, from Latin porcus — more at farrow Date: 14th century 1. the fresh or salted flesh of swine when dressed for ...
pork barrel
noun Date: 1909 government projects or appropriations yielding rich patronage benefits; also pork 2
pork belly
noun Date: circa 1950 an uncured side of pork
porker
noun Date: 1657 1. hog; especially a young pig fattened for table use as fresh pork 2. one resembling a fattened pig ; fatty
Porkkala Peninsula
geographical name peninsula S Finland W of Helsinki
porkpie hat
noun Etymology: from its shape Date: 1860 a hat with a low telescoped crown, flat top, and brim turned up all around or up in back and down in front

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