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porky
I. adjective (porkier; -est) Date: 1852 resembling a pig ; fat II. noun (plural porkies) Date: 1900 porcupine
Porlamar
geographical name city & port NE Venezuela on Margarita Island
porn
also porno noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1962 pornography
porno
noun see porn
pornographer
noun Date: 1850 one who produces pornography
pornographic
adjective see pornography
pornographically
adverb see pornography
pornography
noun Etymology: Greek pornographos, adjective, writing about prostitutes, from pornē prostitute + graphein to write; akin to Greek pernanai to sell, poros journey — more at ...
porny
adjective (pornier; -est) Date: 1961 of, relating to, involved in, or being pornography
porosity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. a. the quality or state of being porous b. the ratio of the volume of interstices of a material to the volume of its mass 2. ...
porous
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. possessing or full of pores b. containing vessels 2. a. permeable to fluids b. permeable to outside influences 3. capable ...
porously
adverb see porous
porousness
noun see porous
porphyria
noun Etymology: New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary porphyrin Date: 1923 any of several usually hereditary abnormalities of porphyrin metabolism characterized ...
porphyrin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek porphyra purple Date: 1910 any of various compounds with a macrocyclic structure that consists essentially of ...
porphyritic
adjective Etymology: Middle English porphiritike, from Medieval Latin porphyriticus, from Greek porphyritikos, from porphyritēs (lithos) porphyry Date: 15th century 1. of or ...
porphyropsin
noun Etymology: Greek porphyra purple + English -opsin (as in rhodopsin) Date: 1930 a purple pigment in the retinal rods of freshwater fishes that resembles rhodopsin
porphyry
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English porphiri, from Medieval Latin porphyrium, alteration of Latin porphyrites, from Greek porphyritēs (lithos), literally, stone like ...
porpoise
I. noun Etymology: Middle English porpoys, from Anglo-French porpeis, from Medieval Latin porcopiscis, from Latin porcus pig + piscis fish — more at farrow, fish Date: 14th ...
porrect
adjective Etymology: Latin porrectus, past participle of porrigere to stretch out, from por- forward + regere to direct — more at portend, right Date: 15th century extended ...
porridge
noun Etymology: alteration of pottage Date: circa 1643 a soft food made by boiling meal of grains or legumes in milk or water until thick • porridgy adjective
porridgy
adjective see porridge
porringer
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English potager, potynger, from Anglo-French potageer, from potage pottage Date: 1522 a low usually metal bowl with a single and usually ...
Porson
biographical name Richard 1759-1808 English scholar
Port
abbreviation Portugal
port
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English & Anglo-French, from Latin portus — more at ford Date: before 12th century 1. a place where ships may ride secure from ...
Port
abbreviation Portugal
port
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English & Anglo-French, from Latin portus — more at ford Date: before 12th century 1. a place where ships may ride secure from ...
Port Adelaide
geographical name city SE South Australia on Gulf of St. Vincent at mouth of Torrens River; port for Adelaide population 38,205
port arms
noun Etymology: from the command port arms! Date: circa 1890 a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held diagonally in front of the body with the muzzle ...
Port Arthur
geographical name 1. city & port SE Texas on Sabine Lake population 57,755 2. — see Thunder Bay 3. — see lu-shun
Port Blair
geographical name town & port India on South Andaman Island capital of Andaman and Nicobar union territory
Port Chester
geographical name village SE New York NE of New Rochelle on Long Island Sound population 27,867
Port Coquitlam
geographical name city Canada in SW British Columbia population 51,257
port de bras
noun Etymology: French, literally, carriage of the arm Date: 1912 the technique and practice of arm movement in ballet
Port du Salut
noun Etymology: French port-du-salut, port-salut, from Port du Salut, Trappist abbey in northwest France Date: 1881 a semisoft pressed ripened cheese of usually mild flavor ...
Port Elizabeth
or Nelson Mandela Metropole geographical name city & port S Republic of South Africa in S Eastern Cape province on Algoa Bay population 468,797
Port Everglades
geographical name seaport SE Florida on the Atlantic at SE point of Fort Lauderdale
Port Hedland
geographical name port Western Australia
Port Huron
geographical name city E Michigan on Lake Huron & St. Clair River population 32,338
Port Jackson
geographical name inlet of S Pacific SE Australia in New South Wales; the harbor of Sydney
Port Laoise
geographical name see Portlaoighise
Port Louis
geographical name city & port capital of Mauritius population 142,645
Port Lyautey
geographical name — see Kenitra
Port Mahon
geographical name — see mahon
Port Moody
geographical name city Canada in SW British Columbia E of Vancouver population 23,816
Port Moresby
geographical name city & port SE New Guinea in Papua capital of Papua New Guinea population 193,242
port of call
Date: 1858 1. an intermediate port where ships customarily stop for supplies, repairs, or transshipment of cargo 2. a stop included on an itinerary
port of entry
Date: 1769 1. a place where foreign goods may be cleared through a customhouse 2. a place where an alien may be permitted to enter a country
Port of Spain
geographical name city & port capital of Trinidad and Tobago, on NW Trinidad Island population 50,878
Port Orange
geographical name city E Florida population 45,823
Port Phillip Bay
geographical name inlet of Bass Strait SE Australia in Victoria; the harbor of Melbourne
Port Royal
geographical name town Jamaica at entrance to Kingston Harbor; early capital of Jamaica, destroyed by earthquakes 1692 & 1907 & partly engulfed by the sea
Port Royal Sound
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic S South Carolina
Port Royalist
noun Etymology: French port-royaliste, from Port-Royal, a convent near Versailles, France Date: circa 1741 a member or adherent of a 17th century French Jansenist lay ...
Port Said
geographical name city & port NE Egypt on the Mediterranean at N end of Suez Canal population 262,760
Port Saint Lucie
geographical name city E Florida population 88,769
Port Salut
noun Date: 1881 Port du Salut
Port Stanley
geographical name — see Stanley
Port Sudan
geographical name city & port NE Sudan on Red Sea population 100,700
Port-au-Prince
geographical name city & port capital of Haiti on SE shore of Gulf of Gonâve population 752,600
Port-Vila
or Vila geographical name town & port capital of Vanuatu in SW Efate Island population 18,905
port-wine stain
noun Date: circa 1909 a reddish-purple superficial hemangioma of the skin commonly occurring as a birthmark
portabella
or portabello variant of portobello
portabello
I. see portabella II. noun see portobello
portability
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1667 1. the quality or state of being portable 2. the transferability of a worker's benefits from one pension fund to another when the worker ...
portable
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin portabilis, from Latin portare to carry — more at fare Date: 15th century 1. a. capable of ...
portably
adverb see portable I
Portage
geographical name 1. city NW Indiana E of Gary population 33,496 2. city SW Michigan S of Kalamazoo population 44,897
portage
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from porter to carry Date: 15th century 1. the labor of carrying or transporting 2. archaic the cost of carrying ; ...
Portal
biographical name Charles Frederick Algernon 1893-1971 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford British air marshal
portal
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin portale city gate, porch, from neuter of portalis of a gate, from Latin porta gate — more at port ...
portal system
noun Etymology: portal vein Date: 1851 a system of veins that begins and ends in capillaries
portal vein
noun Etymology: 2portal Date: 1845 a vein that collects blood from one part of the body and distributes it in another through capillaries; especially a vein carrying blood ...
portal-to-portal
adjective Date: 1943 of or relating to the time spent by a worker in traveling between the entrance to an employer's property and the worker's actual job site (as in a mine) ...
portamento
noun (plural portamenti) Etymology: Italian, literally, act of carrying, from portare to carry, from Latin Date: 1771 a continuous gliding movement from one tone to another ...
portative
adjective Etymology: Middle English portatif, from Middle French, from Latin portatus, past participle of portare Date: 14th century portable
portcullis
noun Etymology: Middle English port colice, from Anglo-French porte coliz, literally, sliding door Date: 14th century a grating of iron hung over the gateway of a fortified ...
Porte
noun Etymology: French, short for Sublime Porte, literally, sublime gate; from the gate of the sultan's palace where justice was administered Date: 15th century the ...
porte cochere
noun Etymology: French porte cochère, literally, coach door Date: 1698 1. a passageway through a building or screen wall designed to let vehicles pass from the street to an ...
portend
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin portendere, from por- forward (akin to per through) + tendere to stretch — more at for, thin Date: 15th century 1. to ...
portent
noun Etymology: Latin portentum, from neuter of portentus, past participle of portendere Date: circa 1587 1. something that foreshadows a coming event ; omen, sign 2. ...
portentous
adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or constituting a portent 2. eliciting amazement or wonder ; prodigious 3. a. being a grave or serious matter b. ...
portentously
adverb see portentous
portentousness
noun see portentous
Porter
I. biographical name Cole Albert 1891-1964 American songwriter II. biographical name David 1780-1843 & his son David Dixon 1813-1891 American naval officers III. ...
porter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin portarius, from Latin porta gate — more at port Date: 13th century chiefly British a person stationed ...
porterage
noun Date: 15th century a porter's work; also the charge for it
porterhouse
noun Date: circa 1758 1. a house where malt liquor (as porter) is sold 2. a large steak cut from the thick end of the short loin to contain a T-shaped bone and a large ...
Porterville
geographical name city S central California population 39,615
portfolio
noun (plural -lios) Etymology: Italian portafoglio, from portare to carry (from Latin) + foglio leaf, sheet, from Latin folium — more at blade Date: 1722 1. a hinged cover ...
porthole
noun Etymology: 2port Date: circa 1591 1. an opening (as a window) with a cover or closure especially in the side of a ship or aircraft 2. a port through which to shoot 3. ...
Portia
noun Date: 1596 the heroine in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
portico
noun (plural -coes or -cos) Etymology: Italian, from Latin porticus — more at porch Date: 1605 a colonnade or covered ambulatory especially in classical architecture and ...
portiere
noun Etymology: French portière, from Old French, feminine of portier, porter porter, doorkeeper Date: 1843 a curtain hanging across a doorway
portion
I. noun Etymology: Middle English porcioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin portion-, portio; akin to Latin part-, pars part Date: 14th century 1. an individual's part or share ...
portionless
adjective Date: 1782 having no portion; especially having no dowry or inheritance
Portland
I. biographical name Duke of — see Bentinck II. geographical name 1. city & port SW Maine on Casco Bay population 64,249 2. city & port NW Oregon at confluence of ...
Portland Canal
geographical name inlet of the Pacific about 80 miles (130 kilometers) long Canada & United States between British Columbia & SE tip of Alaska
portland cement
noun Etymology: Isle of Portland, England; from its resemblance to a limestone found there Date: 1824 a hydraulic cement made by finely pulverizing the clinker produced by ...
Portlander
noun see Portland II
Portlaoighise
or Port Laoise or Maryborough geographical name town central Ireland capital of County Laoighis population 3773
portliness
noun see portly
portly
adjective (portlier; -est) Etymology: 3port Date: 15th century 1. dignified, stately 2. heavy or rotund of body ; stout • portliness noun
portmanteau
I. noun (plural -teaus or portmanteaux) Etymology: Middle French portemanteau, from porter to carry + manteau mantle, from Latin mantellum — more at port Date: 1579 1. a ...
Porto
or Oporto geographical name city & port NW Portugal on the Douro population 310,600 — see leixoes
Porto Alegre
geographical name city & port S Brazil capital of Rio Grande do Sul state at N end of Lagoa dos Patos population 1,300,000
Porto Rico
geographical name — see Puerto Rico
Porto-Novo
geographical name city & port capital of Benin population 192,000
portobello
also portabella or portabello noun (plural -los; also -las) Etymology: perhaps alteration of Italian prataiolo, prataiuolo or dialect Italian pratarolo meadow mushroom, from ...
Portobelo
geographical name town & port Panama on Caribbean coast; the great emporium of South American trade in 17th & 18th centuries
portrait
noun Etymology: Middle French, from past participle of portraire Date: 1570 1. picture; especially a pictorial representation (as a painting) of a person usually showing the ...
portraitist
noun Date: 1859 a maker of portraits
portraiture
noun Date: 14th century 1. the making of portraits ; portrayal 2. portrait
portray
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English portraien, from Anglo-French purtraire, from Latin protrahere to draw forth, reveal, expose — more at protract Date: 14th century ...
portrayal
noun Date: 1843 1. the act or process or an instance of portraying ; representation 2. portrait
portrayer
noun see portray
portress
noun Date: 15th century a woman who is a porter: as a. a doorkeeper in a convent or apartment building b. charwoman
Portsmouth
geographical name 1. city & port SE New Hampshire on the Atlantic population 20,784 2. city & port SE Virginia on Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk population 100,565 3. ...
Portugal
or ancient Lusitania geographical name country SW Europe in W Iberian Peninsula bordering on the Atlantic; a kingdom before 1910; now a republic capital Lisbon area (not ...
Portuguese
noun (plural Portuguese) Etymology: Portuguese português, adjective & noun, from Portugal Date: 1534 1. a. a native or inhabitant of Portugal b. one who is of ...
Portuguese East Africa
geographical name — see Mozambique 2
Portuguese Guinea
geographical name — see Guinea-Bissau
Portuguese India
geographical name former Portuguese possessions on W coast of India peninsula, annexed 1961 by India; comprised territory of Goa & districts of Daman & Diu
Portuguese man-of-war
noun (plural Portuguese man-of-wars; also Portuguese men-of-war) Date: 1707 any of a genus (Physalia of the family Physaliidae) of large tropical and subtropical pelagic ...
Portuguese Timor
geographical name — see Timor 1
Portuguese water dog
noun Date: 1948 any of a breed of medium-sized robust dogs that have a large broad head and curly or wavy coat and are strong swimmers
Portuguese West Africa
geographical name — see Angola
portulaca
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, purslane, from portula, diminutive of porta gate; from the lid of its capsule — more at port Date: 1548 any of a genus (Portulaca) of ...
Porz am Rhein
geographical name city W Germany ESE suburb of Cologne population 76,762
pos
abbreviation 1. position 2. positive
POS
abbreviation point-of-service
posada
noun Etymology: Spanish, from posar to lodge, from Late Latin pausare Date: 1671 an inn in Spanish-speaking countries
pose
I. verb (posed; posing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French poser, from Vulgar Latin *pausare, from Late Latin, to stop, rest, pause, from Latin pausa pause Date: 14th ...
Poseidon
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Poseidōn Date: 1811 the Greek god of the sea — compare Neptune
Poseidonia
geographical name — see Paestum
Posen
geographical name see Poznan
poser
I. noun Etymology: 3pose Date: 1793 a puzzling or baffling question II. noun Etymology: 1pose Date: 1888 a person who poses
poseur
noun Etymology: French, literally, poser, from poser Date: 1869 a person who pretends to be what he or she is not ; an affected or insincere person
posh
adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1918 1. elegant, fashionable 2. British typical of or intended for the upper classes ; highfalutin • poshly adverb • ...
poshly
adverb see posh
poshness
noun see posh
posit
transitive verb (posited; positing) Etymology: Latin positus, past participle of ponere Date: 1647 1. to dispose or set firmly ; fix 2. to assume or affirm the existence of ...
position
I. noun Etymology: Middle English posycion, from Anglo-French posicioun, from Latin position-, positio, from ponere to lay down, put, place, from Old Latin *posinere, from po- ...
position effect
noun Date: 1930 a genetic effect in which the expression of a gene is influenced by its interaction with usually adjacent genes and which is modified when the spatial ...
position paper
noun Date: 1949 a detailed report that recommends a course of action on a particular issue
positional
adjective Date: 1571 1. of, relating to, or fixed by position 2. involving little movement 3. dependent on position or environment or context • positionally adverb
positional notation
noun Date: 1941 a system of expressing numbers in which the digits are arranged in succession, the position of each digit has a place value, and the number is equal to the sum ...
positionally
adverb see positional
positive
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin positivus, from positus, past participle of ponere Date: 14th century 1. a. formally laid down or ...
positive definite
adjective Date: 1907 1. having a positive value for all values of the constituent variables 2. of a matrix having the characteristic roots real and positive
positive feedback
noun Date: 1934 feedback that tends to magnify a process or increase its output
positive law
noun Date: 14th century law established or recognized by governmental authority — compare natural law
positively
adverb see positive I
positiveness
noun see positive I
positivism
noun Etymology: French positivisme, from positif positive + -isme -ism Date: 1847 1. a. a theory that theology and metaphysics are earlier imperfect modes of knowledge ...
positivist
adjective or noun see positivism
positivistic
adjective see positivism
positivistically
adverb see positivism
positivity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1659 1. the quality or state of being positive 2. something that is positive
positron
noun Etymology: positive + -tron (as in electron) Date: 1933 a positively charged particle having the same mass and magnitude of charge as the electron and constituting the ...
positron-emission tomography
noun Date: 1976 tomography in which a cross-sectional image of regional metabolism is obtained by a usually color-coded representation of the distribution of gamma radiation ...
positronium
noun Date: 1945 a short-lived system that consists of a positron and an electron bound together and is suggestive of a hydrogen atom
posole
or pozole noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl pozolli, from the base of pozōn- boil, be covered with foam Date: 1931 a thick soup chiefly of Mexico and the United ...
poss
abbreviation 1. possessive 2. possible
posse
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin posse comitatus, literally, power or authority of the county Date: 1645 1. a large group often with a common interest 2. a body of persons ...
possess
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French possesser to have possession of, take possession of, from Latin possessus, past participle of possidēre, from ...
possessed
adjective Date: 1534 1. a. (1) influenced or controlled by something (as an evil spirit, a passion, or an idea) (2) mad, crazed b. urgently desirous to do or ...
possessedly
adverb see possessed
possessedness
noun see possessed
possession
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the act of having or taking into control b. control or occupancy of property without regard to ownership c. ownership d. control of ...
possessional
adjective see possession
possessionless
adjective see possession
possessive
I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or constituting a word, a word group, or a grammatical case that denotes ownership or a relation analogous to ownership 2. ...
possessive adjective
noun Date: 1870 a pronominal adjective expressing possession
possessive pronoun
noun Date: 15th century a pronoun that derives from a personal pronoun and denotes possession and analogous relationships
possessively
adverb see possessive I
possessiveness
noun see possessive I
possessor
noun see possess
possessory
adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, arising from, or having the nature of possession 2. having possession 3. characteristic of a possessor ; possessive
posset
noun Etymology: Middle English poshet, possot Date: 15th century a hot drink of sweetened and spiced milk curdled with ale or wine
possibility
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. the condition or fact of being possible 2. archaic one's utmost power, capacity, or ability 3. something that is possible 4. ...
possible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin possibilis, from posse to be able, from potis, pote able + esse to be — more at potent, is Date: 14th ...
possibly
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a possible manner ; by any possibility
posslq
abbreviation persons of the opposite sex sharing living quarters
possum
noun Date: 1613 opossum
Post
biographical name Emily 1872-1960 née Price American columnist & writer
post
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin postis; probably akin to Latin por- forward and to Latin stare to stand — more at portend, stand Date: before ...
post chaise
noun Date: 1712 a carriage usually having a closed body on four wheels and seating two to four persons
post exchange
noun Date: 1892 a store at a military installation that sells merchandise and services to military personnel and authorized civilians
post hoc
adjective Etymology: New Latin post hoc, ergo propter hoc after this, therefore because of this Date: 1704 1. relating to or being the fallacy of arguing from temporal ...
post hoc, ergo propter hoc
foreign term Etymology: Latin after this, therefore on account of it (a fallacy of argument)
post horn
noun Date: 1659 a simple straight or coiled brass or copper small wind instrument with cupped mouthpiece used especially by guards of mail coaches of the 18th and 19th ...
post meridiem
adjective Etymology: Latin Date: 1647 being after noon — abbreviation PM
post oak
noun Etymology: 1post Date: 1775 a white oak (Quercus stellata) of the eastern and central United States having hard durable wood
post obitum
foreign term Etymology: Latin after death
post office
noun Date: 1652 1. a government department or agency handling the transmission of mail 2. a local branch of a national post office handling the mail for a particular place ...
post road
noun Date: 1657 a route over which mail is carried
post time
noun Etymology: 1post Date: 1941 the designated starting time of a horse race
post up
verb Date: 1974 intransitive verb to take up a position against a defender in the post in basketball while standing with one's back to the basket transitive verb to ...
post-
prefix Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from post; akin to Lithuanian pas at, Greek apo away from — more at of 1. a. after ; subsequent ; later b. behind ; ...
post-communion
noun Usage: often capitalized P&C Etymology: Medieval Latin postcommunion-, postcommunio, from Latin post- + Late Latin communio communion Date: 15th century a liturgically ...
post-free
adjective Date: 1723 chiefly British postpaid
post-horse
noun Etymology: 3post Date: 1527 a horse for use especially by couriers or mail carriers
post-Kantian
adjective Date: 1843 of or relating to the idealist philosophers (as Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel) following Kant and developing some of his ideas
post-op
adjective postoperative • post-op adverb
post-polio syndrome
noun Date: 1985 a condition that affects former poliomyelitis patients long after recovery from the disease and that is characterized by muscle weakness, joint and muscle ...
post-structuralism
noun Date: 1977 a movement or theory (as deconstruction) that views the descriptive premise of structuralism as contradicted by reliance on borrowed concepts or differential ...
post-traumatic stress disorder
noun Date: 1980 a psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressing event (as wartime combat, physical violence, or a natural disaster) that is usually ...
post-traumatic stress syndrome
noun see post-traumatic stress disorder
postage
noun Date: 1654 1. the fee for postal service 2. adhesive stamps or printed indicia representing postal fees
postage meter
noun Date: 1927 a machine that prints postal indicia on pieces of mail, records the amount of postage, and subtracts it from a total paid amount for which the machine has been ...
postage stamp
noun Date: 1840 a government adhesive stamp or imprinted stamp for use on mail as evidence of prepayment of postage
postage-due stamp
noun Date: 1893 a special adhesive stamp that is applied by a post office to mail bearing insufficient postage
postage-stamp
adjective Date: 1938 suggesting a postage stamp in size ; very small
postal
adjective Date: 1843 1. of or relating to the mails or the post office 2. conducted by mail 3. insanely or murderously violent — usually used in the phrase go postal
postal card
noun Date: 1872 1. a card officially stamped and issued by the government for use in the mail 2. postcard
postal order
noun Date: 1883 British money order
postal service
noun Date: 1885 post office 1
postal union
noun Date: 1875 an association of governments that sets up uniform regulations and practices for international mail
postaxial
adjective Date: 1872 of or relating to the ulnar side of the vertebrate forelimb or the fibular side of the hind limb; also of or relating to the side of an animal or side ...
postbag
noun Date: 1813 1. British mailbag 2. British a single batch of mail ; letters
postbellum
adjective Etymology: Latin post bellum after the war Date: 1874 of, relating to, or characteristic of the period following a war and especially following the American Civil ...
postbox
noun Date: 1754 mailbox; especially a public mailbox
postboy
noun Date: 1707 postilion
postcard
I. noun Date: 1870 1. postal card 1 2. a card on which a message may be written for mailing without an envelope and to which the sender must affix a stamp • postcardlike ...
postcardlike
adjective see postcard I
postcava
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1882 the inferior vena cava of vertebrates higher than fishes • postcaval adjective
postcaval
adjective see postcava
postclassic
adjective see postclassical
postclassical
or postclassic adjective Date: 1867 of or relating to a period (as in art, literature, or civilization) following a classical one
postcode
noun Date: 1967 a code (as of numbers and letters) used similarly to the zip code especially in the United Kingdom and Australia
postconsumer
adjective Date: 1984 1. discarded by an end consumer 2. having been used and recycled for reuse in another consumer product
postcranial
adjective Date: 1913 of or relating to the part of the body caudal to the head • postcranially adverb
postcranially
adverb see postcranial
postdate
transitive verb Date: 1624 1. a. to date with a date later than that of execution b. to assign (an event) to a date subsequent to that of actual occurrence 2. to ...
postdiluvian
adjective Etymology: post- + Latin diluvium flood — more at deluge Date: 1680 of or relating to the period after the flood described in the Bible • postdiluvian noun
postdoc
I. noun Date: 1968 one engaged in postdoctoral study or research II. adjective Date: 1970 postdoctoral
postdoctoral
also postdoctorate adjective Date: 1936 being beyond the doctoral level: a. of or relating to advanced academic or professional work beyond a doctor's degree b. ...
postdoctorate
adjective see postdoctoral
poste restante
noun Etymology: French, literally, waiting mail Date: 1768 chiefly British general delivery
postemergence
adjective Date: 1940 used or occurring in the stage between the emergence of a seedling and the maturity of a crop plant
poster
I. noun Etymology: 4post Date: 1605 archaic a swift traveler II. noun Etymology: 2post Date: 1838 a bill or placard for posting often in a public place; especially one ...
poster boy
noun Date: 1978 a male poster child
poster child
noun Date: 1969 1. a child who has a disease and is pictured in posters to solicit funds for combating the disease 2. a person having a public image that is identified with ...
poster color
noun Date: 1925 an opaque watercolor paint with a gum- or glue-size binder sold usually in jars — called also poster paint
poster girl
noun Date: 1969 a female poster child
poster paint
noun see poster color
poster session
noun Date: 1974 a presentation of information on a series of posters that may include drawings, photographs, charts, graphs, and textual data relating to a specific subject
posterior
I. adjective Etymology: Latin, comparative of posterus coming after, from post after — more at post- Date: 1534 1. later in time ; subsequent 2. situated behind: as a. ...
posterior cruciate ligament
noun Date: 1981 a cruciate ligament of each knee that attaches the back of the tibia with the front of the femur and functions especially to limit the backward motion of the ...
posteriority
noun Date: 14th century the quality or state of being later or subsequent
posteriorly
adverb see posterior I
posterity
noun Etymology: Middle English posterite, from Anglo-French pusterité, from Latin posteritat-, posteritas, from posterus coming after Date: 14th century 1. the offspring of ...
postern
noun Etymology: Middle English posterne, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French posterle, from Late Latin posterula, diminutive of postera back door, from Latin, feminine ...
posterolateral
adjective Etymology: posterior + -o- + lateral Date: 1852 posterior and lateral in position or direction
postexilic
adjective Date: 1871 of or relating to the period of Jewish history between the end of the exile in Babylon in 538 B.C. and A.D. 1
postface
noun Etymology: French, from post- + -face (as in préface preface) Date: 1782 a brief article or note (as of explanation) placed at the end of a publication
postfeminist
adjective Date: 1983 of, relating to, occurring in, or being the period following widespread advocacy and acceptance of feminism
postfix
adjective Etymology: post- + -fix (as in prefix) Date: 1973 characterized by placement of an operator after its operand or after its two operands if it is a binary operator ...
postfix notation
noun Date: 1973 reverse Polish notation
postganglionic
adjective Date: 1897 distal to a ganglion; specifically of, relating to, or being an axon arising from a cell body within an autonomic ganglion — compare preganglionic
postgrad
adjective Date: 1926 postgraduate • postgrad noun
postgraduate
I. adjective Date: 1858 of, relating to, or engaged in formal studies after graduation ; graduate II. noun Date: circa 1890 a student continuing formal education after ...

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