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1. Paymaster General. 2. Postmaster General. 3. Provost Marshal General. * * *
Insurance. probable maximum loss. * * *
p.n. or P/N abbr. promissory note. * * *
1. parole officer. 2. petty officer. 3. postal (money) order. 4. post office. * * *
(in prescriptions) by mouth. [ < L per os] * * *
/pee"ohd"/, adj. Slang. See pissed off. * * *
1. pay on delivery. 2. Post Office Department. * * *
1. See printout paper. 2. point-of-purchase. * * *
point-of-purchase. * * *
pay on return. * * *
point-of-sale; point-of-sales. Also, POS. * * *
1. parcel post. 2. parish priest. 3. past participle. 4. postpaid. 5. prepaid. * * *
1. parcel post. 2. past participle. 3. per person. 4. postpaid. * * *
P.P. factor
Biochem. See pellagra-preventive factor. * * *
per person, double occupancy. * * *
Insurance. personal property floater. * * *
parts per million. Also, P.P.M., ppm, PPM. * * *
a second or additional postscript. Also, p.p.s. [ < L post postscriptum] * * *
Province of Quebec. * * *
previous question. * * *
1. parliamentary report. 2. Roman people. [ < L populus Romanus] 3. press release. 4. prize ring. 5. proportional representation. 6. public relations. 7. Puerto Rico. * * *
public relations. * * *
Petroleum Refining Engineer. * * *
(in prescriptions) as the occasion arises; as needed. [ < L pro re nata] * * *
1. passenger steamer. 2. permanent secretary. 3. postscript. 4. Privy Seal. 5. Theat. See prompt side. 6. Public School. * * *
postscript. * * *
P.S. 1
▪ arts centre, New York City, New York, United States       not-for-profit contemporary arts centre, affiliated with the Museum of Modern Art (Modern Art, Museum of) ...
postscripts. Also, p.ss. [ < L postscripta] * * *
1. Also, PT Pacific Time. 2. physical therapy. 3. physical training. 4. postal telegraph. 5. post town. 6. pupil teacher. * * *
1. Pacific Time. 2. past tense. 3. post town. 4. pro tempore. * * *
please turn over (a page or leaf). Also, p.t.o. * * *
P.U. [pē′yo͞o′] interj. Slang used to express disgust, revulsion, etc. in response to an offensive odor or to anything felt to be unpleasant or offensive * * *
pickup and delivery. * * *
Public Works Department. Also, PWD. * * *
please exchange. * * *
1. petty cash. 2. price current. Also, p/c. * * *
See price-earnings ratio. Also, P/E, PE, P-E, p-e. * * *
P/E ratio (pēʹēʹ) n. Price-earnings ratio. * * *
profit and loss. * * *
promissory note. Also, p.n. * * *
(in Britain) an official form you are given when you leave a job, which shows how much tax you have paid. You give it to your employer when you start a new job. * * *
/pah, paw/, n. Informal. father. [short for PAPA] * * * (as used in expressions) Dge lugs pa Mar pa Sa skya pa * * * ▪ ancient Chinese state Pinyin  Ba        ancient ...
1. Parents' Association. Also, PA 2. paying agent. 3. Pennsylvania (approved esp. for use with zip code). 4. physician's assistant. 5. press agent. 6. public-address system. * * ...
Physics. pascal; pascals. Symbol, Chem. protactinium. * * * (as used in expressions) Dge lugs pa Mar pa Sa skya pa * * * ▪ ancient Chinese state Pinyin ...
Pa Chin
Chin. /bah" jin"/, Wade-Giles. (Li Fei-kan). See Ba Jin. * * *
Pa Sak River
▪ river, Thailand       river in central Thailand. It rises in the northern portion of the Phetchabun Range and flows south through a narrow valley for 319 miles (513 ...
PA system.
See public-address system. Also, P.A. system, p.a. system. [1935-40] * * *
/pahng"geuh, pah ahng"-/, n. a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Tonga equal to 100 seniti. [1965-70; < Tongan pa'anga orig., a kind of vine producing large, ...
To protect, feed. Oldest form *peə₂-, colored to *paə₂-, contracted to *pā-. Derivatives include fodder, forage, fur, food, foster, pasture, pantry, and company. 1. ...
▪ Myanmar Burmese  Hpa-an        town, southern Myanmar (Burma). Situated on the left bank of the Salween River, 27 miles (43 km) north of Moulmein (Mawlamyine), it ...
Pennsylvania. * * *
▪ Greenland Danish  Frederikshåb   town, southwestern Greenland, on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of 30-miles- (48-km-) long Kvanefjord and south-southeast of ...
Paar, Jack
born May 1, 1918, Canton, Ohio, U.S. died Jan. 27, 2004, Greenwich, Conn. U.S. television talk-show host. He worked in radio in the late 1940s before hosting his first ...
Paar, Jack Harold
▪ 2005       American humorist (b. May 1, 1918, Canton, Ohio—d. Jan. 27, 2004, Greenwich, Conn.), defined the format for late-night television during his years ...
▪ South Africa       town, Western Cape province, South Africa, east of Cape Town, on the Groot-Berg River between the Paarl Mountain and the Drakenstein Range. Settled ...
Paasche index
▪ economics  index developed by German economist Hermann Paasche for measuring current price or quantity levels relative to those of a selected base period. It differs from ...
/pah"si ki vi/, n. Juho Kusti /yoo"haw koos"ti/, 1870-1956, Finnish statesman: president 1946-56. * * *
Paasikivi, Juho Kusti
born Nov. 27, 1870, Tampere, Fin. died Dec. 14, 1956, Helsinki Finnish statesman. He served in the Finnish parliament (1907–13), as minister of finance (1908–09), and as ...
/pah"beuh/, n. para-aminobenzoic acid. * * *
▪ Buddhism (Pāli: “to wander forth”),Sanskrit  Pravrajyā,         Buddhist rite of ordination by which a layman becomes a novice (Pāli sāmaṇera; Sanskrit ...
▪ Poland       town and suburb of Łódź, in Łódzkie województwo (province), central Poland, in the Łódź Highlands on the Dobrzynka River. The second most ...
/pah"bloh/; Sp. /pah"vlaw/, n. a male given name, Spanish form of Paul. * * * (as used in expressions) Casals Pablo Carlos Salvador Defilló Juárez Benito Pablo Neruda ...
Pablo, Augustus
▪ 2000 Horace Swaby        Jamaican reggae musician who was renowned as a master of the melodica, a harmonica with a keyboard, and who helped invent “dub” music, a ...
/pab"leuhm/ 1. Trademark. a brand of soft, bland cereal for infants. n. 2. (l.c.) trite, naive, or simplistic ideas or writings; intellectual pap. * * *
▪ Bangladesh also spelled  Pubna        city, west-central Bangladesh. It lies along the Ichamati River, which is a tributary of the upper Padma River (Ganges ...
Pabst Blue Ribbon
➡ Pabst Brewing Company * * *
Pabst Brewing Company
a US company that makes beer. It was first started in 1844 and is based in San Antonio, Texas. It makes a number of different beers in different areas of the US, including Pabst ...
Pabst, G(eorg) W(ilhelm)
born Aug. 27, 1885, Raudnice, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary died May 29, 1967, Vienna, Austria German film director. He toured Europe as an actor from age 20 and was directing plays ...
Pabst, G.W.
▪ German director in full  Georg Wilhelm Pabst  born August 27, 1885, Raudnice, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary [now Roudnice, Czech Republic] died May 29, 1967, Vienna, ...
/pab"yeuh leuhm/, n. 1. something that nourishes an animal or vegetable organism; food; nutriment. 2. material for intellectual nourishment. 3. pablum. [1670-80; < L pabulum ...
an automatically operated PBX. [p(rivate) a(utomatic) b(ranch) ex(change)] * * *
pac1 /pak/, n. pack1 (def. 1). pac2 /pak/, n. 1. Also, pack. a soft, flexible, heelless shoe worn as a liner inside a boot or overshoe. 2. shoepac. [1870-75, Amer.; extracted ...
/pak/, n., pl. PAC's, PACs. political action committee. * * *
Pac-Man defense
/pak"man'/ a defensive tactic against a hostile takeover in which the targeted company makes its own bid to take over the hostile firm. [1980-85; after Pac-Man, a character in a ...
Pac-Man defense (păkʹmăn') n. A stratagem used to prevent a hostile takeover, by which the target company tries to acquire the bidder.   [After Pac-Man, trademark for a ...
Pacific. * * *
/pah"keuh, pak"euh/, n. a large, white-spotted, almost tailless rodent, Agouti paca, of Central and South America, having features resembling a guinea pig and rabbit: valued as ...
Pacaraima Mountains
/pak"euh ruy"meuh, pak'euh-/. See Pakaraima Mountains. * * * ▪ mountains, South America also spelled  Pakaraima,  Portuguese  Serra Pacaraima,  Spanish  Sierra ...
▪ rodent       a rare and slow-moving South American rodent found only in tropical forests (tropical rainforest) of the western Amazon River basin and adjacent ...
▪ Peru       seaport town, northwestern Peru. It lies near the mouth of the Jequetepeque River. The surrounding valley is an agricultural oasis for growing sugarcane ...
Pacatus Drepanius, Latinius
▪ Gallo-Roman orator Latinius also spelled  Latinus   flourished AD 390       Gallo-Roman orator and poet, the author of an extant panegyric addressed to Theodosius ...
/paht chay"keuh/, n. Pali. Pratyeka. * * *
/paht"chah/, n. an Incan wooden container for holding liquids. [ < Quechua phaqcha] * * *
pace1 /pays/, n., v., paced, pacing. n. 1. a rate of movement, esp. in stepping, walking, etc.: to walk at a brisk pace of five miles an hour. 2. a rate of activity, progress, ...
pace car
/pays/ (in auto racing) an automobile that leads the competing cars through a pace lap or laps and leaves the course before the actual start of the race. [1960-65] * * *
pace lap
/pays/ a lap before the beginning of an auto race for warming up the engines and giving the field a moving start. [1970-75] * * *
Pace University
▪ university, New York, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning with campuses in New York City, Pleasantville, and White Plains, New ...
pace car (pās) n. A usually high-performance automobile that leads a group of competing cars through the pace lap of a race but does not participate in the race. * * *
/payst/, adj. 1. having a specified or indicated pace (usually used in combination): fast-paced. 2. counted out or measured by paces. 3. run at a pace set by a ...
pace lap (pās) n. The initial lap of a motor vehicle race in which the racers warm up their engines and prepare for a fast start. * * *
—pacemaking, n. /pays"may'keuhr/, n. 1. pacesetter. 2. Med. an electronic device implanted beneath the skin for providing a normal heartbeat by electrical stimulation of the ...
See pacemaker. * * *
/pay"seuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that paces. 2. a standard-bred horse that is used for pacing in harness racing. 3. a pacemaker. [1650-60; PACE1 + -ER1] * * *
—pacesetting, adj. /pays"set'euhr/, n. 1. a person, group, or organization that is the most progressive or successful and serves as a model to be imitated. 2. a person or thing ...
See pacesetter. * * *
pacey [pā′sē] adj. Brit. maintaining a rapid pace; fast-paced [pacey novels, a pacey tennis match]: also sp. pacy * * *
/pah"sheuh, pash"euh, peuh shah"/, n. pasha. * * *
Site of a pre-Incan city, southeast of Lima, Peru. It has remains of a temple to the god Pachacamac, a later Incan Temple of the Sun, and the ruins of the surrounding city. The ...
Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui
▪ Inca emperor also called  Pachacutec   flourished 15th century       Inca emperor (1438–71), an empire builder who, because he initiated the swift, far-ranging ...
Pachaimalai Hills
▪ hills, India       range of hills in Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southern India. They constitute an eastward extension of the Eastern Ghats in the northeastern ...
/peuh shah"lik/, n. pashalik. * * *
Pacheco Pereira, Duarte
▪ Portuguese explorer flourished 16th century       Portuguese seafarer and compiler of sailing directions. The Portuguese poet Luís de Camões (Camões, Luís de) ...
Pacheco, Francisco
▪ Spanish painter born 1564, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain died 1654, Sevilla       Spanish painter, teacher, and scholar. Although an undistinguished artist himself, ...
Pacheco, José Emilio
▪ Mexican author born June 30, 1939, Mexico City       Mexican critic, novelist, short-story writer, translator, and poet. His poetry transmits his metaphysical ...
/pah"keuhl bel'/; Ger. /pahkh"euhl bel'/, n. Johann /yoh"hahn/, 1653-1706, German organist and composer. * * *
Pachelbel, Johann
(baptized Sept. 1, 1653, Nürnberg died March 3, 1706, Nürnberg) German composer and organist. Conservative musically, he was friendly with Dietrich Buxtehude and was the ...
Pacher, Michael
born с 1435, County of Tirol died August 1498, Salzburg?, Archbishopric of Salzburg Austrian painter and sculptor. His colossal altarpiece for the Pilgrimage Church of St. ...
/peuh ching"koh/, n. a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical machine in which slots struck by the player's ball release other balls that in turn are exchanged for noncash ...
/peuh chee"zee, pah-/, n. 1. a board game, originated in ancient India, in which four players advance four pieces each along a route on a cross-shaped board toward a center ...
Pachman, Ludek
▪ 2004       Czechoslovak chess grandmaster and political activist (b. May 11, 1924, Bela pod Bezdezem, Czech. [now in Czech Republic]—d. March 6, 2003, Passau, Ger.), ...
/pahk"meuhn/; Russ. /pahkh"meuhn/, n. Vladimir de /vlad"euh mear' deuh/; Russ. /vlu dyee"myirdd de/, 1848-1933, Russian pianist. * * *
Pachmann, Vladimir von
▪ Russian pianist also called  Vladimir de Pachman  born July 27, 1848, Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Jan. 6, 1933, Rome, Italy       Russian pianist known for ...
—Pachomian, adj., n. /peuh koh"mee euhs/, n. Saint, A.D. 292?-348?, Egyptian ascetic: founder of the cenobitical form of monasticism. * * *
Pachomius, Saint
▪ Egyptian monk born c. 290, probably in Upper Egypt died 346, feast day May 9       founder of Christian cenobitic (communal) monasticism, whose rule (book of ...
/pach"oo lee, peuh chooh"lee/, n. patchouli. * * *
/peuh chooh"keuh/; Sp. /pah chooh"kah/, n., pl. pachucas /-keuhz/; Sp. /-kahs/. a teenage girl who associates closely with pachucos. [ < AmerSp, fem. of pachuco PACHUCO] * * ...
/pah chooh"kah/, n. a city in and the capital of Hidalgo, in central Mexico: silver mines. 84,543. * * * in full Pachuca de Soto City (pop., 2000: 231,602), capital of Hidalgo ...
/peuh chooh"koh/; Sp. /pah chooh"kaw/, n., pl. pachucos /-kohz/; Sp. /-kaws/. (esp. among Mexican-Americans) a teenage youth who belongs to a street gang known for its flamboyant ...
pach·y·ceph·a·lo·saur (păk'ĭ-sĕfʹə-lə-sôr') n. Any of various medium-sized herbivorous dinosaurs of the genus Pachycephalosaurus of the late Cretaceous period of ...
▪ dinosaur genus  genus of large and unusual dinosaurs found as fossils in deposits of North America dating to the Late Cretaceous Epoch (100 million to 66 million years ...
—pachydermal, pachydermous, pachydermic, pachydermoid, adj. /pak"i derrm'/, n. 1. any of the thick-skinned, nonruminant ungulates, as the elephant, hippopotamus, and ...
See pachyderm. * * *
—pachydermatously, adv. /pak'i derr"meuh teuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of pachyderms. 2. thick-skinned; insensitive: a pachydermatous indifference to ...
See pachydermal. * * *
See pachydermal. * * *
Pachymeres, George
▪ Byzantine scholar born 1242, Nicaea [now İznik, Turkey] died c. 1310, , Constantinople [now Istanbul]       outstanding 13th-century Byzantine liberal-arts scholar, ...
/pak'euh san"dreuh/, n. any plant of the genus Pachysandra, as the Allegheny spurge or Japanese spurge, the leaves of which grow in a rounded clump, widely used as a ground cover ...
/pak"i teen/, n. Cell Biol. the third stage of prophase in meiosis, during which each chromosome pair separates into sister chromatids with some breakage and crossing over of ...
Pacif. abbr. Pacific. * * *
See pacify. * * *
/peuh sif"ik/, adj. 1. tending to make or preserve peace; conciliatory: pacific overtures. 2. not warlike; peaceable; mild: a pacific disposition. 3. at peace; peaceful: a ...
Pacific barracuda
a small, slender barracuda, Sphyraena argentea, of coastal seas from Alaska to Lower California, valued as a food fish. Also called California barracuda, scooter. * * *
Pacific Coast
▪ region, North America       region, western North America, possessing two unifying geologic and geographic properties—the Pacific Ocean, which constitutes a natural ...
Pacific cod
a cod, Gadus macrocephalus. Also called Alaska cod. * * *
Pacific Community, Secretariat of the
▪ international organization formerly (1947–98)  South Pacific Commission        organization founded in 1947 by the governments of Australia, France, New Zealand, ...
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
▪ hiking trail, California, United States       wilderness footpath and equestrian trail in the western United States. It extends from north to southeast some 2,650 ...
Pacific Daylight Time
(abbr PDT) (in the US) the time used between early April and late October in the far western states, but not Alaska or Hawaii. It is an hour earlier than Pacific Standard Time. * ...
Pacific dogwood
a dogwood tree, Cornus nuttallii, of western North America, having pointed, petallike white or pinkish bracts and clustered scarlet fruits. Also called mountain dogwood. * * *
Pacific Grove
a city in W California, at S end of Monterey Bay. 15,755. * * * ▪ California, United States       resort and residential city, Monterey county, western California, ...
Pacific high
a semipermanent, atmospheric, high-pressure system of the Pacific Ocean, centered, in the mean, about 1000 mi. (1600 km) northeast of Hawaii: one of the subtropical highs. Also ...
Pacific Islands
▪ region, Pacific Ocean Introduction   island geographic region of the Pacific Ocean. It comprises three ethnogeographic groupings—Melanesia (Melanesian culture), ...
Pacific Islands Enter a Post-Nuclear Era
▪ 1997       by Barrie MacDonald  France's announcement in January 1996 that it would end nuclear testing in the Pacific Islands brought the era to a close. For more ...
Pacific Islands Forum
▪ international organization formerly (1971–2000)  South Pacific Forum        organization established in 1971 to provide a setting for heads of government to ...
Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the
a U.S. trust territory in the Pacific Ocean, comprising the Mariana, Marshall and Caroline Islands: approved by the United Nations 1947; since 1976 constituents of the ...
Pacific Islands,Trust Territory of the
Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the A group of more than 2,000 islands and islets of the northwest Pacific Ocean administered by the United States as a United Nations trust ...
Pacific IslandsTrust Territory of the
Pacific IslandsTrust Territory of the former U.S. trust territory in the W Pacific, consisting of the Caroline & Marshall Islands: trusteeship terminated in 1990 * * *
Pacific League
▪ Japanese baseball league       one of the two leagues of professional baseball teams in Japan (the other being the Central League). The Pacific League was founded in ...
Pacific madrone.
See under madrone (def. 1). * * *
Pacific mountain system
▪ mountains, North America Introduction  series of mountain ranges that stretches along the Pacific coast (Coast Ranges) of North America from northern British Columbia ...
Pacific Ocean
an ocean bordered by the American continents, Asia, and Australia: largest ocean in the world; divided by the equator into the North Pacific and the South Pacific. 70,000,000 sq. ...
Pacific Plate
Geol. one of the major tectonic divisions of the earth's crust, comprising four sea-floor basins; separated from the Nazca, Cocos, and North and South American plates by the East ...
Pacific Railway Acts
(1862, 1864) Measures providing federal aid for construction of a U.S. transcontinental railroad. The first act granted rights-of-way to the Union Pacific Railroad to build ...
Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim 1. the coastal regions bordering the Pacific Ocean 2. the countries of these regions, esp. with respect to their trade relations, political alliances, etc. with each ...
Pacific salmon
any salmon of the genus Oncorhynchus, esp. the chinook salmon, O. tshawytscha. * * *
Pacific Scandal
▪ Canadian history       (1872–73), charges of corruption against Canadian prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald (Macdonald, Sir John) in awarding the contract for a ...
Pacific Standard Time
☆ Pacific Standard Time n. a standard time used in the zone which includes the W states of the continental U.S., corresponding to the mean solar time of the 120th meridian west ...
Pacific sturgeon.
See white sturgeon. * * *
Pacific Time
Pacific Time n. [also P- t-] standard time or daylight saving time in the time zone which includes the W states of the continental U.S. * * * ➡ Pacific Standard Time * * *
Pacific time.
See under standard time. Also called Pacific Standard Time. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
Pacific tree frog
a common terrestrial frog, Hyla regilla, of western North America, having a dark stripe along each side of the head. * * *
Pacific yew
▪ plant also called  western yew, California yew, Oregon yew, or American yew        (Taxus brevifolia), an evergreen timber tree of the yew family (Taxaceae). It is ...
Pacific, University of the
▪ university, California, United States       private coeducational institution of higher education in Stockton, California, U.S. The university includes the College of ...
Pacific, War of the
(1879–83) Conflict involving Chile, Bolivia, and Peru over disputed territory on the mineral-rich Pacific coast. National boundaries in the region were not definitively ...
Pacific-10 Conference
▪ college athletic organization byname  Pac-10         West Coast American collegiate athletic association that grew out of several earlier versions, the first of ...
/peuh sif"i keuh/, n. a city in W California, S of San Francisco. 36,866. * * *
/peuh sif"ik lee/, adv. peaceably, mildly, calmly, or quietly. [1785-95; obs. pacifical pacific (see PACIFIC, -AL) + -LY] * * *
—pacification, n. —pacificator, n. —pacificatory /peuh sif"i keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /peuh sif"i kayt'/, v.t., pacificated, pacificating. to pacify. [1640-50; < L ...
pacification [pas΄ə fi kā′shən] n. 〚Fr < L pacificatio〛 a pacifying or being pacified * * * pac·i·fi·ca·tion (păs'ə-fĭ-kāʹshən) n. 1. The act of pacifying ...
See pacification. * * *
See pacificator. * * *
Pacific Islander n. 1. A native or inhabitant of any of the Polynesian, Micronesian, or Melanesian islands of Oceania. 2. A person of Polynesian, Micronesian, or Melanesian ...
pa·cif·i·cism (pə-sĭfʹĭ-sĭz'əm) n. Pacifism.   pa·cifʹi·cist n. * * *
See pacificism. * * *
Pacific Northwest A region of the northwest United States usually including the states of Washington and Oregon. The term is also used to refer to the southwest part of British ...
/pah thee"fee kaw', -see"-/, n., pl. pacificos /-kaws'/. Spanish. 1. a peaceful person. 2. a native of Cuba or the Philippine Islands who did not resist the Spanish occupation. * ...
Pacific Ocean The largest of the world's oceans, divided into the North Pacific Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. It extends from the western Americas to eastern Asia and ...
Pacific oyster n. An oyster (Crassostrea gigas) cultured in the United States and Europe, having a scalloped shell and a fruity flavor. Also called Portuguese oyster. * * *
Pacific Rim The countries and landmasses surrounding the Pacific Ocean, often considered as a socioeconomic region. * * *
PacificStandard Time
Pacific Standard Time n. Abbr. PST Standard time in the eighth time zone west of Greenwich, England, reckoned at 120° west and used, for example, in the Pacific coastal states ...
Pacific yew n. A yew (Taxus brevifolia) of western North America having bark that is a natural source of the drug paclitaxel. * * *
/pas"euh fuy'euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that pacifies. 2. a rubber or plastic device, often shaped into a nipple, for a baby to suck or bite on. [1525-35; PACIFY + -ER1] * * *
/pas"euh fiz'euhm/, n. 1. opposition to war or violence of any kind. 2. refusal to engage in military activity because of one's principles or beliefs. 3. the principle or policy ...
/pas"euh fist/, n. 1. a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind. 2. a person whose personal belief in pacifism causes him or her to refuse ...
—pacifistically, adv. /pas'euh fis"tik/, adj. of or pertaining to pacifism or pacifists. [1925-30; PACIF(IC) + -ISTIC] * * *
See pacifist. * * *
—pacifiable, adj. —pacifyingly, adv. /pas"euh fuy'/, v.t., pacified, pacifying. 1. to bring or restore to a state of peace or tranquillity; quiet; calm: to pacify an angry ...
      in horse racing, one of two gaits seen in harness racing (q.v.). * * *
Pacinian corpuscle
/peuh sin"ee euhn/, n. (sometimes l.c.) a microscopic, onionlike body consisting of layers of connective tissue wrapped around a nerve ending, located in the deep layers of skin, ...
Pa·cin·i·an corpuscle (pə-sĭnʹē-ən) n. An encapsulated receptor found in deep layers of the skin that senses vibratory pressure and touch.   [After FilippoPacini ...
(1940– ) a US actor who usually plays tough characters. He won an Oscar for his part in Scent of a Woman (1992). He began his career on stage before becoming famous for his ...
Pacino, Al
▪ American actor in full  Alfredo James Pacino  born April 25, 1940, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American actor best known for his intense, explosive acting ...
Pacino, Al(fredo James)
born April 25, 1940, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. actor. He began his career as a stage actor, winning Tony Awards for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? (1969) and later for The Basic ...
pack1 /pak/, n. 1. a group of things wrapped or tied together for easy handling or carrying; a bundle, esp. one to be carried on the back of an animal or a person: a mule pack; a ...
pack animal
a mule, donkey, burro, or horse bred for vigor and hardiness and used for carrying heavy loads. [1840-50] * * *
pack date
the date on which a foodstuff was processed or packed, often shown on the package or label. [1970-75] * * *
pack ice
a large area of floating ice formed over a period of many years and consisting of pieces of ice driven together by wind, current, etc. Also called ice pack. [1840-50] * * * ▪ ...
pack rat
1. Also called trade rat. a large, bushy-tailed rodent, Neotoma cinerea, of North America, noted for carrying off small articles to store in its nest. 2. Informal. a. a person ...
pack rolling
Metalworking. the hot rolling of metal sheets in two or more thicknesses to produce composite sheets. Also called ply rolling. * * *
pack train
☆ pack train n. a train, or procession, of pack animals * * *
pack wall
Mining. pack (def. 12a). [1865-70] * * *
Pack, Otto von
▪ German politician born 1480? died Feb. 8, 1537, Brussels       German politician whose intrigues and forgeries almost caused a general war between Germany's Catholic ...
See pack1. * * *
—packability, n. /pak"euh beuhl/, adj. suitable for packing, esp. for travel: readily packable clothes. [1875-80; PACK1 + -ABLE] * * *
—packageable, adj. /pak"ij/, n., v., packaged, packaging. n. 1. a bundle of something, usually of small or medium size, that is packed and wrapped or boxed; parcel. 2. a ...
package deal
1. Also called package plan. an agreement in which the buyer pays a stipulated price for a group of related products or services: a package deal from a book club. 2. the products ...
package holidays
➡ holidays and vacations * * *
package store
a store selling sealed bottles or other containers of alcoholic beverages that may only be consumed off the premises. [1970-75] * * *
package tour
a planned tour in which one fee is charged for all expenses: offering package tours of the chateau country. Also, packaged tour. [1955-60] * * *
/pak"euh jeuhr/, n. 1. a person or business firm that packages a product or merchandise for commercial sale: a soap packager. 2. a person or firm that creates and assembles a ...
package store n. A store that sells bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises. * * *
/pak"euh jing/, n. 1. an act or instance of packing or forming packages: At the end of the production line is a machine for packaging. 2. the package in which merchandise is sold ...
pack animal n. An animal, such as a mule, used to carry loads. * * *
Packard, David
▪ 1997       U.S. entrepreneur and electrical engineer (b. Sept. 7, 1912, Pueblo, Colo.—d. March 26, 1996, Stanford, Calif.), was a cofounder of the Hewlett-Packard ...
Packard, Sophia B.
▪ American educator born Jan. 3, 1824, New Salem, Mass., U.S. died June 21, 1891, Washington, D.C.       American educator, cofounder in Atlanta, Georgia, of a school ...
Packard, Vance Oakley
▪ 1997       U.S. social critic and author of the 1957 best-selling book The Hidden Persuaders, in which he deplored manipulative advertising techniques that used ...
/pak"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a rigid wooden or metal frame, covered with fabric and having shoulder straps, to which equipment can be strapped for carrying. [1935-40; PACK1 + ...
/pakt/, adj. 1. filled to capacity; full: They've had a packed theater for every performance. 2. pressed together; dense; compressed: packed snow. 3. abundantly supplied with a ...
packed lunch
➡ meals * * *
/pak"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that packs. 2. a person who engages in packing as an occupation or business, esp. a person who packs food for market: a fruit ...
Packer, Kerry Francis Bullmore
▪ 2006       Australian media magnate (b. Dec. 17, 1937, Sydney, Australia—d. Dec. 26, 2005, Sydney), was at his death the richest man in Australia, with an estimated ...
/pak"it/, n. 1. a small group or package of anything: a packet of letters. 2. Also called packet boat, packet ship. a small vessel that carries mail, passengers, and goods ...
packet boat
packet boat n. 〚so called from orig. carrying mail〛 a boat that travels a regular route, as along a coast or on a river, carrying passengers, freight, and mail * * *
packet switching
a method of efficient data transmission whereby the initial message is broken into relatively small units that are routed independently and subsequently reassembled. Also, ...
packet switching n. A method of data transmission in which small blocks of data are transmitted rapidly over a channel dedicated to the connection only for the duration of the ...
/pak"fraym'/, n. a framework, usually of lightweight metal tubing, that supports a backpack on the wearer, often by curved extensions that fit over the shoulders. [1950-55; PACK1 ...
/pak"hawrs'/, n. 1. a horse used for carrying goods, freight, supplies, etc. 2. a person who works hard or bears a heavy load of responsibility. [PACK1 + HORSE] * * *
pack ice n. Floating ice that has been driven together into a single mass. * * *
/pak"ing/, n. 1. the act or work of a person or thing that packs. 2. the preparation and packaging of foodstuffs, esp. to be sold at wholesale. 3. the way in which something is ...
packing box
packing box or packing case n. a large crate or box for storing or shipping goods * * *
packing case
a box in which goods are packed for transport or storage. Also called packing box. * * *
packing fraction
Physics. a measure of the stability of an atomic nucleus, equal to 104 multiplied by the mass defect and divided by the mass number. [1925-30] * * *
packing nut.
See stuffing nut. * * *
packing plant
an establishment for processing and packing foods, esp. meat, to be sold at wholesale. Also called packing house. [1825-35] * * *
packing ring.
See piston ring. * * *
packing fraction n. The quotient of the algebraic difference between the isotopic mass and the mass number of a nuclide, divided by its mass number, often interpreted as a ...
☆ packinghouse [pak′iŋ hous΄ ] n. a plant where meats are processed and packed for sale; also, a similar plant for packing fruits and vegetables * * * pack·ing·house ...
/pak"meuhn/, n., pl. packmen. a peddler. [1615-25; PACK1 + -MAN] * * *
pack rat n. 1. Any of various small North American rodents of the genus Neotoma that collect in or around their nests a great variety of small objects. Also called trade rat, ...
/pak"sak'/, n. a leather or canvas carrying bag, usually one that can be strapped over the shoulder and used to carry food and personal items when a person is ...
/pak"sad'l/, n. a saddle specifically designed for holding or supporting the load on a pack animal. [1350-1400; ME pakke saddil. See PACK1, SADDLE] * * *
—packthreaded, adj. /pak"thred'/, n. a strong thread or twine for sewing or tying up packages. [1300-50; ME pakthrede. See PACK1, THREAD] * * *
/pak"trayn'/, n. a line or succession of pack animals, as mules or burros, used to transport food and supplies over terrain unsuitable for wagons or other vehicles. [1840-50; ...
/pak"wood'/, n. Bob, born 1932, U.S. politician: senator since 1969. * * *
pac·li·tax·el (păk'lĭ-tăkʹsəl) n. An anticancer drug derived from the bark of the Pacific yew tree and used in the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer that has not ...
▪ Parthian prince also called  Pacorus I   died 38 BC       Parthian prince, son of King Orodes II (reigned c. 55/54–37/36 BC); he apparently never ascended the ...
Pacorus II
▪ king of Parthia flourished 1st and 2nd centuries AD    king of Parthia (reigned AD 78–c. 115/116). Little is known of his reign, which seems to have been filled with ...
/pakt/, n. 1. an agreement, covenant, or compact: We made a pact not to argue any more. 2. an agreement or treaty between two or more nations: a pact between Germany and ...
Pact of Steel
a military alliance concluded between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy on May 22, 1939, committing each to assist the other in the event of war with another power and pledging that ...
/pak toh"leuhs/, n. a small river in Asia Minor, in ancient Lydia: famous for the gold washed from its sands. * * *
Pacuvius, Marcus
▪ Roman dramatist born 220 BC, Brundisium [modern Brindisi, Italy] died c. 130, , Tarentum [modern Taranto, Italy]       the greatest Roman tragic dramatist before ...
pacz·ki (po͝onchʹkē) n. pl. paczki A round Polish pastry similar to a doughnut, usually filled with fruit and topped with sugar or icing.   [Polish pączki, pl. of ...
Paczynski, Bohdan
▪ 2008       Polish-born American astrophysicist born Feb. 8, 1940 , Wilno, Pol. [now Vilnius, Lith.] died April 19, 2007 , Princeton, N.J. pioneered a novel method ...
pad1 /pad/, n., v., padded, padding. n. 1. a cushionlike mass of soft material used for comfort, protection, or stuffing. 2. a soft, stuffed cushion used as a saddle; a padded ...
Pennsylvania Dutch. * * *
pad foot
Furniture. any of various kinds of feet to a cabriole leg, as club, slipper, trifid, or web, having the form of a flattened extension of its lines. [1730-40] * * *
pad saw
a small compass saw with a pad. [1870-75] * * *
pad stone
Building Trades. a stone template. * * *
pa·da (päʹdə) n. A unit of Sanskrit poetic meter consisting of a series of light and heavy syllables in any of various set combinations.   [Sanskrit pādam, from pāt, ...
/pah dahng"/, n. a seaport in W central Sumatra, in W Indonesia. 196,339. * * * ▪ Indonesia       kotamadya (municipality) and capital of West Sumatra (Sumatera Barat) ...
Padang Highlands
▪ region, Indonesia       region near the western coast of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. It is part of the Barisan Mountains of Sumatera Barat provinsi ...
/peuh dowk"/, n. padouk. [1830-40] * * * ▪ plant       any of several species of tropical trees of the genus Pterocarpus in the family Fabaceae. Padauks of the ...
padded cell
a room, as in a mental hospital, with padded walls for the confinement of violent inmates. * * *
See pad2. * * *
/pad"ing/, n. 1. material, as cotton or straw, used to pad something. 2. something added unnecessarily or dishonestly, as verbiage to a speech or a false charge on an expense ...
/pad"ing teuhn/, n. a former residential borough of Greater London, England, now part of Westminster. * * * ▪ area, London, United Kingdom       area in the borough of ...

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