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Paddington Bear
the main character in a series of children’s books by Michael Bond (1926– ). Paddington is a toy bear, usually wearing a large hat and coat. He was found at Paddington ...
paddle
paddle1 —paddler, n. /pad"l/, n., v., paddled, paddling. n. 1. a short, flat bladed oar for propelling and steering a canoe or small boat, usually held by both hands and moved ...
paddle ball
☆ paddle ball n. a game similar to handball, but played with a short-handled, perforated paddle * * *
paddle box
a structure enclosing a paddle wheel. * * *
paddle steamer
a vessel propelled by paddle wheels and driven by steam. [1885-90] * * *
paddle tennis
a game combining elements of tennis and handball, played with paddles and a rubber ball on a screened court about half the size of and having a lower net than a tennis court. See ...
paddle wheel
—paddle-wheel, adj. a wheel for propelling a ship, having a number of paddles entering the water more or less perpendicularly. [1675-85] * * * ▪ ship part  method of ship ...
paddle-wheel
See paddle wheel. * * *
paddle-wheeler
paddle-wheeler [pad'lhwēl΄ər, pad′'lwēl΄ər] n. a steamboat propelled by a paddle wheel * * *
paddleball
/pad"l bawl'/, n. a game played on a handball court following the same basic rules as handball, but in which players use short-handled, perforated paddles to hit a ball ...
paddleboard
/pad"l bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a type of surfboard with one end rounded and the other tapered to a point, used chiefly in surfing and often in lifesaving. [1780-90; PADDLE1 + ...
paddleboat
—paddleboating, n. /pad"l boht'/, n. 1. a boat propelled by a paddle wheel. 2. See pedal boat. [1870-75; PADDLE1 + BOAT] * * *
paddlefish
/pad"l fish'/, n., pl. paddlefishes, (esp. collectively) paddlefish. a large ganoid fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River and its larger tributaries, having a long, ...
paddler
See paddle1. * * *
paddlewheel
paddle wheel n. A wheel with boards or paddles affixed around its circumference, usually driven by steam to propel a ship.   padʹdle-wheel' (pădʹl-hwēl', -wēl') adj. * * *
paddlewheeler
paddle wheeler n. See paddleboat. * * *
paddling
pad·dling (pădʹlĭng, pădʹl-ĭng) n. 1. The act of moving a boat by means of a paddle. 2. A spanking or beating with a paddle. * * *
paddock
paddock1 /pad"euhk/, n. 1. a small, usually enclosed field near a stable or barn for pasturing or exercising animals. 2. the enclosure in which horses are saddled and mounted ...
Paddock, Charlie
▪ American athlete byname of  Charles William Paddock   born Aug. 11, 1900, Gainesville, Texas, U.S. died July 21, 1943, near Sitka, Alaska       American sprinter, ...
paddy
/pad"ee/, n., pl. paddies. 1. a rice field. 2. rice, esp. in the husk, either uncut or gathered. [1590-1600; < Malay padi unhusked rice; currency of this word in E of India perh. ...
Paddy
/pad"ee/, n., pl. Paddies. 1. Slang (often disparaging). an Irishman or a person of Irish descent. 2. a male given name. [familiar var. of Ir Padraig Patrick; see -Y2] * * ...
Paddy Ashdown
➡ Ashdown * * *
paddy wagon
Informal. See patrol wagon. [1925-30; prob. paddy policeman, special use of PADDY] * * *
paddyfield
paddy field n. A rice paddy. * * *
paddymelon
/pad"ee mel'euhn/, n. pademelon. * * *
paddywagon
paddy wagon n. Slang A van used by police for taking suspects into custody.   [Perhaps from paddy, policeman, from Paddy.] * * *
paddywhack
/pad"ee hwak', -wak'/, n. 1. Informal. a spanking. v.t. 2. Informal. to spank or beat. Also, paddywack /pad"ee wak'/. [1775-85; PADDY + WHACK] * * *
pademelon
/pad"ee mel'euhn/, n. any of several small Australian wallabies, esp. of the genus Thylogale. Also, paddymelon. [1820-30; perh. < Dharuk, altered by folk etym.] * * *
Paderborn
Paderborn [pä΄dər bôrn′] city in WC Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia: pop. 130,000 * * * Pa·der·born (pä'dər-bôrnʹ) A city of west-central Germany ...
Paderewski
Pol. /pah'de rddef"ski/; Eng. /pad'euh ref"skee, -rev"-/, n. Ignace Fr. /ee nyanns"/ or Ignacy Jan Pol. /ig nah"tsi yahn/, 1860-1941, Polish pianist, composer, patriot, and ...
Paderewski, Ignacy (Jan)
born Nov. 18, 1860, Kuryłówka, Podolia province, Russian Poland died June 29, 1941, New York, N.Y., U.S. Polish pianist, composer, and statesman. After teaching at the Warsaw ...
Paderewski, Ignacy Jan
▪ composer and prime minister of Poland born Nov. 18, 1860, Kuryłówka, Podolia province in Russian Poland died June 29, 1941, New York City  Polish pianist, composer, and ...
Paderewski,Ignace Jan
Pa·de·rew·ski (păd'ə-rĕfʹskē, -rĕvʹ-, pä'də-), Ignace Jan. 1860-1941. Polish pianist and politician who served as prime minister (1919-1920) and led (1940-1941) the ...
padeye
/pad"uy'/, n., pl. padeyes. a ring fixed to the structure of a ship as a hold for small lines, tackles, etc. Also called lug pad. [1905-10; PAD1 + EYE] * * *
Padilla, Heberto
▪ 2001       Cuban poet (b. Jan. 20, 1932, Puerta de Golpe, Pinar del Río province, Cuba—d. Sept. 25, 2000, Auburn, Ala.), rose to international prominence in 1971 as ...
Padilla, Juan
▪ Spanish missionary born c. 1500, , Andalusia, Spain died 1542, near modern Herington, Kan., U.S.       first Christian missionary martyred within the territory of the ...
Padilla, Juan de
▪ Spanish military leader born 1490?, Toledo, Castile died April 24, 1521, Villalar, Spain  aristocratic Spanish military leader of the Castilian Comunidades (Comuneros) in ...
padishah
/pah"di shah', -shaw'/, n. (often cap.) great king; emperor (a title applied esp. formerly to the shah of Iran, the sultan of Turkey, and to the British sovereign as emperor in ...
Padjelanta National Park
▪ park, Sweden       park in Norrbotten län (county), northwestern Sweden, adjoining Norway (west) and Sarek National Park (east). It is the largest of the Swedish ...
padless
See pad1. * * *
padlock
/pad"lok'/, n. 1. a portable or detachable lock with a pivoted or sliding shackle that can be passed through a link, ring, staple, or the like. v.t. 2. to fasten with or as with ...
Padma River
▪ river, Asia       main channel of the greater Ganges (Ganga) River (Ganges River) in Bangladesh. For some 90 miles (145 km) the Ganges River forms the western ...
Padmasambhava
▪ Buddhist mystic also called  Guru Rimpoche , Tibetan  Slob-dpon (“Teacher”) , or  Padma 'Byung-gnas (“Lotus Born”)  flourished 8th ...
Padmini
▪ 2007       Indian film actress (b. June 12, 1932, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, British India—d. Sept. 24, 2006, Chennai [Madras], India), entranced ...
padouk
/peuh dowk"/, n. 1. any of several trees belonging to the genus Pterocarpus, of the legume family, native to tropical Asia and Africa, having reddish striped or mottled wood used ...
Padova
/pah"daw vah/, n. Italian name of Padua. * * *
padparadschah sapphire
/pahd"peuh rah"zheuh, pahd'-/ a rare, yellowish-orange sapphire found in Sri Lanka. [perh. directly < G; obscurely akin to Sinhalese padmaragaya ruby, lit., lotus-colored] * * *
padre
/pah"dray, -dree/; Sp. /pah"dhrdde/; It. /pah"drdde/, n., pl. padres /-drayz, -dreez/; Sp. /-dhrddes/, padri It. /-drddee/. 1. father (used esp. in addressing or referring to a ...
Padre Island
Barrier island, southern Texas, U.S. It is 113 mi (182 km) long and up to 3 mi (5 km) wide, lying along the Gulf Coast of Texas. It extends south from Corpus Christi to Port ...
PadreIsland
Pa·dre Island (päʹdrē) A low sandy barrier island off the southern coast of Texas. First charted in 1519, it is famous as a graveyard for Spanish treasure ships wrecked ...
Padri War
▪ Southeast Asian history       (1821–37), armed conflict in Minangkabau (Sumatra) between reformist Muslims, known as Padris, and local chieftains assisted by the ...
padrino
/pah dhrddee"naw/; Eng. /peuh dree"noh/, n., pl. padrinos /-naws/; Eng. /-nohz/. Spanish. 1. a godfather. 2. a person's protector, patron, or mentor. * * *
padrone
—padronism /peuh droh"niz euhm/, n. /peuh droh"nee, -nay/; It. /pah drddaw"ne/, n., pl. padrones /-neez, -nayz/, It. padroni /-nee/. 1. a master; boss. 2. an employer, esp. of ...
padronism
See padrone. * * *
pads
➡ football – American style * * *
padthai
pad thai (pădʹ tīʹ, pädʹ) n. A Thai dish of stir-fried rice noodles, egg, bean sprouts, shrimp, peanuts, and seasonings.   [Thai phàd thaj: phàd, fried, fried dish + ...
Padua
—Paduan, adj. /paj"ooh euh/, n. a city in NE Italy. 242,130. Italian, Padova. * * * I Italian Padova ancient Patavium City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 203,350), northern ...
Padua, University of
▪ university, Padua, Italy Italian  Università Degli Studi Di Padova,         autonomous coeducational state institution of higher learning in Padua, Italy. The ...
paduasoy
/paj"ooh euh soy'/, n., pl. paduasoys. 1. a slightly corded, strong, rich, silk fabric. 2. a garment made of this. [1625-35; alter. of F pou de soie (var. of POULT DE SOIE lit., ...
Paducah
/peuh dooh"keuh, -dyooh"-/, n. a city in W Kentucky, at the junction of the Tennessee and Ohio rivers. 29,315. * * * ▪ Kentucky, United States       city, seat of ...
Padus
/pay"deuhs/, n. ancient name of Po. * * *
paean
—paeanism, n. /pee"euhn/, n. 1. any song of praise, joy, or triumph. 2. a hymn of invocation or thanksgiving to Apollo or some other ancient Greek deity. Also, pean. [1535-45; ...
paeanistic
See paean. * * *
paed-
paed- or paedo- pref. Variants of pedo-2. * * *
paedo-
var. of pedo-1. Also, esp. before a vowel, paed-. * * *
paedogenesis
paedogenesis [pē΄dō jen′ə sis] n. 〚 PAEDO- + -GENESIS〛 reproduction by larval or juvenile animal forms paedogenic [pē΄dəjen′ik] adj. paedogenetic [pē΄dəjə ...
paedomorphosis
▪ biology also spelled  Pedomorphosis,         retention by an organism of juvenile or even larval traits into later life. There are two aspects of paedomorphosis: ...
Paekche
One of three kingdoms into which Korea was divided before AD 660. It is traditionally said to have been founded in 18 BC by the legendary leader Onjo. In the 3rd century AD ...
Paeligni
▪ people       ancient people of central Italy, whose territory lay inland on the eastward slopes of the Apennines. Though akin to the Samnites, they formed a separate ...
paella
/pah ay"leuh, -ayl"yeuh, pah yel"euh/; Sp. /pah e"lyah, -e"yah/, n. a Spanish dish prepared by simmering together chicken, seafood, rice, vegetables, and saffron and other ...
paenula
/peen"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. paenulae /-lee'/, paenulas. a long, circular cloak, sleeveless and often hooded, worn by the poorer classes in ancient Rome. [1745-55; < L] * * *
paeon
/pee"euhn, -on/, n. Class. Pros. a foot of one long and three short syllables in any order. [1595-1605; < L paeon < Gk paion, Attic var. of paián; see PAEAN] * * *
Paeonia
Ancient land, in what is now northern Greece, the Republic of Macedonia, and western Bulgaria. Paeonia originally included the whole Vardar River valley. The Paeonians were ...
Paeoniaceae
▪ plant family       the peony family of the order Dilleniales, consisting of the genus Paeonia with about 33 species distributed in Europe, Asia, and western North ...
Paeonius
▪ Greek sculptor flourished 450–400 BC    Greek sculptor, native of Mende in Thrace, a contemporary of the sculptors Phidias and Polyclitus.       Paeonius is ...
Paer, Ferdinando
▪ Italian composer born June 1, 1771, Parma, duchy of Parma [Italy] died May 3, 1839, Paris, France       Italian composer who, with Domenico Cimarosa and Nicola ...
Paeroa
▪ New Zealand       borough, northern North Island, New Zealand, situated along the Ohinemuri River near its junction with the Waihou. Paeroa (from a Maori word meaning ...
paesano
paesano [pī sä′nō, pīzä′nō] n. pl. paesani or Eng. paesanos [pī sä′nē, pī zä′nē] or 〚It < LL pagensis: see PEASANT〛 a fellow countryman; esp., a fellow ...
Paesiello
It. /pah'e zyel"law/, n. Giovanni It. /jaw vahn"nee/. See Paisiello, Giovanni. * * *
Paestum
/pes"teuhm/, n. an ancient coastal city of Lucania, in S Italy: the extant ruins include three Greek temples and a Roman amphitheater. * * * Ancient city, southern ...
Páez
/pah"es/, n. José Antonio /haw se" ahn taw"nyaw/ 1790-1873, Venezuelan revolutionary and political leader: president 1831-35, 1839-43; dictator 1861-63. * * * ▪ ...
Páez, José Antonio
▪ Venezuelan general born June 13, 1790, Curpa, near Acarigua, New Granada [now in Venezuela] died May 6, 1873, New York, N.Y., U.S.  Venezuelan soldier and politician, a ...
Páez, Pedro
▪ Spanish priest in full  Pedro Páez Xaramillo,  also called  Pero Páez  born 1564, Olmedo, Spain died May 20, 1622, Gorgora, Ethiopia       learned Jesuit priest ...
PaG
Pennsylvania German. * * *
pag-
Also pak-. To fasten. Oldest forms *pag̑-, *pak̑-, becoming *pag-, *pak- in centum languages. Derivatives include fang, peace, pact, palisade, and travel. 1. Lengthened-grade ...
Pagadian
▪ Philippines       city, western Mindanao, Philippines. Located on Pagadian Bay (a northern extension of Illana Bay), it is a major port shipping rice and corn ...
pagan
—paganish, adj. —paganishly, adv. /pay"geuhn/, n. 1. one of a people or community observing a polytheistic religion, as the ancient Romans and Greeks. 2. a person who is not ...
pagandom
/pay"geuhn deuhm/, n. 1. the part of the world inhabited by pagans. 2. pagans collectively. [1850-55; PAGAN + -DOM] * * *
Paganini
/pag'euh nee"nee, pah'geuh-/; It. /pah'gah nee"nee/, n. Niccolò /nik"euh loh'/; It. /neek'kaw law"/, 1784-1840, Italian composer and violinist. * * *
Paganini, Niccolò
Pa·ga·ni·ni (păg'ə-nēʹnē, pä'gä-), Niccolò. 1782-1840. Italian violinist and composer whose works include six violin concertos and many other virtuoso violin ...
paganish
See pagandom. * * *
paganism
—paganist, adj., n. —paganistic, adj. /pay"geuh niz'euhm/, n. 1. pagan spirit or attitude in religious or moral questions. 2. the beliefs or practices of pagans. 3. the state ...
paganization
See paganize. * * *
paganize
—paganization, n. /pay"geuh nuyz'/, v., paganized, paganizing. v.t. 1. to make pagan. v.i. 2. to become pagan. [1605-15; PAGAN + -IZE] * * *
Pagasaí, Gulf of
▪ gulf, Greece also called  Gulf of Vólos , Modern Greek  Pagasitikós Kólpos , ancient  Gulf of Pagasae        gulf of the Aegean Sea, nomós (department) of ...
page
page1 /payj/, n., v., paged, paging. n. 1. one side of a leaf of something printed or written, as a book, manuscript, or letter. 2. the entire leaf of such a printed or written ...
Page
/payj/, n. 1. Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922, U.S. novelist and diplomat. 2. Walter Hines, 1855-1918, U.S. journalist, editor, and diplomat. * * * ▪ rank       in medieval ...
page chair.
See porter chair. * * *
page description language
a high-level programming language for determining the output of a page printer designed to work with it, independent of the printer's internal codes. Abbr.: PDL * * *
page printer
Computers. a high-speed, high-resolution printer that uses a light source, as a laser beam or electrically charged ions, to print a full page of text or graphics at a ...
page proof
a trial proof printed from type that has been made up in page form, usu. after galley corrections have been made, but before plates are made. Cf. proof (def. 12). [1880-85] * * *
page turner
page turner n. any book, esp. a novel, which is so interesting, exciting, suspenseful, etc. that it draws the reader along, though it may be of little or no literary worth * * *
Page, Alan
▪ American athlete and jurist in full  Alan Cedric Page   born August 7, 1945, Canton, Ohio, U.S.       American gridiron football player who in 1971 became the first ...
Page, Alan (Cedric)
born Aug. 7, 1945, Canton, Ohio, U.S. U.S. gridiron football player. He was an All-America defensive end for Notre Dame. Playing tackle for the Minnesota Vikings (1967–78), ...
Page, Anita
▪ 2009 Anita Pomares        American film actress born Aug. 4, 1910, Flushing, Queens, N.Y. died Sept. 6, 2008, Van Nuys, Calif. briefly shone as one of Hollywood's ...
Page, Bettie
▪ 2009       American model born April 22, 1923, Nashville, Tenn. died Dec. 11, 2008, Los Angeles, Calif. was a legendary pinup model of the 1950s whose provocative ...
Page, Clarence
▪ American journalist born June 2, 1947, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.       American newspaper columnist and television commentator specializing in urban ...
Page, Geraldine
born Nov. 22, 1924, Kirksville, Mo., U.S. died June 13, 1987, New York, N.Y. U.S. actress. She studied drama in Chicago and New York and won fame on Broadway as Alma Winemiller ...
Page, Larry
▪ American computer scientist and entrepreneur byname of  Lawrence Edward Page  born March 26, 1973, East Lansing, Mich., U.S.    American computer scientist and ...
Page, Robert Morris
▪ American physicist born June 2, 1903, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. died May 15, 1992, Edina, Minnesota       American physicist known as the “father” of U.S. ...
Page, Ruth
▪ American dancer and choreographer born March 22, 1899, Indianapolis, Ind., U.S. died April 7, 1991, Chicago, Ill.       American dancer and choreographer, who ...
Page, Sir Earle
▪ prime minister of Australia born Aug. 8, 1880, Grafton, New South Wales [Australia] died Dec. 20, 1961, Sydney  Australian statesman, coleader of the federal government ...
Page, Sir Frederick Handley
▪ British aircraft designer born Nov. 15, 1885, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Eng. died April 21, 1962, London  British aircraft designer who built the Handley Page 0/400, one ...
Page, Thomas Nelson
▪ American author born April 23, 1853, Oakland plantation, near Beaver Dam, Va., U.S. died Nov. 1, 1922, Oakland, Calif.  American author whose work fostered romantic ...
Page, Walter
▪ American musician in full  Walter Sylvester Page   born Feb. 9, 1900, Gallatin, Mo., U.S. died Dec. 20, 1957, New York, N.Y.  black American swing-era musician, one of ...
Page, Walter Hines
▪ American author and diplomat born Aug. 15, 1855, Cary, N.C., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1918, Pinehurst, N.C.  journalist, book publisher, author, and diplomat who, as U.S. ...
Page, William
▪ American painter born Jan. 23, 1811, Albany, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 1, 1885, Tottenville, Staten Island, N.Y.       American painter known for his sedate portraits of ...
page-three girl
n a young woman, usually one with large breasts, who appeared naked or partly naked on the third page of some British tabloid newspapers. The first of these photographs appeared ...
page-turner
/payj"terr'neuhr/, n. a book so exciting or gripping that one is compelled to read it very rapidly. [1970-75] * * *
pageant
—pageanteer, n. —pageantic /peuh jan"tik/, adj. /paj"euhnt/, n. 1. an elaborate public spectacle illustrative of the history of a place, institution, or the like, often given ...
pageant wagon
▪ vehicle       wheeled vehicle used in the processional staging of medieval vernacular cycle plays. Processional staging is most closely associated with the English ...
pageantry
/paj"euhn tree/, n., pl. pageantries. 1. spectacular display; pomp: the pageantry of a coronation. 2. mere show; empty display. 3. pageants collectively; pageants and the ...
pageboy
/payj"boy'/, n. 1. a hair style in which the hair is rolled under, usually at shoulder-length. 2. a youth or man who works as a page, as at a hotel. Also, page boy. [1900-05; ...
pageful
See page1. * * *
Pagels, Elaine
▪ 1996       Only a few academics are read by both their peers and the general public. Elaine Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine professor of religion at Princeton ...
pager
pager1 /pay"jeuhr/, n. something, as a book or brochure, having a specified number of pages (usu. used in combination): Her latest report was a 12-pager. [1965-70; PAGE1 + ...
Paget
/paj"it/, n. Sir James, 1814-99, English surgeon and pathologist. * * *
Paget disease of bone
or osteitis deformans Chronic bone disease of middle age. Named for James Paget, it is characterized by excessive bone destruction alternating with disordered bone construction ...
Paget's disease
Pathol. a chronic disease characterized by episodic accelerated bone resorption and growth of abnormal replacement bone, causing bone pain, deformation, fractures, and ...
Paget'sdisease
Pag·et's disease (păjʹĭts) n. 1. A disease, occurring chiefly in old age, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformation. 2. A ...
Paget, Sir James
born Jan. 11, 1814, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Eng. died Dec. 30, 1899, London British surgeon and physiologist. In 1834 he discovered the parasite that causes trichinosis. He ...
Paget, Sir James, 1st Baronet
▪ British surgeon and physiologist born Jan. 11, 1814, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Eng. died Dec. 30, 1899, London  British surgeon and surgical ...
Paget,Sir James
Pag·et (păjʹĭt), Sir James. 1814-1899. British surgeon and pathologist who discovered (1834) the cause of trichinosis, described (1874) Paget's disease of the breast, and ...
paginal
/paj"euh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to pages. 2. consisting of pages. 3. page for page: a paginal reprint. [1640-50; < LL paginalis of, belonging to a page. See PAGE1, -AL1] * ...
paginate
/paj"euh nayt'/, v., paginated, paginating. v.t. 1. to indicate the sequence of pages in (a book, manuscript, etc.) by placing numbers or other characters on each leaf; to number ...
pagination
/paj'euh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. Bibliog. the number of pages or leaves of a book, manuscript, etc., identified in bibliographical description or cataloging. 2. the figures by which ...
paging
/pay"jing/, n. Computers. a technique of storage management that transfers pages from secondary storage to main storage when they are required, and returns them to secondary ...
Paglia, Camille
▪ 1994       The controversial academic, aesthete, and self-described feminist Camille Paglia enunciated her unorthodox views on sexuality and the development of culture ...
Pagliacci, I
It. /ee pah lyaht"chee/ an opera (1892) by Ruggiero Leoncavallo. * * *
Pagliero, Marcello
▪ Italian filmmaker born Jan. 15, 1907, London, Eng. died Oct. 18, 1980, Paris, France       Italian motion picture director, screenwriter, and actor who worked ...
Pagnani, Andreina
▪ Italian actress born Nov. 24, 1906, Rome, Italy died Nov. 22, 1981, Rome       Italian dramatic actress who worked primarily in the theatre.       Pagnani was ...
pagne
Fr. /pannn"yeu/, n., pl. pagnes Fr. /pannn"yeu/. a garment worn by some African peoples, consisting of a rectangular strip of cloth fashioned into a loincloth or wrapped on the ...
Pagninus, Santes
▪ Italian scholar also called  Pagnini , or  Pagnino  born Oct. 18, 1470, Lucca, Republic of Lucca [now in Italy] died Aug. 24, 1536, Lyon, Fr.       Dominican ...
Pagnol
/pann nyawl"/, n. Marcel /mannrdd sel"/ 1895-1974, French playwright. * * *
Pagnol, Marcel Paul
▪ French author and director born Feb. 25, 1895, Aubagne, Fr. died April 18, 1974, Paris       French writer and motion-picture producer-director who won both fame as ...
Pago Pago
/pahng"oh pahng"oh, pahng"goh pahng"goh, pah"goh pah"goh/ the chief harbor and town of American Samoa, on Tutuila island: naval station. 2491. Also, Pagopago, Pango Pango. * * ...
pagoda
—pagodalike, adj. /peuh goh"deuh/, n. 1. (in India, Burma, China, etc.) a temple or sacred building, usually a pyramidlike tower and typically having upward-curving roofs over ...
pagoda tree
a spreading, round-headed tree, Sophora japonica, of the legume family, native to China and Korea, having yellowish-white flowers in loose, showy clusters, grown widely as a ...
PagoPago
Pa·go Pa·go (pängʹō pängʹō, păngʹgō păngʹgō, pängʹgō pängʹgō, päʹgō päʹgō, pāʹgō pāʹgō) also Pan·go Pan·go (pängʹō pängʹō, păngʹgō ...
Pagosa Springs
▪ Colorado, United States       city, seat (1891) of Archuleta county, south-central Colorado, U.S. Located near large mineral springs, the town site was established in ...
pagurian
/peuh gyoor"ee euhn/, n. 1. a hermit crab, esp. of the genus Pagurus. adj. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of a hermit crab. [1830-40; < NL Pagur(us) the type genus (L: crab < ...
pagurid
/peuh gyoor"id, pag"yeuh rid/, n. a pagurian. [1890-95; < NL Paguridae name of the family < Pagur(us) (see PAGURIAN) + -idae -ID2] * * *
pah
/pah, pa/, interj. (used as an exclamation of disgust or disbelief.) [1585-95] * * *
Pahang
/pah hahng", peuh hang"/, n. a state in Malaysia, on the SE Malay Peninsula. 504,945; 13,820 sq. mi. (35,794 sq. km). Cap.: Kuantan. * * * ▪ region, ...
Pahang River
River, Malaysia, the longest on the Malay Peninsula. It rises in the Main Range and flows south and east to the South China Sea. It is 285 mi (459 km) long and navigable by ...
Pahari
/pah hahr"ee, peuh-/, n., pl. Pahari, Paharis. 1. one of several hill peoples inhabiting the area in India SW of the Ganges River. 2. a member of these peoples. 3. a group of ...
Pahari languages
      group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken in the lower ranges of the Himalayas (pahāṛī is Hindi for “of the mountains”). Three divisions are distinguished: ...
Pahari painting
or Hill painting Style of miniature painting and book illustration that developed in the independent states of the Himalayan foothills in India с 1690–1790. Combining the ...
Pahiatua
▪ New Zealand       town, southern North Island, New Zealand, at the confluence of the Mangatainoka River and Mangaramarama Creek, 80 miles (130 km) northeast of ...
Pahlavi
/pah"leuh vee'/, n., pl Pahlavis for 3. 1. Muhammad Riza (or Reza) /ri zah"/, 1919-80, shah of Iran 1941-79; in exile after 1979 (son of Riza Shah Pahlavi). 2. Riza (or Reza) ...
Pahlavi alphabet
Pahlavi also spelled  Pehlevi, writing system of the  Persian  people from the 2nd century Bc        until the advent of Islām (7th century AD); the Zoroastrian ...
Pahlavi language
also spelled  Pehlevi        major form of the Middle Persian language (see Persian language), which existed from the 3rd to the 10th century and was the official ...
Pahlavi, Mohammad Reza Shah
born Oct. 26, 1919, Tehrān, Iran died July 27, 1980, Cairo, Egypt Shah of Iran (1941–79), noted for his pro-Western orientation and autocratic rule. After an education in ...
Pahlavi, Reza Shah
born March 16, 1878, Alasht, Qājār Iran died July 26, 1944, Johannesburg, S.Af. Shah of Iran (1926–41). An army officer, he rose through the ranks and in 1921 led a coup ...
Pahlavi,Muhammad Reza
Pahlavi, Muhammad Reza. 1919-1980. Shah of Iran from 1941 to 1979, when he was deposed by Islamic fundamentalists. * * *
paho
/pah"hoh, -hooh, pah hoh", -hooh"/, n., pl. pahos. a prayer stick of the Hopi Indians. [1880-85, Amer.; < Hopi pá·ho] * * *
pahoehoe
/pah hoh"ay hoh'ay, peuh hoh"ee hoh'ee/, n. basaltic lava having a smooth or billowy surface. Cf. aa. [1855-60; < Hawaiian pahoehoe] * * *
Pahouin
/pah wahn", -wan"/, n., pl. Pahouins, (esp. collectively) Pahouin. n. Fang (def. 1). * * *
Pahud de Mortanges, Charles Ferdinand
▪ Dutch athlete born May 13, 1896, The Hague, Netherlands died April 7, 1971, The Hague       Dutch equestrian who was one of the most successful riders in Olympic ...
pai-hua
/buyhwah"/, n. a colloquial form of written Chinese based on the spoken language, in use esp. since 1917. Cf. wen-yen. [ < Chin báihuà, equiv. to bái plain, pure, white + huà ...
pai-loo
/puy"loh"/, n., pl. pai-loo, pai-loos. (in Chinese architecture) a decorative or monumental gateway having a trabeated form with three compartments, the central one higher than ...
paid
/payd/, v. a pt. and pp. of pay1. * * *
paid political broadcasts
➡ party political broadcast * * *
paid-in
/payd"in"/, adj. having paid the dues, initiation fees, etc., required by an organization or association. [adj. use of v. phrase pay in] * * *
paid-in surplus
Accounting. surplus paid in by purchasers of stock certificates sold at a premium. * * *
paid-up
/payd"up"/, adj. paid in full, as of the present or of a specified date: a paid-up membership. [1870-75] * * *
paideia
▪ education       (Greek: “education,” or “learning”), system of education and training in classical Greek and Hellenistic (Greco-Roman) cultures that included ...
paido-
var. of pedo-1. * * *
Paige
/payj/, n. Leroy Robert ("Satchel") 1906-82, U.S. baseball player. * * *
Paige, Satchel
orig. Leroy Robert Paige born July 7, 1906?, Mobile, Ala., U.S. died June 8, 1982, Kansas City, Mo. U.S. baseball pitcher. Paige earned legendary fame during his many years ...
Paige,Leroy Robert
Paige (pāj), Leroy Robert. Known as “Satchel.” 1906-1982. American baseball player who became the first Black pitcher in the American League when he joined the Cleveland ...
Päijänne, Lake
Lake, southern Finland. It is 75 mi (121 km) long and 14 mi (23 km) wide. The lake contains thousands of islands. The lake system is drained southward to the Gulf of Finland by ...
Paik, Nam June
born July 20, 1932, Seoul, Korea Korean-born U.S. sculptor and video and performance artist. He studied music at the Universities of Tokyo and Munich and came to the U.S. in ...
pail
/payl/, n. 1. bucket. 2. the amount filling a pail. [bef. 1000; ME payle wooden container, continuing OE paegel wine container, liquid measure (of unknown orig.; cf. MD, LG pegel ...
pailful
/payl"fool'/, n., pl. pailfuls. a quantity sufficient to fill a pail: a pailful of water. [1585-95; PAIL + -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
paillard
paillard [pī yär′; ] Fr [ pȧ yȧr′] n. a slice of meat, esp. veal or chicken, pounded until it is very thin and grilled quickly at high heat * * * pail·lard ...
paillasse
/pal yas", pal"yas, pal'ee as", pal"ee as'/, n. Chiefly Brit. a mattress of straw; pallet. Also, palliasse. [1500-10; < F < It pagliaccio straw pallet, equiv. to pagli(a) straw ( ...
paillette
—pailletted, adj. /puy yet", pay-, peuh let"/; Fr. /pann yet"/, n., pl. paillettes /pal yets", peuh lets"/; Fr. /pann yet"/. 1. a spangle for ornamenting a costume. 2. (in ...
pailletted
See paillette. * * *
paillon
Fr. /pah yawonn"/, n., pl. paillons Fr. /pah yawonn"/. a sheet of thin metallic foil used decoratively in enameling and gilding. [1885-90; < F, special use of paille straw (see ...
Paimio chair
/puy"mee oh'/ a chair developed by Alvar Aalto between 1930 and 1933, having two continuous, ribbonlike elements made of bent laminated birch veneers forming the arms and legs ...
pain
/payn/, n. 1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc. 2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: a back pain. 3. mental or emotional ...
Paine
/payn/, n. 1. Albert Bigelow /big"euh loh'/, 1861-1937, U.S. author and editor. 2. Robert Treat /treet/, 1731-1814, U.S. jurist and statesman. 3. Thomas, 1737-1809, U.S. patriot ...
Paine, John Knowles
▪ American composer born Jan. 9, 1839, Portland, Maine, U.S. died April 25, 1906, Cambridge, Mass.       composer and organist, the first American to win wide ...
Paine, Robert Treat
born March 11, 1731, Boston, Mass. died May 11, 1814, Boston, Mass., U.S. U.S. jurist. A lawyer in his native Boston from 1757, he gained recognition as a prosecuting attorney ...
Paine, Thomas
born Jan. 29, 1737, Thetford, Norfolk, Eng. died June 8, 1809, New York, N.Y., U.S. English-American writer and political pampleteer. After a series of professional failures in ...
Paine,Robert Treat
Paine (pān), Robert Treat. 1731-1814. American Revolutionary leader and jurist. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he later served as a justice of the Massachusetts ...
Paine,Thomas
Paine, Thomas. 1737-1809. British-born American writer and Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain. In ...
pained
/paynd/, adj. 1. hurt; injured. 2. showing or expressing distress, anguish, or resentment: a pained look in reply to a sarcastic remark. [1300-50; ME; see PAIN, -ED2] * * *
Painesville
/paynz"vil/, n. a city in NE Ohio, on Lake Erie. 16,391. * * * ▪ Ohio, United States       city, seat (1840) of Lake county, northeastern Ohio, U.S., near the mouth of ...
painful
—painfully, adv. —painfulness, n. /payn"feuhl/, adj. 1. affected with, causing, or characterized by pain: a painful wound; a painful night; a painful memory. 2. laborious; ...
painfully
See painful. * * *
painfulness
See painfully. * * *
painkiller
—painkilling, adj. /payn"kil'euhr/, n. a drug, treatment, or anything else that relieves pain, esp. an analgesic. [1850-55, Amer.; PAIN + KILLER] * * *
painkilling
See painkiller. * * *
painless
—painlessly, adv. —painlessness, n. /payn"lis/, adj. 1. without pain; causing little or no pain: painless dentistry; a painless cure. 2. Informal. not difficult; requiring ...
painlessly
See painless. * * *
painlessness
See painlessly. * * *
Painlevé, Paul
▪ French politician and mathematician born December 5, 1863, Paris, France died October 29, 1933, Paris  French politician, mathematician, and patron of aviation who was ...
painstaking
—painstakingly, adv. —painstakingness, n. /paynz"tay'king, payn"stay'-/, adj. 1. taking or characterized by taking pains or trouble; expending or showing diligent care and ...
painstakingly
See painstaking. * * *
paint
—paintable, adj. —paintless, adj. /paynt/, n. 1. a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating ...
paint bridge.
See under bridge1 (def. 16a). * * *
paint horse
paint (def. 6). Also called paint pony. [1865-70] * * *
paint pot
n. 1. Also, paintpot. a container, as a jar, pail, or bucket, for holding paint while it is being applied. 2. Geol. a spring or pit filled with boiling colored mud. Cf. mud ...
paint roller
a roller of absorbent material, mounted on a handle, that is rolled in a trough of paint and then rolled over a flat surface to be painted. [1950-55] * * *
paintability
See paint. * * *
paintable
See paintability. * * *
paintball
☆ paintball [pānt′bôl΄ ] n. any of various games in which players, simulating combat, use air guns to shoot pellets filled with colored gel at each other * * ...
paintbrush
/paynt"brush'/, n. 1. a brush for applying paint, as one used in painting houses or one used in painting pictures. 2. any plant of the genus Castilleja. [1820-30; PAINT + ...
painted
/payn"tid/, adj. 1. reproduced or represented in paint: a painted image. 2. covered with a coating of paint: a painted chair. 3. unreal; artificial; feigned: a painted life. 4. ...
painted beauty
a butterfly, Vanessa virginiensis, having brownish-black and orange wings, the hind wings each having two eyespots. [1895-1900] * * *
painted bunting
a brilliantly colored bunting, Passerina ciris, of the southern U.S. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
painted cup
any of several semiparasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, of the figwort family, having highly colored dilated bracts about the flowers. Also called paintbrush. [1780-90] * * *
Painted Desert
a region in N central Arizona, E of the Colorado River: many-colored rock surfaces. * * * Region, north-central Arizona, U.S. It stretches about 150 mi (240 km) from the Grand ...
painted greenling
a greenling, Oxylebius pictus, inhabiting the Pacific coastal waters of North America, having a whitish body marked with black bands. Also called convictfish. * * *
painted horse
paint (def. 6). Also called painted pony. * * *
painted lady
a butterfly, Vanessa cardui, having brownish-black and orange wings and hind wings each with four eyespots, the larvae of which feed on thistles. [1745-55] * * * Either of two ...
painted snipe
either of two snipelike birds of the family Rostratulidae, of South America and the Old World tropics, the female of which is larger and more brightly colored than the ...
painted tongue
a Chilean plant, Salpiglossis sinuata, of the nightshade family, having large, funnel-shaped flowers in a variety of colors. * * *
painted trillium
n. a North American trillium, Trillium undulatum, having white flowers streaked with pink or purple. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
painted turtle
n. a freshwater turtle, Chrysemys picta, common in the U.S., having bright yellow markings on the head and neck and red markings on the margin of the carapace. [1875-80] * * ...
painted woman
n. a prostitute; slut. * * *
paintedbunting
painted bunting n. A small finch (Passerina ciris) of the southern United States and Mexico, the male of which has brilliant multicolored plumage. Also called nonpareil. * * *
paintedcup
painted cup n. See Indian paintbrush. * * *
PaintedDesert
Paint·ed Desert (pānʹtĭd) A plateau region of north-central Arizona east of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. Irregularly eroded layers of red and yellow sediment ...
paintedlady
painted lady n. A widely distributed butterfly (Vanessa cardui) having brown, black, and orange markings. Also called cosmopolite, thistle butterfly. * * *
painter
painter1 /payn"teuhr/, n. 1. an artist who paints pictures. 2. a person who coats walls or other surfaces with paint, esp. as an occupation. 3. (cap.) Astron. the constellation ...
painter's colic
Pathol. lead poisoning causing intense intestinal pain. [1815-25] * * *
painter'scolic
paint·er's colic (pānʹtərz) n. Chronic intestinal pains and constipation caused by lead poisoning. Also called lead colic.   [So called because the disease is often caused ...
Painter, Theophilus Shickel
born Aug. 22, 1889, Salem, Va., U.S. died Oct. 5, 1969, Fort Stockton, Texas U.S. zoologist and cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1913. He was the first to ...
Painter, William
▪ English author born c. 1540 died February 1594, London, Eng.       English author whose collection of tales The Palace of Pleasure, based on classical and Italian ...
painterliness
See painterly. * * *
painterly
/payn"teuhr lee/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a painter. 2. Fine Arts. characterized by qualities of color, stroke, or texture perceived as distinctive to the ...
painting
/payn"ting/, n. 1. a picture or design executed in paints. 2. the act, art, or work of a person who paints. 3. the works of art painted in a particular manner, place, or period: ...
painting, Western
▪ art Introduction       history of Western painting from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the present.       Painting, the execution of forms and shapes ...
painty
—paintiness, n. /payn"tee/, adj., paintier, paintiest. 1. of, coated with, or soiled with paint: a painty finish; painty overalls. 2. having a crudely or clumsily painted ...
pair
—pairwise, adv. /pair/, n., pl. pairs, pair, v. n. 1. two identical, similar, or corresponding things that are matched for use together: a pair of gloves; a pair of ...
pair annihilation
Physics. annihilation (def. 3a). * * *
pair bond
n. Animal Behav. 1. a partnership between a mating couple that lasts through one season, serving primarily in the cooperative rearing of young. 2. the couple that forms such a ...
pair of compasses
compass (def. 7) [1545-55] * * *
pair production
Physics. the simultaneous creation of a particle and its antiparticle by a nucleus or particle in an excited state, as when a photon is absorbed. [1930-35] * * * Formation of an ...
pair royal
Cribbage. a set of three cards of the same denomination, worth six points. Cf. double pair royal. [1585-95] * * *
pair skating
a form of competitive skating in which a man and a woman skate together in performing a choreographed series of jumps, lifts, and other acrobatic moves to a selection of ...
pair-bond
/pair"bond'/, Animal Behav. v.i. 1. (of a mating couple) to form and maintain a pair bond. n. 2. See pair bond. * * *
pair-oar
—pair-oared, adj. /pair"awr', -ohr'/, n. a racing shell propelled by two persons, each with one oar. [1850-55] * * *
pairbond
pair bond n. The temporary or permanent association formed between a female and male animal during courtship and mating.   pair bonding n. * * *
pairbonding
See pair bond. * * *
pairing
/pair"ing/, n. 1. a coupling. 2. Cell Biol. the lining up of the two homologous chromosomes or chromatids of each chromosome pair in meiosis or mitosis. Cf. base ...
pairle
/pairl, perl/, n. Heraldry. a device representing the front of an ecclesiastical pallium, consisting of a broad Y-shaped form covered with crosses. Also called pall. [ < F, prob. ...
pairof compasses
pair of compasses n. See compass. * * *
pairof virginals
pair of virginals n. See virginal2. * * *
pairproduction
pair production n. The simultaneous creation of a subatomic particle and its antiparticle from another form of energy, especially the production of a positron and an electron ...
pairs
➡ pairing * * *
Pais, Abraham
▪ 2001       Dutch-born American physicist and science historian (b. May 19, 1918, Amsterdam, Neth.—d. July 28, 2000, Copenhagen, Den.), was a prominent theoretical ...


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