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País, El
▪ Spanish newspaper       (Spanish: “The Country”), daily newspaper published in Madrid, an independent paper dedicated to the promotion of democratic ideals in ...
paisa
/puy sah"/ for 1; /puy"sah/ for 2, n., pl. paise /-say/. 1. Also, pice. an aluminum coin and monetary unit, the 100th part of the rupee of India, Nepal, and Pakistan. 2. ...
paisano
/puy sah"noh, -zah"-/; Sp. /puy sah"naw/, n., pl. paisanos /-nohz/; Sp. /-naws/. 1. compatriot. 2. Slang. pal; buddy; comrade. 3. Southwestern U.S. a. a rustic or peasant. b. a ...
Paisiello
/puy zyel"law/, n. Giovanni /jaw vahn"nee/, 1741-1816, Italian composer. Also, Paesiello. * * *
Paisiello, Giovanni
born May 9, 1740, Taranto, Kingdom of Naples died June 5, 1816, Naples Italian composer. Trained in Naples, he served the Russian empress Catherine II as chapel master in St. ...
paisley
/payz"lee/, n., pl. paisleys, adj. n. 1. a soft woolen fabric woven with a pattern of colorful and minutely detailed figures. 2. a shawl, scarf, tie, or other article made of ...
Paisley
/payz"lee/, n. 1. a city in the Strathclyde region, in SW Scotland, W of Glasgow: thread factories. 95,067. 2. paisley. * * * ▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       large ...
paisley pattern
➡ Paisley (I) * * *
Paisley, Ian
▪ 2008 Ian Richard Kyle Paisley  born April 6, 1926, Armagh, N.Ire.  On May 8, 2007, as lasting peace appeared to have finally returned to Northern Ireland, longtime ...
Paisley, Ian (Richard Kyle)
born April 6, 1926, Armagh, County Armagh, N.Ire. Protestant leader in Northern Ireland. After being ordained in the Reformed Presbyterian church (1946), he cofounded a new ...
Paisley, Robert
▪ 1997       ("BOB"), British association football (soccer) player and manager who, at the time of his retirement in 1983, was the most successful team manager in the ...
Paiute
/puy ooht", puy"ooht/, n., pl. Paiutes, (esp. collectively) Paiute. 1. a member of a group of North American Indians of the Uto-Aztecan family dwelling in California, Nevada, ...
paixiao
▪ musical instrument Wade-Giles romanization  p'ai-hsiao        Chinese bamboo panpipe, generally a series of bamboo tubes secured together by rows of bamboo strips, ...
pajama
/peuh jah"meuh, -jam"euh/, adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling pajamas: a pajama top; a lounging outfit with pajama pants. [see PAJAMAS] * * *
pajama party.
See slumber party. [1900-10] * * *
pajamas
—pajamaed, adj. /peuh jah"meuhz, -jam"euhz/, n. (used with a plural v.) 1. night clothes consisting of loose-fitting trousers and jacket. 2. loose-fitting trousers, usually of ...
Pajon, Claude
▪ French theologian born 1626, Romorantin, near Blois, Fr. died Sept. 27, 1685, Carré       French Protestant theologian who was influential during the later ...
Pajou, Augustin
▪ French sculptor born Sept. 19, 1730, Paris, France died May 8, 1809, Paris  French sculptor and decorator known mainly for his portrait busts of famous contemporaries, such ...
pak
/pak/, n. pack; package. * * *
Pak Kyongni
▪ 2009 Park Kyung-ni        South Korean poet and novelist born Oct. 28, 1926, Tongyeong, Korea died May 5, 2008, Seoul, S.Kor garnered international acclaim for the ...
Pak Se Ri
▪ 1999       The Associated Press called her "the rookie sensation"; Time magazine hailed her as the "Tigress Woods" of golf; and the New York Times claimed she was the ...
pak-
See pag-. * * *
pak-choi
/bahk"choy"/, n., pl. pak-choi, pak-chois. See bok choy. Also, pakchoi. * * *
Pak.
Pak. abbr. 1. Pakistan. 2. Pakistani. * * *
Pakanbaru
/pah'kahn bahr"ooh/, n. a city on central Sumatra, in W Indonesia. 145,030. * * *
pakapoo
/pak'euh pooh"/, n. a Chinese lottery in which the tickets are sheets of paper bearing densely written characters. Also, pakapu. [1910-15; < dial. Chin, equiv. to Chin báige ...
pakapoo ticket
Australian Slang. something that is indecipherable or confusing: scrawled over like a pakapoo ticket. * * *
Pakaraima Mountains
/pak"euh ruy"meuh, pak'euh-/ a mountain range along the W central border of Guyana. Also, Pacaraima Mountains. * * *
pakchoi
pak choi (bŏkʹ choiʹ) n. Variant of bok choy. * * *
Pake, George Edward
▪ 2005       American physicist (b. April 1, 1924, Jeffersonville, Ohio—d. March 4, 2004, Tucson, Ariz.), assembled (1970) a team of crack scientists and engineers for ...
Pakeha
pakeha [pä′kə hä΄, pä′kēhä΄] n. 〚< Maori〛 Chiefly N.Z. in New Zealand, a person who is not a Maori; esp., a white person * * * Pa·ke·ha (päʹkē-hä', ...
Paki
/pak"ee, pah"kee/, n., pl. Pakis. Chiefly Brit. Slang (disparaging and offensive). 1. a Pakistani, esp. one who has emigrated to Britain. 2. any emigrant to Britain from the ...
Pakistan
/pak"euh stan', pah'keuh stahn"/, n. 1. Islamic Republic of, a republic in S Asia, between India and Afghanistan: formerly part of British India; known as West Pakistan from ...
Pakistan, Church of
▪ Protestant denomination       denomination inaugurated in Pakistan in 1970 and comprising former Anglican, Methodist, Scottish Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches and ...
Pakistan, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a green field with a large white crescent and star; at the hoist end is a vertical white stripe. The flag's ...
Pakistani
/pak'euh stan"ee, pah'keuh stah"nee/, n., pl. Pakistanis, Pakistani, adj. n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Pakistan. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Pakistan or ...
Pakistanis
➡ Pakistan * * *
Pakokku
/peuh kawk"kooh/, n. a city in central Burma. 150,000. * * * ▪ Myanmar       town, central Myanmar (Burma), on the Irrawaddy River below its junction with the ...
pakora
pakora [pä kôr′ə] n. in the cuisine of India, a small, spicy fritter containing pieces of vegetables or meat, made usually with a batter of chickpea flour and deep-fried * * ...
Paksas, Rolandas
▪ 2004       The success of Rolandas Paksas, the leader of the new populist Liberal Democratic Party, in winning the presidency of Lithuania in the second round of ...
Pakse
/pahk say"/, n. a city in S Laos, on the Mekong River. 44,860. * * *
Pakula, Alan J.
▪ 1999       American motion-picture director, producer, and screenwriter (b. April 7, 1928, Bronx, N.Y.—d. Nov. 19, 1998, Melville, N.Y.), evoked exceptional ...
Pakxé
▪ Laos also spelled  Pakse         town, in the southern panhandle of Laos, at the confluence of the Xédôn and Mekong rivers. Before 1966 Pakxé functioned as the ...
pal
/pal/, n., v., palled, palling. Informal. n. 1. a very close, intimate friend; comrade; chum. 2. an accomplice. v.i. 3. to associate as comrades or chums: to pal around with the ...
PAL
/pal/, n. a special air service offered by the U.S. Postal Service for sending parcels from 5 to 30 lb. (2.3 to 13.5 kg) to overseas servicemen: only the regular parcel post rate ...
Pal, Bipin Chandra
▪ Indian journalist born Nov. 7, 1858, Sylhet, India [now in Bangladesh] died May 20, 1932, Calcutta [now Kolkata]       Indian journalist and an early leader of the ...
pāl-
To touch, feel, shake. Earlier *peə₂l-, colored to *paə₂l-, contracted to *pāl-. 1. a. feel, from Old English fēlan, to examine by touch, feel; b. sprachgefühl>>, from ...
Pal.
Palestine. * * *
pal.
1. paleography. 2. paleontology. * * *
Pāla Dynasty
▪ Indian dynasty       ruling dynasty in Bihār and Bengal, India, from the 8th to the 12th century. Its founder, Gopāla, was a local chieftain who rose to power in the ...
palabra
/pah lah"vrddah/, n., pl. palabras /-vrddahs/. Spanish. 1. a word. 2. speech; talk. * * *
palace
—palaced, adj. —palacelike, adj. —palaceward, adv. /pal"is/, n. 1. the official residence of a king, queen, bishop, or other sovereign or exalted personage. 2. a large and ...
palace guard
1. the security force protecting a palace. 2. a group of trusted advisers who often control access to a sovereign, president, or other chief executive. [1885-90] * * *
Palace Museum
▪ museum, Beijing, China also called  Imperial Palace Museum , Chinese (Pinyin)  Gugong Bowuyuan (“Ancient Palace Museum”)        in Beijing, museum housed in ...
Palace of Westminster
the official name of the British Houses of Parliament(2). Its full name is the New Palace of Westminster, since it was built after the Old Palace of Westminster was destroyed in ...
palace revolution
a challenge to or overthrow of a sovereign or other leader by members of the ruling family or group. Also called palace revolt, palace coup /kooh/. [1900-05] * * *
palaces
➡ stately homes * * *
Palacio Valdés
/pah lah"thyaw vahl des"/ Armando /ahrdd mahn"daw/, 1853-1938, Spanish novelist and critic. * * *
Palacio Valdés, Armando
▪ Spanish writer born Oct. 4, 1853, Entralgo, Spain died Feb. 3, 1938, Madrid       one of the most popular 19th-century Spanish novelists, distinguished by his ...
Palacio, Andy Vivien
▪ 2009       Belizean musician born Dec. 2, 1960, Barranco, Belize died Jan. 19, 2008, Belize City, Belize used his music to help preserve the culture of the Garifuna ...
Palacký, František
born June 14, 1798, Hodslavice, Moravia, Austrian Empire died May 26, 1876, Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary Czech historian and politician. His History of Bohemia (5 vol., ...
Palade
/peuh lah"dee/, n. George Emil, born 1912, U.S. biologist, born in Rumania: Nobel prize for medicine 1974. * * *
Palade, George E.
▪ Romanian-born American cell biologist in full  George Emil Palade  born Nov. 19, 1912, Iaşi, Rom. died Oct. 7, 2008, Del Mar, Calif., U.S.       Romanian-born ...
Palade, George Emil
▪ 2009       Romanian-born American cell biologist born Nov. 19, 1912, Iasi, Rom. died Oct. 7, 2008, Del Mar, Calif. developed tissue-preparation methods, advanced ...
paladin
/pal"euh din/, n. 1. any one of the 12 legendary peers or knightly champions in attendance on Charlemagne. 2. any knightly or heroic champion. 3. any determined advocate or ...
palae-
Chiefly Brit. var. of pale-. Also, esp. before a consonant, palaeo-. * * *
palaeo-
Chiefly Brit. var. of paleo-. Also, before some vowels, palae-. * * *
Palaeologus
/pay'lee ol"euh geuhs/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, n. family name of Byzantine rulers 1259-1453. * * * (as used in expressions) Andronicus II Palaeologus Andronicus III ...
Palaeologus family
▪ Byzantine family Palaeologus also spelled  Palaiologos        Byzantine family that became prominent in the 11th century, the members of which married into the ...
Palaeospondylus
▪ paleontology       genus of enigmatic fossil vertebrates that were very fishlike in appearance but of uncertain relationships. Palaeospondylus, from the Middle ...
palaestra
/peuh les"treuh/, n., pl. palaestras, palaestrae /-tree/. Gk. Antiq. palestra. * * *
Palaic language
      one of the ancient Anatolian languages, Palaic was spoken in Palā, a land located to the northwest of Hittite territory and across the Halys (now the Kızıl ...
palais
/pann le"/, n., pl. palais. French. a palace, esp. a French government or municipal building. * * *
Palais-Royal Theatre
▪ theatre, Paris, France French  Théâtre Du Palais-royal,         Paris playhouse most noted for 17th-century productions by Molière.       The Palais-Royal ...
Palakkad
▪ India formerly  Palghat        city, central Kerala state, southwestern India. The city lies on the Ponnani River in the Palghat Gap, a break in the Western ...
Palamás, Kostís
▪ Greek poet born Jan. 13, 1859, Patras, Greece died Feb. 27, 1943, Athens       Greek poet who was important in the evolution of modern Greek ...
Palamas, Saint Gregory
born Nov. 11/14, 1296, Constantinople died 1359, Thessalonica, Byzantine Empire Eastern Orthodox priest. From 1332 he was the chief defender of the school of mysticism known as ...
Palamedes
▪ Greek legend       in Greek legend, the son of Nauplius (king of Euboea) and Clymene and a hero of the Trojan War. Palamedes is a prominent figure in post-Homeric ...
palampore
/pal"euhm pawr', -pohr'/, n. a cotton print woven in India and used for clothing, canopies, etc. Also, palampoor /pal"euhm poor'/. [1690-1700; prob. after Palanpur, city in ...
Palana
▪ Russia       urban settlement, Kamchatka kray (territory), far eastern Russia. Palana was the administrative centre of Koryak autonomous okrug (district), which was ...
Palance, Jack
▪ 2007 Volodymyr Palanyuk        American actor (b. Feb. 18, 1919, Lattimer Mines, Pa.—d. Nov. 10, 2006, Montecito, Calif.), was often typecast in menacing roles, ...
Palangkaraya
▪ Indonesia       kotamadya (municipality), capital of Central Kalimantan (Kalimantan Tengah) propinsi (province), south-central Borneo, Indonesia. Palangkaraya lies ...
Palanpur
▪ India       city, northeastern Gujarat (Gujarāt) state, west-central India. It lies in the lowlands between the Aravalli Range and the Kathiawar Peninsula. The ...
palanquin
—palanquiner, palankeener, n. —palanquiningly, palankeeningly, adv. /pal'euhn keen"/, n. (formerly in India and other Eastern countries) a passenger conveyance, usually for ...
palapa
/peuh lah"peuh/; Sp. /pah lah"pah/, n., pl. palapas /-peuhz/; Sp. /-pahs/. (esp. in Mexico) 1. a simple, thatched-roof dwelling, usually open on the sides. 2. any building ...
Palar River
▪ river, India       river in southern India. It rises near the Ponnaiyar River, southwest of Chintamani, in Karnataka (Karnātaka) state, and flows 183 miles (295 km) ...
palas
▪ rug       pileless, handwoven floor covering made in most of the rug-weaving areas of the Middle East. The term is used variously as a label for rugs woven in ...
palatability
See palatable. * * *
palatable
—palatability, palatableness, n. —palatably, adv. /pal"euh teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. acceptable or agreeable to the palate or taste; savory: palatable food. 2. acceptable or ...
palatableness
See palatability. * * *
palatably
See palatability. * * *
palatal
—palatalism, palatality, n. —palatally, adv. /pal"euh tl/, adj. 1. Anat. of or pertaining to the palate. 2. Phonet. articulated with the blade of the tongue held close to or ...
palatalization
See palatalize. * * * ▪ phonetics       in phonetics, the production of consonants with the blade, or front, of the tongue drawn up farther toward the roof of the mouth ...
palatalize
—palatalization, n. /pal"euh tl uyz'/, v., palatalized, palatalizing. Phonet. v.t. 1. to articulate (a consonant other than a normal palatal) as a palatal or with relatively ...
palatalized
/pal"euh tl uyzd'/, adj. Phonet. pronounced with secondary palatal articulation. [1865-70; PALATALIZE + -ED2] * * *
palatally
See palatal. * * *
palate
—palateless, adj. —palatelike, adj. /pal"it/, n. 1. Anat. the roof of the mouth, consisting of an anterior bony portion (hard palate) and a posterior muscular portion (soft ...
palatial
—palatially, adv. —palatialness, n. /peuh lay"sheuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a palace: a palatial home. 2. befitting or suitable for a palace; stately; ...
palatially
See palatial. * * *
palatialness
See palatially. * * *
Palatinate
—palatinal, adj. /peuh lat"n ayt', -it/, n. 1. the. either of two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate or ...
palatine
palatine1 /pal"euh tuyn', -tin/, adj. 1. having royal privileges: a count palatine. 2. of or pertaining to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine. 3. of or ...
Palatine
/pal"euh tuyn'/, n. a city in NE Illinois. 32,166. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States       village, Cook county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. Palatine is a suburb of ...
Palatine Chapel
▪ chapel, Aachen, Germany German  Pfalzkapelle,  also called  Palace Chapel    private chapel associated with a residence, especially of an emperor. Many of the early ...
Palatine Hill
▪ hill, Rome, Italy Italian  Monte Palatino        four-sided plateau rising 131 feet (40 metres) south of the Forum in Rome and 168 feet (51 metres) above sea ...
palatium
/peuh lay"shee euhm, -sheuhm/; Lat. /pah lah"tee oom'/, n., pl. palatia /-shee euh, -sheuh/; Lat. /-tee ah'/. a palace, esp. the palace of an ancient Roman emperor. [ < L ...
Palatka
/peuh lat"keuh/, n. a city in NE Florida. 10,175. * * * ▪ Florida, United States       city, seat (1849) of Putnam county, northeastern Florida, U.S., on the broad St. ...
palato-
a combining form representing palate in compound words: palatogram. * * *
palato-alveolar
/pal'euh toh al vee"euh leuhr/, Phonet. adj. 1. articulated with the blade or tip of the tongue approaching or touching the alveolar ridge and the main body of the tongue near ...
palatogram
/pal"euh teuh gram'/, n. Phonet. a diagram or photograph obtained through palatography. [1900-05; PALATO- + -GRAPHY] * * *
palatography
/pal'euh tog"reuh fee/, n. Phonet. a technique for observing the position of the tongue in relation to the palate during articulation, esp. by placing powder or dye on the palate ...
Palau
Palau [pä lou′] country consisting of a group of islands in the W Pacific Ocean: formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the island group became an ...
Palau Islands
/pah low"/ a former name of the Republic of Belau. * * *
Palau, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a blue field with a prominent, off-centre golden disk. The flag's width-to-length ratio is 5 to 8.       As ...
Palauan language
      major language of Palau, in the western Pacific Ocean. It is classified as belonging to the eastern branch of the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) family of ...
Palaung
▪ people also called  Ta-ang,         hill people of the Shan region and adjacent areas of eastern Myanmar (Burma), as well as southwestern Yunnan province of China. ...
Palaungic languages
also called  Palaung-wa,         branch of the Mon-Khmer group of the Austroasiatic languages. Palaungic languages are spoken primarily in Myanmar (Burma) and ...
palaver
—palaverer, palaverist, n. —palaverment, n. —palaverous, adj. /peuh lav"euhr, -lah"veuhr/, n., v, palavered, palavering. n. 1. a conference or discussion. 2. a long parley, ...
Palawan
/pah lah"wahn/, n. an island in the W Philippines. 232,322; 5697 sq. mi. (14,755 sq. km). * * * Island (pop., 2000: 713,539), southwestern Philippines. It is long and narrow ...
Palayankottai
▪ India also called  Palamcottah        town, southern Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southeastern India. It lies across the Tambraparni River, slightly downstream ...
palazzo
/peuh laht"soh/; It. /pah laht"tsaw/, n., pl. palazzi /-laht"see/; It. /-laht"tsee/. an impressive public building or private residence; palace. [ < It: lit., PALACE] * * *
Palazzo del Te
▪ palace, Italy English  Palace of Te        summer palace and horse farm near Mantua, Italy, of Duke Federico Gonzaga II. It was designed and built (c. 1525–35) by ...
Palazzolo Acreide
▪ Italy       town, southeastern Sicily, Italy. It lies in the Iblei Mountains, west of Syracuse. The successor to the Syracusan colony of Acrae (founded nearby in 663 ...
palazzos
palazzos [pə lät′sōz] pl.n. 〚
pale
pale1 —palely, adv. —paleness, n. /payl/, adj., paler, palest, v., paled, paling. adj. 1. lacking intensity of color; colorless or whitish: a pale complexion. 2. of a low ...
pale ale
n [U, C] (BrE) a type of pale bitter beer, often sold in British pubs under the name ‘India Pale Ale’ or ‘IPA’. ➡ note at beer. * * *
pale dry
pale dry adj. light in color and not sweet [pale dry sherry] * * *
Pale Horse
a representation of Death, as in literature or the Bible. [after the Biblical pale horse on which Death rides, Rev. 6:8] * * *
Pale Horse, Pale Rider
a trilogy of short novels (1939) by Katherine Anne Porter. * * *
pale western cutworm
the larva of a noctuid moth, Agrotis orthogonia, of the western U.S. and Canada, that seriously damages grains, beets, potatoes, alfalfa, etc., by feeding underground on roots ...
pale-
var. of paleo- before most vowels: paleethnology. Also, esp. Brit., palae-. * * *
pale-dry
/payl"druy"/, adj. light-colored and medium-sweet: pale-dry ginger ale. [1930-35] * * *
palea
—paleaceous /-ay"sheuhs/, paleate /-it, -ayt'/, adj. /pay"lee euh/, n., pl. paleae /-lee ee'/. 1. a chafflike scale or bract. 2. the scalelike, membranous organ in the flowers ...
palearctic
/pay'lee ahrk"tik, -ahr"tik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, adj. Zoogeog. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, ...
paleencephalon
/pay'lee en sef"euh lon'/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, n., pl. paleencephala /-leuh/. (no longer in technical use) the more primitive part of the brain in the evolutionary development ...
paleethnology
—paleethnologic /pay'lee eth'nl oj"ik/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, paleethnological, adj. —paleethnologist, n. /pay'lee eth nol"euh jee/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, n. (formerly) the ...
paleface
/payl"fays'/, n. Slang. a white person, as distinguished from a North American Indian. [1815-25; PALE1 + FACE, expression attributed to North American Indians] * * *
palely
See pale2. * * *
Palembang
/pah'lem bahng"/, n. a city in SE Sumatra, in W Indonesia. 787,187. * * * City (pop., 1995 est.: 1,283,100) and river port, Indonesia. It is located on both banks of the Musi ...
Palencia
Pa·len·cia (pə-lĕnʹchə, pä-lĕnʹsyä) A city of northern Spain north-northeast of Valladolid. Site of an ancient Roman settlement, it was recovered from the Moors in ...
paleness
See palely. * * *
Palenque
/pah leng"ke/, n. a village in SE Mexico, in Chiapas state: ruins of an ancient Mayan city. * * * Ruined ancient Mayan city of the Late Classic period (с AD 600–900) in what ...
Paleo -Siberian languages
or Paleo-Asiatic languages Group of four unrelated language families spoken in northeastern Asia. Believed to have covered much larger areas of Siberia and perhaps Manchuria in ...
paleo-
a combining form meaning "old" or "ancient," esp. in reference to former geologic time periods, used in the formation of compound words: paleobotany. Also, pale- esp. Brit., ...
Paleo-Asiatic
/pay'lee oh ay'zhee at"ik, -shee-, -zee-/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, n. 1. a member of any of various Mongoloid peoples of northeastern Asia. 2. Paleosiberian (def. 1). * * *
Paleo-Indian
/pay'lee oh in"dee euhn/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a New World cultural stage, c22,000-6000 B.C., distinguished by fluted-point tools ...
Paleo-Siberian
▪ people also spelled  Paleosiberian, or Palaeo-siberian,         any member of those peoples of northeastern Siberia who are believed to be remnants of earlier and ...
Paleo-Siberian languages
▪ linguistics Introduction Paleo-Siberian also spelled  Paleosiberian , also called  Paleo-Asiatic languages  or  Hyperborean languages        languages spoken in ...
paleoanthropic
/pay'lee oh an throp"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, adj. pertaining to prehistoric humans. [1885-90; PALEO - + ANTHROPIC] * * *
paleoanthropologic
See paleoanthropology. * * *
paleoanthropological
See paleoanthropologic. * * *
paleoanthropologist
See paleoanthropologic. * * *
paleoanthropology
—paleoanthropologist, n. —paleoanthropological /pay'lee oh an'threuh peuh loj"i keuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, adj. /pay'lee oh an'threuh pol"euh jee/ or, esp. Brit., ...
paleoarctic
/pay'lee oh ahrk"tik/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, adj. palearctic. * * *
paleobiochemical
See paleobiochemistry. * * *
paleobiochemistry
paleobiochemistry [spelling only] * * * pa·le·o·bi·o·chem·is·try (pā'lē-ō-bī'ō-kĕmʹĭ-strē) n. pl. pa·le·o·bi·o·chem·is·tries 1. The study of the ...
paleobiogeographic
See paleobiogeography. * * *
paleobiogeographical
See paleobiogeographic. * * *
paleobiogeography
—paleobiogeographic /pay'lee oh buy'oh jee'euh graf"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, paleobiogeographical, adj. —paleobiogeographically, adv. —paleobiogeographer, n. /pay'lee ...
paleobiologic
See paleobiology. * * *
paleobiological
See paleobiologic. * * *
paleobiologically
See paleobiologic. * * *
paleobiologist
See paleobiologic. * * *
paleobiology
—paleobiological /pay'lee oh buy'euh loj"i keuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, paleobiologic, adj. —paleobiologist, n. /pay'lee oh buy ol"euh jee/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, ...
paleobotanic
See paleobotany. * * *
paleobotanical
See paleobotanic. * * *
paleobotanically
See paleobotanic. * * *
paleobotanist
See paleobotanic. * * *
paleobotany
—paleobotanical /pay'lee oh beuh tan"i keuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, paleobotanic, adj. —paleobotanist, n. /pay'lee oh bot"n ee/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, n. the branch ...
Paleocene
/pay"lee euh seen'/ or, esp. Brit., /pal"ee-/, Geol. adj. 1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, from 65 to 55 million years ago, and characterized by a ...
Paleocene Epoch
or Palaeocene Epoch Earliest division of the Tertiary Period, from 65 to 54. 8 million years ago. It precedes the Eocene Epoch and follows the Cretaceous Period. The Paleocene ...
paleoclimate
/pay'lee oh kluy"mit/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, n. the climate of some former period of geologic time. [1920-25; PALEO- + CLIMATE] * * *
paleoclimatologist
See paleoclimatology. * * *
paleoclimatology
—paleoclimatological /pay'lee oh kluy'meuh tl oj"i keuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, paleoclimatologic, adj. —paleoclimatologist, n. /pay'lee oh kluy'meuh tol"euh jee/ or, ...
paleoconservative
pa·le·o·con·ser·va·tive (pā'lē-ō-kən-sûrʹvə-tĭv) adj. Informal Extremely or stubbornly conservative in political matters.   pa'le·o·con·serʹva·tive n. * * *
paleocortex
—paleocortical /pay'lee oh kawr"ti keuhl/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, adj. /pay'lee oh kawr"teks/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, n. Anat. the olfactory region of the brain. [1905-10; PALEO- ...
paleoecologic
See paleoecological. * * *
paleoecological
See paleoecology. * * *
paleoecologist
See paleoecological. * * *
paleoecology
paleoecology [spelling only] * * * pa·le·o·e·col·o·gy (pā'lē-ō-ĭ-kŏlʹə-jē) n. The branch of ecology that deals with the interaction between ancient organisms and ...
paleoencephalon
/pay'lee oh en sef"euh lon'/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, n., pl. paleoencephala /-leuh/. paleencephalon. * * *
paleog.
paleography. * * *
Paleogene
/pay"lee euh jeen'/; esp. Brit. /pal"ee-/, Geol. adj. 1. noting or pertaining to the earlier part of the Cenozoic Era, in the system adopted by some geologists, occurring from 65 ...
Paleogene Period
▪ geology also spelled  Palaeogene Period   older of the two stratigraphic divisions of the Cenozoic Era spanning the interval between 65.5 million and 23 million years ...
paleogeography
—paleogeographer, n. —paleogeographic /pay'lee oh jee'euh graf"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, paleogeographical, adj. —paleogeographically, adv. /pay'lee oh jee og"reuh ...
paleogeology
—paleogeologic /pay'lee oh jee'euh loj"ik/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, adj. /pay'lee oh jee ol"euh jee/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, n. the science of representing geologic conditions of ...
paleogeophysics
—paleogeophysical, adj. —paleogeophysically, adv. —paleogeophysicist, n. /pay'lee oh jee'oh fiz"iks/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, n. 1. (used with a plural v.) inferred ...
paleographer
See paleography. * * *
paleographic
See paleographer. * * *
paleographical
See paleographer. * * *
paleography
—paleographer, n. —paleographic /pay'lee euh graf"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, paleographical, adj. —paleographically, adv. /pay'lee og"reuh fee/ or, esp. Brit., ...
paleohydrology
or palaeohydrology Scientific discipline concerned with hydrologic systems as they existed during previous periods of Earth history. Changing hydrologic conditions are inferred ...
paleoliberal
pa·le·o·lib·e·ral (pā'lē-ō-lĭbʹər-əl, -lĭbʹrəl) adj. Extremely or stubbornly liberal in political matters.   pa'le·o·libʹe·ral n. * * *
paleolimnology
—paleolimnological /pay'lee oh lim'nl oj"i keuhl/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, paleolimnologic, adj. —paleolimnologically, adv. —paleolimnologist, n. /pay'lee oh lim nol"euh ...
paleolith
/pay"lee euh lith/ or, esp. Brit., /pal"ee-/, n. a paleolithic stone implement. [1875-80; PALEO- + -LITH] * * *
Paleolithic
/pay'lee euh lith"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, adj. (sometimes l.c.) Anthropol. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the cultures of the late Pliocene and the Pleistocene ...
Paleolithic man
any of the prehistoric populations of humans, as the Cro-Magnon, living in the late Pliocene and the Pleistocene epochs. [1870-75] * * *
Paleolithic Period
or Old Stone Age Ancient technological or cultural stage characterized by the use of rudimentary chipped stone tools. During the Lower Paleolithic (с 2,500,000–200,000 years ...
Paléologue, Maurice-Georges
▪ French diplomat and writer born Jan. 13, 1859, Paris, France died November 1944, Paris?       French diplomat and writer who encouraged the Franco-Russian alliance ...
paleology
—paleological /pay'lee euh loj"i keuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, adj. —paleologist, n. /pay'lee ol"euh jee/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'e-/, n. the study of antiquities. [1820-30; ...
paleomagnetism
—paleomagnetic /pay'lee oh mag net"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, adj. /pay'lee oh mag"ni tiz'euhm/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, n. Geol. magnetic polarization acquired by the ...
paleon.
paleontology. * * *
paleontography
paleontography [pā΄lē än täg′rə fē] n. 〚 PALE- + ONTO- + -GRAPHY〛 the formal description of fossils paleontographical [pā΄lē äntō graf′i ...
paleontol.
paleontology. * * *
paleontologic
See paleontology. * * *
paleontological
See paleontologic. * * *
paleontologist
See paleontologic. * * *
paleontology
—paleontologic /pay'lee on'tl oj"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, paleontological, adj. —paleontologically, adv. —paleontologist, n. /pay'lee euhn tol"euh jee/ or, esp. ...
paleopedology
/pay'lee oh pi dol"euh jee/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, n. the branch of pedology dealing with the soils of past geologic ages. [1925-30; PALEO- + PEDOLOGY] * * *
Paleosiberian
/pay'lee oh suy bear"ee euhn/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, n. 1. a group of languages comprising those languages of Siberia that are not affiliated with Indo-European, Altaic, ...
paleosol
paleosol [paleə säl΄] n. a layer of buried, ancient soil * * *
paleotropical
/pay'lee oh trop"i keuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, adj. Biogeog. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising the Ethiopian and Oriental regions. [1855-60; ...
Paleozoic
/pay'lee euh zoh"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, Geol. adj. 1. noting or pertaining to an era occurring between 570 million and 230 million years ago, characterized by the advent ...
Paleozoic Era
or Palaeozoic Era Major interval of geologic time, с 543–248 million years ago. From the Greek for "ancient life," it is the first era of the Phanerozoic Eon and is followed ...
paleozoological
See paleozoology. * * *
paleozoologist
See paleozoological. * * *
paleozoology
—paleozoological /pay'lee oh zoh'euh loj"i keuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, paleozoologic, adj. —paleozoologist, n. /pay'lee oh zoh ol"euh jee/ or, esp. Brit., /pal'ee-/, ...
Palermo
—Palermitan /peuh lerr"mi tn, -lair"-/, adj., n. /peuh lerr"moh, -lair"-/; It. /pah lerdd"maw/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Sicily, in the NW part. 675,501. * * ...
Palermo Stone
▪ Egyptian archaeology       one of the basic sources of information about the chronology and cultural history of ancient Egypt (Egypt, ancient) during the first five ...
Palés Matos, Luis
▪ Puerto Rican poet born March 20, 1898, Guayama, Puerto Rico died Feb. 23, 1959, San Juan       Puerto Rican lyric poet who enriched the vocabulary of Spanish poetry ...
Palestine
/pal"euh stuyn'/ for 1, 2; /pal"euh steen'/ for 3, n. 1. Also called Holy Land. Biblical name, Canaan. an ancient country in SW Asia, on the E coast of the Mediterranean. 2. a ...
Palestine Liberation Organization
an umbrella organization for several Arab groups dedicated to the recovery of Palestine from the state of Israel and the return of refugees from the area to their homeland ...
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Arabic Munaẓẓamat al-Taḥrīr al-Filasṭīniyyah Umbrella political organization representing the Palestinian people in their drive for a Palestinian state. It was formed ...
Palestine Liberation Organization, flag of
▪ Flag History       de facto national flag consisting of three equal horizontal stripes from top to bottom of black, white, and green and a red triangle with its base ...
Palestinian
/pal'euh stin"ee euhn/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Palestine. 2. Also called Palestinian Arab. an Arab formerly living in Palestine who advocates the establishment of an ...
Palestinian Authority
▪ Palestinian government formally  Palestinian National Authority , Arabic  al-Sulṭah al-Waṭanīyah al-Filasṭīnīyah         governing body of the emerging ...
Palestinian Election
▪ 2007       On Jan. 25, 2006, in a major political upheaval, the Islamist Hamas won a landslide victory in the Palestinian parliamentary election. Hamas, a fervently ...
Palestinian Talmud
▪ religious text also called  Talmud Yerushalmi,         one of two compilations of Jewish religious teachings and commentary that was transmitted orally for ...
palestra
/peuh les"treuh/, n., pl. palestras, palestrae /-tree/. Gk. Antiq. a public place for training or exercise in wrestling or athletics. Also, palaestra. [1375-1425; late ME ...
palestral
See palestra. * * *
palestrian
See palestral. * * *
Palestrina
/pal'euh stree"neuh/; It. /pah'le strddee"nah/, n. 1. Giovanni Pierluigi da /jaw vahn"nee pyerdd'looh ee"jee dah/, 1526?-94, Italian composer. 2. Ancient, Praeneste. a town in ...
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
born с 1525, Palestrina, near Rome died Feb. 2, 1594, Rome Italian composer. He sang in Rome as a choirboy, then worked as an organist in his nearby hometown of Palestrina. He ...
Palestrina,Giovanni Pierluigi da
Pa·le·stri·na (păl'ĭ-strēʹnə, pä'lĕ-strēʹnä), Giovanni Pierluigi da. 1526?-1594. Italian composer known especially for his Masses. His other works include motets ...
paletot
/pal"i toh', pal"toh/, n. any of various loose or fitted coats or jackets for men and women, esp. a close-fitting jacket worn over a dress by women in the 19th century. [1830-40; ...
palette
—palettelike, adj. /pal"it/, n. 1. a thin and usually oval or oblong board or tablet with a thumb hole at one end, used by painters for holding and mixing colors. 2. any other ...
palette knife
Painting. a thin blade of varying flexibility set in a handle and used for mixing colors or applying them to a canvas. [1750-60] * * *
Palette of Narmer.
See under Narmer. * * *
paletteknife
palette knife n. A knife with a thin flexible blade, used by artists for mixing, scraping, or applying paint. * * *
Paley
/pay"lee/, n. 1. Grace, born 1922, U.S. short-story writer and poet. 2. William, 1743-1805, English theologian, philosopher, and clergyman. 3. William S., born 1901, U.S. ...
Paley, Grace
orig. Grace Goodside born Dec. 11, 1922, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. short-story writer and poet. Paley's first languages were Russian and Yiddish, a circumstance that may have ...
Paley, William
▪ British philosopher and priest born July 1743, Peterborough, Northamptonshire [now in Cambridgeshire], Eng. died May 25, 1805, Lincoln, Lincolnshire       English ...
Paley, William S(amuel)
born Sept. 28, 1901, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 26, 1990, New York, N.Y. U.S. broadcaster. He worked in his family's cigar business from 1922. His success at increasing ...
Paley, William S.
▪ American executive born Sept. 28, 1901, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 26, 1990, New York, N.Y.  American broadcaster who served as the Columbia Broadcasting System's (CBS ...
Paley,William S.
Pa·ley (pāʹlē), William S. 1901-1990. American broadcasting executive who founded the Columbia Broadcasting System (1929). * * *
palfrey
—palfreyed, adj. /pawl"free/, n., pl. palfreys. 1. a riding horse, as distinguished from a war horse. 2. a saddle horse particularly suitable for a woman. [1200-50; ME palefrei ...
Palghat Gap
▪ pass, India       major break in the Western Ghats mountain range, in southwestern India. Located between the Nilgiri Hills to the north and the Anaimalai Hills to ...
Palgrave
/pawl"grayv, pal"-/, n. Francis Turner, 1824-97, English critic, poet, and anthologist. * * *
Palgrave, Francis Turner
born Sept. 28, 1824, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Eng. died Oct. 24, 1897, London English critic and poet. He spent many years in the civil service's education department and ...
pali
/pah"lee/, n. (in Hawaii) a steep slope or cliff. [ < Hawaiian] * * * ▪ India       city, central Rajasthan (Rājasthān) state, northwestern India. It is located just ...
Pali
/pah"lee/, n. the Prakrit language of the Buddhist scriptures. [1685-95; short for Skt pali-bhasa language of the canonical texts, equiv. to pali line, row, canon + bhasa ...
Pali Canon
Buddhism. a collection of scriptures, originally recorded from oral traditions in the 1st century B.C., divided into one of three parts (Pitaka): sermons (Sutta Pitaka), the ...
Pali language
Middle Indo-Aryan language of the 5th century BC in which the most essential documents of Theravada Buddhism are written. Linguistically, Pali is a homogenization of the ...
Pali literature
 body of Buddhist texts in the Pali language (Pāli language).       The word pali (literally, a “line”) came to be used in the sense of “text”—in contrast to ...
Palici
▪ ancient deities       ancient pair of local Sicilian gods who presided over the twin geysers still called Lago dei Palici, near Palagonia. The site became an asylum ...
palikar
/pal"i kahr'/, n. a Greek militiaman in the Greek war for independence against the Turks 1821-28. Also, pellekar. [1805-15; < ModGk palikári lad, youth, var. of LGk pallekárion ...
Palikir
Palikir [pä΄lē kir′] capital of Micronesia * * * Pal·i·kir (pălʹĭ-kər) The capital (since 1989) of the Federated States of Micronesia, on Pohnpei Island. * * ...
palila
/peuh lee"leuh/, n. a stout Hawaiian honeycreeper, Loxioides bailleui, having a thick, stubby bill, yellow head and breast, and gray back: an endangered species. [ < Hawaiian] * ...
palilogy
/peuh lil"euh jee/, n., pl. palilogies. Rhet. the technique of repeating a word or phrase for emphasis. Also, palillogy. [1650-60; < Gk palillogía recapitulation, equiv. to ...
Palimé
▪ Togo formerly  Kpalimé        town, major commercial centre in the Plateaux region, southwestern Togo, western Africa, situated about 70 miles (110 km) northwest ...
palimony
/pal"euh moh'nee/, n. a form of alimony awarded to one of the partners in a romantic relationship after the breakup of that relationship following a long period of living ...
palimpsest
—palimpsestic, adj. /pal"imp sest'/, n. a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text. [1655-65; < L ...
palimscope
/pal"im skohp'/, n. a hand instrument that produces concentrated ultraviolet light for reading palimpsests and other research materials. [PALIM(PSEST) + -SCOPE] * * *
Palin
(1943– ) an English actor and writer. He first became famous in the 1970s as one of the team of comedy actors and writers of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He has acted in a ...


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