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patrilocal
—patrilocality, n. /pa'treuh loh"keuhl, pay'-/, adj. Anthropol. virilocal. [1905-10; PATRI- + LOCAL] * * *
patrilocality
See patrilocal. * * *
patrilocally
See patrilocality. * * *
patrimonial
See patrimony. * * *
patrimonially
See patrimonial. * * *
patrimony
—patrimonial, adj. —patrimonially, adv. /pa"treuh moh'nee/, n., pl. patrimonies. 1. an estate inherited from one's father or ancestors. 2. any quality, characteristic, etc., ...
patriot
/pay"tree euht, -ot'/ or, esp. Brit., /pa"tree euht/, n. 1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion. 2. a person who regards ...
PATRIOT Act
(the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act) a US law passed in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks. It ...
Patriot Day
▪ United States holiday       holiday observed in the United States on September 11 (September 11 attacks) to commemorate the lives of those who died in the 2001 ...
Patriot's Day
☆ Patriot's Day n. the third Monday in April, a legal holiday in Me. and Mass. commemorating the battles of Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775) * * *
patriotic
—patriotically, adv. /pay'tree ot"ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pa'-/, adj. 1. of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot. 2. expressing or inspired by patriotism: a ...
patriotically
See patriotic. * * *
patriotism
/pay"tree euh tiz'euhm/ or, esp. Brit., /pa"-/, n. devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty. [1720-30; PATRIOT + -ISM] * * *
patriots
➡ American Revolution * * *
Patriots' Day
the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord (1775), celebrated the third Monday in April: a legal holiday in Massachusetts and Maine. * * *
Patriots'Day
Pa·tri·ots' Day (pāʹtrē-əts, -ŏts') n. The third Monday in April, a holiday in Maine and Massachusetts commemorating the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which ...
patripotestal
/pa'treuh poh tes"tl, pay'-/, adj. Anthropol. of or pertaining to the authority exercised by a father or a father's blood relatives. [1905-10; PATRI- + POTESTAL] * * *
patristic
—patristically, adv. —patristicalness, n. /peuh tris"tik/, adj. of or pertaining to the fathers of the Christian church or their writings. Also, patristical. [1830-40; ...
patristic literature
Body of literature that comprises those works (excluding the New Testament) written by Christians before the 8th century. It refers to the works of the Church Fathers. Most ...
patristically
See patristic. * * *
patristics
/peuh tris"tiks/, n. (used with a singular v.) patrology (def. 1). [1840-50; see PATRISTIC, -ICS] * * *
patrix
/pay"triks, pa"-/, n., pl. patrices /-treuh seez'/, patrixes. Print. a mold of a Linotype for casting right-reading type for use in dry offset. [1880-85; b. PATRI- and MATRIX] * ...
patroclinous
pat·ro·cli·nous (păt'rə-klīʹnəs) also pat·ri·cli·nous (-rĭ-) adj. Having inherited characteristics that more closely resemble the father's side than the mother's ...
patrocliny
—patroclinous, patroclinal, patroclinic /pa'treuh klin"ik, pay'-/, adj. /pa"treuh kluy'nee, pay"-/, n. Genetics. inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived ...
Patroclus
/peuh troh"kleuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a friend of Achilles, who was slain by Hector at Troy. * * *
patrol
—patroller, n. /peuh trohl"/, v., patrolled, patrolling, n. v.i. 1. (of a police officer, soldier, etc.) to pass along a road, beat, etc., or around or through a specified area ...
patrol car
patrol car n. a police car that is used to patrol an area, usually communicating with headquarters by radio telephone * * *
patrol car.
See squad car. [1930-35] * * *
patrol torpedo boat
➡ PT boat * * *
patrol wagon
an enclosed truck or van used by the police to transport prisoners. Also called police wagon. * * *
patrolcar
patrol car n. See squad car. * * *
patroller
See patrol. * * *
patrolling
➡ law enforcement * * *
patrolman
/peuh trohl"meuhn/, n., pl. patrolmen. 1. a police officer who is assigned to patrol a specific district, route, etc. 2. a person who patrols. [1840-50, Amer.; PATROL + ...
patrologist
/peuh trol"euh jist/, n. a student of patrology. [1710-20; PATROLOG(Y) + -IST] * * *
patrology
—patrologic /pa'treuh loj"ik/, patrological, adj. /peuh trol"euh jee/, n., pl. patrologies. 1. Also called patristics. the branch of theology dealing with the teachings of the ...
patroltorpedo boat
patrol torpedo boat n. A PT boat. * * *
patrolwagon
patrol wagon n. An enclosed police truck used to convey prisoners. * * *
patrolwoman
/peuh trohl"woom'euhn/, n., pl. patrolwomen. a policewoman who is assigned to patrol a specific district, route, etc. [PATROL(MAN) + -WOMAN] Usage. See -woman. * * *
patron
—patronal, patronly, adj. —patrondom, patronship, n. —patronless, adj. /pay"treuhn/, n. 1. a person who is a customer, client, or paying guest, esp. a regular one, of a ...
patrón
/pah trddawn"/ n., pl. patrones /-trddaw"nes/. Spanish. (in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.) a boss; employer. * * *
patron saint
a saint regarded as the special guardian of a person, group, trade, country, etc. [1710-20] * * * Saint to whose protection and intercession a person, society, church, place, ...
patronage
/pay"treuh nij, pa"-/, n. 1. the financial support or business provided to a store, hotel, or the like, by customers, clients, or paying guests. 2. patrons collectively; ...
patronal
patronal [pā′trə nəl, pa′trə nəl; pə trōn′əl] adj. 〚Fr < LL patronalis〛 of or characteristic of a patron or patron saint; protective * * * See patron. * * *
patroness
/pay"treuh nis/, n. a woman who protects, supports, or sponsors someone or something. [1375-1425; late ME patronesse female patron saint < OF] Usage. See -ess. * * *
patronization
See patronize. * * *
patronize
—patronizable, adj. —patronization, n. —patronizer, n. /pay"treuh nuyz', pa"-/, v.t., patronized, patronizing. 1. to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one's regular ...
patronizing
—patronizingly, adv. /pay"treuh nuy'zing, pa"-/, adj. displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner: a patronizing greeting, accompanied by a gentle pat on ...
patronizingly
See patronization. * * *
patronsaint
patron saint n. A saint who is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person. * * *
patronym
/pa"treuh nim/, n. patronymic (defs. 3, 4). [1825-35; < Gk patrónymos (adj.) patronymic. See PATRI-, -ONYM] * * *
patronymic
—patronymically, adv. /pa'treuh nim"ik/, adj. 1. (of family names) derived from the name of a father or ancestor, esp. by the addition of a suffix or prefix indicating ...
patronymically
See patronymic. * * *
patroon
—patroonship, n. /peuh troohn"/, n. a person who held an estate in land with certain manorial privileges granted under the old Dutch governments of New York and New ...
Päts, Konstantin
▪ president of Estonia born Feb. 11 [Feb. 23, New Style], 1874, Pärnu district, Estonia, Russian Empire died Jan. 18, 1956, Kalinin [now Tver] oblast, Russia, ...
Patsayev, Viktor Ivanovich
▪ Soviet cosmonaut born June 19, 1933, Aktyubinsk, Kazakhstan, U.S.S.R. [now Aqtöbe, Kazakhstan] died June 29, 1971, in space, probably over Iran       Soviet ...
patsy
/pat"see/, n., pl. patsies. Slang. 1. a person who is easily swindled, deceived, coerced, persuaded, etc.; sucker. 2. a person upon whom the blame for something falls; scapegoat; ...
Patsy
/pat"see/, n. 1. a male given name, form of Patrick. 2. a female given name, form of Patricia. * * *
Patsy Cline
➡ Cline * * *
Pattani
▪ Thailand also spelled  Patani,         town, southern Thailand, on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula. The town is located at the mouth of the Pattani River. ...
patten
—pattened, adj. /pat"n/, n. 1. any of various kinds of footwear, as a wooden shoe, a shoe with a wooden sole, a chopine, etc., to protect the feet from mud or wetness. 2. a ...
Patten
/pat"n/, n. Gilbert ("Burt L. Standish"), 1866-1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories. * * *
patter
patter1 /pat"euhr/, v.i. 1. to make a rapid succession of light taps: Raindrops patter on the windowpane. 2. to move or walk lightly or quickly: The child pattered across the ...
patter song
a comic song depending for its humorous effect on rapid enunciation of the words, occurring most commonly in comic opera and operetta. [1815-25] * * *
patterer
See patter2. * * *
pattern
—patternable, adj. —patterned, adj. —patterner, n. —patternless, adj. —patternlike, adj. —patterny, adj. /pat"euhrn/; Brit. /pat"n/, n. 1. a decorative design, as for ...
pattern bargaining
a collective bargaining technique in which contract terms in one settlement are used as models to be imposed on other negotiating parties within an industry. * * *
pattern bombing
aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped on a target in a predetermined pattern. Also called saturation bombing. Cf. area bombing, precision bombing. [1935-40] * * *
pattern glass
      pressed (pressed glass) glassware produced in sets of many pieces decorated with the same pattern. Manufactured in large quantities in the United States in 1840–80 ...
Pattern of Output, 1989-92, Table
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Pattern of Output, 1991-94, Table
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Pattern of Output, 1992-95, Table
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Pattern of Output, 1993-96, Table
▪ Table Table III. Pattern of Output, 1993-96 Percent change from previous year     World1 Developed countries Less-developed ...
Pattern of Output, 1994-97, Table
▪ 1999 Table III. Pattern of Output, 1994-97 Percent change from previous year   World1 Developed countries Less-developed ...
pattern poetry
▪ poetic form also called  figure poem,  shaped verse , or  carmen figuratum        verse in which the typography or lines are arranged in an unusual ...
pattern practice
n. 1. (in foreign-language learning) a technique for practicing a linguistic structure in which students repeat a sentence or other structure, each time substituting a new ...
pattern recognition
Computers. the automated identification of shapes or forms or patterns of speech. * * * In computer science, the imposition of identity on input data, such as speech, images, or ...
patterning
/pat"euhr ning/, n. 1. a design or decoration formed by the creative arrangement or formation of patterns. 2. the following of a specific pattern of movement, as in a dance or ...
patternmaker
—patternmaking, n. /pat"euhrn may'keuhr/ or, Brit., /pat"n-/, n. a person who makes patterns, as for clothing or metal castings. Also, pattern maker. [1810-20; PATTERN + ...
patternmaking
See patternmaker. * * * In materials processing, the first step in casting and molding processes, the making of an accurate model of the part, somewhat oversize to allow for ...
Patterson
/pat"euhr seuhn/, n. 1. Eleanor Medill ("Cissy"), 1884-1948, U.S. newspaper editor and publisher. 2. Floyd, born 1935, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62. 3. ...
Patterson, Alicia
▪ American journalist and publisher born Oct. 15, 1906, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died July 2, 1963, New York, N.Y.       American journalist who was cofounder and longtime ...
Patterson, Clair Cameron
▪ 1996       U.S. geochemist who in 1953 made the first precise measurement of the Earth's age, 4.6 billion years (b. June 2, 1922—d. Dec. 5, 1995). * * *
Patterson, Eleanor Medill
▪ American publisher original name  Elinor Josephine Patterson , byname  Cissy Patterson  born November 7, 1881, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. died July 24, 1948, Marlboro, ...
Patterson, Floyd
born Jan. 4, 1935, Waco, N.C., U.S. U.S. boxer. Patterson grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a middleweight amateur fighter, he won the N.Y. Golden Gloves championship in 1951 and ...
Patterson, Frederick Douglass
▪ American educator born Oct. 10, 1901, Washington, D.C., U.S. died April 26, 1988, New Rochelle, N.Y.       American educator and prominent black leader, president of ...
Patterson, John Henry
▪ American manufacturer born Dec. 13, 1844, near Dayton, Ohio, U.S. died May 7, 1922, near Philadelphia, Pa.       American manufacturer who helped popularize the ...
Patterson, Joseph Medill
▪ American editor and publisher born January 6, 1879, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. died May 26, 1946, New York, New York       American journalist, coeditor and ...
Patterson, Tom
▪ 2006 Harry Thomas Patterson        Canadian theatrical producer (b. June 11, 1920, Stratford, Ont.—d. Feb. 23, 2005, Toronto, Ont.), founded the Stratford Festival ...
Patterson,Floyd
Patterson, Floyd. Born 1935. American prizefighter who held the world heavyweight title from 1956 to 1959 and 1960 to 1962. * * *
Patti
/pat"ee/; for 1 also It. /paht"tee/, n. 1. Adelina /ah'de lee"nah/, (Adela Juana Maria Patti), 1843-1919, Italian operatic soprano, born in Spain. 2. a female given name. * * *
Patti, Adelina
▪ British singer original name  Adela Juana Maria Patti  born Feb. 19, 1843, Madrid, Spain died Sept. 27, 1919, Craig-y-Nos Castle, Brecknockshire, Wales  Italian soprano ...
Patti,Adelina
Pat·ti (pătʹē, päʹtē), Adelina. 1843-1919. Spanish-born Italian opera singer who was the most celebrated coloratura soprano of the 19th century. * * *
pattle
/pat"l, paht"l/, n. Brit. Dial. paddle1 (def. 11). * * *
Patton
/pat"n/, n. George Smith, 1885-1945, U.S. general. * * *
Patton, Charley
▪ American musician Charley also spelled  Charlie   born c. 1887, –91, Hinds county, Miss., U.S. died April 28, 1934, Indianola, Miss.       black American blues ...
Patton, George S(mith)
born Nov. 11, 1885, San Gabriel, Calif., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1945, Heidelberg, Ger. U.S. army officer. He graduated from West Point and fought in World War I with the newly ...
Patton, George Smith
▪ United States general born November 11, 1885, San Gabriel, California, U.S. died December 21, 1945, Heidelberg, Germany  U.S. Army officer who was an outstanding ...
Patton, George Smith,Jr.
Patton, George Smith, Jr. 1885-1945. American general. In World War II he led the Third Army's sweep across France and into Germany (1944-1945). * * *
Patton,Charley
Pat·ton (pătʹn), Charley. 1881-1934. American blues singer and guitarist who wrote several blues standards, including “Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues,” and helped pioneer ...
patty
/pat"ee/, n., pl. patties. 1. any item of food covered with dough, batter, etc., and fried or baked: oyster patties. 2. a thin, round piece of ground or minced food, as of meat ...
Patty
/pat"ee/, n. a female given name, form of Patience or Patricia. * * *
Patty Hearst
➡ Hearst (I) * * *
patty pan
a small pan for baking patties. [1685-95] * * *
patty shell
a cup-shaped shell of light, flaky pastry, for serving vegetable, fish, or meat mixtures, usually with a sauce. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
patty-cake
/pat"i kayk'/, n. pat-a-cake. * * *
pattypan
pattypan [pattypan΄] n. WHITE BUSH ( * * *
pattypan squash
/pat"i pan'/ a flat, whitish variety of squash, Cucurbita pepo melopepo, having a scalloped edge. Also called cymling, scallop squash. [1905-10] * * *
pattypansquash
pat·ty·pan squash (pătʹē-păn') n. A variety of squash (Cucurbita Pepo) having a flat round fruit with a scalloped edge, ribbed white skin, and creamy white flesh. Also ...
pattyshell
patty shell n. An edible shell of baked puff pastry that is made to be filled with other food, such as fruit or creamed seafood. * * *
Patuakhali
▪ Bangladesh       town, south-central Bangladesh. It is situated along the Patuakhali River, a distributary of the Arial Khan. A trading centre for rice, flour, jute, ...
Patuca
/pah tooh"kah/, n. a river rising in E central Honduras and flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. ab. 300 mi. (485 km) long. * * *
Patuca River
▪ river, Honduras Spanish  Río Patuca,         river in northeastern Honduras, formed southeast of Juticalpa by the merger of the Guayape and Guayambre rivers. It ...
patulin
/pat"yoo lin, pach"oo-/, n. Pharm. a toxic antibiotic, C7H6O4, derived from various fungi, as Penicillium patulum and Aspergillus clavatus. Also called clavacin. [1940-45; < NL ...
patulous
—patulously, adv. —patulousness, n. /pach"euh leuhs/, adj. 1. open; gaping; expanded. 2. Bot. a. spreading, as a tree or its boughs. b. spreading slightly, as a calyx. c. ...
patulously
See patulous. * * *
patulousness
See patulously. * * *
Patwin
/pat"win/, n., pl. Patwins, (esp. collectively) Patwin for 1. 1. a member of a North American Indian people of the western Sacramento River valley in California. 2. the Wintun ...
paty
/pat"ee/, adj. Heraldry. (of a cross) having arms of equal length, each expanding outward from the center; formée: a cross paty. [1480-90; var. of pattee < MF, equiv. to patte ...
patzer
/paht"seuhr, pat"-/, n. a casual, amateurish chess player. [1955-60; prob. < G Patzer bungler, equiv. to patz(en) to bungle (cf. Austrian dial. Patzen stain, blot, patzen to make ...
Pau
/poh/, n. a city in and the capital of Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, in SW France: winter resort. 85,860. * * * ▪ France       town, capital of ...
pau-
I. pau-1 Few, little. Oldest form *peə₂u-, colored to *paə₂u-. Derivatives include few, pauper, foal, pony, and pullet. I. Adjectival form *pau-, few, little. 1. few, from ...
paua
/pow"euh/, n. a large, edible abalone of New Zealand, Haliotis iris, the shell of which is used in making jewelry. [1810-20; < Maori] * * *
paucis verbis
/pow"kis werdd"bis/; Eng. /paw"sis verr"bis/, Latin. in or by few words; with brevity. * * *
paucity
/paw"si tee/, n. 1. smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness: a country with a paucity of resources. 2. smallness or insufficiency of number; fewness. [1375-1425; late ME ...
Paul
/pawl/ for 1-3, 5; /powl/ for 4, n. 1. Saint, died A.D. c67, a missionary and apostle to the gentiles: author of several of the Epistles. Cf. Saul (def. 2). 2. Alice, 1885-1977, ...
Paul Bunyan
a legendary giant lumberjack, an American folk hero. * * *
Paul Daniels
➡ Daniels * * *
Paul David Hewson
➡ Bono * * *
Paul Gascoigne
➡ Gascoigne * * *
Paul I
1. died A.D. 767, pope 757-767. 2. Russian, Pavel Petrovich, 1754-1801, emperor of Russia 1796-1801 (son of Peter III). 3. 1901-64, king of Greece 1947-64. * * *
Paul I, Saint
▪ pope born , Rome died June 28, 767, Rome; feast day June 28       pope from 757 to 767. His alliance with the Franks strengthened the young Papal ...
Paul II
(Pietro Barbo) 1417-71, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1464-71. * * * ▪ pope original name  Pietro Barbo   born Feb. 23, 1417, Venice died July 26, 1471, Rome  Italian pope ...
Paul III
(Alessandro Farnese) 1468-1549, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1534-49. * * * orig. Alessandro Farnese born Feb. 29, 1468, Canino, Papal States died Nov. 10, 1549, Rome Pope ...
Paul IV
(Gian Pietro Caraffa) 1476-1559, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1555-59. * * * ▪ pope original name  Gian Pietro Carafa   born June 28, 1476, near Benevento died Aug. 18, 1559, ...
Paul Jones
n [usu sing] a traditional dance in which the people dancing change partners repeatedly each time the music stops. It is sometimes used at parties as a way of introducing a lot ...
Paul Karadjordjević, Prince
▪ prince of Yugoslavia Serbo-Croatian  Knez (Prince) Pavle Karađorđević  born April 27 [April 15, Old Style], 1893, St. Petersburg, Russia died Sept. 14, 1976, Paris, ...
Paul McCartney
➡ McCartney * * *
Paul Nash
➡ Nash (IV) * * *
Paul Newman
➡ Newman (II) * * *
Paul Of Aegina
▪ Greek physician Latin  Paulus Aegineta   born c. 625, , Aegina, Greece died c. 690       Alexandrian physician and surgeon, the last major ancient Greek medical ...
Paul Of Samosata
▪ bishop of Antioch flourished 3rd century       heretical bishop of Antioch in Syria and proponent of a kind of dynamic monarchian doctrine on the nature of Jesus ...
Paul Of The Cross, Saint
▪ Roman Catholic priest Italian  San Paolo Della Croce,  original name  Paolo Francesco Danei  born Jan. 3, 1694, Ovada, Republic of Genoa [Italy] died Oct. 18, 1775, ...
Paul Of Thebes, Saint
▪ Christian hermit also called  Paul The Hermit  born c. 230, near Thebes, Egypt died c. 341, Theban desert; feast day January 15       ascetic who is traditionally ...
Paul Of Venice
▪ Italian philosopher Italian  Paolo Veneto, or Paolo Di Venezia,  Latin  Paulus Venetus,  original name  Paolo Nicoletti  born 1372, Udine, Patriarchate of Aquileia ...
Paul Pry
an inquisitive, meddlesome person. [from name of title character of Paul Pry (1853) by John Poole (1786-1872), English dramatist] * * *
Paul Revere
➡ Revere * * *
Paul Revere’s Ride
a poem (1861) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was about the ride of Paul Revere to warn Americans that British soldiers were coming. The poem helped make the ride one of the ...
Paul Robeson
➡ Robeson * * *
Paul Scott
➡ Scott (IV) * * *
Paul Simon
➡ Simon and Garfunkel * * *
Paul The Deacon
▪ Italian historian Latin  Paulus Diaconus   born c. 720, , Cividale del Friuli, Lombardy [Italy] died c. 799, , Montecassino, Benevento       Lombard historian and ...
Paul V
(Camillo Borghese) 1552-1621, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1605-21. * * * ▪ pope original name  Camillo Borghese   born Sept. 17, 1552, Rome died Jan. 28, 1621, ...
Paul VI
(Giovanni Batista Montini) 1897-1978, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1963-78. * * * orig. Giovanni Battista Montini born Sept. 26, 1897, Concesio, near Brescia, Italy died Aug. 6, ...
Paul Whiteman
➡ Whiteman * * *
Paul Wolfowitz
➡ Wolfowitz * * *
Paul, Acts of
▪ apocryphal work       one of the earliest of a series of pseudepigraphal (noncanonical) New Testament writings known collectively as the Apocryphal Acts. Probably ...
Paul, Alice
▪ American suffragist born Jan. 11, 1885, Moorestown, N.J., U.S. died July 9, 1977, Moorestown  American woman suffrage leader who introduced the first Equal Rights ...
Paul, Les
orig. Lester Polfus born June 9, 1915, Waukesha, Wis., U.S. U.S. guitarist and inventor. He played many styles of popular music, initially country but later jazz, and in the ...
Paul, Lewis
died April 1759, Kensington, Middlesex, Eng. British inventor. Working with John Wyatt from about 1730, he developed the first power spinning machine (see drawing frame), which ...
Paul, Ron
▪ American politician byname of  Ronald Ernest Paul  born Aug. 20, 1935, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.    American politician, who served as a Republican (Republican Party) member ...
Paul, Saint
orig. Saul born AD 10?, Tarsus in Cilicia died 67?, Rome Early Christian missionary and theologian, known as the Apostle to the Gentiles. Born a Jew in Tarsus, Asia Minor, he ...
Paul, the Apostle, Saint
▪ Christian Apostle Introduction original name  Saul of Tarsus  born 4 BCE?, Tarsus in Cilicia [now in Turkey] died 62–64, Rome [Italy]  one of the leaders of the first ...
Paul, Wolfgang
▪ 1994       German physicist (b. Aug. 10, 1913, Lorenzkirch, Germany—d. Dec. 6/7, 1993, Bonn, Germany), developed the Paul trap, an electromagnetic device that ...
Paul,Alice
Paul, Alice. 1885-1977. photographed in 1920 Library of Congress American feminist who founded (1916) the separatist National Woman's Party and wrote (1923) the first equal ...
Paul,Saint
Paul (pôl), Saint. A.D. 5?-67?. Apostle to the Gentiles whose life and teachings are set forth in his epistles and the Acts of the Apostles.   Paulʹine (-īn, -ēn) adj. * * *
Paul-Boncour
/pawl bawonn koohrdd"/, n. Joseph /zhaw zef"/, 1873-1972, French lawyer and statesman: premier 1932-33. * * *
Paul-Boncour, Joseph
▪ French politician born Aug. 4, 1873, Saint-Aignan, France died March 28, 1972, Paris  French leftist politician who was minister of labour, of war, and of foreign affairs ...
Paula
/paw"leuh/, n. a female given name: derived from Paul. * * *
Paula Radcliffe
➡ Radcliffe * * *
PaulBunyan
Paul Bunyan n. A giant lumberjack who performs superhuman acts in American folklore. * * *
Paulding, James Kirke
▪ American writer born Aug. 22, 1778, Dutchess county, N.Y., U.S. died April 6, 1860, Hyde Park, N.Y.  dramatist, novelist, and public official chiefly remembered for his ...
pauldron
/pawl"dreuhn/, n. Armor. a piece of plate armor for the shoulder and the uppermost part of the arm, often overlapping the adjacent parts of the chest and back. Also called ...
Paulette
/paw let"/, n. a female given name: derived from Paul. * * *
Pauli
/paw"lee/; Ger. /pow"lee/, n. Wolfgang /woolf"gang/; Ger. /vawlf"gahng/, 1900-58, Austrian physicist in the U.S.: Nobel prize 1945. * * *
Pauli exclusion principle
Physics. See exclusion principle. [1925-30; named after W. PAULI] * * * Assertion proposed by Wolfgang Pauli that no two electrons in an atom can be in the same state or ...
Pauli, Wolfgang
born April 25, 1900, Vienna, Austria died Dec. 15, 1958, Zürich, Switz. Austrian-born U.S. physicist. At the age of 20, he wrote a 200-page encyclopaedia article on the theory ...
Pauli,Wolfgang
Pau·li (pouʹlē), Wolfgang. 1900-1958. Austrian-born American physicist. He won a 1945 Nobel Prize for work on atomic fissions. * * *
Paulician
▪ religious sect       member of a dualistic Christian sect that originated in Armenia in the mid-7th century. It was influenced most directly by the dualism of ...
Pauliexclusion principle
Pau·li exclusion principle (pôʹlē, pouʹ-) n. See exclusion principle.   [After Pauli, Wolfgang.] * * *
PaulIII
Paul III, Originally Alessandro Farnese. 1468-1549. Pope (1534-1549) who initiated the Catholic Reformation and accepted (1545) the Jesuit order into the Church. * * *
Pauline
/paw"luyn, -leen/, adj. of or pertaining to the apostle Paul or to his doctrines or writings. [1325-75; < ML Paulinus. See PAUL, -INE1] /paw leen"/, n. a female given name. * * ...
Pauline privilege
Rom. Cath. Ch. (in canon law) the privilege given to converts to dissolve a marriage with an unbaptized spouse if either obstructs the religious practices of the other. * * *
Pauling
/paw"ling/, n. Linus Carl /luy"neuhs/, 1901-94, U.S. chemist: Nobel prize in chemistry 1954, Nobel prize for peace 1962. * * *
Pauling electronegativities of selected elements
▪ Table Pauling electronegativities of selected ...
Pauling, Linus
▪ American scientist Introduction in full  Linus Carl Pauling  born February 28, 1901, Portland, Oregon, U.S. died August 19, 1994, Big Sur, California  American ...
Pauling, Linus (Carl)
born Feb. 28, 1901, Portland, Ore., U.S. died Aug. 19, 1994, Big Sur, Calif. U.S. chemist. He received his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology and became a ...
Pauling, Linus Carl
▪ 1995       U.S. chemist (b. Feb. 28, 1901, Portland, Ore.—d. Aug. 19, 1994, Big Sur, Calif.), was a towering figure in the scientific community and the only solo ...
Pauling,Linus Carl
Pau·ling (pôʹlĭng), Linus Carl. 1901-1994. American chemist. He won a 1954 Nobel Prize for work on the nature of chemical bonding and the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize for his ...
Paulinism
—Paulinist, n. —Paulinistic, adj. —Paulinistically, adv. /paw"leuh niz'euhm/, n. the body of theological doctrine taught by or attributed to the apostle Paul. [1855-60; ...
Paulinus
/paw luy"neuhs/, n. Saint, died A.D. 644, Roman missionary in England with Augustine: 1st archbishop of York 633-644. * * *
Paulinus Of Nola, Saint
▪ Roman Catholic saint byname of  Meropius Pontius Anicius Paulinus   born AD 353, , Burdigala, Gaul [now Bordeaux, France] died June 22, 431, Nola, Italy; feast day June ...
Paulinus, Saint
▪ English bishop born 584?, Rome [Italy] died 644, Rochester, Kent, Eng.; feast day October 10       Italian missionary who converted Northumbria to Christianity, ...
Paulist
/paw"list/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a member of the "Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle," a community of priests founded in New York in 1858. [1880-85; PAUL + -IST] * * *
Paullus Macedonicus, Lucius Aemilius
▪ Roman general Paullus also spelled  Paulus  born c. 229 BC died 160       Roman general whose victory over the Macedonians at Pydna ended the Third Macedonian War ...
Paulo Afonso
▪ Brazil       city, northeastern Bahia estado (state), northeastern Brazil. It lies on the São Francisco River at the site of the Paulo Afonso Falls, where an ...
Paulo Afonso Falls
▪ waterfalls, Brazil Portuguese  Cachoeira De Paulo Afonso,    series of rapids and three cataracts in northeastern Brazil on the São Francisco River along the ...
paulownia
/paw loh"nee euh/, n. 1. a Japanese tree, Paulownia tomentosa, of the bignonia family, having showy clusters of pale-violet or blue flowers blossoming in early spring. 2. any ...
Paulownia Sun, Order of the
▪ Japanese order of merit Japanese  Tokwa Daijusho,         exclusive Japanese order, founded in 1888 by Emperor Meiji and awarded for outstanding civil or military ...
Pauls Valley
▪ Oklahoma, United States       city, seat (1907) of Garvin county, south-central Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), U.S. The area, on the Washita River, was first settled by ...
Paulsen, Patrick L.
▪ 1998       , American comedian whose doleful countenance was introduced to the public on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," from which in 1968 he launched the first ...
Paulson, Allen
▪ 2001       American racehorse owner and businessman (b. April 22, 1922, Clinton, Iowa—d. July 19, 2000, La Jolla, Calif.), owned a number of highly successful ...
Paulson, Henry
▪ United States official in full  Henry Merritt Paulson, Jr., byname Hank Paulson  born March 28, 1946, Palm Beach, Fla., U.S.       American business executive who ...
Paulus, Friedrich
born Sept. 23, 1890, Breitenau, Ger. died Feb. 1, 1957, Dresden, E.Ger. German general in World War II. He became deputy chief of the German General Staff in World War II and ...
PaulVI
Paul VI, Originally Giovanni Battista Montini. 1897-1978. Pope (1963-1978) noted for easing regulations on fasting and interfaith marriages. * * *
Paumgartner
/powm"gahrddt'neuhrdd/, n. Bernhard /berddn"hahrddt/, 1887-1971, Austrian composer, conductor, and musicologist. * * *
Paumotu Archipelago
/pow moh"tooh/. See Tuamotu Archipelago. * * *
paunch
—paunched, adj. /pawnch, pahnch/, n. 1. a large and protruding belly; potbelly. 2. the belly or abdomen. 3. the rumen. [1325-75; ME paunche < AF, for MF pance < L pantices ...
paunchiness
See paunchy. * * *
paunchy
—paunchiness, n. /pawn"chee, pahn"-/, adj., paunchier, paunchiest. having a large and protruding belly; potbellied: a paunchy middle-aged man. [1590-1600; PAUNCH + -Y1] * * *
pauper
—pauperage, pauperdom, n. /paw"peuhr/, n. 1. a person without any means of support, esp. a destitute person who depends on aid from public welfare funds or charity. 2. a very ...
pauperism
/paw"peuh riz'euhm/, n. the state or condition of utter poverty. [1805-15; PAUPER + -ISM] * * *
pauperization
See pauperize. * * *
pauperize
—pauperization, n. —pauperizer, n. /paw"peuh ruyz'/, v.t., pauperized, pauperizing. to make a pauper of: His extravagance pauperized him. Also, esp. Brit., ...
paupiette
/poh pyet"/, n., pl. paupiettes /-pyets"/; Fr. /-pyet"/. French Cookery. bird (def. 6). [1885-90; earlier po(u)piette, prob. deriv. of MF poulpe fleshy part of the body or of an ...
Paur
/poweur, pow"euhr/; Ger. /powrdd/, n. Emil /ay"meel/, 1855-1932, Austrian violinist and conductor. * * *
pauraque
/pow rah"kay/; Sp. /pow rddah"ke/, n., pl. pauraques /-kayz/; Sp. /-kes/. a large, tropical American goatsucker, Nyctidromus albicollis. [1905-10; presumably Hispanicized sp. of ...
paurometabolous
paurometabolous [pô΄rō mə tab′ə ləs] adj. 〚< Gr pauros, small (< IE base * pōu-: see FEW) + metabolos, changeable < metabolē, change: see METABOLISM〛 designating or ...
pauropod
▪ arthropod class       any member of the class Pauropoda (phylum Arthropoda), a group of small, terrestrial invertebrates that superficially resemble tiny centipedes or ...
Pausanias
/paw say"nee euhs/, n. fl. A.D. c175, Greek traveler, geographer, and author. * * * flourished AD 143–176 Greek traveler and geographer. His Description of Greece is an ...
Pausch, Randy
▪ 2009 Randolph Frederick Pausch        American computer scientist and personality born Oct. 23, 1960, Baltimore, Md. died July 25, 2008, Chesapeake, Va. delivered ...
pause
—pausal, adj. —pauseful, adj. —pausefully, adv. —pauseless, adj. —pauselessly, adv. —pauser, n. —pausingly, adv. /pawz/, n., v., paused, pausing. n. 1. a temporary ...
Paustovsky, Konstantin Georgiyevich
▪ Soviet writer born May 31 [May 19, Old Style], 1892, Moscow, Russia died July 14, 1968, Moscow       Soviet fiction writer best known for his short stories, which ...
pavane
/peuh vahn", -van"/; Fr. /pann vannn"/, n., pl. pavanes /peuh vahnz", -vanz"/; Fr. /pann vannn"/. 1. a stately dance dating from the 16th century. 2. the music for this ...
Pavarotti
/pav'euh rot"ee/; It. /pah'vah rddawt"tee/, n. Luciano /looh'chee ah"noh/; It. /looh chah"naw/, born 1935, Italian operatic tenor. * * *
Pavarotti, Luciano
born Oct. 12, 1935, Modena, Italy Italian tenor. He started out as a schoolteacher, beginning his vocal training only in his 20s. He made his professional debut in 1961, then ...
Pavarotti,Luciano
Pav·a·rot·ti (păv'ə-rŏtʹē, pä'vä-rōtʹtē), Luciano. Born 1935. Italian-born tenor whose notable operatic roles include the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto and Radames in ...
pave
/payv/, v.t., paved, paving. 1. to cover or lay (a road, walk, etc.) with concrete, stones, bricks, tiles, wood, or the like, so as to make a firm, level surface. 2. pave the way ...
pavé
/peuh vay", pav"ay/; Fr. /pann vay"/, n., pl. pavés /peuh vayz", pav"ayz/; Fr. /pann vay"/, adv., adj. n. 1. a pavement. 2. Jewelry. a setting of stones placed close together so ...
Pavel Petrovich
Russ. /pah"vyil pyi trddaw"vyich/. See Paul I (def. 2). * * *
Pavelić, Ante
▪ Croatian nationalist born July 14, 1889, Bradina, Bosnia died Dec. 28, 1959, Madrid       Croatian (Croatia) fascist leader and revolutionist who headed a Croatian ...
pavement
—pavemental /payv men"tl/, adj. /payv"meuhnt/, n. 1. a paved road, highway, etc. 2. a paved surface, ground covering, or floor. 3. a material used for paving. 4. Atlantic ...
pavement artist
Chiefly Brit. See sidewalk artist. [1895-1900] * * *
pavement light.
See vault light. * * *
paver
/pay"veuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that paves. 2. a brick, tile, stone, or block used for paving. [1375-1425; late ME; see PAVE, -ER1] * * *
Pavese, Cesare
born Sept. 9, 1908, Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy died Aug. 27, 1950, Turin Italian poet, critic, novelist, and translator. Pavese founded, and was long an editor with, the ...
Pavia
/pah vee"ah/, n. a city in N Italy, S of Milan: Charles V captured Francis I here. 87,804. * * * ancient Ticinum City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 71,074), Lombardy, northern ...
Pavía y Lacy, Manuel
▪ Spanish general born July 6, 1814, Granada, Spain died Oct. 22, 1896, Madrid       Spanish general whose defeat in the Spanish Revolution of 1868 helped bring about ...
Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Manuel
▪ Spanish general born Aug. 2, 1827, Cádiz, Spain died Jan. 4, 1895, Madrid       Spanish general whose coup d'etat ended Spain's First Republic ...
Pavia, Battle of
▪ Europe [1525]       (Feb. 24, 1525), the decisive military engagement of the war in Italy between Francis I of France and the Habsburg emperor Charles V, in which the ...
pavid
/pav"id/, adj. timid; afraid; fearful; frightened. [1650-60; < L pavidus trembling, timid, deriv. of pavere to quake; see -ID4] * * *
Pavie, Auguste
▪ French explorer born 1847, Dinan, Fr. died 1925, Thourie       French explorer and diplomat, who is best known for his explorations of the Upper Mekong Valley and for ...
pavilion
/peuh vil"yeuhn/, n. 1. a light, usually open building used for shelter, concerts, exhibits, etc., as in a park or fair. 2. any of a number of separate or attached buildings ...
pavilion roof
a pyramidal hip roof. [1875-80] * * *
pavillon
Fr. /pann vee yawonn"/, n., pl. pavillons Fr. /-vee yawonn"/. Music. the bell of a wind instrument. [1875-80; < F: lit., pavilion] * * *
pavillon Chinois
Fr. /pann vee yawonn" shee nwann"/, pl. pavillons Chinois Fr. /pann vee yawonn" shee nwann"/. crescent (def. 6). [ < F: lit., Chinese pavillon] * * *
pavin
/pav"euhn/, n. pavane. * * *
paving
/pay"ving/, n. 1. a pavement. 2. material for paving. 3. the laying of a pavement. [1400-50; late ME; see PAVE, -ING1] * * *
pavior
/payv"yeuhr/, n. 1. a person that paves; paver. 2. a material used for paving. Also, esp. Brit., paviour. [1375-1425; alter. of late ME pavier; see PAVE, -IER1] * * *
Paviotso
/pah'vee oht"soh/, n., pl. Paviotsos, (esp. collectively) Paviotso. See Northern Paiute (def. 1). * * *
pavis
/pav"is/, n. a large oblong shield of the late 14th through the early 16th centuries, often covering the entire body and used esp. by archers and soldiers of the infantry. Also, ...
Pavlodar
/pav'leuh dahr"/; Russ. /peuh vlu dahrdd"/, n. a city in NE Kazakhstan. 531,000. * * * ▪ Kazakstan       city, northeastern Kazakhstan. It is a port on the Irtysh ...
Pavlof Volcano
▪ volcano, Alaska, United States  volcanic peak of the Aleutian Range, southwestern Alaska, U.S. Situated about 580 miles (930 km) southwest of Anchorage, on the west side ...
Pavlograd
/pav"leuh grad'/; Russ. /peuh vlu grddaht"/, n. a city in E Ukraine, E of Dnepropetrovsk. 107,000. * * *
Pavlohrad
▪ Ukraine Russian  Pavlograd        city, south-central Ukraine. It was a minor trading centre before the October Revolution (1917) and was incorporated in 1797, and ...
Pavlov
/pav"lov, -lawf/; Russ. /pah"vleuhf/, n. Ivan Petrovich /ee vahn" pyi trddaw"vyich/, 1849-1936, Russian physiologist: Nobel prize for medicine 1904. * * *
Pavlov, Ivan (Petrovich)
born Sept. 26, 1849, Ryazan, Russia died Feb. 27, 1936, Leningrad Russian physiologist. He is known chiefly for the concept of the conditioned reflex. In his classic ...
Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich
▪ Russian physiologist Introduction born Sept. 14 [Sept. 26, New Style], 1849, Ryazan, Russia died Feb. 27, 1936, Leningrad [now St. Petersburg]  Russian physiologist known ...
Pavlov, Valentin Sergeyevich
▪ 2004       Soviet politician (b. Sept. 26, 1937, Moscow, U.S.S.R. [now in Russia]—d. March 30, 2003, Moscow), participated in the failed coup of August 1991 against ...
Pavlov,Ivan Petrovich
Pav·lov (păvʹlôf', -lôv', pävʹləf), Ivan Petrovich. 1849-1936. Russian physiologist who is best known for discovering the conditioned response. He won a 1904 Nobel Prize ...
Pavlova
/pav"leuh veuh, pahv loh"veuh, pav-/; Russ. /pah"vleuh veuh/, n. Anna /ah"neuh/, 1885-1931, Russian ballet dancer. * * *
Pavlova, Anna
▪ Russian ballerina in full  Anna Pavlovna Pavlova   born Jan. 31 [Feb. 12, New Style], 1881, St. Petersburg, Russia died Jan. 23, 1931, The Hague, Neth.  Russian ...
Pavlova, Anna (Pavlovna)
born Feb. 12, 1881, St. Petersburg, Russia died Jan. 23, 1931, The Hague, Neth. Russian ballet dancer. She studied at the Imperial Ballet School from 1891 and joined the ...
Pavlova,Anna
Pav·lo·va (păv-lōʹvə, päv-, păvʹlə-, pävʹ-), Anna. 1882-1931. Russian ballerina famous for her roles in Swan Lake and Les Sylphides. * * *


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