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Prairie du Chien
▪ Wisconsin, United States       city, seat (1818) of Crawford county, southwestern Wisconsin, U.S. It is considered to be the state's second oldest settlement (after ...
prairie falcon
a North American falcon, Falco mexicanus, grayish-brown above and white barred with brown below. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
prairie fowl.
See prairie chicken. Also called prairie grouse. [1795-1805, Amer.] * * *
Prairie Home Companion
a live radio show in the US, with an audience of around 4 million who listen each week. It is recorded at the Fitzgerald Theater in St Paul, Minnesota and presented by Garrison ...
prairie lily.
See sand lily. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
prairie owl
1. See burrowing owl. 2. See short-eared owl. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
prairie oyster
1. a raw egg, or the yolk of a raw egg, often mixed with seasonings, as salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and used as a hangover remedy. 2. the testis of a calf used as food. ...
prairie pointer.
See shooting star (def. 2). * * *
Prairie Provinces
the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, in W Canada. * * * ▪ region, Canada  the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, in the northern ...
prairie rattlesnake
a rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis viridis, of the prairies of western North America. [1810-20, Amer.] * * *
prairie rose
a climbing rose, Rosa setigera, of the central U.S., having pinkish to white flowers: the state flower of North Dakota. [1815-25, Amer.] * * *
Prairie School
a group of early 20th-century architects of the Chicago area who designed houses and other buildings with emphasized horizontal lines responding to the flatness of the Midwestern ...
prairie schooner
a type of covered wagon, similar to but smaller than the Conestoga wagon, used by pioneers in crossing the prairies and plains of North America. [1835-45] * * *
prairie skirt
a full, dirndl-style skirt with a flounce on the bottom edge that is sometimes trimmed or lined to suggest a petticoat underneath. * * *
prairie smoke
a plant Geum triflorum, of the rose family, native to North America, having purplish flowers and silky-plumed fruit. Also called Johnny smokers. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
prairie soil
a soil that forms in subhumid, temperate regions with tall grass as native vegetation. [1810-20, Amer.] * * *
Prairie State
Illinois (used as a nickname). * * *
Prairie style
▪ architecture       in architecture, American style exemplified by the low-lying “prairie houses” such as Robie House (1908) that were for the most part built in ...
prairie turnip
breadroot. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
Prairie Village
a city in E Kansas. 24,657. * * *
prairie wake-robin
a woodland trillium, Trillium recurvatum, of the central U.S., having purple-mottled leaves and brown-purple flowers. * * *
prairie warbler
an eastern North American wood warbler, Dendroica discolor, olive-green above, yellow below, and striped with black on the face and sides. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
prairie wolf
coyote (def. 1). [1795-1805, Amer.] * * *
Prairie, The
a historical novel (1827) by James Fenimore Cooper. Cf. Leather-Stocking Tales. * * *
prairiechicken
prairie chicken n. Either of two birds (Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus) of the grouse family, found in western North America and having deep-chested bodies and mottled ...
prairiedog
prairie dog n. Any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Cynomys in the squirrel family, having light brown fur and a warning call that sounds similar to a dog's bark. The ...
prairiefalcon
prairie falcon n. A large, square-headed falcon (Falco mexicanus) of western North America, having dark brown back feathers with pale edges and faintly spotted whitish ...
prairieoyster
prairie oyster n. 1. Slang. A drink made from a whole raw egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper that is taken as a palliative for a hangover or as a cure ...
prairiepotato
prairie potato n. See breadroot. * * *
PrairieProvinces
Prai·rie Provinces (prârʹē) The Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. * * *
PrairieSchool
Prairie School n. A group of American architects practicing mainly in the Midwest in the early 20th century, whose designs for low, horizontally extended houses and emphasis on ...
prairieschooner
prairie schooner n. A covered wagon, drawn by horses or oxen, that was used by pioneers in crossing the North American prairies and plains. * * *
Prairiestyle
Prairie style n. 1. The architectural style of the Prairie School. 2. A style of decorative arts associated with this school, characterized especially by strong horizontal and ...
prairiewolf
prairie wolf n. See coyote. * * *
prairillon
/pray ril"yeuhn, preuh ril"euhn/, n. Obs. a small prairie. [1795-1805, Amer.; prob. < North American F, dim. of F prairie PRAIRIE] * * *
praise
—praiseful, adj. —praisefully, adv. —praiseless, adj. —praiser, n. /prayz/, n., v., praised, praising. n. 1. the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; ...
praise song
▪ African literature       one of the most widely used poetic forms in Africa; a series of laudatory epithets applied to gods, men, animals, plants, and towns that ...
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
a popular US song during World War II, written in 1942 by Frank Loesser. It was based on words said by a US Navy chaplain (= priest) during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. * ...
praiser
See praise. * * *
praiseworthily
See praiseworthy. * * *
praiseworthiness
See praiseworthily. * * *
praiseworthy
—praiseworthily, adv. —praiseworthiness, n. /prayz"werr'dhee/, adj. deserving of praise; laudable: a praiseworthy motive. [1530-40; PRAISE + -WORTHY] * * *
Prajadhipok
/preuh chah"ti pok'/, n. 1893-1941, king of Siam 1925-35. * * * ▪ king of Siam also called  Phrapokklao, or Rama Vii   born Nov. 8, 1893, Bangkok, Siam [now Thailand] died ...
Prajapati
/preuh jah"put'ee/, n. Hindu Myth. a Vedic god personifying a creative force that evolves all things from itself. * * * Creator figure in the Vedic period of India. In early ...
prajna
/pruj"nyah, -neuh/, n. Buddhism, Hinduism. pure and unqualified knowledge. Also called Enlightenment. [ < Skt prajña] * * *
Prajna-Paramita
/pruj"nyah pah rum"i teuh, pruj"neuh-/, n. Buddhism. 1. a series of sutras dealing with the perfection of wisdom: systematized by the Madhyamikas. 2. (pl.) the 10 perfections of ...
Prajnaparamita
Body of sutras and their commentaries in Mahayana Buddhism. The main texts, written 100 BCE–150 CE, represent prajna (wisdom) as the supreme perfection and the primary avenue ...
prajñapti
▪ Buddhist philosophy Sanskrit“designation by provisional naming”Pāli  Paññatti        in Buddhist philosophy, the denotation of a thing by a word. The concept ...
Prakrit
—Prakritic, adj. /prah"krit, -kreet/, n. any of the vernacular Indic languages of the ancient and medieval periods, as distinguished from Sanskrit. [1780-90; < Skt prakrta, ...
Prākrit languages
      (Sanskrit prākṛta: “natural, usual, vulgar”), Middle Indo-Aryan languages that began as vernacular dialects and eventually developed distinct literary styles. ...
prakriti
/pruk"ri tee/, n. Hinduism. (in Sankhya philosophy) primal matter or substance from which the physical and mental universe evolves under the influence of purusha. Cf. guna, ...
prakriti and purusha
In the Samkhya school of Indian philosophy, material nature and the soul. Prakriti is material nature in its germinal state, eternal and beyond perception. When it comes into ...
Prakritic
See Prakrit. * * *
praline
/prah"leen, pray"-, prah leen"/, n. 1. a French confection consisting of a caramel-covered almond or, sometimes, a hazelnut. 2. a cookie-size confection made esp. of butter, ...
pralltriller
/prahl"tril'euhr/, n. Music. See inverted mordent. [1835-45; < G: lit., rebounding trill] * * *
pram
pram1 /pram/, n. Chiefly Brit. Informal. perambulator. [1880-85; by shortening] pram2 /prahm/, n. a flat-bottomed, snub-nosed boat used as a fishing vessel or tender for larger ...
pramāṇa
▪ Indian philosophy       (Sanskrit: “measure”), in Indian philosophy, the means by which one obtains accurate and valid knowledge (pramā, pramiti) about the world. ...
Pramana-varttika
▪ Buddhist work Sanskrit“Commentary on Valid Knowledge”       perhaps the foremost work on Buddhist logic and epistemology, written in the 7th century. The ...
Prambanan
▪ Indonesia  village in the daerah istimewa (special district) of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, known for a large, nearby complex of temples built in the 9th and 10th centuries. ...
pramipexole
pram·i·pex·ole (prăm'ə-pĕkʹsōl') n. A dopamine agonist used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.   [propyl + amino + pex-, of unknown meaning + thiazole.] * * *
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
or Pramudya Ananta Tur born Feb. 20, 1925, Blora, Java, Indon. Javanese novelist and short-story writer. While imprisoned by the Dutch (1947–49) for his role in the ...
Pramoj, Kukrit
▪ 1996       Thai politician, writer, and actor (b. April 20, 1911, Phitsanulok, Thailand—d. Oct. 9, 1995, Bangkok, Thailand), saw life imitate art when he became ...
prana
/prah"neuh/, n. 1. Yoga, Jainism. the vital principle. 2. Yoga. one of five vital breaths moving in the body. [1820-30; < Skt prana breath] * * * ▪ Indian philosophy Sanskrit ...
pranava
/prun"euh veuh/, n. Hinduism. the word "Om." [ < Skt pranava] * * *
prāṇāyāma
▪ Yoga       (Sanskrit: “breath control”), in the Yoga system of Indian philosophy, fourth of the eight stages intended to lead the aspirant to samadhi, a state of ...
prance
—prancer, n. —prancingly, adv. /prans, prahns/, v., pranced, prancing, n. v.i. 1. to spring from the hind legs; to move by springing, as a horse. 2. to ride on a horse doing ...
prancer
See prance. * * *
prancingly
See prancer. * * *
prand.
(in prescriptions) dinner. [ < L prandium] * * *
prandial
—prandially, adv. /pran"dee euhl/, adj. of or pertaining to a meal, esp. dinner. [1810-20; < L prandi(um) luncheon, meal + -AL1] * * *
prandially
See prandial. * * *
Prandtl number
/prahn"tl/, Physics, Thermodynam. the ratio of the fluid viscosity to the thermal conductivity of a substance, a low number indicating high convection. [1930-35; named after ...
Prandtl, Ludwig
born Feb. 4, 1875, Freising, Ger. died Aug. 15, 1953, Göttingen, W.Ger. German physicist, considered the father of aerodynamics. He taught at the University of Göttingen ...
prang
/prang/, v.t. Brit. Slang. 1. to collide with; bump into. 2. to destroy or severely damage by a bombing raid; bomb (an enemy target). 3. to destroy or shoot down (an enemy ...
pranidhana
/prun'i dah"neuh/, n. (in Mahayana Buddhism) the resolution not to enter nirvana until all beings are ready to enter. [ < Skt pranidhana] * * *
prank
prank1 /prangk/, n. a trick of an amusing, playful, or sometimes malicious nature. [1520-30; orig. uncert.] Syn. caper, escapade, antic, shenanigan. prank2 /prangk/, v.t. 1. to ...
prankish
—prankishly, adv. —prankishness, n. /prang"kish/, adj. 1. of the nature of a prank: a prankish plan. 2. full of pranks; playful: a prankish child; a prankish ...
prankishly
See prankish. * * *
prankishness
See prankishly. * * *
prankster
/prangk"steuhr/, n. a mischievous or malicious person who plays tricks, practical jokes, etc., at the expense of another. [1925-30, Amer.; PRANK1 + -STER] * * *
prao
/prow/, n., pl. praos. proa. [see PROA] * * *
Prapañcā
▪ Indonesian author also spelled  Prapañcha   flourished 14th century       Indonesian court poet and historian who was born to a family of Buddhist scholars. He was ...
Prarthana Samaj
▪ Hindu reform society       (Sanskrit: “Prayer Society”), Hindu reform society established in Bombay in the 1860s. In purpose it is similar to, but not affiliated ...
Prasad
/preuh sahd"/, n. Rajendra /rah jen"dreuh/, 1884-1963, first president of the Republic of India 1950-62. * * *
Prasad, Rajendra
▪ president of India born Dec. 3, 1884, Zeradei, India died Feb. 28, 1963, Patna       first president of the Republic of India (1950–62). A lawyer turned journalist, ...
prasada
In Hinduism, consecrated food offered to the deity and then distributed to worshipers, who consume it as a sign of the god's favour. Prasada is used both in temple ceremonies, ...
prase
/prayz/, n. Mineral. a leek-green cryptocrystalline variety of chalcedony. [1350-1400; < F < L prasius leek-green stone < Gk prásios leek-green, deriv. of práson leek; r. ME ...
praseodymium
/pray'zee oh dim"ee euhm, pray'see-/, n. Chem. a rare-earth, metallic, trivalent element, named from its green salts. Symbol: Pr; at. wt.: 140.91; at. no.: 59; sp. gr.: 6.77 at ...
Praslin Island
▪ island, Seychelles also called  Île De Palme,        island, second largest of the Seychelles archipelago, Republic of Seychelles, in the western Indian Ocean. The ...
prat
/prat/, n. Slang. the buttocks. [1560-70; orig. uncert.] * * *
Pratchett
(1948– ) an English author. His best-known books are humorous novels about Discworld, a strange, flat planet inhabited by imaginary beings such as witches and dragons. They ...
prate
—prater, n. —pratingly, adv. /prayt/, v., prated, prating, n. v.i. 1. to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble: They prated on until I was ready to scream. v.t. 2. to ...
prater
See prate. * * *
pratfall
/prat"fawl'/, n. 1. a fall in which one lands on the buttocks, often regarded as comical or humiliating. 2. a humiliating blunder or defeat. [1935-40; PRAT + FALL] * * *
pratima
▪ Hinduism Sanskrit“image” or “likeness” of the deity, also called  murti (Sanskrit: “form” or “manifestation”)  or  vigraha (Sanskrit: ...
pratincole
/prat"ing kohl', prat"n-/, n. any of several limicoline birds of the genus Glareola, of the Eastern Hemisphere, having a short bill, long, narrow, pointed wings, and a forked ...
pratincolous
/preuh ting"keuh leuhs/, adj. Zool. living in a meadow. [ < NL pratincol(a) (see PRATINCOLE) + -OUS] * * *
pratingly
See prater. * * *
pratique
/pra teek", prat"ik/; Fr. /prddann teek"/, n. license or permission to use a port, given to a ship after quarantine or on showing a clean bill of health. [1600-10; < F: practice ...
pratitya-samutpada
In Buddhism, the chain of causation that leads from rebirth to death. Existence is seen as an interrelated flux of transient events that occur in a series, one producing ...
Prato
/prddah"taw/, n. a city in central Italy, near Florence. 154,848. Also called Prato in Toscana /een taw skah"nah/. * * * ▪ Italy also called  Prato in ...
Pratolini, Vasco
▪ Italian author born Oct. 19, 1913, Florence, Italy died Jan. 12, 1991, Rome       Italian short-story writer and novelist, known particularly for compassionate ...
Pratt
/prat/, n. Edwin John, 1883-1964, Canadian poet. * * * (as used in expressions) William Henry Pratt Pratt Institute Pratt Edwin John Pratt Francis Ashbury * * *
Pratt Institute
Private institution of higher learning in Brooklyn, New York, New York, U.S. It was founded as a trade school in 1887 by the industrialist Charles Pratt (1830–91). It ...
Pratt, E(dwin) J(ohn)
born Feb. 4, 1883, Western Bay, Nfd., Can. died April 26, 1964, Toronto, Ont. Canadian poet. He trained for the ministry and later taught for many years at the University of ...
Pratt, E.J.
▪ Canadian poet in full  Edwin John Pratt   born Feb. 4, 1883, Western Bay, Nfd., Can. died April 26, 1964, Toronto, Ont.       the leading Canadian poet of his ...
Pratt, Francis Ashbury
born Feb. 15, 1827, Woodstock, Vt., U.S. died Feb. 10, 1902, Hartford, Conn. U.S. inventor. With Amos Whitney he founded the Pratt & Whitney Co. in Hartford to manufacture ...
prattle
—prattler, n. —prattlingly, adv. /prat"l/, v., prattled, prattling, n. v.i. 1. to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way; chatter; babble. v.t. 2. to utter by chattering or ...
prattler
See prattle. * * *
prattlingly
See prattler. * * *
Prattville
/prat"vil/, n. a town in central Alabama. 18,647. * * *
pratyahara
/preuh tyah hahr"euh/, n. the Yogic practice of turning the mind to introspection by voluntarily shutting out distractions provided by the senses. Also, prathyahara. [1880-85; < ...
pratyakṣa
▪ Indian philosophy       (Sanskrit: “that which is, or makes, evident”), in Indian philosophy, the first of the five means of knowledge, or pramāṇas, that enable ...
pratyaya
In Buddhism, an auxiliary, indirect cause, as distinguished from a direct cause (hetu). A seed, for example, is the direct cause of a plant, whereas sunlight, water, and earth ...
Pratyeka
/prut yay"keuh/, n. (in Mahayana Buddhism) a buddha who enters into nirvana without teaching others. Pali, Pacceka. [shortening of Skt pratyekabuddha, equiv. to pratyeka alone, ...
pratyeka-buddha
In Buddhism, one who attains enlightenment through his own efforts rather than by listening to the teachings of a buddha. The way of the self-enlightened buddha was retained ...
prau
prau [prä′o͞o, prou] n. var. of PROA * * * prau (prou) n. Variant of proa. * * * ▪ boat       fast, sharp-ended rowing or sailing boat that is widely used in ...
Pravachol
Prav·a·chol (prăvʹə-kōl') A trademark used for the drug pravastatin. * * *
pravastatin
prav·a·stat·in (prăv'ə-stătʹn) n. A statin, C23H35NaO7, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to persons who are at risk for ...
Pravda
/prahv"deuh/, n. (formerly) the official newspaper of the Communist party in the U.S.S.R. Cf. Izvestia. * * * I (Russian; "Truth") Former daily newspaper published in Moscow ...
prawn
—prawner, n. /prawn/, n. 1. any of various shrimplike decapod crustaceans of the genera Palaemon, Penaeus, etc., certain of which are used as food. 2. come the raw prawn, ...
prawner
See prawn. * * *
praxeological
See praxeology. * * *
praxeology
—praxeological, praxiological /prak'see euh loj"i keuhl/, adj. /prak'see ol"euh jee/, n. the study of human conduct. Also, praxiology. [1900-05; < Gk praxe- (taken as s. of ...
praxis
/prak"sis/, n., pl. praxises, praxes /prak"seez/. 1. practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills. 2. convention, habit, or custom. 3. a ...
Praxiteles
—Praxitelean, adj. /prak sit"l eez'/, n. fl. c350 B.C., Greek sculptor. * * * flourished с 370–330 BC, Greece Greek sculptor. His only known surviving work, the marble ...
pray
—prayingly, adv. /pray/, v.t. 1. to offer devout petition, praise, thanks, etc., to (God or an object of worship). 2. to offer (a prayer). 3. to bring, put, etc., by praying: ...
pray-in
/pray"in'/, n. a form of social protest in which demonstrators engage in passive resistance and prayer: popular esp. in the 1970s. [1960-65; PRAY + -IN3] * * *
prayer
prayer1 —prayerless, adj. —prayerlessly, adv. —prayerlessness, n. /prair/, n. 1. a devout petition to God or an object of worship. 2. a spiritual communion with God or an ...
prayer beads
/prair/ a rosary. [1620-30] * * *
prayer book
/prair/ 1. a book containing formal prayers to be used in public or private religious devotions. 2. (usually caps.) See Book of Common Prayer. 3. Naut. a small ...
prayer flag
/prair/ a flag stamped with printed prayers, used by Himalayan Buddhists, who believe that its fluttering sends out the prayers inscribed on it. [1880-85] * * *
prayer meeting
/prair/ 1. a meeting chiefly for prayer. 2. (in certain Protestant churches) a meeting in midweek, chiefly for individual prayer and the offering of testimonies of faith. Also ...
Prayer of Manasses
/prair/ a book of the Apocrypha. * * *
prayer plant
/prair/ a plant, Maranta leuconeura, native to Brazil, that is widely cultivated for its variegated leaves that close up at night. [1950-55] * * * ▪ plant also called ...
prayer rug
/prair/ a small rug upon which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself during his devotions. [1900-05] * * * Arabic  sajjāda , Persian  namāzlik   one of the major types ...
prayer shawl
/prair/, Judaism. a tallith. [1900-05] * * *
prayer wheel
/prair/ a wheel or cylinder inscribed with or containing prayers, used chiefly by Buddhists of Tibet. [1805-15] * * * In Tibetan Buddhism, a mechanical device used as an ...
prayerbeads
prayer beads (prâr) pl.n. A string of beads for keeping count of the prayers one is saying. * * *
prayerbook
prayer book (prâr) n. 1. A book containing religious prayers. 2. Prayer Book The Book of Common Prayer. * * *
prayerful
—prayerfully, adv. —prayerfulness, n. /prair"feuhl/, adj. given to, characterized by, or expressive of prayer; devout. [1620-30; PRAYER + -FUL] Syn. pious, godly, reverent. * ...
prayerfully
See prayerful. * * *
prayerfulness
See prayerfully. * * *
prayermeeting
prayer meeting (prâr) n. An evangelical service, especially one held on a weekday evening, in which the laypersons participate by singing, praying, or testifying their faith. * ...
prayerrug
prayer rug (prâr) n. A small rug used by Muslims to kneel and prostrate themselves upon during devotions. * * *
prayershawl
prayer shawl (prâr) n. See tallith. * * *
prayerwheel
prayer wheel (prâr) PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A cylinder containing or inscribed with prayers or litanies that is revolved on its axis in devotions, especially by Tibetan ...
praying mantis
mantis. [1700-10] * * *
prayingmantis
pray·ing mantis (prāʹĭng) n. A green or brownish predatory insect (Mantis religiosa) that while at rest folds its front legs as if in prayer. * * *
Praz, Mario
▪ Italian literary critic and essayist born Sept. 6, 1896, Rome, Italy died March 23, 1982, Rome       Italian literary critic and essayist, a preeminent scholar of ...
praziquantel
pra·zi·quan·tel (prā'zə-kwŏnʹtl) n. A drug, C19H24N2O2, that kills trematodes and tapeworms parasitic to humans, used especially in the treatment of ...
prazo
▪ feudal estate       any of the great feudal estates acquired by Portuguese and Goan traders and soldiers in the valley of the Zambezi River in what is now Mozambique. ...
prazosin
/pray"zoh sin/, n. Pharm. a white crystalline substance, C19H21N5O4, used in the treatment of hypertension. [1965-70; prob. by rearrangement and alter. of parts of its chemical ...
PRC
1. Also, P.R.C. People's Republic of China. 2. Postal Rate Commission. * * *
prd
West Semitic, to separate. fardel, from Arabic farda, single piece, pack, bundle, from farada, to be(come) separate, segregated, single. * * *
pre-
a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, where it meant "before" (preclude; prevent); applied freely as a prefix, with the meanings "prior to," "in advance of," ...
pre-Adamite
/pree ad"euh muyt'/, n. 1. a person supposed to have existed before Adam. 2. a person who believes that there were people in existence before Adam. adj. 3. Also, pre-Adamic ...
pre-AIDS
/pree aydz"/, n. (not in technical use) See AIDS-related complex. * * *
pre-Ammonite
adj., n. * * *
pre-Arthurian
adj. * * *
pre-Aryan
adj. * * *
pre-Assyrian
adj. * * *
pre-Augustan
adj. * * *
pre-Augustine
adj. * * *
pre-Babylonian
adj. * * *
pre-Baconian
adj. * * *
pre-British
adj. * * *
pre-Buddhist
adj. * * *
pre-budget report
➡ budget * * *
pre-Byzantine
adj. * * *
pre-Cambridge
adj. * * *
pre-Canaanite
n., adj. * * *
pre-Canaanitic
adj. * * *
pre-Carolingian
adj. * * *
pre-Celtic
adj. * * *
pre-censor
pre-censor [prē′sen′sər] vt. to determine arbitrarily in advance what may or may not be permitted in (books, films, news releases, etc.) pre-censorship n. * * *
pre-Chaucerian
adj. * * *
pre-Chinese
adj., n., pl. pre-Chinese. * * *
pre-Christian
/pree kris"cheuhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a time or period before the Christian Era. [1820-30; PRE- + CHRISTIAN] * * *
pre-Christmas
adj. * * *
pre-Columbian
/pree'keuh lum"bee euhn/, adj. of or pertaining to the Americas before the arrival of Columbus: pre-Columbian art; pre-Columbian Indians. [1885-90] * * *
pre-Columbian civilizations
Introduction       the aboriginal American Indian (Mesoamerican Indian) cultures that evolved in Meso-America (part of Mexico and Central America) and the Andean region ...
Pre-Columbian North America
Pre-Columbian means ‘before the time of Columbus’ and refers to the period of North American history before the region was discovered by Christopher Columbus at the end of ...
pre-Congregationalist
n., adj. * * *
pre-Congress
n. * * *
pre-Conquest
/pree kon"kwest, -kong"-/ of or pertaining to the time before the Norman conquest of England in 1066. * * *
pre-Copernican
adj. * * *
pre-Crusade
adj. * * *
pre-Dantean
adj. * * *
pre-Darwinian
adj. * * *
pre-Dorian
adj. * * *
pre-Doric
adj. * * *
pre-Dravidian
adj. * * *
pre-Dravidic
adj. * * *
pre-Dutch
adj. * * *
pre-Easter
n. * * *
pre-Elizabethan
/pree'i liz'euh bee"theuhn, -beth"euhn/, adj. (of English culture, history, traditions, etc.) before the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; before the second half of the 16th century. * ...
pre-embryo
pre-em·bry·o (prē-ĕmʹbrē-ōʹ) n. pl. pre-em·bry·os A fertilized ovum up to 14 days old, before it becomes implanted in the uterus.   pre-em'bry·onʹic (-ŏnʹĭk) ...
pre-embryonic
See pre-embryo. * * *
pre-Empire
adj. * * *
pre-English
adj. * * *
pre-French
adj. * * *
pre-Georgian
adj. * * *
pre-German
adj., n. * * *
pre-Germanic
adj., n. * * *
pre-Gothic
adj., n. * * *
pre-Greek
adj., n. * * *
pre-Han
adj. * * *
pre-Hebrew
adj., n. * * *
pre-Hellenic
adj. * * *
pre-Hieronymian
adj. * * *
pre-Hieronymic
adj. * * *
pre-Hispanic
adj. * * *
pre-Homeric
adj. * * *
pre-Incan
/pree ing"keuhn/, adj. of or pertaining to the period preceding the Incan empire in Peru. * * *
pre-Indian
n., adj. * * *
pre-Irish
adj. * * *
pre-Islamic
/pree'is lam"ik, -lah"mik, -iz-/, adj. existing prior to the ascendancy of Islam; pre-Muslim. [1875-80] * * *
pre-Israelite
adj., n. * * *
pre-Jewish
adj. * * *
pre-Justinian
adj. * * *
pre-Kantian
adj. * * *
pre-Koranic
adj. * * *
pre-Latin
adj., n. * * *
pre-law
/pree law"/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or engaged in studies in preparation for the formal study of law. n. 2. a program of pre-law study or training. 3. a student enrolled in ...
pre-Linnaean
adj. * * *
pre-Linnean
adj. * * *
pre-Lutheran
adj. * * *
pre-Malay
adj. * * *
pre-Malayan
adj. * * *
pre-Malaysian
adj. * * *
pre-Marxian
adj. * * *
pre-med
☆ pre-med or premed [prē′med′ ] adj. short for PREMEDICAL n. a premedical student or program of studies * * *
pre-Mendelian
adj. * * *
pre-Messianic
adj. * * *
pre-Methodist
adj., n. * * *
pre-Mongolian
adj. * * *
pre-Moslem
adj., n. * * *
pre-Muslim
adj., n. * * *
pre-Mycenaean
adj. * * *
pre-Napoleonic
adj. * * *
pre-Newtonian
adj. * * *
pre-Norman
adj., n. * * *
pre-Norse
adj. * * *
pre-op
pre-op also pre·op (prēʹŏp') Informal adj. Preoperative: pre-op testing; a pre-op patient. n. 1. A preoperative patient. 2. A section of a hospital providing preoperative ...
pre-owned
pre-owned [prē ōnd′] adj. previously owned; secondhand; used * * *
pre-Palaeozoic
adj. * * *
pre-Paleozoic
adj. * * *
pre-Pauline
adj. * * *
pre-Permian
adj. * * *
pre-Persian
adj., n. * * *
pre-Petrine
adj. * * *
pre-Pharaonic
adj. * * *
pre-Phidian
adj. * * *
pre-Polish
adj. * * *
Pre-Raphaelite
—Pre-Raphaelitism, n. /pree raf"ee euh luyt', -ray"fee-/, n. 1. any of a group of English artists (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood) formed in 1848, and including Holman Hunt, John ...
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
➡ Pre-Raphaelite * * *       group of young British painters who banded together in 1848 in reaction against what they conceived to be the unimaginative and artificial ...
Pre-Raphaelites
Group of young British painters, led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and John Everett Millais, who banded together in 1848 in reaction against what they ...
Pre-Raphaelitism
See Pre-Raphaelite. * * *
pre-Reconstruction
n., adj. * * *
pre-Renaissance
adj. * * *
pre-Restoration
adj. * * *


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