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presuitable
adj.; presuitably, adv. * * *
presumable
/pri zooh"meuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being taken for granted; probable. [1685-95; PRESUME + -ABLE] * * *
presumably
/pri zooh"meuh blee/, adv. by assuming reasonably; probably: Since he is a consistent winner, he is presumably a superior player. [1640-50; PRESUMABLE + -LY] Syn. doubtless, ...
presume
—presumedly /pri zooh"mid lee/, adv. —presumer, n. /pri zoohm"/, v., presumed, presuming. v.t. 1. to take for granted, assume, or suppose: I presume you're tired after your ...
presumedly
See presume. * * *
presumer
See presumedly. * * *
presuming
—presumingly, adv. /pri zooh"ming/, adj. presumptuous. [1575-85; PRESUME + -ING2] * * *
presumingly
See presuming. * * *
presummit
adj., n. * * *
presumption
/pri zump"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of presuming. 2. assumption of something as true. 3. belief on reasonable grounds or probable evidence. 4. something that is presumed; an ...
presumption of fact
Law. a presumption based on experience or knowledge of the relationship between a known fact and a fact inferred from it. [1875-80] * * *
presumption of innocence
Law. the rebuttable presumption of the innocence of the defendant in a criminal action in Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence, placing upon the prosecution the burden of proof of the ...
presumption of law
Law. a presumption based upon a policy of law or a general rule and not upon the facts or evidence in an individual case. [1590-1600] * * *
presumption of survivorship
Law. a presumption that one of two or more related persons was the last to die in a common disaster, made so that the estates may be settled and the final heirs determined. * * *
presumptive
—presumptively, adv. /pri zump"tiv/, adj. 1. affording ground for presumption: presumptive evidence. 2. based on presumption: a presumptive title. 3. regarded as such by ...
presumptive heir
Law. See heir presumptive. [1620-30] * * *
presumptively
See presumptive. * * *
presumptuous
—presumptuously, adv. —presumptuousness, n. /pri zump"chooh euhs/, adj. 1. full of, characterized by, or showing presumption or readiness to presume in conduct or thought. 2. ...
presumptuously
See presumptuous. * * *
presumptuousness
See presumptuously. * * *
presupervise
v.t., presupervised, presupervising. * * *
presupplemental
adj. * * *
presupplicate
v.t., presupplicated, presupplicating. * * *
presupply
n., pl. presupplies, v.t., presupplied, presupplying. * * *
presupport
n., v.t. * * *
presuppose
—presupposition /pree'sup euh zish"euhn/, n. —presuppositionless, adj. /pree'seuh pohz"/, v.t., presupposed, presupposing. 1. to suppose or assume beforehand; take for ...
presupposition
See presuppose. * * *
presuppositional
See presupposition. * * *
presuppress
v.t. * * *
presuppurative
/pree sup"yeuh ray'tiv/, adj. Pathol. noting or pertaining to the stage of inflammation before the formation of pus. [PRE- + SUPPURATIVE] * * *
presupremacy
n. * * *
presurgery
adj. * * *
presurgical
adj. * * *
presurmise
n. /pree'seuhr muyz", pree serr"muyz/; v. /pree'seuhr muyz"/, n., v., presurmised, presurmising. n. 1. a surmise previously formed. v.t. 2. to surmise beforehand. [1655-65; PRE- ...
presurrender
n. * * *
presurround
v.t. * * *
presurvey
n. v.t. * * *
presusceptibility
n., pl. presusceptibilities. * * *
presusceptible
adj. * * *
presuspect
v.t. * * *
presuspend
v.t. * * *
presuspicion
n. * * *
presuspicious
adj.; presuspiciously, adv.; presuspiciousness, n. * * *
presustain
v.t. * * *
presutural
adj. * * *
preswallow
n., v.t. * * *
presweeten
v.t. * * *
presympathize
v.i., presympathized, presympathizing. * * *
presympathy
n. * * *
presymphonic
adj. * * *
presymphony
n., pl. presymphonies. * * *
presymphysial
adj. * * *
presymptom
n. * * *
presymptomatic
adj. * * *
presynaptic
—presynaptically, adv. /pree'si nap"tik/, adj. Physiol. being or occurring on the transmitting end of a discharge across a synapse. [1905-10; PRE- + SYNAPTIC] * * *
presynsacral
adj. * * *
presystematic
adj. * * *
presystole
n. * * *
presystolic
adj. * * *
pret
pret abbrev. preterit * * *
prêt-à-porter
/pret'ah pawr tay", -pohr-/, n. ready-to-wear clothing. [1955-60; < F: trans. of READY-TO-WEAR] * * *
pret.
preterit. * * *
preta
/pray"teuh/, n. Hindu Myth. a wandering or disturbed ghost. [ < Skt: dead] * * *
pretabulate
v.t., pretabulated, pretabulating. * * *
pretangible
adj.; pretangibly, adv. * * *
pretape
v.t., pretaped, pretaping. * * *
pretariff
n., adj. * * *
pretarsus
/pree tahr"seuhs/, n., pl. pretarsi /-suy/. the terminal outgrowth of the tarsus of an arthropod. [ < NL; see PRE-, TARSUS] * * *
pretaste
n., v.t., pretasted, pretasting. * * *
pretaster
n. * * *
pretax
/pree taks"/, adj., adv. prior to the payment of taxes: pretax income; bonds earning 12 percent pretax. [1940-45; PRE- + TAX] * * *
preteach
v., pretaught, preteaching. * * *
pretechnical
adj.; pretechnically, adv. * * *
pretechnological
adj.; pretechnologically, adv. * * *
preteen
/pree teen"/, n. 1. Also called preteenager /pree teen"ay'jeuhr/, preteener. a boy or girl under the age of 13, esp. one between the ages of 9 and 12. 2. preteens, the years ...
preteenager
pre·teen·ag·er (prēʹtēnʹā'jər) n. A preteen. * * *
pretelegraph
adj. * * *
pretelegraphic
adj. * * *
pretelephone
adj. * * *
pretelephonic
adj. * * *
pretelevision
adj. * * *
pretell
v., pretold, pretelling. * * *
pretemperate
adj.; pretemperately, adv. * * *
pretempt
v.t. * * *
pretence
/pri tens", pree"tens/, n. Chiefly Brit. pretense. * * *
pretend
/pri tend"/, v.t. 1. to cause or attempt to cause (what is not so) to seem so: to pretend illness; to pretend that nothing is wrong. 2. to appear falsely, as to deceive; feign: ...
pretended
—pretendedly, adv. /pri ten"did/, adj. 1. insincerely or falsely professed: a pretended interest in art. 2. feigned, fictitious, or counterfeit: His pretended wealth was proved ...
pretendedly
See pretended. * * *
pretender
/pri ten"deuhr/, n. 1. a person who pretends, esp. for a dishonest purpose. 2. an aspirant or claimant (often fol. by to): a pretender to the throne. 3. a person who makes ...
pretense
—pretenseful, adj. —pretenseless, adj. /pri tens", pree"tens/, n. 1. pretending or feigning; make-believe: My sleepiness was all pretense. 2. a false show of something: a ...
pretension
pretension1 /pri ten"sheuhn/, n. 1. the laying of a claim to something. 2. a claim or title to something. 3. Often, pretensions. a claim made, esp. indirectly or by implication, ...
pretentative
adj. * * *
pretentious
—pretentiously, adv. —pretentiousness, n. /pri ten"sheuhs/, adj. 1. full of pretense or pretension. 2. characterized by assumption of dignity or importance. 3. making an ...
pretentiously
See pretentious. * * *
pretentiousness
See pretentiously. * * *
preter-
a prefix, meaning "beyond," "more than," "by," "past," occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (preterit), and used in the formation of compound words (preterlegal). [ < L ...
preterhuman
/pree'teuhr hyooh"meuhn/ or, often, /-yooh"-/, adj. beyond what is human: preterhuman experience. [1805-15; PRETER- + HUMAN] * * *
preterist
/pret"euhr ist/, Theol. n. 1. a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse have already been fulfilled. Cf. futurist (def. 2), presentist. adj. 2. of or ...
preterit
—preteritness, n. /pret"euhr it/, n. Gram. 1. past (def. 12). 2. a preterit tense. 3. a verb form in this tense. adj. 4. Gram. noting a past action or state. 5. Archaic. ...
preterition
/pret'euh rish"euhn/, n. 1. the act of passing by or over; omission; disregard. 2. Law. the passing over by a testator of an heir otherwise entitled to a portion. 3. Calvinistic ...
preteritive
/pri ter"i tiv/, adj. Gram. (of verbs) limited to past tenses. [1830-40; PRETERIT + -IVE] * * *
preterlegal
/pree'teuhr lee"geuhl/, adj. being beyond the scope or limits of law. [1640-50; PRETER- + LEGAL] * * *
preterm
/pree terrm"/, adj. 1. occurring earlier in pregnancy than expected; premature: preterm labor. n. 2. a baby born prematurely, esp. one born before the 37th week of pregnancy and ...
preterminal
adj. * * *
pretermission
See pretermit. * * *
pretermit
—pretermission /pree'teuhr mish"euhn/, n. —pretermitter, n. /pree'teuhr mit"/, v.t., pretermitted, pretermitting. 1. to let pass without notice; disregard. 2. to leave ...
pretermitter
See pretermission. * * *
preternatural
—preternaturalism, preternaturality /pree'teuhr nach'euh ral"i tee/, preternaturalness, n. —preternaturally, adv. /pree'teuhr nach"euhr euhl, -nach"reuhl/, adj. 1. out of the ...
preternaturalism
See preternatural. * * *
preternaturally
See preternaturalism. * * *
preternaturalness
See preternaturalism. * * *
preterrestrial
adj. * * *
preterritorial
adj. * * *
pretest
n. /pree"test'/; v. /pree test"/, n. 1. an advance or preliminary testing or trial, as of a new product. 2. a test given to determine if students are sufficiently prepared to ...
pretestify
v.t., pretestified, pretestifying. * * *
pretestimony
n., pl. pretestimonies. * * *
pretext
/pree"tekst/, n. 1. something that is put forward to conceal a true purpose or object; an ostensible reason; excuse: The leaders used the insults as a pretext to declare war. 2. ...
pretexta
/pree tek"steuh/, n., pl. pretextae /-tek"stee/. praetexta. * * *
pretheater
adj. * * *
pretheological
adj. * * *
prethoracic
adj. * * *
prethreaten
v.t. * * *
prethrust
n., v.t., prethrust, prethrusting. * * *
prethyroid
adj. * * *
pretibial
adj. * * *
preticketed
/pree tik"i tid/, adj. having or furnished with a ticket beforehand: preticketed passengers. [PRE- + TICKET + -ED2] * * *
pretimely
adj. * * *
pretincture
n. * * *
pretire
v.t., pretired, pretiring. * * *
pretoken
n., v.t. * * *
pretonic
n., adj. * * *
pretor
/pree"teuhr/, n. praetor. * * *
Pretoria
/pri tawr"ee euh, -tohr"-/, n. a city in and the administrative capital of the Republic of South Africa, in the NE part: also the capital of Transvaal. 595,000. * * * City ...
Pretoria, University of
▪ university, Pretoria, South Africa Afrikaans  Universiteit Van Pretoria,         state-supported coeducational institution of higher learning at Pretoria, South ...
pretorian
pre·to·ri·an (prē-tôrʹē-ən, -tōrʹ-) adj. Variant of praetorian. * * *
Pretorius
/pri tawr"ee euhs, -tohr"-/; Du. /prdday toh"rddee oos'/, n. Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus /ahn"drddees vil hel"moos yah kaw"boos/, 1799-1853, and his son Marthinus Wessels /mahrdd ...
Pretorius, Andries
▪ Boer South African leader in full  Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius   born Nov. 27, 1798, near Graaff-Reinet, Cape Colony [South Africa] died July 23, 1853, ...
Pretorius, Andries (Wilhelmus Jacobus)
born Nov. 27, 1798, near Graaff-Reinet, Cape Colony died July 23, 1853, Magaliesberg, Transvaal Boer leader in the Great Trek. Pretorius's forces defeated the Zulu at Blood ...
Pretorius, Marthinus Wessel
▪ Boer South African leader born Sept. 17, 1819, near Graaff-Reinet, Cape Colony died May 19, 1901, Potchefstroom, South African Republic       Boer statesman, soldier, ...
Pretorius,Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus
Pre·to·ri·us (prĭ-tôrʹē-əs, -tōrʹ-), Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus. 1798-1853. Afrikaner soldier and politician who led the defeat of the Zulus (1838) and negotiated the ...
pretorship
/pree"teuhr ship'/, n. praetorship. * * *
pretorture
n., v.t., pretortured, pretorturing. * * *
pretrace
n., v.t., pretraced, pretracing. * * *
pretracheal
adj. * * *
pretraditional
adj. * * *
pretrain
v.t. * * *
pretraining
n. * * *
pretransact
v.t. * * *
pretranscribe
v.t., pretranscribed, pretranscribing. * * *
pretranslate
v.t., pretranslated, pretranslating. * * *
pretransmit
v.t., pretransmitted, pretransmitting. * * *
pretransport
v.t. * * *
pretravel
n., v., pretraveled, pretraveling or (esp. Brit.) pretravelled, pretravelling. * * *
pretreat
—pretreatment, n. /pree treet"/, v.t. to treat in advance or as part of a preliminary treatment: to pretreat wood before staining it. [1930-35; PRE- + TREAT] * * *
pretreatment
See pretreat. * * *
pretrial
/pree truy"euhl, -truyl"/, n. 1. a proceeding held by a judge, arbitrator, etc., before a trial to simplify the issues of law and fact and stipulate certain matters between the ...
pretribal
adj. * * *
pretrim
v., pretrimmed, pretrimming. * * *
pretrochal
adj. * * *
pretry
v.t., tried, pretrying. * * *
prettification
See prettify. * * *
prettifier
See prettification. * * *
prettify
—prettification, n. —prettifier, n. /prit"euh fuy'/, v.t., prettified, prettifying. 1. to make pretty, esp. in a small, petty way: to prettify a natural beauty. 2. to ...
prettily
See pretty. * * *
prettiness
See prettily. * * *
pretty
—prettily, adv. —prettiness, n. —prettyish, adj. /prit"ee/, adj., prettier, prettiest, n., pl. pretties, adv., v., prettied, prettying. adj. 1. pleasing or attractive to ...
Pretty Polly
▪ British racehorse       (foaled 1901), English racehorse (Thoroughbred) who won 22 of 24 races in her four-year career and earned more than $130,000. Pretty Polly was ...
pretympanic
adj. * * *
pretype
v.t., pretyped, pretyping. * * *
pretyphoid
adj. * * *
pretypify
/pree tip"euh fuy'/, v.t., pretypified, pretypifying. to foreshadow or prefigure the type of: The father's personality pretypified his son's. [1650-60; PRE- + TYPIFY] * * *
pretyrannical
adj. * * *
pretyranny
n., pl. pretyrannies. * * *
pretzel
/pret"seuhl/, n. 1. a crisp, dry biscuit, usually in the form of a knot or stick, salted on the outside. 2. a larger version of this, made of soft, chewy bread dough. [1815-25, ...
preumbonal
adj. * * *
preunderstand
v., preunderstood, preunderstanding. * * *
preundertake
v.t., preundertook, preundertaken, preundertaking. * * *
preunification
adj. * * *
preunion
adj. * * *
preunite
v.t., preunited, preuniting. * * *
preuniversity
adj. * * *
preus-
To freeze, burn. 1. freeze, from Old English frēosan, to freeze, from Germanic *freusan, to freeze. 2. Suffixed zero-grade form *prus-to-. frost, from Old English forst, frost, ...
Preuss, Hugo
▪ German political theorist born Oct. 28, 1860, Berlin died Oct. 9, 1925, Berlin       German political theorist and legal expert who became the principal author of the ...
Preussen
/prddoy"seuhn/, n. German name of Prussia. * * *
preutilizable
adj. * * *
preutilize
v.t., preutilized, preutilizing. * * *
prev.
1. previous. 2. previously. * * *
prevacate
v.t., prevacated, prevacating. * * *
prevacation
n., adj. * * *
prevaccinate
v.t., prevaccinated, prevaccinating. * * *
prevail
—prevailer, n. /pri vayl"/, v.i. 1. to be widespread or current; exist everywhere or generally: Silence prevailed along the funeral route. 2. to appear or occur as the more ...
prevailer
See prevail. * * *
prevailing
—prevailingly, adv. —prevailingness, n. /pri vay"ling/, adj. 1. predominant: prevailing winds. 2. generally current: the prevailing opinion. 3. having superior power or ...
prevailingly
See prevailing. * * *
prevailingness
See prevailingly. * * *
Preval, Rene
▪ 2007  In elections held on Feb. 7, 2006, René Préval trounced 33 rivals, earning 51% of the vote to become Haiti's 57th president. On that date five years earlier, Préval ...
Préval, René García
Pré·val (prā-välʹ), René García. Born 1942. Haitian politician who served as prime minister (1991-1995) and president (since 1996). His election marked Haiti's first ...
prevalence
prev·a·lence (prĕvʹə-ləns) n. 1. The condition of being prevalent. 2. Medicine. The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time. * * *
prevalent
—prevalence, prevalentness, n. —prevalently, adv. /prev"euh leuhnt/, adj. 1. widespread; of wide extent or occurrence; in general use or acceptance. 2. having the superiority ...
prevalently
See prevalent. * * *
prevalid
adj.; prevalidly, adv. * * *
prevalidity
n. * * *
prevaluation
n. * * *
prevalue
n., v.t., prevalued, prevaluing. * * *
prevariation
n. * * *
prevaricate
—prevarication, n. —prevaricative, prevaricatory /pri var"i keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /pri var"i kayt'/, v.i., prevaricated, prevaricating. to speak falsely or ...
prevarication
See prevaricate. * * *
prevaricator
/pri var"i kay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person who speaks falsely; liar. 2. a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator. [1535-45; < L praevaricator; see ...
prévenance
/prddayveu nahonns"/, n., pl. prévenances /-nahonns"/ for 2. French. 1. assiduity in anticipating or catering to the pleasures of others. 2. an instance of this. * * *
prevenience
pre·ven·ience (prĭ-vēnʹyəns) n. 1. The act or state of being antecedent or prevenient. 2. Attention to another's needs. * * *
prevenient
—prevenance /prev"euh neuhns/, prevenience /pri veen"yeuhns/, n. —preveniently, adv. /pri veen"yeuhnt/, adj. 1. coming before; antecedent. 2. anticipatory. [1600-10; < L ...
prevenient grace
divine grace operating on the human will prior to its turning to God. [1660-70] * * *
preveniently
See prevenient. * * *
prevent
—preventable, preventible, adj. —preventabilty, n. —preventingly, adv. /pri vent"/, v.t. 1. to keep from occurring; avert; hinder: He intervened to prevent bloodshed. 2. to ...
preventability
See prevent. * * *
preventable
See preventability. * * *
preventdefense
pre·vent de·fense (prēʹvĕnt' dēʹfĕns') n. Football A defensive formation or strategy that employs an additional pass defender in an attempt to prevent long gains by the ...
preventer
/pri ven"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that prevents. 2. Naut. a. any of various lines set up to reinforce or relieve ordinary running or standing rigging. b. a line for ...
preventibility
See preventability. * * *
preventible
See preventability. * * *
prevention
/pri ven"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of preventing; effectual hindrance. 2. a preventive: This serum is a prevention against disease. [1520-30; < LL praevention- (s. of praeventio) a ...
Prevention of Terrorism Act
a British Act of Parliament introduced on a temporary basis in 1984 to prevent terrorism in Northern Ireland. It gives the police power to arrest anyone suspected of terrorist ...
preventive
—preventively, adv. —preventiveness, n. /pri ven"tiv/, adj. 1. Med. of or noting a drug, vaccine, etc., for preventing disease; prophylactic. 2. serving to prevent or hinder: ...
preventive detention
1. the holding of someone in jail or in an institution because he or she is regarded as a danger to the community. 2. Eng. Law. imprisonment of habitual criminals for periods ...
preventive law
Law. consultation, as between lawyer and client, to prevent future litigation by dispensing legal advice, clarifying the terms of a contract, etc. * * *
preventive medicine
1. the branch of medical science that deals with prevention of disease. 2. a medication or other agent used for prophylaxis. [1760-70] * * * Efforts toward disease prevention in ...
preventive war
Mil. an attack against a possible enemy to prevent an attack by that enemy at a later time. Also called preemptive strike. [1630-40] * * *
preventivedetention
preventive detention n. The pretrial imprisonment without the right to bail of a person accused of a felony and judged dangerous to society. * * *
preventively
See preventive. * * *
preventiveness
See preventively. * * *
preventral
adj. * * *
preventure
n., v., preventured, preventuring. * * *
preverb
pre·verb (prēʹvûrb') n. A prefix or particle preceding the root or stem of a verb, as for- in forget.   pre·verbʹ adj. * * *
preverbal
adj. * * *
preverify
v.t., preverified, preverifying. * * *
preversion
n. * * *
Prévert, Jacques
▪ French poet born Feb. 4, 1900, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Fr. died April 11, 1977, Omonville-la-Petite  French poet who composed ballads of social hope and sentimental love; he ...
Prévert, Jacques (-Henri-Marie)
born Feb. 4, 1900, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France died April 11, 1977, Omonville-la-Petite French poet and screenwriter. A shop worker, he began writing after his military service. ...
prevertebral
adj. * * *
preveto
n., pl. prevetoes, v.t., prevetoed, prevetoing. * * *
previctorious
adj. * * *
preview
/pree"vyooh'/, n. 1. an earlier or previous view. 2. an advance showing of a motion picture, play, etc., before its public opening. 3. an advance showing of brief scenes in a ...


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