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paddock Tweet Definition of paddock Like Definition of paddock on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic except in dialects) A frog or toad.
Paddy Tweet Definition of Paddy Like Definition of Paddy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An Irish nickname for Patrick, originally from Píˇdrig the Irish language form of Patrick; sometimes used as offensive slang for an Irish person.
pastoral Tweet Definition of pastoral Like Definition of pastoral on Facebook
noun
  1. A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic.
  2. Music: A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life. Moore
  3. Ecclesiastics: A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese; also (Prot. Epis. Ch.), a letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.
Quotations
  • He wanders west as far as Memphis, a solitary migrant upon that flat and landscape. - 1985 w:Cormac McCarthy?, McCarthy?, w:Blood Meridian, Blood Meridian, chapter 1.
    1. Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
pasturage Tweet Definition of pasturage Like Definition of pasturage on Facebook
noun
  1. A pasture; land that is used for pasture.
  2. The grass or other vegetation eaten by livestock and found in a pasture.
  3. The right to graze livestock on a pasture.
pasture Tweet Definition of pasture Like Definition of pasture on Facebook
noun
  1. Land on which cattle can be kept for feeding.
  2. ground covered with grass or herbage, used or suitable for the grazing of livestock.
verb (pastures, pasturing, pastured)
  1. To move animals into a pasture to graze.
pick Tweet Definition of pick Like Definition of pick on Facebook
noun
  1. A tool used for digging.
  2. A comb with long teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.
  3. A choice.
  4. (basketball) A screen
  5. (lacrosse) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
  6. An interception.
  7. (baseball) A good defensive play by an infielder
  8. (baseball) Short for pick-off
  9. (music) a tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar
verb
  1. To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
Don't at that scab.
  1. To remove a fruit or plant for consumption.
It's time to the tomatoes.
  1. Decide between options.
I'll the one with the nicest name.
  1. (cricket) to recognise the type of ball being bowled by a bowler by studying the position of the hand and arm as the ball is released
He didn't the googly, and was bowled.
picker Tweet Definition of picker Like Definition of picker on Facebook
noun
  1. One who picks.
The apple climbed the tree.
pitchfork Tweet Definition of pitchfork Like Definition of pitchfork on Facebook
noun
  1. Farm tool comprising a fork attached to a long handle used for pitching hay or bales of hay high up onto a haystack.
planter Tweet Definition of planter Like Definition of planter on Facebook
noun
  1. a box or pot for plants, usually large and standing on the floor.
  2. (historical) any of the early English settlers, given the lands of the dispossessed Irish populace during the reign of Elizabeth I.
  3. a machine used for planting seeds
  4. a person who operates such a machine
  5. the owner of a plantation
plow Tweet Definition of plow Like Definition of plow on Facebook
noun
  1. spelling; see plough.
verb
  1. spelling; see plough.
poor Tweet Definition of poor Like Definition of poor on Facebook
adjective
  1. With little or no possessions or money.
  2. To be pitied.
Oh you poor little thing.
  1. Of low quality.
That was a poor performance.
  1. (i, with "the") Those people as a group who have no possessions or money.
Usage notes: always takes the plural verb.
:the poor are in a bad condition

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