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noun
  1. A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like.
  2. A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, enclosed and kept for ornament and recreation; as, Hyde Park in London; Central Park in New York.
  3. A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons, and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc., when brought together; also, the objects themselves; as, a park of wagons; a park of artillery.
  4. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
  5. An enclosed parcel of land stocked with animals for hunting, which one may have by prescription or royal grant.
verb
  1. (transitive) To bring (something such as a vehicle) to a halt or store in a specified place.
  2. (transitive) To bring together in a park, or compact body.
  3. (transitive) To enclose in a park, or as in a park.
  4. (context, transitive, baseball) To hit a home run, to hit the ball out of the park.
He really parked that one.
  1. (context, intransitive, slang) To engage in romantic or sexual activities inside a nonmoving vehicle.
They stopped at a romantic overlook, shut off the engine, and parked.
  1. (context, transitive, informal, sometimes reflexive) To sit, recline, or put, especially in a manner suggesting an intent to remain for some time.
He came in and parked himself in our living room.
Park your bags in the hall.
  1. (context, transitive, finance) To invest money temporarily in an investment instrument considered to relatively free of risk, specially while awaiting other opportunities.
We decided to our money in a safe, stable, low-yield bond fund until market conditions improve.
PCV Tweet Definition of PCV Like Definition of PCV on Facebook
initialism
  1. Partido Comunista de Venezuela
  2. positive crankcase ventilation
plug Tweet Definition of plug Like Definition of plug on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, electricity) A pronged connector, connecting device which fits into a mating socket.
I pushed the back into the electrical socket and the lamp began to glow again.
  1. Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.
Pull the out of the tub so it can drain.
  1. A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
He preferred a of tobacco to loose chaw.
  1. (context, US, slang) A high, tapering silk hat.
  2. (context, US, slang) A worthless horse.
That sorry old is ready for the glue factory!
  1. (context, construction) A block of wood let into a wall to afford a hold for nails.
  2. A mention of a product (usually a book, film or play) in an interview, or an interview which features one or more of these.
During the interview, the author put in a for his latest novel.
  1. (Geology) A body of once molten rock that hardened in a volcanic vent. Usually round or oval in shape.
Pressure built beneath the in the caldera, eventually resulting in a catastrophic explosion of pyroclastic shrapnel and ash.
  1. (context, fishing) A type of lure consisting of a rigid, buoyant or semi-buoyant body and one or more hooks.
The fisherman cast the into a likely pool, hoping to catch a whopper.
verb (plug, g, ed)
  1. (transitive) To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
He attempted to the leaks with some caulk.
  1. (transitive) To mention a particular product or service.
The main guest on the show just kept plugging his latest movie: it got so tiresome.
  1. (intransitive) (informal) To persist or continue with something.
Keep plugging at the problem until you find a solution.
  1. (transitive) To shoot a bullet into something with a gun.
    • 1884, s:Author:H. Rider Haggard, H. Rider Haggard, s:The Witch's Head/Book II/Chapter II, The Witch's Head
    • :I am awfully glad that you kept your nerve and plugged him; it would have been better if you could have nailed him through the right shoulder, which would not have killed him...
plunger Tweet Definition of plunger Like Definition of plunger on Facebook
noun s (used for removing blockages).]]
  1. A device that is used to remove blockages from a toilet or sink by suction.
  2. The remote sliding activator of an explosive device.
  3. The part of a cafetière that is pushed down to remove grounds from coffee.
  4. One who plunges.
ply Tweet Definition of ply Like Definition of ply on Facebook
noun (plural plies)
  1. A layer of material. (two-ply toilet paper)
  2. Short for plywood.
preignition Tweet Definition of preignition Like Definition of preignition on Facebook
noun
  1. The premature detonation of a charge in w:four-stroke cycle, Four-stroke cycle engines. It is sometimes referred to as knocking.
prime Tweet Definition of prime Like Definition of prime on Facebook
noun
  1. the earliest stage
  2. the most active, thriving, or successful stage or period
  3. the chief or best individual or part
  4. (music) The first note or tone of a musical scale.
  5. (fencing) The first defensive position, with the sword hand held at head height, and the tip of the sword at head height.
  6. (context, algebra, number theory) A prime element of a mathematical structure, particularly a prime number.
3 is a prime.
  1. (backgammon) Six consecutive blocks, which prevent the opponent's pieces from passing.
I'm threatening to build a prime here.
verb (prim, es)
  1. (transitive) To prepare a mechanism for its main work.
You'll have to press this button twice to prime the fuel pump.
  1. (transitive) To apply a coat of primer paint to.
I need to prime these handrails before we can apply the finish coat.
adjective
  1. First in time, order, or sequence
Both the English and French governments established prime meridians in their capitals.
  1. First in excellence, quality, or value.
This is a prime location for a bookstore.
  1. (mathematics) Having no integral factors except itself and unity (1 in the case of integers).
Thirteen is a prime number.
  1. First in importance, degree, or rank.
Our prime concern here is to keep the community safe.
  1. (mathematics) Having its complement closed under multiplication: said only of ideals.
propeller shaft Tweet Definition of propeller shaft Like Definition of propeller shaft on Facebook
noun
  1. The shaft which transmit, transmits the rotary motion from an engine to a propeller, as on a ship or aircraft.
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initialism
  1. post scriptum
  2. Postal Service
  3. public school, Public School
  4. Public Services
PW Tweet Definition of PW Like Definition of PW on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. (geography) w:Palau, Palau
initialism
  1. Password
  2. w:Petawatt, Petawatt
  3. w:Publisher's Weekly, Publisher's Weekly

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