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package store Tweet Definition of package store Like Definition of package store on Facebook
  1. (context, euphemism, US) In Southern New England in the United States, a euphemism for a retail liquor store.
panic Tweet Definition of panic Like Definition of panic on Facebook
  1. overpower, Overpowering fright.
verb (panics, panicking, panicked)
  1. To feel overwhelming fear.
parent company Tweet Definition of parent company Like Definition of parent company on Facebook
  1. : A company that owns or controls another company.
passed Tweet Definition of passed Like Definition of passed on Facebook
  1. (past of, pass)
Pat Tweet Definition of Pat Like Definition of Pat on Facebook
proper noun (plural Pats)
  1. (given name, female), short for Patricia
  2. (given name, male), short for Patrick
perform Tweet Definition of perform Like Definition of perform on Facebook
  1. To do something
The scientists performed several experiments.
It took him only twenty minutes to the task.
  1. To do something in front of an audience in order to entertain it.
She will in the play
The magician performed badly - none of his tricks worked.
The string quartet performed three pieces by Haydn.
perpetuity Tweet Definition of perpetuity Like Definition of perpetuity on Facebook
  1. The quality or state of being perpetual; endless duration; uninterrupted existence.
  2. Something that is perpetual.
  3. A limitation intended to be unalterable and of indefinite duration; a disposition of property which attempts to make it inalienable beyond certain limits fixed or conceived as being fixed by the general law.
personnel Tweet Definition of personnel Like Definition of personnel on Facebook
  1. employees; office staff
pink slip Tweet Definition of pink slip Like Definition of pink slip on Facebook
noun (singular=pink slip)
  1. (idiom) (U.S.) notice of the termination of employment
    After 20 years of dedicated service to the firm, they simply handed him a one day.
  2. (U.S.) the title for an automobile (source is most likely from California, where the title is printed on a smaller index-card sized piece of pink paper, as opposed to most other states where the title is typically a full-size 8 1/2" x 11" sheet, usually printed on blue or blue-green paper with borders, similar to a stock certificate)
  3. (New South Wales) an automobile roadworthiness inspection certificate
pit Tweet Definition of pit Like Definition of pit on Facebook
  1. A hole in the ground.
  2. A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip (Eng.) inside a fruit.
  3. A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
  4. Area at the auto racetrack used for refueling and repairing the cars during a race
  5. (music) A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed.
  6. A mine
verb (pit, t, ed)
  1. (transitive) To bring into opposition, as in "to pit one's wits against someone".
  2. (transitive) To make pits in.
Exposure to acid rain pitted the metal.
  1. (transitive) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
One must a peach to make it ready for a pie.
  1. (context, intransitive, motor racing) To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc.
play Tweet Definition of play Like Definition of play on Facebook
  1. Activity for amusement only, especially among the young
  2. A theatrical performance featuring actors.
  3. An individual's performance in a sport.
  4. A major move by a business.
  5. A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.
  6. The amount of slackness in a drive chain or similar looped item.
  • No wonder the fanbelt is slipping: there"s too much in it.
    1. (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.
  1. (intransitive): To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation.
    • 2001 February, Annabelle Sabloff, Reordering the Natural World, page 83, University of Toronto Press
    • : A youngster...listed some of the things his pet did not do: ...go on vacation, in the same way that he did with his friends, and so on.
    • 2003 November, Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont et al. (editors), Joining Society: Social Interaction and Learning in Adolescence and Youth, page 52, Cambridge University
    • : We had to play for an hour, so that meant that we didn't have time to and joke around.
      1. (intransitive): To produce music using a musical instrument.
    • I've practiced the piano off and on, and I still can't very well.
      1. (intransitive): To deal with a situation in a diplomatic manner.
      2. (transitive): To act in a performance as the indicated role.
    • He plays the King, and she's the Queen.
      1. (transitive): To participate in the game indicated.
    • football, sports
    • cards, poker
    • cat and mouse, games
    • house, doctor
      1. (transitive) (ergative): To produce music on the indicated musical instrument.
    • I'll the piano and you sing.
    • Can you an instrument?
      1. (transitive) (ergative): To produce music, the indicated song or style, with a musical instrument.
    • We especially like to jazz together.
    • Play a song for me.
    • Do you know how to Fí¼r Elise?
    • My son thinks he can music.
      1. (transitive) (ergative): To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording.
    • You can the DVD now.
plow Tweet Definition of plow Like Definition of plow on Facebook
  1. spelling; see plough.
  1. spelling; see plough.
PR Tweet Definition of PR Like Definition of PR on Facebook
  1. (geography) Puerto Rico (US postal abbreviation)
  1. public relations
  2. proportional representation
  3. Police Report
  4. Personal Representative
  5. Personal Recognizance (bond)
  6. Port Rebublic, (New Jersey)
premium Tweet Definition of premium Like Definition of premium on Facebook
noun (pl=premiums, pl2=premia)
  1. A prize or award.
  2. Something offered at a reduced price as an inducement to buy something else.
  3. A bonus paid in addition to normal payments.
  4. The amount to be paid for an insurance policy.
  5. An unusually high value.
  1. Superior in quality; higher in price or value.
produce Tweet Definition of produce Like Definition of produce on Facebook
  1. (defn, English)
verb (produc, es)
  1. (defn, English)
producer Tweet Definition of producer Like Definition of producer on Facebook
  1. (economics) An individual or organization that creates goods or services
  2. One who produces an artistic production like a CD, a theater production, a film, a TV program and so on.
  3. (context, biology) An organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple molecules and an external source of energy.
production Tweet Definition of production Like Definition of production on Facebook
  1. the act of produce, producing
The widget making machine is being used for now.
  1. the act of being produced
The widgets are coming out of now.
  1. the total amount produced
They hope to increase spaghetti next year.
  1. the presentation of a theatrical work
We went to a of Hamlet.
  1. an occasion or activity made more complicated than necessary
He made a simple meal into a huge .
  1. that which is manufactured or is ready for manufacturing in volume (as opposed to a prototype or conceptual model)
This is the final model.
productive Tweet Definition of productive Like Definition of productive on Facebook
  1. Capable of producing something, especially in abundance; fertile
  2. yielding good or useful results; constructive
  3. Of, or relating to the creation of goods or services
  4. (context, linguistics, of an affix or word construction rule) consistently applicable to any of an open set of words
profit margin Tweet Definition of profit margin Like Definition of profit margin on Facebook
  1. The ratio of profit to cash flow of a company expressed as a percentage.
promissory Tweet Definition of promissory Like Definition of promissory on Facebook
  1. Containing or consisting of a promise.
  2. (context, law, of a contractual provision) Stipulating the future actions required of the parties to an insurance policy or other business agreement.
protect Tweet Definition of protect Like Definition of protect on Facebook
  1. To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.
protection Tweet Definition of protection Like Definition of protection on Facebook
  1. The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
  2. (computing) An instance of a security token associated with a resource (such as a file.)
public relations Tweet Definition of public relations Like Definition of public relations on Facebook
  1. communication by a person or an organization with the purpose of creating a favorable public image
  2. commonly referred to as PR
puff Tweet Definition of puff Like Definition of puff on Facebook
  1. (countable) A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth.
  2. (uncountable) The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself.
out of puff
  1. (countable) A small quantity of gas or smoke in the air.
puff of smoke
puff of wind
  1. (context, informal, countable) An act of inhale, inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe.
  2. (context, uncountable, slang) The drug cannabis.
  3. (countable) A light cake filled with cream, cream cheese, etc.
cream puff
  1. (context, derogatory, slang, UK, particularly northern UK) a homosexual; a poof
  1. (intransitive) To emit smoke, gas, etc., in puffs.
  2. (intransitive) To pant.
  3. (transitive) To advertise (archaic)
put Tweet Definition of put Like Definition of put on Facebook
  1. A contract to sell stock at a set price on or before a certain date.
He bought a January '08 for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.
verb (puts, putting, put)
  1. To place something somewhere
She her books on the table.
  1. To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition
Put your horse in order!
He is putting all his energy into this one task.
She tends to herself in dangerous situations.
  1. (context, stock market) To exercise a put option
He got out of his Procter and Gamble bet by putting his shares at 80.
  1. To express something in a certain manner
When you it that way, I guess I can see your point.
  1. (sport) To throw a heavy iron ball. See shot put.
pyramid Tweet Definition of pyramid Like Definition of pyramid on Facebook
  1. An ancient massive construction with a square or rectangular base and four triangular sides meeting in an apex, such as those built as tombs in Egypt or as bases for temples in Mesoamerica.
  2. A construction in the shape of a pyramid, usually with a square or rectangular base.
  3. (geometry) A solid with triangular lateral faces and a polygonal (often square or rectangular) base.
  4. A pyramid scheme.
pyramid scheme Tweet Definition of pyramid scheme Like Definition of pyramid scheme on Facebook
  1. An illicit money-making investment scheme whereby early investors are paid primarily or wholly by later investors. Eventually all such schemes fail to the detriment of recent (later) investors.

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