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pelmet Tweet Definition of pelmet Like Definition of pelmet on Facebook
noun
  1. Interior decorative item that is placed above a window to hide the curtain mechanisms, visually similar to a cornice or valance.
Persian Tweet Definition of Persian Like Definition of Persian on Facebook
noun
  1. A member of the main ethnic group of Iran.
  2. A breed of cat.
  3. A pastry local to the w:Thunder_Bay%2C_Ontario, Thunder Bay region in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing.
proper noun
  1. A group of very similar languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Persian people.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Persian language.
pickled Tweet Definition of pickled Like Definition of pickled on Facebook
adjective
  1. preserved by pickling
  1. (slang) drunk
pine Tweet Definition of pine Like Definition of pine on Facebook
noun (countable) and (uncountable)
  1. (countable) A coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, or a tree resembling a member of this genus, in some respect (not even limited to coniferous trees).
  2. (uncountable) The wood of a pine tree.
  3. (archaic) The sense of longing.
plateau Tweet Definition of plateau Like Definition of plateau on Facebook
noun (plateau, pl=plateaus, pl2=plateaux)
  1. A largely level expanse of land at a high elevation; tableland.
  2. A comparatively stable level in something that varies.
verb
  1. (intransitive) Reach a stable level; level off.
press Tweet Definition of press Like Definition of press on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to apply pressure to an item.
...a flower .
  1. A collective term for the print based media (both the people and the newspapers)
This article appeared in the .
...according to a member of the ...
  1. An enclosed storage space (eg closet, cupboard).
Put the cups in the .
  1. General term for a printing machine.
Stop the presses!
  1. (weightlifting) An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
verb (press, es)
  1. To apply pressure to an item.
Press any key
  1. (with "gone"): To indicate that a story is being printed.
That story has gone to . (rfv, In the sentence "That story has gone to press", is not "press" a noun? --User:Daniel Polansky, Daniel Polansky 09:09, 11 November 2007 (UTC))
pull-down Tweet Definition of pull-down Like Definition of pull-down on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology) a technique by which a protein is being brought down in a test tube by another.
adjective
  1. (computing) of a list of options in a computer application which appears below a heading when it is selected, and remains only as long as the user needs it
purfle Tweet Definition of purfle Like Definition of purfle on Facebook
noun
  1. An ornamental border on clothing, furniture or a violin; beading, stringing.
verb (purfl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To decorate (wood, cloth etc.) with a border; to border.
    • 1590: Purfled with gold of rich assay. " Spenser, The Faerie Queene
    • 1885: there stood before him an honourable woman in a mantilla of Mosul silk, broidered with gold and bordered with brocade; her walking shoes were also purfled with gold and her hair floated in long plaits. " Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol. 1

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