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pachinko Tweet Definition of pachinko Like Definition of pachinko on Facebook
  1. A mechanical ball-dropping game similar to pinball, popular in Japan.
pack Tweet Definition of pack Like Definition of pack on Facebook
  1. A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an animal; a bale, as of goods.
  2. A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden.
  3. A number or quantity of connected or similar things; a collective.
  4. A full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack.
  5. A number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together.
  6. A number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves.
  7. A shook of cask staves.
  8. A bundle of sheet-iron plates for rolling simultaneously.
  9. A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely.
  10. An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment.
  11. (slang): A loose, lewd, or worthless person.
  12. (context, snooker, pool) A tight group of object balls in cue sports. Usually the reds in snooker.
  1. (transitive) To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack; to press into close order or narrow compass; as to pack goods in a box; to pack fish.
  2. (transitive) To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to crowd into; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater.
  3. (transitive) To sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly.
  4. (transitive) To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; as, to pack a jury or a causes.
  5. (transitive) To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.
  6. (transitive) To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse.
  7. (transitive) To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; " sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to school.
  8. (transitive) To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e., on the backs of men or beasts).
  9. (transitive) To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings.
  10. (transitive) To render impervious, as by filling or surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam engine.
  11. (intransitive) To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.
  12. (intransitive) To admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as to form a compact mass; as, the goods pack conveniently; wet snow packs well.
  13. (intransitive) To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.
  14. (intransitive) To depart in haste; " generally with off or away.
  15. (intransitive) To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion.
  16. (intransitive) To carry a gun.
packet Tweet Definition of packet Like Definition of packet on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, packet, packet (information technology))
  1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters, a packet of crisps, a packet of biscuits.
  2. Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat. Packet boat, ship, vessel.
  3. (networking) A small fragment of data as transmitted on some types of network, notably Ethernet networks.
PAM Tweet Definition of PAM Like Definition of PAM on Facebook
  1. Power Amplitude Modulation. (electronics)
parliament Tweet Definition of parliament Like Definition of parliament on Facebook
  1. Institution whose elected or appointed members meet to debate the major political issues of the day and to exercise legislative powers, and in some cases executive or judicial powers also.
  2. (context, by extension) The collective noun for a group of rooks (italbrac, the species of bird) or owls.
partial Tweet Definition of partial Like Definition of partial on Facebook
  1. Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.
So far, I have only pieced together a account of the incident.
  1. biased, Biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute.
The referee is blatantly !
pass Tweet Definition of pass Like Definition of pass on Facebook
  1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford.
a mountain pass
:"Try not the pass!" the old man said. — Longfellow
  1. (fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. (Shakespeare)
  2. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
  3. (rolling metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
  4. The state of things; condition; predicament.
:Have his daughters brought him to this pass. — Shakespeare
:Matters have been brought to this pass. — South.
  1. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy. — Kent
  1. (baseball) An intentional walk
Smith was given a after Jones' double.
  1. A document granting permission to pass or to go and come; a passport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
  2. (figurative) A thrust; a sally of wit. (Shakespeare)
  3. A sexual advance.
The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a at his wife.
  1. (obsolete) Estimation; character.
:Common speech gives him a worthy pass. — Shakespeare
  1. (obsolete; Chaucer; compare passus) A part, a division.
  2. (rail transport) A passing of two trains in the same direction on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other overtake. (Antonym: a meet.)
  3. (sport) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
verb (pass, es)
  1. (defn, English)
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peekaboo Tweet Definition of peekaboo Like Definition of peekaboo on Facebook
  1. A game for a small child in which one covers one's face, then revealing it and saying Boo! or Peekaboo!
  1. (context, of clothing) with holes, slits or transparent fabric to reveal what is normally hidden.
peewee Tweet Definition of peewee Like Definition of peewee on Facebook
noun (Plural: peewees)
  1. (informal) a short person
  2. (New South Wales and Queensland, Australia) a magpie-lark or mudlark, grallina cyanoleuca
  3. (w:Total Annihilation, Total Annihilation) an Arm infantry unit, the equivalent of the Core AK
pelter Tweet Definition of pelter Like Definition of pelter on Facebook
  1. A pinchpenny; a mean, sordid person; a miser; a skinflint.
penny ante Tweet Definition of penny ante Like Definition of penny ante on Facebook
  1. poker played for small stakes
  2. A small-scale business transaction
Peter Tweet Definition of Peter Like Definition of Peter on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Epistle of Peter)
  1. (given name, male).
  2. (biblical character) The leading Apostle in the New Testament.
  3. (biblical) The epistles of Peter in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Peter and 2 Peter attributed to St. Peter.
phillumenist Tweet Definition of phillumenist Like Definition of phillumenist on Facebook
  1. A person who collects matchboxes.
pianola Tweet Definition of pianola Like Definition of pianola on Facebook
  1. A mechanical piano which uses a roll of perforated paper to operate its keys, instead of being played by a pianist
picquet Tweet Definition of picquet Like Definition of picquet on Facebook
  1. A card game for two players, using thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside.
pigeon Tweet Definition of pigeon Like Definition of pigeon on Facebook
  1. One of several birds of the family Columbidae.
  2. (slang) A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.
pinball Tweet Definition of pinball Like Definition of pinball on Facebook
  1. a game, played on a device with a sloping base, in which the player operates a spring-loaded plunger to shoot a ball, between obstacles, and attempts to hit targets and score points
pinochle Tweet Definition of pinochle Like Definition of pinochle on Facebook
  1. (context, Card games): A card game, similar to bezique.
Pip Tweet Definition of Pip Like Definition of Pip on Facebook
proper noun
  1. diminutive form of the given names Philip, Phillip, and Philippa.
pique Tweet Definition of pique Like Definition of pique on Facebook
  1. A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, " used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc.
  2. The jigger.
  3. A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.
  4. A remark, usually witty, made in a social situation and intended to slight someone else.
  5. Keenly felt desire; a longing.
  6. In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
verb (piqu, ing)
  1. (transitive) To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.
  2. (transitive) To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity.
  3. (transitive) To pride or value; " used reflexively.
  4. (transitive) To cause annoyance or irritation.
piquet Tweet Definition of piquet Like Definition of piquet on Facebook
  1. A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside.
    • 2007, Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, tr. Helen Constantine, Penguin 2007, p. 35:
    • :We shall together challenge the Chevalier de Belleroche to ; and, while we are winning money from him, we shall have the even greater pleasure of hearing you sing with your charming teacher, to whom I shall propose it.
plain Tweet Definition of plain Like Definition of plain on Facebook
  1. An expanse of land with relatively low relief.
    • 1961: J. A. Philip. Mimesis in the Sophistíªs of Plato. In: Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92. p. 467.
    • : For Plato the life of the philosopher is a life of struggle towards the goal of knowledge, towards "searching the heavens and measuring the plains, in all places seeking the nature of everything as a whole"
  1. ordinary; lacking adornment or ornamentation.
  2. (computing) containing no non-printing characters; ASCII code values 32 through 126.
playing card Tweet Definition of playing card Like Definition of playing card on Facebook
noun (pluralplaying cards)
  1. One of usually 52 rectangular pieces of card used to play numerous games, featuring either one to 10 pips or a picture and belonging of one of four suits.
pocket Tweet Definition of pocket Like Definition of pocket on Facebook
  1. A bag stitched to an item of clothing, used for carrying small items.
  2. (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) A net or similar struture at each corner, and halfway along the edge, of a billiard table into which balls are to be struck.
  3. An enclosed volume of one substance surrounded by another.
The drilling expedition discovered a pocket of natural gas.
  1. An area of land surrounded by a loop of a river (Australian English)
  2. (aussie-rules) The area of the field to the side of the goal posts (four pockets in total on the field, one to each side of the goals at each end of the ground). The pocket is only a roughly defined area, extending from the behind post, at an angle, to perhaps about 30 metres out.
  1. To put (something) into a pocket.
  2. (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To cause a ball to go into one of the pockets of the table.
  3. (slang) To take and keep (especially money) that is not one's own.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. Of a size suitable for putting into a pocket.
pocket dictionary
pogo stick Tweet Definition of pogo stick Like Definition of pogo stick on Facebook
  1. A toy, used for hopping up and down on, consisting of a pole with a T-bar handle at one end, and spring-loaded footpads on the other.
point Tweet Definition of point Like Definition of point on Facebook
  1. A location or place.
  2. (geometry) A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions.
  3. A particular moment in an event or occurrence.
At this point in the meeting, I'd like to propose a new item for the agenda.
  1. The sharp tip of an object.
  2. A peninsula.
  3. (arithmetic) A decimal point (used when reading decimal fractions aloud).
10.5 ("ten point five"; = ten and a half)
  1. An opinion which adds (or supposedly adds) to the discussion.
  2. A unit of measure of success or failure in a game or competition; the unit of score, scoring.
The one with the most points will win the game
Germany awarded Greece the maximum 12 points in the Eurovision Song Contest.
  1. The color/colour on the extremities of an animal (typically darker or richer) than the rest of the coat).
The point color of that cat was a deep, rich sable.
  1. (rail transport, Commonwealth) a device by which trains change tracks; switch
  2. (cricket) a fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover.
  3. The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force.
    • 2005: Willie Jones decided to become Kimani Jones, Black Panther, on the day his best friend, Otis Nicholson, stepped on a mine while walking during a sweep in the central highlands. " Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 189)
    • (nautical) An angle equivalent to eleven and a quarter degrees, that is 1/32 of a circle. Most commonly used to indicate a relative bearing to an object or vessel, but can be used to describe a compass bearing.
  1. (intransitive) To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.
It's rude to at other people.
  1. (transitive) To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction
If he asks for food, him toward the refrigerator.
poker Tweet Definition of poker Like Definition of poker on Facebook
  1. A metal rod, generally of wrought iron, for adjusting the burning logs or coals in a fire; a firestick.
  2. One who pokes.
  3. A card game involving concealed hands, betting on those hands, and bluffing.

Supplemental Details:

Poker - A family of card games that tend to share betting rules and ranking of winning hands. In most poker games, the best possible hand is a Royal Straight Flush, the 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of a single suit. The most popular game of poker was generally considered to be 5 card draw. Since the advent of online poker the game of Texas Holdem is now the most popular poker game in the world. Some other popular poker games include 7 card stud, Omaha and Raz, where the lowest hand wins.

Usage: I am heading to Las Vegas, this weekend, to play in the World Series poker

from: Bluffed Pokerroom Reviews

policy Tweet Definition of policy Like Definition of policy on Facebook
noun (polic, ies)
  1. A plan or course of action, especially one of an organization or government
    • The Communist Party has a of returning power to the workers
      1. A course of action thought to be prudent or advantageous; hence prudence or sagacity
    • Honesty is the best
      1. A contract of insurance
    • Your insurance covers fire and theft only.
      1. (obsolete)an illegal lottery in late nineteenth and early twentieth century USA (no plural)
    • Some players frequented shops
      1. A statement of requirement, often used in an organisation to instruct personnel as to a specific course of action.
pone Tweet Definition of pone Like Definition of pone on Facebook
  1. (Southern USA) A cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried
  2. (English law) Pone ad respondendum Historically, a writ in law used by the superior courts to remove cases from inferior courts.
  3. (context, cribbage) The player opposite the dealer.
poolroom Tweet Definition of poolroom Like Definition of poolroom on Facebook
  1. A room with pool tables where pool can be played, usually for a fee
post office Tweet Definition of post office Like Definition of post office on Facebook
  1. a building, office or shop concerned with the business of delivering letters, post or mail and selling stamps etc
  2. (UK) the organisation that delivers letters; The Royal Mail.
potsy Tweet Definition of potsy Like Definition of potsy on Facebook
  1. A child game, similar to hopscotch, especially popular in New York. Played with a puck, which is also called and is usually made of a flattened tin can.
preempt Tweet Definition of preempt Like Definition of preempt on Facebook
  1. (transitive) to appropriate something (before someone else does)
  2. (transitive) to displace something, or take precedence over something
  3. (intransitive) to make a preemptive bid at bridge
preemptive Tweet Definition of preemptive Like Definition of preemptive on Facebook
  1. of, or related to, preemption
  2. (context, of a military strike) made so as to gain an advantage when an enemy strike is anticipated
  3. made so as to deter an anticipated unpleasant situation
  4. (in Bridge, of a high-level bid) intended to interfere with an opponent's bidding
pussy Tweet Definition of pussy Like Definition of pussy on Facebook
noun (pussies)
  1. (informal, also, pussy-cat) An affectionate term for a cat.
  2. (vulgar, slang) The female genitalia.
  3. (pejorative, informal, slang) A coward, unable to stand up for her/himself
  4. (botany) Any furry looking bloom form, as on the pussy willow.
  5. (rfv-sense) (nautical, slang) The reduced cat (light version of the cat-o'-nine-tails, for shipboys)
adjective (pussier, pussiest)
  1. (medicine) Containing pus.

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