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Pa. Tweet Definition of Pa. Like Definition of Pa. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Pennsylvania
Pacific Tweet Definition of Pacific Like Definition of Pacific on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Tweet Definition of Pacific Ocean Like Definition of Pacific Ocean on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The world's largest body of water, to the east of Asia and Australasia and to the west of the Americas.
Padua Tweet Definition of Padua Like Definition of Padua on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Veneto, Italy.
  2. City and capital of the province of Padua.
Pahang Tweet Definition of Pahang Like Definition of Pahang on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in western Malaysia which has Kuantan as its capital.
paisley Tweet Definition of paisley Like Definition of paisley on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, paisley (design))
  1. a soft woolen fabric having a motif of swirling droplets somewhat resembling half of the yin-yang symbol
adjective
  1. made from this fabric, or marked with this design
Pakistan Tweet Definition of Pakistan Like Definition of Pakistan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in South Asia. Official name: w:Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Palatinate Tweet Definition of Palatinate Like Definition of Palatinate on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A historical region of Germany, originally the territory of the Holy Roman Empire
Palatine Tweet Definition of Palatine Like Definition of Palatine on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the seven hills of Rome; the site of the earliest settlement.
Palawan Tweet Definition of Palawan Like Definition of Palawan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island of the Philippines, in the Visayas island group
Palermo Tweet Definition of Palermo Like Definition of Palermo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Sicily, Italy.
  2. The capital city of the province of Palermo and of Sicily.
  3. A district of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Palestine Tweet Definition of Palestine Like Definition of Palestine on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The historical name for the region where Israel and the Palestinian Occupied Territories reside, sometimes still used.
  2. The British colonial name for a region occupying a similar area to historic Palestine.
  3. The Occupied Territories, the territories under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.
  4. The Holy Land.
Palestinian Tweet Definition of Palestinian Like Definition of Palestinian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A person from Palestine or of Palestinian descent.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Palestine, or the Palestinian people.
Palisades Tweet Definition of Palisades Like Definition of Palisades on Facebook
proper nounthe Palisades
  1. a line of steep cliffs along the western bank of the Hudson River in New Jersey
Pall Mall Tweet Definition of Pall Mall Like Definition of Pall Mall on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (London) a fashionable street in Westminster, leading from Trafalgar Square, via the Haymarket to St James; it is the home of many select gentlemen's clubs
Palmas Tweet Definition of Palmas Like Definition of Palmas on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State capital of Tocantins (Brazil).
Palmer Tweet Definition of Palmer Like Definition of Palmer on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname, of Old French origin, for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and brought back a palm branch as proof
pampa Tweet Definition of pampa Like Definition of pampa on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of the large, grassy plains of temperate South America.
Pamplona Tweet Definition of Pamplona Like Definition of Pamplona on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Navarre of northern Spain famous for w:The running of the bulls, the running of the bulls.
Panama Tweet Definition of Panama Like Definition of Panama on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Central America. Official name: Republic of Panama.
Panama City Tweet Definition of Panama City Like Definition of Panama City on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Panama.
Panay Tweet Definition of Panay Like Definition of Panay on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island of the Philippines, located in the Visayas
Pantheon Tweet Definition of Pantheon Like Definition of Pantheon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The circular Roman temple dedicated to all the gods in 27 BC in Rome. Since the 7th century AD reconsecrated by christianity and dedicated to their single god.
Papua Tweet Definition of Papua Like Definition of Papua on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A large island north of Australia divided between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea Tweet Definition of Papua New Guinea Like Definition of Papua New Guinea on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Oceania. Official name: Independent State of Papua New Guinea.
para Tweet Definition of para Like Definition of para on Facebook
noun
  1. Formerly, one-hundredth of a dinar in Yugoslavia and, later, in the constituent states of that country.
Paradise Tweet Definition of Paradise Like Definition of Paradise on Facebook
proper noun (uncountable)
  1. (religion) Heaven.
  2. (religion) The Garden of Eden.
Paraguay Tweet Definition of Paraguay Like Definition of Paraguay on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in South America. Official name: Republic of Paraguay.
Paramaribo Tweet Definition of Paramaribo Like Definition of Paramaribo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Suriname.
paramount Tweet Definition of paramount Like Definition of paramount on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of greatest importance
Getting those credit cards paid off is paramount.
  1. Having the highest rank or authority
  2. Having the greatest influence
Paris Tweet Definition of Paris Like Definition of Paris on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of France.
  2. (greekmyth) A Trojan prince.
  3. A city in Texas.
  4. A town in Arkansas.
  5. A town in Illinois.
  6. A town in Kentucky.
  7. A town in Tennessee.
  8. (given name, female) of modern usage, referring to the French city.
Parma Tweet Definition of Parma Like Definition of Parma on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  2. A city, the capital of Parma.
Parthian Tweet Definition of Parthian Like Definition of Parthian on Facebook
noun
  1. A native or inhabitant of Parthia.
  2. The language spoken in Parthia.
adjective
  1. Relating to Parthia.
  2. Delivered as if in retreat.
''A shot.
Patna Tweet Definition of Patna Like Definition of Patna on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The state capital of Bihar (India).
Pavia Tweet Definition of Pavia Like Definition of Pavia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Lombardy, Italy.
  2. The capital of the province of Pavia.
Pearl Tweet Definition of Pearl Like Definition of Pearl on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) from the English noun pearl
pearl harbor Tweet Definition of pearl harbor Like Definition of pearl harbor on Facebook
noun
  1. A sneak attack, often using underhanded measures.
peel Tweet Definition of peel Like Definition of peel on Facebook
noun
  1. The skin or outer layer of a fruit, vegetable etc.
  2. (Rugby football) The action of peeling away from a formation.
  3. A cosmetic preparation designed to remove dead skin or exfoliate.
verb
  1. (archaic) (transitive) To plunder; to pillage, rob.
  2. (transitive) To remove the skin or outer covering of.
I sat by my sister's bed, peeling oranges for her.
  1. (transitive) To remove from the outer or top layer of.
I peeled the skin from an orange and ate it hungrily.
We peeled the old wallpaper off in strips where it was hanging loose.
  1. (intransitive) To become detached, come away, especially in flakes or strips; to shed skin in such a way.
I had been out in the sun too long, and my nose was starting to .
  1. (intransitive) To remove one's clothing.
The children peeled by the side of the lake and jumped in.
  1. (intransitive) To move, separate (off or away)
The scrum-half peeled off and made for the touchlines.
Pembroke Tweet Definition of Pembroke Like Definition of Pembroke on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Pembrokeshire, Wales
Pembrokeshire Tweet Definition of Pembrokeshire Like Definition of Pembrokeshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A maritime traditional county of Wales, bordered by Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire.
  2. A local government principal area, bordered by Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.
Penang Tweet Definition of Penang Like Definition of Penang on Facebook
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. State in western Malaysia which has Georgetown as its capital.
Pennsylvania Tweet Definition of Pennsylvania Like Definition of Pennsylvania on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Harrisburg.
  2. The first, and historically largest, now defunct US railroad, a hallmark of the industrial age.
Pennsylvanian Tweet Definition of Pennsylvanian Like Definition of Pennsylvanian on Facebook
proper noun (Pennsylvanians, -)
  1. An inhabitant or a resident of the state of Pennsylvania.
  2. (geology) Any of the three Pennsylvanian epochs.
adjective
  1. (geology) of any of the three geologic epochs (lower, middle and upper) within the Carboniferous period from 318 to 299 million years ago; marked by a high oxygen atmosphere and the rise of reptiles and winged insects.
  2. of, or pertaining to the state of Pennsylvania.
Penzance Tweet Definition of Penzance Like Definition of Penzance on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A coastal town and port in Cornwall, England
People's Republic of China Tweet Definition of People Like Definition of People
nounpeople, People's, "s republic, Republic of China
  1. Official name of the country popularly known as China. Abbreviated PRC.
Perak Tweet Definition of Perak Like Definition of Perak on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in western Malaysia which has Ipoh as its capital.
Perlis Tweet Definition of Perlis Like Definition of Perlis on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in western Malaysia which has Kangar as its capital.
perm Tweet Definition of perm Like Definition of perm on Facebook
noun
  1. a permanent
  2. a permanent wave (british)
verbto perm
  1. to give hair a perm, using heat, chemicals etc
Pernambuco Tweet Definition of Pernambuco Like Definition of Pernambuco on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in north-eastern Brazil which has Recife as its capital.
Pernik Tweet Definition of Pernik Like Definition of Pernik on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a town in western Bulgaria
Persia Tweet Definition of Persia Like Definition of Persia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The country of Iran until 1935 was officially called "Persia" in English. However, the local name of the country since the Sassanian period has been "Iran". Since 1935 both terms "Iran" and "Persia" have been used in English, though Iran predominates. The w:Persia, Persian Empire once included most of Western and Central Asia and North Africa.
Persian Gulf Tweet Definition of Persian Gulf Like Definition of Persian Gulf on Facebook
proper nounThe Persian gulf, Gulf
  1. A gulf between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula; known as The Persian Gulf.
Perth Tweet Definition of Perth Like Definition of Perth on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The state capital of Western Australia.
  2. A town in central Scotland.
Peru Tweet Definition of Peru Like Definition of Peru on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in South America. Official name: Republic of Peru.
Perugia Tweet Definition of Perugia Like Definition of Perugia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Umbria, Italy.
  2. A city, the capital of Perugia.
Pescara Tweet Definition of Pescara Like Definition of Pescara on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Abruzzo, Italy.
  2. A city, the capital of Pescara.
Peshawar Tweet Definition of Peshawar Like Definition of Peshawar on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, situated near Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
pest Tweet Definition of pest Like Definition of pest on Facebook
noun
  1. An annoying, often destructive creature.
  2. A person who is annoying.
  3. (slang) Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers disinterested women.
Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone!
Peterborough Tweet Definition of Peterborough Like Definition of Peterborough on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a city in east central England
  2. a city in Central Ontario, Canada
Petersburg Tweet Definition of Petersburg Like Definition of Petersburg on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Petersburg, Virginia)
  1. a city in Virginia; various other towns and cities
  2. a campaign in the American Civil War
  3. Saint Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, a city in Russia
Petrograd Tweet Definition of Petrograd Like Definition of Petrograd on Facebook
proper noun
  1. name given to the city of Saint Petersburg from the time of Russia's involvement in Word War I until Lenin's death in 1924.
Philadelphia Tweet Definition of Philadelphia Like Definition of Philadelphia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Largest city in Pennsylvania, located in southeastern part of the state along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. Site of the Independence Hall; former capitol of United States. Nicknamed "City of Brotherly Love"
  2. A town in Mississippi, United States.
Philippines Tweet Definition of Philippines Like Definition of Philippines on Facebook
proper nounthe Philippines
  1. The Republic of the Philippines, a Southeast Asian country comprised of over seven thousand islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Philly Tweet Definition of Philly Like Definition of Philly on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (informal) Philadelphia
Phnom Penh Tweet Definition of Phnom Penh Like Definition of Phnom Penh on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Capital city of Cambodia.
Piacenza Tweet Definition of Piacenza Like Definition of Piacenza on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  2. Capital of the province of Piacenza.
Picardy Tweet Definition of Picardy Like Definition of Picardy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A région of France.
picayune Tweet Definition of picayune Like Definition of picayune on Facebook
noun
  1. A small coin of the value of six and a quarter cents. A Fippenny bit.
adjective
  1. Petty, trivial; of little consequence; small and of little importance; picayunish;
    quotations:
    • "It might seem like a matter, akin to the rivalry in the film "Monty Python's Life of Brian" between the Judean People's Front, the Judean Popular People's Front and the People's Front of Judea." —New York Times, November 17, 2005
  2. something not worth arguing about.
    1. an argument, fact, corner case, or other issue raised (often intentionally) that distracts from a larger issue at hand or doesn"t change a primary supposition, outcome, postulate, premise, conclusion, hypothesis, judgement or recommendation;
    2. small-minded: being childishly spiteful, tending to go on about unimportant things.
Piccadilly Circus Tweet Definition of Piccadilly Circus Like Definition of Piccadilly Circus on Facebook
proper nounPiccadilly circus, Circus
  1. (London) a traffic intersection in the West End, having connections with Piccadilly, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Haymarket, Coventry Street and Glasshouse Street
Piedmont Tweet Definition of Piedmont Like Definition of Piedmont on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Region in the north of Italy.
Pierre Tweet Definition of Pierre Like Definition of Pierre on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male) occasionally borrowed from French, cognate to Peter.
  2. The capital of South Dakota.
pigs Tweet Definition of pigs Like Definition of pigs on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, pig)
pines Tweet Definition of pines Like Definition of pines on Facebook
noun
  1. Plural of pine
verb
  1. Third person singular of to pine.
Piraeus Tweet Definition of Piraeus Like Definition of Piraeus on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Greece.
Pisa Tweet Definition of Pisa Like Definition of Pisa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Tuscany, Italy.
  2. City and capital of the province of Pisa.
Pistoia Tweet Definition of Pistoia Like Definition of Pistoia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Tuscany, Italy.
  2. Capital of the province of Pistoia.
Pittsburgh Tweet Definition of Pittsburgh Like Definition of Pittsburgh on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Pennsylvania, USA
The most livable city as of April 25, 2007      
plain Tweet Definition of plain Like Definition of plain on Facebook
noun
  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"
adjective
  1. ordinary; lacking adornment or ornamentation.
  2. (computing) containing no non-printing characters; ASCII code values 32 through 126.
plantation Tweet Definition of plantation Like Definition of plantation on Facebook
noun
  1. large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
  2. the importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Caribbean.
Pleven Tweet Definition of Pleven Like Definition of Pleven on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a town in northern Bulgaria
Plovdiv Tweet Definition of Plovdiv Like Definition of Plovdiv on Facebook
proper noun