initialism (plural PAs)
- public address system
- personal assistant
- Power Amplifier
- Prince Albert (piercing)
- Public Accountant
- Public Act
- Physician's Assistant
- 'per annum'' (i.e. interest)
- Literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.
- (context, Commonwealth) A device that reproduces sound from cylinder records.
- (context, North America) A turntable, especially an early, archaic record player.
- of, or related to phonography or to a phonograph
- Alternative spelling of pick up.
- A shortened form of pick up truck.
- A signal or process with a frequency spectrum such that the spectral energy density is proportional to the reciprocal of the frequency.
- The replaying of previously recorded sound or moving images.
- One who plays any game.
- A dramatic actor.
- One who plays on a musical instrument.
- A gamester; a gambler.
- One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.
- A person who play the field, plays the field rather than having a long-term sexual relationship.
- of something that "plays" itself; a player piano.
- The application of pressure by a press or other means.
- A metal or plastic part made with a press.
- The process of improve, improving the appearance of clothing by removing creases with a press or an iron.
- The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
- A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
- urgent, Urgent insistence.
- (present participle of, press)
- Needing urgent attention.
- 1841, w:Charles_Dickens, Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 75,
- :"I come on business."Private," he added, with a glance at the man who stood looking on, "and very business."
- insistent, Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
- 1891, w:Oscar_Wilde, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 2,
- :You are very , Basil, but I am afraid I must go.
- 1908, w:Joseph_Conrad, Joseph Conrad, "The Duel,"
- :He was and persuasive.