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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.
pad Tweet Definition of pad Like Definition of pad on Facebook
  1. A flattened mass of anything soft, to sit or lie on.
  2. (context, US, slang) A bed.
  3. (colloquial) A place of residence.
  4. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
  5. A soft, or small, cushion.
  6. A cushion-like thickening of the skin on the under side of the toes of animals; an animal's foot or paw.
  7. Any cushion-like part of the human body, especially the ends of the fingers.
  8. A stuffed guard or protection, especially one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising.
  9. A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc.
  10. A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
  11. (cricket) a batsman's leg pad that protects it from damage when hit by the ball
  12. A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting, especially one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper; now especially such a block of paper sheets as used to write on.
  13. A panel or strip of material designed to be sensitive to pressure or touch.
  14. A keypad.
  15. A flat surface or area from which a helicopter or other aircraft may land or be launched.
  16. An electrical extension cord with a multi-port socket one end: "trip cord"
  17. the effect produced by sustained lower reeds, reed notes in a musical piece, most common in blues music.
verb (padd, ing)
  1. (transitive) To stuff.
  2. (transitive) To furnish with a pad or padding.
  3. (transitive) To fill or lengthen (a story, one's importance, etc.).
  4. (transitive) To imbue uniformly with a mordant.
to pad cloth
  1. (context, transitive, cricket) to deliberately play the ball with the leg pad instead of the bat.
parting Tweet Definition of parting Like Definition of parting on Facebook
  1. A farewell, the act of departing politely.
  2. The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions ; part (US)
  1. (present participle of, part)
passivate Tweet Definition of passivate Like Definition of passivate on Facebook
verb (passivat, ing)
  1. (chemistry) to reduce the chemical reactivity of a surface by applying a coating
passive Tweet Definition of passive Like Definition of passive on Facebook
  1. Something that is not active, but rather is acted upon.
  2. (grammar) When the subject of a sentence has an action done to them.
    The form of "A meteorite hit the earth" is "The earth was hit by a meteorite."
  3. (slang) Remaining neutral or submissive during an event.
    He remained during the protest.
patina Tweet Definition of patina Like Definition of patina on Facebook
  1. (originally) paten, a type of flat dish
  2. The color or incrustation which age gives to -mainly metallic- objects; especially, the green rust which covers works of art such as ancient bronzes, coins and medals.
  3. (colour) A green colour, tinted with grey, like that of patina.
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  1. (colour) Of a green colour, tinted with grey, like that of patina.
peel Tweet Definition of peel Like Definition of peel on Facebook
  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.
  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.
peen Tweet Definition of peen Like Definition of peen on Facebook
  1. The end of the head of a hammer opposite the main hammering end.
  1. To flatten the end of something, especially a rivet, by striking it with a hammer.
pewter Tweet Definition of pewter Like Definition of pewter on Facebook
  1. an alloy that is currently composed of approximately 93-98% tin, 1-2% copper, and the balance of antimony.
  2. Historical- an alloy of tin and lead.
  3. items made of pewter.
  4. (colour) a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
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  1. (colour) of a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
picker Tweet Definition of picker Like Definition of picker on Facebook
  1. One who picks.
The apple climbed the tree.
pickle Tweet Definition of pickle Like Definition of pickle on Facebook
  1. A cucumber preserved in a solution, usually a brine or a vinegar syrup.
A goes well with a hamburger.
  1. Often in plural (pickles), any vegetable preserved in vinegar and consumed as relish.
  2. The brine used for preserving food.
This tub is filled with the that we will put the small cucumbers into.
  1. A difficult situation.
The climber found himself in a when one of the rocks broke off.
  1. (slang) A penis.
  2. (baseball) A rundown.
Jones was caught in a between second and third.
  1. A children's game with three participants that emulates a baseball rundown
The boys played in the front yard for an hour.
  1. An affectionate term for a loved one
Are you okay my ?
verb (pickl, es)
  1. To preserve food in a salt, sugar or vinegar solution.
We pickled the remainder of the crop.
  1. To remove high-temperature scale and oxidation from metal with heated sulphuric acid.
The crew will the fittings in the morning.
pickup Tweet Definition of pickup Like Definition of pickup on Facebook
  1. Alternative spelling of pick up.
  2. A shortened form of pick up truck.
pig bed Tweet Definition of pig bed Like Definition of pig bed on Facebook
  1. a mold, made in a bed of sand, in which pig iron is cast; a pig
pig iron Tweet Definition of pig iron Like Definition of pig iron on Facebook
  1. A type of crude iron shaped like a block. Pig iron is commonly used as a raw material in industry.
pig lead Tweet Definition of pig lead Like Definition of pig lead on Facebook
  1. unrefined lead, cast in blocks (in pigs)
pile Tweet Definition of pile Like Definition of pile on Facebook
  1. A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.
Velvet soft, or plush with shaggy pile. &mdash;Cowper
  1. A covering of hair or fur.
  2. A large stake, or piece of timber, steel section pointed and driven into the earth or drilled and cast reinforced concrete, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.
  3. The head of an arrow or spear.
  4. (heraldry) One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
  5. A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.
  6. A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.
  7. A funeral pile; a pyre.
  8. A large building, or mass of buildings.
  9. A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a fagot.
  10. A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; &mdash; commonly called Volta"s pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.
  11. The reverse (or tails) of a coin. (Obs)
  12. A hemorrhoid (usually it is in plural)
pipe Tweet Definition of pipe Like Definition of pipe on Facebook
noun ]]
  1. A hollow tube that transports water, steam, or other liquid; usually made of metal, ceramic, wood, or plastic.
  2. A hollow stem with bowl at one end used for smoking (see also water pipe or bong)
  3. (geology) A vertical conduit through the Earth's crust below a volcano, through which magma has passed; often filled with volcanic breccia
  4. A type of pasta, similar to macaroni
  5. Decorative edging stitched to the hems or seams of an object made of fabric (clothing, hats, pillows, curtains, etc.); often a contrasting color
  6. (music) A hollow tube used to produce sound, such as an organ pipe.
  7. (music) A wind instrument making a whistling sound. (see pan pipes, bagpipe, boatswain's pipe)
  8. (lacrosse) One of the goalposts of the goal.
  9. (computing) The ASCII character at position 124 (decimal), 7C (hex), 01111100 (binary): " , "
  10. (computing) In Unix, the pipe character signifies that the output of one program feeds directly as input to another program.
  11. (context, computing, slang) A data backbone, or broadband Internet access (e.g., a "fat pipe" refers to a high-bandwidth connection).
  12. (obsolete) An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons; half a ton.
    • 1882: Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re-enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a butt of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a tercian or puncheon 84 gallons, a hogshead 63 gallons, a tierce 41 gallons, a barrel 31.5 gallons, a rundlet 18.5 gallons. &mdash; James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, p. 205.
      1. (context, AU, colloquial, obsolete) An anonymous satire or essay, insulting and frequently libelous, written on a piece of paper and left somewhere public where it could be found and thus spread, to embarrass the author's enemies.
      1818: yet, it is much to be hoped, that from his example pipe-making will in future be reposed solely in the hands of Mr. William Cluer of the Brickfield Hill. &mdash; w:Sydney Gazette, Sydney Gazette, 26 September 1818, on w:William Bland, William Bland convicted of libelling w:Lachlan Macquarie, Governor Macquarie in a pipe (William Cluer was an earthenware pipe manufacturer). Quoted in More Pig Bites Baby! Stories from Australia's First Newspaper, volume 2, ed. Micahel Connor, Duffy and Snellgrove, 2004, ISBN 1-876631-91-0.
verb (pip, ing)
  1. To convey or transport something by means of pipes.
  2. To install or configure pipes.
  3. To play music on a pipe instrument, such as a bagpipe.
  4. (nautical) To signal or order by a note pattern on a bosun's pipe.
  5. To decorate a cake using a pastry bag a flexible bag from which icing is forced through a small nozzle to make various designs
planer Tweet Definition of planer Like Definition of planer on Facebook
  1. A woodworking tool which smooths a surface.
  2. A large machine tool in which the workpiece is traversed linearly (by means of a reciprocating bed) beneath a single-point cutting tool. (Analogous to a shaper but larger and with the workpiece moving instead of the tool.) Planers can generate various shapes, but were most especially used to generate large, accurate flat surfaces. The planer is nowadays obsolescent, having been mostly superseded by large milling machine, milling machines.
plate Tweet Definition of plate Like Definition of plate on Facebook
  1. A serving dish or food course.
We filled our plate from the bountiful table.
  1. A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.
A clutch usually has two plates.
  1. (weightlifting) A weighted disk, usually of metal, with a hole in the center for use with a barbell, dumbbell, or exercise machine.
  2. (printing) An engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper.
We finished making the plates this morning.
  1. (context, printing, photography) An image or copy.
  2. (dentistry) A shaped and fitted surface, usually ceramic or metal that fits into the mouth and in which teeth are implanted; a dental plate.
  3. (construction) A horizontal framing member at the top or bottom of a group of vertical studs.
  4. A decorative or food service item coated with silver.
The tea was served in the .
  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) feet, from "plates of meat".
"Sit down and give your plates a rest"
  1. (baseball) home plate; where the batter stands next to
There was a close play at the .
  1. (geology) tectonic plate
verb (plat, ing)
  1. To cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material, usually a metal.
This ring is plated with a thin layer of gold.
  1. To place the various elements of a meal on the diner's plate prior to serving.
After preparation, the chef will the dish.
  1. To perform cunnilingus.
He fingered her as he plated her with his tongue.
plated Tweet Definition of plated Like Definition of plated on Facebook
  1. (past of, plate)
plating Tweet Definition of plating Like Definition of plating on Facebook
  1. (present participle of, plate)
platinize Tweet Definition of platinize Like Definition of platinize on Facebook
verb (platiniz, ing)
  1. (transitive) To coat with platinum.
Pole Tweet Definition of Pole Like Definition of Pole on Facebook
proper noun (Poles)
  1. A person from Poland or of Polish descent.
pounce Tweet Definition of pounce Like Definition of pounce on Facebook
verb (pounc, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To leap into the air intending to seize someone or something:
The kitten pounced at the ball I threw to him
Rachel pounced on Seth, because she loved him and wanted him for herself.''
  1. (intransitive) To attack suddenly
''I was awakened from a dead sleep by my child pouncing on top of me from out of nowhere.
  1. (intransitive) To eagerly seize an opportunity
I pounced on the chance to get promoted.
precious metal Tweet Definition of precious metal Like Definition of precious metal on Facebook
  1. Metals that are particularly valuable, generally applied to noble metals such as gold and Platinum, often used in jewelry or as a store of value.
prime Tweet Definition of prime Like Definition of prime on Facebook
  1. the earliest stage
  2. the most active, thriving, or successful stage or period
  3. the chief or best individual or part
  4. (music) The first note or tone of a musical scale.
  5. (fencing) The first defensive position, with the sword hand held at head height, and the tip of the sword at head height.
  6. (context, algebra, number theory) A prime element of a mathematical structure, particularly a prime number.
3 is a prime.
  1. (backgammon) Six consecutive blocks, which prevent the opponent's pieces from passing.
I'm threatening to build a prime here.
verb (prim, es)
  1. (transitive) To prepare a mechanism for its main work.
You'll have to press this button twice to prime the fuel pump.
  1. (transitive) To apply a coat of primer paint to.
I need to prime these handrails before we can apply the finish coat.
  1. First in time, order, or sequence
Both the English and French governments established prime meridians in their capitals.
  1. First in excellence, quality, or value.
This is a prime location for a bookstore.
  1. (mathematics) Having no integral factors except itself and unity (1 in the case of integers).
Thirteen is a prime number.
  1. First in importance, degree, or rank.
Our prime concern here is to keep the community safe.
  1. (mathematics) Having its complement closed under multiplication: said only of ideals.
pyrometallurgy Tweet Definition of pyrometallurgy Like Definition of pyrometallurgy on Facebook
noun (pyrometallurgies)
  1. any process that uses high temperatures to transform either metals or their ores

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