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panel Tweet Definition of panel Like Definition of panel on Facebook
noun
  1. A (usually) rectangular section of a surface, or of a covering or of a wall, fence etc.
Behind the picture was a panel on the wall
  1. A group of people gathered to judge, interview, discuss etc. as on a television or radio broadcast for example.
Today's panel includes John Smith...
verbto panel (panelled, panelling; US paneled, paneling)
  1. to fit with panels
pass Tweet Definition of pass Like Definition of pass on Facebook
noun
  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
Quotations
:"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.
Quotations
: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.
Quotations
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.
Quotations
: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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pillar Tweet Definition of pillar Like Definition of pillar on Facebook
noun
  1. A large post, often used as supporting architecture.
pitman Tweet Definition of pitman Like Definition of pitman on Facebook
noun
  1. One who works in a pit, as in mining, in sawing timber, etc.
placer Tweet Definition of placer Like Definition of placer on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone who places or arranges something.
  2. (slang) Someone who deals in stolen goods; a fence.
pod Tweet Definition of pod Like Definition of pod on Facebook
noun
  1. (botany) a seed case for legumes (e.g. peas, beans, peppers)
  2. a small vehicle, especially used in emergency situations.
verb (pod, d, ed)
  1. To remove peas from their case.
prospect Tweet Definition of prospect Like Definition of prospect on Facebook
noun
  1. The potential things that may come to pass, usually favorable.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To search, as for gold.
province Tweet Definition of province Like Definition of province on Facebook
noun (provinces)
  1. A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level.
the province
  1. Northern Ireland

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