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Paddy Tweet Definition of Paddy Like Definition of Paddy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish nickname for Patrick, originally from Pí¡drig the Irish language form of Patrick; sometimes used as offensive slang for an Irish person.
     
PAM Tweet Definition of PAM Like Definition of PAM on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Power Amplitude Modulation. (electronics)
     
Pamela Tweet Definition of Pamela Like Definition of Pamela on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, )
     
pansy Tweet Definition of pansy Like Definition of pansy on Facebook
noun (pansies)
  1. Common name for a cultivated flowering plant, Viola tricolor hortensis, derived from heartsease; many garden varieties are hybrids.
  2. (colour) A deep purple colour, like that of the pansy.
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    1. (context, pejorative, slang) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
    2. (slang) A timid man or boy.
adjective 
  1. wimpy, Wimpy; spineless; feeble.
  2. (colour) Of a deep purple colour, like that of the pansy.
     
Parker Tweet Definition of Parker Like Definition of Parker on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname for a gamekeeper.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
  3. A Parker&trade; pen
     
Pat Tweet Definition of Pat Like Definition of Pat on Facebook
proper noun (plural Pats)
  1. (given name, female), short for Patricia
  2. (given name, male), short for Patrick
     
Patience Tweet Definition of Patience Like Definition of Patience on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a virtue name first used by Puritans in the sixteenth century.
     
Patricia Tweet Definition of Patricia Like Definition of Patricia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ) ,formerly rare, but became popular in the 20th century, partly due to a Princess Patricia (1886-1974), a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, so named since she was born on St. Patrick's day.
     
Patrick Tweet Definition of Patrick Like Definition of Patrick on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
patsy Tweet Definition of patsy Like Definition of patsy on Facebook
noun (pats, ies)
  1. (Informal) A person who is taken advantage of, especially by being cheated or blamed for something.
     
Patty Tweet Definition of Patty Like Definition of Patty on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ) Diminutive of Patricia, a female given name.
     
Paul Tweet Definition of Paul Like Definition of Paul on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical character) In the New Testament, Apostle to the Gentiles and author of fourteen epistles.
  2. (given name, male, ).
     
Paula Tweet Definition of Paula Like Definition of Paula on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), feminine form of Paul; rather rare in English until early twentieth century.
     
Pearl Tweet Definition of Pearl Like Definition of Pearl on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) from the English noun pearl
     
Peg Tweet Definition of Peg Like Definition of Peg on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a female given name, diminutive of Peggy
     
Peggy Tweet Definition of Peggy Like Definition of Peggy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A diminutive of the female given name Margaret.
     
Penelope Tweet Definition of Penelope Like Definition of Penelope on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Wife of Odysseus in Greek mythology.
  2. (given name, female) of mainly British usage.
     
Penny Tweet Definition of Penny Like Definition of Penny on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Penelope.
     
Percival Tweet Definition of Percival Like Definition of Percival on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name from Welsh and Arthurian mythology
     
Percy Tweet Definition of Percy Like Definition of Percy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since the Middle Ages, also used as a pet form of Piers and Percival.
     
Perry Tweet Definition of Perry Like Definition of Perry on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname derived from the Old English pyrige (a pear tree).
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname, or a pet form of the rare given name Peregrine.
     
Persephone Tweet Definition of Persephone Like Definition of Persephone on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (greekmyth) Daughter of Zeus and Demeter, wife of Hades. After being abducted by Hades, she lives in the Underworld for six months and with Demeter for the rest of the year.
  2. (given name, female, from Greek, ) a female given name.
     
Pet. Tweet Definition of Pet. Like Definition of Pet. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the epistles of Peter, books of the New Testament in the Bible.
     
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.
     
Phebe Tweet Definition of Phebe Like Definition of Phebe on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, ) (alternative spelling of, Phoebe)
     
Phil Tweet Definition of Phil Like Definition of Phil on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name, contraction of Philip
     
Philip Tweet Definition of Philip Like Definition of Philip on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical character) One of the twelve disciples; one of the seven deacons.
  2. (given name, male).
     
Philippa Tweet Definition of Philippa Like Definition of Philippa on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a feminine form of Philip used since the Middle Ages.
     
Phillip Tweet Definition of Phillip Like Definition of Phillip on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a less common spelling of Philip.
     
Phoebe Tweet Definition of Phoebe Like Definition of Phoebe on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, ): A female given name
  2. (greekmyth): A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She became associated with Artemis, goddess of the moon.
  3. (astronomy): The 14th moon of Saturn
     
Phyllis Tweet Definition of Phyllis Like Definition of Phyllis on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (Greek mythology) a girl who killed herself for love, and was turned into an almond tree
  2. (given name, female) derived from the mythological character
     
PIA Tweet Definition of PIA Like Definition of PIA on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Personal Injury Accident
     
Pierce Tweet Definition of Pierce Like Definition of Pierce on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), medieval variant of Piers; modern usage may also derive from the surname.
  2. A surname derived from the given name.
     
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.
     
Pip Tweet Definition of Pip Like Definition of Pip on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. diminutive form of the given names Philip, Phillip, and Philippa.
     
Polly Tweet Definition of Polly Like Definition of Polly on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), nickname for Mary created by rhyming with Molly.
  2. A common pet name for a parrot.
     
porter Tweet Definition of porter Like Definition of porter on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person who carries luggage and related objects.
By the time I reached the train station I was exhausted, but fortunately there was a porter waiting.
  1. In the bowling industry, an employee who clears and cleans tables and puts bowling balls away.
  2. A strong, dark ale, originally favored by porters, similar to a stout but less strong.
  3. (Ireland) Another name for stout.
     
press Tweet Definition of press Like Definition of press on Facebook
noun 
  1. A device used to apply pressure to an item.
...a flower .
  1. A collective term for the print based media (both the people and the newspapers)
This article appeared in the .
...according to a member of the ...
  1. An enclosed storage space (eg closet, cupboard).
Put the cups in the .
  1. General term for a printing machine.
Stop the presses!
  1. (weightlifting) An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
verb (press, es)
  1. To apply pressure to an item.
Press any key
  1. (with "gone"): To indicate that a story is being printed.
That story has gone to . (rfv, In the sentence "That story has gone to press", is not "press" a noun? --User:Daniel Polansky, Daniel Polansky 09:09, 11 November 2007 (UTC))
     
Preston Tweet Definition of Preston Like Definition of Preston on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An industrial town in Lancashire, England.
  2. Several other towns and villages.
  3. An English surname derived from any of the placenames.
  4. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
     
Price Tweet Definition of Price Like Definition of Price on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A welsh patronymic surname, anglicized from ap Rhys
     
prince Tweet Definition of prince Like Definition of prince on Facebook
noun 
  1. male ruler or head of a principality
  2. son or male-line grandson of a reigning prince, king, queen, emperor, or empress, or another type of monarch
  3. (metaphorical) great person
"He is a prince among men."
     
Priscilla Tweet Definition of Priscilla Like Definition of Priscilla on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female). Diminutive: Prissy
     
Prudence Tweet Definition of Prudence Like Definition of Prudence on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name.
     
Psyche Tweet Definition of Psyche Like Definition of Psyche on Facebook
noun 
  1. In psychology and related fields, the psyche is the entirety of the non-physical aspects of a person
  2. Psychidae, or Bagworms, a family of Lepidoptera
proper noun 
  1. 16 Psyche, an asteroid
  2. A Gothic band
  3. An album by British band Ant and Dec
  4. A code name for Red Hat Linux 8.0
  5. (Greek and Roman mythology) name of a girl loved by Cupid (or Eros)
  6. In late Greek art and literature, a goddess who is the personification of the soul; she is primarily known for her role in the story of Cupid and Psyche, best attested in Apuleius' novel The Golden Ass
     

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