- (present participle of, pack)
- an English and Scottish occupational surname for someone who was a servant
verb (paginates, paginating, paginated)
- To number the pages of a book or other document; to foliate
- the act of creating pages for a document, book, etc., or determining when to truncate text on the pages
- the act of numbering pages for a document, book, etc.
- A (usually) rectangular section of a surface, or of a covering or of a wall, fence etc.
verb to panel (panelled, panelling; US paneled, paneling)
- Behind the picture was a panel on the wall
- 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...
- to fit with panels
- A sheet material used for write, writing on or printing on (or as a non-waterproof container), usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.
- A newspaper or anything used as such (such as a newsletter or listing magazine).
- (uncountable) Wallpaper.
- (uncountable) Wrapping paper.
- A written document, generally shorter than a book (white paper, term paper), in particular one written for the Government.
- A written document that reports scientific or academic research and is usually subjected to peer review before publication in a scientific journal or in the proceedings of a scientific or academic meeting (such as a conference, a workshop or a symposium).
- To wallpaper.
- to paper over the cracks
- Made of paper.
- paper bag
- paper plane
- a companion; a match; an equal
- emulation; rivalry; competition
- a model or pattern; a pattern of excellence or perfection; as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence
- In the novel, Constanza is a of virtue who would never compromise her reputation.
- a size of type between great primer and double pica.
- to compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with
- to compare with; to equal; to rival
- to serve as a model for; to surpass
- to be equal; to hold comparison
- One of a set of parallel lines.
- A line of latitude.
verb (parallels, paralleling or parallelling (British only), paralleled or parallelled (British only))
- The 31st passes through the center of my town.
- An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel
- To construct something parallel to something else.
- Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
- Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
- To compare or liken something to something else.
- Of two or more (straight) lines, (flat) surfaces etc: equally, Equally distant from one another at all points.
- The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel.
- parallel to: Of one thing, relative to another: Equally distant from at all points.
- The railway line runs to the road.
- A material, made from the skin of a calf, sheep, or goat, used like paper for writing.
- A diploma.
noun (parenthes, es)
- A clause, phrase or word inserted (usually for explanation or amplification) into a passage which is already grammatically complete, and usually marked off with brackets, commas or dashes.
- (Rhetoric) A digression; the use of such digressions.
- Either of a pair of brackets, especially round brackets, ( and ), used to enclose parenthetical material in a text.
- (context, Mathematics, Logic) Such brackets as used to clarify expressions by grouping those terms affected by a common operator, or to enclose the components of a vector or the elements of a matrix.
- (given name, female) from the English noun pearl
- The brand name of a radar-controlled rapid fire 20mm w:Gatling_gun, Gatling-type machine gun, the Phalanx CIWS (pronounced see-wiz), deployed on U.S. Navy ships as a last line of defense against antiship cruise missiles.
adjective (phatter, phattest)
- (slang) excellent
- (slang) sexy
- (context, slang, music) Rich in texture, prominent.
- The song has a bass line.
verb to photocompose
- To use photocomposition to prepare text for printing
verb to photoengrave
- To make a photoengraving of an image
- (uncountable) A process of transferring a photographic image onto a plate which is then etched and printed
- (countable) A plate or reproduction made using this process
- (uncountable) An intaglio process for printing photographic reproductions in newspapers and books
- (countable) A print so made
- A lithographic procedure in which printing plates are made using a photographic process.
- An optical exposure process used in the manufacture of integrated circuits.
- of, or relating to any of several methods of printing via a plate which has been prepared photographically, and can contain both text and images
- Of a method of offset printing that uses photomechanical plates
- A metal printing block, used in the photogravure process
- type that has been set using phototypesetting
- A measure of the susceptibility of the skin to tan, depending on the amount of melanin in the skin
- A printing process that generated columns of type on a scroll of photographic paper, using a phototypesetter
- A photomechanical method of printing made to resemble traditional metal typography
- A form of photolithography using a zinc plate
- Partial Induction (see AI)
- Politically Incorrect (See PC)
- Principal Investigator (lead researcher on a grant-funded project)
- Private Investigator
- Personal Injury
- Prison Industries (The prison-run work program for inmates)
- A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia.
- One of an array of compartments for sorting post, messages etc. at an office, or college (for example).
verb (pigeonhol, ing)
- Fred was disappointed at the lack of post in his .
- A hole, or roosting place for pigeons.
- To categorize; especially to limit or be limited to a particular category, role, etc.
- Fred was tired of being pigeonholed as a computer geek.
- A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap.
- It is hard to get this off of my hand.
- A dark, extremely viscous material remaining in still after distilling crude oil and tar.
- They put on the mast to protect it. The barrel was sealed with .
- (baseball) The act of pitching a baseball.
- The was low and inside.
- (sports) The field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or hockey, field hockey is played.
- ''The teams met on the .
- An effort to sell or promote something.
- He gave me a sales .
- The distance between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw or letters in a monospace font.
- The of pixels on the point scale is 72 pixels per inch.
- The of this saw is perfect for that type of wood.
- The angle at which an object sits.
- The of the roof or haystack, the propellor blades'
- More specifically, the rotation angle about the transverse axis.
- The of an aircraft
- (music) The perceived frequency of a sound or note.
- The of middle "C" is familiar to many musicians.
- (music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by.
- Bob, our , let out a clear middle "C" and our conductor gave the signal to start.
- (aviation) A measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down. Also a measure of the angle of attack of a propeller.
- (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its athwartships axis, causing its bow and stern to go up and down. Compare with roll and heave.
- The place where a busker performs is called their pitch.
- A level or degree.
verb (pitch, es)
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. Â§ 11.
- : But, except the mind be disordered by disease or madness, they never can arrive at such a of vivacity
- (transitive) To throw.
- He pitched the horseshoe.
- (context, baseball, transitive, or, intransitive) To throw (the ball) toward home plate.
- (i, transitive) The hurler pitched a curveball.
- (i, intransitive) He pitched high and inside.
- (context, baseball, intransitive) To play baseball in the position of pitcher.
- Bob pitches today.
- (transitive) To throw away; discard.
- He pitched the candy wrapper.
- (transitive) To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell.
- He pitched the idea for months with no takers.
- (transitive) To assemble or erect (a tent).
- Pitch the tent over there.
- (context, of, _, ships, and, aircraft, transitive, or, intransitive) To move so that the front of the craft goes alternatively up and down.
- (i, transitive) The typhoon pitched the deck of the ship.
- (i, intransitive) The airplane pitched.
- (context, golf, transitive) To play a short, high, lofty shot that lands with backspin.
- The only way to get on the green from here is to pitch the ball over the bunker.
- (context, cricket, intransitive) To bounce on the playing surface.
- The ball pitched well short of the batsman.
- (context, Bristolian dialect, of snow, intransitive) To settle and build up, without melting.
- Completely dark or black; like tar.
- The room was black.
- A woodworking tool which smooths a surface.
- 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.
- A serving dish or food course.
verb (plat, ing)
- We filled our plate from the bountiful table.
- A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.
- A clutch usually has two plates.
- (weightlifting) A weighted disk, usually of metal, with a hole in the center for use with a barbell, dumbbell, or exercise machine.
- (printing) An engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper.
- We finished making the plates this morning.
- (context, printing, photography) An image or copy.
- (dentistry) A shaped and fitted surface, usually ceramic or metal that fits into the mouth and in which teeth are implanted; a dental plate.
- (construction) A horizontal framing member at the top or bottom of a group of vertical studs.
- A decorative or food service item coated with silver.
- The tea was served in the .
- (Cockney rhyming slang) feet, from "plates of meat".
- "Sit down and give your plates a rest"
- (baseball) home plate; where the batter stands next to
- There was a close play at the .
- (geology) tectonic plate
- 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.
- To place the various elements of a meal on the diner's plate prior to serving.
- After preparation, the chef will the dish.
- To perform cunnilingus.
- He fingered her as he plated her with his tongue.
- The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made.
- spelling; see plough.
- spelling; see plough.
- A location or place.
- (geometry) A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions.
- A particular moment in an event or occurrence.
- At this point in the meeting, I'd like to propose a new item for the agenda.
- The sharp tip of an object.
- A peninsula.
- (arithmetic) A decimal point (used when reading decimal fractions aloud).
- 10.5 ("ten point five"; = ten and a half)
- An opinion which adds (or supposedly adds) to the discussion.
- A unit of measure of success or failure in a game or competition; the unit of score, scoring.
- The one with the most points will win the game
- Germany awarded Greece the maximum 12 points in the Eurovision Song Contest.
- The color/colour on the extremities of an animal (typically darker or richer) than the rest of the coat).
- The point color of that cat was a deep, rich sable.
- (rail transport, Commonwealth) a device by which trains change tracks; switch
- (cricket) a fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover.
- The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force.
- 2005: Willie Jones decided to become Kimani Jones, Black Panther, on the day his best friend, Otis Nicholson, stepped on a mine while walking during a sweep in the central highlands. " Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 189)
- (nautical) An angle equivalent to eleven and a quarter degrees, that is 1/32 of a circle. Most commonly used to indicate a relative bearing to an object or vessel, but can be used to describe a compass bearing.
- (intransitive) To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.
- It's rude to at other people.
- (transitive) To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction
- If he asks for food, him toward the refrigerator.
- something that pop up, pops up
- a pop-up advertisement
- (baseball) A ball that has been hit to a considerable height above the infield or the shallow outfield; a pop fly.
- (rfv-sense) an unwanted and often embarassing erection (vulgar)
- coming into view suddenly from a concealed position
- opening out to form a three-dimensional structure when the page of a book is opened
verb (pounc, ing)
- (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.''
- (intransitive) To attack suddenly
- ''I was awakened from a dead sleep by my child pouncing on top of me from out of nowhere.
- (intransitive) To eagerly seize an opportunity
- I pounced on the chance to get promoted.
- parts per billion
- A preparation for a main matter; an introduction
- Any of a series of sports events that determine the finalists
- A relatively minor contest that precedes a major one, especially in boxing
- in preparation for the main matter; initial, introductory, preparatory
- These are just the preliminary results.
- A device used to apply pressure to an item.
verb (press, es)
- ...a flower .
- 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 ...
- An enclosed storage space (eg closet, cupboard).
- Put the cups in the .
- General term for a printing machine.
- Stop the presses!
- (weightlifting) An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
- To apply pressure to an item.
- Press any key
- (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))
- (uncountable) book, Books and other material created by printing presses, considered collectively or as a medium.
- Three citations are required for each meaning, including one in .
- TV and the internet haven't killed .
- (uncountable) Clear handwriting, especially, writing without connected letters as in cursive.
- Write in using block letters.
- (uncountable) The letters forming the text of a document.
- The is too small for me to read.
- A visible impression on a surface.
- Using a crayon, the girl made a of the leaf under the page.
- A fingerprint.
- Did the police find any prints at the scene?
- A footprint.
- (context, visual art) A picture that was created in multiple copy, copies by printing.
- (context, photography) A photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative.
- (context, motion pictures) A copy of a film that can be projected.
- cloth, Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.
- (transitive) To copy something onto a surface, especially by machine.
- Print the draft double-spaced so we can mark changes between the lines.
- The circuitry is printed onto the semiconductor surface.
- (context, transitive or intransitive) To write very clearly, especially, to write without connecting the letters as in cursive.
- Print your name here and sign below.
- I'm only in grade 2, so I only know how to .
- (transitive) To publish in a book, newspaper, etc.
- How could they an unfounded rumour like that?
- of, relating to, or writing for printed publications
- One who makes prints.
- The operator of a printing press or owner of a printing business.
- (computing) A device, usually attached to a computer, used to print text or images onto paper. Also see plotter.
- The process or business of producing printed material by means of inked type and a printing press or similar technology.
- Material that has been printed.
- All the copies of a publication that have been printed in one batch.
- Written characters not joined-up.
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
- A series of events to produce a result, especially as contrasted to product.
- This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the was flawed.
- The act of serving a defendant with a summons or a writ.
- (biology) An outgrowth of tissue.
- (computing) A task or program that is or was execute, executing.
- (manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries.
verb (process, es)
- 1960, Mack Tyner, Process Engineering Calculations: Material and Energy Balances - Ordinarily a plant will use a steam boiler to supply its heat requirements and to drive a steam-turbine generator.
- 1987, J. R. Richards, Principles of control system design in Modelling and control of fermentation es - The words plant or infer generally any dynamic system, be it primarily mechanical, electrical, or chemical in nature, and may extend also to include social or economic systems.
- A path of succession of states through which a system passes.
- (transitive) To perform a particular process.
- (transitive) To treat with a substance
- (transitive) (computing) To use or manipulate data with a software program.
- Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.
- For whatsoever mother wit or art Could work, he put in . -w:Spenser.
- You shall have many proofs to show your skill. -w:Ford.
- Formerly, a very rude mode of ascertaining the strength of spirits was practiced, called the . -w:Ure.
- That degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments that induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration.
- I'll have some . -w:Shak.
- It is no of a man's understanding to be able to confirm whatever he pleases. -w:Emerson.
- :Note: Properly speaking, proof is the effect or result of evidence, evidence is the medium of proof. Cf. Demonstration, 1.
- 1990 October 28, w:Paul Simon, Paul Simon, "Proof", w:The Rhythm of the Saints, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros.
- : Faith, faith is an island in the setting sun / But , is the bottom line for everyone
- The quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness that resists impression, or does not yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.
- Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.
- (printing) A proof sheet; a trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination.
- (mathematics): A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Cf. Prove, v. t., 5.
- (obsolete): Armor of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armor of proof.
- A measure of the alcohol content of liquor. Originally in Britain 100 was defined as 57,1% by volume (not used anymore). In the US 100 means that the alcohol content is 50% of the total volume of the liquid and thus absolute alcohol would be 200 .
- (colloquial) To proofread.
- Used in proving or testing; as, a proof load, or proofcharge.
- Firm or successful in resisting; as, proof against harm; waterproof; bombproof.
- I ... have found thee Proof against all temptation. -w:Milton.
- This was a good, stout article of faith. -w:Burke.
- Being of a certain standard as to strength; -- said of alcoholic liquors.
verb (proofreads, proofreading, proofread, proofread)
- To check for spelling and grammar errors.
verb (proves, proving, proved, proved or proven)
- (transitive) To demonstrate that something is true; to give proof for.
- I will my method is more effective than yours.
- The hypothesis has not been proven to our satisfaction.
- To turn out; to manifest.
- It proved to be a cold day.
- Have an exit strategy should your calculations incorrect.
- The act of publishing printed or other matter
- An issue of printed or other matter, offered for sale or distribution
- The communication of information to the general public etc.
verb (publish, es)
- (intransitive): To issue a publication.
- (transitive): To issue something (usually printed work) for sale and distribution.
- (transitive): To announce to the public.