(context, slang, US) (short for "piece of crap") a shoddy or worthless object, usually applied to consumer products like vehicles or appliances.
Ucch, my new car is a !
verb (piec, ing)
(usually with "together"): To reassemble something (real or metaphorically.)
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. —Cowper
A covering of hair or fur.
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.
The head of an arrow or spear.
(heraldry) One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.
A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.
A funeral pile; a pyre.
A large building, or mass of buildings.
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.
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; — commonly called Volta"s pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.
The reverse (or tails) of a coin. (Obs)
A hemorrhoid (usually it is in plural)
(past of, pile)
A small portion of a drug or drugs to be taken orally, usually of roughly cylindrical shape, often coated to prolong dissolution or ease swallowing.
:Instead, I saw a woman in her mid-fifties, who was a real ; while all the others had managed a decent "So pleased," or even a plain "Hello," Ginger just inclined her head, as if she was doing a Queen Mary imitation.
A small piece of any substance, for example a ball of fibres formed on the surface of a textile by rubbing.
:During processing, inferior short fibers (which can cause pilling and itching) are removed to enhance the natural softness of the yarn and to improve its wash-and-wear performance.
To form into the shape of a pill.
Pilling is a skill rarely used by modern pharmacists.
To medicate with pills.
She pills herself with all sorts of herbal medicines.
A soft cushion used to support the head in bed.
(transitive) To rest as on a pillow.
1942: She had pillowed her head on her arm " Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 815-6)
A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, " used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc.
A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.
A remark, usually witty, made in a social situation and intended to slight someone else.
Keenly felt desire; a longing.
In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
verb (piqu, ing)
(transitive) To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.
(transitive) To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity.
(transitive) To pride or value; " used reflexively.
(transitive) To cause annoyance or irritation.
(acronym) pain in the ass, Pain in the ass, pain in the arse.
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.
1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 11.
: But, except the mind be disordered by disease or madness, they never can arrive at such a of vivacity
verb (pitch, es)
(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 rectangular garment or piece of cloth, usually made of the checkered material called tartan, but sometimes of plain gray, or gray with black stripes. It is worn by both sexes in Scotland.
Goods of any quality or material of the pattern of a plaid or tartan; a checkered cloth or pattern.
Past tense of to play (archaic)
1774, Dr Samuel Johnson, Preface to the Works of the English Poets, J. Nichols, Volume II, Page 134,
: "...then on the organ, and sung..."
Having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scotch plaid; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another; as, plaid muslin.
(past of, plate)
noun (no plural)
A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.
a type of child"s toy, filled with soft material, usually an animal
adjective (plusher, plushest)
very expensive, or appearing expensive
They lived in a apartment complex.
(present participle of, pocket)
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.
(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.
Any of a number of uniform round dots, repeated to make a regular geometric pattern on a fabric
Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds
A material or fabric made from polyester polymer
Of, or consisting of polyesters
A woman's hairstyle, named after Madame de Pompadour.
A man's hairstyle of the 1950s
A soft unbleached silk, from China or India, from silkworms that feed on oak leaves
A fabric of many varieties, usually made of silk and worsted, -- used especially for women's dresses.