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Words starting with p

Word Definition
P 1. the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant whose form and value come from the Latin, into which language the letter was brought, through the ancient Greek, from the Phoenician, its probable origin being Egyptian. Etymologically P is most closely related to b, f, and v; as hobble, hopple; father, paternal; recipient, receive. See B, F, and M.
2. (n.) the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
3. (n.) a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
p-n junction 1. (n.) the junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor
p-n-p transistor 1. (n.) a junction transistor having an n-type semiconductor between a p-type semiconductor that serves as an emitter and a p-type semiconductor that serves as a collector
p-type semiconductor 1. (n.) a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of positive holes
P. G. Wodehouse 1. (n.) English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)
P. P. von Mauser 1. (n.) German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)
P. T. Barnum 1. (n.) United States showman who popularized the circus (1810-1891)
P.A. 1. (adv.) by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
2. (n.) an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas
P.A. system 1. (n.) an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas
P.E. 1. (n.) the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its position; stored energy
P.M. 1. (adj.) after noon
2. (adv.) between noon and midnight
P.O. 1. (n.) a noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to sergeant in the Army
P/E ratio 1. (n.) (stock market) the price of a stock divided by its earnings
Pa 1. (n.) A shortened form of Papa.
2. (n.) an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas
3. (n.) a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
4. (n.) an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
5. (n.) a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter
6. (n.) a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead
PA system 1. (n.) an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas
Pa. 1. (n.) a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
pa'anga 1. (n.) the basic unit of money in Tonga
Paage 1. (n.) A toll for passage over another person's grounds.
paard 1. (n.) The zebra.
paas 1. (n.) Pace
2. (n.) The Easter festival.
PABA 1. (n.) a metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells; used to make dyes and drugs and sun blockers
Pabir 1. (n.) a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
Pablo Casals 1. (n.) an outstanding Spanish cellist noted for his interpretation of Bach's cello suites (1876-1973)
Pablo Neruda 1. (n.) Chilean poet (1904-1973)
Pablo Picasso 1. (n.) prolific and influential Spanish artist who lived in France (1881-1973)
Pablum 1. (n.) worthless or oversimplified ideas
2. (n.) a soft form of cereal for infants
pabular 1. (adj.) Of, pertaining to, or fit for, pabulum or food; affording food.
pabulation 1. (n.) The act of feeding, or providing food.
2. (n.) Food; fodder; pabulum.
pabulous 1. (adj.) Affording pabulum, or food; alimental.
pabulum 1. (n.) The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a fire; that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum.
2. (n.) insipid intellectual nourishment
3. (n.) any substance that can be used as food