English dictionary


phaeton |ˈfeɪtən| — large open car seating four with folding top

phage |feɪdʒ| — a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria

phagocyte |ˈfæɡəsaɪt| — a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms

phalanx |ˈfælæŋks| — any of the bones of the fingers or toes

phallic |ˈfælɪk| — resembling or being a phallus

phallus |ˈfæləs| — genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem

phanerogam |ˈfanərəˌɡam| — plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores

phantasm |ˈfæntæzəm| — a ghostly appearing figure

phantasmagoria |ˌfæntæzməˈɡɔːriə| — a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images (as in a dream)

phantasmagoric |fænˌtæzmʌˈɡɔːrɪk| — characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions

phantasmal |fænˈtæzməl| — resembling or characteristic of a phantom

phantasy |ˈfæntəsi| — something many people believe that is false

phantom |ˈfæntəm| — a ghostly appearing figure

Pharaoh |ˈferoʊ| — the title of the ancient Egyptian kings

Pharisaic |ˌfærɪˈseɪɪk| — excessively or hypocritically pious

Pharisaical |ˌfærɪˈseɪɪkəl| — excessively or hypocritically pious

Pharisee |ˈfærɪsiː| — a self-righteous or sanctimonious person

pharmaceutic  — drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment

pharmaceutical |ˌfɑːrməˈsuːtɪkl| — drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment

pharmaceutics |fɑːrməˈsuːtɪks| — the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,

pharmacist |ˈfɑːrməsɪst| — a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

pharmacological |ˌfɑːrməkəˈlɑːdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to pharmacology

pharmacologist |ˌfɑːrməˈkɑːləˌdʒɪst| — someone trained in the science of drugs (their composition and uses and effects)

pharmacology |ˌfɑːrməˈkɑːlədʒi| — the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects

pharmacopoeia |ˌfɑːrməkəˈpiːə| — a collection or stock of drugs

pharmacy |ˈfɑːrməsi| — the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,

pharos |ˈfeˌroz| — a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships

pharyngeal |fəˈrɪndʒiəl| — a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat

pharyngitis |ˌfærɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the fauces and pharynx

pharynx |ˈfærɪŋks| — the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone

phase |feɪz| — any distinct time period in a sequence of events

phase-out |ˈfeɪˌzɑːwt| — the act or instance of a planned discontinuation

pheasant |ˈfeznt| — large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere

phenol |ˈfiːnɔːl| — any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups

phenomenal |fəˈnɑːmɪnl| — exceedingly or unbelievably great

phenomenology |fɪˌnɑːməˈnɑːlədʒi| — a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

phenomenon |fəˈnɑːmɪnən| — any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

phenotype |ˈfiːnətaɪp| — what an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment

phenotypic |ˌfinəˈtɪpɪk| — of or relating to or constituting a phenotype

pheromone |ˈferəmoʊn| — a chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species

phi |faɪ| — the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet

phial |ˈfaɪəl| — a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)

philander |fəˈlandər| — have amorous affairs; of men

philanderer |fɪˈlændərər| — a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

philanthropic |ˌfɪlənˈθrɑːpɪk| — generous in assistance to the poor

philanthropist |fɪˈlænθrəpɪst| — someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being

philanthropy |fɪˈlænθrəpi| — voluntary promotion of human welfare

philatelic |ˌfɪləˈtelɪk| — of or relating to philately or of interest to philatelists

philatelist |fiːˈlætəlɪst| — a collector and student of postage stamps

philately |fɪˈlætəli| — the collection and study of postage stamps

philharmonic |ˌfɪlərˈmɑːnɪk| — a large orchestra; can perform symphonies

philhellenic |ˌfɪlheˈliːnɪk| — characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things

philippic |fəˈlipik| — a speech of violent denunciation

Philippine |ˈfɪləˌstin| — official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog; draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages

Philistine |ˈfɪlɪstiːn| — a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits

Philistinism |ˈfɪlɪstɪnɪzm| — a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters

philological |ˌfɪləˈlɒdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to or dealing with philology

philologist |fɪˈlɒlədʒɪst| — a humanist specializing in classical scholarship

philology |fɪˈlɑːlədʒi| — the humanistic study of language and literature

philosopher |fəˈlɑːsəfər| — a specialist in philosophy

philosophic |ˌfɪləˈsɑːfɪk| — characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment

philosophical |ˌfɪləˈsɑːfɪkl| — characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment

philosophically |ˌfɪləˈsɑːfɪkəli| — in a philosophic manner

philosophize |fəˈlɑːsəfaɪz| — reason philosophically

philosophy |fəˈlɑːsəfi| — a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

philter  — a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it

philtre |ˈfɪltər| — a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it

phiz |fiz| — English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)

phlebitis |fləˈbaɪtɪs| — inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)

phlebotomize |flɪˈbɑːtəˌmaɪz| — draw blood

phlebotomy |fləˈbɑːtəmi| — surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis

phlegm |flem| — apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

phlegmatic |fleɡˈmætɪk| — showing little emotion

phlegmatical  — showing little emotion

phloem |ˈfloʊem| — (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes

phlogiston |fləˈdʒɪstən| — a hypothetical substance once believed to be present in all combustible materials and to be released during burning

phlox |flɑːks| — any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers

phobia |ˈfoʊbiə| — an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations

Phoebe |ˈfiːbi| — the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

Phoebus |ˈfiːbəs| — (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis

Phoenician |fəˈniːʃn| — a member of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the first millennium B.C.

phoenix |ˈfiːnɪks| — the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation

phone |foʊn| — electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds

phoneme |ˈfoʊniːm| — (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language

phonemic |fəˈniːmɪk| — of or relating to phonemes of a particular language

phonetic |fəˈnetɪk| — of or relating to speech sounds

phonetically |fəˈnetɪkəli| — by phonetics

phonetician |ˌfoʊnəˈtɪʃən| — a specialist in phonetics

phonetics |fəˈnetɪks| — the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

phoney |ˈfoʊni| — a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

phonic |ˈfɑːnɪk| — pertaining to the phonic method of teaching reading

phonics |ˈfɑːnɪks| — teaching reading by training beginners to associate letters with their sound values

phonogram |ˈfoʊnəɡræm| — any written symbol standing for a sound or syllable or morpheme or word

phonograph |ˈfoʊnəɡræf| — machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically

phonologic |ˌfəʊnəˈlɒdʒɪk| — of or relating to phonology

phonological |ˌfoʊnəˈlɑːdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to phonology

phonology |fəˈnɑːlədʒi| — the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes

phony |ˈfoʊni| — a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

phosgene |ˈfɑːzdʒiːn| — a colorless poisonous gas that smells like new-mown hay; used in chemical warfare

phosphate |ˈfɑːsfeɪt| — a salt of phosphoric acid

Phosphor |ˈfɑːsˌfɔːr| — a synthetic substance that is fluorescent or phosphorescent; used to coat the screens of cathode ray tubes

phosphoresce |ˌfɑːsfəˈres| — to exhibit phosphorescence

phosphorescence |ˌfɑːsfəˈresns| — a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased

phosphorescent |ˌfɑsfəˈresənt| — emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous

phosphoric |ˈfɑːsfərɪk| — containing or characteristic of phosphorus

phosphorous |ˈfɑːsfərəs| — containing or characteristic of phosphorus

phosphorus |ˈfɑːsfərəs| — 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

phot |fɑːt| — a unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square centimeter; 10,000 phots equal 1 lux

photic |ˈfoʊtɪk| — of or relating to or caused by light

photo |ˈfoʊtoʊ| — a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

photocell |ˈfoʊtoʊsel| — a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations

photochemical |ˌfoʊtoʊˈkemɪkl| — of or relating to or produced by the effects of light on chemical systems

photochemistry |ˌfoʊtoʊˈkemɪstriː| — branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of light

photoconductivity |foʊtoʊˌˌkɑːndəkˈtɪvɪtiː| — change in the electrical conductivity of a substance as a result of absorbing electromagnetic radiation

photocopy |ˈfoʊtoʊkɑːpi| — a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work

photoelectric |ˌfoʊtoʊɪˈlektrɪk| — of or pertaining to photoelectricity

photoelectrical  — of or pertaining to photoelectricity

photoelectricity |ˈfəʊtəʊˌɪlekˈtrɪsɪtɪ| — electricity generated by light or affected by light

photoengraving  — an engraving used to reproduce an illustration

photogenic |ˌfoʊtoʊˈdʒenɪk| — looking attractive in photographs

photograph |ˈfoʊtəɡræf| — a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

photographer |fəˈtɑːɡrəfər| — someone who takes photographs professionally

photographic |ˌfoʊtəˈɡræfɪk| — representing people or nature with the exactness and fidelity of a photograph

photography |fəˈtɑːɡrəfi| — the act of taking and printing photographs

photogravure |ˌfoʊtəɡrəˈvjʊər| — printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods

photojournalism  — journalism that presents a story primarily through the use of pictures

photolithography |ˌfoʊtoʊlɪˈθɒɡrəfi| — a planographic printing process using plates made from a photographic image

photomechanical |foʊtoʊməˈkænɪkəl| — of or relating to or involving various methods of using photography to make plates for printing

photomechanics |ˌfəʊtəʊmɪˈkænɪks| — the process whereby printing surfaces (plates or cylinders) are produced by photographic methods

photometer |foʊˈtɒmɪtə| — measuring instrument for measuring the luminous intensity of a source by comparing it (visually or photoelectrically) with a standard source

photometric |ˌfoʊtoʊˈmetriːk| — of or relating to photometry

photometrical  — of or relating to photometry

photometry |foʊˈtɑːmɪtriː| — measurement of the properties of light (especially luminous intensity)

photomicrograph |foʊtoʊˈmaɪkrəˌˌɡræf| — a photograph taken with the help of a microscope

photomontage |ˌfoʊtoʊmɑːnˈtɑːʒ| — a montage that uses photographic images

photon |ˈfoʊtɑːn| — a quantum of electromagnetic radiation; an elementary particle that is its own antiparticle

photophobia |foʊtəˈfoʊbiːə| — a morbid fear of light

photosensitive |ˌfoʊtoʊˈsensətɪv| — sensitive to visible light

photosensitivity  — sensitivity to the action of radiant energy

photosphere |ˈfoʊtəsfiːr| — the intensely luminous surface of a star (especially the sun)

photostat |ˈfoʊtəstæt| — a photocopy made on a Photostat machine

photosynthesis |ˌfoʊtoʊˈsɪnθəsɪs| — synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)

photosynthetic  — relating to or using or formed by photosynthesis

phototherapy |ˈfəʊtəʊˈθerəpɪ| — the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn

photovoltaic |ˌfotəˌvolˈteɪɪk| — producing a voltage when exposed to radiant energy (especially light)

phrase |freɪz| — an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence

phraseology |ˌfreɪziˈɑːlədʒi| — the manner in which something is expressed in words

phrasing |ˈfreɪzɪŋ| — the grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line

phratry |ˈfreɪtri| — people descended from a common ancestor

phrenetic |frəˈnetɪk| — excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion

phrenic |ˈfrenik| — of or relating to the diaphragm

phrenological |ˌfrenəˈlɒdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to phrenology

phrenologist |frɪˈnɒlədʒɪst| — someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull

phrenology |frəˈnɑːlədʒi| — a now abandoned study of the shape of skull as indicative of the strengths of different faculties

Phrygian |ˈfrɪdʒiən| — a native or inhabitant of Phrygia

phthisis |ˈθaɪsɪs| — involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

phylactery |fəˈlæktʌriː| — (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin); traditionally worn (on the forehead and the left arm) by Jewish men during morning prayer

phylloxera |ˌfɪləkˈsiːrə| — type genus of the Phylloxeridae: plant lice

phylogenesis |faɪloʊˈdʒenəsɪs| — (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms

phylogenetic  — of or relating to the evolutionary development of organisms

phylogeny |faɪˈlɑːdʒəni| — (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms

phylum |ˈfaɪləm| — (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related

physic |ˈfizik| — a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels

physical |ˈfɪzɪkl| — having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses

physicality |ˌfɪzɪˈkæləti| — preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites

physically |ˈfɪzɪkli| — in accord with physical laws

physician |fɪˈzɪʃn| — a licensed medical practitioner

physicist |ˈfɪzɪsɪst| — a scientist trained in physics

physics |ˈfɪzɪks| — the science of matter and energy and their interactions

physiognomy |ˌfɪziˈɑːnəmi| — the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

physiography |fɪziːˈɑːɡrəfiː| — the study of physical features of the earth's surface

physiologic |ˌfɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪk| — of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning

physiological |ˌfɪziəˈlɑːdʒɪkəl| — of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning

physiologically |ˌfɪziəˈlɑːdʒɪkli| — of or relating to physiological processes; with respect to physiology

physiologist |ˌfɪziˈɑːlədʒəst| — a biologist specializing in physiology

physiology |ˌfɪziˈɑːlədʒi| — the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

physiotherapy |ˌfɪzioʊˈθerəpi| — therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities

physique |fɪˈziːk| — constitution of the human body

phytology  — the branch of biology that studies plants

phytophagous |faɪˈtɑːfəɡəs| — (of animals) feeding on plants

phytoplankton |ˌfaɪtoˈplæŋtən| — photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae