English dictionary


pa |ˌpiː ˈeɪ| — an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

pabulum |ˈpæbjʊləm| — any substance that can be used as food

pace |peɪs| — the rate of moving (especially walking or running)

pacemaker |ˈpeɪsmeɪkər| — a leading instance in its field

pacer |ˈpeɪsər| — a horse used to set the pace in racing

pacesetter |ˈpeɪssetər| — a leading instance in its field

pacha |pəˈʃɑː| — a civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt

pachyderm |ˈpækidɜːrm| — any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus

pachydermatous |ˌpækɪˈdɜːrmətəs| — emotionally hardened

pacific |pəˈsɪfɪk| — the largest ocean in the world

pacification |ˌpæsəfəˈkeɪʃən| — the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined

pacificism |pəˈsɪfɪˌsɪzəm| — the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable

pacificist |pəˈsɪfɪsɪst| — someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

pacifier |ˈpæsɪfaɪər| — someone who tries to bring peace

pacifism |ˈpæsɪfɪzəm| — the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable

pacifist |ˈpæsɪfɪst| — someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

pacify |ˈpæsɪfaɪ| — cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

pack |pæk| — a large indefinite number

package |ˈpækɪdʒ| — a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

packaged |ˈpækɪdʒd| — enclosed in a package or protective covering

packaging |ˈpækɪdʒɪŋ| — the business of packing

packed |ˈpækt| — extremely crowed or filled to capacity

packer |ˈpækər| — a workman employed to pack things into containers

packet |ˈpækɪt| — a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

packhorse |ˈpækhɔːrs| — a workhorse used as a pack animal

packing |ˈpækɪŋ| — any material used especially to protect something

packman |ˈpakman| — someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)

packsack |ˈpaksak| — a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder

packthread |ˈpækˌθred| — a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages

pact |pækt| — a written agreement between two states or sovereigns

pad |pæd| — a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

padded |ˈpædəd| — softened by the addition of cushions or padding

padding |ˈpædɪŋ| — artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

paddle |ˈpædl| — small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games

paddle-box |ˈpædl bɑːks| — a wooden covering for the upper part of a paddlewheel

paddock |ˈpædək| — pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race

paddy |ˈpædi| — (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent

padlock |ˈpædlɑːk| — a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut

padre |ˈpɑːdreɪ| — a chaplain in one of the military services

padrone |pəˈdroʊn| — an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy

paean |ˈpiːən| — a formal expression of praise

paederast |ˈpedəræst| — a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner

paederasty |ˈpedəræsti| — sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)

paediatric |ˌpiːdiˈætrɪks| — of or relating to the medical care of children

paediatrician |ˌpiːdiəˈtrɪʃn| — a specialist in the care of babies

paediatrics |ˌpiːdiˈætrɪks| — the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children

pagan |ˈpeɪɡən| — a person who does not acknowledge your god

paganism |ˈpeɪɡəˌnɪzəm| — any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism

paganize |ˈpeɪɡəˌnaɪz| — make pagan in character

page |peɪdʒ| — one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains

pageant |ˈpædʒənt| — an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes

pageantry |ˈpædʒəntri| — a rich and spectacular ceremony

pager |ˈpeɪdʒər| — an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged

paginate |ˈpædʒɪneɪt| — number the pages of a book or manuscript

pagination |ˌpædʒɪˈneɪʃn| — the system of numbering pages

pagoda |pəˈɡoʊdə| — an Asian temple; usually a pyramidal tower with an upward curving roof

paid |peɪd| — involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby

paid-up |ˈpeɪdˈʌp| — paid in advance

paigle  — Eurasian primrose with yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel

pail |peɪl| — a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top

pailful |ˈpeɪlfʊl| — the quantity contained in a pail

paillasse |ˈpælɪæs| — mattress consisting of a thin pad filled with straw or sawdust

pain |peɪn| — a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

pained |peɪnd| — emotionally hurt or upset or annoyed

painful |ˈpeɪnfl| — causing misery or pain or distress

painfully |ˈpeɪnfəli| — unpleasantly

painfulness  — emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

painkiller |ˈpeɪnkɪlər| — a medicine used to relieve pain

painless |ˈpeɪnləs| — requiring little hard work or exertion

pains |ˈpeɪnz| — an effortful attempt to attain a goal

painstaking |ˈpeɪnzteɪkɪŋ| — characterized by extreme care and great effort

painstakingly |ˈpeɪnˌstekɪŋli| — in a fastidious and painstaking manner

paint |peɪnt| — a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating

paintbox |ˈpeɪntbɑːks| — a box containing a collection of cubes or tubes of artists' paint

paintbrush |ˈpeɪntbrʌʃ| — a brush used as an applicator (to apply paint)

painted |ˈpeɪntəd| — lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting

painter |ˈpeɪntər| — an artist who paints

painting |ˈpeɪntɪŋ| — graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

pair |per| — a set of two similar things considered as a unit

pair off |ˈper ˈɒf| — form a pair or pairs

paired |perd| — occurring in pairs or as a pair

pairing |ˈperɪŋ| — the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

Pakistani |ˌpækɪˈstæni| — a native or inhabitant of Pakistan

pal |pæl| — a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

pal up |ˈpæl ʌp| — become friends; act friendly towards

palace |ˈpæləs| — a large and stately mansion

paladin |ˈpalədn| — someone who fights for a cause

palaeolithic |ˌpæliəˈlɪθɪk| — second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,000 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC

palaeontologist |ˌpeɪliɑːnˈtɑːlədʒəst| — a specialist in paleontology

palaeontology |ˌpeɪliɑːnˈtɑːlədʒi| — the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains

palaestra |pəˈlestrə| — a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes

palankeen |ˌpælənˈkiːn| — a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers

palanquin |ˌpælənˈkiːn| — a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers

palatable |ˈpælətəbl| — acceptable to the taste or mind

palatal |ˈpælətl| — a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')

palatalize |ˈpælətəlaɪz| — pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate

palate |ˈpælət| — the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities

palatial |pəˈleɪʃl| — suitable for or like a palace

palatinate |pəˈlætɪnət| — a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine

palatine |ˈpælətaɪn| — any of various important officials in ancient Rome

palaver |pəˈlɑːvər| — flattery intended to persuade

pale |peɪl| — a wooden strip forming part of a fence

paleness |ˈpeɪlnəs| — unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

paleographer  — an archeologist skilled in paleography

paleography  — the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)

paleolithic |ˌpælɪoʊˈlɪθɪk| — second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,000 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC

paleontologist |ˌpeliənˈtɑːlədʒəst| — a specialist in paleontology

paleontology |ˌpeliənˈtɑːlədʒi| — the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains

Palestinian |ˌpæləˈstɪniən| — a descendant of the Arabs who inhabited Palestine

palestra |pəˈlestrə| — a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes

palette |ˈpælət| — the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art

palfrey |ˈpælfri| — especially a light saddle horse for a woman

Pali |ˈpɑːliː| — an ancient Prakrit language (derived from Sanskrit) that is the scriptural and liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism

palimpsest |ˈpælɪmpsest| — a manuscript (usually written on papyrus or parchment) on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible

paling |ˈpeɪlɪŋ| — a fence made of upright pickets

palingenesis |ˌpalənˈjenəsəs| — emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species

palisade |ˌpælɪˈseɪd| — fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground

palish |ˈpeɪlɪʃ| — slightly pale

pall |pɔːl| — a sudden numbing dread

pall-mall |ˈpælˈmæl| — a 17th century game; a wooden ball was driven along an alley with a mallet

palladium |pəˈleɪdiəm| — a silver-white metallic element of the platinum group that resembles platinum; occurs in some copper and nickel ores; does not tarnish at ordinary temperatures and is used (alloyed with gold) in jewelry

pallet |ˈpælət| — the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art

palliasse |pælˈjæs| — mattress consisting of a thin pad filled with straw or sawdust

palliate |ˈpælieɪt| — lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

palliation |ˌpælɪˈeɪʃən| — easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause

palliative |ˈpæliətɪv| — remedy that alleviates pain without curing

pallid |ˈpælɪd| — abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

pallidness |ˈpælɪdnəs| — unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

pallium |ˈpæliːəm| — the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum

pallor |ˈpælər| — unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

pally |ˈpæli| — (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals

palm |pɑːm| — the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers

palm off |ˈpɑːm ˈɒf| — sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive

palmar |ˈpælmʌr| — relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot

palmate |ˈpælmeɪt| — (of the feet of water birds) having three toes connected by a thin fold of skin

palmer |ˈpɑːmər| — United States golfer (born in 1929)

palmetto |pælˈmetoʊ| — any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves

palmist |ˈpɑːmɪst| — fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms

palmistry |ˈpɑːmɪstri| — telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand

palmy |ˈpɑːmi| — very lively and profitable

palmyra |pælˈmaɪərə| — tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving

palpability |ˌpælpəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the quality of being perceivable by touch

palpable |ˈpælpəbl| — (medicine) can be felt by palpation

palpably |ˈpælpəbli| — so as to be palpable

palpate |pælˈpeɪt| — examine (a body part) by palpation

palpation |pælˈpeɪʃən| — a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)

palpitate |ˈpælpɪteɪt| — cause to throb or beat rapidly

palpitating |ˈpælpɪteɪtɪŋ| — having a slight and rapid trembling motion

palpitation |ˌpælpəˈteɪʃən| — a rapid and irregular heart beat

palsgrave |ˈpɔːlzɡreɪv| — (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands

palsied |ˈpɔːlzɪd| — affected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor

palsy |ˈpɔːlzi| — loss of the ability to move a body part

palter |ˈpɔːrltər| — be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

paltriness  — worthlessness due to insignificance

paltry |ˈpɔːltri| — not worth considering

pampas |ˈpæmpəs| — the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina

pamper |ˈpæmpər| — treat with excessive indulgence

pampering |ˈpæmpərɪŋ| — the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

pamphlet |ˈpæmflət| — a small book usually having a paper cover

pamphleteer |ˌpæmfləˈtɪr| — a writer of pamphlets (usually taking a partisan stand on public issues)

pan |pæn| — cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel

pan out |ˈpæn ˈaʊt| — be a success

panacea |ˌpænəˈsiːə| — (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia

panache |pəˈnæʃ| — distinctive and stylish elegance

Panama |ˈpænəˌmɑː| — a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903

Panamanian |ˌpænəˈmeɪniən| — a native or inhabitant of Panama

pancake |ˈpænkeɪk| — a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle

pancreas |ˈpæŋkriəs| — a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin

pancreatic |ˌpænkriˈætɪk| — of or involving the pancreas

panda |ˈpændə| — large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae

pandemic |pænˈdemɪk| — an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world

pandemonium |ˌpændəˈmoʊniəm| — a state of extreme confusion and disorder

pander |ˈpændər| — someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

pandowdy |pænˈdaʊdi| — deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust

pane |peɪn| — sheet glass cut in shapes for windows or doors

panegyric |ˌpænəˈdʒɪrɪk| — a formal expression of praise

panegyrical |ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪkəl| — formally expressing praise

panegyrist |ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪst| — an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics

panel |ˈpænl| — sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something

panelist |ˈpænələst| — a member of a panel

panelling |ˈpænəlɪŋ| — a panel or section of panels in a wall or door

pang |pæŋ| — a sudden sharp feeling

pangolin |ˈpæŋɡəlɪn| — toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

panhandle |ˈpænhændl| — a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area

panhandler |ˈpænˌhændlər| — a beggar who approaches strangers asking for money

panic |ˈpænɪk| — an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

panic-stricken |ˈˌpanik ˈˌstrikən| — thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

panic-struck  — thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

panicked |ˈpænɪkt| — thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

panicky |ˈpænɪki| — thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

panicle |ˈpanək(ə)l| — compound raceme or branched cluster of flowers

paniculate |pəˈnɪkjəˌleɪt| — having a panicle

panjandrum |panˈjandrəm| — an important or influential (and often overbearing) person

pannier |ˈpæniər| — either of a pair of bags or boxes hung over the rear wheel of a vehicle (as a bicycle)

pannikin |ˈpanəkən| — a small pan or cup (usually of tin)

panoplied |ˈpænəplɪd| — equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warrior

panoply |ˈpænəpli| — a complete and impressive array

panopticon |pænˈɑːptɪkən| — an area where everything is visible

panorama |ˌpænəˈræmə| — the visual percept of a region

panoramic |ˌpænəˈræmɪk| — as from an altitude or distance

panpipe |ˈpænpaɪp| — a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together

pansy |ˈpænzi| — large-flowered garden plant derived chiefly from the wild pansy of Europe and having velvety petals of various colors

pant |pænt| — the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)

pantaloon |ˈpæntəˌluːn| — a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes

pantechnicon |pænˈteknɪkən| — a large moving van (especially one used for moving furniture)

pantheism |ˈpænθiɪzəm| — (rare) worship that admits or tolerates all gods

pantheist |ˈpænθɪɪst| — someone who believes that God and the universe are the same

pantheistic |ˌpænθiˈɪstɪk| — of or relating to pantheism

pantheon |ˈpænθiɑːn| — all the gods of a religion

panther |ˈpænθər| — a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis

pantile |ˈpæntaɪl| — a roofing tile with a S-shape; laid so that curves overlap

panting |ˈpæntɪŋ| — breathing heavily (as after exertion)

panto |ˈpæntoʊ| — an abbreviation of pantomime

pantograph |ˈpæntəɡræf| — mechanical device used to copy a figure or plan on a different scale

pantomime |ˈpæntəmaɪm| — a performance using gestures and body movements without words

pantry |ˈpæntri| — a small storeroom for storing foods or wines

pantryman |ˈpæntrɪmæn| — a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table

pants |pænts| — (used in the plural) underpants worn by women

pantyhose |ˈpæntihoʊz| — a woman's tights consisting of underpants and stockings

pantywaist |ˈpantɪwɛɪst| — a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

panzer |ˈpanzər| — an armored vehicle or tank

pap |pæp| — worthless or oversimplified ideas

papa |ˈpɑːpə| — an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

papacy |ˈpeɪpəsi| — the government of the Roman Catholic Church

papal |ˈpeɪpl| — proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles

papaw |ˈpɒpɒ| — small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit

papaya |pəˈpaɪə| — tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit

paper |ˈpeɪpər| — a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

paperback |ˈpeɪpərbæk| — a book with paper covers

paperbacked |ˈpeɪpəbækt| — (of books) having a flexible binding

paperboard |ˈpeɪpərˌbɔːrd| — a cardboard suitable for making posters

paperboy |ˈpeɪpərbɔɪ| — a boy who sells or delivers newspapers

paperhanger |ˈpeɪpəhæŋər| — someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money

paperhanging  — the application of wallpaper

papers |ˈpeɪpərz| — writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

paperweight |ˈpeɪpərweɪt| — a weight used to hold down a stack of papers

paperwork |ˈpeɪpərwɜːrk| — work that involves handling papers: forms or letters or reports etc.

papery |ˈpeɪpəri| — thin and paperlike

papilla |pəˈpilə| — (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf

papillary |ˈpæpʌˌleriː| — of or relating to or resembling papilla

papillate |ˈpæpɪˌleɪt| — resembling or covered with papillae

papillose |ˈpæpʌˌloʊs| — of or relating to or resembling papilla

papism  — the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome

papist |ˈpeɪpɪst| — an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy

papistic |pəˈpɪstɪk| — of or relating to or supporting Romanism

papistical |peɪˈpɪstɪkəl| — of or relating to or supporting Romanism

papoose |pəˈpuːs| — an American Indian infant

pappose |ˈpæpoʊs| — (of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles

pappus |ˈpapəs| — calyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions

paprika |pəˈpriːkə| — plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers

Papuan |ˈpæpjʊən| — a native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea

papule |ˈpæpjuːl| — a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)

papyrus |pəˈpaɪrəs| — paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans

par |pɑːr| — (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course

para |ˈpærə| — (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered

parable |ˈpærəbl| — a short moral story (often with animal characters)

parabola |pəˈræbələ| — a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve

parabolic |ˌpærəˈbɑːlɪk| — having the form of a parabola

parabolical |ˌpærəˈbɒlɪkəl| — having the form of a parabola

paraboloid |pəˈrabəˌloid| — a surface having parabolic sections parallel to a single coordinate axis and elliptic sections perpendicular to that axis

parachute |ˈpærəʃuːt| — rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall

parachuter  — a person who jumps from aircraft using a parachute

parachutist |ˈpærəʃuːtɪst| — a person who jumps from aircraft using a parachute

paraclete |ˈpærəkliːt| — the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost

parade |pəˈreɪd| — a ceremonial procession including people marching

paradigm |ˈpærədaɪm| — systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

paradigmatic |ˌpærədɪɡˈmætɪk| — of or relating to a grammatical paradigm

paradisaic |ˌpærədɪˈseɪɪk| — relating to or befitting Paradise

paradisaical |ˌpærʌdɪˈseɪɪkəl| — relating to or befitting Paradise

paradisal |ˈpærədaɪsəl| — relating to or befitting Paradise

paradise |ˈpærədaɪs| — any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

paradisiac |ˌpærəˈdɪzɪæk| — relating to or befitting Paradise

paradisiacal |ˌpærədɪˈzaɪəkəl| — relating to or befitting Paradise

paradox |ˈpærədɑːks| — (logic) a statement that contradicts itself

paradoxical |ˌpærəˈdɑːksɪkl| — seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true

paradoxically |ˌperəˈdɑːksəkəli| — in a paradoxical manner

paraffin |ˈpærəfɪn| — from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings

paragliding |ˈpærəɡlaɪdɪŋ| — gliding in a parasail

paragon |ˈpærəɡɑːn| — an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

paragraph |ˈpærəɡræf| — one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line

Paraguayan |ˌperəˈɡwaɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Paraguay

parakeet |ˈpærəkiːt| — any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots

paralipsis |ˌparəˈlipsis| — suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted

parallax |ˈpærəlæks| — the apparent displacement of an object as seen from two different points that are not on a line with the object

parallel |ˈpærəlel| — something having the property of being analogous to something else

parallelepiped |pærʌleləˈpaɪpɪd| — a prism whose bases are parallelograms

parallelism |ˈpærəlelɪzəm| — similarity by virtue of corresponding

parallelogram |ˌpærəˈleləɡræm| — a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length

paralogism |pəˈraləˌjizəm| — an unintentionally invalid argument

paralyse |ˈpærəlaɪz| — make powerless and unable to function

paralysis |pəˈræləsɪs| — loss of the ability to move a body part

paralytic |ˌpærəˈlɪtɪk| — a person suffering from paralysis

paralyze |ˈpærəˌlɑɪz| — make powerless and unable to function

paralyzed |ˈperəˌlaɪzd| — affected with paralysis

paramagnetic |ˌperəmaɡˈnedik| — of or relating to a paramagnet

paramedic |ˌpærəˈmedɪk| — a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment

parameter |pəˈræmɪtər| — a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves

parametric |ˌparəˈmetrik| — of or relating to or in terms of a parameter

paramilitary |ˌpærəˈmɪləteri| — a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)

paramount |ˈpærəmaʊnt| — having superior power and influence

paramour |ˈpærəmʊr| — a woman's lover

parang |ˈpæræŋ| — a stout straight knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia

paranoia |ˌpærəˈnɔɪə| — a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur

paranoid |ˈpærənɔɪd| — a person afflicted with paranoia

paranormal |ˌpærəˈnɔːrml| — seemingly outside normal sensory channels

parapet |ˈpærəpɪt| — a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony

paraph |ˈparəf pəˈraf| — a flourish added after or under your signature (originally to protect against forgery)

paraphernalia |ˌpærəfəˈneɪliə| — equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

paraphrase |ˈpærəfreɪz| — rewording for the purpose of clarification

paraphrastic |ˌpærʌˈfræstɪk| — altered by paraphrasing

paraplegia |ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə| — paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)

paraprofessional |parəprəˈfɛʃ(ə)n(ə)l| — a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional

parasite |ˈpærəsaɪt| — an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host

parasitic |ˌpærəˈsɪtɪk| — of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another

parasitical |ˌpærəˈsɪtɪkəl| — of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another

parasitism |ˈpærəsaɪtɪzm| — the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

parasol |ˈpærəsɔːl| — a handheld collapsible source of shade

parathyroid |pærʌˈθaɪrɔɪd| — any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland

paratrooper |ˈpærətruːpər| — a soldier in the paratroops

paratroops |ˈpærətruːps| — infantry trained and equipped to parachute

paratyphoid |ˌpærəˈtaɪfɔɪd| — any of a variety of infectious intestinal diseases resembling typhoid fever

parboil |ˈpɑːrbɔɪl| — cook (vegetables) briefly

parcel |ˈpɑːrsl| — a wrapped container

parceling |ˈpɑːrsəlɪŋ| — the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

parcelling |ˈpæsəlɪŋ| — the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

parch |pɑːrtʃ| — cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

parched |pɑrtʃt| — dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight

parchment |ˈpɑːrtʃmənt| — a superior paper resembling sheepskin

pardon |ˈpɑːrdn| — the act of excusing a mistake or offense

pardonable |ˈpɑːrdnəbl| — admitting of being pardoned

pardoner |ˈpɑːrdənər| — a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense

pare |per| — decrease gradually or bit by bit

paregoric |ˌpærəˈɡɒrɪk| — medicine used to treat diarrhea

parenchyma |pəˈreŋkɪmə| — animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood vessels

parent |ˈperənt| — a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian

parentage |ˈperəntɪdʒ| — the state of being a parent

parental |pəˈrentəl| — designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced

parenthesis |pəˈrenθəsɪs| — either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material

parenthetic |ˌpærənˈθetɪk| — qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses

parenthetical |ˌpærənˈθetɪkl| — an expression in parentheses

parenthood |ˈperənthʊd| — the state of being a parent

paresis |pəˈriːsɪs| — a slight or partial paralysis

parget |ˈpɑːrdʒɪt| — plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys

pargeting |ˈpɑːrdʒɪtɪŋ| — plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys

pargetting |ˈpɑːdʒɪtɪŋ| — plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys

parhelion |pɑːrˈhiːliːən| — a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

pariah |pəˈraɪə| — a person who is rejected (from society or home)

paries |ˈperiːiːz| — (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure

parietal |pəˈraɪətəl| — of or relating to or associated with the parietal bones in the cranium

paring |ˈperɪŋ| — a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

Paris |ˈperəs| — the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce

parish |ˈpærɪʃ| — a local church community

parishioner |pəˈrɪʃənər| — a member of a parish

Parisian |pəˈrɪʒən| — a native or resident of Paris

parity |ˈpærəti| — (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered

park |pɑːrk| — a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property

parka |ˈpɑːrkə| — a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

parking |ˈpɑrkɪŋ| — space in which vehicles can be parked

parkland |ˈpɑːrklænd| — a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property

parkway |ˈpɑːrkweɪ| — a wide scenic road planted with trees

parky |ˈpɑːrki| — appreciably or disagreeably cold

parlance |ˈpɑːrləns| — a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language

parlay |ˈpɑːrleɪ| — a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers

parley |ˈpɑːrli| — a negotiation between enemies

parliament |ˈpɑːrləmənt| — a legislative assembly in certain countries

parliamentarian |ˌpɑːrləmənˈteriən| — an elected member of the British Parliament: a member of the House of Commons

parliamentary |ˌpɑːrləˈmentri| — having the supreme legislative power resting with a body of cabinet ministers chosen from and responsible to the legislature or parliament

parlor |ˈpɑːrlər| — reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received

parlormaid  — a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door

parlour |ˈpɑːrlər| — reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received

parlourmaid |ˈpɑːrlərmeɪd| — a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door

parlous |ˈpɑːrləs| — fraught with danger

Parmesan |ˈpɑːrməzɑːn| — hard dry sharp-flavored Italian cheese; often grated

Parnassus |ˌpɑːrˈnæsəs| — (Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry

parochial |pəˈroʊkiəl| — narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

parochialism |pəˈroʊkɪzəm| — a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish

parodist |ˈpærəˌdɪst| — mimics literary or musical style for comic effect

parody |ˈpærədi| — a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

parole |pəˈroʊl| — a promise

parolee |pəˌroˈliː| — someone released on probation or on parole

paronomasia |ˌpærʌnoʊˈmeɪʒə| — a humorous play on words

paronym |ˈperəˌnim| — a word that strongly resembles another word in spelling

paroquet |ˈpærəkiːt| — any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots

parotid |pəˈrɑːtɪd| — relating to or located near the parotid gland

parotitis |ˌpærʌˈtaɪtɪs| — inflammation of one or both parotid glands

paroxysm |ˈpærəksɪzəm| — a sudden uncontrollable attack

paroxysmal |ˌpærəkˈsɪzməl| — accompanied by or of the nature of paroxysms

parquet |pɑːrˈkeɪ| — a floor made of parquetry

parquetry |ˈpɑːrkɪtriː| — a patterned wood inlay used to cover a floor

parr |ˈpɑːr| — Queen of England as the 6th wife of Henry VIII (1512-1548)

parricide |ˈpærɪsaɪd| — someone who kills his or her parent

parrot |ˈpærət| — usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds

parry |ˈpæri| — (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword

parse |pɑːrs| — analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)

parsimonious |ˌpɑːrsəˈmoʊniəs| — excessively unwilling to spend

parsimony |ˈpɑːrsəmoʊni| — extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

parsley |ˈpɑːrsli| — annual or perennial herb with aromatic leaves

parsnip |ˈpɑːrsnɪp| — the whitish root of cultivated parsnip

parson |ˈpɑːrsn| — a person authorized to conduct religious worship

parsonage |ˈpɑːrsənɪdʒ| — an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector

part |pɑːrt| — something determined in relation to something that includes it

part-owner |pɑːrt ˈoʊnər| — a person who owns something in common with others

part-time |ˈpɑrtˈtɑɪm| — involving less than the standard or customary time for an activity

part-timer |pɑːrt ˈtaɪmər| — someone who works less than the customary or standard time

partake |pɑːrˈteɪk| — have some of the qualities or attributes of something

partaker |pɑːˈteɪkə| — someone who has or gives or receives a part or a share

parted |ˈpɑːrtəd| — having a margin incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes

parterre |pɑːrˈter| — an ornamental flower garden; beds and paths are arranged to form a pattern

parthenogenesis |ˌpɑːrθənoʊˈdʒenɪsɪs| — human conception without fertilization by a man

Parthian |ˈpɑːrθiən| — a native or inhabitant of Parthia

partial |ˈpɑːrʃl| — the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant

partiality |ˌpɑːrʃiˈæləti| — a predisposition to like something

partially |ˈpɑːrʃəli| — to some extent; in some degree; not wholly

partible |ˈpɑːrtəbəl| — (of e.g. property) capable of being parted or divided

participant |pɑːrˈtɪsɪpənt| — someone who takes part in an activity

participate |pɑːrˈtɪsɪpeɪt| — share in something

participating |parˈtɪsəˌpetɪŋ| — taking part in an activity

participation |pɑːrˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃn| — the act of sharing in the activities of a group

participatory |ˌpɑːrˈtɪsəpəˌtɔːri| — affording the opportunity for individual participation

participial |ˌpɑːrtɪˈsɪpɪəl| — a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses

participle |ˈpɑːrtɪsɪpl| — a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses

particle |ˈpɑːrtɪkl| — (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

particoloured |ˈpɑːtɪˌkʌləd| — having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

particular |pərˈtɪkjələr| — a fact about some part (as opposed to general)

particularism |pərˈtikyələˌrizəm| — a focus on something particular

particularistic |pəˌtɪkjʊləˈrɪstɪk| — relating to particularism (exclusive interest in one group or class or sect etc.)

particularity |pərˌtɪkjuˈlærəti| — the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance

particularize |pərˈtɪkjələraɪz| — be specific about

particularized |pəˈtɪkjuːləraɪzd| — directed toward a specific object

particularly |pərˈtɪkjələrli| — to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common

particulate |pɑːrˈtɪkjələt| — a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)

parting |ˈpɑːrtɪŋ| — the act of departing politely

partisan |ˈpɑːrtəzn| — a fervent and even militant proponent of something

partisanship |ˈpɑːrtəznʃɪp| — an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

partition |pɑːrˈtɪʃn| — a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)

partition off |parˈtɪʃən ˈɒf| — divide into parts, pieces, or sections

partitioning |parˈtɪʃənɪŋ| — an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

partitionist |pɑːˈtɪʃənɪst| — an advocate of partitioning a country

partitive |ˈpɑːrtətɪv| — word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole

partly |ˈpɑːrtli| — to some extent; in some degree; not wholly

partner |ˈpɑːrtnər| — a person's partner in marriage

partnership |ˈpɑːrtnərʃɪp| — the members of a business venture created by contract

partridge |ˈpɑːrtrɪdʒ| — flesh of either quail or grouse

parts |ˈpɑːrts| — the local environment

parturient |pɑːrˈtʊriːənt| — giving birth

parturition |ˌpɑːrtjʊˈrɪʃn| — the process of giving birth

party |ˈpɑːrti| — an organization to gain political power

parvenu |ˈpɑːrvənuː| — a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

parvis |ˈpɑːvɪs| — a courtyard or portico in front of a building (especially a cathedral)

pas |ˌfoʊ ˈpɑː| — (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)

paschal |ˈpæskl| — of or relating to Passover or Easter

paseo |paˈseɪˌoʊ| — a path set aside for walking

pasha |pɑːˈʃɑː| — a civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt

pasqueflower |ˈpæskˌflaʊər| — any plant of the genus Pulsatilla; sometimes included in genus Anemone

pasquinade |ˌpæskwʌˈneɪd| — a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

pass |pæs| — (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

pass away |ˈpæs əˈweɪ| — pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

pass by |ˈpæs baɪ| — move past

pass off |ˈpæs ˈɒf| — be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity

pass on |ˈpæs ɑːn| — place into the hands or custody of

pass out |ˈpæs ˈaʊt| — pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

pass over |ˈpæs ˈoʊvr̩| — bypass

pass through |ˈpæs θruː| — make a passage or journey from one place to another

pass up |ˈpæs ʌp| — refuse to accept

passable |ˈpæsəbl| — about average; acceptable

passably |ˈpæsəbli| — to certain extent or degree

passage |ˈpæsɪdʒ| — the act of passing from one state or place to the next

passageway |ˈpæsəˌdʒwe| — a passage between rooms or between buildings

passant |pɑːˈsɑːn| — in walking position with right foreleg raised

passbook |ˈpæsbʊk| — a record of deposits and withdrawals and interest held by depositors at certain banks

passe |ˌpæˈseɪ| — out of fashion

passe-partout |ˌpæspɑːrˈtuː| — key that secures entrance everywhere

passementerie |pæsˈmentriː| — a decoration or adornment on a garment

passenger |ˈpæsɪndʒər| — a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it

passer |ˈpæsər| — a person who passes by casually or by chance

passer-by |ˌpæsə ˈbaɪ| — a person who passes by casually or by chance

passerby |ˈpæsərzˈbɑɪ| — a person who passes by casually or by chance

passerine |ˈpæsʌrɪn| — perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless

passim |ˈpæsɪm| — used to refer to cited works

passing |ˈpæsɪŋ| — (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

passion |ˈpæʃn| — a strong feeling or emotion

passionate |ˈpæʃənət| — having or expressing strong emotions

passionately |ˈpæʃənətli| — with passion

passionless |ˈpæʃnləs| — unmoved by feeling

passive |ˈpæsɪv| — the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb

passively |ˈpæsɪvli| — in a passive manner

passiveness |ˈpæsɪvnəs| — submission to others or to outside influences

passivity |pəˈsɪvəti| — the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative

passkey |ˈpæskiː| — key that secures entrance everywhere

Passover |ˈpæsoʊvər| — (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt

passport |ˈpæspɔːrt| — any authorization to pass or go somewhere

password |ˈpæswɜːrd| — a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

past |pæst| — the time that has elapsed

pasta |ˈpɑːstə| — a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient

paste |peɪst| — any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency

paste-up |ˈpeɪst ʌp| — a composition of flat objects pasted on a board or other backing

pasteboard |ˈpeɪstbɔːrd| — stiff cardboard made by pasting together layers of paper

pastel |pæˈstel| — any of various pale or light colors

pastelike  — resembling paste in color; pallid

paster |ˈpæstər| — a workman who pastes

pastern |ˈpæstərn| — the part between the fetlock and the hoof

pasteurization |ˌpæstʃərəˈzeɪʃən| — partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food

pasteurize |ˈpæstʃəraɪz| — heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms

pasteurized |ˈpæstʃəˌraɪzd| — having been subjected to pasteurization in order to halt fermentation

pastiche |pæˈstiːʃ| — a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources

pastil |ˈpæstɪl| — a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat

pastille |pæˈstiːl| — a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat

pastime |ˈpæstaɪm| — a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

pastness  — the quality of being past

pastor |ˈpæstər| — a person authorized to conduct religious worship

pastoral |ˈpæstərəl| — a musical composition that evokes rural life

pastorale |ˈpæstʌrəˌlaɪz| — a musical composition that evokes rural life

pastorate |ˈpæstərət| — pastors collectively

pastorship |ˈpæstʌrˌʃɪp| — the position of pastor

pastry |ˈpeɪstri| — a dough of flour and water and shortening

pasturage |ˈpæstʃərɪdʒ| — succulent herbaceous vegetation of pasture land

pasture |ˈpæstʃər| — a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock

pastureland |ˈpæstʃərlænd| — a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock

pasty |ˈpæsti| — small meat pie or turnover

pat |pæt| — the sound made by a gentle blow

patch |pætʃ| — a small contrasting part of something

patch up |ˈpætʃ ʌp| — mend by putting a patch on

patchouli |ˈpætʃʊli| — small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes

patchwork |ˈpætʃwɜːrk| — a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

patchy |ˈpætʃi| — irregular or uneven in quality, texture, etc.

pate |peɪt| — liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned

patella |pəˈtelə| — a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint

patency |ˈpeɪtnsiː| — the openness (lack of obstruction) of a bodily passage or duct

patent |ˈpætnt| — a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention

patented |ˈpætəntəd| — (of devices and processes) protected by patent

patentee |ˌpætənˈtiː| — the inventor to whom a patent is issued

patently |ˈpætəntli| — unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

pater |ˈpeɪtər| — an informal use of the Latin word for father; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously

paterfamilias |ˌpætərfəˈmɪliæs| — the male head of family or tribe

paternal |pəˈtɜːrnl| — related on the father's side

paternalism |pəˈtɜːrnəlɪzəm| — the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

paternalistic |pəˌtərnəˈlɪstɪk| — benevolent but sometimes intrusive

paternity |pəˈtɜːrnəti| — the state of being a father

paternoster |ˌpætəˈnɒstər| — (Roman Catholic Church) the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as `our father'

path |pæθ| — a course of conduct

pathetic |pəˈθetɪk| — deserving or inciting pity

pathfinder |ˈpæθfaɪndər| — someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

pathless |ˈpɑːθləs| — lacking pathways

pathogen |ˈpæθədʒən| — any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)

pathogenesis |ˌpæθəˈdʒenɪsɪs| — the origination and development of a disease

pathogenic |ˌpæθəˈdʒenɪk| — able to cause disease

pathologic |ˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪk| — caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

pathological |ˌpæθəˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition

pathologist |pəˈθɑlədʒɪst, pæ-| — a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis

pathology |pəˈθɑːlədʒi| — the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

pathos |ˈpeɪθɑːs| — a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

pathway |ˈpæθweɪ| — a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain

patience |ˈpeɪʃns| — good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

patient |ˈpeɪʃnt| — a person who requires medical care

patiently |ˈpeɪʃəntli| — with patience; in a patient manner

patina |pəˈtiːnə| — a fine coating of oxide (produced by oxidation over a long period of time) on the surface of a metal (particularly copper)

patio |ˈpætioʊ| — usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

patois |ˈpætwɑː| — a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

patrial |ˈpeɪtrɪəl| — a person who has the right to be considered legally a British citizen (by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent)

patriarch |ˈpeɪtriɑːrk| — title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem)

patriarchal |ˌpeɪtriˈɑːrkl| — characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line

patriarchate |ˈpeɪtriɑːrkət| — the jurisdiction of a patriarch

patriarchy |ˈpeɪtriɑːrki| — a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line

patrician |pəˈtrɪʃn| — a person of refined upbringing and manners

patricide |ˈpætrɪsaɪd| — a person who murders their father

patrilineal |ˌpætrɪˈlɪniəl| — based on or tracing descent through the male line

patrimonial |ˈpætrəˌmoʊnjəl| — inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent

patrimony |ˈpætrɪmoʊni| — a church endowment

patriot |ˈpeɪtriət| — one who loves and defends his or her country

patriotic |ˌpeɪtriˈɑːtɪk| — inspired by love for your country

patriotism |ˈpeɪtriətɪzəm| — love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

patristic |pəˈtristik| — of or relating to the writings of the early church fathers

patrol |pəˈtroʊl| — a detachment used for security or reconnaissance

patrolman |pəˈtroʊlmən| — a policeman who patrols a given region

patron |ˈpeɪtrən| — a regular customer

patronage |ˈpætrənɪdʒ| — the act of providing approval and support

patroness |ˌpeɪtrənˈes| — a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron

patronize |ˈpeɪtrənaɪz| — assume sponsorship of

patronizing |ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪzɪŋ| — (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

patronym |ˈpatrənim| — a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)

patronymic |ˌpætrəˈnɪmɪk| — a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)

patsy |ˈpætsi| — a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

patten |ˈpatn| — footwear usually with wooden soles

patter |ˈpætər| — plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

pattern |ˈpætərn| — a perceptual structure

patterned |ˈpætərnd| — having patterns (especially colorful patterns)

patternmaker |ˈpætənˌmeɪkə| — someone who makes patterns (as for sewing or carpentry or metalworking)

patty |ˈpæti| — small flat mass of chopped food

paucity |ˈpɔːsəti| — an insufficient quantity or number

paunch |pɔːntʃ| — a protruding abdomen

paunchy |ˈpɒntʃi| — having a large belly

pauper |ˈpɔːpər| — a person who is very poor

pauperism |ˈpɔːrpərɪzəm| — a state of extreme poverty or destitution

pauperization |ˌpɔːrpəraɪˈzeɪʃən| — a state of extreme poverty or destitution

pauperize |ˈpɔːrpəraɪz| — reduce to beggary

pause |pɔːz| — a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

pave |peɪv| — a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows

paved |ˈpeɪvd| — covered with a firm surface

pavement |ˈpeɪvmənt| — the paved surface of a thoroughfare

pavilion |pəˈvɪliən| — large and often sumptuous tent

paving |ˈpeɪvɪŋ| — material used to pave an area

pavior  — a machine for laying pavement

paviour |ˈpeɪvɪə| — a machine for laying pavement

paw |pɔː| — a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped

pawky |ˈpɔːki| — cunning and sly

pawl |pɔːl| — a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

pawn |pɔːn| — an article deposited as security

pawnbroker |ˈpɔːnbroʊkər| — a person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security

pawnee |ˈpɔːniː| — a member of the Pawnee nation formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas but now largely in Oklahoma

pawnshop |ˈpɔːnʃɑːp| — a shop where loans are made with personal property as security

pawpaw |ˈpɔːpɔː| — tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit

pax |ˈpæks| — (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist

pay |peɪ| — something that remunerates

pay back |ˈpeɪ ˈbæk| — act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

pay off |ˈpeɪ ˈɒf| — yield a profit or result

pay out |ˈpeɪ ˈaʊt| — expend, as from a fund

pay up |ˈpeɪ ʌp| — cancel or discharge a debt

payable |ˈpeɪəbl| — a liability account showing how much is owed for goods and services purchased on credit

payback |ˈpeɪbæk| — financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)

paycheck |ˈpeɪˌtʃek| — a check issued in payment of wages or salary

payday |ˈpeɪdeɪ| — the day on which you receive pay for your work

payee |ˌpeɪˈiː| — a person to whom money is paid

payer |ˈpeɪər| — a person who pays money for something

paying |ˈpeɪɪŋ| — yielding a fair profit

payload |ˈpeɪloʊd| — the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents

paymaster |ˈpeɪmæstər| — a person in charge of paying wages

payment |ˈpeɪmənt| — a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

payoff |ˈpeɪˌɔf| — the final payment of a debt

payola |peɪˈoʊlə| — a bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record

payroll |ˈpeɪroʊl| — a list of employees and their salaries

paysheet |ˈpeɪʃiːt| — the total amount of money paid in wages