English dictionary


pub |pʌb| — tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals

puberty |ˈpjuːbərti| — the time of life when sex glands become functional

pubescence |pjuːˈbesəns| — the time of life when sex glands become functional

pubescent |pjuːˈbesnt| — (of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature

public |ˈpʌblɪk| — people in general considered as a whole

publican |ˈpʌblɪkən| — the keeper of a public house

publication |ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃn| — a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

publicist |ˈpʌblɪsɪst| — someone who publicizes

publicity |pʌbˈlɪsəti| — a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

publicize |ˈpʌblɪsaɪz| — make public

publicized |ˈpʌbləˌsaɪzd| — made known; especially made widely known

publicly |ˈpʌblɪkli| — in a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly

publish |ˈpʌblɪʃ| — put into print

published |ˈpʌblɪʃt| — formally made public

publisher |ˈpʌblɪʃər| — a firm in the publishing business

publishing |ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ| — the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution

puce |pjuːs| — a color varying from dark purplish brown to dark red

puck |pʌk| — a mischievous sprite of English folklore

pucka |ˈpʌkə| — absolutely first class and genuine

pucker |ˈpʌkər| — an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

puckish |ˈpʌkɪʃ| — naughtily or annoyingly playful

pud |pʊd| — (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)

pudding |ˈpʊdɪŋ| — any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes

puddle |ˈpʌdl| — a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry

pudendum |pjuːˈdendəm| — human external genital organs collectively especially of a female

pudge |pəj| — a short fat person

pudgy |ˈpʌdʒi| — short and plump

pueblo |ˈpwebloʊ| — a member of any of about two dozen Native American peoples called `Pueblos' by the Spanish because they live in pueblos (villages built of adobe and rock)

puerile |ˈpjʊrəl| — displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

puerility |ˌpjʊəˈrɪlɪti| — the state of a child between infancy and adolescence

puerperal |pjuːˈɝːpərəl| — relating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth

puff |pʌf| — a short light gust of air

puff out |ˈpəf ˈaʊt| — to swell or cause to enlarge

puff up |ˈpəf ʌp| — make larger or distend

puffball |ˈpʌfbɔːl| — any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature

puffed |pʌft| — gathered for protruding fullness

puffer |ˈpʌfər| — delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver

puffery |ˈpəfəri| — a flattering commendation (especially when used for promotional purposes)

puffin |ˈpʌfɪn| — any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills

puffy |ˈpʌfi| — being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing

pug |pʌɡ| — small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle

pug-dog |ˈpʌɡ dɔːɡ| — small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle

pug-nose |ˈpʌɡ noʊz| — having a blunt nose

pug-nosed |ˈpʌɡ noʊzd| — having a blunt nose

pugilism |ˈpjuːdʒɪlɪzəm| — fighting with the fists

pugilist |ˈpjuːdʒɪlɪst| — someone who fights with his fists for sport

pugilistic |ˌpjuːdʒɪˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to pugilism or pugilists

pugnacious |pʌɡˈneɪʃəs| — tough and callous by virtue of experience

pugnacity |pʌgˈnæsɪti| — a natural disposition to be hostile

puissance |ˈpwɪsəns| — power to influence or coerce

puissant |ˈpwiːsənt| — powerful

puke |pjuːk| — a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

pukka |ˈpʌkə| — absolutely first class and genuine

pulchritude |ˈpʌlkrɪtjuːd| — physical beauty (especially of a woman)

pule |pjuːl| — cry weakly or softly

pull |pʊl| — the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

pull away |ˈpʊl əˈweɪ| — pull back or move away or backward

pull back |ˈpʊl ˈbæk| — pull back or move away or backward

pull down |ˈpʊl ˈdaʊn| — tear down so as to make flat with the ground

pull in |ˈpʊl ɪn| — direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

pull off |ˈpʊl ˈɒf| — pull or pull out sharply

pull out |ˈpʊl ˈaʊt| — move out or away

pull over |ˈpʊl ˈoʊvr̩| — steer a vehicle to the side of the road

pull round |ˈpʊl ˈraʊnd| — continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

pull through |ˈpʊl θruː| — continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

pull together |ˈpʊl təˈɡeðər| — assemble or get together

pull up |ˈpʊl ʌp| — come to a halt after driving somewhere

pull-in |ˈpʊl ɪn| — a roadside cafe especially for lorry drivers

pull-through |ˈpʊl θruː| — cleaning implement consisting of an oily rag attached by a cord to a weight; is pulled through the barrel of a rifle or handgun to clean it

pull-up |ˈpʊl ʌp| — a roadside cafe especially for lorry drivers

pullback |ˈpʊlbæk| — a device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back

puller |ˈpʊlər| — someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself

pullet |ˈpʊlɪt| — flesh of a medium-sized young chicken suitable for frying

pulley |ˈpʊli| — a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope

pulling |ˈpʊlɪŋ| — the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

Pullman |ˈpʊlmən| — luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel

pullout |ˈpʊlˌɑʊt| — to break off a military action with an enemy

pullover |ˈpʊloʊvər| — a sweater that is put on by pulling it over the head

pullulate |ˈpʌljʊleɪt| — be teeming, be abuzz

pullulation  — asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual

pulmonary |ˈpʌlməneri| — relating to or affecting the lungs

pulmonic |pʌlˈmɒnɪk| — relating to or affecting the lungs

pulp |pʌlp| — any soft or soggy mass

pulpit |ˈpʊlpɪt| — a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

pulpy |ˈpʌlpi| — like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness

pulsar |ˈpʌlsɑːr| — a degenerate neutron star; small and extremely dense; rotates very fast and emits regular pulses of polarized radiation

pulsate |ˈpʌlseɪt| — expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

pulsation |pʌlˈseɪʃən| — (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)

pulse |pʌls| — (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)

pulverization |ˌpʌlvəraɪˈzeɪʃən| — a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized

pulverize |ˈpʌlvəraɪz| — make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust

puma |ˈpuːmə| — large American feline resembling a lion

pumice |ˈpʌmɪs| — a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive

pummel |ˈpʌml| — strike, usually with the fist

pump |pʌmp| — a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

pumpkin |ˈpʌmpkɪn| — a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes

pun |pʌn| — a humorous play on words

punch |pʌntʃ| — (boxing) a blow with the fist

punch in |ˈpəntʃ ɪn| — register one's arrival at work

punch out |ˈpəntʃ ˈaʊt| — register one's departure from work

punchball |ˈpʌntʃbɔːl| — an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing

puncher |pʌntʃər| — a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

punctilio |pʌŋkˈtɪlɪoʊ| — a fine point of etiquette or petty formality

punctilious |pʌŋkˈtɪliəs| — marked by precise accordance with details

punctual |ˈpʌŋktʃuəl| — acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed

punctuality |ˌpʌŋktʃuːˈæləti| — the quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time

punctuate |ˈpʌŋktʃueɪt| — insert punctuation marks into

punctuation |ˌpʌŋktʃuˈeɪʃn| — something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions

puncture |ˈpʌŋktʃər| — loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object

punctured |ˈpʌŋktʃərd| — having a hole cut through

pundit |ˈpʌndɪt| — someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

pungency |ˈpʌndʒənsi| — wit having a sharp and caustic quality

pungent |ˈpʌndʒənt| — strong and sharp

Punic |ˈpjuːnɪk| — the Phoenician dialect of ancient Carthage

punish |ˈpʌnɪʃ| — impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

punishable |ˈpʌnɪʃəbl| — liable to or deserving punishment

punishing |ˈpʌnɪʃɪŋ| — characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

punishment |ˈpʌnɪʃmənt| — the act of punishing

punitive |ˈpjuːnətɪv| — inflicting punishment

Punjabi |pʊnˈdʒɑːbi| — a member of the people of Pakistan and Punjab

punk |pʌŋk| — an aggressive and violent young criminal

punnet |ˈpʌnɪt| — a small light basket used as a measure for fruits

punster |ˈpʌnstər| — someone overly fond of making puns

punt |pʌnt| — formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence

punter |ˈpʌntər| — someone who propels a boat with a pole

puny |ˈpjuːni| — inferior in strength or significance

pup |pʌp| — young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf

pupa |ˈpjuːpə| — an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult

pupal |pupal| — of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage

pupate |ˈpjuːpeɪt| — develop into a pupa

pupil |ˈpjuːpl| — a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution

pupillary |pʊpilary| — of or relating to the pupil of the eye

puppet |ˈpʌpɪt| — a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer

puppeteer |ˌpʌpɪˈtɪr| — one who operates puppets or marionettes

puppetry |ˈpʌpətri| — the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows

puppy |ˈpʌpi| — a young dog

purblind |ˈpɝːblaɪnd| — having greatly reduced vision

purchasable |ˈpɝːtʃəsəbəl| — capable of being corrupted

purchase |ˈpɜːrtʃəs| — the acquisition of something for payment

purchaser |ˈpɜːrtʃəsər| — a person who buys

purchasing |ˈpɝːtʃəsɪŋ| — the act of buying

purdah |ˈpɜːrdə| — a state of social isolation

pure |pjʊr| — without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

pureblooded  — having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal

purebred |ˈpjʊrˈbred| — a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses

puree |pjʊˈreɪ| — food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender

purely |ˈpjʊrli| — restricted to something

purgation |pɝːˈɡeɪʃən| — purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

purgative |ˈpɜːrɡətɪv| — a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels

purgatorial |ˌpɝːɡəˈtɔːrɪəl| — serving to purge or rid of sin

purgatory |ˈpɜːrɡətɔːri| — a temporary condition of torment or suffering

purge |pɜːrdʒ| — the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

purification |ˌpjʊrəfəˈkeɪʃən| — the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities

purifier |ˈpjʊrəˌfaɪər| — an apparatus for removing impurities

purify |ˈpjʊrɪfaɪ| — remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation

purifying |ˈpjʊrəˌfaɪɪŋ| — acting like an antiseptic

purism |ˈpjʊrɪzəm| — scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language)

purist |ˈpjʊrɪst| — someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)

Puritan |ˈpjʊrɪtən| — a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship

puritanic |ˌpjʊərɪˈtænɪk| — morally rigorous and strict

puritanical |ˌpjʊrɪˈtænɪkl| — exaggeratedly proper

Puritanism |ˈpjʊrətəˌnɪzəm| — the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)

purity |ˈpjʊrəti| — being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material

purl |pɜːrl| — gold or silver wire thread

purlieu |ˈpɜːrluː| — an outer adjacent area of any place

purloin |pɜːrˈlɔɪn| — make off with belongings of others

purple |ˈpɜːrpl| — a purple color or pigment

purport |pərˈpɔːrt| — the intended meaning of a communication

purportedly |pərˌpɔːrtədli| — believed or reputed to be the case

purpose |ˈpɜːrpəs| — an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

purposeful |ˈpɜːrpəsfl| — having meaning through having an aim

purposefully |ˈpɝːpəsfəli| — in a purposeful manner

purposeless |ˈpɜːrpəsləs| — serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

purposelessly |ˈpɝːpəsləsli| — without a clear purpose

purposely |ˈpɜːrpəsli| — with intention; in an intentional manner

purposive |ˈpɜːrpəsɪv| — having or showing or acting with a purpose or design

purr |pɜːr| — a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat

purse |pɜːrs| — a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

purse-proud |ˈpɝːs praʊd| — proud or arrogant because of your wealth (especially in the absence of other distinction)

purser |ˈpɜːrsər| — an officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers' welfare

purslane |ˈpɜːrsleɪn| — a plant of the family Portulacaceae having fleshy succulent obovate leaves often grown as a potherb or salad herb; a weed in some areas

pursuance |pərˈsuːəns| — a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

pursuant |pərˈsuːənt| — (followed by `to') in conformance to or agreement with

pursue |pərˈsuː| — carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

pursuer |pərˈsuːər| — a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture

pursuing |pərˈsuːɪŋ| — following in order to overtake or capture or as accompaniment to such pursuit

pursuit |pərˈsuːt| — the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

pursy |ˈpɝːsi| — breathing laboriously or convulsively

purulence |ˈpjʊərələns| — symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus)

purulent |ˈpjʊrələnt| — containing pus

purvey |pərˈveɪ| — supply with provisions

purveyance |pəˈveɪəns| — the act of supplying something

purveyor |pərˈveɪər| — someone who supplies provisions (especially food)

purview |ˈpɜːrvjuː| — the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

pus |pʌs| — the tenth month of the Hindu calendar

push |pʊʃ| — the act of applying force in order to move something away

push around |ˈpʊʃ əˈraʊnd| — be bossy towards

push away |ˈpʊʃ əˈweɪ| — push out of the way

push forward |ˈpʊʃ ˈfɔːrwərd| — push one's way

push on |ˈpʊʃ ɑːn| — continue moving forward

push out |ˈpʊʃ ˈaʊt| — push to thrust outward

push through |ˈpʊʃ θruː| — break out

pushball |ˈpʊʃbɔːl| — a game using a leather ball six feet in diameter; the two side try to push it across the opponents' goal

pushcart |ˈpʊʃkɑːrt| — wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels

pushchair |ˈpʊʃtʃer| — a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around

pusher |ˈpʊʃər| — one who intrudes or pushes himself forward

pushful |ˈpʊʃfʊl| — marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative

pushing |ˈpʊʃɪŋ| — the act of applying force in order to move something away

pushover |ˈpʊʃoʊvər| — someone who is easily taken advantage of

pushpin |ˈpʊʃpɪn| — a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board

pushy |ˈpʊʃi| — marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative

pusillanimity |ˌpjuːsɪləˈnɪmɪti| — contemptible fearfulness

pusillanimous |ˌpjuːsɪˈlænɪməs| — lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful

puss |pʊs| — obscene terms for female genitals

pussy |ˈpʊsi| — obscene terms for female genitals

pussycat |ˈpʊsikæt| — a person who is regarded as easygoing and agreeable

pussyfoot |ˈpʊsifʊt| — to go stealthily or furtively

pustulate |ˈpʌstjʊleɪt| — (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin

pustule |ˈpʌstʃuːl| — a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus

put |pʊt| — the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

put across |ˈpʊt əˈkrɒs| — transmit information

put aside |ˈpʊt əˈsaɪd| — stop using

put away |ˈpʊt əˈweɪ| — place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape

put back |ˈpʊt ˈbæk| — put something back where it belongs

put down |ˈpʊt ˈdaʊn| — cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place

put forward |ˈpʊt ˈfɔːrwərd| — put before

put in |ˈpʊt ɪn| — place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

put off |ˈpʊt ˈɒf| — hold back to a later time

put on |ˈpʊt ɑːn| — put clothing on one's body

put out |ˈpʊt ˈaʊt| — to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

put over |ˈpʊt ˈoʊvr̩| — communicate successfully

put through |ˈpʊt θruː| — pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

put up |ˈpʊt ʌp| — place so as to be noticed

put-up |ˈpʊtˌʌp| — planned secretly

putamen |pjʊˈteɪmɛn| — the outer reddish part of the lenticular nucleus

putative |ˈpjuːtətɪv| — purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds

putrefaction |ˌpjuːtrɪˈfækʃn| — a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

putrefactive |ˌpjuːtrɪˈfæktɪv| — causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction

putrefy |ˈpjuːtrɪfaɪ| — become putrid; decay with an offensive smell

putrescence |pjuːˈtresns| — in a state of progressive putrefaction

putrescent |pjuːˈtresnt| — becoming putrid

putrid |ˈpjuːtrɪd| — in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor

putridity |pjuːˈtrɪdɪti| — the state of being putrid

putridness  — in a state of progressive putrefaction

putsch |pʊtʃ| — a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

putt |pʌt| — hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter

puttee |ˈpʌti| — a strip of cloth wound around the leg to form legging; used by soldiers in World War I

putter |ˈpʌtər| — a golfer who is putting

putting |ˈpʊtɪŋ| — hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter

putty |ˈpʌti| — a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil; used especially to patch woodwork or secure panes of glass

puzzle |ˈpʌzl| — a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution

puzzle out |ˈpʌzəl ˈaʊt| — find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

puzzled |ˈpʌzld| — filled with bewilderment

puzzlement |ˈpʌzəlmənt| — confusion resulting from failure to understand

puzzler |ˈpʌzlər| — a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution

puzzling |ˈpʌzlɪŋ| — not clear to the understanding