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pattern.noun,.plural.patterns
a pattern is the repeated or regular way in which something happens or is done (examples); a pattern is a diagram or shape that you can use as a guide when you are making something such as a model or a piece of clothing (cutting out a pattern to make a piece of clothing); a model or an original used as an archetype; a plan, diagram or model to be followed in making things (a dress pattern)
pattern, patterned, patterning, patterns.verbs
transitive verb use.to make, mold or design by following a pattern (we patterned this plan on the previous one; my daughter patterned her engineering career after her father's; to cover or ornament with a design or pattern
intransitive verb use.to make a pattern

plentiful.adjective
existing in great quantity or ample supply; providing or producing an abundance (a plentiful harvest)
plentifully.adverb
plentifulness.noun
plenty.noun
a full or completely.adequate.amount or supply (plenty of time; the fall harvest provided plenty of vegetables and fruits which should last us after canning some of them, through a few years); if there is plenty of something, there is a large amount of it; if there are plenty of things, there are many of them; plenty is used especially.to.indicate that there is enough of something or more than you need at the time (are there plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet?)
plenty.adjective
plentiful; abundant
plenty.adverb
sufficiently; very (it's plenty hot); you use plenty in front of adjectives or adverbs to emphasize the degree of the quality they are describing (the water looked plenty deep; the compartment is plenty big enough)

pair.noun,.plural.pair.or.pairs
two.corresponding persons or items, similar in form or function and matched or associated (a pair of shoes); one object composed of two joined, similar parts that are dependent upon each other (a pair of skates); two persons who are joined by commitment in engagement or marriage; to mate; to couple; two persons who have something in common and are considered together (a pair of skiers); couple; in games, two playing cards of the same denomination; in chemistry, an electron pair
pair, paired, pairing, pairs.verbs
transitive verb use.to arrange in sets of two; to join in a pair; to mate; to provide a partner for; couple
intransitive verb use.to form pairs or a pair; to join in relationship such as marriage

pear.noun,.plural.pears
a widely cultivated.tree (Pyrus communis) in the rose family, having glossy leaves, white flowers and edible fruit; the fruit of this tree, spherical at the base and tapering toward the stalk

pastry.noun,.plural.pastries
pastry is a food made from flour, fat and water that is mixed together, rolled flat and baked in the oven; it is used for example, in making pies and tarts; baked sweet foods made with pastry

perch.noun,.plural.perches
a rod or branch.serving as a roost for a bird; a perch is a short rod for a bird to stand on; an elevated place for resting or sitting; a position that is secure, advantageous or prominent; a pole, stick or rod
perch, perched, perching, perches.verbs
intransitive verb use.to alight or rest on a perch; roost (a raven perched high in the pine forest); when a bird perches on something such as a branch or a wall, it lands on it and stands there (a blackbird flew down and perched on the parapet outside his window); to stand, sit or rest on an elevated place or position; to perch somewhere means to be on the top or edge of something
transitive verb use.to place on or as if on a perch (the child perched the glass on the edge of the counter); if you perch on something, you sit down lightly on the very edge or tip of it
perched.adjective
(she was perched on the edge of the couch)

perch.noun,.plural.perches
perch is an edible fish; there are several kinds of perch

Ptolemy
an Alexandrian (city of northern Egypt) astronomer, mathematician and geographer named Ptolemy, 2nd century A.D. developed an astronomical system basing his astronomy on the belief that all heavenly bodies revolve around the Earth in circular orbits. Of course, this was later proved erroneous by Nicolaus Copernicus.

palmate.also.palmated.adjective
having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended (palmate antlers; palmate coral); in botany, having three or more veins, leaflets or lobes.radiating from one point; in zoology, having webbed toes, as the feet of many water birds
palmately.adverb
palmation.noun,.plural.palmations
the state of being palmate; a palmate structure or form; a division or part of a palmate structure

philharmonic.adjective
a philharmonic orchestra is a large orchestra which plays classical music; relating to a symphony orchestra

preexist, preexisted, preexisting, preexists.verbs
transitive verb use.to exist before something; precede (horse drawn carriages preexisted modern vehicles)
intransitive verb use.to exist beforehand
preexistence.noun
preexistent.adjective

pylorus.noun,.plural.pylori
the passage at the lower end of the stomach that opens into the duodenum
pyloric.adjective

pimp.noun,.plural.pimps
a pimp is a man who gets clients for prostitutes and takes a large part of the money the prostitutes earn by selling sex; someone who pimps gets clients for prostitutes and takes a large part of the money the prostitutes earn; one who finds customers for a prostitute; a procurer
pimp, pimped, pimping, pimps.intransitive verbs
to serve as a procurer of prostitutes

pollute, polluted, polluting, pollutes.transitive verbs
to make unfit for or harmful to living things; contaminate; to make less suitable and even poisonous by the introduction of unwanted factors (the stadium lights polluted the sky around the observatory); to renderphysically.impure or morallyharmful; corrupt
pollution.noun,.plural.pollutions
the act or process of polluting or the state of being polluted, especially the contamination of soil, water or the atmosphere by the discharge of harmful substances; something that pollutes; a pollutant or a group of pollutants (pollution in the air reduced the visibility near the airport)
pollutant.noun,.plural.pollutants
something that pollutes, such as contaminated air, soil or water
polluter.noun,.plural.polluters

peat.noun,.plural.peats
partially.carbonized vegetable matter, usually mosses, found in bogs and used as fertilizer and fuel
peaty.adjective

prong.noun,.plural.prongs
the prongs of something such as a fork are the long, thin pointed parts; a thin, pointed, projecting part (a pitchfork with four prongs used by farmers for taking apart hay bales to feed their cattle); a branch; a fork (the two prongs of a river)
prong, pronged, pronging, prongs.transitive verbs
to pierce with or as if with a thin, pointed, projecting part

pitchfork.noun,.plural.pitchforks
a large, long-handled fork with sharp, widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay
pitchfork, pitchforked, pitchforking, pitchforks.transitive verbs
to lift or toss with or as if with a pitchfork

plexus.noun,.plural.plexus or plexuses
a structure in the form of a network, especially used when talking of nerves, blood vessels or lymphatics (the solar plexus; the cardiac plexus; the pelvic plexus); so-called from the raylike pattern of the nerve fibersa combination of interlaced.parts; a network

peritoneum.noun,.plural.peritonea
the serous.membrane that lines the walls of the abdominal.cavity and folds inward to enclose the viscera
peritoneal.adjective
peritoneally.adverb
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