Adjectives Starting with P

Pabular (a.) Of, pertaining to, or fit for, pabulum or food; affording food.

Pabulous (a.) Affording pabulum, or food; alimental.

Pacable (a.) Placable.

Pacate (a.) Appeased; pacified; tranquil.

Pacated (a.) Pacified; pacate.

Paced (a.) Having, or trained in, [such] a pace or gait; trained; -- used in composition; as, slow-paced; a thorough-paced villain.

Pachycarpous (a.) Having the pericarp thick.

Pachydactylous (a.) Having thick toes.

Pachydermal (a.) Of or relating to the pachyderms; as, pachydermal dentition.

Pachydermatous (a.) Of or pertaining to the pachyderms.

Pachydermatous (a.) Thick-skinned; not sensitive to ridicule.

Pachydermoid (a.) Related to the pachyderms.

Pachyglossal (a.) Having a thick tongue; -- applied to a group of lizards (Pachyglossae), including the iguanas and agamas.

Pacifiable (a.) Capable of being pacified or appeased; placable.

Pacific (a.) Of or pertaining to peace; suited to make or restore peace; of a peaceful character; not warlike; not quarrelsome; conciliatory; as, pacific words or acts; a pacific nature or condition.

Pacificable (a.) Placable.

Pacifical (a.) Of or pertaining to peace; pacific.

Pacificatory (a.) Tending to make peace; conciliatory.

Pacinian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini, an Italian physician of the 19th century.

Pactional (a.) Of the nature of, or by means of, a paction.

Pactitious (a.) Setted by a pact, or agreement.

Pactolian (a.) Pertaining to the Pactolus, a river in ancient Lydia famous for its golden sands.

Paddy (a.) Low; mean; boorish; vagabond.

Paedogenetic (a.) Producing young while in the immature or larval state; -- said of certain insects, etc.

Paganic (a.) Alt. of Paganical

Paganical (a.) Of or pertaining to pagans or paganism; heathenish; paganish.

Paganish (a.) Of or pertaining to pagans; heathenish.

Pageant (a.) Of the nature of a pageant; spectacular.

Paginal (a.) Consisting of pages.

Painable (a.) Causing pain; painful.

Painful (a.) Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing.

Painful (a.) Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.

Painful (a.) Painstaking; careful; industrious.

Painless (a.) Free from pain; without pain.

Painstaking (a.) Careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive.

Painsworthy (a.) Worth the pains or care bestowed.

Painted (a.) Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.

Painted (a.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting.

Painterly (a.) Like a painter's work.

Paintless (a.) Not capable of being painted or described.

Painty (a.) Unskillfully painted, so that the painter's method of work is too obvious; also, having too much pigment applied to the surface.

Palacious (a.) Palatial.

Palaeographer (a.) Alt. of Palaeographic

Palaeographic (a.) See Paleographer, Paleographic, etc.

Palaestric (a.) See Palestric.

Palatable (a.) Agreeable to the palate or taste; savory; hence, acceptable; pleasing; as, palatable food; palatable advice.

Palatal (a.) Of or pertaining to the palate; palatine; as, the palatal bones.

Palatal (a.) Uttered by the aid of the palate; -- said of certain sounds, as the sound of k in kirk.

Palatial (a.) Of or pertaining to a palace; suitable for a palace; resembling a palace; royal; magnificent; as, palatial structures.

Palatial (a.) Palatal; palatine.

Palatic (a.) Palatal; palatine.

Palatine (a.) Of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a palace; hence, possessing royal privileges.

Palatine (a.) Of or pertaining to the palate.

Palative (a.) Pleasing to the taste; palatable.

Palatopterygoid (a.) Pertaining to the palatine and pterygoid region of the skull; as, the palatopterygoid cartilage, or rod, from which the palatine and pterygoid bones are developed.

Paleaceous (a.) Chaffy; resembling or consisting of paleae, or chaff; furnished with chaff; as, a paleaceous receptacle.

Palearctic (a.) Belonging to a region of the earth's surface which includes all Europe to the Azores, Iceland, and all temperate Asia.

Paled (a.) Striped.

Paled (a.) Inclosed with a paling.

Palely (a.) In a pale manner; dimly; wanly; not freshly or ruddily.

Paleocrystic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, a former glacial formation.

Paleogaean (a.) Of or pertaining to the Eastern hemisphere.

Paleographic (a.) Alt. of Paleographical

Paleographical (a.) Of or pertaining to paleography.

Paleolithic (a.) Of or pertaining to an era marked by early stone implements. The Paleolithic era (as proposed by Lubbock) includes the earlier half of the "Stone Age;" the remains belonging to it are for the most part of extinct animals, with relics of human beings.

Paleontographical (a.) Of or pertaining to the description of fossil remains.

Paleontological (a.) Of or pertaining to paleontology.

Paleotechnic (a.) Belonging to, or connected with, ancient art.

Paleotherian (a.) Of or pertaining to Paleotherium.

Paleous (a.) Chaffy; like chaff; paleaceous.

Paleozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, the older division of geological time during which life is known to have existed, including the Silurian, Devonian, and Carboniferous ages, and also to the life or rocks of those ages. See Chart of Geology.

Palestinian (a.) Alt. of Palestinean

Palestinean (a.) Of or pertaining to Palestine.

Palestrian (a.) Alt. of Palestrical

Palestric (a.) Alt. of Palestrical

Palestrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the palestra, or to wrestling.

Palfreyed (a.) Mounted on a palfrey.

Paliform (a.) Resembling a palus; as, the paliform lobes of the septa in corals.

Palindromic (a.) Alt. of Palindromical

Palindromical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, a palindrome.

Palingenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to palingenesis: as, a palingenetic process.

Palinodial (a.) Of or pertaining to a palinode, or retraction.

Palish (a.) Somewhat pale or wan.

Palissy (a.) Designating, or of the nature of, a kind of pottery made by Bernard Palissy, in France, in the 16th centry.

Pall (a.) To become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, life, spirit, or taste; as, the liquor palls.

Palladian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a variety of the revived classic style of architecture, founded on the works of Andrea Palladio, an Italian architect of the 16th century.

Palladic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, palladium; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with palladious compounds.

Palladious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, palladium; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which palladium has a lower valence as compared with palladic compounds.

Pallial (a.) Of or pretaining to a mantle, especially to the mantle of mollusks; produced by the mantle; as, the pallial

Palliate (a.) Covered with a mant/e; cloaked; disguised.

Palliate (a.) Eased; mitigated; alleviated.

Palliative (a.) Serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate.

Palliatory (a.) Palliative; extenuating.

Pallid (a.) Deficient in color; pale; wan; as, a pallid countenance; pallid blue.

Palliobranchiate (a.) Having the pallium, or mantle, acting as a gill, as in brachiopods.

Pallor (a.) Paleness; want of color; pallidity; as, pallor of the complexion.

Palmaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to palms; of the nature of, or resembling, palms.

Palmar (a.) Pertaining to, or corresponding with, the palm of the hand.

Palmar (a.) Of or pertaining to the under side of the wings of birds.

Palmary (a.) Palmar.

Palmary (a.) Worthy of the palm; palmy; preeminent; superior; principal; chief; as, palmary work.

Palmate (a.) Alt. of Palmated

Palmated (a.) Having the shape of the hand; resembling a hand with the fingers spread.

Palmated (a.) Spreading from the apex of a petiole, as the divisions of a leaf, or leaflets, so as to resemble the hand with outspread fingers.

Palmated (a.) Having the anterior toes united by a web, as in most swimming birds; webbed.

Palmated (a.) Having the distal portion broad, flat, and more or less divided into lobes; -- said of certain corals, antlers, etc.

Palmatifid (a.) Palmate, with the divisions separated but little more than halfway to the common center.

Palmatilobed (a.) Palmate, with the divisions separated less than halfway to the common center.

Palmatisect (a.) Alt. of Palmatisected

Palmatisected (a.) Divided, as a palmate leaf, down to the midrib, so that the parenchyma is interrupted.

Palmed (a.) Having or bearing a palm or palms.

Palmic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor-oil plant (Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi); -- formerly used to designate an acid now called ricinoleic acid.

Palmiferous (a.) Bearing palms.

Palmigrade (a.) Putting the whole foot upon the ground in walking, as some mammals.

Palmiped (a.) Web-footed, as a water fowl.

Palmitic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, palmitin or palm oil; as, palmitic acid, a white crystal

Palmitolic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an artificial acid of the oleic acid series, isomeric with linoleic acid.

Palmy (a.) Bearing palms; abounding in palms; derived from palms; as, a palmy shore.

Palmy (a.) Worthy of the palm; flourishing; prosperous.

Palpable (a.) Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.

Palpable (a.) Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors.

Palpebral (a.) Of or pertaining to the eyelids.

Palprbrate (a.) Having eyelids.

Palped (a.) Having a palpus.

Palpiform (a.) Having the form of a palpus.

Palpigerous (a.) Bearing a palpus.

Palpitant (a.) Palpitating; throbbing; trembling.

Palpless (a.) Without a palpus.

Palsical (a.) Affected with palsy; palsied; paralytic.

Palsied (a.) Affected with palsy; paralyzed.

Paludal (a.) Of or pertaining to marshes or fens; marshy.

Paludicole (a.) Marsh-inhabiting; belonging to the Paludicolae

Paludinal (a.) Inhabiting ponds or swamps.

Paludine (a.) Of or pertaining to a marsh.

Paludinous (a.) Paludinal. (b) Like or pertaining to the genus Paludina.

Paludinous (a.) Of or pertaining to a marsh or fen.

Paludose (a.) Growing or living in marshy places; marshy.

Palustral (a.) Of or pertaining to a bog or marsh; boggy.

Palustrine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or living in, a marsh or swamp; marshy.

Paly (a.) Pale; wanting color; dim.

Paly (a.) Divided into four or more equal parts by perpendicular

Pampered (a.) Fed luxuriously; indulged to the full; hence, luxuriant.

Pampiniform (a.) In the form of tendrils; -- applied especially to the spermatic and ovarian veins.

Pamprodactylous (a.) Having all the toes turned forward, as the colies.

Panacean (a.) Having the properties of a panacea.

Pan-American (a.) Of or pertaining to both North and South America.

Pan-Anglican (a.) Belonging to, or representing, the whole Church of England; used less strictly, to include the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States; as, the Pan-Anglican Conference at Lambeth, in 1888.

Panary (a.) Of or pertaining to bread or to breadmaking.

Pancratian (a.) Pancratic; athletic.

Pancratiastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pancratium.

Pancratic (a.) Having all or many degrees of power; having a great range of power; -- said of an eyepiece made adjustable so as to give a varying magnifying power.

Pancratic (a.) Alt. of Pancratical

Pancratical (a.) Of or pertaining to the pancratium; athletic.

Pancreatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pancreas; as, the pancreatic secretion, digestion, ferments.

Pandarous (a.) Panderous.

Pandean (a.) Of or relating to the god Pan.

Pandemic (a.) Affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic.

Panderly (a.) Having the quality of a pander.

Panderous (a.) Of or relating to a pander; characterizing a pander.

Pandiculated (a.) Extended; spread out; stretched.

Pandurate (a.) Alt. of Panduriform

Panduriform (a.) Obovate, with a concavity in each side, like the body of a violin; fiddle-shaped; as, a panduriform leaf; panduriform color markings of an animal.

Paned (a.) Having panes; provided with panes; also, having openings; as, a paned window; paned window sash.

Paned (a.) Having flat sides or surfaces; as, a six/paned nut.

Panegyric (a.) An oration or eulogy in praise of some person or achievement; a formal or elaborate encomium; a laudatory discourse; laudation. See Synonym of Eulogy.

Panegyric (a.) Alt. of Panegyrical

Panegyrical (a.) Containing praise or eulogy; encomiastic; laudatory.

Paneless (a.) Without panes.

Pangenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to pangenesis.

Pangful (a.) Full of pangs.

Pangless (a.) Without a pang; painless.

Pangothic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or including, all the Gothic races.

Panhellenic (a.) Of or pertaining to all Greece, or to Panhellenism; including all Greece, or all the Greeks.

Panic (a.) Extreme or sudden and causeless; unreasonable; -- said of fear or fright; as, panic fear, terror, alarm.

Panic (a.) A sudden, overpowering fright; esp., a sudden and groundless fright; terror inspired by a trifling cause or a misapprehension of danger; as, the troops were seized with a panic; they fled in a panic.

Panic (a.) By extension: A sudden widespread fright or apprehension concerning financial affairs.

Panical (a.) See Panic, a.

Panicled (a.) Furnished with panicles; arranged in, or like, panicles; paniculate.

Panic-stricken (a.) Alt. of Panic-struck

Panic-struck (a.) Struck with a panic, or sudden fear.

Paniculate (a.) Alt. of Paniculated

Paniculated (a.) Same as Panicled.

Panidiomorphic (a.) Having a completely idiomorphic structure; -- said of certain rocks.

Panivorous (a.) Eating bread; subsisting on bread.

Pannary (a.) See Panary.

Panniered (a.) Bearing panniers.

Pannose (a.) Similar in texture or appearance to felt or woolen cloth.

Panoistic (a.) Producing ova only; -- said of the ovaries of certain insects which do not produce vitelligenous cells.

Panomphean (a.) Uttering ominous or prophetic voices; divining.

Panoplied (a.) Dressed in panoply.

Panoramic (a.) Alt. of Panoramical

Panoramical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, a panorama.

Panorpian (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Panorpa.

Panpresbyterian (a.) Belonging to, or representative of, those who hold Presbyterian views in all parts of the world; as, a Panpresbyterian council.

Pansied (a.) Covered or adorned with pansies.

Panslavic (a.) Pertaining to all the Slavic races.

Panslavonian (a.) See Panslavic.

Pansophical (a.) All-wise; claiming universal knowledge; as, pansophical pretenders.

Panspermic (a.) Of or pertaining to panspermy; as, the panspermic hypothesis.

Pantamorphic (a.) Taking all forms.

Pantascopic (a.) Viewing all; taking a view of the whole. See under Camera.

Panteutonic (a.) Of or pertaining to all the Teutonic races.

Pantheistic (a.) Alt. of Pantheistical

Pantheistical (a.) Of or pertaining to pantheism; founded in, or leading to, pantheism.

Pantherine (a.) Like a panther, esp. in color; as, the pantherine snake (Ptyas mucosus) of Brazil.

Pantisocratic (a.) Of or pertaining to a pantisocracy.

Pantographic (a.) Alt. of Pantographical

Pantographical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pantograph; relating to pantography.

Pantological (a.) Of or pertaining to pantology.

Pantomime (a.) Representing only in mute actions; pantomimic; as, a pantomime dance.

Pantomimic (a.) Alt. of Pantomimical

Pantomimical (a.) Of or pertaining to the pantomime; representing by dumb show.

Pantophagous (a.) Eating all kinds of food.

Pantoscopic (a.) Literally, seeing everything; -- a term applied to eyeglasses or spectacles divided into two segments, the upper being designed for distant vision, the lower for vision of near objects.

Panurgic (a.) Skilled in all kinds of work.

Papal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pope of Rome; proceeding from the pope; ordered or pronounced by the pope; as, papal jurisdiction; a papal edict; the papal benediction.

Papal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.

Papaveraceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Papaveraceae) of which the poppy, the celandine, and the bloodroot are well-known examples.

Papaverous (a.) Of or pertaining to the poppy; of the nature of the poppy.

Paper (a.) Of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper; existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a paper army.

Papery (a.) Like paper; having the thinness or consistence of paper.

Papescent (a.) Containing or producing pap; like pap.

Paphian (a.) Of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus, having a celebrated temple of Venus; hence, pertaining to Venus, or her rites.

Papilionaceous (a.) Resembling the butterfly.

Papilionaceous (a.) Having a winged corolla somewhat resembling a butterfly, as in the blossoms of the bean and pea.

Papilionaceous (a.) Belonging to that suborder of leguminous plants (Papilionaceae) which includes the bean, pea, vetch, clover, and locust.

Papillar (a.) Same as Papillose.

Papillary (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a papilla or papillae; bearing, or covered with, papillae; papillose.

Papillate (a.) Same as Papillose.

Papilliform (a.) Shaped like a papilla; mammilliform.

Papillomatous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, papillomata.

Papillose (a.) Covered with, or bearing, papillae; resembling papillae; papillate; papillar; papillary.

Papillous (a.) Papillary; papillose.

Papillulate (a.) Having a minute papilla in the center of a larger elevation or depression.

Papistic (a.) Alt. of Papistical

Papistical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Church of Rome and its doctrines and ceremonies; pertaining to popery; popish; -- used disparagingly.

Papized (a.) Conformed to popery.

Pappiform (a.) Resembling the pappus of composite plants.

Pappose (a.) Furnished with a pappus; downy.

Pappous (a.) Pappose.

Pappy (a.) Like pap; soft; succulent; tender.

Papuan (a.) Of or pertaining to Papua.

Papular (a.) Covered with papules.

Papular (a.) Consisting of papules; characterized by the presence of papules; as, a papular eruption.

Papulose (a.) Having papulae; papillose; as, a papulose leaf.

Papulous (a.) Covered with, or characterized by, papulae; papulose.

Papyraceous (a.) Made of papyrus; of the consistency of paper; papery.

Papyrean (a.) Of or pertaining to papyrus, or to paper; papyraceous.

Parabanic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a nitrogenous acid which is obtained by the oxidation of uric acid, as a white crystal

Parablastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the parablast; as, the parablastic cells.

Parable (a.) Procurable.

Parabolic (a.) Alt. of Parabolical

Parabolical (a.) Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical; as, parabolical instruction.

Parabolical (a.) Having the form or nature of a parabola; pertaining to, or resembling, a parabola; as, a parabolic curve.

Parabolical (a.) Generated by the revolution of a parabola, or by a

Paraboliform (a.) Resembling a parabola in form.

Paraboloidal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a paraboloid.

Paracelsian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in conformity with, the practice of Paracelsus, a Swiss physician of the 15th century.

Paracentric (a.) Alt. of Paracentrical

Paracentrical (a.) Deviating from circularity; changing the distance from a center.

Parachordal (a.) Situated on either side of the notochord; -- applied especially to the cartilaginous rudiments of the skull on each side of the anterior part of the notochord.

Parachrose (a.) Changing color by exposure

Paracmastic (a.) Gradually decreasing; past the acme, or crisis, as a distemper.

Paraconic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid obtained as a deliquescent white crystal

Paradigmatic (a.) Alt. of Paradigmatical

Paradigmatical (a.) Exemplary.

Paradisaic (a.) Alt. of Paradisaical

Paradisaical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or resembling, paradise; paradisiacal.

Paradisal (a.) Paradisiacal.

Paradisean (a.) Paradisiacal.

Paradised (a.) Placed in paradise; enjoying delights as of paradise.

Paradisiac (a.) Alt. of Paradisiacal

Paradisiacal (a.) Of or pertaining to paradise; suitable to, or like, paradise.

Paradisial (a.) Alt. of Paradisian

Paradisian (a.) Paradisiacal.

Paradisic (a.) Paradisiacal.

Paradisical (a.) Paradisiacal.

Paradoxal (a.) Paradoxical.

Paradoxical (a.) Of the nature of a paradox.

Paradoxical (a.) Inc

Paragenic (a.) Originating in the character of the germ, or at the first commencement of an individual; -- said of peculiarities of structure, character, etc.

Paragnathous (a.) Having both mandibles of equal length, the tips meeting, as in certain birds.

Paragogic (a.) Alt. of Paragogical

Paragogical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or constituting, a paragoge; added to the end of, or serving to lengthen, a word.

Paragraphic (a.) Alt. of Paragraphical

Paragraphical (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, a paragraph or paragraphs.

Paragraphistical (a.) Of or relating to a paragraphist.

Paraguayan (a.) Of or pertaining to Paraguay.

Paralactic (a.) Designating an acid called paralactic acid. See Lactic acid, under Lactic.

Parallactic (a.) Alt. of Parallactical

Parallactical (a.) Of or pertaining to a parallax.

Parallel (a.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel

Parallel (a.) Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance (with); tending to the same result; -- used with to and with.

Parallel (a.) Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage.

Parallelable (a.) Capable of being paralleled, or equaled.

Parallelistic (a.) Of the nature of a parallelism; involving parallelism.

Parallelless (a.) Matchless.

Parallelogrammatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a parallelogram; parallelogrammic.

Parallelogrammic (a.) Alt. of Parallelogrammical

Parallelogrammical (a.) Having the properties of a parallelogram.

Paralogical (a.) Containing paralogism; illogical.

Paralytic (a.) Of or pertaining to paralysis; resembling paralysis.

Paralytic (a.) Affected with paralysis, or palsy.

Paralytic (a.) Inc

Paralytical (a.) See Paralytic.

Paramagnetic (a.) Magnetic, as opposed to diamagnetic.

Paramaleic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from malic acid, and now called fumaric acid.

Paramalic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid metameric with malic acid.

Paramastoid (a.) Situated beside, or near, the mastoid portion of the temporal bone; paroccipital; -- applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.

Paramorphous (a.) Relating to paramorphism; exhibiting paramorphism.

Paramount (a.) Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; preeminent; as, a paramount duty.

Paranymphal (a.) Bridal; nuptial.

Parapetalous (a.) Growing by the side of a petal, as a stamen.

Parapeted (a.) Having a parapet.

Paraphernal (a.) Of or pertaining to paraphernalia; as, paraphernal property.

Paraphosphoric (a.) Pyrophosphoric.

Paraphrastic (a.) Alt. of Paraphrastical

Paraphrastical (a.) Paraphrasing; of the nature of paraphrase; explaining, or translating in words more clear and ample than those of the author; not literal; free.

Paraschematic (a.) Of or pertaining to a change from the right form, as in the formation of a word from another by a change of termination, gender, etc.

Parasital (a.) Of or pertaining to parasites; parasitic.

Parasitic (a.) Alt. of Parasitical

Parasitical (a.) Of the nature of a parasite; fawning for food or favors; sycophantic.

Parasitical (a.) Of or pertaining to parasites; living on, or deriving nourishment from, some other living animal or plant. See Parasite, 2 & 3.

Parasphenoid (a.) Near the sphenoid bone; -- applied especially to a bone situated immediately beneath the sphenoid in the base of the skull in many animals.

Parasynthetic (a.) Formed from a compound word.

Paratactic (a.) Of pertaining to, or characterized by, parataxis.

Parathetic (a.) Of or pertaining to parathesis.

Paravail (a.) At the bottom; lowest.

Paraxial (a.) On either side of the axis of the skeleton.

Parching (a.) Scorching; burning; drying.

Pardine (a.) Spotted like a pard.

Pardonable (a.) Admitting of pardon; not requiring the excution of penalty; venial; excusable; -- applied to the offense or to the offender; as, a pardonable fault, or culprit.

Pardoning (a.) Relating to pardon; having or exercising the right to pardon; willing to pardon; merciful; as, the pardoning power; a pardoning God.

Paregoric (a.) Mitigating; assuaging or soothing pain; as, paregoric elixir.

Parelectronomic (a.) Of or relating to parelectronomy; as, the parelectronomic part of a muscle.

Parenchymal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, parenchyma.

Parenchymatous (a.) Alt. of Parenchymous

Parenchymous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or connected with, the parenchyma of a tissue or an organ; as, parenchymatous degeneration.

Parenetic (a.) Alt. of Parenetioal

Parenetioal (a.) Hortatory; encouraging; persuasive.

Parental (a.) Of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; as, parental authority; parental obligations.

Parental (a.) Becoming to, or characteristic of, parents; tender; affectionate; devoted; as, parental care.

Parenthetic (a.) Alt. of Parenthetical

Parenthetical (a.) Of the nature of a parenthesis; pertaining to, or expressed in, or as in, a parenthesis; as, a parenthetical clause; a parenthetic remark.

Parenthetical (a.) Using or containing parentheses.

Parentless (a.) Deprived of parents.

Parethmoid (a.) Near or beside the ethmoid bone or cartilage; -- applied especially to a pair of bones in the nasal region of some fishes, and to the ethmoturbinals in some higher animals.

Paretic (a.) Of or pertaining to paresis; affected with paresis.

Parfit (a.) Perfect.

Parhelic (a.) Of or pertaining to parhelia.

Parian (a.) Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Aegean Sea noted for its excellent statuary marble; as, Parian marble.

Parjdigitate (a.) Having an evennumber of digits on the hands or the feet.

Parietal (a.) Of or pertaining to a wall; hence, pertaining to buildings or the care of them.

Parietal (a.) Resident within the walls or buildings of a college.

Parietal (a.) Of pertaining to the parietes.

Parietal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the parietal bones, which form the upper and middle part of the cranium, between the frontals and occipitals.

Parietal (a.) Attached to the main wall of the ovary, and not to the axis; -- said of a placenta.

Parietary (a.) See Parietal, 2.

Parietic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in the lichen Parmelia parietina, and called also chrysophanic acid.

Paripinnate (a.) Pinnate with an equal number of leaflets on each side; having no odd leaflet at the end.

Parish (a.) Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor.

Parishional (a.) Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial.

Parisian (a.) Of or pertaining to Paris.

Parisyllabic (a.) Alt. of Parisyllabical

Parisyllabical (a.) Having the same number of syllables in all its inflections.

Parliamental (a.) Parliamentary.

Parliamentarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Parliament.

Parliamentary (a.) Of or pertaining to Parliament; as, parliamentary authority.

Parliamentary (a.) Enacted or done by Parliament; as, a parliamentary act.

Parliamentary (a.) According to the rules and usages of Parliament or of deliberative bodies; as, a parliamentary motion.

Parlous (a.) Attended with peril; dangerous; as, a parlous cough.

Parlous (a.) Venturesome; bold; mischievous; keen.

Parmesan (a.) Of or pertaining to Parma in Italy.

Parnassian (a.) Of or pertaining to Parnassus.

Paroccipital (a.) Situated near or beside the occipital condyle or the occipital bone; paramastoid; -- applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.

Parochial (a.) Of or pertaining to a parish; restricted to a parish; as, parochial duties.

Parochian (a.) Parochial.

Parodic (a.) Alt. of Parodical

Parodical (a.) Having the character of parody.

Parol (a.) Given or done by word of mouth; oral; also, given by a writing not under seal; as, parol evidence.

Parole (a.) See 2d Parol.

Paronomastic (a.) Alt. of Paronomastical

Paronomastical (a.) Of or pertaining to paronomasia; consisting in a play upon words.

Paronymous (a.) Having the same derivation; allied radically; conjugate; -- said of certain words, as man, mankind, manhood, etc.

Paronymous (a.) Having a similar sound, but different orthography and different meaning; -- said of certain words, as al/ and awl; hair and hare, etc.

Parostotic (a.) Pertaining to parostosis.

Parotic (a.) On the side of the auditory capsule; near the external ear.

Parotid (a.) Situated near the ear; -- applied especially to the salivary gland near the ear.

Parotid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the parotid gland.

Parotoid (a.) Resembling the parotid gland; -- applied especially to cutaneous glandular elevations above the ear in many toads and frogs.

Paroxysmal (a.) Of the nature of a paroxysm; characterized or accompanied by paroxysms; as, a paroxysmal pain; paroxysmal temper.

Paroxytone (a.) A word having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.

Parqueted (a.) Formed in parquetry; inlaid with wood in small and differently colored figures.

Parricidal (a.) Of or pertaining to parricide; guilty of parricide.

Parricidious (a.) Parricidal.

Parsimonious (a.) Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.

Parsoned (a.) Furnished with a parson.

Parsonic (a.) Alt. of Parsonical

Parsonical (a.) Of or pertaining to a parson; clerical.

Parsonish (a.) Appropriate to, or like, a parson; -- used in disparagement.

Partable (a.) See Partible.

Parted (a.) Separated; devided.

Parted (a.) Endowed with parts or abilities.

Parted (a.) Cleft so that the divisions reach nearly, but not quite, to the midrib, or the base of the blade; -- said of a leaf, and used chiefly in composition; as, three-parted, five-parted, etc.

Parthenic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Spartan Partheniae, or sons of unmarried women.

Parthenogenetic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, parthenogenesis; as, parthenogenetic forms.

Parthenogenitive (a.) Parthenogenetic.

Parthian (a.) Of or pertaining to ancient Parthia, in Asia.

Partible (a.) Admitting of being parted; divisible; separable; susceptible of severance or partition; as, an estate of inheritance may be partible.

Participable (a.) Capable of being participated or shared.

Participant (a.) Sharing; participating; having a share of part.

Participate (a.) Acting in common; participating.

Participative (a.) Capable of participating.

Participial (a.) Having, or partaking of, the nature and use of a participle; formed from a participle; as, a participial noun.

Participle (a.) Anything that partakes of the nature of different things.

Particolored (a.) Same as Party-colored.

Particular (a.) Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the whole or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the particular stars of a constellation.

Particular (a.) Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.

Particular (a.) Separate or distinct by reason of superiority; distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special; as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular belle of the party.

Particular (a.) Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man particular in his dress.

Particular (a.) Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.

Particular (a.) Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.

Particular (a.) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a particular proposition; -- opposed to universal: e. g. (particular affirmative) Some men are wise; (particular negative) Some men are not wise.

Particulate (a.) Having the form of a particle.

Particulate (a.) Referring to, or produced by, particles, such as dust, minute germs, etc.

Partisan (a.) Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal.

Partisan (a.) Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.

Partite (a.) Divided nearly to the base; as, a partite leaf is a simple separated down nearly to the base.

Partitive (a.) Denoting a part; as, a partitive genitive.

Parturient (a.) Bringing forth, or about to bring forth, young; fruitful.

Parturious (a.) Parturient.

Parturitive (a.) Pertaining to parturition; obstetric.

Party-coated (a.) Having a motley coat, or coat of divers colors.

Party-colored (a.) Alt. of Parti-colored

Parti-colored (a.) Colored with different tints; variegated; as, a party-colored flower.

Parumbilical (a.) Near the umbilicus; -- applied especially to one or more small veins which, in man, connect the portal vein with the epigastric veins in the front wall of the abdomen.

Paschal (a.) Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs.

Pasigraphic (a.) Alt. of Pasigraphical

Pasigraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to pasigraphy.

Passable (a.) Capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed, penetrated, or the like; as, the roads are not passable; the stream is passablein boats.

Passable (a.) Capable of being freely circulated or disseminated; acceptable; generally receivable; current.

Passable (a.) Such as may be allowed to pass without serious objection; tolerable; admissable; moderate; mediocre.

Passe (a.) Alt. of Passee

Passee (a.) Past; gone by; hence, past one's prime; worn; faded; as, a passee belle.

Passeriform (a.) Like or belonging to the Passeres.

Passerine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Passeres.

Passible (a.) Susceptible of feeling or suffering, or of impressions from external agents.

Passing (a.) Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.

Passing (a.) Exceeding; surpassing, eminent.

Passional (a.) Of or pertaining to passion or the passions; exciting, influenced by, or ministering to, the passions.

Passionate (a.) Capable or susceptible of passion, or of different passions; easily moved, excited or agitated; specifically, easily moved to anger; irascible; quick-tempered; as, a passionate nature.

Passionate (a.) Characterized by passion; expressing passion; ardent in feeling or desire; vehement; warm; as, a passionate friendship.

Passionate (a.) Suffering; sorrowful.

Passionless (a.) Void of passion; without anger or emotion; not easily excited; calm.

Passive (a.) Not active, but acted upon; suffering or receiving impressions or influences; as, they were passive spectators, not actors in the scene.

Passive (a.) Receiving or enduring without either active sympathy or active resistance; without emotion or excitement; patient; not opposing; unresisting; as, passive obedience; passive submission.

Passive (a.) Inactive; inert; not showing strong affinity; as, red phosphorus is comparatively passive.

Passive (a.) Designating certain morbid conditions, as hemorrhage or dropsy, characterized by relaxation of the vessels and tissues, with deficient vitality and lack of reaction in the affected tissues.

Passless (a.) Having no pass; impassable.

Pastoral (a.) Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.

Pastoral (a.) Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.

Pastorless (a.) Having no pastor.

Pastorly (a.) Appropriate to a pastor.

Pasturable (a.) Fit for pasture.

Pastureless (a.) Destitute of pasture.

Pasty (a.) Like paste, as in color, softness, stickness.

Pat (a.) Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely.

Patagonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Patagonia.

Patchy (a.) Full of, or covered with, patches; abounding in patches.

Pate (a.) See Patte.

Pated (a.) Having a pate; -- used only in composition; as, long-pated; shallow-pated.

Patellar (a.) Of or pertaining to the patella, or kneepan.

Patelliform (a.) Having the form of a patella.

Patelliform (a.) Resembling a limpet of the genus Patella.

Patent (a.) Open; expanded; evident; apparent; unconcealed; manifest; public; conspicuous.

Patent (a.) Open to public perusal; -- said of a document conferring some right or privilege; as, letters patent. See Letters patent, under 3d Letter.

Patent (a.) Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented; as, a patent right; patent medicines.

Patent (a.) Spreading; forming a nearly right angle with the steam or branch; as, a patent leaf.

Patent (a.) A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document, issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or privilege on some person or party.

Patent (a.) A writing securing to an invention.

Patent (a.) A document making a grant and conveyance of public lands.

Patent (a.) The right or privilege conferred by such a document; hence, figuratively, a right, privilege, or license of the nature of a patent.

Patentable (a.) Suitable to be patented; capable of being patented.

Patent-hammered (a.) Having a surface dressed by cutting with a hammer the head of which consists of broad thin chisels clamped together.

Paternal (a.) Of or pertaining to a father; fatherly; showing the disposition of a father; guiding or instructing as a father; as, paternal care.

Paternal (a.) Received or derived from a father; hereditary; as, a paternal estate.

Pathematic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, emotion or suffering.

Pathetic (a.) Expressing or showing anger; passionate.

Pathetic (a.) Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of pathos; as, a pathetic song or story.

Pathetical (a.) Pathetic.

Pathic (a.) Passive; suffering.

Pathless (a.) Having no beaten path or way; untrodden; impenetrable; as, pathless woods.

Pathogenetic (a.) Pathogenic.

Pathogenic (a.) Of or pertaining to pathogeny; producting disease; as, a pathogenic organism; a pathogenic bacterium.

Pathognomonic (a.) Specially or decisively characteristic of a disease; indicating with certainty a disease; as, a pathognomonic symptom.

Pathologic (a.) Alt. of Pathological

Pathological (a.) Of or pertaining to pathology.

Patible (a.) Sufferable; tolerable; endurable.

Patibulary (a.) Of or pertaining to the gallows, or to execution.

Patibulated (a.) Hanged on a gallows.

Patient (a.) Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.

Patient (a.) Undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering.

Patient (a.) Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.

Patient (a.) Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.

Patient (a.) Forbearing; long-suffering.

Patonce (a.) Having the arms growing broader and floriated toward the end; -- said of a cross. See Illust. 9 of Cross.

Patrial (a.) Derived from the name of a country, and designating an inhabitant of the country; gentile; -- said of a noun.

Patriarchal (a.) Of or pertaining to a patriarch or to patriarchs; possessed by, or subject to, patriarchs; as, patriarchal authority or jurisdiction; a patriarchal see; a patriarchal church.

Patriarchal (a.) Characteristic of a patriarch; venerable.

Patriarchal (a.) Having an organization of society and government in which the head of the family exercises authority over all its generations.

Patriarchic (a.) Patriarchal.

Patrician (a.) Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians.

Patrician (a.) Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian.

Patricidal (a.) Of or pertaining to patricide; parricidal.

Patrimonial (a.) Of or pertaining to a patrimony; inherited from ancestors; as, a patrimonial estate.

Patriot (a.) Becoming to a patriot; patriotic.

Patriotic (a.) Inspired by patriotism; actuated by love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country; as, a patriotic statesman, vigilance.

Patriotical (a.) Patriotic; that pertains to a patriot.

Patristic (a.) Alt. of Patristical

Patristical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Fathers of the Christian church.

Patron (a.) Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary.

Patronal (a.) Patron; protecting; favoring.

Patronizing (a.) Showing condescending favor; assuming the manner of airs of a superior toward another.

Patronless (a.) Destitute of a patron.

Patronymic (a.) Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.

Patronymical (a.) Same as Patronymic.

Patte (a.) Alt. of Pattee

Pattee (a.) Narrow at the inner, and very broad at the other, end, or having its arms of that shape; -- said of a cross. See Illust. (8) of Cross.

Pattened (a.) Wearing pattens.

Patulous (a.) Open; expanded; slightly spreading; having the parts loose or dispersed; as, a patulous calyx; a patulous cluster of flowers.

Pauciloquent (a.) Uttering few words; brief in speech.

Paucispiral (a.) Having few spirals, or whorls; as, a paucispiral operculum or shell.


Paunchy (a.) Pot-bellied.

Pavid (a.) Timid; fearful.

Pavonian (a.) Of or pertaining to a peacock.

Pavonine (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Pavo.

Pavonine (a.) Characteristic of a peacock; resembling the tail of a peacock, as in colors; iridescent.

Pawky (a.) Arch; cunning; sly.

Pawnable (a.) Capable of being pawned.

Paxillose (a.) Resembling a little stake.

Payable (a.) That may, can, or should be paid; suitable to be paid; justly due.

Payable (a.) That may be discharged or settled by delivery of value.

Payable (a.) Matured; now due.

Peaceable (a.) Begin in or at peace; tranquil; quiet; free from, or not disposed to, war, disorder, or excitement; not quarrelsome.

Peaceful (a.) Possessing or enjoying peace; not disturbed by war, tumult, agitation, anxiety, or commotion; quiet; tranquil; as, a peaceful time; a peaceful country; a peaceful end.

Peaceful (a.) Not disposed or tending to war, tumult or agitation; pacific; mild; calm; peaceable; as, peaceful words.

Peaceless (a.) Without peace; disturbed.

Peach-colored (a.) Of the color of a peach blossom.

Peachy (a.) Resembling a peach or peaches.

Peaked (a.) Pointed; ending in a point; as, a peaked roof.

Peaked (a.) Sickly; not robust.

Peaking (a.) Mean; sneaking.

Peaking (a.) Pining; sickly; peakish.

Peakish (a.) Of or relating to a peak; or to peaks; belonging to a mountainous region.

Peakish (a.) Having peaks; peaked.

Peakish (a.) Having features thin or sharp, as from sickness; hence, sickly.

Peaky (a.) Having a peak or peaks.

Peaky (a.) Sickly; peaked.

Pearl (a.) Of or pertaining to pearl or pearls; made of pearls, or of mother-of-pearl.

Pearlaceous (a.) Resembling pearl or mother-of-pearl; pearly in quality or appearance.

Pearl-eyed (a.) Having a pearly speck in the eye; afflicted with the cataract.

Pearly (a.) Containing pearls; abounding with, or yielding, pearls; as, pearly shells.

Pearly (a.) Resembling pearl or pearls; clear; pure; transparent; iridescent; as, the pearly dew or flood.

Pear-shaped (a.) Of the form of a pear.

Peart (a.) Active; lively; brisk; smart; -- often applied to convalescents; as, she is quite peart to-day.

Peasant (a.) Rustic, rural.

Peasantlike (a.) Rude; clownish; illiterate.

Peasantly (a.) Peasantlike.

Peaty (a.) Composed of peat; abounding in peat; resembling peat.

Pebbled (a.) Abounding in pebbles.

Pebbly (a.) Full of pebbles; pebbled.

Peccable (a.) Liable to sin; subject to transgress the divine law.

Peccant (a.) Sinning; guilty of transgression; criminal; as, peccant angels.

Peccant (a.) Morbid; corrupt; as, peccant humors.

Peccant (a.) Wrong; defective; faulty.

Peckish (a.) Inc

Peckled (a.) Speckled; spotted.

Pectic (a.) Of or pertaining to pectin; specifically, designating an acid obtained from ordinary vegetable jelly (pectin) as an amorphous substance, tough and horny when dry, but gelatinous when moist.

Pectinal (a.) Of or pertaining to a comb; resembling a comb.

Pectinate (a.) Alt. of Pectinated

Pectinated (a.) Resembling the teeth of a comb.

Pectinated (a.) Having very narrow, close divisions, in arrangement and regularity resembling those of a comb; comblike; as, a pectinate leaf; pectinated muscles. See Illust. (e) of Antennae.

Pectinated (a.) Interlaced, like two combs.

Pectineal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pecten.

Pectineal (a.) Relating to, or connected with, the pubic bone.

Pectinibranchiate (a.) Having pectinated gills.

Pectiniform (a.) Comblike in form.

Pectoral (a.) Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.

Pectoral (a.) Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy.

Pectoral (a.) Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper.

Pectoriloquial (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, pectoriloquy.

Pectoriloquous (a.) Pectoriloquial.

Pectosic (a.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or derived from, pectose; specifically, designating an acid supposed to constitute largely ordinary pectin or vegetable jelly.

Pectous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, pectose.

Peculiar (a.) One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or characteristic possession and use; not owned in common or in participation.

Peculiar (a.) Particular; individual; special; appropriate.

Peculiar (a.) Unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance.

Pecunial (a.) Pecuniary.

Pecuniary (a.) Relating to money; monetary; as, a pecuniary penalty; a pecuniary reward.

Pecunious (a.) Abounding in money; wealthy; rich.

Pedagogic (a.) See Pedagogics.

Pedagogic (a.) Alt. of Pedagogical

Pedagogical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pedagogue; suited to, or characteristic of, a pedagogue.

Pedal (a.) Of or pertaining to the foot, or to feet, literally or figuratively; specifically (Zool.), pertaining to the foot of a mollusk; as, the pedal ganglion.

Pedal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals.

Pedal (a.) A lever or key acted on by the foot, as in the pianoforte to raise the dampers, or in the organ to open and close certain pipes; a treadle, as in a lathe or a bicycle.

Pedal (a.) A pedal curve or surface.

Pedalian (a.) Relating to the foot, or to a metrical foot; pedal.

Pedaneous (a.) Going on foot; pedestrian.

Pedantic (a.) Alt. of Pedantical

Pedantical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pedant; characteristic of, or resembling, a pedant; ostentatious of learning; as, a pedantic writer; a pedantic description; a pedantical affectation.

Pedate (a.) Palmate, with the lateral lobes cleft into two or more segments; -- said of a leaf.

Pedatifid (a.) Cleft in a pedate manner, but having the lobes distinctly connected at the base; -- said of a leaf.

Peddling (a.) Hawking; acting as a peddler.

Peddling (a.) Petty; insignificant.

Pederastic (a.) Of or pertaining to pederasty.

Pedestaled (a.) Placed on, or supported by, a pedestal; figuratively, exalted.

Pedestrial (a.) Of or pertaining to the feet; employing the foot or feet.

Pedestrian (a.) Going on foot; performed on foot; as, a pedestrian journey.

Pedestrious (a.) Going on foot; not winged.

Pedetentous (a.) Proceeding step by step; advancing cautiously.

Pedial (a.) Pertaining to the foot, or to any organ called a foot; pedal.

Pediceled (a.) Pedicellate.

Pedicellate (a.) Having a pedicel; supported by a pedicel.

Pedicular (a.) Of or pertaining to lice; having the lousy distemper (phthiriasis); lousy.

Pediculate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pediculati.

Pediculous (a.) Pedicular.

Pediform (a.) Shaped like a foot.

Pedigerous (a.) Bearing or having feet or legs.

Pedimanous (a.) Having feet resembling hands, or with the first toe opposable, as the opossums and monkeys.

Pedimental (a.) Of or pertaining to a pediment.

Pedipalpous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the pedipalps.

Pedometric (a.) Alt. of Pedometrical

Pedometrical (a.) Pertaining to, or measured by, a pedometer.

Pedomotive (a.) Moved or worked by the action of the foot or feet on a pedal or treadle.

Peduncled (a.) Having a peduncle; supported on a peduncle; pedunculate.

Peduncular (a.) Of or pertaining to a peduncle; growing from a peduncle; as, a peduncular tendril.

Pedunculate (a.) Alt. of Pedunculated

Pedunculated (a.) Having a peduncle; growing on a peduncle; as, a pedunculate flower; a pedunculate eye, as in a lobster.

Peerie (a.) Alt. of Peery

Peery (a.) Inquisitive; suspicious; sharp.

Peerless (a.) Having no peer or equal; matchless; superlative.

Peert (a.) Same as Peart.

Peevish (a.) Habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant.

Peevish (a.) Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer.

Peevish (a.) Silly; childish; trifling.

Pegasean (a.) Of or pertaining to Pegasus, or, figuratively, to poetry.

Pegasoid (a.) Like or pertaining to Pegasus.

Pegmatitic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, pegmatite; as, the pegmatic structure of certain rocks resembling graphic granite.

Pegtatoid (a.) Resembling pegmatite; pegmatic.

Peirastic (a.) Fitted for trail or test; experimental; tentative; treating of attempts.

Pejorative (a.) Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable.

Pelagian (a.) Of or pertaining to the sea; marine; pelagic; as, pelagian shells.

Pelagian (a.) Of or pertaining to Pelagius, or to his doctrines.

Pelagic (a.) Of or pertaining to the ocean; -- applied especially to animals that live at the surface of the ocean, away from the coast.

Pelargonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid (called also nonoic acid) found in the leaves of the geranium (Pelargonium) and allied plants.

Pelasgian (a.) Alt. of Pelasgic

Pelasgic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pelasgians, an ancient people of Greece, of roving habits.

Pelasgic (a.) Wandering.

Pelegrine (a.) See Peregrine.

Pelfish (a.) Of or pertaining to pelf.

Pelleted (a.) Made of, or like, pellets; furnished with pellets.

Pellicular (a.) Of or pertaining to a pellicle.

Pellucid (a.) Transparent; clear; limpid; translucent; not opaque.

Peloponnesian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Peloponnesus, or southern peninsula of Greece.

Peloric (a.) Abnormally regular or symmetrical.

Peltate (a.) Alt. of Peltated

Peltated (a.) Shield-shaped; scutiform; (Bot.) having the stem or support attached to the lower surface, instead of at the base or margin; -- said of a leaf or other organ.

Peltiform (a.) Shieldlike, with the out

Pelting (a.) Mean; paltry.

Pelusiac (a.) Of or pertaining to Pelusium, an ancient city of Egypt; as, the Pelusiac (or former eastern) outlet of the Nile.

Pelvic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis.

Penal (a.) Of or pertaining to punishment, to penalties, or to crimes and offenses; pertaining to criminal jurisprudence

Penal (a.) Enacting or threatening punishment; as, a penal statue; the penal code.

Penal (a.) Incurring punishment; subject to a penalty; as, a penalact of offense.

Penal (a.) Inflicted as punishment; used as a means of punishment; as, a penal colony or settlement.

Penanceless (a.) Free from penance.

Penannular (a.) Nearly annular; having nearly the form of a ring.

Penary (a.) Penal.

Penciled (a.) Painted, drawn, sketched, or marked with a pencil.

Penciled (a.) Radiated; having pencils of rays.

Penciled (a.) Marked with parallel or radiating

Pencillate (a.) Alt. of Pencillated

Pencillated (a.) Shaped like a pencil; penicillate.

Pendent (a.) Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging; as, a pendent leaf.

Pendent (a.) Jutting over; projecting; overhanging.

Pending (a.) Not yet decided; in continuance; in suspense; as, a pending suit.

Pendular (a.) Pendulous.

Pendulous (a.) Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging.

Pendulous (a.) Wavering; unstable; doubtful.

Pendulous (a.) Inc

Penetrable (a.) Capable of being penetrated, entered, or pierced. Used also figuratively.

Penetrant (a.) Having power to enter or pierce; penetrating; sharp; subtile; as, penetrant cold.

Penetrating (a.) Having the power of entering, piercing, or pervading; sharp; subtile; penetrative; as, a penetrating odor.

Penetrating (a.) Acute; discerning; sagacious; quick to discover; as, a penetrating mind.

Penetrative (a.) Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun.

Penetrative (a.) Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame.

Penetrative (a.) Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom.

Penible (a.) Painstaking; assidous.

Penicillate (a.) Having the form of a pencil; furnished with a pencil of fine hairs; ending in a tuft of hairs like a camel's-hair brush, as the stigmas of some grasses.

Penicilliform (a.) Penicillate.

Peninsular (a.) Of or pertaining to a peninsula; as, a peninsular form; peninsular people; the peninsular war.

Penitent (a.) Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.

Penitent (a.) Doing penance.

Penitential (a.) Of or pertaining to penitence, or to penance; expressing penitence; of the nature of penance; as, the penitential book; penitential tears.

Penitentiary (a.) Relating to penance, or to the rules and measures of penance.

Penitentiary (a.) Expressive of penitence; as, a penitentiary letter.

Penitentiary (a.) Used for punishment, discip

Pennaceous (a.) Like or pertaining to a normal feather.

Pennached (a.) Variegated; striped.

Pennate (a.) Alt. of Pennated

Pennated (a.) Winged; plume-shaped.

Pennated (a.) Same as Pinnate.

Penned (a.) Winged; having plumes.

Penned (a.) Written with a pen; composed.

Penniform (a.) Having the form of a feather or plume.

Pennigerous (a.) Bearing feathers or quills.

Penniless (a.) Destitute of money; impecunious; poor.

Penninerved (a.) Pinnately veined or nerved.

Pennipotent (a.) Strong of wing; strong on the wing.

Penny (a.) Denoting pound weight for one thousand; -- used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.

Penny (a.) Worth or costing one penny.

Penological (a.) Of or pertaining to penology.

Pensative (a.) Pensive.

Pensible (a.) Held aloft.

Pensile (a.) Hanging; suspended; pendent; pendulous.

Pensionary (a.) Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension; as, pensionary spies.

Pensionary (a.) Consisting of a pension; as, a pensionary provision for maintenance.

Pensive (a.) Thoughtful, sober, or sad; employed in serious reflection; given to, or favorable to, earnest or melancholy musing.

Pensive (a.) Expressing or suggesting thoughtfulness with sadness; as, pensive numbers.

Pensived (a.) Made pensive.

Pentabasic (a.) Capable of uniting with five molecules of a monacid base; having five acid hydrogen atoms capable of substitution by a basic radical; -- said of certain acids.

Pentacapsular (a.) Having five capsules.

Pentacid (a.) Capable of neutralizing, or combining with, five molecules of a monobasic acid; having five hydrogen atoms capable of substitution by acid residues; -- said of certain complex bases.

Pentacoccous (a.) Composed of five united carpels with one seed in each, as certain fruits.

Pentad (a.) Having the valence of a pentad.

Pentadactyl (a.) Alt. of Pentadactyle

Pentadactyle (a.) Having five digits to the hand or foot.

Pentadactyle (a.) Having five appendages resembling fingers or toes.

Pentadactyloid (a.) Having the form of, or a structure modified from, a pentadactyl limb.

Pentadecatoic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, pentadecane, or designating an acid related to it.

Pentadecylic (a.) Same as Quindecylic.

Pentadelphous (a.) Having the stamens arranged in five clusters, those of each cluster having their filaments more or less united, as the flowers of the linden.

Pentafid (a.) Divided or cleft into five parts.

Pentagonal (a.) Having five corners or angles.

Pentagonous (a.) Pentagonal.

Pentagraphic (a.) Alt. of Pentagraphical

Pentagraphical (a.) Pantographic. See Pantograph.

Pentagynian (a.) Alt. of Pentagynous

Pentagynous (a.) Of or pertaining to plants of the order Pentagyna; having five styles.

Pentahedral (a.) Having five sides; as, a pentahedral figure.

Pentahedrical (a.) Pentahedral.

Pentahedrous (a.) Pentahedral.

Pentamerous (a.) Divided into, or consisting of, five parts; also, arranged in sets, with five parts in each set, as a flower with five sepals, five petals, five, or twice five, stamens, and five pistils.

Pentamerous (a.) Belonging to the Pentamera.

Pentameter (a.) Having five metrical feet.

Pentandrian (a.) Alt. of Pentandrous

Pentandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the class Pentadria; having five stamens.

Pentangular (a.) Having five corners or angles.

Pentapetalous (a.) Having five petals, or flower leaves.

Pentaphyllous (a.) Having five leaves or leaflets.

Pentaspermous (a.) Containing five seeds.

Pentastichous (a.) Having, or arranged in, five vertical ranks, as the leaves of an apple tree or a cherry tree.

Pentastyle (a.) Having five columns in front; -- said of a temple or portico in classical architecture.

Pentateuchal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pentateuch.

Pentathionic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of sulphur obtained by leading hydrogen sulphide into a solution of sulphur dioxide; -- so called because it contains five atoms of sulphur.

Pentatomic (a.) Having five atoms in the molecule.

Pentatomic (a.) Having five hydrogen atoms capable of substitution.

Pentavalent (a.) Having a valence of five; -- said of certain atoms and radicals.

Pentecostal (a.) Of or pertaining to Pentecost or to Whitsuntide.

Pentelic (a.) Alt. of Pentelican

Pentelican (a.) Of or pertaining to Mount Pentelicus, near Athens, famous for its fine white marble quarries; obtained from Mount Pentelicus; as, the Pentelic marble of which the Parthenon is built.

Penthouse (a.) Leaning; overhanging.

Pentoic (a.) Pertaining to, or desingating, an acid (called also valeric acid) derived from pentane.

Pentylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, pentyl; as, pentylic alcohol

Penultimate (a.) Last but one; as, the penultimate syllable, the last syllable but one of a word.

Penurious (a.) Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly.

Penurious (a.) Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.

Penurious (a.) Destitute of money; suffering extreme want.

Peopled (a.) Stocked with, or as with, people; inhabited.

Peopleless (a.) Destitute of people.

Peoplish (a.) Vulgar.

Peppering (a.) Hot; pungent; peppery.

Peppery (a.) Of or pertaining to pepper; having the qualities of pepper; hot; pungent.

Peppery (a.) Fig.: Hot-tempered; passionate; choleric.

Pepsinhydrochloric (a.) Same as Peptohydrochloric.

Peptic (a.) Relating to digestion; promoting digestion; digestive; as, peptic sauces.

Peptic (a.) Able to digest.

Peptic (a.) Pertaining to pepsin; resembling pepsin in its power of digesting or dissolving albuminous matter; containing or yielding pepsin, or a body of like properties; as, the peptic glands.

Peptogenic (a.) Same as Peptogenous.

Peptogenous (a.) Capable of yielding, or being converted into, peptone.

Peptohydrochloric (a.) Designating a hypothetical acid (called peptohydrochloric acid, pepsinhydrochloric acid, and chloropeptic acid) which is supposed to be formed when pepsin and dilute (0.1-0.4 per cent) hydrochloric acid are mixed together.

Peracute (a.) Very sharp; very violent; as, a peracute fever.

Perbromic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the highest oxygen acid, HBrO4, of bromine.

Percarbureted (a.) Combined with a relatively large amount of carbon.

Perceivable (a.) Capable of being perceived; perceptible.

Perceptible (a.) Capable of being perceived; cognizable; discernible; perceivable.

Perceptive (a.) Of or pertaining to the act or power of perceiving; having the faculty or power of perceiving; used in perception.

Perchloric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the highest oxygen acid (HClO4), of chlorine; -- called also hyperchloric.

Perchromic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a certain one of the highly oxidized compounds of chromium, which has a deep blue color, and is produced by the action of hydrogen peroxide.

Perciform (a.) Pertaining to the Perciformes.

Percipient (a.) Having the faculty of perception; perceiving; as, a percipient being.

Percoid (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the perches, or family Percidae.

Perculaced (a.) Latticed. See Lattice, n., 2.

Percurrent (a.) Running through the entire length.

Percursory (a.) Running over slightly or in haste; cursory.

Percussive (a.) Striking against; percutient; as, percussive force.

Percutient (a.) Striking; having the power of striking.

Perdicine (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Perdicidae, or partridges.

Perditionable (a.) Capable of being ruined; worthy of perdition.

Perdu (a.) One placed on watch, or in ambush.

Perdu (a.) A soldier sent on a forlorn hope.

Perdu (a.) Alt. of Perdue

Perdue (a.) Lost to view; in concealment or ambush; close.

Perdue (a.) Accustomed to, or employed in, desperate enterprises; hence, reckless; hopeless.

Perdulous (a.) Lost; thrown away.

Peregal (a.) Fully equal.

Peregrinate (a.) Having traveled; foreign.

Peregrine (a.) Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic.

Peremptory (a.) Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.

Peremptory (a.) Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical.

Peremptory (a.) Firmly determined; unawed.

Perennial (a.) ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains.

Perennial (a.) Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; unceasing; never failing.

Perennial (a.) Continuing more than two years; as, a perennial steam, or root, or plant.

Perennibranchiate (a.) Having branchae, or gills, through life; -- said especially of certain Amphibia, like the menobranchus. Opposed to caducibranchiate.

Perennibranchiate (a.) Belonging to the Perennibranchiata.

Perfect (a.) Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct.

Perfect (a.) Well informed; certain; sure.

Perfect (a.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; -- said of flower.

Perfect (a.) To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.

Perfectible (a.) Capable of becoming, or being made, perfect.

Perfectional (a.) Of or pertaining to perfection; characterized by perfection.

Perfective (a.) Tending or conducing to make perfect, or to bring to perfection; -- usually followed by of.

Perfervid (a.) Very fervid; too fervid; glowing; ardent.

Perficient (a.) Making or doing throughly; efficient; effectual.

Perfidious (a.) Guilty of perfidy; violating good faith or vows; false to trust or confidence reposed; teacherous; faithless; as, a perfidious friend.

Perfidious (a.) Involving, or characterized by, perfidy.

Perfit (a.) Perfect.

Perflable (a.) Capable of being blown through.

Perfoliate (a.) Having the basal part produced around the stem; -- said of leaves which the stem apparently passes directory through.

Perfoliate (a.) Surrounded by a circle of hairs, or projections of any kind.

Perforate (a.) Alt. of Perforated

Perforated (a.) Pierced with a hole or holes, or with pores; having transparent dots resembling holes.

Perforative (a.) Having power to perforate or pierce.

Performable (a.) Admitting of being performed, done, or executed; practicable.

Perfumatory (a.) Emitting perfume; perfuming.

Perfunctory (a.) Done merely to get rid of a duty; performed mechanically and as a thing of rote; done in a careless and superficial manner; characterized by indifference; as, perfunctory admonitions.

Perfunctory (a.) Hence: Mechanical; indifferent; listless; careless.

Perfusive (a.) Of a nature to flow over, or to spread through.

Pergamenous (a.) Alt. of Pergamentaceous

Pergamentaceous (a.) Like parchment.

Periastral (a.) Among or around the stars.

Periblast (a.) The protoplasmic matter which surrounds the entoblast, or cell nucleus, and undergoes segmentation.

Peribranchial (a.) Surrounding the branchiae; as, a peribranchial cavity.

Peribranchial (a.) Around the bronchi or bronchial tubes; as, the peribronchial lymphatics.

Pericardiac (a.) Alt. of Pericardial

Pericardial (a.) Of or pertaining to pericardium; situated around the heart.

Pericardian (a.) Pericardiac.

Pericardic (a.) Pericardiac.

Pericarpial (a.) Alt. of Pericarpic

Pericarpic (a.) Of or pertaining to a pericarp.

Pericellular (a.) Surrounding a cell; as, the pericellular lymph spaces surrounding ganglion cells.

Perichaetial (a.) Of or pertaining to the perichaeth.

Perichaetous (a.) Surrounded by setae; -- said of certain earthworms (genus Perichaetus).

Perichondrial (a.) Of or pertaining to the perichondrium; situated around cartilage.

Perichordal (a.) Around the notochord; as, a perichordal column. See Epichordal.

Pericranial (a.) Of or pertaining to the pericranium.

Periculous (a.) Dangerous; full of peril.

Periganglionic (a.) Surrounding a ganglion; as, the periganglionic glands of the frog.

Perigastric (a.) Surrounding the stomach; -- applied to the body cavity of Bryozoa and various other Invertebrata.

Perigean (a.) Pertaining to the perigee.

Perigenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to perigenesis.

Perigynous (a.) Having the ovary free, but the petals and stamens borne on the calyx; -- said of flower such as that of the cherry or peach.

Perilous (a.) Full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous; hazardous; as, a perilous undertaking.

Perilous (a.) Daring; reckless; dangerous.

Perilymphangial (a.) Around, or at the side of, a lymphatic vessel.

Perilymphatic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, perilymph.

Perilymphatic (a.) Perilymphangial.

Perimetric (a.) Alt. of Perimetrical

Perimetrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the perimeter, or to perimetry; as, a perimetric chart of the eye.

Perimysial (a.) Surrounding a muscle or muscles.

Perimysial (a.) Of or pertaining to the perimysium.

Perineal (a.) Of or pertaining to the perineum.

Perineurial (a.) Surrounding nerves or nerve fibers; of or pertaining to the perineurium.

Perinuclear (a.) Of or pertaining to a nucleus; situated around a nucleus; as, the perinuclear protoplasm.

Periodic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, the highest oxygen acid (HIO/) of iodine.

Periodic (a.) Alt. of Periodical

Periodical (a.) Of or pertaining to a period or periods, or to division by periods.

Periodical (a.) Performed in a period, or regular revolution; proceeding in a series of successive circuits; as, the periodical motion of the planets round the sun.

Periodical (a.) Happening, by revolution, at a stated time; returning regularly, after a certain period of time; acting, happening, or appearing, at fixed intervals; recurring; as, periodical epidemics.

Periodical (a.) Of or pertaining to a period; constituting a complete sentence.

Periodontal (a.) Surrounding the teeth.

Perioplic (a.) Of or pertaining to the periople; connected with the periople.

Periosteal (a.) Situated around bone; of or pertaining to the periosteum.

Periotic (a.) Surrounding, or pertaining to the region surrounding, the internal ear; as, the periotic capsule.

Peripatetic (a.) Walking about; itinerant.

Peripatetic (a.) Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers.

Peripatetical (a.) Peripatetic.

Peripetalous (a.) Surrounding, or situated about, the petals.

Peripheral (a.) Of or pertaining to a periphery; constituting a periphery; peripheric.

Peripheral (a.) External; away from the center; as, the peripheral portion of the nervous system.

Peripheric (a.) Alt. of Peripherical

Peripherical (a.) See Peripheral.

Periphrastic (a.) Alt. of Periphrastical

Periphrastical (a.) Expressing, or expressed, in more words than are necessary; characterized by periphrase; circumlocutory.

Peripneumonic (a.) Of or pertaining to peripneumonia.

Peripteral (a.) Having columns on all sides; -- said of an edifice. See Apteral.

Peripterous (a.) Peripteral.

Peripterous (a.) Feathered all around.

Periscian (a.) Having the shadow moving all around.

Periscopic (a.) Viewing all around, or on all sides.

Periscopic (a.) of or relating to a periscope{2}.

Perishable (a.) Liable to perish; subject to decay, destruction, or death; as, perishable goods; our perishable bodies.

Perispheric (a.) Alt. of Perispherical

Perispherical (a.) Exactly spherical; globular.

Perissad (a.) Odd; not even; -- said of elementary substances and of radicals whose valence is not divisible by two without a remainder. Contrasted with artiad.

Perissological (a.) Redundant or excessive in words.

Peristaltic (a.) Applied to the peculiar wormlike wave motion of the intestines and other similar structures, produced by the successive contraction of the muscular fibers of their walls, forcing their contents onwards; as, peristaltic movement.

Peristeromorphous (a.) Like or pertaining to the pigeons or Columbae.

Peristeropodous (a.) Having pigeonlike feet; -- said of those gallinaceous birds that rest on all four toes, as the curassows and megapods.

Peristomial (a.) Of or pertaining to a peristome.

Peristrephic (a.) Turning around; rotatory; revolving; as, a peristrephic painting (of a panorama).

Perite (a.) Skilled.

Peritomous (a.) Cleaving in more directions than one, parallel to the axis.

Peritoneal (a.) Of or pertaining to the peritoneum.

Peritracheal (a.) Surrounding the tracheae.

Peritropal (a.) Rotatory; circuitous.

Peritropal (a.) Having the axis of the seed perpendicular to the axis of the pericarp to which it is attached.

Peritropous (a.) Peritropal.

Periuterine (a.) Surrounding the uterus.

Perivascular (a.) Around the blood vessels; as, perivascular lymphatics.

Perivertebral (a.) Surrounding the vertebrae.

Perivisceral (a.) Around the viscera; as, the perivisceral cavity.


Perjured (a.) Guilty of perjury; having sworn falsely; forsworn.

Perjurious (a.) Alt. of Perjurous

Perjurous (a.) Guilty of perjury; containing perjury.

Perk (a.) Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain.

Perky (a.) Perk; pert; jaunty; trim.

Perlaceous (a.) Pearly; resembling pearl.

Perlitic (a.) Relating to or resembling perlite, or pearlstone; as, the perlitic structure of certain rocks. See Pearlite.

Perlous (a.) Perilous.

Permanable (a.) Permanent; durable.

Permanent (a.) Continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or character; remaining unaltered or unremoved; abiding; durable; fixed; stable; lasting; as, a permanent impression.

Permanganic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, one of the higher acids of manganese, HMnO4, which forms salts called permanganates.

Permeable (a.) Capable of being permeated, or passed through; yielding passage; passable; penetrable; -- used especially of substances which allow the passage of fluids; as, wood is permeable to oil; glass is permeable to light.

Permeant (a.) Passing through; permeating.

Permian (a.) Belonging or relating to the period, and also to the formation, next following the Carboniferous, and regarded as closing the Carboniferous age and Paleozoic era.

Permiscible (a.) Capable of being mixed.

Permissible (a.) That may be permitted; allowable; admissible.

Permissive (a.) Permitting; granting leave or liberty.

Permissive (a.) Permitted; tolerated; suffered.

Permutable (a.) Capable of being permuted; exchangeable.

Pernicious (a.) Quick; swift (to burn).

Pernicious (a.) Having the quality of injuring or killing; destructive; very mischievous; baleful; malicious; wicked.

Peronate (a.) A term applied to the stipes or stalks of certain fungi which are covered with a woolly substance which at length becomes powdery.

Peroneal (a.) Of or pertaining to the fibula; in the region of the fibula.

Perpendicular (a.) Exactly upright or vertical; pointing to the zenith; at right angles to the plane of the horizon; extending in a right

Perpendicular (a.) At right angles to a given

Perpetrable (a.) Capable of being perpetrated.

Perpetuable (a.) Capable of being perpetuated or continued.

Perpetual (a.) Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous.

Perpetuate (a.) Made perpetual; perpetuated.

Perplex (a.) To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one with doubts.

Perplex (a.) To embarrass; to puzzle; to distract; to bewilder; to confuse; to trouble with ambiguity, suspense, or anxiety.

Perplex (a.) To plague; to vex; to tormen.

Perplex (a.) Intricate; difficult.

Perplexed (a.) Entangled, involved, or confused; hence, embarrassd; puzzled; doubtful; anxious.

Perplexing (a.) Embarrassing; puzzling; troublesome.

Perquisited (a.) Supplied with perquisites.

Perradial (a.) Situated around the radii, or radial tubes, of a radiate.

Pers (a.) Light blue; grayish blue; -- a term applied to different shades at different periods.

Persant (a.) Piercing.

Perseverant (a.) Persevering.

Persevering (a.) Characterized by perseverance; persistent.

Persian (a.) Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language.

Persic (a.) Of or relating to Persia.

Persistent (a.) Inc

Persistent (a.) Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; -- opposed to deciduous, and caducous.

Persisting (a.) Inc

Persistive (a.) See Persistent.

Personable (a.) Having a well-formed body, or person; graceful; comely; of good appearance; presentable; as, a personable man or woman.

Personable (a.) Enabled to maintain pleas in court.

Personable (a.) Having capacity to take anything granted.

Personal (a.) Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.

Personal (a.) Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.

Personal (a.) Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms.

Personal (a.) Done in person; without the intervention of another.

Personal (a.) Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.

Personal (a.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.

Personate (a.) Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon.

Perspective (a.) A glass through which objects are viewed.

Perspective (a.) That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista.

Perspective (a.) The effect of distance upon the appearance of objects, by means of which the eye recognized them as being at a more or less measurable distance. Hence, aerial perspective, the assumed greater vagueness or uncertainty of out

Perspective (a.) The art and the science of so de

Perspective (a.) A drawing in

Perspicable (a.) Discernible.

Perspicacious (a.) Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight.

Perspicacious (a.) Fig.: Of acute discernment; keen.

Perspicuous (a.) Capable of being through; transparent; translucent; not opaque.

Perspicuous (a.) Clear to the understanding; capable of being clearly understood; clear in thought or in expression; not obscure or ambiguous; as, a perspicuous writer; perspicuous statements.

Perspirable (a.) Capable of being perspired.

Perspirable (a.) Emitting perspiration; perspiring.

Perspirative (a.) Performing the act of perspiration; perspiratory.

Perspiratory (a.) Of, pertaining to, or producing, perspiration; as, the perspiratory ducts.

Perstreperous (a.) Noisy; obstreperous.

Persuadable (a.) That may be persuaded.

Persuasible (a.) Capable of being persuaded; persuadable.

Persuasible (a.) Persuasive.

Persuasive (a.) Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as, persuasive eloquence.

Persuasory (a.) Persuasive.

Persulphocyanic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a yellow crystal

Pert (a.) Open; evident; apert.

Pert (a.) Lively; brisk; sprightly; smart.

Pert (a.) Indecorously free, or presuming; saucy; bold; impertinent.

Pertinacious (a.) Holding or adhering to any opinion, purpose, or design, with obstinacy; perversely persistent; obstinate; as, pertinacious plotters; a pertinacious beggar.

Pertinacious (a.) Resolute; persevering; constant; steady.

Pertinate (a.) Pertinacious.

Pertinent (a.) Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed; apposite; material; relevant; as, pertinent illustrations or arguments; pertinent evidence.

Pertinent (a.) Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining.

Pertransient (a.) Passing through or over.

Perturbable (a.) Liable to be perturbed or agitated; liable to be disturbed or disquieted.

Perturbate (a.) Perturbed; agitated.

Perturbational (a.) Of or pertaining to perturbation, esp. to the perturbations of the planets.

Perturbative (a.) Tending to cause perturbation; disturbing.

Perturbed (a.) Agitated; disturbed; troubled.

Pertusate (a.) Pierced at the apex.

Pertuse (a.) Alt. of Pertused

Pertused (a.) Punched; pierced with, or having, holes.

Peruvian (a.) Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America.

Pervasive (a.) Tending to pervade, or having power to spread throughout; of a pervading quality.

Perverse (a.) Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.

Perverse (a.) Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.

Perversed (a.) Turned aside.

Perversive (a.) Tending to pervert.

Pervertible (a.) Capable of being perverted.

Pervial (a.) Pervious.

Pervicacious (a.) Obstinate; willful; refractory.

Pervious (a.) Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious soil.

Pervious (a.) Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision.

Pervious (a.) Capable of penetrating or pervading.

Pervious (a.) Open; -- used synonymously with perforate, as applied to the nostrils or birds.

Pesanted (a.) Made heavy or dull; debased.

Pesky (a.) Pestering; vexatious; troublesome. Used also as an intensive.

Pessimist (a.) Alt. of Pessimistic

Pessimistic (a.) Of or pertaining to pessimism; characterized by pessimism; gloomy; foreboding.

Pessimistical (a.) Pessimistic.

Pestalozzian (a.) Belonging to, or characteristic of, a system of elementary education which combined manual training with other instruction, advocated and practiced by Jean Henri Pestalozzi (1746-1827), a Swiss teacher.

Pesterous (a.) Inc

Pestful (a.) Pestiferous.

Pestiferous (a.) Pest-bearing; pestilential; noxious to health; malignant; infectious; contagious; as, pestiferous bodies.

Pestiferous (a.) Noxious to peace, to morals, or to society; vicious; hurtful; destructive; as, a pestiferous demagogue.

Pestilent (a.) Pestilential; noxious; pernicious; mischievous.

Pestilential (a.) Having the nature or qualities of a pestilence.

Pestilential (a.) Hence: Mischievous; noxious; pernicious; morally destructive.

Pestilentious (a.) Pestilential.

Pet (a.) Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory.

Petaled (a.) Having petals; as, a petaled flower; -- opposed to apetalous, and much used in compounds; as, one-petaled, three-petaled, etc.

Petaliferous (a.) Bearing petals.

Petaliform (a.) Having the form of a petal; petaloid; petal-shaped.


Petaloid (a.) Peta

Petaloideous (a.) Having the whole or part of the perianth peta

Petalous (a.) Having petals; petaled; -- opposed to apetalous.

Petechial (a.) Characterized by, or pertaining to, petechiae; spotted.

Petiolar (a.) Alt. of Petiolary

Petiolary (a.) Of or pertaining to petiole, or proceeding from it; as, a petiolar tendril; growing or supported upon a petiole; as, a petiolar gland; a petiolar bud.

Petiolate (a.) Alt. of Petiolated

Petiolated (a.) Having a stalk or petiole; as, a petioleate leaf; the petiolated abdomen of certain Hymenoptera.

Petioled (a.) Petiolate.

Petiolulate (a.) Supported by its own petiolule.

Petit (a.) Small; little; insignificant; mean; -- Same as Petty.

Petitionary (a.) Supplicatory; making a petition.

Petitionary (a.) Containing a petition; of the nature of a petition; as, a petitionary epistle.

Petitory (a.) Petitioning; soliciting; supplicating.

Petrean (a.) Of or pertaining to to rock.

Petrescent (a.) Petrifying; converting into stone; as, petrescent water.

Petrifactive (a.) Having the quality of converting organic matter into stone; petrifying.

Petrifactive (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, petrifaction.

Petrific (a.) Petrifying; petrifactive.

Petrine (a.) Of or pertaining to St.Peter; as, the Petrine Epistles.

Petroglyphic (a.) Of or pertaining to petroglyphy.

Petrographic (a.) Alt. of Petrographical

Petrographical (a.) Pertaining to petrography.

Petrohyoid (a.) Pertaining to petrous, oe periotic, portion of the skull and the hyoid arch; as, the petrohyoid muscles of the frog.

Petrologic (a.) Alt. of Petrological

Petrological (a.) Of or pertaining to petrology.

Petromastoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the petrous and mastoid parts of the temporal bone, periotic.

Petrosal (a.) Hard; stony; petrous; as, the petrosal bone; petrosal part of the temporal bone.

Petrosal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the petrous, or petrosal, bone, or the corresponding part of the temporal bone.

Petrosilicious (a.) Containing, or consisting of, petrosilex.

Petrous (a.) Like stone; hard; stony; rocky; as, the petrous part of the temporal bone.

Petrous (a.) Same as Petrosal.

Pettifogging (a.) Paltry; quibbling; mean.

Pettish (a.) Fretful; peevish; moody; capricious; inc

Petulant (a.) Forward; pert; insolent; wanton.

Petulant (a.) Capriciously fretful; characterized by ill-natured freakishness; irritable.

Petulcous (a.) Wanton; frisky; lustful.

Pewtery (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, pewter; as, a pewtery taste.

Pezizoid (a.) Resembling a fungus of the genus Peziza; having a cuplike form.

Phacoid (a.) Resembling a lentil; lenticular.

Phaeacian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Phaeacians, a fabulous seafaring people fond of the feast, the lyre, and the dance, mentioned by Homer.

Phaenogamian (a.) Alt. of Phaenogamic

Phaenogamic (a.) Same as Phaenogamous.

Phaenogamous (a.) Having true flowers with with distinct floral organs; flowering.

Phagedenic (a.) Alt. of PhagedenicAL

PhagedenicAL (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, phagedena; used in the treatment of phagedena; as, a phagedenic ulcer or medicine.

Phagedenous (a.) Phagedenic.

Phalangeal (a.) Alt. of Phalangal

Phalangal (a.) Of or pertaining to the phalanges. See Phalanx, 2.

Phalangial (a.) Alt. of Phalangian

Phalangian (a.) Phalangeal.

Phalangious (a.) Of or pertaining to Phalangoidea.

Phalansterian (a.) Of or pertaining to phalansterianism.

Phallic (a.) Of or pertaining to the phallus, or to phallism.

Phanerite (a.) Evident; visible.

Phanerocodonic (a.) Having an umbrella-shaped or bell-shaped body, with a wide, open cavity beneath; -- said of certain jellyfishes.


Phanerogamian (a.) Phanerogamous.

Phanerogamic (a.) Alt. of Phanerogamous

Phanerogamous (a.) Having visible flowers containing distinct stamens and pistils; -- said of plants.

Phaneroglossal (a.) Having a conspicious tongue; -- said of certain reptiles and insects.

Phantasmagorial (a.) Of, relating to, or resembling phantasmagoria; phantasmagoric.

Phantasmagoric (a.) Of or pertaining to phantasmagoria; phantasmagorial.

Phantasmal (a.) Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling, a phantasm; spectral; illusive.

Phantasmatical (a.) Phantasmal.

Phantastic (a.) Alt. of Phantastical

Phantastical (a.) See Fantastic.

Phantomatic (a.) Phantasmal.

Pharaonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pharaohs, or kings of ancient Egypt.

Pharisaic (a.) Alt. of Pharisaical

Pharisaical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pharisees; resembling the Pharisees.

Pharisaical (a.) Addicted to external forms and ceremonies; making a show of religion without the spirit of it; ceremonial; formal; hypocritical; self-righteous.

Pharisean (a.) Following the practice of Pharisees; Pharisaic.

Pharmaceutic (a.) Alt. of Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical (a.) Of or pertaining to the knowledge or art of pharmacy, or to the art of preparing medicines according to the rules or formulas of pharmacy; as, pharmaceutical preparations.

Pharyngal (a.) Pharyngeal.

Pharyngeal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pharynx; in the region of the pharynx.

Pharyngobranchial (a.) Of or pertaining to the pharynx and the branchiae; -- applied especially to the dorsal elements in the branchial arches of fishes. See Pharyngeal.

Pharyngolaryngeal (a.) Of or pertaining both to pharynx and the larynx.

Phaseless (a.) Without a phase, or visible form.

Phenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, phenyl or phenol.

Phenicious (a.) Of a red color with a slight mixture of gray.

Phenogamian (a.) Alt. of Phenogamous

Phenogamic (a.) Alt. of Phenogamous

Phenogamous (a.) Same as Phaenogamian, Phaenogamic, etc.

Phenomenal (a.) Relating to, or of the nature of, a phenomenon; hence, extraordinary; wonderful; as, a phenomenal memory.

Phenylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, phenyl.

Philadelphian (a.) Of or pertaining to Ptolemy Philadelphus, or to one of the cities named Philadelphia, esp. the modern city in Pennsylvania.

Philanthropic (a.) Alt. of Philanthropical

Philanthropical (a.) Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise.

Philanthropistic (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a philanthropist.

Philatelic (a.) Of or pertaining to philately.

Philharmonic (a.) Loving harmony or music.

Philhellenic (a.) Of or pertaining to philhellenism.

Philippian (a.) Of or pertaining to Philippi, a city of ancient Macedonia.

Philistine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Philistines.

Philistine (a.) Uncultured; commonplace.

Philological (a.) Alt. of Philologic

Philologic (a.) Of or pertaining to philology.

Philomathic (a.) Of or pertaining to philomathy.

Philomathic (a.) Having love of learning or letters.

Philomot (a.) Of the color of a dead leaf.

Philomusical (a.) Loving music. [R.]Busby.

Philopolemic (a.) Alt. of Philopolemical

Philopolemical (a.) Fond of polemics or controversy.

Philoprogenitive (a.) Having the love of offspring; fond of children.

Philosophic (a.) Alt. of Philosophical

Philosophical (a.) Of or pertaining to philosophy; versed in, or imbued with, the principles of philosophy; hence, characterizing a philosopher; rational; wise; temperate; calm; cool.

Philosophistic (a.) Alt. of Philosophistical

Philosophistical (a.) Of or pertaining to the love or practice of sophistry.

Philotechnic (a.) Alt. of Philotechnical

Philotechnical (a.) Fond of the arts.

Phlegm (a.) One of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the blood to be composed. See Humor.

Phlegm (a.) Viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity in the respiratory and digestive passages.

Phlegm (a.) A watery distilled liquor, in distinction from a spirituous liquor.

Phlegm (a.) Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; want of interest; indifference; coldness.

Phlegmatic (a.) Watery.

Phlegmatic (a.) Abounding in phlegm; as, phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic constitution.

Phlegmatic (a.) Generating or causing phlegm.

Phlegmatic (a.) Not easily excited to action or passion; cold; dull; sluggish; heavy; as, a phlegmatic person.

Phlegmatical (a.) Phlegmatic.

Phlegmaticly (a.) Phlegmatically.

Phlegmonous (a.) Having the nature or properties of phlegmon; as, phlegmonous pneumonia.

Phlogistic (a.) Of or pertaining to phlogiston, or to belief in its existence.

Phlogistic (a.) Inflammatory; belonging to inflammations and fevers.

Phlogistical (a.) Phlogistic.

Phlogogenous (a.) Causing inflammation.

Phloretic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or designating, an organic acid obtained by the decomposition of phloretin.

Phlyctenular (a.) Characterized by the presence of small pustules, or whitish elevations resembling pustules; as, phlyctenular ophthalmia.

Phocal (a.) Pertaining to seals.

Phocenic (a.) Of or pertaining to dolphin oil or porpoise oil; -- said of an acid (called also delphinic acid) subsequently found to be identical with valeric acid.

Phocine (a.) Of or pertaining to the seal tribe; phocal.

Phoenician (a.) Of or pertaining to Phoenica.

Phoenicious (a.) See Phenicious.

Phonal (a.) Of or relating to the voice; as, phonal structure.

Phonetic (a.) Of or pertaining to the voice, or its use.

Phonetic (a.) Representing sounds; as, phonetic characters; -- opposed to ideographic; as, a phonetic notation.

Phonic (a.) Of or pertaining to sound; of the nature of sound; acoustic.

Phonocamptic (a.) Reflecting sound.

Phonographic (a.) Alt. of Phonographical

Phonographical (a.) Of or pertaining to phonography; based upon phonography.

Phonographical (a.) Of or pertaining to phonograph; done by the phonograph.

Phonologic (a.) Alt. of Phonological

Phonological (a.) Of or pertaining to phonology.

Phonotypic (a.) Alt. of Phonotypical

Phonotypical (a.) Of or pertaining to phonotypy; as, a phonotypic alphabet.

Phosgene (a.) Producing, or produced by, the action of light; -- formerly used specifically to designate a gas now called carbonyl chloride. See Carbonyl.

Phosphatic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, phosphorus, phosphoric acid, or phosphates; as, phosphatic nodules.

Phosphinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain acids analogous to the phosphonic acids, but containing two hydrocarbon radicals, and derived from the secondary phosphines by oxidation.

Phosphonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain derivatives of phosphorous acid containing a hydrocarbon radical, and analogous to the sulphonic acid.

Phosphoreous (a.) Phosphorescent.

Phosphorescent (a.) Shining with a phosphoric light; luminous without sensible heat.

Phosphoric (a.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling, or containing, from us; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a higher valence as contrasted with the phosphorous compounds.

Phosphoric (a.) Phosphorescent.

Phosphorical (a.) Phosphoric.

Phosphoritic (a.) Pertaining to phosphorite; resembling, or of the nature of, phosphorite.

Phosphorized (a.) Containing, or impregnated with, phosphorus.

Phosphorogenic (a.) Generating phosphorescence; as, phosphorogenic rays.

Phosphorous (a.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling or containing phosphorus; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a lower valence as contrasted with phosphoric compounds; as, phosphorous acid, H3PO3.

Phosphureted (a.) Impregnated, or combined, with phosphorus.

Photic (a.) Relating to the production of light by the lower animals.

Photobiotic (a.) Requiring light to live; incapable of living without light; as, photobiotic plant cells.

Photochemical (a.) Of or pertaining to chemical action of light, or produced by it; as, the photochemical changes of the visual purple of the retina.

Photochromic (a.) Alt. of Photochromatic

Photochromatic (a.) Of or pertaining to photochromy; produced by photochromy.

Photo-electric (a.) Acting by the operation of both light and electricity; -- said of apparatus for producing pictures by electric light.

Photogenic (a.) Of or pertaining to photogeny; producing or generating light.

Photoglyphic (a.) Pertaining to the art of engraving by the action of light.

Photoglyptic (a.) Same as Photoglyphic.

Photographic (a.) Alt. of Photographical

Photographical (a.) Of or pertaining to photography; obtained by photography; used ib photography; as a photographic picture; a photographic camera.

Photologic (a.) Alt. of Photological

Photological (a.) Pertaining to photology, or the doctrine of light.

Photomagnetic (a.) Of or pertaining to photomagnetism.

Photomechanical (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, any photographic process in which a printing surface is obtained without the intervention of hand engraving.

Photometric (a.) Alt. of Photometrical

Photometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to photometry, or to a photometer.

Photophonic (a.) Of or pertaining to photophone.

Photoscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to the photoscope or its uses.

Photospheric (a.) Of or pertaining to the photosphere.

Phototropic (a.) Same as Heliotropic.

Phototypic (a.) Of or pertaining to a phototype or phototypy.

Phrasal (a.) Of the nature of a phrase; consisting of a phrase; as, a phrasal adverb.

Phraseless (a.) Indescribable.

Phraseologic (a.) Alt. of Phraseological

Phraseological (a.) Of or pertaining to phraseology; consisting of a peculiar form of words.

Phreatic (a.) Subterranean; -- applied to sources supplying wells.

Phrenetic (a.) Alt. of Phrenetical

Phrenetical (a.) Relating to phrenitis; suffering from frenzy; delirious; mad; frantic; frenetic.

Phrenic (a.) Of or pertaining to the diaphragm; diaphragmatic; as, the phrenic nerve.

Phrenologic (a.) Phrenological.

Phrenological (a.) Of or pertaining to phrenology.

Phrygian (a.) Of or pertaining to Phrygia, or to its inhabitants.

Phthalic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid obtained by the oxidation of naphthalene and allied substances.

Phthisical (a.) Of or pertaining to phthisis; affected with phthisis; wasting; consumptive.

Phthisicky (a.) Having phthisis, or some symptom of it, as difficulty in breathing.

Phthongal (a.) Formed into, or characterized by, voice; vocalized; -- said of all the vowels and the semivowels, also of the vocal or sonant consonants g, d, b, l, r, v, z, etc.

Phylactered (a.) Wearing a phylactery.

Phylacteric (a.) Alt. of Phylacterical

Phylacterical (a.) Of or pertaining to phylacteries.

Phylactolaematous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Phylactolaema.

Phyllodineous (a.) Having phyllodia; relating to phyllodia.

Phylloid (a.) Resembling a leaf.

Phyllophagous (a.) Substituting on leaves; leaf-eating.

Phyllophorous (a.) Leaf-bearing; producing leaves.

Phyllopodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Phyllopoda.

Phyllorhine (a.) Of or pertaining to Phyllorhina and other related genera of bats that have a leaflike membrane around the nostrils.

Phyllotactic (a.) Of or pertaining to phyllotaxy.

Phyllous (a.) Homologous with a leaf; as, the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils are phyllous organs.

Phylogenetic (a.) Relating to phylogenesis, or the race history of a type of organism.

Physical (a.) Of or pertaining to nature (as including all created existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also, of or relating to natural or material things, or to the bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral, spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the physical part of man.

Physical (a.) Of or pertaining to physics, or natural philosophy; treating of, or relating to, the causes and connections of natural phenomena; as, physical science; physical laws.

Physical (a.) Perceptible through a bodily or material organization; cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical, opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral.

Physical (a.) Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine; medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative.

Physicianed (a.) Licensed as a physician.

Physicochemical (a.) Involving the principles of both physics and chemistry; dependent on, or produced by, the joint action of physical and chemical agencies.

Physicological (a.) Of or pertaining to physicologic.

Physiognomic (a.) Alt. of Physiognomical

Physiognomical (a.) Of or pertaining to physiognomy; according with the principles of physiognomy.

Physiognommonic (a.) Physiognomic.

Physiographic (a.) Alt. of Physiographical

Physiographical (a.) Of or pertaining to physiography.

Physiologic (a.) Physiological.

Physiological (a.) Of or pertaining to physiology; relating to the science of the functions of living organism; as, physiological botany or chemistry.

Physostomous (a.) Having a duct to the air bladder.

Physostomous (a.) Pertaining to the Physostomi.

Phytivorous (a.) Feeding on plants or herbage; phytophagous; as, phytivorous animals.

Phytochemical (a.) Relating to phytochemistry.

Phytogeographical (a.) Of or pertaining to phytogeography.

Phytoglyphic (a.) Relating to phytoglyphy.

Phytographical (a.) Of or pertaining to phytography.

Phytoid (a.) Resembling a plant; plantlike.

Phytological (a.) Of or pertaining to phytology; botanical.

Phytophagic (a.) Phytophagous.

Phytophagous (a.) Feeding on plants; herbivorous; as, a phytophagous animal.

Piacular (a.) Expiatory; atoning.

Piacular (a.) Requiring expiation; criminal; atrociously bad.

Piaculous (a.) Same as Piacular.

Pial (a.) Pertaining to the pia mater.

Pianissimo (a.) Very soft; -- a direction to execute a passage as softly as possible. (Abbrev. pp.)

Piano (a.) Alt. of Pianoforte

Pianoforte (a.) A well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by keys.

Picaresque (a.) Applied to that class of literature in which the principal personage is the Spanish picaro, meaning a rascal, a knave, a rogue, an adventurer.

Picarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Picariae.

Picayunish (a.) Petty; paltry; mean; as, a picayunish business.

Piceous (a.) Of or pertaining to pitch; resembling pitch in color or quality; pitchy.

Piciform (a.) Of or pertaining to Piciformes.

Picine (a.) Of or pertaining to the woodpeckers (Pici), or to the Piciformes.

Picked (a.) Pointed; sharp.

Picked (a.) Having a pike or spine on the back; -- said of certain fishes.

Picked (a.) Carefully selected; chosen; as, picked men.

Picked (a.) Fine; spruce; smart; precise; dianty.

Picking (a.) Done or made as with a pointed tool; as, a picking sound.

Picking (a.) Nice; careful.

Pickled (a.) Preserved in a pickle.

Picoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Pici.

Picric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a strong organic acid (called picric acid), intensely bitter.

Pictish (a.) Of or pertaining to Picts; resembling the Picts.

Pictorial (a.) Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures; forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a pictorial imagination.

Pictoric (a.) Alt. of Pictorical

Pictorical (a.) Pictorial.

Picturable (a.) Capable of being pictured, or represented by a picture.

Pictural (a.) Pictorial.

Pictured (a.) Furnished with pictures; represented by a picture or pictures; as, a pictured scene.

Picturesque (a.) Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque language.

Picturesquish (a.) Somewhat picturesque.

Piddling (a.) Trifling; trivial; frivolous; paltry; -- applied to persons and things.

Piebald (a.) Having spots and patches of black and white, or other colors; mottled; pied.

Piebald (a.) Fig.: Mixed.

Pieceless (a.) Not made of pieces; whole; entire.

Piecemeal (a.) Made up of parts or pieces; single; separate.

Piecemealed (a.) Divided into pieces.

Pied (a.) Variegated with spots of different colors; party-colored; spotted; piebald.

Piedmont (a.) Noting the region of foothills near the base of a mountain chain.

Pieno (a.) Full; having all the instruments.

Pierceable (a.) That may be pierced.

Pierced (a.) Penetrated; entered; perforated.

Piercing (a.) Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust.

Pierian (a.) Of or pertaining to Pierides or Muses.

Pietistic (a.) Alt. of Pietistical

Pietistical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pietists; hence, in contempt, affectedly or demonstratively religious.

Pigeon-breasted (a.) Having a breast like a pigeon, -- the sternum being so prominent as to constitute a deformity; chicken-breasted.

Pigeon-hearted (a.) Timid; easily frightened; chicken-hearted.

Pigeon-livered (a.) Pigeon-hearted.

Pigeontoed (a.) Having the toes turned in.

Pig-eyed (a.) Having small, deep-set eyes.

Piggish (a.) Relating to, or like, a pig; greedy.

Pig-headed (a.) Having a head like a pig; hence, figuratively: stupidity obstinate; perverse; stubborn.

Pig-jawed (a.) Having the upper jaw projecting beyond the lower, with the upper incisors in advance of the lower; -- said of dogs.

Pigmean (a.) See Pygmean.

Pigmental (a.) Alt. of Pigmentary

Pigmentary (a.) Of or pertaining to pigments; furnished with pigments.

Pigmented (a.) Colored; specifically (Biol.), filled or imbued with pigment; as, pigmented epithelial cells; pigmented granules.

Pigmentous (a.) Pigmental.

Pignorative (a.) Pledging, pawning.

Pigtailed (a.) Having a tail like a pig's; as, the pigtailed baboon.

Piked (a.) Furnished with a pike; ending in a point; peaked; pointed.

Pilastered (a.) Furnished with pilasters.

Pileate (a.) Alt. of Pileated

Pileated (a.) Having the form of a cap for the head.

Pileated (a.) Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head.

Piled (a.) Having a pile or point; pointed.

Piled (a.) Having a pile or nap.

Piled (a.) Formed from a pile or fagot; as, piled iron.

Pileiform (a.) Having the form of a pileus or cap; pileate.

Pileous (a.) Consisting of, or covered with, hair; hairy; pilose.

Pile-worn (a.) Having the pile worn off; threadbare.

Pilfering (a.) Thieving in a small way.

Pilgrim (a.) Of or pertaining to a pilgrim, or pilgrims; making pilgrimages.

Piliferous (a.) Bearing a single slender bristle, or hair.

Piliferous (a.) Beset with hairs.

Piliform (a.) Resembling hairs or down.

Piligerous (a.) Bearing hair; covered with hair or down; piliferous.

Pillar (a.) Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill.

Pillared (a.) Supported or ornamented by pillars; resembling a pillar, or pillars.

Pilled (a.) Stripped of hair; scant of hair; bald.

Pillowed (a.) Provided with a pillow or pillows; having the head resting on, or as on, a pillow.

Pillowy (a.) Like a pillow.

Pilose (a.) Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.

Pilose (a.) Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.

Pilose (a.) Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy; as, pilose pubescence.

Pilous (a.) See Pilose.

Pilular (a.) Of or pertaining to pills; resembling a pill or pills; as, a pilular mass.

Pilulous (a.) Like a pill; small; insignificant.

Pily (a.) Like pile or wool.

Pimaric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in galipot, and isomeric with abietic acid.

Pimelic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a substance obtained from certain fatty substances, and subsequently shown to be a mixture of suberic and adipic acids.

Pimelic (a.) Designating the acid proper (C5H10(CO2/H)2) which is obtained from camphoric acid.

Pimping (a.) Little; petty; pitiful.

Pimping (a.) Puny; sickly.

Pimpled (a.) Having pimples.

Pimply (a.) Pimpled.

Pinchbeck (a.) Made of pinchbeck; sham; cheap; spurious; unreal.

Pinching (a.) Compressing; nipping; griping; niggardly; as, pinching cold; a pinching parsimony.

Pindaric (a.) Of or pertaining to Pindar, the Greek lyric poet; after the style and manner of Pindar; as, Pindaric odes.

Pindarical (a.) Pindaric.

Pineal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pine cone; resembling a pine cone.

Pine-clad (a.) Alt. of Pine-crowned

Pine-crowned (a.) Clad or crowned with pine trees; as, pine-clad hills.

Piney (a.) See Piny.

Piney (a.) A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the Vateria Indica or piney tree, of the order Dipterocarpeae, which grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products.

Pin-eyed (a.) Having the stigma visible at the throad of a gamopetalous corolla, while the stamens are concealed in the tube; -- said of dimorphous flowers. The opposite of thrum-eyed.

Pinfeathered (a.) Having part, or all, of the feathers imperfectly developed.

Pinguid (a.) Fat; unctuous; greasy.

Pinguidinous (a.) Containing fat; fatty.

Pinic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pine; obtained from the pine; formerly, designating an acid which is the chief constituent of common resin, -- now called abietic, or sylvic, acid.

Pining (a.) Languishing; drooping; wasting away, as with longing.

Pining (a.) Wasting; consuming.

Pinioned (a.) Having wings or pinions.

Pink (a.) Half-shut; winking.

Pink (a.) Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink (see 6th Pink, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons.

Pinked (a.) Pierced with small holes; worked in eyelets; scalloped on the edge.

Pink-eyed (a.) Having small eyes.

Pinkish (a.) Somewhat pink.

Pink-sterned (a.) Having a very narrow stern; -- said of a vessel.

Pinnate (a.) Alt. of Pinnated

Pinnated (a.) Consisting of several leaflets, or separate portions, arranged on each side of a common petiole, as the leaves of a rosebush, a hickory, or an ash. See Abruptly pinnate, and Illust., under Abruptly.

Pinnated (a.) Having a winglike tuft of long feathers on each side of the neck.

Pinnatifid (a.) Divided in a pinnate manner, with the divisions not reaching to the midrib.

Pinnatilobate (a.) Having lobes arranged in a pinnate manner.

Pinnatiped (a.) Having the toes bordered by membranes; fin-footed, as certain birds.

Pinniform (a.) Shaped like a fin or feather.

Pinnulate (a.) Having each pinna subdivided; -- said of a leaf, or of its pinnae.

Pinnulated (a.) Having pinnules.

Pin-tailed (a.) Having a tapered tail, with the middle feathers longest; -- said of birds.

Piny (a.) Abounding with pines.

Pioned (a.) A Shakespearean word of disputed meaning; perh., "abounding in marsh marigolds."

Pious (a.) Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly.

Pious (a.) Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.

Piped (a.) Formed with a pipe; having pipe or pipes; tubular.

Piperaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the order of plants (Piperaceae) of which the pepper (Piper nigrum) is the type. There are about a dozen genera and a thousand species, mostly tropical plants with pungent and aromatic qualities.

Piperic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or designating, a complex organic acid found in the products of different members of the Pepper family, and extracted as a yellowish crystal

Piprine (a.) Of or pertaining to the pipras, or the family Pipridae.

Pipy (a.) Like a pipe; hollow-stemmed.

Piquant (a.) Stimulating to the taste; giving zest; tart; sharp; pungent; as, a piquant anecdote.

Piratic (a.) Piratical.

Piratical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pirate; acquired by, or practicing, piracy; as, a piratical undertaking.

Piscatorial (a.) Alt. of Piscatory

Piscatory (a.) Of or pertaining to fishes or fishing.

Piscicultural (a.) Relating to pisciculture.

Pisciform (a.) Having the form of a fish; resembling a fish.

Piscinal (a.) Belonging to a fishpond or a piscina.

Piscine (a.) Of or pertaining to a fish or fishes; as, piscine remains.

Piscivorous (a.) Feeding or subsisting on fish.

Pisiform (a.) Resembling a pea or peas in size and shape; as, a pisiform iron ore.

Pisolitic (a.) Composed of, containing, or resembling, pisolite.

Pistic (a.) Pure; genuine.

Pistillaceous (a.) Growing on, or having nature of, the pistil; of or pertaining to a pistil.

Pistillate (a.) Having a pistil or pistils; -- usually said of flowers having pistils but no stamens.

Pistilliferous (a.) Pistillate.

Pitch-black (a.) Black as pitch or tar.

Pitch-dark (a.) Dark as a pitch; pitch-black.

Pitch-faced (a.) Having the arris defined by a

Pitchy (a.) Partaking of the qualities of pitch; resembling pitch.

Pitchy (a.) Smeared with pitch.

Pitchy (a.) Black; pitch-dark; dismal.

Piteous (a.) Pious; devout.

Piteous (a.) Evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy; compassionate; tender.

Piteous (a.) Fitted to excite pity or sympathy; wretched; miserable; lamentable; sad; as, a piteous case.

Piteous (a.) Paltry; mean; pitiful.

Pitfalling (a.) Entrapping; insnaring.

Pithecoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Pithecia, or subfamily Pithecinae, which includes the saki, ouakari, and other allied South American monkeys.

Pithecoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the anthropoid apes in particular, or to the higher apes of the Old World, collectively.

Pithful (a.) Full of pith.

Pithless (a.) Destitute of pith, or of strength; feeble.

Pithsome (a.) Pithy; robust.

Pitiable (a.) Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion; miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness.

Pitiful (a.) Full of pity; tender-hearted; compassionate; kind; merciful; sympathetic.

Pitiful (a.) Piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion.

Pitiful (a.) To be pitied for littleness or meanness; miserable; paltry; contemptible; despicable.

Pitiless (a.) Destitute of pity; hard-hearted; merciless; as, a pitilessmaster; pitiless elements.

Pitiless (a.) Exciting no pity; as, a pitiless condition.

Pitted (a.) Marked with little pits, as in smallpox. See Pit, v. t., 2.

Pituitary (a.) Secreting mucus or phlegm; as, the pituitary membrane, or the mucous membrane which

Pituitary (a.) Of or pertaining to the pituitary body; as, the pituitary fossa.

Pituitous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, pituite or mucus; full of mucus; discharging mucus.

Pitying (a.) Expressing pity; as, a pitying eye, glance, or word.

Pityroid (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, bran.

Pivotal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pivot or turning point; belonging to, or constituting, a pivot; of the nature of a pivot; as, the pivotalopportunity of a career; the pivotal position in a battle.

Pixy-led (a.) Led by pixies; bewildered.

Placable (a.) Capable of being appeased or pacified; ready or willing to be pacified; willing to forgive or condone.

Placeful (a.) In the appointed place.

Placeless (a.) Having no place or office.

Placental (a.) Of or pertaining to the placenta; having, or characterized by having, a placenta; as, a placental mammal.

Placental (a.) Of or pertaining to the Placentalia.

Placentary (a.) Having reference to the placenta; as, the placentary system of classification.

Placentiferous (a.) Having or producing a placenta.

Placentiform (a.) Having the shape of a placenta, or circular thickened disk somewhat thinner about the middle.

Placentious (a.) Pleasing; amiable.

Place-proud (a.) Proud of rank or office.

Placid (a.) Pleased; contented; unruffied; undisturbed; serene; peaceful; tranquil; quiet; gentle.

Placitory (a.) Of or pertaining to pleas or pleading, in courts of law.

Placodermal (a.) Of or pertaining to the placoderms; like the placoderms.

Placoganoid (a.) Pertaining to the Placoganoidei.

Placoid (a.) Platelike; having irregular, platelike, bony scales, often bearing spines; pertaining to the placoids.

Plagal (a.) Having a scale running from the dominant to its octave; -- said of certain old church modes or tunes, as opposed to those called authentic, which ran from the tonic to its octave.

Plagate (a.) Having plagae, or irregular enlongated color spots.

Plagiary (a.) Kidnaping.

Plagiary (a.) Practicing plagiarism.

Plagihedral (a.) Having an oblique spiral arrangement of planes, as levogyrate and dextrogyrate crystals.

Plagiocephalic (a.) Having an oblique lateral deformity of the skull.

Plagiostomatous (a.) Same as Plagiostomous.

Plagiostomous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Plagiostomi.

Plagiotropic (a.) Having the longer axis inc

Plagose (a.) Fond of flogging; as, a plagose master.

Plagueful (a.) Abounding, or infecting, with plagues; pestilential; as, plagueful exhalations.

Plagueless (a.) Free from plagues or the plague.

Plaguy (a.) Vexatious; troublesome; tormenting; as, a plaguy horse. [Colloq.] Also used adverbially; as, "He is so plaguy proud."

Plaid (a.) Having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scotch plaid; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another; as, plaid muslin.

Plaided (a.) Of the material of which plaids are made; tartan.

Plaided (a.) Wearing a plaid.

Plain (a.) Level land; usually, an open field or a broad stretch of land with an even surface, or a surface little varied by inequalities; as, the plain of Jordan; the American plains, or prairies.

Plain (a.) A field of battle.

Plain-dealing (a.) Practicing plain dealing; artless. See Plain dealing, under Dealing.

Plain-hearted (a.) Frank; sincere; artless.

Plaining (a.) Complaining.

Plain-laid (a.) Consisting of strands twisted together in the ordinary way; as, a plain-laid rope. See Illust. of Cordage.

Plain-spoken (a.) Speaking with plain, unreserved sincerity; also, spoken sincerely; as, plain-spoken words.

Plaintful (a.) Containing a plaint; complaining; expressing sorrow with an audible voice.

Plaintiff (a.) See Plaintive.

Plaintless (a.) Without complaint; unrepining.

Plaited (a.) Folded; doubled over; braided; figuratively, involved; intricate; artful.

Plan (a.) A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or de

Plan (a.) A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.

Plan (a.) A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

Planarioid (a.) Like the planarians.

Planary (a.) Of or pertaining to a plane.

Plane (a.) Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.

Plane (a.) A surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two points are taken, the straight

Plane (a.) An ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with, or containing, some designated astronomical

Plane (a.) A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.

Plane (a.) A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood, for forming moldings, etc. It consists of a smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge of a chisel, called the iron, which inc

Plane (a.) To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank.

Plane (a.) To efface or remove.

Plane (a.) Figuratively, to make plain or smooth.

Plane-parallel (a.) Having opposite surfaces exactly plane and parallel, as a piece of glass.

Planetary (a.) Of or pertaining to the planets; as, planetary inhabitants; planetary motions; planetary year.

Planetary (a.) Consisting of planets; as, a planetary system.

Planetary (a.) Under the dominion or influence of a planet.

Planetary (a.) Caused by planets.

Planetary (a.) Having the nature of a planet; erratic; revolving; wandering.

Planeted (a.) Belonging to planets.

Planetic (a.) Alt. of Planetical

Planetical (a.) Of or pertaining to planets.

Planetoidal (a.) Pertaining to a planetoid.

Planet-stricken (a.) Alt. of Planet-struck

Planet-struck (a.) Affected by the influence of planets; blasted.

Plangent (a.) Beating; dashing, as a wave.

Plani- (a.) Alt. of Plano-

Plano- (a.) Combining forms signifying flat, level, plane; as planifolious, planimetry, plano-concave.

Planifolious (a.) Flat-leaved.

Planiform (a.) Having a plane surface; as, a planiform, gliding, or arthrodial articulation.

Planimetric (a.) Alt. of Planimetrical

Planimetrical (a.) Of or pertaining to planimetry.

Planipennate (a.) Of or pertaining to Planipennia.

Planipetalous (a.) Having flat petals.

Planispheric (a.) Of or pertaining to a planisphere.

Planless (a.) Having no plan.

Plano-concave (a.) Plane or flat on one side, and concave on the other; as, a plano-concave lens. See Lens.

Plano-conical (a.) Plane or flat on one side, and conical on the other.

Plano-convex (a.) Plane or flat on one side, and convex on the other; as, a plano-convex lens. See Convex, and Lens.

Plano-horizontal (a.) Having a level horizontal surface or position.

Plano-orbicular (a.) Plane or flat on one side, and spherical on the other.

Plano-subulate (a.) Smooth and awl-shaped. See Subulate.

Plantable (a.) Capable of being planted; fit to be planted.

Plantal (a.) Belonging to plants; as, plantal life.

Plantar (a.) Of or pertaining to the sole of the foot; as, the plantar arteries.

Plant-eating (a.) Eating, or subsisting on, plants; as, a plant-eating beetle.

Planted (a.) Fixed in place, as a projecting member wrought on a separate piece of stuff; as, a planted molding.

Plantigrade (a.) Walking on the sole of the foot; pertaining to the plantigrades.

Plantigrade (a.) Having the foot so formed that the heel touches the ground when the leg is upright.

Plantless (a.) Without plants; barren of vegetation.

Plashy (a.) Watery; abounding with puddles; splashy.

Plashy (a.) Specked, as if plashed with color.

Plasmatic (a.) Alt. of Plasmatical

Plasmatical (a.) Forming; shaping; molding.

Plasmatical (a.) Of or pertaining to plasma; having the character of plasma; containing, or conveying, plasma.

Plasmic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or connected with, plasma; plasmatic.

Plasmodial (a.) Of or pertaining to, or like, a plasmodium; as, the plasmodial form of a life cycle.

Plasterly (a.) Resembling plaster of Paris.

Plastery (a.) Of the nature of plaster.

Plastic (a.) Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator.

Plastic (a.) Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; -- used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child.

Plastic (a.) Pertaining or appropriate to, or characteristic of, molding or modeling; produced by, or appearing as if produced by, molding or modeling; -- said of sculpture and the kindred arts, in distinction from painting and the graphic arts.

Plastical (a.) See Plastic.

Plate-gilled (a.) Having flat, or leaflike, gills, as the bivalve mollusks.

Plateresque (a.) Resembling silver plate; -- said of certain architectural ornaments.

Platinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, platinum; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which the element has a higher valence, as contrasted with the platinous compounds; as, platinic chloride (PtCl4).

Platinichloric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid consisting of platinic chloride and hydrochloric acid, and obtained as a brownish red crystal

Platiniferous (a.) Yielding platinum; as, platiniferous sand.

Platinochloric (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid consisting of platinous chloride and hydrochloric acid, called platinochloric, / chloroplatinous, acid.

Platinocyanic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid compound of platinous cyanide and hydrocyanic acid. It is obtained as a cinnaber-red crystal

Platinoid (a.) Resembling platinum.

Platinous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, platinum; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which the element has a lower valence, as contrasted with the platinic compounds; as, platinous chloride (PtCl2).

Platitudinous (a.) Abounding in platitudes; of the nature of platitudes; uttering platitudes.

Platly (a.) Flatly. See Plat, a.

Platonic (a.) Alt. of Platonical

Platonical (a.) Of or pertaining to Plato, or his philosophy, school, or opinions.

Platonical (a.) Pure, passionless; nonsexual; philosophical.

Platten (a.) To flatten and make into sheets or plates; as, to platten cylinder glass.

Platter-faced (a.) Having a broad, flat face.

Platy (a.) Like a plate; consisting of plates.

Platycephalic (a.) Alt. of Platycephalous

Platycephalous (a.) Broad-headed.

Platycnemic (a.) Of, relating to, or characterized by, platycnemism.

Platycoelian (a.) Flat at the anterior and concave at the posterior end; -- said of the centra of the vertebrae of some extinct dinouaurs.

Platyrhine (a.) Having the nose broad; -- opposed to leptorhine.

Plauditory (a.) Applauding; commending.

Plausible (a.) Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.

Plausible (a.) Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion.

Plausible (a.) Using specious arguments or discourse; as, a plausible speaker.

Plausive (a.) Applauding; manifesting praise.

Plausive (a.) Plausible, specious.

Playful (a.) Sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer.

Playgoing (a.) Frequenting playhouses; as, the playgoing public.

Playsome (a.) Playful; wanton; sportive.

Pleadable (a.) Capable of being pleaded; capable of being alleged in proof, defense, or vindication; as, a right or privilege pleadable at law.

Pleasant (a.) Pleasing; grateful to the mind or to the senses; agreeable; as, a pleasant journey; pleasant weather.

Pleasant (a.) Cheerful; enlivening; gay; sprightly; humorous; sportive; as, pleasant company; a pleasant fellow.

Pleasant-tongued (a.) Of pleasing speech.

Pleased (a.) Experiencing pleasure.

Pleasing (a.) Giving pleasure or satisfaction; causing agreeable emotion; agreeable; delightful; as, a pleasing prospect; pleasing manners.

Pleasurable (a.) Capable of affording pleasure or satisfaction; gratifying; abounding in pleasantness or pleasantry.

Pleasureful (a.) Affording pleasure.

Pleasureless (a.) Devoid of pleasure.

Plebeian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.

Plebeian (a.) Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as, plebeian sports; a plebeian throng.

Plebiscitary (a.) Of or pertaining to plebiscite.

Plectile (a.) Woven; plaited.

Plectognath (a.) Of or pertaining to the Plectognathi.

Plectognathic (a.) Alt. of Plec-tognathous

Plec-tognathous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Plectognathi.

Plectospondylous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Plectospondyli.

Pledgeless (a.) Having no pledge.

Plein (a.) Plan.

Plein (a.) Full; complete.

Pleiocene (a.) See Pliocene.

Pleiophyllous (a.) Having several leaves; -- used especially when several leaves or leaflets appear where normally there should be only one.

Pleistocene (a.) Of or pertaining to the epoch, or the deposits, following the Tertiary, and immediately preceding man.

Plenal (a.) Full; complete; as, a plenal view or act.

Plenary (a.) Full; entire; complete; absolute; as, a plenary license; plenary authority.

Plenilunary (a.) Of or pertaining to the full moon.

Plenipotent (a.) Possessing full power.

Plenipotentiary (a.) Containing or conferring full power; invested with full power; as, plenipotentiary license; plenipotentiary ministers.

Plenitudinary (a.) Having plenitude; full; complete; thorough.

Plenteous (a.) Containing plenty; abundant; copious; plentiful; sufficient for every purpose; as, a plenteous supply.

Plenteous (a.) Yielding abundance; productive; fruitful.

Plenteous (a.) Having plenty; abounding; rich.

Plentevous (a.) Plenteous.

Plentiful (a.) Containing plenty; copious; abundant; ample; as, a plentiful harvest; a plentiful supply of water.

Plentiful (a.) Yielding abundance; prolific; fruitful.

Plentiful (a.) Lavish; profuse; prodigal.

Plenty (a.) Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness.

Plenty (a.) Plentiful; abundant.

Pleochroic (a.) Having the property of pleochroism.

Pleochromatic (a.) Pleochroic.

Pleochroous (a.) Pleochroic.

Pleomorphic (a.) Pertaining to pleomorphism; as, the pleomorphic character of bacteria.

Pleomorphous (a.) Having the property of pleomorphism.

Pleonastic (a.) Alt. of Pleonastical

Pleonastical (a.) Of or pertaining to pleonasm; of the nature of pleonasm; redundant.

Plesiomorphous (a.) Nearly alike in form.

Plethoretic (a.) Plethoric.

Plethoric (a.) Haeving a full habit of body; characterized by plethora or excess of blood; as, a plethoric constitution; -- used also metaphorically.

Plethorical (a.) Plethoric.

Pleural (a.) Of or pertaining to the pleura or pleurae, or to the sides of the thorax.

Pleuric (a.) Pleural.

Pleuritic (a.) Alt. of Pleuritical

Pleuritical (a.) Of or pertaining to pleurisy; as, pleuritic symptoms.

Pleuritical (a.) Suffering from pleurisy.

Pleurocarpic (a.) Alt. of Pleurocarpous

Pleurocarpous (a.) Side-fruited; -- said of those true mosses in which the pedicels or the capsules are from lateral archegonia; -- opposed to acrocarpous.

Pleurodont (a.) Having the teeth consolidated with the inner edge of the jaw, as in some lizards.

Pleuronectoid (a.) Pertaining to the Pleuronectidae, or Flounder family.

Pleuropericardial (a.) Of or pertaining to the pleura and pericardium.

Pleuroperitoneal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pleural and peritoneal membranes or cavities, or to the pleuroperitoneum.

Plexiform (a.) Like network; complicated.

Pley (a.) Full See Plein.

Plicate (a.) Alt. of Plicated

Plicated (a.) Plaited; folded like a fan; as, a plicate leaf.

Pliform (a.) In the form of a ply, fold, or doubling.

Pliocene (a.) Of, pertaining to, or characterizing, the most recent division of the Tertiary age.

Plodding (a.) Progressing in a slow, toilsome manner; characterized by laborious diligence; as, a plodding peddler; a plodding student; a man of plodding habits.

Plotful (a.) Abounding with plots.

Pletinian (a.) Of pertaining to the Plotinists or their doctrines.

Plot-proof (a.) Secure against harm by plots.

Plowable (a.) Alt. of Ploughable

Ploughable (a.) Capable of being plowed; arable.

Plucked (a.) Having courage and spirit.

Pluckless (a.) Without pluck; timid; faint-hearted.

Plumb (a.) Perpendicular; vertical; conforming the direction of a

Plumbagineous (a.) Pertaining to natural order (Plumbagineae) of gamopetalous herbs, of which Plumbago is the type. The order includes also the marsh rosemary, the thrift, and a few other genera.

Plumbaginous (a.) Resembling plumbago; consisting of, or containing, plumbago; as, a plumbaginous slate.

Plumbean (a.) Alt. of Plumbeous

Plumbeous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, lead.

Plumbeous (a.) Dull; heavy; stupid.

Plumbic (a.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or containing, lead; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with plumbous compounds; as, plumbic oxide.

Plumbiferous (a.) Producing or containing lead.

Plumbous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, lead; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which it has a lower valence as contrasted with plumbic compounds.

Plumeless (a.) Without plumes.

Plumigerous (a.) Feathered; having feathers.

Plumiliform (a.) Having the of a plume or feather.

Plumiped (a.) Having feet covered with feathers.

Plummy (a.) Of the nature of a plum; desirable; profitable; advantageous.

Plumose (a.) Alt. of Plumous

Plumous (a.) Having feathers or plumes.

Plumous (a.) Having hairs, or other parts, arranged along an axis like a feather; feathery; plumelike; as, a plumose leaf; plumose tentacles.

Plump (a.) To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.

Plump (a.) To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.

Plump (a.) To give a plumper. See Plumper, 2.

Plumpy (a.) Plump; fat; sleek.

Plumulaceous (a.) Downy; bearing down.

Plumular (a.) Relating to a plumule.

Plumulose (a.) Having hairs branching out laterally, like the parts of a feather.

Plumy (a.) Covered or adorned with plumes, or as with plumes; feathery.

Pluperfect (a.) More than perfect; past perfect; -- said of the tense which denotes that an action or event was completed at or before the time of another past action or event.

Plural (a.) Relating to, or containing, more than one; designating two or more; as, a plural word.

Plurifarious (a.) Of many kinds or fashions; multifarious.

Plurifoliolate (a.) Having several or many leaflets.

Pluriliteral (a.) Consisting of more letters than three.

Plurilocular (a.) Having several cells or loculi

Plurilocular (a.) having several divisions containing seeds; as, the lemon and the orange are plurilocular fruits.

Pluriparous (a.) Producing several young at a birth; as, a pluriparous animal.

Pluripartite (a.) Deeply divided into several portions.

Plus (a.) More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; -- opposed to minus.

Plus (a.) Hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual.

Plushy (a.) Like plush; soft and shaggy.

Pluteal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pluteus.

Plutocratic (a.) Of or pertaining to plutocracy; as, plutocratic ideas.

Plutonian (a.) Plutonic.

Plutonic (a.) Of or pertaining to Pluto; Plutonian; hence, pertaining to the interior of the earth; subterranean.

Plutonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the system of the Plutonists; igneous; as, the Plutonic theory.

Pluvial (a.) Of or pertaining to rain; rainy.

Pluvial (a.) Produced by the action of rain.

Pluviametrical (a.) See Pluviometrical.

Pluviometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pluviometer; determined by a pluviometer.

Pluvious (a.) Abounding in rain; rainy; pluvial.

Pneumatic (a.) Alt. of Pneumatical

Pneumatical (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, air; having the properties of an elastic fluid; gaseous; opposed to dense or solid.

Pneumatical (a.) Of or pertaining to air, or to elastic fluids or their properties; pertaining to pneumatics; as, pneumatic experiments.

Pneumatical (a.) Moved or worked by pressure or flow of air; as, a pneumatic instrument; a pneumatic engine.

Pneumatical (a.) Fitted to contain air; Having cavities filled with air; as, pneumatic cells; pneumatic bones.

Pneumatological (a.) Of or pertaining to pneumatology.

Pneumogastric (a.) Of or pertaining to the lungs and the stomach.

Pneumonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the lungs; pulmonic.

Pneumonic (a.) Of or pertaining to pneumonia; as, pneumonic symptoms.

Pneumonitic (a.) Of or pertaining to pneumonitis.

Poachy (a.) Wet and soft; easily penetrated by the feet of cattle; -- said of land

Pockarred (a.) See Pockmarked.

Pock-broken (a.) Broken out, or marked, with smallpox; pock-fretten.

Pock-fretten (a.) See Pockmarked.

Pockmarked (a.) Marked by smallpox; pitted.

Pock-pitted (a.) Pockmarked; pitted.

Poculent (a.) Fit for drink.

Poculiform (a.) Having the shape of a goblet or drinking cup.

Podagric (a.) Alt. of Podagrical

Podagrical (a.) Pertaining to the gout; gouty; caused by gout.

Podagrical (a.) Afflicted with gout.

Podagrous (a.) Gouty; podagric.

Podded (a.) Having pods.

Podgy (a.) Fat and short; pudgy.

Podical (a.) Anal; -- applied to certain organs of insects.

Podocephalous (a.) Having a head of flowers on a long peduncle, or footstalk.

Podophthalmic (a.) Alt. of Podophthalmous

Podophthalmous (a.) Having the eyes on movable footstalks, or pedicels.

Podophthalmous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Podophthalmia.

Podophyllous (a.) Having thin, flat, leaflike locomotive organs.

Podophyllous (a.) Pertaining to, or composing, the layer of tissue, made up of laminae, beneath a horse's hoof.

Podurid (a.) Pertaining to the poduras.

Poecilitic (a.) Mottled with various colors; variegated; spotted; -- said of certain rocks.

Poecilitic (a.) Specifically: Of or pertaining to, or characterizing, Triassic and Permian sandstones of red and other colors.

Poematic (a.) Pertaining to a poem, or to poetry; poetical.

Poetic (a.) Alt. of Poetical

Poetical (a.) Of or pertaining to poetry; suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry; as, poetic talent, theme, work, sentiments.

Poetical (a.) Expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry; as, a poetical composition; poetical prose.

Poignant (a.) Pricking; piercing; sharp; pungent.

Poignant (a.) Fig.: Pointed; keen; satirical.

Poikilitic (a.) See Poecilitic.

Poikilothermal (a.) Alt. of Poikilothermic

Poikilothermic (a.) Having a varying body temperature. See Homoiothermal.

Poikilothermous (a.) Poikilothermal.

Point-blank (a.) Directed in a

Point-blank (a.) Hence, direct; plain; unqualified; -- said of language; as, a point-blank assertion.

Point-device (a.) Alt. of Point-devise

Point-devise (a.) Uncommonly nice and exact; precise; particular.

Pointed (a.) Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.

Pointed (a.) Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing.

Pointless (a.) Having no point; blunt; wanting keenness; obtuse; as, a pointless sword; a pointless remark.

Pointleted (a.) Having a small, distinct point; apiculate.

Poisonable (a.) Capable of poisoning; poisonous.

Poisonable (a.) Capable of being poisoned.

Poisonous (a.) Having the qualities or effects of poison; venomous; baneful; corrupting; noxious.

Poisonsome (a.) Poisonous.[Obs.] Holland.

Poitrel (a.) The breastplate of the armor of a horse. See Peytrel.

Pokerish (a.) Infested by pokers; adapted to excite fear; as, a pokerish place.

Pokerish (a.) Stiff like a poker.

Pokey (a.) See Poky.

Poking (a.) Drudging; servile.

Poky (a.) Confined; cramped.

Poky (a.) Dull; tedious; uninteresting.

Polar (a.) Of or pertaining to one of the poles of the earth, or of a sphere; situated near, or proceeding from, one of the poles; as, polar regions; polar seas; polar winds.

Polar (a.) Of or pertaining to the magnetic pole, or to the point to which the magnetic needle is directed.

Polar (a.) Pertaining to, reckoned from, or having a common radiating point; as, polar coordinates.

Polaric (a.) See Polar.

Polariscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to the polariscope; obtained by the use of a polariscope; as, polariscopic observations.

Polaristic (a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting, poles; having a polar arrangement or disposition; arising from, or dependent upon, the possession of poles or polar characteristics; as, polaristic antagonism.

Polarizable (a.) Susceptible of polarization.

Polary (a.) Tending to a pole; having a direction toward a pole.

Poleless (a.) Without a pole; as, a poleless chariot.

Polemic (a.) Of or pertaining to controversy; maintaining, or involving, controversy; controversial; disputative; as, a polemic discourse or essay; polemic theology.

Polemic (a.) Engaged in, or addicted to, polemics, or to controversy; disputations; as, a polemic writer.

Polemical (a.) Polemic; controversial; disputatious.

Polemoniaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Polemoniaceae), which includes Polemonium, Phlox, Gilia, and a few other genera.

Poley (a.) Without horns; polled.

Policate (a.) Same as Pollicate.

Policed (a.) Regulated by laws for the maintenance of peace and order, enforced by organized administration.

Policial (a.) Relating to the police.

Policied (a.) Policed.

Polish (a.) Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants.

Polishable (a.) Capable of being polished.

Polished (a.) Made smooth and glossy, as by friction; hence, highly finished; refined; polite; as, polished plate; polished manners; polished verse.

Politic (a.) Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political; as, the body politic. See under Body.

Politic (a.) Pertaining to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; well-devised; adapted to its end, whether right or wrong; -- said of things; as, a politic treaty.

Politic (a.) Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious; and in a bad sense, artful; unscrupulous; cunning; -- said of persons.

Political (a.) Having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration.

Political (a.) Of or pertaining to public policy, or to politics; relating to affairs of state or administration; as, a political writer.

Political (a.) Of or pertaining to a party, or to parties, in the state; as, his political relations were with the Whigs.

Political (a.) Politic; wise; also, artful.

Politician (a.) Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful.

Polled (a.) Deprived of a poll, or of something belonging to the poll. Specifically: (a) Lopped; -- said of trees having their tops cut off. (b) Cropped; hence, bald; -- said of a person. "The polled bachelor." Beau. & Fl. (c) Having cast the antlers; -- said of a stag. (d) Without horns; as, polled cattle; polled sheep.

Pollenarious (a.) Consisting of meal or pollen.

Pollened (a.) Covered with pollen.

Polleniferous (a.) Producing pollen; polliniferous.

Pollicate (a.) Having a curved projection or spine on the inner side of a leg joint; -- said of insects.

Pollinate (a.) Pollinose.

Polliniferous (a.) Producing pollen; polleniferous.

Pollinose (a.) Having the surface covered with a fine yellow dust, like pollen.

Pollute (a.) Polluted.

Polluted (a.) Defiled; made unclean or impure; debauched.

Polluting (a.) Adapted or tending to pollute; causing defilement or pollution.

Polonaise (a.) Of or pertaining to the Poles, or to Poland.

Polt (a.) Distorted.

Polt-foot (a.) Alt. of Polt-footed

Polt-footed (a.) Having a distorted foot, or a clubfoot or clubfeet.

Poltroon (a.) Base; vile; contemptible; cowardly.

Poltroonish (a.) Resembling a poltroon; cowardly.

Poly- (a.) A combining form or prefix from Gr. poly`s, many; as, polygon, a figure of many angles; polyatomic, having many atoms; polychord, polyconic.

Polyacid (a.) Capable of neutralizing, or of combining with, several molecules of a monobasic acid; having more than one hydrogen atom capable of being replaced by acid radicals; -- said of certain bases; as, calcium hydrate and glycerin are polyacid bases.

Polyacoustic (a.) Multiplying or magnifying sound.

Polyadelphian (a.) Alt. of Polyadelphous

Polyadelphous (a.) Belonging to the class Polyadelphia; having stamens united in three or more bundles.

Polyandrian (a.) Polyandrous.

Polyandric (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, polyandry; mating with several males.

Polyandrous (a.) Belonging to the class Polyandria; having many stamens, or any number above twenty, inserted in the receptacle.

Polyatomic (a.) Having more than one atom in the molecule; consisting of several atoms.

Polyatomic (a.) Having a valence greater than one.

Polybasic (a.) Capable of neutralizing, or of combining with, several molecules of a monacid base; having several hydrogen atoms capable of being replaced by basic radicals; -- said of certain acids; as, sulphuric acid is polybasic.

Polycarpellary (a.) Composed of several or numerous carpels; -- said of such fruits as the orange.

Polycarpic (a.) Alt. of Polycarpous

Polycarpous (a.) Bearing fruit repeatedly, or year after year.

Polycarpous (a.) Having several pistils in one flower.

Polychord (a.) Having many strings.

Polychromatic (a.) Showing a variety, or a change, of colors.

Polychrome (a.) Executed in the manner of polychromy; as, polychrome printing.

Polychromic (a.) Polychromatic.

Polychromic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, any one of several acids (known only in their salts) which contain more than one atom of chromium.

Polychromous (a.) Of or pertaining to polychromy; many-colored; polychromatic.

Polychronious (a.) Enduring through a long time; chronic.

Polyconic (a.) Pertaining to, or based upon, many cones.

Polycotyledonary (a.) Having the villi of the placenta collected into definite patches, or cotyledons.

Polycrotic (a.) Of or pertaining to polycrotism; manifesting polycrotism; as, a polycrotic pulse; a polycrotic pulse curve.

Polycystid (a.) Pertaining to the Polycystidea, or the Polycystina.

Polycystine (a.) Pertaining to the Polycystina.

Polyedrous (a.) See Polyhedral.

Polyeidic (a.) Passing through several distinct larval forms; -- having several distinct kinds of young.

Polyembryonate (a.) Consisting of, or having, several embryos; polyembryonic.

Polyembryonic (a.) Polyembryonate.

Polygalaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Polygalaceae) of which Polygala is the type.

Polygalic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, Polygala; specifically, designating an acrid glucoside (called polygalic acid, senegin, etc.), resembling, or possibly identical with, saponin.

Polygamian (a.) Polygamous.

Polygamist (a.) One who practices polygamy, or maintains its lawfulness.

Polygamous (a.) Of or pertaining to polygamy; characterized by, or involving, polygamy; having a plurality of wives; as, polygamous marriages; -- opposed to monogamous.

Polygamous (a.) Pairing with more than one female.

Polygamous (a.) Belonging to the Polygamia; bearing both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant.

Polygastric (a.) Having several bellies; -- applied to muscles which are made up of several bellies separated by short tendons.

Polygastric (a.) Pertaining to the Polygastrica.

Polygenetic (a.) Having many distinct sources; originating at various places or times.

Polygenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to polygenesis; polyphyletic.

Polygenic (a.) Of or relating to polygeny; polygenetic.

Polygenous (a.) Consisting of, or containing, many kinds; as, a polygenous mountain.

Polyglot (a.) Containing, or made up, of, several languages; as, a polyglot lexicon, Bible.

Polyglot (a.) Versed in, or speaking, many languages.

Polyglottous (a.) Speaking many languages; polyglot.

Polygonaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of apetalous plants (Polygonaceae), of which the knotweeds (species of Polygonum) are the type, and which includes also the docks (Rumex), the buckwheat, rhubarb, sea grape (Coccoloba), and several other genera.

Polygonal (a.) Having many angles.

Polygoneutic (a.) Having two or more broods in a season.

Polygonous (a.) Polygonal.

Polygraphic (a.) Alt. of Polygraphical

Polygraphical (a.) Pertaining to, or employed in, polygraphy; as, a polygraphic instrument.

Polygraphical (a.) Done with a polygraph; as, a polygraphic copy.

Polygrooved (a.) Having many grooves; as, a polygrooved rifle or gun (referring to the rifling).

Polygynian (a.) Alt. of Polygynous

Polygynous (a.) Having many styles; belonging to the order Polygynia.

Polyhedral (a.) Alt. of Polyhedrical

Polyhedrical (a.) Having many sides, as a solid body.

Polyhedrous (a.) Polyhedral.

Polyloquent (a.) Garrulous; loquacious.

Polymathic (a.) Pertaining to polymathy; acquainted with many branches of learning.

Polymeniscous (a.) Having numerous facets; -- said of the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.

Polymeric (a.) Having the same percentage composition (that is, having the same elements united in the same proportion by weight), but different molecular weights; -- often used with with; thus, cyanic acid (CNOH), fulminic acid (C2N2O2H2), and cyanuric acid (C3N3O3H3), are polymeric with each other.

Polymerous (a.) Having many parts or members in each set.

Polymerous (a.) Polymeric.

Polymorphic (a.) Polymorphous.

Polymorphous (a.) Having, or assuming, a variety of forms, characters, or styles; as, a polymorphous author.

Polymorphous (a.) Having, or occurring in, several distinct forms; -- opposed to monomorphic.

Polymyodous (a.) Polymyoid.

Polymyoid (a.) Having numerous vocal muscles; of or pertaining to the Polymyodae.

Polynemoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the polynemes, or the family Polynemidae.

Polynesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Polynesia (the islands of the eastern and central Pacific), or to the Polynesians.

Polynomial (a.) Containing many names or terms; multinominal; as, the polynomial theorem.

Polynomial (a.) Consisting of two or more words; having names consisting of two or more words; as, a polynomial name; polynomial nomenclature.

Polynuclear (a.) Containing many nuclei.

Polynucleolar (a.) Having more than one nucleolus.

Polyommatous (a.) Having many eyes.

Polyonomous (a.) Having many names or titles; polyonymous.

Polyonymous (a.) Polyonomous.

Polyparous (a.) Producing or bearing a great number; bringing forth many.

Polypean (a.) Of or pertaining to a polyp, or polyps.

Polypetalous (a.) Consisting of, or having, several or many separate petals; as, a polypetalous corolla, flower, or plant.

Polyphagous (a.) Eating, or subsisting on, many kinds of food; as, polyphagous animals.

Polyphonic (a.) Having a multiplicity of sounds.

Polyphonic (a.) Characterized by polyphony; as, Assyrian polyphonic characters.

Polyphonic (a.) Consisting of several tone series, or melodic parts, progressing simultaneously according to the laws of counterpoint; contrapuntal; as, a polyphonic composition; -- opposed to homophonic, or monodic.

Polyphonous (a.) Same as Polyphonic.

Polyphyletic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, descent from more than one root form, or from many different root forms; polygenetic; -- opposed to monophyletic.

Polyphyllous (a.) Many-leaved; as, a polyphyllous calyx or perianth.

Polypiferous (a.) Bearing polyps, or polypites.

Polypiparous (a.) Producing polyps.

Polyplastic (a.) Assuming, or having the power of assuming, many forms; as, a polyplastic element which does not preserve its original shape.

Polypoid (a.) Like a polyp; having the nature of a polyp, but lacking the tentacles or other parts.

Polypoid (a.) Resembling a polypus in appearance; having a character like that of a polypus.

Polyporous (a.) Having many pores.

Polypous (a.) Of the nature of a polypus; having many feet or roots, like the polypus; affected with polypus.

Polypragmatic (a.) Alt. of Polypragmatical

Polypragmatical (a.) Overbusy; officious.

Polyrhizous (a.) Having numerous roots, or rootlets.

Polyschematist (a.) Having, or existing in, many different forms or fashions; multiform.

Polysepalous (a.) Having the sepals separate from each other.

Polysilicic (a.) Of or pertaining to compounds formed by the condensation of two or more molecules of silicic acid.

Polyspermous (a.) Containing many seeds; as, a polyspermous capsule or berry.

Polysporous (a.) Containing many spores.

Polystome (a.) Having many mouths.

Polystyle (a.) Having many columns; -- said of a building, especially of an interior part or court; as, a polystyle hall.

Polysyllabic (a.) Alt. of Polysyllabical

Polysyllabical (a.) Pertaining to a polysyllable; containing, or characterized by, polysyllables; consisting of more than three syllables.

Polysyndetic (a.) Characterized by polysyndeton, or the multiplication of conjunctions.

Polysynthetic (a.) Characterized by polysynthesis; agglutinative.

Polytechnic (a.) Comprehending, or relating to, many arts and sciences; -- applied particularly to schools in which many branches of art and science are taught with especial reference to their practical application; also to exhibitions of machinery and industrial products.

Polytechnical (a.) Polytechnic.

Polythalamous (a.) Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of Nautilus.

Polytheistic (a.) Alt. of Polytheistical

Polytheistical (a.) Of or pertaining to polytheism; characterized by polytheism; professing or advocating polytheism; as, polytheistic worship; a polytheistic author, or nation.

Polytocous (a.) Bearing fruit repeatedly, as most perennial plants; polycarpic.

Polytocous (a.) Producing many or young.

Polytomous (a.) Subdivided into many distinct subordinate parts, which, however, not being jointed to the petiole, are not true leaflets; -- said of leaves.

Polytungstic (a.) Containing several tungsten atoms or radicals; as, polytungstic acid.

Polytype (a.) Of or pertaining to polytypes; obtained by polytyping; as, a polytype plate.

Polyvalent (a.) Multivalent.

Polyzonal (a.) Consisting of many zones or rings.

Pomacentroid (a.) Pertaining to the Pomacentridae, a family of bright-colored tropical fishes having spiny opercula; -- often called coral fishes.

Pomaceous (a.) Like an apple or pear; producing pomes.

Pomaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a suborder (Pomeae) of rosaceous plants, which includes the true thorn trees, the quinces, service berries, medlars, and loquats, as well as the apples, pears, crabs, etc.

Pomaceous (a.) Like pomace.

Pomarine (a.) Having the nostril covered with a scale.

Pomely (a.) Dappled.

Pomeranian (a.) Of or pertaining to Pomerania, a province of Prussia on the Baltic Sea.

Pomiferous (a.) Bearing pomes, or applelike fruits.

Pomiferous (a.) Bearing fruits, or excrescences, more or less resembling an apple.

Pomme (a.) Having the ends terminating in rounded protuberances or single balls; -- said of a cross.

Pommette (a.) Having two balls or protuberances at each end; -- said of a cross.

Pomological (a.) Of or pertaining to pomology.

Pompatic (a.) Pompous.

Pompous (a.) Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.

Pompous (a.) Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style.

Pomptine (a.) See Pontine.

Ponderable (a.) Capable of being weighed; having appreciable weight.

Ponderal (a.) Estimated or ascertained by weight; -- distinguished from numeral; as, a ponderal drachma.

Ponderary (a.) Of or pertaining to weight; as, a ponderary system.

Pondering (a.) Deliberating.

Ponderous (a.) Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.

Ponderous (a.) Important; momentous; forcible.

Ponderous (a.) Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke.

Ponent (a.) Western; occidental.

Pontic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pontus, Euxine, or Black Sea.

Pontific (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, pontiffs or priests.

Pontific (a.) Of or pertaining to the pope; papal.

Pontifical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pontiff, or high priest; as, pontifical authority; hence, belonging to the pope; papal.

Pontifical (a.) Of or pertaining to the building of bridges.

Pontificial (a.) Papal; pontifical.

Pontifician (a.) Of or pertaining to the pontiff or pope.

Pontile (a.) Of or pertaining to the pons Varolii. See Pons.

Pontine (a.) Of or pertaining to an extensive marshy district between Rome and Naples.

Poorly (a.) Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health.

Poor-spirited (a.) Of a mean spirit; cowardly; base.

Popish (a.) Of or pertaining to the pope; taught or ordained by the pope; hence, of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church; -- often used opprobriously.

Popliteal (a.) Of or pertaining to the ham; in the region of the ham, or behind the knee joint; as, the popliteal space.

Poplitic (a.) Popliteal.

Poppied (a.) Mingled or interspersed with poppies.

Poppied (a.) Affected with poppy juice; hence, figuratively, drugged; drowsy; listless; inactive.

Popular (a.) Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections.

Popular (a.) Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain.

Popular (a.) Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements.

Popular (a.) Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration.

Popular (a.) Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace.

Popular (a.) Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease.

Populate (a.) Populous.

Populous (a.) Abounding in people; full of inhabitants; containing many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country.

Populous (a.) Popular; famous.

Populous (a.) Common; vulgar.

Populous (a.) Numerous; in large number.

Porcate (a.) Having grooves or furrows broader than the intervening ridges; furrowed.

Porcelainized (a.) Baked like potter's lay; -- applied to clay shales that have been converted by heat into a substance resembling porcelain.

Porcelaneous (a.) Alt. of Porcellaneous

Porcellaneous (a.) Of or pertaining to porcelain; resembling porcelain; as, porcelaneous shells.

Porcellaneous (a.) Having a smooth, compact shell without pores; -- said of certain Foraminifera.

Porcelanous (a.) Alt. of Porcellanous

Porcellanous (a.) Porcelaneous.

Porcine (a.) Of or pertaining to swine; characteristic of the hog.

Poreblind (a.) Nearsighted; shortsighted; purblind.

Poriform (a.) Resembling a pore, or small puncture.

Porismatic (a.) Alt. of Porismatical

Porismatical (a.) Of or pertaining to a porism; poristic.

Poristic (a.) Alt. of Poristical

Poristical (a.) Of or pertaining to a porism; of the nature of a porism.

Pornerastic (a.) Lascivious; licentious.

Pornographic (a.) Of or pertaining to pornography; lascivious; licentious; as, pornographic writing.

Porphyraceous (a.) Porphyritic.

Porphyritic (a.) Relating to, or resembling, porphyry, that is, characterized by the presence of distinct crystals, as of feldspar, quartz, or augite, in a relatively fine-grained base, often aphanitic or cryptocrystal

Porraceous (a.) Resembling the leek in color; greenish.

Porrect (a.) Extended horizontally; stretched out.

Portable (a.) Capable of being borne or carried; easily transported; conveyed without difficulty; as, a portable bed, desk, engine.

Portable (a.) Possible to be endured; supportable.

Portal (a.) Of or pertaining to a porta, especially the porta of the liver; as, the portal vein, which enters the liver at the porta, and divides into capillaries after the manner of an artery.

Portate (a.) Borne not erect, but diagonally athwart an escutcheon; as, a cross portate.

Portative (a.) Portable.

Portative (a.) Capable of holding up or carrying; as, the portative force of a magnet, of atmospheric pressure, or of capillarity.

Ported (a.) Having gates.

Portentive (a.) Presaging; foreshadowing.

Portentous (a.) Of the nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp. foreshadowing ill; ominous.

Portentous (a.) Hence: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; dreadful; as, a beast of portentous size.

Porticoed (a.) Furnished with a portico.

Portingal (a.) Of or pertaining to Portugal; Portuguese.

Portionless (a.) Having no portion.

Portly (a.) Having a dignified port or mien; of a noble appearance; imposing.

Portly (a.) Bulky; corpulent.

Portuguese (a.) Of or pertaining to Portugal, or its inhabitants.

Portulacaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Portulacaceae), of which Portulaca is the type, and which includes also the spring beauty (Claytonia) and other genera.

Pory (a.) Porous; as, pory stone. [R.] Dryden.

Pose (a.) Standing still, with all the feet on the ground; -- said of the attitude of a lion, horse, or other beast.

Posed (a.) Firm; determined; fixed.

Posied (a.) Inscribed with a posy.

Positional (a.) Of or pertaining to position.

Positive (a.) Having a real position, existence, or energy; existing in fact; real; actual; -- opposed to negative.

Positive (a.) Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute; -- opposed to relative; as, the idea of beauty is not positive, but depends on the different tastes individuals.

Positive (a.) Definitely laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed; -- opposed to implied; as, a positive declaration or promise.

Positive (a.) Hence: Not admitting of any doubt, condition, qualification, or discretion; not dependent on circumstances or probabilities; not speculative; compelling assent or obedience; peremptory; indisputable; decisive; as, positive instructions; positive truth; positive proof.

Positive (a.) Prescribed by express enactment or institution; settled by arbitrary appointment; said of laws.

Positive (a.) Fully assured; confident; certain; sometimes, overconfident; dogmatic; overbearing; -- said of persons.

Positive (a.) Having the power of direct action or influence; as, a positive voice in legislation.

Positive (a.) Corresponding with the original in respect to the position of lights and shades, instead of having the lights and shades reversed; as, a positive picture.

Positive (a.) Electro-positive.

Positive (a.) Hence, basic; metallic; not acid; -- opposed to negative, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals.

Positivist (a.) Relating to positivism.

Posologic (a.) Alt. of Posological

Posological (a.) Pertaining to posology.

Possessionary (a.) Of or pertaining to possession; arising from possession.

Possessival (a.) Of or pertaining to the possessive case; as, a possessival termination.

Possessive (a.) Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession.

Possessory (a.) Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord.

Possible (a.) Capable of existing or occurring, or of being conceived or thought of; able to happen; capable of being done; not contrary to the nature of things; -- sometimes used to express extreme improbability; barely able to be, or to come to pass; as, possibly he is honest, as it is possible that Judas meant no wrong.

Post (a.) Hired to do what is wrong; suborned.

Postable (a.) Capable of being carried by, or as by, post.

Postal (a.) Belonging to the post office or mail service; as, postal arrangements; postal authorities.

Postanal (a.) Situated behind, or posterior to, the anus.

Postaxial (a.) Situated behind any transverse axis in the body of an animal; caudal; posterior; especially, behind, or on the caudal or posterior (that is, ulnar or fibular) side of, the axis of a vertebrate limb.

Postdate (a.) Made or done after the date assigned.

Postdiluvial (a.) Alt. of Postdiluvian

Postdiluvian (a.) Being or happening after the flood in Noah's days.

Posterior (a.) Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior.

Posterior (a.) Situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior.

Posterior (a.) At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in human anatomy often used for dorsal.

Posterior (a.) On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said of an axillary flower.

Postern (a.) Back; being behind; private.

Postexistent (a.) Existing or living after.

Postfact (a.) Relating to a fact that occurs after another.

Postfrontal (a.) Situated behind the frontal bone or the frontal region of the skull; -- applied especially to a bone back of and below the frontal in many animals.

Postglenoid (a.) Situated behind the glenoid fossa of the temporal bone.

Posthume (a.) Alt. of Posthumed

Posthumed (a.) Posthumous.

Posthumous (a.) Born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter.

Posthumous (a.) Published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition.

Posthumous (a.) Being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation.

Postic (a.) Backward.

Postticous (a.) Posterior.

Postticous (a.) Situated on the outer side of a filament; -- said of an extrorse anther.

Postliminiar (a.) Contrived, done, or existing subsequently.

Postliminiary (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, the right of postliminium.

Postmeridian (a.) Coming after the sun has passed the meridian; being in, or belonging to, the afternoon. (Abbrev. P. M.)

Postmeridian (a.) Fig., belonging to the after portion of life; late.

Post-mortem (a.) After death; as, post-mortem rigidity.

Postnatal (a.) After birth; subsequent to birth; as, postnatal infanticide; postnatal diseases.

Postnate (a.) Subsequent.

Postnuptial (a.) Being or happening after marriage; as, a postnuptial settlement on a wife.

Postoral (a.) Situated behind, or posterior to, the mouth.

Postorbital (a.) Situated behind the orbit; as, the postorbital scales of some fishes and reptiles.

Postpaid (a.) Having the postage prepaid, as a letter.

Postpalatine (a.) Situated behind the palate, or behind the palatine bones.

Postpliocene (a.) Of or pertaining to the period immediately following the Pliocene; Pleistocene. Also used as a noun. See Quaternary.

Postpositional (a.) Of or pertaining to postposition.

Postpositive (a.) Placed after another word; as, a postpositive conjunction; a postpositive letter.

Postprandial (a.) Happening, or done, after dinner; after-dinner; as, postprandial speeches.

Postremote (a.) More remote in subsequent time or order.

Postscapular (a.) Of or pertaining to the postscapula; infraspinous.

Postscripted (a.) Having a postscript; added in a postscript.

Postsphenoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the posterior part of the sphenoid bone.

Post-temporal (a.) Situated back of the temporal bone or the temporal region of the skull; -- applied especially to a bone which usually connects the supraclavicle with the skull in the pectoral arch of fishes.

Posttertiary (a.) Following, or more recent than, the Tertiary; Quaternary.

Post-tympanic (a.) Situated behind the tympanum, or in the skull, behind the auditory meatus.

Postulate (a.) Postulated.

Postulated (a.) Assumed without proof; as, a postulated inference.

Postulatory (a.) Of the nature of a postulate.

Postumous (a.) See Posthumous.

Postural (a.) Of or pertaining to posture.

Potable (a.) Fit to be drunk; drinkable.

Pottassic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, potassium.

Potatory (a.) Of or pertaining to drinking.

Pot-bellied (a.) Having a protuberant belly, like the bottom of a pot.

Potent (a.) Producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine.

Potent (a.) Having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant; mighty; influential; as, a potent prince.

Potent (a.) Powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument.

Potentate (a.) One who is potent; one who possesses great power or sway; a prince, sovereign, or monarch.

Potential (a.) Being potent; endowed with energy adequate to a result; efficacious; influential.

Potential (a.) Existing in possibility, not in actuality.

Potestative (a.) Authoritative.

Pot-sure (a.) Made confident by drink.

Pottern (a.) Of or pertaining to potters.

Potulent (a.) Fit to drink; potable.

Potulent (a.) Nearly drunk; tipsy.

Pot-valiant (a.) Having the courage given by drink.

Pouched (a.) Having a marsupial pouch; as, the pouched badger, or the wombat.

Pouched (a.) Having external cheek pouches; as, the pouched gopher.

Pouched (a.) Having internal cheek pouches; as, the pouched squirrels.

Pouch-mouthed (a.) Having a pouch mouth; blobber-lipped.

Pounced (a.) Furnished with claws or talons; as, the pounced young of the eagle.

Pounced (a.) Ornamented with perforations or dots.

Pour (a.) Poor.

Powdered (a.) Reduced to a powder; sprinkled with, or as with, powder.

Powdered (a.) Sprinkled with salt; salted; corned.

Powdered (a.) Same as Seme.

Powder-posted (a.) Affected with dry rot; reduced to dust by rot. See Dry rot, under Dry.

Powdery (a.) Easily crumbling to pieces; friable; loose; as, a powdery spar.

Powdery (a.) Sprinkled or covered with powder; dusty; as, the powdery bloom on plums.

Powdery (a.) Resembling powder; consisting of powder.

Powdry (a.) See Powdery.

Powerable (a.) Capable of being effected or accomplished by the application of power; possible.

Powerable (a.) Capable of exerting power; powerful.

Powerful (a.) Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful light; a powerful vessel.

Powerful (a.) Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.

Powerless (a.) Destitute of power, force, or energy; weak; impotent; not able to produce any effect.

Practic (a.) Practical.

Practic (a.) Artful; deceitful; skillful.

Practicable (a.) That may be practiced or performed; capable of being done or accomplished with available means or resources; feasible; as, a practicable method; a practicable aim; a practicable good.

Practicable (a.) Capable of being used; passable; as, a practicable weapon; a practicable road.

Practical (a.) Of or pertaining to practice or action.

Practical (a.) Capable of being turned to use or account; useful, in distinction from ideal or theoretical; as, practical chemistry.

Practical (a.) Evincing practice or skill; capable of applying knowledge to some useful end; as, a practical man; a practical mind.

Practical (a.) Derived from practice; as, practical skill.

Practiced (a.) Experienced; expert; skilled; as, a practiced marksman.

Practiced (a.) Used habitually; learned by practice.

Practive (a.) Doing; active.

Praecocial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Praecoces.

Praecordial (a.) Same as Precordial.

Praedial (a.) See Predial.

Praemolar (a.) See Premolar.

Praemorse (a.) Same as Premorse.

Praemunitory (a.) See Premunitory.

Praenasal (a.) Same as Prenasal.

Praenominical (a.) Of or pertaining to a praenomen.

Praetorian (a.) See Pretorian.

Pragmatic (a.) Alt. of Pragmatical

Pragmatical (a.) Of or pertaining to business or to affairs; of the nature of business; practical; material; businesslike in habit or manner.

Pragmatical (a.) Busy; specifically, busy in an objectionable way; officious; fussy and positive; meddlesome.

Pragmatical (a.) Philosophical; dealing with causes, reasons, and effects, rather than with details and circumstances; -- said of literature.

Praisable (a.) Fit to be praised; praise-worthy; laudable; commendable.

Praiseful (a.) Praiseworthy.

Praiseful (a.) Praiseworthy.

Praiseless (a.) Without praise or approbation.

Praiseworthy (a.) Worthy of praise or applause; commendable; as, praiseworthy action; he was praiseworthy.

Prakritic (a.) Pertaining to Prakrit.

Prandial (a.) Of or pertaining to a repast, especially to dinner.

Prank (a.) Full of gambols or tricks.

Prankish (a.) Full of pranks; frolicsome.

Prasinous (a.) Grass-green; clear, lively green, without any mixture.

Prasoid (a.) Resembling prase.

Prateful (a.) Talkative.

Prayerful (a.) Given to prayer; praying much or often; devotional.

Prayerless (a.) Not using prayer; habitually neglecting prayer to God; without prayer.

Preadamic (a.) Prior to Adam.

Preadamitic (a.) Existing or occurring before Adam; preadamic; as, preadamitic periods.

Preambulary (a.) Of or pertaining to a preamble; introductory; contained or provided for in a preamble.

Preambulatory (a.) Preceding; going before; introductory.

Preantenultimate (a.) Being or indicating the fourth syllable from the end of a word, or that before the antepenult.

Preaortic (a.) In front, or on the ventral side, of the aorta.

Preataxic (a.) Occurring before the symptom ataxia has developed; -- applied to the early symptoms of locomotor ataxia.

Preaxial (a.) Situated in front of any transverse axis in the body of an animal; anterior; cephalic; esp., in front, or on the anterior, or cephalic (that is, radial or tibial) side of the axis of a limb.

Prebendal (a.) Of or pertaining to a prebend; holding a prebend; as, a prebendal priest or stall.

Prebronchial (a.) Situated in front of the bronchus; -- applied especially to an air sac on either side of the esophagus of birds.

Precarious (a.) Depending on the will or pleasure of another; held by courtesy; liable to be changed or lost at the pleasure of another; as, precarious privileges.

Precarious (a.) Held by a doubtful tenure; depending on unknown causes or events; exposed to constant risk; not to be depended on for certainty or stability; uncertain; as, a precarious state of health; precarious fortunes.

Preative (a.) Alt. of Preatory

Preatory (a.) Suppliant; beseeching.

Precautional (a.) Precautionary.

Precautionary (a.) Of or pertaining to precaution, or precautions; as, precautionary signals.

Precautious (a.) Taking or using precaution; precautionary.

Precedaneous (a.) Preceding; antecedent; previous.

Precedent (a.) Going before; anterior; preceding; antecedent; as, precedent services.

Precedented (a.) Having a precedent; authorized or sanctioned by an example of a like kind.

Precedential (a.) Of the nature of a precedent; having force as an example for imitation; as, precedential transactions.

Preceding (a.) Going before; -- opposed to following.

Preceding (a.) In the direction toward which stars appear to move. See Following, 2.

Precellent (a.) Excellent; surpassing.

Preceptial (a.) Preceptive.

Preceptive (a.) Containing or giving precepts; of the nature of precepts; didactic; as, the preceptive parts of the Scriptures.

Preceptorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a preceptor.

Preceptory (a.) Preceptive.

Precessional (a.) Of or pertaining to pression; as, the precessional movement of the equinoxes.

Precious (a.) Of great price; costly; as, a precious stone.

Precious (a.) Of great value or worth; very valuable; highly esteemed; dear; beloved; as, precious recollections.

Precious (a.) Particular; fastidious; overnice.

Precipient (a.) Commanding; directing.

Precipitable (a.) Capable of being precipitated, or cast to the bottom, as a substance in solution. See Precipitate, n. (Chem.)

Precipitant (a.) Falling or rushing headlong; rushing swiftly, violently, or recklessly; moving precipitately.

Precipitant (a.) Unexpectedly or foolishly brought on or hastened; rashly hurried; hasty; sudden; reckless.

Precipitate (a.) Overhasty; rash; as, the king was too precipitate in declaring war.

Precipitate (a.) Lacking due deliberation or care; hurried; said or done before the time; as, a precipitate measure.

Precipitate (a.) Falling, flowing, or rushing, with steep descent; headlong.

Precipitate (a.) Ending quickly in death; brief and fatal; as, a precipitate case of disease.

Precipitious (a.) Precipitous.

Precipitous (a.) Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.

Precipitous (a.) Headlong; as, precipitous fall.

Precipitous (a.) Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts.

Precise (a.) Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal; as, precise rules of morality.

Precise (a.) Strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal; ceremonious.

Precisive (a.) Cutting off; (Logic) exactly limiting by cutting off all that is not absolutely relative to the purpose; as, precisive censure; precisive abstraction.

Preclusive (a.) Shutting out; precluding, or tending to preclude; hindering.

Precoce (a.) Precocious.

Precocious (a.) Ripe or mature before the proper or natural time; early or prematurely ripe or developed; as, precocious trees.

Precocious (a.) Developed more than is natural or usual at a given age; exceeding what is to be expected of one's years; too forward; -- used especially of mental forwardness; as, a precocious child; precocious talents.

Precognizable (a.) Cognizable beforehand.

Preconcerted (a.) Previously arranged; agreed upon beforehand.

Preconscious (a.) Of or pertaining to a state before consciousness.

Preconsolidated (a.) Consolidated beforehand.

Precordial (a.) Situated in front of the heart; of or pertaining to the praecordia.

Precrural (a.) Situated in front of the leg or thigh; as, the precrural glands of the horse.

Precursive (a.) Preceding; introductory; precursory.

Precursory (a.) Preceding as a precursor or harbinger; indicating something to follow; as, precursory symptoms of a fever.

Predaceous (a.) Living by prey; predatory.

Predal (a.) Of or pertaining to prey; plundering; predatory.

Predatory (a.) Characterized by plundering; practicing rapine; plundering; pillaging; as, a predatory excursion; a predatory party.

Predatory (a.) Hungry; ravenous; as, predatory spirits.

Predatory (a.) Living by preying upon other animals; carnivorous.

Predecessive (a.) Going before; preceding.

Predesignate (a.) A term used by Sir William Hamilton to define propositions having their quantity indicated by a verbal sign; as, all, none, etc.; -- contrasted with preindesignate, defining propositions of which the quantity is not so indicated.

Predestinarian (a.) Of or pertaining to predestination; as, the predestinarian controversy.

Predestinary (a.) Predestinarian.

Predestinate (a.) Predestinated; foreordained; fated.

Predestinative (a.) Determining beforehand; predestinating.

Predeterminable (a.) Capable of being determined beforehand.

Predeterminate (a.) Determined beforehand; as, the predeterminate counsel of God.

Predial (a.) Consisting of land or farms; landed; as, predial estate; that is, real estate.

Predial (a.) Attached to land or farms; as, predial slaves.

Predial (a.) Issuing or derived from land; as, predial tithes.

Prediastolic (a.) Preceding the diastole of the heart; as, a prediastolic friction sound.

Predicable (a.) Capable of being predicated or affirmed of something; affirmable; attributable.

Predicamental (a.) Of or pertaining to a predicament.

Predicant (a.) Predicating; affirming; declaring; proclaiming; hence; preaching.

Predicate (a.) Predicated.

Predicative (a.) Expressing affirmation or predication; affirming; predicating, as, a predicative term.

Predicatory (a.) Affirmative; positive.

Predicrotic (a.) A term applied to the pulse wave sometimes seen in a pulse curve or sphygmogram, between the apex of the curve and the dicrotic wave.

Predictable (a.) That may be predicted.

Predictional (a.) Prophetic; prognostic.

Predictive (a.) Foretelling; prophetic; foreboding.

Predictory (a.) Predictive.

Predisponent (a.) Disposing beforehand; predisposing.

Predominant (a.) Having the ascendency over others; superior in strength, influence, or authority; prevailing; as, a predominant color; predominant excellence.

Predorsal (a.) Situated in front of the back; immediately in front, or on the ventral side the dorsal part of the vertebral column.

Predy (a.) Cleared and ready for engagement, as a ship.

Preeminent (a.) Eminent above others; prominent among those who are eminent; superior in excellence; surpassing, or taking precedence of, others; rarely, surpassing others in evil, or in bad qualities; as, preeminent in guilt.

Preemptive (a.) Of or pertaining to preemption; having power to preempt; preempting.

Preemptory (a.) Pertaining to preemption.

Preexistent (a.) Existing previously; preceding existence; as, a preexistent state.

Prefatorial (a.) Prefatory.

Prefatory (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a preface; introductory to a book, essay, or discourse; as, prefatory remarks.

Prefectorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a prefect.

Prefecundatory (a.) Of or pertaining to prefecundation.

Preferable (a.) Worthy to be preferred or chosen before something else; more desirable; as, a preferable scheme.

Preferential (a.) Giving, indicating, or having a preference or precedence; as, a preferential claim; preferential shares.

Prefident (a.) Trusting beforehand; hence, overconfident.

Prefigurative (a.) Showing by prefiguration.

Prefinite (a.) Prearranged.

Prefrontal (a.) Situated in front of the frontal bone, or the frontal region of the skull; ectethmoid, as a certain bone in the nasal capsule of many animals, and certain scales of reptiles and fishes.

Preglacial (a.) Prior to the glacial or drift period.

Pregnable (a.) Capable of being entered, taken, or captured; expugnable; as, a pregnable fort.

Pregnant (a.) Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.

Pregnant (a.) Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies.

Pregnant (a.) Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth.

Pregnant (a.) Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.

Pregustant (a.) Tasting beforehand; having a foretaste.

Prehensi-ble (a.) Capable of being seized.

Prehensory (a.) Adapted to seize or grasp; prehensile.

Prehistoric (a.) Of or pertaining to a period before written history begins; as, the prehistoric ages; prehistoric man.

Prehnitic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a tetrabasic acid of benzene obtained as a white crystal

Preindesignate (a.) Having no sign expressive of quantity; indefinite. See Predesignate.

Prejudical (a.) Of or pertaining to the determination of some matter not previously decided; as, a prejudical inquiry or action at law.

Prejudicant (a.) Influenced by prejudice; biased.

Prejudicate (a.) Formed before due examination.

Prejudicate (a.) Biased by opinions formed prematurely; prejudiced.

Prejudicative (a.) Forming a judgment without due examination; prejudging.

Prejudicial (a.) Biased, possessed, or blinded by prejudices; as, to look with a prejudicial eye.

Prejudicial (a.) Tending to obstruct or impair; hurtful; injurious; disadvantageous; detrimental.

Prelal (a.) Of or pertaining to printing; typographical.

Prelatial (a.) Prelatical.

Prelatic (a.) Alt. of Prelatical

Prelatical (a.) Of or pertaining to prelates or prelacy; as, prelatical authority.

Preliminary (a.) Introductory; previous; preceding the main discourse or business; prefatory; as, preliminary observations to a discourse or book; preliminary articles to a treaty; preliminary measures; preliminary examinations.

Preludial (a.) Of or pertaining to a prelude; of the nature of a prelude; introductory.

Preludious (a.) Preludial.

Prelumbar (a.) Situated immediately in front of the loins; -- applied to the dorsal part of the abdomen.

Prelusive (a.) Of the nature of a prelude; introductory; indicating that something of a like kind is to follow.

Prelusory (a.) Introductory; prelusive.

Premature (a.) Mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed.

Premature (a.) Happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper or usual time; adopted too soon; too early; untimely; as, a premature fall of snow; a premature birth; a premature opinion; premature decay.

Premature (a.) Arriving or received without due authentication or evidence; as, a premature report.

Premaxillary (a.) Situated in front of the maxillary bones; pertaining to the premaxillae; intermaxillary.

Premeditate (a.) Premeditated; deliberate.

Premial (a.) Alt. of Premiant

Premiant (a.) Serving to reward; rewarding.

Premier (a.) First; chief; principal; as, the premier place; premier minister.

Premier (a.) Most ancient; -- said of the peer bearing the oldest title of his degree.

Premillennial (a.) Previous to the millennium.

Premious (a.) Rich in gifts.

Premolar (a.) Situated in front of the molar teeth.

Premonitory (a.) Giving previous warning or notice; as, premonitory symptoms of disease.

Premorse (a.) Terminated abruptly, or as it bitten off.

Premosaic (a.) Relating to the time before Moses; as, premosaic history.

Premunitory (a.) Of or pertaining to a premunire; as, a premunitory process.

Prenasal (a.) Situated in front of the nose, or in front of the nasal chambers.

Prenatal (a.) Being or happening before birth.

Prenominal (a.) Serving as a prefix in a compound name.

Prenominate (a.) Forenamed; named beforehand.

Prenuncious (a.) Announcing beforehand; presaging.

Preocular (a.) Placed just in front of the eyes, as the antennae of certain insects.

Preopercular (a.) Situated in front of the operculum; pertaining to the preoperculum.

Preoral (a.) Situated in front of, or anterior to, the mouth; as, preoral bands.

Preorbital (a.) Situated in front or the orbit.

Preordinate (a.) Preordained.

Preparable (a.) Capable of being prepared.

Preparative (a.) Tending to prepare or make ready; having the power of preparing, qualifying, or fitting; preparatory.

Preparatory (a.) Preparing the way for anything by previous measures of adaptation; antecedent and adapted to what follows; introductory; preparative; as, a preparatory school; a preparatory condition.

Prepared (a.) Made fit or suitable; adapted; ready; as, prepared food; prepared questions.

Prepenial (a.) Situated in front of, or anterior to, the penis.

Prepollent (a.) Having superior influence or power; prevailing; predominant.

Preponderant (a.) Preponderating; outweighing; overbalancing; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a preponderant weight; of preponderant importance.

Prepositional (a.) Of or pertaining to a preposition; of the nature of a preposition.

Prepositive (a.) Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle.

Prepossessing (a.) Tending to invite favor; attracting confidence, favor, esteem, or love; attractive; as, a prepossessing manner.

Preposterous (a.) Having that first which ought to be last; inverted in order.

Preposterous (a.) Contrary to nature or reason; not adapted to the end; utterly and glaringly foolish; unreasonably absurd; perverted.

Prepotent (a.) Very powerful; superior in force, influence, or authority; predominant.

Prepotent (a.) Characterized by prepotency.

Prepubic (a.) Situated in front of, or anterior to, the pubis; pertaining to the prepubis.

Preputial (a.) Of or pertaining to the prepuce.

Preraphaelite (a.) Of or pertaining to the style called preraphaelitism; as, a preraphaelite figure; a preraphaelite landscape.

Preremote (a.) More remote in previous time or prior order.

Prerequisite (a.) Previously required; necessary as a preliminary to any proposed effect or end; as, prerequisite conditions of success.

Prerogatived (a.) Endowed with a prerogative, or exclusive privilege.

Presageful (a.) Full of presages; ominous.

Presagious (a.) Foreboding; ominous.

Presbyopic (a.) Affected by presbyopia; also, remedying presbyopia; farsighted.

Presbyteral (a.) Of or pertaining to a presbyter or presbytery; presbyterial.

Presbyterial (a.) Presbyterian.

Presbyterian (a.) Of or pertaining to a presbyter, or to ecclesiastical government by presbyters; relating to those who uphold church government by presbyters; also, to the doctrine, discip

Presbytic (a.) Same as Presbyopic.

Prescapular (a.) Of or pertaining to the prescapula; supraspinous.

Prescient (a.) Having knowledge of coming events; foreseeing; conscious beforehand.

Presciendent (a.) Foreknowing; having foreknowledge; as, prescious of ills.

Prescript (a.) Directed; prescribed.

Prescriptible (a.) Depending on, or derived from, prescription; proper to be prescribed.

Prescriptive (a.) Consisting in, or acquired by, immemorial or long-continued use and enjoyment; as, a prescriptive right of title; pleading the continuance and authority of long custom.

Present (a.) Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent.

Present (a.) Now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance.

Present (a.) Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.

Present (a.) Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.

Present (a.) Favorably attentive; propitious.

Present (a.) Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.

Present (a.) Present letters or instrument, as a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing; as in the phrase, " Know all men by these presents," that is, by the writing itself, " per has literas praesentes; " -- in this sense, rarely used in the singular.

Present (a.) A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.

Present (a.) To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce formally; to offer for acquaintance; as, to present an envoy to the king; (with the reciprocal pronoun) to come into the presence of a superior.

Present (a.) To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.

Present (a.) To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.

Present (a.) To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.

Present (a.) Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.

Present (a.) To present; to personate.

Present (a.) To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.

Present (a.) To nominate for support at a public school or other institution .

Present (a.) To lay before a public body, or an official, for consideration, as before a legislature, a court of judicature, a corporation, etc.; as, to present a memorial, petition, remonstrance, or indictment.

Present (a.) To lay before a court as an object of inquiry; to give notice officially of, as a crime of offence; to find or represent judicially; as, a grand jury present certain offenses or nuisances, or whatever they think to be public injuries.

Present (a.) To bring an indictment against .

Present (a.) To aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another.

Presentable (a.) Capable or admitting of being presented; suitable to be exhibited, represented, or offered; fit to be brought forward or set forth; hence, fitted to be introduced to another, or to go into society; as, ideas that are presentable in simple language; she is not presentable in such a gown.

Presentable (a.) Admitting of the presentation of a clergiman; as, a church presentable.

Presentaneous (a.) Ready; quick; immediate in effect; as, presentaneous poison.

Presentative (a.) Having the right of presentation, or offering a clergyman to the bishop for institution; as, advowsons are presentative, collative, or donative.

Presentative (a.) Admitting the presentation of a clergyman; as, a presentative parsonage.

Presentative (a.) Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties.

Presential (a.) Implying actual presence; present, immediate.

Presentient (a.) Feeling or perceiving beforehand.

Presentific (a.) Making present.

Presentifical (a.) Presentific.

Presentimental (a.) Of nature of a presentiment; foreboding.

Presentive (a.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; -- distinguished from symbolic.

Preservable (a.) Capable of being preserved; admitting of preservation.

Preservative (a.) Having the power or quality of preserving; tending to preserve, or to keep from injury, decay, etc.

Preservatory (a.) Preservative.

President (a.) Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding.

Presidential (a.) Presiding or watching over.

Presidential (a.) Of or pertaining to a president; as, the presidential chair; a presidential election.

Presidial (a.) Alt. of Presidiary

Presidiary (a.) Of or pertaining to a garrison; having a garrison.

Presphenoid (a.) Situated in front of the sphenoid bone; of or pertaining to the anterior part of the sphenoid bone (i. e., the presphenoid bone).

Presphenoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to the presphenoid bone; presphenoid.

Prespinal (a.) Prevertebral.

Pressing (a.) Urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity.

Pressirostral (a.) Of or pertaining to the pressirosters.

Pressitant (a.) Gravitating; heavy.

Pressive (a.) Pressing; urgent; also, oppressive; as, pressive taxation.

Pressor (a.) Causing, or giving rise to, pressure or to an increase of pressure; as, pressor nerve fibers, stimulation of which excites the vasomotor center, thus causing a stronger contraction of the arteries and consequently an increase of the arterial blood pressure; -- opposed to depressor.

Prest (a.) Ready; prompt; prepared.

Prest (a.) Neat; tidy; proper.

Prestable (a.) Payable.

Prestidigital (a.) Nimble-fingered; having fingers fit for prestidigitation, or juggling.

Prestigiatory (a.) Consisting of impostures; juggling.

Prestigious (a.) Practicing tricks; juggling.

Presto (a.) Quickly; immediately; in haste; suddenly.

Presto (a.) Quickly; rapidly; -- a direction for a quick, lively movement or performance; quicker than allegro, or any rate of time except prestissimo.

Presumable (a.) Such as may be presumed or supposed to be true; that seems entitled to belief without direct evidence.

Presumptive (a.) Based on presumption or probability; grounded on probable evidence; probable; as, presumptive proof.

Presumptive (a.) Presumptuous; arrogant.

Presumptuous (a.) Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent; as, a presumptuous commander; presumptuous conduct.

Presumptuous (a.) Founded on presumption; as, a presumptuous idea.

Presumptuous (a.) Done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of known duty; willful.

Presystolic (a.) Preceding the systole or contraction of the heart; as, the presystolic friction sound.

Pretemporal (a.) Situated in front of the temporal bone.

Pretence (a.) Alt. of Pretenceless

Pretenceful (a.) Alt. of Pretenceless

Pretenceless (a.) See Pretense, Pretenseful, Pretenseless.

Pretended (a.) Making a false appearance; unreal; false; as, pretended friend.

Pretensed (a.) Pretended; feigned.

Pretenseful (a.) Abounding in pretenses.

Pretenseless (a.) Not having or making pretenses.

Pretentative (a.) Fitted for trial beforehand; experimental.

Pretentious (a.) Full of pretension; disposed to lay claim to more than is one's; presuming; assuming.

Preterhuman (a.) More than human.

Preterient (a.) Passed through; antecedent; previous; as, preterient states.

Preterit (a.) Past; -- applied to a tense which expresses an action or state as past.

Preterit (a.) Belonging wholly to the past; passed by.

Preteritive (a.) Used only or chiefly in the preterit or past tenses, as certain verbs.

Preterlapsed (a.) Past; as, preterlapsed ages.

Preterlegal (a.) Exceeding the limits of law.

Preternatural (a.) Beyond of different from what is natural, or according to the regular course of things, but not clearly supernatural or miraculous; strange; inexplicable; extraordinary; uncommon; irregular; abnormal; as, a preternatural appearance; a preternatural stillness; a preternatural presentation (in childbirth) or labor.

Pretertiary (a.) Earlier than Tertiary.

Pretibial (a.) Situated in front of the tibia.

Pretorial (a.) Pretorian.

Pretorian (a.) Of or pertaining to a pretor or magistrate; judicial; exercised by, or belonging to, a pretor; as, pretorian power or authority.

Prettyish (a.) Somewhat pretty.

Pretty-spoken (a.) Spoken or speaking prettily.

Prevailing (a.) Having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive.

Prevailing (a.) Predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion.

Prevalent (a.) Gaining advantage or superiority; having superior force, influence, or efficacy; prevailing; predominant; successful; victorious.

Prevalent (a.) Most generally received or current; most widely adopted or practiced; also, generally or extensively existing; widespread; prevailing; as, a prevalent observance; prevalent disease.

Prevenient (a.) Going before; preceding; hence, preventive.

Preventable (a.) Capable of being prevented or hindered; as, preventable diseases.

Preventional (a.) Tending to prevent.

Preventive (a.) Going before; preceding.

Preventive (a.) Tending to defeat or hinder; obviating; preventing the access of; as, a medicine preventive of disease.

Prevertebral (a.) Situated immediately in front, or on the ventral side, of the vertebral column; prespinal.

Previous (a.) Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness.

Prevoyant (a.) Foreseeing; prescient.

Preyful (a.) Disposed to take prey.

Preyful (a.) Rich in prey.

Priced (a.) Rated in price; valued; as, high-priced goods; low-priced labor.

Priceless (a.) Too valuable to admit of being appraised; of inestimable worth; invaluable.

Priceless (a.) Of no value; worthless.

Prick-eared (a.) Having erect, pointed ears; -- said of certain dogs.

Prickling (a.) Prickly.

Prickly (a.) Full of sharp points or prickles; armed or covered with prickles; as, a prickly shrub.

Pricky (a.) Stiff and sharp; prickly.

Prideful (a.) Full of pride; haughty.

Prideless (a.) Without pride.

Pridian (a.) Of or pertaining to the day before, or yesterday.

Priestless (a.) Without a priest.

Priestlike (a.) Priestly.

Priestly (a.) Of or pertaining to a priest or the priesthood; sacerdotal; befitting or becoming a priest; as, the priestly office; a priestly farewell.

Priest-ridden (a.) Controlled or oppressed by priests; as, a priest-ridden people.

Priggish (a.) Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical.

Prim (a.) Formal; precise; affectedly neat or nice; as, prim regularity; a prim person.

Primacy (a.) The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy.

Primacy (a.) The office, rank, or character of a primate; the chief ecclesiastical station or dignity in a national church; the office or dignity of an archbishop; as, the primacy of England.

Prima donna (a.) The first or chief female singer in an opera.

Primal (a.) First; primary; original; chief.

Primary (a.) First in order of time or development or in intention; primitive; fundamental; original.

Primary (a.) First in order, as being preparatory to something higher; as, primary assemblies; primary schools.

Primary (a.) First in dignity or importance; chief; principal; as, primary planets; a matter of primary importance.

Primary (a.) Earliest formed; fundamental.

Primary (a.) Illustrating, possessing, or characterized by, some quality or property in the first degree; having undergone the first stage of substitution or replacement.

Primate (a.) The chief ecclesiastic in a national church; one who presides over other bishops in a province; an archbishop.

Primate (a.) One of the Primates.

Primatial (a.) Primatical.

Primatical (a.) Of or pertaining to a primate.

Prime (a.) First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.

Prime (a.) First in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister.

Prime (a.) First in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth.

Prime (a.) Early; blooming; being in the first stage.

Prime (a.) Lecherous; lustful; lewd.

Prime (a.) Marked or distinguished by a mark (') called a prime mark.

Prime (a.) The morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds.

Prime (a.) The first of the chief guards.

Prime (a.) Any number expressing the combining weight or equivalent of any particular element; -- so called because these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1.

Prime (a.) A prime number. See under Prime, a.

Prime (a.) An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; -- denoted by [']. See 2d Inch, n., 1.

Prime (a.) To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge.

Prime (a.) To lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall.

Prime (a.) To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief.

Prime (a.) To trim or prune, as trees.

Prime (a.) To mark with a prime mark.

Primer (a.) First; original; primary.

Primeval (a.) Belonging to the first ages; pristine; original; primitive; primary; as, the primeval innocence of man.

Primevous (a.) Primeval.

Primigenial (a.) First born, or first of all; original; primary. See Primogenial.

Primigenious (a.) Alt. of Primigenous

Primigenous (a.) First formed or generated; original; primigenial.

Primiparous (a.) Belonging to a first birth; bearing young for the first time.

Primipilar (a.) Of or pertaining to the captain of the vanguard of a Roman army.

Primitial (a.) Being of the first production; primitive; original.

Primitive (a.) Of or pertaining to the beginning or origin, or to early times; original; primordial; primeval; first; as, primitive innocence; the primitive church.

Primitive (a.) Of or pertaining to a former time; old-fashioned; characterized by simplicity; as, a primitive style of dress.

Primitive (a.) Original; primary; radical; not derived; as, primitive verb in grammar.

Primo (a.) First; chief.

Primogenial (a.) First born, made, or generated; original; primary; elemental; as, primogenial light.

Primogenitive (a.) Of or pertaining to primogeniture.

Primogeniture (a.) The state of being the firstborn of the same parents; seniority by birth among children of the same family.

Primogeniture (a.) The exclusive right of inheritance which belongs to the eldest son. Thus in England the right of inheriting the estate of the father belongs to the eldest son, and in the royal family the eldest son of the sovereign is entitled to the throne by primogeniture. In exceptional cases, among the female children, the crown descends by right of primogeniture to the eldest daughter only and her issue.

Primordial (a.) First in order; primary; original; of earliest origin; as, primordial condition.

Primordial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest beds of the Silurian age, corresponding to the Acadian and Potsdam periods in American geology. It is called also Cambrian, and by many geologists is separated from the Silurian.

Primordial (a.) Originally or earliest formed in the growth of an individual or organ; as, a primordial leaf; a primordial cell.

Primordiate (a.) Primordial.

Primp (a.) To be formal or affected in dress or manners; -- often with up.

Primrose (a.) An early flowering plant of the genus Primula (P. vulgaris) closely allied to the cowslip. There are several varieties, as the white-, the red-, the yellow-flowered, etc. Formerly called also primerole, primerolles.

Primrose (a.) Any plant of the genus Primula.

Primrose (a.) Of or pertaining to the primrose; of the color of a primrose; -- hence, flowery; gay.

Primulaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to an order of herbaceous plants (Primulaceae), of which the primrose is the type, and the pimpernel, the cyclamen, and the water violet are other examples.

Primy (a.) Being in its prime.

Prince (a.) The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female.

Prince (a.) The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood.

Prince (a.) A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in different countries. In England it belongs to dukes, marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is always one of the royal family.

Prince (a.) The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class or profession; one who is preeminent; as, a merchant prince; a prince of players.

Princeless (a.) Without a prince.

Princelike (a.) Princely.

Princely (a.) Of or relating to a prince; regal; royal; of highest rank or authority; as, princely birth, character, fortune, etc.

Princely (a.) Suitable for, or becoming to, a prince; grand; august; munificent; magnificent; as, princely virtues; a princely fortune.

Princesse (a.) A term applied to a lady's long, close-fitting dress made with waist and skirt in one.

Princesslike (a.) Like a princess.

Princified (a.) Imitative of a prince.

Principal (a.) Highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree; most considerable or important; chief; main; as, the principal officers of a Government; the principal men of a state; the principal productions of a country; the principal arguments in a case.

Principal (a.) Of or pertaining to a prince; princely.

Principial (a.) Elementary.

Principiant (a.) Relating to principles or beginnings.

Printa-ble (a.) Worthy to be published.

Printless (a.) Making no imprint.

Printless (a.) Making no imprint.

Prior (a.) Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a prior discovery; prior obligation; -- used elliptically in cases like the following: he lived alone [in the time] prior to his marriage.

Prior (a.) The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity.

Priority (a.) The quality or state of being prior or antecedent in time, or of preceding something else; as, priority of application.

Priority (a.) Precedence; superior rank.

Prismatic (a.) Alt. of Prismatical

Prismatical (a.) Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage.

Prismatical (a.) Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors.

Prismatical (a.) Same as Orthorhombic.

Prismatoidal (a.) Having a prismlike form.

Prismoidal (a.) Having the form of a prismoid; as, prismoidal solids.

Prismy (a.) Pertaining to a prism.

Pristinate (a.) Pristine; primitive.

Pristine (a.) Belonging to the earliest period or state; original; primitive; primeval; as, the pristine state of innocence; the pristine manners of a people; pristine vigor.

Private (a.) Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary.

Private (a.) Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.

Private (a.) Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.

Private (a.) Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.

Private (a.) Having secret or private knowledge; privy.

Privative (a.) Causing privation; depriving.

Privative (a.) Consisting in the absence of something; not positive; negative.

Privative (a.) Implying privation or negation; giving a negative force to a word; as, alpha privative; privative particles; -- applied to such prefixes and suffixes as a- (Gr. /), un-, non-, -less.

Privileged (a.) Invested with a privilege; enjoying a peculiar right, advantage, or immunity.

Privity (a.) Privacy; secrecy; confidence.

Privity (a.) Private knowledge; joint knowledge with another of a private concern; cognizance implying consent or concurrence.

Privity (a.) A private matter or business; a secret.

Privity (a.) The genitals; the privates.

Privity (a.) A connection, or bond of union, between parties, as to some particular transaction; mutual or successive relationship to the same rights of property.

Privy (a.) Of or pertaining to some person exclusively; assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse.

Privy (a.) Secret; clandestine.

Privy (a.) Appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public.

Privy (a.) Admitted to knowledge of a secret transaction; secretly cognizant; privately knowing.

Prizable (a.) Valuable.

Pro (a.) A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth.

Probable (a.) Capable of being proved.

Probable (a.) Having more evidence for than against; supported by evidence which inc

Probable (a.) Rendering probable; supporting, or giving ground for, belief, but not demonstrating; as, probable evidence; probable presumption.

Probal (a.) Approved; probable.

Probate (a.) Of or belonging to a probate, or court of probate; as, a probate record.

Probational (a.) Probationary.

Probationary (a.) Of or pertaining to probation; serving for trial.

Probative (a.) Serving for trial or proof; probationary; as, probative judgments; probative evidence.

Probatory (a.) Serving for trial; probationary.

Probatory (a.) Pertaining to, or serving for, proof.

Probe-pointed (a.) Having a blunt or button-shaped extremity; -- said of cutting instruments.

Problematic (a.) Alt. of Problematical

Problematical (a.) Having the nature of a problem; not shown in fact; questionable; uncertain; unsettled; doubtful.

Proboscidate (a.) Having a proboscis; proboscidial.

Proboscidean (a.) Proboscidian.

Proboscidial (a.) Proboscidate.

Proboscidian (a.) Pertaining to the Proboscidea.

Proboscidiform (a.) Having the form or uses of a proboscis; as, a proboscidiform mouth.

Procacious (a.) Pert; petulant; forward; saucy.

Procatarctic (a.) Beginning; predisposing; exciting; initial.

Proceleusmatic (a.) Inciting; animating; encouraging.

Proceleusmatic (a.) Consisting of four short syllables; composed of feet of four short syllables each.

Procellous (a.) Stormy.

Procephalic (a.) Pertaining to, or forming, the front of the head.

Procere (a.) Of high stature; tall.

Processional (a.) Of or pertaining to a procession; consisting in a procession.

Processionary (a.) Pertaining to a procession; consisting in processions; as, processionary service.

Processive (a.) Proceeding; advancing.

Prochein (a.) Next; nearest.

Prochordal (a.) Situated in front of the notochord; -- applied especially to parts of the cartilaginous rudiments in the base of the skull.

Prociduous (a.) Falling from its proper place.

Proclitic (a.) Leaning forward; -- said of certain monosyllabic words which are so closely attached to the following word as not to have a separate accent.

Proclive (a.) Having a tendency by nature; prone; proclivous.

Proclivous (a.) Inc

Proclivous (a.) Having the incisor teeth directed forward.

Procoelian (a.) Concave in front; as, procoelian vertebrae, which have the anterior end of the centra concave and the posterior convex.

Procoelous (a.) Same as Procoelian.

Proconsular (a.) Alt. of Proconsulary

Proconsulary (a.) Of or pertaining of a proconsul; as, proconsular powers.

Proconsulary (a.) Under the government of a proconsul; as, a proconsular province.

Procrastinatory (a.) Of or pertaining to procrastination; dilatory.

Procreant (a.) Generating; producing; productive; fruitful; assisting in procreation.

Procreative (a.) Having the power to beget; generative.

Procrustean (a.) Of or pertaining to Procrustes, or the mode of torture practiced by him; producing conformity by violent means; as, the Procrustean treatment; a Procrustean limit. See Procrustes.

Procrustesian (a.) See Procrustean.

Proctorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a proctor, esp. an academic proctor; magisterial.

Proctorical (a.) Proctorial.

Procumbent (a.) Lying down, or on the face; prone.

Procumbent (a.) Lying on the ground, but without putting forth roots; trailing; prostrate; as, a procumbent stem.

Procurable (a.) Capable of being procured; obtainable.

Procuratorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a procurator, or proctor; made by a proctor.

Procuratory (a.) Tending to, or authorizing, procuration.

Prodigal (a.) Given to extravagant expenditure; expending money or other things without necessity; recklessly or viciously profuse; lavish; wasteful; not frugal or economical; as, a prodigal man; the prodigal son; prodigal giving; prodigal expenses.

Prodigious (a.) Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous.

Prodigious (a.) Extraordinary in bulk, extent, quantity, or degree; very great; vast; huge; immense; as, a prodigious mountain; a prodigious creature; a prodigious blunder.

Proditorious (a.) Treacherous; perfidious; traitorous.

Proditorious (a.) Apt to make unexpected revelations.

Proditory (a.) Treacherous.

Prodromal (a.) Of or pertaining to prodromes; as, the prodromal stage of a disease.

Prodromous (a.) Precursory.

Producible (a.) Capable of being produced, brought forward, brought forth, generated, made, or extended.

Productible (a.) Capable of being produced; producible.

Productile (a.) Capable of being extended or prolonged; extensible; ductile.

Productive (a.) Having the quality or power of producing; yielding or furnishing results; as, productive soil; productive enterprises; productive labor, that which increases the number or amount of products.

Productive (a.) Bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements.

Productive (a.) Producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable.

Proeguminal (a.) Serving to predispose; predisposing; as, a proeguminal cause of disease.

Proemial (a.) Introductory; prefatory; preliminary.

Profane (a.) Not sacred or holy; not possessing peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred; secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place.

Profane (a.) Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy.

Profane (a.) Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious.

Profane (a.) Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.

Profane (a.) To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the ordinance of God.

Profane (a.) To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.

Profectitious (a.) Proceeding from, as from a parent; derived, as from an ancestor.

Provessel (a.) Openly declared, avowed, acknowledged, or claimed; as, a professed foe; a professed tyrant; a professed Christian.

Professional (a.) Of or pertaining to a profession, or calling; conforming to the rules or standards of a profession; following a profession; as, professional knowledge; professional conduct.

Professional (a.) Engaged in by professionals; as, a professional race; -- opposed to amateur.

Professorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a professor; as, the professional chair; professional interest.

Professory (a.) Of or pertaining to a professor; professorial.

Proficient (a.) Well advanced in any branch of knowledge or skill; possessed of considerable acquirements; well-skilled; versed; adept,

Proficuous (a.) Profitable; advantageous; useful.

Profitable (a.) Yielding or bringing profit or gain; gainful; lucrative; useful; helpful; advantageous; beneficial; as, a profitable trade; profitable business; a profitable study or profession.

Profitless (a.) Without profit; unprofitable.

Profligacy (a.) The quality of state of being profligate; a profligate or very vicious course of life; a state of being abandoned in moral principle and in vice; dissoluteness.

Profligate (a.) Overthrown; beaten; conquered.

Profligate (a.) Broken down in respect of rectitude, principle, virtue, or decency; openly and shamelessly immoral or vicious; dissolute; as, profligate man or wretch.

Profluent (a.) Flowing forward,

Profound (a.) Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.

Profound (a.) Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a profound scholar; profound wisdom.

Profound (a.) Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.

Profound (a.) Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.

Profulgent (a.) Shining forth; brilliant; effulgent.

Profuse (a.) Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint; as, a profuse government; profuse hospitality.

Profuse (a.) Superabundant; excessive; prodigal; lavish; as, profuse expenditure.

Profusive (a.) Profuse; lavish; prodigal.

Prognathic (a.) Prognathous.

Prognathous (a.) Having the jaws projecting beyond the upper part of the face; -- opposed to orthognathous. See Gnathic index, under Gnathic.

Prognostic (a.) Indicating something future by signs or symptoms; foreshowing; aiding in prognosis; as, the prognostic symptoms of a disease; prognostic signs.

Prognostic (a.) That which prognosticates; a sign by which a future event may be known or foretold; an indication; a sign or omen; hence, a foretelling; a prediction.

Prognostic (a.) A sign or symptom indicating the course and termination of a disease.

Prognosticable (a.) Capable of being prognosticated or foretold.

Progressional (a.) Of or pertaining to progression; tending to, or capable of, progress.

Progressive (a.) Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; -- opposed to retrograde.

Progressive (a.) Improving; as, art is in a progressive state.

Prohibitive (a.) That prohibits; prohibitory; as, a tax whose effect is prohibitive.

Prohibitory (a.) Tending to prohibit, forbid, or exclude; implying prohibition; forbidding; as, a prohibitory law; a prohibitory price.

Projectile (a.) Projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force.

Projectile (a.) Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward; as, projectile motion.

Prolate (a.) Stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a

Prolegomenary (a.) Of the nature of a prolegomenon; preliminary; introductory; prefatory.

Proleptic (a.) Alt. of Proleptical

Proleptical (a.) Of or pertaining to prolepsis; anticipative.

Proleptical (a.) Previous; antecedent.

Proleptical (a.) Anticipating the usual time; -- applied to a periodical disease whose paroxysms return at an earlier hour at every repetition.

Proletaneous (a.) Having a numerous offspring.

Proletarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the proletaries; belonging to the commonalty; hence, mean; vile; vulgar.

Proliferous (a.) Bearing offspring; -- applied to a flower from within which another is produced, or to a branch or frond from which another rises, or to a plant which is reproduced by buds or gemmae.

Proliferous (a.) Producing young by budding.

Proliferous (a.) Producing sexual zooids by budding; -- said of the blastostyle of a hydroid.

Proliferous (a.) Producing a cluster of branchlets from a larger branch; -- said of corals.

Prolific (a.) Having the quality of generating; producing young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; -- usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like.

Prolific (a.) Serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil.

Prolific (a.) Proliferous.

Prolifical (a.) Producing young or fruit abundantly; fruitful; prolific.

Prolix (a.) Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; minute in narration or argument; excessively particular in detail; -- rarely used except with reference to discourse written or spoken; as, a prolix oration; a prolix poem; a prolix sermon.

Prolix (a.) Indulging in protracted discourse; tedious; wearisome; -- applied to a speaker or writer.

Prolixious (a.) Dilatory; tedious; superfluous.

Prolong (a.) To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a

Prolong (a.) To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days.

Prolong (a.) To put off to a distant time; to postpone.

Prolongable (a.) Capable of being prolonged; as, life is prolongable by care.

Promethean (a.) Of or pertaining to Prometheus. See Prometheus.

Promethean (a.) Having a life-giving quality; inspiring.

Prominent (a.) Standing out, or projecting, beyond the

Prominent (a.) Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building.

Prominent (a.) Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character.

Promiscuous (a.) Consisting of individuals united in a body or mass without order; mingled; confused; undistinguished; as, a promiscuous crowd or mass.

Promiscuous (a.) Distributed or applied without order or discrimination; not restricted to an individual; common; indiscriminate; as, promiscuous love or intercourse.

Promise (a.) In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which binds the person who makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.

Promise (a.) An engagement by one person to another, either in words or in writing, but properly not under seal, for the performance or nonperformance of some particular thing. The word promise is used to denote the mere engagement of a person, without regard to the consideration for it, or the corresponding duty of the party to whom it is made.

Promise (a.) That which causes hope, expectation, or assurance; especially, that which affords expectation of future distinction; as, a youth of great promise.

Promise (a.) Bestowal, fulfillment, or grant of what is promised.

Promising (a.) Making a promise or promises; affording hope or assurance; as, promising person; a promising day.

Promissive (a.) Making a promise; implying a promise; promising.

Promissory (a.) Containing a promise or binding declaration of something to be done or forborne.

Promerphological (a.) Relating to promorphology; as, a promorphological conception.

Promotive (a.) Tending to advance, promote, or encourage.

Promptitude (a.) The quality of being prompt; quickness of decision and action when occasion demands; alacrity; as, promptitude in obedience.

Promptuary (a.) Of or pertaining to preparation.

Promptuary (a.) That from which supplies are drawn; a storehouse; a magazine; a repository.

Prompture (a.) Suggestion; incitement; prompting.

Pronate (a.) Somewhat prone; inc

Prone (a.) Bending forward; inc

Prone (a.) Prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to supine.

Prone (a.) Headlong; running downward or headlong.

Prone (a.) Sloping, with reference to a

Prone (a.) Inc

Pronephric (a.) Of or pertaining to the pronephros.

Pronged (a.) Having prongs or projections like the tines of a fork; as, a three-pronged fork.

Pronominal (a.) Belonging to, or partaking of the nature of, a pronoun.

Prononce (a.) Strongly marked; decided, as in manners, etc.

Pronounceable (a.) Capable of being pronounced.

Pronounced (a.) Strongly marked; unequivocal; decided. [A Gallicism]

Pronouncing (a.) Pertaining to, or indicating, pronunciation; as, a pronouncing dictionary.

Pronubial (a.) Presiding over marriage.

Pronuncial (a.) Of or pertaining to pronunciation; pronunciative.

Pronunciative (a.) Of or pertaining to pronunciation.

Pronunciative (a.) Uttering confidently; dogmatical.

Pronunciatory (a.) Of or pertaining to pronunciation; that pronounces.

Proof (a.) Used in proving or testing; as, a proof load, or proof charge.

Proof (a.) Firm or successful in resisting; as, proof against harm; waterproof; bombproof.

Proof (a.) Being of a certain standard as to strength; -- said of alcoholic liquors.

Proofless (a.) Wanting sufficient evidence to induce belief; not proved.

Proof-proof (a.) Proof against proofs; obstinate in the wrong.

Prootic (a.) In front of the auditory capsule; -- applied especially to a bone, or center of ossification, in the periotic capsule.

Propaedeutic (a.) Alt. of Propaedeutical

Propaedeutical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or conveying, preliminary instruction; introductory to any art or science; instructing beforehand.

Propagable (a.) Capable of being propagated, or of being continued or multiplied by natural generation or production.

Propagable (a.) Capable of being spread or extended by any means; -- said of tenets, doctrines, or principles.

Propagative (a.) Producing by propagation, or by a process of growth.

Propendent (a.) Inclining forward or toward.

Propense (a.) Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inc

Proper (a.) Belonging to one; one's own; individual.

Proper (a.) Belonging to the natural or essential constitution; peculiar; not common; particular; as, every animal has his proper instincts and appetites.

Proper (a.) Befitting one's nature, qualities, etc.; suitable in all respect; appropriate; right; fit; decent; as, water is the proper element for fish; a proper dress.

Proper (a.) Becoming in appearance; well formed; handsome.

Proper (a.) Pertaining to one of a species, but not common to the whole; not appellative; -- opposed to common; as, a proper name; Dublin is the proper name of a city.

Proper (a.) Rightly so called; strictly considered; as, Greece proper; the garden proper.

Proper (a.) Represented in its natural color; -- said of any object used as a charge.

Propertied (a.) Possessing property; holding real estate, or other investments of money.

Property (a.) That which is proper to anything; a peculiar quality of a thing; that which is inherent in a subject, or naturally essential to it; an attribute; as, sweetness is a property of sugar.

Property (a.) An acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence.

Property (a.) The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title.

Property (a.) That to which a person has a legal title, whether in his possession or not; thing owned; an estate, whether in lands, goods, or money; as, a man of large property, or small property.

Property (a.) All the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites.

Property (a.) Propriety; correctness.

Prophetic (a.) Alt. of Prophetical

Prophetical (a.) Containing, or pertaining to, prophecy; foretelling events; as, prophetic writings; prophetic dreams; -- used with of before the thing foretold.

Prophoric (a.) Enunciative.

Prophylactic (a.) Alt. of Prophylactical

Prophylactical (a.) Defending or preserving from disease; preventive.

Propice (a.) Fit; propitious.

Propiolic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid (called also propargylic acid) of the acetylene or tetrolic series, analogous to propionic acid, and obtained as a white crystal

Propionic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an organic acid which is produced in the distillation of wood, in the fermentation of various organic substances, as glycerin, calcium lactate, etc., and is obtained as a colorless liquid having a sharp, pungent odor. Propionic acid is so called because it is the first or lowest member of the fatty acid series whose salts have a fatty feel.

Propitiable (a.) Capable of being propitiated.

Propitiatory (a.) Having the power to make propitious; pertaining to, or employed in, propitiation; expiatory; as, a propitiatory sacrifice.

Propitious (a.) Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a propitious breeze.

Propitious (a.) Hence, kind; gracious; merciful; helpful; -- said of a person or a divinity.

Proplastic (a.) Forming a mold.

Propodial (a.) Of or pertaining to the propodialia, or the parts of the limbs to which they belong.

Proponent (a.) Making proposals; proposing.

Proportionable (a.) Capable of being proportioned, or made proportional; also, proportional; proportionate.

Proportional (a.) Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional.

Proportional (a.) Relating to, or securing, proportion.

Proportional (a.) Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is proportional to quantity of matter.

Proportionate (a.) Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional.

Proportionless (a.) Without proportion; unsymmetrical.

Propositional (a.) Pertaining to, or in the nature of, a proposition; considered as a proposition; as, a propositional sense.

Proprietary (a.) Belonging, or pertaining, to a proprietor; considered as property; owned; as, proprietary medicine.

Proprietorial (a.) Of or pertaining to ownership; proprietary; as, proprietorial rights.

Propulsive (a.) Tending, or having power, to propel; driving on; urging.

Propulsory (a.) Propulsive.

Propylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, propyl; as, propylic alcohol.

Proratable (a.) Capable of being prorated, or divided proportionately.

Prorenal (a.) Pronephric.

Prorhinal (a.) Situated in front of the nasal chambers.

Prosaic (a.) Alt. of Prosaical

Prosaical (a.) Of or pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form of prose; unpoetical; writing or using prose; as, a prosaic composition.

Prosaical (a.) Dull; uninteresting; commonplace; unimaginative; prosy; as, a prosaic person.

Prosal (a.) Of or pertaining to prose; prosaic.

Proscriptional (a.) Proscriptive.

Proscriptive (a.) Of or pertaining to proscription; consisting in, or of the nature of, proscription; proscribing.

Prose (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as, prose composition.

Prose (a.) Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.

Prosecutable (a.) Capable of being prosecuted; liable to prosecution.

Prosencephalic (a.) Of or pertaining to the prosencephalon.

Prosimetrical (a.) Consisting both of prose and verse.

Proslavery (a.) Favoring slavery.

Prosodiacal (a.) Prosodical.

Prosodial (a.) Prosodical.

Prosodical (a.) Of or pertaining to prosody; according to the rules of prosody.

Prospectless (a.) Having no prospect.

Prosperous (a.) Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.

Prosperous (a.) Being prospered; advancing in the pursuit of anything desirable; making gain, or increase; thriving; successful; as, a prosperous voyage; a prosperous undertaking; a prosperous man or nation.

Prostate (a.) Standing before; -- applied to a gland which is found in the males of most mammals, and is situated at the neck of the bladder where this joins the urethra.

Prostatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the prostate gland.

Prosthetic (a.) Of or pertaining to prosthesis; prefixed, as a letter or letters to a word.

Prostibulous (a.) Of or pertaining to prostitutes or prostitution; meretricious.

Prostitute (a.) Openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or infamous purposes.

Prostrate (a.) Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep prostrate.

Prostrate (a.) Lying at mercy, as a supplicant.

Prostrate (a.) Lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture.

Prostrate (a.) Trailing on the ground; procumbent.

Prostyle (a.) Having columns in front.

Protactic (a.) Giving a previous narrative or explanation, as of the plot or personages of a play; introductory.

Protandric (a.) Having male sexual organs while young, and female organs later in life.

Protandrous (a.) Proterandrous.

Protatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the protasis of an ancient play; introductory.

Proteaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Proteaceae, an order of apetalous evergreen shrubs, mostly natives of the Cape of Good Hope or of Australia.

Protean (a.) Of or pertaining to Proteus; characteristic of Proteus.

Protean (a.) Exceedingly variable; readily assuming different shapes or forms; as, an amoeba is a protean animalcule.

Protective (a.) Affording protection; sheltering; defensive.

Protectoral (a.) Of or pertaining to a protector; protectorial; as, protectoral power.

Protectorial (a.) Same as Protectoral.

Protectorless (a.) Having no protector; unprotected.

Proteiform (a.) Changeable in form; resembling a Proteus, or an amoeba.

Proteinaceous (a.) Of or related to protein; albuminous; proteid.

Proteinous (a.) Proteinaceuos.

Protensive (a.) Drawn out; extended.

Proteolytic (a.) Converting proteid or albuminous matter into soluble and diffusible products, as peptones.

Proterandrous (a.) Having the stamens come to maturity before the pistil; -- opposed to proterogynous.

Proteranthous (a.) Having flowers appearing before the leaves; -- said of certain plants.

Proterogynous (a.) Having the pistil come to maturity before the stamens; protogynous; -- opposed to proterandrous.

Protestant (a.) Making a protest; protesting.

Protestant (a.) Of or pertaining to the faith and practice of those Christians who reject the authority of the Roman Catholic Church; as, Protestant writers.

Protestantical (a.) Protestant.

Prothetic (a.) Of or pertaining to prothesis; as, a prothetic apparatus.

Prothoracic (a.) Of or pertaining to the prothorax.

Protocanonical (a.) Of or pertaining to the first canon, or that which contains the authorized collection of the books of Scripture; -- opposed to deutero-canonical.

Protocatechuic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an organic acid which is obtained as a white crystal

Protocercal (a.) Having a caudal fin extending around the end of the vertebral column, like that which is first formed in the embryo of fishes; diphycercal.

Proto-Doric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, architecture, in which the beginnings of the Doric style are supposed to be found.

Protogynous (a.) Same as Proterogynous.

Protomorphic (a.) Having the most primitive character; in the earliest form; as, a protomorphic layer of tissue.

Protoplasmatic (a.) Protoplasmic.

Protoplasmic (a.) Of or pertaining to the first formation of living bodies.

Protoplasmic (a.) Of or pertaining to protoplasm; consisting of, or resembling, protoplasm.

Protoplastic (a.) First-formed.

Protovertebral (a.) Of or pertaining to the protovertebrae.

Protozoan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Protozoa.

Protozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Protozoa.

Protozoic (a.) Containing remains of the earliest discovered life of the globe, which included mollusks, radiates and protozoans.

Protracted (a.) Prolonged; continued.

Protractile (a.) Capable of being protracted, or protruded; protrusile.

Protractive (a.) Drawing out or lengthening in time; prolonging; continuing; delaying.

Protreptical (a.) Adapted to persuade; hortatory; persuasive.

Protrudable (a.) That may be protruded; protrusile.

Protrusile (a.) Capable of being protruded or thrust out; protractile; protrusive.

Protrusive (a.) Thrusting or impelling forward; as, protrusive motion.

Protrusive (a.) Capable of being protruded; protrusile.

Protuberant (a.) Prominent, or excessively prominent; bulging beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; swelling; as, a protuberant joint; a protuberant eye.

Protuberous (a.) Protuberant.

Proudish (a.) Somewhat proud.

Provable (a.) Capable of being proved; demonstrable.

Provant (a.) Provided for common or general use, as in an army; hence, common in quality; inferior.

Provect (a.) Carried forward; advanced.

Proven/al (a.) Of or pertaining to Provence or its inhabitants.

Provencial (a.) Of or pertaining to Provence in France.

Proverbial (a.) Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial.

Proverbial (a.) Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb.

Provident (a.) Foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; prudent in preparing for future exigencies; cautious; economical; -- sometimes followed by of; as, aprovident man; an animal provident of the future.

Providential (a.) Effected by, or referable to, divine direction or superintendence; as, the providential contrivance of thing; a providential escape.

Provincial (a.) Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.

Provincial (a.) Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.

Provincial (a.) Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.

Provincial (a.) Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.

Provisional (a.) Of the nature of a provision; serving as a provision for the time being; -- used of partial or temporary arrangements; as, a provisional government; a provisional treaty.

Provisionary (a.) Provisional.

Provisory (a.) Of the nature of a proviso; containing a proviso or condition; conditional; as, a provisory clause.

Provisory (a.) Making temporary provision; provisional.

Provocative (a.) Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting.

Provocatory (a.) Provocative.

Provokable (a.) That may be provoked.

Provoking (a.) Having the power or quality of exciting resentment; tending to awaken passion or vexation; as, provoking words or treatment.

Prow (a.) Benefit; profit; good; advantage.

Prowess (a.) Distinguished bravery; valor; especially, military bravery and skill; gallantry; intrepidity; fearlessness.

Prowling (a.) Accustomed to prowl, or engaged in roving stealthily, as for prey.

Proximal (a.) Toward or nearest, as to a body, or center of motion of dependence; proximate.

Proximal (a.) Situated near the point of attachment or origin; as, the proximal part of a limb.

Proximal (a.) Of or pertaining to that which is proximal; as, the proximal bones of a limb. Opposed to distal.

Proximate (a.) Nearest; next immediately preceding or following.

Proxime (a.) Next; immediately preceding or following.

Proximious (a.) Proximate.

Prude (a.) A woman of affected modesty, reserve, or coyness; one who is overscrupulous or sensitive; one who affects extraordinary prudence in conduct and speech.

Prudent (a.) Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any

Prudent (a.) Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.

Prudential (a.) Proceeding from, or dictated or characterized by, prudence; prudent; discreet; sometimes, selfish or pecuniary as distinguished from higher motives or influences; as, prudential motives.

Prudential (a.) Exercising prudence; discretionary; advisory; superintending or executive; as, a prudential committee.

Prudish (a.) Like a prude; very formal, precise, or reserved; affectedly severe in virtue; as, a prudish woman; prudish manners.

Pruinate (a.) Same as Pruinose.

Pruinose (a.) Frosty; covered with fine scales, hairs, dust, bloom, or the like, so as to give the appearance of frost.

Pruinous (a.) Frosty; pruinose.

Pruniferous (a.) Bearing plums.

Prurient (a.) Uneasy with desire; itching; especially, having a lascivious curiosity or propensity; lustful.

Pruriginous (a.) Tending to, or caused by, prurigo; affected by, or of the nature of, prurigo.

Prussian (a.) Of or pertaining to Prussia.

Prussic (a.) designating the acid now called hydrocyanic acid, but formerly called prussic acid, because Prussian blue is derived from it or its compounds. See Hydrocyanic.

Prutenic (a.) Prussian; -- applied to certain astronomical tables published in the sixteenth century, founded on the principles of Copernicus, a Prussian.

Prying (a.) Inspecting closely or impertinently.

Psalmodic (a.) Alt. of Psalmodical

Psalmodical (a.) Relating to psalmody.

Psalterial (a.) Of or pertaining to the psalterium.

Pseudepigraphic (a.) Alt. of Pseudepigraphic

Pseudepigraphic (a.) Of or pertaining to pseudepigraphy.

Pseudepigraphous (a.) Inscribed with a false name.

Pseudhaemal (a.) Pertaining to the vascular system of annelids.

Pseudo-dipteral (a.) Falsely or imperfectly dipteral, as a temple with the inner range of columns surrounding the cella omitted, so that the space between the cella wall and the columns is very great, being equal to two intercolumns and one column.

Pseudodox (a.) Not true in opinion or doctrine; false.

Pseudo-hyperthophic (a.) Falsely hypertrophic; as, pseudo-hypertrophic paralysis, a variety of paralysis in which the muscles are apparently enlarged, but are really degenerated and replaced by fat.

Pseudo-metallic (a.) Falsely or imperfectly metallic; -- said of a kind of luster, as in minerals.

Pseudo-monocotyledonous (a.) Having two coalescent cotyledons, as the live oak and the horse-chestnut.

Pseudomorphous (a.) Not having the true form.

Pseudoneuropterous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pseudoneuroptera.

Pseudonymous (a.) Bearing a false or fictitious name; as, a pseudonymous work.

Pseuso-peripteral (a.) Falsely or imperfectly peripteral, as a temple having the columns at the sides attached to the walls, and an ambulatory only at the ends or only at one end.

Pseudopodial (a.) Of or pertaining to a pseudopod, or to pseudopodia. See Illust. of Heliozoa.

Pseudo-romantic (a.) Falsely romantic.

Pseudoscopic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or formed by, a pseudoscope; having its parts appearing with the relief reversed; as, a pseudoscopic image.

Pseudo-symmetric (a.) Exhibiting pseudo-symmetry.

Pseudoturbinal (a.) See under Turbinal.

Psilanthropic (a.) Pertaining to, or embodying, psilanthropy. "A psilanthropic explanation."

Psilopaedic (a.) Having down upon the pterylae only; -- said of the young of certain birds.

Psittaceous (a.) Alt. of Psittacid

Psittacid (a.) Of or pertaining to the parrots, or the Psittaci.

Psoric (a.) Of or pertaining to psora.

Psychagogic (a.) Attractive; persuasive.

Psychal (a.) Of or pertaining to the soul; psychical.

Psychiatric (a.) Of or pertaining to psychiatria.

Psychic (a.) Alt. of Psychical

Psychical (a.) Of or pertaining to the human soul, or to the living principle in man.

Psychical (a.) Of or pertaining to the mind, or its functions and diseases; mental; -- contrasted with physical.

Psychologic (a.) Alt. of Psychological

Psychological (a.) Of or pertaining to psychology. See Note under Psychic.

Psycho-motor (a.) Of or pertaining to movement produced by action of the mind or will.

Psychophysical (a.) Of or pertaining to psychophysics; involving the action or mutual relations of the psychical and physical in man.

Psychozoic (a.) Designating, or applied to the Era of man; as, the psychozoic era.

Psychrometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the psychrometer or psychrometry.

Ptenoglossate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ptenoglossa.

Pteroglossal (a.) Having the tongue finely notched along the sides, so as to have a featherlike appearance, as the toucans.

Pteropodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pteropoda.

Pterosaurian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pterosauria.

Pterotic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, a bone between the prootic and epiotic in the dorsal and outer part of the periotic capsule of many fishes.

Pterygoid (a.) Like a bird's wing in form; as, a pterygoid bone.

Pterygoid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pterygoid bones, pterygoid processes, or the whole sphenoid bone.

Pterygomaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the inner pterygoid plate, or pterygoid bone, and the lower jaw.

Pterygopalatine (a.) Of or pertaining to the pterygoid processes and the palatine bones.

Pterygoquadrate (a.) Of, pertaining to, or representing the pterygoid and quadrate bones or cartilages.

Ptilopaedic (a.) Having nearly the whole surface of the skin covered with down; dasypaedic; -- said of the young of certain birds.

Ptolemaic (a.) Of or pertaining to Ptolemy, the geographer and astronomer.

Pubble (a.) Puffed out, pursy; pudgy; fat.

Puberal (a.) Of or pertaining to puberty.

Puberulent (a.) Very minutely downy.

Pubescent (a.) Arrived at puberty.

Pubescent (a.) Covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain insects, and the leaves of some plants.

Pubic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pubes; in the region of the pubes; as, the pubic bone; the pubic region, or the lower part of the hypogastric region. See Pubes.

Pubic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pubis.

Public (a.) Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; -- opposed to private; as, the public treasury.

Public (a.) Open to the knowledge or view of all; general; common; notorious; as, public report; public scandal.

Public (a.) Open to common or general use; as, a public road; a public house.

Public-hearted (a.) Public-spirited.

Public-minded (a.) Public-spirited.

Public-spirited (a.) Having, or exercising, a disposition to advance the interest of the community or public; as, public-spirited men.

Public-spirited (a.) Dictated by a regard to public good; as, a public-spirited project or measure.

Publishable (a.) Capable of being published; suitable for publication.

Puce (a.) Of a dark brown or brownish purple color.

Puckery (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, a pucker; as, a puckery taste.

Puckery (a.) Inc

Puckish (a.) Resembling Puck; merry; mischievous.

Pudding-headed (a.) Stupid.

Puddly (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, puddles; muddy; foul.

Pudendal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pudenda, or pudendum.

Pudgy (a.) Short and fat or sturdy; dumpy; podgy; as, a short, pudgy little man; a pudgy little hand.

Pudic (a.) Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.

Pudical (a.) Pudic.

Puerile (a.) Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.

Puerperal (a.) Of or pertaining to childbirth; as, a puerperal fever.

Puerperous (a.) Bearing children.

Puff (a.) Puffed up; vain.

Puff-legged (a.) Having a conspicuous tuft of feathers on the legs.

Puffy (a.) Swelled with air, or any soft matter; tumid with a soft substance; bloated; fleshy; as, a puffy tumor.

Puffy (a.) Hence, inflated; bombastic; as, a puffy style.

Pug-faced (a.) Having a face like a monkey or a pug; monkey-faced.

Puggered (a.) Puckered.

Pugging (a.) Thieving.

Pugilistic (a.) Of or pertaining to pugillism.

Pugnacious (a.) Disposed to fight; inc

Puisne (a.) Later in age, time, etc.; subsequent.

Puisne (a.) Puny; petty; unskilled.

Puisne (a.) Younger or inferior in rank; junior; associate; as, a chief justice and three puisne justices of the Court of Common Pleas; the puisne barons of the Court of Exchequer.

Puisny (a.) Puisne; younger; inferior; petty; unskilled.

Puissant (a.) Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as, a puissant prince or empire.

Puke (a.) Of a color supposed to be between black and russet.

Pulicene (a.) Pertaining to, or abounding in, fleas; pulicose.

Pulicose (a.) Alt. of Pulicous

Pulicous (a.) Abounding with fleas.

Puling (a.) Whimpering; whining; childish.

Pulled (a.) Plucked; pilled; moulting.

Pulmocutaneous (a.) Of or pertaining to the lungs and the akin; as, the pulmocutaneous arteries of the frog.

Pulmograde (a.) Swimming by the expansion and contraction, or lunglike movement, of the body, or of the disk, as do the medusae.

Pulmonary (a.) Of or pertaining to the lungs; affecting the lungs; pulmonic.

Pulmonary (a.) Lungwort.

Pulmonate (a.) Having breathing organs that act as lungs.

Pulmonate (a.) Pertaining to the Pulmonata.

Pulmonated (a.) same as Pulmonate (a).

Pulmonic (a.) Relating to, or affecting the lungs; pulmonary.

Pulmoniferous (a.) Having lungs; pulmonate.

Pulpit (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence.

Pulpited (a.) Placed in a pulpit.

Pulpitical (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit; suited to the pulpit.

Pulpitish (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit; like preaching.

Pulpous (a.) Containing pulp; pulpy.

Pulsatile (a.) Capable of being struck or beaten; played by beating or by percussion; as, a tambourine is a pulsatile musical instrument.

Pulsatile (a.) Pulsating; throbbing, as a tumor.

Pulsative (a.) Beating; throbbing.

Pulsatory (a.) Capable of pulsating; throbbing.

Pulseless (a.) Having no pulsation; lifeless.

Pulsific (a.) Exciting the pulse; causing pulsation.

Pulsive (a.) Tending to compel; compulsory.

Pultaceous (a.) Macerated; softened; nearly fluid.

Purverable (a.) Capable of being reduced to fine powder.

Pulveraceous (a.) Having a finely powdered surface; pulverulent.

Pulverizable (a.) Admitting of being pulverized; pulverable.

Pulverous (a.) Consisting of dust or powder; like powder.

Pulverulent (a.) Consisting of, or reducible to, fine powder; covered with dust or powder; powdery; dusty.

Pulvinate (a.) Alt. of Pulvinated

Pulvinated (a.) Curved convexly or swelled; as, a pulvinated frieze.

Pulvinated (a.) Having the form of a cushion.

Pulvinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the decomposition of vulpinic acid, as a white crystal

Pumiced (a.) Affected with a kind of chronic laminitis in which there is a growth of soft spongy horn between the coffin bone and the hoof wall. The disease is called pumiced foot, or pumice foot.

Pumiceous (a.) Of or pertaining to pumice; resembling pumice.

Pumiciform (a.) Resembling, or having the structure of, pumice.

Pumy (a.) Large and rounded.

Punchy (a.) Short and thick, or fat.

Punctated (a.) Alt. of Punctated

Punctated (a.) Pointed; ending in a point or points.

Punctated (a.) Dotted with small spots of color, or with minute depressions or pits.

Puncticular (a.) Comprised in, or like, a point; exact.

Punctiform (a.) Having the form of a point.

Punctilious (a.) Attentive to punctilio; very nice or exact in the forms of behavior, etiquette, or mutual intercourse; precise; exact in the smallest particulars.

Punctual (a.) Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended.

Punctual (a.) Observant of nice points; punctilious; precise.

Punctual (a.) Appearing or done at, or adhering exactly to, a regular or an appointed time; precise; prompt; as, a punctual man; a punctual payment.

Punctuative (a.) Of or belonging to points of division; relating to punctuation.

Punctulate (a.) Alt. of Punctulated

Punctulated (a.) Marked with small spots.

Punctured (a.) Having the surface covered with minute indentations or dots.

Punctured (a.) Produced by puncture; having the characteristics of a puncture; as, a punctured wound.

Pungled (a.) Shriveled or shrunken; -- said especially of grain which has lost its juices from the ravages of insects, such as the wheat midge, or Trips (Thrips cerealium).

Punic (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians.

Punic (a.) Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless; treacherous; as, Punic faith.

Puniceous (a.) Alt. of Punicial

Punicial (a.) Of a bright red or purple color.

Punishable (a.) Deserving of, or liable to, punishment; capable of being punished by law or right; -- said of person or offenses.

Punitive (a.) Of or pertaining to punishment; involving, awarding, or inflicting punishment; as, punitive law or justice.

Punitory (a.) Punishing; tending to punishment; punitive.

Pupal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pupa, or the condition of a pupa.

Pupigerous (a.) Bearing or containing a pupa; -- said of dipterous larvae which do not molt when the pupa is formed within them.

Pupillary (a.) Of or pertaining to a pupil or ward.

Pupillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the pupil of the eye.

Pupiparous (a.) Bearing, or containing, a pupa; -- said of the matured larvae, or larval skins, of certain Diptera.

Pupiparous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pupipara.

Pupivorous (a.) Feeding on the pupae of insects.

Puppetish (a.) Resembling a puppet in appearance or action; of the nature of a puppet.

Puppyish (a.) Like a puppy.

Puranic (a.) Pertaining to the Puranas.

Purblind (a.) Wholly blind.

Purblind (a.) Nearsighted, or dim-sighted; seeing obscurely; as, a purblind eye; a purblind mole.

Purchasable (a.) Capable of being bought, purchased, or obtained for a consideration; hence, venal; corrupt.

Pured (a.) Purified; refined.

Purfled (a.) Ornamented; decorated; esp., embroidered on the edges.

Purgative (a.) Having the power or quality of purging; cathartic.

Purgatorial (a.) Alt. of Purgatorian

Purgatorian (a.) Of or pertaining to purgatory; expiatory.

Purgatory (a.) Tending to cleanse; cleansing; expiatory.

Purging (a.) That purges; cleansing.

Purificative (a.) Having power to purify; tending to cleanse.

Purrificatory (a.) Serving or tending to purify; purificative.

Puriform (a.) In the form of pus.

Puristic (a.) Alt. of Puristical

Puristical (a.) Of or pertaining to purists or purism.

Puritan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Puritans; resembling, or characteristic of, the Puritans.

Puritanic (a.) Alt. of Puritanical

Puritanical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.

Puritanical (a.) Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements; strict; overscrupulous; rigid; -- often used by way of reproach or contempt.

Purple (a.) Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe.

Purple (a.) Imperial; regal; -- so called from the color having been an emblem of imperial authority.

Purple (a.) Blood-red; bloody.

Purplish (a.) Somewhat purple.

Purportless (a.) Without purport or meaning.

Purposeful (a.) Important; material.

Purposeless (a.) Having no purpose or result; objectless.

Purposive (a.) Having or indicating purpose or design.

Purpurate (a.) Of or pertaining to purpura.

Purpureal (a.) Of a purple color; purple.

Purpuric (a.) Of or pertaining to purpura.

Purpuric (a.) Pertaining to or designating, a nitrogenous acid contained in uric acid. It is not known in the pure state, but forms well-known purple-red compounds (as murexide), whence its name.

Purpuriparous (a.) Producing, or connected with, a purple-colored secretion; as, the purpuriparous gland of certain gastropods.

Purpurogenous (a.) Having the power to produce a purple color; as, the purpurogenous membrane, or choroidal epithelium, of the eye. See Visual purple, under Visual.

Purse-proud (a.) Affected with purse pride; puffed up with the possession of riches.

Pursive (a.) Pursy.

Pursuable (a.) Capable of being, or fit to be, pursued, followed, or prosecuted.

Pursuant (a.) Acting in consequence or in prosecution (of anything); hence, agreeable; conformable; following; according; -- with to or of.

Pursy (a.) Fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering; as, pursy insolence.

Purulent (a.) Consisting of pus, or matter; partaking of the nature of pus; attended with suppuration; as, purulent inflammation.

Pus (a.) The yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid.

Puseyistic (a.) Alt. of Puseyite

Puseyite (a.) Of or pertaining to Puseyism.

Pushing (a.) Pressing forward in business; enterprising; driving; energetic; also, forward; officious, intrusive.

Pusil (a.) Very small; little; petty.

Pusillanimous (a.) Destitute of a manly or courageous strength and firmness of mind; of weak spirit; mean-spirited; spiritless; cowardly; -- said of persons, as, a pussillanimous prince.

Pusillanimous (a.) Evincing, or characterized by, weakness of mind, and want of courage; feeble; as, pusillanimous counsels.

Pussy (a.) See Pursy.

Pustular (a.) Of or pertaining to pustules; as, pustular prominences; pustular eruptions.

Pustular (a.) Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustulate.

Pustulate (a.) Alt. of Pustulated

Pustulated (a.) Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustular; pustulous; as, a pustulate leaf; a pustulate shell or coral.

Pustulous (a.) Resembling, or covered with, pustules; pustulate; pustular.

Putative (a.) Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the putative father of a child.

Putid (a.) Rotten; fetid; stinking; base; worthless. Jer. Taylor.

Putredinous (a.) Proceeding from putrefaction, or partaking of the putrefactive process; having an offensive smell; stinking; rotten.

Putrefactive (a.) Of or pertaining to putrefaction; as, the putrefactive smell or process.

Putrefactive (a.) Causing, or tending to promote, putrefaction.

Putrescent (a.) Becoming putrid or rotten.

Putrescent (a.) Of or pertaining to the process of putrefaction; as, a putrescent smell.

Putrescible (a.) Capable of putrefaction; liable to become putrid; as, putrescible substances.

Putrid (a.) Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; -- said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See Putrefaction.

Putrid (a.) Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell.

Putrifacted (a.) Putrefied.

Putry (a.) Putrid.

Putty-faced (a.) White-faced; -- used contemptuously.

Put-up (a.) Arranged; plotted; -- in a bad sense; as, a put-up job.

Puzzle-headed (a.) Having the head full of confused notions.

Pyaemic (a.) Of or pertaining to pyaemia; of the nature of pyaemia.

Pycnaspidean (a.) Having the posterior side of the tarsus covered with small irregular scales; -- said of certain birds.

Pycnostyle (a.) See under Intercolumniation.

Pyebald (a.) See Piebald.

Pygal (a.) Situated in the region of the rump, or posterior end of the backbone; -- applied especially to the posterior median plates in the carapace of chelonians.

Pygmy (a.) Alt. of Pygmean

Pygmean (a.) Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small.

Pygopodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pygopodes.

Pyloric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pylorus; as, the pyloric end of the stomach.

Pyogenic (a.) Producing or generating pus.

Pyoid (a.) Of or pertaining to pus; of the nature of, or like, pus.

Pyral (a.) Of or pertaining to a pyre.

Pyramidal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pyramid; in the form of a a pyramid; pyramidical; as, pyramidal cleavage.

Pyramidal (a.) Same as Tetragonal.

Pyramidic (a.) Alt. of Pyramidical

Pyramidical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pyramid; having the form of a pyramid; pyramidal.

Pyrenean (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pyrenees, a range of mountains separating France and Spain.

Pyretic (a.) Of or pertaining to fever; febrile.

Pyrexial (a.) Alt. of Pyrexical

Pyrexical (a.) Of or pertaining to fever; feverish.

Pyridic (a.) Related to, or formed from, pyridin or its homologues; as, the pyridic bases.

Pyriform (a.) Having the form of a pear; pear-shaped.

Pyritaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to pyrites. See Pyritic.

Pyritic (a.) Alt. of Pyritical

Pyritical (a.) Of or pertaining to pyrites; consisting of, or resembling, pyrites.

Pyritiferous (a.) Containing or producing pyrites.

Pyritohedral (a.) Like pyrites in hemihedral form.

Pyritous (a.) Pyritic.

Pyroacetic (a.) Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates. It is now called also pyroacetic ether, and formerly was called pyroacetic spirit.

Pyroantimonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of antimony analogous to pyrophosphoric acid.

Pyroarsenic (a.) Pertaining to or designating, an acid of arsenic analogous to pyrophosphoric acid.

Pyroboric (a.) Pertaining to derived from, or designating, an acid, H2B4O7 (called also tetraboric acid), which is the acid ingredient of ordinary borax, and is obtained by heating boric acid.

Pyrocitric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, any one of three acids obtained by the distillation of citric acid, and called respectively citraconic, itaconic, and mesaconic acid.

Pyroelectric (a.) Pertaining to, or dependent on, pyroelectricity; receiving electric polarity when heated.

Pyrogallic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid called pyrogallol. See Pyrogallol.

Pyrogenic (a.) Producing heat; -- said of substances, as septic poisons, which elevate the temperature of the body and cause fever.

Pyrogenous (a.) Produced by fire; igneous.

Pyrognostic (a.) Of or pertaining to characters developed by the use of heat; pertaining to the characters of minerals when examined before the blowpipe; as, the pyrognostic characters of galena.

Pyroligneous (a.) Alt. of Pyrolignic

Pyrolignic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the acid liquid obtained in the distillation of wood, consisting essentially of impure acetic acid.

Pyrolignous (a.) Same as Pyroligneous.

Pyrolithic (a.) Same as Pyrouric, or Cyanuric.

Pyromagnetic (a.) Acting by the agency of heat and magnetism; as, a pyromagnetic machine for producing electric currents.

Pyromalic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid now called maleic acid.

Pyromantic (a.) Of or pertaining to pyromancy.

Pyrometric (a.) Alt. of Pyrometrical

Pyrometrical (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained by, the pyrometer; as, pyrometrical instruments; pyrometrical measurements.

Pyromorphous (a.) Having the property of crystallizing by the agency of fire.

Pyromucic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid obtained as a white crystal

Pyrophanous (a.) Rendered transparent by heat.

Pyrophoric (a.) Alt. of Pyrophorous

Pyrophorous (a.) Light-producing; of or pertaining to pyrophorus.

Pyrophosphoric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, H4P2O7, which is obtained as a white crystal

Pyrosulphuric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid called also disulphuric acid) obtained by distillation of certain sulphates, as a colorless, thick, oily liquid, H2S2O7 resembling sulphuric acid. It is used in the solution of indigo, in the manufacture of alizarin, and in dehydration.

Pyrotartaric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained as a white crystal

Pyrotechnic (a.) Alt. of Pyrotechnical

Pyrotechnical (a.) Of or pertaining to fireworks, or the art of forming them.

Pyrotic (a.) Caustic. See Caustic.

Pyrotritartaric (a.) Designating an acid which is more commonly called uric acid.

Pyrotungstic (a.) Polytungstic. See Metatungstic.

Pyrouric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid now called cyanuric acid. See Cyanuric.

Pyrovanadic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of vanadium, analogous to pyrophosphoric acid.

Pyroxenic (a.) Containing pyroxene; composed chiefly of pyroxene.

Pyroxylic (a.) Derived from wood by distillation; -- formerly used in designating crude wood spirit.

Pyrrhic (a.) Of or pertaining to an ancient Greek martial dance.

Pyrrhic (a.) Of or pertaining to a pyrrhic, or to pyrrhics; containing pyrrhic; as, a pyrrhic verse.

Pyrrhonean (a.) Alt. of Pyrrhonic

Pyrrhonic (a.) Of or pertaining to pyrrhonism.

Pyruric (a.) Same as Pyrouric.

Pyruvic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid (called also pyroracemic acid) obtained, as a liquid having a pungent odor, by the distillation of racemic acid.

Pythagorean (a.) Of or pertaining to Pythagoras (a Greek philosopher, born about 582 b. c.), or his philosophy.

Pythagoric (a.) Alt. of Pythagorical

Pythagorical (a.) See Pythagorean, a.

Pythian (a.) Of or pertaining to Delphi, to the temple of Apollo, or to the priestess of Apollo, who delivered oracles at Delphi.

Pythocenic (a.) Producing decomposition, as diseases which are supposed to be accompanied or caused by decomposition.

Pythonic (a.) Prophetic; oracular; pretending to foretell events.

Pyxidate (a.) Having a pyxidium.

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