Old EnglishspEnglish
PadnA toad; also a frog. 2. starfish. 3. a hidden danger lurking.
PaddocknSmall grass field or enclosure, usu. located near stable or home, earlier form was parrock 2. An enclosure as a stud farm. 3. In Australia and New Zealand, a field irrespective of size, enclosed by fencing. 4. assembly place for horses at a race track, awaiting and preparing for a race. 5. a store place for ore, esp. an open excavation, not very deep.
PallnA cloth, usu. of purple, black or white velvet, spread over or upon the hearse, coffin or tomb. 2. fine or rich cloth (as a material) esp. as used for the robes of high-ranked person. 4. in OE. a purple cloth; purple. 5. a rich cloth spread over something, a canopy. 6. an altar cloth; a linen cloth in which the chalice is covered. 7. a cloth, cloth, a garment, a veatment. 8. a robe, cloak, a mantle put over a king or queen at coronation. 9. a woollen vestment worn by the pope. 10. something such as a cloud that produces an effect of gloom. 11. a feeling of disgust coming from satiety or insipidity.
PallvbTo become pale or dim. 2. to become fair; to faint, fail in strength or virtue. 3. to decay or waste away. 4. to become tasteless, vapid, insipid in appetite or interest. 4. of persons or organs: to lose relish or interest; to become satiated or cloyed with. 5. tomake faint or feeble, to enfeeble or weaken. 6. to render flat, stale or insipid. 7. to render the breath inoffensive or sweet.
Pall-bearernOne who carries the pall and attends the coffin at a funeral; a pall-holder
PallenppMade of rich cloth; in or of purple.
PalmnAny tree or shrub of palmae family, monocotyledon, found in the tropics and known for their ornamental forms and uses to man. 2. palm tree.
Palm phr"Bear the Palm" - to be the best. The allusion is to the Roman custom of giving the victorious gladiator a branch of the palm tree.
Palm phr"Yield the Palm" - yield the palm of victory.
Palm-leaf nThe leaf or fron of a palm tree, especially that of a fan palm, used in making fans, hats, mats, thatch.
Palm Sunday nThe Sunday before Easter, so called in commeration of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem., where palm branches were strewn before him.
Palmy adjAbounding in or resembling palms.
PannO.E. panne, earlier ponne (Mercian) "pan," from W.Gmc. *panna "pan" (cf. O.N. panna) shallow pan, dish, stewpan. 2. a wide shallow vessel, usu. metallic or earthen, for domestic use, as in holding liquids or in cooking. 3. a vessel either open or closed, for boiling or evaporating. 4. a natural or artificial depression in the earth for evaporating brine: a salt pan. 5. a circular metal dish with sides for gold finding. 6. any natural depression in the earth containing water or mud. 7. the skull; the brain pan. 8. the face, the mug, the dial
PanvbTo wash gravel, soil etc to yield gold and other precious metals. 2. to yield good results; suceed. 3. to speak freely and at length, to expatiate. 4. to cook in a pan. 5. to criticise severely; judge performance to be unsuccessful or inadequate.
Pan phr"Leap Out of the Pan into the Fire" - from an already bad situation to a worse one. 2. out of the frying pan into the fire.
Pan phr"Pan Out" - to transpire, result, develop well or badly, or turn out.
Pan phr"Pan Out" - wash gold-bearing gravel, separating of the gravel. 2. pan off.
PanbonenThe patella
Panful adjAs much or as many as a pan will hold.
Panhandle nA narrow strip of land attached to a larger region: from its resemblance to a panhandle, as the Texas Panhandle.
PanhandlevbTo beg (especially on the street); steal, purloin
PanhandlernBeggar, mendicant, free-loader, cadger.
Panman n(obsolete) a person employed to empty the contents of the outside toilet (ie. human excrement) at suburban houses (and similar). Rendered obsolete by the introduction of plumbed (ie. piped) sewerage systems.
PanningnThe separation of gold from gravel or earth by washing in a pan. 2. severe criticism, harsh judgement.
ParrocknSee "paddock"
Path nA walk or way, as one beaten by the foot, used by men and animals. 2. any road, track, or course. 3. fig, the path of life.
Path phr"Beat a Path to Someone's Door" - repeatedly visit someone.
Path phr"Be On a Path Strewn with Roses" - to lead a very pleasant life.
Path phr"Be On the Warpath" - be on the look out for faults which can be criticized.
Path phr"Smooth the Path for Someone" - to use one's influence to make arrangements so that the persons' task will be easier or more readily accomplished.
Pathfinder nOne skilled in leading or finder a way; especially one who opens up new trials into unknown regions; also one who opens up new fields in science, philosophy, art. 2. an aircraftt carrying flares to light targets in enemy territory for raiding bombers.
Pathfinding nPathfinding or pathing is the plotting, by a computer application, of the shortest route between two points. It is a more practical variant on solving mazes.
Path-length nThe length or extend of a path.
Pathless adjTrackles; untrodden.
Pathlessness nThe sate or condition of a path.
Pathlike adjCharacteristic or resembling a path in some aspect.
Path-maker nOne who builds paths; a pathfinder.
Pathway nA path; a footway.
Pathwidth nThe width of a path, usually narrow.
Pathwise adjOne path or way at a time.
Pathworking nAs guided meditations are sometimes called, it is a term which sometimes comes to us through ceremonial magic.
Pathy adjPertaining to, or abounding in paths.