Browse Dictionary by Letter

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
Parsons table (sometimes l.c.) a lightweight, square-legged rectangular table, often made of molded plastic.
part a separate portion or segment of a whole. [17 definitions]
part. abbreviation of "participle" or "participial."
partake to take part; participate. [4 definitions]
part company to terminate a friendship or association.
parterre the rear part of the main floor of a theater, usu. below the balconies. [2 definitions]
parthenogenesis a process of development of an egg without fertilization, as in some lower animals and plants.
Parthenon the temple of Athena built in the Doric style in the fifth century B.C. on the Acropolis in Athens.
Parthenos a descriptive addition, meaning "virgin," to the names of certain ancient Greek goddesses, esp. Athena.
Parthia an ancient country in southwest Asia originating in what is now northeastern Iran.
Parthian shot an unfriendly or sharp remark or gesture made as one departs; parting shot.
partial not complete. [4 definitions]
partiality the condition of being partial. [3 definitions]
partially partly; not completely.
partial tone in music, any of the pure tones that make up a complex tone; harmonic.
participant a person who participates or takes part. [2 definitions]
participate to take part; share (usu. fol. by "in").
participation the act or an instance of participating. [2 definitions]
participial of, like, pertaining to, or formed with a participle. [2 definitions]
participle in grammar, a verbal form that may serve as an adjective, as "broken" in "a broken doll"; a gerund, as "scaling" in "Scaling the wall was difficult"; a preposition, as "considering" in "Considering the odds, their victory was astonishing";and an element in verb phrases, as "coming" in "They are coming tomorrow".
particle a minute quantity or piece; speck; trace. [2 definitions]