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
pockmark (usu. pl.) the pitted scars left by smallpox or a similar disease. [2 definitions]
poco a little; somewhat (used with tempo directions in music).
poco a poco gradually (used as a musical direction).
-pod one that has a specified kind or number of feet or similar parts. [2 definitions]
pod1 a long thin firm vessel containing seeds, esp. of a pea or bean plant. [4 definitions]
pod2 a group of whales or seals that feed and travel together.
podiatry the medical study and treatment of foot problems.
podium a raised platform, as for a speaker or orchestra conductor; dais.
Podunk (informal) any small or unimportant town.
poem a piece of writing, often in rhythmic verse and sometimes rhyming, that is characterized by vivid, compressed language and strong emotional force. [2 definitions]
poet one who writes poetry. [2 definitions]
poetaster an untalented or inept poet.
poetic like poetry in style or character. [4 definitions]
poeticize to make (feelings, thoughts, observations, or the like) poetic; express in poetry. [3 definitions]
poetic justice an outcome in real life or fiction in which someone receives a reward or punishment that is peculiarly or ironically appropriate.
poetic license any deviation from logic, fact, or convention that is made by a writer or other artist in order to achieve a particular effect.
poetics (used with a sing. verb) literary criticism dealing with the principles of poetry.
poetize to write or recite poetry. [4 definitions]
poet laureate in England, a poet honored by being appointed for life to an office in the royal household and traditionally expected to write poems celebrating events and persons of royal or national significance. [2 definitions]
poetry poems collectively. [3 definitions]
pogo stick a single stilt set on a strong spring, with footrests on either side on which a person stands to bounce along.