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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.
pogrom a systematic persecution or slaughter of an ethnic or religious group, esp. of Jews.
poi a Hawaiian food made from baked, mashed, and fermented taro root.
poignancy the quality or condition of being poignant.
poignant deeply touching; arousing strong emotion, esp. sadness or sympathy; piercing; penetrating.
poikilothermal having a body temperature that varies with the environment; cold-blooded.
poinciana any of several tropical trees or shrubs that bear large, bright red or orange flowers.
poinsettia a shrub native to Mexico and Central America that bears small yellow flowers surrounded by large, usu. red bracts.
point the sharp end of something. [19 definitions]
point after touchdown see conversion.
point-blank of a gunshot or other shot, fired at very close range. [4 definitions]
pointed having a tapered point. [3 definitions]
pointer a person or thing that points or indicates. [5 definitions]
pointillism a school of painting in late nineteenth century France based on the use of small separate dots of paint which look united and luminous to the viewer's eye.
point lace a type of lace worked on a needle rather than a bobbin; needlepoint.
pointless useless to pursue; without meaning. [3 definitions]
point of honor a matter that affects one's reputation or honor.
point of no return the point in an aircraft's flight when it lacks sufficient fuel to return to its starting point, and must thus proceed forward. [2 definitions]