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patternless combined form of pattern.
patty a small flat round or oval cake of ground meat or other food. [2 definitions]
patty-cake the first words of a common nursery rhyme. [2 definitions]
pattypan a round flattish type of summer squash that has a scalloped edge.
patty shell a small pastry crust that is filled with meat, vegetables, fruit, or the like.
Patuxet Wampanoag village in southeastern Massachusetts whose inhabitants nearly all died of illness between 1616 and 1618. In 1620, English colonists established Plymouth Colony at the site of this village.
paucity smallness of number or amount; scarcity.
Paul an early convert to Christianity, the apostle of the Gentiles, and the author of the Acts of the Apostles and several of the Epistles in the New Testament.
Pauli exclusion principle the principle that no two electrons, protons, or the like in a particular system can occupy the same space at the same time.
Pauli Murray American civil rights and women's rights activist, lawyer, author, and Episcopal priest (b.1910--d.1985).
Pauline of, concerning, or characteristic of the apostle Paul, or of his writings or doctrines.
Paul Laurence Dunbar U.S. poet and novelist, noted for his portrayals of African American life in the South (b.1872--d.1906).
Paul Revere a U.S. silversmith and revolutionary patriot (b.1735--d.1818).
paunch the belly or abdomen, esp. a large protruding belly.
pauper an extremely poor person, esp. one who must live on public charity. [2 definitions]
pauperize to make extremely poor; impoverish.
pause a temporary stop. [4 definitions]
pave to cover (a road or other way or area) with concrete, asphalt, stones, or the like in order to make a hard flat surface.
pavement a paved surface, esp. a sidewalk or public road. [2 definitions]
pave the way for to prepare for; make a ready or easy way for.
pavilion a light, often open-sided building used for shelter or recreation, as in a park. [4 definitions]