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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.
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]
paving pavement. [2 definitions]
paw the foot of a four-legged animal, esp. one with claws. [6 definitions]
pawl a pivoting lever or tongue, or a sliding bolt, that is made to catch in the notches of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion or assist forward motion.
pawn1 to deposit (something) with a pawnbroker as security for a loan. [6 definitions]
pawn2 one of the eight chess pieces of lowest value, placed in the front rank at the beginning of a game. [2 definitions]
pawnbroker a person whose business is making loans at interest, secured by personal property left with him or her.