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place setting the dishes, glasses, and silverware set out on a table for each person's use at a meal.
place value the numerical value of a digit based on its position in a number.
placid calm, smooth, or tranquil.
placket a slit at the top of a blouse, skirt, or the like, that makes it easier to put on and take off.
plage an area of cool or heated gas on the surface of the sun that appears as a dark or light patch on an image produced by a spectroheliograph.
plagiarism the act of wrongfully taking another's words, ideas, or the like and representing them as one's own. [2 definitions]
plagiarize to wrongfully and deliberately claim as one's own (the ideas, words, or the like) of someone else. [3 definitions]
plagiary plagiarism.
plagioclase any of several minerals of the feldspar family that are essential constituents of most igneous rocks.
plague any disaster that affects a large population, esp. a disease epidemic or the sudden influx of harmful insects. [6 definitions]
plaguy (informal) irksome; annoying; irritating. [2 definitions]
plaice any of various edible marine flatfishes; flounder.
plaid a fabric bearing a pattern of stripes of various widths and colors, intersecting at right angles. [3 definitions]
plain easily perceived by the eye or ear; clear; unobstructed. [8 definitions]
plainchant a plainsong.
plainclothesman a policeman, esp. a detective who wears civilian clothes while on duty.
plain dealing the conduct of business or similar transactions in a straightforward manner.
plain-laid of a rope, made of three strands laid together with a right-hand twist.
plain sailing sailing on a clear, smooth, unimpeded course. [2 definitions]
Plains Indian a member of any of the buffalo-hunting, seminomadic North American Indian peoples that formerly inhabited the Great Plains.
plainsman a man who lives on the plains, esp. a frontiersman or early settler on the prairies or plains of the midwestern and western United States.