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parcel post the branch of the postal service that handles parcels and packages. [2 definitions]
parch to make very dry, as by sunlight or the application of heat. [3 definitions]
Parcheesi trademark for a board game using dice to indicate moves, based on pachisi.
parchment a paperlike material made of the skins of sheep or goats. [3 definitions]
pardon an official release from the punishment attending a crime or conviction. [7 definitions]
pardonable combined form of pardon.
pardoner one who gives pardon. [2 definitions]
pare to cut off the outer layer or ends from. [3 definitions]
paregoric a mixture of camphor and opium in alcohol, used to treat diarrhea and intestinal pain. [3 definitions]
parenchyma the essential, functional tissue of an organ, as distinguished from its connective or supporting tissue. [3 definitions]
parent a mother or a father. [6 definitions]
parentage descent from parents and ancestors; lineage. [2 definitions]
parental of, relating to, or characteristic of a parent or parents.
parenteral taken or put into the body in a way other than by the digestive tract. [2 definitions]
parentheses plural of parenthesis.
parenthesis either of a pair of signs ( ) used to enclose explanatory or qualifying material that is not part of a sentence's structure, or to enclose mathematical quantities that are to be treated as a unit. [3 definitions]
parenthesize to enclose with parentheses.
parenthetical contained in parentheses, or suitable to be parenthesized; explanatory; qualifying. [3 definitions]
parenting the ongoing process or skill of a parent in raising a child or children.
parentless combined form of parent.
paresis slight or partial paralysis, usu. affecting movement but not sensation.