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penny-wise skilled or careful in small or trivial matters, or matters that concern small amounts of money. (Cf. pound-foolish.)
pennyworth any quantity that may be bought for a penny. [2 definitions]
penology the study and practice of criminal punishment and rehabilitation, and of prison management.
pen pal a person who exchanges letters regularly with someone else usu. living so far away that a personal meeting is unlikely.
pension a sum of money paid regularly by the government or a former employer as a retirement or disability benefit. [4 definitions]
pensionable combined form of pension.
pensioner someone who receives a regular payment because of retirement or disability; person who collects a pension.
pensionless combined form of pension.
pensive thoughtful in a sad or deeply serious way. [2 definitions]
penstock a gate or sluice that controls a flow of water. [2 definitions]
pent a past tense and past participle of pen2. [2 definitions]
penta- five.
pentacle a five-pointed star with lines passing through the interior to form a regular pentagon.
pentad a group of five. [3 definitions]
pentagon a polygon with five sides and five angles. [2 definitions]
pentahedron a solid having five plane surfaces.
pentamerous consisting of five parts or divisions.
pentameter a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet. [2 definitions]
pentane any of three colorless liquid isomeric hydrocarbons of the methane series.
Pentateuch the first five books of the Old Testament; Five Books of Moses.
pentathlon in the Olympic games, a five-event contest in which each competitor must ride, on horseback, a cross-country course, run cross-country, swim, fence, and shoot a pistol. [2 definitions]