Old EnglishspEnglish
PocknA pustule or small hollow in the skin in an eruptive disease, as in smallpox. 2. The Pox: slang term for syphilis and some other sexually transmitted diseases
Pocked adjScarred, pitted, or pock-marked by a pustule or pock, especially from smallpox or acne.
Pockiness nThe state or condition of being
Pockmark nA pit left in the skin by a pock. 2. syphilitic.
Pock-pitted adjScarred, pitted, or pock-marked by a pustule or pock, especially from smallpox or acne.
PockwoodnLignum Guaiacum, Lignum vitae a medication produced from the bark of these trees and used in the treatment of syphilis.
PockyadjFull of, or infected by, the pox. 2. marked with pustules or pock-marks.
PolenA long thin rod of wood; a long slender piece of metal or wood commonly tapering and more or less rounded. 2. In linear and surface measure, a perch , a rod: five and a half yards in distance. 3. a fishing-rod
PolevbTo push a boat, raft, with a pole. . to propel, push or strike with a pole.
Pole phr"Up the Pole" - mad, or in trouble.
Pole-axe nAn axe-head on the end of a pole or long handle.
Pole-axe vbTo fall with a poleaxe.
Pole-building nA building constructed around a frame of timbers. 2. a similar building in which metal plates are used insteaed of timbers.
PolernOne who propels a barge, baot or canoe by means of a pole
PoolnOE. a variant of pond: an enclosure. A small stretch of water, naturally formed deep, quiet or still stretch of a river. 2. any small isolated body of liquid: water on a road, floor, a pool of blood etc. 3. a puddle
Pond nAn inland body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is smaller than a lake. 2. colloquial - The Atlantic Ocean. Especially, in the expression 'across the pond'
Pond vbTo hold back or dam up (a stream) into or as into a pond. 2. of water, etc: to form a pond or pool. 3. to collect by being held back.
Pond phr'The Herring Pond" - The Atlantic Ocean.
Pond-fish nA fish usually reared in ponds, as a carp or sunfish.
Ponding nAn unwanted ponding of water typically on a flat roof or roadway.
Pond-life nAnimals, esp. invertebrata, that live in ponds or stagnant water.
Pondwater nThe water in a pond.
Pondweed nAny of the various submersed or partally floating perrenial acquatic plants (Potamogeten) common in the Old and New World.
Pondy adjHaving many, or abounding in, ponds.
Pool nA small body, usually of fresh water, as a spring. 2. a deep place in a stream. 3. any small, isolated body of liquid; a pool of blood.
Poolhouse nA structure containing equipment used for a swimming pool.
Pooling nA small isolated collection of liquid spilt or poured on a surface.
Poolish adjA mixture of flour and water with a little yeast used to make some form of dough.
Poolside nThe area beside the swimming pool.
Poolside adjBy the side of the pool
Poolside advBy the side of a pool.
Poolwater nThe water in a pool.
Pope nThe Bishop of Rome and, therefore, the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
Popedom nThe office or dominion of a pope; the papacy.
Pope-hat nThe Pope's mitre.
Pope's head nA. species of cactus
Pope holy adjPretending to great holiness, characterized by a show or pretence of piety.
Popeless adjWithout a Pope.
Popelike adjResembling or characteristic of a Pope.
Popeling nA petty or deputy Pope.
Pope's Eye - nThe tender piece of meat (lymphatic gland) surrounded by the fat in the middle of the leg of an ox or sheep.
Pope's Nose nAnother name for the parson's nose, merry-bone or the wishbone.
Poppy nAny plant of the genus Papaver
Poppy-seed nThe, or a, seed of poppy.
Poppywort nPapaveracae mecompis
Port nA place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
Portman nA citizen of a town, a burgess or a burgher.
Port-mote nThe court of a borough; a borough-mote. 2. a court of a (legal) seaport town.
Portreeve nIn Saxon times and later, the chief magistrate of a town or borough; port here meaning town.
PostnUpright piece of timber or other material used as a support, a point or attachment, etc as in a building. 2. a finishing post for horseracing.
PostvbTo fasten posters or placards upon walls etc, to advertise by poster. 2. to announce by a poster: to post a reward. 3. to denounce by poster: a traitor, etc. 4. to publish a name of on a list. 5. to publish the name of a ship, aircraft as overdue or missing.
Post phr"Beaten at the Post" - defeated at the last moment.
Post phr"Between You, Me and the Bedpost" - as something that no one else is to hear or know; as a secret in confidence.
Post phr"On the Right or Wrong Side of the Post" - fig. referring to posts marking the right course or direction.
PotnA rounded earthen, glass, metal or other type of material for cooking, culinary and other purposes. 2. a metal drinking vessel. 3. the amount of stakes wagered at pool or poker. 4. a large amount of money. 6. a deep pit. 7. a circular, wicker or wire basket-like trap (a fish-pot) for catching crustaceans, crayfish, lobsters etc. 8. vessel or container for holding plants. 9. a basket, tube or pot used in pairs, a pannier, to carry sand and manure. 10. a large sum of money in a bet held in a pot. 11. an important person.
PotvbTo put in a pot, sep. a plant
Pot phr"A Little Pot is Soon Hot" - a small person is easily riled or angered.
Pot phr"All to Pot" - confused, spoiled.
Pot phr"Flesh Pots of the World" - places that provide luxurious living. 2. sumptous living.
Pot phr"Gone to Pot" - deteriorate, become very bad.
Pot phr"In the Melting Pot" - in the state of flux, transition.
Pot phr"Pot Calls the Kettle Black" - somebody criticizes another for a fault which he has himself in equal degree.
Pot phr"Pot of Gold" - an imaginary reward; an ideal; a jackpot.
Pot phr"Pot That Goes too Often to the Well; is, at last, Broken" - don't push a good thing too far.
Pot phr"Seek the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow" - to have naive expectations.
Pot phr"Stir the Pot" - set out to raise controversial issues.
Pot phr"Sweeten the Pot" - to provide a few additional inducements.
Pot phr"Take a Potshot at" - make a disparagingly remark about someone. 2. a random blow or punch.
Pot-bellied adjA protuberant belly.
Pot-bellynA paunch, a protuberant stomach, a protruding gut.
Pot-belly stove nA cast iron stove with a rotund firebox that uses as a fuel coal, coke, wood, charcoal etc.
Pot-boundadjOf a plant growing in a flower pot when its roots fill the pot and there is no more room to expand.
PotenA stick or rod for poking, thrusting, or stirring; a poker
PotevbTo thrush, push, poke with sticks. 2. thrust or push with the feet; to kick, said esp. of the horse. 3. to crimp fine linen with a poting-stick.
Pot-earsnThe handles of a cup; cup-handles
PotfulnQuantity of liquid that fills a pot.
Pot-headnA fool, simpleton, drunkard. 2. marijuana smoker.
Pot-head whalenThe pilot whale
Potherb nA plant whose leaves are used as a vegetable. 2. a herb used for flavoring in cooking.
Pot-holenA deep hole of more or less cylindrical shape; esp. one formed by the wearing away or rock by the rotation of stone, or a collection of gravel, in an eddy of running water or in the bed of a stream. 2. A pond formed a natural hollow in the ground in which water collects; a slough, a slew. 3. a depression or hollow forming a defect in the surface of a road or pathway.
Pot-hook nThe hook or hanger over a hearth or an open fire on which pots are hung. 2. a curved stroke in handwriting, esp. made in learning to write.
Pot-housenA pottery, a building where pottery is made. 2. a low ale house; saloon.
Pot-house adjOf oor pertaining to a pot-house; vulgar, as pothouse politics.
Pot-hunternAn opprobrious appellation: a sycophant, a parasite. 2. one who enters any contest simply for the sake of winning. 3. one who obtains archeological and historical objects through illicit measures purely for profit and private collection.
Pot-hunting nThe act of one who enters any contest simply for the sake of winning. 3. one who obtains archeological and historical objects through illicit measures purely for profit and private ccollection.
Pot-lickernA dog, a dishlicker
Pot-lid nThe lid pf a pot.
Pot-matenA drinking companion.
Pot plant nA plant growing in a pot.
PotsherdnA broken earthenware pot, esp. a broken piece of earthenware found at an archeological site.
Pot-shotnA random blow or punch. 2. a shot at random, or one not demanding any special skill. 3. a criticism, or verbal attack, often opportunistic or random
Pot-shottenadjDrunk, intoxicated, inebriated, shickered.
Pot-sickadjDrunk, inebriated, intoxicated, hung-over
Pot-sticknStirring stick. 2. a crimping stick.
Pot still nA primitive still, used in the making of Scotch or Irish whisky
Pot-stirrer nOne who causes unrest; one who stirs the pot.
PotstonenA granular variety of steatite or soapstone
PottedadjOf meat and fish etc. preserved in a closed pot or other vessel. 2. canned, contained in a can. 3. of literature or historical account, put in a short, condensed, easily assimilated form, abridged, summarized. 4. drunk, intoxicated, under the influence of drugs, esp. marijuana.
PotternA maker of pottery or earthenware vessels. 2. a vendor or hawker of earthenware.
PottervbTo make pottery and ceramic objects. 2. to poke again and again, to make a succession of slight thrusts. 3. to occupy oneself in a trifling ineffectual way; esp. when one has no business to tamper. 3. to trifle away ineffectually, walk slowly, idly, dawdle, loiter, saunter, dawdle.
Potter phr"Potter About" - move in a leisurely, unorganized way from a little job to another.
Potter's clay nPotter's eart, any plastic clay free from iron.
Potter's field nA name applied to a burial ground formerly reserved for strangers (a fellow Jew,) the unknown and the friendless poor; a pauper's graveyard. It is an allusion to a field bought by the chief priests with the thirty pieces of silver returned to them by the repentant Judas.
Potter's flint nFinely pulverized quartz mixed with porcelain to impart strength and rigidity and to reduced shrinkage: used also in enamel mixtures.
Potter's rot nA form of the disease 'silicosis' which can affect the lungs of potters, caused by breathing in lots of fine dust.
Potter's wheel nA horizontal rotating disk used by potters for holding ad manipulating prepared clay.
Potting nThe making of pottery or earthenware.
Potting-shed nA shed in which delicate plants are reared in pots for planting out later.
PottyadjIntoxicated, silly, stupid, feeble, insignificant.
Potty-mouth nThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language; esp. strong profanities . 2. a person having the characteristics of a potty-mouth.
Pot-waller nBefore the Reform act of 1832, those who possessed a vote as householders because they had boiled their own pot at their own firestead in the constituency for at least six months. The term derived from O.E, 'weallian, to boil. The term has morhed into Pot-walloper.
PotwortnPlants, esp. those of the herb family grown in pots.
PoughnA bag. 2. a swelling of the skin. 3. of a garment: to hang loose, hang out, not tucked in; The pough something hanging out, esp. a garment.
Pound nEnclosure for stray animals, especially cattle or dogs.+++
PoundnA measure of weight: 16 ounces avoirdupois. 2. basic unit of currency in Great Britian and Northern Ireland. 3. the act of pounding: delivering heavy blows. 4. a drumming noise. 5. a public enclosure for unlicensed dogs and wandering livestock. 6. a level stretch in a canal between locks.
PoundvbTo hit hard with the hand, fist or some heavy instrument. 2. to strike or drive against with a heavy impact. 3. to move heavily or clumsily. 4. move rythmically or thump along. 5. to shut up or confine in any enclosure or any bounds of limits; impound; imprison. 6. to crush and brek down to pieces or powder by beating or pulverizing. 7. to make a jarring noise.
Pound phr"Get/Have One's Pound of Flesh" - be determined to obtain one's total entitlement.
Pound phr"In for a penny, in for a Pound" - having made a decision, commit to it wholeheartedly.
Pound phr"Pound Away" - (military) bombard heavily and continously.
Pound phr"Pound On" - strike heavily and repeatingly at a door, table, drum etc.
Pound phr"Pound the Beat" - patrol an allotted district on foot (often used in implied contrast with higher or more prestigious grades of police duty)
Pound phr"Pound the Table" - slam one's hand with extreme force and anger upon a table.
Pounder n(Preceded by a number indicating the weight in pounds) as a gun which fires a shell weighing so many pounds eg an 18-pounder; similarly a fish weighing so many pounds.
Pound fee nFee paid for the release of cattle or goods from a pound.
Pound-housenA building in which pounding or crushing of material is done, eg. a cider mill.
Pound-keeper nOne who has charge of a public pound. 2. a pinder.
Pound-lock nA lock on a river for damming the water.
Pound-net nAn enclosure formed by fish-nets in the sea near the shore.
Pound-shop nA shop selling household groceries, toys, gimmick, that are typically priced at a pound each.
PoutnName applied to several kinds of fish, such as the eel-pout, horn-pout.
Pout nThe protrusion of the lips, expressive of annoyance or pique.
Pox nA disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks. 2.syphilis. 3. fig. a curse.
Pox vbTo infect with pocks or syphilis.
Pox phr"The Pox on You" - be damned, cursed.
Pox-like adjResembling or characteristic of the pox.
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