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3788 Nouns That Start With P

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p (noun) the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet Synonyms: P
pa (noun) an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk Synonyms: dada, pop, dad, daddy, papa, pappa
pablum (noun) worthless or oversimplified ideas Synonyms: pap
pabulum (noun) any substance that can be used as food Synonyms: eatable, edible, victual, victuals, comestible
(noun) insipid intellectual nourishment
paca (noun) large burrowing rodent of South America and Central America; highly esteemed as food Synonyms: Cuniculus paca
pace (noun) the rate of moving (especially walking or running) Synonyms: gait
(noun) the distance covered by a step Synonyms: step, stride, footstep
(noun) the relative speed of progress or change Synonyms: rate
(noun) a step in walking or running Synonyms: stride, tread
(noun) the rate of some repeating event Synonyms: tempo
(noun) a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride Synonyms: yard
pacemaker (noun) a leading instance in its field Synonyms: pacesetter
(noun) a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat Synonyms: SA node, sinoatrial node, cardiac pacemaker
(noun) an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker Synonyms: artificial pacemaker
(noun) a horse used to set the pace in racing Synonyms: pacesetter, pacer
pacer (noun) a horse used to set the pace in racing Synonyms: pacemaker, pacesetter
(noun) a horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together
pacesetter (noun) a leading instance in its field Synonyms: pacemaker
(noun) a horse used to set the pace in racing Synonyms: pacemaker, pacer
pacha (noun) a civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt Synonyms: pasha
pachinko (noun) a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical board
pachisi (noun) an ancient board game resembling backgammon; played on a cross-shaped board Synonyms: parchesi, parchisi
pachouli (noun) small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes Synonyms: patchouli, patchouly, Pogostemon cablin
(noun) a heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant Synonyms: patchouli, patchouly
pachuco (noun) a Mexican-American teenager who belongs to a neighborhood gang and who dresses in showy clothes
pachycephalosaur (noun) bipedal herbivore having 10 inches of bone atop its head; largest boneheaded dinosaur ever found Synonyms: pachycephalosaurus
pachycephalosaurus (noun) bipedal herbivore having 10 inches of bone atop its head; largest boneheaded dinosaur ever found Synonyms: pachycephalosaur
pachycheilia (noun) an abnormal thickness of the lips
pachyderm (noun) any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus
pachyderma (noun) thickening of the skin (usually unilateral on an extremity) caused by congenital enlargement of lymph vessel and lymph vessel obstruction Synonyms: nevoid elephantiasis
pachysandra (noun) any plant of the genus Pachysandra; low-growing evergreen herbs or subshrubs having dentate leaves and used as ground cover
pachytene (noun) the third stage of the prophase of meiosis
pacification (noun) the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined Synonyms: mollification
(noun) a treaty to cease hostilities Synonyms: peace, peace treaty
(noun) actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency Synonyms: counterinsurgency
pacificism (noun) the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable Synonyms: pacifism, passivism
(noun) the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration Synonyms: pacifism
pacificist (noun) someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes Synonyms: disarmer, pacifist
pacifier (noun) someone who tries to bring peace Synonyms: reconciler, make-peace, peacemaker, conciliator
(noun) anything that serves to pacify
(noun) device used for an infant to suck or bite on Synonyms: comforter, baby's dummy, teething ring
pacifism (noun) the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable Synonyms: pacificism, passivism
(noun) the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration Synonyms: pacificism
pacifist (noun) someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes Synonyms: disarmer, pacificist
pacing (noun) (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played Synonyms: tempo
(noun) walking with slow regular strides
pack (noun) a large indefinite quantity Synonyms: multitude, battalion, plurality, large number
(noun) a complete collection of similar things
(noun) a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)
(noun) an association of criminals Synonyms: ring, mob, gang
(noun) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose Synonyms: camp, ingroup, inner circle, clique, coterie
(noun) a group of hunting animals
(noun) a cream that cleanses and tones the skin Synonyms: face pack
(noun) a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
(noun) a bundle (especially one carried on the back)
package (noun) a collection of things wrapped or boxed together Synonyms: parcel, packet, bundle
(noun) a wrapped container Synonyms: parcel
(noun) (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory Synonyms: software package, software, software program, software system, computer software
packaging (noun) the business of packing
(noun) a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution Synonyms: promotion, promo, promotional material, publicity
(noun) material used to make packages
packer (noun) a workman employed to pack things into containers Synonyms: bagger, boxer
(noun) a wholesaler in the meat-packing business Synonyms: meat packer
(noun) a hiker who wears a backpack Synonyms: backpacker
packet (noun) a collection of things wrapped or boxed together Synonyms: parcel, package, bundle
(noun) (computer science) a message or message fragment
(noun) a small package or bundle
(noun) a boat for carrying mail Synonyms: mail boat, mailboat, packet boat
packhorse (noun) a workhorse used as a pack animal
packing (noun) any material used especially to protect something Synonyms: packing material, wadding
(noun) the enclosure of something in a package or box Synonyms: boxing
(noun) carrying something in a pack on the back Synonyms: backpacking
packinghouse (noun) a building where foodstuffs are processed and packed
(noun) a plant where livestock are slaughtered and processed and packed as meat products Synonyms: packing plant
packman (noun) someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals) Synonyms: hawker, peddler, pedlar, pitchman
packrat (noun) a collector of miscellaneous useless objects
(noun) any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects Synonyms: Neotoma cinerea, pack rat, bushytail woodrat, trade rat
packsack (noun) a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder Synonyms: rucksack, haversack, knapsack, back pack, backpack
packsaddle (noun) a saddle for pack animals to which loads can be attached
packthread (noun) a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages
pact (noun) a written agreement between two states or sovereigns Synonyms: accord, treaty
paczki (noun) A traditional Polish doughnut.
pad (noun) a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge Synonyms: pad of paper, tablet
(noun) the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
(noun) a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp Synonyms: inking pad, inkpad, stamp pad
(noun) a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
(noun) a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched Synonyms: launch area, launch pad, launching pad, launchpad
(noun) temporary living quarters Synonyms: diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings
(noun) the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
padauk (noun) tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain Synonyms: Pterocarpus indicus, padouk, amboyna
(noun) the wood of any of the padauk trees, used in decorative cabinetwork.
padder (noun) a highwayman who robs on foot Synonyms: footpad
padding (noun) artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort Synonyms: cushioning
paddle (noun) small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
(noun) a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
(noun) an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board
(noun) a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat Synonyms: boat paddle
paddlefish (noun) primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout Synonyms: duckbill, Polyodon spathula
paddler (noun) someone paddling a canoe Synonyms: canoeist
paddlewheel (noun) a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat Synonyms: paddle wheel
paddock (noun) pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race
paddy (noun) an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown Synonyms: rice paddy, paddy field
(noun) rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
paddymelon (noun) small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea Synonyms: pademelon
pademelon (noun) small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea Synonyms: paddymelon
padlock (noun) a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut
padouk (noun) tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain Synonyms: padauk, Pterocarpus indicus, amboyna
padre (noun) a chaplain in one of the military services Synonyms: Holy Joe, military chaplain, sky pilot
padrone (noun) an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy
(noun) an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.
paean (noun) a formal expression of praise Synonyms: panegyric, pean, encomium, eulogy
(noun) (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity) Synonyms: pean
paederast (noun) a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner Synonyms: pederast, child molester
paederasty (noun) sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner) Synonyms: pederasty
paediatrician (noun) a specialist in the care of babies Synonyms: pediatrician, pediatrist, baby doctor
paediatrics (noun) the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children Synonyms: pediatric medicine, pediatrics, pedology
paedophile (noun) an adult who is sexually attracted to children Synonyms: pedophile
paedophilia (noun) a sexual attraction to children Synonyms: pedophilia
paella (noun) saffron-flavored dish made of rice with shellfish and chicken
paeony (noun) any of numerous plants widely cultivated for their showy single or double red or pink or white flowers Synonyms: peony
pagan (noun) a person who does not acknowledge your god Synonyms: infidel, heathen, gentile
(noun) a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)
(noun) someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures Synonyms: hedonist, pleasure seeker
paganism (noun) any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism Synonyms: heathenism, pagan religion
page (noun) one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
(noun) a boy who is employed to run errands Synonyms: pageboy
(noun) a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings
(noun) in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood Synonyms: varlet
pageant (noun) an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes Synonyms: pageantry
(noun) a rich and spectacular ceremony Synonyms: pageantry
pageantry (noun) a rich and spectacular ceremony Synonyms: pageant
(noun) an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes Synonyms: pageant
pageboy (noun) a boy who is employed to run errands Synonyms: page
(noun) a smooth hair style with the ends of the hair curled inward
pager (noun) an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged Synonyms: beeper
pagination (noun) the system of numbering pages Synonyms: folio, page number, paging
paging (noun) calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system)
(noun) the system of numbering pages Synonyms: folio, page number, pagination
pagoda (noun) an Asian temple; usually a pyramidal tower with an upward curving roof
pahautea (noun) evergreen tree of New Zealand resembling the kawaka Synonyms: mountain pine, Libocedrus bidwillii
pahoehoe (noun) freely flowing lava
paigle (noun) Eurasian primrose with yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel Synonyms: Primula elatior, oxlip
(noun) early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers Synonyms: Primula veris, cowslip
pail (noun) a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top Synonyms: bucket
(noun) the quantity contained in a pail Synonyms: pailful
pailful (noun) the quantity contained in a pail Synonyms: pail
paillasse (noun) mattress consisting of a thin pad filled with straw or sawdust Synonyms: palliasse
pain (noun) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder Synonyms: hurting
(noun) emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid Synonyms: painfulness
(noun) a somatic sensation of acute discomfort Synonyms: pain sensation, painful sensation
(noun) a bothersome annoying person Synonyms: nuisance, pain in the neck
(noun) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness Synonyms: infliction, annoyance, pain in the ass, pain in the neck, bother, botheration
painfulness (noun) emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid Synonyms: pain
(noun) the quality of being painful Synonyms: distressingness
painkiller (noun) a medicine used to relieve pain Synonyms: pain pill, analgesic, anodyne
painlessness (noun) The quality of being free from pain, without pain or trouble.
(noun) Ease; lack of difficulty.
pains (noun) an effortful attempt to attain a goal Synonyms: strain, nisus, striving
painstakingness (noun) the trait of being painstaking and careful Synonyms: conscientiousness
paint (noun) a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating Synonyms: pigment
(noun) (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court Synonyms: key
(noun) makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks Synonyms: blush, rouge, blusher
paintball (noun) a capsule filled with water-soluble dye used as a projectile in playing the game of paintball
(noun) a game that simulates military combat; players on one team try to eliminate players on the opposing team by shooting capsules of paint at them
paintbox (noun) a box containing a collection of cubes or tubes of artists' paint
paintbrush (noun) a brush used as an applicator (to apply paint)
painter (noun) an artist who paints
(noun) a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint
(noun) a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing)
(noun) large American feline resembling a lion Synonyms: mountain lion, panther, puma, catamount, cougar, Felis concolor
painting (noun) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface Synonyms: picture
(noun) creating a picture with paints
(noun) the act of applying paint to a surface
(noun) the occupation of a house painter Synonyms: house painting
pair (noun) a set of two similar things considered as a unit Synonyms: brace
(noun) two items of the same kind Synonyms: duet, span, duo, couple, brace, twosome, yoke, couplet, distich, duad, dyad, twain
(noun) two people considered as a unit
(noun) a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value
pairing (noun) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes Synonyms: union, mating, sexual union, conjugation, coupling
(noun) the act of grouping things or people in pairs
paisa (noun) a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan
paisley (noun) a soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes

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