Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Pantler noun [ French panetier . See Panter , Pantry .] The servant or officer, in a great family, who has charge of the bread and the pantry. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Panto- See Pan- .

Pantochronometer noun [ Panto- + chronometer .] An instrument combining a compass, sundial, and universal time dial. Brande & C.

Pantofle noun [ French pantoufle .] A slipper for the foot. [ Written also pantable and pantoble .]

Pantograph noun [ Panto- + -graph : confer French pantographe .] An instrument for copying plans, maps, and other drawings, on the same, or on a reduced or an enlarged, scale. [ Written also pantagraph , and incorrectly pentagraph .]

Skew pantograph , a kind of pantograph for drawing a copy which is inclined with respect to the original figure; -- also called plagiograph .

Pantographic, Pantographical adjective [ Confer French pantographique .] Of or pertaining to a pantograph; relating to pantography.

Pantography noun [ Confer French pantographie .] A general description; entire view of an object.

Pantological adjective Of or pertaining to pantology.

Pantologist noun One versed in pantology; a writer of pantology.

Pantology noun [ Panto- + -logy .] A systematic view of all branches of human knowledge; a work of universal information.

Pantometer noun [ Panto- + -meter : confer French pantomètre .] An instrument for measuring angles for determining elevations, distances, etc.

Pantometry noun Universal measurement. [ R.] -- Pan`to*met"ric adjective [ R.]

Pantomime noun [ French, from Latin pantomimus , Greek ..., lit., all-imitating; ..., ..., all + ... to imitate: confer Italian pantomimo . See Mimic .]
1. A universal mimic; an actor who assumes many parts; also, any actor. [ Obsolete]

2. One who acts his part by gesticulation or dumb show only, without speaking; a pantomimist.

[ He] saw a pantomime perform so well that he could follow the performance from the action alone.
Tylor.

3. A dramatic representation by actors who use only dumb show; hence, dumb show, generally.

4. A dramatic and spectacular entertainment of which dumb acting as well as burlesque dialogue, music, and dancing by Clown, Harlequin, etc., are features.

Pantomime adjective Representing only in mute actions; pantomimic; as, a pantomime dance.

Pantomimic, Pantomimical adjective [ Confer French pantomimique .] Of or pertaining to the pantomime; representing by dumb show. " Pantomimic gesture." Bp. Warburton. -- Pan`to*mim"ic*al*ly , adverb

Pantomimist noun An actor in pantomime; also, a composer of pantomimes.

Panton noun [ French patin . See Patten .] (Far.) A horseshoe to correct a narrow, hoofbound heel.

Pantophagist noun [ See Pantophagous .] A person or an animal that has the habit of eating all kinds of food.

Pantophagous adjective [ Greek ...; ..., ..., all + ... to eat.] Eating all kinds of food.

Pantophagy noun [ Greek ....] The habit or power of eating all kinds of food.

Pantopoda noun plural [ New Latin See Panto- , & -poda .] (Zoology) Same as Pycnogonida .

Pantoscopic adjective [ Panto- + -scope + -ic .] Literally, seeing everything; -- a term applied to eyeglasses or spectacles divided into two segments, the upper being designed for distant vision, the lower for vision of near objects.

Pantry noun ; plural Pantries . [ Middle English pantrie , French paneterie , from panetier pantler, Late Latin panetarius baker, panetus small loaf of bread, Latin panis bread. Confer Company , Pannier , Pantler .] An apartment or closet in which bread and other provisions are kept.

Panurgic adjective [ Confer Greek ... knavish.] Skilled in all kinds of work. "The panurgic Diderot." J. Morley.

Panurgy noun [ Greek ..., from ..., properly, ready to do anything; hence, knavish, roguish; ..., ..., all + ... work.] Skill in all kinds of work or business; craft. [ R.] Bailey.

Panyard noun See Pannier . [ Obsolete] Pepys.

Panym noun & adjective See Panim . [ Obsolete]

Panzoism noun [ Pan- + Greek ... an animal.] (Biol.) A term used to denote all of the elements or factors which constitute vitality or vital energy. H. Spencer.

Paolo noun [ Italian Confer Paul .] An old Italian silver coin, worth about ten cents.

Pap noun [ Confer OSw. papp . Confer Pap soft food.]


1. (Anat.) A nipple; a mammilla; a teat. Dryden.

The paps which thou hast sucked.
Luke xi. 27.

2. A rounded, nipplelike hill or peak; anything resembling a nipple in shape; a mamelon. Macaulay.

Pap noun [ Confer Dutch pap , German pappe , both perhaps from Latin papa , pappa , the word with which infants call for food: confer Italian pappa .]
1. A soft food for infants, made of bread boiled or softtened in milk or water.

2. Nourishment or support from official patronage; as, treasury pap. [ Colloq. & Contemptuous]

3. The pulp of fruit. Ainsworth.

Pap transitive verb To feed with pap. Beau. & Fl.

Papa noun [ French papa , Latin papa ; confer Greek ..., ..., a child's word meaning father. Confer Pope .]


1. A child's word for father.

2. A parish priest in the Greek Church. Shipley.

Papabote noun [ Probably of Creole origin.] (Zoology) The upland plover. [ Local, U. S.]

Papacy noun [ Late Latin papatia , from Latin papa a father, bishop. See Pope .]
1. The office and dignity of the pope, or pontiff, of Rome; papal jurisdiction.

2. The popes, collectively; the succession of popes.

3. The Roman Catholic religion; -- commonly used by the opponents of the Roman Catholics in disparagement or in an opprobrious sense.

Papagay noun (Zoology) See Popinjay , 1 (b) .

Papain noun [ From Papaw .] (Physiol. Chem.) A proteolytic ferment, like trypsin, present in the juice of the green fruit of the papaw ( Carica Papaya ) of tropical America.

Papal adjective [ French, from Latin papa bishop. See Papacy .]


1. Of or pertaining to the pope of Rome; proceeding from the pope; ordered or pronounced by the pope; as, papal jurisdiction; a papal edict; the papal benediction. Milman.

2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church. " Papal Christians." Bp. Burnet.

Papal cross . See Illust. 3 of Cross . -- Papal crown , the tiara.

Papalist noun A papist. [ Obsolete] Baxter.

Papality noun [ Late Latin papalitas : confer French papauté .] The papacy. [ Obsolete] Ld. Berners. Milton.

Papalize transitive verb To make papal. [ R.]

Papalize intransitive verb To conform to popery. Cowper.

Papally adverb In a papal manner; popishly

Papalty noun The papacy. [ Obsolete] Milton.

Papaphobia noun [ New Latin , from Latin papa bishop + Greek ... to fear.] Intense fear or dread of the pope, or of the Roman Catholic Church. [ R.]

Paparchy noun [ Latin papa bishop + -archy .] Government by a pope; papal rule.

Papaver noun [ Latin , poppy.] (Botany) A genus of plants, including the poppy.

Papaveraceous adjective (Botany) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants ( Papaveraceæ ) of which the poppy, the celandine, and the bloodroot are well-known examples.

Papaverine noun (Chemistry) An alkaloid found in opium. It has a weaker therapeutic action than morphine.

Papaverous adjective Of or pertaining to the poppy; of the nature of the poppy. Sir T. Browne.