Parnellism Par"nell·ism noun (Eng. Politics) The policy or principles of the Parnellites.
Parnellite Par"nell·ite noun (Eng. Politics) One of the adherents of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-91) in his advocacy of home rule for Ireland.
Paroccipital Par`oc·cip"i·tal adjective [ Prefix para- + occipital .] (Anat.) Situated near or beside the occipital condyle or the occipital bone; paramastoid; -- applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.
Parochial Pa·ro"chi·al adjective [ Late Latin parochialis , from Latin parochia . See Parish .] Of or pertaining to a parish; restricted to a parish; as, parochial duties. " Parochial pastors." Bp. Atterbury. Hence, limited; narrow. "The parochial mind." W. Black.
Parochialism Pa·ro"chi·al·ism noun The quality or state of being parochial in form or nature; a system of management peculiar to parishes.
Parochiality Pa·ro`chi·al"i·ty noun The state of being parochial. [ R.] Sir J. Marriot.
Parochialize Pa·ro"chi·al·ize transitive verb To render parochial; to form into parishes.
Parochially Pa·ro"chi·al·ly adverb In a parochial manner; by the parish, or by parishes. Bp. Stillingfleet.
Parochian Pa·ro"chi·an adjective [ See Parochial , Parishioner .] Parochial. [ Obsolete] " Parochian churches." Bacon.
Parochian Pa·ro"chi·an noun [ Late Latin parochianus .] A parishioner. [ Obsolete] Ld. Burleigh.
Parodic, Parodical Pa·rod"ic, Pa·rod"ic·al adjective
[ Greek ...: confer French parodique
.] Having the character of parody.
Very paraphrastic, and sometimes parodical . T. Warton.
Parodist Par"o·dist noun [ Confer French parodiste .] One who writes a parody; one who parodies. Coleridge.
Parody Par"o·dy noun
; plural Parodies
. [ Latin parodia
, Greek ...; para`
beside + ... a song: confer French parodie
. See Para-
, and Ode
.] 1. A writing in which the language or sentiment of an author is mimicked; especially, a kind of literary pleasantry, in which what is written on one subject is altered, and applied to another by way of burlesque; travesty.
The lively parody which he wrote . . . on Dryden's "Hind and Panther" was received with great applause. Macaulay. 2. A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
Parody Par"o·dy transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Parodied
; present participle & verbal noun Parodying
.] [ Confer French parodier
.] To write a parody upon; to burlesque.
I have translated, or rather parodied , a poem of Horace. Pope.
Paroket Par"o·ket` noun (Zoology) See Paroquet .
Parol Pa·rol" noun [ See Parole , the same word.] 1. A word; an oral utterance. [ Obsolete] 2. (Law) Oral declaration; word of mouth; also, a writing not under seal. Blackstone.
Parol Pa·rol" adjective Given or done by word of mouth; oral; also, given by a writing not under seal; as, parol evidence. Parol arrest (Law) , an arrest in pursuance of a verbal order from a magistrate. -- Parol contract (Law) , any contract not of record or under seal, whether oral or written; a simple contract. Chitty. Story.
Parole Pa·role" noun
[ French parole
. See Parley
, and confer Parol
.] 1. A word; an oral utterance.
[ Obsolete] 2. Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially (Mil.) , promise, upon one's faith and honor, to fulfill stated conditions, as not to bear arms against one's captors, to return to custody, or the like.
This man had forfeited his military parole . Macaulay. 3. (Mil.) A watchword given only to officers of guards; -- distinguished from countersign , which is given to all guards. 4. (Law) Oral declaration. See lst Parol , 2.
Parole Pa·role" adjective See 2d Parol .
Parole Pa·role" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Paroled ; present participle & verbal noun Paroling .] (Mil.) To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.
Paromology Par`o·mol"o·gy noun [ Greek from ..., from ... to grant; ... by, near + ... to speak together, agree. See Homologous .] (Rhet.) A concession to an adversary in order to strengthen one's own argument.
Paronomasia Par`o·no·ma"si·a noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to form a word by a slight change; para` beside + ... to name, from ... a name.] (Rhet.) A play upon words; a figure by which the same word is used in different senses, or words similar in sound are set in opposition to each other, so as to give antithetical force to the sentence; punning. Dryden.
Paronomastic, Paronomastical Par`o·no·mas"tic, Par`o·no·mas"tic·al adjective Of or pertaining to paronomasia; consisting in a play upon words.
Paronomasy Par`o·nom"a·sy noun [ Confer French paronomasie .] Paronomasia. [ R.] B. Jonson.
Paronychia Par`o·nych"i·a noun [ Latin , from Greek ...; para` beside + ..., ..., a nail.] (Medicine) A whitlow, or felon. Quincy.
Paronym Par"o·nym noun A paronymous word. [ Written also paronyme .]
Paronymous Pa·ron"y·mous adjective [ Greek ...; para` beside, near + ... a name.] 1. Having the same derivation; allied radically; conjugate; -- said of certain words, as man , mankind , manhood , etc. 2. Having a similar sound, but different orthography and different meaning; -- said of certain words, as al... and awl ; hair and hare , etc.
Paronymy Pa·ron"y·my noun The quality of being paronymous; also, the use of paronymous words.
Paroquet Par"o·quet` noun [ French perroquet , or Spanish periquito ; both probably orig. meaning, little Peter. See Parrot .] (Zoology) Same as Parrakeet . [ Written also paroket , parroquet , and perroquet .] Paroquet auk or auklet (Zoology) , a small auk ( Cyclorrhynchus psittaculus ) inhabiting the coast and islands of Alaska. The upper parts are dark slate, under parts white, bill orange red. Called also perroquet auk .
Parorchis Pa·ror"chis noun [ New Latin See Para- , and Orchis .] (Anat.) The part of the epididymis; or the corresponding part of the excretory duct of the testicle, which is derived from the Wolffian body.
Parosteal Pa·ros"te·al (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to parostosis; as, parosteal ossification.
Parostosis Par`os·to"sis noun [ New Latin See Para- , and Ostosis .] (Physiol.) Ossification which takes place in purely fibrous tracts; the formation of bone outside of the periosteum.
Parostotic Par`os·tot"ic adjective Pertaining to parostosis.
Parotic Pa·rot"ic adjective [ See Parotid .] (Anat.) On the side of the auditory capsule; near the external ear. Parotic region (Zoology) , the space around the ears.
Parotid Pa·rot"id adjective [ Latin parotis , -idis , Greek ..., ...; para` beside, near + ..., ..., the ear: confer French parotide . ] (Anat.) (a) Situated near the ear; -- applied especially to the salivary gland near the ear. (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the parotid gland. Parotid gland (Anat.) , one of the salivary glands situated just in front of or below the ear. It is the largest of the salivary glands in man, and its duct opens into the interior of the mouth opposite the second molar of the upper jaw.
Parotid Pa·rot"id noun (Anat.) The parotid gland.
Parotitis Par`o·ti"tis noun [ New Latin See Parotid , and -itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation of the parotid glands. Epidemic , or Infectious , parotitis , mumps.
Parotoid Par"o·toid adjective [ Parot id + -oid .] (Anat.) Resembling the parotid gland; -- applied especially to cutaneous glandular elevations above the ear in many toads and frogs. -- noun A parotoid gland.
Parousia Pa·rou"si·a noun [ New Latin , from Greek .... See Parusia .] (a) The nativity of our Lord. (b) The last day. Shipley.
Parovarium Par`o·va"ri·um noun [ New Latin See Para- , and Ovarium .] (Anat.) A group of tubules, a remnant of the Wolffian body, often found near the ovary or oviduct; the epoöphoron.
Paroxysm Par"ox·ysm noun
[ French paroxysme
, Greek ..., from ... to sharpen, irritate; para`
beside, beyond + ... to sharpen, from ... sharp.] 1. (Medicine) The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions. Arbuthnot. 2. Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit.
The returning paroxysms of diffidence and despair. South.
Paroxysmal Par`ox·ys"mal adjective Of the nature of a paroxysm; characterized or accompanied by paroxysms; as, a paroxysmal pain; paroxysmal temper. -- Par`ox*ys"mal*ly , adverb
Paroxytone Par·ox"y·tone noun [ Greek ..., adjective See Para- , and Oxytone .] (Gr. Gram.) A word having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.
Paroöphoron Par`o·öph"o·ron noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... (see Para- ) + ... an egg + ... to bear.] (Anat.) A small mass of tubules near the ovary in some animals, and corresponding with the parepididymis of the male.
Parquet Par·quet" noun [ French See Parquetry .] 1. A body of seats on the floor of a music hall or theater nearest the orchestra; but commonly applied to the whole lower floor of a theater, from the orchestra to the dress circle; the pit. 2. Same as Parquetry .
Parquet Par·quet" noun 1. In various European public bourses, the railed-in space within which the "agents de change," or privileged brokers, conduct business; also, the business conducted by them; -- distinguished from the coulisse , or outside market. 2. In most European countries, the branch of the administrative government which is charged with the prevention, investigation, and punishment of crime, representing the public and not the individual injured.
Parquet circle Parquet circle That part of the lower floor of a theater with seats at the rear of the parquet and beneath the galleries; -- called also, esp. in U. S., orchestra circle or parterre .
Parquetage Par"quet·age noun See Parquetry .
Parqueted Par"quet·ed adjective Formed in parquetry; inlaid with wood in small and differently colored figures.
One room parqueted with yew, which I liked well. Evelyn.
Parquetry Par"quet·ry noun [ French parqueterie , from parquet inlaid flooring, from parquet , dim. of parc an inclosure. See Park .] A species of joinery or cabinet-work consisting of an inlay of geometric or other patterns, generally of different colors, -- used especially for floors.