Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Pauhaugen noun [ North Amer. Indian.] (Zoology) The menhaden; -- called also poghaden .
Paul noun An Italian silver coin. See Paolo .
[ See Powldron
.] (Mil. Antiq.) A piece of armor covering the shoulder at the junction of the body piece and arm piece.
Paulian, Paulianist noun (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Paul of Samosata, a bishop of Antioch in the third century, who was deposed for denying the divinity of Christ.
Paulician noun [ Etymol. uncertain.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of Christian dualists originating in Armenia in the seventh century. They rejected the Old Testament and the part of the New.
[ Latin Paulinus
, from Paulus
Paul.] Of or pertaining to the apostle Paul, or his writings; resembling, or conforming to, the writings of Paul; as, the Pauline epistles; Pauline doctrine.
My religion had always been Pauline . J. H. Newman.
Paulist noun (R. C. Ch.) A member of The Institute of the Missionary Priests of St. Paul the Apostle, founded in 1858 by the Rev. I. T. Hecker of New York. The majority of the members were formerly Protestants.
Paulownia noun [ New Latin So named from the Russian princess Anna Pavlovna .] (Botany) A genus of trees of the order Scrophulariaceæ , consisting of one species, Paulownia imperialis . » The tree is native to Japan, and has immense heart-shaped leaves, and large purplish flowers in panicles. The capsules contain many little winged seeds, which are beautiful microscopic objects. The tree is hardy in America as far north as Connecticut.
Paum transitive verb & i.
[ See Palm
to cheat.] To palm off by fraud; to cheat at cards.
[ Obsolete] Swift.
[ See Pansy
.] (Botany) The pansy.
"The pretty paunce
[ Old French panch
, French panse
, Latin pantex
.] 1. (Anat.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See Rumen . 2. (Nautical) A paunch mat; -- called also panch . 3. The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper. Paunch mat (Nautical)
, a thick mat made of strands of rope, used to prevent the yard or rigging from chafing.
Paunch transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Paunched
; present participle & verbal noun Paunching
.] 1. To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to disembowel. Shak. 2. To stuff with food.
[ Obsolete] Udall.
Paunchy adjective Pot-bellied. [ R.] Dickens.
Paune noun A kind of bread. See Pone .
[ Latin See Poor
.] A poor person; especially, one development on private or public charity. Also used adjectively; as, pouper immigrants, pouper labor.
[ Confer French paupérisme
.] The state of being a pauper; the state of indigent persons requiring support from the community. Whatly. Syn.
-- Poverty; indigence; penury; want; need; destitution. See Poverty
Pauperization noun The act or process of reducing to pauperism. C. Kingsley.
Pauperize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Pauperized
; present participle & verbal noun Pauperizing
.] To reduce to pauperism; as, to pauperize the peasantry.
Pauropoda noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... small + -poda .] (Zoology) An order of small myriapods having only nine pairs of legs and destitute of tracheæ.
[ French, from Latin pausa
. See Pose
.] 1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation. 2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt.
I stand in pause where I shall first begin. Shak. 3. In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts. 4. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses . 5. A break or paragraph in writing.
He writes with warmth, which usually neglects method, and those partitions and pauses which men educated in schools observe. Locke. 6. (Mus.) A hold. See 4th Hold , 7. Syn.
-- Stop; cessation; suspension.
Pause intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Paused
; present participle & verbal noun Pausing
.] [ Confer French pauser
, Latin pausare
. See Pause
.] 1. To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest.
a day or two." Shak.
Pausing while, thus to herself she mused. Milton. 2. To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses . 3. To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
Why doth the Jew pause ? Take thy forfeiture. Shak. 4. To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect.
[ R.] "Take time to pause
." Shak. To pause upon
, to deliberate concerning. Shak. Syn.
-- To intermit; stop; stay; wait; delay; tarry; hesitate; demur.
Pause transitive verb To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively. [ R.] Shak.
Pauser noun One who pauses. Shak.
Pausingly adverb With pauses; haltingly. Shak.
Pauxi noun [ From the native name: confer Spanish pauji .] (Zoology) A curassow ( Ourax pauxi ), which, in South America, is often domesticated.
[ Confer French pavage
.] See Pavage .
Pavan noun [ French pavane ; confer Italian & Spanish pavana , and Spanish pavon , pavo , a peacock, Latin pavo .] A stately and formal Spanish dance for which full state costume is worn; -- so called from the resemblance of its movements to those of the peacock. [ Written also pavane , paven , pavian , and pavin .]
[ French, from paver
to pave. See Pave
.] The pavement.
Pave transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Paved
; present participle & verbal noun Paving
.] [ French paver
to pave, Late Latin pavare
, from Latin pavire
to beat, ram, or tread down; confer Greek ... to beat, strike.] 1. To lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on; to floor with brick, stone, or other solid material; as, to pave a street; to pave a court.
With silver paved , and all divine with gold. Dryden.
To pave thy realm, and smooth the broken ways. Gay. 2. Fig.: To make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or way; as, to pave the way to promotion; to pave the way for an enterprise.
It might open and pave a prepared way to his own title. Bacon.
[ French, from Late Latin pavamentum
, Latin pavimentum
. See Pave
.] That with which anythingis paved; a floor or covering of solid material, laid so as to make a hard and convenient surface for travel; a paved road or sidewalk; a decorative interior floor of tiles or colored bricks.
The riches of heaven's pavement , trodden gold. Milton. Pavement teeth (Zoology)
, flattened teeth which in certain fishes, as the skates and cestracionts, are arranged side by side, like tiles in a pavement.
Pavement transitive verb To furnish with a pavement; to pave. [ Obsolete] "How richly pavemented !" Bp. Hall.
Paver noun One who paves; one who lays a pavement. [ Written also pavier and pavior .]
[ French See Pavise
.] A canvas screen, formerly sometimes extended along the side of a vessel in a naval engagement, to conceal from the enemy the operations on board.
Pavese, Pavesse noun Pavise. [ Obsolete]
Paviage noun (Law) A contribution or a tax for paving streets or highways. Bouvier.
Pavian noun See Pavan.
Pavid adjective [ Latin pavidus, from pavere to be afraid.] Timid; fearful. [ R.] Thackeray.
Pavidity noun Timidity. [ R.]
Pavier noun A paver.
Paviin (pā"vĭ*ĭn) noun (Chemistry) A glucoside found in species of the genus Pavia of the Horse-chestnut family.
[ French pavillon
, from Latin pavilio
a butterfly, also, a tent, because spread out like a butterfly's wings.] 1. A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts.
"[ The] Greeks do pitch their brave pavilions
." Shak. 2. (Architecture) A single body or mass of building, contained within simple walls and a single roof, whether insulated, as in the park or garden of a larger edifice, or united with other parts, and forming an angle or central feature of a large pile. 3. (Mil.) A flag, colors, ensign, or banner. 4. (Her.) Same as Tent (Her.) 5. That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illust. of Brilliant . 6. (Anat.) The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube. 7. A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.
The pavilion of heaven is bare. Shelley.
Pavilion transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Pavilioned
; present participle & verbal noun Pavilioning
.] To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.
The field pavilioned with his guardians bright. Milton.
1. The act or process of laying a pavement, or covering some place with a pavement. 2. A pavement.
1. One who paves; a paver. 2. A rammer for driving paving stones. 3. A brick or slab used for paving.
Pavise noun [ Old French pavaix , French pavois ; confer Italian pavese , Late Latin pavense ; perhaps named from Pavia in Italy.] (Mil. Antiq.) A large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes screened also an archer with it. [ Written also pavais , pavese , and pavesse .] Fairholt.
Pavisor noun (Mil. Antiq.) A soldier who carried a pavise.