Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Pagination noun The act or process of paging a book; also, the characters used in numbering the pages; page number. Lowndes.

Paging noun The marking or numbering of the pages of a book.

Pagod noun [ Confer French pagode . See Pagoda .]
1. A pagoda. [ R.] "Or some queer pagod ." Pope.

2. An idol. [ Obsolete] Bp. Stillingfleet.

Pagoda noun [ Portuguese pagoda , pagode , from Hind. & Persian but-kadah a house of idols, or abode of God; Persian but an idol + kadah a house, a temple.]
1. A term by which Europeans designate religious temples and tower-like buildings of the Hindoos and Buddhists of India, Farther India, China, and Japan, -- usually but not always, devoted to idol worship.

2. An idol. [ R.] Brande & C.

3. [ Prob. so named from the image of a pagoda or a deity (cf. Sanskrit bhagavat holy, divine) stamped on it.] A gold or silver coin, of various kinds and values, formerly current in India. The Madras gold pagoda was worth about three and a half rupees.

Pagoda sleeve (Costume) A funnel-shaped sleeve arranged to show the sleeve lining and an inner sleeve.

Pagodite noun (Min.) Agalmatolite; -- so called because sometimes carved by the Chinese into the form of pagodas. See Agalmatolite .

Paguma noun (Zoology) Any one of several species of East Indian viverrine mammals of the genus Paguma . They resemble a weasel in form.

Pagurian noun [ Latin pagurus a kind of crab, Greek ... .] (Zoology) Any one of a tribe of anomuran crustaceans, of which Pagurus is a type; the hermit crab. See Hermit crab , under Hermit .

Pah interj. An exclamation expressing disgust or contempt. See Bah .

Fie! fie! fie! pah ! pah ! Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination.
Shak.

Pah noun [ From native name.] A kind of stockaded intrenchment. [ New Zealand.] Farrow.

Pahi noun (Nautical) A large war canoe of the Society Islands.

Pahlevi noun Same as Pehlevi .

Pahoehoe noun (Min.) A name given in the Sandwich Islands to lava having a relatively smooth surface, in distinction from the rough-surfaced lava, called a-a .

PahUtes noun plural (Ethnol.) See Utes .

Paid imperfect , past participle , & adjective of Pay .
1. Receiving pay; compensated; hired; as, a paid attorney.

2. Satisfied; contented. [ Obsolete] " Paid of his poverty." Chaucer.

Paideutics noun [ Greek ... , from ... to teach, from ... , ... , a boy.] The science or art of teaching.

Paien noun & adjective Pagan. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Paigle noun [ Etymol. uncertain.] (Botany) A species of Primula , either the cowslip or the primrose. [ Written also pagle , pagil , peagle , and pygil .]

Paijama noun Pyjama.

Pail noun [ Middle English paile , Anglo-Saxon pægel a wine vessel, a pail, akin to D. & German pegel a watermark, a gauge rod, a measure of wine, Danish pægel half a pint.] A vessel of wood or tin, etc., usually cylindrical and having a bail, -- used esp. for carrying liquids, as water or milk, etc.; a bucket. It may, or may not, have a cover. Shak.

Pailful noun ; plural Pailfuls The quantity that a pail will hold. "By pailfuls ." Shak.

Paillasse noun [ French, from paille straw. See Pallet a bed.] An under bed or mattress of straw. [ Written also palliasse .]

Paillon noun ; plural - lions . [ French, from paille straw.] A thin leaf of metal, as for use in gilding or enameling, or to show through a translucent medium.

Pailmall noun & adjective See Pall-mall . [ Obsolete]

Pain noun [ Middle English peine , French peine , from Latin poena , penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Greek ... penalty. Confer Penal , Pine to languish, Punish .]
1. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty. Chaucer.

We will, by way of mulct or pain , lay it upon him.
Bacon.

Interpose, on pain of my displeasure.
Dryden.

None shall presume to fly, under pain of death.
Addison.

2. Any uneasy sensation in animal bodies, from slight uneasiness to extreme distress or torture, proceeding from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; bodily distress; bodily suffering; an ache; a smart. "The pain of Jesus Christ." Chaucer.

» Pain may occur in any part of the body where sensory nerves are distributed, and it is always due to some kind of stimulation of them. The sensation is generally referred to the peripheral end of the nerve.

3. plural Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.

She bowed herself and travailed, for her pains came upon her.
1 Sam. iv. 19.

4. Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish. Chaucer.

In rapture as in pain .
Keble.

5. See Pains , labor, effort.

Bill of pains and penalties . See under Bill . -- To die in the pain , to be tortured to death. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Pain transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Pained ; present participle & verbal noun Paining .] [ Middle English peinen , Old French pener , French peiner to fatigue. See Pain , noun ]
1. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish. [ Obsolete] Wyclif (Acts xxii. 5).

2. To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture; as, his dinner or his wound pained him; his stomach pained him.

Excess of cold, as well as heat, pains us.
Locke .

3. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents.

I am pained at my very heart.
Jer. iv. 19.

To pain one's self , to exert or trouble one's self; to take pains; to be solicitous. [ Obsolete] "She pained her to do all that she might." Chaucer.

Syn. -- To disquiet; trouble; afflict; grieve; aggrieve; distress; agonize; torment; torture.

Painable adjective [ Confer French pénible .] Causing pain; painful. [ Obsolete]

The manacles of Astyages were not . . . the less weighty and painable for being composed of gold or silver.
Evelyn.

Painful adjective
1. Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing. Addison.

2. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.

3. Painstaking; careful; industrious. [ Obsolete] Fuller.

A very painful person, and a great clerk.
Jer. Taylor.

Nor must the painful husbandman be tired.
Dryden.

Syn. -- Disquieting; troublesome; afflictive; distressing; grievous; laborious; toilsome; difficult; arduous.

-- Pain"ful*ly , adverb -- Pain"ful*ness , noun

Painim noun [ Middle English painime pagans, paganism, from Old French paienisme paganism, Late Latin paganismus . See Paganism , Pagan .] A pagan; an infidel; -- used also adjectively. [ Written also panim and paynim .] Peacham.

Painless adjective Free from pain; without pain. -- Pain"less*ly , adverb - - Pain"less*ness , noun

Pains noun Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; -- plural in form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the former.

And all my pains is sorted to no proof.
Shak.

The pains they had taken was very great.
Clarendon.

The labored earth your pains have sowed and tilled.
Dryden.

Painstaker noun One who takes pains; one careful and faithful in all work. Gay.

Painstaking adjective Careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive. " Painstaking men." Harris.

Painstaking noun The act of taking pains; carefulness and fidelity in performance. Beau. & Fl.

Painsworthy adjective Worth the pains or care bestowed.

Paint (pānt) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Painted ; present participle & verbal noun Painting .] [ Middle English peinten , from French peint , past participle of peindre to paint, from Latin pingere , pictum ; confer Greek poiki`los many-colored, Sanskrit piç to adorn. Confer Depict , Picture , Pigment , Pint .]
1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.

Jezebel painted her face and tired her head.
2 Kings ix. 30.

2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.

Not painted with the crimson spots of blood.
Shak.

Cuckoo buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight.
Shak.

3. To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.

4. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict.

Disloyal?
The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.
Shak.

If folly grow romantic, I must paint it.
Pope.

Syn. -- To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe.

Paint transitive verb
1. To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well.

2. To color one's face by way of beautifying it.

Let her paint an inch thick.
Shak.

Paint noun
1. (a) A pigment or coloring substance. (b) The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with gum, or the like, for application to a surface.

2. A cosmetic; rouge. Praed.

Painted adjective
1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.

As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
Coleridge.

2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting.

Painted beauty (Zoology) , a handsome American butterfly ( Vanessa Huntera ), having a variety of bright colors, -- Painted cup (Botany) , any plant of an American genus of herbs ( Castilleia ) in which the bracts are usually bright-colored and more showy than the flowers. Castilleia coccinea has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and is common in meadows. -- Painted finch . See Nonpareil . -- Painted lady (Zoology) , a bright-colored butterfly. See Thistle butterfly . -- Painted turtle (Zoology) , a common American freshwater tortoise ( Chrysemys picta ), having bright red and yellow markings beneath.

Painter (pānt"ẽr) noun [ OE, pantere a noose, snare, French pantière , Late Latin panthera , Latin panther a hunting net, from Greek panqh`ra ; pa^s all + qh`r beast; confer Ir. painteir a net, gin, snare, Gael. painntear .] (Nautical) A rope at the bow of a boat, used to fasten it to anything. Totten.

Painter noun [ Corrupt. of panther .] (Zoology) The panther, or puma. [ A form representing an illiterate pronunciation, U. S.] J. F. Cooper.

Painter noun [ See lst Paint .] One whose occupation is to paint ; esp.: (a) One who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint. (b) An artist who represents objects or scenes in color on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the like.

Painter's colic . (Medicine) See Lead colic , under Colic . -- Painter stainer . (a) A painter of coats of arms. Crabb. (b) A member of a livery company or guild in London, bearing this name.

Painterly adjective Like a painter's work. [ Obsolete] "A painterly glose of a visage." Sir P. Sidney.

Paintership noun The state or position of being a painter. [ R.] Br. Gardiner.

Painting noun
1. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.

2. (Fine Arts) The work of the painter; also, any work of art in which objects are represented in color on a flat surface; a colored representation of any object or scene; a picture.

3. Color laid on; paint. [ R.] Shak.

4. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.

Syn. -- See Picture .

Paintless adjective Not capable of being painted or described. "In paintless patience." Savage.

Painture noun [ French peinture . See Paint , transitive verb , and confer Picture .] The art of painting. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. Dryden.

Painty adjective Unskillfully painted, so that the painter's method of work is too obvious; also, having too much pigment applied to the surface. [ Cant]