DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
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Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Origin of p1
From the Italian word piano
Definition for p (2 of 13)
Definition for p (3 of 13)
[ pee ]
/ pi /
noun, plural P's or Ps, p's or ps.
the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter P or p, as in pet, supper, top, etc.
something having the shape of a P.
a written or printed representation of the letter P or p.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter P or p.
Definition for p (4 of 13)
Education. (as a rating of student performance) passing.
Definition for p (5 of 13)
Definition for p (6 of 13)
Chemistry. para-1 (def. 2).
Definition for p (7 of 13)
Military. (in designations of fighter aircraft) pursuit: P-38.
Definition for p (8 of 13)
Origin of p.1
From the Latin word pater
Definition for p (9 of 13)
Origin of p.2
From the Italian word piano
Definition for p (10 of 13)
Origin of p.3
From the Latin word post
Definition for p (11 of 13)
Definition for p (12 of 13)
Origin of P.1
From the Latin word Pater
Definition for p (13 of 13)
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British Dictionary definitions for p (1 of 5)
/ (piː) /
noun plural p's, P's or Ps
the 16th letter and 12th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiceless bilabial stop, as in pig
mind one's p's and q's to be careful to behave correctly and use polite or suitable language
British Dictionary definitions for p (2 of 5)
(in Britain) penny or pence
music piano: an instruction to play quietly
British Dictionary definitions for p (3 of 5)
(on road signs) parking
- (the former) peseta
Portugal (international car registration)
pharmacy only: used to label medicines that can be obtained without a prescription, but only at a shop at which there is a pharmacist
British Dictionary definitions for p (4 of 5)
short for para- 1 (def. 6)
British Dictionary definitions for p (5 of 5)
plural pp page
Word Origin for p.
(sense 6) Latin: after (sense 7) Latin: in favour of; for
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Medical definitions for p (1 of 2)
The symbol for the elementphosphorus
Medical definitions for p (2 of 2)
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Scientific definitions for p
The symbol for parity.
The symbol for phosphorus.
The symbol for power.
The symbol for pressure.
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Idioms and Phrases with p
see mind one's p's and q's.
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