pa

[ pah, paw ]
/ pɑ, pɔ /

noun Informal.

Nearby words

Origin of pa

short for papa
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British Dictionary definitions for pa's (1 of 6)

PA's


pl n

mountaineering a type of rock boot

Word Origin for PA's

C20: named after P ierre A llain, French climber

British Dictionary definitions for pa's (2 of 6)

pa

1
/ (pɑː) /

noun

an informal word for father

British Dictionary definitions for pa's (3 of 6)

pa

2

pah

/ (pɑː) /

noun NZ

a Māori village or settlement
history a Māori defensive position and settlement on a hilltop
go back to the pa to abandon city life in favour of rural life

Word Origin for pa

Māori

British Dictionary definitions for pa's (4 of 6)

pa

3

the internet domain name for

Panama

British Dictionary definitions for pa's (5 of 6)

Pa


the chemical symbol for

protactinium

symbol for

pascal

British Dictionary definitions for pa's (6 of 6)

PA


abbreviation for

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Word Origin and History for pa's

pa


1804, colloquial shortening of papa (q.v.).

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Medicine definitions for pa's (1 of 2)

Pa


The symbol for the elementprotactinium

Medicine definitions for pa's (2 of 2)

PA


abbr.

physician's assistant
posteroanterior
pulmonary artery
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Science definitions for pa's

Pa


Abbreviation of pascal
The symbol for protactinium.
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