pe

or peh

[pey]

Origin of pe

1895–1900; < Hebrew pē, akin to peh mouth

PE

  1. Prince Edward Island, Canada (approved for postal use).

P&E

  1. Commerce. plant and equipment.

p/e

or P/E, PE, P-E, p-e

P.E.

  1. Petroleum Engineer.
  2. physical education.
  3. Presiding Elder.
  4. Also p.e. printer's error.
  5. Statistics. probable error.
  6. Professional Engineer.
  7. Protestant Episcopal.
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Related Words for pe

athletics, PE, calisthenics, gymnastic

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British Dictionary definitions for pe

pe

1
noun
  1. the 17th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (פ or, at the end of a word, ף) transliterated as p or, when final, ph

Word Origin for pe

from Hebrew peh mouth

pe

2
the internet domain name for
  1. Peru

PE

abbreviation for
  1. physical education
  2. potential energy
  3. Presiding Elder
  4. (esp in postal addresses) Prince Edward Island (Canadian Province)
  5. Also: p.e printer's error
  6. statistics probable error
  7. Protestant Episcopal
  8. (in South Africa) Port Elizabeth
  9. Peru (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for pe

PE

1956 as an abbreviation of physical education (see physical).

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