[ pees, peys ]
/ pis, peɪs /

noun, plural pe·des [pee-deez, ped-eez] /ˈpi diz, ˈpɛd iz/. Anatomy, Zoology.

a foot or footlike part.

Origin of pes

First recorded in 1835–45, pes is from the Latin word pēs

Definition for pes (2 of 2)


or peh

[ pey ]
/ peɪ /


the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
either of the consonant sounds represented by this letter.

Origin of pe

1895–1900; < Hebrew pē, akin to peh mouth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pes

British Dictionary definitions for pes (1 of 5)


/ (peɪz, piːz) /

noun plural pedes (ˈpɛdiːz)

the technical name for the human foot
the corresponding part in higher vertebrates
any footlike part

Word Origin for pes

C19: New Latin: foot

British Dictionary definitions for pes (2 of 5)


abbreviation for

Party of European Socialists: the Socialist, Democratic, and Labour parties of the European Union, founded in 1992

British Dictionary definitions for pes (3 of 5)


/ (peɪ, Hebrew pe) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for pes (4 of 5)



the internet domain name for


British Dictionary definitions for pes (5 of 5)


abbreviation for

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for pes


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for pes


[ pās ]

n. pl. pe•des (pĕdās′)

The foot.
A footlike or basal structure or part.
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