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pith the soft central part of certain plant stems and feathers or other animal parts.
pitiful causing pity or sympathy. [2 definitions]
pity sympathy or sorrow caused by another's pain, bad luck, or suffering. [3 definitions]
pivot a rod or pin upon which another part rotates, swings, or moves back and forth. [3 definitions]
pixel one of the tiny dots of light that make up an image on a computer or television screen. A pixel is the smallest unit of a video image. The word "pixel" is a shortened form of the phrase "picture element".
pixy a fairy or elf who is playful or full of mischief.
pizza an Italian food made of a flat crust covered with tomato sauce, cheese, and often meat or vegetables and then baked.
pl. abbreviation of "plural."
place a certain area of space that is taken up by something. [12 definitions]
placement the act of placing or state of being placed; location.
placid calm, smooth, or peaceful.
plague a deadly disease, sudden invasion of harmful insects, or any terrible thing that harms many people. [4 definitions]
plaid a cloth with a pattern of stripes of different widths and colors, crossing at right angles. [3 definitions]
plain easily seen or heard; clear; visible. [6 definitions]
plan an action one intends to take; aim. [4 definitions]
plane1 a flat or level surface. [4 definitions]
plane2 a hand tool with a blade, used to make the surface of wood smooth or even. [2 definitions]
planet a large body in outer space that circles around the sun or another star. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are all planets in our solar system.
planetarium a device that projects images of the sun, moon, stars, and planets on a ceiling that is shaped like a dome. [2 definitions]
plank a length of wood thicker than a board.
plankton a mixture of very small plants and animals floating in fresh or salt water. Most kinds of plankton are microscopic. Plankton is an important food source for many animals that live in water.