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POW a person who has been taken prisoner by the enemy during a war. POW is an abbreviation for "prisoner of war."
pow a word used to suggest the loud sound of a shot, blow, or explosion. [2 definitions]
powder a mass of fine, loose grains that are made when a solid material has been ground or crushed. [4 definitions]
powdered sugar sugar that has been ground very fine so that it has become a white powder. Powdered sugar is often used in icing for decorating cakes and other sweet baked things.
power the ability to act, cause, or function. [7 definitions]
powerful having or able to use power or force.
power point the British word for the point in an electrical system where the cord is plugged into the current. Power point has the same meaning as outlet.
pp. an abbreviation for pages.
PR1 an abbreviation for Puerto Rico.
practical having to do with real life and experience rather than theory. [3 definitions]
practical joke a trick or prank played on someone.
practically almost; nearly.
practice the doing of some activity many times to become skilled at it. [7 definitions]
Prague the capital city of the Czech Republic.
prairie a large area of fertile land covered with grass.
prairie dog a small rodent with light brown fur. Prairie dogs make burrows and live in large colonies called "towns." Several kinds of prairie dogs live in Mexico and the United States. Prairie dogs are not related to true dogs, but have a cry that sounds like a dog's bark.
prairie schooner a large covered wagon used by American pioneers to cross the prairies.
praise words that show admiration or respect. [3 definitions]
prance to raise the front legs and spring forward with the rear legs. [2 definitions]
prank a teasing trick; stunt.
pray to ask for something in a serious or sincere manner. [2 definitions]