Glossary
If you are looking for a word and it doesn't appear in the Glossary, this will be because it has the same sense in Modern English, and can be found in any general dictionary. We only include words that no longer exist in Modern English, have changed their meaning since Shakespeare's day, or have an encyclopedic or specialized sense that would make them unfamiliar to many modern readers. Under this last heading, we include all the proper names (such as figures in classical mythology and local place-names) listed in our Themes and Topics (see Starting Points above).

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Pabylon (n.)
Welsh pronunciation of 'Babylon' see also Welsh Headword location(s)
pace (n.)
way of walking, gait Headword location(s)
pace (n.)
obedient movement, trained walk Headword location(s)
pace (v.)
train to move, control the course of Headword location(s)
pace (v.)
move on, proceed, pass on Headword location(s)
pace (v.) Old form(s): pac'ste
[horse-training] break in, teach one paces, properly train Headword location(s)
pacify (v.) Old form(s): pacifie
stay quiet; or: malapropism for ‘satisfy’ [= be assured] Headword location(s)
pack (n.) Old form(s): packe
gang, group, circle, confederacy Headword location(s)
pack (n.) Old form(s): Packe
knapsack, back-pack, bundle Headword location(s)
pack (v.)
plot, scheme, intrigue Headword location(s)
pack (v.) Old form(s): packe
take [oneself] off, be off, depart Headword location(s)
pack (v.) Old form(s): packt
load up, load with goods Headword location(s)
pack (v.) Old form(s): Packt
arrange, rig, shuffle cheatingly Headword location(s)
pack (v.) Old form(s): packe
enter into a private arrangement, make a secret deal Headword location(s)
packed (adj.) Old form(s): pack'd , packt
in league, acting as an accomplice Headword location(s)
packhorse (n.) Old form(s): packe-horse
work-horse, drudge, toiler Headword location(s)
packing (adj.)
furtive, underhand, plotting Headword location(s)
packing (n.)
plotting, contriving, underhand dealing Headword location(s)
packthread, pack-thread (n.) Old form(s): packthred
twine used for tying up bundles, string Headword location(s)
paction (n.) Old form(s): Pation
compact, agreement, treaty Headword location(s)
pad (adj.)
Welsh pronunciation of 'bad' see also Welsh Headword location(s)
paddle (v.) Old form(s): padling
toy [with], play wantonly [with], fondle Headword location(s)
paddock, padock (n.) Old form(s): Paddocke
toad Headword location(s)
pagan (adj.)
unbelieving, faithless, doubting Headword location(s)
pagan (n.)
prostitute, whore Headword location(s)
page (v.)
follow like a page Headword location(s)
pageant (n.)
show, scene, spectacle, tableau Headword location(s)
pageant (v.)
imitate as if in a play, impersonate, parody Headword location(s)
pah (int.)
exclamation of disgust or abhorrence see also Exclamations Headword location(s)
pain (n.) Old form(s): paine, paines , payne
effort, endeavour, exertion, labour Headword location(s)
pain of, in (prep.) Old form(s): paine
on pain of, under the penalty of Headword location(s)
pained (adj.) Old form(s): painedst
tormented, distressed, persecuted Headword location(s)
painful (adj.) Old form(s): painefull , painfull
painstaking, diligent, laborious Headword location(s)
painful (adj.) Old form(s): painfull
inflicting pain, harmful, afflicting Headword location(s)
painful (adj.) Old form(s): painfull
suffering from pain, causing hurt Headword location(s)
painful (adj.) Old form(s): painefull
arduous, gruelling, taxing Headword location(s)
painfully (adv.) Old form(s): painefully
diligently, taking great pains Headword location(s)
paint (v.)
adorn, beautify, enhance Headword location(s)
paint out (v.)
display, depict fully, portray Headword location(s)
painted (adj.)
frozen, motionless [as in a painting] Headword location(s)
painted (adj.)
feigned, counterfeit, disguised Headword location(s)
painted (adj.)
colourful, multicoloured Headword location(s)
painted (adj.)
depicted, represented [as on a sign] Headword location(s)
painted (adj.)
unreal, artificial, superficial Headword location(s)
painting (n.)
cosmetics, paint [for the face], beautifying Headword location(s)
painting (n.)
paint, pigment, colour Headword location(s)
pair of stairs Old form(s): paire, staires
flight of stairs Headword location(s)
pair of, a
a few, two or three Headword location(s)
pair-taunt-like (adv.) Old form(s): pertaunt like
like a winning hand in the card game ‘post and pair’ Headword location(s)
pajock (n.) Old form(s): Paiocke
[unclear meaning] savage, degenerate; or: peacock Headword location(s)
palate (v.) Old form(s): pallates
present a flavour to, savour of Headword location(s)
palate (v.) Old form(s): pallates , pallating
relish, enjoy Headword location(s)
pale (adj.)
wan, fearful, pale-hearted Headword location(s)
pale (n.)
fence, paling, enclosure Headword location(s)
pale (n.)
fenced land, park, enclosure Headword location(s)
pale (n.)
paleness, pallor [of the cheeks] Headword location(s)
pale (v.)
dim, make pale Headword location(s)
pale (v.)
enclose, surround, encompass Headword location(s)
pale in (v.) Old form(s): pal'd
fence in, hem in, enclose Headword location(s)
paled (adj.) Old form(s): palyd
pale, white, colourless Headword location(s)
pale-visaged (adj.) Old form(s): pale-visag'd
pale-faced Headword location(s)
palfrey (n.) Old form(s): Palfrayes
horse for everyday riding Headword location(s)
palisado (n.) Old form(s): Palizadoes
palisade, defensive position using pointed stakes Headword location(s)
pall (v.) Old form(s): paule
fail, miscarry, abort Headword location(s)
pall (v.)
wrap, cover, drape Headword location(s)
Pallas (n.)
alternative name for Athene see also Gods and goddesses Headword location(s)
Pallas (n.)
alternative name for Athene see also Athene (n.) 1 Headword location(s)
palled (adj.) Old form(s): paul'd
decayed, weakened, enfeebled Headword location(s)
pallet (n.) Old form(s): Pallads
bed, straw mattress Headword location(s)
palliament (n.)
robe, gown [of someone aspiring to Roman consulship] Headword location(s)
palm (n.) Old form(s): Palme
praise, honour, esteem Headword location(s)
palm (n.) Old form(s): Palme
palm leaf as a symbol of victory Headword location(s)
palmer (n.)
pilgrim Headword location(s)
palmy (adj.)
flourishing, triumphant Headword location(s)
palpable (adj.)
evident, obvious, apparent Headword location(s)
palpable-gross (adj.) Old form(s): palpable grosse
obviously clumsy, plainly ignorant see also gross (adj.) 9 Headword location(s)
palsy (adj.) Old form(s): palsie
palsied, trembling, shaking Headword location(s)
palsy (n.)
shaking fit, tremor, paralysis Headword location(s)
palter (v.)
prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibble Headword location(s)
paltering (n.) Old form(s): paltring
evasiveness, equivocation, trickery Headword location(s)
paly (adj.) Old form(s): palie
pallid, bloodless, colourless Headword location(s)
paly (adj.)
pale, faint Headword location(s)
pamphlet (n.)
document, text Headword location(s)
Pandarus (n.)
[pron: 'pandarus] Trojan prince, killed by Diomedes; Cressida's uncle and go-between see also Classical mythology Headword location(s)
Pandarus (n.)
[pron: 'pandarus] Trojan prince, killed by Diomedes; Cressida's uncle and go-between see also Cressid, Cressida 1 Headword location(s)
Pandarus (n.)
[pron: 'pandarus] Trojan prince, killed by Diomedes; Cressida's uncle and go-between see also Diomed, Diomede 1 Headword location(s)
pander (v.)
gratify, act as a sexual go-between for Headword location(s)
pander, pandar (n.)
pimp, procurer, go-between Headword location(s)
panderly (adj.)
pimping, procuring, go-between Headword location(s)
Pandion (n.)
king of Athens, the father of Philomela see also Classical mythology Headword location(s)
Pandion (n.)
king of Athens, the father of Philomela see also Philomel, Philomela 1 Headword location(s)
pang (v.) Old form(s): pang'd
afflict with pangs, torture, torment Headword location(s)
Pannonians (n.)
people from ancient Pannonia (in and around modern Hungary) see also World [outside Britain], places and peoples Headword location(s)
pantaloon (n.) Old form(s): Pantaloone, Pantalowne, Pantelowne
old man, dotard [i.e. one wearing pantaloons = breeches] see also Clothing Headword location(s)
pantler (n.)
servant in charge of the bread, pantryman Headword location(s)
panyn (n.)
F alternative to 'pavin' see also pavin (n.) Headword location(s)
pap (n.)
teat, nipple Headword location(s)
paper (n.)
paper replacement for money Headword location(s)
paper (n.)
piece of writing, composition Headword location(s)
paper (v.)
put down on paper, write down Headword location(s)
Paphos (n.)
[pron: 'pafos] Cyprus; favourite abode of Venus, goddess of love see also World [outside Britain], places and peoples Headword location(s)
parable (n.)
indirect means, oblique utterance, similitude Headword location(s)
Paracelsus (n.)
Swiss physician and alchemist,16th-c see also Historical figures Headword location(s)
paradox (n.)
statement going against accepted belief, absurdity Headword location(s)
paragon (v.) Old form(s): Parragon'd
compare, match, place side by side Headword location(s)
paragon (v.)
surpass, excel, transcend Headword location(s)
paramour (n.)
lover Headword location(s)
paramour (n.)
malapropism for ‘paragon’ Headword location(s)
paraquito (n.)
parakeet, parrot Headword location(s)
Parca (n.)
['pron: 'pahrka] originally a Roman birth-goddess, later identified with the Parcae, goddesses who decide the destiny of humans see also Classical mythology Headword location(s)
Parca (n.)
['pron: 'pahrka] originally a Roman birth-goddess, later identified with the Parcae, goddesses who decide the destiny of humans see also Fates (n.) 1 Headword location(s)
parcel (n.) Old form(s): parcell , parcells
part, piece, portion, bit Headword location(s)
parcel (n.) Old form(s): parcell
small group, company, party Headword location(s)
parcel (n.)
detail, particular, specific point Headword location(s)
parcel (v.) Old form(s): Parcell
[debated meaning] increase, add to the list of Headword location(s)
parcel-bawd (n.) Old form(s): parcell Baud
part-time pimp Headword location(s)
parcel-gilt (adj.) Old form(s): parcell gilt
partly gilded Headword location(s)
parcelled (adj.) Old form(s): parcell'd
particular, related to individual cases Headword location(s)
parcelling (n.)
dividing up, itemizing, listing Headword location(s)
parch (v.) Old form(s): parcht
dry up, shrivel up Headword location(s)
parchment-bottom (n.) Old form(s): parchment bottome
[descriptive of a] drum Headword location(s)
pard (n.)
panther, leopard Headword location(s)
pardon (n.)
permission, consent, approval see also Politeness Headword location(s)
pardon (v.)
excuse, give permission to Headword location(s)
pardonnez (v.)
pardon [Click on this word for a link to a translation of the French in this scene.] see also French Headword location(s)
parfect (v.) Old form(s): perfect
malapropism probably for ‘perform’ or ‘present’ Headword location(s)
Paris (n.)
youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; he stole Helen away from her Greek husband, Menelaus, causing the Trojan wars; character in Troilus and Cressida see also Classical mythology Headword location(s)
Paris (n.)
youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; he stole Helen away from her Greek husband, Menelaus, causing the Trojan wars; character in Troilus and Cressida see also Priam (n.) 1 Headword location(s)
Paris (n.)
youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; he stole Helen away from her Greek husband, Menelaus, causing the Trojan wars; character in Troilus and Cressida see also Hecuba 1 Headword location(s)
Paris (n.)
youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; he stole Helen away from her Greek husband, Menelaus, causing the Trojan wars; character in Troilus and Cressida see also Menelaus 1 Headword location(s)
parish top (n.)
whipping-top kept for parishioners' use [of unclear purpose] Headword location(s)
paritor (n.) Old form(s): Parrators
summoning officer for an ecclesiastical court Headword location(s)
park (n.) Old form(s): parke, Parkes
hunting ground Headword location(s)
park (v.) Old form(s): park'd
enclose, contain, shut in [as if in a park] Headword location(s)
park-ward (n.) Old form(s): Parke-ward
direction of Windsor Great Park see also pittie-ward (n.) Headword location(s)
parle, parley (n.) Old form(s): parlie , parly
negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms] see also Frequently Encountered Words (FEW) Headword location(s)
parle, parley (n.) Old form(s): parlies
argument, altercation, exchange Headword location(s)
parle, parley (n.) Old form(s): par'le
talk, conversation, discourse Headword location(s)
parle, parley (v.) Old form(s): parlie , parlied
discuss terms, treat, negotiate with Headword location(s)
parle, parley (v.) Old form(s): parlee
talk, discuss, enter into conversation Headword location(s)
parling (adj.)
speaking, parleying Headword location(s)
parlous (adj.)
perilous, dangerous, hazardous Headword location(s)
parlous (adj.)
shrewd, sharp, wily Headword location(s)
parlously (adv.)
astoundingly, amazingly, exceedingly Headword location(s)
parmacity (n.)
spermaceti [medicinal substance from the sperm-whale] Headword location(s)
parricide (n.) Old form(s): Paricides
patricide, father-murderer Headword location(s)
parricide (n.)
patricide, murder of a father Headword location(s)
parrot (n.) Old form(s): Parrat
nonsense, rubbish, without understanding Headword location(s)
parrot-teacher (n.) Old form(s): Parrat teacher
chatterer, babbler, empty talker Headword location(s)
part (n.)
quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body] Headword location(s)
part (n.)
remnant, fragment, vestige Headword location(s)
part (n.)
territory, region, province Headword location(s)
part (n.)
side, camp, party Headword location(s)
part (n.)
action, conduct, behaviour Headword location(s)
part (v.)
divide, share, split up Headword location(s)
part (v.)
depart [from], leave, quit Headword location(s)
part (v.)
cleave, break, tear Headword location(s)
part (v.)
distinguish between, differentiate Headword location(s)
part away (v.)
depart, leave Headword location(s)
part, part of (adv.)
partly, in some measure Headword location(s)
partake (v.) Old form(s): pertakes
make known, impart, communicate Headword location(s)
partake (v.) Old form(s): pertake
take sides, take the part of Headword location(s)
partaker (n.)
ally, supporter, associate Headword location(s)
part-created (adj.)
partly built Headword location(s)
parted (adj.)
divided, unfocused, indistinct Headword location(s)
parted (adj.)
gifted, endowed, accomplished Headword location(s)
Parthian (adj.)
from Parthia, ancient kingdom of W Asia; known for skilled horsemen and archery see also World [outside Britain], places and peoples Headword location(s)
partial (adj.) Old form(s): partiall
disposed, minded, inclined Headword location(s)
partial (adj.)
of partiality, alleging bias Headword location(s)
partial (adj.) Old form(s): partiall
biased, prejudiced, self-interested Headword location(s)
partial, in Old form(s): partiall
with partiality, in a biased manner Headword location(s)
partialize (v.)
make partial, bias, make one-sided Headword location(s)
partially (adv.) Old form(s): partiallie
with partiality, in a biased way Headword location(s)
participate (v.)
take, receive, share in Headword location(s)
participation (n.)
association, companionship, fellowship Headword location(s)
parti-coated (adj.) Old form(s): partie-coated
motley, of many forms Headword location(s)
parti-coloured (adj.) Old form(s): party colloured , party-colour'd
variegated, diverse, multi-coloured Headword location(s)
particular (adj.) Old form(s): particurlar
personal, special, private Headword location(s)
particular (adj.)
detailed, specific, precise Headword location(s)
particular (n.)
(plural) details, full account Headword location(s)
particular (n.) Old form(s): perticulers
private matter, personal business Headword location(s)
particular (n.)
individual person, self Headword location(s)
particular (n.)
intimacy, personal relationship Headword location(s)
particular (n.)
individual issue, point of detail Headword location(s)
particular, for your
as far as you are concerned, in your case Headword location(s)
particular, on my
in my own case, as far as I am concerned Headword location(s)
particularity (n.)
personal matter, individual issue Headword location(s)
particularize (v.)
give details of, itemize Headword location(s)
particularly (adv.)
by singling out any one individual Headword location(s)
particularly (adv.)
in person, individually Headword location(s)
parti-eyed (adj.)
[unclear meaning] with eyes of mixed colours; bleeding Headword location(s)
parting (n.)
departure, leave-taking, setting-out Headword location(s)
partisan (n.) Old form(s): Partisons, Partizan , Partizans
weapon with a long handle and a broad head, sometimes with a projection at the side see also Weapons Headword location(s)
partition (n.)
wall, dividing structure; also: section of a learned book Headword location(s)
partition (n.)
separation, distinction Headword location(s)
Partlet (n.)
traditional name for a hen [Pertelote], as in Chaucer's 'Nun's Priest's Tale' see also Non-classical legend, romance, and folklore Headword location(s)
partly (adv.)
slightly, in some measure, a little Headword location(s)
partner (n.)
co-sponsor at a christening Headword location(s)
partner (v.) Old form(s): partner'd
associate, equate, match Headword location(s)
party (n.) Old form(s): partie
side, position, viewpoint Headword location(s)
party (n.) Old form(s): partie
side, faction, camp Headword location(s)
party (n.)
litigant, disputant, side Headword location(s)
party (n.) Old form(s): partie
participant, accessory, supporter Headword location(s)
party (n.) Old form(s): partie
side, part, function Headword location(s)
party (n.) Old form(s): partie
person, fellow Headword location(s)
party-verdict (n.)
share in a joint decision Headword location(s)
pasan (n.)
peasant see also French Headword location(s)
pash (n.)
head Headword location(s)
pash (v.)
strike, smash, knock Headword location(s)
pashed (adj.)
smashed, battered, crushed Headword location(s)
pashful (adj.)
Welsh pronunciation of 'bashful' see also Welsh Headword location(s)
pass (n.) Old form(s): passe
sally, witty stroke, quip Headword location(s)
pass (n.) Old form(s): passe
passage, crossing, thoroughfare Headword location(s)
pass (n.) Old form(s): passe
[fencing] swordthrust, lunge Headword location(s)
pass (n.) Old form(s): passe
bout, exchange, round [in fencing] Headword location(s)
pass (n.) Old form(s): passe
predicament, juncture, critical point Headword location(s)
pass (n.)
[unclear meaning] trespass; course of action; trickery Headword location(s)
pass (n.) Old form(s): passe
standing, reputation, estimation Headword location(s)
pass (n.) Old form(s): passe
issue, end, outcome Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe , past
surpass, go beyond, outdo Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
let pass, omit, avoid Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): pass'd, passe
be approved [by], be ratified [by] Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
experience, feel Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
pass muster, stand up well Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
use, show, employ Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
pass sentence, adjudicate Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
pass away, pass from life, die Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): Past
go through, go over Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
pass over, ignore, disregard Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
care, heed, trouble oneself about Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
pass through, traverse Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
advance, move on, proceed Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
represent, impersonate, perform Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
move outside, go beyond Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
endure, undergo, experience Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
confirm, ratify, affirm Headword location(s)
pass (v.) Old form(s): passe
transact, complete, carry through Headword location(s)
pass upon (v.) Old form(s): passe vpon
[unclear meaning] jest at; impose on; pass judgement upon Headword location(s)
passable (adj.)
veritable, real, tolerable Headword location(s)
passado (n.)
forward thrust, lunge Headword location(s)
passage (n.)
incident, occurrence, event, happening Headword location(s)
passage (n.)
combat, contest, fight [= passage of arms] Headword location(s)
passage (n.)
passing, progress, moving on Headword location(s)
passage (n.)
traffic, passing to and fro, movement of people Headword location(s)
passage (n.)
journey, travelling, wandering Headword location(s)
passage (n.)
passing on, extending, line of descent Headword location(s)
passage (n.)
expression, turn of phrase Headword location(s)
passage (n.)
passing away, departure from life, death Headword location(s)
passant (adj.)
[heraldry] walking, with three paws on the ground and one raised Headword location(s)
passed (adj.)
recently uttered, just expressed Headword location(s)
passenger (n.)
wayfarer, traveller, passer-by Headword location(s)
passing (adj.)
unsurpassed, extreme, pre-eminent Headword location(s)
passing (adj.)
ringing to mark a death Headword location(s)
passing (adv.)
very, exceedingly, extremely Headword location(s)
passion (n.)
powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’] Headword location(s)
passion (n.)
passionate outburst, emotional passage Headword location(s)
passion (n.)
suffering, torment, deep grief Headword location(s)
passion (n.)
fit of anger, feeling of rage Headword location(s)
passion (n.)
emotional state, mental condition Headword location(s)
passion (v.)
experience deep feeling, be profoundly moved, grieve Headword location(s)
passionate (adj.)
impassioned, vehement, excessively emotional Headword location(s)
passionate (adj.)
compassionate, inclined to pity, tender-hearted Headword location(s)
passionate (v.)
express with great emotion Headword location(s)
passport (n.) Old form(s): Pasport
document providing details Headword location(s)
passport (n.) Old form(s): Pasport
licence given to an inmate of an institution to travel abroad as a beggar Headword location(s)
passy-measures (adj.) Old form(s): passy measures
dancing with slow pace Headword location(s)
past (prep.)
incapable of Headword location(s)
paste (n.)
pastry, doughy mixture Headword location(s)
pastern (n.) Old form(s): postures
hoof, leg Headword location(s)
pastime (n.)
pleasure, delight, enjoyment Headword location(s)
pastor (n.)
shepherd, herdsman Headword location(s)
pastoral (n.)
pastoral play, theatrical event on a rural theme Headword location(s)
past-proportion (n.) Old form(s): past proportion
immeasurableness, quantity beyond compare Headword location(s)
pastry (n.) Old form(s): Pastrie
pastry-making part of the kitchen Headword location(s)
past-saving (adj.) Old form(s): past-sauing
beyond redemption, incapable of salvation Headword location(s)
pasture (n.)
nurture, rearing, upbringing Headword location(s)
pasty (n.)
meat-pie Headword location(s)
pat (adv.)
neatly, opportunely, aptly Headword location(s)
pat (adv.)
spot on, on the dot, very timely Headword location(s)
pat (adv.)
precisely, just, exactly Headword location(s)
patch (n.)
fool, clown; rogue, knave Headword location(s)
patch (v.)
fabricate, make up [as in patchwork] Headword location(s)
patch (v.)
patch over, cover up Headword location(s)
patch (v.) Old form(s): Patch'd
blotch, mark, cover over Headword location(s)
patch up (v.)
invent in haste, fabricate, make Headword location(s)
patched (adj.) Old form(s): patch'd
wearing a patchwork costume, multi-coloured Headword location(s)
patchery (n.) Old form(s): patcherie
roguery, knavery, tricks Headword location(s)
paten (n.) Old form(s): pattens
dish on which the bread is placed during the Mass; shining circle Headword location(s)
patent (n.) Old form(s): pattent
privilege, right, title Headword location(s)
patent (n.) Old form(s): pattent
carte blanche, formal permission Headword location(s)
path (n.)
way, course of action Headword location(s)
path (v.)
pursue one's course, go on one's way Headword location(s)
pathetical (adj.) Old form(s): patheticall
pathetic, miserable, deplorable Headword location(s)
pathetical (adj.) Old form(s): patheticall
pathetic, touching, moving Headword location(s)
patience (n.)
leave, permission, indulgence see also Politeness Headword location(s)
patience (n.)
endurance, fortitude, composure Headword location(s)
patient (adj.)
calm, serene, of quiet mind Headword location(s)
patient (v.)
be patient, calm, quieten Headword location(s)
patiently (adv.)
with endurance, with fortitude Headword location(s)
patiently (adv.)
calmly, with quiet expectation Headword location(s)
patrician (n.)
member of an elite Roman family see also Roman history Headword location(s)
patrimony (n.)
estate, inheritance, property Headword location(s)
patron (n.)
defender, protector, lord and master Headword location(s)
patron (n.)
supporter, advocate Headword location(s)
patronage (v.)
protect, uphold, defend Headword location(s)
pattern (n.) Old form(s): patterne
picture, model, specimen, example Headword location(s)
pattern (n.) Old form(s): patterne
precedent, previous example Headword location(s)
pattern (v.) Old form(s): patterne
parallel, match, equal Headword location(s)
pattern (v.) Old form(s): patternd
show a model, give a precedent Headword location(s)
pattern out (v.) Old form(s): patterne
be a pattern for, act as a precedent for Headword location(s)
pattle (n.)
Welsh pronunciation of 'battle' see also Welsh Headword location(s)
pauca (adj.)
[pron: 'powka] few [words] see also Latin Headword location(s)
pauca...
few words see also Latin Headword location(s)
Paul's (n.)
St Paul's Cathedral, London see also London Headword location(s)
paunch (v.)
stab in the paunch, wound in the stomach Headword location(s)
pause (n.) Old form(s): pawse
hesitation, delay Headword location(s)
pause (v.)
delay, take time to consider Headword location(s)
pause upon (v.) Old form(s): vpon
deliberate about, take time to consider Headword location(s)
pause, in
hesitating, not proceeding, pausing Headword location(s)
pauser (adj.) Old form(s): pawser
prompting a pause, circumspect Headword location(s)
pausingly (adv.)
with pauses, hesitantly, haltingly Headword location(s)
paved (adj.) Old form(s): paued
with a paved base, pebbled Headword location(s)
pavement (n.)