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Pittances

ˈpɪt.əns

Meanings of Pittances:

noun

A very small or inadequate amount of money.

Usage examples:

He paid his workers a pittance

Pitter

ˈpɪt.əˌpæt.ər

Meanings of Pitter:

noun

A device which or person who removes the pits or stones from fruit.

verb

To make a rapid succession of light taps, or similar slight sounds; to run with quick, light-sounding steps.

Meanings of Pitter-patter:

noun

A series of quick, light knocking sounds

Usage examples:

I heard the pitter-patter of tiny feet (= the noise of children running)., the rain pitter-pattered…

Meanings of Pitticite:

noun

A secondary iron mineral of variable composition based on amorphous hydrous ferric arsenate, occurring as pale grey, yellowish, or reddish to dark brown crusts or rounded masses, often with a vitreous or greasy lustre; any of the varieties of this.

Meanings of Pitting:

verb

Set someone or something in conflict or competition with.

Usage examples:

You'll get the chance to pit your wits against the world champions
noun

A large hole in the ground.

Usage examples:

I do not see any risk of these pits becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Present participle of pit

Meanings of Pittism:

noun

The policies of or associated with william pitt ‘the younger’; support for or advocacy of these policies.

Meanings of Pittite:

noun

A supporter of (the policies of) william pitt ‘the elder’, or his son, william pitt ‘the younger’.

adjective

Of or relating to (the policies of) william pitt ‘the elder’, or his son william pitt ‘the younger’.

Meanings of Pittosporaceous:

adjective

Of or relating to the plant family pittosporaceae, which comprises nine genera of trees, shrubs, and lianas native to tropical and warm regions of the old world, especially australia, of which the typical genus is pittosporum.

Meanings of Pittosporum:

noun

An evergreen shrub or small tree that typically has small fragrant flowers and is chiefly native to australasia.

Usage examples:

Fortunately for me (but not for the tree) the pittosporum would have drastically slowed the car as …

Meanings of Pittsburgher:

noun

A native or inhabitant of pittsburgh.

Meanings of Pituital:

adjective

Pituitary.

Meanings of Pituitaries:

noun

The major endocrine gland, a pea-sized body attached to the base of the brain that is important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands.

Usage examples:

This hormone stimulates the pituitary, another endocrine gland near the brain, to secrete adrenocor…
adjective

Relating to the pituitary gland.

Usage examples:

Common nervous system manifestations include facial palsies, and hypothalamic and pituitary lesions.

Meanings of Pituitary:

noun

The major endocrine gland, a pea-sized body attached to the base of the brain that is important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands.

Usage examples:

This hormone stimulates the pituitary, another endocrine gland near the brain, to secrete adrenocor…
adjective

Relating to the pituitary gland.

Usage examples:

Common nervous system manifestations include facial palsies, and hypothalamic and pituitary lesions.

Meanings of Pituitous:

adjective

Of, relating to, or of the nature of mucus or phlegm; (of a disease, etc.) characterized or caused by excess of mucus or phlegm (now historical).

Meanings of Pituitrin:

noun

An extract of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland containing the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin (formerly thought to be a single hormone).

Meanings of Pituri:

noun

The prepared leaves of a central australian shrub, duboisia hopwoodii (family solanaceae), containing nornicotine and traditionally chewed by aborigines as a stimulant or crushed and placed in waterholes to stun food animals; (also) the shrub itself, or any of several related plants with similar properties.

Pity

ˈpɪt.i

Meanings of Pity:

noun

The feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering and misfortunes of others.

Usage examples:

Her voice was full of pity
verb

Feel sorrow for the misfortunes of.

Usage examples:

I could see from their faces that they pitied me

Pitying

ˈpɪt.i

Meanings of Pitying:

adjective

Feeling or showing sorrow for someone's misfortunes, often with an implication of disdain or mild contempt.

Usage examples:

He gave her a pitying look
verb

Feel sorrow for the misfortunes of.

Usage examples:

I could see from their faces that they pitied me

Pityriasis

ˌpɪtɪˈrʌɪəsɪs

Meanings of Pityriasis:

noun

A skin disease characterized by the shedding of fine flaky scales.

Usage examples:

Pityriasis rosea

Piupiu

ˈpjuːpjuː

Meanings of Piupiu:

noun

A traditional maori skirt made of dried flax leaves, worn by both sexes.

Usage examples:

You expect kilts in scotland, the way tourists expect piupiu here

Pivot

ˈpɪv.ət

Meanings of Pivot:

noun

The central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates.

Usage examples:

The insert requires minimal preventive-maintenance grease at its pivot points and axles.
verb

Turn on or as if on a pivot.

Usage examples:

He swung round, pivoting on his heel

Pivotal

ˈpɪv.ə.təl

Meanings of Pivotal:

adjective

Of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.

Usage examples:

Japan's pivotal role in the world economy

Meanings of Pivotally:

adverb

In a pivotal manner; as on a pivot.

Pivoted

ˈpɪv.ət

Meanings of Pivoted:

adjective

(of a mechanism) fixed on a pivot.

Usage examples:

A pivoted bracket
verb

Turn on or as if on a pivot.

Usage examples:

He swung round, pivoting on his heel
noun

A fixed point supporting something which turns or balances, or a person or thing on which something else depends

Usage examples:

Boston was the pivot of his emotional and intellectual life., [ t ] she pivots her left foot., [ i …

Meanings of Pivoter:

noun

A person who pivots.

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