verb (used without object)
to have reference or relation; relate:
documents pertaining to the lawsuit.
to belong or be connected as a part, adjunct, possession, or attribute.
to belong properly or fittingly; be appropriate.
verb (intransitive) often foll by to
to have reference, relation, or relevance: issues pertaining to women
to be appropriate: the product pertains to real user needs
to belong (to) or be a part (of); be an adjunct, attribute, or accessory (of)
early 14c., from Old French partenir “to belong to” and directly from Latin pertinere “to reach, stretch; relate, have reference to; belong, be the right of; be applicable,” from per- “through” (see per) + tenere “to hold” (see tenet). Related: Pertained; pertaining.
noun divination by pebbles, stones, rocks Word Origin Greek pebble
[pest] /pɛst/ noun 1. an annoying or troublesome person, animal, or thing; nuisance. 2. an insect or other small animal that harms or destroys garden plants, trees, etc. 3. a deadly epidemic disease, especially a plague; pestilence. [pest; Hungarian pesht] /pɛst; Hungarian pɛʃt/ noun 1. See under . [boo-duh-pest, boo-duh-pest; Hungarian boo -do-pesht] /ˈbu dəˌpɛst, […]
[pes-tl-ot-see; Italian pes-tah-lawt-tsee] /ˌpɛs tlˈɒt si; Italian ˌpɛs tɑˈlɔt tsi/ noun 1. Johann Heinrich [German yoh-hahn hahyn-rikh] /German ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈhaɪn rɪx/ (Show IPA), 1746–1827, Swiss educational reformer. /ˌpɛstəˈlɒtsɪ/ noun 1. Johann Heinrich (joˈhan ˈhainrɪç). 1746–1827, Swiss educational reformer. His emphasis on learning by observation exerted a wide influence on elementary education
[pes-ter] /ˈpɛs tər/ verb (used with object) 1. to bother persistently with petty annoyances; trouble: Don’t pester me with your trivial problems. 2. Obsolete. to overcrowd. /ˈpɛstə/ verb 1. (transitive) to annoy or nag continually v. 1520s, “to clog, entangle, encumber,” probably a shortening of Middle French empestrer “place in an embarrassing situation” (Modern French […]