[pli-bee-uh n] /plɪˈbi ən/
belonging or pertaining to the common people.
of, relating to, or belonging to the ancient Roman .
common, commonplace, or vulgar:
a plebeian joke.
a member of the common people.
a member of the ancient Roman .
of, relating to, or characteristic of the common people, esp those of Rome
lacking refinement; vulgar: plebeian tastes
one of the common people, esp one of the Roman plebs
a person who is coarse or lacking in discernment
also plebian, “of or characteristic of the lower class,” 1560s in a Roman historical sense, from Latin plebeius “belonging to the plebs,” earlier plebes, “the populace, the common people” (as opposed to patricians, etc.), also “commonality; the mass, the multitude; the lower class,” from PIE *ple- (see pleio-). In general (non-historical) use from 1580s.
“member of the lowest class,” 1530s, from Latin plebius “person not of noble rank,” from adjective meaning “of the common people” (see plebeian (adj.)).
[pleb-uh-sahyt, -sit] /ˈplɛb əˌsaɪt, -sɪt/ noun 1. a direct vote of the qualified voters of a state in regard to some important public question. 2. the vote by which the people of a political unit determine autonomy or affiliation with another country. /ˈplɛbɪˌsaɪt; -sɪt/ noun 1. a direct vote by the electorate of a state, […]
[plebz] /plɛbz/ noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. (in ancient Rome) the common people, as contrasted with the patricians and later with the senatorial nobility or the equestrian order. 2. the common people; the populace. [pleb] /plɛb/ noun 1. a member of the plebs; a or commoner. 2. (def 1). /plɛbz/ noun 1. (functioning […]
[pli-kop-ter-uh n] /plɪˈkɒp tər ən/ adjective 1. Also, plecopterous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Plecoptera, comprising the stoneflies. noun 2. a plecopteran insect; stonefly. plecopteran (plĭ-kŏp’tər-ən) Any of various insects of the order Plecoptera, having two pairs of large wings, long antennae, and chewing mouthparts. Plecopterans cannot fly well, and generally have dull […]
[plek-tog-nath] /ˈplɛk tɒgˌnæθ/ adjective 1. belonging to the Plectognathi, a group or order of fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick, often spiny, scaleless skin, and including the filefish, globefish, puffer, and triggerfish. noun 2. a plectognath fish. /ˈplɛktɒɡˌnæθ/ noun 1. any spiny-finned marine fish of the mainly tropical order Plectognathi (or […]