noun, (used with a plural verb)
(in ancient Rome) the common people, as contrasted with the patricians and later with the senatorial nobility or the equestrian order.
the common people; the populace.
a member of the plebs; a or commoner.
(functioning as pl) the common people; the masses
(functioning as singular or pl) common people of ancient Rome Compare patrician
short for plebeian
(Brit, informal, often derogatory) a common vulgar person
1856 as a colloquial shortening of plebeian in the ancient Roman sense. West Point sense attested by 1851 (see plebe).
[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 […]
[plek-tron] /ˈplɛk trɒn/ noun, plural plectra [plek-truh] /ˈplɛk trə/ (Show IPA) 1. . [plek-truh m] /ˈplɛk trəm/ noun, plural plectra [plek-truh] /ˈplɛk trə/ (Show IPA), plectrums. 1. a small piece of plastic, metal, ivory, etc., for plucking the strings of a guitar, lyre, mandolin, etc. 2. Anatomy, Zoology. an anatomical part resembling a plectrum in […]
[plek-tron] /ˈplɛk trɒn/ noun, plural plectra [plek-truh] /ˈplɛk trə/ (Show IPA) 1. .