a somewhat elongated, two-valved seed vessel, as that of the pea or bean.
a dehiscent fruit or pericarp having several seeds.
a streamlined enclosure, housing, or detachable container of some kind:
an engine pod under the wing of an aircraft.
a protective compartment, as for an automobile’s instrument gauges.
Mining. an orebody that has an elongated or lenticular shape.
Radio and Television Slang. a cluster of brief commercials or spot announcements.
verb (used without object), podded, podding.
to produce pods.
to swell out like a pod.
any similar fruit
a streamlined structure attached by a pylon to an aircraft and used to house a jet engine (podded engine), fuel tank, armament, etc
an enclosed cabin suspended from a cable or a big wheel, for carrying passengers
verb pods, podding, podded
(transitive) to remove the pod or shell from (peas, beans, etc)
(intransitive) (of a plant) to produce pods
a small group of animals, esp seals, whales, or birds
a straight groove along the length of certain augers and bits
the socket that holds the bit in a boring tool
pay on delivery
print on demand
“seed of beans,” 1680s, of uncertain origin; found earlier in podware “seed of legumes, seed grain” (mid-15c.), which had a parallel form codware “husked or seeded plants” (late 14c.), related to cod “husk of seeded plants,” which was in Old English. In reference to pregnancy from 1890; in reference to a round belly from 1825. Meaning “detachable body of an aircraft” is from 1950. Pod people (1956) is from movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” based on novel by Jack Finney.
“herd of whales or seals,” 1827, American English, of unknown origin.
A fruit or seed case that usually splits along two seams to release its seeds when mature. Legumes, such as peas and beans, produce pods.
Marijuana; pot: Diane smoked jive, pod, and tea
[1952+ Narcotics; origin unknown; perhaps fr the pod, or seed container, the flowering and fruiting head of the female cannabis plant; perhaps an alteration of pot]
payable on delivery
post office department
print on demand
probability of detection
proton omnidirectional detector
/ˈpɒdɪ/ noun 1. (Brit, informal) a user of or enthusiast for the iPod, a portable digital music player
/ˈpɒdəl/ verb (intransitive) 1. (informal) often foll by along, round, etc. to move or travel in a leisurely manner; amble
[pod-ee] /ˈpɒd i/ noun, plural poddies. Australian. 1. a newborn or unweaned calf. 2. any young animal. 3. (def 3). /ˈpɒdɪ/ noun (Austral) (pl) -dies 1. a handfed calf or lamb 2. any creature at an early stage of growth: poddy mullet
/ˈpɒdɪˌdɒdʒə/ noun 1. (Austral, informal) a cattle thief who steals unbranded calves