Pods



[pod] /pɒd/

noun
1.
a somewhat elongated, two-valved seed vessel, as that of the pea or bean.
2.
a dehiscent fruit or pericarp having several seeds.
3.
Entomology.

4.
a streamlined enclosure, housing, or detachable container of some kind:
an engine pod under the wing of an aircraft.
5.
a protective compartment, as for an automobile’s instrument gauges.
6.
Mining. an orebody that has an elongated or lenticular shape.
7.
Radio and Television Slang. a cluster of brief commercials or spot announcements.
verb (used without object), podded, podding.
8.
to produce pods.
9.
to swell out like a pod.
[pod] /pɒd/
noun
1.
a small herd or school, especially of seals or whales.
2.
a small flock of birds.
[pod] /pɒd/
noun
1.
the straight groove or channel in the body of certain augers or bits.
2.
Carpentry. 1 (def 15b).
/pɒd/
noun
1.

2.
any similar fruit
3.
a streamlined structure attached by a pylon to an aircraft and used to house a jet engine (podded engine), fuel tank, armament, etc
4.
an enclosed cabin suspended from a cable or a big wheel, for carrying passengers
verb pods, podding, podded
5.
(transitive) to remove the pod or shell from (peas, beans, etc)
6.
(intransitive) (of a plant) to produce pods
/pɒd/
noun
1.
a small group of animals, esp seals, whales, or birds
/pɒd/
noun
1.
a straight groove along the length of certain augers and bits
2.
the socket that holds the bit in a boring tool
abbreviation
1.
pay on delivery
2.
print on demand
n.

“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.
pod
(pŏd)
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.

noun phrase

Stupid, unfeeling, machinelike people; zombie: Have body snatchers invaded America’s airwaves? Is this pure pop for pod people?/ And find you’re a bug. A pod person?

[1956+; fr the extraterrestrial creatures depicted in the 1956 movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, who spawn in pods and take over the bodies of human beings; based on a novel by Daniel Mainwaring]

noun

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]
pools of doctors
1.
payable on delivery
2.
post office department
3.
postoperative day
4.
print on demand
5.
probability of detection
6.
proton omnidirectional detector

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