[ped-n-tree] /ˈpɛd n tri/
noun, plural pedantries.
the character, qualities, practices, etc., of a , especially undue display of learning.
slavish attention to rules, details, etc.
an instance of being :
the pedantries of modern criticism.
noun (pl) -ries
the habit or an instance of being a pedant, esp in the display of useless knowledge or minute observance of petty rules or details
1610s, from Italian pedanteria, from pedante, or from French pédanterie, from pédant (see pedant).
[ped-eyt] /ˈpɛd eɪt/ adjective 1. having a foot or feet. 2. resembling a foot. 3. having divisions like toes. 4. Botany. (of a leaf) palmately parted or divided with the lateral lobes or divisions cleft or divided. /ˈpɛdeɪt/ adjective 1. (of a plant leaf) divided into several lobes arising at a common point, the lobes […]
/pɪˈdætɪfɪd; -ˈdeɪ-/ adjective 1. (of a plant leaf) pedately divided, with the divisions less deep than in a pedate leaf
1. Doctor of Pedagogy.
[ped-l] /ˈpɛd l/ verb (used with object), peddled, peddling. 1. to carry (small articles, goods, wares, etc.) from place to place for sale at retail; hawk. 2. to deal out, distribute, or dispense, especially in small quantities: to peddle radical ideas. 3. to sell (drugs) illicitly. verb (used without object), peddled, peddling. 4. to go […]
[ped-ler] /ˈpɛd lər/ noun 1. a person who sells from door to door or in the street. 2. a person who tries to promote some cause, candidate, viewpoint, etc. /ˈpɛdlə/ noun 1. a person who sells illegal drugs, esp narcotics 2. the usual US spelling of pedlar n. late 14c. (c.1300 as a surname, Will. […]