[Chinese bey-ping] /Chinese ˈbeɪˈpɪŋ/
Wade-Giles. former name of .
[pahy-puh s] /ˈpaɪ pəs/ noun 1. a lake in the N Europe, on the border between Estonia and the W Russian Federation. 93 miles (150 km) long; 356 sq. mi. (920 sq. km). /ˈpaɪpəs/ noun 1. a lake in W Russia, on the boundary with Estonia: drains into the Gulf of Finland. Area: 3512 sq […]
[pahy-ree-uh s, pi-rey-] /paɪˈri əs, pɪˈreɪ-/ noun 1. . [pahy-ree-uh s, pi-rey-] /paɪˈri əs, pɪˈreɪ-/ noun 1. a seaport in SE Greece: the port of Athens. /paɪˈriːəs; pɪˈreɪ-/ noun 1. a variant spelling of Piraeus /paɪˈriːəs; pɪˈreɪ-/ noun 1. a port in SE Greece, adjoining Athens: the country’s chief port; founded in the 5th century […]
[pee-re-efs] /ˌpi rɛˈɛfs/ noun 1. Greek name of .
[pej-uh-rey-shuh n, pee-juh-] /ˌpɛdʒ əˈreɪ ʃən, ˌpi dʒə-/ noun 1. depreciation; a lessening in worth, quality, etc. 2. Historical Linguistics. semantic change in a word to a lower, less approved, or less respectable meaning. Compare (def 1). /ˌpiːdʒəˈreɪʃən/ noun 1. (linguistics) semantic change whereby a word acquires unfavourable connotations: the English word “silly” changed its […]