an art gallery in Madrid housing an important collection of Spanish paintings
public park and promenade in Madrid, 1640s, Spanish, from Latin pratum “meadow” (see prairie). Cf. Prater, large park in Vienna, German, from Italian prato “meadow.” French preau “little meadow,” formerly praël, Italian pratello are from Vulgar Latin *pratellum, diminutive of pratum.
1. variant of . 1. a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “before” (preclude; prevent); applied freely as a prefix, with the meanings “prior to,” “in advance of,” “early,” “beforehand,” “before,” “in front of,” and with other figurative meanings (preschool; prewar; prepay; preoral; prefrontal). prefix 1. an archaic variant of pre- […]
[pree-suh-pee, pres-uh-] /ˈpri səˌpi, ˈprɛs ə-/ noun, Law. 1. any of various legal writs commanding a defendant to do something or to appear and show why it should not be done. 2. a written order addressed to the clerk of the court requesting that a writ be issued and specifying its contents. n. c.1500 (in […]
[pree-sip-i-tey-shee-oh] /priˌsɪp ɪˈteɪ ʃiˌoʊ/ noun 1. Meteorology. from a cloud that reaches the surface of the earth (distinguished from ).
[pree-dee-uh l] /ˈpri di əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or consisting of land or its products; real; landed. 2. arising from or consequent upon the occupation of land. 3. attached to land. /ˈpriːdɪəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to land, farming, etc 2. attached to or occupying land