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Pr'ecieuse
Pr'ecieuse "Pr['e]`cieuse"", n. An affected woman of polite society, esp. one of the literary women of the French salons of the 17th century.
Pr'ecis
Pr'ecis "Pr['e]`cis"" (pr[asl]`s[=e]"), n. [F. See .] A concise or abridged statement or view; an abstract; a summary.
Praam
Praam "Praam", n. [D. praam; cf. G. prahm, F. prame; all of Slavonic origin, from a word akin to E. fare. See .] (Naut.) A flat-bottomed boat or lighter, - used in Holland and More…
Practic
Practic "Prac"tic", a. [See .] 1. Practical. 2. Artful; deceitful; skillful. [Obs.] ``Cunning sleights and practick knavery.'' -Spenser.
Practicability
Practicability "Prac"ti*ca*bil"i*ty", n. The quality or state of being practicable; practicableness; feasibility. ``The practicability of such a project.'' -Stewart. More…
Practicable
Practicable "Prac"ti*ca*ble", a. [LL. practicare to act, transact, fr. L. practicus active, Gr. ?: cf. F. practicable, pratiquer to practice. See .] 1. That may be practiced More…
Practicable breach
Practicable "Prac"ti*ca*ble", a. [LL. practicare to act, transact, fr. L. practicus active, Gr. ?: cf. F. practicable, pratiquer to practice. See .] 1. That may be practiced More…
Practicableness
Practicable "Prac"ti*ca*ble", a. [LL. practicare to act, transact, fr. L. practicus active, Gr. ?: cf. F. practicable, pratiquer to practice. See .] 1. That may be practiced More…
Practicably
Practicable "Prac"ti*ca*ble", a. [LL. practicare to act, transact, fr. L. practicus active, Gr. ?: cf. F. practicable, pratiquer to practice. See .] 1. That may be practiced More…
Practical
Practical "Prac"ti*cal", a. [L. practicus active, Gr. ? fit for doing or performing, practical, active, fr. ? to do, work, effect: cf. F. pratique, formerly also practique. Cf. More…
Practical chemistry
Chemistry "Chem"is*try" (k[e^]m"[i^]s*tr[y^]; 277), n. [From . See .] 1. That branch of science which treats of the composition of substances, and of the changes More…
Practical joke
Joke "Joke", n. [L. jocus. Cf , , .] 1. Something said for the sake of exciting a laugh; something witty or sportive (commonly indicating more of hilarity or humor than More…
Practical joke
Practical "Prac"ti*cal", a. [L. practicus active, Gr. ? fit for doing or performing, practical, active, fr. ? to do, work, effect: cf. F. pratique, formerly also practique. Cf. More…
Practicality
Practicality "Prac`ti*cal"i*ty", n. The quality or state of being practical; practicalness.
Practicalize
Practicalize "Prac"ti*cal*ize", v. t. To render practical. [R.] ``Practicalizing influences.'' -J. S. Mill.
Practically
Practically "Prac"ti*cal*ly", adv. 1. In a practical way; not theoretically; really; as, to look at things practically; practically worthless. 2. By means of practice or More…
Practicalness
Practicalness "Prac"ti*cal*ness", n. Same as .
Practice
Practice "Prac"tice", n. [OE. praktike, practique, F. pratique, formerly also, practique, LL. practica, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? practical. See , and cf. , .] 1. Frequently More…
Practice
Practice "Prac"tice", v. t. [imp. & p. p. ; p. pr. & vb. n. .] [Often written practise, practised, practising.] 1. To do or perform frequently, customarily, or More…
Practice
Practice "Prac"tice", v. i. [Often written practise.] 1. To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice More…
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