American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of ger mander, Teucrium Polium, an aromatic herb of southern Europe. The name is also used for some other plants of the genus Teucrium.
- n. An element in many compounds of Greek origin or formation, meaning ‘many’ or ‘much.’ it is equivalent to multi of Latin origin. It is sometimes, but rarely, used in composition with a word of non-Greek origin, as in polygrooved, polypage.
- n. Short form of polytechnic.
- n. Short form of polyethylene (polythene).
- n. Short form of polygon.
- n. uncountable Abbreviation of polyester.
- n. Short form of polyamory.
- n. A polyamorous person.
- adj. Made of polyethylene (polythene).
- adj. polyamorous
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiatæ, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.
“As was discussed in your last segment, she ` s what you called poly-diagnosed or dual diagnosed.”
“We've set up 23 of these, what we call poly trauma centers, where we've aggregated all the medical disciplines in one place and put them around the country, so they're closer to where these young veterans live.”
“The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.”
“Factory ballistics specify a 200-grain poly-tipped FTX bullet at 2,565 fps from a 24-inch barrel.”
“I was asked the following: how did you come to find yourself in poly relationships?”
“But finding companionship is difficult in college when you identify as poly, kinky, and gay on a campus of 1,500 students located in Northern Vermont.”
“Plus, being "rolly poly" is definitely a good thing, well, sometimes!”
“The Irish authorities found that pork products on several farms had levels of dioxin poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) between 80 and 200 times more than the recognised safe limit.”
“It is not repellent, it is some form of lard or long chain poly-glyceride that one goops onto the skin.”
“Geek rapper MC Plus+ has released a song about crypto called Alice and Bob, which goes into some tech detail, such as "if we could factor large composites in poly time, we'd have enough money to not have to rhyme.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘poly’.
A list of words you more frequently hear used with prefixes than without.
spiral cosmic confluence
short, sweet, epic, catchy, sassy, sexy & sizzling.
( personal list, randomness )
Words that have been cut down from their original glory, ie. apocopes, but are still 'understandable' in the chopped form. eg. doc for doctor. Most of them are horribilisms, I know :-( Let's keep t...
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