Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river of northern Italy flowing about 650 km (405 mi) generally eastward to the Adriatic Sea. The Po Valley is a major industrial and agricultural area.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of pole, a measure.
  • An abbreviation of Pay on delivery
  • of Post-office Department.
  • noun In photography, an abbreviation of printing-out paper.
  • noun A Middle English form of pea.
  • noun An abbreviation of post-office order, a money-order issued by the post-office.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Italy's longest river, which flows 652 kilometers eastward to the Adriatic Sea near Venice.
  • noun chemistry Symbol for polonium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to sergeant in the Army
  • noun a European river; flows into the Adriatic Sea
  • noun an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
  • noun a radioactive metallic element that is similar to tellurium and bismuth; occurs in uranium ores but can be produced by bombarding bismuth with neutrons in a nuclear reactor
  • noun a noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to sergeant in the Army

Etymologies

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From Italian Po, from Latin Padus.

Examples

  • Slide 17: Cultural Landscape An interactive map where people can describe the past, present and future of their communities •Po Po •Shan •30 years old •This is me as a girl in Myanmar during 2004.

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  • The zoo held a naming ceremony for the cub last month, giving him the name Po after the main character in the animated hit "Kung Fu Panda."

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  • Inside there is only one image, exactly like the Buddha Śâkya, which they call Po-lai (= Prah), ornamented with vermilion and blue, and clothed in red.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

  • Before reaching the gate to enter the exhibition proper, I've passed a man covered with twigs and crows' feathers, a woman in polka dots with a tape machine playing the word "Po" every five seconds, a figure clad from head to toe in black garbage bags, someone pulling lengths of black ribbon from a tree next to the label "Solidarity" and a chap in a pinstripe suit and Gucci loafers spread out on a park bench snoring.

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  • I mean, Huff Po is pretty savvy when it comes to politics.

    Of Bicyclettes, terroir, typicité: Over on HuffPo… | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Political accountability sure doesn't seem to work in Po town.

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  • Since Oogway, who previously defeated Tai Lung, has taken an ill-timed trip to heaven on a cloud of peach blossoms, Shifu's only hope is to train Po, as only the Dragon Warrior can possibly win against the apparently unbeatable enemy.

    Kung Fu Night! Kung Fu Panda

  • Since Oogway, who previously defeated Tai Lung, has taken an ill-timed trip to heaven on a cloud of peach blossoms, Shifu's only hope is to train Po, as only the Dragon Warrior can possibly win against the apparently unbeatable enemy.

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  • Due to a vision by the head of the Jade Palace, Po is chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy and become the Dragon Warrior in order to save the Valley of Peace from the evil snow leopard, Tai Lung (Ian McShane).

    Ken's Review: Kung Fu Panda - Pixar Better Watch Their Back! « FirstShowing.net

  • One night back in Po-town, Albert Collins was playing the famous Chance club (the place where the Police played to 6 paying customers just before Roxanne blew 'em up).

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