Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A basket: same as pad.
  • noun In musical notation, an abbreviation for pedal or pedale.
  • noun An abbreviation of pedestrian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A basket; a hammer; a pannier.

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

  • noun obsolete A basket; a hammer; a pannier.
  • noun on traffic signs A pedestrian.
  • noun abbreviation pedestal

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English. See peddler.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Shortening.

Examples

  • The Latin word ped, rhyming with “head,” means “foot.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The Latin word ped, rhyming with “head,” means “foot.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • But perhaps more importantly, investment in ped/bike/transit is one of the most critical ingredients for the creation of a sustainable, resilient Seattle that will be equipped to thrive in a future of rising energy prices, dwindling resources, and climate instability.

    Walk Bike Ride: The Economic Case « PubliCola

  • I called my ped who asked a bunch of questions did she pass out, was she throwing up now, etc. and they determined that I should bring her into the office not because they thought she was hurt, but because they were worried about me being a wreck.

    Heart, Dropped.

  • So I called the ped and he said take her to the ER fast cause it can cause internal bleeding.

    brile Diary Entry

  • I called my ped who asked a bunch of questions (did she pass out, was she throwing up now, etc.) and they determined that I should bring her into the office not because they thought she was hurt, but because they were worried about me being a wreck.

    Heart, Dropped. | Her Bad Mother

  • His ped was a nut job and didnt use anything for pain.

    The First Cut

  • I was about to call the ped when he looked again and said hey what¡ ¦ s 'that ... there was a similar please in blue.

    brile Diary Entry

  • We're supposed to sleep by our cool mist humidifier and try to get her to nurse as much as possible and call her ped in the AM.

    brile Diary Entry

  • He's been getting worse instead of better, and fearing ear infections or other bacterial infections, I made an appointment with the on-call ped today.

    "BANPC" via James Bow in Google Reader

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • A low-cut sock. Shoe stores frequently offered thin little nylon peds, so you don't get your sweaty foot stink on their nice new shoes.

    Incidentally this is the first word I've encountered here that I had presumed to be common, but which isn't listed in a single one of the dictionaries.

    December 31, 2006

  • It's also what you should watch out for when driving on certain roads: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadway_dept/retro/sign/presentation04/images/slide0016_image030.jpg

    My family has a running joke whenever we see one of these signs: "Ew! I stepped in ped!"

    Yeah, my family's pretty lame. :D

    January 12, 2007