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pod 1

 (pŏd)
n.
1. Botany
a. A dehiscent fruit of a leguminous plant such as the pea, splitting along two sides.
b. A dry, several-seeded, dehiscent fruit. Also called seedpod.
2. Zoology An egg case of certain insects, especially a locust or other orthopteran.
3. Geology An deposit of rock or sediment that is much longer than it is wide.
4. A casing or housing forming part of a vehicle, as:
a. A streamlined external housing that encloses engines, machine guns, or fuel.
b. A detachable compartment on a spacecraft for carrying personnel or instrumentation.
5. Something resembling a pod, as in compactness.
v. pod·ded, pod·ding, pods
v.intr.
1. To bear or produce pods.
2. To expand or swell like a pod.
v.tr.
To remove (seeds) from a pod.

[Origin unknown.]

pod 2

 (pŏd)
n.
A group of marine mammals, such as whales, or of certain other animals, such as hippopotamuses.

[Origin unknown.]

pod 3

 (pŏd)
n.
1. The lengthwise groove in certain boring tools such as augers.
2. The socket for holding the bit in a boring tool.

[Origin unknown.]

pod

(pɒd)
n
1. (Botany)
a. the fruit of any leguminous plant, consisting of a long two-valved case that contains seeds and splits along both sides when ripe
b. the seedcase as distinct from the seeds
2. (Botany) any similar fruit
3. (Aeronautics) a streamlined structure attached by a pylon to an aircraft and used to house a jet engine (podded engine), fuel tank, armament, etc
4. (Civil Engineering) an enclosed cabin suspended from a cable or a big wheel, for carrying passengers
vb, pods, podding or podded
5. (Cookery) (tr) to remove the pod or shell from (peas, beans, etc)
6. (Botany) (intr) (of a plant) to produce pods
[C17: perhaps back formation from earlier podware bagged vegetables, probably from pod, variant of cod2 + ware1]

pod

(pɒd)
n
(Zoology) a small group of animals, esp seals, whales, or birds
[C19: of unknown origin]

pod

(pɒd)
n
1. (Tools) a straight groove along the length of certain augers and bits
2. (Tools) the socket that holds the bit in a boring tool
[C16: of unknown origin]

POD

abbreviation for
1. (Commerce) pay on delivery
2. (Computer Science) print on demand

pod1

(pɒd)

n., v. pod•ded, pod•ding. n.
1. an elongated seed vessel that splits easily along the sides at maturity, as that of the pea or bean.
2. an insect egg case.
3. a streamlined enclosure, housing, or detachable container, esp. on an aircraft or other vehicle.
v.i.
4. to produce pods.
5. to swell out like a pod.
[1680–90; appar. back formation from podder,podware, alter. of codware bagged vegetables =cod husk, bag (compare Old English codd bag and Old Norse koddi pillow, scrotum) + -ware crops, vegetables]
pod′like`, adj.

pod2

(pɒd)

n.
a small herd or school, esp. of seals or whales.
[1825–35, Amer.; perhaps identical with pod1]

pod3

(pɒd)

n.
the straight groove or channel in the body of certain augers or bits.
[1565–75; orig. uncertain; perhaps continuing Old English pād covering, cloak, the socket being thought of as something that conceals (though the phonology is irregular)]

pod-

a combining form meaning “foot”: podiatry.
Also, esp. before a consonant,podo-.
[comb. form representing Greek poús (genitive podós) foot]

-pod

a combining form meaning “one having a foot” of the kind or number specified by the initial element; often corresponding to New Latin class names ending in -poda, with -pod used in English to name a single member of such a class: cephalopod. Compare -ped.
[< New Latin < Greek -pod-, s. of -pous, adj. derivative of poús foot]

POD

port of debarkation.

P.O.D.

1. pay on delivery.
2. Post Office Department.

pod

(pŏd)
A fruit or seed case that splits along two seams to release its seeds when it matures. Legumes, such as peas and beans, produce pods.

pod

  • pod - A group of whales (or seals or dolphins), or a small flock of birds.
  • boll weevil - From Old English wifel, "beetle," and boll, the pod of the cotton plant, which this beetle attacks.
  • chalice - From Latin calix, "cup," and Greek kalux, "pod."
  • vanilla - Once thought to be an aphrodisiac because its pod resembled the vagina; its name comes from the Spanish for "little vagina."

Pod

 a small herd or school of birds or mammals; a small herd of seal or whales.
Examples: pod of birds; of coots, 1832; of porpoises; of seals, 1897; of sperm whales, 1840; of whales, 1898; of whiting.

pod


Past participle: podded
Gerund: podding

Imperative
pod
pod
Present
I pod
you pod
he/she/it pods
we pod
you pod
they pod
Preterite
I podded
you podded
he/she/it podded
we podded
you podded
they podded
Present Continuous
I am podding
you are podding
he/she/it is podding
we are podding
you are podding
they are podding
Present Perfect
I have podded
you have podded
he/she/it has podded
we have podded
you have podded
they have podded
Past Continuous
I was podding
you were podding
he/she/it was podding
we were podding
you were podding
they were podding
Past Perfect
I had podded
you had podded
he/she/it had podded
we had podded
you had podded
they had podded
Future
I will pod
you will pod
he/she/it will pod
we will pod
you will pod
they will pod
Future Perfect
I will have podded
you will have podded
he/she/it will have podded
we will have podded
you will have podded
they will have podded
Future Continuous
I will be podding
you will be podding
he/she/it will be podding
we will be podding
you will be podding
they will be podding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been podding
you have been podding
he/she/it has been podding
we have been podding
you have been podding
they have been podding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been podding
you will have been podding
he/she/it will have been podding
we will have been podding
you will have been podding
they will have been podding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been podding
you had been podding
he/she/it had been podding
we had been podding
you had been podding
they had been podding
Conditional
I would pod
you would pod
he/she/it would pod
we would pod
you would pod
they would pod
Past Conditional
I would have podded
you would have podded
he/she/it would have podded
we would have podded
you would have podded
they would have podded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pod - the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)pod - the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
husk - outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
pea pod, peasecod - husk of a pea; edible in some garden peas
2.pod - a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plantpod - a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
legume - the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
peanut - underground pod of the peanut vine
screw bean - spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed
okra - long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
cowage - pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
loment - seedpods that are constricted between the seeds and that break apart when mature into single-seeded segments
3.pod - a group of aquatic mammals
cetacean, cetacean mammal, blower - large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
pinnatiped, pinniped, pinniped mammal - aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers
animal group - a group of animals
4.pod - a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Verb1.pod - take something out of its shell or pod; "pod peas or beans"
shell - remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
2.pod - produce pods, of plants
acquire, develop, produce, grow, get - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"

pod

noun shell, case, hull, husk, shuck Remove the peas from their pods.
Translations
قَرْن الفول او اللوبيا
lusk
bælg
palkoparvi
belgur
ankštis
struk
strok
baljaskida
tohum zarfı

pod

[pɒd] Nvaina f

pod

[ˈpɒd]
n [pea, bean] → cosse f
vt [+ peas, beans] → écosser

pod

n (Bot) → Hülse f; (of peas also)Schote f; (Aviat) (for missiles etc) → Magazin nt; (for jet engine) → Gehäuse nt
vt peasenthülsen, auslösen

pod

[pɒd]
1. nbaccello, guscio
2. vtsgusciare

pod

(pod) noun
the long seed-case of the pea, bean etc.
References in classic literature ?
Whether this whale belonged to the pod in advance, seemed questionable; for it is not customary for such venerable leviathans to be at all social.
Nothing was left of either of them except their bones, which rattled in the battered golden armour like dry peas in a pod.
To-day, now, she had the word 'cotton' in a lesson and asked all about it, and I was ashamed to find I really knew so little that I could only say that it was a plant that grew down South in a kind of a pod, and was made into cloth.
You're as like as peas in a pod to those who yoked their oxen and held west to the lands beyond the sunset.
Can you tell me why in the Pampas, ay and elsewhere, there are bats that come out at night and open the veins of cattle and horses and suck dry their veins, how in some islands of the Western seas there are bats which hang on the trees all day, and those who have seen describe as like giant nuts or pods, and that when the sailors sleep on the deck, because that it is hot, flit down on them and then, and then in the morning are found dead men, white as even Miss Lucy was?
Tumbled about among the spread nets and the glass frames sparkling and winking in the sun there were such heaps of drooping pods, and marrows, and cucumbers, that every foot of ground appeared a vegetable treasury, while the smell of sweet herbs and all kinds of wholesome growth (to say nothing of the neighbouring meadows where the hay was carrying) made the whole air a great nosegay.
First they fastened on greaves and covered their shins with green bean- pods broken into two parts which they had gnawed out, standing over them all night.
In regard to plants, there is another means of observing the accumulated effects of selection--namely, by comparing the diversity of flowers in the different varieties of the same species in the flower-garden; the diversity of leaves, pods, or tubers, or whatever part is valued, in the kitchen-garden, in comparison with the flowers of the same varieties; and the diversity of fruit of the same species in the orchard, in comparison with the leaves and flowers of the same set of varieties.
Then look out for woodchucks, if it is an exposed place, for they will nibble off the earliest tender leaves almost clean as they go; and again, when the young tendrils make their appearance, they have notice of it, and will shear them off with both buds and young pods, sitting erect like a squirrel.
Manu, the monkey, awoke him in the morning by dropping discarded bean pods upon his upturned face from a branch a short distance above him.
POD stands apart from other platforms by virtue of its respect for privacy.
owners of pod brewers are looking for alternative options.