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pa {n} (grandfather)  :: nonno {m}
pa {n} /pɑː/ (father)  :: papà {m}, babbo {m}
Pa {n} (grandfather)  :: nonno {m}
Pa {n} /paː/ (father)  :: papà {m}, babbo {m}
pace {n} /peɪs/  :: passo {m}
pacemaker {n} (medical implement)  :: pacemaker {m}
pacemaker {n} /ˈpeɪsˌmeɪkər/ (one who sets the pace in a race)  :: lepre {f}, battistrada {m}
pachyderm {n} (member of the group Pachydermata)  :: pachiderma
pachyderm {n} /ˈpækʰ.ɪˌdɜː(ɹ)m/ (someone with thick skin)  :: pachiderma
pachymeninges {n} (dura mater)  :: pachimeninge {f}
pachymeninx {n} (dura mater)  :: pachimeninge {f}
pacific {adj} /pəˈsɪfɪk/ (calm, peaceful)  :: pacifico {m}
Pacific Ocean {prop} (the world's largest body of water)  :: Oceano Pacifico {m}
pacifier {n} (for a baby)  :: ciuccio {m}, ciucciotto {m}, succhiotto {m}, tettarella {f}
pacifier {n} (one who pacifies)  :: pacificatore, paciere {m}
pacifism {n} (doctrine that disputes should be settled without violence)  :: pacifismo {m}
pacifist {n} (one who avoids violence)  :: pacifista
pacifist {n} (one who loves, supports, or favours peace)  :: pacifista
pacifist {n} (one who opposes violence and is anti-war)  :: pacifista
pacify {v} /ˈpæsɪfaɪ/ (bring peace, ending fighting)  :: pacificare
pack {n} (full set of playing cards)  :: mazzo {m}
pack {n} (number of hounds or dogs)  :: muta {f}
pack {n} /pæk/ (bundle to be carried)  :: basto {m}, soma {f}, carico {m}
pack {v} (to make a pack)  :: impacchettare
package {n} (male genitalia)  :: pacco {m}
package {n} (package holiday)  :: pacchetto {m}
package {n} /ˈpækɪdʒ/ (something which is packed)  :: pacco {m}
package {n} (something consisting of components)  :: pacchetto {m}
package {n} (something resembling a package)  :: pacco {m}
packaged {adj} (that has been packaged prior to being sold)  :: confezionato
package store {n} (liquor store) SEE: liquor store  ::
packaging {n} (the materials used to pack something)  :: imballaggio {m}
pack animal {n} (animal used to carry heavy items) SEE: beast of burden  ::
packet {n} /ˈpakɪt/ (small pack)  :: pacchetto {m}
pact {n} /pækt/ (an agreement; a league; a compact; a covenant)  :: patto {m}
pad {n} (block of paper)  :: blocco
pad {n} /pæd/ (soft bag or cushion)  :: cercine {m}, torsello {m}
pad {v} (to stuff) SEE: stuff  ::
Padanian {adj} (pertaining to Padania)  :: padano
Padanian {adj} (supporting Padanian independence)  :: padano
padding {n} /ˈpædɪŋ/ (Soft filling material used in cushions etc.)  :: imbottitura {f}
paddle {n} (double-bladed oar used for kayaking)  :: pagaia {f}
paddle {n}  :: pala {f}
paddle {n} (two-handed, single-bladed oar)  :: pagaia {f}
paddle {v} (toddle) SEE: toddle  ::
paddle wheel {n} (wheel fitted with paddles)  :: ruota a pale {f}
paddy {n} /ˈpædi/ (rice unmilled)  :: risone {m}
paddy {n} (wet land where rice grows)  :: risaia {m}
paddy field {n} (field where rice is grown)  :: risaia {f}
p-adic number {n}  :: numero p-adico {m}
Padishah {n} /ˈpɑːdɪʃɑː/ (Padishah)  :: padiscià {m}
padlock {n} (type of lock)  :: lucchetto {m}
Padua {prop} (city)  :: Padova {f}
Padua {prop} (province)  :: Padova {f}
paediatry {n} /piːˈdaɪətɹi/ (paediatry) SEE: pediatrics  ::
pagan {n} /ˈpeɪɡən/ (person not adhering to any major or recognized religion)  :: pagano {m}
paganism {n} /ˈpeɪɡənɪzm̩/ (local religions practiced before the introduction of Christianity)  :: paganesimo {m}
page {n} (boy child) SEE: boy  ::
page {n} (Internet: web page) SEE: web page  ::
page {n} /peɪdʒ/ (one side of a leaf of a book)  :: pagina {f}
pageant {n} (beauty pageant) SEE: beauty pageant  ::
pageant {n} /ˈpædʒɨnt̚/ (public display)  :: parata {f}, mostra {f}, esposizione {f}, esibizione {f}, spettacolo pubblico {m}
pageant {n} (spectacular ceremony)  :: cerimonia {f}
pageantry {n} /ˈpædʒəntɹi/ (A colourful show or display)  :: esibizione {f}
pager {n} (device)  :: Cercapersone {m}
pagoda {n} /pəˈɡoʊ.də/ (a tiered tower with multiple eaves)  :: pagoda {f}
Paibian {prop} (subdivision of the Cambrian period)  :: Paibiano
pail {n} /peɪl/ (bucket) SEE: bucket  ::
paillard {n} (a slice of meat pounded thin and grilled)  :: paillard {m}
pain {n} (annoying person or thing)  :: rompicoglioni {m}
pain {n} /peɪn/ (ache or bodily suffering)  :: dolore {m}
pain {n} (suffering as punishment)  :: pena {f}
pain {v} (to render uneasy in mind, to grieve)  :: addolorare, affliggere
painful {adj} /ˈpeɪn.fəl/ (suffering with pain)  :: doloroso
painfully {adv} /ˈpeɪnfəli/ (in a painful manner)  :: dolorosamente
pain in the arse {n} (pain in the ass) SEE: pain in the ass  ::
pain in the ass {n} (something that causes discomfort)  :: seccatura, rompicoglioni {m}, scocciatore {m}, palo in culo {m} [pole in the ass], rompipalle, seccatore {m}
pain in the butt {n} (nuisance) SEE: pain in the ass  ::
pain in the neck {n} (that which is annoying) SEE: pain in the ass  ::
painkiller {n} (a drug that numbs the pain in the body)  :: antidolorifico {m}, analgesico {m}
painstaking {adj} /ˈpeɪnˌsteɪkɪŋ/ (careful attentive; diligent)  :: scrupoloso, minuzioso
paint {n} /peɪnt/ (substance)  :: vernice {f} [housepaint], colore {m}, pittura {f} [regional]
paint {v} (apply in the manner of paint)  :: verniciare
paint {v} (apply paint to)  :: verniciare [window, etc], dipingere [house]
paint {v} (practise the art of painting pictures)  :: dipingere
paintbrush {n} /ˈpeɪntˌbɹʌʃ/ (thin brush)  :: pennello {m}
painted bunting {n} (Smith's longspur) SEE: Smith's longspur  ::
painted dog {n} (Lycaon pictus) SEE: African hunting dog  ::
painted hunting dog {n} (Lycaon pictus) SEE: African hunting dog  ::
painted wolf {n} (Lycaon pictus) SEE: African hunting dog  ::
painter {n} (laborer)  :: verniciatore {m}, imbianchino {m} [house painter], pittore {m} [house painter]
painter {n} /ˈpeɪntɚ/ (artist)  :: pittore {m}, pittrice {f}
painter {n} (rope)  :: barbetta {f}, cima da ormeggio {f}, cima da rimorchio {f}
painting {n} (artistic application of paint)  :: dipinto {m}
painting {n} /ˈpeɪn.tɪŋ/ (an illustration or artwork using paint)  :: dipinto {m}, pittura {f}, quadro {m}
painting {n} (the action of applying paint)  :: verniciatura {f}, pittura {f}
paint shop {n} (part of a factory)  :: verniceria {f}
pair {n} /peə(r)/ (two similar or identical things)  :: paio {m}
pair {n} (two people in some relationship)  :: paio {m}
pair of compasses {n} (tool used to draw circles)  :: compasso
pair of eyeglasses {n} (a pair of lenses set in a frame)  :: occhiali {m-p}
pair of glasses {n} (a pair of lenses set in a frame)  :: occhiali {m-p}
pair of specs {n} (a pair of lenses set in a frame)  :: occhiali {m-p}
pair of spectacles {n} (a pair of lenses set in a frame)  :: occhiali {m-p}
pairwise {adj} (occurring in pairs)  :: due a due, coppia a coppia
pajamas {n} /pəˈdʒɑ.məz/ (clothes for wearing to bed and sleeping in)  :: pigiama {m}
Pakistan {prop} /ˈpækɪsˌtæn/ (country in South Asia)  :: Pakistan {m}
Pakistani {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Pakistan, or its people)  :: pachistano {m}, pachistana {f}, pakistano {m}, pakistana {f}
Pakistani {n} (A person from Pakistan or of Pakistani descent)  :: pachistano {m}, pachistana {f}, pakistano {m}, pakistana {f}
palace {n} /ˈpæləs/ (large, lavish residence)  :: palazzo {m}
paladin {n} /ˈpælədɨn/ (heroic champion)  :: paladino {m}, paladina {f}
palaeoclimatology {n} (science)  :: paleoclimatologia {f}
Palaic {prop} /pəˈleɪɪk/ (Indo-European language)  :: lingua palaica {f}
palanquin {n} /ˌpæləŋˈkiːn/ (a covered type of litter)  :: portantina {f}, palanchino {m}
palatable {adj} /ˈpæl.ə.tə.bəl/ (tolerable, acceptable)  :: accettabile
palate {n} /ˈpælɪt/ (roof of the mouth)  :: palato {m}
Palatine {prop} (hill of Rome)  :: Palatino
Palau {prop} /pəˈlaʊ/ (Republic of Palau)  :: Palau
palaver {n} /pəˈlɑː.və(ɹ)/ (unnecessary talk, fuss)  :: storie {f-p}
Pala'wan {n} (inhabitant of the Palawan island) SEE: Palawan  ::
Palawano {n} (inhabitant of the Palawan island) SEE: Palawan  ::
Palaweño {n} (inhabitant of the Palawan island) SEE: Palawan  ::
pale {adj} /peɪl/ (light in color)  :: pallido
pale {n} (heraldry: vertical band)  :: palo
pale {n} (wooden stake)  :: palo {m}
pale {v} (to become pale)  :: impallidire, sbiancare
palea {n} /ˈpælɪə/ (zoology: pendulous process of the skin on the throat of a bird) SEE: dewlap  ::
paleanthropology {n} (study of ancient human remains) SEE: paleoanthropology  ::
paleface {n} (a white person of European descent, in the context of American Indians)  :: viso pallido {m}
paleness {n} (condition or degree of being pale or of lacking color)  :: pallore {m}, pallidità {f}
paleochristian {adj} (relating to the early Christian church)  :: paleocristiano
paleoclimatologist {n} (specialist in paleoclimatology)  :: paleoclimatologo {m}
paleoclimatology {n} (palaeoclimatology) SEE: palaeoclimatology  ::
paleoecology {n} (reconstructing the ecosystems of the past)  :: paleoecologia {f}
paleographic {adj} (of or pertaining to paleography)  :: paleografico
Paleolithic {n} /ˈpæl.ɪi.oʊˌlɪθ.ɪk/ (Old Stone Age)  :: paleolitico {m}
paleologism {n} (phrase that was coined in the past and now obsolete)  :: paleologismo {m}
paleontological {adj} (of or pertaining to paleontology)  :: paleontologico
paleontologist {n} (one who studies paleontology)  :: paleontologo {m}, paleontologa {f}
paleontology {n} (study of prehistoric forms of life)  :: paleontologia {f}
Paleozoic {adj}  :: paleozoico
Paleozoic {prop} (Paleozoic era)  :: paleozoico {m}
Palermo {prop} (city)  :: Palermo {f}
Palermo {prop} (province)  :: Palermo {f}
Palestine {prop} (historical: former British entity)  :: Palestina
Palestine {prop} /pæləstaɪn/ (geographic region)  :: Palestina
Palestine {prop} (West Bank and Gaza Strip collectively)  :: Palestina
paletot {n} /ˈpalɪtəʊ/ (A loose outer jacket, overcoat)  :: paltò {m}
palette {n} /ˈpælɪt/ (board)  :: tavolozza {f}
palette {n} (range of colors)  :: tavolozza {f}, gamma di colori {f}
palette knife {n} (knife used in painting)  :: mestichino {m}, spatola {f}
palimpsest {n} /ˈpælɪmpsɛst/ (manuscript scraped clean for reuse)  :: palinsesto {m}
palindrome {n} /ˈpælɪndroʊm/ (a sequence of units that reads the same forwards as backwards)  :: palindromo {m}
palingenesis {n} /ˌpælɪnˈdʒɛnəsəs/ (rebirth) SEE: rebirth  ::
palingenesis {n} (regeneration) SEE: regeneration  ::
palinspastic {adj} /pælɪnˈspæstɪk/ (showing previous locations of geological features)  :: palinspastico
Palio di Siena {prop} (horse race in Siena)  :: Palio delle Contrade
pall {n} (heraldry)  :: pergola {f}
pall {n} /pɔl/ (cloth laid over coffin)  :: sudario {m}, drappo funerario, drappo {m}
palladium {n} (chemical element)  :: palladio {m}
Pallas {prop}  :: Pallade
pallet truck {n} (manually operated device for lifting and moving pallets) SEE: pallet jack  ::
palliative {adj} /ˈpalɪətɪv/ (reducing progression and relieving symptoms)  :: palliativo
pallidity {n} (state of being) SEE: pallor  ::
pallor {n} (paleness; want of color; pallidity)  :: pallore, pallidità {f}
palm {n} (inner, concave part of hand)  :: palmo {m}
palm {n} /pɑm/ (palm tree) SEE: palm tree  ::
palmatifid {adj} (leaf type)  :: palmatifido
palmatisect {adj} (leaf type)  :: palmatosetto
palm cabbage {n} (heart of palm) SEE: heart of palm  ::
palmic acid {n} (ricinoleic acid) SEE: ricinoleic acid  ::
palminerved {adj} (venation arrangement)  :: palminervio
palmist {n} (a fortuneteller who uses palmistry)  :: chiromante {m} {f}, chirologo {m}
palmistry {n} (telling fortunes from the lines on the palms of the hand)  :: chirognomia {f}, chirologia {f}, chiromanzia {f}, chiroscopia {f}
palm off {v} (to sell or dispose of something with the intent to deceive)  :: sbolognare
Palm Sunday {n} (Sunday before Easter)  :: Domenica delle Palme {f}
palm syrup {n} (syrup made from sap of a palm tree)  :: miele di palma {m}, sciroppo di palma {m}
palm thief {n} (coconut crab) SEE: coconut crab  ::
palm tree {n} (tropical tree)  :: palma {f}
Palmyra {prop} /pælˈmaɪrə/ (city)  :: Palmira {f}
palpable {adj} (obvious)  :: evidente
palpable {adj} /ˈpælpəbəl/ (capable of being touched)  :: palpabile
palsy {n} /ˈpɔːlzi/ (complete or partial muscle paralysis of a body part)  :: paralisi {f}
paltry {adj} /ˈpɔːltɹi/ (trashy, trivial, of little value)  :: ridicolo {m}, insignificante {m}, modesto {m}, irrisorio {m}, insufficiente {m}, miserabile
pamper {v} /ˈpæmpə(ɹ)/ (to treat with excessive care, to indulge)  :: coccolare
pamphlet {n} /ˈpæɱflɪt/ (booklet) SEE: booklet  ::
pan {n} (contents of a pan)  :: padellata {f}
pan {n} (cylindrical receptacle with one long handle)  :: casseruola {f}
pan {n} (loaf of bread)  :: fetta di pane, fetta {f}
pan {n} /pæn/ (flat vessel used for cooking, see also: frying pan)  :: padella {f}, tegame {m}
pan {n} (slang: face)  :: muso {m}
pan {n} (wide receptacle used in gold washing)  :: batea {f}
pan {v} (to criticise severely)  :: stroncare
Pan {prop} (Greek god of nature)  :: Pan {m}
Panama {n} (Panama hat) SEE: Panama hat  ::
Panama {prop} /ˈpæn.ə.mɑː/ (Country)  :: Panama {f}
Panama Canal {prop} (Canal)  :: Canale di Panamá {m}
Pan-American {adj} (covering or representing all of the Americas)  :: panamericano
Pan-Americanism {n} (belief in the benefit of Pan-American organization)  :: panamericanismo {m}
pan-Arabism {n} /panˈaɹəbɪz(ə)m/ (movement)  :: panarabismo {m}
Panathenaea {prop} (A festival in ancient Greece)  :: Panatenee {f-p}
panbabylonism {n}  :: panbabilonismo {m}
pancake {n} /ˈpæn.keɪk/ (thin batter cake)  :: frittella {f}, crespolino {m}, crespella {f}
Pancake Day {prop} (Shrove Tuesday) SEE: Shrove Tuesday  ::
Pancake Tuesday {prop} (Shrove Tuesday) SEE: Shrove Tuesday  ::
Panchen Lama {n} (second-highest ranking lama of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism)  :: Panchen Lama
pancreas {n} /ˈpæŋkɹɪəs/ (gland near the stomach)  :: pancreas {m}
pancreatic {adj} (of or pertaining to the pancreas)  :: pancreatico
pancreatic cancer {n} (malignant neoplasm of the pancreas)  :: cancro de pancreas {m}
pancreatitis {n} (inflammation of the pancreas)  :: pancreatite {f}
pancytopenia {n} (form of anemia)  :: pancitopenia {f}
panda {n} /ˈpændə/ (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)  :: panda {m}
panda {n} (police car) SEE: police car  ::
panda {n} (red panda) SEE: red panda  ::
panda bear {n} (panda) SEE: panda  ::
pandeiro {n}  :: pandeiro {m}
pandeism {n} (omnitheism) SEE: omnitheism  ::
pandeism {n} /pænˈdeɪˈĭzˈəm/ (belief combining elements of pantheism and deism)  :: pandeismo {m}
pandemic {adj} (epidemic)  :: pandemico
pandemic {n} (pandemic disease)  :: pandemia {f}
pandemonism {n}  :: pandemonismo
pander {n} /ˈpændɚ/ (translations to be checked)  :: ruffiano, mezzano
pander {v}  :: compiacere, assecondare, fare da mezzano, fare il magnaccia
pandiculation {n} (stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities as when fatigued and drowsy)  :: stendersi
pandora {n} (Pagellus erythrinus)  :: pagello {m}
Pandora {prop} /ˌpænˈdɔɹə/ (Character in Greek mythology)  :: Pandora {f}
Pandora's box {n} (A source of unforeseen trouble.)  :: vaso di Pandora {m}
pane {n} /peɪn/ (individual sheet of glass) SEE: window pane  ::
panegyric {n} /ˌpænəˈd͡ʒɪrɪk/ (praising speech or opus)  :: panegirico {m}
panel {n} /ˈpænəl/ (rectangular section of a surface)  :: pannello {m}
panel {n}  :: pannello {m} , giuria {f}
panel {n} (single frame in a comic strip)  :: vignetta {f}
panentheism {n}  :: panenteismo {m}
panettone {n} (brioche with candied fruit)  :: panettone {m}
Pan-European {adj} (for most or all of Europe)  :: paneuropeo
pan flute {n} (panpipes) SEE: panpipes  ::
Pangaea {prop} /pænˈdʒiːə/ (supercontinent prior to Triassic)  :: Pangea {f}
pangolin {n} (mammal)  :: pangolino {m}
pangram {n} /ˈpæn.ɡɹæm/ (a sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet)  :: pangramma
Panhellenic {adj}  :: panellenico
panic {n} /ˈpænɪk/ (overpowering fright)  :: panico {m}
panic attack {n} (sudden period of intense anxiety)  :: attacco di panico {m}
panmixis {n} (panmixia) SEE: panmixia  ::
panmixus {n} (panmixia) SEE: panmixia  ::
pannier {n} /ˈpæn.i.ɚ/ (large basket or bag fastened to the back of a bicycle or pack animal)  :: bisaccia {f}
Pannonia {prop} (province of the Roman Empire)  :: Pannonia {f}
panoply {n} /ˈpæ.nə.ˌpliː/  :: panoplia {f}
pan pipes {n} (panpipes) SEE: panpipes  ::
panpipes {n} (musical instrument)  :: flauto di Pan {m}
panpsychism {n} /panˈsʌɪkɪz(ə)m/ (the doctrine that all matter has a mental aspect)  :: panpsichismo {m}
pansexuality {n} /ˌpænsɛkʃuˈælɪti/ (sexual orientation)  :: pansessualità {f}
pansy {n} (plant)  :: pansé
pant {n} (a pair of pants) SEE: pants  ::
pant {n} (a violent palpitation of the heart)  :: palpito {m}, pulsazione {f}, tachicardia {f}, batticuore {m}, palpitazione {f}, cardiopalmo
pant {n} /pænt/ (a quick breathing)  :: ansito {m}, anelito {m}, palpito {m}, respiro affannoso {m}, fiatone {m}
pant {v} (intransitive: long eagerly)  :: struggersi
pant {v} (long for (something); be eager for (something))  :: desiderare, anelare, aspirare, bramare
pant {v} (of the heart, to beat with unnatural violence)  :: palpitare, pulsare
pant {v} (sigh; flutter; languish)  :: adulare, blandire, sospirare
pant {v} (to breathe quickly or in a labored manner)  :: ansare, ansimare, boccheggiare
pantheism {n} /ˈpæn.θi.ɪz.əm/ (belief that the universe is divine)  :: panteismo {m}
pantheistical {adj} (pantheistic) SEE: pantheistic  ::
panther {n} /ˈpænθɚ/ (big cat with black fur)  :: pantera nera {f}
panties {n} (short underpants for women or girls)  :: mutandine {f-p}
pant leg {n} (either of the legs of a pair of pants)  :: braca {f}
pantograph {n} /ˈpantəɡɹɑːf/ (mechanical drawing aid)  :: pantografo {m}
pantograph {n} (rail transport: Device that collects electric current from overhead lines)  :: pantografo {m}
pantry {n} /ˈpæntɹi/ (storage room)  :: dispensa {f}
pants {n} /pænts/ (garment covering the body from the waist downwards)  :: calzoni {f-p}, pantaloni {m-p}, brache {f-p}
pants {n} (undergarment covering the genitals)  :: [for men and women] mutande {f-p}, slip {m}, [for women] mutandine {f-p}
pants {v} (pull someone’s pants down)  :: smutandare
panty {n} (panties) SEE: panties  ::
pantyliner {n} (pad worn inside underwear)  :: proteggislip {m}
pap {n} /pæp/ (soft food)  :: pappa {f}
pap {n} (porridge) SEE: porridge  ::
papa {n} /pəˈpɑː/ (Father (familiar, conversational)) SEE: dad  ::
papa {n} (the letter "P")  :: Padova
papabile {adj} (among those likely to be elected pope)  :: papabile
papabile {n} (a papabile cardinal)  :: papabile {m}
papacy {n} (the office)  :: papato {m}
papacy {n} (the period)  :: pontificato {m}
papal {adj} /ˈpeɪpəl/ (related to the pope or papacy)  :: papale
Papal States {prop} (state)  :: Stato Pontificio {m}
paparazzi {n} /ˌpɑpɑˈɹɑtsi/ (freelance photographers who sell photographs of celebrities to the media)  :: paparazzo {m}, paparazza {f}, paparazzi {m-p}, paparazze {f-p}
paparazzo {n} /ˌpɑpɑˈɹɑtsoʊ/ (freelance photographer of celebrities)  :: paparazzo {m}
papaverine {n} (pharmaceutical drug)  :: papaverina {f}
papaya {n} /pəˈpaɪə/ (fruit)  :: papaia {f}
paper {adj} (made of paper)  :: di carta, cartaceo
paper {n} (academic paper)  :: articolo {m}, pubblicazione {f}, saggio {m}, studio {m}, ricerca {f}
paper {n} (newspaper) SEE: newspaper  ::
paper {n} /ˈpeɪpɚ/ (material for writing on)  :: carta {f}
paper {n} (wallpaper) SEE: wallpaper  ::
paper {n} (wrapping paper) SEE: wrapping paper  ::
paper {v} (to document) SEE: document  ::
paper aeroplane {n} (toy aeroplane made by folding up a sheet of paper)  :: aeroplanino di carta {m}
paper airplane {n} (paper aeroplane) SEE: paper aeroplane  ::
paperboard {n} (thick paper)  :: cartoncino {m}
paperboy {n} (male who delivers newspapers)  :: ragazzo dei giornali {m}, strillone {m}
paper clip {n} (paper clip)  :: clip {m}, graffetta {f}
paper cup {n} (disposable cup)  :: bicchiere di carta {m}
papercutting {n} (jianzhi) SEE: jianzhi  ::
paperknife {n} (a knife for cutting paper or opening envelopes)  :: tagliacarte {m}
paper money {n} (banknotes)  :: biglietto
paper-pusher {n} (clerk or bureaucrat)  :: passacarte {m} {f}
paper tiger {n} (paper tiger)  :: tigre di carta {f}
paper towel {n} (sheet of absorbent paper)  :: carta assorbente {f}, scottex {m}
paperweight {n} (any object for this purpose)  :: fermacarte {m}
paperweight {n} (small, decorative, somewhat weighty object)  :: fermacarte {m}
papess {n} (female pope)  :: papessa {f}
Paphos {prop} (city in Cyprus)  :: Pafo
Papiamento {prop} (creole language)  :: papiamento {m}
papier-mâché {n} (paper mixed with glue to create a sculptural object)  :: cartapesta
papilla {n} (anatomical structure)  :: papilla {f}
papillose {adj} (resembling papillae)  :: papilloso
pappus {n}  :: pappo {m}
paprika {n} /pəˈpɹiːkə/ (spice)  :: paprika {f}, paprica {f}
Pap smear {n} (gynaecology: screening test)  :: striscio {m}
Papua New Guinea {prop} /ˈpæ.pu.ə ˌnu ˈɡɪ.ni/ (country in Oceania)  :: Papua Nuova Guinea
papyriform {adj} (having the form of, or decorated with papyrus flowers)  :: papiriforme
papyrus {n} (material made from this plant)  :: papiro {m}
papyrus {n} /pəˈpaɪɹəs/ (plant in the sedge family)  :: papiro {m}
papyrus {n} (scroll or document written on this material)  :: papiro {m}
parabasis {n} (part of an Ancient Greek comedy in which the actors leave the stage and the chorus addresses the audience directly)  :: parabasi {f}
parable {n} /ˈpæɹ.ə.bəl/ (short story illustrating a lesson)  :: parabola {f}
parabola {n} /pəˈræbələ/ (a conic section)  :: parabola {f}
parabolically {adv} (in a parabolic manner)  :: parabolicamente
parabolically {adv} (in the form of a parabola)  :: parabolicamente
Paracelsus {prop} /ˌpærəˈsɛlsəs/ (Swiss Renaissance scientist and alchemist)  :: Paracelso {m}
paracetamol {n} (acetaminophen) SEE: acetaminophen  ::
parachromatism {n} (partial colour blindness)  :: paracromatismo {m}
parachute {n} /ˈpærəʃuːt/ (a device designed to control the fall of an object)  :: paracadute {m}
parachutist {n} (parachute user)  :: paracadutista {m} {f}
paracletic {adj}  :: paracletico
parade {n} /pəˈɹeɪd/ (organized procession)  :: parata {f}, sfilata
paradigm {n} (conceptual framework)  :: paradigma {m}
paradigm {n} (linguistics: all forms which contain a common element)  :: paradigma
paradigm {n} /ˈpæɹ.ə.daɪm/ (example serving as a model or pattern)  :: paradigma {m}
paradigm {n} (philosophy consisting of ‘top-bottom’ ideas)  :: paradigma {m}
paradigm {n} (way of viewing reality)  :: paradigma {m}
paradigm shift {n} (change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new one, necessitated by scientific discoveries)  :: cambiamento di paradigma {m}, mutamento di paradigma {m}
paradisaical {adj} (paradisaic) SEE: paradisaic  ::
paradise {n} /ˈpærədaɪs/ (heaven)  :: paradiso {m}
paradise {n}  :: paradiso {m}
Paradise {prop} /ˈpærədaɪs/ (Heaven)  :: Paradiso {m}
Paradise {prop} (the Garden of Eden)  :: Paradiso terrestre {m}
paradox {n} /ˈpæɹədɑks/ (an apparent contradiction which is nonetheless true )  :: paradosso {m}
paradoxical {adj} /ˌpɛrəˈdɑːksɪkəl/ (having self-contradicting properties)  :: paradossale {m}, assurdo {m}
paradoxically {adv} (in a paradoxical manner)  :: paradossalmente
paraffin {n} (alkane hydrocarbon)  :: paraffina {f}
paraffin {n} (paraffin wax) SEE: paraffin wax  ::
paraffin {n} /ˈpɛɹ.ə.fɪn/ (kerosene) SEE: kerosene  ::
paraffin {v} (treat with paraffin)  :: paraffinare
paraffinic {adj} (relating to paraffin)  :: paraffinico
paraglider {n} (one who paraglides)  :: parapendio
paragliding {n} /ˈpærəɡlaɪdɪŋ/ (the sport of gliding with a paraglider)  :: parapendio {m}
paragon {n} (20-point type)  :: paragone, ascendonica
paragon {n} (comparison; competition)  :: paragone {m}
paragon {n} /ˈpærəɡən/ (companion)  :: paragone {m}
paragon {v} (to compare)  :: paragonare
paragon {v} (to compare with)  :: paragonare
paragraph {n} /ˈpæɹəɡɹæf/ (passage in text)  :: paragrafo {m}
paragraph {v} (sort text into paragraphs)  :: paragrafare
paragraphemic {adj}  :: paragrafematico
Paraguay {prop} /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/ (country in South America)  :: Paraguay {m}
parakeet {n} /ˈpaɹəkiːt/ (various species of small parrots)  :: cocorita {f}, pappagallino
paralinguistics {n} /ˌpæɹəlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/ (paralinguistics)  :: paralinguistica
parallactic {adj} (pertaining to parallax)  :: parallattico
parallax {n}  :: parallasse {f}
parallel {adj} /ˈpæɹəlɛl/ (equally distant from one another at all points)  :: parallelo
parallel {adv} (with a parallel relationship)  :: parallelamente
parallelepiped {n} /ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪd/ (solid figure)  :: parallelepipedo {m}
parallelinerved {adj} (venation arrangement)  ::  ; parallelinervio
parallelogram {n} /ˌpæ.ɹə.ˈlɛl.ə.ˌɡɹæm/ (convex quadrilateral in which each pair of opposite edges are parallel and of equal length)  :: parallelogramma {m}
paralogous {adj} (having a similar structure)  :: paralogo
Paralympics {prop} (Paralympic Games) SEE: Paralympic Games  ::
paralyse {v} (paralyse) SEE: paralyze  ::
paralysis {n} (loss of muscle control)  :: paralisi
paramagnetic {adj} (exhibiting paramagnetism)  :: paramagnetico
paramagnetism {n} /ˌpæ.rə.ˈmæɡ.nə.tɪ.zəm/ (tendency of dipoles)  :: paramagnetismo {m}
paramecium {n} /parəˈmiːsɪəm/ (organism)  :: paramecio {m}
paramedic {n} (individual trained to stabilize people outside of hospital)  :: paramedico {m}
parameter {n} /pəˈɹæm.ɪ.tə/ (variable kept constant during an experiment, calculation or similar)  :: parametro {m}
parameterization {n} (representation of physical effects)  :: parametrizzazione {f}
parametric {adj} (of, relating to, or defined using parameters)  :: parametrico
paramour {n} /ˈpæɹəmɔɹ/ (illicit lover)  :: amante {m} {f}
paranasal sinus {n} (one of of air-filled spaces, or sinuses)  :: seno paranasale {m}
paraneoplastic {adj} (associated with a tumor)  :: paraneoplastico
paranoia {n} (Extreme, irrational distrust of others)  :: paranoia {f}
paranoia {n} /ˌpæ.rəˈnɔɪ.ə/ (A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution)  :: paranoia {f}
paranoiac {n} (somebody who has paranoia) SEE: paranoid  ::
paranoid {adj} (Exhibiting extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others)  :: paranoico {m}, paranoide {m} {f}
paranoid {adj} /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ˌnɔɪd/ (Of, related to, or suffering from paranoia)  :: paranoico {m}, paranoide {m} {f}
paranoid {n} (someone suffering from paranoia)  :: paranoico {m}, paranoide {m} {f}
paranormal {adj} (can not be explained by scientific methods)  :: paranormale
paranormal {adj} (supernatural)  :: paranormale
parapet {n} /ˈpæɹ.ə.pɪt/ (a low retaining wall)  :: parapetto {m}, ringhiera {f}, spalletta {f}, balaustra {f}
paraphernal {adj} (legal)  :: parafernale
paraphimosis {n} (foresking trapped behind the glans)  :: parafimosi
paraphrase {v} (to compose a paraphrase)  :: parafrasare
paraplegia {n} (paralysed condition)  :: paraplegia
parapsychological {adj} (of or pertaining to parapsychology)  :: parapsicologico {m}
parapsychology {n} /ˌpɛrəˌsaɪˈkɑlədʒi/ (study of that which cannot yet be explained)  :: parapsicologia {f}, metapsichica {f}
parasite {n} ((generally undesirable) living organism that exists by stealing resources from another living organism)  :: parassita {m}
parasite {n} /ˈpæɹəˌsaɪt/ (useless person who always relies on other people's work and gives nothing back)  :: parassita {m}
parasitical {adj} (parasitic) SEE: parasitic  ::
parasitise {v} (parasitize) SEE: parasitize  ::
parasitism {n} (interaction between two organisms)  :: parassitismo {m}
parasitoid {n} (organism that is parasitic during part of its life cycle)  :: parassitoide {m}
parasitology {n} (study of parasites)  :: parassitologia {f}
parasitosis {n} (disease)  :: parassitosi {f}
parasol {n} (umbrella used as protection from the sun)  :: parasole {m}
parasynthetic {adj} (formed by multiple changes)  :: parasintetico
parataxis {n} /paɹəˈtaksɪs/ (in grammar)  :: paratassi {f}
paratrooper {n} (soldier that parachutes from aircraft)  :: paracadutista {m} {f}
paravane {n} (device for cutting the moorings of mines)  :: paramine {m}
parcel {n} (division of land bought and sold as a unit)  :: lotto, parcella {f}
parcel {n} /ˈpʰɑɹ.səɫ]/ (package wrapped for shipment)  :: pacchetto {m}
parcel {v} (to wrap into a package)  :: impacchettare
parched {adj} (dry)  :: seccato {m}, prosciugato {m}
parched {adj} (thirsty)  :: assetato {m}, assetata {f}
parchment {n} (document)  :: pergamena {f}
parchment {n} (material)  :: pergamena {f}
pardon {interj} /ˈpɑɹdn̩/ (interjection, request to repeat)  :: come
pardon me {phrase} (sorry, as an apology)  :: scusami
pardon my French {v} (please excuse my swearing or bad language (idiomatic))  :: scusate il francesismo
pareidolia {n} /pɛɹ.aɪˈdoʊ.li.ə/ (tendency to interpret vague stimuli as something familiar)  :: pareidolia {f}
paremiology {n} (the study of proverbs)  :: paremiologia {f}
parenchyma {n} /pəˈrɛŋkɨmə/ (functional part of an organ, as opposed to supporting tissue)  :: parenchima {m}
parent {n}  :: genitore
parent {n} (parent company) SEE: parent company  ::
parent {n} /ˈpɛəɹənt/ (person from whom one is descended)  :: genitore {m}, genitrice {f}
parental {adj} (relating to parent)  :: parentale
parenthesis {n} /pəˈrɛnθəsɪs/  :: parentesi {f} (plural parentesi)
parenthesise {v} /pəˈɹɛnθ.ə.saɪz/ (parenthesise) SEE: parenthesize  ::
parenthetically {adv} /ˈpæɹənˌθɛtɪkli/ (incidentally)  :: tra parentesi, tra l'altro
parents {n} /ˈpɛɹənts/ (one's mother and father)  :: genitori {m-p}
paresthesia {n} (sensation of burning, prickling, itching, or tingling of the skin with no obvious cause)  :: parestesia {f}
paresthesis {n} (paresthesia) SEE: paresthesia  ::
pariah {n} /pəˈraɪə/ (an outcast)  :: paria, emarginato {m}, reietto {m}
Parioli {prop} (neighborhood)  :: Parioli
paripinnate {adj} (pinnate with a pair of leaflets)  :: paripennato
Paris {prop} /ˈpæ.ɹɪs/ (capital of France)  :: Parigi {f}
Paris {prop} /ˈpæɹ.ɪs/ (Trojan prince)  :: Paride {m}
parish {n} (civil subdivision of a county)  :: comune {m}
parish {n} (members of the parish)  :: parrocchiani {m-p}
parish {n} /ˈpæɹɪʃ/ (part of a diocese)  :: parrocchia {f}
Parisian {adj} (of Paris)  :: parigino
Parisian {n} /pəˈɹiʒən/ (someone from Paris)  :: parigino {m}, parigina {f}
Paris syndrome {n} (psychological disorder)  :: sindrome di Parisi {f}
parisyllabic {adj} (having the same number of syllables)  :: parisillabo
park {n} /pɑɹk]/ (ground for recreation)  :: parco {m}
park {v} (bring to a halt)  :: sostare, parcheggiare
Parkes process {n} (process for removing silver from lead)  :: zincaggio {m}
parking brake {n} (brake intended for keeping a vehicle stationary without constant operator attention)  :: freno di parcheggio
parking disc {n} (device placed inside a parked vehicle)  :: disco orario {m}
parking lot {n} (open area, generally paved, where automobiles may be left when not in use)  :: posteggio {m}, parcheggio {m}
parking space {n} (a space in which to park a car or other vehicle)  :: parcheggio {m}, posteggio {m}
Parkinson's disease {n} (Parkinson's disease)  :: malattia del Parkinson
parlance {n} /ˈpɑɹ.ləns/ (A certain way of speaking (or using words))  :: parlata
parliament {n} /ˈpɑɹləmənt/ (an elected or appointed political institution)  :: parlamento {m}
Parma {prop} (city)  :: Parma {f}
Parma {prop} (province)  :: Parma
parmesan {n} /ˈpɑɹ.məˌzɑn/ (hard, full-fat Italian cheese from Parma)  :: parmigiano {m}
Parmesan {adj} (from Parma)  :: parmense {m}
Parmesan {n} (parmesan) SEE: parmesan  ::
Parmesan {n} (someone from Parma)  :: parmense {m}
parochial {adj} (characterized by an unsophisticated focus on local concerns)  :: provinciale, campanilistico {m}
parochial {adj} /pəˈɹoʊkiəl/ (pertaining to a parish)  :: parrocchiale
parochialism {n} (state of being parochial)  :: campanilismo
parodic {adj} (of, related to, or having characteristics of parody)  :: parodistico, parodico
paroemia {n} (proverb) SEE: proverb  ::
parole officer {n} (probation officer) SEE: probation officer  ::
paronychia {n} (infection under the cuticle)  :: paronichia {f}
Paros {prop} (island in Greece)  :: Paro
parotid {n} (parotid gland) SEE: parotid gland  ::
parotid gland {n} (salivary gland)  :: ghiandola parotide {f}
paroxysm {n} /ˈpæɹ.əkˌsɪz.əm/ (random or sudden outburst)  :: parossismo {m}
paroxysm {n} (sudden recurrence of a disease)  :: acme {f}, parossismo {m}, raptus {m}
paroxytone {n} /pəˈrɒk.sɪˌtəʊn/ (paroxytone)  :: parossitono
paroxytonesis {n} (being paroxytone)  :: parossitonesi {f}
parquet {n} /pɑːɹˈkeɪ/ (the part of a theatre between the orchestra and the parquet circle) SEE: stall  ::
parrot {n} (channel coal) SEE: channel coal  ::
parrot {n} /ˈpæɹət/ (kind of bird)  :: pappagallo {m}
parrot {n} (person who repeats what was said)  :: pappagallo {m}
parrot {n} (puffin) SEE: puffin  ::
parrot {v} (to repeat exactly without showing understanding)  :: ripetere (qualcosa) a pappagallo, ripetere (qualcosa) in modo pappagallesco
parrotfish {n} (tropical marine fish)  :: pesce pappagallo {m}, scaro {m}
parrot's bill {n} (glory pea) SEE: glory pea  ::
parry {n} /ˈpæɹi/ (a defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying)  :: parata {f}, deviazione {f}
parry {v} (avoid, deflect, or ward off)  :: evitare, scansare, sviare, deviare, schivare, parare
parse {v} /pɑɹs/ (linguistcs: to resolve into elements)  :: analizzare
parsec {n} (parallax second)  :: parsec {m}
parsimonious {adj} /pɑr.sɪˈmo͡ʊn.i.əs/ (Exhibiting parsimony)  :: parsimonioso
parsley {n} (herb)  :: prezzemolo {m}
parsnip {n} (the edible root of Pastinaca sativa)  :: pastinaca {f}
parsnip {n} (the plant Pastinaca sativa)  :: pastinaca {f}
parson {n} (protestant minister)  :: pastore {m}
parson {n} /ˈpɑɹsən/ (cleric having full control of a parish)  :: parroco {m}
parson's nose {n} (tail of a cooked fowl)  :: boccone del prete
part {adj} (partial) SEE: partial  ::
part {adv} (partially) SEE: partially  ::
part {n} (hair dividing line )  :: riga {f}
part {n} (position or role )  :: parte {f}, ruolo {m}
part {n} /pɑɹt/ (fraction of a whole )  :: parte {f}
part {n} (section of a document )  :: parte {f}
partake {v} /pɑɹˈteɪk/ (to take part in an activity)  :: partecipare
part and parcel {n} (essential piece)  :: parte integrante {f}
parthenocarpic {adj} (relating to parthenocarpy)  :: partenocarpico
parthenogenesis {n} /ˌpɑɹθənoʊˈd͡ʒɛnəsəs/ (asexual reproduction) SEE: agamogenesis  ::
Parthenon {prop} /ˈpɑːrθənɑːn/ (ancient temple to Athena)  :: Partenone
partial {adj}  :: parziale
partial {adj} /ˈpɑɹʃəl/ (existing in part)  :: parziale
partial differential equation {n} (equation)  :: equazione differenziale alle derivate parziali {f}, equazione alle derivate parziali {f}
partiality {n} (preference)  :: predilezione {f}
participant {n} /pɑːɹˈtɪsəpənt/ (one who participates)  :: partecipante {m} {f}, che partecipa {m}
participate {v} /pɑːˈtɪsɪpeɪt/ (to join in, to take part, to involve oneself)  :: partecipare (to participate in something: - partecipare a qualcosa)
participatory democracy {n} (Political system)  :: democrazia partecipativa {f}
participial {n} (participle) SEE: participle  ::
participle {n} /ˈpɑɹtɪˌsɪpəl/ (verb form)  :: participio {m}
particle {n}  :: [1, 2, 3] particella {f}, briciolo, granello, grano
particle {n} (elementary particle or subatomic particle)  :: particella {f}
particle {n} /ˈpɑɹtɪkəl/ (body with very small size)  :: particola, particella {f}
particle physics {n} (particle physics)  :: fisica delle particelle {f}, fisica delle alte energie {f}
particularity {n}  :: particolarità {f}
partisan {n} /ˈpɑɹ.tɪ.zən/ (member of a body of detached light troops) SEE: guerrilla  ::
partisan {n} (type of spear)  :: partigiana {f}
partition {n} /pɑɹˈtɪʃən/ (section of a hard disk separately formatted)  :: partizione {f}
partition {v} (divide into two or more territories)  :: suddividere
partition {v} (divide something into parts)  :: partizionare
partitive case {n} (case used to indicate that an object is affected only partially by the verb) SEE: partitive  ::
partiture {n} (score (music)) SEE: score  ::
partnership {n} (state of being associated with a partner)  :: partenariato {m}
part of speech {n} (the function a word or phrase performs)  :: parte del discorso {f}
partridge {n} /ˈpɑrtrɪd͡ʒ/ (any bird of the genera Perdix or Alectoris)  :: pernice {f}
partridgeberry {n} (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) SEE: lingonberry  ::
parturition {n} (act of giving birth)  :: parto {m}
party {n} (political group)  :: partito {n}
party {n} /ˈpɑɹ.ti/ (law: particular side in a contract or legal action)  :: parte {f}
party {n} (social gathering)  :: festa {f}, party {m}
party {n} (someone who takes part)  :: partecipante {m} {f}
party {v} (to celebrate at a party)  :: festeggiare
party pooper {n} (one who dampens the fun of a group activity) SEE: spoilsport  ::
par value {n} (face value) SEE: face value  ::
parvenu {adj} /ˈpɑɹ.və.nju/  :: pervenito
parvenue {n} (feminine equivalent of parvenu)  :: pervenuta {s}, pervenute {p}
Pasargadae {prop} (ancient city of Persia)  :: Pasargadae
pascal {n} /pæˈskæl/ (SI unit of pressure and stress)  :: pascal {m}
Pascal {prop} /pæsˈkæl/ (male given name)  :: Pasquale
Pascal's triangle {n} (Pascal's triangle)  :: triangolo di Tartaglia {m}, triangolo di Pascal {m}
Paschal Lamb {n} (heraldry: a lamb depicted with nimbus and bearing a flag)  :: agnello pasquale {m}
Paschal Lamb {n} /ˈpæs.kəl ˈlæm/ (the lamb eaten at Passover)  :: agnello pasquale {m}
pasha {n} /ˈpɑʃə/ (title)  :: pascià
Pashtun {prop} (Pashto) SEE: Pashto  ::
paska {n} (paskha) SEE: paskha  ::
pass {n} (password) SEE: password  ::
pass {v} (go by, over, etc)  :: passare
pass {v} /pæs/ (move or be moved from one place to another)  :: passare
passacaglia {n}  :: passacaglia {f}
passage {n} /ˈpæsɪd͡ʒ/ (passageway)  :: corridoio {m}
passageway {n} (covered walkway)  :: corsia {f}
passenger {n} /ˈpæsənd͡ʒəɹ/ (one who rides or travels in a vehicle)  :: passeggero {m}
passenger pigeon {n} (an extinct bird of the species Ectopistes migratorius)  :: piccione migratore {m}, colomba migratrice {f}
passer-by {n} (a person who is passing by)  :: passante {m}, passanti {m}
pass gas {v} (break wind) SEE: break wind  ::
passion {n} /ˈpʰæʃən]/ (any great emotion)  :: passione {f}
passionary {n} (book)  :: passionario {m}
passionate {adj} /ˈpæʃənɪt/ (fired with intense feeling)  :: appassionato
passion fruit {n} (edible fruit)  :: maracuia {m}
Passionist {n} (member of a Roman Catholic institute with emphasis on the Passion)  :: passionista {m-f}
passivate {v} (to reduce the chemical reactivity of a surface)  :: passivare
passivation {n} (process of a making a material non-reactive)  :: passivazione {f}
passive {adj} (grammar: being in the passive voice)  :: passivo
passive {adj} /ˈpæs.ɪv/ (not active, but acted upon)  :: passivo
passive {adj}  :: passivo
passive {adj} (psychology: being inactive and receptive in a relationship)  :: passivo
passive {n} (passive voice) SEE: passive voice  ::
passively {adv} /ˈpæs.ɪ (in a passive manner; without conscious or self-directed action)  :: passivamente
passiveness {n} (passivity) SEE: passivity  ::
passive voice {n} (grammatical term)  :: forma passiva {f}, passivo {m}
passivity {n} /pæsˈɪvɪti/ (the state of being passive)  :: passività {f}
pass on {v} (To die) SEE: die  ::
pass-out {n} (ticket)  :: contromarca {f}
Passover {prop} (Pesach)  :: pasqua {f}
passport {n} /ˈpæspɔɹt/ (official document)  :: passaporto {m}
pass the buck {v} (transfer responsibility or blame from oneself)  :: fare a scaricabarili
pass through {v} (to surreptitiously penetrate, enter or gain access) SEE: infiltrate  ::
pass through {v} (to transit)  :: trapassare
password {n} (computing: string of characters known only to a user)  :: parola chiave {f}, password {f}
password {n} /ˈpæswɜːɹd/ (word used to gain admittance)  :: parola d'ordine {f}, parola chiave {f}
past {adj} (ago) SEE: ago  ::
past {adj} (grammar: expressing action that has already happened)  :: passato
past {adj} (having already happened; in the past)  :: passato
past {n} ((grammar) past tense)  :: passato {m}
past {n} /pæst/ (period of time that has already happened)  :: passato {m}
pasta {n} /ˈpɑːstə/ (dough)  :: pasta {f}, impasto {m}
paste {n} (an adhesive paste)  :: colla {f}
paste {n} (lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone thereof)  :: strass {m}
paste {n} /peɪst/ (a soft mixture)  :: impasto {m}
paste {n} (soft mixture used in making pastry)  :: pasta {f}
pasteurisation {n} (treatment of perishable food)  :: pastorizzazione {f}
pasteurise {v} (pasteurize) SEE: pasteurize  ::
pasteurize {v} /ˈpæstʃəɹaɪz/ (to heat food in order to kill harmful organisms)  :: uperizzare, pastorizzare
past historic tense {n} (tense)  :: passato remoto {m}
pastor {n} /ˈpæstɚ/ (shepherd) SEE: shepherd  ::
pastoral {n} /ˌpæsˈtɔːɹəl/  :: pastorale {m}
pastoralism {n} (all senses)  :: pastoralismo {m}
past participle {n} (past participle)  :: participio passato {m}
past progressive {n} (past progressive) SEE: past continuous  ::
pastry {n} /ˈpeɪstri/ (food group)  :: pasticceria {f}
pastry shop {n} (pastry shop) SEE: patisserie  ::
past tense {n} (form of language)  :: passato {m}
pasture {n} /ˈpɑːstjə/ (land on which cattle can be kept for feeding)  :: pastura
pasture {v} (graze) SEE: graze  ::
patagium {n} /pætəˈdʒaɪəm/  :: patagio {m}
Patagonia {prop} (geographical region)  :: Patagonia {f}
Patavine {adj} (of or pertaining to ancient Patavium)  :: patavino
patch {n} (a small area, plot of land, or piece of ground)  :: zolla {f}
patch {n} (computing: patch file) SEE: patch file  ::
patch {n} (figuratively: fit) SEE: fit  ::
patch {n} (medicine: cover worn over a damaged eye) SEE: eyepatch  ::
patch {n} /pætʃ/ (piece of cloth used to repair a garment)  :: pezza {f}, toppa {f}
patch {n} (paltry fellow) SEE: fool  ::
patch {n} (piece of black silk stuck to the face)  :: neo finto {m}
patch {n} (small piece of anything used to repair a breach)  :: rattoppo {m}, toppa {f}
patch {n} (small piece of material used to clean a gun barrel)  :: pezza {f}, panno {m}, straccio {m}
patch {v} (mend by sewing on cloth)  :: rammendare, rattoppare
patch {v} (mend with pieces)  :: rattoppare
patch file {n} (patch) SEE: patch  ::
patella {n} (kneecap) SEE: kneecap  ::
patent {n} (patent leather) SEE: patent leather  ::
patent {n} /ˈpeɪtənt/ (declaration issued by a government to an inventor)  :: brevetto {m}
patent leather {n} (glossy leather)  :: copale {m} {f}
patent log {n} (taffrail log) SEE: taffrail log  ::
patently {adv} (in a clear and unambiguous manner)  :: palesemente, chiaramente, evidentemente
paternal {adj} /pəˈtɜː(r)nəl/  :: paterno {m}
paternal aunt {n} (the sister of one's father)  :: zia {f}
paternal grandfather {n} (one's father's father)  :: nonno paterno
paternal grandmother {n} (one's father's mother)  :: nonna paterna {f}
paternal uncle {n} (brother of one's father)  :: zio {m}, zio paterno {m}
paternity {n} (fatherhood) SEE: fatherhood  ::
paternoster {n} (a rosary) SEE: rosary  ::
path {n} (a metaphorical course)  :: cammino {m}
path {n} (a method or direction of proceeding)  :: cammino {m}
path {n} (graph theory: a sequence of vertices from one vertex to another)  :: cammino {m}
path {n} /pæθ/ (a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians)  :: sentiero {m}
pathetic {adj} /pəˈθɛtɪk/ (arousing pity, sympathy, or compassion)  :: patetico {m}, patetica {f}, patetici {m-p}, patetiche {f-p}
pathogen {n} (an organism or substance that causes disease)  :: patogeno {m}, agente patogeno {m}
pathogenesis {n} (pathogenesis)  :: patogenesi
pathogenic {adj} (able to cause disease)  :: patogenico
pathognomonic {adj} (Beyond any doubt diagnostic for a particular disease)  :: patognomonico
pathologic {adj} (pathological)  :: patologico
pathological {adj} (pertaining to pathology)  :: patologico
pathological {adj} (relating to or caused by a physical or mental disorder)  :: patologico
pathologically {adv} (in a pathological manner)  :: patologicamente
pathology {n} (an abnormality)  :: patologia {f}
pathology {n} (the branch of medicine)  :: patologia {f}
pathway {n} (biochemistry: sequence of biochemical compounds)  :: via, pathway
patience {n} /ˈpeɪʃəns/ (quality of being patient)  :: pazienza {f}
patience of Job {n} (great amount of patience)  :: pazienza di Giobbe
patient {adj} /ˈpeɪʃənt/ (not losing one's temper while waiting)  :: paziente {m}
patient {n} (someone who receives treatment from a doctor)  :: paziente {m}
patiently {adv} (in a patient manner)  :: pazientemente
patina {n} /pəˈtin.ə/ (receptacle)  :: patina {f}
patine {v} (coat an object with a patina)  :: patinare
patisserie {n} (pastry shop)  :: pasticceria {f}
Patras {prop} /pəˈtræs/ (city of Greece)  :: Patrasso
patriarch {n} /ˈpeɪt(ʃ)ɹiɑɹk/ (male leader)  :: patriarca {m}
patriarchal {adj} (relating to patriarchy)  :: patriarcale
patriarchy {n} (office of the patriarch) SEE: patriarchate  ::
patriarchy {n} /ˈpeɪt(ʃ)ɹiɑɹki/ (dominance of men in social or cultural systems)  :: patriarcato {m}
Patricia {prop} /pəˈtɹɪʃə/ (female given name)  :: Patrizia
patrician {n} /pətrˈɪʃən/ (member of Roman aristocracy)  :: patrizio {m}
Patrick {prop} /ˈpætrɪk/ (given name)  :: Patrizio
patrimony {n} (inheritance from one's ancestor)  :: patrimonio {m}
patriot {n} /ˈpeɪ.t(ʃ)ɹi.ət/ (person who loves, supports and defends their country)  :: patriota {m} {f}
patriotic {adj} (inspired by patriotism)  :: patriottico
patriotically {adv} (in a patriotic manner)  :: patriotticamente
patristic {adj} (pertaining to early Christian church leaders)  :: patristico
patrol {n} (guard or men who go the rounds for observation)  :: ronda {f}, pattuglia {f}, drappello {m}
patrol {n} (movement by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts)  :: pattugliamento {m}
patrol {n} (perambulation of a particular line or district)  :: pattuglia {f}, drappello {m}
patrol {n} /pəˈtɹoʊl/ (going of the rounds)  :: pattuglia, pattugliamento {m}, perlustrazione {f}, ricognizione {f}
patrol {v} (go the rounds along a chain of sentinels)  :: pattugliare, perlustrare, ispezionare, battere, setacciare
patrol {v}  :: pattugliare
patrologist {n} (student of patrology)  :: patrologo {m}
patrology {n} /pəˈtɹɒlədʒi/ (the study of the Church Fathers)  :: patrologia {f}
patron {n} (customer)  :: cliente {m}
patron {n} /ˈpeɪt(ʃ).ɹən/ (supporter)  :: patrono {m}
patron {n} (property owner)  :: proprietario
patron {n} (wealthy individual who supports an artist etc.)  :: mecenate {m}
patronage {n}  :: patrocinio {m}
patroness {n} /ˈpeɪtɹənɪs/ (female patron)  :: patronessa {f}
patronize {v} /ˈpeɪt(ʃ).ɹə.naɪz/ (make a patron)  :: patrocinare
patronize {v} (to assume a tone of unjustified superiority)  :: trattare con sufficienza, trattare dall'alto in basso, degnarsi
patronize {v} (to make oneself a regular customer of a business)  :: patrocinare, sponsorizzare
patronizing {adj} (offensively condescending) SEE: condescending  ::
patron saint {n} (saint from whom a specific group claims special protection or prayer)  :: santo patrono {m}
patsy {n} (a person who is taken advantage of)  :: capro espiatorio {m}, pollo {m}, fesso {m}, zimbello {m}
pattern {n} /ˈpædəɹn/ (that from which a copy is made)  :: modello {m}
Paul {prop} (male given name)  :: Paolo
Paul {prop} /pɔl/ (the Apostle)  :: Paolo
Paula {prop} (female given name)  :: Paola
Pauli exclusion principle {n} (a principle in quantum mechanics)  :: principio di esclusione di Pauli {m}
paunch {n} (large, protruding belly)  :: pancia {f}
paunch {n} /pɔːntʃ/ (first stomach of ruminant; rumen)  :: pancia {f}
pauper {n} /ˈpɔpɚ/  :: povero
pause {n} (temporary stop or rest)  :: pausa {f}
pause {v} /pɔz/ (to interrupt something)  :: mettere in pausa
pave {v} /peɪv/ ((British) to cover with paving stones)  :: lastricare, pavimentare
pavement {n} (footpath)  :: marciapiede {m}
pavement {n} (surface of road)  :: pavimentazione stradale {f}, pavimentazione {f}, manto {m}, manto stradale, mantello, mantello stradale, superficie {f}
pavement artist {n} (artist)  :: madonnaro {m}
pave the way {v} (make future development easier)  :: aprire la strada
Pavia {prop} (capital)  :: Pavia {f}
Pavia {prop} /pəˈvi.ə/ (province)  :: Pavia {f}
pavilion {n} (cartiliginous part of the outer ear) SEE: pinna  ::
paw {n} /pɔ/ (soft foot of an animal)  :: zampa {f}
pawl {n} /pɔːl/ (pawl)  :: cricchetto
pawn {n} /pɔn/ (chess piece)  :: pedone {m}, pedina {f}
pawn {n} (someone who is being manipulated)  :: pedina {f}
pawnshop {n} /ˈpɔːnʃɑːp/ (business premises of a pawnbroker)  :: monte di pietà {m}
pay {n} (money given in return for work)  :: paga {f}
pay {v} /peɪ/ (to give money in exchange for goods or services)  :: pagare
pay attention {v} (to be attentive)  :: prestare attenzione, dare ascolto, fare attenzione
payee {n} (one to whom money is paid)  :: beneficiario {m}
payess {n} (sidelocks worn by Hasidic and Orthodox male Jews) SEE: sidelock  ::
payload {n} (The actual data in a data stream)  :: carico utile {m}
payload {n} (The total weight of passengers, crew, equipment and cargo carried by an aircraft or spacecraft)  :: carico, carico utile {m}
payment {n} /ˈpeɪ̯mənt/ (the act of paying)  :: pagamento {m}
payot {n} (sidelocks worn by Hasidic and Orthodox male Jews) SEE: sidelock  ::
pay raise {n} (increase in salary) SEE: pay rise  ::
payraise {n} (pay raise) SEE: pay raise  ::
payrise {n} (pay rise) SEE: pay rise  ::
payroll {n} /ˈpeɪɹoʊl/ (list of employees who receive salary or wages, together with the amounts due to each)  :: ruolino paga {m}, ruolo paga {m}
PDA {n} (handheld computing device)  :: palmare
pea {n} (edible seed)  :: pisello {m}
pea {n} /piː/ (plant)  :: pisello {m}
peace {n} (harmony; lack of conflict in personal relations)  :: pace, armonia {f}
peace {n} /pʰis/ (tranquility, quiet, harmony; absence of violence)  :: pace {f}
peace {n} (state of being free from war)  :: pace {f}
peace {n} (state of mind)  :: pace {f}
peaceably {adv} (in a peaceable manner)  :: pacificamente
peaceful {adj} /ˈpiːsfəl/  :: pacifico, placido, tranquillo
peace of mind {n} (absence of mental stress)  :: serenità {f}, tranquillità {f}
peach {n} (colour)  :: color pesca
peach {n} (fruit)  :: pesca {f}
peach {n} /piːt͡ʃ/ (tree)  :: pesco {m}, persico
peachy {adj} /ˈpiːtʃi/ (very good)  :: grandioso
peacock {n} /ˈpikɑk/ (bird)  :: pavone
peafowl {n} /ˈpiːˌfaʊl/ (a pheasant of the genus Pavo or Afropavo)  :: pavone {m}
peak {n}  :: [1,2] culmine {m}
peak {n} (mountain top)  :: cima {f}
peak {n} /piːk/ (highest value reached)  :: picco
peak hour {n} (rush hour) SEE: rush hour  ::
peak oil {n} (Peak of oil production)  :: picco del petrolio {m}
peanut {n} /ˈpiːˌnʌt/ (a legume resembling a nut)  :: arachide {f}
peanut butter {n} (a spread made from ground peanuts)  :: burro di arachidi
peanut milk {n} (milky liquid from peanuts)  :: latte d'arachidi {m}
pear {n} /pɛɚ/ (fruit)  :: pera {f}
pear {n} (tree)  :: pero {m}
pearl {n} (5-point type)  :: parigina, occhio di mosca
pearl {n} (brill) SEE: brill  ::
pearl {n} (figuratively: something precious)  :: perla {f}, tesoro {m}
pearl {n} (fringe or border) SEE: fringe  ::
pearl {n} (light-colored tern) SEE: tern  ::
pearl {n} (mother-of-pearl) SEE: mother-of-pearl  ::
pearl {n} (one of the tubercles on a deer's antler) SEE: tubercle  ::
pearl {n} /pɝl/ (rounded shelly concretion produced by certain mollusks)  :: perla {f}
pearl diver {n} (dishwasher) SEE: dishwasher  ::
pearl tapioca {n} (edible balls made from tapioca) SEE: tapioca pearl  ::
pearly antshrike {n} (passerine bird)  :: averla formicchiera perlata
pear tree {n} (a tree of the genus Pyrus)  :: pero {m}
peasant {n}  :: cafone {m}, contadino {m}
peasant {n} (country person)  :: paesano {m}, paesana {f}
peasant {n} /ˈpɛzənt/ (member of the agriculture low class)  :: contadino {m}, contadina {f}, cafone {m}, cafona {f}
peasant {n} (uncouth, crude, or ill-bred person)  :: cafone {m}, cafona {f}
peat {n} /piːt/ (soil)  :: torba {f}
peatland {n}  :: torbiera {f}
pebble {n} /ˈpɛb.əl/ (stone)  :: ciottolo {m}
pebble {v} (To pave with pebbles)  :: acciottolare
pechka {n} (Russian oven) SEE: Russian oven  ::
peck {v} /pɛk/ (to strike or pierce with the beak or similar)  :: beccare
pecker {n} /ˈpɛkə(ɹ)/ (slang for woodpecker) SEE: woodpecker  ::
pecker {n} (slang for courage) SEE: courage  ::
pecker {n} (slang for penis) SEE: dick  ::
peckerwood {n} (peckerwood sawmill) SEE: peckerwood sawmill  ::
peckerwood {n} /ˈpɛkəwʊd/ (woodpecker) SEE: woodpecker  ::
peckerwood {n} (white, especially ignorant or rustic) SEE: redneck  ::
pectin {n} (substance)  :: pectina {f}
pectinase {n} (enzyme)  :: pectinasi {f}
pectoral {adj} (Of or pertaining to the breast)  :: pectorale
peculiar {adj} (common or usual for a particular place or circumstance)  :: peculiare
peculiar {adj} /pɪˈkjuljɚ/ (out of the ordinary)  :: strano
ped {n} (pedestrian) SEE: pedestrian  ::
pedagogic {adj} /ˌpɛdəˈɡɑːdʒɪk/ (pedagogical) SEE: pedagogical  ::
pedagogue {n} (a teacher)  :: pedagogo {m}
pedal {n} /ˈpɛdəl/ (lever operated by one's foot)  :: pedale {m}
pedal {v} (to operate a pedal)  :: pedalare
pedant {n} /ˈpɛdənt/ (person overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning)  :: pedante {m}
pedant {n} (person who emphasizes his/her knowledge through the use of vocabulary)  :: cervellone {m}
pedantical {adj} (pedantic) SEE: pedantic  ::
peddler {n} (dealer)  :: spacciatore
pederast {n} /ˈpɛd.ɚ.ɹæst/ (practitioner of pederasty)  :: pederasta
pederastic {adj} (relating or pertaining to pederasty)  :: pederastico
pederasty {n} (archaic: homosexual anal sex) SEE: sodomy  ::
pederasty {n} /ˈpɛd.ə.ræs.ti/ (pederasty)  :: pederastia {f}
pedestrian {adj} /pəˈdɛst.ɹi.ən/ (of or intended for pedestrians)  :: pedonale
pedestrian {n} (somebody walking rather than using a vehicle)  :: pedone {m}
pedestrian island {n} (refuge island) SEE: refuge island  ::
pedestrianization {n} (the restriction of access to a street to pedestrians only)  :: pedonalizzazione {f}
pedestrian refuge {n} (refuge island) SEE: refuge island  ::
pediatric {adj} (of or pertaining to pediatrics)  :: pediatrico
pediatrically {adv}  :: pediatricamente
pediatrician {n} /ˌpidiəˈtɹɪʃən/ (physician who specialises in pediatrics)  :: pediatra {m} {f}
pediatrics {n} (branch of medicine)  :: pediatria {f}
pedigree {n} /ˈpɛ.dɪ.ɡɹi/ (good breeding)  :: di razza, purosangue {m}
pediment {n} /ˈpɛd.ɪ.mənt/ (architectural element)  :: frontone {m}
pedogenesis {n} (biology:larval or preadult reproduction in some insects)  :: pedogenesi {f}
pedogenesis {n} (geology:process of the formation of soil)  :: pedogenesi {f}
pedogenetic {adj} (relating to pedogenesis)  :: pedogenetico
pedologic {adj} (of or pertaining to pedology)  :: pedologico
pedological {adj} (pertaining to pedology)  :: pedologico
pedology {n} (soil science)  :: pedologia {f}
pedology {n} (study of children's behaviour)  :: pedologia {f}
pedometer {n} (device)  :: pedometro {m}
pedophile {n} /ˈpɛ.doʊˌfaɪl/ (an adult who is sexually attracted to children)  :: pedofilo {m}
pedophilia {n} /ˌpɛ.dəˈfiː.li.ə/ (sexual feeling or desire by majors towards minors)  :: pedofilia {f}
pedophilic {adj} (of, relating to, or pertaining to pedophilia)  :: pedofilo
peekaboo {n} (game for small children)  :: bubusettete
peel {n} (skin of a fruit)  :: buccia {f}
peel {v} /piːl/ (to remove skin)  :: pelare, sbucciare
peep {n} /pip/ (quiet sound, particularly one from a baby bird)  :: cinguettio {m}
peep {n} (sandpiper) SEE: sandpiper  ::
peep {v} (make a noise like a baby bird)  :: cinguettare
peep {v} (to look)  :: spuntare, sbirciare
pee-pee {n} (childish: genitalia) SEE: wee-wee  ::
pee-pee {n} /ˈpiːpiː/ (childish: urine) SEE: wee-wee  ::
peeping tom {n} (person who secretly watches someone to gain sexual pleasure)  :: guardone {m}
peer {n} (noble)  :: pari, nobile
peer {n} (someone or something of equal level)  :: pari, uguale, persona di pari condizione sociale
peer {v} /pɪɹ/ (to look with difficulty or as if searching)  :: scrutare, sbirciare
peerless {adj} (without peer or equal)  :: impareggiabile
peer review {n} (scholarly process)  :: revisione paritaria {f}
peeve {n} /piːv/ (annoyance or grievance)  :: fastidio
peevish {adj} /ˈpivɪʃ/ (constantly complaining)  :: irritabile, scontroso {m}
peg {n} (a protrusion used to hang things on)  :: attaccapanni {m}
peg {n} /pɛɡ/ (a cylindrical object)  :: tassello {m}, piolo {m}
pegamoid {n} (waterproof varnish)  :: pegamoide {f}
Pegasus {prop} (constellation)  :: Pegaso
Pegasus {prop} (mythical winged horse)  :: Pegaso
Peillon {prop} (a commune in France)  :: Peglione [obsolete]
pejorative {adj} /pəˈdʒɔɹətɪv/ (disparaging, belittling or derogatory)  :: peggiorativo, riduttivo {m}
pejorative {n} (disparaging, belittling or derogatory word or expression)  :: peggiorativo {m}
pekan {n} (fisher) SEE: fisher  ::
Peking {prop} /piːˈkɪŋ/ (Beijing) SEE: Beijing  ::
Pelagian Islands {prop} (group of islands)  :: le isole Pelagie {f-p}
Peleus {prop} /ˈpiː.li.əs/ (surname)  :: Peleo
pelican {n} /ˈpɛl.ɪ.kən/ (any of various seabirds of the family Pelecanidae)  :: pellicano {m}
pellagra {n} (disease)  :: pellagra {f}
pellistor {n} (solid-state device whose resistance changes in the presence of certain gases)  :: pellistore {m}
Peloponnese {prop} /pɛləpəˈniːs/ (region of Greece)  :: Peloponneso
peloton {n} (main group of riders in a cycling race)  :: gruppo {m}
pelt {n} (skin of a beast with the hair on)  :: pelliccia {f}
peltinerved {adj} (having the veins radiating from the centre)  :: peltinervio
pelvic {adj} /ˈpɛlvɪk/ (of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis)  :: pelvico
pelvic diaphragm {n} (pelvic floor) SEE: pelvic floor  ::
pen {n} ((baseball) bullpen) SEE: bullpen  ::
pen {n} (light pen) SEE: light pen  ::
pen {n} /pɛn/ (enclosed area for animals)  :: recinto {m}, chiuso {m}, [for sheep] ovile {m}
pen {n} (prison cell)  :: cella {f}
pen {n} (wing) SEE: wing  ::
pen {n} (writing tool)  :: penna {f}
pen {v} (to enclose)  :: recintare
pen {v} (to write)  :: scrivere
penal code {n} (criminal code) SEE: criminal code  ::
penalize {v} /ˈpiː.nəl.aɪz/ (to impose a handicap on)  :: penalizzare
penally {adv} (according to a penal code)  :: penalmente
penalty {n} (penalty kick) SEE: penalty kick  ::
penalty {n} (punishment for violating rules of procedure)  :: penalità {f}
penalty box {n} (penalty area) SEE: penalty area  ::
penalty kick {n} ((soccer) a form of direct free kick)  :: calcio di rigore, rigore
penalty mark {n} (spot from where penalty kicks are taken)  :: dischetto {m}
penalty spot {n} (spot from where penalty kicks are taken)  :: dischetto {m}
penalty try {n} (awarding of five points)  :: meta tecnica {f}
penance {n} /ˈpɛn.əns/ (voluntary self-imposed punishment)  :: penitenza
penchant {n} /ˈpɛnt͡ʃənt/ (taste, liking, or inclination (for))  :: inclinazione {m}, apprezzamento {m}
pencil {n} /ˈpɛnsəl/ (graphite writing-instrument)  :: matita {f}
pencil box {n} (object purposed to contain stationery) SEE: pencil case  ::
pencil case {n} (object purposed to contain stationery)  :: astuccio {m}, portalapis {m}, portamatite {m}, portapenne {m}
pencil crayon {n} (pencil crayon) SEE: colored pencil  ::
pencil sharpener {n} (a device used to sharpen pencils)  :: temperamatite {m}
pendant {n} /ˈpɛnd(ə)nt/ (a piece of jewellery hung from a chain worn around the neck)  :: ciondolo {m}
pen drive {n} (a small electronic device used to store digital data)  :: chiavetta USB {f}
pendulum {n} /ˈpɛnd͡ʒələm/ (body suspended from a fixed support)  :: pendolo {m}
pendulum clock {n} (clock that uses a pendulum)  :: orologio a pendolo {m}
penetrable {adj} (capable of being penetrated)  :: penetrabile, perforabile, trapassabile
penetrate {v} /ˈpɛnɪˌtɹeɪt/ (enter into)  :: penetrare
penetration {n} /pɛnɪˈtɹeɪʃ(ə)n/ (act of penetrating)  :: penetrazione
penfriend {n} (person with whom one exchanges letters) SEE: pen pal  ::
penguin {n} (flightless sea bird)  :: pinguino {m}
penholder {n} (a device for storing pens)  :: cannetta {f}
penicillin {n} (penicillin)  :: penicillina {f}
penile duplication {n} (diphallia) SEE: diphallia  ::
peninsula {n} /pəˈnɪn.sə.lə/ (a piece of land projecting into water)  :: penisola {f}
peninsular {adj} (of or connected with a peninsula)  :: peninsulare
penis {n} /ˈpinɪs/ (male organ for copulation and urination)  :: pene {m}
penitentiary {n} /ˌpɛnɪˈtɛnʃəɹi/ (prison)  :: penitenziario
penninerved {adj} (nerve arrangement)  :: penninervio
Pennsylvania German {adj} (Pennsylvania Dutch) SEE: Pennsylvania Dutch  ::
Pennsylvania German {n} (Pennsylvania Dutch) SEE: Pennsylvania Dutch  ::
Pennsylvania German {prop} (Pennsylvania Dutch) SEE: Pennsylvania Dutch  ::
penny-pinching {adj} (reluctant to spend money)  :: taccagno {m}, spilorcio {m}
penny-pinching {n} (reluctance to spend money)  :: taccagneria {f}, spilorceria {f}
Penrose staircase {n} (Penrose stairs) SEE: Penrose stairs  ::
Penrose steps {n} (Penrose stairs) SEE: Penrose stairs  ::
pension {n} (boarding house)  :: pensione {f}
pension {n} /ˈpɛnʃ(ə)n/ (regular payment due to a person in consideration of past services)  :: pensione {f}, assegno {m}
pension {v} (to force to retire)  :: pensionare
pensionable {adj} (able to receive a pension)  :: pensionabile
pension fund {n} (pool of assets)  :: fondo pensione {m}
pensive {adj} (looking thoughtful or sad)  :: pensieroso
pensive {adj} /ˈpɛn.sɪv/ (having the appearance of thinking)  :: pensieroso, contemplativo, estraniato
pensiveness {n} (thoughtful or reflective state)  :: pensierosità {f}
penta- {prefix} (five)  :: penta-
pentachloride {n} (pentachloride)  :: pentacloruro {m}
pentachlorophenol {n} (fully chlorinated derivative of phenol)  :: pentaclorofenolo {m}
pentachoron {n} (four-dimensional object)  :: ipertetraedro {m}
pentacle {n} /ˈpɛnt.ə.kl̩/  :: pentacolo {m}
pentacontagon {n} (polygon)  :: pentacontagono {m}
pentacube {n} (polycube composed of five cubes)  :: policubo {m}
pentafluoride {n} (compound that contains five fluorine atoms)  :: pentafluoruro {m}
pentagon {n} /ˈpɛntəɡɒn/ (A polygon with five sides and five angles)  :: pentagono {m}
pentagram {n} (shape of five-pointed star)  :: pentagramma
pentahydroborite {n} (calcium borate)  :: pentaidroborite {f}
pentahydroxide {n} (any hydroxide having five hydroxyl groups)  :: pentaidrato
pentakis dodecahedron {n} (Catalan solid)  :: pentacisdodecaedro {m}
pentane {n} (aliphatic hydrocarbon: C5H12)  :: pentano {m}
pentanoic acid {n} (valeric acid) SEE: valeric acid  ::
pentaprism {n} (five-sided prism)  :: pentaprisma {m}
pentatomic {adj} (having five atoms in each molecule)  :: pentatomico
pentavalent {adj} (having a valence of 5)  :: pentavalente
pentazole {n} (Chemical compound)  :: pentazolo {m}
Pentecost {prop} (Christian festival)  :: Pentecoste {f}
Pentecost {prop} /ˈpɛntɪkɔst/ (Jewish festival)  :: Pentecoste {f}
Pentecostalism {n} (Christian religious movement)  :: pentecostalismo {m}
pentene {n} (any of several isomeric alkenes having five carbon atoms and one double bond)  :: pentene {m}
pentennial {adj} (quinquennial) SEE: quinquennial  ::
penteract {n} (five-dimensional hypercube)  :: penteratto {m}
penthouse {n} /ˈpɛnthaʊs/ (an apartment or suite on the top floor of a tall building)  :: attico
Pentium {prop} /ˈpɛntiəm/ (chip)  :: Pentium
pentoic acid {n} (valeric acid) SEE: valeric acid  ::
pentosan {n} (polysaccharide composed of pentoses)  :: pentosano {m}
pentose {n} (saccharide containing five carbon atoms)  :: pentoso {m}
pentoxide {n} (oxide containing five oxygen atoms)  :: pentossido {m}
pentyl {n} (univalent hydrocarbon radical, C5H11)  :: pentile {m}
penultimate {adj} /pɪˈnʌltɪmət/ (next-to-last in a sequence)  :: penultimo
penultimate {n} (something right before the last one)  :: penultimo {m}
penumbra {n} /pəˈnʌmbrə/ (partially shaded area around a shadow, especially an eclipse)  :: penombra {f}
peony {n} /ˈpiːəni/ (Paeonia genus of flowering plants)  :: peonia {f}
people {n} (a group of persons forming or belonging to a particular nation etc.)  :: popolo {m}, nazione {f}
people {n} (a person's ancestors, relatives or family)  :: famiglia {f}
people {n} /ˈpipəl/ (a body of human beings; a group of two or more persons)  :: gente {f}
people {n} (the mass of community as distinguished from a special class)  :: popolo {m}, popolazione {f}
people {v} (to fill with people)  :: popolare con
people person {n} (one who interacts skilfully with others)  :: uomo di mondo
people smuggling {n} (smuggling of people) SEE: human smuggling  ::
People's Republic of Bangladesh {prop} (People's Republic of Bangladesh)  :: Repubblica Popolare del Bangladesh
pepper {n} (fruit of the capsicum)  :: [spicy] peperoncino {m}, [mild] peperone {m}
pepper {n} /ˈpɛpɚ/ (spice)  :: pepe {m}
pepper {v} (add pepper to)  :: pepare, condire con pepe
peppercorn {n} (the seeds of the plant Piper nigrum)  :: grano di pepe
peppered {adj} (speckled) SEE: speckled  ::
pepper mill {n} (a small handheld grinder)  :: pepiera {f}, pepaiola {f}
peppermint {n} (confection)  :: caramella alla menta {f}
peppermint {n} (herb)  :: menta piperita {f}
pepper pot {n} (container)  :: pepiera {f}, pepaiola {f}
pepper shaker {n} (a small container designed to hold pepper and facilitate sprinkling it)  :: pepiera {f}
pepper spray {n} (non-lethal riot-control agent)  :: gas OC
pepsin {n} (digestive enzyme)  :: pepsina {f}
pepsinogen {n} (zymogen)  :: pepsinogeno {m}
pep talk {n} /ˈpɛp ˌtɔk/ (a rallying speech made to instill enthusiasm)  :: discorso d'incoraggiamento {m}
peptic {adj} /ˈpɛptɪk/ (of, pertaining to digestion)  :: peptico
peptide {n} (class of organic compounds)  :: peptide
peptidic {adj} (pertaining peptides)  :: peptidico
peptone {n} (water-soluble product of partial protein hydrolysis)  :: peptone {m}
peptonization {n}  :: peptonizzazione {f}
peptonize {v} (convert a protein into peptones)  :: peptonizzare
per {prep} (in accordance with)  :: secondo, in accordo
per {prep}  :: per ogni ; al + masculine noun, allo + masculine noun beginning with impure s, gn, pn, ps, x or z, alla + feminine noun beginning with a consonant, all' + noun beginning with a vowel ; 100 kilometres per hour — 100 chilometri all’ora
per {prep} /pɝ/ (for each)  :: per, al
per {prep} (via)  :: per via, via
perambulator {n} (pram) SEE: pram  ::
P-E ratio {n} (price-earnings ratio) SEE: price-earnings ratio  ::
PE ratio {n} (price-earnings ratio) SEE: price-earnings ratio  ::
perbromic {adj} (pertaining to perbromic acid)  :: perbromico
perbromic acid {n} (oxyacid)  :: acido perbromico {m}
per capita {adv} (per person)  :: a testa, pro capite
perceive {v} /pəˈsiːv/ (to understand)  :: percepire
perceived temperature {n} (apparent temperature of the environment)  :: temperatura percepita {f}
percent {n} /pɜɹ.sɛnt/ (a part or other object per hundred)  :: per cento
percentage {n} /pəɹˈsentɪdʒ/ (part of a whole)  :: percentuale {f}
percentage {n} (share of the profits)  :: percentuale {f}
percentile {n} (any of the ninety-nine points)  :: percentile {m}
percentile {n} (any one of the hundred groups so divided)  :: percentile {m}
perception {n} /pɚˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/ (conscious understanding of something)  :: percezione {f}
perception {n} (that which is detected by the five senses)  :: percezione {f}
perceptive {adj} /pɚˈsɛptɪv/ (having or showing keenness of perception, insight, understanding, or intuition)  :: perspicace, acuto
perch {n} (fish in the taxonomic family Percidae)  :: luccioperca, sandra, luccio
perch {n} (fish in the taxonomic order Perciformes)  :: spigola, branzino
perch {n}  :: pesce persico
perch {n} /pɝtʃ/ (fish of the genus Perca)  :: pesce persico {m}, perca
perch {n} (rod used by bird)  :: pertica {f}, trespolo {m}
perch {v}  :: appollaiarsi
perchlorate {n} (salt)  :: perclorato
perchloric {adj} (type of compound)  :: perclorico
percolate {v}  :: filtrare
percolate {v} ((intransitive) drain through a porous substance)  :: drenare, percolare
percolate {v} ((intransitive) spread slowly or gradually)  :: filtrare
percolate {v} /ˈpərkoʊleɪt/ ((transitive) pass a liquid through a porous substance)  :: percolare
percolate {v} ((transitive) to make coffee in a percolator)  :: filtrare, percolare
percolation {n} (seepage or filtration of a liquid)  :: percolazione {f}, percolamento {m}
percolator {n} /ˈpɝkəleɪtɚ/ (coffee brewing device)  :: macchinetta {f}
percussion cap {n} (metal cap on muzzleloading firearms)  :: capsula a percussione
percussion instrument {n} (type of instrument)  :: strumento a percussione
percutaneous {adj} /pɜːkjuːˈteɪnɪəs/ (taking place through the skin)  :: percutaneo
peregrinate {v} /ˈpɛrɪɡrəˌnet/ (to travel from place to place)  :: peregrinare
peregrine falcon {n} /ˈpɛɹɛɡɹɪnˈfælkɒn/ (Falco peregrinus)  :: falco pellegrino {m}
peremptoriness {n} (the quality of being peremptory)  :: perentorietà {f}
peremptory {adj} /pəˈɹɛmptəɹi/ ((law) Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal)  :: irrefutabile, inconfutabile
peremptory {adj} (Positive in opinion or judgment; decided, dogmatic)  :: perentorio, imperioso
perestroika {prop} /pɛr.ɪˈstrɔi.kə/ (reform in the Soviet Union in 1980s)  :: perestroika {f}
perfect {adj} (having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose)  :: perfetto {m}
perfect {adj} /ˈpɝːfɪkt/ (fitting its definition precisely)  :: perfetto
perfect {v} /pɚˈfɛkt/ (make perfect)  :: perfezionare
perfecter {n} (one who perfects)  :: perfezionatore {m}
perfect fifth {n} (interval between the first and second overtones or of seven semitones)  :: quinta giusta {f}
perfectibility {n} (the possibility of achieving perfection)  :: perfezionabilità {f}
perfection {n} /pɚˈfɛkʃən/ (being perfect)  :: perfezione {f}
perfectionism {n} (a dislike for anything less than perfection)  :: perfezionismo {m}
perfectitude {n} (perfection) SEE: perfection  ::
perfective aspect {n} (grammatical term)  :: perfetto {m}
perfect pitch {n} (exact pitch) SEE: absolute pitch  ::
perforate {adj} (perforated) SEE: perforated  ::
perforation gauge {n} (device for measuring perforation)  :: odontometro {m}
perforator {n} (hole punch) SEE: hole punch  ::
perform {v} /pɚ.ˈfɔɹm]/ (to do something)  :: eseguire
performance {n} (live show or concert)  :: prestazione {f}, esibizione {f}
performance {n} /pɚ.ˈfɔɹ.məns]/ (the act of performing; carrying into execution or action; accomplishment)  :: esecuzione {f}, prestazione {f}
performance {n} (that which is performed or accomplished)  :: prestazione {f}, rendimento {m}
performativity {n}  :: performatività {f}
performer {n} /pɚˈfɔɹmɚ/ (performer)  :: esecutore
perfume {n} /pɚˈfjuːm/ (pleasant smell)  :: profumo {m}
perfume {n} (substance providing a pleasant smell)  :: profumo {m}
perfume {v} (to apply perfume to)  :: profumare
perfumed {adj} (scented)  :: profumato
perfumer {n} /pəˈfjuːmə/ (person who makes or sells perfume)  :: profumiere {m}
perfunctory {adj} /pɚˈfʌŋ.tɚ.i/ (performed out of routine, with little care)  :: superficiale {m}
perfusion {n} /pəɹˈfjuʒən/ (act of perfusing)  :: perfusione
Pergamum {prop} /ˈpɝːɡəməm/ (an ancient Greek city)  :: Pergamo {m}
pergola {n} /ˈpɜːɡələ/ (framework)  :: pergola {f}, graticcio {m}, pergolato {m}
perhaps {adv} /pɚˈhæps/ (indicating a lack of certainty)  :: forse
perianth {n} (sterile parts of a flower)  :: perigonio {m}
periapse {n} (periapsis) SEE: periapsis  ::
periareolar {adj} (around the areola)  :: periareolare
periarticular {adj} (anatomy: surrounding a joint)  :: periarticolare
pericapsid {n} (viral envelope)  :: pericapside {f}
pericapsidic {adj} (all senses)  :: pericapsidico
pericardium {n} (serous membrane that surrounds the heart)  :: pericardio {m}
pericarp {n} /ˈpɛɹɪˌkɑːp/ (outermost layer of a ripe fruit or ovary)  :: pericarpo {m}
perichoresis {n} (doctrine of the Trinity)  :: circuminsessione {f}
Pericles {prop} /ˈpɛɹɪkliːz/ (Greek politician)  :: Pericle {m}
periclinal {adj}  :: periclinale
perigee {n} /ˈpɛrədʒi/  :: perigeo {m}
perigone {n} (perianth) SEE: perianth  ::
perihelion {n} (point where the planet or comet is nearest to the sun)  :: perielio {m}
peril {n} /ˈpɛɹəl/ (a situation of serious danger)  :: periglio {m}, pericolo {m}
peril {n}  :: pericolo
perilous {adj} /ˈper.ɪ.ləs/ (dangerous, full of peril)  :: pericoloso, rischioso {m}
perinatology {n} (branch of obstetrics focusing on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies)  :: perinatologia {f}
perineal {adj} (perineal)  :: perineale
perineum {n} /pɝɪˈniːəm/ (anatomical term)  :: perineo {m}
periocular {adj} (surrounding the eyeball)  :: perioculare
period {n} (length of time during which something repeats)  :: periodo {m}
period {n} (menstruation) SEE: menstruation  ::
period {n} /ˈpɪəɹɪəd/ (history: period of time seen as coherent entity)  :: periodo {m}
period {n} (punctation mark “.”)  :: punto {m}
periodentosis {n} (inflammation)  :: paradontosi {f}
periodic {adj} (having repeated cycles)  :: periodico {m}, periodica {f}
periodic {adj} /pɪ.ɹiˈɒdɪk/ (relative to a period or periods)  :: periodico
periodical {n} (publication that appears at fixed intervals)  :: periodico {m}, pubblicazione {f}
periodically {adv} (in a regular, periodic manner)  :: periodicamente
periodically {adv} (intermittently) SEE: intermittently  ::
periodic table {n} (chart)  :: tavola periodica {f}
periosteal {adj} (pertaining to the periosteum)  :: periostale
periosteum {n} (membrane surrounding a bone)  :: percutaneo
peripeteia {n} /pɛɹɪpᵻˈtɪə/ (a reversal of fortune; a sudden change in circumstances)  :: peripezia {f}
peripheral {adj} (auxiliary)  :: ausiliario
peripheral {adj} /pəˈɹɪf(ə)r(ə)l/ (on the periphery or boundary)  :: periferico
peripheral {adj} (unimportant)  :: secondario
peripheral {n} (computing device) SEE: peripheral device  ::
peripheral nervous system {n} (part of the nervous system which is not the central nervous system)  :: sistema nervoso periferico {m}
periphery {n} /pəˈɹɪfəɹi/ (outside boundary, parts or surface)  :: periferia {f}
periphrase {n} /ˈpɛɹiː.fɹeɪz/ (use of more words than necessary) SEE: periphrasis  ::
periphrasis {n} /pəˈɹɪfɹəsɪs/ (use of a longer expression instead of a shorter one)  :: perifrasi {f}
periphyton {n}  :: perifiton
periscope {n} (viewing device)  :: periscopio {m}
periscopic {adj} (relating to periscopes)  :: periscopico
perish {v} /ˈpɛɹɪʃ/ (pass away)  :: perire
perish {v}  :: perire
perishable {adj} (liable to perish)  :: deperibile
perispomenon {n} /ˌpɛɹɪˈspəʊmənɒn/ (word with a circumflex accent on the last syllable)  :: perispomena {f}
perissodactyl {n} (odd-toed ungulate)  :: perissodattilo {m}
peristalsis {n} /ˌpɛɹɪˈstælsɪs/ (rhythmic contraction of the digestive tract)  :: peristalsi
peristyle {n} (a porch surrounded by columns)  :: peristilio {m}
peristyle {n} /ˈpɛɹəstaɪl/ (a courtyard; the space surrounded by a colonnade)  :: peristilio {m}
peritoneal {adj} (of, relating to or affecting the peritoneum)  :: peritoneale
periumbilical {adj} (around the umbilicus)  :: periombelicale
periurethral {adj} (surrounding the urethra)  :: periuretrale
perivascular {adj} (around or surrounding a blood vessel)  :: perivascolare
periwinkle {adj} (colour)  :: pervinca
periwinkle {n} (colour)  :: pervinca {m}
periwinkle {n} (mollusc)  :: litorina {f}, littorale {f}
periwinkle {n} /ˈpɛɹiˌwɪŋkəl/ (plant)  :: pervinca {f}
perjury {n} /ˈpɜː(ɹ)dʒəɹi/ (deliberate giving of false or misleading testimony under oath)  :: spergiuro {m}
perk {n} (perquisite)  :: privilegio
permaculture {n} (agriculture that renews natural resources and enriches local ecosystems)  :: permacultura {f}
permafrost {n} /ˈpɝməˌfrɔst/ (permanently frozen ground)  :: permafrost
permanent {adj} (lasting for an indefinitely long time)  :: permanente
permanent {adj} (without end)  :: permanente
permanent {n} (hair treatment)  :: permanente {f}
permanent marker {n} (felt-tip pen used to create permanent water-resistant writing)  :: pennarello indelebile {m}
permanent wave {n} (series of waves in the hair) SEE: permanent  ::
permanganate {n} (salt of permanganic acid)  :: permanganato {m}
permeability {n} (property of being permeable)  :: permeabilità {f}
permed {adj} (that has been given a permanent wave)  :: permanentato
per mille {n} (permille) SEE: permille  ::
permission {n} (act of permitting)  :: permesso
permission {n} /pɚˈmɪʃən/ (authorisation)  :: permesso {m}
permit {n} (an artifact or document rendering something allowed or legal)  :: permesso {m}, autorizzazione {f}
permit {v} /pɚˈmɪt/ (allow (something) to happen)  :: permettere, autorizzare
permittivity {n} (property of a dielectric medium)  :: permettività {f}
permutation {n} (one-to-one mapping)  :: permutazione {f}
permutation {n} (ordering of a set of distinct elements)  :: permutazione {f}
pern {n} (honey buzzard) SEE: honey buzzard  ::
Pernambucan {adj}  :: pernambucano
Pernambucan {n}  :: pernambucano
pernicious {adj} /pəˈnɪʃəs/ (causing much harm)  :: pernicioso
Peronism {prop} (the ideology of the presidents Perón)  :: peronismo {m}
perorate {v} (speak or declaim at great length)  :: perorare
peroxidation {n} (all senses)  :: perossidazione
peroxide {n} (chemical compound with two oxygen atoms)  :: perossido {m}
peroxide {n} (hydrogen peroxide) SEE: hydrogen peroxide  ::
perpendicularly {adv} (in a perpendicular manner)  :: perpendicolarmente, a perpendicolo, appiombo
perplexed {adj} (confused or puzzled)  :: perplesso
perplexity {n} /pəɹˈplɛksədi/ (Quality of being confused or puzzled)  :: perplessità
per se {adv} /pɚːˈseɪ/ (by itself)  :: di per se
Persephone {prop} /pɚˈsɛfəniː/ (Greek goddess)  :: Persefone
Persepolis {prop} (ancient city of Persia)  :: Persepoli
perseverance {n} (persistent determination to adhere to a course of action; insistence)  :: perseveranza {f}
Persia {prop} (Iran) SEE: Iran  ::
Persia {prop} /ˈpɜː(ɹ).ʒə/ (Old name of Iran)  :: Persia {f}
Persian {adj} (from or pertaining to Persia)  :: persiano, persico (today almost only in geographical terms as Golfo Persico)
Persian {adj} (pertaining to the Persian language)  :: persiano
Persian {adj} (pertaining to the Persian people)  :: persiano
Persian {n} (breed of cat)  :: gatto persiano, persiano
Persian {n} (member of ethnic group)  :: persiano
Persian {prop} /ˈpɝːʒən/ (Persian language)  :: persiano {m}
Persian Gulf {prop} (gulf between Iran and the Arabian peninsula)  :: Golfo Persico {m}
Persianization {n}  :: persianizzazione {f}
persimmon {n} /pəɹˈsɪmən/ (fruit)  :: cachi {m}, diospiro {m}, caco {m}
persimmon {n} (tree)  :: cachi {m}
persist {v} (continue to exist)  :: persistere
persistence {n} (property of being persistent)  :: perseveranza {f}, persistere {m}
person {n} (any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts)  :: persona {f}
person {n} (linguistic category)  :: persona {f}
person {n} /ˈpɹsn̩/ (individual)  :: persona {f}
person {n} (specifically a human being)  :: persona {f}
person {n} (the physical body seen as distinct from the mind)  :: persona {f}
personal {adj} /ˈpɜ˞.sən.əl/ (of or pertaining to a particular person)  :: personale
personalism {n} (doctrine of subjective idealism)  :: personalismo {m}
personality {n} /ˌpɜrsəˈnælɪti/ (set of qualities that make a person distinct from other people)  :: personalità {f}
personalization {n} (act of personalizing)  :: personalizzazione {f}
personalize {v} (adapt to an individual)  :: personalizzare
personally {adv} (in person)  :: come persona
personally {adv} /ˈpɜːsnəli/ (in a personal manner)  :: personalmente
personal pronoun {n} (part of speech)  :: pronome personale {m}
personal record {n} (person's best performance) SEE: personal best  ::
persona non grata {n} /pə(ɹ)ˈsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡɹɑːtə/ (a person who is not welcome)  :: persona non grata
personification {n} (artistic representation of an abstract quality as a human)  :: personificazione {f}
personify {v} (to be an example of)  :: personificare
personnel {n} /pɝ.səˈnɛl/ (employees, office staff)  :: personale {m}
perspective {n} (perspective glass) SEE: perspective glass  ::
perspective {n} (view, vista or outlook)  :: prospettiva {f}
perspicacious {adj} /ˌpɜːɹ.spɪˈkeɪ.ʃəs/ (showing keen insight)  :: perspicace
perspicaciously {adv} (with sharp of sight)  :: perspicacemente
perspicacity {n} /ˌpɜːr.spɪˈkæs.ə.tiː/ (Acute discernment or understanding; insight)  :: perspicacità {f}
perspiration {n} /ˈpɜr spəˈreɪ ʃən/ (process of perspiring)  :: sudore {m}
perspiration {n} (sweat) SEE: sweat  ::
perspire {v} (sweat) SEE: sweat  ::
persuade {v} /pɚˈsweɪd/ (convince)  :: persuadere
persuasively {adv} (in a manner intended to convince or persuade)  :: persuasivamente
pert {adj} (indecorously free, or presuming; saucy; bold; impertinent)  :: impertinente
pert {adj} (lively; brisk; sprightly; smart)  :: vivace {m} {f}, faceto
pert {adj} /pɝt/ (open; evident; apert)  :: aperto {m}
pertechnetate {n} (anion or salt containing it)  :: pertecnetato {m}
pertinence {n} (the quality of being pertinent)  :: pertinenza {f}
pertinent {adj} /ˈpəːtɪnənt/ (pertaining)  :: pertinente
perturbation {n} (agitation)  :: perturbazione {f}
perturbation {n} (a small change in a physical system or any definable system)  :: perturbazione {f}
perturbation {n} (variation in an orbit)  :: perturbazione {f}
perturbative {adj} (of, pertaining to, or causing perturbation)  :: perturbativo
pertussis {n} /pəˈtʌsɪs/ (whooping cough) SEE: whooping cough  ::
Peru {prop} /pəˈɹuː/ (country in South America)  :: Perù {m}
Perugia {prop}  :: Perugia
peruke {n} /pəˈruːk/ (wig)  :: parrucca
Peruvian {adj} (pertaining to Peru)  :: peruviano {m}, peruviana {f}
Peruvian {n} (person from Peru)  :: peruviano {m}, peruviana {f}
Peruvian slaty antshrike {n} (bird)  :: averla formichiera variabile
pervade {v} /pɚˈveɪd/ (to be in every part of)  :: pervadere
pervert {n} /ˈpəːvəːt/ (sexually perverted person)  :: pervertito {m}, pervertita {f}
Pesach {prop} (Passover) SEE: Passover  ::
Pesaro e Urbino {prop} (province)  :: Pesaro e Urbino
Pescara {prop} (city)  :: Pescara {f}
Pescara {prop} (province)  :: Pescara
peseta {n} (currency)  :: peseta {f}
pesky {adj} /ˈpɛski/ (annoying, troublesome, irritating)  :: molesto {m}, molesta {f}, fastidioso {m}, fastidiosa {f}
pest {n} (annoying creature)  :: parassita {m}
Pestalozzian {adj}  :: pestalozziano
pesticidal {adj} (pertaining to pesticides)  :: pesticida
pesticide {n} /ˈpɛstɪsaɪd/ (substance used to kill or repress the activities of pests)  :: pesticida {m}
pestiferous {adj} /ˌpɛsˈtɪfərəs/ (annoying, vexatious)  :: pestilenziale, pestifero
pestle {n} /ˈpɛsəl/ (instrument used with a mortar to grind things)  :: pestello {m}
pet {n} /pɛt/ (an animal kept as a companion)  :: animale domestico {m}
pet {v} (fondle (an animal))  :: accarezzare
PET {n} (polyethylene terephthalate) SEE: polyethylene terephthalate  ::
PET {n} (positron emission tomography) SEE: positron emission tomography  ::
petal {n} /ˈpɛtl̩/ (one of the component parts of the corolla of a flower)  :: petalo {m}
petaliter {n} (petalitre) SEE: petalitre  ::
petaloid {adj} (resembling petals)  :: petaloideo
petasus {n} (low-crowned hat worn by the Ancient Greeks and Romans)  :: petaso
pet cone {n} (Elizabethan collar) SEE: Elizabethan collar  ::
Peter {prop} /ˈpiːtə/ (male given name)  :: Pietro {m}, Piero
Peter {prop} (the Apostle)  :: Pietro
Peterbald {n}  :: gatto Peterbald
peter out {v} (to diminish)  :: esaurirsi
Peter Pan syndrome {n} /piːtə pan ˈsɪndɹəʊm/ (Supposed psychological phenomenon)  :: sindrome di Peter Pan {f}
Peterson {prop} (surname meaning "son of Peter")  :: Di Pietro, Pietri
pet hate {n} (personal dislike) SEE: pet peeve  ::
pet lamp-shade {n} (Elizabethan collar) SEE: Elizabethan collar  ::
Petrarch {prop} /ˈpetɹɑːɹk/ (nickname of Francesco Petrarca)  :: Petrarca
petrary {n} /ˈpɛtrəri/  :: petriera {f}
petrel {n} /ˈpɛtrəl/ (Procellariiformes)  :: procellaria {f}
petrichor {n} /ˈpɛtɹɪkə/ (distinctive scent)  :: petricor {m}
petrify {v} /ˈpɛ.tɹəˌfaɪ/ (to harden organic matter by depositing dissolved minerals)  :: pietrificare
petrochemical {adj} (of or pertaining to the such compounds, or the industry that produces them)  :: petrolchimico
petrol {n} /ˈpɛt.ɹəl/ (gasoline) SEE: gasoline  ::
petrolatum {n} (petroleum jelly) SEE: petroleum jelly  ::
petroleum {n} (oil) SEE: oil  ::
petroleum jelly {n} (pale yellow semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum)  :: petrolato {m}
petrol station {n} (gas station) SEE: gas station  ::
petrol tank {n} (gas tank) SEE: gas tank  ::
petronel {n} /ˈpɛtɹənəl/  :: petrinale {m}
petticoat {n} /ˈpɛtɪkəʊt/ (historical: ornamental skirt or underskirt)  :: sottogonna {f}
petticoat {n} (woman's undergarment worn under a skirt)  :: sottoveste {f}
petty {adj} /ˈpʰɛɾi]/ (Little, trifling, or inconsiderable, as a petty fault)  :: piccolo
petty officer {n} (non-commissioned officer)  :: nostromo
petunia {n} /pəˈtunjə/ (flower)  :: petunia {f}
pew {n} /pjuː/ (long bench in a church)  :: panca {f}
pewter {n} /ˈpjutɚ/ (alloy of tin, copper and antimony)  :: peltro
phagic {adj} (pertaining to a phage)  :: fagico
phago- {prefix} (forms terms relating eating or consuming)  :: fago-
phagocyte {n} (cell of the immune system)  :: fagocita
phagocyte {v} (to phagocyte)  :: fagocitare
phagocytise {v} (phagocytize) SEE: phagocytize  ::
phagocytosis {n} (the process by which a cell internalises foreign bodies)  :: fagocitosi
Phaistos {prop} (ancient Minoan city in southern Crete)  :: Festo {m}
phalange {n} /ˈfælændʒ/ (phalanx) SEE: phalanx  ::
phalanx {n} (ancient Greek military unit)  :: falange {f}
phallic {adj} (having to do with the penis)  :: fallico {m}
phallus {n} /ˈfæləs/ (the penis or its representation)  :: fallo {m}
phallus {n} (penis) SEE: penis  ::
phantasmophobia {n} (abnormal or irrational fear of ghosts and phantoms)  :: fantasmofobia {f}
phantom {adj} (unreal or fictitious)  :: immaginario {m}, immaginaria {f}, irreale
phantom {n} /ˈfæntəm/ (something having no physical reality)  :: fantasma {m}, spettro {m}
pharaoh {n} /ˈfæɹəʊ/ (supreme ruler of ancient Egypt)  :: faraone {m}
pharisaical {adj} /faɹɪˈseɪk(ə)l/ (both senses) SEE: pharisaic  ::
Pharisee {n} (member of a political party, social movement, or school of thought)  :: fariseo {m}
pharma {n} (pharmaceutical sector)  :: industria farmaceutica {f}
pharmaceutical {adj} /ˌfɑɹməˈsutəkl̩/ (of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists)  :: farmaceutico
pharmaceutics {n} (pharmacy) SEE: pharmacy  ::
pharmacist {n} /ˈfɑrməsɪst/ (professional who dispenses prescription drugs)  :: farmacista {m} {f}
pharmacologic {adj} /ˌfɑrməkəˈlɒdʒɪk/ (pharmacological) SEE: pharmacological  ::
pharmacological {adj} /ˌfɑrməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ (of or having to do with pharmacology)  :: farmacologico
pharmacology {n} /ˌfɑrməˈkɒlədʒi/ (science that studies the effects of chemical compounds on living animals)  :: farmacologia {f}
pharmacovigilance {n} (study of adverse medicinal effects)  :: farmacovigilanza {f}
pharmacy {n} /ˈfɑɹməsi/ (a place where prescription drugs are dispensed)  :: farmacia {f}
pharmacy {n} (science of medicinal substances)  :: farmacia {f}
pharyngeal {adj} /ˌfærɪnˈdʒiːəl/ (of or pertaining to the pharynx)  :: faringale
pharyngeal {adj} (of pharyngeal sounds)  :: faringale
pharyngitis {n} (inflammation of the pharynx)  :: faringite {f}
pharynx {n} /ˈfærɪŋks/ (part of alimentary canal)  :: faringe {m}
phase {n} (aspect of an object or view)  :: aspetto, faccia {f}
phase {n} (astronomy: particular appearance or state in a regularly recurring cycle)  :: fase {f}
phase {n} /feɪz/ (distinguishable part of a sequence)  :: fase {f}, fase
phase {n} (haplotype) SEE: haplotype  ::
phase modulation {n} (form of modulation)  :: modulazione di fase
phase out {v} (to remove)  :: eliminare
phasianid {n} /fay-shuh-nid/ (semiflightless, gallinaceous game bird)  :: fasianide {m}
phat {adj} (slang: sexy)  :: sexy
pheasant {n} /ˈfɛzənt/ (bird of family Phasianidae, often hunted for food)  :: fagiano {m}
phelloderm {n} (tissue)  :: felloderma {m}
phellodermal {adj} (pertaining to the phelloderm)  :: fellodermico
phenanthrene {n} (tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon from coal tar)  :: fenantrene {m}
phenanthroline {n} (compound)  :: fenantrolina {f}
phenol {n} (any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring)  :: fenolo {m}
phenol {n} (caustic compound derived from benzene)  :: fenolo {m}
phenolic {adj} (organic chemistry: of, relating to, or derived from a phenol)  :: fenolico
phenological {adj} (pertaining to phenology)  :: fenologico
phenology {n} (study of the effect of climate)  :: fenologia {f}
phenomenology {n} /fɪˌnɑməˈnɑləɡi/ (philosophy based on intuitive experience of phenomena)  :: fenomenologia {f}
phenotype {n} (appearance of organism)  :: fenotipo
phenotypic {adj} /fiːnə(ʊ)ˈtɪpɪk/ (of, or relating to a phenotype)  :: fenotipico
phenylacetic {adj}  :: fenilacetico
pheochromocytoma {n} (tumour)  :: feocromocitoma {m}
pheoplast {n} (a plastid)  :: feoplasto {m}
pheromonal {adj} (pertaining to a pheromone)  :: feromonale
phew {interj} /fjuː/ (Used to show relief, fatigue, surprise, or disgust)  :: uff, uffa (heat, tiredness), uh (relief, surprise)
phial {n} /ˈfaɪəl/ (glass vessel) SEE: vial  ::
Philadelphia {prop} /fɪləˈdɛlfiə/ (largest city in Pennsylvania)  :: Filadelfia {f}
philander {n} /fɪˈlændəɹ/ (lover) SEE: lover  ::
philanderer {n} /fɪ.ˈlæn.dɝ.ɝ/ (fickle lover)  :: farfallone {m}
philanthropy {n} (benevolent altruism with the intention of increasing the well-being of mankind)  :: filantropia {f}
philanthropy {n} (charity) SEE: charity  ::
philately {n} /fɪˈlæt.ə.li/ (stamp collecting)  :: filatelia {f}
philately {n} (the study of postage stamps, postal routes, postal history, etc.)  :: filatelia {f}
-phile {suffix} (Forming nouns and adjectives denoting and "friend")  :: -filo
philia {n} /ˈfɪliə/ (friendship) SEE: friendship  ::
philia {n} (liking) SEE: liking  ::
Philip {prop} /ˈfɪlɪp/ (biblical persons)  :: Filippo
Philip {prop} (male given name)  :: Filippo
Philippi {prop} (ancient town)  :: Filippi {m-p}
Philippians {prop} (book of the Bible)  :: Filippesi {p}
Philippine {adj} (Filipino) SEE: Filipino  ::
Philippine eagle {n} (species of eagle endemic to the Philippines)  :: aquila delle Filippine, aquila delle scimmie
Philippines {prop} /ˈfɪlɪpinz/ (Republic of the Philippines)  :: Filippine {f-p}
philistine {adj} (lacking in appreciation for art or culture)  :: filisteo
philistine {n} (Philistine) SEE: Philistine  ::
Philistine {adj} (philistine) SEE: philistine  ::
Philistine {n} /ˈfɪl.ɪ.staɪn/ (person from Philistia)  :: filisteo {m}
Phillips screw {n} (screw) SEE: Phillips head  ::
philological {adj} (pertaining to the history of literature)  :: filologico
philologically {adv} (in a philological manner)  :: filologicamente
philologist {n} (person who engages in philology)  :: filologo {m}
philology {n} /fɪˈlɒlədʒɪ/ (historical linguistics)  :: filologia {f}
Philomena {prop} (female given name)  :: Filomena
philosophaster {n} (a pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher)  :: filosofastro {m}, filosofastra {f}
philosopher {n} /fəˈlɑsəfər/ (person devoted to studying philosophy)  :: filosofo {m}
philosopher's stone {n} (philosopher's stone)  :: pietra filosofale {f}
philosophical {adj} (of or pertaining to philosophy)  :: filosofico
philosophically {adv} (in a philosophical manner)  :: filosoficamente
philosophy {n}  :: filosofia {f}
philosophy {n} /fɪˈlɒsəfi/ (academic discipline)  :: filosofia {f}
philter {n} (love potion)  :: filtro {m}
philtrum {n} /ˈfɪltɹəm/ (shallow groove running down the centre of the outer surface of the upper lip)  :: filtro {m}
phimosis {n} /faɪˈməʊsɪs/ (contraction of the foreskin)  :: fimosi {f}
Phineas {prop} (biblical character) SEE: Phinehas  ::
phleborrhagia {n} (hemorrhage of a vein)  :: fleborragia {f}
Phlegethon {prop} /ˈflɛɡᵻθɒn/ (river of the underworld)  :: Flegetonte {m}
phlegm {n} /flɛm/  :: espettorato {m}
phlegmatic {adj} /flɛɡˈmætɪk/ (not easily excited to action)  :: flemmatico
phlegmatize {v} (add phlegmatizers to an explosive)  :: flemmatizzare
phlegmatized {adj} (desensitized)  :: flemmatizzato
phlegmon {n} (non collected inflammation of connective tissue)  :: flemmone {m}
phloem {n} /ˈfloʊ.əm/ (vascular tissue)  :: floema {m}
phlogiston {n} /flə(ʊ)ˈdʒɪstɒn/ (hypothetical fiery principle)  :: flogisto {m}
phlogosis {n} (phlogosis)  :: flogosi {f}
phlox {n} (plant of Phlox)  :: flox {m}
-phobe {suffix} (used to form nouns denoting a person having a fear of a specific thing)  :: -fobo
-phobe {suffix} (used to form nouns denoting a person who hates or despises a specific thing)  :: -fobo
phobia {n} /ˈfəʊbiə/ (irrational or obsessive fear or anxiety)  :: fobia {f}
-phobia {suffix} /ˌfəʊbi.ə/ (used to form nouns meaning fear)  :: -fobia {f}
-phobia {suffix} (used to form nouns concerned with limiting a specific thing)  :: -fobia
-phobia {suffix} (used to form nouns meaning hate)  :: -fobia
Phobos {prop} (moon of Mars)  :: Fobos {m}
Phocaea {prop} /foʊˈsiːə/ (an ancient Ionian Greek city on the western coast of Anatolia)  :: Focea
Phocis {prop} (a periphery in the southwest Central Greece)  :: Focide {f}
Phoenicia {prop} /fəˈnɪʃɪə/ (land of the Phoenicians)  :: Fenicia {f}
Phoenician {adj} /fəˈniːʃən/ (of, from, or related to the country or civilisation of Phoenicia)  :: fenicio
phoenix {n} /ˈfiːnɪks/ (mythological bird)  :: fenice {f}
pholas {n} (mollusc of the genus Pholas)  :: folade {f}
phonation {n} (process of producing vocal sound)  :: fonazione {f}
phone {n} /foʊ̯n/ (A device for transmitting conversations (telephone))  :: telefono {m}
phone {n} (speech segment)  :: fono {m}
-phone {suffix} (type of sound)  :: -fono {m}
phone {v} (to call (someone) on the telephone)  :: telefonare
phone book {n} (telephone directory) SEE: telephone directory  ::
phonebook {n} (telephone directory) SEE: telephone directory  ::
phone booth {n} (telephone booth) SEE: telephone booth  ::
phone call {n} (telephone call) SEE: telephone call  ::
phone line {n} (telephone line) SEE: telephone line  ::
phoneme {n} (indivisible unit of sound)  :: fonema {m}
phone number {n} (telephone number) SEE: telephone number  ::
phone sex {n} (An erotic or sexual telephone conversation between two or more people)  :: sesso telefonico {m}
phonetic {adj} /fəˈnɛtɪk/ (relating to sounds of spoken language)  :: fonetico
phonetic alphabet {n}  :: alfabeto fonetico, alfabeto telefonico {m}
phonetics {n} /fəˈnɛtɪks/ (study of speech sounds and their representation by written symbols)  :: fonetica {f}
phonic {adj} (phonic)  :: fonico
phonocardiogram {n} (image produced by a phonocardiograph)  :: fonocardiogramma {m}
phonocardiograph {n} (device that records and displaus the sounds made by the heart)  :: fonocardiografo {m}
phonograph {n} (archaic record player) SEE: gramophone  ::
phonological {adj} (of or relating to phonology)  :: fonologico
phonologist {n} /fəˈnɑlədʒɪst/ (person who specializes in phonology)  :: fonologo {m}
phonology {n} /fəˈnɑlədʒi/ (subfield of linguistics concerned with the way sounds function in languages)  :: fonologia {f}
phonometer {n} (instrument)  :: fonometro {m}
phonon {n} (phonon)  :: fonone {m}
phonophobia {n} (fear of sounds)  :: fonofobia {f}
phony {adj} (fraudulent; fake)  :: falso, fasullo
phony {n} (a person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold)  :: ciarlatano
-phore {suffix} (bearer or carrier of)  :: -foro
phoropter {n} (instrument used in eye examinations to determine an individual's prescription)  :: foroptero {m}
phosphatase {n} (an enzyme that hydrolyzes phosphate esters)  :: fosfatasi {f}
phosphate {n} (any salt or ester of phosphoric acid)  :: fosfato {m}
phosphate {v} (to treat or coat with phosphate)  :: fosfatare
phosphatemia {n} (the presence of phosphate in the blood)  :: fosfatemia {f}
phosphatic {adj} (of, relating to, or composed of phosphate)  :: fosfatico {m}
phosphatidylinositol {n} (a phospholipid)  :: fosfatidilinositolo {m}
phosphaturia {n} (presence of phosphate in the urine)  :: fosfaturia {f}
phosphide {n} (binary compound of phosphorus)  :: fosfuro {m}
phosphine {n} (PH3)  :: fosfina {f}
phosphite {n} (any salt or ester of phosphorous acid)  :: fosfito {m}
phosphofructokinase {n} (enzyme)  :: fosfofruttochinasi {f}
phospholipase {n} (enzyme that hydrolyses phospholipids)  :: fosfolipasi {f}
phospholipid {n} (lipid consisting of a diglyceride combined with a phosphate group)  :: fosfolipide {m}
phosphorescence {n} /ˌfɑːsfəˈrɛsəns/ (emission of light without heat)  :: fosforescenza {f}
phosphorescent {adj} (emitting light for a period of time after the source of excitation is taken away)  :: fosforescente
phosphoribosyl {n}  :: fosforibosil {m}
phosphoric {adj} (pertaining to phosphorus)  :: fosforico {m}
phosphorine {n} (analogue of pyridine)  :: fosfene {m}
phosphorism {n} (chronic phosphorus poisoning)  :: fosforismo
phosphorite {n} (rock)  :: fosforite {f}
phosphorous {adj} (of, relating to or containing trivalent phosphorus)  :: fosforoso {m}
phosphorus {n} /ˈfɑsfɚəs/ (element)  :: fosforo {m}
Phosphorus {prop} (an ancient Greek name for the morning star)  :: Venere
phosphorylation {n} (the process of transferring a phosphate group from a donor to an acceptor)  :: fosforilazione {f}
photic {adj} (irradiated by light)  :: fotico
photo {n} /ˈfoʊɾoʊ]/ (photograph)  :: fotografia {f}, foto {f}
photo- {prefix} (light)  :: foto-
photobioreactor {n} (bioreactor)  :: fotobioreattore {m}
photobook {n} (book of photographs)  :: fotolibro {m}
photocathode {n} (physics: a cathode that emits electrons when exposed to light)  :: fotocatodo {m}
photocell {n} (photoelectric cell) SEE: photoelectric cell  ::
photoceramic {n} (photograph reproduced upon a ceramic surface)  :: fotoceramica {f}
photochemical {adj} (relating to photochemistry)  :: fotochimico
photochemical reaction {n} (chemical reaction)  :: reazione fotochimica
photochemistry {n} (study of photochemical reactions)  :: fotochimica {f}
photochromism {n} (the reversible transformation of the optical properties of a material when exposed to electromagnetic radiation)  :: fotocromia {f}
photoconductivity {n} (an increase in the electrical conductivity of a material as a result of incident electromagnetic radiation)  :: fotoconduttività {f}, fotoresistenza {f}
photodermatitis {n} (dermatitis caused by or aggravated by exposure to light)  :: fotodermatite {f}
photodermatosis {n} (dermatosis caused by or aggravated by exposure to light)  :: fotodermatosi {f}
photodiode {n} (semiconductor)  :: fotodiodo {m}
photodisintegration {n} (physics: any nuclear reaction initiated by absorption of high-energy electromagnetic radiation)  :: fotodisintegrazione {f}
photoelasticity {n} (a technique for studying and measuring the stresses and strains in an object)  :: fotoelasticità {f}
photoelectric {adj} (relating to electric effects)  :: fotoelettrico
photoelectricity {n} (electricity produced by the photoelectric effect)  :: fotoelettricità {f}
photoelectron {n} (electron)  :: fotoelettrone {m}
photofermentation {n} (fermentation due to light)  :: fotofermentazione {f}
photogenic {adj} /ˌfoʊ.toʊˈdʒɛn.ɪk/ (looking good when photographed)  :: fotogenico
photogenicity {n} (photogenicity)  :: fotogenicità {f}, fotogenia {f}
photograph {n} /ˈfəʊtəɡɹɑːf/ (picture)  :: fotografia {f}
photograph {v} (to take a photograph)  :: fotografare
photographable {adj} (capable of being photographed)  :: fotografabile
photographer {n} /fəˈtɑɡrəfɚ/ (one who takes photographs)  :: fotografo {m}
photography {n} /fəˈtɑɡɹəfi/ (art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces)  :: fotografia {f}
photography {n}  :: fotografia {f}
photointerpreter {n} (expert at photointerpretation)  :: fotointerprete {m-f}
photoluminescence {n} (luminescence due to photon absorption)  :: fotoluminescenza {f}
photolyte {n} (substance that is decomposed by photolysis)  :: fotolito {m}
photomacrography {n} (photography of small objects at close range)  :: macrofotografia {f}
photometer {n} (measuring instrument)  :: fotometro {m}
photometry {n}  :: fotometria {f}
photomultiplier {n} (device that uses a photocathode)  :: fotomoltiplicatore {m}
photon {n} /ˈfəʊtɒn/ (quantum of light)  :: fotone {m}
photonuclear {adj} (of or relating to a nuclear reaction involving a photon)  :: fotonucleare
photoperiod {n} (duration of daylight)  :: fotoperiodo {m}
photoperiodism {n} (biology: growth, development and other responses of plants and animals according to length of day and/or night)  :: fotoperiodismo {m}
photophobia {n} (excessive sensitivity to light)  :: fotofobia
photorealistic {adj} (art: of or pertaining to photorealism)  :: fotorealistico
photoreceptor {n} (biology: a specialized neuron able to detect and react to light)  :: fotorecettore {m}
photoserigraphy {n} (production of photoserigraphs)  :: fotoserigrafia {f}
photoshoot {n} (photo shoot) SEE: photo shoot  ::
photosynthesis {n} /ˌfoʊtoʊˈsɪnθəsɪs/ (biological process)  :: fotosintesi {f}
photosynthetic {adj} (of or relating to photosynthesis)  :: fotosintetico
photosynthetically {adv} (by the use of photosynthesis)  :: fotosinteticamente
phototropism {n} (biology: the movement of a plant towards or away from light)  :: fototropismo {m}, eliotropia {f}, eliotropismo {m}
phototypesetting {n} (a printing process that generates columns of type on a scroll of photographic paper)  :: fotocomposizione {m}
phototypography {n} (a photomechanical method of printing made to resemble tradtional metal typography)  :: fototipografia {f}
photovoltaic {adj} (producing a voltage when exposed to light)  :: fotovoltaico
phrase {n} /fɹeɪz/ (short written or spoken expression)  :: espressione {f}
phrase {n} (grammar: group of two or more words that express an idea but do not form a complete sentence)  :: locuzione {f}, polirematica {f}
phrase {n} (music: small section of music in a larger piece)  :: frase {f}
phrase {v} (to express by means of words)  :: esprimere, redigere
phrase book {n} (book of everyday expressions and vocabulary)  :: libro di fraseologia {m} , frasario {m}
phrasebook {n} /fɹeɪzbʊk/ (book used to learn foreign language) SEE: phrase book  ::
phraseology {n} (group of specialized words and expressions)  :: fraseologia {f}
phraseology {n} (phrasebook) SEE: phrase book  ::
phraseology {n} (study of set or fixed expressions)  :: fraseologia {f}
phreatic {adj} (Of, or pertaining to ground water)  :: freatico
phrenic {adj} /ˈfrɛnɪk/ (of or pertaining to the diaphragm)  :: frenico
phreno- {prefix} (related to the mind)  :: freno-
phrenology {n} (the discredited "science" or pseudo-science of phrenology)  :: frenologia {f}
Phrygia {prop} /ˈfrɪdʒ.i.ə/ (ancient kingdom)  :: Frigia {f}
Phrygian {adj} /ˈfrɪdʒɪən/ (of or relating to Phrygia, its people or their culture)  :: frigio {m}
phthalate {n} (salt or ester)  :: ftalato {m}
phthalein {n} (range of lactones)  :: ftaleina {f}
phthalic {adj} (of or relating to naphthalene or phthalic acid)  :: ftalico
phthiriasis {n} (pediculosis) SEE: pediculosis  ::
phthisic {adj} (of or relating to phthisis)  :: tisico
phthisis {n} /ˈtaɪsɪs/ (phthisis)  :: tisi {f}
phycobilin {n} (highly coloured pigment found in photosynthetic algae)  :: ficobilina {f}
phycology {n} (study of algae)  :: algologia {f}, ficologia {f}
phylactery {n} /fɪˈlaktəɹi/ (small object worn for its power; amulet or charm)  :: amuleto {m}
phylactery {n} (leather case containing biblical scrolls, worn by Jewish men; the tefilla)  :: filatterio {m}
phyllotaxis {n} /fɪləˈtæksɪs/ (The arrangement of leaves on a stem)  :: fillotassi {f}
phylloxera {n} /fɪˈlɒksəɹə/ (aphid)  :: fillossera {f}
phylogeny {n} /faɪˈlɒdʒəni/ (evolutionary history of an organism)  :: filogenesi, filogenia
physical {adj} /ˈfɪzɪkəl/ (having to do with the material world)  :: fisico
physical culture {n} (bodybuilding) SEE: bodybuilding  ::
physical education {n} (curriculum component)  :: educazione fisica
physical map {n} (topographical map) SEE: topographical map  ::
physical therapy {n} (therapy of exercises and activities to treat injury or dysfunction) SEE: physiotherapy  ::
physician {n} (medical doctor)  :: medico {m}, dottore {m}, dottoressa {f}, dottore in medicina {m}
physicist {n} /ˈfɪz.ɪ.sɪst/ (person whose occupation specializes in the science of physics)  :: fisico {m}
physicomechanical {adj} (physical and mechanical)  :: fisicomeccanico
physics {n} /ˈfɪz.ɪks/ (Branch of Science)  :: fisica {f}
physiognosis {n} (diagnosis of disease by studying facial appearance)  :: fisiognosia {f}
physiologic {adj} (of or pertaining to physiology) SEE: physiological  ::
physiological {adj} /ˌfɪziəˈlɑdʒɪkəl/ (of, or relating to physiology)  :: fisiologico
physiologically {adv} (in accordance with the science of physiology)  :: fisiologicamente
physiologist {n} (person)  :: fisiologo {m}, fisiologa {f}
physiology {n} /ˌfɪziˈɑ.lə.d͡ʒi/ (branch of biology)  :: fisiologia
physiotherapeutic {adj} (of or relating to physiotherapy)  :: fisioterapico
-phyte {suffix} /faɪt/ (plant that grows in a specified habitat)  :: -fito
-phyte {suffix}  :: -fita {f}
phyto- {prefix} (Pertaining to or derived from plants)  :: fito-
phytogeographical {adj} (pertaining to phytogeography)  :: corologico
phytogeography {n} (geobotany) SEE: geobotany  ::
phytopathological {adj} (pertaining to phytopathology)  :: fitopatologico
phytopathologist {n} (scientist)  :: fitopatologo {m}
phytopathology {n} (study of plant diseases)  :: fitopatologia {f}
phytophagous {adj} (feeding on plants)  :: fitofago
phytosociological {adj}  :: fitosociologico
phytosociology {n} (the study of the ecology, classification and distribution of plant communities)  :: fitosociologia {f}
phytosterol {n}  :: fitosterolo
phytotomy {n} (dissection or anatomy of plants)  :: fitotomia {f}
pi {n} (irrational mathematical constant)  :: pi greco {m}
pi {n} /paɪ/ (letter of Greek alphabet)  :: pi greco {m}
Piacenza {prop} (capital)  :: Piacenza {f}
Piacenza {prop} (province)  :: Piacenza
Piacenzian {prop} (subdivision of the Pliocene epoch)  :: Piacenziano
pianissimo {adv} (very soft)  :: pianissimo
pianist {n} /piˈænɪst/ (piano player)  :: pianista {m} {f}
piano {adv} (softly)  :: piano
piano {n} /piˈænoʊ/ (a keyboard musical instrument)  :: pianoforte {m}, piano {m}
pianola {n} (music) SEE: player piano  ::
pica {n} /ˈpaɪkə/ (12 Didot-point type) SEE: cicero  ::
Picassoesque {adj}  :: picassesco
piccolo {n} /ˈpɪkələʊ/ (musical instrument)  :: ottavino
pièce de résistance {n} /piˈɛs də ɹəˈzɪs.tɑ̃z/ (masterpiece)  :: capolavoro {m}
pick {n} (basketball: screen)  :: barriera {f}
pick {n} (choice)  :: scelta {f}
pick {n} (comb with long widely spaced teeth)  :: stuzzicadenti {m}
pick {n} (music: plectrum) SEE: plectrum  ::
pick {n} /pɪk/ (pickaxe)  :: piccone {m}
pick {v} (to decide between options)  :: scegliere
pick {v} (to grasp and pull with fingers)  :: prendere
pick {v} (to remove a fruit or plant for consumption)  :: raccogliere
pickaxe {n} /ˈpɪkˌæks/ (heavy iron tool)  :: piccone {m}
picket {n} (card game) SEE: piquet  ::
picket {n} (protester outside a workplace during a strike)  :: picchetto {m}
picket {n} (sentry) SEE: sentry  ::
picket {n} (soldiers placed forward of position)  :: picchetto {m}
picket {n} (stake driven into the ground)  :: paletto {m}, piolo {m}, picchetto {m}
picket line {n} (military: barrier or fortification formed by pickets) SEE: stockade  ::
pickle {n} (affectionate term for a loved one)  :: diavoletto {m}, birichino {m}
pickle {n} (any vegetable preserved in vinegar and consumed as relish)  :: sottaceti {m-p}
pickle {n} (brine used for preserving food)  :: salamoia {f}
pickle {n} (difficult situation)  :: pasticcio {m}, guaio {m}
pickle {n} /ˈpɪkl̩/ (cucumber preserved in brine or vinegar syrup)  :: cetriolino {m}, cetriolo sottaceto {m}, cetriolino sottaceto {m}
pickle {n} (slang: penis)  :: pisello {m}, cetriolo {m}
pickle {n}  :: sottaceto {m}, salamoia {f}
pickled {adj} (preserved by pickling)  :: sottaceto
pick on {v} (bully, bother, or harass)  :: aversela
pick one's nose {v} (to engage in nose-picking)  :: mettersi le dita nel naso, scaccolare, scaccolarsi
pickpocket {n} /ˈpɪkpɒkɪt/ (one who steals from the pocket of a passerby)  :: borseggiatore {m}, borsaiolo {m}
pickpocket {v} (to steal)  :: borseggiare
pick up {n} (pickup) SEE: pickup  ::
pick up {v} (to collect an object, especially in passing)  :: raccogliere
pick up {v} (to lift; to grasp and raise)  :: tirare su, sollevare
pickup {n} (pickup truck) SEE: pickup truck  ::
picky {adj} (fussy, particular)  :: esigente, puntiglioso, schizzinoso
picoliter {n} (picolitre) SEE: picolitre  ::
picture {n} (painting) SEE: painting  ::
picture {n} (photograph)  :: fotografia {f}, foto {f}
picture {n} /ˈpɪk(t)ʃɚ/ (representation of visible reality produced by drawing, etc)  :: quadro {m}, immagine {f}
picture book {n} (a book for young children with illustrations)  :: libro illustrato {m}
picture card {n} (trade card) SEE: trade card  ::
picturesque {adj} /pɪktʃəˈɹɛsk/ (resembling a picture or painting)  :: pittoresco
pidgin {n} /ˈpɪdʒən/ (amalgamation of two languages having no native speakers)  :: pidgin
pie {n} (nonpastry dish resembling a pie)  :: pasticcio {m}
pie {n} /paɪ/ (type of pastry)  :: torta {f}, crostata {f}
pie {n} (pizza) SEE: pizza  ::
pie {n} (printing: disorderly mess of spilt type)  :: pasticcio {m}, confusione {f}
piece {n} (artistic creation)  :: brano {m}
piece {n} (hairpiece) SEE: hairpiece  ::
piece {n}  :: parte {f}, pezzo {m}
piece {n} /piːs/ (part of a larger whole)  :: pezzo {m}, porzione {f}
piecemeal {adj} /ˈpiːs.miːl/ (Made or done in pieces or one stage at a time)  :: frammentario {m}
piece of cake {n} /ˈpiːsə(v)ˈkeɪk/ (simple or easy job)  :: gioco da ragazzi, una cosa da niente
piece of clothing {n} (garment) SEE: garment  ::
piece of furniture {n} (item of furniture.)  :: mobile {m}
piece of paper {n} (sheet or scrap of paper)  :: foglietto {m}
piece of shit {n} (a bad thing)  :: pezzo di merda {m}
piece of shit {n} (a despicable person)  :: pezzo di merda {m}
piece work {n} (type of work)  :: cottimo {m}
Piedmont {prop} (region)  :: Piemonte {m}
Piedmontese {n} (inhabitant)  :: piemontese {m} {f}
Piedmontese {prop} (language)  :: piemontese {m}
piedouche {n} (A small pedestal)  :: pieduccio {m}
Piemontese {prop} (Language spoken in Piedmont)  :: Piemontese
pier {n} /pɪə̯(ɹ)/ (raised platform built from the shore out over water)  :: pontile {m}, imbarcadero {m}, molo {m}
pier {n} (rectangular pillar, or similar structure, that supports an arch, wall or roof)  :: pilastro {m}
pier {n} (structure supporting the junction between two spans of a bridge)  :: pilastro {m}, pontile {m}
pierce {v} (create a hole for jewelry)  :: perforare
pierce {v} (interrupt)  :: squarciare
pierce {v} (puncture)  :: pungere, forare, perforare, bucare
piercing {n} (hole for jewelry)  :: foro {m}
Pieria {prop} (Greek prefecture)  :: Pieria {f}
pietist {n} (supporter of pietism)  :: pietista {m}
piety {n}  :: pietà {f}
piety {n} (reverence and devotion to God)  :: pietà
piezoelectric {adj} (of or relating to piezoelectricity)  :: piezoelettrico
piezoelectricity {n} (capacity of crystal to generate electricity)  :: piezoelettricità {f}
piezometer {n} (instrument used to measure pressure)  :: piezometro {m}
piffle {n} /ˈpɪf.əl/ (nonsense, foolish talk)  :: scemenze {f}, sciocchezze, stupidaggini
piffle {v} (to act or speak in a futile, ineffective, or nonsensical manner)  :: cicalare, chiacchierare
pig {n} (dirty or slovenly person)  :: porco {m}, maiale {m}
pig {n} (nasty or disgusting person)  :: porco {m}, maiale {m} bastardo {m}, bastarda {f}, stronzo {m}, stronza {f}
pig {n} (piglet) SEE: piglet  ::
pig {n} /pɪɡ/ (mammal of genus Sus)  :: maiale {m}, porco {m}, suino {m}
pig {n} (pork) SEE: pork  ::
pig {n} (someone who overeats or eats rapidly)  :: porco {m}, maiale {m}
pigeon {n} /ˈpɪdʒən/ (bird of the pigeon and dove family Columbidae)  :: piccione {m}, picciona {f}, colombo {m}, colomba {f}
pigeonhole {v} (to categorize; especially to limit or be limited to a particular category, role, etc)  :: classificare, etichettare
piggyback {v} (to carry on somebody's back or shoulders)  :: portare a cavalcioni, portare in spalla
piggy bank {n} (a small container to store small saved coins in)  :: salvadanaio {m}
pigheadedly {adv} (in a pigheaded manner)  :: cocciutamente, testardamente
piglet {n} /ˈpɪɡ.lət/ (young pig)  :: maialino {m}, porcello
pigling {n} (piglet) SEE: piglet  ::
pigment {n}  :: pigmento {m}
pigmentate {v} (colour with pigments)  :: pigmentare
pigpen {n} (pigsty) SEE: pigsty  ::
pig's trotter {n} (foot of a pig)  :: zampone {m}
pigsty {n} (dirty or very untidy place)  :: porcile {m}
pigsty {n} /ˈpɪɡstaɪ/ (enclosure where pigs are kept)  :: porcile {m}
pigtail {n} (flamingo flower) SEE: flamingo flower  ::
pigtail {n} /ˈpɪɡ.teɪl/ (braided plait of hair)  :: codino {m}
pigtail macaque {n} (Macaca leonina) SEE: northern pig-tailed macaque  ::
pigtail macaque {n} (Macaca nemestrina) SEE: southern pig-tailed macaque  ::
Pikachu {n} (Pokémon)  :: Pikachu
pike {n} (turnpike) SEE: turnpike  ::
pike {n} (weapon)  :: picca {f}
pikeman {n} (soldier)  :: picchiere {m}
pike-perch {n} (zander) SEE: zander  ::
Pilate {prop} /ˈpaɪlət/ (Pontius Pilate)  :: Pilato {m}
pile {n} (fine or short hair)  :: peluria {f}, lanugine {f}, pelucco {m}
pile {n} (funeral pile) SEE: pyre  ::
pile {n} (galvanic pile)  :: pila {f}, batteria {f}
pile {n} (group or list of related items)  :: gruppo {m}, mucchio {m}, lista {f}, elenco {m}
pile {n} (heap)  :: mucchio {m}, catasta {f}, pila {f}, ammasso {m}, ingorgo {m}
pile {n} (hemorrhoid) SEE: hemorrhoid  ::
pile {n} (heraldry: one of the ordinaries)  :: pila {f}
pile {n} (large building, or mass of buildings)  :: ammasso {m}, blocco {m}
pile {n} (mass formed in layers)  :: pila {f}, catasta {f}
pile {n} (nap of a cloth) SEE: nap  ::
pile {n} (obsolete: reverse of a coin) SEE: tails  ::
pile {n} /paɪl/ (head of an arrow or spear)  :: punta {f}
pile {n} (stake of pointed timber, steel etc., driven into the earth)  :: palo {m}, paletto {m}
pile {n} (wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes) SEE: fagot  ::
pile {v} (to add something to a great number)  :: ammassare
pile {v} (to create a hold-up)  :: creare un ingorgo
pile {v} (to drive piles into)  :: accatastare, ammucchiare, ammassare
pile {v} (to lay or throw into a pile)  :: ammucchiare, accatastare, impilare
pile {v} (to overload)  :: ammassare
pileated gibbon {n} (Hylobates pileatus)  :: gibbone dal berretto
piles {n} (haemorrhoids) SEE: haemorrhoids  ::
piles {n} (informal: a large amount)  :: un mucchio di m singular, un sacco di m singular
piles {n} /paɪlz/ (plural of pile) SEE: pile  ::
pile up {v} (to form a pile etc.)  :: impilare, impilarsi [reflexive form]
pile-up {n} (traffic accident)  :: tamponamento {m}
pilfer {v} /ˈpɪl.fɚ/ (to steal in small quantities)  :: rubacchiare
pilgarlic {n} /pɪlˈɡɑːlɪk/ (bald-headed person) SEE: egghead  ::
pilgrim {n} (traveler, especially to religious sites)  :: pellegrino {m}
pilgrimage {n} (religious journey, or one to a sacred place)  :: pellegrinaggio
pilgrimage {v} (to go on a pilgrimage)  :: pellegrinare
pill {n} /pɪl/ (small object for swallowing)  :: pillola {f}, compressa {f}, pasticca {f}, pastiglia {f}
pillage {n} (the act of pillaging)  :: saccheggio {m}
pillage {n} (the spoils of war)  :: bottino
pillage {v} /ˈpɪl.ɪdʒ / (loot or plunder by force)  :: saccheggiare
pillager {n} (one who plunders)  :: sciacallo {m}
pillar {n} /ˈpɪlɚ/ (large post, often used as supporting architecture)  :: pilastro {m}
pillory {n} /ˈpɪləɹi/ (a framework on a post used as a means of punishment and humiliation)  :: gogna {f}
pillow {n} /ˈpɪləʊ/ (soft cushion used to support the head in bed)  :: guanciale {m}, cuscino {m}
pillow case {n} (sheet for covering a pillow)  :: federa {f}
pillowcase {n} (cover for pillows) SEE: pillow case  ::
pillowslip {n} (pillow case) SEE: pillow case  ::
pilot {n} /ˈpaɪlət/ (controller of aircraft)  :: pilota {m} {f}
pilot fish {n} (marine fish)  :: pesce pilota {m}
pilot light {n} (flame used to ignite gas)  :: fiamma pilota {f}
pimento {n} /pɪˈmɛntoʊ/ (red sweet pepper)  :: pimento {m}
pimp {n} /pɪmp/ (prostitution solicitor)  :: magnaccia, pappone, protettore, ruffiano, lenone
pimple {n} /ˈpɪmp(ə)l/ (inflamed spot on the surface of the skin)  :: pustola, pustoletta, brufolo {m}, foruncoloso {m}
pin {n} (in chess)  :: inchiodatura {f}
pin {n} (jewellery attached with a pin) SEE: brooch  ::
pin {n} /pɪn/ (small device; small needle with no eye)  :: spillo {m}
pin {n} (slender object specially designed for use in bowling)  :: birillo {m}
pin {n} (US: accessory attached with a pin)  :: spilla {f}
pin {v} (in chess)  :: inchiodare
pinacol {n} (chemistry)  :: pinacolo {m}
pinacol rearrangement {n} (a class of rearrangement reaction)  :: trasposizione pinacolica, riarrangiamento pinacolico {m}
pinata {n} /pɪnˈjɑːtə/ (candy-filled container that is hit with a stick)  :: pentolaccia {f}, pignatta {f}
pinch {n} (action of squeezing a small amount of skin)  :: pizzico {m}
pinch {n} (small amount of powder)  :: pizzico {m}
pinch {v} (to arrest or capture)  :: acciuffare
pinch {v} (to squeeze a small amount of skin)  :: pizzicare
pinchbeck {n} (an alloy of copper and zinc)  :: orpello {m}, princisbecco {m}
pinch of salt {n} (small amount of salt)  :: pizzico di sale
pinch of salt {n} (taken with caution)  :: con le pinze, cautela, dubbio
pincushion {n} (device to receive sewing pins)  :: appuntaspilli {m}, cuscinetto {m}, torsello {m}
Pindar {prop} (poet)  :: Pindaro {m}
Pindaric {adj} (pertaining to Pindar)  :: pindarico
Pindarically {adv}  :: pindaricamente
Pindaric flight {n} (a literary passage that has no logical connection to the surrounding work)  :: volo pindarico {m}
Pindus {prop} (mountain range)  :: Pindo
pine {n} /paɪn/ (tree of the genus Pinus)  :: pino {m}
pine {n} (pinewood)  :: pino {m}
pine {v} (to long for sufferingly)  :: desiderare fortemente
pineal gland {n} /pʌɪˈniːəl ˌɡland/ (a small endocrine gland)  :: ghiandola pineale {f}
pineapple {n} (fruit)  :: ananas {m}
pineapple {n} /ˈpaɪnæpəl/ (plant)  :: ananas {m}, ananasso {m}
pineapple guava {n} (feijoa) SEE: feijoa  ::
pine cone {n} (the seed-bearing cone of a pine tree)  :: pigna {f}, pina {f}
pinecone {n} (pine cone) SEE: pine cone  ::
pinene {n} (chemical compound)  :: pinene {m}
pine needle {n} (leaf of a pine tree)  :: ago di pino {m}
pine nut {n} /ˈpaɪn ˌnʌt/ (edible seeds of evergreen pine)  :: pinolo {m}
pinenut {n} (edible seeds of evergreen pine)  :: pinolo {m}
pinery {n} (pinewood) SEE: pinewood  ::
pine tree {n} (pine) SEE: pine  ::
pinewood {n} (forest or grove of pines)  :: pineta {f}
pinewood {n} (wood of the pine)  :: legno di pino {m}
ping pong {n} (table tennis) SEE: table tennis  ::
pink {adj} (colored/coloured between red and white)  :: rosa
pink {n} (pale red colour)  :: rosa {m}
pink {n} /pɪŋk/ (flower)  :: garofano {m}
pink dollar {n} (business generated by homosexuals) SEE: pink pound  ::
pinkie {n} /ˈpɪ (little finger) SEE: little finger  ::
pink jersey {n} (shirt worn by the leader in the Giro d'Italia)  :: maglia rosa {f}
pinky {n} /ˈpɪŋki/ (little finger) SEE: little finger  ::
pinna {n} (visible part of the ear)  :: padiglione auricolare {m}
pinnacle {n} (figuratively: all-time high)  :: apogeo {m}, culmine {m}, apice {m}
pinnacle {n} (highest point)  :: pinnacolo {m}, cima {f}, picco {m}, somma {f}
PIN number {n} /ˈpɪn.nʌm.bɝ/ (PIN) SEE: PIN  ::
Pinocchio {prop} (fairy tale)  :: Pinocchio {m}
pinstriped {adj}  :: gessato
pint {n} /paɪnt/ (unit of volume for liquids)  :: pinta {f}
pint {n} (pint of milk)  :: pinta di latte {f}
pinta {n} /ˈpaɪnt.ə/ (pint) SEE: pint  ::
pintail {n} (Anas acuta) SEE: northern pintail  ::
pintail {n} (Gallinago stenura) SEE: pin-tailed snipe  ::
pintail {n} (group of dabbling ducks) SEE: pintail duck  ::
pinwheel {n} (fake flower for children)  :: girandola {f}
piñon {n} (pine nut) SEE: pine nut  ::
piñon {n} (piñon pine) SEE: piñon pine  ::
pion {n} /ˈpaɪɒn/ (particle)  :: pione {m}
pioneer {n} /ˌpaɪəˈnɪəɹ/ (one who goes before)  :: pioniere {m}, pioniera {f}
pionium {n} (atom)  :: pionio {m}
pious {adj} /ˈpaɪəs/  :: pio
piously {adv} (in a pious manner)  :: piamente
pip {n} /pɪp/ (seed)  :: seme {m}
pipe {n} (computing: means of interprocess communication)  :: pipe {f}
pipe {n} (computing slang)  :: pipe {f}
pipe {n} (hollow tube)  :: condotto {m}, tubo {m}
pipe {n} (organ pipe)  :: canna d'organo {f}
pipe {n} /paɪp/ (musical instrument)  :: cornamusa {f}
pipe {n} (smoking tool) SEE: tobacco pipe  ::
pipe cleaner {n} (wire which is used to clean small crevices)  :: curapipe {m}
piper {n} (baby pigeon) SEE: squab  ::
piper {n} (bagpiper) SEE: bagpiper  ::
piper {n} /ˈpaɪ.pɚ/ (musician who plays a pipe)  :: pifferaio {m}
pipes of Pan {n} (panpipes) SEE: panpipes  ::
pipette {n} /paɪˈpɛt/ (small glass tube used for transferring liquid)  :: pipetta {f}
piquant {adj} (favorably stimulating to the palate)  :: piccante
piquant {adj} /ˈpiː.kənt/ (engaging; charming)  :: piccante
pique {n} /piːk/ (feeling of irritation or resentment)  :: picca {f}, ripicca {f}, puntigliosità {f}
piracy {n} (hijacking)  :: pirateria {f}
piracy {n} (robbery at sea)  :: pirateria {f}
piracy {n} (unauthorized duplication)  :: pirateria {f}
piranha {n} (South American fish)  :: piranha {m}
pirarucu {n} (arapaima) SEE: arapaima  ::
pirate {n} /ˈpaɪɹɪt/ (one who plunders at sea)  :: pirata {m}
pirozhok {n} (pirozhki) SEE: pirozhki  ::
Pisa {prop} (city in Italy)  :: Pisa {f}
Pisces {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Pesci {m-p}
Pisces {prop} /ˈpaɪsiːz/ (constellation)  :: Pesci {m-p}
piscivorous {adj} (fish)  :: piscivoro
pismire {n} /ˈpɪsmaɪə(ɹ)/ (ant) SEE: ant  ::
piss {n} /pɪs/ (urine)  :: orina {f}, piscio {m} [vulgar], piscia {f} [vulgar]
piss {v} ((vulgar) to urinate)  :: pisciare
pissed {adj} /pɪst/ (annoyed, angry)  :: incazzato {m}
pissed off {adj} (annoyed, upset, angry)  :: incazzato {m}
pisser {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet  ::
pisser {n} (toilet (vulgar)) SEE: shitter  ::
piss off {v} (to annoy)  :: fare incazzare
piss off {v} (to leave, to go away)  :: svignarsela
pistachio {n} /pɪsˈtæʃioʊ/ (fruit)  :: pistacchio {m}
piste {n} ((fencing) the field of play of a fencing match)  :: pedana {f}
piste {n} ((skiing) a downhill trail)  :: pista {m}
Pistoia {prop} (capital)  :: Pistoia {f}
Pistoia {prop} (province)  :: Pistoia
pistol {n} (jokester) SEE: jokester  ::
pistol {n} /ˈpɪstəl/ (handgun)  :: pistola {f}
piston {n} /ˈpɪstən/ (solid disk or cylinder that fits inside a hollow cylinder)  :: pistone {m}
piston engine {n} (engines having cylinders containing reciprocating pistons)  :: motore a pistoni
pit {n} (armpit) SEE: armpit  ::
pit {n} (aviation: luggage hold) SEE: luggage hold  ::
pit {n} (hole in the ground)  :: fossa {f}
pit {n} (mine) SEE: mine  ::
pit {n} (seed or stone inside a fruit)  :: osso {m}
pit {n} (service area at a motor racetrack)  :: box {m}
pit {n} (the stone of a drupaceous fruit)  :: osso {m}
pit {n} (trading pit) SEE: trading pit  ::
pitaya {n} (dragon fruit) SEE: dragon fruit  ::
pitch {n} ((aviation) A measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down)  :: beccheggio {m}
pitch {n} (dark, extremely viscous material made by distilling tar)  :: pece {f}
pitch {n} (distance between evenly spaced objects)  :: passo
pitch {n} (effort to sell or promote something)  :: promozione {m}, sostegno {m}
pitch {n} ((nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its athwartships axis, causing its bow and stern to go up and down)  :: beccheggio {m}
pitch {n} /pɪtʃ/ (sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees)  :: resina {f}, pece {f}
pitch {n} (the act of pitching a baseball)  :: servizio {m}
pitch {n} (the angle at which an object sits)  :: inclinazione {f}, pendenza {f}
pitch {n} (the field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or field hockey is played)  :: campo {m}
pitch {n} (the perceived frequency of a sound or note)  :: altezza {f} , tono {m}, intonazione {f}, timbro {m}
pitch {v} (baseball: to throw the ball toward home plate)  :: lanciare , servire
pitch {v} (of snow, to settle and build up, without melting)  :: crescere, accumularsi
pitch {v} (to assemble or erect (a tent))  :: piantare, rizzare
pitch {v} (to move so that the front of the craft goes alternatively up and down)  :: beccheggiare
pitch {v} (to play baseball in the position of pitcher)  :: servire
pitch {v} (to promote, advertise, or attempt to sell)  :: promuovere, sostenere
pitch {v} (to throw away; discard)  :: buttare
pitch {v} (to throw)  :: gettare
pitch-black {adj} (of the blackest black)  :: cupo, nero come la pece, buio pesto
pitchblende {n} /ˈpɪtʃblɛnd/ (a type of uraninite)  :: pechblenda {f}
pitcher {n} (A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids)  :: caraffa {f}, brocca {f}
pitcher {n} (Gay dominant sex partner)  :: attivo {m}
pitcher {n} /ˈpɪtʃɚ/ (the player who throws the ball to the batter)  :: lanciatore {m}
pitchfork {n} /ˈpɪtʃˌfɔɹk/ (farm tool with tines)  :: forcone, forca
pith {n} (albedo) SEE: albedo  ::
pith {n} /pɪθ/ (soft spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees)  :: midollino {m}
pith {n} (spinal cord; marrow) SEE: spinal cord, marrow  ::
pithy {adj} /ˈpɪθi/  :: sugoso {m}, sugosa {f}
pitiful {adj} /ˈpɪdəfl̩/  :: pietoso
pitiless {adj} (having no pity)  :: spietato, crudele
pitilessly {adv} (in a pitiless manner)  :: spietatamente, crudelmente, impietosamente
pituitary gland {n} (endocrine gland)  :: ipofisi {f}, ghiandola pituitaria {f}
pity {interj} (what a pity) SEE: what a pity  ::
pity {n} /ˈpɪti/ (feeling of sympathy)  :: pietà {f}
pity {n} (something regrettable)  :: peccato {m}
pity {v} (to feel pity for someone or something)  :: compatire
pivot {n}  :: perno
pivot {n} /ˈpɪvət/ (pivot is that on which something turns)  :: perno {m}
pivot {v} (to turn on an exact spot)  :: imperniare
pivotal {adj} (being of crucial importance; central, key)  :: cruciale, fondamentale, centrale
pixel {n} /ˈpɪksəl/ (one of the tiny dots that make up the representation of an image in a computer's memory)  :: pixel {m}
pixelated {adj} /ˈpɪk.s‌əˌleɪt.‌əd/ (of an image, having pixels that are large enough to be individually visible from a normal viewing distance)  :: pixeloso
pixellated {adj} (pixelated) SEE: pixelated  ::
pixie {n} (playful sprite or elflike or fairy-like creature)  :: folletto
Pixie-Bob {n}  :: gatto Pixie-Bob
pizza {n} (a single instance of that dish)  :: pizza {f}
pizza {n} /ˈpitsə/ (baked Italian dish)  :: pizza {f}
pizzaiolo {n} (man who makes pizzas)  :: pizzaiolo {m}
pizzeria {n} (outlet that primarily sells pizza)  :: pizzeria {f}
pizzicato {adv} (musical instruction)  :: pizzicato
placard {n} /ˈplæk.ɑɹd/ (a sheet of paper or cardboard)  :: manifesto {m}, cartellone {m}
place {n} (open space, courtyard, market square)  :: piazza {f}
place {n} /pleɪs/ (location, position)  :: luogo {m}, posto {m}, posizione {f}
place {v} (to put in a specific location)  :: collocare, mettere, posare
placebo {n} /pləˈsiboʊ/ (a dummy medicine containing no active ingredients; an inert treatment)  :: placebo
placebo effect {n} (tendency for a substance to exhibit results due to belief of the recipient)  :: effetto placebo {m}
placeholder {n} (that which holds, denotes or reserves a place for something to come later)  :: segnaposto {m}, simbolo {m}, sostituto {m}, variabile {f}, tal dei tali {m}
place kick {n} (kick)  :: calcio piazzato {m}
placement {n} /ˈpleɪsmənt/ (the act of placing or putting in place)  :: piazzamento {m}
placename {n} /ˈpleɪsːneɪm/ (the name of a place)  :: toponimo {m}
placental {adj} (relative to placenta)  :: placentare, placentario
place of decimals {n} (position of digit to the right of the decimal point) SEE: decimal place  ::
placid {adj} /ˈplæs.ɪd/ (calm and quiet; peaceful)  :: placido
plagiarism {n} /ˈpleɪdʒəˌɹɪzm/ (copying of someone's ideas)  :: plagio {m}
plagiarize {v} (use, and pass off as one's own, someone else's writing/speech)  :: plagiare
plagiotropic {adj} (growing at an oblique angle)  :: plagiotropo
plague {n}  :: peste
plague {n} /pleɪɡ/ (specific disease "the Plague")  :: peste
plague {v} (to harass)  :: affliggere, molestare, tormentare
plaice {n} /pleɪs/  :: platessa {f}
plain {adj} /pleɪn/ (ordinary; lacking adornment or ornamentation)  :: semplice
plain {n} (an expanse of land with relatively low relief)  :: pianura {f}
plain text {n} (unencrypted text) SEE: cleartext  ::
plaintiff {n} (party bringing a suit in civil law against a defendant)  :: querelante {m}, parte civile {f}, ricorrente {m}
plain-winged antshrike {n} (bird)  :: averla formichiera schistacea
plait {n} (braid)  :: treccia {f}
plait {n} /pleɪt/ (flat fold)  :: piega {f}
plait {v} (to double in narrow folds) SEE: pleat  ::
plait {v} (to interweave)  :: intrecciare
plan {n} /plɛən]/ (set of intended actions)  :: piano {m}
plan {v} (to create a plan for)  :: progettare, pianificare, architettare, inventare
plan {v} (to design)  :: progettare
plan {v} (to intend)  :: pianificare, organizzarsi
plan B {n} (alternative solution)  :: piano B {m}
Planck's constant {n} (constant)  :: costante di Planck {f}
plane {adj} /pleɪn/ (of a surface: flat or level.)  :: piano
plane {n} (airplane)  :: aereo {m}, aeroplano {m}
plane {n} (a tool)  :: pialla, piallatrice {f}, pialletto {m}
plane {n} (deciduous tree)  :: platano {m}
plane {n} (level of existence)  :: piano {m}
plane {n} (level or flat surface)  :: piano {m}
plane {n} (math: flat surface extending infinitely in all directions)  :: piano {m}
plane {v} (to glide)  :: planare
plane {v} (to move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water)  :: planare
plane {v} (to smooth with a plane)  :: piallare
planet {n} /ˈplænət/ (each of the seven major bodies which move relative to the fixed stars in the night sky)  :: pianeta {m}
planet {n} (rocky or gaseous spherical bodies orbiting the Sun)  :: pianeta {m}
planet {n} (similar body in orbit around a star)  :: pianeta {m}
planetarium {n} /plænɪʔˈɛːrɪəm/ (museum which displays images of space)  :: planetario {m}
planetary {adj} (of or relating to planets)  :: planetario
planetary nebula {n} (nebulosity)  :: nebulosa planetaria {f}
planetree {n} (plane) SEE: id=deciduous tree  ::
planetree {n} (sycamore) SEE: sycamore  ::
Planet X {prop} (hypothetical planet)  :: pianeta X {m}
plangent {adj} /ˈplænd͡ʒənt/ (having a loud mournful sound)  :: risonante, fragoroso, lamentoso, sonoro, rumoroso
planimeter {n} (measuring device)  :: planimetro {m}
planimetric {adj} (pertaining to planimetry)  :: planimetrico
planimetry {n} (measurement of distances, angles and areas)  :: planimetria {f}
plank {n} /pleɪŋk/ (long, broad and thick piece of timber)  :: tavola, asse
planking {n} (series of planks)  :: tavolato {m}
plankton {n} (generic term for all the organisms that float in the sea)  :: plancton {m}
planning {n} (act of formulating of a course of action)  :: pianificazione {f}
planning {n} (act of making contingency plans)  :: pianificazione {f}
planning {n} /ˈplænɪŋ/ (action of the verb to plan)  :: pianificazione {f}
plant {n} (factory) SEE: factory  ::
plant {n} /plɑːnt/ (organism capable of photosynthesis)  :: pianta {f}
plant {v} (place in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow)  :: piantare
plant {v} (to place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit)  :: piantare
plantain {n} /ˈplæn.teɪn/ (small plant)  :: piantaggine {f}
plantar fasciitis {n} (painful inflammation of the plantar fascia)  :: fasciosi plantare
plantation {n} /plænˈteɪʃən/ (large farm)  :: piantagione {f}
plaque {n} (accumulation of bacteria on teeth)  :: placca {f}
plaque {n} /plaːk/ (flat, thin piece of metal or other material)  :: placca {f}
plasma {n} (component of blood)  :: plasma {m}
plasma {n} /ˈplæzmə/ (high energy state of matter)  :: plasma {m}
plasma display {n} (a flat-screen display consisting of a matrix of cells filled with an inert, ionized gas)  :: schermo al plasma {m}
plasma membrane {n} (cell membrane) SEE: cell membrane  ::
plasmatic {adj} (pertaining to plasma)  :: plasmatico
plasmid {n} /ˈplæzmɪd/ (loop of double-stranded DNA that is separate from the chromosomes)  :: plasmidio {m}, plasmide {m}
plaster {n} (adhesive bandage) SEE: band-aid and sticking plaster  ::
plaster {n} (cast)  :: gesso {m}, calco {m}, stampo {m}
plaster {n} (mixture for coating)  :: intonaco, gesso {m}
plaster {n} /ˈplæstɚ/ (healing paste)  :: gesso, unguento {m}
plaster {n} (plaster of Paris) SEE: plaster of Paris  ::
plasterboard {n} (rigid panel of several layers of fibreboard or paper bonded to a gypsum core)  :: cartongesso {m}
plaster cast {n} (healing aid)  :: ingessatura {f}
plastic {adj} (biology: capable of adapting to varying conditions)  :: malleabile
plastic {adj} (capable of being moulded; malleable, flexible, pliant)  :: plastico
plastic {adj} (made of plastic)  :: plastico
plastic {n} /ˈplæstɪk/ (synthetic thermoplastic polymer)  :: plastica {f}
plastic art {n} (three-dimensional art form)  :: arte plastica {f}
plastic art {n} (visual art) SEE: visual art  ::
plastic bag {n} (type of packaging)  :: sacchetto di plastica {m}, busta di plastica {f}
plasticity {n}  :: plasticità {f}
plastic surgery {n} (surgery involving the transfer of tissue)  :: chirurgia plastica {f}
plastid {n} (any of various organelles)  :: plastidio {m}
plate {n} (a course at a meal)  :: piatto {m}, portata {f}
plate {n} (a flat metallic object)  :: placca {f}, lamella {f}
plate {n} ((baseball) home plate) SEE: home plate  ::
plate {n} ((chemistry) flat piece of material like glass)  :: piastra
plate {n} (contents of a plate)  :: piatto {m}
plate {n} ((dentistry) dental plate)  :: placca {f}
plate {n} ((geology) tectonic plate) SEE: tectonic plate  ::
plate {n} /pleɪt/ (dish from which food is served or eaten)  :: piatto {m}
plate {n} (vehicle license)  :: targa {f}
plate {v} (put meal on a plate)  :: servire in un piatto, scodellare, guarnire
plate {v} (to cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material)  :: placcare, laminare
plateau {n} /plæˈtoʊ/ (level expanse)  :: altopiano {m},
platelet {n} (particle found in the blood of mammals)  :: piastrina
platform {n} ((computing) a particular type of operating system or environment)  :: piattaforma {f}
platform {n} ((travel) a raised structure for passengers)  :: binario {m}
platform game {n} (A video game characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles)  :: videogioco a piattaforme
platiniferous {adj} (yielding or containing platinum)  :: platinifero
platinum {n} /ˈplætənəm/ (metal)  :: platino {m}
platinum blond {adj} (of a silvery blond colour, especially of hair)  :: biondo platino {m}
platitude {n} /ˈplætɪtjuːd/ (often-quoted saying)  :: luogo comune
platitude {n} (triteness)  :: banalità
Plato {prop} /ˈpleɪ.toʊ/ (Greek philosopher)  :: Platone {m}
platometer {n} (planimeter) SEE: planimeter  ::
platonic love {n} (intimate but non-sexual affection)  :: amore platonico {m}
Platonic solid {n} (Any one of five polyhedra)  :: solido platonico
Platonism {prop} (phillosophy of Plato)  :: platonismo {m}
platoon {n} /pləˈtuːn/ (unit of 30-40 soldiers)  :: plotone
platter {n} (a tray for serving food)  :: vassoio {m}
platter {n} (part of a turntable on which a gramophone record rests)  :: piatto {m}
platypus {n} (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)  :: ornitorinco {m}
platypussary {n} (platypusary) SEE: platypusary  ::
platyrrhine {adj} (Having a broad, flat nose)  :: platirrino
plausibly {adv} (in a plausible manner)  :: plausibilmente
play {n} (playful activity)  :: gioco {m}
play {n} (theatrical performance)  :: dramma {m}
play {v} (act in a performance)  :: recitare
play {v} (participate in (a sport or game))  :: giocare
play {v} /pleɪ/ (act in a manner such that one has fun)  :: giocare
play {v} (produce music using a musical instrument (transitive sense), affecting a noun)  :: suonare
play {v} (use a device to hear (a recording))  :: riproduci
playbill {n} (poster)  :: manifesto {m}, locandina {f}
playbill {n} (program)  :: locandina {f}
playboy {n} /ˈpleɪˌbɔɪ/ (unemployed man who devotes himself to pleasure)  :: playboy {m}
player {n} (dramatic actor)  :: attore {m}
player {n} (electronic device)  :: lettore {m}
player {n}  :: giocatore {m}, [1, 2, 5] giocatrice {f}, attore {m}, [3] attrice {f}, suonatore {m}, [4] suonatrice {f}, seduttore {m}, [6] seduttrice {f}
player {n} /ˈpleɪə(ɹ)/ (who plays any game)  :: giocatore
player {n} (who plays on a musical instrument)  :: strumentista {m} {f}
player piano {n} (music)  :: pianola {f}, autopiano {m}
playfield {n} (playing field) SEE: playing field  ::
playful {adj} (funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome)  :: divertente, buffo
playful {adj} /ˈpleɪfəl/ (liking or prone to play)  :: giocherellone, giocondo
playful {adj}  :: scherzoso, allegro
playground {n}  :: campo giochi
playground {n} (large open space to play on, usually for children)  :: parco giochi {m}, parco gioco {m}, parco {m}
play house {n} (toy house for children to play in) SEE: Wendy house  ::
play house {n} (toy house for dolls) SEE: doll's house  ::
playhouse {n} /ˈpleɪhaʊs/ (venue for performing plays) SEE: theater  ::
playhouse {n} (toy house for children to play in) SEE: Wendy house  ::
playing card {n} (one of usually 52 rectangular pieces of card)  :: carta da gioco {f}
playlist {n} (computing)  :: playlist {f}
playlist {n} (record)  :: playlist {f}
playmate {n} (companion to play with)  :: compagno/a di giochi
playmate {n} (woman who has appeared in Playboy magazine)  :: playmate
playpen {n} (space for children to play)  :: box {m}
play possum {v} (to pretend to be dead)  :: fingersi morto
play the field {v} (To date more than one person)  :: tenere il piede in due scarpe
play the fool {v} (behave in a foolish manner)  :: fare il buffone
play truant {v} (to be absent from school without permission)  :: bigiare, marinare, fare sega, segare
play with fire {v} (put oneself in a precarious situation)  :: giocare con il fuoco
playwright {n} (writer of plays for the theatre)  :: drammaturgo {m}, drammaturga {f}, commediografo {m}, commediografa {f}
playwriter {n} (playwright) SEE: playwright  ::
plaza {n} /ˈplɑːzə/ (a towns' public square)  :: piazza
PLC {n} (Abbreviation for Public Limited Liability Corporation)  :: SpA
plea {n} /pliː/  :: supplica {f}
pleasant {adj} /ˈplɛzənt/ (giving pleasure; pleasing in manner)  :: piacevole
please {adv} (interjection to make a polite request)  :: per favore, per piacere [less formal]
please {v} /pliːz/ (to make happy or satisfy)  :: accontentare, piacere
pleased {adj} /pliːzd/ (happy, content)  :: felice, lieto, contento
pleased to meet you {phrase} (polite formula used when the speaker is introduced to somebody)  :: piacere, piacere di conoscerti
pleasure {n} (one's preference)  :: preferenza {f}, scelta {f}
pleasure {n} (person or thing that causes enjoyment)  :: piacere {m}
pleasure {n} /ˈplɛʒɚ/ (a state of being pleased)  :: piacere {m}, piacimento {m}, goduria {f}
pleasure {n} (the will or desire of someone or some agency in power)  :: piacimento {m}
pleat {n} (fold in a fabric of a garment)  :: piega {f}
pleat {n} (plait) SEE: plait  ::
pleat {v} (To form pleats in a piece of fabric or garment)  :: pieghettare
plebeian {adj} /pləˈbiː.ən/ (of or pertaining to the common people)  :: plebeo {m}
plebs {n} /plɛbz/ (The common people)  :: plebe
plebvision {n} (television (pejorative)) SEE: idiot box  ::
plectrum {n} (music: small piece for plucking strings)  :: plettro {m}
pledge {n} (security to payment)  :: avallo {m}, garanzia {f}
pledge {n} (solemn promise)  :: giuramento {m}, pegno {m}, promessa solenne {f}
pledge {v} /plɛdʒ/ (to make a solemn promise)  :: promettere, impegnarsi
Pleiades {prop} (astronomy)  :: Pleiadi
Pleiades {prop} /ˈpliːədiːz/ (Greek mythology)  :: Pleiadi
pleiotropic {adj} (pertaining to pleiotropy)  :: pleiotropico
plenary {adj} /ˈpliːnəɹi/ (fully attended)  :: plenario
plentiful {adj} (yelding abundance)  :: abbondante
plenty {adj} (plentiful) SEE: plentiful  ::
plenty {n} /ˈplɛnti/ (a more than adequate amount)  :: abbondanza {f}, cuccagna {f}
pleonasm {n} /ˈpliːənæzəm/ (redundancy in wording)  :: pleonasmo {m}
pleonastic {adj} (of, or relating to pleonasm)  :: pleonastico
pleonastic {adj} (using an excess number of words)  :: ridondante, espletivo, pleonastico
pleophony {n} (disyllabic reflex in East Slavic languages)  :: pleofonia {f}
pleroma {n} /pləˈɹoʊmə/ (the region of light above the world)  :: pleroma {m}
plethora {n} /ˈplɛθəɹə/ (excess, abundance)  :: pletora
pleurisy {n} (inflammation of lung pleura)  :: pleurite {f}
pleximeter {n} (instrument)  :: plessimetro {m}
pliable {adj} (easily bent or formed)  :: malleabile, pieghevole, flessibile, adattabile, modellabile
Pliensbachian {prop} (a subdivision of the Jurassic period)  :: Pliensbachiano
pliers {n} /ˈplaɪ.ə(ɹ)z/ (gripping tool which multiplies the strength of the user's hand)  :: pinza {f}, pinze {f-p}
plight {n} /plaɪt/ (unfortunate situation)  :: difficoltà {f}, brutta situazione {f}
Plinian {adj} (of or pertaining to Pliny the Younger or Pliny the Elder)  :: pliniano
plinth {n} (bottom course of stones supporting a wall)  :: zoccolo {m}
plinth {n} /plɪnθ/ (base for column, pedestal or statue)  :: plinto {m}
Pliny {prop} /ˈplɪni/ (Roman praenomen)  :: Plinio {m}
plod {v} /plɒd/ (to walk slowly)  :: camminare a fatica
plonker {n} /ˈplɒŋ.kə(ɹ)/ (fool)  :: stupido {m}
plosive {n} /ˈploʊsɪv/ (consonant)  :: occlusiva {f}
plot {n} (area of land used for building on or planting on)  :: lotto {m}, parcella {f}, appezzamento {m}, tratto {m}, pezzo {m}
plot {n} (graph or diagram)  :: grafico {m}, diagramma {m}, planimetria {f}
plot {n} /plɑt/ (course of a story)  :: trama {f}, ordito {m}, schema {m}, canovaccio {m}
plot {n} (secret plan to achieve an end)  :: complotto {m}, congiura {f}, macchinazione {f}, trama {f}, ordito {m}, cospirazione {f}, piano {m}, intrigo {m}
plot {v} (to mark a point on a graph)  :: marcare
plot {v} (to trace out a graph or diagram)  :: tracciare, disegnare
plot {v} (transitive: to conceive)  :: complottare, ordire, macchinare, congiurare, tramare, cospirare, pianificare, intrigare
plot hole {n} (an inconsistence within a storyline)  :: buco di trama {m}
Plotinian {adj}  :: plotiniano
plotter {n} (device)  :: diagrammatore {m}
plotter {n} (person)  :: macchinatore {m} {f}, congiurato {m}, congiurata {f}, cospiratore {m}, cospiratrice {f}, complottista {m}
plot twist {n} (a change in the direction or expected outcome of the plot)  :: torsione del diagramma, reinstradazione del diagramma
plough {n} /plaʊ/ (device pulled through the ground)  :: aratro {m}
plough {n} (ploughland) SEE: ploughland  ::
plough {v} (to use a plough)  :: arare
plough {v} (to use a plough on to prepare for planting)  :: arare
Plough {prop} (Big Dipper) SEE: Big Dipper  ::
ploughing {n} (breaking of the ground into furrows)  :: aratura {f}
plover {n} /ˈplʌvɚ/ (wading bird of the family Charadriidae)  :: caradrio {m}
plow {n} (plough) SEE: plough  ::
plow {v} (plough) SEE: plough  ::
plowshare {n} (cutting edge of a plow)  :: vomere {m}
pluck {n} (offal from the trunk of an animal)  :: corata {f}, coratella {f}
pluck {v} /plʌk/ (music: to gently play a single string)  :: pizzicare
pluck {v} (to remove feathers from a bird)  :: spennare, spennacchiare, spiumare
plucky {adj} /ˈplʌki/ (having or showing pluck)  :: coraggioso {m}, coraggiosa {f}, impavido {m}, impavida {f}
plug {n} (hole filler)  :: tappo {m}
plug {n} /plʌɡ/ (electric connecting device)  :: presa {f}, spina {f}
plug in {v} (connect an electrical device)  :: attaccare alla presa
plum {n} /plʌm/ (the fruit)  :: prugna {f}, susina {f}
plum {n} (raisin) SEE: raisin  ::
plum {n} (the tree)  :: prugno {m}, susino {m}
plumage {n} /ˈpluːmɪdʒ/ (feathers)  :: piumaggio {m}, piume {f-p}
plumb {v} /plʌm/ (to determine the depth)  :: appiombare
plumber {n} /ˈplʌmə/ (one who fits, etc, pipes for water, gas or drainage)  :: idraulico {m}
plumber's helper {n} (plunger) SEE: plunger  ::
plumbery {n} (business of a plumber) SEE: plumbing  ::
plumbing {n} /ˈplʌmɪŋ/ (pipes, etc, of a water/gas/sewage system in a building)  :: impianto idraulico {m}, rubinetteria {f}
plumbing {n} (trade or occupation of a plumber)  :: lavoro di idraulico {m}
plumbism {n} (lead poisoning)  :: saturnismo {m}
plumcot {n} (pluot) SEE: pluot  ::
plume {n} /ˈpluːm/ (feather)  :: piuma
plumed thistle {n} (spear thistle) SEE: spear thistle  ::
plummet {v} /ˈplʌm.ət/ (to drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly)  :: precipitare
plump {adj} /plʌmp/ (Having a full and rounded shape, chubby)  :: in carne, cicciottello {m}, robusto {m}
plump up {v} (shake or arrange so as to be fatter)  :: sprimacciare
plum tree {n} (tree that bears plums) SEE: plum  ::
plum wine {n} (plum wine) SEE: umeshu  ::
plunder {n} (instance of plundering)  :: saccheggio {m}, sacco {m}
plunder {n} (loot attained by plundering)  :: bottino {m}
plunder {v} /ˈplʌndə(ɹ)/ (to take all the goods of, by force (as in war) (transitive))  :: saccheggiare, depredare, predare, fare man bassa
plunder {v} (to commit robbery or looting (intransitive))  :: rapinare
plunder {v} (to take by force or wrongfully)  :: fare piazza pulita, razziare
plunder {v} (to use or use up wrongfully)  :: saccheggiare
plunge {n} /plʌndʒ/ (The act of thrusting into or submerging; a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into, or as into, water; as, to take the water with a plunge)  :: immersione
plunge {v} (to thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse)  :: immergere
pluperfect {n} (pluperfect tense) SEE: pluperfect tense  ::
pluperfect tense {n} (tense)  :: trapassato prossimo
plural {adj} /ˈplʊə.ɹəl/ (more than one)  :: plurale
plural {n} (word in plural form)  :: plurale {m}
plurale tantum {n} /plʊˌɹɑleɪ̯ˈtɑntəm/ (a noun without a singular form)  :: plurale tantum {m}
pluralist {n} (advocate of pluralism)  :: pluralista {m}
pluriennial {adj} (lasting a few years)  :: pluriennale
plus {adj} (being positive rather than negative or zero)  :: positivo {m}, positiva {f}
plus {conj} /plʌs/ (arithmetic: sum)  :: più
plus {n} (plus sign) SEE: plus sign  ::
plus sign {n} (mathematical symbol)  :: segno più {m}
Plutarch {prop} /ˈplu.tɑɹk/ (Greek historian)  :: Plutarco
plutino {n} (planetoid)  :: plutino {m}
Pluto {prop} (Kuiper belt object - a dwarf planet)  :: Plutone {m}
Pluto {prop} /ˈplutoʊ/ (god)  :: Plutone {m}
pluton {n} (geology)  :: plutone {m}
plutonium {n} (chemical element)  :: plutonio {m}
pluviometer {n} (instrument)  :: pluviometro {m}, udometro {m}
Pluviôse {prop} (Fifth month of the French Republican Calendar)  :: piovoso {m}
plywood {n} (construction material)  :: compensato {m}
pneumatic {adj} /nʊˈmæ.tɪk/ (of or relating to air or other gases)  :: pneumatico
pneumatometer {n} (measuring device)  :: pneumatometro {m}
pneumococcal {adj} (of, pertaining to or caused by the pneumococcus)  :: pneumococcico
pneumococcus {n} (Streptococcus pneumoniae)  :: pneumococco {m}
pneumoconiosis {n} (disease of the lungs)  :: pneumoconiosi
pneumology {n} /ˈnjuːmɑlədʒɪ/ (the study of the respiratory system and organs)  :: pneumologia {f}
pneumonia {n} /nʊmonjə/ (inflammation of the lungs)  :: polmonite {f}
pneumorrhagia {n} (hemorrhage of the lungs)  :: pneumorragia {f}
Po {prop} (longest river in Italy)  :: Po {m}
poach {v} /ˈpoʊtʃ/ (to take game or fish illegally)  :: cacciare di frodo, pescare di frodo
poach {v} (to cause an employee or customer to switch)  :: assumere
poached egg {n} (type of cooked egg)  :: uovo in camicia {m}, uovo affogato {m}
poacher {n} /ˈpoʊ.tʃɚ/ (a person who trespasses in order to take game illegally)  :: bracconiere {m}
poaching {n} (trespassing in search of game)  :: bracconaggio {m}
PO box {n} (box hired as a collection point for mail) SEE: post-office box  ::
pocket {adj} (of a size suitable for putting into a pocket)  :: tascabile
pocket {n} (billiards: net into which balls are struck)  :: buca {f}
pocket {n} (enclosed volume of one substance surrounded by another)  :: sacca {f}
pocket {n} /ˈpɑkɪt/ (bag stitched to an item of clothing)  :: tasca {f}
pocket flask {n} (pocket-size container for alcoholic beverages) SEE: hip flask  ::
pocketful {n} (the quantity that a pocket would hold)  :: tascata {f}
pocket money {n} (money given to a child)  :: paghetta {f}
pocket watch {n} (watch)  :: orologio da taschino {m}
pod {n} /ˈpɑd/ (seed case)  :: buccia {f}, baccello
pod {n} (small vehicle)  :: capsula, navicella
Podgorica {prop} /ˌpɒdɡəˈɹɪtsa/ (capital city of Montenegro)  :: Podgorica {f}
podiatrist {n} /pəˈdaɪətrɪst/ (specialist in foot care)  :: podologo {m}
poem {n} (piece of poetic writing)  :: poema {m}, poesia {f}
poem {n} (piece of writing in the tradition of poetry)  :: poema {m}, poesia {f}
poem {n} /ˈpoʊ̯əm/ (literary piece written in verse)  :: poema {m}, poesia {f}
poet {n} /ˈpoʊət/ (person who writes poems)  :: poeta {m}, poetessa {f}
poetaster {n} (unskilled poet)  :: poetastro {m}
poetess {n} (female poet)  :: poetessa {f}
poetic {adj} (characteristic of poets)  :: poetico {m}, poetica {f}
poetic {adj} (relating to poetry)  :: poetico {m}, poetica {f}
poetically {adv} (in a poetic manner)  :: poeticamente
poetic licence {n} (departure from convention)  :: licenza poetica {f}
poetry {n}  :: poesia
poetry {n} /ˈpʰoʊ̯.ətˌɹi]/ (class of literature)  :: poesia {f}
poiesis {n} (act or process of creation)  :: poiesi {f}
-poiesis {suffix} (production)  :: -poiesi
poignant {adj} (evoking strong mental sensation)  :: emozionante, toccante, intenso {m}, commovente
poignant {adj} (incisive; penetrating)  :: incisivo, penetrante, acuto
poignant {adj} (inducing sharp physical pain)  :: doloroso
poignant {adj} (neat; eloquent; applicable; relevant)  :: chiaro, eloquente, acuto, penetrante
poignant {adj} (piercing)  :: penetrante
poignant {adj} (piquant; pungent)  :: piccante, pungente
poignant {adj} /ˈpɔɪn.jənt/ (sharp-pointed; keen)  :: appuntito, affilato
poinsettia {n} /ˌpɔɪnˈsɛ.ɾ(i)ə/ (plant)  :: stella di Natale {f}
point {n} (arithmetic: decimal point (note: many languages use a comma (',') rather than a dot as a decimal point, and hence the translations into these languages reflect this.))  :: virgola {f}
point {n} (geometry: zero-dimensional object)  :: punto {m}
point {n} (location or place)  :: punto {m}
point {n} /pɔɪnt/ (particular moment in an event or occurrence)  :: momento
point {n} (unit of scoring in a game or competition)  :: punto {m}
point-blank {adj} (disconcertingly straightforward or blunt)  :: a bruciapelo
point-blank {adv} (in a direct manner, without hesitation)  :: a bruciapelo
pointer {n} (advice) SEE: advice  ::
pointer {n} (computing: icon indicating mouse position) SEE: mouse pointer  ::
pointer {n} /ˈpɔɪntə/ (computer programming: variable that stores the address of another variable)  :: puntatore {m}
point guard {n} (ballhandling guard in basketball)  :: playmaker {m}
pointlike {adj} (resembling a point)  :: puntiforme
point of no return {n} ((idiomatic) the point when it is no longer possible to stop the process)  :: punto di non ritorno {m}
point of view {n} (An attitude, opinion, or set of beliefs)  :: punto di vista {m}
point of view {n} (A position from which something is seen; outlook; standpoint)  :: punto di vista {m}
points classification {n} (competition)  :: classifica a punti {f}
poise {n} (a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity)  :: poise {m}
poise {n} /pɔɪz/ (state of balance, equilibrium or stability)  :: stato di grazia
poised {adj} /pɔɪzd/ (Possessing poise, having self-confidence)  :: composto {m}
poised {adj} (Ready, prepared)  :: pronto {m}
poison {n} /ˈpɔɪz(ə)n/ (substance harmful to a living organism)  :: veleno {m}
poison {v} (to use poison to kill or paralyse)  :: avvelenare, intossicare
poison hemlock {n} (poisonous plant) SEE: hemlock  ::
poisoning {n} (administration of a poison)  :: avvelenamento {m}
poisonous {adj} /ˈpɔɪzənəs/ (containing sufficient poison to be dangerous)  :: velenoso {m}, velenosa {f}; tossico {m}, tossica {f}
Poisson distribution {n} (probability distribution)  :: distribuzione di Poisson
Poisson's ratio {n} (ratio)  :: modulo di Poisson {m}
POJ {n} (a Latin alphabet-based orthography for Min Nan) SEE: Pe̍h-ōe-jī  ::
poke {n} (ice cream cone) SEE: ice cream cone  ::
poke {n} (pokeweed) SEE: pokeweed  ::
poke {v} /poʊk/ (to jab with an object such as a finger or a stick)  :: ficcare, pungolare, spronare
poke {v} (rummage) SEE: rummage  ::
poke {v} (to poke a fire to remove ash or promote burning)  :: attizzare
poke fun {v} (to subject to laughter)  :: ridicolizzare
pokeweed {n} (Phytolacca americana)  :: fitolacca {f}
Poland {prop} /ˈpoʊ.lənd/ (European country)  :: Polonia {f}
polar bear {n} (Ursus maritimus)  :: orso polare {m}
polar cap {n} (high-latitude region covered by ice)  :: calotta polare
polar fox {n} (arctic fox) SEE: arctic fox  ::
polarimetric {adj} (pertaining to polarimetry)  :: polarimetrico
Polaris {prop} /pɔʊˈlɑrɪs/ (star)  :: Polaris
polarisability {n} (polarizability) SEE: polarizability  ::
polarizability {n} (tendency of a system)  :: polarizzabilità {f}
polarization {n} (grouping of opinions into two extremes)  :: polarizzazione
polarization {n} (production of polarized light)  :: polarizzazione
polarization {n} (production or condition of polarity)  :: polarizzazione
polarization {n} (separation of positive and negative charges)  :: polarizzazione
polaron {n} (polarized region of crystal lattice)  :: polarone {m}
polar vortex {n} (polar vortex)  :: vortice polare {m}
polder {n} /ˈpəʊldə/ (area of ground reclaimed from a sea or lake by means of dikes)  :: polder {m}
pole {n} (contact on an electrical device)  :: polo {m}
pole {n} (magnetic point)  :: polo {m}
pole {n} /poʊl/ (long and slender object)  :: palo {m}, asta {f}, pertica {f}
pole {n}  :: polo {m}
pole {n} (type of fishing rod)  :: canna, canna da pesca
pole {n} (unit of length)  :: pertica {f}
Pole {n} /poʊl/ (person from Poland)  :: polacco {m}, polacca {f}
polecat {n} /ˈpəʊlkæt/ (Mustela putorius)  :: puzzola {f}
polecat {n} (skunk) SEE: skunk  ::
polemic {adj} (having the characteristics of a polemic)  :: polemico
polemic {n} /pəˈlɛmɪk/ (argument or controversy)  :: polemica {f}
polemicist {n} (person who puts forward controversial views)  :: polemista {m} {f}
polemicist {n} (person who writes polemics)  :: polemista {m} {f}
pole position {n} (top qualifying position)  :: pole position {f}
pole star {n} (the star)  :: stella polare {f}
Pole Star {prop} (star)  :: stella polare {f}
pole vault {n} (jumping event where an athlete vaults over a high bar with the aid of a pole)  :: salto con l'asta {m}
pole-vaulter {n} (A person who pole-vaults)  :: astista {m}
pole-vaulting {n} (sport of performing pole vaults)  :: salto con l'asta {m}
police {n} /pɵˈliːs/ (an organisation that enforces the law)  :: polizia {f}
policeman {n} (a member of a police force)  :: poliziotto {m}, agente {m}, gendarme {m}, carabiniere
police officer {n} (an officer in a law enforcement agency)  :: poliziotto {m}, ufficiale di polizia {m}
police station {n} (building of police force)  :: commissariato {m}, stazione di polizia {f}
policewoman {n} (a female police officer)  :: poliziotta
policy {n} (contract of insurance)  :: polizza {f}
policy {n} (number pool) SEE: number pool  ::
policy {n} /ˈpɑləsi/ (principle of conduct)  :: politica {f}
policy {n}  :: politica {f}, prassi {f}
poliomyelitic {adj} (of, pertaining to or afflicted with poliomyelitis)  :: poliomielitico
poliomyelitis {n} (infection by the poliovirus)  :: poliomielite {f}
polis {n} /ˈpɒ.lɪs/ (a city or city-state)  :: polis {f}
polish {n} (cleanliness in performance or presentation)  :: raffinatezza {f}
polish {n} (cleanliness; smoothness; shininess)  :: lucidità {f}, lucentezza {f}, brillantezza {f}, levigatezza {f}
polish {n} /ˈpɑlɪʃ/ (substance used to polish)  :: lucido {m}, cera {f}
polish {v} (make a surface smooth or shiny)  :: lucidare, levigare, lustrare, brillantare
polish {v} (to apply shoe polish)  :: lustrare, lucidare
polish {v} (to refine; improve imperfections from)  :: perfezionare, smussare, levigare
Polish {adj} /ˈpoʊlɪʃ/ (of Poland or its language)  :: polacco
Polish {prop} (the language of Poland)  :: polacco {m}
polite {adj} /pəˈlaɪt/ (well-mannered)  :: cortese, educato {m}
politely {adv} (in a polite manner)  :: educatamente
political {adj} /pəˈlɪtɪkəl/ (concerning or relating to politics)  :: politico
political cartoon {n} (editorial cartoon) SEE: editorial cartoon  ::
political cartoonist {n} (editorial cartoonist) SEE: editorial cartoonist  ::
politically {adv} (in a political manner)  :: politicamente
politically correct {adj} (avoiding offense, selectively)  :: politicamente corretto {m}
politically incorrect {adj} (not politically correct)  :: politicamente scorretto
political prisoner {n} (person)  :: prigioniero politico
political scientist {n} (political science expert)  :: politologo {m}
politician {n} /pɑl.ɪˈtɪʃ.ən/ (one engaged in politics)  :: politico {m}
politico-administrative {adj} (relating to both politics and administration)  :: politicoamministrativo
politics {n} /ˈpɑl.ɪ.tɪks/ (a methodology and activities associated with running a government)  :: politica {f}
politology {n} (political science) SEE: political science  ::
poll {n} /poʊl/ (An election or a survey of a particular group)  :: sondaggio {m}, votazione {f}, scrutinio {m}
poll {v} (to remove the horns of (an animal))  :: tagliare le corna
poll {v} (to solicit mock votes from (a person or group))  :: raccogliere voti
pollakiuria {n} (abnormally frequent passage of relatively small quantities of urine)  :: pollachiuria {f}
pollen {n} /ˈpɑlən/ (fine granular substance produced in flowers)  :: polline {m}
pollinate {v} (To apply pollen to)  :: impollinare
polling booth {n} (voting booth) SEE: voting booth  ::
polling station {n} (place where voters go to cast their ballot)  :: seggio elettorale {m}
pollinic {adj} (Of, or relating to pollen)  :: pollinico
pollutable {adj} (capable of being polluted)  :: inquinabile
pollutant {n} (something that pollutes)  :: sostanza inquinante {f}, inquinante {m}
pollute {v} (to make something harmful)  :: inquinare
pollution {n} (something that pollutes; pollutant)  :: sostanza inquinante {f} , inquinante {m}
pollution {n} (the contamination of the environment by harmful substances)  :: inquinamento {m}
polo {n} /ˈpoʊloʊ/ (ball game)  :: polo {m}
polonaise {n} (dance)  :: polacca {f}
polonium {n} /pəˈloʊniəm/ (chemical element)  :: polonio {m}
poltergeist {n} /ˈpɵ̙ltəɡaɪst/ (a disruptive ghost)  :: poltergeist {m}
poltroon {adj} (cowardly) SEE: cowardly  ::
poltroon {n} /pɑlˈtɹun/ (an ignoble or arrant coward)  :: vigliacco
poly- {prefix} /ˈpɒli/ (many)  :: poli-
polyadenylic {adj} (of or pertaining to polyadenylic acid or its derivatives)  :: poliadenilico
polyalkene {n} (polyolefin) SEE: polyolefin  ::
polyamide {n} (polymer)  :: poliammide {f}
polyamine oxidase {n} (enzyme)  :: poliaminossidasi {f}
polyaminopolycarboxylic {adj} (derived from a polyaminopolycarboxylic acid)  :: poliamminopolicarbossilico
polyaminopolycarboxylic acid {n} (class of polycarboxylic acids)  :: acido poliamminopolicarbossilico {m}
polyamory {n} /ˌpɒliˈæm(ə)ri/ (practices involving relationships with multiple partners)  :: poliamore
polyandry {n} (plurality of husbands at the same time)  :: poliandria {f}
polyangiitis {n} (inflammation of multiple blood vessels or lymph vessels)  :: poliangioite {m}
polyarchy {n} (government in which power is invested in multiple people)  :: poliarchia {f}
polyatomic {adj} (consisting of three or more atoms)  :: poliatomico
polybutylene terephthalate {n} (plastic)  :: polibutilentereftalato {m}
polychoron {n} /pɔlɨˈkoʊrɔn/ (four-dimensional polotype)  :: policoro {m}
polycosanol {n} (extract of plant waxes)  :: policosanolo {m}
polyculture {n} (planting of two or more crops in the same place)  :: policoltura {f}
polycyclic {adj} (having two or more rings of atoms in the molecule)  :: policiclico {m}
polydentate {adj} (multidentate)  :: polidentato
polyethene {n} (polyethylene) SEE: polyethylene  ::
polyethylene {n} (polyethylene)  :: polietilene {m}
polyfactorial {adj} (having many factors)  :: polifattoriale
polygamy {n} /pəˈlɪɡəmi/ (polygyny) SEE: polygyny  ::
polyglot {adj} (Containing, or made up of, several languages)  :: poliglotta {m} {f}
polyglot {adj} /pɒliːɡlɒt/ (Versed in, or speaking, many languages)  :: poliglotta {m} {f}
polyglot {n} (one who masters, notably speaks, several languages)  :: poliglotta {m} {f}
polygon {n} /ˈpɑliɡɑn/ (plane figure bounded by straight edges)  :: poligono {m}
polygonal {adj} /pəˈlɪɡənəl/ (having many angles)  :: poligonale
polyhalogenated {adj} (halogenated with multiple halogen atoms)  :: polialogenato
polyhedron {n} /pɒliˈhiːdrən/ (geometry: solid figure)  :: poliedro
polyhedron {n} (polyscope) SEE: polyscope  ::
polyhierarchy {n} (computing: relationship in which at least one child has more than one parent)  :: poligerarchia {f}
Polyhymnia {prop} (muse of sacred music)  :: Polinnia {f}
polyketide {n}  :: polichetide {m}
polyketidic {adj}  :: polichetidico
polylobate {adj} (having many lobes)  :: polilobato
polylogarithm {n} (a function of complex numbers related to logarithms)  :: polilogaritmo {m}
polymenorrhea {n} (menstrual cycles with intervals of 21 days or fewer)  :: polymenorrhea {f}
polymer {n} /ˈpɑ.lɪ.mɚ/ (molecule consisting of many identical monomers)  :: polimero {m}
polymerase {n} (enzyme that catalyses the formation of polymers)  :: polimerasi
polymerase chain reaction {n}  :: reazione a catena della polimerasi
polymeride {n} (polymer) SEE: polymer  ::
polymerization {n} /ˈpɒl.ɪ.mə(ɹ).aɪˌzeɪ.ʃən/ (process in which polymers are formed)  :: polimerizzazione {f}
polymorphism {n} (biology: coexistence of two or more distinct forms independent of sex)  :: polimorfismo {m}
polymorphism {n} (computer science: feature of object-oriented programming)  :: polimorfismo {m}
polymorphism {n} (crystallography: ability of a material to exist in more than one form)  :: polimorfismo {m}
polymorphism {n} (genetics: regular existence of two or more different genotypes within a given species or population)  :: polimorfismo
polymorphism {n} /pɑliˈmɔɹfɪz(ə)m/ (ability to assume different forms or shapes)  :: polimorfismo {m}
polymorphous {adj} (Having, or occurring in, several distinct forms)  :: polimorfo
Polynesia {prop} /ˌpɑːləˈniːʒə/ (part of Oceania)  :: Polinesia {f}
Polynesian {n} (person from Polynesia)  :: polinesiano {m}, polinesiana {f}
polynomial {adj} (in algebra)  :: polinomiale
polynomial {n} (algebraic expression)  :: polinomio {m}
polynuclear {adj} (having multiple nuclei)  :: polinucleato
polynucleotidic {adj} (pertaining to a polynucleotide)  :: polinucleotidico
polynya {n} (an area of open water surrounded by sea ice)  :: polynja {f}
polyp {n} (coelenterate)  :: polipo {m}
polyp {n} (growth)  :: polipo {m}
polypeptide {n} (biochemistry: any such polymer that is not folded into a secondary structure of a protein)  :: polipeptide {f}
polypeptide {n} (biochemistry: a small protein containing up to 100 amino acids)  :: polipeptide {f}
polypeptide {n} (organic chemistry: any polymer amino acids joined via peptide bonds)  :: polipeptide {f}
polypeptidic {adj} (pertaining to a polypeptide)  :: polipeptidico
polyphonic {adj} (of or relating to polyphony)  :: polifonico
polyphyly {n} (condition of being polyphyletic)  :: polifilia {f}
polyploidy {n} /ˈpɒlɪplɔɪdi/ (state or condition of being a polyploid)  :: poliploidia {f}
polypoid {adj} (resembling a polyp)  :: polipoide
polyposic {adj} (of, pertaining to or afflicted with polyposis)  :: poliposico
polypropylene {n} (resin)  :: polipropilene {m}
polyprotic {adj} (able to donate more than one proton)  :: poliprotico
polyptoton {n} /ˌpɑl.əpˈtoʊ.tɑn/ (stylistic scheme)  :: poliptoto {m}
polyptych {n} /ˈpɒlɪptɪk/ (a work consisting of multiple painted or carved panels joined together)  :: polittico {m}
polysaccharide {n} (complex carbohydrate)  :: polisaccaride {m}
polysemy {n} /ˈpɒ.lɪ.siː.mi/ (ability to have multiple meanings)  :: polisemia {f}
polysilane {n} (polymer)  :: polisilano {m}
polysomnography {n} (multiparameter technique)  :: polisonnografia {f}
polyspast {n} (machine consisting of many pulleys)  :: polispasto {m}
polysyllabic {adj} /ˌpɑl.ɪ.sɪˈlæb.ɪk/ (having more than one syllable)  :: plurisillabo, polisillabico, polisillabo
polysyllable {n} (a word with more than two syllables)  :: polisillabo {m}
polysyllogism {n} (propositions that together constitute a sequence of syllogisms)  :: polisillogismo {m}
polysynody {n} (form of government)  :: polisinodia {f}
polysynthetic {adj} (polysynthetic)  :: polisintetico
polytetrahydrofuran {n} (polymer)  :: politetraidrofurano {m}
polytheism {n} /pɒliˈθiˈĭzˈəm/ (belief in the existence of many gods)  :: politeismo
polythene {n} (polyethylene) SEE: polyethylene  ::
polytonic {adj} /ˌpɑliˈtɑnɪk/ (Using the Greek system of diacritics)  :: politonico
polytope {n} (geometric shape)  :: politopo {m}
polytropic {adj}  :: politropico
polyurethane {n} (any of various polymeric resins containing urethane links)  :: poliuretano {m}
pomegranate {n} (fruit)  :: melagrana {f}
pomegranate {n} /ˈpɑmᵻˌɡɹænᵻt/ (shrub/tree)  :: melograno {m}, melogranato {m}, melagrano {m}
pomelo {n} (grapefruit) SEE: grapefruit  ::
pomelo {n} /ˈpɑməloʊ/ (fruit native to Asia (not the grapefruit))  :: citrus maxima
pomology {n}  :: pomologia
Pompeii {prop} /pɑːmˈpeɪi/ (a historical city)  :: Pompei {f}
Pompey {prop} /ˈpɒm.pi/ (a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic)  :: Pompeo
pom-pom {n} (pompom) SEE: pompom  ::
pompously {adv} (in a pompous manner)  :: pomposamente
ponce {n} /pɒns/ (pimp) SEE: pimp  ::
pond {n} /pɑnd/ (small lake)  :: stagno {m}
ponder {v} /ˈpɒn.də(ɹ)/ (to think deeply)  :: ponderare
ponder {v} (to consider carefully)  :: ponderare
ponderous {adj} /ˈpɑn.dɚ.əs/ (dense) SEE: dense  ::
Pondicherry {prop} (Puducherry) SEE: Puducherry  ::
pond-skater {n} (any of various predatory insects) SEE: water strider  ::
poniard {n} /ˈpɒnjəd/ (dagger)  :: pugnale
pontiff {n} /ˈpɒntɪf/ (pope)  :: pontefice
pontificate {n} /pɑːnˈtɪfɪkət/ (state of a pontifex)  :: pontificato {m}
pontificate {v} (act like a pontiff)  :: pontificare
pontificate {v} /pɑːnˈtɪfɪkeɪt/ (preside as a bishop)  :: pontificare
pontificate {v} (speak in a patronizing, supercilious or pompous manner)  :: pontificare
pontoon {n} /pɒnˈtuːn/ (floating structure supporting a bridge or dock)  :: pontone {m}
ponytail {n} /ˈpoʊniˌteɪl/ (hairstyle)  :: coda di cavallo {f}
poo {n} (faecal matter)  :: cacca {f}
pooch {n} (mongrel)  :: bastardo {m}
pooch {n} (slang: dog)  :: cagnaccio {m}
poodle {n} /ˈpuː.dəl/ (any of various breeds of poodle)  :: barbone, barboncino {m}
poof {n} /pʊf/ (A male homosexual.)  :: finocchio {m}, checca {f}
pool {n}  :: piscina {f}
pool {n} /puːl/ (body of water)  :: bacino {m}, invaso
pool {n} (small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle)  :: pozza {f}, pozzanghera
pool {n} (swimming pool) SEE: swimming pool  ::
pool table {n} (a table used for playing pool)  :: tavolo da biliardo {m}
poop {n} (excrement) SEE: poo  ::
poop {n} /puːp/ (stern) SEE: stern  ::
poop {v} (to break wind) SEE: break wind  ::
poor {adj} (of low quality)  :: misero
poor {adj} /pɔə/ (with no possessions or money)  :: povero
poor {adj} (to be pitied)  :: povero
poor {n} (those with no possessions)  :: poveri
poor as a church mouse {adj} (very poor)  :: povero in canna
poor thing {n} (someone or something to be pitied)  :: poverino {m}, poverina {f}
pop {v} /pɑp/ (to hit) SEE: hit  ::
pop {v} (to ejaculate) SEE: ejaculate  ::
popcorn {n} /ˈpɑp.kɔɹn/ (a snack food made from corn kernels popped by dry heating)  :: popcorn {m-p}
pop culture {n} (popular culture) SEE: popular culture  ::
pope {n} /poʊp/ (head of the Roman Catholic Church)  :: papa {m}, pontefice {m}
Popemobile {n} (any of various vehicles with bulletproof glass sides used to transport the Pope)  :: papamobile {f}
Popeye {prop} /ˈpɒp.aɪ/ (tough cartoon sailor)  :: Braccio di Ferro {m}
popinjay {n} (Picus viridis) SEE: green woodpecker  ::
popinjay {n} /ˈpɑpənˌdʒeɪ/ (parrot) SEE: parrot  ::
poplar {n} (any of various deciduous trees of the genus Populus)  :: pioppo {m}
poplit {n} /ˈpɒplɪt/ (fossa at the back of the knee joint)  :: poplite {m}
popliteal {adj} /pɒˈplɪtɪəl/ (area behind the knee)  :: popliteo
popliteal fossa {n} (shallow depression located at the back of the knee joint) SEE: poplit  ::
pop music {n} (music intended for or accepted by a wide audience)  :: musica leggera
Popperian {adj} (of or relating to the philosophy of Karl R. Popper)  :: popperiano
poppy {n} /ˈpɑpi/ (plant)  :: papavero {m}
poppycock {n} (nonsense)  :: stupidaggine {f}
pop someone's cherry {v} (deflower) SEE: deflower  ::
populace {n} /ˈpɑpjələs/ (inhabitants of a nation) SEE: population  ::
popular {adj} (liked by many people)  :: popolare
popular {adj} /ˈpɑpjələɹ/ (of or pertaining to the common people)  :: popolare
popularity {n} /ˌpɒp.jəˈlæɹ.ɪ.ti/ (the quality or state of being popular)  :: popolarità {f}
popular music {n} (genre that has wide appeal amongst the general public)  :: musica popolare {f}
popular opinion {n} (public opinion) SEE: public opinion  ::
population {n} /pɒpjuːleɪʃən/ (all people living within a political or geographical boundary)  :: popolazione {f}
population {n} (statistics: greater group of units from which a sample can be drawn)  :: popolazione
populizer {n} (person who communicates)  :: divulgatore {m}
pop up {v} (to appear without warning)  :: spuntare, saltare fuori
porbeagle {n} (Lamna nasus)  :: smeriglio {m}, vitello di mare {m}
porch {n} (a portico; a covered walk.)  :: portico {m}
porch {n} /pɔɹtʃ/ (a covered and enclosed entrance to a building)  :: veranda {f}
porcine {adj} /ˈpoʊɹ.saɪn/ (of or pertaining to the pig)  :: porcino
porcini {n} /pɔːrˈtʃiː.ni/ (mushroom, Boletus edulis)  :: porcino {m}
porcupine {n} (large rodent)  :: istrice {m}, porcospino {m}
Pordenone {prop} (province)  :: Pordenone
Pordenone {prop} (town)  :: Pordenone {f}
pore {n} /pɔɹ/ (a tiny opening in the skin)  :: poro {m}
porgy {n} (fish of the family Sparidae)  :: dentice {m}
pork {n} /pɔɹk/ (meat of a pig)  :: maiale {m}, porco {m}
pork rind {n} (food made from pork skin)  :: cicciolini {m-p}
porn {n} /pɔɹn/ (pornography)  :: porno, pornografia
porn {n} (pornographic work)  :: film porno
porn {n} (pornography) SEE: pornography  ::
porno {n} /ˈpɔːnəʊ/ (pornography)  :: porno {m}
pornographer {n} (person involved in creation or dissemination of pornography)  :: pornografo {m}, pornografa {f}
pornographic {adj} (containing an explicit depiction of sexual activity)  :: pornografico
pornographically {adv} (in a pornographic manner)  :: pornograficamente
pornography {n} /pɔɹˈnɑ.ɡɹə.fi/ (depiction of sexual subject matter with prurient intent)  :: pornografia {f}
porosity {n} (measure of how porous a material is)  :: porosità {f}
porosity {n} (state of being porous)  :: porosità {f}
porous {adj} /ˈpɔːrəs/ (full of tiny pores)  :: poroso {m}
porphyrin {n} /ˈpɔːfɪɹɪn/ (heterocyclic compound)  :: porfirina {f}
porphyrogenite {n} /ˌpɔːfəˈɹɒdʒɪˌnaɪt/ (honorific title)  :: porfirogenito
porpoise {n} /ˈpɔːɹpəs/ (cetacean)  :: focena {f}
port {n} (entryway, portal) SEE: portal  ::
port {n} (fortified wine)  :: porto {m}
port {n} (left-hand side of a vessel) SEE: larboard  ::
port {n} (port city) SEE: port city  ::
port {n} /pɔɹt/ (dock or harbour)  :: porto {m}
portability {n} ([1] quality of being portable)  :: portabilità {f}
portable {adj} /ˈpɔɹtəbəl/ (able to be carried)  :: portatile
portal {n} /ˈpɔː(ɹ)təl/ (entry point)  :: portale {m}
portal {n} (website)  :: portale {m}
port city {n} (city built around a port)  :: città portuale {f}
portcullis {n} /pɔːtˈkʌlɪs/ (gate in the form of a grating)  :: inferriata {f}, saracinesca {f}
porter {n} /ˈpɔɹtɚ/ ((Ireland) another name for stout) SEE: stout  ::
portfolio {n} (investments)  :: portafoglio
portfolio {n} (post)  :: portafoglio
portfolio {n} /pɔɹt.ˈfoʊ.li.oʊ/ (case)  :: cartella
porthole {n} (circular window)  :: oblò
portico {n} /ˈpɔːtɪkəʊ/ (small space with a roof supported by columns, serving as the entrance to a building)  :: portico {m}, porticato {m}, pronao {m}
portion {n} /ˈpɔɹʃən/ (allocated amount)  :: porzione {f}
portmanteau {n} /ˌpɔɹtmænˈtoʊ/ (portmanteau word) SEE: portmanteau word  ::
Port Moresby {prop} /ˌpɔɹt ˈmɔɹzbi/ (capital of Papua New Guinea)  :: Port Moresby {m}
portrait {n} (an accurate depiction of a person, a mood, etc.)  :: ritratto {m}
portrait {n} /ˈpɔɹtɹeɪt/ (painting of a person)  :: ritratto {m}
portrait {n} (print mode)  :: ritratto {m}
Portugal {prop} /ˈpɔɹt͡ʃəɡəl/ (country)  :: Portogallo {m}
Portuguese {adj} /ˈpɔɹ.tʃə.ɡiːz/ (of or relating to the region of Portugal)  :: portoghese
Portuguese {prop} (the language)  :: portoghese
Portuguese man-of-war {n} (Physalia physalis)  :: caravella portoghese {f}
Portuguese Water Dog {n} /ˌpɔɹtʃəɡiːz ˈwɔtɚ dɔɡ/ (Portuguese Water Dog)  :: cane d'acqua portoghese {m}
port wine {n} (A type of fortified wine traditionally made in Portugal)  :: porto {m}
portyanki {n} (footwrap) SEE: footwrap  ::
pose {v} /poʊz/ (ask, set (a test or quiz))  :: porre
Poseidon {prop} /pɵˈsaɪdən/ (the god of the sea)  :: Poseidone {m}
posek {n} (decisor) SEE: decisor  ::
posh {adj} /pɑʃ/ (associated with the upper classes)  :: lussuoso
posh {adj} (stylish, elegant, exclusive)  :: elegante
posit {v} /ˈpɒzɪt/ (Postulate)  :: sostenere, ipotizzare
position {n} /pəˈzɪʃən/ (place, location)  :: posizione {f}
position {n}  :: posizione {f}
position {n} (post of employment)  :: posto {m}
position {n} (posture)  :: posizione {f}
position {n} (stand)  :: posizione {f}
position {n} (status or rank)  :: posizione {f}
position {v} (to put into place)  :: piazzare, posizionD%e
positioner {n} (all senses)  :: posizionatore {m}
position paper {n} (essay or report which expresses a position on a contested issue)  :: studio
positive {adj} /ˈpɑzɪtɪv/ (definitely laid down)  :: positivo
positively {adv} /ˈpɒzɪtɪvli/ (in a positive manner)  :: positivamente
positivism {n} /ˈpɒzɪtɪvˌɪzm/ (philosophical doctrine)  :: positivismo {m}
positivism {n} (school of thought in jurisprudence) SEE: legal positivism  ::
positivity {n} /ˌpɒzɪˈtɪvɪti/  :: positività {f}
positivize {v}  :: positivizzare
positron {n} /ˈpɑ.zɪ.trɑn/ (positron)  :: positrone {m}
positronic {adj} /pɒz.ɪˈtɹɒn.ɪk/  :: positronico
positronium {n} (exotic atom)  :: positronio {m}
posology {n} (study of drug dosage)  :: posologia
possess {v} /pəˈzɛs/  :: possedere
possession {n} /pəˈzɛʃən/ (ownership; taking, holding, keeping something as one's own)  :: possesso {m}
possession {n}  :: possesso {m}
possessive {n} /pəˈzɛsɪv/ (possessive case) SEE: possessive case  ::
possessive pronoun {n} (pronoun which expresses possession)  :: pronome possessivo {m}
possessive suffix {n} (Suffix indicating possession)  :: suffisso possessivo {m}
possessory {adj} (having or arising from possession)  :: possessorio
possibilism {n} (the belief that possible things exist)  :: possibilismo {m}
possibilist {n}  :: possibilista {m-f}
possibility {n} (quality of being possible)  :: possibilità {f}
possible {adj}  :: possibile {m} {f}
possible {adj} /ˈpɑsəbl̩/ (able but not certain to happen)  :: possibile
possum {n} /ˈpɒsəm/ (opossum) SEE: opossum  ::
possumhaw {n} (American winterberry) SEE: American winterberry  ::
postabsorptive {adj} (following absorption of nutrients from the alimentary canal)  :: postassorbitivo
postage stamp {n} (piece of paper indicating postage has been paid)  :: francobollo {m}
postal box {n} (post-office box) SEE: post-office box  ::
postal code {n} (postcode) SEE: postcode  ::
postalveolar {adj} (articulated with the tongue near or touching the back of the alveolar ridge)  :: postalveolare
post box {n} (box in which post can be left to be picked up) SEE: mailbox  ::
postcard {n} /ˈpoʊstˌkɑɹd/ (rectangular piece of thick paper to be mailed without an envelope)  :: cartolina
postcode {n} /ˈpəʊs(t)kəʊd/ (sequence of letters and/or numbers added to a postal address)  :: codice postale {m}
postdate {v} /ˈpəʊstˌdeɪt/  :: postdatare
poster {n} (advertisement)  :: manifesto {m}, locandina {f}
poste restante {n} (a service where the post office holds mail until the recipient calls for it)  :: fermoposta {m}
posterior {adj} (following in order or time)  :: posteriore
posterior {adj} (located towards the rear)  :: posteriore
posterior auricular muscle {n} (muscle)  :: muscolo auricolare posteriore {m}
posterity {n} /ˈpɒstɛɹɪti/ (all the future generations)  :: posteri {m-p}
postern {n}  :: postierla {f}
postern {n} /ˈpɒst(ə)n/ (secondary gateway)  :: porta secondaria {f}
postiche {n} /pɑˈstiʃ/ (any item of false hair worn on the head or face)  :: posticcio
postilion {n} /pəˈstɪljən/ (rider mounted on leading horse)  :: postiglione {m}
post-it {n} (post-it note) SEE: post-it note  ::
postman {n} (mailman) SEE: mailman  ::
postmark {n} (marking made by a postal service on a letter)  :: bollo postale {m}
postmodern {adj} (Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of postmodernism)  :: postmoderno
postmodernism {n} /pəʊstmɑdɚnɪzəm/ (a style of art, literature, etc)  :: postmodernismo {m}
postmodernist {adj} (postmodern)  :: postmodernista {m} {f}
postmodernist {n} (follower of postmodernism)  :: postmodernista {m} {f}
postmodernity {n} (the state or condition of being postmodern)  :: postmodernità {f}
post mortem {n} (An investigation of a corpse to determine the cause of death; an autopsy)  :: autopsia {f}
postnatal {adj} (of or pertaining to the period immediately after birth)  :: postnatale
post office {n} (place)  :: ufficio postale {m}, posta {f}
postoperative {adj} /poʊstˈɑpəɹətɪv/ (of, pertaining to, or occurring in the period after a surgical operation)  :: postoperatorio
postpone {v} (to delay or put off an event)  :: rimandare
post-production {n} (stages of film production happening between the actual filming and the completed film)  :: post-produzione {f}
postscriptum {n} /ˌpəʊstˈskrɪptəm/ (after the writing)  :: poscritto {m}
posttonic {adj} (immediately following a stressed syllable)  :: postonico
posttranslational {adj} (Of or pertaining to the period after a protein has been translated from mRNA)  :: post traduzionale
post-traumatic stress disorder {n} (condition that develops following some stressful situation)  :: disturbo post traumatico da stress {m}
postulate {v} /ˈpɑstʃələt/ (To appoint to an ecclesiastic position)  :: postulare
postural {adj} (relating to posture)  :: posturale
posture {n} /ˈpɑːstʃɚ/ (position of body)  :: postura
postvolcanic {adj} (following the eruption of a volcano)  :: postvulcanico
post-war {adj} (pertaining to a period following the end of a war)  :: postbellico
postwoman {n} (woman who delivers the post, woman who delivers the mail)  :: postina {f}
posy {n} /ˈpoʊzi/ (A flower)  :: mazzo di fiori, mazzolino
pot {n} (crucible) SEE: crucible  ::
pot {n} (marijuana)  :: erba {f}, marijuana {f}, cannabis {f}
pot {n} (money wagered)  :: piatto, posta
pot {n} (plaster cast) SEE: plaster cast  ::
pot {n} (potshot) SEE: potshot  ::
pot {n} /pɑt/ (vessel for cooking or storing food etc.)  :: pentola {f}, vaso {m}, marmitta, pignatta
pot {n} (size of paper) SEE: pott  ::
pot {n} (trap for crabs and other seafood)  :: nassa
potable {adj} /ˈpoʊ.tə.b(ə)l/ (good for drinking)  :: potabile
potash {n} (dated chemistry)  :: potassa {f}
potash {n} (potassium carbonate etc)  :: potassa {f}
potash {n} /pɒt.æʃ/ (pot ash)  :: potassa {f}
potassium {n} (the chemical element)  :: potassio {m}
potassium hydroxide {n} (potassium hydroxide)  :: idrossido di potassio {m}
potato {n} /pəˈteɪtoʊ/ (plant tuber eaten as starchy vegetable)  :: patata {f}
potato chip {n} (potato chip (US) / crisp (UK))  :: patatina {f}, patatina fritta {f}
potato salad {n} (salad made from chopped boiled potatoes)  :: insalata di patate {f}
pot calling the kettle black {phrase} /ˈpɑt ˈkɔliŋ ðə ˈkɛtl̩ ˈblæk/  :: Il bue che dice cornuto all'asino
potent {adj} /ˈpəʊtənt/ (causing body effect)  :: potente
potentate {n} /ˈpoʊ.tən.teɪt/ (a powerful leader)  :: podestà, condottiere
potential {adj} (existing in possibility)  :: potenziale
potential {n} /pəˈtɛnʃəl/ (currently unrealized ability)  :: potenziale
Potenza {prop} (province)  :: Potenza {f}
Potenza {prop} (town)  :: Potenza {f}
potful {n} (as much as a pot will hold)  :: pentola {f}, paiolata {f}, pentolata {f}
pothole {n} (a hole in a road)  :: buca {f}
potluck {n} (communal meal to which guests bring dishes to share) SEE: potlatch  ::
potpourri {n} (a medley of songs or music)  :: varietà {f}, misto {m}, miscuglio {m}
potpourri {n} (a mixture of dried fragrant plant material used to scent a room)  :: potpourri
potpourri {n} (anthology of miscellaneous prose)  :: varietà {f}
potpourri {n} /pəʊ.pɜː(ɹ).i/ (collection of various things)  :: miscuglio {m}, misto {m}, potpourri, varietà
potsherd {n} (piece of ceramic from pottery)  :: coccio {m}
potter {n} /ˈpɒtə/ (one who makes pots and ceramic wares)  :: vasaio {m}, vasaia {f}
potter around {v} (to be gently active aimlessly) SEE: putter around  ::
pottery {n} (practise or craft of making pottery)  :: arte della ceramica
pottery {n} /ˈpɑːtɚɹi/ (fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed)  :: terraglia, ceramica {f}, vasellame {m}, stoviglia {f}
pottery {n}  :: terraglie {f-p}
potty {adj} (insane) SEE: insane  ::
pouch {n} /paʊt͡ʃ/ (small bag)  :: sacchetto {m}
poultice {n} (A poultice or plaster)  :: cataplasma {m}
pound {n} (hard blow)  :: botta, colpo forte, tonfo, martellio
pound {n} /paʊnd/ (pound-force) SEE: pound-force  ::
pound {n} (part of canal)  :: bacino idrico
pound {n} (place for detention of automobiles)  :: autoparco, deposito auto
pound {n} (place for the detention of stray animals)  :: canile {m}, recinto, gattile {m}
pound {n} (unit of currency)  :: lira {f}, lira sterlina, sterlina
pound {n} (unit of mass (16 ounces avoirdupois))  :: libbra {f}
pound {n} (US: symbol #) SEE: pound sign  ::
pound {v} (crush to pieces)  :: frantumare, tritare, triturare, polverizzare
pound {v} (slang: eat or drink quickly)  :: ingurgitare, trangugiare, affogarsi
pound {v} (to beat strongly or throb)  :: battere, picchiare
pound {v} (to strike hard repeatedly)  :: battere, martellare, colpire, pestare, flagellare
pound cake {n} (dense yellow cake)  :: pan di spagna {f}
pound sign {n} (symbol #) SEE: hash  ::
pound sterling {n} /paʊnd ˈstɜː(ɹ).lɪŋ/ (currency of the UK)  :: lira sterlina {f}
pour {v} /pɔɹ/ (to cause to flow in a stream)  :: versare
pour {v} (to flow, pass or issue in or as a stream)  :: diluviare
pour cold water on {v} (dismiss an idea) SEE: throw cold water on  ::
pour gasoline on the fire {v} (add fuel to the fire) SEE: add fuel to the fire  ::
pout {v} /paʊt/ (sulk, (pretend to) be ill-tempered)  :: mettere il broncio
Po valley {prop} (large plain in northern Italy)  :: pianura padana {f}, val padana {f}
poverty {n} /ˈpɑːvɚti/ (quality or state of being poor)  :: povertà {f}
powder {n} (gunpowder) SEE: gunpowder  ::
powder {n} /paʊ.də(ɹ)/ (fine particles)  :: polvere {m}
powder keg {n} (barrel of gun powder)  :: polveriera {f}
powder keg {n} (volatile situation)  :: polveriera {f}
power {n} (biblical: level of angels)  :: potenze celesti {f-p}
power {n} (electricity, electricity supply)  :: elettricità {f}, corrente {f}
power {n} (influential nation, company etc.)  :: potenza {f}
power {n} (math: product of equal factors)  :: potenza {f}
power {n} /ˈpaʊ.ɚ/ (capability or influence)  :: potere {m}
power {n} (physical force or strength)  :: potenza {f}
power {n} (physics: measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy)  :: potenza {f}
power {n} (set theory: cardinality) SEE: cardinality  ::
power {n} (statistics: probability of correctly rejecting the null hypothesis)  :: potenza
power board {n} (power strip) SEE: power strip  ::
power broker {n} (person having the ability to influence important decisions, see also: éminence grise)  :: eminenza grigia {f}
power forward {n} (a basketball player)  :: ala grande {f}
powerful {adj} /ˈpaʊɚfʊl/ (having or capable of exerting power, potency or influence)  :: potente
powerfully {adv} (in a powerful manner)  :: poderosamente, potentemente
powerless {adj} (lacking sufficient power or strength)  :: impotente {m} {f}, impotenti {p}
power plant {n} /paʊɚ plænt/ (power station) SEE: power station  ::
power set {n} (set of all subsets of a set)  :: insieme delle parti {m}, insieme potenza {m}
power steering {n} (System in a vehicle)  :: servosterzo {m}
power tool {n} (tool powered by electricity)  :: utensile elettrico {m}
power toothbrush {n} (electric toothbrush) SEE: electric toothbrush  ::
pox {n} /pɑks/ (syphilis) SEE: syphilis  ::
Poznań {prop} (Poznan) SEE: Poznan  ::
pozzolana {n} (type of volcanic ash)  :: pozzolana {f}
practicability {n} (being practicable)  :: fattibilità, viabilità {f}, praticabilità {f}, riuscibilità {f}, effettuabilità {f}
practical {adj} /ˈpræktɪkəl/ (based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis)  :: pratico
practical number {n} (positive integer)  :: numero pratico {m}
practice {n} (an ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession)  :: pratica
practice {n} /ˈpɹæktɪs/ (repetition of an activity to improve skill)  :: pratica
practice {v}  :: praticare
practice {v} (to repeat an activity as a way of improving one's skill)  :: praticare, addestrare, esercitarsi
practice makes perfect {proverb} (if one practices an activity enough, one will eventually master it)  :: la pratica rende esperti; sbagliando s'impara, val più la pratica della grammatica
practise {v} /ˈpɹæktɪs/ (practice) SEE: practice  ::
practitioner {n} /prækˈtɪʃənər/ (person who practices a profession or art)  :: professionista, praticante {m} {f}
Pragian {prop} (a subdivision of the Devonian period)  :: Praghiano
pragmatism {n} /ˈpɹaɡmətɪzəm/ (philosophical idea that beliefs are identified with the actions of a believer)  :: pragmatismo {m}
Prague {prop} /prɑːɡ/ (capital of the Czech Republic)  :: Praga {f}
Prairial {prop} (ninth month of French Republican Calendar)  :: pratile {m}
prairie {n} /ˈpɹɛəɹi/ (An extensive area of relatively flat grassland)  :: prateria {f}
praise {n}  :: lode {f}, elogio {m}, complimento {m}
praise {n} /pɹeɪz/ (commendation; favorable representation in words)  :: elogio
praise {n} (worship)  :: adorazione {f}, gloria {f}
praise {v} (to give praise to)  :: lodare
praiseworthy {adj} /ˈpɹeɪz.wɝ.ði/ (meriting praise)  :: lodevole, encomiabile
prandial {adj} /ˈprændɪəl/ (pertaining to a meal)  :: prandiale
prank {n} /pɹeɪŋk/ (practical joke or mischievous trick)  :: burla {f}, beffa {f}, vigliaccata {f}, scherzo meschino
prankster {n} (one who performs pranks)  :: burlone {m}
praseodymium {n} (chemical element)  :: praseodimio {m}
Prato {prop} (city)  :: Prato {f}
Prato {prop} (province)  :: Prato
prawn {n} /pɹɔːn/ (large shrimp)  :: gambero {m}
pray {v} /preɪ/ (to petition a higher being)  :: pregare
pray {v} (to talk to God)  :: pregare
prayer {n} (one who prays)  :: pregatore {m}
prayer {n} /pɹɛɚ/ (practice of communicating with one's God)  :: preghiera {f}, orazione {f}, prece
praying mantis {n} (any of various predatory insects of the Mantidae family)  :: mantide religiosa {f}
précis {n} /ˈpreɪsiː/ (concise statement)  :: riassunto {m}
pre- {prefix} (before)  :: pre-
preaccelerator {n} (accelerator which feeds a larger accelerator)  :: preacceleratore {m}
preacher {n} (one who preaches)  :: predicatore
preach to the converted {v} (preach to the choir) SEE: preach to the choir  ::
preadolescence {n} (the period between childhood and adolescence)  :: preadolescenza {f}
preagricultural {adj}  :: preagricolo
preamble {n} /ˈpɹɪiˌæmbl̩/ (short statement or remark, especially an explanatory introduction to a formal document or statute)  :: preambolo {m}
pre-amp {n} (preamplifier) SEE: preamplifier  ::
preantepenultimate {adj} /ˌpɹiˌæntipəˈnəltəmət/ (three before the end; fourth to last)  :: quartultimo
preapennine {adj}  :: preappenninico
prebuy {v} (forebuy) SEE: forebuy  ::
precancerous {adj} /priˈkænsərəs/ (of or pertaining to growth that is likely to develop into cancer)  :: precanceroso
precaution {n}  :: precauzione {f}
precautionarily {adv} (as a precaution)  :: precauzionalmente
precautionary {adj} (of, pertaining to, or serving as a precaution)  :: cautelare, precauzionale
precede {v} /pɹəˈsiːd/ (go before, go in front of)  :: precedere
precedence {n} /ˈprɛsɪd(ə)ns/ (the state of preceding in importance or priority)  :: precedenza {f}
precedent {adj} (earlier in time)  :: precedente
precedent {n} /pɹiˈsidn̩t/ (past act used as example)  :: precedente {m}
precedent {n} (prior judgment in law)  :: precedente {m}
pre-Christian {adj} (before the arrival of Christianity)  :: precristiano
precious {adj} /ˈprɛʃəs/ (of high value or worth)  :: prezioso
precious {adj} (regarded with love)  :: prezioso, adorato, unico
precious {adv} (intensifier) SEE: very (adverb)  ::
precious stone {n} (gem)  :: gemma {f}, pietra preziosa {f}
precipice {n} /ˈprɛsɪpɪs/ (a very steep cliff)  :: precipizio {m}, dirupo {m}, baratro {m}, burrone {m}
precipitously {adv} (abruptly)  :: bruscamente, precipitevolissimevolmente, precipitosamente
precise {adj} /prɪˈsaɪs]/ (exact)  :: preciso, esatto, accurato
precisely {adv} (in a precise manner)  :: precisamente
precision {n} (the ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently)  :: precisione {f}
precocious {adj} /prəˈkəʊʃəs/ (characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity)  :: precoce
precognition {n} (knowledge of something that is to occur in the future)  :: precognizione
precolonial {adj}  :: precoloniale
pre-Columbian {adj} (before Christopher Columbus)  :: precolombiano
precompress {v} (subject to precompression)  :: precomprimere
preconception {n} (prejudice) SEE: prejudice  ::
preconditioning {n} (preparing something for a subsequent action)  :: precondizionamento {m}
precursor {n} (chemical compound)  :: precursore
predator {n} /ˈpre.də.tər/ (any animal or other organism)  :: predatore {m}
predator {n} (someone who attacks)  :: predatore {m}, predone {m}
predecease {n} (anterior death)  :: premorienza {f}
predecessor {n} (model or type which precedes)  :: precedente {m}
predecessor {n} /ˈprɛd.ə.sɛs.ɚ/ (one who precedes)  :: predecessore {m} {f}, antecessore {m}
predefine {v} (To define in advance)  :: predefinire
predestiny {n} (predestination) SEE: predestination  ::
prediabetes {n} (the state in which blood glucose levels are above normal but have not reached those of diabetes)  :: prediabete {m}
predicament {n} /pɹɪˈdɪkəmənt/ (An unfortunate or trying position or condition.)  :: situazione difficile {f}
predicative case {n} (case marking a predicative nominative)  :: predicativo
predict {v} (to state, or make something known in advance)  :: predire
prediction {n} /pɹɪˈdɪkʃn/ (a statement about the future)  :: predizione
predictive {adj}  :: predittivo
predigest {v} (to digest food in advance of eating it)  :: predigerire
predilection {n} /ˌpɹɛdəˈlɛkʃn/ (tendency towards)  :: predilezione {f}
predisposition {n} (the state of being predisposed)  :: predisposizione {f}, diatesi {f}, tendenza {f}
predominant {adj}  :: predominante (all)
predominate {adj} (predominant) SEE: predominant  ::
predominate {v}  :: predominare (all)
preeclampsia {n} (complication of pregnancy)  :: preeclampsia {f}
pre-ejaculate {n} (pre-ejaculate)  :: pre-eiaculazione {f}
preeminent {adj} /pɹiːˈɛmɪnənt/ (exceeding others in quality or rank)  :: preminente
preemptively {adv} (in a preemptive manner)  :: preventivamente
prefab {n}  :: prefabbricato {m}
prefabricate {v} (To manufacture something in standard components that can be fitted together on site)  :: prefabbricare
prefabricated {adj} (manufactured in advance)  :: prefabbricato
preface {n} /ˈpɹɛfəs/ (Beginning or introductory portion coming before the main text of a document or book)  :: prefazione {f}
prefer {v} /pɹɪˈfɝ/ (to favor)  :: preferire
preferability {n} (being preferable)  :: preferibilità {f}
preferably {adv} (in preference)  :: preferibilmente
preference {n} (card game) SEE: preferans  ::
preference {n} /ˈpɹɛf(ə)ɹ(ə)ns/ (state of being preferred)  :: preferenza {f}
preferences {n} (plural of "preference") SEE: preference  ::
preferred {adj} (favoured)  :: preferito
prefix {n} /ˈpɹiːfɪks/ (letters at the beginning of a word)  :: prefisso {m}
prefix {v} (put or fix before, or at the beginning of)  :: prefissare
prefix {v} (set or appoint beforehand)  :: prefissare
prefrontal cortex {n} (the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain)  :: corteccia prefrontale {f}
preggers {adj} (informal: pregnant)  :: incinta {f}
pregnancy {n} (condition)  :: gravidanza {f}
pregnancy test {n} (a piece of test equipment)  :: test di gravidanza {m}
pregnant {adj} (fertile) SEE: fertile  ::
pregnant {adj} (having many possibilities or implications)  :: gravido
pregnant {adj} /ˈpɹɛɡnənt/ (carrying developing offspring within the body)  :: incinta {f}, gravida {f}, pregna {f}
prehellenic {adj} (pertaining to Greece prior to the Hellenic period)  :: preellenico
prehensile {adj} /priˈhɛnsəl/ (able to take hold of objects)  :: prensile
prehistoric {adj} (of relating to the epoch before written record)  :: preistorico
prehistorically {adv}  :: preistoricamente
prehistory {n} (history of human culture prior to written records)  :: preistoria {f}
preignition {n} (premature detonation in four-stroke cycle engines)  :: preaccensione {f}
pre-Islamic {adj}  :: preislamico
prelate {n} /ˈprɛlət/ (clergyman)  :: prelato {m}
preliminary {adj} /pɹɪˈlɪmɪnɛɹi/ (in preparation for the main matter)  :: preliminare
prelude {n} (introductory event)  :: preludio {m}
prelude {n} (short piece of music)  :: preludio {m}
premarital {adj} (before one’s marriage)  :: prematrimoniale
prematurity {n} (prematurity)  :: prematurità {f}
premenstrual {adj} /pɹiˈmɛnztɹ(əw)əl/ (occurring in the time period during the menstrual cycle)  :: premestruale
premenstrual syndrome {n} (malaise experienced before menstruation)  :: sindrome premestruale {f}
premier {n} /pɹɛmɪə(ɹ)/ (prime minister of a country) SEE: prime minister  ::
première {n} (premiere) SEE: premiere  ::
première danseuse {n} /pʁəmjɛʁ dɑ̃søz/ (lead female dancer) SEE: prima ballerina  ::
premise {n} /ˈpɹɛ.mɪs/ (proposition antecedently supposed or proved)  :: premessa {f}
premises {n} /ˈpɹɛməsɪs/ (land, and all the built structures on it, considered as a single place)  :: locale {m}
premolar {n} (tooth)  :: premolare {m}
premonition {n} (clairvoyant or clairaudient experience)  :: premonizione {f}
premonition {n} (strong intuition)  :: premonizione {f}, presentimento {m}, presagio {m}, predizione {f}
prenatal {adj} (being or happening before birth)  :: prenatale, antenatale
prenyl {n} (isoprenyl) SEE: isoprenyl  ::
prep {n} /pɹɛp/  :: prep, prepo
prepackage {v} (package before being sold)  :: preconfezionare
prepackaged {adj} (that has been packaged prior to being sold)  :: preconfezionato
prepackaged {v} (form of prepackage)  :: preconfezionato
prepackaging {n} (packaging applied prior to sale)  :: preconfezionamento {m}
prepaid {adj} /pɹiːˈpeɪd/ (paid for in advance)  :: prepagato
preparation {n} (act of preparing or getting ready)  :: preparazione
preparation {n} (a substance that is prepared)  :: preparazione
preparatory {adj} (of or pertaining to preparation)  :: preparatoria, preliminare, preparatorio {m}
prepare {v} /pɹɪˈpɛɚ/ (to make ready for a specific future purpose)  :: preparare
prepare {v} (to make oneself ready)  :: prepararsi
preparedness {n} (state of being prepared)  :: prontezza {f}
prephilatelic {adj} (of or pertaining to prephilately)  :: prefilatelico
prephilately {n} (branch of philately concerned with postal systems prior to the introduction of postage stamps)  :: prefilatelia {f}
preposition {n} /ˌprɛpəˈzɪʃən/ (grammar: a type of word like "of, from, for, by")  :: preposizione {f}
prepositional {n} (the prepositional case) SEE: prepositional case  ::
prepositional article {n} (contraction of a preposition and an article)  :: preposizione articolata {f}
prepositional phrase {n} (phrase containing both a preposition and its complement)  :: locuzione preposizionale {f}
preposterous {adj} (absurd, or contrary to common sense)  :: assurdo {m}, irragionevole, insensato {m}
preproduction {n} (arrangements before beginning)  :: preproduzione {f}
preprogram {v} (program something in advance)  :: preprogrammare
prepuce {n} /ˈpriːpjuːs/ (foreskin)  :: prepuzio {m}
prerogative {n} /pɹəˈɹɑɡ.ə.tɪv/ (hereditary or official right or privilege)  :: privilegio {m}, prerogativa {f}
prerogative {n} (right, generally) SEE: right  ::
prerogative {n} (right or power that is exclusive to a monarch etc.)  :: appannaggio {m}, prerogativa {f}, diritto {m}
pre-Roman {adj}  :: preromano
presage {n} /'pɹɛsɪdʒ/ (A warning of a future event; an omen)  :: presagio
presbyopia {n} (inability of the eye, due to ageing, to focus on nearby objects)  :: presbiopia {f}
presbypropria {n} (inability of the proprioceptive system to accurately identify limb position)  :: presbipropria {f}
Presbyterian {adj} (relating to the Presbyterian Church)  :: presbiteriano {m}
Presbyterian {n} (person belonging to the Presbyterian Church)  :: presbiteriano {m}
Presbyterianism {n} (form of Protestantism)  :: presbiterianesimo {m}
preschool {n} (nursery school) SEE: nursery school  ::
prescience {n} /ˈpɹɛsɪ.əns/ (Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight; foreknowledge)  :: preveggenza {f}
prescribe {v} /pɹəˈskɹaɪb/ (to order a drug or medical device)  :: prescrivere
prescription {n} /pɹəˈskɹɪpʃən/ (written order for the administration of a medicine)  :: ricetta {f}, prescrizione {f}
prescriptivism {n} /pɹəˈskɹɪp.tɪ.vɪzm̩/ (prescribing idealistic language norms)  :: grammatica normativa {f}, grammatica prescrittiva {f}
presence {n} /ˈprɛzəns/ (fact or condition of being present)  :: presenza {f}
present {adj} (in the immediate vicinity)  :: presente
present {adj} /ˈprɛzənt/ (pertaining to the current time)  :: presente
present {n} (current time)  :: presente {m}
present {n} (gift) SEE: gift  ::
present {n} (present tense) SEE: present tense  ::
present {v} (bring before court)  :: presentare
present {v} /prɪˈzɛnt/ (bring into the presence of)  :: presentare
presentation {n} /pɹɛzənˈteɪʃən/ (presenting to an audience)  :: presentazione {f}
present historic tense {n} (tense) SEE: historical present tense  ::
present tense {n} (form of language)  :: presente indicativo {m}
preservative {adj} (tending to preserve)  :: preservativo
preservative {n} (any agent, natural or artificial that acts to preserve)  :: preservativo
preserve {v} /pɹəˈzɜːv/ (to protect)  :: preservare
president {n} /ˈpɹɛzɨdənt/ (the head of state of a republic)  :: presidente {m}, presidente della repubblica {m}, capo dello stato {m}
presidential {adj} (pertaining to a president)  :: presidenziale
presidential {adj} /ˌprezɪˈdenʃ(ə)l/ (presiding)  :: presidenziale
press {n} /pɹɛs/ (device used to apply pressure)  :: pressa {f}, torchio {m}
press {n} (printed media)  :: stampa {f}
press {n} (publisher) SEE: publisher  ::
press {v} (to apply pressure)  :: premere
press agent {n} (one who organizes publicity)  :: addetto stampa {m}
Pressburg {prop} /ˈpɹɛsbɚɡ/ (Bratislava) SEE: Bratislava  ::
press charges {v} (to formally accuse a person of a crime)  :: sporgere denuncia, denunciare
press conference {n} (question and answer session with members of television, print and other media)  :: conferenza stampa {f}
presser foot {n} (part of a sewing machine)  :: premistoffa {m}
pressotherapy {n} (form of physiotherapy)  :: pressoterapia {f}
press pot {n} (cafetière) SEE: cafetière  ::
press release {n} (official written media statement)  :: comunicato stampa {m}
pressure {n} (mental strain)  :: pressione {f}
pressure {n} /ˈpɹɛʃ.ɚ]/ (a pressing; force applied to a surface)  :: pressione
pressure {n} (physics: amount of force divided by area)  :: pressione {f}
pressure cooker {n} (cooking vessel)  :: pentola a pressione {f}
pressure group {n} (advocacy group) SEE: advocacy group  ::
pressure ulcer {n} (bedsore) SEE: bedsore  ::
prestigious {adj} /prɛˈstɪdʒ.əs/ (of high prestige)  :: prestigioso
presumed {adj} (appearing to be the most probable)  :: presunto
presumptive {adj} (based on presumption)  :: presuntivo
presumptively {adv} (as is presumed to be the case) SEE: presumably  ::
presumptuous {adj} /pɹəˈzʌmp.tjuː.əs/ (going beyond what is proper)  :: sfrontato, sfacciato
pretend {v} /pɹɪˈtɛnd/ (to allege falsely)  :: fingere
pretentious {adj} (intended to impress others)  :: pretenzioso
pretentious {adj} /pɹɪˈtɛnʃəs/ (marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction)  :: pretenzioso
preterite {n} /pɹɛtəɹət/  :: preterito
preternatural {adj} /ˌpri.tɚˈnæt͡ʃ.əɹ.əl/ (existing outside of the natural world)  :: surreale, innaturale, paranormale, anormale
pretext {n} (false, contrived or assumed purpose)  :: pretesto {m}, scusante {f}
pretonic {adj} (immediately preceding a stressed syllable)  :: pretonico
pretreat {v} (pretreat)  :: pretrattare
pretreated {adj} (pretreated)  :: pretrattato
pretreated {v} (pretreated)  :: pretrattato
prettify {v} /ˈpɹɪtɪfʌɪ/ (make pretty or prettier)  :: abbellire
prettily {adv} (in a pretty manner)  :: vezzosamente, leggiadramente
pretty {adj} /ˈpɝti/ (especially of women and children: pleasant, attractive)  :: grazioso, carino
pretzel {v} /ˈprɛt.səl/ (toasted bread or cracker in the shape of a knot)  :: brezel
prevalence {n} (number of cases compared to a total population)  :: prevalenza
prevalent {adj} (Superior in frequency or dominant)  :: prevalente
prevaricate {v} /pɹɪˈvæɹɪkeɪt/ (shift or turn from direct speech or behaviour, to equivocate)  :: prevaricare
prevent {v} /pɹɪˈvɛnt/ (to keep from happening)  :: impedire, prevenire
prevention {n} /pɹɪˈvɛnʃən/ (Measure to limit health risks)  :: prevenzione
preverb {n} (word class)  :: preverbo {m}
previous {adj} /ˈpɹiviəs/ (prior)  :: previo
previously {adv} /ˈpɹiːviəsli/ (at an earlier time)  :: precedentemente, anteriormente, in antecedenza, antecedentemente, in precedenza
prewar {adj} (before a war)  :: prebellico
pre-war {adj} (Before a war)  :: prebellico, antebellico
prey {n} /pɹeɪ/ (booty, anything taken by force)  :: preda {f}
prey {n} (that which may be seized by animals)  :: preda
Priabonian {prop} (subdivision of the Eocene epoch)  :: Priaboniano
Priam {prop} /ˈpɹaɪəm/ (king of Troy)  :: Priamo
priapism {n} (medical condition)  :: priapismo {m}
Priapus {prop} /pɹaɪˈeɪpəs/ (son of Aphrodite and Dionysus)  :: Priapo {m}
price {n} (cost of an action or deed)  :: prezzo {m}
price {n} /pɹaɪs/ (cost required to gain possession of something)  :: prezzo {m}
price {v} (determine or put a price on something)  :: stimare, valutare
price tag {n} (the tag or sticker attached to a product, displaying its price)  :: segnaprezzo
prick {n} /pɹɪk/ ((slang) a penis)  :: cazzo
prickly {adj} (easily irritated)  :: permaloso {m}, suscettibile
prickly oak {n} (kermes oak) SEE: kermes oak  ::
prickly pear {n} (any of various spiny cacti of the genus Opuntia)  :: fico d'India {m}
prickly pear {n} (cactus fruit)  :: fico d'India {m}
pride {n}  :: orgoglio {m}
pride {n} /pɹaɪd/ (quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc.)  :: superbia {f}, orgoglio
pride {n} (sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one)  :: orgoglio {m}
pride {v} (take or experience pride in something)  :: essere orgoglioso
priest {n} /ˈpɹiːst/ (clergyman)  :: prete {m}, sacerdote {m}
priestess {n} (woman with religious duties)  :: sacerdotessa {f}
priesthood {n} (role or office)  :: sacerdozio {m}
primacy {n} /ˈpɹaɪməsi/  :: primazia {f}
prima donna {n} (opera singer)  :: prima donna {f}
prima donna {n} (person who considers themself important)  :: primadonna {f}
primary {adj} /ˈpraɪməri/ (that which is placed ahead of others)  :: primario
primary {n} (primary election) SEE: primary election  ::
primary alcohol {n} (alcohol)  :: alcol primario {m}
primary school {n} (first formal, obligatory school)  :: scuola elementare
primate {n} (archbishop or bishop)  :: primate {m}
primate {n} /ˈpraɪmeɪt/ (mammal)  :: primati {m} (plurale tantum), primate
prime {adj} (first in excellence, quality, or value)  :: ottimo, [meat, cuts] di prima scelta, [foodstuffs] di prima qualità, [livestock] di prima categoria
prime {adj} (first in importance, degree, or rank)  :: principale, [importance] primario
prime {adj} (mathematics: having no factors except itself and unity)  :: primo
prime {adj} /pɹaɪ̯m/ (first in time, order, or sequence)  :: primo, iniziale
prime {n} (algebra: prime element of a mathematical structure)  :: numero primo
prime {n} (earliest stage)  :: inizi {m-p}, principio {m}
prime {n} (most active, thriving, or successful stage or period)  :: [professionally] all’apice, [physically] nel fiore degli anni
prime {n} (music: first note or tone of a musical scale)  :: tonale {f}
prime {v} (to apply a coat of primer paint to)  :: dare una vernice di fondo su
prime {v} (to prepare a mechanism)  :: [prepare] preparare; [bomb] innescare; [firearm] caricare; [pump] adescare
prime minister {n} (chief member of the cabinet and head of the government)  :: primo ministro {m}
prime number {n} (natural number)  :: numero primo {m}
primer {n} (biology: molecule required for replication of DNA)  :: innesco {m}
primer {n} (device used to prime an internal combustion engine with gasoline)  :: iniettore {m}
primer {n} (introductory textbook)  :: [introductory] testo elementare; [or reading] sillabario {m}, abbecedario {m}
primer {n} (layer of priming substance)  :: vernice di fondo, mestica {f}
primer {n} /ˈpɹaɪmɚ/ (substance used to start a fire)  :: innesco {m}
primer {n} /ˈpɹɪ.mɚ/ (children's book introducing basic literacy)  :: sillabario {m}, abbecedario {m}
primer {n} (small charge used to ignite gunpowder or other explosive)  :: innesco
prime suspect {n} (most likely suspect)  :: maggiore indiziato {m}
primeval {adj} /ˈpɹaɪˌmi.vəl/ (belonging to the first ages)  :: primordiale
primitive {adj} (one of the adjectival senses)  :: primitivo
primitive {n} /ˈpɹɪmɪtɪv/  :: primitivo {s}, primitivi {p}
primogeniture {n} (an exclusive right of inheritance belonging to the eldest son)  :: primogenitura {f}
primogeniture {n} (the state of being the firstborn of the children of the same parents)  :: primogenitura {f}
primorial {n} (product of primes)  :: primoriale {m}
primrose {n} (flower)  :: primula {f}
primrose {n} /ˈpɹɪmˌɹoʊz/ (plant of the genus Primula)  :: primula {f}
prince {n} /pɹɪns/ (male ruler or head of a principality)  :: principe
prince {n}  :: principe {m}
Prince Charming {n} (romantically ideal man)  :: principe azzurro {m}, principe azzurro sul cavallo bianco {m}
princess {n} /ˈpɹɪnsɛs/ (female member of royal family)  :: principessa {f}
principal {adj} /ˈprɪnsɪbəl/ (primary, main)  :: principale
principal {n} (the money originally invested or loaned)  :: capitale {m}
principal {n} (the principal administrator of a school)  :: preside {m}
principality {n} /pɹɪnsᵻˈpalᵻti/ (region)  :: principato {m}
Principality of Albania {prop} (monarchy in Albania from 1914 to 1925)  :: Principato di Albania
principle {n}  :: principio
principle {n} /ˈprɪnsɪpəl/ (fundamental assumption)  :: principio {m}
principle {n} (rule of nature)  :: principio
print {n} (result of printing process)  :: stampa
print {n} (visible impression)  :: impronta
print {v} /pɹɪnt/ (to produce a copy of a text or image on a surface, especially by machine)  :: stampare
print {v} (write clearly)  :: scrivere in stampatello
printable {adj} (worthy or capable of being printed)  :: stampabile {m} {f}
printed circuit board {n} (board holding chips etc.)  :: circuito stampato {m}
printer {n} /ˈpɹɪntɚ/ (machine used to print text or images)  :: stampante {f}
printing press {n} (machine for printing)  :: torchio calcografico {m}
printout {n} (A hard copy)  :: stampa {f}, stampato {m}
printshop {n} /ˈpɹɪntʃɒp/ (printing house) SEE: printing house  ::
prion {n} /ˈpɹiːɒn/ (misfolded protein)  :: prione {m}
prionic {adj} (pertaining to a prion)  :: prionico
prior {adj} (former) SEE: former  ::
prior {adj} (Of that which comes before, in advance)  :: previo
prior {adv} (previously) SEE: previously  ::
prior {n} (a high-ranking member of a monastery, usually lower in rank than an abbot)  :: priore {m}
priority {n} (attributive use) SEE: prioritized  ::
priority {n} /pɹaɪˈɒɹɪti/ (item's relative importance)  :: priorità
priory {n} (monastery or convent governed by a prior or prioress)  :: priore {m}
prise {n} /praɪz/ (prize) SEE: prize  ::
prism {n} (block used to split or reflect light)  :: prisma {m}
prism {n} /pɹɪzm/ (geometry: polyhedron with parallel ends of the same size and shape)  :: prisma {m}
prismatoid {n} (polyhedron)  :: prismatoide {m}
prison {n} (confinement in a prison)  :: prigione {f}, carcere {m}
prison {n} /ˈpɹɪzən/ (place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes)  :: prigione {f}, carcere {m}
prison {v} (imprison) SEE: imprison  ::
prisoner {n} /ˈpɹɪzənə/  :: prigioniero {m}
prisoner of war {n} (soldier or combatant captured by the enemy)  :: prigioniero di guerra {m}
pristine {adj} /pɹɪsˈtiːn/ (unspoiled)  :: incontaminato, pristino {m}, puro
Priština {prop} (city)  :: Pristina {f}
privacy {n} /ˈpɹaɪ.və.si/ (state of being private)  :: intimità {f}, privacy {f}
private {adj} (intended only for one's own use)  :: personale {m} {f}, riservato
private {adj} (not accessible by the public)  :: privato {m}, privata {f}, riservato
private {adj} /ˈpɹaɪvɪt/ (not done in the view of others)  :: privato {m}, privata {f}, riservato
private {n} (euphemisms for genitals)  :: parti intime
private {n} (rank)  :: semplice
private {n} (soldier)  :: soldato semplice, appuntato {m}, ascaro {m}
privateer {n} (An officer or crew of a privateer ship)  :: corsaro {m}
privateer {n} /ˌpɹaɪvəˈtɪəɹ/ (A privately owned warship)  :: nave corsara {f}
privation {n}  :: privazione {f}
privatization {n} (transfer from the government to private ownership)  :: privatizzazione {f}
privatize {v} (to release government control to private industry)  :: privatizzare
privet {interj} (hello) SEE: hello  ::
privet {n} /ˈprɪvɪt/ (Any of various shrubs and small trees in the genus Ligustrum)  :: ligustro {m}
privilege {n} /ˈpɹɪvlɪdʒ/ (particular benefit, advantage, or favor)  :: privilegio {m}, prerogativa {f}
privy council {n} (body of advisors to a sovereign)  :: consiglio privato, consiglio segreto
prize {n} /pɹaɪz/ (honor or reward striven for in a competitive contest)  :: premio {m}
prize {n} (that which may be won by chance)  :: premio {m}
prizewinning {adj} (Having won at least one prize)  :: premiato
Pärnu {prop} (city in Estonia)  :: Pärnu
proactive {adj} (acting in advance)  :: proattivo
probability {n} (event that is likely to occur)  :: probabilità {f}
probability {n} (mathematical probability)  :: probabilità {f}
probability {n} (relative likelihood of an event happening)  :: probabilità {f}
probability {n} (state of being probable; likelihood)  :: probabilità {f}
probability measure {n} (measure on probability space)  :: misura di probabilità {f}
probable {adj} /ˈpɹɑbəbl̩/ (likely to be true)  :: probabile
probably {adv} /ˈpɹɒbəbli/ (in all likelihood)  :: probabilmente
probate {n} (probate court) SEE: probate court  ::
probation {n} /ˌproʊˈbeɪʃən/ (type of sentence)  :: libertà vigilata {f}
probe {n} (investigation or inquiry)  :: inchiesta {f}, investigazione {f}
probe {n} /pɹoʊb/ (any of various medical instruments used to explore wounds, organs, etc)  :: sonda, specillo
probe {n} (radioactively labeled molecule)  :: sonda
probe {n} (sciences: electrode or other small device)  :: sonda {f}
probe {n} (spacecraft)  :: sonda {f}
probe {v} (to explore, investigate, or question)  :: investigare
probiotic {adj} (that contains live bacteria for therapeutic purposes)  :: probiotico
problem {n} /ˈpɹɒbləm/ (difficulty)  :: problema {m}
problematical {adj} (problematic) SEE: problematic  ::
proboscis {n} /proʊˈbɒsɪs/ (elongated tube)  :: proboscide {f}
proboscis {n} (slang: a nose) SEE: schnozzle  ::
procedure {n} /pɹəˈsidʒɚ/ (method for performing a task)  :: procedura {f}, iter {m}, procedimento {m}, metodo {m}
procedure {n} (series of small tasks to accomplish an end)  :: procedura {f}
procedure {n} (set of established forms or methods of an organized body)  :: procedura {f}, procedimento {m}
procedure mask {n} (surgical mask) SEE: surgical mask  ::
proceed {v} /pɹəˈsiːd/ (go forward)  :: procedere
proceeds {n} /ˈpɹəʊsiːdz/ (revenue)  :: proventi {m-p}
proceeds {n} (profits) SEE: profits  ::
procerus {n} (triangular muscle between the top of the nose and the eyebrows)  :: procero {m}, muscolo procero {m}
process {n}  :: azione
process {n} (path of succession of states through which a system passes)  :: processo {m}, procedimento {m}
process {n} /ˈpɹɒsɛs/ (series of events to produce a result)  :: processo {m}, procedimento {m}
process {n} (successive physiological responses to keep or restore health)  :: processo
process {v} (to use or manipulate data with a software program)  :: elaborare, processare
processed cheese {n} (any of several types of natural cheese)  :: formaggio fuso {m}
procession {n} (act of progressing or proceeding)  :: corteo {m}
procession {n} (group of people or thing moving along in an orderly manner)  :: corteo {m}
processor {n} /ˈpɹɑˌsɛsə˞/ (microprocessor)  :: processore {m}
proclamation {n} (a statement which is proclaimed)  :: proclamazione {f}
proclivity {n} (A predisposition or natural inclination, propensity, or a predilection)  :: tendenza
proconservator {n} (archivist of official documents)  :: proconservatore {m}
procrastinate {v} /proʊˈkræstəneɪt/ (put off; to delay taking action)  :: procrastinare
procrastination {n} /pɹəʊ̆ˌkɹæstɪˈneɪʃə̆n/ (act of postponing, delaying or putting off)  :: procrastinazione {f}
procreation {n}  :: procreazione {f}
proctitis {n} (inflammation)  :: proctite {f}
proctology {n} (Branch of medicine)  :: proctologia {f}
procure {v} /pɹoʊˈkjʊɹ/  :: procurare, procacciare, ottenere
procurement {n} (act of procuring or obtaining)  :: acquisto {m}, approvvigionamento {m}, appalto {m}
procurement {n} (efficient contrivance; management; agency)  :: gestione {f}
procurement {n} /prəˈkjʊə.mənt/ (purchasing department of a company)  :: ufficio acquisti {m}
procyclic {adj} (that generates a cycle)  :: prociclico
Procyon {prop} /ˈpɹoʊsiˌɑn/ (Star)  :: Procione
prod {n} (device used to goad livestock into moving)  :: picca {f}
prod {v} (encourage)  :: incoraggiare, stimolare
prod {v} /pɹɑd/ (poke)  :: pungolare, spronare
prodigal {adj} /ˈpɹɑdɪɡəl/ (wastefully extravagant)  :: prodigo {m}, generoso {m}
prodigal {n} (prodigal) SEE: spendthrift  ::
prodigal son {n} (one who returns)  :: figliol prodigo, figlio prodigo
prodigy {n} (amazing or marvellous thing)  :: prodigio
prodigy {n} (extremely talented person, especially a child)  :: prodigio, fenomeno
prodigy {n} /ˈpɹɒdᵻdʒi/ (something from which omens are drawn)  :: presagio
produce {n} (amount produced)  :: prodotto
produce {n} (harvested agricultural goods collectively)  :: prodotti {p}
produce {n} (offspring) SEE: offspring  ::
produce {n} /ˈpɹoʊ.dus/ (items produced)  :: prodotto
produce {v} /pɹəˈdus/ (to make or manufacture)  :: produrre
produce {v} (to make available to)  :: fornire
produce {v} (to sponsor and present (a motion picture, etc))  :: produrre
producer {n} /pɹəˈduːsɚ/ (in economics)  :: produttore {m}
product {n} (amount created by a process)  :: prodotto {m}
product {n} (any tangible output)  :: prodotto {m}, frutto {m}
product {n} (consequence of efforts)  :: frutto {m}
product {n} (multiplication result)  :: prodotto {m}
product {n} /ˈpɹɑd.ʌkt/ (commodity for sale)  :: prodotto {m}
product {n} (result of chemical reaction)  :: prodotto {m}
production {n} /pɹəˈdʌkʃən/ (the act of producing)  :: produzione {f}
production {n} (the act of being produced)  :: produzione {f}
production {n} (the total amount produced)  :: produzione {f}
productive {adj} (capable of producing something, especially in abundance; fertile)  :: produttivo
productivity {n} /ˌpɹoʊdʌkˈtɪvəti/ (state of being productive)  :: produttività {f}
product placement {n} (a form of advertising)  :: pubblicità indiretta {f}
profane {adj} (Not sacred or holy)  :: sconsacrato {m}, profano {m}, secolare, blasfemo
profane {adj} /pɹəˈfeɪn/ (Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy)  :: profanato {m}, dissacrato {m}
profane {adj} (Treating sacred matters with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity)  :: sacrilego {m}, profano {m}, empio {m}
profession {n} /pɹəˈfɛʃən/ (occupation)  :: professione {f}
professional {adj} (of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the standards of a profession)  :: professionale
professional {n} (person who belongs to a profession)  :: professionista
professionalism {n} (status or methods of a professional)  :: professionismo {m}
professionalism {n} (use of professionals)  :: professionismo {m}
professionally {adv} (in a professional manner)  :: professionalmente
professor {n} /pɹəˈfɛsɚ/ (a higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university)  :: professore {m}
professorship {n} (the office of a professor)  :: professorato {m}, ordinariato {m}, cattedra {f}
proffer {v} /ˈpɹɒf.ə(ɹ)/ (offer for acceptance)  :: proporre
proficiency {n} (ability or skill)  :: abilità, perizia, competenza, conoscenza
proficient {adj} /pɹoʊˈfɪʃ.ənt/ (skilled)  :: competente, esperto, proficuo
proficient {n} (expert)  :: esperto {m}
profit {n} (benefit)  :: profitto {m}
profit {n} /ˈpɹɒfət/ (total income or cash flow minus expenditures)  :: profitto {m}, guadagno {m}
profit {v}  :: profittare
profitable {adj} (producing profit)  :: redditizio, fruttifero, remunerativo
profiteering {n} (the act of making an unreasonable profit not justified by the corresponding assumption of risk, or by doing so unethically)  :: affarismo {m}, sciacallaggio {m}
profligacy {n} /ˈprɑflɪɡəsi/ (careless wastefulness)  :: sperpero {m}, spreco {m}
profligacy {n} (shameless and immoral behaviour)  :: dissolutezza {f}, sregolatezza {f}
profligate {adj} (immoral; abandoned to vice)  :: dissoluto {m}
profligate {adj} /ˈprɒflɪɡət/ (inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly)  :: dissoluto {m}
pro forma {adj} (for the sake of form only)  :: pro forma
profound {adj} /prəˈfaʊnd/ (intellectually deep)  :: profondo {m}
profound {adj}  :: profondo
profoundly {adv} (deeply) SEE: deeply  ::
progenitor {n} /pɹoʊˈdʒɛn.ɪ.tɚ/ (founder) SEE: founder  ::
progenitor {n}  :: progenitore {m}, precursore {m}
progesterone {n} (the steroid hormone)  :: progesterone {m}
prognathic {adj} (prognathous) SEE: prognathous  ::
prognathism {n} (abnormal projection of jaws)  :: prognatismo {m}
prognosis {n} /prɑːɡˈnoʊsɪs/ (forecast of the future course of a disease)  :: prognosi
prognostic {adj} (of or pertaining to prognosis)  :: prognostico
program {n} (performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television)  :: programma {m}
program {n} /ˈpɹoʊɡɹæm/ (set of structured activities)  :: programma {m}
program {n} (software application)  :: programma {m}
programmatical {adj} (programmatic) SEE: programmatic  ::
programme {n} (programme) SEE: program  ::
programmer {n} /ˈpɹoʊɡɹæmɚ/ (one who designs software)  :: programmatore {m}
programming {n} /ˈprəʊɡramɪŋ/ (activity of writing a computer program)  :: programmazione {f}
programming language {n} /prəʊɡˈramɪŋ ˈlaŋɡwɪdʒ/ (code of reserved words and symbols)  :: linguaggio di programmazione {m}
progress {n} /ˈprɑɡrɛs/ (a moving forward)  :: progresso {m}
progression {n} (evolution)  :: progressione
progressive {adj} (continuous) SEE: continuous  ::
progressive {adj} (gradually advancing in extent; increasing)  :: progressivo
progressive {n} (A person who actively favors or strives for progress towards improved conditions, as in society or government)  :: progressista
progressivism {n} (political ideology)  :: progressismo {m}
progressivity {n} (condition of being progressive)  :: progressività {f}
prohibit {v} (to proscribe officially)  :: proibire
prohibited {adj} (forbidden) SEE: forbidden  ::
project {n} /ˈpɹɑd͡ʒɛkt/ (planned endeavor)  :: progetto {m}, studio {m}, ricerca {f}
project {v} (extend beyond a surface)  :: sportare, sporgere
projecting {adj} (sticking out)  :: sporgente {m}
projective geometry {n} (branch of mathematics)  :: geometria proiettiva {f}
project management {n} (discipline of organizing and managing project resources)  :: gestione di progetto
prolactin {n} (hormone)  :: prolattina {f}
prolative {n} (prolative case) SEE: prolative case  ::
proletarian {adj} (relating to proletariat)  :: proletario
proliferation {n} /pɹəˌlɪfəˈɹeɪʃən/ (the process by which an organism produces others of its kind)  :: proliferazione {f}
proliferation {n} (the act of increasing or rising)  :: proliferazione {f}
prolificacy {n} (great fertility)  :: prolificità {f}
proline {n} (nonessential amino acid; C5H9NO2)  :: prolina {f}
prolix {adj} /pɹoʊˈlɪks/ (tediously lengthy)  :: prolisso, verboso, ridondante, iperverboso
prolocutrix {n} (female prolocutor) SEE: spokeswoman  ::
prolog {n} (prologue) SEE: prologue  ::
prolonged {adj} (lengthy in duration; extended; protracted)  :: prolungato
prolonged abortion {n} (missed abortion) SEE: missed abortion  ::
prom {n} /pɹɑm/ (a formal ball)  :: ballo di fine anno
promastigote {n} ( )  :: promastigote
Prometheus {prop} /pɹoʊˈmiθiəs/ (Greek mythological figure)  :: Prometeo {m}
promethium {n} (chemical element)  :: promezio {m}
prominence {n} (bulge)  :: protuberanza {f}
prominent {adj} (eminent, distinguished above others)  :: prominente, rilevante
promiscuously {adv} (in a promiscuous manner)  :: promiscuamente
promiscuousness {n} (promiscuity) SEE: promiscuity  ::
promise {n} /ˈpɹɑmɪs/ (vow)  :: promessa {f}, giuramento {m}, voto {m}
promise {n} (transaction)  :: promessa {f}
promise {v} (to commit to something or action)  :: promettere, giurare
Promised Land {prop} (land promised by God)  :: Terra Promessa {f}
promo {n} /ˈpɹəʊməʊ/ (promotion)  :: promo
promontory {n} /ˈpɹɑməntɔri/ (a high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff)  :: promontorio {m}
promote {v} (raise someone to a more important, responsible, or remunerative job or rank)  :: promuovere
promotor {n} (A material that accelerates the action of a catalyst)  :: promotore
prompt {v} /pɹɑmpt/ (to lead someone toward what they should say or do)  :: incitare
promptitude {n} (promptness) SEE: promptness  ::
promulgate {v} /ˈpɹɑ.məl.ɡeɪt/ (to make known public)  :: promulgare, proclamare
promulgate {v} (to put into effect as a regulation)  :: promulgare
pronaos {n} /proʊˈneɪ.əs/ (the inner area of the portico of a Greek or Roman temple)  :: pronao {m}, prodromo {m}
prong {n} (branch)  :: ramo {m}, ramificazione {f}, biforcazione {f}
prong {n} /pɹɑŋ/ (thin, pointed, projecting part)  :: punta {f}, dente {m}, rebbio {m}
pronghorn {n} (North American mammal)  :: antilocapra
pronominal {adj} (of a pronoun)  :: pronominale
pronominal verb {n}  :: verbo pronominale {m}
pronotum {n} (dorsal plate of the prothorax in insects)  :: pronoto {m}
pronoun {n} /pɹoʊ.naʊn/ (pronoun)  :: pronome {m}
pronounce {v} /pɹəˈnaʊns/ (to officially declare)  :: dichiarare
pronounce {v}  :: pronunciare
pronounce {v} (to pass judgment)  :: emettere
pronounce {v} (to sound out a word)  :: pronunziare, pronunciare
pronounceable {adj} (able to be pronounced)  :: pronunciabile
pronounceableness {n} (quality of being pronounceable) SEE: pronounceability  ::
pronouncing dictionary {n} (dictionary that provides pronunciations of words) SEE: pronunciation dictionary  ::
pronunciation {n} /pɹəˌnʌn.tsiˈeɪ.ʃən/ (way in which words are pronounced)  :: pronuncia {f}
proof {n}  :: prova {f}
proof {n} /pɹuf/ (any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth)  :: prova {f}
proofread {v} /ˈpɹuːfɹiːd/ (to check for errors in spelling and grammar)  :: correggere bozze
prop {n} /pɹɒp/ (object placed against or under another, to support it)  :: sostegno {m}, puntello {m}
prop {n} (rugby: player next to the hooker in a scrum)  :: pilone {m}
propaedeutic {adj} /ˌproʊpiːˈdjuːtɪk/ (providing preparatory or introductory teaching)  :: propedeutico
propaedeutic {n} (course or instruction providing preparatory or introductory teaching)  :: propedeutico {m}
propaganda {n} /ˌpɹɑp.ə.ˈɡæn.də]/ (concerted set of messages)  :: propaganda
propagation {n} (the act of propagating, especially the movement of a wave)  :: propagazione {f}
propagation {n} (the dissemination of something to a larger area or greater number)  :: propagazione {f}
propagation {n} (the multiplication or natural increase in a population)  :: propagazione {f}
propagative {adj} (by propagation)  :: propagativo
propane {n} /ˈproʊpeɪn/ (aliphatic hydrocarbon: C3H8)  :: propano {m}
propanol {n} (either of two isomeric aliphatic alcohols)  :: propanolo {m}
proparoxytone {adj} /prəʊpəˈrɒksɪtəʊn/ (proparoxytone)  :: proparossitono, sdrucciolo
propeller {n} (mechanical device used to propel)  :: elica {f}, propulsore {m} "propulsore ad elica"
propelling pencil {n} (mechanical pencil) SEE: mechanical pencil  ::
propenoic {adj} (acrylic) SEE: acrylic  ::
propensity {n} /pɹəˈpɛnsɪti/ (tendency)  :: propensione, tendenza, inclinazione
proper {adj}  :: decente, proprio
proper {adj} (following the established standards of behavior or manners)  :: decente, proprio
proper {adj} /ˈpɹɑ.pɚ/ (fit, suitable)  :: adatto {m}, appropriato {m}
properispomenal {adj} (properispomenon) SEE: properispomenon  ::
properispomenon {adj} /pɹəʊpɛɹɪˈspɒmənɒn/ (having a circumflex accent on the penultimate syllable)  :: properispomeno {m}, properispomena {f}, properispomeni {m-p}, properispomene {f-p}
properispomenon {n} (a word having a properispomenon accent)  :: properispomena {f}
properly {adv} /ˈpɹɑ.pɚ.li/ (in a proper manner)  :: propriamente, in maniera appropriata, correttamente, con cognizione di causa
proper noun {n} (the name of a particular person, place, organization or other individual entity)  :: nome proprio
proper subset {n} (a set that is a subset of but not equal to another set)  :: sottoinsieme proprio {m}
property {n} (an attribute characteristic of a class of objects)  :: proprietà
property {n} (attribute or abstract quality associated with an object, individual or concept)  :: proprietà {f}, qualità {f}
property {n} (exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing)  :: proprietà {f}, possesso {m}, possidenza {f}
property {n} (piece of real estate)  :: proprietà {f}, possesso {m}, beni immobili {m-p}
property {n} /ˈpɹɑpɚtiː]/ (something owned)  :: proprietà {f}, beni {m-p}
prophase {n} (the first stage of mitosis)  :: profase {f}
prophecy {n} /ˈpɹɑfəsi/ (prediction)  :: profezia {f}
prophet {n} (one who foretells the future)  :: vate {m}, oracolo {m}
prophet {n} /ˈpɹɑfɪt/ (one who speaks by divine inspiration)  :: profeta {m}, vate {m}
prophetess {n} /pɹɒfɪˈtɛs/ (female prophet)  :: profetessa {f}
prophetic {adj} (of, or relating to a prophecy or a prophet)  :: profetico
propinquity {n} /prəˈpɪŋkwɪti/ (proximity) SEE: proximity  ::
propolis {n} /ˈpɹɒpəlɪs/ (glue-like substance)  :: propoli {f}
proponency {n} (advocacy) SEE: advocacy  ::
proportion {n} /pɹəˈpɔɹʃən/ (quantity that is part of the whole)  :: proporzione
proportional {adj} (at a constant ratio (to))  :: proporzionale
proposal {n} (that which is proposed)  :: proposta
propose {v} /pɹəˈpoʊz/ (to suggest a plan or course of action)  :: proporre
propose {v} (to ask for one's hand in marriage)  :: proporre il matrimonio
proposition {n} (an assertion which is provably true, but not important enough to be a theorem)  :: proposizione {f}
proposition {n} (idea or plan offered)  :: proposizione {f}
proposition {n} /ˌpɹɑpəˈzɪʃən/ (uncountable: act of offering for consideration)  :: proposta {f}
proposition {n} (terms of a transaction offered)  :: proposizione {f}
propositional calculus {n} (propositional logic) SEE: propositional logic  ::
proprietor {n} /pɹəˈpɹaɪətɚ/ (owner)  :: proprietario {m}
propyl {n} (hydrocarbon radicals)  :: propile {m}
propylaeum {n} (vestibule or entrance)  :: propileo {m}
propylenic {adj}  :: propilenico
propylic {adj}  :: propilico
prorogue {v} /pɹoʊˈɹoʊɡ/ (to suspend a parliamentary session)  :: prorogare
pros and cons {n} (for and against)  :: pro e contro {p}
proscenium {n} /proʊˈsiː.ni.əm/ (proscenium arch) SEE: proscenium arch  ::
prosciutto {n} /prəˈʃuː.toʊ/ (dry-cured ham from Italy)  :: prosciutto {m}
prose {n} /ˈpɹəʊz/ (written language not intended as poetry)  :: prosa {f}
prosodic {adj} (relating to prosody)  :: prosodiaco, prosodico
prosody {n} /ˈpɹɑsədi/  :: prosodia {f}
prosopopesis {n} (change of personality)  :: prosopopesi
prospective {adj} (following the same population)  :: prospettivo
prospector {n} (person)  :: prospettore {m}, cercatore
prosperity {n} /pɹɑˈspɛɹ.ɪ.ti/ (condition of being prosperous)  :: prosperità {f}
prostaglandin {n} /pɹɒstəˈɡlændɪn/ (any of a group of naturally occurring lipids derived from the C20 acid prostanoic acid)  :: prostaglandina
prostate {n} /ˈpɹɒs.teɪt/ (prostate gland)  :: prostata {f}
prostatectomy {n} (surgical removal of prostate)  :: prostatectomia {f}
prostate gland {n} (prostate) SEE: prostate  ::
prostatic adenocarcinoma {n} (prostate cancer) SEE: prostate cancer  ::
prosthesis {n} (prothesis) SEE: prothesis  ::
prosthetic {adj} /ˌprɑsˈθɛtɪk/ (artificial)  :: protetico
prosthetic {n} (prosthesis) SEE: prosthesis  ::
prostitute {n} /ˈprɑːstətuːt/ (a person having sex for profit)  :: prostituta {f}, squillo {f}, battona {f}, puttana {f}, baldracca {f}, sgualdrina {f}
prostitute {v} (to perform sexual activity for money)  :: prostituirsi, battere il marciapiede, battere
prostitution {n} (having sex for profit)  :: prostituzione {f}
protactinium {n} /ˌpɹoʊ.tækˈtɪn.i.əm/ (chemical element)  :: protoattinio {m}
Protagoras {prop} (pre-Socratic Greek philosopher)  :: Protagora {m}
proteaginous {adj}  :: proteaginoso
protease {n} /ˈpɹəʊtɪeɪz/ (group of enzymes)  :: proteasi
protect {v} /pɹəˈtɛkt/ (to keep safe)  :: proteggere
protection {n} /pɹəˈtɛkʃən/ (process of keeping safe)  :: protezione {f}
protectionism {n} /pɹəˈtekʃənɪzəm/ (A policy of protecting the domestic producers of a product by imposing tariffs, quotas or other barriers on imports)  :: protezionismo {m}
protection money {n} (money regular interval, extorted by criminals threatening to cause harm)  :: pizzo {m}
protective {adj} /prɛtɛktɪv/ (serving, intended or wishing to protect)  :: protettivo
protector {n} (someone who protects or guards)  :: protettore {m}, protettrice {f}
protectorate {n} (government by a protector)  :: protettorato {m}
protein {n} (biochemistry: a large, complex molecule composed of long chains of amino acids)  :: proteina {f}
protein {n} /ˈpɹoʊtiːn/ (one of three major classes of food)  :: proteina {f}
proteomic {adj} (Of or relating to proteomics)  :: proteomico
proteomics {n} (branch of molecular biology)  :: proteomica {f}
proteranthy {n} (being proteranthous)  :: proteranzia {f}
protervity {n}  :: protervità {f}
protest {n} (formal objection)  :: protesta {f}
protest {v} /ˈproʊ.tɛst/ (to make a strong objection)  :: protestare
protester {n} /pɹəˈtestəɹ/ (person who protests)  :: protestatore {m}, protestatrice {f}, contestatore {m}, contestatrice {f}
prothrombin {n} (glycoprotein)  :: protrombina {f}
protist {n} (eukaryotic unicellular organisms)  :: protista
protium {n} (lightest isotope of hydrogen)  :: prozio {m}
Proto-Altaic {prop} (hypothetical prehistoric ancestor language)  :: Proto-altaico
protocanonical {adj} (describing the first authorized canon of books of scripture)  :: protocanonico
protocatechuic {adj}  :: protocatecuico
protoderm {n} (primary meristem from which the epidermis develops)  :: dermatogeno {m}
Proto-Germanic {prop} (hypothetical prehistoric ancestor language)  :: Proto-germanico
protogine {n} (form of granite)  :: protogino {m}
protogynous {adj}  :: protogino
Proto-Indo-European {prop} /ˌpɹoʊ̯toʊ̯ˌɪndoʊ̯ˌjʊɹəˈpiən/ (ancestor language of most European and Indian languages)  :: protoindoeuropeo {m}
Proto-Indo-Germanic {prop} (Proto-Indo-European) SEE: Proto-Indo-European  ::
proto-industrialization {n} (phase before the industrialization of a country)  :: protoindustrializzazione {f}
proto-language {n} (common ancestor language)  :: protolingua {f}
protomartyr {n} (any of the first Christian martyrs)  :: protomartire {m} {f}
proton {n} /ˈproʊ.tɑːn/ (positively charged nucleon)  :: protone
protonation {n} (addition of a proton)  :: protonazione {f}
protoplanet {n} (astronomical object)  :: protopianeta {m}
protoplasm {n} (entire contents of a cell)  :: protoplasma {m}
proto-science fiction {n}  :: protofantascienza {f}
Proto-Slavic {prop} (Proto-Slavic)  :: lingua proto-slava {f}
protostar {n} (protostar)  :: protostella {f}
protostellar {adj} (of or pertaining to a protostar)  :: protostellare
protostome {n} (animal in which the mouth is derived from the embryonic blastophore)  :: protostoma {f}
prototype {n} (an original object or form which is a basis for other objects)  :: prototipo {m}
protozoal {adj} (protozoan) SEE: protozoan  ::
protract {v} /pɹəˈtɹakt/ (To draw out; to extend, especially in duration.)  :: protrarre
protractile {adj} (that can be protracted)  :: protrattile
protractor {n} (a circular or semicircular tool for measuring angles)  :: goniometro {m}, protrattore {m}
protrude {v} (to extend from)  :: protendersi, sportare, sporgere
protuberance {n} /pɹoʊˈtuːbəɹəns/ (Something that protrudes)  :: protuberanza {f}
proud {adj} (having a too high opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious)  :: orgoglioso, fiero
proud {adj}  :: orgoglioso, [1] fiero
proud {adj} /pɹaʊd/ (gratified, feeling honoured, feeling satisfied)  :: orgoglioso, fiero
proudly {adv} /ˈpɹaʊdli/ (in a proud manner)  :: fieramente
prove {v} /pɹuːv/  :: provare , dimostrare , dimostrarsi , rivelarsi
Provençal {prop} /ˌpɹɒvɑːnˈsɑːl/ (language spoken in Provence)  :: provenzale
Provence {prop} (region in France)  :: Provenza {f}
provender {n} /ˈprɑːvəndɚ/ (food, especially for livestock)  :: foraggio {m}, biada {f}, pastone {m}, viveri {m-p}, approvvigionamenti {m-p}
proverb {n} /ˈprɑːvɝːb/ (phrase expressing a basic truth)  :: proverbio {m}
provide {v} /pɹəˈvaɪd/ (to give what is needed or desired)  :: soddisfare
provide {v} (to furnish (with))  :: provvedere
provided {conj} /prəˈvaɪdɪd/ (only if)  :: ammesso che, fermo restando che
providence {n} (careful guardianship exercised by a deity)  :: provvidenza {f}
providence {n} (manifestation of divine care or direction)  :: provvidenza {f}
providence {n} /ˈpɹɒvɪdəns/ (prudent care and management of resources; thirftiness)  :: provvidenza {f}
providential {adj} /pɹɒvɪˈdɛnʃl̩/ (fortunate)  :: provvidenziale
provider {n} (provider)  :: fornitore {m}
province {n} /ˈpɹɒvɪns/ (a subdivision of government usually one step below the national level)  :: provincia {f}
provincial {adj} /pɹɒvinʃəl̩/ (of or pertaining to a province)  :: provinciale
provincialism {n}  :: provincialismo.
provisional {adj} (temporary)  :: provvisionale {m} {f}, provvisorio {m}, provvisoria {f}
provisionally {adv} (in a provisional way)  :: provvisoriamente
provocative {adj} /pɹəˈvɒkətɪv/ (tending to provoke strong negative feeling)  :: procace, attraente
provost {n} (highest position in a monastery below an abbot)  :: prevosto {m}, preposto {m}
provost {n} (military prison keeper)  :: proposto {m}, aiutante {m}
provost {n} /ˈpɹoʊvoʊst / (senior academic administrator)  :: prevosto {m}, preposto {m}, proposto {m}
prow {n} /pɹaʊ/ (fore part of a vessel; bow)  :: prua {f}, prora {f}
prowess {n} (distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism)  :: prodezza
prowess {n} /ˈpɹaʊəs/ (skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity)  :: prodezza {f}
prowl {v} /praʊl/ (To be on the lookout for some prey)  :: aggirarsi
proximal phalange {n} (bone)  :: falange prossimale {f}
proxy {n} (authority to act for another, especially when written)  :: delega {f}
proxy {n} /pɹɒ (agent or substitute authorized to act for another person)  :: mandatario {m}
proxy {n} ((science) Measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another)  :: misura indiretta {m}
proxy {n} ((software) An interface for a service)  :: proxy {m}
præstige {n} (Archaic spelling of prestige) SEE: prestige  ::
prudent {adj} /ˈpɹuːdənt/  :: avveduto {m}, avveduta {f}
prudish {adj} (exaggeratedly proper)  :: pudico
prune {n} (dried plum)  :: prugna secca {f}
prune {n} /pɹuːn/ (plum) SEE: plum  ::
prune {v} ((figuratively) cut down or shorten)  :: accorciare, ridurre
prune {v} (trim a tree or shrub)  :: potare, ridurre, sfoltire
Prussia {prop} /ˈpɹʌʃə/ (German province)  :: Prussia
prussic acid {n} (hydrocyanic acid)  :: acido prussico {m}
pry {v}  :: effrarre
pry {v} /praɪ/ (to look where one is not welcome; to be nosey)  :: intrudere
pry {v} (to look closely and curiously at)  :: sbirciare
psalm {n} (a hymn collected into one book of the Old Testament)  :: salmo {m}
psalm {n} /sɑm/ (sacred song)  :: salmo {m}
psalmody {n}  :: salmodia {f}
psalterium {n} (omasum) SEE: omasum  ::
psammomatous {adj} (of or pertaining to psammomas)  :: psammomatoso
psammophyte {n} (any plant which thrives in sandy conditions)  :: psammofita {f}
PSDB {n} (a Latin alphabet-based orthography for Min Nan) SEE: Phofsit Daibuun  ::
pseudepigrapha {n} /ˌsuː.dəˈpɪ.ɡrə.fə/ (writings falsely ascribed)  :: pseudepigrafo {m}, pseudoepigrafo {m}
pseudo {adj} (spurious) SEE: spurious  ::
pseudo {adj} /ˈsuːdoʊ/ (insincere) SEE: insincere  ::
pseudo- {prefix} /ˈsuːdoʊ/ (not genuine)  :: pseudo-
pseudo-anglicism {n} (word falsely believed to resemble English)  :: pseudoanglicismo {m}
pseudocode {n} (description of a computer programming algorithm)  :: pseudocodice {m}
pseudocrater {n} (volcanic landform)  :: pseudocratere {f}
pseudoephedrine {n} /ˌsuːdoʊˈɛfɨdriːn]/ (sympathomimetic alkaloid)  :: pseudoefedrina {f}
pseudofruit {n} (accessory fruit) SEE: accessory fruit  ::
pseudogene {n} (segment of DNA)  :: pseudogene {m}
pseudogout {n} (medical condition)  :: pseudogotta {f}
pseudograph {n} (Graph that contains loops as well as multiple edges between vertices)  :: pseudografo {m}
pseudomorphism {n} (the state of having, or the property of taking, a crystalline form unlike that which belongs to the species)  :: pseudomorfosi {f}
pseudonym {n} /ˈsudoʊnɪm/ (fictitious name)  :: pseudonimo {m}
pseudoscalar {n} (quantity)  :: pseudoscalare {m}
pseudoscience {n} (purported science)  :: pseudoscienza {f}
pseudotumor {n} (portion of tissue that resembles a tumor)  :: pseudotumore {m}
psi {n} /psaɪ/ (Greek letter)  :: psi
psoriasis {n} (facial skin disease)  :: psoriasi {f}
psychedelic {adj} /ˈsaɪ.kəˌdɛl.ɪk/ (of, containing or generating hallucinations, etc.)  :: psichedelico
psychiatric {adj} /ˌsaɪ.ki.ˈæt.ɹɪk/ (of, or relating to, psychiatry)  :: psichiatrico
psychiatrist {n} /ˌsaɪˈkaɪ.ə.tɹɪst/ (doctor specializing in psychiatry)  :: psichiatra {m} {f}
psychiatry {n} /saɪˈkaɪ.əˌtɹi/ (branch of medicine dealing with mental illness)  :: psichiatria
psychic {n} (a person who contacts the dead)  :: medium {m}
psycho- {prefix} (relating to the mind)  :: psico-
psychohistory {n} /sʌɪkəʊˈhɪstəɹi/  :: psicostoria {f}
psychokinesis {n} /ˌsaɪkoʊkɪˈnisɪs/ (movement inanimate objects by the use of psychic power)  :: psicocinesi {f}, telecinesi
psychological {adj} /ˌsaɪkəˈlɑːdʒɪkl/ (of or pertaining to psychology)  :: psicologico
psychologically {adv} (in a psychological manner)  :: psicologicamente
psychological warfare {n} (The use of various techniques to demoralize or intimidate someone)  :: guerra psicologica {f}
psychologist {n} /ˌsaɪˈkɑl.ə.d͡ʒɪst/ (expert in the field of psychology)  :: psicologo {m}, psicologa {f}
psychology {n} /saɪˈkɑlədʒi/ (study of the human mind)  :: psicologia {f}
psychometry {n} (paranormal ability)  :: psicometria
psychopath {n} (person diagnosed with antisocial or dissocial personality disorder)  :: psicopatico {m}, psicopatica {f}
psychopath {n} (person who has no moral conscience)  :: psicopatico {m}, psicopatica {f}
psychopath {n} (popular: a person who perpetrates especially gruesome or bizarre violent acts)  :: psicopatico {m}, psicopatica {f}
psychopath {n} /ˈsaɪkoʊˌpæθ/ (person with a personality disorder)  :: psicopatico {m}, psicopatica {f}
psychopathic {adj} /ˈsaɪkoʊˌpæθɪk/ (relating to a psychopath)  :: psicopatico {m}, psicopatica {f}
psychopathy {n} /saɪˈkɑpəθi/ (personality disorder)  :: psicopatia {f}
psychopedagogy {n} (psycology of education)  :: psicopedagogia {f}
psychopharmaceutical {n} (drug used to treat a psychosis)  :: psicofarmaco {m}
psychopharmacological {adj} (of or pertaining to psychopharmacology)  :: psicofarmacologico {m}
psychopharmacology {n} (branch of pharmacology which pertains to the psychoactive aspects of drugs)  :: psicofarmacologia {f}
psychopolitics {n} (interaction between psychology and politics)  :: psicopolitica
psychopomp {n} /ˈsaɪkəʊpɒmp/ (entity who assists souls)  :: psicopompo
psychosis {n} /ˈsɑɪˌkosəs/ (mental disorder)  :: psicosi {f}
psychosomatic {adj} /ˌsaɪkoʊsəˈmædɪk/ (of physical effects with mental causes)  :: psicosomatico
psychotechnic {adj} (relating to psychotechnics)  :: psicotecnico
psychotechnology {n} (the technological application of psychology)  :: psicotecnologia {f}
psychotic {adj} /ˌsɑɪˈkɒtɪk/ (of, related to, or suffering from psychosis)  :: psicotico
psychotropic {adj} (affecting the mind or mental processes)  :: psicotropo
psychrometer {n} (instrument which measures atmospheric humidity)  :: psicrometro {m}
pâte brisée {n} (form of shortcrust pastry)  :: pasta brisée {f}
pterodactyl {n} /ˌtɛɹəˈdæktl̩/ (informal term for any pterosaur)  :: pterodattilo {m}
pterosaur {n} /ˈtɛɹəˌsɔɹ/ (extinct flying reptile)  :: pterosauro {m}
Ptolemy {prop} /ˈtɑləmi/ (name of Greek origin)  :: Tolomeo {m}
pub {n} /pʌb/ (public house)  :: pub, osteria {f}
puberty {n} (age at which a person is first capable of sexual reproduction)  :: pubertà {f}
pubic louse {n} (crab louse) SEE: crab louse  ::
pubis {n} (the pubic bone)  :: pube {m}, osso pubico {m}
public {adj} /ˈpʌblɪk/ (pertaining to people as a whole)  :: pubblico
public {adj} (provided (by the government) for the community)  :: pubblico
publication {n}  :: [all senses] pubblicazione {f}
publication {n} (an issue of printed or other matter)  :: pubblicazione {f}, periodico {m}, rivista {f}
publication {n} /ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən/ (act of publishing)  :: pubblicazione {f}
public domain {n} (realm of intellectual property)  :: pubblico dominio {m}
public finance {n} (field of economics)  :: finanza pubblica {f}
public house {n} (pub) SEE: pub  ::
publicist {n} (person whose job is to publicize)  :: pubblicista {m}, pubblicitario {m}
public law {n} (law)  :: diritto pubblico
publicly {adv} /ˈpʌblɪkli/ (in an open and public manner)  :: pubblicamente
public opinion {n} (opinion of the public)  :: opinione pubblica {f}
public servant {n} (civil servant) SEE: civil servant  ::
public servant {n} (convict) SEE: convict  ::
public speaking {n} (art of public speaking) SEE: oratory  ::
public telephone {n} (public telephone)  :: telefono pubblico {m}
public transit {n} (public transport) SEE: public transport  ::
public transport {n} (form of transport)  :: trasporto pubblico {m}
public transportation {n} (public transport) SEE: public transport  ::
publish {v} /ˈpʌblɪʃ/ (to issue a medium (e.g. publication))  :: pubblicare
publish {v} (to announce to the public)  :: rendere noto, divulgare
publish {v} (to issue something (usually printed work) for sale and distribution)  :: pubblicare
publisher {n} /ˈpʌblɪʃɚ/ (One who publishes, especially books)  :: editore {m}
pucelle {n} /pʊˈsɛl/ (virgin)  :: pulzella {f}
Pucikwar {prop} (A-Pucikwar) SEE: A-Pucikwar  ::
puck {n} /pʌk/ (disk used in hockey)  :: disco di gomma {m}
puddening {n} (fibres of old rope packed between spars, or used as a fender)  :: baderna {f}
pudding {n}  :: budino
pudding {n} /ˈpʊd.ɪŋ/ (any dessert) SEE: dessert  ::
puddle {n} /ˈpʌdəl/ (a small pool of water)  :: pozzanghera {f}
puddle {n}  :: pozzanghera {f}
pudu {n} /ˈpuːduː/ (South American deer)  :: pudu {m}
puerile {adj} /ˈpjʊrɪl/  :: puerile, infantile
Puerto Rican {adj} (pertaining to Puerto Rico)  :: portoricano, puertoricano
Puerto Rican {n} /ˈpɔɹ.ɾəˌɹiː.kən/ (person from Puerto Rico)  :: portoricano {m}, portoricana {f}
Puerto Rico {prop} /ˌpɔɹtəˈɹikoʊ/ (Caribbean Commonwealth)  :: Porto Rico {m}
puff {n} (ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself)  :: fiato {m}, respiro {m}
puff {n} (homosexual) SEE: poof  ::
puff {n} (informal: act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe)  :: boccata {f}
puff {n} /pʌf/ (sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth)  :: sbuffo {m}
puff {n} (slang: cannabis)  :: spinello {m}
puff {n} (small quantity of gas or smoke in the air)  :: soffio {m}, sbuffo {m}, refolo {m}
puff {n} (type of cake)  :: bombolone, bignè, pasta sfoglia {f}
puff {v} (pant) SEE: pant  ::
puff {v} (to advertise)  :: decantare, incensare
puff {v} (to emit smoke, gas, etc., in puffs)  :: uscire a sbuffi
puffadder {n} (Britis arietans)  :: vipera soffiante
puffer {n} (blowfish) SEE: blowfish  ::
pufferfish {n} (a delicacy popular in Japan)  :: pesce palla {m}
pufferfish {n} (blowfish) SEE: blowfish  ::
puffin {n} /ˈpʌfɪn/ (seabird with a coloured beak)  :: pulcinella di mare {f}
puff pastry {n} (light, flaky pastry)  :: pasta sfoglia {f}
pug {n} /pʌɡ/ (small dog)  :: carlino {m} {f}
Puglian {adj} (Apulian) SEE: Apulian  ::
pugnacious {adj} /pʌɡˈneɪ.ʃəs/ (aggressive, belligerent)  :: pugnace
puke {n} /pjuːk/ (vomit)  :: vomito {m}
puke {v} (to vomit)  :: vomitare
Pula {prop} (city)  :: Pola {f}
pulchritude {n} /ˈpʰʌɫkɹəˌtuːd]/ (pulchritude)  :: venustà {f}
pull {v} (intransitive: apply force such that an object comes toward the person or thing applying the force)  :: tirare
pull {v} /pʊl/ (transitive: apply force to (something) so it comes towards one)  :: tirare
pull apart {v} (disassemble) SEE: disassemble  ::
pullet {n} /ˈpʊlɪt/ (young hen)  :: pollastra {f}
pullet {n} (spineless person) SEE: chicken  ::
pull off {v} (To achieve; to succeed at something difficult)  :: sbrogliare, riuscire
pull one's socks up {v} (start making an effort; to renew or redouble one's efforts)  :: rimboccarsi le maniche
pull over {v} (come to a stop on the roadside or the hard shoulder)  :: accostare
pull someone's leg {v} (to tease someone)  :: prendere in giro
pull the plug {v} (cease to support, halt)  :: staccare la spina
pull the wool over someone's eyes {v} (to deceive someone)  :: gettar fumo negli occhi
pulmonary {adj} (related to lungs)  :: polmonare
pulmonary circulation {n} (part of blood circulation)  :: piccola circolazione {f}, circolazione polmonare {f}
pulp {n} (center of a fruit)  :: polpa {f}
pulp {n} (center of a tooth)  :: polpa {f}
pulp {n} (mass of chemically processed wood fibres)  :: cellulosa {f}
pulp {n} (soft, moist mass)  :: polpa {f}
pulpit {n} /ˈpʊlpɪt/ (raised platform in church)  :: pulpito {m}
pulpy {adj} (having the characteristics of pulp, soft, squishy)  :: polposo
pulse {n} /pʌls/ (regular beat caused by the heart)  :: polso {m}, battito {m}
pulse oximeter {n} (device used to monitor oxygen)  :: pulsiossimetro {m}
pulverizable {adj} (able to be pulverized)  :: polverizzabile
pulverization {n} (act of pulverizing)  :: polverizzazione {f}
pulverize {v} (pulverise) SEE: pulverise  ::
pulverulent {adj} /pʌlˈvɛrjələnt/ (consisting of, covered with, or disintegrating into a fine powder)  :: polverulento
pumice {n} /ˈpʌmɪs/ (pumice)  :: pomice
pump {n} /pʌmp/ (device for moving liquid or gas)  :: pompa {f}
pump {n} (trainer or sneaker) SEE: trainer and sneaker  ::
pump {v} (use a pump to move liquid or gas)  :: pompare
pump-jet {n} (a marine system that creates a jet of water for propulsion)  :: idrogetto {m}
pumpkin {n} (fruit of this plant)  :: zucca {f}
pumpkin {n} /ˈpʌmpkɪn/ (plant)  :: zucca {f}
pump truck {n} (manually operated device for lifting and moving pallets) SEE: pallet jack  ::
pun {n} /pʌn/ (joke or type of wordplay)  :: gioco di parole {m}, bisticcio {m}, freddura {f}
punch {n} /pʌntʃ/ (hit or strike with one's fist)  :: pugno {m}
punch {v} (to herd cattle) SEE: herd  ::
punch {v} (to strike something or someone with one's fist)  :: dare un pugno
punch card {n} (card with have holes or notches used for storing data)  :: scheda perforata {f}
punching bag {n} (device used to practice punching)  :: punching ball {m}, punching bag {m}
punctual {adj} /ˈpʊntjuəl/ (prompt)  :: puntuale {m} {f}
punctuality {n} (state of being punctual)  :: puntualità {f}
punctuate {v}  :: interpungere
punctuate {v} /ˈpʌŋktjuːeɪt/ (emphasize, stress) SEE: emphasize  ::
punctuation {n} /pʌŋk.tʃuˈeɪ.ʃən/ (set of symbols)  :: punteggiatura {f}
puncture {n} /ˈpʌŋktʃɚ/ (hole, cut or tear)  :: puntura
pungency {n} /ˈpʌndʒənsi/ (foul odor)  :: puzza {f}, fetore {m}
Punic {adj} (Carthaginian) SEE: Carthaginian  ::
Punic War {n} (war between Ancient Rome and Carthage)  :: guerra punica {f}
punish {v} /ˈpʌnɪʃ/ (to cause to suffer for crime or misconduct)  :: punire, castigare
punish {v}  :: punire
punishable {adj} (appropriate for punishment)  :: punibile
punisher {n} (one who punishes)  :: punitore {m}, punitrice {f}, castigatore {m}, castigatrice {f}
punishment {n} /ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/ (the act of punishing)  :: punizione {f}
punishment {n}  :: punizione {f}
Punjabi {prop} /pɑnˈdʒɑːbi/ (language spoken in the Punjab region, in Northern India and Eastern Pakistan)  :: punjabi {m}, panjabi {m}
punk {n} (a juvenile delinquent, young petty criminal or trouble-maker)  :: teppista {m}, teppistello {m}
punk {n} (a worthless person)  :: impiastro {m}
punk {n} /pʌŋk/ (prostitute) SEE: prostitute  ::
punt {n} (bet or wager)  :: puntata {f}, scommessa {f}
punt {n} (indentation in the base of a wine bottle)  :: indentazione {f}
punt {n} /pʌnt/ (narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole)  :: barchino {m}
punt {n} (point in the game of faro)  :: puntata {f}
punt {v} (to gamble)  :: puntare, scommettere
puny {adj} /pjuːni/ (of inferior size)  :: gracile, sparuto
pupil {n} /pjuːpəl/ (student)  :: allievo {m}, allieva {f}
puppet {n} (doll) SEE: doll  ::
puppet {n} (person or country controlled by another)  :: marionetta {f}, fantoccio {m}, pedina {f}
puppet {n} /ˈpʌpɪt/ (movable model of a person or animal)  :: marionetta {f}, fantoccio {m}
puppeteer {n} (person who uses a puppet)  :: burattinaio {m}, burattinaia {f}
puppy {n} /ˈpʌpi/ (young dog)  :: cucciolo {m}, cagnolino {m}, cagnetto
purchase {n} /ˈpɝtʃəs/ (the act or process of seeking and obtaining something)  :: compra {f}, acquisto {m}
purchase {v} (to obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price)  :: comprare
pure {adj} (free of foreign material or pollutants)  :: puro
pure {adj} (free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean)  :: puro
pure {adj} /pjɔɹ/ (free of flaws or imperfections)  :: puro, mero {m}
purée {n} /ˈpjʊəɹeɪ/ (food that has been ground into a thick liquid)  :: purè {m}
puree {n} (purée) SEE: purée  ::
purely imaginary number {n} (imaginary number) SEE: imaginary number  ::
purgatory {n} /ˈpɝɡəˌtɔɹi/ (stage of the afterlife in Catholic theology)  :: purgatorio {m}
purge {n} /pɝdʒ/ (forcible removal of undesirable people from political activity, etc.)  :: epurazione {f}
purge {v} (to clean thoroughly; to cleanse; to rid of impurities)  :: purgare
purge {v} (to clear of a charge, suspicion, or imputation)  :: purgare
purge {v} (to free from sin, guilt, or the burden or responsibility of misdeeds)  :: purgare
purge {v} (to void the bowels; to vomit)  :: purgare
purificator {n} (napkin)  :: purificatorio {m}, purificatoio {m}
purify {v} (cleanse something of impurities)  :: purificare
purine {n} /ˈpjʊəɹiːn/ (organic heterocyclic base)  :: purina {f}
purinic {adj} (pertaining to purine)  :: purinico
purity {n} (the state of being pure)  :: purezza {f}
purloin {v} /pɜːˈlɔɪn/ (To commit theft; to thieve)  :: rubare
purple {n} /ˈpɜː(ɹ).pəl/ (colour)  :: porpora {m}
purple heron {n} (Ardea purpurea)  :: airone rosso {m}
purple milkweed {n} (Asclepias cordifolia) SEE: heartleaf milkweed  ::
purple of Cassius {n} (pigment)  :: cassio
purple swamphen {n} (Porphyrio porphyrio)  :: pollo sultano {m}
purplish {adj} (somewhat purple in colour/color)  :: violastro {m}, violastra {f}
purpose {n} (intention)  :: intenzione
purpose {n} /ˈpɝpəs/ (target)  :: proposito {m}
purpose {n} (reason for doing something)  :: proposito {m}
purpose {n} (subject of discourse)  :: argomento {m}, soggetto {m}
purposefully {adv} (on purpose) SEE: on purpose  ::
purposely {adv} (on purpose; intentionally)  :: apposta
purpure {adj} (in blazon, of the colour purple)  :: porpora
purpure {n} /pəˈpjʊə/ (purple colour on a coat of arms)  :: porpora
purr {n} (vibrating sound made by a cat when contented)  :: fusa {f-p}
purr {v} /pɜː(ɹ)/ (cat to make a vibrating sound in its throat)  :: fare le fusa
purse {n} /pɜː(ɹ)s/ (small bag for carrying money)  :: portafoglio {m}, borsa {f}, borsellino {m}
purse {n} (quantity of money)  :: borsa {f}
purse {n} (small bag for carrying personal items)  :: borsetta {f}
pursue {v} /pəɹˈs(j)u/ (to follow urgently)  :: perseguire
pursue {v} (to aim for)  :: perseguitare, tormentare, inseguire, cercare
pursue {v} (to participate in, practise (an activity, profession))  :: praticare, attendere
pursuit {n} (hobby or recreational activity)  :: passatempo {m}
pursuit {n} /pɝˈsuːt/ (act of pursuing)  :: ricerca {f}, perseguimento {m}, caccia {f}
purveyor {n} (supplier) SEE: supplier  ::
pus {n} /pʌs/ (fluid found in regions of infection)  :: pus {m}, materia purulenta {f}
Pusan {prop} (Busan) SEE: Busan  ::
push {v} (continually attempt to persuade (a person))  :: spingere, insistere
push {v} (continually attempt to promote (a point of view))  :: spingere
push {v} (intransitive: apply force to an object so that it moves away)  :: spingere
push {v} (promote (a product))  :: preclamizzare, promuovere, pubblicizzare
push {v} /pʊʃ/ (transitive: apply a force to (an object) so that it moves away)  :: spingere
pushing up daisies {adj} ((euphemism) dead)  :: andare a babboriveggoli
pushpin {n} /ˈpʊʃˌpɪn/ (thumbtack) SEE: thumbtack  ::
push scooter {n} (a child's foot-operated vehicle) SEE: scooter  ::
push-up {n} /ˈpʊʃˌʌp/ (exercise performed by resting on one's toes and hands and pushing one's weight off the floor)  :: flessione {m}
pushup {n} (push-up) SEE: push-up  ::
pusillanimity {n} (being timid and cowardly)  :: pusillanimità {f}, viltà {f}
pussy {adj} /ˈpʌsi/ (containing pus)  :: purulento
pussy {n} (anything soft and furry)  :: peloso {m}
pussy {n} (informal: affectionate term for a cat)  :: micio {m}
pussy {n} (informal: coward)  :: mammoletta {f}, femminuccia {f}
pussy {n} /ˈpʊsi/ (affectionate term for a girl or woman)  :: gattina {f}, micetta {f}
pussy {n} (slang: female genitalia)  :: fica {f}, figa {f}, mona {f}, passera {f}, patata {f}, topa {f}
pussy-cat {n} (affectionate term for a cat)  :: micio {m}, micino {m}, gattino {m}, micetto {m}, micia {f}, micetta {f}, micina {f}
put {v} /pʊt/ (to place something somewhere)  :: mettere, porre
put {v} (to express something in a certain manner)  :: porre, mettere
put an end to {v} (terminate)  :: finirla
putative {adj} /ˈpju.tə.tɪv/ (commonly believed or deemed to be the case)  :: putativo
put down {v} (administer euthanasia to an animal)  :: abbattere
put forward {v} (to propose for consideration)  :: proporre, presentare
put horns on {v} (To cuckold)  :: cornificare
put in motion {v} (set in motion) SEE: set in motion  ::
put into practice {v} (make something a practical reality)  :: mettere in pratica
put on {v} (to don clothing)  :: vestire
put on {v} (to place upon)  :: posare, mettere, indossare
put on airs {v} (become haughty, assume a haughty manner)  :: darsi delle arie
put out {v} (extinguish)  :: estinguere, spegnere
putrescible {adj} /pjuːˈtɹɛsɪb(ə)l/ (Decomposable; capable of becoming putrescent; rottable)  :: putrescibili
put the cart before the horse {v} (to put things in the wrong order)  :: mettere il carro davanti ai buoi
put to bed {v} (help someone go to bed)  :: mettere a letto
put to death {v} (to kill as punishment) SEE: execute  ::
put together {adj} (in total)  :: messe assieme
put to sleep {v} (to cause someone to sleep)  :: mettere a dormire
put to sleep {v} (to help someone to bed) SEE: put to bed  ::
putty {n} /ˈpʌti/ (a form of cement)  :: stucco {m}
put up {v} (to put up with) SEE: put up with  ::
puzzle {n} (crossword puzzle) SEE: crossword  ::
puzzle {n} (game for one person)  :: rompicapo {m}
puzzle {n} (jigsaw puzzle) SEE: jigsaw puzzle  ::
puzzle {n} /ˈpʌzəl/ (anything difficult to understand or make sense of)  :: mistero {m}
puzzle {n} (riddle)  :: indovinello {m}
puzzle {v} (to perplex)  :: rendere perplesso
puzzled {adj} /ˈpʌ.zl̩d/ (confused or perplexed)  :: perplesso
PVC {initialism} ((organic compound) polyvinyl chloride) SEE: polyvinyl chloride  ::
pygidium {n} (The posteriormost portion of certain arthropods)  :: pigidio {m}
pylon {n} (a tower like structure used to support high voltage electricity cables)  :: traliccio {m}, pilone {m}
pylon {n} (obelisk) SEE: obelisk  ::
pylon {n} /'paɪ.lɒn/ (a gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple)  :: pilone {m}
pylon {n}  :: pilone {m}; pilone {m}
pylon {n} (traffic cone) SEE: traffic cone  ::
Pylos {prop} (town)  :: Navarino
pyoderma {n} (infection of the skin)  :: pioderma
pyometra {n} (pyometra)  :: piometra {f}
pyorrhœa {n} (pyorrhea) SEE: pyorrhea  ::
pyorrhoea {n} /pʌɪəˈrɪə/ (pyorrhea) SEE: pyorrhea  ::
pyramid {n} (construction)  :: piramide {f}
pyramid {n} (in geometry, a solid with triangular lateral faces and a polygonal base)  :: piramide {f}
pyramid {n} /ˈpɪɹəmɪd/ (ancient construction)  :: piramide {f}
pyramid {n} (pyramid scheme) SEE: pyramid scheme  ::
pyramidal number {n} (type of number)  :: numero piramidale {m}
pyramidion {n} (miniature pyramid)  :: piramidione {m}
pyranose {n} (cyclic hemiacetal)  :: piranosio {m}
pyrazinamide {n} (bacteriostatic drug)  :: pirazinamide {f}
pyre {n} /ˈpaɪɚ/ (a funeral pile)  :: pira {f}, rogo
Pyrenean {adj} /ˌpɪɹəˈniːən/ (of or pertaining to the Pyrenees)  :: pirenaico {m}
Pyrenees {prop} (the mountain range separating Spain from France)  :: Pirenei {p}
pyrheliometer {n} (measuring device)  :: pireliometro {m}
pyrimidine {n} /paɪˈrɪmɪˌdiːn/ (diazine in which the two nitrogen atoms are in the meta-positions)  :: pirimidina {f}
pyrimidinic {adj} (of or pertaining to a pyrimidine)  :: pirimidinico
pyrite {n} (mineral iron disulfide)  :: pirite {f}
pyro- {prefix} /paɪərəʊ/  :: piro-
pyrocatechinic {adj}  :: pirocatechinico
pyrochlore {n} (mineral)  :: pirocloro {m}
pyroclast {n} (geology: solid matter ejected into the air by an active volcano)  :: piroclasto {m}
pyrogasification {n} (pyrolysis and gasification)  :: pirogassificazione {f}
pyrolysis {n} /pɪˈɹɒlɪsɪs/ (decomposition of a material or compound due to heat where there is no oxygen or other reagents)  :: pirolisi
pyromania {n} /ˌpʌɪɹə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə/ (disorder)  :: piromania {f}
pyrometallurgical {adj} (pertaining to pyrometallurgy)  :: pirometallurgico
pyrometallurgy {n} (metallurgical process)  :: pirometallurgia {f}
pyrometer {n} (thermometer)  :: pirometro {m}
pyrophobia {n} (fear of fires)  :: pirofobia
pyrotechnic {adj} /ˌpaɪɹoʊˈtɛknɪk/  :: pirotecnico
pyrotechnics {n} (firework) SEE: firework  ::
pyrotechnics {n} /ˌpaɪ.rə.ˈtɛk.nəks/ (art and technology of fireworks)  :: pirotecnica {f}
pyrotechnist {n} (person skilled in manufacture or setting fireworks)  :: pirotecnico {m}, artificiere {m}
pyroxene {n} /paɪˈɹɑksiːn/ (mineral)  :: pirosseno {m}
Pyrrhic {adj} (achieved at excessive cost)  :: pirrico
Pyrrhonian {adj} (characteristic of the Greek philosopher Pyrrho)  :: pirroniano
pyrrole {n} /ˈpɪɹəʊl/ (any of a class of aromatic heterocyclic compounds)  :: pirrolo {m}
Pythagoras {prop} /pɪˈθæɡ.ər.əs/ (Ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher)  :: Pitagora
Pythagorean theorem {prop} (mathematical theorem)  :: teorema di Pitagora
python {n} /ˈpaɪθɑːn/ (constricting snake)  :: pitone {m}
Python {prop} (Greek mythology)  :: Python {m}
pythoness {n} (Pythoness) SEE: Pythoness  ::
pyx {n} (anatomy: pyxis) SEE: pyxis  ::
pyx {n} (nautical: box for compass) SEE: binnacle  ::
pyx {n} /pɪks/ (container for consecrated bread)  :: pisside {f}
pyxis {n} (anatomy: acetabulum) SEE: acetabulum  ::
pyxis {n} (botany: capsule for seeds) SEE: pyxidium  ::