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pa {n} /pɑː/ (father) :: papà {m}, babbo {m}
pa {n} (grandfather) :: nonno {m}
Pa {n} /paː/ (father) :: papà {m}, babbo {m}
Pa {n} (grandfather) :: nonno {m}
pace {n} /peɪs/ :: passo {m}
pacemaker {n} /ˈpeɪsˌmeɪkəɹ/ (one who sets the pace in a race) :: lepre {f}, battistrada {m}
pacemaker {n} (medical implement) :: pacemaker {m}
pachyderm {n} /ˈpækʰ.ɪˌdɜː(ɹ)m/ (someone with thick skin) :: pachiderma
pachyderm {n} (member of the group Pachydermata) :: pachiderma
pachymeninges {n} (dura mater) :: pachimeninge {f}
pachymeninx {n} (dura mater) :: pachimeninge {f}
pachyptile {n} (seabird in Pachyptila) SEE: prion ::
pacific {adj} /pəˈsɪfɪk/ (calm, peaceful) :: pacifico {m}
Pacific Ocean {prop} (the world's largest body of water) :: Oceano Pacifico {m}
pacifier {n} (one who pacifies) :: pacificatore, paciere {m}
pacifier {n} (for a baby) :: ciuccio {m}, ciucciotto {m}, succhiotto {m}, tettarella {f}
pacifism {n} (doctrine that disputes should be settled without violence) :: pacifismo {m}
pacifist {adj} /ˈpæsɪfɪst/ (one who loves, supports, or favours peace) :: pacifista
pacifist {adj} (one who avoids violence) :: pacifista
pacifist {adj} (one who opposes violence and is anti-war) :: pacifista
pacify {v} /ˈpæsɪfaɪ/ (bring peace, ending fighting) :: pacificare
pack {n} /pæk/ (bundle to be carried) :: basto {m}, soma {f}, carico {m}
pack {n} (full set of playing cards) :: mazzo {m}
pack {n} (group of dogs) :: muta {f}
pack {v} (to make a pack) :: impacchettare
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}
package {n} (package holiday) :: pacchetto {m}
package {n} (male genitalia) :: pacco {m}
packaged {adj} (placed in a package) :: confezionato
packaging {n} (the materials used to pack something) :: imballaggio {m}
pack animal {n} (animal used to carry heavy items) SEE: beast of burden ::
packed {adj} /pækt/ (put into a package) :: impacchettato
packed lunch {n} (picnic meal) :: pranzo al sacco {m}
packet {n} /ˈpæ.kɪt/ (small pack) :: pacchetto {m}, pacco {m}
pact {n} /pækt/ (an agreement; a league; a compact; a covenant) :: patto {m}
pad {v} (to stuff) SEE: stuff ::
pad {n} /pæd/ (soft bag or cushion) :: cercine {m}, torsello {m}
pad {n} (block of paper) :: blocco
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} /ˈpʰæ.ɾɫ̩]/ (two-handed, single-bladed oar) :: pagaia {f}
paddle {n} (double-bladed oar used for kayaking) :: pagaia {f}
paddle {n} :: pala {f}
paddle {v} (toddle) SEE: toddle ::
paddleboat {n} (pedalo) SEE: pedalo ::
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) SEE: paddy ::
p-adic number {n} :: numero p-adico {m}
Padishah {n} /ˈpɑːdɪʃɑː/ (Padishah) :: padiscià {m}
padlock {n} /ˈpadˌlɒk/ (type of lock) :: lucchetto {m}
padlock {v} (to lock using a padlock) :: o: lucchetto
Padua {prop} (province) :: Padova {f}
Padua {prop} (city) :: Padova {f}
paean {n} /ˈpiː.ən/ (any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph) :: peana {f}
paediatry {n} (paediatry) SEE: pediatrics ::
pagan {n} /ˈpeɪɡən/ (person not adhering to an Abrahamic religion) :: pagano {m}, pagana {f}
paganism {n} /ˈpeɪɡənɪzm̩/ (local religions practiced before the introduction of Christianity) :: paganesimo {m}
page {n} (boy child) SEE: boy ::
page {n} /peɪd͡ʒ/ (one side of a leaf of a book) :: pagina {f}
page {n} (Internet: web page) SEE: web page ::
pageant {n} /ˈpædʒənt/ (public display) :: parata {f}, mostra {f}, esposizione {f}, esibizione {f}, spettacolo pubblico {m}
pageant {n} (spectacular ceremony) :: cerimonia {f}
pageant {n} (beauty pageant) SEE: beauty pageant ::
pageantry {n} /ˈpædʒəntɹi/ (A colourful show or display) :: esibizione {f}
pager {n} /peɪdʒə(ɹ)/ (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} (bucket) SEE: bucket ::
paillard {n} (a slice of meat pounded thin and grilled) :: paillard {m}
pain {n} /peɪn/ (ache or bodily suffering) :: dolore {m}
pain {n} (annoying person or thing) :: rompicoglioni {m}
pain {n} (suffering as punishment) :: pena {f}
pain {v} (to render uneasy in mind, to grieve) :: addolorare, affliggere
pained {adj} /peɪnd/ (in pain, especially in an emotional sense) :: addolorato
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} /ˈpeɪnˌkɪlə(ɹ)/ (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 paint to) :: verniciare [window, etc], dipingere [house]
paint {v} (apply in the manner of paint) :: verniciare
paint {v} (practise the art of painting pictures) :: dipingere
paintbrush {n} /ˈpeɪntˌbɹʌʃ/ (thin brush) :: pennello {m}
painted {adj} /ˈpeɪntɪd/ (painted) :: dipinto
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} /ˈpeɪntɚ/ (artist) :: pittore {m}, pittrice {f}
painter {n} (laborer) :: verniciatore {m}, imbianchino {m} [house painter], pittore {m} [house painter]
painter {n} (rope) :: barbetta {f}, cima da ormeggio {f}, cima da rimorchio {f}
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}
painting {n} (artistic application of paint) :: dipinto {m}
paint shop {n} (part of a factory) :: verniceria {f}
pair {n} (number of things resembling one another, or belonging together) SEE: set ::
pair {n} /pɛə(ɹ)/ (two similar or identical things) :: paio {m}
pair {n} (two people in relationship) :: paio {m}
pair of binoculars {n} (binoculars) SEE: binoculars ::
pair of compasses {n} (tool used to draw circles) :: compasso
pair of eyeglasses {n} (spectacles) SEE: spectacles ::
pair of glasses {n} (spectacles) SEE: spectacles ::
pair of goggles {n} (goggles) SEE: goggles ::
pair of scissors {n} (scissors) SEE: scissors ::
pair of specs {n} (spectacles) SEE: spectacles ::
pair of spectacles {n} (spectacles) SEE: spectacles ::
pairwise {adj} (occurring in pairs) :: due a due, coppia a coppia
pajamas {n} /pəˈd͡ʒɑ.məz/ (clothes for wearing to bed and sleeping in) :: pigiama {m}
Pakistan {prop} /ˈpækɪsˌtæn/ (country in South Asia) :: Pakistan {m}
Pakistani {n} (A person from Pakistan or of Pakistani descent) :: pachistano {m}, pachistana {f}, pakistano {m}, pakistana {f}
Pakistani {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Pakistan, or its people) :: pachistano {m}, pachistana {f}, pakistano {m}, pakistana {f}
palace {n} /ˈpæləs/ (large, lavish residence) :: palazzo {m}
Palace of Westminster {prop} (building in London housing the House of Commons and House of Lords) :: Palazzo di Westminster {m}
paladin {n} /ˈpælədɪn/ (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}
pale {adj} /peɪl/ (light in color) :: pallido
pale {v} (to become pale) :: impallidire, sbiancare
pale {n} (wooden stake) :: palo {m}
pale {n} (heraldry: vertical band) :: palo
palea {n} (zoology: pendulous process of the skin on the throat of a bird) SEE: dewlap ::
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} :: paleoecologia {f}
paleoenvironment {n} :: paleoambiente {m}
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} (province) :: Palermo {f}
Palermo {prop} (city) :: Palermo {f}
Palestine {prop} /ˈpæləsˌtaɪn/ (geographic region) :: Palestina
Palestine {prop} (West Bank and Gaza Strip collectively) :: Palestina
Palestine {prop} (historical: former British entity) :: Palestina
pale thrush {n} (Turdus pallidus) :: tordo chiaro {m}
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}
Pali {prop} /ˈpɑːli/ (a Middle Indo-Aryan language) :: pali {m}
palimpsest {n} /ˈpælɪmpsɛst/ (manuscript scraped clean for reuse) :: palinsesto {m}
palindrome {n} /ˈpælɪndɹoʊm/ (a sequence of units that reads the same forwards as backwards) :: palindromo {m}
palinspastic {adj} /pælɪnˈspæstɪk/ (showing previous locations of geological features) :: palinspastico
Palio di Siena {prop} (horse race in Siena) :: Palio delle Contrade
palisade {n} (a wall of wooden stakes) :: palizzata {f}
palish {adj} (somewhat pale) :: pallidiccio, pallidino, palliduccio
pall {n} /pɔl/ (cloth laid over coffin) :: sudario {m}, drappo funerario, drappo {m}
pall {n} (heraldry) :: pergola {f}
palladium {n} /pəˈleɪdiəm/ (chemical element) :: palladio {m}
Pallas {prop} :: Pallade
palliative {adj} /ˈpælieɪtɪv/ (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} /pɑm/ (inner, concave part of hand) :: palmo {m}
palm {n} (palm tree) SEE: palm tree ::
palmatifid {adj} (leaf type) :: palmatifido
palmatisect {adj} (leaf type) :: palmatosetto
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 oil {n} (edible plant oil) :: olio di palma {m}
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 tree {n} (tropical tree) :: palma {f}
Palmyra {prop} /pælˈmaɪɹə/ (city) :: Palmira {f}
Palmyrene {n} (An inhabitant of ancient Palmyra, Syria) :: palmireno {m}
palpable {adj} /ˈpælpəbəl/ (capable of being touched) :: palpabile
palpable {adj} (obvious) :: evidente
palsy {n} /ˈpɔːlzi/ (complete or partial muscle paralysis of a body part) :: paralisi {f}
paltry {adj} /ˈpɔltɹi/ (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} (booklet) SEE: booklet ::
pan {n} /pæn/ (flat vessel used for cooking, see also: frying pan) :: padella {f}, tegame {m}
pan {n} (contents of a pan) :: padellata {f}
pan {n} (cylindrical receptacle with one long handle) :: casseruola {f}
pan {n} (wide receptacle used in gold washing) :: batea {f}
pan {n} (loaf of bread) :: fetta di pane, fetta {f}
pan {n} (slang: face) :: muso {m}
pan {v} (to criticise severely) :: stroncare
Pan {prop} (Greek god of nature) :: Pan {m}
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}
Panchen Lama {n} (second-highest ranking lama of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism) :: Panchen Lama
panchronic {adj} :: pancronico
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} /ˌpænsaɪtəˈpiːnɪə/ (deficiency in all three cell lines) :: pancitopenia {f}
panda {n} /ˈpændə/ (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) :: panda {m}
panda {n} (red panda) SEE: red panda ::
panda bear {n} (panda) SEE: panda ::
pandeiro {n} /pænˈdɛəɹəʊ/ :: pandeiro {m}
pandeism {n} /pænˈdeɪˈĭzˈəm/ (belief combining elements of pantheism and deism) :: pandeismo {m}
pandeist {adj} /pænˈdiɪst/ (of or relating to pandeism) :: pandeista {m} {f}
pandeist {n} (one who believes in pandeism) :: pandeista {m} {f}
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}
pandoro {n} /panˈdɔːɹəʊ/ (Christmas sweet bread loaf in the shape of a star) :: pandoro {m}
panegyric {n} /ˌpænəˈd͡ʒɪɹɪk/ (praising speech or opus) :: panegirico {m}
panel {n} /ˈpænəl/ (rectangular section of a surface) :: pannello {m}
panel {n} (single frame in a comic strip) :: vignetta {f}
panel {n} :: pannello {m} , giuria {f}
panentheism {n} /pænˈɛnθiɪzəm/ :: panenteismo {m}
panettone {n} /ˌpænəˈtoʊni/ (Christmas brioche with candied fruit) :: panettone {m}
Pan-European {adj} (for most or all of Europe) :: paneuropeo
pan flute {n} (panpipes) SEE: panpipes ::
panforte {n} (dense flat cake) :: panforte {m}
Pangaea {prop} /pænˈdʒiːə/ (supercontinent prior to Triassic) :: Pangea {f}
pangasius {n} (fish of the genus Pangasius) :: pangasio {m}
Pan-Germanism {n} (movement striving to unite all Germans) :: pangermanesimo
pang of conscience {n} (A feeling of shame, guilt, or embarrassment, resulting from behavior which one regrets) :: coda di paglia {f}, coscienza sporca {f}
pangolin {n} /ˈpæŋɡoʊˌlɪn/ (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}
panjandrum {n} /pænˈd͡ʒæn.dɹəm/ (important, powerful or influential person) :: pezzo grosso {m}
panjandrum {n} (self-important or pretentious person) :: arrogante {m} {f}, presuntuoso {m}, presuntuosa {f}
panna cotta {n} /ˌpanə ˈkɒtə/ (Italian dessert made from double cream) :: panna cotta {f}
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.nəˌpliː/ (complete set of armour) :: panoplia {f}
panoply {n} :: 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
pansy {n} (informal:coward or weak person) :: mammoletta, femminuccia, coniglio, merlo, pollo, smidollato, pappa molle, pappamolle, rammollito, fifone, codardo, cortigiano, mollusco, vigliacco, pusillanime, eunuco, debole {m}, pisciasotto, cacasotto, pauroso, vile, checca, frocio, ricchione, finocchio
pant {n} (a pair of pants) SEE: pants ::
pant {n} /pænt/ (a quick breathing) :: ansito {m}, anelito {m}, palpito {m}, respiro affannoso {m}, fiatone {m}
pant {n} (a violent palpitation of the heart) :: palpito {m}, pulsazione {f}, tachicardia {f}, batticuore {m}, palpitazione {f}, cardiopalmo
pant {v} (to breathe quickly or in a labored manner) :: ansare, ansimare, boccheggiare
pant {v} (long for (something); be eager for (something)) :: desiderare, anelare, aspirare, bramare
pant {v} (intransitive: long eagerly) :: struggersi
pant {v} (of the heart, to beat with unnatural violence) :: palpitare, pulsare
pant {v} (sigh; flutter; languish) :: adulare, blandire, sospirare
pantagruelian {adj} :: pantagruelico
pantheism {n} /ˈpæn.θi.ɪz.əm/ (belief that the universe is divine) :: panteismo {m}
panther {n} /ˈpænθɚ/ (big cat with black fur) :: pantera nera {f}
panther {n} (big cat of genus Panthera) :: pantera
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}
papa {n} /ˈpɑː.pə/ (the letter "P") :: Padova
papa {n} (Father (familiar, conversational)) SEE: dad ::
papabile {adj} /pəˈpɑːbɪleɪ/ (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} (paparazzo) SEE: paparazzo ::
paparazzied {adj} (photographed by paparazzi) :: paparazzato
paparazzo {n} /ˌpɑpəˈɹɑtsoʊ/ (freelance photographer of celebrities) :: paparazzo {m}, paparazza {f}
papaverine {n} (pharmaceutical drug) :: papaverina {f}
papaya {n} /pəˈpaɪə/ (fruit) :: papaia {f}
paper {n} /ˈpeɪpɚ/ (sheet material) :: carta {f}
paper {n} (academic paper) :: articolo {m}, pubblicazione {f}, saggio {m}, studio {m}, ricerca {f}
paper {adj} (made of paper) :: di carta, cartaceo
paper {n} (newspaper) SEE: newspaper ::
paper {n} (wallpaper) SEE: wallpaper ::
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}
paperknife {n} (a knife for cutting paper or opening envelopes) :: tagliacarte {m}
paper money {n} /ˌpeɪpəɹ ˈmʌni/ (a form of 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} (small, decorative, somewhat weighty object) :: fermacarte {m}
paperweight {n} (any object for this purpose) :: fermacarte {m}
papess {n} (female pope) :: papessa {f}
Paphos {prop} (city in Cyprus) :: Pafo
Papiamento {prop} (creole language) SEE: Papiamentu ::
Papiamentu {prop} (language) :: papiamento {m}
papier-mâché {n} /ˌpeɪpɚ məˈʃeɪ/ (paper mixed with glue to create a sculptural object) :: cartapesta {f}
papilla {n} (anatomical structure) :: papilla {f}
papillose {adj} (resembling papillae) :: papilloso
pappardelle {n} /ˌpæpɑːˈdɛleɪ/ (broad form of fettuccine) :: pappardelle
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} /pəˈpaɪɹəs/ (plant in the sedge family) :: papiro {m}
papyrus {n} (material made from this plant) :: 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} /pəˈɹæbələ/ (a conic section) :: parabola {f}
parabolically {adv} (in a parabolic manner) :: parabolicamente
parabolically {adv} (in the form of a parabola) :: parabolicamente
Paracelsus {prop} /ˌpæɹəˈsɛlsəs/ (The adopted name of Philippus von Hohenheim) :: Paracelso {m}
paracetamol {n} (acetaminophen) SEE: acetaminophen ::
parachromatism {n} (partial colour blindness) :: paracromatismo {m}
parachute {n} /ˈpæɹəʃuːt/ (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} /ˈpæɹ.ə.daɪm/ (way of viewing reality) :: paradigma {m}
paradigm {n} (example serving as a model or pattern) :: paradigma {m}
paradigm {n} (linguistics: all forms which contain a common element) :: paradigma
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}
paradise {n} /ˈpæɹədaɪs/ (heaven) :: paradiso {m}
paradise {n} :: paradiso {m}
Paradise {prop} /ˈpæɹədaɪs/ (Heaven) :: Paradiso {m}
Paradise {prop} (the Garden of Eden) :: Paradiso terrestre {m}
paradox {n} /ˈpæɹədɑks/ (apparent contradiction which is nonetheless true ) :: paradosso {m}
paradoxical {adj} /ˌpæɹəˈdɒksɪkəl/ (having self-contradicting properties) :: paradossale {m}, assurdo {m}
paradoxically {adv} (in a paradoxical manner) :: paradossalmente
paraffin {n} (kerosene) SEE: kerosene ::
paraffin {n} /ˈpɛɹ.ə.fɪn/ (alkane hydrocarbon) :: paraffina {f}
paraffin {v} (treat with paraffin) :: paraffinare
paraffinic {adj} (relating to paraffin) :: paraffinico
paraglider {n} (one who paraglides) :: parapendio
paragliding {n} /ˈpæɹəɡlaɪdɪŋ/ (the sport of gliding with a paraglider) :: parapendio {m}
paragoge {n} /pæɹəˈɡəʊd͡ʒi/ :: paragoge {f}
paragogic {adj} :: paragogico
paragon {n} /ˈpæɹəɡən/ (companion) :: paragone {m}
paragon {n} (comparison; competition) :: paragone {m}
paragon {n} (20-point type) :: paragone, ascendonica
paragon {v} (to compare) :: paragonare
paragon {v} (to compare with) :: paragonare
paragraph {n} /ˈpɛɹəɡɹæf/ (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
paralinguistic {adj} /ˌpæɹəlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/ (pertaining to paralanguage) :: paralinguistico
paralinguistics {n} /ˌpæɹəlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/ (paralinguistics) :: paralinguistica
paralipsis {n} /ˌpæ.ɹəˈlɪp.sɪs/ (figure of speech) :: paralissi {f}, preterizione {f}
parallactic {adj} (pertaining to parallax) :: parallattico
parallax {n} :: parallasse {f}
parallel {adj} /ˈpæɹəˌlɛl/ (equally distant from one another at all points) :: parallelo
parallel {adv} (with a parallel relationship) :: parallelamente
parallelepiped {n} /ˌpæɹəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪd/ (solid figure) :: parallelepipedo {m}
parallelinerved {adj} (venation arrangement) ::  ; parallelinervio
parallelly {adv} (in a parallel direction; in a parallel manner) :: parallelamente
parallelogram {n} /ˌpæ.ɹə.ˈlɛl.ə.ˌɡɹæm/ (convex quadrilateral in which each pair of opposite edges are parallel and of equal length) :: parallelogramma {m}
paralogism {n} /pəˈɹalədʒɪzəm/ (a fallacious argument or illogical conclusion) :: paralogismo {m}
paralogous {adj} (having a similar structure) :: paralogo
paralyse {v} (paralyse) SEE: paralyze ::
paralysis {n} /pəˈɹæləsəs/ (loss of muscle control) :: paralisi
paralyze {v} (to afflict with paralysis) :: paralizzare
paramagnetic {adj} (exhibiting paramagnetism) :: paramagnetico
paramagnetism {n} /ˌpæ.ɹə.ˈmæɡ.nə.tɪ.zəm/ (tendency of dipoles) :: paramagnetismo {m}
paramecium {n} /ˌpæ.ɹəˈmiː.si.əm/ (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}
parameter {n} (name in a function or subroutine definition) :: 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}, madama {f}
paranasal sinus {n} (one of of air-filled spaces, or sinuses) :: seno paranasale {m}
paraneoplastic {adj} (associated with a tumor) :: paraneoplastico
paranoia {n} /ˌpæ.ɹəˈnɔɪ.ə/ (A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution) :: paranoia {f}
paranoia {n} (Extreme, irrational distrust of others) :: paranoia {f}
paranoiac {n} (somebody who has paranoia) SEE: paranoid ::
paranoid {adj} /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ˌnɔɪd/ (of, related to, or suffering from paranoia) :: paranoico {m}, paranoide {m} {f}
paranoid {adj} (exhibiting extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others) :: paranoico {m}, paranoide {m} {f}
paranoid {n} (someone suffering from paranoia) :: paranoico {m}, paranoide {m} {f}
paranoid schizophrenia {n} (form of schizophrenia accompanied by delusions) :: schizofrenia paranoide {f}
paranormal {adj} (can not be explained by scientific methods) :: paranormale
parapet {n} /ˈpæɹ.ə.pɪt/ (a low retaining wall) :: parapetto {m}, ringhiera {f}, spalletta {f}, balaustra {f}
paraphernal {adj} (legal) :: parafernale
paraphimosis {n} (foreskin 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} /ˌpɛɹəˌsaɪˈkɑlədʒi/ (study of that which cannot yet be explained) :: parapsicologia {f}, metapsichica {f}
parasite {n} /ˈpæɹəˌsaɪt/ (useless person who always relies on other people's work and gives nothing back) :: parassita {m}
parasite {n} ((generally undesirable) living organism that exists by stealing resources from another living organism) :: parassita {m}
parasitism {n} /ˈpæɹəs(a)ɪˌtɪzm̩/ (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} /ˈpɛɹəˌsɑl/ (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} /ˈpʰɑɹ.səɫ]/ (package wrapped for shipment) :: pacchetto {m}, plico {m}
parcel {n} (division of land bought and sold as a unit) :: lotto, parcella {f}
parcel {v} (to wrap into a package) :: impacchettare
parched {adj} /pɑɹtʃt/ (dry) :: seccato {m}, prosciugato {m}
parched {adj} (thirsty) :: assetato {m}, assetata {f}
parchment {n} /ˈpɑːtʃmənt/ (material) :: pergamena {f}
parchment {n} (document) :: pergamena {f}
pardon {n} /ˈpɑɹ.dn̩/ (forgiveness for an offence) :: perdono
pardon {interj} (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} /pæɹ.aɪˈdəʊ.li.ə/ (tendency to interpret vague stimuli as something familiar) :: pareidolia {f}
paremiology {n} (the study of proverbs) :: paremiologia {f}
parenchyma {n} /pəˈɹɛŋkɨmə/ (functional part of an organ, as opposed to supporting tissue) :: parenchima {m}
parent {n} /ˈpɛəɹənt/ (person from whom one is descended) :: genitore {m}, genitrice {f}
parent {n} :: genitore
parental {adj} (relating to parent) :: parentale
parenthesis {n} /pəˈɹɛnθəsɪs/ :: parentesi {f} (plural parentesi)
parenthetically {adv} /ˈpæɹənˌθɛtɪkli/ (incidentally) :: tra parentesi, tra l'altro
parents {n} /ˈpɛɹənts/ (one's parents) :: 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} /pəˈɹaɪə/ (an outcast) :: paria, emarginato {m}, reietto {m}
Parioli {prop} (neighborhood) :: Parioli
paripinnate {adj} (pinnate with a pair of leaflets) :: paripennato
Paris {prop} /ˈpæɹ.ɪs/ (capital of France) :: Parigi {f}
Paris {prop} (Trojan prince) :: Paride {m}
parish {n} /ˈpæɹɪʃ/ (part of a diocese) :: parrocchia {f}
parish {n} (members of the parish) :: parrocchiani {m-p}
parish {n} (civil subdivision of a county) :: comune {m}
parish church {n} (church that serves as the religious centre of a parish) :: chiesa parrocchiale {f}
parishioner {n} (member of a parish) :: parrocchiano {m}, parrocchiana {f}
Parisian {n} /pəˈɹiʒən/ (someone from Paris) :: parigino {m}, parigina {f}
Parisian {adj} (of Paris) :: parigino
Paris syndrome {n} (psychological disorder) :: sindrome di Parisi {f}
parisyllabic {adj} (having the same number of syllables) :: parisillabo
parity {n} /ˈpæɹɪti/ (equality, comparability) :: parità {f}
parity {n} (math: set whose elements all belong to one of exactly two disjoint subsets) :: parità {f}
parity {n} (math: classification into one set or the other) :: parità {f}
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 {n} /ˈpɑːkɪŋ/ (space) :: parcheggio {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} (space in which a vehicle can be parked) :: 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} /ˈpɑːləmənt/ (institution with elected or appointed members) :: parlamento {m}
Parliament {prop} (parliament) SEE: parliament ::
parliamentarian {n} (member of parliament) :: parlamentare {m}
Parma {prop} (province) :: Parma
Parma {prop} (city) :: Parma {f}
Parmenides {prop} (philosopher) :: Parmenide
parmesan {n} /ˈpɑː.məˌzɑːn/ (hard, full-fat Italian cheese from Parma) :: parmigiano {m}
Parmesan {n} (parmesan) SEE: parmesan ::
Parmesan {adj} (from Parma) :: parmense {m}
Parmesan {n} (someone from Parma) :: parmense {m}
parochial {adj} /pəˈɹoʊki.əl/ (pertaining to a parish) :: parrocchiale
parochial {adj} (characterized by an unsophisticated focus on local concerns) :: provinciale, campanilistico {m}
parochialism {n} (state of being parochial) :: campanilismo
parodic {adj} (of, related to, or having characteristics of parody) :: parodistico, parodico
parody {v} /ˈpɛɹədi/ (to make a parody of something) :: parodiare
paroemia {n} (proverb) SEE: proverb ::
paronomasia {n} /pæɹənəˈmeɪzɪə/ (a pun or play on words) :: paronomasia
paronychia {n} (infection under the cuticle) SEE: whitlow ::
Paros {prop} (island in Greece) :: Paro
parotid {n} (parotid gland) SEE: parotid gland ::
parotid {adj} (relating to the parotid gland) :: parotide
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} /pəˈɹɒk.sɪˌtəʊn/ (paroxytone) :: parossitono
paroxytonesis {n} (being paroxytone) :: parossitonesi {f}
parquet {n} (the part of a theatre between the orchestra and the parquet circle) SEE: stall ::
parrot {n} /ˈpæɹət/ (kind of bird) :: pappagallo {m}
parrot {n} (person who repeats what was said) :: pappagallo {m}
parrot {v} (to repeat exactly without showing understanding) :: ripetere (qualcosa) a pappagallo, ripetere (qualcosa) in modo pappagallesco
parrot {n} (puffin) SEE: puffin ::
parrotfish {n} (tropical marine fish) :: pesce pappagallo {m}, scaro {m}
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} /pʰɑɹs/ (linguistics: to resolve into elements) :: analizzare
parsec {n} /ˈpɑɹsɛk/ (parallax second) :: parsec {m}
parseltongue {prop} (language of snakes in Harry Potter) :: serpentense {m}
parsimonious {adj} /pɑɹ.sɪˈmo͡ʊn.i.əs/ (Exhibiting parsimony) :: parsimonioso
parsley {n} /ˈpɑː(ɹ)sli/ (herb) :: prezzemolo {m}
parsnip {n} (the plant Pastinaca sativa) :: pastinaca {f}
parsnip {n} (the edible root of Pastinaca sativa) :: pastinaca {f}
parson {n} /ˈpɑɹsən/ (cleric having full control of a parish) :: parroco {m}
parson {n} (protestant minister) :: pastore {m}
parson's nose {n} (tail of a cooked fowl) :: boccone del prete
part {n} /pɑːt/ (fraction of a whole ) :: parte {f}
part {n} (position or role ) :: parte {f}, ruolo {m}
part {n} (section of a document ) :: parte {f}
part {n} (hair dividing line ) :: riga {f}
part {adj} (partial) SEE: partial ::
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
Parthenon {prop} /ˈpɑːɹθənɑːn/ (ancient temple to Athena) :: Partenone
Parthia {prop} /ˈpɑɹθi.ə/ ((historical) region) :: Partia
partial {adj} /ˈpɑɹʃəl/ (existing in part) :: parziale
partial {adj} :: 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} /ˈpɑɹtɪkəl/ (body with very small size) :: particola, particella {f}
particle {n} (elementary particle or subatomic particle) :: particella {f}
particle {n} :: [1–3] particella {f}, briciolo, granello, grano
particle physics {n} (particle physics) :: fisica delle particelle {f}
particular {adj} (partial) SEE: partial ::
particular {adj} (known only to an individual person or group) SEE: confidential ::
particularity {n} :: particolarità {f}
partisan {n} /ˈpɑɹ.ɾɪ.zən/ (adherent to a party) :: partigiano {m}, partigiana {f}
partisan {n} (type of spear) :: partigiana {f}
partisan {n} (member of a body of detached light troops) SEE: guerrilla ::
partition {n} /pɑɹˈtɪʃən/ (section of a hard disk separately formatted) :: partizione {f}
partition {v} (divide something into parts) :: partizionare
partition {v} (divide into two or more territories) :: suddividere
partiture {n} (score (music)) SEE: score ::
partner {n} /ˈpɑɹtnɚ/ (someone who is associated with another in a common activity or interest) :: socio {m}
partner {n} (a member of a business or law partnership) :: associato {m}
partner {n} (spouse, domestic, or romantic partner) :: compagno {m}, compagna {f}, convivente {m}
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} /ˈpɑɹtɹɪd͡ʒ/ (any bird of the genera Perdix or Alectoris) :: pernice {f}
parturition {n} (act of giving birth) :: parto {m}
party {n} /ˈpɑɹ.ti/ (law: particular side in a contract or legal action) :: parte {f}
party {n} (someone who takes part) :: partecipante {m} {f}
party {n} (social gathering) :: festa {f}, party {m}
party {v} (to celebrate at a party) :: festeggiare
party {n} (political group) SEE: political party ::
party pooper {n} (one who dampens the fun of a group activity) SEE: spoilsport ::
par value {n} (face value) SEE: face value ::
parvenu {n} /ˈpɑɹ.və.nju/ (a person who has risen, climbed up, or has been promoted to a higher social class) :: parvenu {m}
parvenu {adj} :: parvenu
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} /ˈpæs.kəl ˈlæm/ (the lamb eaten at Passover) :: agnello pasquale {m}
Paschal Lamb {n} (heraldry: a lamb depicted with nimbus and bearing a flag) :: agnello pasquale {m}
pasha {n} /ˈpɑʃə/ (title) :: pascià
paspalum {n} /ˈpaspələm/ (a type of grass) :: paspalo {m}
pass {v} /pɑːs/ (move or be moved from one place to another) :: passare
pass {v} (go by, over, etc) :: passare
pass {n} (password) SEE: password ::
passacaglia {n} /ˌpɑsəˈkɑljə/ (historical Spanish dance) :: passacaglia {f}
passage {n} /ˈpæsɪd͡ʒ/ (section of text or music) :: passo {m}
passage {n} (passageway) :: corridoio {m}
passageway {n} (covered walkway) :: corsia {f}
passenger {n} /ˈpæsənd͡ʒɚ/ (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) :: frutto della passione {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 {n} (passive voice) SEE: passive voice ::
passive {adj} /ˈpæs.ɪv/ (not active, but acted upon) :: passivo
passive {adj} (grammar: being in the passive voice) :: passivo
passive {adj} (psychology: being inactive and receptive in a relationship) :: passivo
passive {adj} :: passivo
passively {adv} /ˈpæs.ɪv.li/ (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} /pæˈsɪvɪti/ (the state of being passive) :: passività {f}
pass on {v} (To die) SEE: die ::
pass-out {n} (ticket) :: contromarca {f}
Passover {prop} (Jewish festival) :: pasqua {f}
passport {n} /ˈpæspɔɹt/ (official document) :: passaporto {m}
pass the buck {v} (to transfer responsibility or blame from oneself) :: fare a scaricabarili
pass through {v} (to transit) :: trapassare
password {n} /ˈpæswɜːɹd/ (word used to gain admittance) :: parola d'ordine {f}, parola chiave {f}
password {n} (computing: string of characters known only to a user) :: parola chiave {f}, password {f}
past {adj} (ago) SEE: ago ::
past {n} /pæst/ (period of time that has already happened) :: passato {m}
past {n} ((grammar) past tense) :: passato {m}
past {adj} (having already happened; in the past) :: passato
past {adj} (grammar: expressing action that has already happened) :: passato
pasta {n} /ˈpɑstə/ (dough) :: pasta {f}, impasto {m}
pasta e fagioli {n} /ˌpastə ɛ faˈdʒəʊlɪ/ (soup made with pasta and beans) :: pasta e fagioli {f}
past anterior {n} (a compound tense used in literary French, Spanish, and Italian) :: trapassato remoto {m}
paste {n} /peɪst/ (a soft mixture) :: impasto {m}
paste {n} (soft mixture used in making pastry) :: pasta {f}
paste {n} (an adhesive paste) :: colla {f}
paste {n} (lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone thereof) :: strass {m}
paste {v} (to cause to stick, adhere) :: incollare, attaccare
paste {v} (to insert a piece of text) :: incollare
pasteurisation {n} (treatment of perishable food) :: pastorizzazione {f}
pasteurise {v} /ˈpæstʃəɹaɪz/ (to heat food in order to kill harmful organisms) :: uperizzare, pastorizzare
past historic tense {n} (tense) :: passato remoto {m}
pastiera {n} (Neapolitan Easter tart) :: pastiera {f}, pastiera napoletana {f}
pastor {n} (shepherd) SEE: shepherd ::
pastor {n} /ˈpæstɚ/ (a minister or priest) :: pastore
pastoral {n} /ˌpæsˈtɔːɹəl/ :: pastorale {m}
pastoralism {n} (all senses) :: pastoralismo {m}
past participle {n} (past participle) :: participio passato {m}
past perfect {n} (pluperfect tense) SEE: pluperfect tense ::
past perfect {n} (tense) :: trapassato remoto {m}
pastry {n} /ˈpeɪstɹi/ (food group) :: pasticceria {f}
pastry bag {n} (bag used to pipe cakes with icing) :: tasca {f}, tasca da pasticciere {f}, sac à poche {m}
pastrymaker {n} (baker of pastry products) :: pasticciere {m}, pasticciera {f}
pastry shop {n} (pastry shop) SEE: patisserie ::
past tense {n} (form of language) :: passato {m}
pasture {v} (graze) SEE: graze ::
pasture {n} /ˈpɑːstjə/ (land on which cattle can be kept for feeding) :: pastura, pascolo
pat {n} /pæt/ (flattish lump of soft matter) :: panetto {m}
patagium {n} /pætəˈdʒaɪəm/ :: patagio {m}
Patagonia {prop} (geographical region) :: Patagonia {f}
Patagonian {adj} (of or pertaining to Patagonia) :: patagone
Patagonian {n} (someone from Patagonia) :: patagone {m} {f}
Patavine {adj} (of or pertaining to ancient Patavium) :: patavino
patch {n} (figuratively: fit) SEE: fit ::
patch {n} (paltry fellow) SEE: fool ::
patch {n} /pætʃ/ (piece of cloth used to repair a garment) :: pezza {f}, toppa {f}
patch {n} (small piece of anything used to repair a breach) :: rattoppo {m}, toppa {f}
patch {n} (piece of black silk stuck to the face) :: neo finto {m}
patch {n} (a small area, plot of land, or piece of ground) :: zolla {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 ::
paten {n} (plate for the host during Eucharist) :: patena {f}
patent {n} /ˈpeɪtənt/ (declaration issued by a government to an inventor) :: brevetto {m}
patent {n} (patent leather) SEE: patent leather ::
patent leather {n} (glossy leather) :: copale {m} {f}
patently {adv} (in a clear and unambiguous manner) :: palesemente, chiaramente, evidentemente
paternal {adj} /pəˈtɜː(ɹ)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} /pʰæθ~pʰɛəθ~pʰeəθ]/ (a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians) :: sentiero {m}
path {n} (a metaphorical course) :: cammino {m}
path {n} (a method or direction of proceeding) :: cammino {m}
path {n} (computing: a specification for a location within a hierarchical or tree-like structure) :: percorso {m}
path {n} (graph theory: a sequence of vertices from one vertex to another) :: cammino {m}
pathetic {adj} /pəˈθɛtɪk/ (arousing pity, sympathy, or compassion) :: patetico {m}, patetica {f}, patetici {m-p}, patetiche {f-p}
pathetic {adj} (arousing scorn or contempt) :: meschino, penoso
pathogen {n} /ˈpæθədʒn̩/ (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} (branch of medicine) :: patologia {f}
pathology {n} (abnormality) :: 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} /pəˈtiː.nə/ (receptacle) :: patina {f}
patine {v} (coat an object with a patina) :: patinare
patisserie {n} (pastry shop) :: pasticceria {f}
Patras {prop} /pəˈtɹæs/ (city of Greece) :: Patrasso
patriarch {n} /ˈpeɪt(ʃ)ɹiɑɹk/ (male leader) :: patriarca {m}
patriarchal {adj} (relating to patriarchy) :: patriarcale
patriarchy {n} /ˈpeɪt(ʃ)ɹiɑɹki/ (dominance of men in social or cultural systems) :: patriarcato {m}
Patricia {prop} /pəˈtɹɪʃə/ (female given name) :: Patrizia
patrician {n} /pətɹˈɪʃən/ (member of Roman aristocracy) :: patrizio {m}
Patrick {prop} /ˈpætɹɪk/ (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} /ˈpeɪ.t(ʃ)ɹi.ɑ.tɪk/ (inspired by patriotism) :: patriottico
patriotically {adv} (in a patriotic manner) :: patriotticamente
patristic {adj} (pertaining to early Christian church leaders) :: patristico
Patroclus {prop} (character in the Iliad) :: Patroclo {m}
patrol {n} /pəˈtɹoʊl/ (going of the rounds) :: pattuglia, pattugliamento {m}, perlustrazione {f}, ricognizione {f}
patrol {n} (movement by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts) :: pattugliamento {m}
patrol {n} (guard or men who go the rounds for observation) :: ronda {f}, pattuglia {f}, drappello {m}
patrol {n} (perambulation of a particular line or district) :: pattuglia {f}, drappello {m}
patrol {v} (go the rounds along a chain of sentinels) :: pattugliare, perlustrare, ispezionare, battere, setacciare
patrol {v} :: pattugliare
patrological {adj} :: patrologico
patrologist {n} (student of patrology) :: patrologo {m}
patrology {n} /pəˈtɹɒlədʒi/ (the study of the Church Fathers) :: patrologia {f}
patron {n} /ˈpeɪ.tɹən/ (supporter) :: patrono {m}
patron {n} (customer) :: cliente {m}
patron {n} (property owner) :: proprietario
patron {n} (wealthy individual who supports an artist etc.) :: mecenate {m}
patronage {n} /ˈpeɪtɹənɪd͡ʒ/ :: 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
patron saint {n} /ˈpeɪtɹən ˈseɪnt/ (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}
patter {n} /ˈpætə/ (sound of feet) :: picchiettio
pattern {n} /ˈpætəɹn/ (that from which a copy is made) :: modello {m}
Paul {prop} /pɔl/ (the Apostle) :: Paolo
Paul {prop} (male given name) :: Paolo
Paula {prop} /ˈpɔːlə/ (female given name) :: Paola
Pauli exclusion principle {n} (a principle in quantum mechanics) :: principio di esclusione di Pauli {m}
Pauline {adj} /ˈpɔːˌlaɪn/ (of or relating to the Apostle Paul and his doctrines) :: paolino
Paulson {prop} (surname meaning "son of Paul") :: Di Paolo
paunch {n} /pɔːntʃ/ (first stomach of ruminant; rumen) :: pancia {f}
paunch {n} (large, protruding belly) :: pancia {f}
pauper {n} /ˈpɔpɚ/ (one who is extremely poor) :: indigente {m} {f}
pauper {n} (one living on or eligible for public charity) :: indigente {m} {f}
pause {v} /pɔz/ (to interrupt something) :: mettere in pausa
pause {n} (temporary stop or rest) :: pausa {f}
pave {v} /peɪv/ ((British) to cover with paving stones) :: lastricare, pavimentare
pavement {n} /ˈpeɪvmənt/ (footpath) :: marciapiede {m}
pavement {n} (surface of road) :: pavimentazione stradale {f}, pavimentazione {f}, manto {m}, manto stradale, superficie {f}
pavement artist {n} (artist) :: madonnaro {m}
pave the way {v} /ˈpeɪv ðə ˈweɪ/ (to make future development easier) :: aprire la strada
Pavia {prop} /pəˈvi.ə/ (province) :: Pavia {f}
Pavia {prop} (capital) :: Pavia {f}
pavilion {n} /pəˈvɪljən/ (ornate tent) :: padiglione {m}
pavilion {n} (light roofed structure used as a shelter in a public place) :: padiglione {m}
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} /ˈpɔnʃɑp/ (business premises of a pawnbroker) :: monte di pietà {m}, banco dei pegni {m}
pay {v} /peɪ/ (to give money in exchange for goods or services) :: pagare
pay {n} (money given in return for work) :: paga {f}
pay attention {v} (to be attentive) :: prestare attenzione, fare attenzione
payee {n} (One to whom money is paid) :: beneficiario {m}
payload {n} /ˈpeɪloʊd/ (The total weight of passengers, crew, equipment and cargo carried by an aircraft or spacecraft) :: carico, carico utile {m}
payload {n} (The actual data in a data stream) :: carico utile {m}
payment {n} /ˈpeɪmənt/ (the act of paying) :: pagamento {m}
payroll {n} /ˈpeɪɹoʊl/ (list of employees who receive salary or wages, together with the amounts due to each) :: ruolino paga {m}, ruolo paga {m}
paysheet {n} (document) SEE: payroll ::
paywall {n} /ˈpeɪ.wɔːl/ (a feature of a website that only allows access to paying subscribers) :: paywall {m}
Pécs {prop} (city in Hungary) :: Pécs, Cinquechiese (obsolete)
PDA {n} (handheld computing device) :: palmare
pea {n} /piː/ (plant) :: pisello {m}
pea {n} (edible seed) :: pisello {m}
peace {n} /piːs/ (tranquility, quiet, harmony; absence of violence) :: pace {f}
peace {n} (state of mind) :: pace {f}
peace {n} (harmony; lack of conflict in personal relations) :: pace, armonia {f}
peace {n} (state of being free from war) :: pace {f}
peaceably {adv} (in a peaceable manner) :: pacificamente
peaceful {adj} /ˈpiːsfəl/ (not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil) :: pacifico
peaceful {adj} (motionless and calm; placid) :: calmo
peaceful {adj} :: pacifico, placido, tranquillo
peace of mind {n} (absence of mental stress) :: serenità {f}, tranquillità {f}
peacetime {n} (period of peace) :: tempo di pace {m}
peach {n} /piːt͡ʃ/ (tree) :: pesco {m}, persico
peach {n} (fruit) :: pesca {f}
peach {n} (colour) :: color pesca
peach blossom {n} (flower) :: fiore di pesco {m}
peachtree {n} (peach) SEE: peach ::
peachy {adj} /ˈpiːtʃi/ (very good) :: grandioso
peacock {n} /ˈpikɑk/ (pheasant of one of the genera Pavo and Afropavo) :: pavone {m}
peafowl {n} /ˈpiːˌfaʊl/ (a pheasant of the genus Pavo or Afropavo) :: pavone {m}
peak {n} /piːk/ (highest value reached) :: picco
peak {n} (mountain top) :: cima {f}
peak {n} :: [1,2] culmine {m}
peak hour {n} (rush hour) SEE: rush hour ::
peak oil {n} (Peak of oil production) :: picco del petrolio {m}
peanut {n} /ˈpinət/ (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} (light-colored tern) SEE: tern ::
pearl {n} (mother-of-pearl) SEE: mother-of-pearl ::
pearl {n} /pɝl/ (rounded shelly concretion produced by certain mollusks) :: perla {f}
pearl {n} (figuratively: something precious) :: perla {f}, tesoro {m}
pearl {n} (5-point type) :: parigina, occhio di mosca
pearl {n} (fringe or border) SEE: fringe ::
pearl diver {n} (dishwasher) SEE: dishwasher ::
pearl necklace {n} (necklace made of pearls) :: collana di perle {f}
pearl of wisdom {n} (succinct, insightful saying, piece of advice, or moral precept) :: perla di saggezza {f}
pearly antshrike {n} (passerine bird) :: averla formicchiera perlata
pear tree {n} (a tree of the genus Pyrus) :: pero {m}
peasant {n} /ˈpɛzənt/ (member of the agriculture low class) :: contadino {m}, contadina {f}, cafone {m}, cafona {f}
peasant {n} (country person) :: paesano {m}, paesana {f}
peasant {n} (uncouth, crude, or ill-bred person) :: cafone {m}, cafona {f}
peasant {n} :: cafone {m}, contadino {m}
peat {n} /piːt/ (soil) :: torba {f}
peatland {n} :: torbiera {f}
pebble {n} /ˈpɛb.əl/ (stone) :: ciottolo {m}
pebble {v} (To pave with pebbles) :: acciottolare
peck {v} /pɛk/ (to strike or pierce with the beak or similar) :: beccare
pecker {n} (slang for penis) SEE: dick ::
pecker {n} (slang for woodpecker) SEE: woodpecker ::
pecker {n} (slang for courage) SEE: courage ::
peckerwood {n} (woodpecker) SEE: woodpecker ::
pectin {n} /ˈpɛktɪn/ (substance) :: pectina {f}
pectinase {n} (enzyme) :: pectinasi {f}
pectoral {adj} /pɛkˈtɔɹəl/ (of or pertaining to the breast or chest) :: pectorale
peculiar {adj} /pɪˈkjuljɚ/ (out of the ordinary) :: strano
peculiar {adj} (common or usual for a particular place or circumstance) :: peculiare
ped {n} (pedestrian) SEE: pedestrian ::
pedagogue {n} (a teacher) :: pedagogo {m}
pedal {n} /ˈpɛdəl/ (lever operated by one's foot) :: pedale {m}
pedal {v} (to operate a pedal) :: pedalare
pedal car {n} (toy car with pedals) :: macchinina {f}
pedalo {n} /ˈpɛdələʊ/ (small boat propelled by pedals) :: pedalò {m}
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}
peddler {n} (dealer) :: spacciatore
pederast {n} /ˈpɛd.ɚ.ɹæst/ (practitioner of pederasty) :: pederasta
pederastic {adj} (relating or pertaining to pederasty) :: pederastico
pederasty {n} /ˈpɛd.ə.ɹæs.ti/ (pederasty) :: pederastia {f}
pederasty {n} (archaic: homosexual anal sex) SEE: sodomy ::
pedestrian {adj} /pəˈdɛst.ɹi.ən/ (of or intended for pedestrians) :: pedonale
pedestrian {n} (somebody walking rather than using a vehicle) :: pedone {m}
pedestrianization {n} (the restriction of access to a street to pedestrians only) :: pedonalizzazione {f}
pedestrianize {v} (restrict access to a street to pedestrians only) :: pedonalizzare
pediatric {adj} (of or pertaining to pediatrics) :: pediatrico
pediatrically {adv} :: pediatricamente
pediatrician {n} /ˌpidi.əˈtɹɪʃən/ (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}
pedipalp {n} (appendage) :: pedipalpo {m}
pedogenesis {n} (geology:process of the formation of soil) :: pedogenesi {f}
pedogenesis {n} (biology:larval or preadult reproduction in some insects) :: 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.dəˌfaɪl/ (an adult who is sexually attracted to children) :: pedofilo {m}
pedophilia {n} /ˌpɛ.dəˈfi.li.ə/ (sexual feeling or desire by adults towards children) :: pedofilia {f}
pedophilic {adj} (of, relating to, or pertaining to pedophilia) :: pedofilo
pee {v} (to pass urine from the body) SEE: urinate ::
pee {n} (liquid excrement) SEE: urine ::
peekaboo {n} (game for small children) :: bubusettete
peel {v} /piːl/ (to remove skin) :: pelare, sbucciare
peel {n} (skin of a fruit) :: buccia {f}
peep {n} /pip/ (quiet sound, particularly one from a baby bird) :: cinguettio {m}
peep {v} (make a noise like a baby bird) :: cinguettare
peep {v} (to look) :: spuntare, sbirciare
pee-pee {n} (childish: urine) SEE: wee-wee ::
pee-pee {n} (childish: genitalia) SEE: wee-wee ::
peeping tom {n} (person who secretly watches someone to gain sexual pleasure) :: guardone {m}
peer {v} /piɹ/ (to look with difficulty or as if searching) :: scrutare, sbirciare
peer {n} (someone or something of equal level) :: pari, uguale, persona di pari condizione sociale
peer {n} (noble) :: pari, nobile
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}
peevishness {n} (the state of being peevish) :: piccosità {f}
peg {n} /pɛɡ/ (a cylindrical object) :: tassello {m}, piolo {m}
peg {n} (a protrusion used to hang things on) :: attaccapanni {m}
pegamoid {n} (waterproof varnish) :: pegamoide {f}
Pegasus {prop} (mythical winged horse) :: Pegaso
Pegasus {prop} (constellation) :: Pegaso
Peillon {prop} (a commune in France) :: Peglione [obsolete]
pejorative {adj} /pəˈdʒɔɹəɾɪv/ (disparaging, belittling or derogatory) :: peggiorativo, riduttivo {m}
pejorative {n} (disparaging, belittling or derogatory word or expression) :: peggiorativo {m}
pekan {n} (fisher) SEE: fisher ::
Pekin duck {n} (breed of domestic duck) :: pechino {f}
Peking {prop} (Beijing) SEE: Beijing ::
Peking duck {n} (dish consisting of duck and pancake) :: anatra laccata alla pechinese {f}, anatra laccata {f}, anatra alla pechinese {f}
Peking willow {n} (Salix babylonica) SEE: weeping willow ::
Pelagian Islands {prop} (group of islands) :: le isole Pelagie {f-p}
Pelagius {prop} /pɪˈleɪdʒiəs/ (a given name of historical usage) :: Pelagio
Peleus {prop} /ˈpiː.li.əs/ (surname) :: Peleo
pelican {n} /ˈpɛl.ɪ.kən/ (any of various seabirds of the family Pelecanidae) :: pellicano {m}
pellagra {n} /pɪˈlaɡɹə/ (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 {m}
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
pen {n} (wing) SEE: wing ::
pen {n} /pɛn/ (enclosed area for animals) :: recinto {m}, chiuso {m}, [for sheep] ovile {m}
pen {n} (prison cell) :: cella {f}
pen {v} (to enclose) :: recintare
pen {n} (writing tool) :: penna {f}
pen {v} (to write) :: scrivere
penalize {v} /ˈpiː.nəl.aɪz/ (to impose a handicap on) :: penalizzare
penally {adv} (according to a penal code) :: penalmente
penalty {n} (punishment for violating rules of procedure) :: penalità {f}
penalty {n} (penalty kick) SEE: penalty kick ::
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} (container for stationery) SEE: pencil case ::
pencil case {n} (object purposed to contain stationery) :: astuccio {m}, portalapis {m}, portamatite {m}, portapenne {m}
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
penguin {n} /ˈpɛŋɡwɪn/ (flightless sea bird) :: pinguino {m}
penholder {n} (a device for storing pens) :: cannetta {f}
-penia {suffix} (deficiency) :: -penia {f}
penicillin {n} (penicillin) :: penicillina {f}
peninsula {n} /pəˈnɪn.sjə.lə/ (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}, arnese {m}
penis {n} (penis) SEE: member ::
penitentiary {n} /ˌpɛnɪˈtɛnʃəɹi/ (prison) :: penitenziario
penninerved {adj} (nerve arrangement) :: penninervio
penny {n} (one-cent coin in US and Canada) SEE: cent ::
penny-pinching {adj} (reluctant to spend money) :: taccagno {m}, spilorcio {m}
penny-pinching {n} (reluctance to spend money) :: taccagneria {f}, spilorceria {f}
pension {n} /ˈpɛnʃ(ə)n/ (regular payment due to a person in consideration of past services) :: pensione {f}, assegno {m}
pension {n} (boarding house) :: pensione {f}
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} /ˈpɛn.sɪv/ (having the appearance of thinking) :: pensieroso, contemplativo, estraniato
pensive {adj} (looking thoughtful or sad) :: pensieroso
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} /ˈpɛntəɡɑn/ (a polygon with five sides and five angles) :: pentagono {m}
pentagram {n} (shape of five-pointed star) :: pentagramma {m}
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}
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} /ˈpɛntɪkɔst/ (Jewish festival) :: Pentecoste {f}
Pentecost {prop} (Christian 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} /ˈpɛnti.əm/ (chip) :: Pentium
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} /pəˈnʌmbɹə/ (partially shaded area around a shadow, especially an eclipse) :: penombra {f}
peony {n} /ˈpiːəni/ (Paeonia genus of flowering plants) :: peonia {f}
people {n} /ˈpipəl/ (a body of human beings; a group of two or more persons) :: gente {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} (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's republic {n} (self-designation of states with Marxist-Leninist governments) :: repubblica popolare {f}
People's Republic of Bangladesh {prop} (People's Republic of Bangladesh) :: Repubblica Popolare del Bangladesh
pepper {n} /ˈpɛpɚ/ (spice) :: pepe {m}
pepper {n} (fruit of the capsicum) :: [spicy] peperoncino {m}, [mild] peperone {m}
pepper {v} (add pepper to) :: pepare, condire con pepe
peppercorn {n} /ˈpɛpəkɔːn/ (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} (herb) :: menta piperita {f}
peppermint {n} (confection) :: caramella alla menta {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} /ˈpɛpsɪn/ (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} /pɝ/ (for each) :: per, al
per {prep} (via) :: via
per {prep} (in accordance with) :: secondo, in accordo
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} /pəˈsɛntɪd͡ʒ/ (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}
percentual {adj} (expressed as a percentage) :: percentuale
perception {n} /pɚˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/ (conscious understanding of something) :: percezione {f}
perception {n} (that which is detected by the five senses) :: percezione {f}
perception {n} (acuity) SEE: acuity ::
perceptive {adj} /pəˈsɛptɪv/ (having or showing keenness of perception, insight, understanding, or intuition) :: perspicace, acuto
perch {n} /pɝtʃ/ (fish of the genus Perca) :: pesce persico {m}, perca
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} (rod used by bird) :: pertica {f}, trespolo {m}
perch {v} (to rest on a perch, to roost) :: appollaiarsi
perch {v} :: appollaiarsi
perchlorate {n} (salt) :: perclorato
perchloric {adj} (type of compound) :: perclorico
percolate {v} /ˈpəɹkoʊleɪt/ ((transitive) pass a liquid through a porous substance) :: percolare
percolate {v} ((intransitive) drain through a porous substance) :: drenare, percolare
percolate {v} ((transitive) to make coffee in a percolator) :: filtrare, percolare
percolate {v} ((intransitive) spread slowly or gradually) :: filtrare
percolate {v} :: filtrare
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} /ˈpɛ.ɹɪ.ɡɹəˌneɪt/ (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
peremptory {adj} (imperious, dictatorial) :: tassativo
perestroika {prop} /pɛɹ.ɪˈstɹɔi.kə/ (reform in the Soviet Union in 1980s) :: perestroika {f}
perfect {adj} /ˈpɝːfɪkt/ (fitting its definition precisely) :: perfetto
perfect {adj} (having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose) :: perfetto {m}
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}
perfectionist {n} (person who does not settle for anything that is not perfect) :: perfezionista {m} {f}
perfectionist {adj} (inclined or related to perfectionism) :: perfezionista, perfezionistico
perfectionistic {adj} (perfectionist) SEE: perfectionist ::
perfectitude {n} (perfection) SEE: perfection ::
perfective aspect {n} (grammatical term) :: perfetto {m}
perforation gauge {n} (device for measuring perforation) :: odontometro {m}
perforator {n} (hole punch) SEE: hole punch ::
perforce {adv} /pɚˈfɔɹs/ (by force) :: forzatamente
perform {v} /pəˈfɔːm/ (to do something) :: eseguire
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}
performance {n} (live show or concert) :: prestazione {f}, esibizione {f}
performativity {n} :: performatività {f}
performer {n} /pɚˈfɔɹmɚ/ (performer, see also: actor; singer; musician) :: esecutore, interprete
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}
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} /ˈpɛɹədʒi/ :: perigeo {m}
perigon {n} (round angle) SEE: round angle ::
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} /ˈpeɹ.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} /ˈpɪəɹɪəd/ (history: period of time seen as coherent entity) :: periodo {m}
period {n} (punctation mark “.”) :: punto {m}
period {n} (length of time during which something repeats) :: periodo {m}
period {n} (menstruation) SEE: menstruation ::
periodentosis {n} (inflammation) :: paradontosi {f}
periodic {adj} /pɪ.ɹiˈɒdɪk/ (relative to a period or periods) :: periodico
periodic {adj} (having repeated cycles) :: periodico {m}, periodica {f}
periodical {n} (publication that appears at fixed intervals) :: periodico {m}, pubblicazione {f}
periodically {adv} (in a regular, periodic manner) :: periodicamente
periodic table {n} (chart) :: tavola periodica {f}
perioperative {adj} (relating to operation) :: perioperatorio
periosteal {adj} (pertaining to the periosteum) :: periostale
periosteum {n} (membrane surrounding a bone) :: percutaneo
peripeteia {n} /pɛɹɪpɪˈtɪə/ (a reversal of fortune; a sudden change in circumstances) :: peripezia {f}
peripheral {adj} /pəˈɹɪf(ə)ɹ(ə)l/ (on the periphery or boundary) :: periferico
peripheral {adj} (unimportant) :: secondario
peripheral {adj} (auxiliary) :: ausiliario
peripheral nervous system {n} (part of the nervous system which is not the central nervous system) :: sistema nervoso periferico {m}
peripheral vision {n} :: visione periferica {f}
periphery {n} /pəˈɹɪfəɹi/ (outside boundary, parts or surface) :: periferia {f}
periphrase {n} (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} /ˈpɛɹəstaɪl/ (a courtyard; the space surrounded by a colonnade) :: peristilio {m}
peristyle {n} (a porch surrounded by columns) :: 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 {n} /ˈpɛɹiˌwɪŋkəl/ (plant) :: pervinca {f}
periwinkle {n} (colour) :: pervinca {m}
periwinkle {adj} (colour) :: pervinca
periwinkle {n} (mollusc) :: litorina {f}, littorale {f}
perjurer {n} /ˈpəɹdʒəɹəɹ/ (Someone who has lied under oath) :: spergiuro {m}, spergiura {f}
perjury {n} /ˈpɜː(ɹ)dʒəɹi/ (deliberate giving of false or misleading testimony under oath) :: spergiuro {m}
perk {n} (perquisite) :: privilegio
perlèche {n} (angular cheilitis) :: cheilite angolare {f}
permaculture {n} (agriculture that renews natural resources and enriches local ecosystems) :: permacultura {f}
permafrost {n} /ˈpɝməˌfɹɔst/ (permanently frozen ground) :: permafrost
permanent {adj} /ˈpɝmənənt/ (without end) :: permanente
permanent {adj} (lasting for an indefinitely long time) :: 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} /ˌpɝmi.əˈbɪlɪti/ (property of being permeable) :: permeabilità {f}
permed {adj} (that has been given a permanent wave) :: permanentato
permission {n} /pɚˈmɪʃən/ (authorisation) :: permesso {m}
permission {n} (act of permitting) :: permesso
permit {v} /pɚˈmɪt/ (allow (something) to happen) :: permettere, autorizzare
permit {n} (an artifact or document rendering something allowed or legal) :: permesso {m}, autorizzazione {f}
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}
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
perpetuity {n} (the quality or state of being perpetual) :: perennità {f}, perpetuità {f}
Perpignan {prop} /ˌpɝpiˈnjɑ̃/ (city in Pyrénées-Orientales, France) :: Perpignano {f}
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
per se {adv} (necessarily) SEE: necessarily ::
Persephone {prop} /pɚˈsɛfəniː/ (Greek goddess) :: Persefone
Persepolis {prop} /pɝˈsepəlɪs/ (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/ (region of ancient Iran) :: Persia {f}
Persian {prop} /ˈpɝʒən/ (the Persian language) :: persiano {m}
Persian {n} (person from Persia) :: persiano
Persian {n} (Persian cat) :: gatto persiano, persiano
Persian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Persia) :: persiano, persico (today almost only in geographical terms as Golfo Persico)
Persian {adj} (of or pertaining to the Persian people) :: persiano
Persian {adj} (of or pertaining to the Persian language) :: persiano
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} /pɚˈsɪst/ (continue to exist) :: persistere
persistence {n} /pəˈsɪst(ə)ns/ (property of being persistent) :: perseveranza {f}, persistere {m}
person {n} /ˈpɝsən/ (individual) :: persona {f}
person {n} (specifically a human being, see also: human; human being; man) :: persona {f}
person {n} (the physical body seen as distinct from the mind) :: persona {f}
person {n} (any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts) :: persona {f}
person {n} (grammar: linguistic category) :: persona {f}
personal {adj} /ˈpɜɹ.sən.əl/ (of or pertaining to a particular person) :: personale
personalism {n} (doctrine of subjective idealism) :: personalismo {m}
personality {n} /ˌpɜɹsəˈnælɪti/ (set of qualities that make a person distinct from other people) :: personalità {f}
personality disorder {n} (class of mental disorders) :: disturbo di personalità {m}
personalization {n} (act of personalizing) :: personalizzazione {f}
personalize {v} (adapt to an individual) :: personalizzare
personally {adv} /ˈpɜːsnəli/ (in a personal manner) :: personalmente
personally {adv} (in person) :: come persona
personal pronoun {n} (part of speech) :: pronome personale {m}
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}
person of one's word {n} (one who sticks to their promises) :: uomo di parola {m}, donna di parola {f}
perspective {n} /pɚˈspɛktɪv/ (view, vista or outlook) :: prospettiva {f}
perspicacious {adj} /ˌpɜːɹ.spɪˈkeɪ.ʃəs/ (showing keen insight) :: perspicace
perspicaciously {adv} (with sharp of sight) :: perspicacemente
perspicacity {n} /ˌpɜːɹ.spɪˈkæs.ə.tiː/ (Acute discernment or understanding; insight) :: perspicacità {f}
perspiration {n} (sweat) SEE: sweat ::
perspiration {n} /ˌpɜːspəˈeɪʃn̩/ (process of perspiring) :: sudore {m}
perspire {v} (sweat) SEE: sweat ::
persuade {v} /pɚˈsweɪd/ (convince) :: persuadere
persuasively {adv} (in a manner intended to convince or persuade) :: persuasivamente
pert {adj} /pɝt/ (open; evident; apert) :: aperto {m}
pert {adj} (lively; brisk; sprightly; smart) :: vivace {m} {f}, faceto
pert {adj} (indecorously free, or presuming; saucy; bold; impertinent) :: impertinente
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} (whooping cough) SEE: whooping cough ::
Peru {prop} /pəˈɹuː/ (country in South America) :: Perù {m}
Perugia {prop} :: Perugia
peruke {n} /pəˈɹuːk/ (wig) :: parrucca
Peruvian {n} /pəˈɹuːvi.ən/ (person from Peru) :: peruviano {m}, peruviana {f}
Peruvian {adj} (pertaining to Peru) :: peruviano
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} (province) :: Pescara
Pescara {prop} (city) :: Pescara {f}
peseta {n} (currency) :: peseta {f}
pesky {adj} /ˈpɛski/ (annoying, troublesome, irritating) :: molesto {m}, molesta {f}, fastidioso {m}, fastidiosa {f}
pest {n} /pɛst/ (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} /ˌpɛsˈtɪfəɹəs/ (annoying, vexatious) :: pestilenziale, pestifero
pestle {n} /ˈpɛsəl/ (instrument used with a mortar to grind things) :: pestello {m}
pesto {n} /ˈpɛstoʊ/ (an Italian sauce especially for pasta) :: pesto {m}
pet {n} /pɛt/ (an animal kept as a companion) :: animale domestico {m}
pet {v} (fondle (an animal)) :: accarezzare
petal {n} /ˈpɛtl̩/ (one of the component parts of the corolla of a flower) :: petalo {m}
petaloid {adj} (resembling petals) :: petaloideo
petalous {adj} /ˈpɛtələs/ (having petals) :: petaloso [neologism, colloquial]
petasus {n} (low-crowned hat worn by the Ancient Greeks and Romans) :: petaso
Peter {prop} /ˈpiːtə/ (male given name) :: Pietro {m}, Piero
Peter {prop} (the Apostle) :: Pietro
Peter {prop} (one of the epistles of Peter) :: Pietro {m}
Peterbald {n} :: gatto Peterbald
peter out {v} (to diminish) :: esaurirsi
Peter Pan syndrome {prop} /piːtə pan ˈsɪndɹəʊm/ (Supposed psychological phenomenon) :: sindrome di Peter Pan {f}
Peterson {prop} /ˈpitɚsən/ (surname meaning "son of Peter") :: Di Pietro, Pietri
petition {n} /pəˈtɪ.ʃən/ (formal, written request made to an official person) :: petizione {f}
petitioner {n} (someone who presents a petition to a court) :: istante {m}, richiedente {m}
Petrarch {prop} /ˈpetɹɑːɹk/ (nickname of Francesco Petrarca) :: Petrarca {m}
Petrarchan {adj} (of or relating to Petrarch) :: petrarchesco
Petrarchan sonnet {n} (type of sonnet) :: sonetto petrarchesco {m}
Petrarchism {n} (Petrarch's literary style) :: petrarchismo {m}
petrary {n} /ˈpɛtɹəɹi/ :: petriera {f}
petrel {n} /ˈpɛtɹəl/ (Procellariiformes) :: procellaria {f}
petrichor {n} /ˈpɛtɹɪkɚ/ (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
petroglyph {n} (a rock carving, especially one made in prehistoric times) :: incisione rupestre {f}
petrol {n} (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} (petrol tank) SEE: gas tank ::
petronel {n} /ˈpɛtɹənəl/ :: petrinale {m}
Petronius {prop} (historical given name) :: Petronio {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
petulance {n} (the property of being petulant) :: petulanza
petunia {n} /pəˈtuːnjə/ (flower) :: petunia {f}
pew {n} /pjuː/ (long bench in a church) :: panca {f}
pewter {n} /ˈpjutɚ/ (alloy of tin, copper and antimony) :: peltro
-phage {suffix} (something that eats, or consumes) :: -fago {m}
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} (phagocytize) SEE: phagocytize ::
phagocytise {v} (phagocytize) SEE: phagocytize ::
phagocytize {v} (destroy by phagosytosis) :: fagocitare
phagocytosis {n} /ˌfeɪɡəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs/ (the process by which a cell internalises foreign bodies) :: fagocitosi
-phagy {suffix} (the consumption of) :: -fagia {f}
Phaistos {prop} /ˈfɛstɒs/ (ancient Minoan city in southern Crete) :: Festo {m}
phalange {n} (phalanx) SEE: phalanx ::
phalanx {n} /ˈfeɪlæŋks/ (ancient Greek military unit) :: falange {f}
phalanx {n} (finger or toe bone) :: falange {f}
phallic {adj} (having to do with the penis) :: fallico {m}
phallus {n} (penis) SEE: penis ::
phallus {n} /ˈfæləs/ (the penis or its representation) :: fallo {m}
phanerogam {n} (plant that produces seeds) :: spermatofita {f}
phantasmophobia {n} (abnormal or irrational fear of ghosts and phantoms) :: fantasmofobia {f}
phantom {n} /ˈfæntəm/ (something having no physical reality) :: fantasma {m}, spettro {m}
phantom {adj} (unreal or fictitious) :: immaginario {m}, immaginaria {f}, irreale
pharaoh {n} /ˈfæɹəʊ/ (supreme ruler of ancient Egypt) :: faraone {m}
Pharisee {n} /ˈfɛɹɪsiː/ (member of an ancient Jewish political party, social movement, etc) :: fariseo {m}
pharma {n} (pharmaceutical sector) :: industria farmaceutica {f}
pharmaceutical {adj} /ˌfɑɹməˈs(j)utɪkl̩/ (of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists) :: farmaceutico
pharmaceutics {n} (pharmacy) SEE: pharmacy ::
pharmacist {n} /ˈfɑɹməsɪst/ (professional who dispenses prescription drugs) :: farmacista {m} {f}
pharmacologic {adj} (pharmacological) SEE: pharmacological ::
pharmacological {adj} /ˌfɑɹməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ (of or having to do with pharmacology) :: farmacologico
pharmacology {n} /ˌfɑɹməˈkɒlədʒi/ (science that studies the effects of chemical compounds on living animals) :: farmacologia {f}
pharmacovigilance {n} /ˌfɑːməkəʊˈvɪdʒɪl(ə)ns/ (detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects of medicines) :: farmacovigilanza {f}
pharmacy {n} /ˈfɑɹməsi/ (a place where prescription drugs are dispensed) :: farmacia {f}
pharmacy {n} (science of medicinal substances) :: farmacia {f}
pharmacy {n} (occupation of a pharmacist) :: farmacista {m} {f}
pharyngeal {adj} /ˌfæɹɪnˈdʒiːəl/ (of or pertaining to the pharynx) :: faringale
pharyngeal {adj} (of pharyngeal sounds) :: faringale
pharyngitis {n} (inflammation of the pharynx) :: faringite {f}
pharyngotomy {n} (operation of making an incision into the pharynx) :: faringotomia {f}
pharynx {n} /ˈfæɹɪŋks/ (part of alimentary canal) :: faringe {m}
phase {n} /feɪz/ (distinguishable part of a sequence) :: fase {f}, fase
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} (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} /fæt/ (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} (caustic compound derived from benzene) :: fenolo {m}
phenol {n} (any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring) :: 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}
phenomenal {adj} (remarkable) :: fenomenale
phenomenology {n} /fɪˌnɑməˈnɑləɡi/ (philosophy based on intuitive experience of phenomena) :: fenomenologia {f}
phenomenon {n} /fɪˈnɑmənɑn/ (observable fact or occurrence) :: fenomeno {m}
phenotype {n} /ˈfiːnə(ʊ)ˌtaɪp/ (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, or surprise) :: uff, uffa (heat, tiredness), uh (relief, surprise)
phial {n} (glass vessel) SEE: vial ::
Philadelphia {prop} /fɪləˈdɛlfi.ə/ (largest city in Pennsylvania) :: Filadelfia {f}
philander {n} (lover) SEE: lover ::
philanderer {n} /fɪ.ˈlæn.də.ɹɚ/ (fickle lover) :: farfallone {m}
philanthropy {n} (charity) SEE: charity ::
philanthropy {n} /fɪˈlænθɹəpiː/ (benevolent altruism with the intention of increasing the well-being of mankind) :: filantropia {f}
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 "friend") :: -filo
Philemon {prop} /ˌfaɪˈliːmɒn/ (book of the Bible) :: Lettera a Filemone
Philemon {prop} (male given name) :: Filemone {m}
philia {n} (friendship) SEE: friendship ::
Philip {prop} /ˈfɪlɪp/ (biblical persons) :: Filippo
Philip {prop} (male given name) :: Filippo
Philippi {prop} /fɪˈlɪpaɪ/ (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}
Philistia {prop} (ancient pentapolis in the Levant) :: Filistia
philistine {n} (Philistine) SEE: Philistine ::
philistine {adj} (lacking in appreciation for art or culture) :: filisteo
Philistine {n} /ˈfɪl.ɪ.staɪn/ (person from Philistia) :: filisteo {m}
Philistine {adj} (philistine) SEE: philistine ::
Phillips head {n} (screwdriver) :: cacciavite a stella {m}, cacciavite a croce {m}
Phillips head {n} (screw) :: vite a stella {f}, vite a croce
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} /fəˈlɑsəfəɹ/ (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} /fɪˈlɒsəfi/ (academic discipline) :: filosofia {f}
philosophy {n} :: filosofia {f}
philosophy of science {n} (study of the assumptions, foundations, and implications of science) :: filosofia della scienza {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}
phleborrhagia {n} (hemorrhage of a vein) :: fleborragia {f}
phlebotomy {n} /flɪˈbɒtəmi/ (the opening of a vein, either to withdraw blood or for letting blood; venesection) :: flebotomia {f}
Phlegethon {prop} /ˈflɛɡɪθɒn/ (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} /ˈfləʊ.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 {suffix} /ˌfəʊbi.ə/ (used to form nouns meaning fear) :: -fobia {f}
-phobia {suffix} (used to form nouns meaning hate) :: -fobia
-phobia {suffix} (used to form nouns concerned with limiting a specific thing) :: -fobia
phobia {n} /ˈfəʊbi.ə/ (irrational or obsessive fear or anxiety) :: fobia {f}
phobophobia {n} (fear of fear) :: fobofobia {f}
Phobos {prop} /ˈfoʊbəs/ (mythology) :: Fobos {m}, Fobo {m}
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}
phocomelia {n} /ˌfəʊkəˈmiːlɪə/ (phocomelia) :: focomelia {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 {v} /foʊ̯n/ (to call (someone) on the telephone) :: telefonare
phone {n} (speech segment) :: fono {m}
phone {n} (telephone) SEE: telephone ::
-phone {suffix} (type of sound) :: -fono {m}
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 ::
phoneme {n} /ˈfoʊnim/ (indivisible unit of sound) :: fonema {m}
phonemic {adj} /fəˈniːmɪk/ (relating to phonemes) :: fonemico
phone number {n} (telephone number) SEE: telephone number ::
phone sex {n} (erotic or sexual telephone conversation between two or more people) :: sesso telefonico {m}
phonetic {adj} /fəˈnɛtɪk/ (relating to sounds of spoken language) :: fonetico
phonetically {adv} (in the way it sounds) :: foneticamente
phonetic alphabet {n} :: alfabeto fonetico, alfabeto telefonico {m}
phonetician {n} /ˌfoʊnəˈtɪʃ(ə)n/ (person who specializes in phonetics) :: fonetista {m} {f}
phonetics {n} /fəˈnɛtɪks/ (study of speech sounds and their representation by written symbols) :: fonetica {f}
phonic {adj} (phonic) :: fonico
phono- {prefix} (relating to sound) :: fono-
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} /ˈfoʊ.nɑn/ (quantum of acoustic energy) :: 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} /ˌfɑːsfəˈɹɛsəns/ (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} /ˈfoʊ.t̬oʊ/ (photograph) :: fotografia {f}, foto {f}
photo {v} (to take a photograph) :: fotografare
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}
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} /ˈfoʊtəˌɡɹæf/ (picture) :: fotografia {f}
photograph {v} (to take a photograph) :: fotografare
photographable {adj} (capable of being photographed) :: fotografabile
photographer {n} /fəˈtɑɡɹəfɚ/ (one who takes photographs) :: fotografo {m}, fotografa {f}
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} /fəˈtɑmədər/ (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}
photospheric {adj} :: fotosferico
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) :: frasario {m}
phrasebook {n} (book used to learn foreign language) SEE: phrase book ::
phraseology {n} (phrasebook) SEE: phrase book ::
phraseology {n} /fɹeɪziˈɑlədʒi/ (study of set or fixed expressions) :: fraseologia {f}
phraseology {n} (group of specialized words and expressions) :: fraseologia {f}
phreatic {adj} /fɹiːˈætɪk/ (Of, or pertaining to ground water) :: freatico
phrenic {adj} /ˈfɹɛnɪk/ (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} /ˈfɹɪdʒ.i.ə/ (ancient kingdom) :: Frigia {f}
Phrygian {adj} /ˈfɹɪdʒɪən/ (of or relating to Phrygia, its people or their culture) :: frigio {m}
Phrygian cap {n} (conical close-fitting cap with the top bent forward) :: berretto frigio {m}, cappello frigio {m}, berretto di Frigia {m}
phthalate {n} /ˈ(f)θaleɪt/ (salt or ester) :: ftalato {m}
phthalein {n} (range of lactones) :: ftaleina {f}
phthalic {adj} (of or relating to naphthalene or phthalic acid) :: ftalico
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}, filatterio {m}
phylactery {n} (leather case containing biblical scrolls, worn by Jewish men; the tefilla) :: filatterio {m}
Phyllis {prop} (mythical character) :: Fillide {f}
Phyllis {prop} (female given name) :: Fillide {f}
phyllo {n} /ˈfiːloʊ / (type of dough) :: pasta fillo {f}
phyllotaxis {n} /fɪləˈtæksɪs/ (The arrangement of leaves on a stem) :: fillotassi {f}
phylloxera {n} /fɪˈlɒksəɹə/ (aphid) :: fillossera {f}
phylogeny {n} /faɪˈlɑdʒəni/ (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
physician {n} /fɪˈzɪʃən/ (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} /ˌfɪzi.əˈlɑdʒɪkəl/ (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
phytophagy {n} (eating of plants) :: fitofagia {f}
phytosociological {adj} :: fitosociologico
phytosociology {n} (the study of the ecology, classification and distribution of plant communities) :: fitosociologia {f}
phytosterol {n} :: fitosterolo
phytotherapy {n} (medical use of plant extracts) :: fitoterapia {f}
phytotomy {n} (study of the internal structures of plants) :: fitotomia {f}
pi {n} /paɪ/ (letter of Greek alphabet) :: pi greco {m}
pi {n} (irrational mathematical constant) :: pi greco {m}
Piacenza {prop} (province) :: Piacenza
Piacenza {prop} (capital) :: Piacenza {f}
Piacenzian {prop} (subdivision of the Pliocene epoch) :: Piacenziano
pia mater {n} (innermost of the meninges) :: pia madre {f}
pianissimo {adv} (very soft) :: pianissimo
pianist {n} /ˈpi.ənɪst/ (piano player) :: pianista {m} {f}
piano {n} /piˈænoʊ/ (a keyboard musical instrument) :: pianoforte {m}, piano {m}
piano {adv} (music: softly) :: piano
pianola {n} (music) SEE: player piano ::
pica {n} (12 Didot-point type) SEE: cicero ::
Picard {adj} (of, from or relating to Picardy) :: piccardo
Picardy {prop} (region of France) :: Piccardia {f}, Picardia {f}
picaresque {adj} (of or pertaining to rogues) :: picaresco
Picassoesque {adj} :: picassesco
piccolo {n} /ˈpɪkoloʊ/ (musical instrument) :: ottavino
pièce de résistance {n} /piˈɛs də ɹəˈzɪs.tɑ̃z/ (masterpiece) :: capolavoro {m}
pick {v} (to pick) SEE: choose ::
pick {n} /pɪk/ (pickaxe) :: piccone {m}
pick {n} (comb with long widely spaced teeth) :: stuzzicadenti {m}
pick {n} (choice) :: scelta {f}
pick {n} (basketball: screen) :: barriera {f}
pick {v} (to grasp and pull with fingers) :: prendere
pick {v} (to remove a fruit or plant for consumption) :: raccogliere
pick {v} (to decide between options) :: scegliere
pick {n} (music: plectrum) SEE: plectrum ::
pickaxe {n} /ˈpɪkˌæks/ (heavy iron tool) :: piccone {m}
picket {n} (sentry) SEE: sentry ::
picket {n} (stake driven into the ground) :: paletto {m}, piolo {m}, picchetto {m}
picket {n} (soldiers placed forward of position) :: picchetto {m}
picket {n} (protester outside a workplace during a strike) :: picchetto {m}
pickle {n} /ˈpɪkl̩/ (cucumber preserved in brine or vinegar syrup) :: cetriolino {m}, cetriolo sottaceto {m}, cetriolino sottaceto {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} (affectionate term for a loved one) :: diavoletto {m}, birichino {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} (insert a finger into one's nostril) :: 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 {v} (to lift; to grasp and raise) :: tirare su, sollevare
pick up {v} (to collect an object, especially in passing) :: raccogliere
pick up {v} (to meet and seduce somebody for romantic purposes) :: abbordare, adescare
picky {adj} /ˈpɪki/ (fussy, particular) :: esigente, puntiglioso, schizzinoso
picometer {n} (picometre) SEE: picometre ::
picometre {n} (10-12 of a metre) :: picometro {m}
pictogram {n} (picture that represents a word or an idea) :: pittogramma {m}
picture {n} /ˈpɪk(t)ʃɚ/ (representation of visible reality produced by drawing, etc) :: quadro {m}, immagine {f}
picture {n} (photograph) :: fotografia {f}, foto {f}
picture {n} (painting) SEE: painting ::
picture book {n} (a book for young children with illustrations) :: libro illustrato {m}
picturesque {adj} /pɪktʃəˈɹɛsk/ (resembling a picture or painting) :: pittoresco
Pi Day {prop} /ˈpaɪ deɪ/ (March 14th, an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi)) :: Giorno del pi greco {m}
pidgin {n} /ˈpɪdʒən/ (amalgamation of two languages having no native speakers) :: pidgin
pie {n} /paɪ/ (type of pastry) :: torta {f}, crostata {f}
pie {n} (nonpastry dish resembling a pie) :: pasticcio {m}
pie {n} (printing: disorderly mess of spilt type) :: pasticcio {m}, confusione {f}
pie {n} (pizza) SEE: pizza ::
piece {n} /piːs/ (part of a larger whole) :: pezzo {m}, porzione {f}
piece {n} (artistic creation) :: brano {m}
piece {n} :: parte {f}, pezzo {m}
piece {n} (hairpiece) SEE: hairpiece ::
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}
pied {adj} /paɪd/ (decorated or colored in blotches) :: variegato, variopinto, screziato, macchiettato
Piedmont {prop} (region) :: Piemonte {m}
Piedmontese {adj} (of, from, or relating to Piedmont) :: piemontese
Piedmontese {n} (inhabitant) :: piemontese {m} {f}
Piedmontese {prop} (language) :: piemontese {m}
piedouche {n} (A small pedestal) :: pieduccio {m}
Piemontese {prop} (language) SEE: Piedmontese ::
piemontite {n} /ˈpiməntaɪt/ (mineral) :: piemontite {f}
pier {n} /pɪə̯(ɹ)/ (raised platform built from the shore out over water) :: pontile {m}, imbarcadero {m}, molo {m}
pier {n} (structure supporting the junction between two spans of a bridge) :: pilastro {m}, pontile {m}
pier {n} (rectangular pillar, or similar structure, that supports an arch, wall or roof) :: pilastro {m}
pierce {v} (puncture) :: pungere, forare, perforare, bucare
pierce {v} (create a hole for jewelry) :: perforare
pierce {v} (interrupt) :: squarciare
pierce {v} (to pierce) SEE: puncture ::
piercing {n} (hole for jewelry) :: foro {m}
piercing {n} (the jewelry itself) :: piercing {m}
Pieria {prop} (Greek prefecture) :: Pieria {f}
pietist {n} (supporter of pietism) :: pietista {m}
piety {n} (reverence and devotion to God) :: pietà
piety {n} :: pietà {f}
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} /ˈpɪɡ/ (mammal of genus Sus) :: maiale {m}, porco {m}, suino {m}
pig {n} (someone who overeats or eats rapidly) :: porco {m}, maiale {m}
pig {n} (nasty or disgusting person) :: porco {m}, maiale {m} bastardo {m}, bastarda {f}, stronzo {m}, stronza {f}
pig {n} (dirty or slovenly person) :: porco {m}, maiale {m}
pig {n} (piglet) SEE: piglet ::
pig {n} (pork) SEE: pork ::
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
pigeon loft {n} (housing for pigeons) :: piccionaia {f}
pigeon pea {n} (Cajanus cajan plant) :: caiano {m}
piggyback {v} (to carry someone on the back or shoulders) :: portare a cavalcioni, portare in spalla
piggy bank {n} (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} /ˈpɪɡ.mənt/ :: 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} /ˈpɪɡstaɪ/ (enclosure where pigs are kept) :: porcile {m}
pigsty {n} (dirty or very untidy place) :: porcile {m}
pigtail {n} /ˈpɪɡ.teɪl/ (braided plait of hair) :: codino {m}
Pikachu {n} (Pokémon) :: Pikachu
pike {n} (turnpike) SEE: turnpike ::
pike {n} /paɪk/ (long spear) :: picca {f}
pike {n} (fish of the genus Esox) :: luccio
pikeman {n} (soldier) :: picchiere {m}
pike-perch {n} (zander) SEE: zander ::
Pilate {prop} /ˈpaɪlət/ (Pontius Pilate) :: Pilato {m}
pile {n} (funeral pile) SEE: pyre ::
pile {n} (nap of a cloth) SEE: nap ::
pile {n} /paɪl/ (heap) :: mucchio {m}, catasta {f}, pila {f}, ammasso {m}, ingorgo {m}
pile {n} (group or list of related items) :: gruppo {m}, mucchio {m}, lista {f}, elenco {m}
pile {n} (mass formed in layers) :: pila {f}, catasta {f}
pile {n} (large building, or mass of buildings) :: ammasso {m}, blocco {m}
pile {n} (galvanic pile) :: pila {f}, batteria {f}
pile {v} (to lay or throw into a pile) :: ammucchiare, accatastare, impilare
pile {v} (to overload) :: ammassare
pile {v} (to add something to a great number) :: ammassare
pile {v} (to create a hold-up) :: creare un ingorgo
pile {n} (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} (heraldry: one of the ordinaries) :: pila {f}
pile {v} (to drive piles into) :: accatastare, ammucchiare, ammassare
pile {n} (fine or short hair) :: peluria {f}, lanugine {f}, pelucco {m}
pile {n} (obsolete: reverse of a coin) SEE: tails ::
pileated gibbon {n} (Hylobates pileatus) :: gibbone dal berretto
piles {n} (plural of pile) SEE: pile ::
piles {n} /paɪlz/ (informal: a large amount) :: un mucchio di m singular, un sacco di m singular
piles {n} (haemorrhoids) SEE: haemorrhoids ::
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} (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 {v} /ˈpɪl.ɪdʒ / (loot or plunder by force) :: saccheggiare
pillage {n} (the spoils of war) :: bottino
pillage {n} (the act of pillaging) :: saccheggio {m}
pillager {n} (one who plunders) :: sciacallo {m}
pillar {n} /ˈpɪlɚ/ (large post, often used as supporting architecture) :: pilastro {m}
Pillars of Hercules {prop} (two promontories at the Strait of Gibraltar) :: Colonne d'Ercole {f-p}
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, prosseneta {m}
pimple {n} /ˈpɪmp(ə)l/ (inflamed spot on the surface of the skin) :: pustola, pustoletta, brufolo {m}, foruncoloso {m}
pin {n} /pɪn/ (needle without an eye, used for fastening) :: 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 {n} (in chess) :: inchiodatura {f}
pin {v} (in chess) :: inchiodare
pin {n} (jewellery attached with a pin) SEE: brooch ::
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 {v} /pɪntʃ/ (to squeeze a small amount of skin) :: pizzicare
pinch {v} (to arrest or capture) :: acciuffare
pinch {n} (action of squeezing a small amount of skin) :: pizzico {m}
pinch {n} (small amount of powder) :: pizzico {m}
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} /ˈpɪndɚ/ (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} /ˈpaɪ.niːəl ˌɡlænd/ (small endocrine gland) :: ghiandola pineale {f}
pineapple {n} /ˈpaɪnæpəl/ (plant) :: ananas {m}, ananasso {m}
pineapple {n} (fruit) :: ananas {m}
pineapple guava {n} (feijoa) SEE: feijoa ::
pinecone {n} (seed-bearing cone of a pine tree) :: pigna {f}, pina {f}
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} (wood of the pine) :: legno di pino {m}
pinewood {n} (forest or grove of pines) :: pineta {f}
ping pong {n} (table tennis) SEE: table tennis ::
pink {n} /pɪŋk/ (flower) :: garofano {m}
pink {n} (pale red colour) :: rosa {m}
pink {adj} (colored/coloured between red and white) :: rosa
pinkie {n} (little finger) SEE: little finger ::
pink jersey {n} (shirt worn by the leader in the Giro d'Italia) :: maglia rosa {f}
pinky {n} (little finger) SEE: little finger ::
pinna {n} (visible part of the ear) :: padiglione auricolare {m}
pinnacle {n} (highest point) :: pinnacolo {m}, cima {f}, picco {m}, somma {f}
pinnacle {n} (figuratively: all-time high) :: apogeo {m}, culmine {m}, apice {m}
Pinocchian {adj} (of or relating to Pinocchio) :: pinocchiesco
Pinocchio {prop} /pɪˈnoʊki.oʊ/ (protagonist) :: Pinocchio {m}
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} (pint) SEE: pint ::
pintail {n} (Anas acuta) SEE: northern pintail ::
pinwheel {n} (fake flower for children) :: girandola {f}
pion {n} /ˈpaɪɒn/ (particle) :: pione {m}
piñon {n} (pine nut) SEE: pine nut ::
pioneer {n} /ˌpaɪəˈnɪəɹ/ (one who goes before) :: pioniere {m}, pioniera {f}
pioneer species {n} (pioneer species) :: specie pioniera {f} [cf. pianta pioniera]
pionium {n} (atom) :: pionio {m}
pious {adj} /ˈpaɪəs/ :: pio
piously {adv} (in a pious manner) :: piamente
pip {n} /pɪp/ (seed) :: seme {m}
pipe {n} /pʌɪp/ (musical instrument) :: cornamusa {f}
pipe {n} (organ pipe) :: canna d'organo {f}
pipe {n} (hollow tube) :: condotto {m}, tubo {m}
pipe {n} (computing slang) :: pipe {f}
pipe {n} (computing: means of interprocess communication) :: pipe {f}
pipe {n} (smoking tool) SEE: tobacco pipe ::
pipe cleaner {n} (wire which is used to clean small crevices) :: curapipe {m}
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}
pipit {n} (passerine bird from the genus Anthus) :: pispola {f}, calandro {m}
pip-squeak {n} (small and insignificant person) :: microbo {m}
piquant {adj} /ˈpiːkənt/ (engaging; charming) :: piccante
piquant {adj} (favorably stimulating to the palate) :: piccante
pique {n} /piːk/ (feeling of irritation or resentment) :: picca {f}, ripicca {f}, puntigliosità {f}
piqued {adj} /piːkt/ (mildly and temporarily annoyed) :: piccato
piracy {n} (robbery at sea) :: pirateria {f}
piracy {n} (hijacking) :: pirateria {f}
piracy {n} (unauthorized duplication) :: pirateria {f}
Piraeus {prop} (city) :: Il Pireo {m}
Pirandellian {adj} /ˌpɪɹənˈdɛlɪ.ən/ (characteristic of the works of Luigi Pirandello) :: pirandelliano
piranha {n} /pɪˈɹɑnjə/ (South American fish) :: piranha {m}
pirate {n} /ˈpaɪɹɪt/ (one who plunders at sea) :: pirata {m}
Pisa {prop} (city in Italy) :: Pisa {f}
Pisces {prop} /ˈpaɪsiːz/ (constellation) :: Pesci {m-p}
Pisces {prop} (astrological sign) :: Pesci {m-p}
piscivorous {adj} /pɪˈsɪvəɹəs/ (fish) :: piscivoro
pismire {n} (ant) SEE: ant ::
piss {n} /pɪs/ (urine) :: orina {f}, piscio {m} [vulgar], piscia {f} [vulgar]
piss {v} ((vulgar) to urinate) :: pisciare
pissaladière {n} /ˌpisɑlɑdˈjɛɹ/ (pizza-like pie from southern France) :: pissaladière {f}, piscialandrea {f}, pizza d'Andrea {f}
pissed {adj} /pɪst/ (annoyed, angry) :: incazzato {m}
pissed off {adj} (annoyed, upset, angry) :: incazzato {m}
pisser {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
pisser {n} (vulgar slang for toilet) SEE: shitter ::
piss off {v} (to leave, to go away) :: svignarsela
piss off {v} (to annoy) :: fare incazzare, far girare i coglioni, far girare le palle
pistachio {n} /pɪsˈtæʃioʊ/ (fruit) :: pistacchio {m}
piste {n} ((skiing) a downhill trail) :: pista {m}
piste {n} ((fencing) the field of play of a fencing match) :: pedana {f}
pistil {n} (a discrete unit in the center of a flower which receives the pollen and produces a fruit) :: pistillo {m}
Pistoia {prop} (province) :: Pistoia
Pistoia {prop} (capital) :: Pistoia {f}
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} /ˈpɪt/ (hole in the ground) :: fossa {f}
pit {n} (service area at a motor racetrack) :: box {m}
pit {n} (seed or stone inside a fruit) :: osso {m}
pit {n} (the stone of a drupaceous fruit) :: osso {m}
pit {n} (mine) SEE: mine ::
pit {n} (armpit) SEE: armpit ::
pitch {n} /pɪtʃ/ (sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees) :: resina {f}, pece {f}
pitch {n} (dark, extremely viscous material made by distilling tar) :: pece {f}
pitch {n} (act of pitching a baseball) :: servizio {m}
pitch {n} (field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or field hockey is played) :: campo {m}, pitch
pitch {n} (effort to sell or promote something) :: promozione {m}, sostegno {m}
pitch {n} (distance between evenly spaced objects) :: passo
pitch {n} (angle at which an object sits) :: inclinazione {f}, pendenza {f}
pitch {n} (aviation: measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down) :: beccheggio {m}
pitch {n} (nautical: measure of extent to which a vessel's bow and stern go up and down) :: beccheggio {m}
pitch {v} (to throw) :: gettare
pitch {v} (baseball: to throw the ball toward home plate) :: lanciare , servire
pitch {v} (to play baseball in the position of pitcher) :: servire
pitch {v} (to throw away; discard) :: buttare
pitch {v} (to promote, advertise, or attempt to sell) :: promuovere, sostenere
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} (of snow, to settle and build up, without melting) :: crescere, accumularsi
pitch {n} (the perceived frequency of a sound or note) :: altezza {f} , tono {m}, intonazione {f}, timbro {m}
pitch-black {adj} (of the blackest black) :: cupo, nero come la pece, buio pesto
pitchblende {n} /ˈpɪtʃblɛnd/ (a type of uraninite) :: pechblenda {f}
pitch-dark {adj} (absolutely dark or black; as dark as pitch) :: pesto, nero come la pece
pitcher {n} /ˈpɪtʃɚ/ (the player who throws the ball to the batter) :: lanciatore {m}
pitcher {n} (Gay dominant sex partner) :: attivo {m}
pitcher {n} (A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids) :: caraffa {f}, brocca {f}
pitchfork {n} /ˈpɪtʃˌfɔɹk/ (farm tool with tines) :: forcone, forca
pith {n} /pɪθ/ (soft spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees) :: midollino {m}
pith {n} (albedo) SEE: albedo ::
pith {n} (spinal cord; marrow) SEE: spinal cord ::
pithy {adj} /ˈpɪθi/ :: sugoso {m}, sugosa {f}
pitiful {adj} /ˈpɪt.ɪ.fl̩/ :: pietoso
pitiless {adj} (having no pity) :: spietato, crudele, impietoso
pitilessly {adv} (in a pitiless manner) :: spietatamente, crudelmente, impietosamente
pituitary gland {n} (endocrine gland) :: ipofisi {f}, ghiandola pituitaria {f}
pity {n} /ˈpɪti/ (feeling of sympathy) :: pietà {f}
pity {n} (something regrettable) :: peccato {m}
pity {v} (to feel pity for someone or something) :: compatire
pity {interj} (what a pity) SEE: what a pity ::
pivot {n} /ˈpɪvət/ (that on which something turns) :: perno {m}
pivot {n} :: perno
pivot {v} (to turn on an exact spot) :: imperniare
pivotal {adj} /ˈpɪvətəl/ (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} /ˈpiːt.sə/ (baked Italian dish) :: pizza {f}
pizza {n} (a single instance of that dish) :: pizza {f}
pizzaiolo {n} (man who makes pizzas) :: pizzaiolo {m}
pizza parlor {n} (pizzeria) SEE: pizzeria ::
pizzeria {n} /ˌpiːt.səˈɹiː.ə/ (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}
placate {v} /ˈpleɪkeɪt/ (to calm) :: placare
place {n} /pleɪs/ (location, position) :: luogo {m}, posto {m}, posizione {f}
place {n} (open space, courtyard, market square) :: piazza {f}
place {n} (the position of a contestant in a competition) :: posto {m}
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} /ˈpleɪsˌhoʊldɚ/ (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}
placenta {n} /pləˈsɛntə/ (anatomy: placenta) :: placenta {f}
placental {adj} (relative to placenta) :: placentare, placentario
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} /pleɪɡ/ (specific disease "the Plague") :: peste
plague {n} :: 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}
plainchant {n} (plainsong) SEE: plainsong ::
plainsong {n} (monophonic chant) :: canto piano {m}
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 {v} (to double in narrow folds) SEE: pleat ::
plait {n} /pleɪt/ (flat fold) :: piega {f}
plait {n} (braid) :: treccia {f}
plait {v} (to interweave) :: intrecciare
plan {n} /plɛən]/ (set of intended actions) :: piano {m}, programma {m}, progetto {m}
plan {v} (to design) :: progettare
plan {v} (to create a plan for) :: progettare, pianificare, architettare, inventare
plan {v} (to intend) :: pianificare, organizzarsi
planar {adj} /ˈpleɪnɚ/ (flat, two-dimensional) :: planare
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} (level or flat surface) :: piano {m}
plane {n} (math: flat surface extending infinitely in all directions) :: piano {m}
plane {n} (level of existence) :: piano {m}
plane {n} (a tool) :: pialla, piallatrice {f}, pialletto {m}
plane {v} (to smooth with a plane) :: piallare
plane {n} (airplane) :: aereo {m}, aeroplano {m}
plane {v} (to move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water) :: planare
plane {v} (to glide) :: planare
plane {n} (deciduous tree) :: platano {m}
planer {n} (woodworking tool) :: pialla
planet {n} /ˈplænɪt/ (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} /plænɪʔˈɛːɹɪəm/ (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: plane ::
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} /ˈplænɪŋ/ (action of the verb to plan) :: pianificazione {f}
planning {n} (act of formulating of a course of action) :: pianificazione {f}
planning {n} (act of making contingency plans) :: pianificazione {f}
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
plant {n} (factory) SEE: factory ::
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} /plaːk/ (flat, thin piece of metal or other material) :: placca {f}
plaque {n} (accumulation of bacteria on teeth) :: placca {f}
plasma {n} /ˈplæzmə/ (high energy state of matter) :: plasma {m}
plasma {n} (component of blood) :: 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}
plasmatic {adj} (pertaining to plasma) :: plasmatico
plasmid {n} /ˈplæzmɪd/ (loop of double-stranded DNA that is separate from the chromosomes) :: plasmidio {m}, plasmide {m}
plasmodesma {n} (a microscopic channel traversing the cell walls of plant cells and some algal cells, enabling transport and communication between them) :: plasmodesma {m}
plaster {n} /ˈplæstɚ/ (healing paste) :: gesso, unguento {m}
plaster {n} (mixture for coating) :: intonaco, gesso {m}
plaster {n} (cast) :: gesso {m}, calco {m}, stampo {m}
plaster {n} (adhesive bandage) SEE: band-aid ::
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}
plaster of Paris {n} (hemihydrate of calcium sulfate) :: gesso {m}
plastic {n} /ˈplæstɪk/ (synthetic thermoplastic polymer) :: plastica {f}
plastic {adj} (capable of being moulded; malleable, flexible, pliant) :: plastico
plastic {adj} (biology: capable of adapting to varying conditions) :: malleabile
plastic {adj} (made of plastic) :: plastico
plastic art {n} (three-dimensional art form) :: arte plastica {f}
plastic bag {n} (type of packaging) :: sacchetto di plastica {m}, busta di plastica {f}
plasticine {n} (modeling clay) :: plastilina {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} (Cockney rhyming slang: foot) SEE: foot ::
plate {n} /pleɪt/ (flat dish) :: piatto {m}
plate {n} (contents of a plate) :: piatto {m}
plate {n} (course at a meal) :: piatto {m}, portata {f}
plate {n} (flat metallic object) :: placca {f}, lamella {f}
plate {n} (vehicle license plate) :: targa {f}
plate {n} (dental plate) :: placca {f}
plate {n} (chemistry: flat piece of material) :: piastra
plate {v} (to cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material) :: placcare, laminare
plate {v} (put meal on a plate) :: servire in un piatto, scodellare, guarnire
plate {n} (prize given to the winner in a contest) SEE: prize ::
plateau {n} /plæˈtoʊ/ (level expanse) :: altopiano {m},
platelet {n} (particle found in the blood of mammals) :: piastrina
platform {n} /ˈplætfɔːm/ (stage for speeches and performances) :: piattaforma {f}
platform {n} (computing: particular type of operating system or environment) :: piattaforma {f}
platform {n} (travel: 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} /ˈplæt.ɪn.əm/ (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} /ˈplætɪpəs/ (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) :: ornitorinco {m}
platyrrhine {adj} (Having a broad, flat nose) :: platirrino
plausibly {adv} (in a plausible manner) :: plausibilmente
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} (act in a performance) :: recitare
play {v} (participate in (a sport or game)) :: giocare
play {v} (use a device to hear (a recording)) :: riproduci
play {n} (playful activity) :: gioco {m}
play {n} (theatrical performance) :: dramma {m}
playback {n} (replaying of recorded sound or moving images) :: replay {m}
playbill {n} (poster) :: manifesto {m}, locandina {f}
playbill {n} (program) :: locandina {f}
playboy {n} /ˈpleɪbɔɪ/ (man who devotes himself to pleasure) :: playboy {m}
play dead {v} (to act as though defeated) :: fare il morto, fingersi morto
playdough {n} (childrens' modeling clay) :: pasta modellabile, plastilina
play down {v} (play down) SEE: downplay ::
player {n} /ˈpleɪə(ɹ)/ (one who plays any game or sport) :: giocatore
player {n} (dramatic actor) :: attore {m}
player {n} (one who plays a musical instrument) :: strumentista {m} {f}
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 piano {n} (music) :: pianola {f}, autopiano {m}
playful {adj} /ˈpleɪfəl/ (liking or prone to play) :: giocherellone, giocondo
playful {adj} (funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome) :: divertente, buffo
playful {adj} :: scherzoso, allegro
playground {n} /ˈpleɪɡɹaʊnd/ (large open space to play on, usually for children) :: parco giochi {m}, parco gioco {m}, parco {m}
playground {n} :: campo giochi
play hooky {v} (to stay away from school, work, etc. without suitable permission or excuse) :: bigiare, marinare la scuola
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} (venue for performing plays) SEE: theater ::
playing card {n} (one of usually 52 rectangular pieces of card) :: carta da gioco {f}
playlist {n} /ˈpleɪˌlɪst/ (record) :: playlist {f}
playlist {n} (computing) :: playlist {f}
playmate {n} (companion to play with) :: compagno/a di giochi
playmate {n} (woman who has appeared in Playboy magazine) :: playmate
playpen {n} (enclosure for children to play in) :: 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} (be absent from school without permission) :: bigiare, marinare, segare
play with fire {v} (put oneself in a precarious situation) :: giocare con il fuoco
playwright {n} /ˈpleɪˌɹaɪt/ (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/ (appeal, petition, entreaty) :: appello {m}, petizione {f}, istanza {f}, richiesta {f}, domanda {f}
plea {n} (excuse) :: scusa {f}, giustificazione {f}
plea {n} (that which is presented in defense or justification) :: eccezione {f}, riserva {f}
plea {n} (law: that which is alleged by a party in support of his cause) :: eccezione {f}, obiezione {f}
plea {n} :: supplica {f}
plead {v} /ˈpliːd/ (to present an argument) :: dichiararsi (colpevole o noncolpevole)
pleasant {adj} /ˈplɛzənt/ (giving pleasure; pleasing in manner) :: piacevole
please {v} /pliːz/ (to make happy or satisfy) :: accontentare, piacere
please {adv} (interjection to make a polite request) :: per favore, per piacere [less formal]
pleased {adj} /pliːzd/ (happy, content) :: felice, lieto, contento
pleased to meet you {phrase} (polite formula used when being introduced to somebody) :: piacere, piacere di conoscerti
please pass the salt {phrase} (please pass the salt) :: per favore, passare il sale
please repeat after me {phrase} (phrase) :: ripeti dopo di me
please turn left {phrase} (please turn left) :: girare a sinistra, per favore
please turn right {phrase} (please turn right) :: girare a destra, per favore
pleasure {n} /ˈplɛʒə/ (a state of being pleased) :: piacere {m}, piacimento {m}, goduria {f}
pleasure {n} (person or thing that causes enjoyment) :: piacere {m}
pleasure {n} (one's preference) :: preferenza {f}, scelta {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 {v} (To form pleats in a piece of fabric or garment) :: pieghettare
pleat {n} (plait) SEE: plait ::
pleating {n} (action or arrangement) :: plissettatura {f}
plebeian {adj} /pləˈbiː.ən/ (of or pertaining to the common people) :: plebeo {m}
plebs {n} /plɛbz/ (The common people) :: plebe
plectrum {n} /ˈplɛk.tɹəm/ (music: small piece for plucking strings) :: plettro {m}
pledge {v} /plɛdʒ/ (to make a solemn promise) :: promettere, impegnarsi
pledge {n} (solemn promise) :: giuramento {m}, pegno {m}, promessa solenne {f}
pledge {n} (security to payment) :: avallo {m}, garanzia {f}
-plegic {suffix} ( of -plegia) :: -plegico
Pleiades {prop} /ˈpliːədiːz/ (Greek mythology) :: Pleiadi
Pleiades {prop} (astronomy) :: Pleiadi
pleiotropic {adj} (pertaining to pleiotropy) :: pleiotropico
plenary {adj} /ˈpliːnəɹi/ (fully attended) :: plenario
plentiful {adj} (yelding abundance) :: abbondante
plenty {n} /ˈplɛnti/ (a more than adequate amount) :: abbondanza {f}, cuccagna {f}
plenty {adj} (plentiful) SEE: plentiful ::
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
pleural {adj} (of, relating to, or affecting the pleura) :: pleurale, pleurico
pleurisy {n} (inflammation of lung pleura) :: pleurite {f}
pleuro- {prefix} (of the pleura) :: pleuro-
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} /plɪnθ/ (base for column, pedestal or statue) :: plinto {m}
plinth {n} (bottom course of stones supporting a wall) :: zoccolo {m}
Pliny {prop} /ˈplɪni/ (Roman praenomen) :: Plinio {m}
Pliocene {prop} (geology, the Pliocene epoch) :: Pliocene
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} /plɑt/ (course of a story) :: trama {f}, ordito {m}, schema {m}, canovaccio {m}, intrigo {m}
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} (secret plan to achieve an end) :: complotto {m}, congiura {f}, macchinazione {f}, trama {f}, ordito {m}, cospirazione {f}, piano {m}, intrigo {m}
plot {v} (transitive: to conceive) :: complottare, ordire, macchinare, congiurare, tramare, cospirare, pianificare, intrigare
plot {v} (to trace out a graph or diagram) :: tracciare, disegnare
plot {v} (to mark a point on a graph) :: marcare
plot hole {n} (an inconsistence within a storyline) :: buco di trama {m}
Plotinian {adj} :: plotiniano
plotter {n} (person) :: macchinatore {m} {f}, congiurato {m}, congiurata {f}, cospiratore {m}, cospiratrice {f}, complottista {m}, meditatore {m}
plotter {n} (device) :: diagrammatore {m}
plot twist {n} (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 {v} (to use a plough on to prepare for planting) :: arare
plough {v} (to use a plough) :: arare
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 ::
plowman {n} /ˈplaʊ.mən/ (male plower) :: aratore
plowshare {n} (cutting edge of a plow) :: vomere {m}
pluck {v} /plʌk/ (music: to gently play a single string) :: pizzicare
pluck {v} (to remove feathers from a bird) :: spennare, spennacchiare, spiumare
pluck {n} (offal from the trunk of an animal) :: corata {f}, coratella {f}
plucky {adj} /ˈplʌki/ (having or showing pluck) :: coraggioso {m}, coraggiosa {f}, impavido {m}, impavida {f}
plug {n} /plʌɡ/ (electric connecting device) :: presa {f}, spina {f}
plug {n} (hole filler) :: tappo {m}
plug in {v} (connect an electrical device) :: attaccare alla presa
plum {n} /plʌm/ (the fruit) :: prugna {f}, susina {f}
plum {n} (the tree) :: prugno {m}, susino {m}
plum {n} (raisin) SEE: raisin ::
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}
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}
plum blossom {n} (the blossom of the Prunus mume) :: fiore di pruno {m}
plume {n} /ˈpluːm/ (feather) :: piuma
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) :: 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 ::
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 take by force or wrongfully) :: razziare
plunder {v} (to commit robbery or looting (intransitive)) :: rapinare
plunder {v} (to use or use up wrongfully) :: saccheggiare
plunder {n} (instance of plundering) :: saccheggio {m}, sacco {m}
plunder {n} (loot attained by plundering) :: bottino {m}
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 {m}
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
pluripotent {adj} /plɔːɹɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt/ (able to develop into any cell type) :: pluripotente
plus {n} (plus sign) SEE: plus sign ::
plus {conj} /plʌs/ (arithmetic: sum) :: più
plus {adj} (being positive rather than negative or zero) :: positivo {m}, positiva {f}
plus sign {n} (mathematical symbol) :: segno più {m}
Plutarch {prop} /ˈplu.tɑɹk/ (Greek historian) :: Plutarco
plutino {n} (planetoid) :: plutino {m}
Pluto {prop} /ˈplutoʊ/ (god) :: Plutone {m}
Pluto {prop} (Kuiper belt object - a dwarf planet) :: Plutone {m}
plutocratic {adj} (of, relating to, or being a plutocracy) :: plutocratico
pluton {n} (geology) :: plutone {m}
plutonium {n} /pluːˈtoʊniəm/ (chemical element) :: plutonio {m}
pluviometer {n} (instrument) :: pluviometro {m}, udometro {m}
Pluviôse {prop} /ˈpluvioʊs/ (the fifth month of the French Republican Calendar) :: piovoso {m}
plywood {n} (construction material) :: compensato {m}
pneumatic {adj} /njʊˈmæ.tɪk/ (of or relating to air or other gases) :: pneumatico
pneumatic drill {n} (pneumatic drill) SEE: jackhammer ::
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} /nuˈmoʊniə/ (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}
pochard {n} /ˈpəʊtʃəd/ (duck) :: fistione {m}
pocket {n} /ˈpɑkɪt/ (bag stitched to an item of clothing) :: tasca {f}
pocket {n} (financial resources) :: tasca {f}
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} (military: area where military units are completely surrounded by enemy units) :: sacca {f}
pocket {v} (to put into a pocket) :: intascare
pocket {v} (to cause a ball to go into a pocket of a billiard table) :: imbucare
pocket {v} (to take and keep (especially money) that is not one's own) :: intascare
pocket {adj} (of a size suitable for putting into a pocket) :: tascabile
pocket {adj} (smaller or more compact than usual) :: tascabile
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
podcast {n} (podcast) :: podcast {m}
Podgorica {prop} /ˌpɒdɡəˈɹɪtsa/ (capital city of Montenegro) :: Podgorica {f}
podiatrist {n} /pəˈdaɪətɹɪst/ (specialist in foot care) :: podologo {m}
Podolia {prop} :: Podolia {f}
poem {n} /ˈpoʊ̯əm/ (literary piece written in verse) :: poema {m}, poesia {f}
poem {n} (piece of writing in the tradition of poetry) :: poema {m}, poesia {f}
poem {n} (piece of poetic writing) :: 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} (relating to poetry) :: poetico {m}, poetica {f}
poetic {adj} (characteristic of poets) :: poetico {m}, poetica {f}
poetically {adv} (in a poetic manner) :: poeticamente
poetic licence {n} (departure from convention) :: licenza poetica {f}
poetry {n} /ˈpʰoʊ̯.ətˌɹi]/ (class of literature) :: poesia {f}
poetry {n} :: poesia
-poiesis {suffix} (production) :: -poiesi
poiesis {n} (act or process of creation) :: poiesi {f}
poignant {adj} /ˈpɔɪn.jənt/ (sharp-pointed; keen) :: appuntito, affilato
poignant {adj} (incisive; penetrating) :: incisivo, penetrante, acuto
poignant {adj} (neat; eloquent; applicable; relevant) :: chiaro, eloquente, acuto, penetrante
poignant {adj} (evoking strong mental sensation) :: emozionante, toccante, intenso {m}, commovente
poignant {adj} (piquant; pungent) :: piccante, pungente
poignant {adj} (piercing) :: penetrante
poignant {adj} (inducing sharp physical pain) :: doloroso
poinsettia {n} /ˌpɔɪnˈsɛ.ɾ(i)ə/ (plant) :: stella di Natale {f}
point {n} /pɔɪnt/ (particular moment in an event or occurrence) :: momento
point {n} (location or place) :: punto {m}
point {n} (geometry: zero-dimensional object) :: punto {m}
point {n} (unit of scoring in a game or competition) :: punto {m}
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-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} /ˈpɔɪntə/ (computer programming: variable that stores the address of another variable) :: puntatore {m}
pointer {n} (computing: icon indicating mouse position) SEE: cursor ::
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} (A position from which something is seen; outlook; standpoint) :: punto di vista {m}
point of view {n} (An attitude, opinion, or set of beliefs) :: punto di vista {m}
points classification {n} (competition) :: classifica a punti {f}
poise {n} /pɔɪz/ (state of balance, equilibrium or stability) :: stato di grazia
poise {n} (a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity) :: poise {m}
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) :: velenifero, velenoso, tossico
Poisson distribution {n} (probability distribution) :: distribuzione di Poisson
Poisson process {n} (stochastic process) :: processo di Poisson {m}
Poisson's ratio {prop} (ratio) :: modulo di Poisson {m}
poke {v} /poʊk/ (to jab with an object such as a finger or a stick) :: ficcare, pungolare, spronare
poke {v} (to poke a fire to remove ash or promote burning) :: attizzare
poke {n} (pokeweed) SEE: pokeweed ::
poke {v} (rummage) SEE: rummage ::
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
polarimetric {adj} (pertaining to polarimetry) :: polarimetrico
Polaris {prop} /pɔʊˈlɑɹɪs/ (star) :: Polaris
polarisability {n} (polarizability) SEE: polarizability ::
polarizability {n} (tendency of a system) :: polarizzabilità {f}
polarization {n} (production or condition of polarity) :: polarizzazione
polarization {n} (production of polarized light) :: polarizzazione
polarization {n} (separation of positive and negative charges) :: polarizzazione
polarization {n} (grouping of opinions into two extremes) :: 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} /poʊl/ (long and slender object) :: palo {m}, asta {f}, pertica {f}
pole {n} (type of fishing rod) :: canna, canna da pesca
pole {n} (unit of length) :: pertica {f}
pole {n} (magnetic point) :: polo {m}
pole {n} (contact on an electrical device) :: polo {m}
pole {n} :: polo {m}
Pole {n} /poʊl/ (person from Poland) :: polacco {m}, polacca {f}
polecat {n} /ˈpəʊlkæt/ (Mustela putorius) :: puzzola {f}
polecat {n} (skunk) SEE: skunk ::
polemic {n} /pəˈlɛmɪk/ (argument or controversy) :: polemica {f}
polemic {adj} (having the characteristics of a polemic) :: polemico
polemicist {n} (person who writes polemics) :: polemista {m} {f}
polemicist {n} (person who puts forward controversial views) :: 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} (athlete who competes in the pole vault) :: astista {m}
pole-vaulting {n} (sport of performing pole vaults) :: salto con l'asta {m}
police {n} /pəˈliːs/ (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 {f}
policy {n} /ˈpɑləsi/ (principle of conduct) :: politica {f}
policy {n} (law: insurance document) :: polizza {f}
policy {n} :: politica {f}, prassi {f}
policyholder {n} (person who holds an insurance policy) :: assicurato {m}, assicurata {f}
policymaker {n} (one involved in the formulation of policies) :: responsabile delle politiche, decisore politico
poliomyelitic {adj} (of, pertaining to or afflicted with poliomyelitis) :: poliomielitico
poliomyelitis {n} /ˌpɒlɪəʊmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs/ (infection by the poliovirus) :: poliomielite {f}
polis {n} /ˈpɒ.lɪs/ (a city or city-state) :: polis {f}
polish {n} /ˈpɑlɪʃ/ (substance used to polish) :: lucido {m}, cera {f}
polish {n} (cleanliness; smoothness; shininess) :: lucidità {f}, lucentezza {f}, brillantezza {f}, levigatezza {f}
polish {n} (cleanliness in performance or presentation) :: raffinatezza {f}
polish {v} (make a surface smooth or shiny) :: lucidare, levigare, lustrare, brillantare
polish {v} (to refine; improve imperfections from) :: perfezionare, smussare, levigare
polish {v} (to apply shoe polish) :: lustrare, lucidare
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
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 party {n} (political organization) :: partito {n}
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.ɪˌtɪks/ (a methodology and activities associated with running a government) :: politica {f}
polka dot {n} /ˈpoʊ.kə ˌdɑt/ (uniform round dots forming a pattern on fabric) :: pois {m-p}
poll {n} /poʊl/ (An election or a survey of a particular group) :: sondaggio {m}, votazione {f}, scrutinio {m}
poll {v} (to solicit mock votes from (a person or group)) :: raccogliere voti
poll {v} (to remove the horns of (an animal)) :: tagliare le corna
pollakiuria {n} (abnormally frequent passage of relatively small quantities of urine) :: pollachiuria {f}
pollen {n} /ˈpɒlən/ (fine granular substance produced in flowers) :: polline {m}
pollinate {v} (To apply pollen to) :: impollinare
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} (the contamination of the environment by harmful substances) :: inquinamento {m}
pollution {n} (something that pollutes; pollutant) :: inquinante {m}
pollution {n} (medicine, obsolete: emission of semen at other times than in sexual intercourse) :: polluzione {f}
Pollux {prop} (Dioscuri) :: Polluce {m}
polo {n} /ˈpoʊloʊ/ (ball game) :: polo {m}
polonaise {n} (dance) :: polacca {f}
polonium {n} /pəˈloʊni.əm/ (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} /ˈpɑli/ (many) :: poli-
polyadenylic {adj} (of or pertaining to polyadenylic acid or its derivatives) :: poliadenilico
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)ɹi/ (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} /pɔlɨˈkoʊɹɔn/ (four-dimensional polotype) :: policoro {m}
polycladous {adj} :: policlado
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
polyelectronic {adj} :: polielettronico
polyethene {n} (polyethylene) SEE: polyethylene ::
polyethylene {n} (polyethylene) :: polietilene {m}
polyfactorial {adj} (having many factors) :: polifattoriale
polyglot {adj} /pɒliːɡlɒt/ (Versed in, or speaking, many languages) :: poliglotta {m} {f}
polyglot {adj} (Containing, or made up of, several 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
polygraphic {adj} :: poligrafico
polyhalogenated {adj} (halogenated with multiple halogen atoms) :: polialogenato
polyhedron {n} /pɒliˈhiːdɹən/ (geometry: solid figure) :: poliedro
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} /ˌpɒl.ɪ.məɹ.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ (process in which polymers are formed) :: polimerizzazione {f}
polymorphism {n} /pɑliˈmɔɹfɪz(ə)m/ (ability to assume different forms or shapes) :: polimorfismo {m}
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
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} (growth) :: polipo {m}
polyp {n} (coelenterate) :: polipo {m}
polypeptide {n} (organic chemistry: any polymer amino acids joined via peptide bonds) :: polipeptide {f}
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}
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} /ˌpɑ.ləpˈtoʊ.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} /ˌpɑ.li.sɪˈlæ.bɪk/ (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}
polysyndeton {n} (the use of many conjunctions to achieve an overwhelming effect in a sentence) :: polisindeto {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}
polyvoltine {adj} (multivoltine) :: polivoltino
pomegranate {n} /ˈpɒm.ɪˌɡɹæn.ɪt/ (shrub/tree) :: melograno {m}, melogranato {m}, melagrano {m}
pomegranate {n} (fruit) :: melagrana {f}
pomelo {n} (grapefruit) SEE: grapefruit ::
pomelo {n} /ˈpɒmɪləʊ/ (large fruit of the C. maxima or grandis) :: pomelo {m}
Pomeranian {prop} (Kashubian) SEE: Kashubian ::
Pomeranian {n} (breed of small, sturdy toy dogs in the spitz family) :: volpino {m}
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
pompous {adj} /ˈpɒmpəs/ (affectedly grand) :: pomposo
pompously {adv} (in a pompous manner) :: pomposamente
ponce {n} (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} (dense) SEE: dense ::
poniard {n} /ˈpɒnjəd/ (dagger) :: pugnale
pontiff {n} /ˈpɒntɪf/ (pope) :: pontefice
pontificate {n} /pɑːnˈtɪfɪkət/ (state of a pontifex) :: pontificato {m}
pontificate {v} /pɑːnˈtɪfɪkeɪt/ (preside as a bishop) :: pontificare
pontificate {v} (act like a pontiff) :: 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} (slang: dog) :: cagnaccio {m}
pooch {n} (mongrel) :: bastardo {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} /pul/ (body of water) :: bacino {m}, invaso
pool {n} (small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle) :: pozza {f}, pozzanghera
pool {n} :: piscina {f}
pool {n} (swimming pool) SEE: swimming pool ::
pool table {n} (a table used for playing pool) :: tavolo da biliardo {m}
poop {n} (feces) SEE: poo ::
poop {n} (stern) SEE: stern ::
poop {v} (to break wind) SEE: break wind ::
poor {adj} /poː/ (with little or no possessions or money) :: povero {m}
poor {adj} (of low quality) :: misero
poor {adj} (used to express pity) :: povero
poor {n} (those with no possessions) :: poveri
poor as a church mouse {adj} (very poor) :: povero in canna
poorly {adj} (ill) SEE: ill ::
poor thing {n} (someone or something to be pitied) :: poverino {m}, poverina {f}, poveraccio {m}
pop {v} (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}
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} (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} /ˈpɒpi/ (plant) :: papavero {m}
poppycock {n} (nonsense) :: stupidaggine {f}
pop someone's cherry {v} (deflower) SEE: deflower ::
populace {n} (inhabitants of a nation) SEE: population ::
popular {adj} /ˈpɑpjələɹ/ (of or pertaining to the common people) :: popolare
popular {adj} (liked by many 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} /ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən/ (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} (a pelagic shark) :: smeriglio {m}, vitello di mare {m}
porch {n} /pɔɹtʃ/ (a covered and enclosed entrance to a building) :: veranda {f}
porch {n} (a portico; a covered walk) :: portico {m}
porcine {adj} /ˈpoʊɹ.saɪn/ (of or pertaining to the pig) :: porcino
porcini {n} /pɔːɹˈtʃiː.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}
poriferan {n} (any sponge of the phylum Porifera) :: porifero {m}
pork {n} /pɔɹk/ (meat of a pig) :: maiale {m}, suino {m}, carne suina {f}
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}
pornocracy {prop} /pɔːˈnɒkɹəsɪ/ (period of the papacy known as the saeculum obscurum) :: Pornocrazia {f}
pornocracy {n} (government by, or dominated by, prostitutes or corrupt persons) :: pornocrazia {f}, [derogatory] mignottocrazia {f}
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} (state of being porous) :: porosità {f}
porosity {n} (measure of how porous a material is) :: porosità {f}
porous {adj} /ˈpɔːɹəs/ (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} /pɔɹt/ (dock or harbour) :: porto {m}
port {n} (left-hand side of a vessel when facing the front) :: babordo {m}
port {adj} (of or relating to port, the left-hand side of a vessel) :: babordo {m}
port {n} (fortified wine) :: porto {m}
port {n} (entryway, portal) SEE: portal ::
port {n} (port city) SEE: port city ::
portability {n} ([1] quality of being portable) :: portabilità {f}
portable {adj} /ˈpɔɹtəbəl/ (able to be carried or moved) :: portatile
portal {n} /ˈpɔːɹtəl/ (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}
portfolio {n} /pɔɹt.ˈfoʊ.li.oʊ/ (case) :: cartella
portfolio {n} (collection) :: portfolio {m}
portfolio {n} (post) :: portafoglio
portfolio {n} (investments) :: portafoglio
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} (portmanteau word) SEE: portmanteau word ::
portmanteau word {n} (word which combines the meaning of two words) :: parola macedonia {f}, sincrasi {f}
Port Moresby {prop} /ˌpɔɹt ˈmɔɹzbi/ (capital of Papua New Guinea) :: Port Moresby {m}
Portoferraio {prop} /ˌpɔː(ɹ)təʊfəˈɹaɪəʊ/ (city and harbour in the north of Elba, Italy) :: Portoferraio {f}
portrait {n} /ˈpɔɹtɹeɪt/ (painting of a person) :: ritratto {m}
portrait {n} (an accurate depiction of a person, a mood, etc.) :: ritratto {m}
portrait {n} (print mode) :: ritratto {m}
Portugal {prop} /ˈpɔɹt͡ʃəɡəl/ (country) :: Portogallo {m}
Portuguese {adj} /ˈpɔɹ.t͡ʃə.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}
pose {v} /poʊz/ (ask, set (a test or quiz)) :: porre
Poseidon {prop} /pəˈsaɪdn̩/ (the god of the sea) :: Poseidone {m}
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} (status or rank) :: posizione {f}
position {n} (post of employment) :: posto {m}
position {n} (stand) :: posizione {f}
position {n} (posture) :: posizione {f}
position {n} :: 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/ (legal: formally laid down) :: positivo
positively {adv} /ˈpɒzɪtɪvli/ (in a positive manner) :: positivamente
positivism {n} /ˈpɒzɪtɪvˌɪzm/ (philosophical doctrine) :: positivismo {m}
positivity {n} /ˌpɒzɪˈtɪvɪti/ :: positività {f}
positivize {v} :: positivizzare
positron {n} /ˈpɑ.zɪ.tɹɑn/ (positron) :: positrone {m}
positronic {adj} /pɒz.ɪˈtɹɒn.ɪk/ :: positronico
positronium {n} (exotic atom) :: positronio {m}
posology {n} /pəʊˈsɒ.lə.dʒi/ (study of the dosages of drugs) :: posologia
possess {v} /pəˈzɛs/ (to have; to have ownership of) :: possedere, avere
possess {v} (to take control of someone's body or mind) :: possedere
possess {v} :: possedere
possession {n} /pəˈzɛʃən/ (ownership; taking, holding, keeping something as one's own) :: possesso {m}
possession {n} :: possesso {m}
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} /ˌpɑsɪˈbɪliti/ (quality of being possible) :: possibilità {f}
possible {adj} /ˈpɑsəbl̩/ (able but not certain to happen) :: possibile
possible {adj} :: possibile {m}{f}
possibly {adv} (adverb indicating that a proposition may be true or false) SEE: perhaps ::
possum {n} (opossum) SEE: opossum ::
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 code {n} (postcode) SEE: postcode ::
postally {adv} :: postalmente
postalveolar {adj} /ˌpəʊstælviˈəʊlə(ɹ)/ (articulated with the tongue near or touching the back of the alveolar ridge) :: postalveolare
postbellum {adj} (of the period following a war) :: postbellico
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, see also: placard) :: 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} (located towards the rear) :: posteriore
posterior {adj} (following in order or time) :: posteriore
posterior auricular muscle {n} (muscle) :: muscolo auricolare posteriore {m}
posterity {n} /ˈpɒstɛɹɪti/ (all the future generations) :: posteri {m-p}
postern {n} /ˈpɒst(ə)n/ (secondary gateway) :: porta secondaria {f}
postern {n} :: postierla {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}
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} /pəʊstˈmɑdɚnɪzəm/ (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}
post office box {n} (box hired as collection point for mail) :: casella postale
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}
postrevolutionary {adj} (occurring after a revolution) :: postrivoluzionario
postscriptum {n} /ˌpəʊstˈskɹɪptəm/ (something written afterward) :: poscritto {m}
post-Soviet {adj} (after the dissolution of the Soviet Union) :: postsovietico
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} /ˈpɑstʃəɹəl/ (relating to posture) :: posturale
posture {n} /ˈpɑːstʃɚ/ (position of body) :: postura {f}, atteggiamento {m}
posture {v} (position of body) :: atteggiarsi
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 or mail) :: postina {f}
posy {n} /ˈpoʊzi/ (A flower) :: mazzo di fiori {m}, mazzolino {m}, mazzetto {m}
pot {n} /pɑt/ (vessel for cooking or storing food etc.) :: pentola {f}, vaso {m}, marmitta, pignatta
pot {n} (money wagered) :: piatto, posta
pot {n} (trap for crabs and other seafood) :: nassa
pot {n} (marijuana) :: erba {f}, marijuana {f}, cannabis {f}
pot {n} (crucible) SEE: crucible ::
pot {n} (plaster cast) SEE: plaster cast ::
potable {adj} /ˈpoʊ.tə.b(ə)l/ (good for drinking) :: potabile
potash {n} /pɒt.æʃ/ (pot ash) :: potassa {f}
potash {n} (potassium carbonate etc) :: potassa {f}
potash {n} (dated chemistry) :: potassa {f}
potassium {n} /pəˈtæsiəm/ (the chemical element) :: potassio {m}
potassium hydroxide {n} (potassium hydroxide) :: idrossido di potassio {m}
potato {n} /pəˈteɪtəʊ/ (plant tuber eaten as starchy vegetable) :: patata {f}
potato chip {n} (potato crisp) SEE: potato crisp ::
potato crisp {n} (thin fried slice of potato) :: patatina {f}, patatina fritta {f}
potato salad {n} (salad made from chopped boiled potatoes) :: insalata di patate {f}
pot calling the kettle black {n} /ˈpɑt ˈkɔliŋ ðə ˈkɛtl̩ ˈblæk/ (situation in which somebody accuses someone else of a fault shared by the accuser) :: il bue che dice cornuto all'asino (the ox calling the donkey horned)
potent {adj} /ˈpəʊt(ə)nt/ (causing body effect) :: potente
potentate {n} /ˈpoʊ.tən.teɪt/ (a powerful leader) :: podestà, condottiere
potential {n} /pəˈtɛnʃəl/ (currently unrealized ability) :: potenziale
potential {adj} (existing in possibility) :: 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}
potpourri {n} /pəʊˈpʊəɹ.i/ (collection of various things) :: miscuglio {m}, misto {m}, potpourri, varietà
potpourri {n} (anthology of miscellaneous prose) :: varietà {f}
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
potsherd {n} /ˈpɒt.ʃɜːd/ (piece of ceramic from pottery) :: coccio {m}
potter {n} /ˈpɒtə/ (one who makes pots and ceramic wares) :: vasaio {m}, vasaia {f}
pottery {n} /ˈpɑːtɚɹi/ (fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed) :: terraglia, ceramica {f}, vasellame {m}, stoviglia {f}
pottery {n} (practise or craft of making pottery) :: arte della ceramica
pottery {n} :: terraglie {f-p}
potty {n} (bathroom) SEE: bathroom ::
potty {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
potty {n} (outhouse) SEE: outhouse ::
potty {adj} (insane) SEE: insane ::
potty {n} (latrine) SEE: latrine ::
potty {n} (chamber pot) SEE: chamber pot ::
pouch {n} /paʊt͡ʃ/ (small bag) :: sacchetto {m}
poultice {n} /ˈpoʊltɪs/ (A poultice or plaster) :: cataplasma {m}
pound {n} /paʊnd/ (unit of mass (16 ounces avoirdupois)) :: libbra {f}
pound {n} (unit of currency) :: lira {f}, lira sterlina, sterlina
pound {n} (place for the detention of stray animals) :: canile {m}, recinto, gattile {m}
pound {n} (place for detention of automobiles) :: autoparco, deposito auto
pound {n} (part of canal) :: bacino idrico
pound {v} (to strike hard repeatedly) :: battere, martellare, colpire, pestare, flagellare
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 {n} (hard blow) :: botta, colpo forte, tonfo, martellio
pound {n} (US: symbol #) SEE: hash ::
pound cake {n} (dense yellow cake made from equal quantities of butter, eggs, flour and sugar) :: torta quattro quarti {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 gasoline on the fire {v} (add fuel to the fire) SEE: add fuel to the fire ::
pousse-café {n} (digestif consumed after coffee) SEE: chasse-café ::
pout {v} /paʊt/ (sulk, (pretend to) be ill-tempered) :: mettere il broncio
Po valley {prop} (large plain in northern Italy) :: Pianura Padana {f}, [popular] Val Padana {f}
poverty {n} /ˈpɑːvɚti/ (quality or state of being poor) :: povertà {f}
powder {n} /ˈpaʊ.də(ɹ)/ (fine particles of any dry substance) :: polvere {m}
powder {n} (gunpowder) SEE: gunpowder ::
powdered milk {n} (dairy product) SEE: milk powder ::
powdered sugar {n} /ˈpaʊ.dɚd ˈʃʊɡ.ɚ/ (very finely ground sugar used in icings, etc) :: zucchero a velo {m}
powder keg {n} (barrel of gun powder) :: polveriera {f}
powder keg {n} (volatile situation) :: polveriera {f}
power {n} /ˈpaʊ.ɚ/ (capability or influence) :: potere {m}
power {n} (influential nation, company etc.) :: potenza {f}
power {n} (physical force or strength) :: potenza {f}
power {n} (electricity, electricity supply) :: elettricità {f}, corrente {f}
power {n} (physics: measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy) :: potenza {f}
power {n} (maths: product of equal factors) :: potenza {f}
power {n} (statistics: probability of correctly rejecting the null hypothesis) :: potenza
power {n} (biblical: level of angels) :: potenze celesti {f-p}
power {n} (set theory: cardinality) SEE: cardinality ::
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 {adv} /ˈpaʊɚfəl/ (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 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 strip {n} (block of electrical sockets) :: multipresa {f}
power supply {n} (part of apparatus) :: alimentazione elettrica
power tool {n} (tool powered by an electric motor) :: utensile elettrico {m}
pox {n} (syphilis) SEE: syphilis ::
pozzolana {n} (type of volcanic ash) :: pozzolana {f}
practicability {n} (being practicable) :: fattibilità, viabilità {f}, praticabilità {f}, riuscibilità {f}, effettuabilità {f}
practical {adj} /ˈpɹæktɪkəl/ (based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis) :: pratico
practical number {n} (positive integer) :: numero pratico {m}
practice {n} /ˈpɹæktɪs/ (repetition of an activity to improve skill) :: pratica
practice {n} (an ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession) :: pratica
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
practician {n} (practitioner) SEE: practitioner ::
practise {v} /ˈpɹæktɪs/ (to repeat an activity as a way of improving one's skill) :: praticare, addestrare, esercitarsi
practise {v} :: praticare
practitioner {n} /pɹækˈtɪʃənəɹ/ (person who practices a profession or art) :: professionista, praticante {m} {f}
Pragian {prop} (a subdivision of the Devonian period) :: Praghiano
pragmatic {adj} /pɹæɡˈmætɪk/ (practical) :: pragmatico
pragmatically {adv} (in a pragmatic manner) :: pragmaticamente
pragmatism {n} /ˈpɹæɡmətɪzəm/ (philosophical idea that beliefs are identified with the actions of a believer) :: pragmatismo {m}
Prague {prop} /pɹɑːɡ/ (capital of the Czech Republic) :: Praga {f}
Prairial {prop} /pɹɛɹˈjɑl/ (the ninth month of French Republican Calendar) :: pratile {m}
prairie {n} /ˈpɹɛəɹi/ (An extensive area of relatively flat grassland) :: prateria {f}
praise {n} /pɹeɪz/ (commendation; favorable representation in words) :: elogio, lode {f}
praise {n} (worship) :: adorazione {f}, gloria {f}
praise {n} :: lode {f}, elogio {m}, complimento {m}
praise {v} (to give praise to) :: lodare, elogiare
praiseworthy {adj} /ˈpɹeɪz.wɝ.ði/ (meriting praise) :: lodevole, encomiabile
praline {n} /ˈpɹɛɪˌlin/ (confection) :: pralina
Prancer {prop} (reindeer of Santa Claus) :: Schianto {m}
prandial {adj} /ˈpɹan.dɪəl/ (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} /ˌpreɪzioʊˈdɪmiəm/ (chemical element) :: praseodimio {m}
Prato {prop} (province) :: Prato
Prato {prop} (city) :: Prato {f}
prawn {n} /pɹɔːn/ (large shrimp) :: gambero {m}
pray {v} /pɹeɪ/ (to petition a higher being) :: pregare
pray {v} (to talk to God) :: pregare
prayer {n} /pɹɛɚ/ (practice of communicating with one's God) :: preghiera {f}, orazione {f}, prece
prayer {n} /ˈpɹeɪəɹ/ (one who prays) :: pregatore {m}, pregatrice {f}
prayer beads {n} (string of beads, see also: rosary) :: rosario {m}
prayer book {n} (book) :: breviario {m}
praying mantis {n} (any of various predatory insects of the Mantidae family) :: mantide religiosa {f}
précis {n} /ˈpɹeɪsi/ (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 choir {v} (speaking to those that already believe) :: fare la predica al coro, sfondare una porta aperta
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}
preantepenultimate {adj} /ˌpɹiːˌæntɪpɪˈnʌltɪmət/ (three before the end; fourth to last) :: quartultimo
preapennine {adj} :: preappenninico
precancerous {adj} /pɹiˈkænsəɹəs/ (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} /ˈpɹɛsɪd(ə)ns/ (the state of preceding in importance or priority) :: precedenza {f}
precedent {n} /pɹɪˈsiː.dənt/ (past act used as example) :: precedente {m}
precedent {n} (prior judgment in law) :: precedente {m}
precedent {adj} (earlier in time) :: precedente
pre-Christian {adj} (before the arrival of Christianity) :: precristiano
precious {adv} (intensifier) SEE: very ::
precious {adj} /ˈpɹɛʃəs/ (of high value or worth) :: prezioso
precious {adj} (regarded with love) :: prezioso, adorato, unico
preciousness {n} (the condition of being precious) :: preziosità {f}
precious stone {n} (gem) :: gemma {f}, pietra preziosa {f}
precipice {n} /ˈpɹɛsɪpɪs/ (a very steep cliff) :: precipizio {m}, dirupo {m}, baratro {m}, burrone {m}
precipitously {adv} (abruptly) :: bruscamente, precipitevolissimevolmente, precipitosamente
precise {adj} /pɹɪˈsaɪs/ (exact) :: preciso, esatto, accurato
precisely {adv} /pɹɪˈsaɪsli/ (in a precise manner) :: precisamente
precision {n} /pɹɪˈsɪ.ʒ(ə)n/ (the ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently) :: precisione {f}
precocious {adj} /pɹəˈkəʊʃəs/ (characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity) :: precoce
precognition {n} /ˌpɹiːkɒɡˈnɪʃn̩/ (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} /ˈpɹiːˌkɜɹ.səɹ/ (chemical compound) :: precursore
predator {n} /ˈpɹe.də.təɹ/ (animal or organism that hunts) :: predatore {m}
predator {n} (someone who attacks) :: predatore {m}, predone {m}
predecease {n} (anterior death) :: premorienza {f}
predecessor {n} /ˈpɹɛd.ə.sɛs.ɚ/ (one who precedes) :: predecessore {m} {f}, antecessore {m}
predecessor {n} (model or type which precedes) :: precedente {m}
predefine {v} (To define in advance) :: predefinire
predefined {adj} (having been defined previously) :: predefinito
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} /ˌpɹɛ.dəˈlɛk.ʃn̩/ (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
preexist {v} (to exist prior to) :: preesistere
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}
prefect {n} /ˈpɹiːfekt/ (an official of ancient Rome) :: prefetto {m}
prefer {v} /pɹɪˈfɝ/ (to favor) :: preferire
preferability {n} (being preferable) :: preferibilità {f}
preferably {adv} /ˈpɹɛfɹəˌbli/ (in preference) :: preferibilmente
preference {n} /ˈpɹɛf(ə)ɹ(ə)ns/ (state of being preferred) :: preferenza {f}
preferences {n} (plural of "preference") SEE: preference ::
preferred {adj} /pɹɪˈfɝd/ (favoured) :: preferito
prefix {n} /ˈpɹiːfɪks/ (morpheme 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} /ˈpɹɛɡnənt/ (carrying developing offspring within the body) :: incinta {f}, gravida {f}, pregna {f}
pregnant {adj} (having many possibilities or implications) :: gravido
preheat {v} (to heat something in preparation for further action, especially cooking) :: preriscaldare
prehellenic {adj} (pertaining to Greece prior to the Hellenic period) :: preellenico
prehensile {adj} /pɹiˈhɛnsəl/ (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
prejudice {n} /ˈpɹɛd͡ʒədɪs/ (adverse judgement formed beforehand) :: pregiudizio {m}
prelate {n} /ˈpɹɛlət/ (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} (condition of being premature) :: prematurità {f}
premenstrual {adj} /ˌpɹiːˈmɛnstɹʊəl/ (occurring in the time period during the menstrual cycle) :: premestruale
premenstrual syndrome {n} (malaise experienced before menstruation) :: sindrome premestruale {f}
premier {n} (prime minister of a country) SEE: prime minister ::
premiere {n} /pɹəˈmɪɚ/ (first showing of a film, play or other form of entertainment) :: prima {f}
première {n} (premiere) SEE: premiere ::
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
preoccupied {adj} (concerned with something else, distracted) :: preoccupato {m}
prep {n} /pɹɛp/ :: prep, prepo
prep {n} (homework) SEE: homework ::
prep {n} (preparation) SEE: preparation ::
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} /pɹɛpəˈɹeɪʃən/ (act) :: preparazione
preparation {n} (substance) :: preparazione
preparatory {adj} (of or pertaining to preparation) :: preparatoria, preliminare, preparatorio {m}
prepare {v} /pɹɪˈpɛəɹ/ (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} /ˌpɹɛpəˈzɪʃən/ (grammar: a type of word like "of, from, for, by") :: preposizione {f}
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) :: irragionevole {m} {f}, insensato {m}, assurdo {m}
preproduction {n} (arrangements before beginning) :: preproduzione {f}
preprogram {v} (program something in advance) :: preprogrammare
prepubescent {adj} (before the age at which a person begins puberty) :: prepuberale
prepuce {n} (foreskin of certain animals) SEE: sheath ::
prepuce {n} (foreskin) SEE: foreskin ::
prerevolutionary {adj} (occurring before a revolution) :: prerivoluzionario
prerogative {n} (right, generally) SEE: right ::
prerogative {n} /pɹəˈɹɑɡ.ə.tɪv/ (hereditary or official right or privilege) :: privilegio {m}, prerogativa {f}
prerogative {n} (right or power that is exclusive to a monarch etc.) :: appannaggio {m}, prerogativa {f}, diritto {m}
pre-Roman {adj} (prior to the rise of the Roman Empire) :: preromano
presage {n} /ˈpɹɛsɪdʒ/ (warning; 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} /ˌpɹez.bɪˈtɪɹ.i.ən/ (relating to the Presbyterian Church) :: presbiteriano {m}
Presbyterian {n} (person belonging to the Presbyterian Church) :: presbiteriano {m}
Presbyterianism {n} (form of Protestantism) :: presbiterianesimo {m}
presbytery {n} (chancel) SEE: chancel ::
preschool {n} (nursery school) SEE: nursery school ::
prescience {n} /ˈpɹɛsɪ.əns/ (Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight; foreknowledge) :: preveggenza {f}
prescribe {v} /pɹɪˈskɹaɪb/ (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} /ˈpɹɛzəns/ (fact or condition of being present) :: presenza {f}
present {n} (gift) SEE: gift ::
present {n} (present tense) SEE: present tense ::
present {adj} /ˈpɹɛzənt/ (pertaining to the current time) :: presente
present {adj} (in the immediate vicinity) :: presente
present {n} (current time) :: presente {m}
present {v} (bring into the presence of) :: presentare
present {v} (bring before court) :: presentare
presentation {n} /ˌpɹɛzənˈteɪʃən/ (presenting to an audience) :: presentazione {f}
present tense {n} (form of language) :: presente indicativo {m}
preservative {n} (any agent, natural or artificial that acts to preserve) :: conservante
preservative {adj} (tending to preserve) :: preservativo
preserve {n} /pɹəˈzɜːv/ (nature preserve) :: riserva
preserve {v} (to protect) :: preservare
presidency {n} /ˈpɹezɪdənsi/ (office or role of president) :: presidenza {f}
presidency {n} (time during which one is president) :: presidenza {f}
president {n} /ˈpɹɛzɨdənt/ (the head of state of a republic) :: presidente {m}, presidente della repubblica {m}, capo dello stato {m}
president-elect {n} /ˌpɹɛzɪdənt ɪˈlɛkt/ (person who has been elected to a presidency but has not yet been inducted into office) :: presidente eletto {m}, presidente eletta {f}, presidentessa eletta {f}
presidential {adj} /pɹɛzɪˈdɛnʃ(ə)l/ (presiding) :: presidenziale
presidential {adj} (pertaining to a president or presidency) :: presidenziale
presidential palace {n} (White House) SEE: White House ::
press {v} (to press) SEE: bear ::
press {n} /pɹɛs/ (device used to apply pressure) :: pressa {f}, torchio {m}
press {n} (printed media) :: stampa {f}
press {v} (to apply pressure) :: premere
press {n} (publisher) SEE: publisher ::
press agent {n} (one who organizes publicity) :: addetto stampa {m}
Pressburg {prop} (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 release {n} (official written media statement) :: comunicato stampa {m}
pressure {n} /ˈpɹɛʃ.ɚ]/ (a pressing; force applied to a surface) :: pressione
pressure {n} (mental strain) :: pressione {f}
pressure {n} (physics: amount of force divided by area) :: pressione {f}
pressure cooker {n} (cooking vessel) :: pentola a pressione {f}
prestigious {adj} /pɹɛˈstɪdʒ.əs/ (of high prestige) :: prestigioso
presumed {adj} (appearing to be the most probable) :: presunto
presumptive {adj} (based on presumption) :: presuntivo
presumptuous {adj} /pɹəˈzʌmp.tjuː.əs/ (going beyond what is proper) :: sfrontato, sfacciato
pretend {v} /pɹɪˈtɛnd/ (to allege falsely) :: fingere
pretender {n} (person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold) :: impostore {m}, mistificatore, simulatore {m}
pretender {n} (claimant to a throne) :: pretendente {m}, aspirante {m}, candidato {m}
pretentious {adj} /pɹɪˈtɛnʃəs/ (marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction) :: pretenzioso
pretentious {adj} (intended to impress others) :: pretenzioso
preterite {n} /ˈpɹɛtəɹət/ :: preterito
preterite-present verb {n} (a type of verb) :: verbo perfetto-presente {m}
preternatural {adj} /ˌpɹi.tɚˈnæt͡ʃ.(ə)ɹ.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 {v} (pretreated) :: pretrattato
pretreated {adj} (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 {n} /ˈpɹɛt.səl/ (toasted bread or cracker in the shape of a knot) :: brezel
prevail {v} /pɹɪˈveɪl/ (To be superior in strength, dominance, influence or frequency; to have or gain the advantage over others; to have the upper hand) :: prevalere
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
prevent {v} (to prevent) SEE: forestall ::
prevention {n} /pɹɪˈvɛnʃən/ (Measure to limit health risks) :: prevenzione
preverb {n} (word class) :: preverbo {m}
preverbal {adj} (stage of development before words) :: preverbale
previous {adj} /ˈpɹivi.əs/ (prior) :: previo
previously {adv} /ˈpɹiːvi.əsli/ (at an earlier time) :: precedentemente, anteriormente, in antecedenza, antecedentemente, in precedenza
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} /pɹaɪs/ (cost required to gain possession of something) :: prezzo {m}
price {n} (cost of an action or deed) :: 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
prickliness {n} (the state or quality of being prickly) :: spinosità {f}
prickly {adj} (easily irritated) :: permaloso {m}, suscettibile
prickly oak {n} (kermes oak) SEE: kermes oak ::
prickly pear {n} /ˌpɹɪkli ˈpɛː/ (any of various spiny cacti of the genus Opuntia) :: fico d'India {m}
prickly pear {n} (cactus fruit) :: fico d'India {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 {n} :: orgoglio {m}
pride {v} (take or experience pride in something) :: essere orgoglioso
priest {n} /ˈpɹiːst/ (clergyman (clergywoman, clergyperson)) :: prete {m}, sacerdote {m}
priestess {n} (woman with religious duties) :: sacerdotessa {f}
priesthood {n} (role or office) :: sacerdozio {m}
primacy {n} /ˈpɹaɪ.mə.si/ :: primazia {f}
prima donna {n} /ˌpɹiːməˈdɒnə/ (opera singer) :: prima donna {f}
prima donna {n} (person who considers themself important) :: primadonna {f}
primary {adj} /ˈpɹaɪməɹi/ (that which is placed ahead of others) :: primario
primary alcohol {n} (alcohol) :: alcol primario {m}
primary school {n} (first formal, obligatory school) :: scuola elementare
primate {n} /ˈpɹaɪmeɪt/ (mammal) :: primati {m} (plurale tantum), primate
primate {n} (archbishop or bishop) :: primate {m}
primatology {n} (branch of zoology) :: primatologia {f}
prime {adj} /pɹaɪ̯m/ (first in time, order, or sequence) :: primo, iniziale
prime {adj} (first in excellence, quality, or value) :: ottimo, [meat, cuts] di prima scelta, [foodstuffs] di prima qualità, [livestock] di prima categoria
prime {adj} (mathematics: having no factors except itself and unity) :: primo
prime {adj} (first in importance, degree, or rank) :: principale, [importance] primario
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 {n} (algebra: prime element of a mathematical structure) :: numero primo
prime {v} /pɹaɪ̯m/ (to prepare a mechanism) :: [prepare] preparare; [bomb] innescare; [firearm] caricare; [pump] adescare
prime {v} (to apply a coat of primer paint to) :: dare una vernice di fondo su
prime ideal {n} ((ring theory) type of ideal) :: ideale primo {m}
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} /ˈpɹɪ.mɚ/ (children's book introducing basic literacy) :: sillabario {m}, abbecedario {m}
primer {n} (introductory textbook) :: [introductory] testo elementare; [or reading] sillabario {m}, abbecedario {m}
primer {n} /ˈpɹaɪmɚ/ (substance used to ignite a fire) :: innesco {m}
primer {n} (small charge used to ignite gunpowder or other explosive) :: innesco
primer {n} (layer of priming substance) :: vernice di fondo, mestica {f}
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}
prime suspect {n} (most likely suspect) :: maggiore indiziato {m}
primeval {adj} /ˈpɹaɪˌmi.vəl/ (belonging to the first ages) :: primordiale
primitive {n} /ˈpɹɪmɪtɪv/ :: primitivo {s}, primitivi {p}
primitive {adj} (one of the adjectival senses) :: primitivo
primogeniture {n} (state of being the firstborn of the children of the same parents) :: primogenitura {f}
primogeniture {n} (exclusive right of inheritance belonging to the eldest child) :: primogenitura {f}
primorial {n} (product of primes) :: primoriale {m}
primrose {n} /ˈpɹɪmˌɹoʊz/ (plant of the genus Primula) :: primula {f}
primrose {n} (flower) :: primula {f}
primula {n} (plant of Primula) :: primula
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}
prince consort {n} (husband of queen) :: principe consorte {m}
Prince Edward Island {prop} (Province in eastern Canada) :: Isola del Principe Edoardo {f}
Prince of Wales {prop} (royal title) :: principe del Galles {m}
princess {n} /ˈpɹɪnsɛs/ (female member of royal family) :: principessa {f}
principal {n} (essential point or rule) SEE: principle ::
principal {adj} /ˈpɹɪnsɪp̬əl/ (primary, main) :: principale
principal {n} (money originally invested or loaned) :: capitale {m}
principal {n} (chief administrator of a school) :: preside {m}
principality {n} /pɹɪnsɪˈpælɪti/ (region) :: principato {m}
Principality of Albania {prop} (monarchy in Albania from 1914 to 1925) :: Principato di Albania
principle {n} /ˈpɹɪnsɪpəl/ (fundamental assumption) :: principio {m}
principle {n} (rule of nature) :: principio
principle {n} :: principio
print {v} /pɹɪnt/ (to produce a copy of a text or image on a surface, especially by machine) :: stampare
print {v} (to write clearly) :: scrivere in stampatello
print {n} (visible impression on a surface) :: impronta
print {n} :: stampa
print {n} (fingerprint) SEE: fingerprint ::
print {n} (footprint) SEE: footprint ::
printable {adj} (worthy or capable of being printed) :: stampabile {m} {f}
printed circuit board {n} (board holding chips etc.) :: circuito stampato {m}
printer {n} /ˈpɹɪntə(ɹ)/ (computing: device 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}
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 {n} (a high-ranking member of a monastery, usually lower in rank than an abbot) :: priore {m}
prior {adv} (previously) SEE: previously ::
prioritization {n} (process of assigning priorities to things or tasks) :: priorizzazione {f}
priority {n} /pɹaɪˈɒɹɪti/ (item's relative importance) :: priorità
priory {n} (monastery or convent governed by a prior or prioress) :: priore {m}
prise {n} (prize) SEE: prize ::
prism {n} /ˈpɹɪzəm/ (geometry: polyhedron with parallel ends of the same size and shape) :: prisma {m}
prism {n} (block used to split or reflect light) :: prisma {m}
prismatic {adj} /pɹɪzˈmætɪk/ (of or pertaining to a prism) :: prismatico
prismatic {adj} (separated or distributed by a prism) :: prismatico
prismatoid {n} (polyhedron) :: prismatoide {m}
prison {n} /ˈpɹɪzən/ (place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes) :: prigione {f}, carcere {m}
prison {n} (confinement in a prison) :: prigione {f}, carcere {m}
prison {v} (imprison) SEE: imprison ::
prison camp {n} (camp for prisoners) :: campo di prigionìa {m}
prisoner {n} /ˈpɹɪzənə/ (person incarcerated in a prison) :: prigioniero {m}
prisoner {n} :: prigioniero {m}
prisoner of war {n} (soldier or combatant captured by the enemy) :: prigioniero di guerra {m}
pristine {adj} /pɹɪsˈtaɪn/ (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} /ˈpɹaɪvɪt/ (belonging to, concerning, or accessible only to an individual person or a specific group) :: personale {m} {f}, riservato
private {adj} (not accessible by the public) :: privato {m}, privata {f}, riservato
private {adj} :: privato {m}, privata {f}, riservato
private {n} (rank) :: semplice
private {n} (soldier) :: soldato semplice, appuntato {m}, ascaro {m}
private {n} (euphemisms for genitals) :: parti intime
privateer {n} /ˌpɹaɪvəˈtɪəɹ/ (privately owned warship) :: nave corsara {f}
privateer {n} (officer or crew of a privateer ship) :: corsaro {m}
private parts {n} (genitals or sex organs) SEE: genitalia ::
privation {n} :: privazione {f}
privatization {n} (transfer from the government to private ownership) :: privatizzazione {f}
privatize {v} /ˈpɹaɪvətaɪz/ (to release government control to private industry) :: privatizzare
privet {interj} (hello) SEE: hello ::
privet {n} /ˈpɹɪ.vɪt/ (Any of various shrubs and small trees in the genus Ligustrum) :: ligustro {m}
privilege {n} /ˈpɹɪv(ɪ)lɪdʒ/ (exemption from certain laws granted by the Pope) :: privilegio {m}
privilege {n} (particular benefit, advantage, or favor) :: privilegio {m}, prerogativa {f}
privy {n} (lavatory or toilet) SEE: toilet ::
privy {n} (outhouse) SEE: outhouse ::
privy {n} (latrine) SEE: latrine ::
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} /pɹɑbəˈbɪləti/ (state of being probable; likelihood) :: probabilità {f}
probability {n} (event that is likely to occur) :: probabilità {f}
probability {n} (relative likelihood of an event happening) :: probabilità {f}
probability {n} (mathematical probability) :: 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
probation {n} /ˌpɹoʊˈbeɪʃən/ (type of sentence) :: libertà vigilata {f}
probe {n} /pɹoʊb/ (any of various medical instruments used to explore wounds, organs, etc) :: sonda, specillo
probe {n} (investigation or inquiry) :: inchiesta {f}, investigazione {f}
probe {n} (sciences: electrode or other small device) :: sonda {f}
probe {n} (spacecraft) :: sonda {f}
probe {n} (radioactively labeled molecule) :: sonda
probe {v} (to explore, investigate, or question) :: investigare
probiotic {adj} (that contains live bacteria for therapeutic purposes) :: probiotico
problem {n} /ˈpɹɒbləm/ (difficulty) :: problema {m}
proboscis {n} (slang: a nose) SEE: schnozzle ::
proboscis {n} /pɹoʊˈbɒsɪs/ (elongated tube) :: proboscide {f}
procedural {adj} (related to procedure) :: procedurale
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}
proceed {v} /pɹəˈsiːd/ (go forward) :: procedere
proceeds {n} /ˈpɹəʊsiːdz/ (revenue) :: proventi {m-p}
procerus {n} (triangular muscle between the top of the nose and the eyebrows) :: procero {m}, muscolo procero {m}
process {n} /ˈpɹəʊ̯.sɛs/ (series of events to produce a result) :: processo {m}, procedimento {m}
process {n} (path of succession of states through which a system passes) :: processo {m}, procedimento {m}
process {n} (successive physiological responses to keep or restore health) :: processo
process {n} :: azione
process {v} (to perform a particular process) :: elaborare, processare
processed cheese {n} (any of several types of natural cheese) :: formaggio fuso {m}
procession {n} /pɹəˈsɛʃən/ (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}
processual {adj} (of, or relating to a process) :: processuale
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} /pɹoʊˈkɹæstəneɪt/ (put off; to delay taking action) :: procrastinare
procrastination {n} /pɹəʊˌkɹæs.tɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ (act of postponing, delaying or putting off) :: procrastinazione {f}
procreate {v} (to procreate) SEE: beget ::
procreation {n} (the act of reproducing new individuals biologically) SEE: reproduction ::
procreation {n} :: procreazione {f}
Procrustes {prop} (legendary highwayman of Attica) :: Procuste {m}
proctitis {n} (inflammation) :: proctite {f}
proctologist {n} (expert in proctology) :: proctologo {m}, proctologa {f}
proctology {n} (branch of medicine) :: proctologia {f}
procure {v} /pɹoʊˈkjʊɹ/ :: procurare, procacciare, ottenere
procurement {n} /pɹəˈkjʊə.mənt/ (purchasing department of a company) :: ufficio acquisti {m}
procurement {n} (act of procuring or obtaining) :: acquisto {m}, approvvigionamento {m}, appalto {m}
procurement {n} (efficient contrivance; management; agency) :: gestione {f}
procyclic {adj} (that generates a cycle) :: prociclico
Procyon {prop} /ˈpɹoʊsiˌɑn/ (Star) :: Procione
prod {v} /pɹɑd/ (poke) :: pungolare, spronare
prod {v} (encourage) :: incoraggiare, stimolare
prod {n} (device used to goad livestock into moving) :: picca {f}
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} /ˈpɹɒdɪdʒi/ (something from which omens are drawn) :: presagio
prodigy {n} (amazing or marvellous thing) :: prodigio
prodigy {n} (extremely talented person, especially a child) :: prodigio, fenomeno
prodrome {n} (medicine: an early symptom) :: prodromo {m}
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
produce {n} /ˈpɹoʊ.dus/ (items produced) :: prodotto {m}
produce {n} (amount produced) :: prodotto {m}
produce {n} (harvested agricultural goods collectively) :: prodotti {p}
produce {n} (offspring) SEE: offspring ::
producer {n} /pɹəˈduːsɚ/ (in economics) :: produttore {m}
product {n} /ˈpɹɒd.əkt/ (commodity for sale) :: prodotto {m}
product {n} (amount created by a process) :: prodotto {m}
product {n} (consequence of efforts) :: frutto {m}
product {n} (result of chemical reaction) :: prodotto {m}
product {n} (multiplication result) :: prodotto {m}
product {n} (any tangible output) :: prodotto {m}, frutto {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} /pɹəˈdʌktɪv/ (capable of producing something) :: produttivo
productivity {n} /ˌpɹoʊdʌkˈtɪvəti/ (state of being productive) :: produttività {f}
product placement {n} (a form of advertising) :: pubblicità indiretta {f}
profane {adj} /pɹəˈfeɪn/ (Not sacred or holy) :: sconsacrato {m}, profano {m}, secolare, blasfemo
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 {n} /pɹəˈfɛʃənəl/ (person who belongs to a profession) :: professionista
professional {adj} (of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the standards of a profession) :: professionale
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} /prəˈfɪʃənsi/ (ability or skill) :: abilità, perizia, competenza, conoscenza
proficient {adj} /pɹoʊˈfɪʃ.ənt/ (skilled) :: competente, esperto, proficuo
proficient {n} (expert) :: esperto {m}
profile {n} (reputation) SEE: reputation ::
profit {n} /ˈpɹɒfɪt/ (benefit) :: profitto {m}
profit {n} (total income or cash flow minus expenditures) :: profitto {m}, guadagno {m}
profit {v} :: profittare
profitable {adj} (producing profit) :: redditizio, fruttifero, remunerativo
profiteer {n} (one who makes an unreasonable profit not justified by their corresponding assumption of risk) :: profittatore
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} /ˈpɹɑflɪɡəsi/ (careless wastefulness) :: sperpero {m}, spreco {m}
profligacy {n} (shameless and immoral behaviour) :: dissolutezza {f}, sregolatezza {f}
profligate {adj} /ˈpɹɒflɪɡət/ (inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly) :: dissoluto {m}
profligate {adj} (immoral; abandoned to vice) :: dissoluto {m}
pro forma {adj} (for the sake of form only) :: pro forma
profound {adj} /pɹəˈfaʊnd/ (descending below the surface) :: profondo {m}
profound {adj} (intellectually deep) :: profondo {m}
profound {adj} (characterized by intensity) :: profondo {m}
profound {adj} :: profondo
progenitor {n} (founder) SEE: founder ::
progenitor {n} /pɹoʊˈdʒɛn.ɪ.tɚ/ :: progenitore {m}, precursore {m}
progeny {n} /ˈpɹɒdʒəni/ (offspring) :: progenie
progeria {n} (genetic condition wherein symptoms resembling aging are manifested at an early age) :: progeria {f}
progesterone {n} (the steroid hormone) :: progesterone {m}
prognathism {n} (abnormal projection of jaws) :: prognatismo {m}
prognosis {n} /pɹɑːɡˈnoʊsɪs/ (forecast of the future course of a disease) :: prognosi
prognostic {adj} (of or pertaining to prognosis) :: prognostico
program {n} /ˈpɹoʊɡɹæm/ (set of structured activities) :: programma {m}
program {n} (performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television) :: programma {m}
program {n} (software application) :: programma {m}
programme {n} (programme) SEE: program ::
programmer {n} /ˈpɹoʊɡɹæmɚ/ (one who writes computer programs) :: programmatore {m}
programming {n} /ˈpɹəʊɡɹæmɪŋ/ (activity of writing a computer program) :: programmazione {f}
programming language {n} /ˈpɹəʊɡɹæmɪŋ læŋɡwɪdʒ/ (code of reserved words and symbols) :: linguaggio di programmazione {m}
progress {n} /ˈpɹɑɡɹɛs/ (a moving forward) :: progresso {m}
progress {n} (advance or growth of civilization) :: progresso {m}
progression {n} (evolution) :: progressione
progressive {adj} (continuous) SEE: continuous ::
progressive {adj} /pɹəˈɡɹɛsɪv/ (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} /pɹoʊˈhɪbɪt/ (to proscribe officially) :: proibire
prohibited {adj} (forbidden) SEE: forbidden ::
project {n} /ˈpɹɒdʒɛkt/ (planned endeavor) :: progetto {m}, studio {m}, ricerca {f}
project {v} (to extend beyond a surface) :: sportare, sporgere
projecting {adj} (sticking out) :: sporgente {m}
projective geometry {n} (branch of mathematics) :: geometria proiettiva {f}
projective variety {n} (Zariski closed subvariety of a projective space) :: varietà proiettiva {f}
project management {n} (discipline of organizing and managing project resources) :: gestione di progetto
prolactin {n} (hormone) :: prolattina {f}
proletarian {adj} (relating to proletariat) :: proletario
proletariat {n} /ˌpɹoʊlɪˈtɛəɹi.ət/ (working class or lower class) :: proletariato {m}
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}
prolific {adj} /ˌpɹəˈlɪf.ɪk/ (Similarly producing results or works in abundance) :: prolifico
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 ::
prolonged {adj} (lengthy in duration; extended; protracted) :: prolungato
prom {n} /pɹɑm/ (a formal ball) :: ballo di fine anno
promastigote {n} ( ) :: promastigote
Prometheus {prop} /pɹoʊˈmiθi.əs/ (Greek mythological figure) :: Prometeo {m}
promethium {n} /proʊˈmiːθiəm/ (chemical element) :: promezio {m}
prominence {n} (bulge) :: protuberanza {f}
prominent {adj} /ˈpɹɑmɪnənt/ (eminent, distinguished above others) :: prominente, rilevante
promiscuously {adv} (in a promiscuous manner) :: promiscuamente
promise {n} /ˈpɹɒmɪs/ (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}
promissory note {n} (document saying that someone owes a specific amount of money) :: pagherò {m}
promo {n} /ˈpɹəʊməʊ/ (promotion) :: promo
promontory {n} /ˈpɹɑməntɔɹi/ (a high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff) :: promontorio {m}
promote {v} /pɹəˈmoʊt/ (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 {adj} /pɹɑmpt/ (on time) :: puntuale
prompt {v} (to lead someone toward what they should say or do) :: incitare
prompt {v} (to cause or lead to) :: causare
promulgate {v} /ˈpɹɑ.məl.ɡeɪt/ (to make known public) :: promulgare, proclamare
promulgate {v} (to put into effect as a regulation) :: promulgare
pronaos {n} /pɹoʊˈneɪ.əs/ (the inner area of the portico of a Greek or Roman temple) :: pronao {m}, prodromo {m}
prong {n} /pɹɑŋ/ (thin, pointed, projecting part) :: punta {f}, dente {m}, rebbio {m}
prong {n} (branch) :: ramo {m}, ramificazione {f}, biforcazione {f}
pronged {adj} (having prongs) :: forcuto
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} /ˈpɹoʊ.naʊn/ (type of noun) :: pronome {m}
pronounce {v} (to pronounce) SEE: say ::
pronounce {v} /pɹəˈnaʊns/ (to officially declare) :: dichiarare
pronounce {v} (to pass judgment) :: emettere
pronounce {v} (to sound out a word) :: pronunziare, pronunciare
pronounce {v} :: pronunciare
pronounceable {adj} (able to be pronounced) :: pronunciabile
pronto {adv} /ˈpɹɑntoʊ/ (quickly) :: subito, il prima possibile
pronunciation {n} /pɹəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃən/ (sound of a word) :: pronuncia {f}
pronunciation {n} (way in which words are pronounced) :: pronuncia {f}
proof {n} /pɹuf/ (any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth) :: prova {f}
proof {n} :: prova {f}
proofread {v} /ˈpɹuːfɹiːd/ (to check for errors in spelling and grammar) :: correggere bozze
proofreader {n} (person whose occupation is to proofread) :: correttore di bozze {m}, correttrice di bozze {f}
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} /ˌpɹoʊpiːˈdjuːtɪk/ (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 multiplication or natural increase in a population) :: propagazione {f}
propagation {n} (the dissemination of something to a larger area or greater number) :: propagazione {f}
propagation {n} (the act of propagating, especially the movement of a wave) :: propagazione {f}
propagative {adj} (by propagation) :: propagativo
propane {n} /ˈpɹoʊpeɪn/ (aliphatic hydrocarbon: C3H8) :: propano {m}
propanol {n} (either of two isomeric aliphatic alcohols) :: propanolo {m}
proparoxytone {adj} /pɹəʊpəˈɹɒksɪtəʊn/ (proparoxytone) :: proparossitono, sdrucciolo
propeller {n} (mechanical device used to propel) :: elica {f}, propulsore {m} "propulsore ad elica"
propenoic {adj} (acrylic) SEE: acrylic ::
propensity {n} /pɹəˈpɛnsɪti/ (tendency) :: propensione, tendenza, inclinazione
proper {adj} /ˈpɹɑ.pɚ/ (fit, suitable) :: adatto {m}, appropriato {m}
proper {adj} (following the established standards of behavior or manners) :: decente, proprio
proper {adj} :: decente, proprio
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} /ˈpɹɒp.ət.i/ (something owned) :: proprietà {f}, beni {m-p}
property {n} (piece of real estate) :: proprietà {f}, possesso {m}, beni immobili {m-p}
property {n} (exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing) :: proprietà {f}, possesso {m}, possidenza {f}
property {n} (attribute or abstract quality associated with an object, individual or concept) :: proprietà {f}, qualità {f}
property {n} (an attribute characteristic of a class of objects) :: proprietà
prophase {n} (the first stage of mitosis) :: profase {f}
prophecy {n} /ˈpɹɑfəsi/ (prediction) :: profezia {f}
prophesy {v} /ˈpɹɑfɪsaɪ/ (to predict) :: profetizzare
prophesy {v} (to speak as a prophet) :: profetizzare
prophet {n} /ˈpɹɑfɪt/ (one who speaks by divine inspiration) :: profeta {m}, vate {m}
prophet {n} (one who foretells the future) :: vate {m}, oracolo {m}
prophetess {n} /pɹɒfɪˈtɛs/ (female prophet) :: profetessa {f}
prophetic {adj} /pɹəˈfɛtɪk/ (of, or relating to a prophecy or a prophet) :: profetico
propolis {n} /ˈpɹɒpəlɪs/ (glue-like substance) :: propoli {f}
proportion {n} /pɹəˈpɔɹʃən/ (quantity that is part of the whole) :: proporzione
proportional {adj} (at a constant ratio (to)) :: proporzionale
proposal {n} /pɹəˈpoʊzəl/ (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} /ˌpɹɑpəˈzɪʃən/ (uncountable: act of offering for consideration) :: proposta {f}
proposition {n} (idea or plan offered) :: proposizione {f}
proposition {n} (terms of a transaction offered) :: proposizione {f}
proposition {n} (an assertion which is provably true, but not important enough to be a theorem) :: proposizione {f}
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
prorector {n} (an officer who presides over the academic senate) :: prorettore {m}
prorogue {v} /pɹoʊˈɹoʊɡ/ (to suspend a parliamentary session) :: prorogare
pros and cons {n} (for and against) :: pro e contro {p}
prosciutto {n} /pɹəˈʃuː.toʊ/ (dry-cured ham from Italy) :: prosciutto {m}
prose {n} /ˈpɹəʊz/ (written language not intended as poetry) :: prosa {f}
prosecutor {n} /ˈpɹɑsəˌkjuːtəɹ/ (a person instituting criminal prosecution) :: prosecutore {m}, procuratore {m}
proselyte {n} /ˈpɹɑs.ɪlˌaɪt/ (one who has converted to a religion) :: proselito {m}, neofita {m}
prosodic {adj} /pɹəˈzɒdɪk/ (relating to prosody) :: prosodiaco, prosodico
prosody {n} /ˈpɹɑzədi/ :: prosodia {f}
prosopopesis {n} (change of personality) :: prosopopesi
prosopopoeia {n} (Personifying a person or object.) :: prosopopea {f}
prosopopoeia {n} (Personification of an abstraction.) :: prosopopea {f}
prospective {adj} (following the same population) :: prospettivo
prospector {n} /pɹəˈspɛktə/ (person) :: prospettore {m}, cercatore
prosperity {n} /pɹɑˈspɛɹ.ɪ.ti/ (condition of being prosperous) :: prosperità {f}
prostaglandin {n} /pɹɒstəˈɡlændɪn/ (lipid) :: prostaglandina
prostate {n} /ˈpɹɒsteɪt/ (prostate gland) :: prostata {f}
prostatectomy {n} (surgical removal of prostate) :: prostatectomia {f}
prostate gland {n} (prostate) SEE: prostate ::
prosthesis {n} (prothesis) SEE: prothesis ::
prosthesis {n} (artificial replacement for a body part) :: protesi {f}
prosthetic {n} (prosthesis) SEE: prosthesis ::
prosthetic {adj} /ˌpɹɑsˈθɛtɪk/ (artificial) :: protetico
prostitute {n} /ˈpɹɑːstətuːt/ (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
prostitute {n} (promiscuous person) SEE: whore ::
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/ (enzyme) :: proteasi
proteasome {n} :: proteasoma {m}
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} /pɹɛtɛktɪv/ (serving, intended or wishing to protect) :: protettivo
protector {n} /pɹəˈtɛktɚ/ (someone who protects or guards) :: protettore {m}, protettrice {f}
protectorate {n} /prəˈtɛktəɹɪt/ (government by a protector) :: protettorato {m}
protein {n} /ˈpɹoʊtiːn/ (biochemistry: complex molecule) :: proteina {f}
protein {n} (class 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 {v} /ˈpɹoʊ.tɛst/ (to make a strong objection) :: protestare
protest {n} (formal objection) :: protesta {f}
Protestantism {n} /ˈpɹɑtɪstəntɪzəm/ (faith) :: protestantesimo {m}
protester {n} /pɹəˈtestəɹ/ (person who protests) :: protestatore {m}, protestatrice {f}, contestatore {m}, contestatrice {f}
Proteus {prop} /ˈpɹoʊti.əs/ (mythology) :: Proteo {m}
Proteus {prop} (moon) :: Proteo {m}
prothesis {n} /ˈpɹɑθəsəs/ (the addition of a sound or syllable at the beginning of a word without changing the word's meaning or the rest of its structure) :: prostesi {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) SEE: Ur-Germanic ::
protogine {n} (form of granite) :: protogino {m}
protogynous {adj} :: protogino
Proto-Indo-European {prop} /ˌpɹoʊ̯toʊ̯ˌɪndoʊ̯ˌjʊɹəˈpi.ən/ (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} /ˈpɹoʊ.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) :: protoslavo {m}, lingua protoslava {f}
Proto-Slavic {adj} (of or pertaining to Proto-Slavic language or people who spoke it) :: protoslavo {m}
protostar {n} /ˈpɹəʊtə(ʊ)stɑː/ (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}
protozoic {adj} (relating to the protozoa) :: protozoico
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, protrudere
protuberance {n} /pɹoʊˈtuːbəɹəns/ (Something that protrudes) :: protuberanza {f}
proud {adj} /pɹaʊd/ (gratified, feeling honoured, feeling satisfied) :: orgoglioso, fiero
proud {adj} (having a too high opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious) :: orgoglioso, fiero
proud {adj} :: orgoglioso, [1] fiero
proudly {adv} /ˈpɹaʊdli/ (in a proud manner) :: fieramente
Proustian {adj} /ˈpɹusti.ən/ (reminiscent of Marcel Proust or his works) :: proustiano
prove {v} /pɹuːv/ (to demonstrate that something is true; to give proof for) :: dimostrare, provare
prove {v} :: provare , dimostrare , dimostrarsi , rivelarsi
Provençal {prop} /ˌpɹɒvɑːnˈsɑːl/ (language spoken in Provence) :: provenzale
Provence {prop} (region in France) :: Provenza {f}
provender {n} /ˈpɹɑːvəndɚ/ (food, especially for livestock) :: foraggio {m}, biada {f}, pastone {m}, viveri {m-p}, approvvigionamenti {m-p}
proverb {n} /ˈpɹɑːvɝːb/ (phrase expressing a basic truth) :: proverbio {m}
Proverbs {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Proverbi {m-p}
provide {v} /pɹəˈvaɪd/ (to give what is needed or desired) :: soddisfare
provide {v} (to furnish (with)) :: provvedere
provided {conj} /pɹəˈvaɪdɪd/ (only if) :: ammesso che, fermo restando che
providence {n} /ˈpɹɒvɪdəns/ (prudent care and management of resources; thriftiness) :: provvidenza {f}
providence {n} (careful guardianship exercised by a deity) :: provvidenza {f}
providence {n} (manifestation of divine care or direction) :: provvidenza {f}
providential {adj} /pɹɒvɪˈdɛnʃl̩/ (fortunate) :: provvidenziale
provider {n} (provider) :: fornitore {m}
province {n} /ˈpɹɑvɪns/ (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} (quality of being provincial) :: provincialismo
provisional {adj} /pɹəˈvɪʒənəl/ (temporary) :: provvisionale, provvisorio
provisionally {adv} (in a provisional way) :: provvisoriamente
provocation {n} /ˌpɹɑvəˈkeɪʃən/ (act of provoking) :: provocazione {f}
provocative {adj} /pɹəˈvɒk.ə.tɪv/ (tending to provoke strong negative feeling) :: procace, attraente
provost {n} /ˈpɹoʊvoʊst / (senior academic administrator) :: prevosto {m}, preposto {m}, proposto {m}
provost {n} (highest position in a monastery below an abbot) :: prevosto {m}, preposto {m}
provost {n} (military prison keeper) :: proposto {m}, aiutante {m}
prow {n} /pɹaʊ/ (fore part of a vessel; bow) :: prua {f}, prora {f}
prowess {n} /ˈpɹaʊɪs/ (skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity) :: prodezza {f}, destrezza {f}
prowess {n} (distinguished bravery or courage) :: prodezza
prowl {v} /pɹaʊl/ (To be on the lookout for some prey) :: aggirarsi
proximal phalange {n} (bone) :: falange prossimale {f}
proximately {adv} (approximately) SEE: approximately ::
proxy {n} /pɹɒk.si/ (agent or substitute authorized to act for another person) :: mandatario {m}
proxy {n} (authority to act for another, especially when written) :: delega {f}
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}
prude {n} /pɹuːd/ (A person who is or tries to be excessively proper) :: prude {m}
prudent {adj} /ˈpɹuːdənt/ (sagacious in adapting means to ends) :: prudente
prudent {adj} :: avveduto {m}, avveduta {f}
prudish {adj} (exaggeratedly proper) :: pudico
prune {n} (plum) SEE: plum ::
prune {n} /pɹuːn/ (dried plum) :: prugna secca {f}
prune {v} (trim a tree or shrub) :: potare, ridurre, sfoltire
prune {v} ((figuratively) cut down or shorten) :: accorciare, ridurre
Prussia {prop} /ˈpɹʌʃə/ (former German province) :: Prussia
prussic {adj} :: prussico
prussic acid {n} (hydrocyanic acid) :: acido prussico {m}
pry {v} /pɹaɪ/ (to look where one is not welcome; to be nosey) :: intrudere
pry {v} (to look closely and curiously at) :: sbirciare
pry {v} :: effrarre
psalm {n} /sɑm/ (sacred song) :: salmo {m}
psalm {n} (a hymn collected into one book of the Old Testament) :: salmo {m}
psalmody {n} /ˈsɑːl.mə.di/ :: salmodia {f}
Psalms {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Salmi
psalter {n} (The Book of Psalms) :: salterio {m}
psalterium {n} (omasum) SEE: omasum ::
psammomatous {adj} (of or pertaining to psammomas) :: psammomatoso
psammophyte {n} (any plant which thrives in sandy conditions) :: psammofita {f}
psephology {n} /siˈfɑl.ə.d͡ʒi/ (the predictive or statistical study of elections) :: psefologia {f}
pseudepigrapha {n} /ˌsuː.dəˈpɪ.ɡɹə.fə/ (writings falsely ascribed) :: pseudepigrafo {m}, pseudoepigrafo {m}
pseudo- {prefix} /ˈsuːdoʊ/ (not genuine) :: pseudo-
pseudo-anglicism {n} (word with an English appearance that is not current in English) :: pseudoanglicismo {m}
pseudocode {n} (description of a computer programming algorithm) :: pseudocodice {m}
pseudocrater {n} (volcanic landform) :: pseudocratere {f}
pseudoephedrine {n} /ˌsuːdoʊˈɛfɨdɹiːn]/ (sympathomimetic alkaloid) :: pseudoefedrina {f}
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
psittacism {n} (repetitive words) :: psittacismo {m}
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-
psychoanalyst {n} (practitioner) :: psicoanalista {m} {f}
psychoanalytic {adj} (of or relating to psychoanalysis) :: psicoanalitico
psychoanalytical {adj} (psychoanalytic) SEE: psychoanalytic ::
psychohistory {n} /sʌɪkəʊˈhɪstəɹi/ :: psicostoria {f}
psychokinesis {n} /ˌsaɪkoʊkɪˈnisɪs/ (movement inanimate objects by the use of psychic power) :: psicocinesi {f}, telecinesi
psychokinetic {adj} (of or relating to psychokinesis) :: psicocinetico
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
psychomotricity {n} (mental control of muscles) :: psicomotricità {f}
psychopath {n} /ˈsaɪkoʊˌpæθ/ (person with a personality disorder) :: psicopatico {m}, psicopatica {f}
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}
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}
psychotherapeutically {adv} (by means of, or with regard to psychotherapy) :: psicoterapeuticamente, psicoterapicamente
psychotic {adj} /ˌsaɪˈkɒtɪk/ (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 {adj} /ˈpjuːbɪk/ (of, or relating to the area of the body adjacent to the pubis) :: pubico
pubis {n} /ˈpju.bɪs/ (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} /ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən/ (act of publishing) :: pubblicazione {f}
publication {n} (an issue of printed or other matter) :: pubblicazione {f}, periodico {m}, rivista {f}
publication {n} :: [all senses] 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} (convict) SEE: convict ::
public servant {n} (civil servant) SEE: civil servant ::
public service announcement {n} (advertisement intended to serve the public interest) :: pubblicità pubblica {f}
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 issue something (usually printed work) for sale and distribution) :: pubblicare
publish {v} (to announce to the public) :: rendere noto, divulgare
publisher {n} /ˈpʌblɪʃɚ/ (One who publishes, especially books) :: editore {m}
publishing house {n} (company that produces books) :: casa editrice {f}, editore {m}
pucelle {n} /pʊˈsɛl/ (virgin) :: pulzella {f}
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} /ˈpʊd.ɪŋ/ :: budino {m}
pudding {n} (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} /ˈpjʊɹɪl/ :: puerile, infantile
Puerto Rican {n} /ˈpɔɹ.ɾəˌɹiː.kən/ (person from Puerto Rico) :: portoricano {m}, portoricana {f}
Puerto Rican {adj} (pertaining to Puerto Rico) :: portoricano, puertoricano
Puerto Rico {prop} /ˌpɔɹtəˈɹikoʊ/ (Caribbean Commonwealth) :: Porto Rico {m}
puff {v} (pant) SEE: pant ::
puff {n} (homosexual) SEE: poof ::
puff {n} /pʌf/ (sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth) :: sbuffo {m}
puff {n} (ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself) :: fiato {m}, respiro {m}
puff {n} (small quantity of gas or smoke in the air) :: soffio {m}, sbuffo {m}, refolo {m}
puff {n} (informal: act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe) :: boccata {f}
puff {n} (slang: cannabis) :: spinello {m}
puff {n} (type of cake) :: bombolone, bignè, pasta sfoglia {f}
puff {v} (to emit smoke, gas, etc., in puffs) :: uscire a sbuffi
puff {v} (to advertise) :: decantare, incensare
puffadder {n} (Britis arietans) :: vipera soffiante
puffer {n} (blowfish) SEE: blowfish ::
pufferfish {n} (blowfish) SEE: blowfish ::
pufferfish {n} (a delicacy popular in Japan) :: pesce palla {m}
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} /pʊl/ (transitive: apply force to (something) so it comes towards one) :: tirare
pull {v} (intransitive: apply force such that an object comes toward the person or thing applying the force) :: tirare
pullet {n} (spineless person) SEE: chicken ::
pullet {n} /ˈpʊlɪt/ (young hen) :: pollastra {f}
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
pullover {n} (sweater) :: maglione {m}, pullover {m}
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}
pulmonologist {n} (a physician who specializes in pulmonology) :: pneumologo {m}, pneumologa {f}
pulp {n} (soft, moist mass) :: polpa {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}
pulpit {n} /ˈpʊl.pɪt/ (raised platform in church) :: pulpito {m}
pulpy {adj} (having the characteristics of pulp, soft, squishy) :: polposo
pulsate {v} /ˈpʌl.seɪt/ (to expand and contract rhythmically; to throb or to beat) :: pulsare
pulse {n} /pʌls/ (regular beat caused by the heart) :: polso {m}, battito {m}
pulse oximeter {n} (device used to monitor oxygen) :: pulsiossimetro {m}
pulsometer {n} (vacuum pump or hydrotrope) :: pulsometro {m}
pulverizable {adj} (able to be pulverized) :: polverizzabile
pulverization {n} (act of pulverizing) :: polverizzazione {f}
pulverulent {adj} /pʌlˈvɛɹjələnt/ (consisting of, covered with, or disintegrating into a fine powder) :: polverulento
puma {n} (Puma concolor) SEE: cougar ::
pumice {n} /ˈpʌmɪs/ (pumice) :: pomice
pump {n} (trainer or sneaker) SEE: trainer ::
pump {n} /pʌmp/ (device for moving liquid or gas) :: pompa {f}
pump {v} (transitive: to 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} /ˈpʌmpkɪn/ (plant) :: zucca {f}
pumpkin {n} (fruit of this plant) :: zucca {f}
pumpkin pie {n} (pie made from the flesh of pumpkins) :: torta di zucca {f}
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 strike something or someone with one's fist) :: dare un pugno
punch {n} (device for creating holes in thin material) :: perforatrice {f}, punzonatrice {f}, perforatore {m}, bucatrice {f}
punch {v} (to herd cattle) SEE: herd ::
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}
punch line {n} (final part of a joke) :: culmine, battuta finale, battuta conclusiva
punctual {adj} /ˈpʌŋktʃuəl/ (prompt) :: puntuale {m} {f}
punctuality {n} (state of being punctual) :: puntualità {f}
punctually {adv} (in a punctual manner) :: puntualmente
punctuate {v} /ˈpʌŋkʃuːeɪt]/ (add punctuation to) :: interpungere
punctuate {v} :: interpungere
punctuate {v} (emphasize, stress) SEE: emphasize ::
punctuation {n} /pʌŋk.tʃuˈeɪ.ʃən/ (set of symbols) :: punteggiatura {f}
punctuation mark {n} (symbol to make the sense of what is written easier to determine) :: segno d'interpunzione {m}, segno di interpunzione {m}, segno di punteggiatura {m}
puncture {v} (puncture) SEE: pierce ::
puncture {n} /ˈpʌŋktʃɚ/ (hole, cut or tear) :: puntura
pundit {n} /ˈpʌn.dɪt/ (a self-professed expert) :: opinionista {m} {f}
pungency {n} /ˈpʌndʒənsi/ (foul odor) :: puzza {f}, fetore {m}
Punic {prop} (language of Carthage) :: punico {m}
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} /pʌnˈdʒɑːbi/ (language spoken in the Punjab region, in Northern India and Eastern Pakistan) :: punjabi {m}, panjabi {m}
punk {n} (prostitute) SEE: prostitute ::
punk {n} /pʌŋk/ (a juvenile delinquent, young petty criminal or trouble-maker) :: teppista {m}, teppistello {m}
punk {n} (a worthless person) :: impiastro {m}
punt {n} /pʌnt/ (narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole) :: barchino {m}
punt {n} /pʌnt/ (point in the game of faro) :: puntata {f}
punt {n} (bet or wager) :: puntata {f}, scommessa {f}
punt {n} (indentation in the base of a wine bottle) :: indentazione {f}
punt {v} (to gamble) :: puntare, scommettere
puny {adj} /pjuːni/ (of inferior size) :: gracile, sparuto
pupa {n} /ˈpjuːpə/ (insect) :: pupa {f}
pupil {n} /pjuːpəl/ (learner) :: allievo {m}, allieva {f}
pupil {n} (the hole in the middle of the iris of the eye) :: pupilla {f}
puppet {n} /ˈpʌpɪt/ (movable model of a person or animal) :: marionetta {f}, fantoccio {m}
puppet {n} (person or country controlled by another) :: marionetta {f}, fantoccio {m}, pedina {f}
puppet {n} (doll) SEE: doll ::
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} /pjɔɹ/ (free of flaws or imperfections) :: puro, mero {m}
pure {adj} (free of foreign material or pollutants) :: puro
pure {adj} (free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean) :: puro
puree {n} /ˈpjʊəɹeɪ/ (food that has been ground into a thick liquid) :: purè {m}, passata {f}
purgatory {n} (Purgatory) SEE: Purgatory ::
Purgatory {prop} (intermediate state after physical death) :: 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 free from sin, guilt, or the burden or responsibility of misdeeds) :: purgare
purge {v} (to void the bowels; to vomit) :: purgare
purge {v} (to clear of a charge, suspicion, or imputation) :: purgare
purificator {n} (napkin) :: purificatorio {m}, purificatoio {m}
purify {v} (cleanse something of impurities) :: purificare
Purim {prop} (Jewish festival) :: Purim {m}
purine {n} /ˈpjʊəɹiːn/ (organic heterocyclic base) :: purina {f}
purinic {adj} (pertaining to purine) :: purinico
purity {n} /ˈpjʊəɹɪti/ (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 of Cassius {n} (pigment) :: cassio
purple swamphen {n} (Porphyrio porphyrio) :: pollo sultano {m}
purplish {adj} (somewhat purple in colour/color) :: violastro, violaceo
purpose {n} /ˈpɝpəs/ (target) :: proposito {m}
purpose {n} (intention) :: intenzione
purpose {n} (subject of discourse) :: argomento {m}, soggetto {m}
purpose {n} (reason for doing something) :: proposito {m}
purposefully {adv} (on purpose) SEE: on purpose ::
purposely {adv} (on purpose; intentionally) :: apposta
purpure {n} /pəˈpjʊə/ (purple colour on a coat of arms) :: porpora
purpure {adj} (in blazon, of the colour purple) :: porpora
purr {v} /pɜː(ɹ)/ (cat to make a vibrating sound in its throat) :: fare le fusa
purr {n} (vibrating sound made by a cat when contented) :: fusa {f-p}
purse {n} /pɝs/ (small bag for carrying money) :: portafoglio {m}, borsa {f}, borsellino {m}
purse {n} (small bag for carrying personal items) :: borsetta {f}
purse {n} (quantity of money) :: borsa {f}
pursuant {adj} /pəˈsjuː.ənt/ (in conformance to, or in agreement with) :: in conformità, in accordo
pursue {v} /pəˈsjuː/ (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} /pɝˈsuːt/ (act of pursuing) :: ricerca {f}, perseguimento {m}, caccia {f}
pursuit {n} (hobby or recreational activity) :: passatempo {m}
purveyor {n} (supplier) SEE: supplier ::
pus {n} /pʌs/ (fluid found in regions of infection) :: pus {m}
Pusan {prop} (Busan) SEE: Busan ::
push {v} /pʊʃ/ (transitive: apply a force to (an object) so that it moves away) :: spingere
push {v} (continually attempt to persuade (a person)) :: spingere, insistere
push {v} (continually attempt to promote (a point of view)) :: spingere
push {v} (promote (a product)) :: preclamizzare, promuovere, pubblicizzare
push {v} (intransitive: apply force to an object so that it moves away) :: spingere
pushiness {n} (the quality of being pushy) :: rampantismo {m}
pushing up daisies {adj} ((euphemism) dead) :: andare a babboriveggoli
pushover {n} (Someone who lets himself be picked or bullied on without defending or stand up for him/herself) :: merlo, pollo, smidollato, pappa molle, pappamolle, rammollito, fifone, codardo, cortigiano, mollusco, vigliacco, pusillanime, eunuco, debole {m}, mammoletta, coniglio
pushpin {n} (thumbtack) SEE: thumbtack ::
push scooter {n} (a child's foot-operated vehicle) SEE: scooter ::
pushup {n} (push-up) SEE: push-up ::
push-up {n} /ˈpʊʃˌʌp/ (exercise performed by resting on one's toes and hands and pushing one's weight off the floor) :: flessione {m}
pusillanimity {n} (being timid and cowardly) :: pusillanimità {f}, viltà {f}
Puss in Boots {prop} (fairy tale) :: Gatto con gli Stivali {m}
pussy {n} /ˈpʊsɪ/ (affectionate term for a girl or woman) :: gattina {f}, micetta {f}, gnocca {f}, fica {f}, bambola {f}, bimba {f}
pussy {n} (informal: affectionate term for a cat) :: micio {m}
pussy {n} (slang: female genitalia) :: fica {f}, figa {f}, mona {f}, passera {f}, patata {f}, topa {f}, fregna {f}, fessa {f}
pussy {n} (anything soft and furry) :: peloso {m}
pussy {n} (informal: coward) :: mammoletta {f}, femminuccia {f}, coniglio, pollo, mollusco, merlo, eunuco, ricchione, finocchio, frocio, pappamolle, rammollito, pusillanime, codardo, vigliacco, smidollato, fifone, debole, checca, pisciasotto, cacasotto, vile
pussy {adj} /ˈpʌsi/ (containing pus) :: purulento
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
put aside {v} (save money) :: mettere da parte
put aside {v} (ignore or intentionally disregard) :: mettere da parte
putative {adj} /ˈpju.tə.tɪv/ (commonly believed or deemed to be the case) :: putativo
put away {v} (to kill someone) SEE: kill ::
put away {v} (to send (someone) to prison) SEE: imprison ::
put back {v} (to return something to its original place) :: rimettere
put back {v} (to postpone an arranged event) :: rimandare
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 into practice {v} (make something a practical reality) :: mettere in pratica
put on {v} (to place upon) :: posare, mettere, indossare
put on {v} (to don clothing) :: vestire
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 sea {v} (to leave port) :: prendere il largo
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 ::
put to words {v} (verbally express) SEE: articulate ::
putty {n} /ˈpʌti/ (a form of cement) :: stucco {m}
put up with {v} (to put up with) SEE: bear ::
puzzle {n} (crossword puzzle) SEE: crossword ::
puzzle {n} /ˈpʌzəl/ (anything difficult to understand or make sense of) :: mistero {m}, rompicapo {m}
puzzle {n} (game for one person) :: rompicapo {m}
puzzle {n} (riddle) :: indovinello {m}
puzzle {v} (to perplex) :: rendere perplesso
puzzle {n} (jigsaw puzzle) SEE: jigsaw puzzle ::
puzzled {adj} /ˈpʌ.zl̩d/ (confused or perplexed) :: perplesso
pygidium {n} (The posteriormost portion of certain arthropods) :: pigidio {m}
pygmy chimpanzee {n} (alternative name for bonobo) :: scimpanzé pigmeo {m}
pylon {n} /ˈpaɪ.lɒn/ (a gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple) :: pilone {m}
pylon {n} (a tower like structure used to support high voltage electricity cables) :: traliccio {m}, pilone {m}
pylon {n} :: pilone {m}; pilone {m}
pylon {n} (obelisk) SEE: obelisk ::
pylon {n} (traffic cone) SEE: traffic cone ::
Pylos {prop} (town) :: Navarino
pyoderma {n} (infection of the skin) :: pioderma
pyometra {n} (pyometra) :: piometra {f}
pyramid {n} /ˈpɪɹəmɪd/ (ancient construction) :: piramide {f}
pyramid {n} (construction) :: piramide {f}
pyramid {n} (in geometry, a solid with triangular lateral faces and a polygonal base) :: piramide {f}
pyramid {n} (pyramid scheme) SEE: pyramid scheme ::
pyramidal number {n} (type of number) :: numero piramidale {m}
pyramidion {n} (miniature pyramid) :: piramidione {m}
pyramid scheme {n} (illicit money-making scheme) :: marketing piramidale, sistema piramidale
pyranose {n} (cyclic hemiacetal) :: piranosio {m}
pyrazinamide {n} (bacteriostatic drug) :: pirazinamide {f}
pyre {n} /ˈpaɪɚ/ (funeral pile) :: pira {f}, rogo
Pyrenean {adj} /ˌpɪɹəˈniːən/ (of or pertaining to the Pyrenees) :: pirenaico
Pyrenees {prop} (the mountain range separating Spain from France) :: Pirenei {p}
pyrheliometer {n} (measuring device) :: pireliometro {m}
pyrimidine {n} /paɪˈɹɪ.mɪˌdiːn/ (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} /ˈpaɪ.ɹaɪt/ (mineral iron disulfide) :: pirite {f}
pyro- {prefix} /paɪɹəʊ/ :: piro-
pyrocatechinic {adj} :: pirocatechinico
pyrochlore {n} (mineral) :: pirocloro {m}
pyroclast {n} (geology: solid matter ejected into the air by an active volcano) :: piroclasto {m}
pyroclastic {adj} (composed of volcanic rock fragments) :: piroclastico
pyroclastic flow {n} /ˈpʌɪ.ɹə.kla.stɪk fləʊ/ (pyroclastic flow) :: flusso piroclastico {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
pyrolytic {adj} (of, relating to, or produced by pyrolysis) :: pirolitico
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.ɹə.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} /ˈpɪɹɪk/ (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.əɹ.əs/ (Ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher) :: Pitagora
Pythagorean {n} /pɪˌθaɡəˈɹiːən/ (follower of Pythagoras) :: pitagorico {m}
Pythagorean {adj} (of or relating to Pythagoras or his philosophy) :: pitagorico {m}
Pythagorean theorem {prop} (mathematical theorem) :: teorema di Pitagora
Pythia {n} :: Pizia {f}
python {n} /ˈpaɪθɑːn/ (constricting snake) :: pitone {m}
Python {prop} /ˈpaɪθɑːn/ (Greek mythology) :: Python {m}
pyx {n} (nautical: box for compass) SEE: binnacle ::
pyx {n} /pɪks/ (container for consecrated bread) :: pisside {f}