Definitions for podpɒd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

podpɒd(n.; v.)pod•ded, pod•ding.

  1. (n.)an elongated seed vessel that splits easily along the sides at maturity, as that of the pea or bean.

    Category: Botany

  2. an insect egg case.

    Category: Entomology

  3. a streamlined enclosure, housing, or detachable container, esp. on an aircraft or other vehicle.

  4. (v.i.)to produce pods.

    Category: Botany

  5. to swell out like a pod.

Origin of pod:

1680–90; appar. back formation from podder,podware, alter. of codware bagged vegetables =cod husk, bag (cf. OE codd bag and ON koddi pillow, scrotum) +-ware crops, vegetables



  1. a small herd or school, esp. of seals or whales.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of pod:

1825–35, Amer.; perh. identical with pod1


  1. the straight groove or channel in the body of certain augers or bits.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of pod:

1565–75; orig. uncert.; perh. continuing OE pād covering, cloak, the socket being thought of as something that conceals (though the phonology is irregular)


  1. a combining form meaning “one having a foot” of the kind or number specified by the initial element; often corresponding to New Latin class names ending in -poda , with -pod used in English to name a single member of such a class: cephalopod.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: Compare -ped. 3

Origin of -pod:

< NL < Gk -pod-, s. of -pous, adj. der. of poúsfoot


  1. port of debarkation.


  1. pay on delivery.

  2. Post Office Department.

    Category: Philately

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pod, cod, seedcase(noun)

    the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)

  2. pod, seedpod(noun)

    a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant

  3. pod(noun)

    a group of aquatic mammals

  4. pod, fuel pod(verb)

    a detachable container of fuel on an airplane

  5. pod(verb)

    take something out of its shell or pod

    "pod peas or beans"

  6. pod(verb)

    produce pods, of plants

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pod(noun)ɒd

    the part of a plant that contains a seed

    peas in a pod


  1. POd(Adjective)

    Annoyed, irritated, angry; depressed, fed up.

  2. Origin: From a special use of Etymology 1. See above.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pod(noun)

    a bag; a pouch

  2. Pod(noun)

    a capsule of plant, especially a legume; a dry dehiscent fruit. See Illust. of Angiospermous

  3. Pod(noun)

    a considerable number of animals closely clustered together; -- said of seals

  4. Pod(verb)

    to swell; to fill; also, to produce pods


  1. Pod

    Pod is the debut album by the American alternative rock band The Breeders, released on the independent record label 4AD in May 1990. Engineered by Steve Albini, Pod was recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland. Steve Albini has stated that it is the one album on which he felt he got both the best sound for a band, and the best performance from a band. It has been credited by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain as being one of the most influential albums of his life. According to Cobain, "it’s an epic that will never let you forget your ex-girlfriend."

Anagrams of pod

  1. dop , DOP

  2. DOP, dop

Translations for pod

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the long seed-case of the pea, bean etc.

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