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Meaning of POD

Pronunciation:  pâd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
  2. [n]  a group of aquatic mammals
  3. [n]  a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
  4. [n]  the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
  5. [v]  produce pods, of plants
  6. [v]  take something out of its shell or pod, such as peas or beans

POD is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: cod, fuel pod, seedcase, seedpod
 See Also: acquire, aeroplane, airplane, animal group, blower, cetacean, cetacean mammal, container, cowage, develop, fruit, get, grow, husk, legume, loment, okra, pea pod, peanut, peasecod, pinnatiped, pinniped, pinniped mammal, plane, produce, screw bean, shell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \-pod\ [See {Foot}.]
    A combining form or suffix from Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot; as,
    decapod, an animal having ten feet; phyllopod, an animal
    having leaflike feet; myriapod, hexapod.
  2. \Pod\, n. [Probably akin to pudding, and perhaps the same
    word as pad a cushion; cf. also Dan. pude pillow, cushion,
    and also E. cod a husk, pod.]
    1. A bag; a pouch. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Tusser.
    2. (Bot.) A capsule of plant, especially a legume; a dry
       dehiscent fruit. See Illust. of {Angiospermous}.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) A considerable number of animals closely
       clustered together; -- said of seals.
    {Pod auger}, or {pod bit}, an auger or bit the channel of
       which is straight instead of twisted.
  3. \Pod\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Podded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To swell; to fill; also, to produce pods.
Computing Dictionary

Not to be confused with p.o.d..

1. (Allegedly from abbreviation POD for "Prince Of Darkness") A diablo 630 (or, latterly, any letter-quality impact printer). From the dec-10 podtype program used to feed formatted text to it.

2. plain old documentation.

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Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A leguminous fruit.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: army, bark, bay window, boll, bran, bunch, burr, capsule, case, chaff, cod, colony, corn shuck, cornhusk, corporation, drift, drive, drove, flock, follicle, gam, gang, herd, host, hull, husk, jacket, kennel, legume, legumen, litter, pack, palea, paunch, pease cod, peel, pericarp, pot, pride, rind, school, seed pod, seed vessel, seedbox, seedcase, shell, shoal, shuck, silique, skin, skulk, sloth, slough, trip, troop