from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Botany A dehiscent fruit of a leguminous plant such as the pea.
- n. Botany A dry, several-seeded, dehiscent fruit. Also called seedpod.
- n. Zoology A protective covering that encases the eggs of some insects and fish.
- n. A casing or housing forming part of a vehicle, as:
- n. A streamlined external housing that encloses engines, machine guns, or fuel.
- n. Aerospace A detachable compartment on a spacecraft for carrying personnel or instrumentation.
- n. Something resembling a pod, as in compactness.
- intransitive v. To bear or produce pods.
- intransitive v. To expand or swell like a pod.
- transitive v. To remove (seeds) from a pod.
- n. A school of marine mammals, such as seals, whales, or dolphins. See Synonyms at flock1.
- n. The lengthwise groove in certain boring tools such as augers.
- n. The socket for holding the bit in a boring tool.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a seed case for legumes (e.g. peas, beans, peppers)
- n. a small vehicle, especially used in emergency situations
- v. To bear or produce pods
- v. To remove peas from their case.
- v. To swell or fill.
- n. A group of whales, dolphins, porpoises or hippopotami.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bag; a pouch.
- n. A capsule of plant, especially a legume; a dry dehiscent fruit. See Illust. of Angiospermous.
- n. A considerable number of animals closely clustered together; -- said of seals.
- intransitive v. To swell; to fill; also, to produce pods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a more or less elongated cylindrical or flatfish seed-vessel, as of the pea, bean, catalpa, etc.; technically, a legume or silicle, but applied commonly to any dry dehiscent (mostly)sever-al-seeded pericarp, whether of one carpel (follicle, leg ume)or of several (capsule). See cuts under Arachis, balloon-vine, circumscissile, Crueiferæ, divi-divi, and Eriodendron.
- n. The straight channel or groove in the body of certain forms of augers and boring-bits.
- n. The pike when nearly full-grown.
- n. A school or shoal, as of fishes or whales; a group or number, as of seals or walruses.
- To swell and assume the appearance of a pod.
- To produce pods.
- To drive seals or walruses into a pod or bunch for the purpose of clubbing them.
- n. . The blade of a cricket-bat.
- To assemble in small bands: specifically applied to the pups, or young, of the fur-seal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. produce pods, of plants
- n. a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
- n. a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
- v. take something out of its shell or pod
- n. the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
- n. a group of aquatic mammals
The term "pod," used to connote a blank person, has become so much a part of everyday speech that even people who've never seen the movies or read Finney's novel know the gist of the nightmare he gave to America.
Entering or exiting a pod is therefore rather like stepping on or off an escalator.
If you put the right amount of coffee in (the pod is almost too full to close properly), it works.
At one end of the pod is always a kind of little hook; the unbroken pod was taken into the mouth with this little hook forward, between the teeth; and the eater, seizing the little hook between thumb and finger, drew it out of his mouth with the two little strings that were always attached to the hook.
Like a house of cards, the entire pod is fabricated from structural fibrous cement sheet, only held together by exposed galvanised steel braces.
Edamames are green soybeans, harvested while the pod is still soft and bright green.
CINNAMON CREAM FOR BAKED PEARSdouble cream 300mlground cinnamon ½ tspthe vanilla pod from the baked pears abovePut the cream into a small, nonstick saucepan.
Each pod is plugged into its own life supporting IV drip.
The only time I've used a bi-pod is with a walking varmint rifle.
Children have no real concept of danger or death at the age where Anakin pod racing goes.