pa's

pa

[pah, paw]
noun Informal.

Origin:
short for papa

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pa1 (pɑː)
 
n
an informal word for father

pa or pah2 (pɑː)
 
n
1.  a Māori village or settlement
2.  history a Māori defensive position and settlement on a hilltop
3.  go back to the pa to abandon city life in favour of rural life
 
[Māori]
 
pah or pah2
 
n
 
[Māori]

pa3
 
the internet domain name for
Panama

Pa
 
the chemical symbol for
1.  protactinium
 
symbol for
2.  pascal

PA
 
abbreviation for
1.  Pennsylvania
2.  personal appearance
3.  personal assistant
4.  military Post Adjutant
5.  power of attorney
6.  press agent
7.  Press Association
8.  banking private account
9.  public-address system
10.  publicity agent
11.  Publishers Association
12.  purchasing agent
13.  insurance particular average
14.  (in New Zealand) probationary assistant
15.  Panama (international car registration)

PA's
 
pl n
mountaineering a type of rock boot
 
[C20: named after Pierre Allain, French climber]

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pa
1811, colloquial shortening of papa (q.v.).
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Medical Dictionary

Pa
The symbol for the element protactinium.

PA or P.A.
abbr.
physician's assistant

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Science Dictionary
Pa  
  1. Abbreviation of pascal

  2. The symbol for protactinium.


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Abbreviations & Acronyms
pa
  1. pulmonary artery

  2. Punjabi

Pa
  1. pascal

  2. protactinium

PA
  1. Palestinian Authority

  2. Panama (international vehicle ID)

  3. Pennsylvania

  4. physician's assistant

  5. plate appearances (baseball)

  6. power of attorney

  7. press agent

  8. professional association

  9. prosecuting attorney

  10. public-address system

  11. public affairs

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