n. (brit. Paedophile) person who displays paedophilia.
n. (also pekinese) (pl. Same) lap-dog of a short-legged breed with long hair and a snub nose. [from peking (beijing) in china]
adj. Hanging down; drooping and swinging. [latin pendulus from pendeo hang]
v. (-ting) 1 a find access into or through. B (usu. Foll. By with) imbue with; permeate.
- see into, find out, or discern.
- see through (darkness, fog, etc.).
- be absorbed by the mind.
- (as penetrating adj.) A having or suggesting sensitivity or insight. B (of a voice etc.) Easily heard through or above other sounds; piercing. penetrable adj. Penetrability n. Penetration n. Penetrative adj. [latin]
n. Friend communicated with by letter only.
n. Piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting far into a sea etc. peninsular adj. [latin paene almost, insula island]
adj. Having no money; destitute.
n. Wild plant with rounded leaves, growing esp. In marshy places.
n. Recipient of a pension, esp. The retirement pension. [french: related to *pension1]
n. Five-pointed star. [greek: see *penta-, *-gram]