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Dictionary Definition

pod

Noun

1 the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves) [syn: cod, seedcase]
2 a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant [syn: seedpod]
3 a group of aquatic mammals
4 a detachable container of fuel on an airplane [syn: fuel pod]

Verb

1 take something out of its shell or pod; "pod peas or beans"
2 produce pods, of plants [also: podding, podded]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /'pɒd/
    Rhymes: -ɒd

Etymology 1

Noun

  1. a seed case for legumes (e.g. peas, beans, peppers)
  2. a small vehicle, especially used in emergency situations.
Derived terms
Translations
seed case
small vehicle

Verb

  1. To remove peas from their case.
Translations
To remove peas from their case

Etymology 2

Noun

  1. A group of whales, dolphins, porpoises or hippopotami.
Synonyms
gam
Translations
group of whales

Bosnian

Preposition

  1. below
  2. under
  3. beneath

Croatian

Preposition

  1. below
  2. under
  3. beneath

Czech

Pronunciation

Preposition

  1. below

Polish

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: pot

Preposition

  1. below
  2. under
    pod ziemią — underground
  3. beneath

Romanian

Etymology

From a Slavic language

Serbian

Alternative spellings

Preposition

  1. below
  2. under
  3. beneath

Slovene

Noun

  1. floor (lower part of a room)

Extensive Definition

Pod

Pod may refer to:
  • The seed-case of a flowering plant
  • A small vehicle, especially used in emergency situations.
  • A method of propulsion for ships also known as an Azimuth thruster
  • A social group of cetaceans (whales, porpoises, dolphins, etc.)
  • A short user-created non-fiction video or documentary aired by Current TV
  • Pod, Pod 2.0, FloorPOD and Podxt line of guitar amp modellers by Line6
  • Any cephalopod
  • Orthotube, a door-like security device seen in the BBC television series Spooks
  • iPod, an electronic device for music or video files designed by Apple Inc.
  • As a partial backronym constructed from the former, any portable device for digital media similar to the iPod.
  • Pod (Afro Celt Sound System album), a 2004 album
  • Pod (album), a rock album by The Breeders
  • The Pod, a 1991 album by Ween*EVA Pod, a fictional spacecraft used for extra-vehicular activity seen in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A fictional organic gaming console featured in the movie eXistenZ
  • The growth medium for the replacements in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Bone Thugs N Harmony

POD

POD may refer to:

Technology

Computers

Culture

Business

  • Payable on Death account or Totten trust, a bank account that will be paid out to a beneficiary or a mechanism of pension disbursement
  • Proof of delivery, an international commerce term for a signed document proving delivery
  • Print on demand (also "publishing on demand"), published works not produced until a copy is ordered

Other

pod in German: POD
pod in French: Pod
pod in Italian: POD
pod in Dutch: POD
pod in Japanese: POD
pod in Portuguese: Pod

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