PA

Pennsylvania, Keystone State, PA, Pa.

(noun) a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies

dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop

(noun) an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

pascal, Pa

(noun) a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter

protactinium, protoactinium, Pa, atomic number

(noun) a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

pa (plural pas)

(colloquial) Father, papa.

(colloquial) Grandpa, grandfather.

Usage notes

• Often capitalized when used to refer to a specific person; see Pa.

Hey, Pa, I'd like you to meet my friend Jamie.

Synonyms

• (father): da (Irish) , dad, daddy, papa, pater

• (grandfather): grandpa, grandpappy

Etymology 2

Noun

pa (plural pas)

a fortified Maori settlement of pre-European and early European times

an unfortified Maori village or settlement; a kainga

Anagrams

• A&P, AP, Ap, ap, ap.

Proper noun

PA

Pennsylvania, a state of the United States of America

Papua, a province of Indonesia

Pará, a state of Brazil

Palestinian Authority

Proto-Algonquian (sometimes abbreviated PAn to distinguish it from Proto-Algic, but usually just abbreviated PA with Proto-Algic being abbreviated PAc)

Proto-Algic (sometimes abbreviated PAc to distinguish it from Proto-Algonquian)

Proto-Athapaskan

Noun

PA (countable and uncountable, plural PAs)

Initialism of public address system (“public address”).

Initialism of personal assistant.

Initialism of personal appearance. (when a celebrity visits a public event)

Power amplifier.

Initialism of Prince Albert. (type of piercing)

Public accountant.

(legal) Public Act.

Initialism of physician assistant.

(organic compound) Initialism of polyamide.

(chemistry) Initialism of pyrrolizidine alkaloid.

Initialism of Peano arithmetic.

(anatomy) Initialism of pulmonary artery.

Adjective

PA (not comparable)

(medicine) Initialism of posteroanterior.

Phrase

PA

Initialism of per annum.

Anagrams

• A&P, AP, Ap, ap, ap.

Noun

Pa (uncountable)

(informal, in direct address) Father, dad, papa.

A short form of grandpa; grandfather.

Usage notes

• Often capitalized when used to refer to a specific person.

Hey, Pa, I'd like you to meet my friend Jamie.

Synonyms

• (father): da (Irish), dad, daddy, papa, pater

• (grandfather): grandpa, grandpappy

Anagrams

• A&P, AP, Ap, ap, ap.

Source: Wiktionary



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