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POD (podded, podding)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pod mean? 

POD (noun)
  The noun POD has 4 senses:

1. the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
2. a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
3. a group of aquatic mammals
4. a detachable container of fuel on an airplane

  Familiarity information: POD used as a noun is uncommon.


POD (verb)
  The verb POD has 2 senses:

1. take something out of its shell or pod
2. produce pods, of plants

  Familiarity information: POD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POD (noun)


Sense 1pod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

seedcase; pod; cod

Hypernyms ("pod" is a kind of...):

husk (outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pod"):

pea pod; peasecod (husk of a pea; edible in some garden peas)


Sense 2pod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

seedpod; pod

Hypernyms ("pod" is a kind of...):

fruit (the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pod"):

legume (the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case)

peanut (underground pod of the peanut vine)

screw bean (spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed)

okra (long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant)

cowage (pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey)

loment (pods constricted between seeds and breaking apart when ripe into one-seed segments)


Sense 3pod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of aquatic mammals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("pod" is a kind of...):

animal group (a group of animals)

Meronyms (members of "pod"):

blower; cetacean; cetacean mammal (large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals)

pinnatiped; pinniped; pinniped mammal (aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers)


Sense 4pod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A detachable container of fuel on an airplane

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fuel pod; pod

Hypernyms ("pod" is a kind of...):

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

Holonyms ("pod" is a part of...):

aeroplane; airplane; plane (an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets)


POD (verb)


Sense 1pod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take something out of its shell or pod

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

pod peas or beans

Hypernyms (to "pod" is one way to...):

shell (remove from its shell or outer covering)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2pod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce pods, of plants

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "pod" is one way to...):

acquire; develop; get; grow; produce (come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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