\ ˈpä How to pronounce pa (audio) , ˈpȯ How to pronounce pa (audio) \

Definition of pa

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: father

Definition of Pa (Entry 2 of 5)

1 pascal
2 Pennsylvania

Pa

symbol

Definition of Pa (Entry 3 of 5)

protactinium
\ (ˌ)pē-ˈā How to pronounce PA (audio) \

Definition of PA (Entry 4 of 5)

Definition of PA (Entry 5 of 5)

1 Pennsylvania
2 chiefly British per annum
3 personal assistant
4 power amplifier
5 power of attorney
6 press agent
7 professional association
8 public address
9 purchasing agent

Synonyms for pa

Synonyms: Noun (1)

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Examples of pa in a Sentence

Noun (1) Pa, can I go out? I cherish my memories of the times that I went fishing with my pa.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That's okay though, because, as a kid, no amount of money could've stopped me from playing with my pa-la-la-la Polly. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, 18 Feb. 2020 There are dozens of variations, from haemul pa-jeon, a seafood scallion pancake, to kkaenip-jeon, perilla leaves stuffed with meat. NBC News, 25 Jan. 2020 Because there's a coalition of forces that are there that are putting pressure, the Iraqi partners were actually instrumental in taking down the caliphate. CBS News, 15 Jan. 2020 In this case the sum of pa and qb can take on values that range from 0 to 3.98 and at a = 1 and b = 1, the sum is 1.99. Quanta Magazine, 29 June 2018 Bama is the corporate behemoth out to destroy your college football ma-and-pa shops. Lorenzo Arguello, SI.com, 31 Oct. 2017 Square takes a predictable cut of every transaction its ma-and-pa merchant customers make. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pa

Noun (1)

circa 1629, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pa

Noun (1)

short for papa

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“Pa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pa. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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pa

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pa

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person's father

PA

noun

English Language Learners Definition of PA (Entry 4 of 2)

: a machine with a microphone and speakers used for making announcements in a public place

pa

noun
\ ˈpä How to pronounce pa (audio) , ˈpȯ \

Kids Definition of pa

Pa., PA

abbreviation

Kids Definition of Pa.

Pennsylvania

Pa

symbol

Medical Definition of Pa

 (Entry 1 of 3)

protactinium

PA

noun
\ ˌpē-ˈā How to pronounce PA (audio) \

Medical Definition of PA (Entry 2 of 3)

PA

abbreviation

Medical Definition of PA (Entry 3 of 3)

pernicious anemia

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