\ ˈped How to pronounce ped (audio) \

Definition of ped

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: a natural soil aggregate
variants: or pedo- or paed- or paedo-

Definition of ped- (Entry 2 of 4)

: child pediatric : childhood paedogenesis


abbreviation or noun
\ ˌpē-ˌē-ˈdē How to pronounce PED (audio) \
plural PEDs

Definition of PED (Entry 3 of 4)

: performance-enhancing drug PEDs can turn a marginal player into a major leaguer, and transform a marginal major leaguer into an All-Star.— Dave DeLand … has never tested positive for using PEDs, but is under investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency …— Andre Williams
variants: or -pede

Definition of -ped (Entry 4 of 4)

: foot maxilliped

First Known Use of ped


1951, in the meaning defined above

Abbreviation or noun

2001, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ped


Greek pedon ground; akin to Latin ped-, pes foot — more at foot

Combining form

Greek paid-, paido-, from paid-, pais child, boy — more at few

Noun combining form

Latin ped-, pes

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“Ped.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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abbreviation or noun
\ ˌpē-ˌē-ˈdē How to pronounce PED (audio) \

Medical Definition of PED

: a performance enhancing drug : a substance (such as an anabolic steroid or human growth hormone) that is used illicitly especially to improve athletic performance

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