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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
pod
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a school/pod of whales (=a group of whales)
▪ A school of sperm whales was sighted.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
like two peas in a pod
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Fiers sits in the cockpit pod between the two engines.
▪ Slice the vanilla pod along one side.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Its foliage is pleasing and the seed pods are marvellous.
▪ Its rigid main stem needs no support, even when loaded with flowers and pods.
▪ Once it had been ejected into space, a pod assessed its surroundings.
▪ Pick pods as soon as they are the right size, anywhere from three to six inches long.
▪ Star anise is a dried pod containing anise seeds.
▪ The pod and chutes had disappeared as if they had never existed.
▪ Whales live with the same pod, or family, their entire lives.
▪ Within five minutes, the pod and its satellite had vanished among the stars.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pod

Pod \Pod\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Podded; p. pr. & vb. n. Podding.] To swell; to fill; also, to produce pods.

Pod

Pod \Pod\, n. [Probably akin to pudding, and perhaps the same word as pad a cushion; cf. also Dan. pude pillow, cushion, and also E. cod a husk, pod.]

  1. A bag; a pouch. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    --Tusser.

  2. (Bot.) A capsule of plant, especially a legume; a dry dehiscent fruit. See Illust. of Angiospermous.

  3. (Zo["o]l.) A considerable number of animals closely clustered together; -- said of seals.

    Pod auger, or pod bit, an auger or bit the channel of which is straight instead of twisted.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
pod

"seed of beans," 1680s, of uncertain origin; found earlier in podware "seed of legumes, seed grain" (mid-15c.), which had a parallel form codware "husked or seeded plants" (late 14c.), related to cod "husk of seeded plants," which was in Old English. In reference to pregnancy from 1890; in reference to a round belly from 1825. Meaning "detachable body of an aircraft" is from 1950. Pod people (1956) is from movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," based on novel by Jack Finney.

pod

"herd of whales or seals," 1827, American English, of unknown origin.

Wiktionary
pod

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context botany English) a seed case for legumes (e.g. peas, beans, peppers) 2 a small vehicle, especially used in emergency situations 3 (context obsolete UK dialect English) A bag; a pouch. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To bear or produce pods 2 (context transitive English) To remove peas from their case. 3 (context intransitive English) To swell or fill. Etymology 2

n. A group of whale, dolphin, seal, porpoise or hippopotamus.

WordNet
pod
  1. n. 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]

  5. [also: podding, podded]

pod
  1. v. take something out of its shell or pod; "pod peas or beans"

  2. produce pods, of plants

  3. [also: podding, podded]

Wikipedia
POD

Pod or POD may refer to:

Pod (The Breeders album)

Pod is the debut album by the American alternative rock band The Breeders, released on the independent record label 4AD in May 1990. Engineered by Steve Albini, Pod was recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Steve Albini has stated that it is the one album on which he felt he got both the best sound for a band, and the best performance from a band. It has been credited by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain as being one of the most influential albums of his life. According to Cobain, "it’s an epic that will never let you forget your ex-girlfriend."

Pod (Afro Celt Sound System album)

Pod, released May 4, 2004 by Real World Records, is essentially a remix album by Afro Celt Sound System of their first three albums, Volume 1: Sound Magic, Volume 2: Release, and Volume 3: Further in Time, done by members of the band and new artists as well, including some songs previously unavailable. It is also accompanied by a DVD of some music videos and some clips of their live tour.

POD (song)

"POD" (also known as "The Pick of Destiny") is a song by American rock band Tenacious D, featured on their 2006 second album The Pick of Destiny. Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass, the song was released as the lead single from the album on October 30, 2006 and reached number 57 on the American Billboard Pop 100 singles chart.

Pod (amp modeler)

Pod is a series of digital guitar amplifier modelers from Line 6. Pods are designed to digitally simulate amplifiers. Most Pods also include cabinet models, and all Pods include effects models. All Pod variants include headphone ports and recording ports, and can be used to feed a signal into an amp or directly into a PA system. Some variants include USB for direct recording interface with a computer.

Famous POD users include Dino Cazares of Fear Factory (who was one of the first professional users), Weezer, Meshuggah, Tosin Abasi of Reflux and Animals as Leaders, and Misha "Bulb" Mansoor of Periphery.

Pod (sculpture)

Pod is the name of a 2002 modern sculpture by American artist Pete Beeman, currently installed at Southwest 10th Avenue and West Burnside Street in downtown Portland, Oregon. The 30-foot sculpture, intended to represent the "infrastructure, energy, and vibrancy of Portland", is supported by its static tripod base with a 15-foot diameter. It is constructed from stainless steel, galvanized steel, bronze, titanium, lead and other materials. Pod was fabricated by Beeman and David Bermudez, and engineered by Beeman and Peterson Structural Engineers. It is considered interactive and kinetic, with a central, vertical pendulum that swings back and forth when pushed. The sculpture cost as much as $50,000 and was funded by the Portland Streetcar Project. Pod is part of the City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection courtesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Pod (film)

Pod is a 2015 American horror film written and directed by Mickey Keating. It stars Lauren Ashley Carter, Dean Cates, Brian Morvant, Larry Fessenden, and John Weselcouch. Carter and Cates play siblings who stage an intervention for their unstable brother, played by Morvant. As the situation spirals out of control, they begin to wonder if what they had dismissed as their brother's paranoid delusions may be true. Writing was influenced by The Twilight Zone and classic horror films of the 1970s, including the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which inspired the title. Shooting took place in Maine in winter 2014. It premiered at South by Southwest on March 16, 2015, and was released theatrically on August 28, 2015. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 67% approval rating based on six reviews.

Usage examples of "pod".

She tried to ignore the dizzying perspective plucking at her peripheral vision over the low sides of the pod and concentrated instead on the stress and acceleration vectors graphically represented on her screen.

He was indefatigable when it came to crushing bitter almond seeds in the screw press or mashing musk pods or mincing dollops of grey, greasy ambergris with a chopping knife or grating violet roots and digesting the shavings in the finest alcohol.

Vanessa unpacks the picnic basket while I run around trying to find intact baobab pods so that we can crack open their hairy shells and suck the sour white powder off the seeds.

Anoshi was climbing in, followed by Bap, who turned to reseal the pod entrance behind him.

The native considered it prudent to find out what changes this new factor would introduce before he engaged in the risks of killing Bogey and capturing the pod.

Their assault pods, each designed to carry a single Bolo or a full battalion of infantry, plus vehicles, through planetary defenses for opposed landings, had powerful normal-space drives and battle screen heavier than most heavy cruisers, but were completely incapable of independent FTL flight.

Rather and Booce were moving things inside: two smoked turkeys, a huge amount of foliage, water pods.

As soon as everybody was bubbled up, Alexei stepped over to one of the sidewalls of the cargo pod.

At the top of this curlicue stalk is a pod of a hundred or so bulbils, each one keen on sprouting into a new garlic plant when the top-heavy flower stalk falls over.

On opening a cacao pod, it is seen to be full of beans surrounded by a fruity pulp, and whilst the pulp is very pleasant to taste, the beans themselves are uninviting, so that doubtless the beans were always thrown away until .

Mud pies decorated with caragana pods, the broken crockery and rusty spoons they had collected, the wooden boxes wedged between the tree trunks for cupboards.

Amongst the soft green pods of a kind of poplar chafers buzzed, and numbers of their little brown bodies were strewn on the path.

The black mucky soil sprouted string beans in pale green clusters their pods felt sticky and furry to Prospero as he bent down to look at them the delicate ferny tops of carrots, big clumpish cabbages, and tomato vines on leaning crutches.

The ship started out as an Iranian knock-off of a Shenzhou-B capsule, with a Chinese-type 921 space-station module tacked onto its tail: but the clunky, nineteen-sixties lookalike a glittering aluminum dragonfly mating with a Coke can has a weirdly contoured M2P2 pod strapped to its nose.

It is a Cruciferous plant, made familiar by the diminutive pouches, or flattened pods at the end of its branching stems.