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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pod:


Pod is sometimes a misspelling of pond.

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Definition of the noun pod

What does pod mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pods

  1. the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of pod: cod / seedcase
    • more generic word: husk = outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
    • more specific terms: peasecod / pea pod = husk of a pea
  2. a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of pod: seedpod
    • more generic word: fruit = the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
      • loment = seedpods that are constricted between the seeds and that break apart when mature into single-seeded segments
  3. a group of aquatic mammals
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic term: animal group = a group of animals
    • members:
  4. a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of pod: fuel pod
    • more generic word: container = any object that can be used to hold things
    • part of: aeroplane / airplane / plane = an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

Alternative definition of the noun pod


  1. [botany] a seed case for legumes (e.g. peas, beans, peppers)
  2. a small vehicle, especially used in emergency situations
  3. A group of whales, dolphins, porpoises or hippopotami.

Specialised definition of the noun pod

Glossary of sports / luge

an aerodynamically shaped shell that hangs from the bridges. It serves as the athlete's seat

Definition of the verb pod

What does pod mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: podded, podding

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

Other definitions of pod

What does pod also mean?


  1. print on demand


  1. POD a.k.a. P.O.D.: Payable on Death is an American Christian alternative metal band formed in 1992. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels. They have released six major label studio albums along with two independent albums and have sold over 12 million records worldwide. Over the course of their career, the band has received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks and toured internationally. With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success; the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation", pushing it to go triple platinum.
  2. Pod is a musical group.
    • album: "Station"

There are other groups with in their name, like A:POD, Key Pod, Pod Budą, Saiko-Pod, Pod People, Svi Na Pod! and Vanilla Pod.


  1. Pod a.k.a. Kenny Larkin is an American techno producer from Detroit. He has been described by Allmusic as "massively influential" on American, British, and German techno.
  2. Pod a.k.a. Jon Podgorski was a member of the musical group Thompson Twins.


  1. "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.
  2. "POD" 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.
  3. "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.
  4. "POD" is a 2006 single by Tenacious D.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  5. "Pod" is a musical album of Andrew Lagowski.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  6. "POD" is a musical album of Sam Rosenthal.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  7. "Pod" is a composition.


  1. Pod a.k.a. Pod Clock is a fictional character from The Borrowers.
  2. Pod is a fictional character from the 2010 film Bangkok Knockout.
  3. Pod is a fictional character from the book The Enemy.
  4. Pod is a fictional character from the 2004 Thai romance film Citizen Dog.


Pod is a record label.


Pod a.k.a. Podor Airport is an airport serving Podor, a town in the Saint-Louis Region of Senegal. Podor is located on Morfil Island between the Sénégal River and Doué River.


  1. 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.
  2. Pod is 2001 JBF Awards nominated restaurant in Philadelphia.
  3. POD a.k.a. Peace One Day is a non-profit organisation whose objective is "to institutionalise the International Day of Peace, 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known.
  4. Pod a.k.a. Ponares Language is an human language.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Pod

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Google previewAdvanced UAV Aerodynamics, Flight Stability and Control (2017)

Novel Concepts, Theory and Applications by Pascual Marqu?s, Andrea Da Ronch

decomposition (POD) is a mathematical technique that is used in many applications, including data compression (Lawson 2007). An analogy can be made with the Taylor series or the Fourier transform, where the part of the infinite equation that does not add significantly to the data is neglected. In the case of fluid dynamics, the flow is decomposed into modes. The modes that make major changes to the flow are retained, and the rest are ignored. The principle behind POD is that any ...

Google previewPancreatic Cancer (2011)

A Patient and His Doctor Balance Hope and Truth by Michael J. Lippe, Dung T. Le

The pod is an endlessly interesting place. At each of the chairs or beds a scene is played out. Sometimes the person receiving chemo is alone, but more often there is a companion. The faces tell stories of care and hope. There are old couples...

The pod is a place that renders everyone equal. There are the poor and the well- to-do, sitting side by side. It makes no difference. We are all sick, all going through the same process, all equal. That first morning, we met two people who would ...

Google previewMems/Nems (2007)

(1) Handbook Techniques and Applications Design Methods, (2) Fabrication Techniques, (3) Manufacturing Methods, (4) Sensors and Actuators, (5) Medical Applications and MOEMS by Cornelius T. Leondes

The POD is a procedure for extracting a basis for modal decomposition from an ensemble of data obtained in the course of experiments or numerical simulations. This basis is a set of proper...

Google previewToxicology and Human Environments (2012)

by Ernest Hodgson

The POD is a location between the source and the POE where concentrations are measured and the data used to demonstrate that the concentrations at the POE are safe, that is, the risk to the receptor meets the acceptable standard.

Assuming the source of chemicals is the underlying contaminated groundwater, the POD is any location between the groundwater and the POE where concentrations can be measured to demonstrate that the concentration at the POE is acceptable.

Google previewFitness Professional's Handbook 7th Edition (2016)

by Howley, Edward T., Thompson, Dixie

The Bod Pod is a commercially available air displacement plethysmograph (see figure 8.3). In this method, body volume is estimated while the subject sits in a sealed chamber. During testing...

Google previewUbuntu 9.10 Packaging Guide (2009)

by Ubuntu Documentation Project

Using POD POD is a very simple but also elegant format for writing manual pages. It is much easier to learn than writing it directly in groff or using other alternatives like DocBook. 6.2.2. Basic template Below is a sample manpage template in 47 Packaging Guide. [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=foo Name[xx]=foo GenericName=Bar description Exec=kfoo Icon=kfoo Terminal= false Categories=Qt;KDE;Utility; build/myapp:: pod2man --section=1 --release=$( VERSION) --center ...

Google previewFossils in Earth Sciences (2008)


Introduction Cephalopoda (cephalon means head; pod means foot; the animal uses its head as foot to propel its body) is one of the major classes of the phylum Mollusca. Animals are exclusively marine represented today by Nautilus, Sepia, octopus, etc. Since long, the class assumed importance to palaeontologists. It found extensive use in classification and correlation of marine successions of Mesozoic era. Its genera and species have also been effectively used in studying and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

The pod of the lima bean is slightly curved, averaging about 3 inches in length. Within the pod reside two to four flat flat, oblong, and kidney-shaped seeds, which are what we ...

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Small photo of Mucuna pruriens DC. The purple flower is a bouquet of four to seven seed pods are covered. This pod will become a poisonous plant. When the skin is exposed to poisonous feathers.Small photo of Mucuna pruriens DC. The purple flower is a bouquet of four to seven seed pods are covered. This pod will become a poisonous plant. When the skin is exposed to poisonous feathers.Small photo of Mucuna pruriens DC. The purple flower is a bouquet of four to seven seed pods are covered. This pod will become a poisonous plant. When the skin is exposed to poisonous feathers.Small photo of Cacao Pod (Theobroma Cacao). Dominican red cocoa fruit pods in nature.Small photo of Grammatophyllum speciosum Orchid seed podSmall photo of Pod Challenge with detergentSmall photo of Pod Challenge with detergent More...

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Quotes about Pod


Seed to pod, pod to twig,
Twig to stem, stem to root
And root to earth must be grateful
For their existence. Do they?
To be ungrateful is a part of life.
08.08.2006 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of P3O1D2

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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