Definition of "pod" []

  • Botany A dehiscent fruit of a leguminous plant such as the pea. (noun)
  • Botany A dry, several-seeded, dehiscent fruit. Also called seedpod. (noun)
  • Zoology A protective covering that encases the eggs of some insects and fish. (noun)
  • A casing or housing forming part of a vehicle, as: (noun)
  • A streamlined external housing that encloses engines, machine guns, or fuel. (noun)
  • The fruit of any leguminous plant, consisting of a long two-valved case that contains seeds and splits along both sides when ripe (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The seedcase as distinct from the seeds (noun)
  • Any similar fruit (noun)
  • A streamlined structure attached by a pylon to an aircraft and used to house a jet engine (podded engine), fuel tank, armament, etc (noun)
  • An enclosed cabin suspended from a cable or a big wheel, for carrying passengers (noun)
  • To remove the pod or shell from (peas, beans, etc) (verb)
  • (of a plant) to produce pods (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pod" in a sentence
  • "The term "pod," used to connote a blank person, has become so much a part of everyday speech that even people who've never seen the movies or read Finney's novel know the gist of the nightmare he gave to America."
  • "Entering or exiting a pod is therefore rather like stepping on or off an escalator."
  • "If you put the right amount of coffee in (the pod is almost too full to close properly), it works."