(Ped"ant*ry) n. [Cf. F. pédanterie.] The act, character, or manners of a pedant; vain ostentation
of learning. "This pedantry of quotation." Cowley.
'T is a practice that savors much of pedantry.Sir T. Browne.
(Ped"ant*y) n. An assembly or clique of pedants. [Obs.] Milton.
(Pe*da"ri*an) n. [L. pedarius, fr. pedarius belonging to the foot, fr. pes, pedis, foot.] (Rom.
Antiq.) One of a class eligible to the office of senator, but not yet chosen, who could sit and speak in
the senate, but could not vote; so called because he might indicate his opinion by walking over to the
side of the party he favored when a vote was taken.
(Ped"a*ry) n.; pl. Pedaries [L. pedarius of the foot.] A sandal. [Obs.] Latimer.
(||Pe*da"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Pedate.] (Zoöl.) An order of holothurians, including those that have
ambulacral suckers, or feet, and an internal gill.
(Ped"ate) a. [L. pedatus, p. p. of pedare to furnish with feet, fr. pes, pedis, a foot.] (Bot.)
Palmate, with the lateral lobes cleft into two or more segments; said of a leaf. Ped"ate*ly, adv.
(Pe*dat"i*fid) a. [Pedate + root of L. findere to split.] [Colloq.] Cleft in a pedate manner, but
having the lobes distinctly connected at the base; said of a leaf.
(Ped"dle) v. i. [From Peddler.]
1. To travel about with wares for sale; to go from place to place, or from house to house, for the purpose
of retailing goods; as, to peddle without a license.
2. To do a small business; to be busy about trifles; to piddle.
(Ped"dle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Peddling ] To sell from place to place; to
retail by carrying around from customer to customer; to hawk; hence, to retail in very small quantities; as,
to peddle vegetables or tinware.
(Ped"dler) n. [OE. pedlere, pedlare, also peddare, peoddare, fr. OE. ped a basket, of unknown
origin.] One who peddles; a traveling trader; one who travels about, retailing small wares; a hawker. [Written
also pedlar and pedler.] "Some vagabond huckster or peddler." Hakluyt.
(Ped"dler*y) n. [Written also pedlary and pedlery.]
1. The trade, or the goods, of a peddler; hawking; small retail business, like that of a peddler.
2. Trifling; trickery. [Obs.] "Look . . . into these their deceitful peddleries." Milton.
1. Hawking; acting as a peddler.
2. Petty; insignificant. "The miserable remains of a peddling commerce." Burke.
(Ped"er*ast) n. [Gr. paiderasth`s; pai^s, paido`s, a boy + 'era^n to love: cf. F. pédéraste.] One
guilty of pederasty; a sodomite.
(Ped`er*as"tic) a. [Gr. paiderastiko`s.] Of or pertaining to pederasty.
(Ped"er*as`ty) n. [Gr. paiderasti`a: cf. F. pédérastie.] The crime against nature; sodomy.