3. An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.
Exact reformation is not perfected at the first push.Milton.
When it comes to the push, 'tis no more than talk.L' Estrange.
4. The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.
Syn. See Thrust.
(Push"er) n. One who, or that which, pushes.
(Push"ing), a. Pressing forward in business; enterprising; driving; energetic; also, forward; officious,
intrusive. Push"ing*ly, adv.
(Push"pin`) n. A child's game played with pins. L. Estrange.
(Pu"sil) a. [L. pusillus very little.] Very small; little; petty. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Pu`sil*la*nim"i*ty) n. [L. pusillanimitas: cf. F. pusillanimité.] The quality of being pusillanimous; weakness
of spirit; cowardliness.
The badge of pusillanimity and cowardice.Shak.
It is obvious to distinguished between an act of . . . pusillanimity and an act of great modesty or humility.South.
Syn. Cowardliness; cowardice; fear; timidity.
(Pu`sil*lan"i*mous) a. [L. pusillanimis; pusillus very little (dim. of pusus a little boy; cf.
puer a boy, E. puerile) + animus the mind: cf. F. pusillanime. See Animosity.]
1. Destitute of a manly or courageous strength and firmness of mind; of weak spirit; mean- spirited; spiritless; cowardly;
said of persons, as, a pusillanimous prince.
2. Evincing, or characterized by, weakness of mind, and want of courage; feeble; as, pusillanimous counsels.
"A low and pusillanimous spirit." Burke.
Syn. Cowardly; dastardly; mean-spirited; fainthearted; timid; weak; feeble.
(Pu`sil*lan"i*mous*ly) adv. With pusillanimity.
(Pus"ley) n. (Bot.) Purslane. [Colloq. U. S]
(Puss) n. [Cf. D. poes, Ir. & Gael. pus.]
1. A cat; - - a fondling appellation.
2. A hare; so called by sportsmen.
Puss in the corner, a game in which all the players but one occupy corners of a room, or certain goals
in the open air, and exchange places, the one without a corner endeavoring to get a corner while it is
vacant, leaving some other without one. Puss moth (Zoöl.), any one of several species of stout
bombycid moths belonging to Cerura, Harpyia, and allied genera, esp. Harpyia vinuli, of Europe. The
larvæ are humpbacked, and have two caudal appendages.