pod Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “pod” in the English Dictionary

"pod" in British English

See all translations

podnoun [C]

uk   /pɒd/  us   /pɑːd/

pod noun [C] (PLANT)

a ​long, ​narrow, ​flatpart of some ​plants, such as ​beans and peas, that ​contains the ​seeds and usually has a ​thickskin: seed pods a ​pea/​vanilla pod

pod noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a ​long, ​narrowcontainer that is ​attached to an ​aircraft for ​carryingengines, ​weapons, ​extrafuel, etc.: an ​escape/​storage/​fuel pod a ​space pod a ​smallsimplebuilding, often ​rounded in ​shape: You can ​camp, or ​stay in a single-storey "eco pod" with a wood-burning ​stove.

pod noun [C] (WHALES/DOLPHINS)

a ​group of ​seamammals such as whales or dolphins

PODnoun [U]

abbreviation forprint on ​demand: a way of ​producingbooks or other ​documents in which ​copies are ​printed only after they have been ​ordered
(Definition of pod from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pod" in American English

See all translations

podnoun [C]

 us   /pɑd/
a ​longseedcontainer that ​grows on some ​plants: a ​pea/​bean pod
(Definition of pod from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"POD" in Business English

See all translations

PODnoun [U]

uk   us  
COMMERCE written abbreviation for payment on delivery
(Definition of POD from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pod”
in Korean (콩) 꼬투리…
in Arabic قَرْن…
in Malaysian lenggai…
in French cosse…
in Russian стручок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物的一部分, 莢, 莢果…
in Italian baccello…
in Turkish fasulye, tohum zarfı…
in Polish strąk, strączek…
in Spanish vaina…
in Vietnamese quả đậu…
in Portuguese vagem…
in Thai ฝักถั่ว…
in German die Hülse…
in Catalan beina…
in Japanese (マメなどの)さや…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物的一部分, 荚, 荚果…
in Indonesian polong…
What is the pronunciation of pod?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More