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Old English sp English
Pad n A toad; also a frog. 2. starfish. 3. a hidden danger lurking.
Paddock n Small grass field or enclosure, usu. located near stable or home, earlier form was parrock 2. An enclosure as a stud farm. 3. In Australia and New Zealand, a field irrespective of size, enclosed by fencing. 4. assembly place for horses at a race track, awaiting and preparing for a race. 5. a store place for ore, esp. an open excavation, not very deep.
Pall n A cloth, usu. of purple, black or white velvet, spread over or upon the hearse, coffin or tomb. 2. fine or rich cloth (as a material) esp. as used for the robes of high-ranked person. 4. in OE. a purple cloth; purple. 5. a rich cloth spread over something, a canopy. 6. an altar cloth; a linen cloth in which the chalice is covered. 7. a cloth, cloth, a garment, a veatment. 8. a robe, cloak, a mantle put over a king or queen at coronation. 9. a woollen vestment worn by the pope. 10. something such as a cloud that produces an effect of gloom. 11. a feeling of disgust coming from satiety or insipidity.
Pall vb To become pale or dim. 2. to become fair; to faint, fail in strength or virtue. 3. to decay or waste away. 4. to become tasteless, vapid, insipid in appetite or interest. 4. of persons or organs: to lose relish or interest; to become satiated or cloyed with. 5. tomake faint or feeble, to enfeeble or weaken. 6. to render flat, stale or insipid. 7. to render the breath inoffensive or sweet.
Pall-bearer n One who carries the pall and attends the coffin at a funeral; a pallholder
Pallen pp Made of rich cloth; in or of purple.
Palm n Any tree or shrub of palmae family, monocotyledon, found in the tropics and known for their ornamental forms and uses to man. 2. Palm tree.
Pan n O.E. panne, earlier ponne (Mercian) "pan," from W.Gmc. *panna "pan" (cf. O.N. panna) shallow pan, dish, stewpan To go out of the (frying) pan into the fire. 2. a wide shallow vessel, usu. metallic or earthen, for domestic use, as in holding liquids or in cooking. 3. a vessel either open or closed, for boiling or evaporating. 4. a natural or articial depression in the earth for evaporating brine: a salt pan. 5. a circular metal dish with sides for gold finding. 6. the skull; the brainpan. 7. any natural depression in the earth containing watewr or mud.
Pan vb To wash gravel, soil etc to yield gold and other precious metals. 2. to yield good results; suceed. 3. to speak freely and at length, to expatiate. 4. to cook in a pan. 5. to criticise severely; judge performance to be unsuccessful or inadequate.
Panbone n The patella
Panhandle vb To beg; steal, purloin
Panhandler n Beggar, mendicant, free-loader.
Panning n The separation of gold from gravel or earth by washing in a pan. 2. severe criticism, harsh judgement.
Pan out phr To transpire, result or turn out.
Parrock n See "paddock"
Peacock n The male of a gallinaceous bird, a pavonine. NB: alernate spelling: "Pocock"
Peak n The name "Peak Arse" in OE. "Peas aers" and in Domesday Book: "Peachears" applied to "Peak's Cavern," has suggested a conjecture that Peas may have been a name for a demon,(later "Devils Arse") cognate with OE. "Puca or Puck. Other placenames such as Peasaes del Kemble, Paesedon, (now Pegdon) in Bedfordshire have naturally been associated with the word "peak", but the history of the latter maked any etymological connexion impossible.
Pear n Fleshy, juicy, very eatable fruit of the tree, "Pyrus communis"
Pearmonger n A fruit seller, esp. of pears
Pea-cod n The pod or legume of the pea-plant; a pea-pod.
Pease n Pea, peas
Pea-time n The last stages of anything, the end of one's life.
Pebble n Small roundish stone, a popelstan. 2. transparent and colourless rock-crystal.
Pebble-ware n A kind of wedgewood in which clays of different colours are include in the paste during manufacture.
Pen n A small enclosure for domestic animals and livestock, as cows, sheep, swine or poultry. 2. a fold, sty, coup. 3. a number of animals sufficient to fill a pen; also animals contained within the pen in a collection. 4. a division within a pen, sty, etc. 5. a river or canal; weir or dam.
Penfold n An enclosure penning sheep or cattle; a small fence-area for stray animals and livestock
Penny n A coin used in the UK. and Commonwealth countries. 2. money in general
Penny n Used in combining form: twopenny, halfpenny, etc. 2. Costing a specified number of) pennies nails; formerly designating the cost of nails per hundred; but afterwards denoting their length.
Penny-dreadful n A cheap book or magazine containing popular, usually sensational fiction.
Penny-farthing n also penny farthing, "ineffective," from penny + farthing, the two together making but a small sum. 2. a kind of bicycle with a small wheel in back and a big one in front (so called from the notion of different size coins).
Penny-father n A person who is extremely careful with their money: a skinflint, miser, scrooge
Penny-rot n Name for the Marsh Pennywort, from its round leaves and supposed property of causing rot in sheep.
Penny-wise adj Unduly economical, but not always wisely, in small matters; usually in the phrase: "Penny wise and pound foolish."
Pennywort n Several species of the Hydrocotyle: the parsley family. 2. Cotyledon Umbilicus
Penny-worth adj As much as can be bought for a penny. 2. a small amount, a trifle
Pepper n Any plant of the genus "Capiscum". 2. powder made from small berries of certain plants, used to give a spicy, hot taste to food. 3. spiciness, pungency, raciness.
Pepper vb To sprinkle or season with pepper. 2. to shower with missiles; spatter, pelt.
Pepper & Salt phr Cloth made of light and dark wool or material mixed. 2. black hair with a intermingle of grey and or white. 3. a finely speckled greyish look
Pepper-corn n A berry of the pepper plant. 2. anything trifling or unimportant
Pepper-pot n A earthenware or metal pot or container for pepper; a pepperbox.
Pepper-quern n Handmill for grounding pepper.
Pepper-root n Any plant of the pepper family. Lepidium latifoloia, Diphyilia dentaria
Pepperwort n Lepidium latifolia.
Pick n The act of picking. 2. picking of a quarrel. 3. act of choosing or selecting, a selection 4. quantity or potion; usually the best of any crop, batch, team, group. 5. dialect name for the bar-tailed Godwit. 6. an emetic
Pick n A double-headed, pointed metal tool, mounted on a solid wooden handle, as a pick-axe, used for breaking ground. 2. Any of various implenements for picking, as an ice-pick, or a pick-lock. 3. instrument with a pointed iron head at right angles to a wooden hand-part, for getting hard earth, stones, broken. 4. a small sharp-pointed instrument
Pick vb To throw or pitch, cast, thrust, push. 2. to pluck the strings of an instrument of music. 3. to find fault with, cavil, carp. 4. to single out for adverse criticism. 5.
Pick at phr To eat without appetite
Pick away phr To pull apart slowly and surely. 2. to steadily and determinedly do something
Pick-brain n One who carefully picks over the knowledge, know-how, ideas and thoughts of others, and uses that gained for his own advantage
Picker n A person who seeks quarrels and strife. 2. a woolcarder. 3. a quarry-man who uses a pick for igging. 3. a fisherman who uses a pick or a pike to spear eels. 4. a guitar, banjo or other stringed-instrument player. 5. a mattock.
Picker-upper n One who picks up things, as in wool in a woolshed. 2. a medication, drink, food which helps one to feel better.
Pick holes in phr To point out what is wrong with something or some action.
Pickings n Things obtained through stealth, stealing, theft, pilfering
Pick-me-up n a drink, a circumstance given one a brighter, more optimistic feeling. 2. anything serving to restore strength or vigour, or having a bracing effect.
Pick of phr The pick of: the best part of; the most succesful person or thing
Pick off phr To remove by picking. 2. to shoot with careful and deliberate aim.
Pick on phr To single out for unpleasant and unpleasant attention.
Pick one's way phr To go forward by careful thought and step to advance one's aim and progress.
Pick out phr To choose or select
Pick over phr To examine carefully; often one by one.
Pick-penny n One who greedily collects or steals money
Pickthank n One who curries favour, flatters. 2. a sycophant, tale-bearer, tell-tale. Nb: "Pickthanking: sycophancy
Pick-up n The act of picking up, a ball, goods, heavy weights; by motor vehicle, aeroplane. 2. the collection and transportatio of goods or poassengers. 3. recovery. 4. the reception of signals. 5. robbery or theft. 6. feeling or 'knowning' by sensory perception or traducion.
Pig n A hog or hog-like animal, especially when small or young. 2. the young of a swine, a young sow or boar. 3. a name for the young of a badger. 4. the animal or its flesh as an article of food: pork. 5. distinguished epithet to various species: bush-pig, wood-pig, sea-pig (porpoise). 6. applied contemptously to a person or another animal or thing; ie. "make a pig of oneself" or gluttonise. 7. a policeman (disparagingly)- slang. 8. a police informer (slang). 9. a long mass of iron etc. made by heating metal till liquid and putting into forms.
Pig-headed adj obstinate, stubborn, stupid,
Pig iron n An oblong mass of metal. 2. cast iron in pigs or ingots, as first reduced from ore.
Piggish adj Characteristic of a pig: piggishly, dirty, stubborn, selfish, mean, unclean, vile, unclean.
Piggy-back vb To carry another on your back. 2.
Pigskin n The skin of a pig. 2. football. 2. the skin of a hog used as a bottle. 4. a saddle
Pig-sty n Enclosure or pen for pigs. 2 a hovel, slum
Pig-swill n A horrible, disgusting meal
Pigweed n A name given to many plants used as animal fodder. 2. Pigwort
Pigwort n Pigweed. 2. Chenopactium, amaranths, purslane: "Portulacae oleracae
Pike n A tool consisting of a iron-bar and used as an digging tool. 2. a prehistoric instrument for breaking up rocks and soil. 3. a plectrum. 3. a playing card: diamonds. 4. an instrument for picking, as in an tooth-pick. 5. a hedgehog prickle or spike. 6. name of various pointed or pronged instruments for cutting or gathering or harvesting beans, peas and other similar crops.7. a pitchfork; hayfork; a fork-rake for collecting seaweed. 8. an eel-spear. 9. spear used for military person fighting on foot.
Pike n A narrow piece of land at the side of a field of irregular shape. 2. Sharp point or extremely tapering point, pointed tip of anything- such as a arrow, beak, spear, spike in the centre of a buckle. 3. a horn of a dilemma. 4. an anvil. 5. a pinnacle.
Pike-wise adj In peaked or cuneiformed formation.
Pilch n An outer garment made of skin dressed with the hair, in later use a leathern or coarse woollen outer garment. 2. a rug or pad laid over a saddle. 3. a napkin for an infant.
Pile n A dart, a shaft, arrow head of a heavy javelin of Romans. 2. a spike, nail, spine of prickly plant. 3. pointer of a sundial. 4. pointed blade of grass. 5. glume of hay. 6. pointed stake or post, made from a heavy beam of timber or a tree trunk. 3. a stake or post fixed in the ground. 7. a pile weir.
Pile-dwelling n a home, building built on piles.
Pill n A tidal creek on the coast or a pool in a creek or at the confluence of a tributary (Cornwall & Bristol). ???
Pill vb To plunder, spoil, extort, rob. 2. take by force, prey on, rape.
Pillow vb To take counsel is to take pillow; consult. 2. take a night to consider a matter of importance: sleep on it.
Pillow talk n Conversation, usu. of an intimate kind, held in bed.
Pillow-word n Pillow words are meaningless expressions which are prefixed to other words, merely for the sake of euphony. Almost every word of note has some "Pillow-word" or thatso to speak, rest it head on.
Pilt vb See pelt
Pin n Thin, pointed bit of wirewith a generally rounded head, used for keeping bits of cloth, papers etc. fixed together; thin rod of wood or metal used for joining purposes. 2. (slang) pins: legs. 3. point, peak, apex. 4.gramophone needle. 5. 6. a small cask or keg of one-half firkin, approx. 4 & 1/2 gallons. 5. a corn on the toe or foot. 6. pitch, degree, step.
Pin vb Get fixed on something, wall etc. by a pin
Pine vb To grow thin or weak with longing, grief. 2. to have great desire or longing for. 3. to grieve for
Pin down phr Make someone keep his word; or keep to the point in an argument or discussion.
Pinhead n The head of a pin. 2. any small object. 3. a person with a smallish head
Pining n State of weakness through longing for someone or something. 2. grieving, desiring, longing.
Pin-up n Pictures of "winsome young ladies in daring undress" in times past pinned up on the walls of dug-outs, office walls etc.
Pipe n A boatswain's whistle used to call his crew. 2. voice esp. used in singing of birds; song or note of birds. 3. tubular vessels or canal. 3. channel of a small stream or burn: a pipe. 4. an icicle. 5. a smoking (of tobacco) apparatus.
Pipe vb To lay down pipes, above or underground, to supply or convey water, gas, oil; to draw through pipes. 2. to play a tune upon a pipe; blow on or play on a pipe. 3. to whistle, as the wind, a bird etc. 4. to sing or whistle as a bird. 5. to entice or decoy a bird, animal. 6. to pipe one's eyes: shed tears, weep. 7. to breath hard, from exertion or exhaustion. 8. to utter in a shrill and weak voice. 9. to utter in a loud clear voice as a song bird, a singer.
Pipe down phr A command to someone to be less vociferous or noisy.
Pipe in phr To bring in, welcome, introduce a person to a group to the sounds of the bagpipes.
Piper n A worker who lays pipes; a worker who makes pipes. 2. a plumber. 3. musician who plays pipes.
Pipes n The bagpipes, pibroches. 2. "To set up ones pipes" : to cry aloud
Pipestone n A hard red-clay or soft stone used by American's first-nation folk for smoking-pipe making.
Pipe-up phr Call out, have one's say. 2. to raise the voice, speak up in a powerful voice. 3. to increase in sound as the wind.
Pipewort n A plant comprising aquatic or marsh herbs allied to grasses, with a tubular membrane.
Pistle n From the Latin word: epistle: a communication in writing, letter, literary work, or a dedication in the form of a letter. 2. a spoken story or discourse. 3. a pistle-book
Pistle vb To write an epistle, assail in an epistle; satirize.
Pit n Shaft, hole, cavity, well in the ground. 2. Hole dug for the burial of a dead body; grave. 3. mass grave; a large hole dug for the burial of many bodies. 4. a enclosure in which animals, birds are set to fight; cockpit, bullpit. 5. hollow or cavity in any vessel.
Pitch n Tar, bitumen
Pitch vb To throw
Pitch-field n A battlefield
Pitch-hole n A hole into which something is thrown or pitched; an opening in a wall or barn, etc. through which something is pitched.
Pitchlong adj with a slope, steepling
Pitfall n a trap: a concealed pit in to which animals or men may fall and be captured.
Pith n Sponge like materials inside the stem of some plants. 2. most important, necessary part of something or someone. Concentrated force, vigour, substance hence the essential part, quintessence, gist. 4. the marrow of bones or the spinal cord.
Pith vb To kill by severing the spinal cord. 2. to remove the pith or essential part of someone or from something.
Pithily adj In the way that goes to the pith, essentially, in substance or essence. 2. With significance, substance, brevity, tersely, forcibly, essentially. 3. solid, substantial, esp. in speech or writing, condensed, forcibly terse
Pithiness n Full of meaning with brevity of expression; condensation and force of style, terseness, sententiousness.
Pithless adj Without force, vigour, substance
Pithsome adj Given to or full of terseness, brevity; substance, sturdiness, meaning; vigour or force.
Pithy adj Consisting of pith; like pith. 2. forcible, terse
Pitman n One who works in a pit, as in sawing, mining etc; the man who has charge of underground machinery. 2. a miner, collier.
Pitman's candle n A miners' candle
Plash n A shallow piece of standing water. 2. pool made by a flood or heavy rain. 3.marshy pool, puddle.
Plat n A falt blow, slap, smack.
Plat vb To strike. 2. to hurry, rush, to move noisily. 3. to crash, bounce, strike.
Play n Exercise in a brisk or free movement or action. 2. of living things: active bodily exercise, as in fencing, dancing, leaping, swimming. 3. rapid movement. 4. sport
Play v Give oneself amusement by running around, acting stories, etc. as children do. 2. to take part in sport, amusement with cards. 3. hit balls, play sport, do something playfully. 4. make music, sing, play musical instruments, dance.
Play-back n The reproduction of sound, pictures or both from disc, tape or film recording.
Play-down vb To treat as of little or unimportant, minimise
Play-off n To oppose one another. 2. to play another game to decide a tie.
Playfellow n An associate in games; a playmate
Playfere n Companion, comrade, friend, playmate.
Playful adj Full of play, ready for play. 2. not serious, acting or done in humour.
Playfulness n Something done with fulsomeness, merrily or jocose.
Playgoer n One who likes the Theatre and frequently goes.
Playground n A ground used for playing games; space set aside for sport and recreation. 2. an oval; sport's field, park
Playhouse n A theatre.
Plaything n Something for playing with. 2. a toy.
Play-up vb To misbehave, annoy,
Play-upon-words phr A pun. 2. words used with a double meaning.
Playwright n A writer of plays.
Plight n In OE: danger, risk, peril. 2. sin, offence, guilt, blame. 3. pledge, undertaking of risk.
Plight vb Give undertaking to be truth to one's pledge of faith, marriage, honesty. 2. "To plight oneself", " To plight one's word."
Plighting n Pledging, risking,
Plightless adj Blameless
Plight-ring n An engagement ring.
Plitch vb To pluck, pull. 2. to carp, criticise, pull apart
Plitching n Carping, criticising
Plough n An implement or apparatus (usu. drawn by horse, oxen or driven by mechanical power) for cutting through, turning over, or breaking up the soil. 2. any implement that works like a plow, a snow plough. 3, ploughed land
Plough vb To turn a field or pasture over using a plough. 2. go through something in a strong, but plodding manner or way. 3. to furrow or make ridges. 4. to plow through water or waves.
Plough-bote n In OE. Law: the wood or timber which the tenant had a right to cut for making and repairing ploughs and other agricultural implements.
Plough-swain n Ploughman
Plough under phr To put from sight by ploughing up and covering with soil. 2. obliberate
Plow n See Plough. 2. The group of seven stars commonly called "Charles's Wain" or the "Dipper" or the "Big Dipper" (Ursa Major
Pluck n Courage, strength of action in a crisis: not giving away to fear. 2. confidence and spirit in the face of danger 3. the heart, liver, windpipe, lungs of animal or man.
Pluck vb To pull off or out. 2. to take feathers off a bird; pull flowers off a plant. 3. to pull out hair, feathers, or remove the inners of a chicken, turkey or other cooking bird. 4. to cause a musical instrument to sound by pulling its strings, harp, guitar etc. 5. to give a sudden or tug.
Pluck up phr To call up or rouse one courage in the face of danger or crisis.
Plum n A smooth skinned edible stone fruit of various trees of the genus, Prunus
Pock n A pustule or small hollow in the skin in an eruptive disease, as in smallpox. 2. The Pox: slang term for syphilis and some other sexually transmitted diseases
Pockwood n Lignum Guaiacum, Lignum vitae a medication produced from the bark of these trees and used in the treatment of syphilis.
Pocky adj Full of or infected by the pox. 2. marked with pustules or pock-marks.
Pole n A long thin rod of wood; a long slender piece of metal or wood commonly tapering and more or less rounded. 2. In linear and surface measure, a perch , a rod: five and a half yards in distance. 3. a fishing-rod
Pole vb To push a boat, raft, with a pole. . to propel, push or strike with a pole.
Pool n A small stretch of water, naturally formed deep, quiet stretch of a river. 2. any small isolated body of liquid: water on a road, floor, a pool of blood etc. 3. a puddle
Poppy n Any plant of the genus Papaver
Poppywort n Papaveracae mecompis
Post n Upright piece of timber or other material used as a support, a point or attachment, etc as in a building. 2. a finishing post for horseracing.
Post vb To fasten posters or placards upon walls etc, to advertise by poster. 2. to announce by a poster: to post a reward. 3. to denounce by poster: a traitor, etc. 4. to publish a name of on a list. 5. to publish the name of a ship, aircraft as overdue or missing.
Pot n A rounded earthen, glass, metal or other type of material for cooking, culinary and other purposes. 2. a metal drinking vessel. 3. the amount of stakes wagered at pool or poker. 4. a large amount of money. 6. a deep pit. 7. a circular, wicker or wire basket-like trap (a fish-pot) for catching crustaceans, crayfish, lobsters etc. 8. vessel or container for holding plants. 9. a basket, tube or pot used in pairs, a pannier, to carry sand and manure. 10. a large sum of money in a bet held in a pot. 11. an important person.
Pot vb To put in a pot, sep. a plant
Pot-belly n A paunch, a protuberant stomach, a protruding gut.
Pot-boiler n Applied depreciatively to a work of literature or art executed for the purpose of "boiling the pot" or gaining a livelihood. 2. a writing or picture, or other work made to sell. 3. musical composition, play, film etc. 4. writer or artist who produces pot-boiler.
Pot-bound adj Of a plant growing in a flower pot when its roots fill the pot and there is no more room to expand.
Pote n A stick or rod for poking, thrusting, or stirring; a poker
Pote vb To thrush, push, poke with sticks. 2. thrust or push with the feet; to kick, said esp. of the horse. 3. to crimp fine linen with a poting-stick.
Pot-ears n The handles of a cup; cup-handles
Pote-stick n Stirring stick. 2. a crimping stick
Pot-fish n The whale cachalot or spermaceti.
Potful n Quantity of liquid that fills a pot
Pot-head n A fool, simpleton, drunkard, marijuana smoker.
Pot-head whale n The pilot whale
Pot-hole n A deep hole of more or less cylindrical shape; esp. one formed by the wearing away or rock by the rotation of stone, or a collection of gravel, in an eddy of running water or in the bed of a stream. 2. A pond formed a natural hollow in the ground in which water collects; a slough, a slew. 3. a depression or hollow forming a defect in the surface of a road or pathway.
Pot-house n A pottery, a building where pottery is made.
Pot-hunter n An opprobious appellation: a sycophant, a parasite. 2. one who enters any contest simply for the sake of winning. 3. one who obtains archeological and historical objects through illicit measures purely for profit and private ccollection.
Pot-licker n A dog, a dish-licker
Pot-mate n A drinking companion.
Potsherd n A broken earthenware pot, a broken piece of earthenware
Pot-shot n A random blow or punch. 2. a criticism, or verbal attack, often opportunistic or random
Pot-shotten adj Drunk, intoxicated, inebriated, shickered.
Pot-sick adj Drunk, inebriated, intoxicated, hung-over
Potstone n A granular variety of steatite or soapstone
Potted adj Of meat and fish etc. preserved in a closed pot or other vessel. 2. canned, contained in a can. 3. of literature or historical account, put in a short, condensed, easily assimilated form, abridged, summarised. 4. drunk, intoxicated, under the influence of drugs, esp. marijuana.
Potter n A maker of pottery
Potter vb To make pottery and ceramic objects. 2. to poke again and again, to make a succession of slight thrusts. 3. to occupy oneself in a trifling ineffectual way; esp. when one has no business to tamper. 3. to trifle away unsystematically, walk slowly, idly, dawdle, loiter, saunter.
Potty adj Intoxicated, silly, stupid, feeble, insignificant.
Potwort n Plants, esp. those of the herb family grown in pots.
Pough n A bag. 2. a swelling of the skin. 3. of a garment: to hang loose, hang out, not tucked in; The pough something hanging out, esp. a garment.
Pound n A measure of weight:16 ounces avoirdupois. 2. basic unit of currency in Great Britian and Northern Ireland. 3. the act of pounding: delevering heavy blows. 4. a drumming noise. 5. a public enclosure for unlicensed dogs and wandering livestock. 6. a level stretch in a canal between locks.
Pound vb To hit hard with the hand, fist or some heavy instrument. 2. to strike or drive against with a heavy impact. 3. to move heavily or clumsily. 4. more rythmically or thump along. 5. to shut up or confine in any enclosure or any bounds of limits; impound. 6. to crush and brek down by beating. 7. to make a jarring noise.
Pound-house n A building in which pounding or crushing of material is done, eg. a cider mill.
Pout n Name applied to several kinds of fish, such as the eel-pout, horn-pout.
Pratt n In OE: guile, trickery. 2. Fraud, prank, frolic. 3. cunningness, astuteness.
Pretty n In OE. trick, wile, craftiness, cunning; in the C15th clever, skilful, ingeniously made or cleverly done, artful 2. of things, fine, pleasant, nice, proper (sometimes condescendingly used), but also as general epithet: nice, pleasant, agreeable, fine,swell. 3. Ironically used, fine, wonderful, special: "to come to a pretty position." 4. In golf: the Fairway as opposed to the Rough. 5. a considerable sum or measure or an approximate, as in "pretty nearly", "pretty good", "a pretty penny." 6. having beauty without majesty or stature, pleasing, comely, homely, but aesthetically pleasing to the eye and ear; having a beauty that is attractive rather an imposing. 7. Conversely: insignificant, ordinary.
Prick n A depression scratched or carved into the surface. 2. a pointed instrument that holes or punctures. 3. the act of punctures or pricks. 4. the sensation of being pricked. 5. a puncture. 6. marked made by a pricking or puncturing object. 7 a target point for archer's aim. 8. a mark denoting degree. 9 a mathematical point. 10. a hare's footprint. 11. a small roll, such as a tobacco prick; spun yarn prick. 12. insulting word for a person who is silly, dopey prick; irritating or ridiculous. 13. euphemenism for the penis.
Prick vb To puncture, make a hole in, or nick with a small point. 2. stab slightly with a pointed object. 3. cause sharp emotional pain (prick one's conscience). 4. sting as a insect. 5. spur on, incite, goad. 6. in embroidery, outline a pattern or form. 7. to make pungent or sharp. 8. to trace on a chart a ship's course.
Prickle n Thorn or spike
Prickle vb To feel a tingling or prickling sensation. 2. to prick, as with a goad etc, hence, to goad, instigate.
Prickly adj Having, being armed, or full with prickles. 2. smarting, tingling, having the sensation many prickling points.
Prickly-heat n common name for Lichen tropicus, an imflammatory disorder of the sweat glands, prevalent in hot countries, with eruptions of small sores and a tingling pricking sensation.
Prickly pear n Any species of the cacteous Opuntia, prickly plant with pear-shaped fleshy edible fruit; also the fruit
Prick-me-dainty n One who dresses in a finical manner, or ridiciously exact in dress; a dainty. 2. excessively or affectedly precise in personal, overnice, finical
Prick-song n Music sung from notes written or pricked; as distinct from that sung from memory.
Prick up phr Listen sharply, have the attention of, as in "prick up one's ears. 2. To prink or spruce up.
Prickwood n Dogwood, prick timber
Pride n Self-respect. 2. over-high opinion of oneself, one's position. 3. feeling of pleasure; approval, about something one is responsible for or has a connection with.
Priest n One trained in the work of religion and religious matters
Proud adj Having feelings marked by pride. 2. stately 3. stiff, cold, in behaviour. 4. of things, important-looking, causing respect.
Proudfall n The forelock or front hair.
Proudflesh n Flesh around a wound which is healing.
Proudfull adj Proud-hearted; full of pride.
Proudish adj Somewhat proudish.
Proudness n Pride, state of having or feeling proud.
Psalm n Song of religion, specifically one in the Bible. 2. a sacred song
Psalm-wright n Writer of psalm
Psalter n Book of psalms; copy of the psalms as a separate book.
Puck n An evil, malicious or mischievous spirit or demon of popular superstition, commonly identified with the biblical Devil. From the C16th, the name of a fancied mischievous or tricky fairy, goblin or sprite.
Pung n A purse
Purple adj Red-bluish colour, between crimson and violet.
Purse n O.E. pursa "little bag made of leather," from M.L. bursa "purse" (cf. O.Fr. borse, 12c., Mod.Fr. bourse), from Late Latin posi "bag. 2. woman's handbag Meaning 3. sum of money collected as a prize in a race, etc. 4. Purse-strings, figurative for "control of money. 5. Purse-snatcher, (earlier purse-picker).
Purse-pride n Pride of the purse or wealthy, the self-esteem or arrogance of the wealthy; purse-proud.
Put vb To thrust, push and allied senses in which the application of force is expressed. 2. to thrust, push (with or without resulting change of a position), to shove, knock. 3. to butt or hit with the hea or horns. 4. to deal a thrust or blow, to give a push or knock. 5. to make a push or exert oneself. 6. to propel (a stone or a weight) mainly the swing of the body. 7. to plunge or thrust a weapon home or into the body; to drive or send a missile through; to stab, shoot. 8. place or set, express in words or speech.
Put-back phr Set back, act of putting or setting back.
Put-down n A snub, a slight. 2. a delivery by a vehicle.
Put-forth n Imposture, pretence.
Put-in n One's turn to speak. 2. one's affair or business
Put off phr Delay, leave till later, postpone
Put on phr don, cloth. assume airs or affectation.
Put-out n An annoyance, inconvenience, set back.
Putter n Act or work in a feeble or unsystematic way.
Put-through n The going through of a process, such as an ecomonical transaction
Put-up n Lodgings, accomodation, quarters. 2. arranged on concocted beforehand, as a burgulary by conspiracy with other persons usu, "insiders". 3. preconcerted and planned in an underhanded way.
Put up with phr Tolerate