4 letter word starting with pi

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pied imp. & past participle of Pi, imp. & p. p. of Pi, or Pie, v., Variegated with spots of different colors; party-colored; spotted; piebald.
pial adjective Pertaining to the pia mater.
pian noun The yaws. See Yaws.
pica noun The genus that includes the magpies., A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia., A service-book. See Pie., A size of type next larger than small pica, and smaller than English.
pice noun A small copper coin of the East Indies, worth less than a cent.
pici noun pl. A division of birds including the woodpeckers and wrynecks., of Picus
pick verb To throw; to pitch., To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin., To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc., To open (a lock) as by a wire., To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck; to gather, as fruit from a tree, flowers from the stalk, feathers from a fowl, etc., To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth; as, to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket., To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick one’s company; to pick one’s way; — often with out., To take up; esp., to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together; as, to pick rags; — often with up; as, to pick up a ball or stones; to pick up information., To trim., To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble., To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care., To steal; to pilfer., A sharp-pointed tool for picking; — often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock., A heavy iron tool, curved and sometimes pointed at both ends, wielded by means of a wooden handle inserted in the middle, — used by quarrymen, roadmakers, etc.; also, a pointed hammer used for dressing millstones., A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler., Choice; right of selection; as, to have one’s pick., That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock., A particle of ink or paper imbedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and occasioning a spot on a printed sheet., That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture., The blow which drives the shuttle, — the rate of speed of a loom being reckoned as so many picks per minute; hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread; as, so many picks to an inch.
pier noun Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two openings., Any additional or auxiliary mass of masonry used to stiffen a wall. See Buttress., A projecting wharf or landing place.
piet noun The dipper, or water ouzel., The magpie.
pigg noun A piggin. See 1st Pig.
pika noun Any one of several species of rodents of the genus Lagomys, resembling small tailless rabbits. They inhabit the high mountains of Asia and America. Called also calling hare, and crying hare. See Chief hare.
pike noun & verb A foot soldier’s weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is now superseded by the bayonet., A pointed head or spike; esp., one in the center of a shield or target., A hayfork., A pick., A pointed or peaked hill., A large haycock., A turnpike; a toll bar., A large fresh-water fish (Esox lucius), found in Europe and America, highly valued as a food fish; — called also pickerel, gedd, luce, and jack.
pile noun A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet., A covering of hair or fur., The head of an arrow or spear., A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc., One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost., To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles., A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood., A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot., A funeral pile; a pyre., A large building, or mass of buildings., Same as Fagot, n., 2., A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; — commonly called Volta’s pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile., The reverse of a coin. See Reverse., To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; — often with up; as, to pile up wood., To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
pill noun The peel or skin., To be peeled; to peel off in flakes., To deprive of hair; to make bald., To peel; to make by removing the skin., To rob; to plunder; to pillage; to peel. See Peel, to plunder., A medicine in the form of a little ball, or small round mass, to be swallowed whole., Figuratively, something offensive or nauseous which must be accepted or endured.
pily adjective Like pile or wool.
pimp noun One who provides gratification for the lust of others; a procurer; a pander., To procure women for the gratification of others’ lusts; to pander.
pine noun Woe; torment; pain., To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict., To grieve or mourn for., To suffer; to be afflicted., To languish; to lose flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; — often used with away., To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; — usually followed by for., Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus., The wood of the pine tree., A pineapple.
ping noun The sound made by a bullet in striking a solid object or in passing through the air., To make the sound called ping.
pink noun A vessel with a very narrow stern; — called also pinky., To wink; to blink., Half-shut; winking., To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles., To stab; to pierce as with a sword., To choose; to cull; to pick out., A stab., A name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome five-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx., A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red with more or less white; — so called from the common color of the flower., Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something., The European minnow; — so called from the color of its abdomen in summer., Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink (see 6th Pink, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons.
pint noun A measure of capacity, equal to half a quart, or four gills, — used in liquid and dry measures. See Quart., The laughing gull.
piny adjective Abounding with pines.
piot noun The magpie.
pipa noun The Surinam toad (Pipa Americana), noted for its peculiar breeding habits.
pipe noun A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical sounds; as, a shepherd’s pipe; the pipe of an organ., Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc., A small bowl with a hollow steam, — used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances., A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions., The key or sound of the voice., The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird., The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow., An elongated body or vein of ore., A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise called the Great Roll, on which were taken down the accounts of debts to the king; — so called because put together like a pipe., A boatswain’s whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it., A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains., To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music., To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain., To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle., To become hollow in the process of solodifying; — said of an ingot, as of steel., To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe., To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain’s whistle., To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.
pipy adjective Like a pipe; hollow-stemmed.
pirl verb t. To spin, as a top., To twist or twine, as hair in making fishing lines.
pirn noun A quill or reed on which thread or yarn is wound; a bobbin; also, the wound yarn on a weaver’s shuttle; also, the reel of a fishing rod.
pise noun A species of wall made of stiff earth or clay rammed in between molds which are carried up as the wall rises; — called also pise work.
pish interj. An exclamation of contempt., To express contempt.
piss verb t. & i. To discharge urine, to urinate., Urine.
pist noun See Piste.
pita noun A fiber obtained from the Agave Americana and other related species, — used for making cordage and paper. Called also pita fiber, and pita thread., The plant which yields the fiber.
pith noun The soft spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees, especially those of the dicotyledonous or exogenous classes. It consists of cellular tissue., The spongy interior substance of a feather., The spinal cord; the marrow., Hence: The which contains the strength of life; the vital or essential part; concentrated force; vigor; strength; importance; as, the speech lacked pith., To destroy the central nervous system of (an animal, as a frog), as by passing a stout wire or needle up and down the vertebral canal.
pity noun Piety., A feeling for the sufferings or distresses of another or others; sympathy with the grief or misery of another; compassion; fellow-feeling; commiseration., A reason or cause of pity, grief, or regret; a thing to be regretted., To feel pity or compassion for; to have sympathy with; to compassionate; to commiserate; to have tender feelings toward (any one), awakened by a knowledge of suffering., To move to pity; — used impersonally., To be compassionate; to show pity.
pixy noun Alt. of Pixie