4 letter word starting with pu

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puce adjective Of a dark brown or brownish purple color.
puck noun A celebrated fairy, “the merry wanderer of the night;” — called also Robin Goodfellow, Friar Rush, Pug, etc., The goatsucker.
pudu noun A very small deer (Pudua humilis), native of the Chilian Andes. It has simple spikelike antlers, only two or three inches long.
pued imp. & past participle of Pue
puer noun The dung of dogs, used as an alkaline steep in tanning.
puet noun The pewit.
puff noun A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff., Anything light and filled with air., A puffball., a kind of light pastry., A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair with powder., An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal., To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs., To blow, as an expression of scorn; — with at., To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion., To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated., To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance., To drive with a puff, or with puffs., To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously., To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; — often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air., To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; — often with up., To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly., Puffed up; vain.
pugh interj. Pshaw! pish! — a word used in contempt or disdain.
puit noun A well; a small stream; a fountain; a spring.
puke verb i. To eject the contests of the stomach; to vomit; to spew., To eject from the stomach; to vomit up., A medicine that causes vomiting; an emetic; a vomit., Of a color supposed to be between black and russet.
pule verb i. To cry like a chicken., To whimper; to whine, as a complaining child.
pull verb t. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly., To draw apart; to tear; to rend., To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch., To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar., To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled., To take or make, as a proof or impression; — hand presses being worked by pulling a lever., To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8., To exert one’s self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope., The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one., A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull., A pluck; loss or violence suffered., A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull., The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river., The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug., Something in one’s favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull., A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
pulp noun A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft, undissolved animal or vegetable matter., A tissue or part resembling pulp; especially, the soft, highly vascular and sensitive tissue which fills the central cavity, called the pulp cavity, of teeth., The soft, succulent part of fruit; as, the pulp of a grape., The exterior part of a coffee berry., The material of which paper is made when ground up and suspended in water., To reduce to pulp., To deprive of the pulp, or integument.
pult verb t. To put.
pulu noun A vegetable substance consisting of soft, elastic, yellowish brown chaff, gathered in the Hawaiian Islands from the young fronds of free ferns of the genus Cibotium, chiefly C. Menziesii; — used for stuffing mattresses, cushions, etc., and as an absorbent.
puma noun A large American carnivore (Felis concolor), found from Canada to Patagonia, especially among the mountains. Its color is tawny, or brownish yellow, without spots or stripes. Called also catamount, cougar, American lion, mountain lion, and panther or painter.
pume noun A stint.
pump noun A low shoe with a thin sole., An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston., To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid., To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship., Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc., To work, or raise water, a pump.
pumy adjective Large and rounded.
pung noun A kind of plain sleigh drawn by one horse; originally, a rude oblong box on runners.
punk noun Wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder; touchwood., A fungus (Polyporus fomentarius, etc.) sometimes dried for tinder; agaric., An artificial tinder. See Amadou, and Spunk., A prostitute; a strumpet.
punt verb i. To play at basset, baccara, faro. or omber; to gamble., Act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc., A flat-bottomed boat with square ends. It is adapted for use in shallow waters., To propel, as a boat in shallow water, by pushing with a pole against the bottom; to push or propel (anything) with exertion., To kick (the ball) before it touches the ground, when let fall from the hands., The act of punting the ball.
puny superl. Imperfectly developed in size or vigor; small and feeble; inferior; petty., A youth; a novice.
puoy noun Same as Poy, n., 3.
pup/ plural of Pupa
pupa noun Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage., A genus of air-breathing land snails having an elongated spiral shell.
pupe noun A pupa.
pure superl. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion., Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; — applied to persons., Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; — applied to things and actions., Ritually clean; fitted for holy services., Of a single, simple sound or tone; — said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.
puri noun See Euxanthin.
purl verb t. To decorate with fringe or embroidery., An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a band., An inversion of stitches in knitting, which gives to the work a ribbed or waved appearance., To run swiftly round, as a small stream flowing among stones or other obstructions; to eddy; also, to make a murmuring sound, as water does in running over or through obstructions., To rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl; to mantle., A circle made by the notion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple., A gentle murmur, as that produced by the running of a liquid among obstructions; as, the purl of a brook., Malt liquor, medicated or spiced; formerly, ale or beer in which wormwood or other bitter herbs had been infused, and which was regarded as tonic; at present, hot beer mixed with gin, sugar, and spices., A tern.
purr verb i. & t. To murmur as a cat. See Pur., The low murmuring sound made by a cat; pur. See Pur.
push noun A pustule; a pimple., To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; — opposed to draw., To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore., To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far., To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass., To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease., To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword., To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed., To burst pot, as a bud or shoot., A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing., Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push., An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action., The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.
puss noun A cat; — a fondling appellation., A hare; — so called by sportsmen.