5 letter word starting with chi

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chian adjective Of or pertaining to Chios, an island in the Aegean Sea.
chica noun A red coloring matter. extracted from the Bignonia Chica, used by some tribes of South American Indians to stain the skin., A fermented liquor or beer made in South American from a decoction of maize., A popular Moorish, Spanish, and South American dance, said to be the original of the fandango, etc.
chich noun The chick-pea.
chick verb i. To sprout, as seed in the ground; to vegetate., A chicken., A child or young person; — a term of endearment.
chide present participle & vb. noun To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with., Fig.: To be noisy about; to chafe against., To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily., To make a clamorous noise; to chafe., A continuous noise or murmur.
chief noun The head or leader of any body of men; a commander, as of an army; a head man, as of a tribe, clan, or family; a person in authority who directs the work of others; the principal actor or agent., The principal part; the most valuable portion., The upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter, sinister, and middle chiefs., Highest in office or rank; principal; head., Principal or most eminent in any quality or action; most distinguished; having most influence; taking the lead; most important; as, the chief topic of conversation; the chief interest of man., Very intimate, near, or close.
child noun A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; — in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants., A descendant, however remote; — used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom., One who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people., A noble youth. See Childe., A young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc., A female infant., To give birth; to produce young.
chili noun A kind of red pepper. See Capsicum
chill noun A moderate but disagreeable degree of cold; a disagreeable sensation of coolness, accompanied with shivering., A sensation of cold with convulsive shaking of the body, pinched face, pale skin, and blue lips, caused by undue cooling of the body or by nervous excitement, or forming the precursor of some constitutional disturbance, as of a fever., A check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly., An iron mold or portion of a mold, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it., The hardened part of a casting, as the tread of a car wheel., Moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly; raw., Affected by cold., Characterized by coolness of manner, feeling, etc.; lacking enthusiasm or warmth; formal; distant; as, a chill reception., Discouraging; depressing; dispiriting., To strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold., To check enthusiasm or warmth of feeling of; to depress; to discourage., To produce, by sudden cooling, a change of crystallization at or near the surface of, so as to increase the hardness; said of cast iron., To become surface-hardened by sudden cooling while solidifying; as, some kinds of cast iron chill to a greater depth than others.
chimb noun The edge of a cask, etc; a chine. See Chine, n., 3., Chime.
chime noun See Chine, n., 3., The harmonious sound of bells, or of musical instruments., A set of bells musically tuned to each other; specif., in the pl., the music performed on such a set of bells by hand, or produced by mechanism to accompany the striking of the hours or their divisions., Pleasing correspondence of proportion, relation, or sound., To sound in harmonious accord, as bells., To be in harmony; to agree; to suit; to harmonize; to correspond; to fall in with., To join in a conversation; to express assent; — followed by in or in with., To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming., To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony., To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
china noun A country in Eastern Asia., China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See Porcelain.
chine noun A chink or cleft; a narrow and deep ravine; as, Shanklin Chine in the Isle of Wight, a quarter of a mile long and 230 feet deep., The backbone or spine of an animal; the back., A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking. [See Illust. of Beef.], The edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting ends of the staves; the chamfered end of a stave., To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces., Too chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine..
chink noun A small cleft, rent, or fissure, of greater length than breadth; a gap or crack; as, the chinks of wall., To crack; to open., To cause to open in cracks or fissures., To fill up the chinks of; as, to chink a wall., A short, sharp sound, as of metal struck with a slight degree of violence., Money; cash., To cause to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, small pieces of metal, etc., by bringing them into collision with each other., To make a slight, sharp, metallic sound, as by the collision of little pieces of money, or other small sonorous bodies.
chips noun A ship’s carpenter.
chirk verb i. To shriek; to gnash; to utter harsh or shrill cries., To chirp like a bird., To cheer; to enliven; as, to chirk one up., Lively; cheerful; in good spirits.
chirm verb i. To chirp or to make a mournful cry, as a bird., Clamor, or confused noise; buzzing.
chirp verb i. To make a shop, sharp, cheerful, as of small birds or crickets., A short, sharp note, as of a bird or insect.
chive noun A filament of a stamen., A perennial plant (Allium Schoenoprasum), allied to the onion. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc.
chivy verb t. To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch.