5 letter word starting with pri

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prial noun A corruption of pair royal. See under Pair, n.
prian noun A fine, white, somewhat friable clay; also, the ore contained in a mixture of clay and pebbles.
price noun & verb The sum or amount of money at which a thing is valued, or the value which a seller sets on his goods in market; that for which something is bought or sold, or offered for sale; equivalent in money or other means of exchange; current value or rate paid or demanded in market or in barter; cost., Value; estimation; excellence; worth., Reward; recompense; as, the price of industry., To pay the price of., To set a price on; to value. See Prize., To ask the price of; as, to price eggs.
prick verb That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer., The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse., A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point., A point or mark on the dial, noting the hour., The point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin., A mark denoting degree; degree; pitch., A mathematical point; — regularly used in old English translations of Euclid., The footprint of a hare., A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco., To pierce slightly with a sharp-pointed instrument or substance; to make a puncture in, or to make by puncturing; to drive a fine point into; as, to prick one with a pin, needle, etc.; to prick a card; to prick holes in paper., To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board., To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; — sometimes with off., To mark the outline of by puncturing; to trace or form by pricking; to mark by punctured dots; as, to prick a pattern for embroidery; to prick the notes of a musical composition., To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; — sometimes with on, or off., To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse., To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something pointed; — said especially of the ears of an animal, as a horse or dog; and usually followed by up; — hence, to prick up the ears, to listen sharply; to have the attention and interest strongly engaged., To render acid or pungent., To dress; to prink; — usually with up., To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail., To trace on a chart, as a ship’s course., To drive a nail into (a horse’s foot), so as to cause lameness., To nick., To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks., To spur onward; to ride on horseback., To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine., To aim at a point or mark.
pride noun A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); — called also prid, and sandpiper., The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one’s own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others., A sense of one’s own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; — in a good sense., Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain., That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc., Show; ostentation; glory., Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one’s life., Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast., To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; — used reflexively., To be proud; to glory.
pried imp. & p. p. of Pry., of Pry
prief noun Proof.
prier noun One who pries; one who inquires narrowly and searches, or is inquisitive.
prill noun The brill., To flow., A stream., A nugget of virgin metal., Ore selected for excellence., The button of metal from an assay.
prime adjective First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary., First in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister., First in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth., Early; blooming; being in the first stage., Lecherous; lustful; lewd., Marked or distinguished by a mark (‘) called a prime mark., The first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring., The spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength, or beauty; perfection., That which is first in quantity; the most excellent portion; the best part., The morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds., The first of the chief guards., Any number expressing the combining weight or equivalent of any particular element; — so called because these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1., A prime number. See under Prime, a., An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; — denoted by [‘]. See 2d Inch, n., 1., To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge., To lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall., To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief., To trim or prune, as trees., To mark with a prime mark., To be renewed, or as at first., To serve as priming for the charge of a gun., To work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed; — said of a steam boiler.
primo adjective First; chief.
primp adjective To be formal or affected in dress or manners; — often with up.
primy adjective Being in its prime.
prink verb t. To dress or adjust one’s self for show; to prank., To prank or dress up; to deck fantastically.
print verb t. To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something., To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure., To strike off an impression or impressions of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype, or engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or other publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to print an edition of a book., To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as, to print calico., To take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from a negative, a transparent drawing, or the like, by the action of light upon a sensitized surface., To use or practice the art of typography; to take impressions of letters, figures, or electrotypes, engraved plates, or the like., To publish a book or an article., A mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or indentation, made by the pressure of one thing on another; as, the print of teeth or nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow., A stamp or die for molding or impressing an ornamental design upon an object; as, a butter print., That which receives an impression, as from a stamp or mold; as, a print of butter., Printed letters; the impression taken from type, as to excellence, form, size, etc.; as, small print; large print; this line is in print., That which is produced by printing., An impression taken from anything, as from an engraved plate., A printed publication, more especially a newspaper or other periodical., A printed cloth; a fabric figured by stamping, especially calico or cotton cloth., A photographic copy, or positive picture, on prepared paper, as from a negative, or from a drawing on transparent paper., A core print. See under Core.
prior adjective Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a prior discovery; prior obligation; — used elliptically in cases like the following: he lived alone [in the time] prior to his marriage., The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity.
prise noun An enterprise., See Prize, n., 5. Also Prize, v. t.
prism noun A solid whose bases or ends are any similar, equal, and parallel plane figures, and whose sides are parallelograms., A transparent body, with usually three rectangular plane faces or sides, and two equal and parallel triangular ends or bases; — used in experiments on refraction, dispersion, etc., A form the planes of which are parallel to the vertical axis. See Form, n., 13.
privy adjective Of or pertaining to some person exclusively; assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse., Secret; clandestine., Appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public., Admitted to knowledge of a secret transaction; secretly cognizant; privately knowing., A partaker; a person having an interest in any action or thing; one who has an interest in an estate created by another; a person having an interest derived from a contract or conveyance to which he is not himself a party. The term, in its proper sense, is distinguished from party., A necessary house or place; a backhouse.
prize noun That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power., Anything captured by a belligerent using the rights of war; esp., property captured at sea in virtue of the rights of war, as a vessel., An honor or reward striven for in a competitive contest; anything offered to be competed for, or as an inducement to, or reward of, effort., That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery., Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect., A contest for a reward; competition., A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever., To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry., To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate., To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem., Estimation; valuation.