7 letter word starting with pi

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
pinocle noun A game at cards, played with forty-eight cards, being all the cards above the eight spots in two packs., See Penuchle.
piacaba noun See Piassava.
pianino noun A pianette, or small piano.
pianist noun A performer, esp. a skilled performer, on the piano.
piarist noun One of a religious order who are the regular clerks of the Scuole Pie (religious schools), an institute of secondary education, founded at Rome in the last years of the 16th century.
piaster noun A silver coin of Spain and various other countries. See Peso. The Spanish piaster (commonly called peso, or peso duro) is of about the value of the American dollar. The Italian piaster, or scudo, was worth from 80 to 100 cents. The Turkish and Egyptian piasters are now worth about four and a half cents.
piastre noun See Piaster.
piation noun The act of making atonement; expiation.
piazzas plural of Piazza
pibcorn noun A wind instrument or pipe, with a horn at each end, — used in Wales.
pibroch noun A Highland air, suited to the particular passion which the musician would either excite or assuage; generally applied to those airs that are played on the bagpipe before the Highlanders when they go out to battle.
picador noun A horseman armed with a lance, who in a bullfight receives the first attack of the bull, and excites him by picking him without attempting to kill him.
picamar noun An oily liquid hydrocarbon extracted from the creosote of beechwood tar. It consists essentially of certain derivatives of pyrogallol.
piccage noun Money paid at fairs for leave to break ground for booths.
piccolo noun A small, shrill flute, the pitch of which is an octave higher than the ordinary flute; an octave flute., A small upright piano., An organ stop, with a high, piercing tone.
piceous adjective Of or pertaining to pitch; resembling pitch in color or quality; pitchy.
picking present participle & vb. noun of Pick, The act of digging or breaking up, as with a pick., The act of choosing, plucking, or gathering., That which is, or may be, picked or gleaned., Pilfering; also, that which is pilfered., The pulverized shells of oysters used in making walks., Rough sorting of ore., Overburned bricks., Done or made as with a pointed tool; as, a picking sound., Nice; careful.
pickaxe noun A pick with a point at one end, a transverse edge or blade at the other, and a handle inserted at the middle; a hammer with a flattened end for driving wedges and a pointed end for piercing as it strikes.
pickeer verb i. To make a raid for booty; to maraud; also, to skirmish in advance of an army. See Picaroon.
pickery noun Petty theft.
pickled imp. & past participle of Pickle, Preserved in a pickle.
pickler noun One who makes pickles.
picotee noun Alt. of Picotine
picquet noun See Piquet.
picrate noun A salt of picric acid.
picrite noun A dark green igneous rock, consisting largely of chrysolite, with hornblende, augite, biotite, etc.
pictish adjective Of or pertaining to Picts; resembling the Picts.
pictura noun Pattern of coloration.
picture noun The art of painting; representation by painting., A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, produced by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, etc.; a representation in colors. By extension, a figure; a model., An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the picture of his father; the man is the picture of grief., To draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring before the mind.
piculet noun Any species of very small woodpeckers of the genus Picumnus and allied genera. Their tail feathers are not stiff and sharp at the tips, as in ordinary woodpeckers.
piddled imp. & past participle of Piddle
piddler noun One who piddles.
piddock noun Any species of Pholas; a pholad. See Pholas.
piebald adjective Having spots and patches of black and white, or other colors; mottled; pied., Fig.: Mixed.
piecing present participle & vb. noun of Piece
piecely adverb In pieces; piecemeal.
pierage noun Same as Wharfage.
pierced imp. & past participle of Pierce, Penetrated; entered; perforated.
piercel noun A kind of gimlet for making vents in casks; — called also piercer.
piercer noun One who, or that which, pierces or perforates, An instrument used in forming eyelets; a stiletto., A piercel., The ovipositor, or sting, of an insect., An insect provided with an ovipositor.
pierian adjective Of or pertaining to Pierides or Muses.
pietism noun The principle or practice of the Pietists., Strict devotion; also, affectation of devotion.
pietist noun One of a class of religious reformers in Germany in the 17th century who sought to revive declining piety in the Protestant churches; — often applied as a term of reproach to those who make a display of religious feeling. Also used adjectively.
piewipe noun The lapwing, or pewit.
piffero noun Alt. of Piffara
piffara noun A fife; also, a rude kind of oboe or a bagpipe with an inflated skin for reservoir.
pigging present participle & vb. noun of Pig
pigfish noun Any one of several species of salt-water grunts; — called also hogfish., A sculpin. The name is also applied locally to several other fishes.
pigfoot noun A marine fish (Scorpaena porcus), native of Europe. It is reddish brown, mottled with dark brown and black.
piggery noun A place where swine are kept.
piggish adjective Relating to, or like, a pig; greedy.
pightel noun A small inclosure.
pigmean adjective See Pygmean.
pigment noun Any material from which a dye, a paint, or the like, may be prepared; particularly, the refined and purified coloring matter ready for mixing with an appropriate vehicle., Any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc., Wine flavored with species and honey.
pignora plural of Pignus
pigskin noun The skin of a pig, — used chiefly for making saddles; hence, a colloquial or slang term for a saddle.
pigsney noun A word of endearment for a girl or woman.
pigtail noun The tail of a pig., A cue, or queue., A kind of twisted chewing tobacco.
pigweed noun A name of several annual weeds. See Goosefoot, and Lamb’s-quarters.
pikelet noun Alt. of Pikelin
pikelin noun A light, thin cake or muffin.
pikeman plural of Pikeman, A soldier armed with a pike., A miner who works with a pick., A keeper of a turnpike gate.
pilcher noun A scabbard, as of a sword., The pilchard.
pilcrow noun a paragraph mark, /.
pileate adjective Alt. of Pileated
pilenta plural of Pilentum
pileous adjective Consisting of, or covered with, hair; hairy; pilose.
pilfery noun Petty theft.
pilgrim noun A wayfarer; a wanderer; a traveler; a stranger., One who travels far, or in strange lands, to visit some holy place or shrine as a devotee; as, a pilgrim to Loretto; Canterbury pilgrims. See Palmer., Of or pertaining to a pilgrim, or pilgrims; making pilgrimages., To journey; to wander; to ramble.
pilling present participle & vb. noun of Pill
pillage noun The act of pillaging; robbery., That which is taken from another or others by open force, particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty., To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy., To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.
pillery noun Plunder; pillage.
pillion noun A panel or cushion saddle; the under pad or cushion of saddle; esp., a pad or cushion put on behind a man’s saddle, on which a woman may ride.
pillory noun A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it., To set in, or punish with, the pillory., Figuratively, to expose to public scorn.
pillowy adjective Like a pillow.
piloted imp. & past participle of Pilot
pilotry noun Pilotage; skill in the duties of a pilot.
pilular adjective Of or pertaining to pills; resembling a pill or pills; as, a pilular mass.
pimaric adjective Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in galipot, and isomeric with abietic acid.
pimelic adjective Pertaining to, or designating, a substance obtained from certain fatty substances, and subsequently shown to be a mixture of suberic and adipic acids., Designating the acid proper (C5H10(CO2/H)2) which is obtained from camphoric acid.
pimenta noun Same as Pimento.
pimento noun Allspice; — applied both to the tree and its fruit. See Allspice.
pimlico noun The friar bird.
pimping present participle & vb. noun of Pimp, Little; petty; pitiful., Puny; sickly.
pimpled adjective Having pimples.
pinning present participle & vb. noun of Pin
pinaces plural of Pinax
pincers noun pl. See Pinchers.
pinched imp. & past participle of Pinch
pinchem noun The European blue titmouse.
pincher noun One who, or that which, pinches.
pinesap noun A reddish fleshy herb of the genus Monotropa (M. hypopitys), formerly thought to be parasitic on the roots of pine trees, but more probably saprophytic.
pinetum noun A plantation of pine trees; esp., a collection of living pine trees made for ornamental or scientific purposes.
pinfish noun The sailor’s choice (Diplodus, / Lagodon, rhomboides)., The salt-water bream (Diplodus Holbrooki).
pinfold noun A place in which stray cattle or domestic animals are confined; a pound; a penfold.
pinging present participle & vb. noun of Ping
pinguid adjective Fat; unctuous; greasy.
pinhold noun A place where a pin is fixed.
pinking present participle & vb. noun of Pink, The act of piercing or stabbing., The act or method of decorating fabrics or garments with a pinking iron; also, the style of decoration; scallops made with a pinking iron.
pinkish adjective Somewhat pink.
pinnace noun A small vessel propelled by sails or oars, formerly employed as a tender, or for coast defence; — called originally, spynace or spyne., A man-of-war’s boat., A procuress; a pimp.
pinnage noun Poundage of cattle. See Pound.
pinnate adjective Alt. of Pinnated
pinnock noun The hedge sparrow., The tomtit.
pinnula noun Same as Pinnule.
pinnule noun One of the small divisions of a decompound frond or leaf. See Illust. of Bipinnate leaf, under Bipinnate., Any one of a series of small, slender organs, or parts, when arranged in rows so as to have a plumelike appearance; as, a pinnule of a gorgonia; the pinnules of a crinoid.
pintado noun Any bird of the genus Numida. Several species are found in Africa. The common pintado, or Guinea fowl, the helmeted, and the crested pintados, are the best known. See Guinea fowl, under Guinea.
pintail noun A northern duck (Dafila acuta), native of both continents. The adult male has a long, tapering tail. Called also gray duck, piketail, piket-tail, spike-tail, split-tail, springtail, sea pheasant, and gray widgeon., The sharp-tailed grouse of the great plains and Rocky Mountains (Pediocaetes phasianellus); — called also pintailed grouse, pintailed chicken, springtail, and sharptail.
pinweed noun Any plant of the genus Lechea, low North American herbs with branching stems, and very small and abundant leaves and flowers.
pinworm noun A small nematoid worm (Oxyurus vermicularis), which is parasitic chiefly in the rectum of man. It is most common in children and aged persons.
pinxter noun See Pinkster.
pioneer noun A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances., One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow; as, pioneers of civilization; pioneers of reform., To go before, and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer.
piously adverb In a pious manner.
pipping present participle & vb. noun of Pip
piperic adjective Pertaining to, or derived from, or designating, a complex organic acid found in the products of different members of the Pepper family, and extracted as a yellowish crystalline substance.
pipette noun A small glass tube, often with an enlargement or bulb in the middle, and usually graduated, — used for transferring or delivering measured quantities.
piprine adjective Of or pertaining to the pipras, or the family Pipridae.
piquant adjective Stimulating to the taste; giving zest; tart; sharp; pungent; as, a piquant anecdote.
piquing present participle & vb. noun of Pique
piqueer verb i. See Pickeer.
piragua noun See Pirogue.
pirated imp. & past participle of Pirate
piratic adjective Piratical.
pirogue noun A dugout canoe; by extension, any small boat.
piscary noun The right or privilege of fishing in another man’s waters.
piscina noun A niche near the altar in a church, containing a small basin for rinsing altar vessels.
piscine adjective Of or pertaining to a fish or fishes; as, piscine remains.
pismire noun An ant, or emmet.
pistole noun The name of certain gold coins of various values formerly coined in some countries of Europe. In Spain it was equivalent to a quarter doubloon, or about $3.90, and in Germany and Italy nearly the same. There was an old Italian pistole worth about $5.40.
pitting present participle & vb. noun of Pit
pitapat adverb In a flutter; with palpitation or quick succession of beats., A light, repeated sound; a pattering, as of the rain.
pitched imp. & past participle of Pitch
pitcher noun One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman., A sort of crowbar for digging., A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle., A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.
piteous adjective Pious; devout., Evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy; compassionate; tender., Fitted to excite pity or sympathy; wretched; miserable; lamentable; sad; as, a piteous case., Paltry; mean; pitiful.
pitfall noun A pit deceitfully covered to entrap wild beasts or men; a trap of any kind.
pitheci noun pl. A division of mammals including the apes and monkeys. Sometimes used in the sense of Primates.
pithful adjective Full of pith.
pithily adverb In a pithy manner.
pitiful adjective Full of pity; tender-hearted; compassionate; kind; merciful; sympathetic., Piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion., To be pitied for littleness or meanness; miserable; paltry; contemptible; despicable.
pituite noun Mucus, phlegm.
pitying present participle & vb. noun of Pity, Expressing pity; as, a pitying eye, glance, or word.
pivoted imp. & past participle of Pivot
pivotal adjective Of or pertaining to a pivot or turning point; belonging to, or constituting, a pivot; of the nature of a pivot; as, the pivotalopportunity of a career; the pivotal position in a battle.