Definitions for prickleˈprɪk əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prick•leˈprɪk əl(n.; v.)-led, -ling.

  1. (n.)a sharp point.

  2. a small, sharp thorn or projection, as on a plant.

    Category: Botany

  3. a pricking sensation.

  4. (v.t.)to prick lightly.

  5. to cause a pricking or tingling sensation in.

  6. (v.i.)to tingle as if pricked.

Origin of prickle:

bef. 950; ME prykel (n.), OE pricel. See prick , -le

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet(verb)

    a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

  2. prickle, prick(verb)

    cause a prickling sensation

  3. tingle, prickle(verb)

    cause a stinging or tingling sensation

  4. prickle, prick(verb)

    make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn

    "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prickle(verb)ˈprɪk əl

    (of skin) to feel as if small sharp points are touching it

    The back of my neck was prickling.


  1. prickle(Noun)

    A small, sharp pointed object, such as a thorn.

  2. prickle(Noun)

    A tingling sensation of mild discomfort.

  3. prickle(Verb)

    To feel a prickle.

  4. prickle(Verb)

    To cause someone to feel a prickle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prickle(noun)

    a little prick; a small, sharp point; a fine, sharp process or projection, as from the skin of an animal, the bark of a plant, etc.; a spine

  2. Prickle(noun)

    a kind of willow basket; -- a term still used in some branches of trade

  3. Prickle(noun)

    a sieve of filberts, -- about fifty pounds

  4. Prickle(verb)

    to prick slightly, as with prickles, or fine, sharp points

Anagrams of prickle

  1. pickler

Translations for prickle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a sharp point growing on a plant or animal

A hedgehog is covered with prickles.

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