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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB(noun)

    insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

  2. incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent(noun)

    a depression scratched or carved into a surface

  3. cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz(noun)

    obscene terms for penis

  4. prick, pricking(verb)

    the act of puncturing with a small point

    "he gave the balloon a small prick"

  5. 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"

  6. prick, sting, twinge(verb)

    cause a stinging pain

    "The needle pricked his skin"

  7. prick up, prick, cock up(verb)

    raise

    "The dog pricked up his ears"

  8. goad, prick(verb)

    stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

  9. prickle, prick(verb)

    cause a prickling sensation

  10. prick(verb)

    to cause a sharp emotional pain

    "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

  11. sting, bite, prick(verb)

    deliver a sting to

    "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prick

    that which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  2. Prick

    the act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  3. Prick

    a mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  4. Prick

    a point or mark on the dial, noting the hour

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  5. Prick

    the point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  6. Prick

    a mark denoting degree; degree; pitch

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  7. Prick

    a mathematical point; -- regularly used in old English translations of Euclid

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  8. Prick

    the footprint of a hare

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  9. Prick

    a small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  10. Prick(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  11. Prick(noun)

    to fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  12. Prick(noun)

    to mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; -- sometimes with off

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  13. Prick(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  14. Prick(noun)

    to ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; -- sometimes with on, or off

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  15. Prick(noun)

    to affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  16. Prick(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  17. Prick(noun)

    to render acid or pungent

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  18. Prick(noun)

    to dress; to prink; -- usually with up

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  19. Prick(noun)

    to run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  20. Prick(noun)

    to trace on a chart, as a ship's course

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  21. Prick(noun)

    to drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause lameness

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  22. Prick(noun)

    to nick

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  23. Prick(verb)

    to be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  24. Prick(verb)

    to spur onward; to ride on horseback

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  25. Prick(verb)

    to become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

  26. Prick(verb)

    to aim at a point or mark

    Etymology: [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.]

Freebase

  1. Prick

    Prick is the sixth album by the Melvins, which was released in 1994 through Amphetamine Reptile Records. Because at the time the Melvins already had a contract with Atlantic, Prick was released with the band name in mirror writing. The album displays a distinctly experimental quality, going as far as King Buzzo stating in an interview that Prick is "a total noise crap record we did strictly for the weirdness factor. Complete and utter nonsense, a total joke.". The band wanted to call the album Kurt Kobain but changed it after Cobain's death to eliminate the possibility of people mistaking it for a tribute record. Melvins also jokingly remarked that Kurt Cobain actually is the titular "prick", because he died and therefore forced them to change the album's name.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prick

    prik, n. that which pricks or penetrates: a sharp point: the act or feeling of pricking: a puncture: a sting: remorse: (Shak.) a thorn, prickle, skewer, point of time: (Spens.) point, pitch.—v.t. to pierce with a prick: to erect any pointed thing: to fix by the point: to put on by puncturing: to mark or make by pricking: to incite: to deck out as with flowers or feathers: to pain.—v.i. to have a sensation of puncture: to stand erect: to ride with spurs:—pa.t. and pa.p. pricked.—adj. Prick′-eared, having pointed ears.—ns. Prick′er, that which pricks: a sharp-pointed instrument: light-horseman: a priming wire; Prick′ing; Prickle (prik′l), a little prick: a sharp point growing from the bark of a plant or from the skin of an animal.—v.t. to prick slightly.—v.i. (Spens.) to be prickly.—ns. Prick′le-back, the stickle-back; Prick′liness; Prick′ling, the act of piercing with a sharp point: (Shak.) the sensation of being pricked.—adj. prickly.—adj. Prick′ly, full of prickles.—ns. Prick′ly-heat, a severe form of the skin disease known as lichen, with itching and stinging sensations; Prick′ly-pear, a class of plants with clusters of prickles and fruit like the pear; Prick′-me-dain′ty (Scot.), an affected person.—adj. over-precise.&mdamdash;ns. Prick′-song (Shak.), a song set to music: music in parts; Prick′-spur, a goad-spur; Prick′-the-gar′ter (cf. Fast-and-loose); Prick′-the-louse (Scot.), a tailor. [A.S. pricu, a point; Ger. prickeln, Dut. prikkel, a prickle.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prick in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of prick in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 2:

    If Love be rough with you, be rough with Love, prick Love for pricking, and you beat Love down.

  2. RVM:

    Carrying a grudge in your heart or in your mind is like carrying a bunch of thorns on your body. You are just choosing to prick yourself with it.

  3. F. Scott Fitzgerald:

    One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Leave her to heaven And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, To prick and sting her.

  5. Thomas Schinecker:

    If you take blood from a finger prick, you will never be able to achieve the same level of specificity that you will achieve ... when you take blood from the vein, you have to have very, very high specificity. Even 0.1% or 0.2% makes a difference.

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