1. (v.) That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer.

2. (n.) The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse.

3. (n.) A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point.

4. (n.) A point or mark on the dial, noting the hour.

5. (n.) The point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin.

6. (n.) A mark denoting degree; degree; pitch.

7. (n.) A mathematical point; -- regularly used in old English translations of Euclid.

8. (n.) The footprint of a hare.

9. (n.) A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco.

10. (n.) 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.

11. (n.) To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board.

12. (n.) To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; -- sometimes with off.

13. (n.) 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.

14. (n.) To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; -- sometimes with on, or off.

15. (n.) To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse.

16. (n.) 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.

17. (n.) To render acid or pungent.

18. (n.) To dress; to prink; -- usually with up.

19. (n.) To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail.

20. (n.) To trace on a chart, as a ship's course.

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

22. (n.) To nick.

23. (v. i.) To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks.

24. (v. i.) To spur onward; to ride on horseback.

25. (v. i.) To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.

26. (v. i.) To aim at a point or mark.

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