- (pl.) of Peri
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Definitions for: PRISE
- (n.) An enterprise.
- (n. & v.) See Prize, n., 5. Also Prize, v. t.
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- A platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
- A support for two adjacent bridge spans
- (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)
- A heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
- Make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the information out of him"
- Search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"
- Be nosey; "Don't pry into my personal matters!"
- To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
- (v. i.) To ask. See Spere.
- (v. i.) To breathe.
- (n.) A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or of wheat.
- (n.) A tapering body that shoots up or out to a point in a conical or pyramidal form. Specifically (Arch.), the roof of a tower when of a pyramidal form and high in proportion to its width; also, the pyramidal or aspiring termination of a tower which can not be said to have a roof, such as that of Strasburg cathedral; the tapering part of a steeple, or the steeple itself.
- (n.) A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the chargen in blasting.
- (n.) The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.
- (v. i.) To shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire.
- (n.) A spiral; a curl; a whorl; a twist.
- (n.) The part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole. See Spiral, n.