Reverse Dictionary: PROSTJ – PRT


PROSTRATE – adjectives
– VENTRICUMBENT lying on the belly; prostrate, prone …1882
– YAVAL prostrate, laid low, flat on one’s back and unable to rise; collapsed from insensibility, drink, etc. …1754 Sc.
– YAVIL prostrate and unable to rise; prone, flat …1825 Sc.
prostrate – verbs
– LAIR † to prostrate; to lay on the ground …c1200
 
PROTECT – verbs
– BERGH † to give shelter; to protect, to preserve; to deliver, to save …a1000
– BESEE † to care for, to protect …a1225
– BESTRIDE to stand over a fallen man in order to defend him; to defend, to protect, to support …1580
– BEVAAR to protect, to guard …Bk1898 Sc.
– BIBERGH † to protect oneself from; to ward off …c1000
– BIEL to shelter, to protect; to take shelter …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BIELD to shelter, to protect; also, to take shelter …1865 Eng. dial.
– CUSTODITE †* to protect, to safeguard …1657
– CYA to protect yourself from future criticism for actions being taken now; ‘Cover Your Ass’ …1959 US sl.
– DEBATE † to fight for, to defend, to protect …1500-20 Sc.
– FORFEND to secure, defend, or protect by precautionary measures …1592 now chiefly Amer.
– GET SOMEONE’S BACK to defend or protect someone …1990 US sl.
– HAIN to protect, to preserve from harm; to spare trouble or exertion or the like …1721 Sc.
– HAP to shelter, to shield, to protect …1773 Sc.
– HAVE SOMEONE’S BACK to defend or protect someone …1990 US sl.
– SCONCE † to shelter, to protect, to screen …1724 Sc.
– SHUN to protect; to shield …1936 Amer. dial.
– SKONCE † to shelter, to protect, to screen …1724 Sc.
– SUCCOUR † to shelter, to protect …1398 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– THEAK to cover; to clothe; to protect …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– WARD to guard, to stand guard over; to keep in safety, to take care of; to defend, to protect …a1035 arch.
– WARISH † to guard, to secure, to protect, to preserve; to save, to rescue …c1350
– WARN †* to fortify; to protect, to defend …c1330
– YEME † to take care of, to keep; to have charge of, to have in keeping; to guard, to protect, to preserve from injury …a900
 
PROTECTED – adjectives
– OBTECTED † covered, protected …B1900
 
PROTECTING – adjectives
– CUSTODIENT † that has custody or guardianship of something or someone; esp. protecting, safeguarding …a1646
 
PROTECTION – nouns
– AEGIS a protection, or impregnable defense …1793
– BENEFICE † favourable influence or operation; advantage, favour, protection, benefit …1424
– BERGH † protection, shelter …c1250
– BIELDING shelter, protection …1724 Sc.
– GARRISON † defense, protection; deliverance, safety; means of defense …c1320
– IVORY TOWER protection or shelter from the harsh realities of life …1911
– PALLADIUM anything on which the safety of a nation, institution, privilege, etc. is believed to depend; a safeguard, protecting institution; means of protection or defense …1600
– SCONCE † protection, shelter …1871 Sc.
– SCOUK shade, shadow; shelter, protection, surveillance …1866 Sc.
– SKOOK shade, shadow; shelter, protection, surveillance …1866 Sc.
– SUBTECTACLE †* covering, protection …1609
– SUCCOUR † shelter, protection; a place of shelter; a sheltered place; a refuge …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– UMBRAGE † shelter, protection, screen …1607
– VELUM † a screen or protection …1781
– WARD † defense, protection, shelter …1582
– WARE † watchful care, heed; safe-keeping, defense, protection …c893
– YEMING † care, keeping, protection …c1250
protection – person
– WARD one who is under the protection or control of another …a1435
protection – verbs
– SANCTUARY †* to place in safety as in a sanctuary; of place: to afford protection or shelter from …1615
 
PROTECTION MONEY – nouns
– ICE protection money, bribes, extortion …1948 US sl.
– JUICE protection money, extortion …1935 US sl.
protection money – person 
– ICEMAN the frontman who pays or receives protection money on behalf of illegal gamblers or the authorities …1960s sl.
protection money – verbs 
– ICE to pay bribes, to pay protection money …1930s US sl.
 
PROTECTOR – person
– BEILD, BIELD one who acts as a guardian or protector …1768 Sc. 
– BERGHER † a protector, deliverer, saviour …a1300
– FAUTOR † a protector, a patron …1460
– FAUTRESS † a protector, a patron …1596
– FAUTRIX † a protector, a patron …1582
– MOTHER HEN a person who takes care of others, esp. in an overprotective manner …1873
– RABBI a mentor or protector …1970 US sl.
– SAFEGUARDER a protector or defender …1534
– SAFE-KEEPER a protector …1561
– TAKER-UP † one who takes another under his charge or protection; a patron, a guardian, a protector …1388
– WARDEN † one who guards, protects, or defends …a1225
– WARRANT  a protector, a defender …a1225
– WARRANTER †* one who assures another of safety; a protector …1611
 
PROTEST, PROTESTING – nouns
– BELCH a protest; a complaint …Bk1914 criminals’ sl. 
– OBTESTATION † the act of protesting …B1900
– ROAR a protest …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– ROKO a riot, a protest or demonstration …2003 India
protest, protesting – verbs
– BARK AGAINST THE MOON to clamour or agitate to no effect; to protest in vain …1655
– BARK AT THE MOON to clamour or agitate to no effect; to protest in vain …1655
– BEEF to complain, to grumble, to protest …1888 sl., orig. US
– CHEW to argue, to protest …1965 Amer. dial.
– CHEW THINGS OVER to argue, to protest …1965 Amer. dial.
– OBTEST † to protest …B1900
– RAISE CAIN to react or protest heatedly
– ROAR to protest …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– THREAP DOWN to insist or assert with pertinacity, esp. to persist in a false assertion; to protest or argue strongly …1877 Eng. dial.
– THREAP DOWN THE THROAT to insist or assert with pertinacity, esp. to persist in a false assertion; to protest or argue strongly …1864 Sc.
– THREAP OUT to insist or assert with pertinacity, esp. to persist in a false assertion; to protest or argue strongly …1790 Eng. dial.
protest, protesting – interjections
– OY GEVALT! used for expressing a lament, protest, dismay, or delight …1968 US (Yiddish)
 
PROTESTANT – adjective
– PRODDIE, PRODDY (derogatory) Protestant …1954 sl.
Protestant – person
– BIBLE-BANGER a strait-laced Protestant, esp. a Fundamentalist …1973 Amer. sl. 
– BILLY a Protestant – 1994 Sc.
– BILLY BOY a Protestant – 1994 Sc.
– BLACK PROTESTANT 1. a Protestant settler in Ireland at the time of the Cromwellian Settlement of 1652 …1829
2. (derogatory and offensive) a staunch Irish Protestant, esp. one characterized as intolerant or bigoted; also used as a more general term of abuse for an Irish Protestant …1958
3. a non-practising Protestant …1968 sl.
– HUN a Protestant …1996 Sc. sl.
– LEFT-FOOT. a Protestant …1960 Amer. dial.
– LEFT-HANDER a Protestant …1950 Amer. dial.
– LEFT-LEGGER a Protestant …1968 Amer. dial.
– MASS-GOSPELLER † a protestant who (hypocritically) attends mass …a1555
– NARROWBACK a Protestant …1968 Amer. dial.
– ORANGEMAN n. a Protestant Irishman; a Netherlander …1967 Amer. dial.
– ORANGEY a Protestant Irishman; a Netherlander …1895 Amer. dial.
– PARIS BUN a Protestant …20C sl.
– PROD (derogatory) a Protestant …1942 Anglo-Irish sl.
– PRODDIE, PRODDY (derogatory) a Protestant …1954 Anglo-Irish sl.
– PRODDY-DOG (derogatory) a Protestant …1954 Anglo-Irish sl.
– PRODDY-HOPPER (derogatory) a Protestant …1958 Anglo-Irish sl.
– PRODDY-WODDY (derogatory) a Protestant …1959 Anglo-Irish sl.
– PROT (derogatory) a Protestant …1725
– PROTTY-DOG a Protestant …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– SOAPDODGER a Protestant, as used in Scotland and Northern Ireland …20C sl.
– TESTAMENT-MAN † a Protestant …1827 Sc.
– WILMA a Protestant female, esp. one who is a supporter of Glasgow Rangers football club …1996 Sc. sl.
– YELLOW-BELLY a Protestant …1857 UK sl.
Protestant – verbs
– TAKE THE SOUP to convert from Catholicism to Protestantism …M19 sl.
 
PROTRUDE – verbs
– BUNG to stick out, to protrude …1896 Amer. dial.
– BUNG OUT to stick out, to protrude …1896 Amer. dial.
– JET to project or protrude prominently …1947 Amer. dial.
– POOCH OUT to bulge, to swell; to protrude …1902 Amer. dial.
– TOOT † to protrude, to stick out, to ‘peep out’ so as to be seen …c897 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
PROTUBERANCE – adjectives
– KNUBBLY full of or covered with small knobs, lumps, or protuberances …1809
protuberance – nouns
– EXTUBERANCE something that swells out or up; a swelling, protuberance …1607
– EXTUBERATION † something that swells out or up; protuberance …1615
– GALE any kind or form of protuberance …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– KNUB * a small knob or lump; a nugget; also, a swelling or protuberance on the body …1563
– KNUBBLE * a small lump, knob, or protuberance …1671
– KNURL, NURL a small projection, protuberance, or excrescence; a knot, knob, nodule, etc. …1608
 
PROTUBERANT – adjectives
– CAFF-BELLIED protuberant …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– EXTUBERANT * swelling or standing out; protuberant …1578
– EXTUBERATING † protuberant …1634
– EXTUBEROUS † swelling out, protuberant …1706
– KNULE of a joint: swollen, protuberant …a1513 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
PROUD – adjectives  (also see PRIDE)
– ASPERANT bold, proud, haughty …E19
– AUNTY-PAUNTY of persons: proud, high-spirited …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– AUNTY-PRAUNTY of persons: proud, high-spirited …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BELLIED inflated with pride …a1564
– BIG proud, haughty, consequential, conceited …1828 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BIG AS BULL BEEF as proud as a peacock, vain, self-centred …Bk1898 Eng.
– BIG AS S as proud as a peacock, vain, self-centred …Bk1898 Eng.
– BIGSIE rather large; proud, conceited; generally used contemptuously …Bk1898 Sc.
– BIG-SORTED proud, stuck-up …1890 Eng. dial.
– BIRTH-PUFFED proud of one’s descent …1823
– BOBBEROUS boastful, proud …19C Eng. dial.
– BUCKED happy, pleased, proud …1907 sl.
– BUG AS BRASS stuck-up, proud …Eng. dial.
– CHUFFY fussy; proud, conceited, haughty; pleased, elated …1874 Eng. dial.
– COBBY headstrong, obstinate, arrogant, proud …1785 Eng. dial.
– COCKHORSE † exultant; proud; upstart …1598
– CONSEQUENTIOUS conceited, proud; affectedly great; pompous …1803 ? Amer.
– DASHIE making a great show; showy, gay, proud …Bk1900 Sc.
– DEIGNOUS † disdainful, proud, haughty, scornful …c1330
– DORTY spoiled, pettish, sullen, sulky, easily offended, ill-humoured; saucy, haughty, conceited, proud, stubborn; contemptuous …a1605 Sc.
– FALSE of shame, pride: arising from mistaken notions; proud, vain, boastful …1791
– FASTUOUS proud, haughty, disdainful, arrogant; pretentious, ostentatious …a1638
– GUMPTIOUS proud, conceited …1877 Amer. dial.
– HAUTAIN † holding or behaving oneself loftily; proud, arrogant, haughty …1297
– HIGHFUL † haughty, proud …1297
– HIGH IN THE INSTEP † haughty, proud, arrogant, conceited …1562 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HIGH-STOMACHED † haughty, disdainful, proud, obstinate, of high courage or spirit …1548 obs. or arch.
– HIGHTY-TIGHTY conceitedly proud, stuck-up, haughty …B1900
– HYPERSNORTY stylish; proud …1914 Amer. dial.
– IKEY conceited, proud …1887 sl.
– JELLY good, worthy, excellent; having a high opinion of oneself; proud, haughty …c1560-73 Sc.
– KEEN † bold, proud, forward, insolent, heinous …1297
– LIKE A DOG WITH TWO TAILS very proud or pleased; delighted …1953
– MANDY domineering, proud, haughty …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAWKY whimsical, capricious, changeable; peevish, discontented; proud, conceited …1854 Eng. dial.
– MISPROUD † improperly or unjustifiably vain or proud; arrogant, haughty …1303 obs. exc. arch.
– MUCKLE proud, haughty …Bk1905 Sc.
– OPINIONATIVE †* holding too high an opinion of; proud or conceited of …1621
– ORGEL † proud, haughty, presumptuous, disdainful …c1200
– ORGHEL † proud, haughty, presumptuous, disdainful …c1200
– ORGILLOUS proud, haughty, disdainful …c1250 arch.
– ORGUEIL † proud, haughty, disdainful, presumptuous …a1275
– ORGUIL † proud, haughty, disdainful, presumptuous …a1275
– ORGUL † proud, haughty, disdainful, presumptuous …a1275
– ORGULOUS proud, haughty, disdainful …c1250 arch.
– ORHEL † proud, haughty, presumptuous, disdainful …c1200
– PAFTY haughty, proud, uppish …1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– PAPPY of persons: conceited, stiff with self-esteem, stuck-up, officious, pompous, puffed up with pride; presumptuous …1881 Sc.
– PAUGHTY proud, conceited, haughty …1572 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PAUKY, PAWKY proud, conceited, impudent, bold, precocious, forward, inquisitive; esp. used of children …1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– PAVEAN pretentious, proud …1825 Sc.  
– PENSIFUL proud, conceited; giving oneself airs …1788 Sc.
– PENSY † giving oneself airs; proud and conceited; above one’s station; affected in manner …1715 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PROTERVE †* forward, wayward, stubborn; peevish, petulant; proud, arrogant, impudent …1382
PROUD AS A DOG WITH TWO TAILS very proud or pleased; delighted …1829
– PROUD AS A JAY-BIRD very proud …1897 Amer. dial.
– PROUD AS OLD NICK very proud …1856 Amer. dial.
– PROUDER THAN LUCIFER very proud …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– PRUNK proud, vain, saucy …B1900 Sc.
– QUAINT †* proud, haughty …a1225
– RANK † proud, high-minded, haughty; froward, rebellious …c1000
– SANSHACH proud, distant; disdainful; snappish, saucy …1871 Sc.
– SAUCY proud, vain, conceited …1773 Sc.
– SCANCE proud, haughty, disdainful; distant in manner …Bk1904 Sc.
– SET UP proud; exhilarated; enlivened by drink; drunk …1875 Amer. dial.
– SIDE haughty, proud …1508 now Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SKEIGH of persons, esp. women: shy, coy, disdainful, proud …c1560 Sc.
– SNORTY proud, haughty …B1900 eng. dial.
– SUPERBILOQUENT † speaking proudly or haughtily …1658
– TAUT of persons: proud or standoffish …1958 Sc.
– TOP-PROUD proud to the highest degree …1613
– UGERTFUL † proud; nice, squeamish …1755 Sc.
– UPPISH proud, arrogant, snobbish; self-assertive …L17 sl.
– UPRIGHT proud …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– UPSETTING proud, stuck up; forward, ambitious …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– UPSETTING-LIKE proud, stuck up; forward, ambitious …1824 Sc.
– VADY proud, vain, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
– VAINGLORIOUS inordinately boastful or proud of one’s own abilities, actions or qualities;  excessively and ostentatiously vain …c1480
– VAINSOME conceited, proud, vain …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– VANDIE † of persons: proud, boastful, vain; proud-looking, jaunty, ostentatious, showy; pleased, elated …1724 Sc.
– VANNIE † of persons: proud, boastful, vain; proud-looking, jaunty, ostentatious, showy; pleased, elated …1724 Sc.
– VANTIE boastful, proud, vain; exultant; ostentatious, showy …1789 Sc.
– VANTY boastful, proud, vain …1724 Sc.
– VAUDIE proud, vain, conceited …1733 Sc.
– VAUKIE proud, well-pleased …Bk1905 Sc.
– VAUNTIE of persons: proud, boastful, vain; proud-looking, jaunty, ostentatious, showy; pleased, elated; exultant …1724 Sc.
– VAUNTY boastful, proud, vain; exultant; ostentatious, showy …1724 chiefly Sc. & Eng. dial.
– VOGEY, VOGGIE, VOGGY, VOGIE, VOGY proud, elated, very pleased with oneself, vain, vaunting …1712 Sc. 
– VOUDIE adj. proud, vain, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
– WADDIE proud, vain, forward, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, cheerful, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
– WADY proud, vain, forward, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, cheerful, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
proud – nouns
– ELATION † a proud or vainglorious action …c1630
– YELPING † boasting; proud or pompous talk …a1050
proud – person 
– BIG HOUSE NIGGER any proud, arrogant person …1950s US Black sl.
– BIGSY VRATCH a proud person whom you can’t like…1910 Sc. 
– BLUEBELLY a proud, pretentious person; a term of reproach …1950 Amer. dial.
– DIGHT OF A BODY, A a proud person or woman …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GILDEROY a proud person …1955 Can. sl.
– GILL-FLIRT, GILL-FLURT a proud, vain woman; also, a slut or light housewife …1593 UK
– GILLIAN-FLURT a proud, vain woman; a flighty girl; a wanton …1593 
– IMPOSTUME † a person swollen with pride or insolence …1621
proud – verbs
– BE ALL MAN AND SHIRT to put on consequential airs; to be proud …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– BE HIGH IN THE INSTEP to be proud and haughty …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– BELL † to be puffed up or proud …1382
– BUST ONE’S BUTTONS to swell with pride …1974 Amer. sl.
– GECK to toss the head, as in scorn; to look proudly …1724 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GECK UP THE HEAD to toss the head, as in scorn; to look proudly …1728 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HOLD UP ONE’S NOSE † to be proud or haughty …1579
– IMPRIDE †* to imbue with pride, to make proud …c1425
– KICK UP SHINES to be proud, to put on airs …1884 Amer. dial.
– MOUNT THE HIGH HORSE said of a person affecting airs of superiority, or behaving pretentiously or arrogantly; to be overbearing or oppressive; to be proud; to take offense …1871
– PAUK, PAWK to act proudly or conceitedly; to show impertinence, to be saucy …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– POP ONE’S BUTTONS to swell with pride …1981 Amer. sl.
– PUFF UP to inflate with pride, vanity, etc. 
– ROOSE † to boast or be proud of something …c1200 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SAIBLE to walk with a proud or haughty carriage …1929 Sc.
– SCORT to walk proudly; to be arrogant …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SET UP A KAIM to act in a proud or arrogant manner …1882 Sc.
– STINK WITH PRIDE to be very proud …1877 Eng. dial.
– TAKE ON to assume airs; to behave proudly or haughtily; to presume; to take liberties …1668
– WALK TALL to behave proudly, courageously, and honestly …1846 orig. US
– WLENCH † to make proud; to pride oneself … c1200
proud – phrases
– EAT LIKE A BEGGAR MAN AND WAG ONE’S UNDER JAW a jocular reproach to a proud man …B1785 sl.
 
PROUDLY – adverbs
– GARISHLY † proudly, wantonly …1593
– HAUTAINLY † haughtily, proudly …c1400
– ORGULOUSLY † proudly, haughtily …c1475
– PAUGHTY superciliously, in a proud and haughty manner …1720 Sc.
– SKEIGH proudly, disdainfully …1792 Sc.
 
PROVE – verbs
– IMPROVE † to prove, to establish, to demonstrate, to show to be true or real …1613
– INSTRUCT † to prove clearly …1727 Sc.
– QUALIFY † to prove; to authenticate, to make good; to testify to …1746 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 
PROVERB – nouns
– ADAGY † an adage, saying …1549
– BEQUEATH † a byword, proverb …c1000
– BISPEL, BYSPEL † a proverb …c1000
– BYSAWE † a current saying; a proverb …c1225
– DAFFODIL a homily, proverb, or aphorism …20C Amer.
– IMPRESA † the sentence accompanying an emblem; hence, a motto, maxim, proverb …1622
– NAYWORD a byword, a proverb …1601
– OLD SONG an old story or saying, a proverb, etc. …1707 Sc.
– OLD WORD a proverb, saying, saw …1896 Sc.
– SAY a saying; a proverb; a prediction …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
PROVERBIAL – adjectives
– ADAGIAL † of the nature of an adage; proverbial …a1677
 
PROVIDE – person
– MEAL TICKET one who provides for another; usually used of a spouse …1902 Amer. dial.
– SUBMINISTRATOR † one who provides or supplies …1611
provide – verbs
– COME THE BIG FIGURE to do or provide what is required …1848 Amer. sl.
– EASE † to provide, to furnish; to advance money …1721 Sc.
– FIND to provide for, to supply with food or provisions …1631 Amer. dial.
– ORDAIN † to put in order for a purpose; to prepare, to make ready, to equip; to furnish, to provide …1375
– POP to provide without payment …1970s sl.
– POP FOR to provide without payment …1970s sl.
– TEND to provide, to supply …1882 Eng. dial.
– THROUGH-BEAR to sustain, to provide for …1714 Sc.
– TILL † to labour after, to seek after, to provide; to get by effort, to obtain, acquire or earn by labour; later, to get, to obtain …a900
– YATE † to provide, to give, to offer …a1300
 
PROVIDED – adjectives
– ELECTED provided with, having a sufficient supply of …1893 Amer. dial.
– TIFT † prepared, ready; set in order; provided, furnished …1300s Sc.
 
PROVIDED FOR – adjectives
– ALL-HEELED well provided for, all right …1908 Amer. dial.
 
PROVIDENT – adjectives
– PRECAUTIOUS – cautious, careful, provident …1645
– PROSPICIENT †* having foresight, provident …1654
 
PROVINCIAL – adjectives
– MAIN STREET provincial …1910s US sl.
 
PROVING – adjectives
– PROBANT * proving, demonstrating, convincing …1908
proving – nouns 
– VEREFIANCE † the act of proving; verification, confirmation …c1450
– VERMENT † averment; the act of proving, verification …1472
 
PROVISION(S) – nouns
– ACATERY † provisions purchased; also, the room or place allotted to the keeping of all such provisions …a1377
– ACATES † things purchased; such provisions as were not made in the house, but had to be purchased fresh when wanted, as meat, fish, etc.; hence, all provisions except the home produce of the baker and brewer; dainties, delicacies …1465
– ACATRY † provisions purchased; also, the room or place allotted to the keeping of all such provisions …a1377
– ACCATRY † provisions purchased; also, the room or place allotted to the keeping of all such provisions …a1377
– ACHATES † things purchased; provisions that were not made in the house, by the baker or brewer, but had to be purchased as wanted …1469
– ACHATRY † provisions purchased; also, the room or place allotted to the keeping of all such provisions …a1377
– BAGGING food, provisions …1805 Eng. dial.
– BELLY-CHEER † food of all kinds; provisions …1579
– BELLY-TIMBER † food, provisions …1607 obs. exc. Eng. & Amer. dial.
– CATES † things purchased; such provisions as were not made in the house, but had to be purchased fresh when wanted, as meat, fish, etc.; hence, all provisions except the home produce of the baker and brewer; dainties, delicacies; in later use, sometimes merely victuals, food …1465
– FARM † food, provision; hence, a banquet, a feast …a900
– FURNITURE † that with which one is provided; a stock or supply of anything; stores in general, provisions; necessaries …1549
– GRUBBINS food, provisions; a meal …1847 Amer. sl.
– GRUBSTAKE money or provisions …1881 Amer. sl.
– LAIDNER † a larder, a meat safe; a winter’s stock of provisions …1825 Sc.
– ORDINANCE † the act or process of making ready, preparing, or providing; preparation, provision, equipment; a preparatory step or measure; hence, the result of such …c1374
– SCAFF food, provisions of any kind …1768 Sc.
– SCAFF-AND-RAFF † abundant provisions …1829 Sc.
– SCAFFING † food of any kind; abundant provision …1827 Sc.
– SCAFF-RAFF abundant provisions …1815 Sc.
– SCRAN, SKRAN food, provisions, victuals, esp. inferior or scrappy food …1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SUBMINISTRATION † ministering support; provision, supply …1582
– TIMBER provision, fare …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TOMMY food, provisions generally …1911
– VIEVERS food, provisions …1814 Sc.
– VIVERS food, provisions, victuals, eatables …1714 Sc.
provisions – person
– ACATER, ACHATER † a purchaser of provisions; a purveyor; a provider or preparer of ‘cates’ or delicacies; a caterer …c1386
– ACATOUR, ACHATOR, ACHATOUR † a purchaser of provisions; a purveyor; a provider or preparer of ‘cates’ or delicacies; a caterer …c1386
– MANCIPLE an officer or servant who purchases provisions for a college, an inn of court, a monastery, etc. …a1225
– OBSONATOR †* a caterer or manciple (an officer who buys provisions for a college, monastery or other institution)  …1656
provisions – verbs 
– ALLEGOGER to go out to a ship to sell provisions …1863 Eng. dial.
– GRUBSTAKE to provide with a grubstake …1879 Amer. sl.
 
PROVOCATION – nouns
– TARRING † provocation …1382
 
PROVOCATIVE – adjectives
– CHEESECAKE sensual, provocative; said of pictures or photographs of girls …20C Amer. sl.
– DAMN-YOUR-EYES provocative …M19 sl.
– WARM of a woman: sexy, provocative …L19 sl.
provocative – person 
– COCK-TEASER (derogatory) a sexually provocative woman who evades or refuses intercourse …1891 sl.
– PRICK-TEASER (derogatory) a sexually provocative woman who evades or refuses intercourse …1961 sl.
– SPANNER a promiscuous female; a sexually provocative woman …1983 UK sl.
– SPANNERS a sexually provocative woman …c1950 Aust. sl.
– TEASER a provocative woman who evades sexual intercourse …1895 colloq.
provocative – verbs 
– ADVERTISE to dress in a sexually provocative manner …1950s gay sl.
– FEIST to strut, to flirt, to move so as to drawn attention to oneself; to behave coquettishly or provocatively …1931 Amer. dial.
– LIP OFF to talk rudely, cheekily, or provocatively …1950s US sl.
– POP STYLE of a woman: to walk in a provocative manner or to act stylishly …1950s W. Indies sl.
– SASHAY to strut, to parade, to walk in an ostentatious or provocative manner …1900s sl., orig. US
– TALK THROUGH ONE’S FLY-BUTTONS to talk in a sexually provocative or sex-obsessed manner …1960s sl.
 
PROVOKE – person
– BUTTON-PUSHER a person who manipulates or influences people and situations; someone who elicits or provokes a strong emotional or psychological response in a person …1990
– PROVOCANT * one who provokes, incites, or stimulates a person, reaction, etc. …1894 
– TAIL-TWISTER one who provokes someone (esp. a country) who could prove to be a powerful enemy …1896 political sl.
– TARYER † a provoker, a vexer; one who irritates …c1440 
provoke – verbs
– AGGERPERVOKE to aggravate, to irritate, to provoke, to annoy …1923 Amer. dial.
– AGGERVEX to aggravate, to vex, to provoke …1933 Amer. dial.
– AGGRAVOKE to provoke, to incite …1967 Amer. dial.
– BAIT to entice, to lure, provoke …1903 Amer. dial.
– CAFF to chafe; to jeer, to provoke, to make fun of …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CONCITATE †* to provoke, excite, rouse, stir up …1574
– DACKER to dare, to challenge, to provoke …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EAGER † to excite, to irritate, to provoke; to become exasperated …c1374
– EDGE † to urge on, to incite, to provoke, to encourage a person; also, to stimulate, to give activity to an industry, etc. …1575
– EGG † to incite, to encourage, to urge; to provoke, to tempt …c1200
– EGG ON to incite, to encourage, to urge; to provoke, to tempt …1566
– EXASPER † to exasperate, provoke …1545
– GET FUNNY WITH to provoke, to act in an offensive manner …L19 sl.
– GET IN SOMEONE’S FACE to confront, to provoke …1950s sl.
– HACK to annoy, to irritate, to anger; to provoke; to goad …1893 Amer. sl.
– HACK OFF to annoy, to irritate, to anger; to provoke; to goad …L19 Amer. sl.
– HAG(G) to excite to quarrel; to provoke, to irritate; to annoy, to incite; to complain, to find fault  …1806 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– HAWK to jeer with intent to provoke; to exasperate; to discomfit, to daunt; to annoy, to tease; to embarrass …1928 Amer. dial.
– HIGH-GYVE to tease, to provoke …1930s US sl.
– HIGH JIVE to tease, to provoke …1930s US sl.
– NETTLE to irritate, to annoy, to provoke …a1562
– PRORITATE † to stir up, to provoke, to irritate, to incite …1620
– PROVOCATE †* to provoke, call forth, incite …1432-50
– QUARREL † to challenge a person; to provoke …1709 Sc.
– RAISE to excite, to agitate, to provoke, to rouse to excitement or anger; to madden, to vex …1768 chiefly Sc.
– RATTLE SOMEONE’S CAGE to annoy someone; to provoke someone …1980 US sl.
– TAR † to irritate, to vex, to provoke …a1000 obs. or arch.
– TARRE † to irritate, to vex, to provoke …a1000 obs. or arch.
– TERRY † to provoke, to torment …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TET † to tease, to provoke …1777 Eng. dial.
– THROW to thwart, to oppose; to dispute, to contradict, to argue; to provoke, to anger …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TICKLE † 1. to stir up, to incite, to provoke; to prompt or impel to do something …1532
† 2. to vex, to irritate, to provoke …1547-64
– TO-TAR † to provoke greatly …1382
– URGE to annoy, to provoke, to irritate, to aggravate …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WAKE SNAKES to cause disturbance or trouble; to provoke to the uttermost; to get oneself into trouble; to having a rousing, roaring time …1848 Amer. sl.
– WOOF to engage in behaviour, esp. speech, intended to impress, to boast, esp. menacingly, intimidate, or provoke; to bluff, to kid …1931 Amer. dial.
 
PROVOKED – adjectives
– EDGY quick-tempered, easily provoked …Bk1900 Sc.
– NETTLED irritated, vexed, provoked, annoyed, angry …a1400-50
– NETTLESOME easily provoked or annoyed
– PAUGHTY irritable, easily provoked, short-tempered …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– PROVOCATE †* provoked, stimulated, incited …1432-50
 
PROVOKING – adjectives
– AT IT teasing, provoking …1920s sl.
– NETTLING irritating, provoking …1652
– PATAGUEING tiresome, provoking …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SANKLIN teasing, provoking …1921 Sc.
provoking – person
– BITCH HOPPER a most provoking woman …Bk1914 Amer. dial.
– GADFLY an irritating or provoking person; a person who persistently criticizes or challenges the status quo or those in authority, in an attempt to stimulate change …1622
 
PROWESS – nouns
– MARS warfare, warlike prowess, fortune in war …1387
– VASSALAGE † action befitting a good vassal or a man of courage and spirit; prowess in battle, warfare, or other difficult enterprise …1303 obs. exc. arch.
prowess – verbs 
– BE MATCHES † to be equal in prowess …c1300
 
PROWL – verbs
– DARK to skulk, to prowl or lurk about …1889 Eng. dial.
– NAP to prowl; to go about with dishonest intentions …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PALLALL to stroll around in an aimless way, to drift about, to saunter, to prowl …1933 Sc.
– PERUSE to wander, to saunter, to prowl; to walk in a leisurely manner; to make one’s way …1853 Amer. dial.
– PESTICATE to wander idly; to prowl about …1916 Amer. dial.
– PIROOT to prowl, to nose around; to fool around …1909 Amer. dial.
 
PROWLER – person
– WALKER a prowler; one questing for opportunities of theft or harlotry …1664 sl. 
 
PROWLING – nouns
– ALGERINING the act of prowling about with an intention to steal; robbery …1887 Eng. dial.
 
PROXIMITY – nouns
– PROXIMIORITY † the fact of being nearer; greater proximity …1720 nonce word