Old English sp English
Wi n A battle, conflict, a military force or troop.
Wi-axe n A battle-axe.
Wicca n Wicca is a religion influenced by pre-Christian beliefs and practices of Western Europe that affirms the existence of supernatural power magick and of both male and female deities who inhere in nature, and that emphasizes ritual observance of seasonal and life cycles. The word ‘Wicca’ has been derived from the Anglo-Saxon word wicce, which means to have wisdom, so as to bend or shape, like a wicker for a basket. Wicca stands for a male witch, while a female witch is called ‘wicce’. With the passage of time wicca has gained currency for both male and female witches
Wiccan n A twentieth-century spelling pronunciation of Old English wiċċa, from Proto-Germanic *wikkô (“sorceror”)
Wich n Originally, may have been a group of buildings connected with a salt pit. Nb: also spelt "wych" 2. chief name of salt-making or producing towns, such as Middlewich. 3. a salt works, a salt pit or brine-spring in the salt manufacturing district of Cheshire and neighbouring parts.
Wich(wych)-house n A building in which brine is evaporated for making salt.
Wichman n A man employed in salt-making works.
Wich-works n Salt works, saltern.
Wick n A band of loosely twisted or woven fibres, as in a candle or lamp, acting by capillary attraction to convey oil or other luminant to a flame.
Wick n A village, hamlet or town, now mostly in composition, often as wich, such as Greenwich or Berwick. 2. an abode, dwelling, dwelling-place. 3. a farm, spec. a dairy farm.

4. an enclosed piece of land.

Wick sfx A secondary sense of "jurisdiction of the official"; passing into "official's jurisdiction extent." 2. district. 3. herdwick (in Domesday Book.)
Wick adj Evil, ill, wicked.
Wick phr "Dip One's Wick" - of a man, to engage in sexual intercourse.
Wick phr "Get on Someone's Wick" - to exasperate, annoy or get on someone nerves.
Wick phr "Too Much Wick for His Candle" - over belief in his own ability.
Wick vb To use as a lent or dressing in surgery.
Wick vb To take up one's abode, to encamp, dwell. 2. to pitch a tent. 3. wike, wyck,
Wick n A village, hamlet or town, now mostly in composition, often as wich, such as Greenwich or Berwick. 2. an abode, dwelling, dwelling-place. 3. a farm, spec. a dairy farm.

4. an enclosed piece of land.

Wick adj Wicked. 2. feeble, lacking in force.
Wick pfx As a negative prefix: un, dis, as in wicklose: dispraise.
Wick sfx A secondary sense of "jurisdiction of the official"; passing into "official's jurisdiction extent." 2. district. 3. herdwick (in Domesday Book.)
Wickdom n In a state or condition of evil and wickedness.
Wicked adj Evil or mischievous by nature. 2. slang - excellent; awesome; masterful; deeply satisfying
Wicked-doer n One who does evil or wickedness.
Wicked-doing n The doing of evil or wickedness.
Wicked-hood n Wickedness, iniquity, wicked act or doing.
Wickedish adj Somewhat wicked. 2. inclined to wicked or evil-doing.
Wickedly adv Wickly.
Wickedness n The quality of being wicked; moral depravity, sin, vice, crime as opposed to goodness. 2. a wicked thing or act; wicked conduct; to work wickedness. 3. wickness, iniquity.
Wicked-One n "The Wicked One" - Satan, Devil, Lucifer, Old Sooty.
Wicken-tree n The rowan, wicken or mountain ash.
Wicker n From a Scand. source (cf. M.Swed. viker "willow branch") akin to O.N. vikja "to move, turn," Swed. vika "to bend," and related to O.E. wican "to give way, yield, bend" (weak). The notion is of pliant twigs.
Wicker vb To weave with pliant twigs basket, creels, osiers.
Wickerwings n Wings attributed to various sinster, mythical creature.
Wickerwork n Work consisting of wickers, basket-work. 2. a structure of flexible twigs.
Wickerworker n One who makes wickerwork.
Wicking n A lodging, dwell, house and home.
Wickless adj Without a wick.
Wicklike adj Resembling or characteristic of a wick in some aspect
Wickner n An official of a wick, town, village, hamlet, city.
Wick-reeve n A town reeve or official tasked with witnessing transactions and trade.
Wicky adj Wick-like.
Widdendream n See "Widdrim"
Widdrim n Mad joy, a wild fit, a state of mental disturbance and confusion. 2. widdendream. Etymology: widen (wood) & dream (joy, jubilation, music, minstrelry)
Widdrim phr "In a Widdrim" - in a sudden, furious hurry. 2. widdendream.
Widdy n A withy. 2. a band or rope, properly one made of intertwined osiers or the like. 3. a rope for hanging; like halter and gallows - (in various allusive expressions referring to hanging.) 4. a bundle bound with a widdy or withy.
Widdy-neck n One deserved or declined to be executed by hanging.
Wide adj Broad, spacious, distant, comprehensive, liberal, missing the mark. The open sea; the main. 2. a wide, extensive open space. 3.
Wide adv To a distance, far, astray.
Wide sfx Occurring over a wide range. 2. appearing through out a broad region. 3. over a direct spectrum of possibilities.
Wide phr "Far and Wide" - near and far.
Wide phr "Give A Wide Berth?" - avoid.
Wide phr "On Wide" - abroad, overseas; all around.
Wide phr "To the Wide" - to the extreme, entirely, utterly.
Wide phr "Wide Awake" - fully awake, not half sleepy or dropsy. 2. (fig.) aware and alert, understanding and taking advantage of eents or circumstances.
Wide phr "Wide of the Mark" - off target in shooting. 2. fig. inaccurate as an estimate or definition.
Wide-awake adj Awake with eyes wide open; fully awake. 2,. thoroughly vigilant or mentally alert. 3. fully aware of what's going on, or what is best to do. 4. intellectually keen, sharp-witted, knowing.
Wide-awake-hat n A wide-brimmed, felt hat.
Wide-awakeness n The state or character of being wide awake.
Wide-awakeness n The state or condition of being (mentally)alert, fully awake, vigilant, sharp-witted.
Wide-bodied adj An airliner that can seat six passengers in each row, in economy seating.
Wide Brown Land n " The Wide Brown Land" -Australia, Down Under, the Land Downunder, Great Southland.
Wide-eared adj Intensively listening.
Wide-eyed adj Having one's eyes wide open as a result of surprise, fear, etc. 2. staring in amazement, goggle-eyed; agape, open-mouthed, tongue-tied, at a loss for words, speechless, dumbfounded, dumbstruck; surprised, amazed, astonished, astounded, stunned, staggered, thunderstruck, aghast, stupefied, dazed, taken aback, shocked, shell-shocked, in shock, nonplussed. 2. informal: flabbergasted, bowled over; inexperienced; naive, innocent.
Wide-eyed phr "Wide-eyed in Wonder" - having the eyes wide open especially with wonder or astonishment.
Wide-eyed Wanderer n A naive and somewhat ignorant, carefree traveller, not fully understanding the world (or circumstances) he or she is throwing herself/ himself into.
Wide-field n In microscopy, in which a whole two-dimensional image is acquired simultaneously using a wide-area detector array.
Widely adv With a latitude of conduct beyond bounds of propriety or civility.
Wide-mouth n One who speaks loudly, boastfully or without restraint.
Wide-mouthed adj Of or pertaining to animals having a wide or big mouth. 2. of a vessel or receptacle having a wide opening. 3. fig. spoken loudly or without restraint. 4. for swallowing: voracious, devouring, destructive.
Widen vb To make wider or broader.
Widener n Any device used to widen something, esp. a drill designed to produce a hole greater than its diameter.
Wideness n The state or quality of being wide; width. 2. a large extension, vastness, speciousness. 3. extent from side to side. 4. transverse measurement of any amount. 5. diameter, breadth, extent of opening, distance apart. 6. size or amount generally (of spatial measurement of time). 7. great extent from side to side; large transverse measurement, as a opposed narrowest.) 8. a wide space or region; a large extent, vast expanse. 8.largeness of range, extensiveness. 9. relative to a large number of persons, things, cases etc; wide reach of applicability.
Wide-open adj Opened-wide; stretching over an outdoor expanse. 2. remiss in the enforcement of laws which regulate various forms of vice, as gambling, prostitution, etc. 3. contest of which the outcome is not predictable. 4. exposed or vulnerable.
Wide-side adj Capacious.
Wide-spread adj Extending on all sides; diffused, widespread, circulating among numerous people. 2. extending over a wide range of territory. 3. generally, as in a widespread belief.
Wide-spreadness n The quality of being widespread.
Wide-wale n Broad-ribbed material, esp. corduroy.
Wide-watered adj Having a wide expanse of water. 2. watered over a wide extent. 3. bordered or traversed by wide waters,
Wide-where adv In or to various places; in or to a district; to a wider region. 2. widely, wide.
Widge n A steed, horse, stott. 2. in later use with the meaning of a beast of burden.
Widish adj Somewhat or rather wide, broad, spacious.
Widow n A wife bereaved of her husband. 2. a female animal, esp a hen that has lost it's mate.
Widow phr "A Grass Widow" - a woman whose husband is away.
Widow phr "The Widow" - the gallows.
Widow-bench n That share which a widow is alllowed of her husband estate beside her jointure.
Widow-bewitched n A husband separated from or deserted by his wife.
Widow-burning n Suttee.
Widowed adj Of a previously married person who spouse has died.
Widower n A husband whose wife has died. 2. who has become a widow or widower.
Widowhood n The state or condition of a widow or widower. 2. the time during which one is a widow or widower. 3. the condition of a wife bereaved of a husband, or of a husband bereaved of his wife.
Widow-hunter n One who courts widows, seeking to marry one with a fortune
Widow-hunting n The practice of courting rich widows.
Widow-maker n A dead branch caught high in a tree which may fall on someone below. 2. a killer or potential killer of men.
Widow's lock n A small hank of hair growing on a woman'as head and separate from the rest of her hair. It relates to the superstition foretelling an early widowhood; a widow's peak.
Widow's-mite n A small contribution or sum, esp. of money, that is as much, or more than, the giver can afford.
Widow's walk n A railed platform built on a roof, originally in early New England houses, for providing an unimpeded sea view.
Widow's weeds n Black mourning clothes, including a a hat with a black veil, (from what was formerly conventional wear of a widow for a period following her husband death).
Width n The quality of being wide; extent from side to side; breadth; wideness; as, the width of cloth; the width of a door.
Widthless n Narrow, having no great width.
Widthways adv In the direction of the width; transversely.
Widthwise adv In the direction of the width; from side to side.
Wiel n Sorcery. magic; a piece of magic, a deception, deceit, an illusion,
Wielare n A sorcerer, magician, deceiver, wizard.
Wield n Power, might, force. 2. influence, authority, command.
Wield vb To rule or reign over, govern, rule, command. 2. to prevail. 3. to overcome, subdue. 4. to have at one's command or disposal. 5. to hold in one's own keeping. 6. to have advantage over. 7. to get possession of, gain, win, obtain. 8.
Wield adj Strong, powerful, mighty.
Wield phr "Have in Wield" - to have command or control of, possess, have.
Wield phr "Wield a Long Stick" - to exert power and authority.
Wield phr "Wield into One's Hands" - to take into one's possession.
Wield phr "Wills and Wields" - to do something intentionally and purposely.
Wielder n A ruler, governor, waldend, master, as sometime applied to God. 2. the author or creator of something. 4. one who uses or actuates skillfully a weapon or instrument.
Wieldiness n The state of being easily carried or controlled.
Wielding n Governing, power, command, possession, keeping. 2. control, power using management.
Wielding adj That wields, ruling, governing. 2. faring, doing well.
Wieldless adj That which cannot be wielded; unmanageable, uncontrollable, unwieldy.
Wieldness n Command, control, possession.
Wieldy adj Capable of being wieldied; manageable, controllable.
Wiele n A sorcerer, wizard, a wyle.
Wieleful adj Magical, deceitful.
Wieling n Sorcery, magic.
Wife n A married woman, spouse.
Wife vb To be one's wife. 2. to take a wife, marry.
Wife phr "All the World and His Wife" - all men and women; everybody (humourously)
Wife phr "Have a Wife" - (archaic) marry a woman.
Wife phr "Old Wives' Tale" - a story long-told, but only retaining a thin thread of truth; gossip.
Wife phr "Wife and Mother" - a conventional epithet describing a woman who shows zealous devotion to her family.
Wife phr "Wife It"- to play the wife; to act as a wife.
Wife-beater n One who physically and verbally abuses his wife.
wife-carl n A man who occupies himself with a woman's or housewife' work; a quean, a cotquean.
Wifedom n The position or condition of a wife. 2. the married state (of a woman). 3. the character and qualities of a wife. 3. wives collectively, married women as a class. 5. wifeship. 6. wifehood.
Wife-fearing adj Afraid of one's wife or partner; gametophobic.
Wifehood n The position or condition of a wife. 2. the married state for women.
Wifeless adj Having no wife; unmarried; celibate (dated).
Wife-like adj Resembling, befiiting or having the characteristics of a good wife. 2. in the manner of a good wife.
Wifeliness n Character or quality of a good wife.
Wifeless-ness n A wifeless state; unmarried state.or condition. 2. in the manner of a wife.
Wifely adj Pertaining to a woman or women; womanly, tender, as befitts a wife, feminine.
Wife-old adj A woman of marriageable age; nubile.
Wife-ridden adj Tyrannised over by one's wife.
Wife sale n In England wife selling at a wife sale was a way of ending an unsatisfactory marriage by 'mutual' and 'not so mutual' agreement began in the late 17th century, when divorce was a practical impossibility for all but the very wealthiest. At todays prices the equivalent cost of obtaining a divorce in those days would be £20,000.00.
Wifeship n The position or state relating to a wife.
Wife-widow n Wife living apart from her husband.
Wifing n The activity or condition of having a wife or house-wife.
Wifekind n Woman-kind, women collectively.
Wifle n A dart, javelin, spear, battle-axe.
Wifle vb OE. wifel - to wave, swing, shake a switch, rod, shaft of an arrow.
Wifthing n OE. wifthing - an affair or a matter connected with a woman or wife. 2. sexual intercourse; swiven, copulation. 3. a wedding, nuptial ceremony.
Wig n OE. insect, beetle, bug, worm., as in 'earwig'.
Wight n A living being in gen, a person, a creature, an animal. 2. orig. and chiefly with (good or bad) epithet applied to supernatural, preternatural or unearthly being. 3. a local name for the shrew mouse. 4. a human being, man or woman, person (now arch. & dial) often implying some contempt or commiseration.
Wight adj A strong courageous, esp. in warfare. 2. having or showing prowess. 3. valiant, doughty, brave , bold, stout. 4. of a person attributively: strong, vigourous, stalwart, mighty, exercising strength, energetic. 5. powerful, forcible, potent, powerful in effect, strong. 6. strong to resist. 7. moving briskly or rapidly, actively, agile, nimble, quick, swiftly, fleet.
Wight adv Actively, nimbly, energetically, quickly, rapidly, swiftly. 2. quickly; without delay, directly, immediately.
Wight-rider n Stout and active horseman. 2. a mounted rider.
Wight-warping n Moving rapidly or characteristic by such movement.
Wightling n A valiant man, a brave warrior.
Wightly adv In a valiant, bold, brave manner.
Wightship n Valour, bravery, bold.
Wike n Office, duty, position. 2. actively, nimbly, briskly.
Wightness n Quality of being "wight" - having courage, valour. 2. bravery, strength, might, force, vigour, energy, agility, alacrity.
Wil prf In compounds, with the meaning: a pleasant welcome. 2. voluntary.
Wil-day n A welcome day.
Wild adj Untamed; natural or undomesticated state. 2. unrestrained or uninhibited. 3. raucous, unruly, or licentious. 4. visibly and overtly anxious; frantic. 5. disheveled, tangled, or untidy. 6. inaccurate. 7. occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed. 8. not inhabited or farmed: remote, wild country. 9. uncivilized or barbarous. 10. lacking supervision or restraint. 11. disorderly; unruly. 12. characterized by 13. a lack of moral restraint; dissolute or licentious. 13. lacking regular order or arrangement; disarranged. 14. full of, marked by, or suggestive of strong, uncontrolled emotion. 15. extravagant; fantastic. 16. furiously disturbed or turbulent; stormy. 17. risky; imprudent. 18. impatiently eager. 19 highly enthusiastic. 20. based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded: wild accusations; a wild guess. 21. deviating greatly from an intended course; erratic. 22. games having an equivalence or value determined by the card-holder's choice. 23. wilds a region that is mostly uninhabited or uncultivated
Wild adv In a wild manner: growing wild; roaming wild.
Wild vb Of an animal or plant: to be or becoming wild. 2. to grow wild.
Wild phr "A Wild Goose Never Laid a Tame Egg" - something will not be spontaneously different from that which came before. The phrase is used to describe things that are determined by nature and the environment, or else inherited from the generation before.
Wild phr "In the Wild" - in an uncultivated state.
Wild phr "Out in the Wild" - excluded; far from normal habitation
Wild phr "Run Wild" - behave in an undisciplined way.
Wild phr "Sow One's Wild Oats" - live a carefree existence, when young and before settling down in life.
Wild phr "Spread Like Wildfire" - spread rapidly.
Wild phr "Wild and Woolly" - rough, uncivilized or uncultured (from the wild and woolly West)
Wild phr "Wilder Shores of Love" - the extreme, most extravagant, unusual, unrestrained.
Wild phr "Wild Horses Wouldn't Pull Him Away" - no power, or persuasion, would make somebody say or reveal something, or make him leave etc.
Wild phr "Wild Man of the Wood" - an orangutan.
Wild-blood n A young person (generally). 2. a hot-blooded person.
Wild-blooded adj Hot-temper, angry, aggressive.
Wild boar n The tusked wild pig sus scrofa, from which domestic pigs are descended. 2. an uncastrated male pig. 3. flesh of the wild boar. a male guinea pig.
Wildcat n A feral cat. 2. a female of fierce and uncontrolled temper is often called for obvious reasons, and the expression is variously applied to reckless, uncontrolled, and unsound activities, ventures, etc.
Wildcat strike n A strike suddenly, or irresponsibly , decided upon a group of workers, esp one not authorized or backed by a Trade Union.
Wildcat well n An exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field.
Wildcraft n The action or practice of wild-crafting. 2.
Wilder vb To cause to lose the way; to lead astray. 2. to wander wildly.
Wilderly adv In a bewildered manner.
Wildering n Bewilderment.
Wilderness n The place of the 'wild deer'. 2. a remote area of rugged bush-land. 3. a desert; an uncultivated and uninhabited region. 4. an unattended or not cared-for garden. 5. a confused assemblage of things.
Wilderness n "Go In the Wilderness" - be out of office against one's will. 2. a fig. description of being deprived of political office through a change of government.
Wild-eyed adj Having an angry, insane or distressed expression in the eyes.
Wildfire n A very old English description of a composition of inflammable materials that catch fire quickly. 2. a bushfire, or forest fire or a fire burning in a grassland or wooded area. 3. greek fire; anything which burns rapidly. 4. sheet-lightning.
Wild fowl n A bird, esp. an aquatic one.
Wild goose n A undomesticated goose, as the English gray goose or the Canada goose.
Wildhood n Wildness of character or quality. 2. the period of human and animal adolescence and young adulthood
Wild horse n A horse not domesticated or broken in. 2. a most powerful influence.
Wild huntsman n "The Wild Huntsman" - a spectral hunter of medieval legend, who with a pack of spectral dogs frequents certain forests and occasionally appear to mortals.
Wilding n A wild plant, flower or animal.
Wilding adj Natural, native; developed without culture or training. 2. a plant sown by agency , esp. awild crab apple; the fruit of such a plant. 3. US slang, the activity or instance of going on a violent rampage through the street in a group. : US
Wildish adj Somewhat wild (lit. & fig.) 2. inclining to wildness. 3. to make wild, in various senses, esp. to affect with frenzy, to madden.
Wildishly adv In a wild, angry or somewhat violent manner.
Wildlife n Wild animals, trees, and plants collectively, especially as objects of government conservation.
Wildlife adj Pertaining to wild animals trees and plants collectively.
Wildling n An uncultivated plant or flower, wild animals.
Wildly adv Without order, irregularly, in disorder, in confusion. 2. at random, anyhow, aimlessly, heedlessly. 3. without restraint (in various shades of meaning.) 4. beyond the limits of reason; extravagantly, fantastically distracted, as if out of one's wits. 5. without moral restraint, dissolutely, licentiously. 6. without freedom of control; at one's will.
Wildman n An extremist in a political party, creed or profession
Wildman phr "Wildman of the Woods" - the orangutan.
Wildmare n A nightmare. 2. a see-saw.
Wildmen n A term often applied in politics to a party intransigents or extremists. Women who took part in the campaign for women's rights, especially the Suffragettes, were called wild women.
Wild minds n (In Buddhism) a person who has cultivated and embodied their innate human wholeness.
Wildness n Of an animal: an undomesticated state. 2. an untamed disposition of an animal. 3. fierceness, savageness, ferocity, uncultivated state. 4. shyness.
Wild oats n A name for a dissipation, dissolute young man.
Wild oats phr "Sow One's Wild Oats" - indulge in youthful excess or promiscuity.
Wild rose n Any of the various uncultivated roses of the northern temperate zones, as the sweet brier.
Wildship n Wildlife.
Wild silk n Silk from silkworms. 2. an imitation of wild silk made from short silk fibres.
Wildsmith n See wheelwright, wheelsmith.
Wild swimming n Simply swimming outdoors in nature. It could be under a waterfall, in a tree-lined creek or at a secluded beach.
Wild wall n A soundproof movable wall used on motion-picture sets; alsso called a jockey-wall..
Wildware n The fur of a wild animal.
Wild-West n The western territories so of the US around the middle of the C19thwhile they were still not developed or under control of stable government.
Wild West show n A show or event based on life and events of the American frontier regions of the 1850s.
Wild-willed adj According to protestant doctrine of the 1800s that it is dangerous for wild-willed (prone to erratic behavior) and ignorant folk to read scripture.
Wild-witted adj Unpredictable, erratic, perverse.
Wildwood n A forest of natural growth or allowed to grow naturally. 2. an uncultivated or unfrequented wood or forest.
Wil-give n A voluntary or free gift.
Wild-headed adj A person with a quick, but often hare-brained, temper.
Wilful adj Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate, intentional.
Wilfully adv With the intention of causing harm; deliberately. 2. with a stubborn and determined to do as one wants, regardless of the costs.
Wilfulness n Obstinacy; stubborness; headstrong; dogged, perverseness.
Will n The power of choosing and using means for the execution of deliberate and determinate; purpose; volition; determination; discretion, wish, desire. 2. a declaration made in writing by a person of full age showing how he wishes his property to be disposed of after his death.
Will vb As a verb used as an auxiliary , to denote futurity, dependent on the subject of the verb, intention or insistence. 2. to determine by act of choice; to ordain, decree to bequeath, devise. 3. to exercise an act of volition; to chose, elect; to desire, to wish.
Will phr "At Will" - when one wishes.
Will phr "Have One's Will" - obtain what one wants.
Will phr "It Will Not Wash" - it will not be accepted as valid, true, reasonable, likely.
Will phr "That Will not Wash with Me" - not be acceptable as valid, true, reasonable or likely etc.
Will phr "What Is Your Will" - what do you wish done?
Will phr "Where there's a Will, there's a Way?" - determination will overcome any obstacle.
Will phr "Will and Bequeath" - write one's wishes and intentions about the disbursement of one's property and wealth after death.
Will phr "Will do" - a phrase expressing a willingness to carry out a request or suggestion.
Will phr "Will of the Wisp" - a flicker of light from marsh gas. 2. a fanciful or imprecise idea, belief, ambition etc that is either or illusion, or difficult to define or substantiate.
Will phr "Will of One's Own" - obstinacy, wilfulness of character.
Will phr "With a Will" - with determination, resourcefulness and energy.
Will phr "With the Best Will in the World" - with the best of intentions; but however good one's intentions are, or how hard one tries, and even if one is so well disposed as possible something may or is likely to go wrong..
Willed adj Having a will one of a given character, mostly in composition, especially self-willed.
Willer n One who wishes; one who wills.
Willing adj Favorably, inclined; mind; disposed; ready, spontaneous.
Willing phr "Be a Willing Horse" - be a willing worker; one who wil not complain, but ready to accept any task.
Willing-hearted adj Heartily wiling or disposed.
Willing horse n Someone who is willing to help.
Willingly adv In a willing manner, readily, gladly
Willingness n Cheerful compliance. 2. the quality or state of being willing; free choice or consent of the will; freedom from reluctance; readiness of the mind to do or forbear. 3. the state or character of being willing; free choice or consent of the will; readiness. 4. good will; readiness; forwardness.
Will-less adj Of a person, lacking volition: not exercising one's will. 2. of an action: involuntary. 3. intestate; without a legal will governing ones property or estate.
Will-lessness n The state or condition of not having a will.
Willmaker n Some who draws up a will.
Willow n Tree or shrub of the genus Salix growing usually near water in temperate climate, with small flowers borne on catkins and pliant branches yielding osiers and timber for cricket bats.
Willow phr "Wear the Willow" - to go into mourning, especially for a sweetheart or bride; to bewail a lost lover
Willow phr "Wield the Willow" - to play cricket as a batsman.
Willow phr "Willow in the Wind" - one whose views are easily and regularly changed by the persuasion or influence of others. 2. pushover, one who vacillates, a waffler
Willowed adj Abounding with willows. 2. containing willows; covered or overgrown with willows.
Willower n A person or a thing that willows.
Willow-leaves n In astronomy, the visible structure in a penumbra of sunspots.
Willow-like adj Resembling a willow tree or some aspect of one.
Will-o'-the-wisp n Not of Old English origin - see: 'ghost light'.
Willowish adj Resembling or somewhat like a willow. 2. having the colour of a willow.
Willow rods n Flexible twigs for basket weaving obtained from several species of willow.
Willow-tree n Tree or shrub of the genus Salix growing usually near water in temperate climate, with small flowers borne on catkins and pliant branches yielding osiers and timber for cricket bats.
Willow-ware n China decorated with a willow pattern.
Willowy adj Having or bordered by willows. 2. lithe and slender.
Wiln n To wish; desire. 2. to receive willingly; consent or submit to; accept. 3. to resolve; determine. 4. to have a desire; long (for); yearn or seek (after).
Wil-shrift n A voluntary confession.
Wilsome adj Wilful, obstinate, stubborn.
Wil-spel n Welcome or good news.
Wil-tiding n Welcome new.
Wily adj Skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Wimple n O.E. wimpele: linen or silk headdress covering the neck and the sides of the face, formerly worn by women and still worn by some nuns.
Wimple vb To hoodwink.
Win vb To be successful or victorious in (a contest or conflict). 2. come first in, finish first in, be victorious in, triumph in, take first prize in, achieve success in, be successful in, prevail in.. 3.come first, finish first, be the winner, be victorious, be the victor, carry/win the day, carry all before one, defeat/overcome the opposition, take the honours/crown, gain the palm, come out ahead, come out on top, succeed, triumph, prevail, achieve mastery. 4. sweep the board, make a clean sweep; win out, clean up. 5. acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavour 6. secure, gain, achieve, attain, earn, obtain, acquire, procure, get, collect, pick up, walk away/off with, come away with, carry off; receive, net, bag, bank, pot, scoop.. 7. gain (a person's attention, support, or love), typically gradually or by effort; captivate, steal, gain the support or favour of someone by action or persuasion.persuade, talk round, bring round, convince, induce, sway, prevail on.. 8. manage to succeed or achieve something by effort. 9. manage to reach (a place) by effort. 10. obtain (ore) from a mine. 11.dry (hay) by exposure to the air.
Win n A successful result in a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavour; a victory
Win phr "Heads I Win - Tails you Lose" - whichever happens, I will benefit at your expense.
Win phr "Hold a Winning Hand" - be in undefeatable position to defeat others.
Win phr "Put the Wind Up" - alarm, frighten. 2. to become alarmed or frightened.
Win phr "Win Back" - to get something back you have lost. 2. get back; recover after a struggle.
Win phr "Win By a Nose" - win by the slightest amount of difference.
Win phr "Win by a Long Chalk" - to win very decisively.
Win phr "Win By a Short Neck" - win by the length of a horse's neck. 2. win or lose by a small margin.
Win phr "Win From" - get from somebody as a result of a contest, game.
Win phr "Win Hands Down" - win without effort or by a clear lead or margin.
Win phr "Win One's Spurs" - the earning of a knighthood in battle: to get recognition after great effort.
Win phr "Win or Lose" - whether one wins or loses, succeed or fails.
Win phr "Win Out" - to have some success. 2. come successfully through a difficult period.
Win phr "Win Over" - persuade, gain the support, or goodwill of. 2. be on one's side.
Win phr "Win Somebody Over" - persuade.
Win phr "Win the Day" - succeed; come out on top.
Win phr "Win the Hand (and, hopefully, the heart) of Somebody" - become somebody's husband or wife.
Win phr "Win the Heart Of Somebody" - endear oneself to somebody; engage somebody's affection.
Win phr "Win Through" - persevere and succeed.
Win phr "Win Upon" - to gain upon, overtake and pass.
Win phr "You Can't Win" - it seems one always fail.
Win phr "You Can't Win them All" - resigned expression of consolation on failure.
Winch n The crank of a wheel or axle. 2. a windlass; a winching tool. 3. reel of a fishing rod.
Winch vb Lift a winch.
Winchingly adv In a winching or hauling manner.
Wind n A bend or turn in a course. 2. a single turn when winding. 2, a windlass.
Wind vb Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help. 2.form into a wreath. 3. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem. 4. arrange or or coil around. 5. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course. 6. catch the scent of; get wind of. 7. extend in curves and turns.
Wind phr "Before the Wind" - helped by, the wind's force. 2. with the wind driving behind.
Wind phr "Between Wind and Water" - at a vulnerable point.
Wind phr "Down the Wind" - in the direction of the wind.
Wind phr "Free as the Wind" - completely free.
Wind phr "Get Back One's Wind" - breathe freely after breathlessness.
Wind(1) phr "Get the Wind Up" - become serious alarmed, over anxious or frightened.
Wind phr "Get Wind of (Something)" - learn indirectly or get advance knowledge about something which has not yet happened.
Wind phr "Get Windward of" - score an advantage over.
Wind phr "Have the Wind" - get the upper hand.
Wind phr "How the Wind Blows" - the real state of affairs.
Wind phr "In the Teeth of the Wind" - with the wind against one's face.
Wind phr "In the Wind" - being planned secretly. 2. in consideration.
Wind phr "In the Wind's Eye" - directly against the wind. 2. in the teeth of the wind.
Wind phr "It's An Ill Wind that Blows Nobody any Good" - an apparently unfavorable situation has it good aspects.
Wind phr "Like the Wind" - very quickly; swiftly.
Wind phr "Near the Wind" - sailing as nearly against the wind as is consistent with using its force.
Wind phr "Off the Wind" - the wind on the quarter.
Wind phr "Put the Wind Up (Somebody)" - make somebody anxious, alarmed or frightened.
Wind phr "Raise the Wind" - to obtain necessary money or funds.
Wind phr "Sail Against the Wind" - oppose the views currently popular among others.
Wind phr "See Which Way the Wind is Blowing" - postpone a decision until one has more information.
Wind phr "Something in the Wind" - something going on secretly.
Wind phr "Straws in the Wind" something trivial that may signify something significant in the future,
Wind phr "Take the Wind Out of Somebody's Sails" - take away somebody's confidence, advantage.
Wind phr "Three Sheets to the Wind" - drunk.
Wind phr "There's Something in the Wind" - there are signs that something is about to happen. 2. something is being prepared or concocted without one's knowledge.
Wind phr "To the Four Winds" - in all directions. 2. into a state of abandonment or neglect.
Wind phr "Up the Wind" - moving against the wind.
Wind phr "Whistle Down the Wind" - to abandon; argue or talk aimlessly or without purpose.
Wind phr "Wind and Weather" - varying weather of all kinds, esp. the weather one is exposed to, or that effects natural or man-made objects. 2. exposure to the effects of the weather.
Wind (2) phr "Wind Back" (Of something like a road) - to turn so that it heads back in the direction it came from. 2. set a clock on an earlier setting. 2. bring back a section of film etc for re-showing, by turning the spool on which it is mounted.
Wind(2) phr "Wind Down" - a gradual lessening of excitement or reduction of activity. 2. lower, bring down by turning a handle or wheel. 3. of a clock spring become slack, causing the clock to lose time and stop. 4. relaxation, move more slowly or with less energy, lose momentum.
Wind (2) phr "Wind In" - drw a fishing-line from the water and coil it around a reel attached to the rod.
Wind (2) phr "Wind On" - moe a film etc forward (so as to expose, or show the next portion).
Wind (2) phr "Wind Somebody Up" - deliberately make somebody anxious.
Wind (2) phr "Wind Up" - bring something to a conclusion. 2. (of a speech or meeting) close, terminate. 3. tighten the spring of a watch etc to make it function. 4. raise, bring up, by turning a handle or wheel.
Wind (2) phr Wind Up (with)" - as a result of one's work, manner of life, etc, get or experience something unusual and unpleasant.
Wind bent adj Bent or bowed by the wind.
Wind-bitten adj Blown out of shape by the prevailing winds. 2. weathered over time by exposure to the wind.
Wind-blast n A sudden rush of air or gas due to the collapse of a void. 2. a sudden, exceedingly sharp, blast of gust of air. 3. the damaging effect of air friction on the pilot ejected from a high-speed aircraft.
Wind-blown adj Tossed or blown by the wind.
Wind-board n A snowboard or surfboard with an attached sail. 2. (climbing, skiing) The hard crust formed by high winds on exposed snow. 3. (agriculture) In a mechanical harvester, a board which shelters harvested grain and prevents it being blown away by the wind
Wind-borne adj Carried or transported by the wind.
Windbreak n A thing, such as a row of trees, hedge, fence, wall or screen etc., serving to break the force of the wind. 2. a tree broken by the wind. 3. holiday or break during winter.
Windbroken adj Asthmatic; broken winded said of a horse.
Wind-burn n Inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to the wind.
Wind chill n A cooling effect of wind blowing on a surface.
Wind-down n A gradual lessening of excitement or reduction of activity. 2. relaxation.
Winded adj Exposed to the wind or air, or spoiled by such exposure. 2. breathless, as from work or exercise. 3. out of breath.
Wind egg n An egg without a shell, or with a soft shell, or an unfertilized one; from the old superstition that the hen that lays it was impregnated, like the Thracian mares, by the wind. 2. an unexpected fortune.
Winder n One who or that which winds. 2. that upon which or from which thread, etc., may be wound. 3. a step in winding stairs. 4. a twining plant. 5. an appliance for winding up a spring.
Windfall n A unexpected piece of good luck , especially an unexpected legacy; something worth having taht comes to one without any personal exertion - like fruit which has fallen from the tree and so does not have to be picked.
Wind-fallen adj Blown down by the wind.
Wind-gall n A soft swelling near the pastern joint of a horse. (So called because formerly thought to contain wind.)
Wind-hold n A state which certain machines must stop its running due to extremely windy condition, as with airplanes, ski-lifts etc.
Winding n Sense of Wind(2) - curved or sinuous motion or movement. 2. a thing that is wound around or coiled. 3. coils of wire as a conductor round in armature. 4. twisting movement or course.
Winding adj Turning spirally or twisting about an axis or core. 2. having bends or lateral turns. 3. twisting from a plane; not of a plane surface. 4. meandering, bending, snaking, twisting. 5. warped, or twisted, or cast.
Winding frame n A device or machine for winding as a reel.
Windingly adv In a winding manner.
Winding sheet n The sheet that wraps a corpse.
Winding stairs n Spiral or newel stairs.
Winding sticks n Two parallel sticks of wood used to test a plane surface. by sighting the top edges of the sticks one can tell whether the surface is twisted or not.
Windle n A basket.
Windle vb Something used for winding, twisting or turning.
Windle n An Old English measure for corn. 2. dogtail grass (plantago lanceolata. 3. bent grass.
Windless adj Calm, with wind blowing.
Windlestraw n Withered straw.
Windlike adj Resembling or characteristic of wind.
Windling n That which is torn off by the wind, as a branch by a tree.
Windly adv Like or characteristic of winding, twisting, turning etc.
Windmill n A mill worked by the action of the wind on its sails.
Windmill vb To move like the sails of a windmill.
Windmill phr "Fight Windmills" - an allusion to Don Quixote's combat which he mistook for gaints.
Windmill phr "Have Windmills in Your Head" - to be full of fancies
Windor n A window, eyethril.
Window n Window is Old Norse in origin; Old English equivalents include: wind-door, windor, eye-hole, eye-door,(eyedoor) eyethril, fenester. 2. an opening in the wall or side of a structure to admit light and air.
Window phr "All His Goods in the Window" - much the same as 'window dressing,' implying that a man is displaying all his superficial merits, etc., to view with nothing substantial to back them up.
Window phr "Fly Out the Window" - to be lost.
Window phr "Out of the Window" - no longer taking into account
Window phr "Throw a Pebble Against the Window" - gently, softly draw attention to oneself.
Window phr "Throw Something Out the Window" - to completely reject an idea or proposal.
Windowed adj Having or furnished with windows.
Window back n The inside boarding or framing between the floor and the window bottom of an ordinary window. 2. the framing forming the back of an enclosure of a shop window.
Window blind n A screen to a window or door, either inside or outside, for protection or privacy.
Window-board n A horizontal shelf fixed to the inside of a sill of a window frame. 2. a show board or window bottom on the inside of a shop window.
Window box n A box for growing plants outside a window. 2. a long trough on a window sill opening containing plants.
Window cleaner n A worker whose job it is to clean windows.
Window frame n A supporting frame for the glass soft a window.
Windowful adj As much as window will allow to be visible.
Windowing phr In computing, the use of windows for the simultaneous display of parts of different files, images, etc.
Windowless adj Not having or without windows.
Window-like adj Resembling or characteristic of windows in some aspect.
Window lock n A device, attached to a window, to ensure that it is securely shut.
Window-maker n On who makes windows as an occupation.
Window-making n The making or construction of windows.
Window-seat n A seat below a window, esp. especially in a bay or alcove. 2. an seta next to a window on an aircraft, train, etc.
Window-shade n A projecting piece of canvas over a shop front to protect goods displayed from the direct rays of the sun.
Window-shopper n One who looks in shop windows without entering it to buy.
Window-shopping n looking at ggoods in a shop window with no intention to buy.
Window-sill n A sill below the window.
Window-wiper n A device or article for cleaning and wiping windows. 2. windscreen wipers om motor vehicles.
Windowy adj Pertaining to, or characteristics of windows.
Windpipe n The air passage from the throat to the lungs; the trachea.
Wind-rose n A diagram of the relative frequency of wind directions at a place.
Windrow n A line of raked hay, corn sheaves, peat etc., laid out to dry in the wind. 2. a long pile or row heaped up by or as if by the wind. 3. a bank of loose material heaped along the side of a road.
Wind-sail n A canvas funnel conveying air to the lower parts of the ship.
Wind-shaken adj Thin, puny, weak: as such that the wind would blow he/she over.
Wind-shakes n Concentric cracks in timber. 2. a defect in wood; anemosis.
Windshear n Variation in wind velocity at right angles to the wind's direction.
Windshield n A windscreen on a motor vehicle.
Wind-sleeve n A windsock.
Windsock n A canvass cylinder or cone on a mast to show the direction of the wind at an airfield etc. 2. a wins sleeve.
Wind speed n The rate at which air is moving in a particular area.
Wind-stick n An airplane propeller
Wind storm n A storm with very strong wind but with little or no rain, snow, etc a gale.
Windstrewn adj Strewn by the wind.
Windswell n Waves are a product of the wind. When winds blow over the surface of the oceans, the energy is transferred to the water and creates swell; or, a group of traveling waves. There are two swells relevant to surfing: ground swell and wind swell
Windswept adj Exposed to or swept back by the wind.
Windthrown adj In foresty, blowdown refers to trees uprooted by the wind.
Wind tight adj So tight as to prevent passage of wind or air.
Wind-up n A conclusion, a finish. 2. an attempt to provoke someone. 3 operated by being wound up. 4. (slang) panicky apprehension.
Windward n The windward region, side or direction (to windward).
Windward adj On the side of the wind from which the wind is blowing, opposite to leeward.
Windward adv On the side of the wind from which the wind is blowing, opposite to leeward
Windward phr "Get to Windward Of" - place oneself to avoid the stench 2. gain an advantage over.
Windward phr "Windward of the Law" - within the letter of the law.
Windy adj Stormy with wind, as a windy night. 2. exposed to the wind; windswept. 3. generating or suffering from flatulence. 4. in speech; verbose, loquacious, garrulous. . nervous, frighten.
Wine n A friend, a kinsman.
Wine n A fermented grape juice as an alcoholic drink. 2. a fermented drink resembling this made from other fruit etc. as 'elderberry wine' .
Wine phr "Wine of Ape" - wine to make one foolishly drunk (from Chaucer's Tales).
Wine phr "Wine, Woman and Song" - (symbols of) social pleasures or indulgences (from German,and attributed to Martin Luther)
Wineberry n A deciduous prickly shrub, Rubus phoenicolasius.
Wine-box n A square carton of with a dispensing tap.
Wine-cooler n A alcoholic beverage made from wine and juice, either in combination with aa carbonated beverage and sugar.
Wine-glass n A glass for wine, usually with a foot and stem.
Wine-glassful adj The capacity of a wineglass, esp. of the size used for sherry, as a measure of liquid, about four tablespoons or 2 fluid ounces.
Wine-grower n A cultivator of grapes for wine.
Wine-knight n One who drinks valiantly.'
Wineless adj Not having wine available.
Winelike adj Resembling or characteristic of wine in some aspect.
Winemaker n A producer of wine; a wine-grower.
Winemaking n The production of wine either commercially or as a hobby.
Winemonger n A seller of wine.
Wine-red adj The dark red red color of red wine. . 2. anything of this color.
Wineshop n An enoteca, cellar or bar where one can buy wine.
Wineskin n A container made from goat skin used to hold wine.
Wine-sop n Any farinaceous foodstuff steeped or soaked in wine, as bread or cake.
Wine-whey n A beverage made of wine and curdled milk.
Wine-writer n A person who writes, (usually a journalist) about wine.
Winey adj Resembling wine in taste and color.
Wing n (In a bird) a modified forelimb that bears large feathers and is used for flying.

2. a modified forelimb with skin stretched between or behind the fingers. 3. in most insects, each of two or four flat extensions of the thoracic cuticle, either transparent or covered in scales. 4. the wing of a bird as food. 5. ease and swiftness of movement, as "the thought gave wings to her feet". 6. a rigid horizontal structure that projects from both sides of an aircraft and supports it in the air. 7. a pilot's certificate of ability to fly a plane, indicated by a badge representing a pair of wings. 8. a thing resembling or analogous to a wing in form or function, in particular.. 9. a lateral part or projection of an organ or structure.. 10 a thin membranous appendage of a fruit or seed that is dispersed by the wind. 11. a raised part of the body of a car or other vehicle above the wheel. 12. a part of a large building, especially one that projects from the main part; (a maternity wing). 12. part, section, side; annexe, extension. 13. a group within a political party or other organization having particular views or a particular function. 14. a candidate from a wing of political party: faction, caucus, arm, side, branch, group, grouping, section, set, clique, coterie, cabal;fringe movement; lobby. 15. the sides of a theatre stage out of view of the audience. 16. in soccer, rugby, and hockey) the part of the field close to the sidelines. 17. an air force unit of several squadrons or groups, as the right or left flank of the main body of a battle formation. 18. a flock of plovers (birds).

Wing vb Travel on wings or by aircraft;fly, glide, soar; take wing. 2. move, travel, or be sent quickly, as if flying, hurtle, speed, shoot, whizz, zoom, streak, sweep, fly, race.

2. shoot (a bird) in the wing, so as to prevent flight without causing death

Wing n "Wing It"- to improvise, to make things up or things up or figure things out as one goes. 2. to perform with little or no preparation.
Wing phr "Clip Somebody's Wings" - reduce someone influence or /and power.
Wing phr "Don't Fly without Wings" - attempt nothing you are not fit for or you are fit for.
Wing phr "Give Wings To" - speed up a thing or person.
Wings phr "Lend Wings to' - to spur one's speed.
Wing phr "On the Wing" - flying, in motion. or about to depart or take flight.
Wing phr "Spread One's Wings "" - begin to act independent. 2. develop one's powers fully.
Wing phr "Stretch One's Wings" - develop one 's powers fully.
Wing phr "Take Somebody Under One's Wings" - guide and protect somebody.
Wing phr "Take Wings" - fly away.
Wing phr "Wing and Wing" - with sails spread or boomed out on each side like wings.
Wing-beat n One complete set of motions with a wing flying.
Wing-bow n A distinctive mark of color on the bend of the wing in a domestic fowl.
Winged adj Having wings for flight.
Winged-wolf n The Winged Wolf is a creature with origins in German, Russian and Hungarian folklore. It is not know for a fact when they came to existence in our world. The ppearance of The Winged Wolf is, as the name implies, a wolf with wings. These vary in species (some have wings like a bird, while others have wings like a bat).
Winged words n Highly apposite or significant words.
Winger n A Player on the wing in hockey and football. 2. a member of a specified political wing; as a 'left-winger'.
Wing-footed adj Rapid, swift.
Wing-game n Game birds collectively.
Wing-handed adj Having the anterior limbs and hands adapted to flight, as bats and pterdactyls.
Wingless adj Having no wings, or having aborted wings.
Winglessly adv Without wings.
Winglessness n The state of apparently not being acted on by gravity. 2. the state of being wingless.
Winglike adj Resembling a wing.
Wing-load n The all-over weight of a fully-loaded airplane divided by the area of the supporting surface, exclusive of the stabilizer and elevators.
Wing-nut n A nut with projections for the fingers to turn it on a screw. 2. a thumbnut.
Wings n A pilot's certificate of ability to fly a plane, indicated by a badge representing a pair of wings.
Wing-sheath n The horny cover the protecting the wings of a beetle.
Wing span n The measurement right across the wings or a bird or aircraft.
Wing-spread n The distance between the tips of a fully extended wings of a bird, insect, or airplane.
Wing-walking n An acrobatic stunt performed on the wings of an airborne aircraft as a public entertainment.
Wing-weary adj Fatigued from flight or travel.
Wingy adj Winged; swift.
Wink n The act of winking; an instance of winking. 2. nictation.
Wink vb To close one's eyes; to close and open one eye quickly, typically to indicate that something is a joke or a secret or as a signal of affection or greeting; blink, flutter, bat; to nictate. 2. to pretend not to notice (something bad or illegal) 3. turn a blind eye to, close/shut one's eyes to, ignore, overlook, disregard, pretend not to notice; look the other way; connive at, condone, tolerate. 4. (of a bright object or a light) shine or flash intermittently 5. sparkle, twinkle, flash, flicker, glitter, gleam, shimmer, shine; blink; scintillate.
Wink phr "In a Wink" - very quickly.
Wink phr "Like winking" - very quick, in a flash.
Wink phr "Not Sleep a Wink" - have no sleep at all.
Wink phr "Take Forty Winks" - a short nap, doze.
Wink phr "Wink At" - to connive at, or to effect not to notice. 2. deliberately ignore, overlook.
Winker n One who winks. 2. a blinder for horse. 3. the muscle by which winking is done. 4. slang term: a flashing indicator light on a motor vehicle; for spectacles; and an eyelash.
Winking n Winking is one of the more subtle gestures, usually involving eye contact between those involved. In most cases it is only meant to be known by the sender and their intended receivers, but in some cases can be more widely intended
Winkingly adv In a winking manner.
Winkle n Any edible marine gastropod of the genus Littorina; a periwinkle.
Winky adj Relating to or characterized by winking. 2. knowing or self-referential, typically in a way intended to be amusing.
Winless adj Without having any wins in a series of sporting contest.
Winly adv In the manner of a win or victory.
Winner n A person, animal, usually a horse etc that wins. 2. a successful or highly promising idea, enterprise, etc.
Winner phr "Be on a Winner" - have faith that the project or matter will prove successful.
Winning n Money, won especially in gambling; winnings.
Winning adj Having or bringing victory or an advantage. 2. attractive, persuasive, as a winning smile.
Winning phr "Hold a Winning Hand" - be in an unbeatable position.
Winning phr "Winning Hearts and Minds" - a concept occasionally expressed in the resolution of war, insurgency, and other conflicts, in which one side seeks to prevail not by the use of superior force, but by making emotional or intellectual appeals to sway supporters of the other side
Winningly adv In a winning manner.
Winningness n The fact of achieving a win or success.
Winnings n Money won at gambling.
Winning streak n A winning of one or more games, bets, etc in succession.
Winning-ways n Actions or quality that please other people and make them feel friendly towards the doer of the actions.
Winnish adj Inclined to win and succeed (but not always).
Winnow vb Blow grain (free) of chaff, etc by an air current. 2. get rid of chaff from grain. 3. sift, separate, clear of refuse or inferior specimens. 4. sift or evidence for falsehoods, etc. 5. clear, sort or weed out rubbish. 6.
Winnower n One who winnows.
Winnowing n The act of winnow.
Winsome adj Of a persons looks or manner, winning, attractive, engaging. 2. cheerful, charming, agreeable.
Winsomeness n The state or quality of being winsome.
Winter n The fourth season of the year in the northern Hemisphere; and the second in the southern hemisphere.. 2. the coldest part of the year.
Winter phr "Buy Straw Hats in Winter - buy when the market is down or quiet to obtain a bargain
Winterberry n Any of several North American shrubs Ilex of the holly family..
Winterbourne n A stream flowing only during excessive rainfall, As during winter) when water at its sources rises above a certain level.
Winterbreak n Holiday or break during the winter.
Winter candle n The moon.
Winter-cold adj Cold like the cold of winter; very cold. Frequently figurative: completely devoid of feeling or affection.
Winterer n Any person or animal (but especially a bird) that visits or resides in a specified location during the winter.
Winter fallow n Land kept fallow during winter.
Winter feed n Feed by hand stock in winter when grazing is impossible.
Winter green n A small evergreen plant Gaultheria procumbens.
Winterhardy adj Hardy enough to survive cold weather.
Winter-house n Old English winterhūs, a house used in winter, especially as a vacation residence to overwinter in.
Winterish adj Characteristic of winter.
Winter itch n Frost itch.
Winterless adj Free from winter. 2. not characterized by winter.
Winterlike adj Resembling or characteristic of winter.
Winterlong adj Extending throughout winter.
Winter-love n Cold or conventional love.
Winterly adj Wintry; cheerless.
Winterover n One who remains at the Antarctica base during the quiet winter season.
Winter-proud adj Prematurely grown or luxuriant used of a fall-sown crop.
Winter-rat n Slang, an old unattractive motor vehicle purchased for little money to be drivenduring the harsh winters while the owner's good car remains protected from the extremes of weather.
Winters vb To spend the winter in a particular place. 2. keep or feed (cattle & plants) during winter.
Winter sleep n Hibernation.
Winterstorm n A meteorological event in which the dominant varieties of precipitation are forms that only occur at cold temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm in which ground temperatures are cold enough to allow ice to form.
Winter-swimmer n One who participates in swimming during the whole year, including the whole winter regardless of the temperature.
Winter-tide n Winter-time.
Wintertime n A season or period of winter.
Winter-warmer n Many English versions contain no spices, though some brewers of spiced winter seasonal ales will slap "Winter Warmer" on the label. Those that are spiced, tend to follow the "wassail" tradition of blending robust ales with mixed spices, before hops became the chief "spice" in beer.
Winterwear n Clothes designed to be worn in winter.
Winterweed n Various small weeds that grow in winter.
Winterworm n Cordyceps sinensis, used in traditional achinese medicines.
Winterworn adj Process of being exposured to, and degraded by rigours of winters.
Wintrily adv In a wintry manner.
Wintriness n Belonging to or characteristic of winter; cold. 2. suggestive of winter, as in cheerlessness or coldness, as a wintry welcome.
Wintry adj Characteristic of winter, wintry weather. 2. of a smile, greeting, etc. lacking warmth or enthusiasm.
Wintry-shower n A very cold shower of rain, but often not falling during winter.
Wintry-sun n A sudden outbreak of sunshine during a cold wintry day.
Win-win n A beneficial situation to each of two often opposing groups or individuals.
Win-win adj Beneficial to each of two often opposing groups or individuals. 2. beneficial regardless of the outcome.
Winwort n Any pleasant-looking or pleasant-tasting plant or vegetable.
Winy adj Having the taste or quality of wine.
Wipe n A cloth to wipe away liquids. 2. a slang term for a handkerchief. 2. blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe. 3. gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm. 3. act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean.
Wipe VB To cheat; to defraud; to trick. 2. to remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; -- usually followed by away off or out. 3. also used figuratively, as 'to wipe out our ingratitude'. 4. to rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
Wipe phr "Fetch One a Wipe Over the Knuckles" - to give someone a good rap.
Wipe phr "Wipe Away" - to remove, clean or erase with a wiping motion.
Wipe phr "Wipe Down" - clean (esp. a vertical surface) or from top to bottom by wiping.
Wipe phr "Wipe Off" - annul a debt. 2. remove, take off by , by rubbing with a cloth.
Wipe phr "Wipe One's Nose" - to affront someone; punch someone on the nose.
Wipe phr "Wipe Out" - destroy, annihilate, obliterate. 2. abolish, cleanse society. 3. (slang) murder. 3. wipe clean the inside of a vessel, etc.
Wipe phr "Wipe Over" - pass a cloth over something, so cleaning it, but not thoroughly.
Wipe phr "Wipe Somebody's' Nose" - to affront others. 2. to give someone a punch on the nose.
Wipe phr "Wipe Somebody's Eye" - to steal a a march on someone. 2. get the better of.
Wipe phr "Wipe Somebody Out" - cancel, or destroy something.
Wipe phr "Wipe the Floor With" - defeat convincingly and easily.
Wipe phr "Wipe Up" - dry dishes, crockery, cutlery after washing.
Wipe-out n An instance of anihilation and destruction. 2. a fall from a surf board.
Wire n Wire or equip a building etc for use with electricity. 2. ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc. 3. a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance. 4. a message transmitted by telegraph. 5. the finishing line on a racetrack
Wire vb To send cables, wires, or telegrams. 2. fasten with wire 3. string on a wire "wire beads" 4. provide with electrical circuits.
Wire phr "Be a Live Wire" - wire charged with electricity; hence, a very lively person abounding in energy.
Wire phr "By Wire" - by telegraph.
Wire phr "Go Haywire" - go mad or crazy.
Wire phr "Lay Wires for" - to prepare for.
Wire phr "Pull the Wires" - use private influence behind the scenes.
Wire phr "Send by Wire" - send by telegraph.
Wire phr "Under wire" - (of land) fenced.
Wire phr "Wire in" - (slang) - to eat heartily; get busy with.
Wire-bridge n A suspension bridge.
Wire-cloth n Cloth woven from wire.
Wired adj Connected by wire to a network.
Wiredness n The state or condition of being wired or connected to a network.
Wiredraw vb Drawm (metal) out into wire. 2. elongate, protract unduly. 3. to treat a subject with excessive subtlety or refinement.
Wiredrawn adj Refine or apply or press (an argument) with idle or excessive subtlety.
Wire-glass n safety-glass with a wire screen in the middle of it.
Wire grass n Any of the species of tough, wiry grass, Poa compressa.
Wire-haired adj Of a dog having stiff wiry hair.
Wire key n A corkscrew.
Wireless n Not having any wires. 2. of or relating to communication without a wired connection, such as radio waves; cordless.
Wire-like adj Resembling wire or a wire.
Wiremaker n A manufacturer of wire
Wireman n An installer or repairer of electric wires. 2. a journalist working for a telegraphic news agency.
Wireness n The state of being wired.
Wire netting n Netting made of wire twisted into meshes, as window screens, fences.
Wire-network n A hexagonal network of interwoven wire used to
Wire-puller n In Us politician etc. who exerts a hidden influence.
Wire-pulling n The pulling of wires as in a puppet show. 2. the use of private or secret influence behind the scenes, inorder to obtain an end.
Wire rope n Rope made by twisting wires together as strands.
Wire speed n The speed at which a wire moves through a machine. 2. in computing, the maximum rate at which
Wire-spun adj Wired spun, or drawn out too fine; overrefined.
Wire-stripper n A tool for removing the insulation from electric wires.
Wire-walker n An acrobat or wire-dancer performing feats on a wire rope.
Wire-walking n The act of an acrobat or a wire-dancer performing feats on a wire rope.
Wire-way n An overhead strong cable used for transporting goods.
Wireweed n Any member of the genus Polygonella of knotweeds and smartweeds.
Wire wheel n A vehicle with spokes of wire.
Wire wool n Wire wool, also known as steel wool or wire sponge, is a bundle of very fine and flexible sharp-edged steel filaments. It was described as a new product in 1896.[1] It is used as an abrasive in finishing and repair work for polishing wood or metal objects, cleaning household cookware, cleaning windows, and sanding surfaces
Wire wheel n A vehicle with spokes of wire.
Wire wool n A mass of fine wire for cleaning.
Wirework n Small articles made of wire cloth.
Wireworker n One who works making products from wire.
Wireworks n A factory where wire or articles of wire are made. 2. a shop where wire is woven and manufactured into protective screens, filters or the like.
Wireworm n The larva of the click beetle causing damage to crop plants,as a Millipede.
Wire-wove n Denoting a high grade of paper with a smooth writing surface. 2. woven of wire.
Wirily adj In a wiry manner.
Wiriness n The state of being wiry.
Wiring n A system of wires installed for the distribution of electric power providing for lighting, heating, radio, television, ignition etc. 2. the installation of system of wires providing electrical circuits.
Wiry adj Having great resisting power, tough, sinewy and flexible as said of a pesonw. 2. (of a person) thin and sinewy; untiring. 3. made of wire.
Wis vb Iwis: certainly, from Old English 'gewis' erroneously taken as to know; suppose, think.
Wisdom n The trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight

2. the quality of being prudent and sensible. 3. the ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight. 4. accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment. 5. an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC

Wisdom phr "In His or Her Wisdom" - thinking it would be to do something as, the man in his wisdom decided to leave quit his high-paying job.
Wisdom phr "Still Tongue Makes a Wise Head" - someone who politely and seldom interupts, does not talk much, but listens carefully to other people, probably has experience, knowledge, good judgement and wisdom.
Wisdom phr "Wisdom (The) of Many and the Wit of One" - the definition of a proverb, coined by Lord John Russell at the ending of the Seven Year War.
Wisdom phr "Wisdom (The) of the Crowd" - the collective knowledge of a group of people as expressed through their aggregated actions or opinions, regarded as an alternative to specialist or expert knowledge.
Wisdom book n Any of the biblical books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastics, Songs of Songs, wisdom of Solomon, that are considered to contain wisdom.
Wisdomless adj Lacking wisdom, enlightment, judgement, common sense, insight.
Wisdom-tooth n The popular name for the third molar in each jaw. 2. each of four hindmost molars not usuallu cut before 20 years of age.
Wisdomwise adv Towards or leaning towards wisdom.
Wisdom-woman n A good wife.
Wisdom-writings n The books of the Bible, namely Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastics and the Song of Solomon. These works deal with how true wisdom may be found, and provide some practical examples of wisdom.
Wise n A way or manner of doing or being "in no wise","in this wise"
Wise adj Improperly forward or bold; fresh, impertinent, impudent,insulting. 2. evidencing the possession of inside information. 3. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; judicious. 4. having or prompted by wisdom or discernment, perceptive.
Wise sfx Forming adjectives and adverbs of manner.
Wise phr "Be None the Wiser" - knowing no more than previous.
Wise phr "Be Wise to" - know about (the implications of ) something/somebody.
Wise phr "Get Wise to" - become aware of
Wise phr "In No Wise" - not at all.
Wise phr "Put Somebody Wise" - inform somebody.
Wise phr "Still Tongue Makes a Wise Head" - someone who politely and seldom interupts, does not talk much, but listens carefully to other people, probably has experience, knowledge, good judgement and wisdom.
Wise phr "The Wise Learn Many Things from their Foes" - it is important to know the ways of ones enemies.
Wise phr "Wise Head on a Young Shoulders" - one wise beyund their years.
Wise phr "Wise Up" - come to your senses; become aware of the gravity of the situation or your own predicament. 2. become aware of the true nature of something.
Wise phr "Without Anyone being the Wiser" - undetected.
Wiseacre n A person who affects a wise manner; a wiseling.
Wise apple n A person who affects a wise manner.
Wise ass n A person who is irritating because they behave as if they know everything; a wise arse.
Wisehead n A person who is wise or who considers himself/ herself to be wise and smart.
Wisehearted adj Wise, knowing, skilful.
Wiselike adj Resembling or seemingly that, who or which is wise, sensible or judicious. 2. having one wits about oneself.
Wiseling n One who pretends to be wise; a wiseacre; a know-all.
Wisely adv In a wise manner; using good judgement.
Wiseman n A wizard, esp, one of the magi.
Wisen vb To become dry, shrunken, wrinkled, as a result of aging or failing vitality.
Wiseness n The quality of being a prudent and sensible. 2. the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight.
Wise saw n A proverbial saying.
Wise woman n A fortune-teller; a witch.
Wish vb Invoke upon; express a wish for. 2. make or express a wish. 3.hope for; have a w ish. 4. feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of prefer or wish to do something.
Wish n The particular preference that you have. 2. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare. 3. an expression of some desire or inclination. 4. a specific feeling of desire.
Wish phr "Best Wishes (to)" - hopes felt or felt for happiness of another.
Wish phr "Have a Death Wish" - the contemplation of action so foolish that it is likely to lead to utter failure.
Wish phr "The Wish Is the Father of Thought" - one thinks that something is true or likely, because one wishes it to be so; wishful thinking.
Wish phr "Wish Away" - get rid of something by wishing it did not wxist.
Wish phr "Wish for" - desire, long to have, something which is difficult to obtain or cn only have by good fortune.
Wish phr "Wish On" - to impose something unpleasant on someone (a person).
Wish phr "Wish One Farther" - to prefer one's room to the company of others; to wish one gone.
Wish phr "Wish that the Ground Would Swallow Him/Her Up" - be so embarrassed or ashamed, that all one wants to do is disappear from sight.
Wish phr "Wish Somebody Ill" - hope that somebody will have good luck during their life.
Wish phr "Wish Somebody Well" - give somebody best wishes for their health, happiness; that somebody will achieve success. 2. hope that somebody will not have good luck during their life.
Wish phr "Wish to God That" - wish, hope, emphatically or, earnestly that something would happen.
Wish phr "Wish You Were Here" - I would enjoy your companyand would enjoy the scenery, circumstances etc if you were here now.
Wishbone n The furcula or wishing-bone in the breast of a fowl; sometimes pull asunder by two persons, the one holding the larger portion being to have his/her wish.
Wisher n One who wishes or has a wish.
Wishful adj Desiring, wishing. 2. having or expressing a wish.
Wishfully adv In a desiring, longing, wishing manner.
Wishfulness n Having or expresing a wish or longing.
Wishful thinking n Persuading oneself that something is true, or will or could happen, because it is what you would like (the wish is the father of the thought)
Wishly adv In a wishing manner
Wishiness n The state of wishing or having a wish.
Wishing n A feeling that one would like to have or do something or see something happen. 2. a desire, longing or strong inclination for a specified thing.
Wishing-rod n In folklore, magic articles associated with the power of realizing one's wishes.
Wishing-well n A well into which a coin is dropped and a wish is made.
Wish list n A mental list of wishes or desires.
Wish-woulder n A well-wisher with conditions: one who wishes another success in some small way, as long as you are not more succesful than he is. 2. a backfriend.
Wisly adv OE gewiss: certain, sure; really, truly, indeed.
Wisscraft n Science; wissencraft.
Wisse vb OE wissian: to direct, instruct, guide, rule, show, point out, make known.
Wist vb OE witan, to know, be aware.
Wistful adj (A form of wish): wishful, longing. 2. musing, pensive.
Wistless adj Inattentive, unobservant.
Wit n The senses, intellect, brainpower, mental perceptions, reason.
Wit phr "At One's Wit's End" - out of patience; in a state of despair. 2. baffled, perplexed with what to do.
Wit phr "Have One's Wits about Them" - be alert and careful.
Wit phr "Live by or on One's Wits" - survive using cunning, one's mental ability, rather than by hard work.
Wit phr "Out of One's Wits" - mad, distracted.
Wit phr "The Five Wits" - the five senses, usually the five bodily senses; often vaguely, the perceptions or mental faculties generally.
Wit phr "To Wit" - that is, namely; (more)specifically); that is to say, as follows.
Wit phr "Wit and Wisdom" - quickness of mind and sagacity; especially seen as an idea combination of qualities in a worker, speaker or writer.
Witan n The members of the national council in Anglo-Saxon times. 2. the council itself, in full 'the witanagemot' 2. transfig. of modern parliaments or other deliberative assemblies, also spelt - 'witenagemot.'
Wit-and-wisdom adj Intelligence, mental quickness and sagacity
Witch n A being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil. 2. witch a female sorcerer or magician. 3. an ugly evil-looking old woman. 4. a believer in Wicca
Witch vb To practice witchcraft, to use sorcery or enchantment. 2. to effect (a person)with witchcraft or sorcery. 3. to put a spell on someone; cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something. 4. to influence as by witchcraft; to enchant, charm, change by witchcraft. 5. to use enchanting wiles, to practice fascination.
Witch n Applied gen. and vaguely to various trees and plants having pliant branches; also spelt 'wych.'
Witch phr "Riding of The Witch." - a popular phrase for the nightmare (witch riding).
Witch phr "Waking a Witch" - if a witch would not confess to her 'crimes,' the most effectual way of obtaining a confession was by what was termed 'waking her.' A iron bridle or hop was bound acroos her face with prongs thrust into her mouth ; this was fastened to a wall in such a manner that the accused was unable to lie down ; and the men were constantly there to keep her awake, someties for several days.
Witch phr "The Witches' Sabbath" - a midnight meeting of witches, demons, etc., supposed to be held annually.
Witch phr "Witching Time of Night" - midnight to an hour or so before dawn, when it was once thought that witches were most active.
Witchcraft n The practice of sorcery. 3. the use of magic, sorcery. 4. bewitching charm.
Witchcrafter n One who practices sorcery, magic, etc.
Witchdom n Witchcraft, the realm of witches.
Witched adj Influenced by witchcraft; that is under a magical spell. 2. possessed by magical powers. 3. full of witches.
Witches'-besom n Tufted branches produced by fungi on the silver-fir, birch. 2. witches' broom.
Witches'-ring n A circle of rank grass in a meadow , caused by a fungus; a fairy-ring.
Witches' sabbath n A midnight orgy of demons and witches.
Witch-finder n One who sought out witches and delivered them to the authorities for trial.
Witch-hunt n Persecution of somebody whose beliefs and or opinions are different or unacceptable to the majority.
Witch-hunter n Someone who identifies and punishes people for their opinions.
Witch-hunting n Stories of witches and witch-hunting in early modern Europe have captivated us for centuries. During the early modern period of European history, stretching from roughly 1450 to about 1750, about 100,000 people—most of them women—were tried for the crime of witchcraft. About half of these people were executed, in most cases by burning at the stake. But witchcraft is more than just a Halloween story–for the men and women involved it was a very real, very frightening aspect of daily life.
Witchily adv In a witchy manner. 2. of or pertaining to witches. 3. characterristic of witches; witchlike.
Witchiness n The state or quality of being witchy.
Witching n Witchcraft; sorcery.
Witching adj Having power to enchant; weird; bewitching, fascinating.
Witching adj That castes spells, enchanting, bewitching. 2. of or belonging to witchcraft. 3. concerned with the power of witchcraft or sorcery.
Witching phr "Witching Time of Night" - midnight to an hour or so before dawn, when it was once thought that witches were most active.
Witchlike n Being or having the characteristic of witches and witchcraft.
Witchling n A young witch.
Witchlore n The study of witches and witchcraft.
Witchman n A wizard.
Witchmonger n One who has dealing with witches or believes in, or practices witchcraft..
Witch's Milk n Witch's milk or neonatal milk is milk secreted from the breasts of some newborn human infants of either sex. Neonatal milk secretion is considered a normal physiological occurrence and no treatment or testing is necessary. Neonatal milk production may be also sometimes caused by medications.
Witchweed n A small parsitic plant which attaches itself to the roots of other plants. Native to tropic areas, it causes serious damage to crops, such as maize and sugar.
Witchy adj Having the nature of or the characteristics of a witch. 2. characteristic or suggestive of a witch.
Witcraft n The art of using one's wit or intellect in reasoning: logic. 2. the exercise of one's wit.
Wite n A wiseman, sage, councilor, esp. one of the witan. 2. a witan.
Wite n Punishment, penalty, pain inflicted in punishment or torture; esp. the torture of hell (hell-wite). 2. in Anglo-Saxon law, a fine imposed for certain offences or priveleges, often as a second element in words such as "blood-wite", "ferd-wite." "lair-wite" 3. blame, reproach, blame-worthiness, fault. 5. source or origin of blame. 6. the person or thing that is blamed. 7. offence, trepass, wrong.
Wite vb To impute the guilt, or lay the blame of something to or upon a person, his actions, conduct on, or character on a thing, condition or event. 2. to impute guilt or fault to, blame (a person). 3. to blame a person for doing so-and-so. 4. to lay the fault or blame upon (a thing).
Wite n Blood-wite, fight-wite, ferd-wite, lair-wite
Wite vb To keep safe, guard, preserve, defend. 2. to take care of. 3. to see observed.
Wite vb To go away, depart, perish, vanish.
Wite-free adj Free from punishment, penalty, pain. 2. free from blame, fault, wrong.
Witeless adj Blameless.
Witen vb To impute, blame.
Witenagemot n Also eee 'Witan.' The anglo-saxon national assembly of higher clerics and laymen (Aldermen, Thegns, etc) which gave advice and consent on legislation, taxation, important judicial matters, etc., and which formaly elected a new king. Witan is OE for wisw men (connected with wit, knowledge); gemote is 'ge' together; moot, meet hence 'an assembly of wise men'.
Witereden n (Wit & rede): a fine erroneously applied by antiquaries as a royal imposition or aid.
Wit-fire n "Fyrwit" - curiosity.
Witful adj Wise, sagacious. 2. full of wit (in modern sense).
With prn Denotes or expresses some situation or relation of nearness, proximity, association, connection, or the like. In this sense, common in Old English, it is now obsolete except in a few compounds; as, withhold; withstand; and after the verbs fight contend struggle, and the like. 2. to attribute something to him.

3. to denote a close or direct relation of opposition or hostility; -- equivalent to against. to denote a connection of friendship, support, alliance, assistance, countenance, etc.; hence, on the side of. 4. to denote association in respect of situation or environment; hence, among; in the company of. 5.to denote association in thought, as for comparison or contrast. 6. to denote having as a possession or an appendage; as, the firmament with its stars; a bride with a large fortune. 7. to denote simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence. 8. to denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; -- sometimes equivalent to by. 9. with to make the acquaintance of

With pfx Against. 2. back away.
With phr "Be With Somebody" - support somebody, or understand somebody.
With phr "Do With One's Hand Tied Behind One's Back" - do something when severely restricted. 2. do something easily, although severely restricted.
With phr "With All One's Might" - using all one's physical strength, mental or nervous energy, power of concentration, powers of persuasion etc; with might and main.
With phr "With and With" - immediate, forthwith, by and by. 2. from time to time; again and again, every now and then. 3. with that, with which, where with. 4. to the time that, until. 5. during or at the time that. 6. while, when.
With phr "With an Eye To/ Towards" - have an objective , goal, consideration to.
With phr "With a Will" - with willingness, determination and energy.
With phr "With Bells On" - enthusiastically, with enthusiasm.
With phr "With Child" - pregnant.
With phr "With God's Help/Blessing" - thought to be with divine approval of blessing
With phr "With God's Will" - everything happens in you want it.
With phr "With It" - aware of modern trends and/or fashion. 2. be with it.
With phr "With Might and Main" - using all one's physiacl strength, mental or nervous energy, etc; with all one's might.
With phr "With No Further Ado" - without fuss, or delay; immediately.
With phr "With No Strings Binding" - with no limits restricting its use.
With phr "With One's Hand Tied Behind One's Back" - trying to do something when one is severely restricted.
With phr "With One's Head Held High" - displaying pride and confidence, often (but not always) when something has gone wrong.
With phr "With One's Little Hot Hands" - an expression used to emphasize that you have obtained something you were seeking with eager.
With phr "With Open Arms" - enthusiastically, as if embracing.
With phr "With the Best Of Them" - to do something, ably, efficiently, as the best practitioners of the art, skill or trade.
With phr "With the Best Will in the World" - however good one's intentions are, or how hard one tries, and even if one is so well disposed as possible.
With phr "With the Lord" - died, deceased, passed away.
With phr "With the Wisdom of Hindsight" - with, helped by, understanding the nature of the event only possible after they have occurred.
With phr "With Young" -with child, pregnant.
Withal adv With the rest; in addition.
Withal prp With; intensive form used after the object and at the end of a clause.
With-bear vb To carry away.
Withbind n Woodruff.
With-blow vb To blow away.
With-buy vb To redeem.
With-child vb To get with child; make pregnant.
With-clepe vb To recall, revoke, repeal.
Withdraught vb Withdraw from (an action); fine or fee imposed for this.
Withdraught n A place of retirement. 2. a retreat, a private chamber, closet, recess. 3. a privy, a sewer.
Withdraw vb To draw back, retire.
Withdraw vb To pull out or take aside. 2. discontinue, cancel, retract. 3. remove, take away. 4. take money out of an account. 5. retire, go away, move away, move back.
Withdraw phr "Withdraw from" - move back from because of threat of defeat, retreat from. 2. no longer take part in.
Withdrawer n One who withdraws.
Withdrawing n The action of withdrawing.
Withdrawing adj That withdraws, drawing back, retreating, receding.
Withdrawingly adv In a manner of drawing back, retire, go away.
Withdrawn adj Abnormally shy and unsociable, mentally detached.
Withdrawnness n The state or condition of withdrawing.
With-drive vb To repel.
Withe n A band, tie, shackle consisting of a tough, pliable, flexible twig or branch.
Withe vb To twist like a with. 2. to bind with a with.
Wither n Opposition, hostility, adversity.
Wither vb Etymology: apparently a variant of weather, ultimately differentiated for certain senses. 2. to become dry and shrivel. 2. wither away.
Wither prf Against, in opposition or hostility, anti.
Wither vb To be hostile, resist, fight, struggle against, oppose.
Wither adj Hostile, adverse, fierce. 2. contrary, opposite, wrong-side.
Wither adv Adversely, hostilely, perversely, fiercely.
Wither phr "Wither Away" - to become dry and shrivelled. 2. die, pass away gradually disappear.
Wither-Christ n The Devil; The Anti-Christ; satan, lucifer, shuck.
Withered adj Shriveled, seared, dried out, shrinking.
Witheredness n The state or condition of being withered.
Witherer n One who is withered and wizened.
Wither-fight vb To oppose, fight against, stand against.
Witherful adj Hostile, wicked, evil. 2. bold, valiant.
Witherfulness n Wickedness, state or condition of being hostile, evil, wicked etc.
Wither-hooked adj Barbed.
Withering adj Scornful, contemptuous,
Witheringly adv In a scornful manner.
Witherling n An adversary.
Withername n from Old English wiþernām (“seizure”, literally “a take-back”), from Old Norse viðrnam, equivalent to wither- (“against”) +‎ nim. More at wither, nim. 2. (law) a second or reciprocal distress of other goods in lieu of goods which were taken by a first distress and have been eloigned; a taking by way of reprisal. Chiefly used in the expression capias in withernam, which is the name of a writ used in connection with the action of replevin (sometimes called a writ of reprisal), which issues to a defendant in replevin when he has obtained judgment for a return of the chattels replevied, and fails to obtain them on the writ of return.
Withers phr "With One's Unwrung" - one does not free any distress, sorrow or pity (when one might expected to feel such distress etc)
Withersake n An adversary, enemy, foe.
Withershins n Old English wiþersīenes ??? (“backwards, withershins”): in a direction opposite to the sun's course; anticlockwise; widdershins.
Wither-thede n Enemy, foe.
Witherward adv In an opposite direction. 2. opposition or opposition.
Wither-wardness n Hostility, enmity.
Witherwards adj Hostile, inimical.
Witherwise adv In an opposite direction. 2. otherwise.
Withfall n A chance, casualty, accident, symptom.
With-fore vb To escape
Withgo vb To oppose, go against, act in opposition to, oppose. 2. to pass away. 3. to be possessed with. 4. to go with someone else. 5. to forgo.
With-gone vb To disappear, vanish,
With-hate vb To despise, loath.
With-hill vb To cover, conceal.
With-hold vb To hold back; restrain. 2. to keep back; decline to grant. 3. restrain, forbear.
With-holder n One who withholds.
Withholding n The act or action to hold back, restrain, keep back.
Within adv Inside; to, at, or on the inside, internally. 2. indoors. 3. in spirit: pure within.
Within prp Inside, enclosed, contained. 2. not beyond or exceed. 3. not transgressing. not further of than.
Within phr "Within forth" - everywhere, within, internally, through-out, wither.
Within phr "Within Reach of" - near enough to be reached.
Within phr "Within Sight of" - near enough to be reached.
With-in-doors adv Inside a building; in or into a house.
Withinside n The inner part of.
Withinside adv On the inner side, within a inner point or interior. 2. within the limits.
Within-sides n Inside.
Withinwards adv To the interior.
With-it adj Slang: fashionable, up-to-date, modern; swinging. 2. aware, mentally alert.
With-it-ness n The state or quality of being fashionable, modern, up-to-date.
Withness n The fact of being with some one or something. 2. collocation, association.
Wit-hood n Wisdom, understanding, sagacity; withood.
Without prp On or at the outside of; out of; not within, beyond, in the compass of, out of the limits of; destitute of; exempt from; all but.
Without adv On the outside; out of doors.
Without conj Except, unless.
Without phr "Do or Go Without" - go without without; not have.
Without phr "Without Day" - sine die.
Without phr "Without Further Ado" - without delay, fuss, or hesitation.
Without phr "Without a One Word" - without making any comment, explanation, or compliant.
Without phr "Without a Word of a Lie" - what I'm telling you, describing, is absolutely true, however unlikely it seems.
Without phr "Without So Much As" - without even so much as.
Without'dom n The state of being without, lacking or in need.
Withoutwards adv Towards the interior or inner part.
With-quethe vb To deny, contradict, refuse.
Withsake vb To contend, dispute, deny.
Withsaw n Withsaying, maxim, proverb.
Withsay vb To renounce. 2. to affirm the contrary of, contradict (a fact or a statement). 3. to deny the existence of. 3. to make a denial or contradiction of. 4. to utter by way of contradiction. 6. to speak or act against, oppose, resist. 7. to disallow, forbid, refuse to do or perform. 8. to decline to grant or allow, to refuse.
Withsayer n A gainsayer, opponent.
Withsaying n A contradiction,oposition, gainsaying.
Withset vb To oppose, to resist, withstand. 2. to prevent from doing something.
Withshadow vb To darken with a shadow
With-shield vb To protect or shield against.
With-shunt vb To shrink away or back.
Withsit vb To oppose, resist, withstand. 2. to prevent, ward off.
Withsitting n Opposition, resistance, stand against.
Withstand vb To propose with any force; resist successfully. 2. to make resistance.
Withstander n A person who withstands or resists; an opponent
Withstanding n The action of resisting, opposing, warding off.
Withstay vb To hold back, oppose, withstand.
With-tell vb To gainsay.
Withwilled adj Having an opposing stance or will.
With-worker n Fellow worker, co-worker.
Withy n A rope made of withes. 2. a withe.
Withy adj Made of withe; flexible and tough.
Witie vb To prophesize. 2. to keep guard, protect.
Witiend n A prophet.
Witieng n Prophecy.
Witier n Protector, guardian.
Witing n Custody, the keep.
Witingly adv In the custody of.
Witless adj Lacking in wit; foolish.
Witlessly adv Foolishly, stupidly.
Witlessness n Senseless folly, stupidity, foolishness.
Witling n A wit, pretender to wit who utters light or weak, feeble witticisms. 2. a persion who has little wit or understanding.
Wit-lost n Loss of intellectual comprehension.
Wit-monger n A dealer in wit; a witmonger. 2. an utterer of witty sayings and humour.
Witness n A person who sees an event, typically a crime or accident, take place. 2. observer, onlooker, looker-on, eyewitness, spectator, viewer, watcher; bystander, passer-by;

earwitness. 3. a person giving sworn testimony to a court of law or the police. 4. attestor, testifier; deponent. 5. a person who is present at the signing of a document and signs it themselves to confirm this. 6. evidence; proof, evidence, indication, proof, testimony used to refer to confirmation or evidence given by signature. 7. open profession of one's religious faith through words or actions. 8. a line or remnant of an original surface on a workpiece to show how much material has been removed or the shape of the original outline.

Witness vb To see (an event, typically a crime or accident) happen. 2. observe, watch, look on at, be a witness to, view, note, notice, spot; be present at, attend; literally behold.. 3. be present as someone signs (a document) or gives (their signature) to a document and sign it oneself to confirm this. 4. countersign, sign, endorse, validate; notarize certificate, document. 5. have knowledge of (a development) from observation or experience
Witness phr "Bear Witness" - attest the truth of. 2. state one's belief.
Witness phr "Be Eye Witness" - someone who present at and sees an incident.
Witness phr "Be Witness to" - somebody who is present at aand sees an incident.
Witness phr "Call to Witness" - appeal to for confirmation etc.
Witness box n An enclosure in a law court from which witnesses gie evidence.
Witnessly adv In the maner or way resembling a witness.
Witnessless n Without having a witness.
Witness stand n An enclosed area in a courtroom where witness gives ther evidence.
Witrife adj Abounding in cunning, knowledge, alertness.
Wits n The senses, intellect, brainpower, reason.
Wits phr "The Five Wits" - the five senses, usually the five bodily senses; often vaguely, the perceptions or mental faculties generally.
Wits phr "Be at One's Wits End" - be overwhelmed with problemsand at a loss to know what to do.
Witship n Witness, testimony, knowledge.
Witship n Used with a possessive pronoun as a fanciful person, as "Your Witship."
Witted adj Having wit; as quiked witted; half-witted.
Wittedness n Having wit or intellectual comprehension; keen-witted.
Witter vb To speak foolishly or on trivial matters.
Wittering n Foolish speaking on trivial matters.
Wittily adv In a manner characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor.
Wittiness n The quality or character of being witty, intelligent, sagacity, cleverness, ingenuity, wisdom. 2. good sense.
Witting n The fact of knowing or being aware of something; knowledge, cognizance. 2. knowledge obtained, communicated information, intelligence, tidings, notice, warning.
Wittingly adv In a witty manner; in a manner characterized by wit. 2. intelligently, cleverly, skillfully, ingeniously. 3. wisely, discreetly, sensibly. 4. in a clever, amusing way, smartly, jocosely. 4. with knowledge or awareness of what one is doing.
Wittiness n The quality of being willing.
Witty adj Having wisdom, wise; endowed with reason, rational. 2. of humans- having good judgement or discernment, wise, sagacious, discreet, prudently sensible. 3. having (good) intellectual ability, intelligent,knowing, learned, being knowledgable, ingenious, skillful, expert, capable. 4. in an unfavourable sense: crafty, cunning, wily, artifice; skillful in contriving evil. 5. foolishly ingenious in devising something to one's own hurt.
Witworm n One, who, or that which, feeds on or destroys wit.
Wit-worship n Worship devised by human 'wit' or intellect without divine authority or sanction.
Wit-would-be n A pretender to wit. 2. a would be-wit; a wit-if-he could be.
Wit-wright n A master of wit; a witwright. 2. an author of witty sayings.
Wive vb To take a wife, marry, wed. 2. to become a wife, become the wife of, obtain, act as a wife. 3. to furnish with a wife, obtain a wife for, to matchmake for a wife. 4. to marry to a wife.
Wiven adj Womanly, feminine, wifely.
Wiver n One who takes a wife.
Wiving n The action of the verb, "to wive" - taking a wife, marrying, wedding, obtaining a wife, furnish with a wife.
Wizen vb To cause to dry, wither, wilt, shrivel. 2. to become dry, shriveled, withered.
Wizen adj Of plants: to dry up, shrivel, wilt, wither. 2. of things: dried up, withered, shriveled. 3. of persons, animals - their features: shrunken and dried up, thin and shriveled. 5. of the throat: parched, dry.
Wizelful adj Magical, sorcerous, deceitful.
Wizeling n The art or practice of magic, sorcery, wizardry.
Wizened adj Shrunken, withered, shriveled-looking or dried up.
Wizenedness n State or condition of being wizened: dried, dried up, shriveled, withered, parched dry.
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