Old EnglishspEnglish
WoadnA herb used anciently "Isatis tinctoria" of the mustard family; dyer's weed. 2. the blue dyestuff obtained from its leaves.
Woad ash nChiefly in plural ashes produced by the burning of various organic substances, specifically woad plants Isatis tinctori.
Woaded adjDyed or colored blue by woad.
Woaden adjBluish purplish in colour.
Woader nOne who dyes with woad; a dyer.
Woad house nA building in which woad is prepared for use as a dye.
Woading nThe practice, activity or occupation of dyeing with woad,
Woad-waxennThe plant "Dyer's Broom" also wood-waxen.
Woadwoe nDepression, the blues, the gloomies. 2. misfortune, misery, distress.
Woady adjPainted or smeared with woad.
Woden nThe Old English name for Odin.
Woe nGrief, sorrow, misery, heavy calamity. 2. curse, malediction. 3. misery resulting from affliction. 3. intense mournfulness.
Woe adjWoeful, sorrowful, calamitous.
Woe phr"Do or Work Woe" - to inflict or wrought distress, trouble upon.
Woe phr"Woe Betide You." - From Early Modern English, loosely translating into modern-day English to mean May woe rise up against, formerly used to decry a person's actions. Grammatically, it is a phrase whose verb is in the subjunctive mood.

2. woe betide you will get into trouble if... 2. there will be unfortunate consequences for. 3. bad things will happen to, or befall, you.

Woe phr"Woe Is Me" - an exclamation of distress.
Woe-begetting adj"The natural progeny of a woe-begetting parent."
Woe-be-gone adjOvercome with woe, mournful, sorrowful; doleful, downcast, miserable. a deplorable state. 2. filled with or deeply affected by woe. 3. dilapidated, despondent, melancholy, miserable, sad, depressed, miserable.
Woe-begoneness nState or quality of being overcome with sorrow, affected by woe etc.
Woe-begonish adjOf a countenance: somewhat trouble or distressed.
Woe-boding n"The raven with it's woe-boding tone." - portends of woe.
Woe-day nA day marked by misery, calamity, disastrous, etc. 2. doomsday; armegeddon.
Woefare nThe opposite of welfare.
Woe-foreboding adjA sign of imminent evil, misery, calamity.
Woeful adjFull of woe, sorrowful, distress, grief or calamity. 2. bringing calamity, distress or affliction. 3. wretched, poor, paltry.
Woefully advIn a woeful manner.
Woefulness nQuality or state of sadness, misery.
Woe-hearted adjAfflicted by woe and sadness.
Woe-less adjFree from woe.
Woemonger n"Woe-news is good news for the woe-monger, whose stock-in-trade is misery, suffering, and misfortune.
Woeness nGrief, sorrow.
Woesome adjWoeful.
Woe-sprung adj"Woe-sprung Tears" - tears of misery, grief and sorrow.
Woe-struck adjStrickened or afflicted by woe.
Woe-thing nAn experience or misfortune, misery, distress.
Woe-wearied adjWearied and made tired by constant affliction and distress. 2. woe-worn.
Woe-wedded adjIn a state of wedded or marital unhappiness or wedded unbliss.
Woe-whelmed adjEngulfed or turned upside down by woe, distress or grief
Woe-word nWord bearing a sorrowful, distress or grief.
Woe-worn adjWorn down, tired out by woe.
Woe-wrinkled adjA brow wrinkled or furrowed by woe and worry.
Woke adjAlert to injustice in society, especially racism. 2. See "Weak" and "Wake"
Wokeness nWeakness
Wold nForest, forest land, wooded upland; woodland. 2. a hill, down, berg, fell. 3. a piece of open country. 4. a plain, the ground. 5. the earth, the planet. 6. in later use: an elevated tract of open country or . 7. rolling upland. 8. in specific designation of certain hilly tracts in England, as "The Yorkshire Wolds."
Wolder nA wold dweller, especially an inhabitant of the Yorkshire Wolds.
Wold-mouse nThe field-mouse; the vole.
Wolf nAny of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs. 2. a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women, woman chaser, skirt chaser. 3. a cruelly rapacious person [syn: beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat. 2. a term used in forestry for a tree that grown faster than the surrounding trees and attained a greater height.
Wolf vbTo eat hastily; to devour greedily, to be "the man wolfed down the pizza"; wolf down.
Wolf phr"A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing." - a person who conceals malicious intentions.
Wolf phr"Be a Lone Wolf." - to remain alone, by oneself, solitary, to keep to oneself. 2. a person who prefers to act without involving others.
Wolf phr"Be in a Wolf Mouth." - to be in great danger.
Wolf phr"Be Thrown To the Wolves." - to sacrifice someone to save your own skin."
Wolf phr"Between Dog and Wolf" - neither daylight or dark.
Wolf phr"Dark as a Wolf's Mouth" - pitch black.
Wolf phr"Have/Hold a Wolf by the Ears." - to put oneself into a precarious position.
Wolf phr"He Has Seen a Wolf" - something has frightened him/her; formerly said of one who has lost his voice. our forefathers believed if a a man saw a wolf before the wolf saw him, he would become dumb at least for a while. To see a wolf was also a good time inasmuch as the wolf was dedicated to Odin, the giver of victory.
Wolf phr"He Put His Head Into the Wolf's Mouth" - to expose oneself to needless danger. The allusion was to Aesop's fable of the crane who put his head into a wolf's mouth in order to take out a bone.
Wolf phr"I Seen a Wolf." - to become tongue-tied; to lose one's ability to answer, lose one voice in a tense or confrontational situation.
Wolf phr"Keep the Wolf from the Door." - to avoid or avert hunger, need and imminent trouble.
Wolf phr"Throw to the Wolves" - sacrifice someone (figuratively) without compunction.
Wolf phr"Wake Not a Sleeping Wolf" - to invite trouble into one's life. Let sleeping dogs lie. #. leave well alone.
Wolf phr"Wolf Down" - to eat hastily, hungrily or greedily.
Wolf phr"Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" - a hostile or evil person who pretends friendship, but is really an enemy.
Wolf-bane nAconitum lycotonum, wolfwort.
Wolf-berry nWolfberry, Goji, goji berry, or (pinyin: gǒuqǐ) is the fruit of either the Lycium barbarum or Lycium chinense, two closely related species of boxthorn in the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The family also includes the potato, tomato, eggplant, belladonna, chili pepper, and tobacco. The two species are native to Asia.
Wolfdog nA wolfdog (also called a wolf–dog hybrid or wolf hybrid) is a canid hybrid resulting from the hybridization of a domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) to one of four other Canis sub-species, the gray (Canis lupus), eastern timber (Canis lycaon), red (Canis rufus), and Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis).
Wolfdom nThe realm or domain of the wolf.
Wolfen nA she-wolf; a wolfess.
Wolf fish nA large ferocious northern deep-sea fish with strong teeth and no pelvic fins, also known as the sea wolf.
Wolf hearted adjCruel, cunning, callous.
Wolfhood nThe state and time of being a wolf.
Wolf hound nA dog of various breeds originally developed to hunt wolves.
Wolfish adjOf or pertaining to a wolf or wolves. 2. characteristic of, befitting or resembling a wolf. 3. wolvish.
Wolfishly advIn a wolfish manner.
Wolfishness nState or condition of resembling a wolf.
Wolfkin nThe wolf family collectively.
Wolfland nAn old, former nickname for Ireland.
Wolflessness nThe state of not having a wolf at your door.
Wolflike adjCharacteristic of or resembling a wolf in some aspect.
Wolfling nA little or young wolf.
Wolfly advIn a wolfly or lupine manner.
Wolfman nA male werewolf or lycanthrope.
Wolf month nJanuary, the month dedicated to Janus by the Romans. The Saxon knew it as Wulf-monath, because wolves were very troublesome then from the great scarcity of food. After the introduction of Christianity it became known as After-yule month. In other West Germanic languages it was called "Frosty-month.
Wolf moon nThe first Full Moon of the year is named after howling wolves. In some cultures, it was known as Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule. ... The Wolf Moon on the night between 1 and 2 January 2018 is a Super Moon. See: "Blood-moon, Ice moon, Old moon, Hunger moon.
Wolfness nJanuary, the month dedicated to Janus by the Romans.The state or quality of being a wolf.
Wolfsbane nA plant of the genus Aconitum, esp. Aconitum lycoctonum; wolf-bane, wolf's-wort.
Wolf's milk nA spurge, esp. the sun spurge (Euphorbia heliscopia).
Wolf spider nAny ground-dwelling spider of the family lycosidae, hunting instead of trapping =its prey.
Wolf-whistle nA whistle of, two notes, by a man to signify physical attraction and sexual interest in a woman.
Wolf-whistle vbOf a man: to whistle to signify sexual interest in a woman.
Wolfwort nA plant of the genus Aconitum, esp. Aconitum lycoctonum; wolf-bane, wolf's-wort. 2. a plant of the genus periploca - the juice which was used to poison wolves.
Wolfy adjWolf-like, characterized by, or suggestive of the presence of wolves. 2. ferocious, uncivilized, wild.
Wolve vbTo behave like a wolf, play the wolf. 2. of an organ, to give forth a hollow or wailing sound like the howl of a wolf.
Wolven adjOf or pertaining to wolves; wolf-like; wolfish.  
Wolven nOne who is wolf-like in appearance or character.
Wolvish adjWolfy: wolf-like, characterized by, or suggestive of the presence of wolves. 2. ferocious, uncivilized, wild.
Wolvishness nThe nature or quality of a wolf characterised by ferociousness, wildness, etc.
Wolvy adjWolfish, savage, wild, menacing.
Woman nTo become woman-like. 2. to behave as a woman. 3. to be womanly. 4. to be subservience, weak. 5. to deprive of woman. 6. to furnish or provide with woman; to provide with a staff of woman. 7. to address as a woman.
Woman nThe female human being (distinguished from man). 2. an adult female person. 3.

a female attendant to a lady of rank. 4. a wife. 5. the nature, characteristics, or feelings often attributed to women; womanliness.

Woman vbTo put into the company of a woman. 2. to equip or staff with women. 3. obsolete . to cause to act or yield like a woman.
Woman adjOf women; womanly. 2. a female worker.
Woman phr"Be One's Own Woman" - a woman who is in control of her own life and destiny. 2. to be free from restrictions, control, or dictatorial influence
Woman phr"My Good Woman" - a patronizing form of address.
Woman phr"Woman Among Women" - a superior or remarkable woman who stands out from other women; a leader or exemplar for other women.
Woman phr"Woman of Few Words" - a womwn who does not speak too much and speaks only for a short period.
Woman phr"Woman of the Street" - a sex-worker, a prostitute, a frail
Woman phr"Woman of the Town" - a sex-worker, a prostitute, a frail.
Woman phr"Woman of the World." - pertaining to women universally. 2. a woman who is wise to worldly and carnal ways. 3. a sex-worker, a prostitute, a frail.
Woman phr"Woman on Woman" - (said of violence) perpetrated by a woman onto another woman. 2. (informal) involving sexual contact between women; lesbian.
Woman phr"Woman On the Street" - an ordinary woman from the general public (esp. one one who lacks special experience)
Woman phr"Woman-to-woman" - between women; one woman to another in various senses.
Woman-built adjConstructed, created or fashioned by a woman or women, as " a new-world babel - woman-built."
Woman-child nA female child.
Womandom nThe realm of woman or woman-kind.
Womanfuly advWith womanly courage and perseverance, like a woman of spirit.
Woman-grown adjGrown to adult or womanhood.
Woman-hater nMisogynist.
Woman-hood nState or condition of being a woman. 2. state of being a grown woman. 3. the period of life after girlhood: the adult stage of a woman. 2. the disposition or character of woman; womanliness.
Woman-hunt n(rare) A search of a particular woman, usually one who is wanted for a particular crime.
Womanish adjOf or belonging to a woman or women. 2. used or done by a woman. 3. woman-like, resembling a woman, feminine. 4. liking or inclined to women. 5. to render womanish or effeminate.
Womanishly advIn a womanly manner or style.
Womanishness nThe quality and state of being a woman.
Woman-kind nFemale part of the human race. 2. the female sex; women in general. 3. female, female humanity, women. 4. women of the family.
Womanless adjWithout a woman or women. 2. having no women.
Womanlike adjResembling, like or characteristic of a woman in some aspects.
Womanliness nThe quality of being womanly. 2. womanly of character. 3. effeminate.
Womanly advIn a womanly manner. 2. having or showing qualities associated with women.
Woman-man nAn effeminate man, who resembles a woman.
Womanness nWomanliness. 2. the quality or character of being a woman.
Woman-on-woman adj(Said of violence) perpetrated by a woman onto another woman. 2. (informal) Involving sexual contact between women; lesbian
Woman's man nA lady's man, a womanizer.
Woman-queller nA woman killer. 2. slayer of women.
Womanshire nThe domain or sphere of a woman or women. 2. womandom.
Woman-tied adjHen-pecked.
Woman's woman nA woman whose qualities are appreciated by other women; a woman popular with other women.
Woman-worshipper nOne who worship women in a religious way. 2. ardent love or extreme fondness for women. 3. a philogynist
Womb nThe belly, the abdomen, bowels. 2.. the belly piece of a hide or skin. 3. motherriff. 4. the soul (Vulgate translation). 5. a hollow cavity.
Womb vbTo enclose as in a womb. 2. to cause to swell out.
Womb phr"The Womb of Time" - a place where something is generated. 2. an encompassing, protective hollow or space. 3. (obsolete) : the belly; uterus.
Womb phr"Womb to Doom" - from birth to death (fate). 2. from womb to tomb. 3. from cradle to grave.
Wombed adjHaving a belly or womb. 2. great or big-bellied. 3. acpacious, cavernous.
Wombless adjNot having or lacking a womb.
Womblike adjResembling or characteristic of a womb in some aspect.
Womby advHaving a woman-like cavity, hollow.
Women nThe plural of woman.
Women phr"Women and Children First" - the accepted order of precedence in rescue or relief work, especially evacuation of a sinking ship.
Women-folk nWomen collectively woman-kind. 2. women of the house.
Womenish adjPertaining to, characteristic of women. 2. somewhat women-like.
Women's rights nRights that promote a position of legal and social equality of women and men.
Womenswear nClothes for women
Won vbTo inhabit, dwell, live in a place, stay. 2. to continue to remain (in a certain state, condition or way of life). 3. to have an existence, live. 4. to be accustomed to, to accustom a person to something.
Wonde vbTo avoid, shun, refuse. 2. to shrink or flinch for fear. 3. hestitate, pull back, refrain.
Wonder nA marvel. 2. miracle.
Wonder vbTo think or speculate curiously: to wonder about the origin of the solar system. 2. to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel (often followed by at): He wondered at her stupidity. 3. to doubt: I wonder if she'll really get here. speculate curiously or be curious about; be curious to know: to wonder what happened. 5. to feel wonder at: I wonder that you went.
Wonder nSomething strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment, or admiration: that painting is a wonder. 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration. 3. miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon, a marvel, miracle.
Wonder adjWondrous, marvelous, surprising, strange, astonishing, miraculous.
Wonder advWondrously, marvelously, surprisingly, exceedingly, very.
Wonder phr"A Gutless Wonder" - a coward; poltroon, timid and meek, weak when confronted.
Wonder phr"A Nine Day Wonder" - a subject that arouses general surprise of public interest for a small time.
Wonder phr"At a Wonder" - as the reverse of what one might experience.
Wonder phr"I Shouldn't Wonder." - one shouldn't be surprised.
Wonder phr"It's a Wonder" - it is surprising. 2. I think likely.
Wonder phr"It's little Wonder." - it's hardly surprising.
Wonder phr"I Wonder if You Mind (doing something)- please would you do (something).
Wonder phr"Seven Wonders of the World" - seven buildings and monuments regarded in antiquity as specially remarkable.
Wonder phr"No Small Wonder" - as expected.
Wonder phr"No Wonder." - I'm not surprised.
Wonder phr"The Wonder is." - the surprise is.
Wonder phr"Wonder At." - to be greatly surprised or curious about something or someone. 2. have wonder at.
Wonder phrWonder of" - wonder about; be curious, ask oneself questions.
Wonder phr"Wonders Will Never End" - an exclamation of extreme surprise.
Wonder phr"Work Wonders" - do miracles. 2. succeed remarkably.
Wonder-bearing adjProducing wonder and miraculous things.
Wonder-berry nSolanum retroflexum, commonly known as Wonderberry or Sunberry, is a fruiting shrub. Both common names are also used for the sometimes poisonous European Black Nightshade (S. nigrum) in some places, particularly where the latter species has been introduced, so care must be taken to distinguish them. It is sometimes called Garden Huckleberry, but that properly refers to the Solanum. scabrum described by Philip Miller. As its old scientific name is still often seen, Solanum burbankii, indicates that, it is of hybrid origin. The plant was bred by Luther Burbank in the early 1900s and is a hybrid of S. villosum and S. guinense. 2. (slang) - marijuana, cannabis, weed.
Wonder bread n(An ethnic slur) synonym of white bread, a white person, a person of European descent.
Wonder-child nA wondrous off-spring, as Jesus.
Wonder-clout nSomething showy, but worthless.
Wondercraft nWondrous skill; miraculous powers.
Wonder-doing nDoing or performing things in a wonderful manner. 2. to achieve spectacularly fine results.
Wondered adjMarvel at, amazed at.
Wonderer nOne who wonders, is amazed, astonished or perplexed. 2. the question '?' mark.
Wonder-father n"The Wonder Father" - God.
Wonderful adjFull of wonders, such as to excite wonder or astonishment; sometimes used trivially with the meaning surprising large, fine,excellent; great; marvelous: as a wonderful weekend. 3. of a sort that causes or arouses wonder; amazing; astonishing. 4. awesome, wondrous, miraculous, prodigious, astonishing, amazing, astounding, phenomenal,
Wonderful n"The Wonderful"- that which is wonderful. 2. wonderful things.
Wonderfully advIn a wonderful manner, usu. with wonder or admiration.
Wonderfulness nThe quality of being filled with wonder. 2. wonderful character, marvelous.
Wonder-gem nThe sun, the day's eye, heaven's or day's candle. Nb: "Gem" OE. loanword.
Wonder-helm nA crown.
Wonder-horn nCornocupia or wonders, miracles, amazing things.
Wondering nAn object of wonder, a very marvel, a prodigy.
Wondering adjThe mental activity by which one wonders; a query, puzzlement, etc. 2. filled with wonder.
Wonderingly advIn a wondering manner, in or with wonder.
Wonderland nAn imaginary realm or domain of wonder and faery. 2. a country, realm or domain, which is full of wonders and marvels. 3. land of wonder and marvel. 4. a scene of beauty and wonder
Wonderlandish adjSeemingly enchanted, marvelous, surpising. 2. perplexing somewhat.
Wonderless adjDestitute of wonder.
Wonderly advIn a wonderful manner, marvelously. 2. having a wonderful extent or degree.
Wonder-man nA man whose achievements are admired.
Wonder-monger nOne who deals in wonders. 2. a wonder-worker or relater of wonders.
Wonder-mongering nThe act or work of a wonder-monger.
Wonderness nState or condition of wonder.
Wonder-of-the-world nGinseng.
Wonder-ridden adjAfflicted by wonder.
Wondersmith nGod, the supreme being, the shapend, shaper, the almighty. 2. a smith who makes wondrous things or works of wondrous art. 3. a maker of things wondrous; a worker of miracles. 4. an illusionist.
Wonders nThings or persons who astonish, amaze or perplex.
Wondersome adjWonderful, surprising,
Wonder-song n"The Wonder-song of Youth." - the idyllic age of youth, full of dreams and hope.
Wonderstone nA soft bluish-grey rock of volcanic origin found in South Africa that takes a high polish.
Wonder-stricken adjSuddenly stricken with wonder or admiration.
Wonder-struck adjAstonished, as in "wights overcome by the wonder of the world."
Wonder-tales nLegends, folk-stories, fairy tales.
Wonder-thing nA marvel, a wonder-work, a wonder thing, a miracle. 2. a surprise.
Wonder water nSteriods.
Wonder-weapon nA new or latest weapon of decisive strategic importance , as the tank of WW1, the Stealth-bommber of the Coldwar and the V-2 of WW2.
Wonder woman nA woman who seems wonderful or has wonderful qualities. 2. a woman who can be successful wife and have a professional career at the same time.
Wonder words n Glorious words, spoken by or in wondrous words.
Wonder-work nMiracle work, marvelous work, achievement or act. 2. a wonder work or structure. 3. a marvelous work or workmanship.
Wonder-worker nOne who performs miracles or marvelous things, esp. a worker of miracles, a thaumaturge.
Wonderworld nA place full of delights or marvels.
Wonding nFlinching, hesitation.
Wone nHabit, custom. 2. habitual action, or conduct of a person. 2. one's habits or practices collectively. 3. established usage or customs (wones) - (of a people, country, etc.)
Wone vbOE: to bewail, moan, bemoan, lament.
Wone phr"Have in Wone" -to be accustomed to do something. 2. to practize habitually.
Wone phr"In Wone" - as a matter of custom, customarily.
Wone phr"With Good Wone" - In an good, proper, right manner or habit.
Wone phr"Without Wone" - without good or proper habit or practice.
Wone phr"With Wone" - as a matter of custom, habit.
Wone phr"Worthy in Wone" - having worth or value in habit or custom.
Wong nA plain field; a piece of meadow land, spec. a portion of unenclosed land under the open field system; now surviving locally in the proper designation of certain fields or common lands.
Woning nMoaning, lamentation.
Woning nThe action of or the state of dwelling or abiding. 2. custom, usage, habit
Woning phr"To Take Up One's Woning." - to take up one's abide, to dwell in a place of habitation or dwelling place. 2. house, room, chamber, apartment.
Wonning-stead nDwelling-place.
Won't phrA contraction of will not. used to indicate a future non-occurring action, as in 'Bob won't be doing any work today.'
Won't nA refusal.
Wonted adjCommonly used or done; habitual. 2. habtuated; accustomed ate ease; at home.
Wontedly advCustomarily, habitually, usually.
Wonting nThe accustoming of a person to something; custom, wont. 2. ordinary manner of doing, or acting; habit.
Wonting vbTo be accustomed, be used. 2. to dwell.
Wonting adjDoing habitually, accustomed; uused.
Won't-learn nOne who refuses to learn.
Wontless adjUnaccustomed, unwonted,
Wontlike adjWonted, accustomed, habitual.
Wontly advUnaccustomarily, usually, usually.
Won't-work nOne who refuses to work, a lay-about, loafer, bludger.
Woo vbTo solicit, or pursue a woman in love, to court, to ask for a date.
Woo phr"Woo Back" - win back the love of.
Wood adjOut of one's mind, insane, crazy. 2. furious, violent, angry,enraged. 3. rabid, as of a dog or other beasts. 4. going beyond all bounds. 5. utter senseless, extremely, rash or reckless, wild, vehemently excited.
Wood phr"In Wood Wroth" - madly, frantically furious.
Wood nThe hard, fibrous substance composing most of the stem and branches of a tree or shrub, and lying beneath the bark; the xylem. 2. the trunks or main stems of trees as suitable for architectural and other purposes; timber or lumber. 3. firewood. 4. the cask, barrel, or keg, as distinguished from the bottle: aged in the wood. 5. trees collectively.
Wood vbTo cover or plant with trees. 2. to supply with wood; get supplies of wood for.

3. to take in or get supplies of wood (often followed by up): to wood up before the approach of winter. 4. to surround or enclose in a wood or trees. 5. to take refuge in a wood. 3. to cover land with a wood or trees. 6. to plant trees; convert into woodland. 7. to supply with wood for fuel. 8. to procure or take in a supply of wood for fuel. 9. to load a vessel with wood.

Wood adjMade of wood; wooden. 2. used to store, work, or carry wood: a wood chisel. 3. dwelling or growing in woods: wood bird.
Wood phrAgainst the Wood." - against the grain.
Wood phr"A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Wood." - it is better to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.
Wood phr"Be Out the Woods" - that previous difficulties have been overcome.
Wood phr"Can't See the Wood for the Tree" - be over attentive to detail and fail to understand the main issue.
Wood phr"Dead Wood." - in the fig. sense any useless person or thing; a non - productive or non-functional person. 2. an encumbrance.
Wood phr"Drawn from the Wood" - said of beer and wine drawn directly from the cask.
Wood phr"From the Wood" - out of the cask; not out of the bottle.
Wood phr"Go into the Woods" - to lose one's social status. 2. to be banished from society.
Wood phr"Have an Eye to the Wood" - to be on the look out for some advantage.
Wood phr"Knock on Wood" (used when knocking on something wooden to assure continued good luck): 'the car's still in good shape, knock on wood.'
Wood phr"More Ways to the Wood than One." - differing ways to achieve the same result.
Wood phr"Neck of the Woods" - a particular place or location.
Wood phr"Not Out if the Wood Yet" - still in jeopardy.
Wood phr"Not See the Wood for the Trees."- to overlook the general picture because of undue concentration on the details. 2. fail to grasp the main issue from the over-attention to detail.
Wood phr"Out of the Woods."- to have overcome previous difficulties, dangers or problems. 2. out of a dangerous, perplexing, or difficult situation; secure; safe. 3. no longer in precarious health or condition..
Wood phr"Wood and Wood." - join closer together, esp of trees near one another.
Wood apple nA small tree (Limoina acidissima or Feronia elephantum) of the family Rutaceae of southeastern Asia that yields a hard heavy durable yellowish wood and is often cultivated for its acid hard-rind fruit which is used as a food and together with the leaves in folk medicine.
Wood-bill nAn implement used for cutting wood or pruning trees.
Wood-bin nA bin for holding wood, especially firewood.
Wood-bine nThe Virginia creeper of North America. 2. a honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, of Europe, SW Asia, and N Africa, having fragrant creamy flowers. 4. slang, obsolete ( Australia ) an Englishman.
Wood-brown nThe herb "bugle" (Ajuga reptans), in reference to the brownish tint of its leaves. 2. the ash tree (fraxinus)
Wood-burgess nIn a wood which officers, the wood-burgess, had the privilege of woodbote granted to them.
Woodburning nDsigned to burn wood.
Woodcare nThe care and treatment of wood.
Woodcarve vbTo carve wood as an art in order to make artifacts and objectives.
Woodcarving nThe art of carving wood to make decorative art or objects. 2. a decoration made in wood by carving.
Wood-chapman nA dealer, trader of wood. 2. wood-monger.
Woodchip nA medium size solid material made by cutting or chipping of large pieces wood.
Woodchipper nA machine that cuts wood into chips.
Woodchipping nThe mechanized conversion of wood (esp. trunks and branches of felled trees) to woodchips.
Wood-coal nWood-charcoal, lignite or brown coal.
Woodcock nOne of the several wading birds of the genus Scolopax, characterized by a long slender bill and brown and black plumage. 2. a simpleton.
Woodcraft nAny of the skills relating to woodland habitat, esp. those relating to outdoor survival; these skills collectively. 2. wood-lore; skill of woodcarving.
Wood duck nA colorful north American duck, Aix sponsa that nests in hollow tress. 2. fig. an easy target; high vulnerable person.
Wooded adjCovered with, or having many trees. 2. aged in wooded casks, such as wine.
Wooden adjMade of wood. 2. (fig) as if made of wood. 3. awkward in movement. 4. unmoved emotionally. 5. plain, hackneyed, repitious, mechanical in approach.
Wooden phr"Get the Wooden Spoon" - to come inglorious last.
Woodeness nOf wooden quality or style.
Wooden head nFool, simpleton, idiot, slow-witted and dull person.
Wooden-headness nThe state or quality of being a fool, simpleton, idiot, slow-witted and dull person.
Wooden-horse nA designation of a ship; a steed of the sea. 2. a name for the gallows. 3. the Trojan horse.
Woodenly advIn a slow, awkwardly manner. 2. in an unemotionally, an unfeeling response or stance.
Wooden mare nA instrument of torture and punishment used in the military.
Wooden-shoe nA shoe made of wood, as the French "sabot"; in the C18th popularly taken as typical of the miserable condition of the French peasantry. 2. a clog.
Wooden-spoonnA wooden spoon presented by custom at Cambridge to the last (at mathematics) of junior optimes
Wooden-spooner nSomeone or some body who is awarded a wooden spoon for finishing last in a competition, usually sporting, such as football.
Wooden-top nA uniformed policemen.
Wooden walls nShips or shipping as a defensive force. (Steel walls). 2. the Navy in the time of wooden ships.
Wooden-ware narticles, esp. household utensils, made of wood. 2. woodware.
Wooden wedding nThe fifth anniversary of one's wedding, on which it is appropriate to give presents made from wood.
Woodeny adjOf a wooden quality; woody.
Woodfired adjThat uses wood as fuel in cooking in an oven of this kind
Woodfree adjPaper made from chemical process, rather than a mechanical pulping process.
Woodful adjFull of wood.
Wood-geld nMoney paid for the privilege of cutting or gathering wood in the forest. 2. the privilege of immunity from such payment, a woodgeld.
Woodhack nWoodpecker.
Woodhen nA weka.
Woodhenge nA henge (a prehistoric circular bank enclosing a circular dish) believed to have contained a circular timber structure) and represented by a ring of post holes; spec. (with capital initials) orig. the proper name of the first example of this kind to be discovered near Stonehenge.
Woodhole nA place where wood is stored.
Woodhood nState or condition of being mad, crazy, insane.
Woodhouse nA house or shed where fire-wood is stored or kept.
Woodilessness nThe absence of wood, timber, trees. 2. devoid of forest, timberland.
Woodiness nThe state of being woody.
Wooding nThe action of taking or procuring wood for fuel. 2. the action of planting ground with trees. 3. the plantation or collection of trees.
Woodish adjBeing like wood, pertaining to wood, woody. 2. characteristic of woods or woodlands.
Woodland nLand covered by wooding vegetation, forest, timberland.
Woodlander nDweller in a woodland, forest, etc.
Woodless adjWithout wood, deforested, unforested area, treeless, devoid of vegetation.
Woodlike adjResembling or characteristic of wood or some aspect of it.
Woodlock nA thick piece fitted on a rudder of a ship to keep it in position.
Woodlore nSkills relating to living in a woodland environment; woodcraft.
Woodlot nA plot of land devoted to the growing of forest trees or consisting of woodland.
Woodlouse nAny of the terrestrial isopod crustaceans of suborder Oniscidera, which has a rigid, segmented exoskeleton, and often rolls into a ball, and feed only on dead plant plant matter, usually living in dark, dam places, such as under stones or bark. 2. a slater. butcher boy.
Woodly adjMad, furious, frantic.
Woodly advMadly, ferociously, wildly, passionately.
Woodman nAn inhabitant of the woods, a Wildman, savage. 2. a workman who makes something out of wood. 3. a forester.
Woodman nA madman, lunatic, maniac.
Woodmanship nThe business or skill of a woodworker.
Woodmonger nA dealer in wood. 2. a timber-merchant. 3. a seller of wood for fuel.
Woodmote nHistorically a court in the England presided over by verderers and wardens, that deal with those who had broken the laws of the forest.
Woodness nThe quality or condition of being woody. 2. woody texture, consistence or appearance. 3. the condition of being full of woods or forests. 4. prevalence or abundance of wood(s); woody. 5. of inanimate things: hardness, severity.
Woodness nMental derangement, insanity, frenzy, lunacy, craziness, madness. 2. extravagant folly or recklessness, vehemence of passion or desire, wildness. 3. violent, anger, wroth, fury, fierceness, ferocity, savageness, cruelty.
Wood rat nA pack rat.
Woodreeve nThe steward or owner of a wood or forest.
Woodruff nGalium odaratum, an aromatic herb
Woodrush nAny grassy plant of the genus Luzula.
Woodscathe nA fiend, malefactor, monster of the woods. (OE.-malefactor)
Woodshaw nA thicket, copse.
Woodshed nA place where musician met to practice. 2. a place where firewood is cut and stored.
Woodshed vbTo practice or rehearse privately.
Wood shifter nA slang term for a chess player who is not good at the game.
Woodship nMadness, woodiness.
Woodsick nMad, crazy. loopy.
Woodsick vbTo go mad, to have rage, be enraged.
Woodside nThe side, edge, periphery of a wood or forest.
Woodsman nSomeone who lives in the wood and whose job or occupation is to manages it. 2. someone who makes or crafts things from wood.
Woodsmanship nA person who frequents or works in the woods; especially : one skilled in woodcraft.
Woodsmoke nSmoke from a woodfire.
Woodspell nA spell or charm against danger in passing through a wood or forest.
Woodstone nPetrified wood. esp. of quartz consisting of silicified wood.
Woodsy adjOf or pertaining to, characteristic, suggestive of the woods, sylvanic.
Wood turner nOne who shapes wood with a lathe.
Wood turning nThe shaping of wood with a lathe.
Woodward nThe keeper of the wood. 2. officer of the wood or forest, having charge of the growing of timber.. 3. as a title of an officer of the ancient order of foresters.
Woodware nArticles made of wood collectively. 2. dairy and domestic kitchen and table utensils made of wood; bread platters, bowls, ladles, pastry boards, trenchers, pails, washboards etc. almost sometimes applied to fitments, cupboards etc., of loose or semi-loose type, especially when of mass production.
Wood wasp nAny large sawfly of the family Siricidae.
Woodwaxen nThe plant 'dyer's broom' or 'green weed', (genista tinctoria).
Woodwight nA worker in wood, as a carpenter.
Woodwind nMusic, any wooden musical instrument which produces sound by the player blowing into them, through a reed, or across an opening.
Wood wool nFine pine etc shavings used as a surgical dressing or for packing after treatment.
Woodwork nWork done in wood; carpentry. 2. work done in cutting wood. 3. a grove or plantation artificially laid out.
Woodwork phr"Come Out of the Woodwork" - to come out of hiding; emerge from obscurity.
Woodworker nOne who works in or makes thing out of wood; a carpenter.
Woodworking nManufacture of wooden articles.
Woodworm nThe wood-boring larva of the furniture beetle. 2. the damaged condition of wood affected by this.
Woodwort nA wild plant.
Woodwose nLate OE. wudewasa. a wildman of the woods. 2. a savage, satyr, faun. 3. a person dressed to represent such a being in a pageant. 3. in heraldry, a figure of such a being, as a decoration, a heraldic bearing or.
Woodwose vbTo run wild.
Woody adjCovered in wood; wooded. 2. belonging to the woods, sylvan. 3. having wood-like properties.
Wood yard nA yard where wood is stored.
Woodyer nOne who deals in timber and wood.
Wooer nOne who courts or woos a lover.
Woof nThe set of yarns placed crosswise in a loom, interlaced in a warp, carried by a shuttle. 2. texture of a fabric, weft.
Woof and Warp nResembling a woof or woolen fabric; a dense fabric.
Woofy adjHaving a close texture, dense. 2. prone to woofing
Wooing nA courting, the process by which someone is wooed or solicited in love or persuaded to be married. 2. to endeavor to gain someone support. 3. to court wit solicitude. 4. to invite with importune.
Wooing adjThat woos; amatory. 2. that solicits love, courting, as a lover or wanton.
Wooingly advIn a wooing manner. 2. wanton impudently; enticingly, alluringly.
Wool nFine, soft wavy hair from the fleece of sheep or goats, etc. 2. a yarn prodduced from this hair. 3. cloth or clothing made from this hair. 4. any of various wool-like (steel wool). 5. a soft, short under-fur or down. 6. a person's hair, esp. when short and curly.
Wool phr"All Wool and a Yard Wide" - perfect in quantity and quality; hence, one hundred percent genuine.
Wool phr"Dyed in the Wool" - genuine, of real quality, inveterate, no sham or substitute. 2. very loyal and partisan.
Wool phr"Go for Wool and Come Home Shorn" - to have the tables turned on one.
Wool phr"No Wool Is So White that a Dyer Cannot Blacken It" - no one is free from fault that slander can't find nothing bad to say about him. 2. no book is so perfect as to be free from adverse criticism.
Wool phr"Pull the Wool Over Someone's Eyes" - deceive or deliberately mislead another person.
Woolcraft nWool manufacturing and production.
Woolen adjMade of wool, woollen. 2. of or relating to wool or woolen cloth or clothing.
Woolfat nLanolin. 2. wool grease.
Wool-fell nThe wool of a sheep with the skin, still on; its pelt.
Wool-gathering nIndulgence in idle imagining with aimless speculation; daydreaming. 2. woolly thoughts or idle fancies.
Wool grower nA breeder of sheep for wool.
Wool-growing nThe breeding of sheep for wool.
Wooliness nThe nature or quality of wool, or being woolly. 2. vague or irrational thinking.
Wool-king nIn N.Z. and Australia, a farmer who has made his wealth through wool. 2. a large-scale sheep farmer.
Woollen adjWoolen.
Woolless adjWithout wool.
Wool-like adjResembling wood in texture and appearance
Woolly adjMade of wool. 2. vague or confused in expression or character.
Woolly back nAn unsophisticated person from the bush or sticks. 2. a garment made from wool. 3. a sheep.
Woolly-bear nA hairy caterpillar, an after-fetch (caterpillar). 2. an explosive shell that gives out dense smoke when it bursts.
Woolly-headed adjOf a person or an argument or (thought process) illogical, irrational.
Woolly-headness nQuality of being woolly-headed in thought and logic: illogical, irrationality, woolly-minded.
Woolly-minded adjCharacterized by vague or confused thinking, woolly-witted.
Woolly-witted adjCharacterized by vague or confused thinking, woolly-witted.
Woolman nA deal in wool, a wool merchant or breeder of sheep; a woolmonger.
Woolner nA dealer in woolen goods.
Woolness nThe quality or state of being wooly.
Woolsack n"The Woolsack" - a term often applied to the position of Lord chancellor. 2. a sack of wool.
Woolshed nA large shed for shearing and baling wool.
Wool-skin nWool-fell.
Woolwax nLanolin.
Woolwork nEmbroidery in wool, resembling tapestry.
Wooly-minded adjQuality of being woolly in thoughts and logic. 2. illogical, irrationality, woolly-witted
Wooly-witted adjUnclear or hazy in thought and reasoning; woolly-minded, lacking clarity in logic and reason.
Word nA unit of language that native speakers can identify. 2. the blocks from which sentences are made. 3. the sacred writings of religions. 4. information about recent and important events. 5. a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; a password.

6. a brief statement. 7. an exchange of views on some topic. 8. verbal command for action 9. a promise. 10. the divine word of God. 11. a string of bits stored in computer memor

Word vbSay or write particular words. 2. speak or formulate one's thoughts or concerns
Word adjIn qualifying nouns and pronouns giving more information about objects signified, such as a 'cloudy day' and 'fair lady'.
Word phr"As Good as One's Wood" - fulfil what one has promised.
Word phr"At One (first) Word." - in short, briefly, concisely.
Word phr"At One's Word" - of one mind, unanimously.
Word phr"Be as Good as One's Word" - keep one's promises.
Word phr"Better than One's Word" - fulfill or exceded what one has promised.
Word phr"Break One's Word" - to break a promise; betray trust.
Word phr"By Word of Mouth" - use the spoken word rather than the printed or written word.
Word phr"Can't Get a Word in Edgeways" - not manage to interrupt a conversation in order to put another point of view.
Word phr"Eat One's Word" - deeply regret what one has said. 2. wordeat.
Word phr"Fair Word" - pleasant or attractive speech (usually implying ...)
Word phr"From the Word Go" - from the beginning or start.
Word phr"Get a Word in Edgeways" - to manage to interrupt a conversation in order to put another point of view.
Word phr"Give One's Word" - give a definite undertaking, make a binding promise.
Word phr"Give One the Good Word" - to speak well of.
Word phr"Half a Word" - very short utterance, a slight fragment of speech or conversation.
Word phr"Have a Word in Somebody's Ear" -speak to somebody privately.
Word phr"Have No Words for" - be unable to express in words.
Word phr"Have the Last Word" - make the final comment in an argument.
Word phr"Have Words (With)" - quarrel.
Word phr"His Word is Law" - someone must be, or always is, obeyed, agreed with. 2. what he says goes.
Word phr"Household Word" - a common saying, name or expression or what is a familiar to nearly everyone.
Word phr"In a Word" - briefly, to sum up.
Word phr"In a Few Words" - briefly, concisely, succinct.
Word phr"In Other Words" - putting in other words.
Word phr"In So many Words" - said explicitly and bluntly
Word phr"Keep One's Word" - to keep a promise; remain trustworthy.
Word phr"A Knife Wound Heals, a Wound from Words Does Not" - the negative aspect of words is more powerful and hurtful than a physical wound.
Word phr"Man/Woman of Few Words" - somebody who says little.
Word phr"Man of His Word" - someone who is trustworthy and honest.
Word phr"Mark My Word" - take note of what I am now saying.
Word phr"My Word" - exclamation of surprize.
Word phr"Not a/the Word for It" - not an adequaute or appropriate description for.
Word phr"Not be the Word for It" - be an understatement.
Word phr"Not Get a Word in Edgeways" - be unable to interrupt someone who is talking continuously.
Word phr"Not in So Many Words" - not exactly.
Word phr"Of Few Words" - taciturn.
Word phr"Of Many Words" -verbose, loquacious, talkative.
Word phr"Of One's Word" - reliable in keeping promises.
Word phr"One of Few Words" - somebody who has little to say.
Word phr"Play On Words" - a pun, a joke that relies on a double meaning.
Word phr"Put in a Good Word For" - praise, recommend somebody.
Word phr"Put into Words" - speak or formulate one's thoughts or concerns.
Word phr"Put Words into Somebody's Mouth" - to attempt to get someone to say something in the particular terms drafted by another person.
Word phr"Say the Word" - say what you requiire.
Word phr"Speak a Good Word for" - recommend, endorse.
Word phr"Take at Her/His Word" - believe somebody without question.
Word phr"Take the Words Out of Somebody's Mouth" - anticipate what somebody is about to say.
Word phr"The Good Word" - friendly, favourable or laudatory utterances.
Word phr"The Last Word" - the update, latest.
Word phr"The Latest Words" - the final achievement, the latest thing. 2. to make but one word, speak briefly, laconic, taciturn.
Word phr"The Seven Last Words" - (The Seven Words) - the seven utterances of Christ on the cross.
Word phr"The Ten Words" - The Ten Commandments; the Decalogue.
Word phr"The Word of God" - the bible
Word phr"Upon My Word" - an exclamation of surprize or consternation.
Word phr"Upon One's Word" - on the security of one's word; bound by one's word.
Word phr"Without a Word" - without making one comment, exeplanation or complaint.
Word phr"Without a Word of a Lie" - what I am telling or saying to you is absolutely true.
Word phr"Word and a Stone Cannot be Taken Back" - physical and emotional hurt from angry and cruel behavior towards others can never be undone.
Word phr"Word of Warning" - a warning statement, remark made to someone.
Word phr"Word for Word" - with exact repetition of everything said or written; verbatim.
Word phr"Word in (somebody's) Ear" - a brief message for your convenient.
Word phr"Word is That" - it is said, reported, that ... 2. his/her word is that.
Word phr"Word is Out" - it is not known.
Word phr"Word of Finger" - interpersonal communication by digital media, using keyboard devices (by analogy with word of mouth)
Word phr"Word of God" - the Bible
Word phr"Word of Mouth" - executed, given or done by speaking, orally.
Word phrWord of Warning" - a warning statement, remark, (made of somebody).
Word phr"Word of Wisdom" - wise or sensible remarks and advice.
Word phr"Word on the Wire" - the rumors or word going around on the internet, in business, on the street, or in social circles.
Word phr"Words Stick in my Throat" be unable to speak because or nervousness or reluctance.
Word phr"The Smart of a Blow Grows Less, the Sting of a Word Abides" - cruel words stays with one forever.
Word phr"Word to the Wise" - a word is enough to the wise. 2. an intelligent person can take a hint, draw his/her conclusions without a lot of explanation.
Word phr"Word Up" - a slang term meaning agree to, approve. 2. listen up! hat ahappened!
Word-bend vbTo form or create new words by functional shift (verbing).
Word-bender nOne who forms or creates new words by functional shift (verbing).
Wordbending nThe process of forming or creating new words by functional shift (verbing).
Word-blind adjUnable to understand the written or printed word due to a brain defect. 2. dyslexic. 3. not able to associate a sound with a written or printed word.
Word-blindness nThe inability to read, and understand the written or printed word. 2. dyslexia.
Wordbook nA book containing a list of words (as of the vocabulary of a language, a book of an art or science) arranged in alphabetical or other systematic order. 2. a libretto or "book of words' of a musical composition.
Wordbound adjSilent, pledged to silence, taciturn.
Wordbuilder nWordsmith; wordshaper.
Wordbuilding nThe construction of words from a root word. 2. wordshaping; wordsmithing.
Word-craft nThe art of using words, oratorical or literary skill.
Word-deafness nInability to understand words when spoken, owing to an auditory disease; aphasia.
Word-dearthing nProducing a dearth of words, involving a great expenditure of words. 2. word-drunk.
Worder nA chatterer, one who uses many words. 2. one who puts something into words, one who frames the words or terms of a subject.
Word-field nLinguistics, a group of lexical items (words, etc.) seen as associate in meaning because of occurring in similar context; see 'wordstock'.
Wordflow nArticulation and fluency (in speech).
Word-flowing adjFluent in speech, articulate.
Wordgame nA game involving the manipulating of words.
Word-hoard nTreasure of speech; vocabulary.
Wordhood nThe quality of being a word.
Wordily advIn a wordy manner or style; pedantic. 2. with an excess or abundance of words; verbosely.
Wordiness nThe quality of being wordy; excess or multiplicity or words, verbosity.
Wording nSpeaking, talking, uttering. 2. a saying, statement. 3. angry or abusive speech ('having words') 4. action of putting or condition of being put into words. 5. composition or expression in language (spoken or written); esp. in reference to the words used; mode of speech, form of words, phrasing.
Wordish adjConsisting or concerned with words; esp. mere words (as exposed to realities); verbal, wordy, verbose.
Wordishness nLoquacity, verbosity, wordy.
Word-keeper nLexiographer.
Wordless adjUnspeakable, unutterable, inexpressible in words. 2. not expressed in words, unspeakable, unutterable. 3. speechless, silent, dumb, not uttering a word. 4. lacking the power or faculty of speech. 5. lacking words for expression. 6. without words.
Wordlessly advLacking words for expression. 2. quiet, silence
Wordlessness nThe condition or state of lacking speech or expression. 2. silence
Wordlike adjResembling a word.
Wordliness nThe excessive often unnecessary use of words.
Wordlist nA written collection of all words derived from a particular source, or sharing some other characteristic.
Wordlore nThe study of the etymology aand their history. 2. the words collectively of a language and their history. 3. the doctrine of the form and formation of words; morphology.
Wordly adjDealing in, or consisting in, mere words; verbal.
Wordmaker nA wordsmith: a skilled user and maker of words.
Wordman nOne who deals with or has command of words. 2. a master of language. 3. one who loves reading, writing and intellectual debate.
Wordmanship nSkill in the use of words and language.
Word-meeting nCollocation; placed side by side.
Wordmonger nOne who deals in words, esp. in strange, pedantic words or empty words without sense or substance (often used in contempt).
Wordness nThe quality of being a word.
Word play nUse of words to witty effect, especially by pinning.
Word-shot adj(After earshot) - the distance within which one person can speak to other.
Word shy adjTaciturn, uncommunicative, using few words, laconic.
Wordsmith nA skilled user or maker of words.
Wordsmithing nThe act or processing of creating words.
Wordster nOne who deals in or handles words. 2. one who talks rather than acts . 3. a skilful user of words. 4. a student of words and their meanings.
Word-stock nThe sum of words available in a language or dialect; vocabulary. 2. the wordstock of English: Germanic, Romance, and Greek and their contribution to various word-fields, e.g. skinny, subcutaneous and dermatitis.
Wordwar nWordy-war; an argument, row, dispute
Word-watch nThe observation of linguistic usage, esp. in regard to change and innovation.
Word-watcher nA close observer of words and their ways.
Word-watching nOne who searches the written word in newspapers, literature for correctness ogf grammar and usage.
Word-wealth nThe richness of the vocabulary of a particular language.
Word wheel nA lookup method in which each character that is typed in moves the on-screen index to the closest match. By watching the index move character by character, you can easily tell if you have made a typo. In addition, you can get to the beginning of a word group quickly and then scroll to the word or phrase you are looking for.
Word-wheeling nComputing software, a method of database searching that produces an instantly refreshed list of results as the user enters each character of the term.
Word-winsome adjAffable, pleasant speaking.
Wordwise adjOf or characteristic of a word; words, verbal.
Wordwise advpertaining to, or concerning or regarding a word; verbally.
Word-wood adjMad, wild, unrestrained in speech; gibbering.
Word-writing nA nonce term for "ideographic' writing.
Wordy adjFull of or abounding in words. 2. in speech, consisting of or concerning words. 3. of a person , using too many words; verbose, garrulous, talkative. 4. skilled in the use of words. 5. consisting or expressed in words; of words : verbal.
Wordy-war nAn argument, row, dispute; word-war.
Wore nSeaweed, ware. 2. seashore(?).
Workaday nRoutine, mundane, and calm, 'I heard her voice, composed and workaday, as if nothing was wrong.'
Work nLabour, employment, occupation, job. 2. place where one is employed. 3. effort expended on a particular task. 4. result of a particular manner of production. 5. something produced using the specified material or tool. . literary, artistic, or intellectual production. 7. measure of energy expended in moving an object. 8. thermodynamics: energy in transit between one form or repository and another. 9. fortification.
Work vbto do a specific task. 2. to effect by gradual degrees. 3. to embroider with thread. 4. to set into action. 5. to cause to ferment. 6. to exhaust. 7. to shape, form, or improve a material. 8. to operate in a certain place, area, or specialty. 9. to operate in or through. 10. to provoke or excite. 11. to use or manipulate. 12. to cause to happen. 13. to cause to work. 14. to function correctly. 15. to effect by gradual degrees. 16. to move in an agitated manner. 17. to behave in a certain way when handled.]cause to feel.
Work phr"All in a Day's Work" - within one's duties, obligations.
Work phr"All Worked Up" - anxious, excited.
Work phr"At Work" - be in action.
Work phr"Be in the Works" - to be being dealt with.
Work phr"Do Somebody's Dirty Work" - do something unethical on behalf of another person.
Work phr"Do the Spadework" - to prepare.
Work phr"Get the Works" - get the full treatment. 2. to receive severe punishment; adverse criticism.
Work phr"Get Worked Up" - become angry, excited, or tense.
Work phr"Give Somebody the Works" - let somebody have everything that is available. 2. to hit or attack forcibly. 3. to murder.
Work phr"Go to Work on Something" - begin working on something,
Work phr"In the Works" - being planned, worked on, or produced.
Work phr"Keep up the Good Work" - a general phrase of encouragement meaning to continue doing good work.
Work phr"Make Short Work of" - complete, conclude quickly.
Work phr"Make Work" - work usually of little importance to keep a person from being idle or unemployed.
Work phr"Make Work for" - make unnecessary work for.
Work phr"Many Hands Make Light Work" - task is easier when one has help.
Work phr"Out of Work" - unemployed.
Work phr"Set Somebody to Work" - begin working.
Work phr"Shoot the Works" - maul, kill by shooting.
Work phr"The Whole Works" - the whole lot, all, the total amount, everything.
Work phr"Things Work Themselves Out" - of personal problems: be resolved, settled.
Work phr"Work Against" - affect negatively, impede.
Work phr"Work Among" - practice a profession. 2. provide a service, in and for a community.
Work phr"Work at" - give thougt, energy, etc to get rid ofor solving someting.
Work phr"Work Away at" - give continuous effort, thought, etc to something.
Work phr"Work Blue" - blue comedy is comedy that is off-color, risqué, indecent or profane, largely about sex. It often contains profanity or sexual imagery that may shock and offend some audience members. "Working blue" refers to the act of using curse words and discussing things that people do not discuss in "polite society
Work phr"Work Hand in Glove With" - work in close co-operation with. 2. to work in collusion with a person to the detriment of others.
Work phr"Work In/Into" - insert something. 2. gradually by moving it side to side.
Work phr"Work In/Into" - include something by showing special care or cunning.
Work phr"Work Into" - intermix, find room for.
Work phr"Work It So That" - arrange affairs, situation, to suit a particular purpose.
Work phr"Work Like a Dog" - work very hard for little reward.
Work phr"Work Like a Horse" - work extremely hard and continuously.
Work phr"Work Off" - get rid of something extra and burdensome by exercise etc. 2. get rid of unpleasant feeling (at smebody's expense); take out on. 3. get rid of gradually; penetrate slowly; percolate, soak.
Work phr"Work On/Onto" - give thought or effort etc to making or discovering something. 2. place one thing gradually around anorher, by moving it from side to side, as a nut, washer, bolt.
Work phr"Work One's Arse Off" - work extremely hard and long.
Work phr"Work One's Fingers to the Bone" - work very hard and long of duration.
Work phr"Work One's Way Along, Back" - move, progress, usually in the face of obstacles, in a given direction.
Work phr"Work One's Way Up From" - rise, move, to a more responsible position by one's own efforts.
Work phr"Work One's Will" - accomplish one's purpose on a person or thing.
Work phr"Work Or Want" - work hard or suffer a life of poverty. 2. earn what one needs or do without it.
Work phr"Work Out" - plan, devise, develop. 2. calculate, solve, find the answer to, get; prove. 3. come to a happy conclusion. 4. understand the nature of of somebody, or something; make out, pan out. 5. train fot a sporting event or contest.
Work phr"Work Out at" - be equal to, be calculated as, come out at.
Work phrWork Over" - be somebody all over to extract information, as a punishment; beat up.
Work phr"Work Smarter not Harder" - it is better to be wise than vigorous.
Work phr"Work the Crowd" - work the room, esp. out of doors.
Work phr"Work the Room" - to interact enthusiastically with those in attendance of an event and or function by moving among them, and engaging in conversation.
Work phr"Work Things Out" - settle personal matters, often said of a married couple.
Work phr"Work Things that" - arrange things, situation to suit a particular purpose.
Work phr"Work Through" - complete, finish, a task by giving steady attention to it.
Work phr"Work to " - be guided, governed by a plan etc when doing something.
Work phr"Work (Something) to Death" - force someone to work excessively. 2. overexpose something.
Work phr"Work Towards" - strive to reach or achieve.
Work phr"Work Under" - do a job under somebodys direction or guidance.
Work phr"Work Until One Drops" - continue working until one is totally exhausted.
Work phr"Work(ed) Up" - excited, agitated, excessively, emotional aroused or angered.
Work phr"Work Up" - develop, extend gradually the shape or nature of something. 2. increse something in numbers or strength. 3. stimulate; make more keen. 4. raise somebody or oneself to a high point of excitement.
Work phr"Work Up Into" - raise somebody or oneself to a high point of excitement. 2. whip up to.
Work phr"Work Upon" - to influence insidiously.
Work phr"Work Up to" - develop what one is doingor saying to a high point.
Work phr"Work Wonders" - have an unusually, or marveously beneficial effect. 2. do miracles, wonders, amazing feats.
Workaday adjordinary, everyday, practical. 2. fit for, used, or seen oe workdays.
Work-bench nA bench for doing mechanical or practical work, esp. carpentry.
Work boat nA boat used for carrying out work such as fishing, transporting freight, etc.
Work book nA sudent's book, including exercises.
Work box nA receptacle for sewing materials.
Work-day nThose days of the week on which work is done. 2. part of the day in which is done. 3. a week day, a day of business.
Worker nA person who performs labour for his living. 2. a non-productive social insect, such as an act, esp. bees, termites, wasps. 3. computing. a thread performing one instance of a particular task within a program.
Worker bee nA sterile bee whose speciality is to supported the hive , especially by collecting pollen.
Workerlike adjResembling or characteristic of a worker.
Workfare nA welfare system which requires some work or training from those receiving benefits. 2. a policy of requiring recipients of welfare money to do some work in the exchange for this benefit.
Work-fellow nA companion in work; a fellow-worker.
Work-flow nA rate of which a flow of work takes place. 2. in business: a process and or procedure in which tasks are completed.
Work-folk nPeople who labor or industrial work.
Workfree adjFree from having to work, voluntary unemployed.
Workful adjActive, operative. 2. full of (hard) work; hardwork, industrious.
Workfulness nActivity, laborious acivity, diligency, industriousness.
Workgang nA gang especially of prisoners that carry out manual and physical work.
Work-harden adjOf a person inured to rigors of work by frequent and thorough laboring.
Work-hardening nA rehabilitation program designed to restore functional and work capacities to the injured worker through application of graded work simulation.
Work-holy adjAiming at, or pretending holiness on the grounds of works.
Work-horse nA horse used primarily for manual labour, a draught horse. 2. by extension: anyone or anything that does a lot does a lot of work. 3. someone or something which works consistently or regularly.
Work-house nA institution for the poor homeless, founded by the local parish where able-bodied were required to work. 3. a prison in which the sentence imposed includes manual labour.
Work-in nA form of protest, usually against threatened closure of a factory, etc., which workers occupy the workplace and keep on working.
Working nEngaged in work, esp. in manual or industrial labor. 2. spent in work or employment; one working life. 3. functioning or able to function. 4. the activity of work. 5. the act or manner of functioning of a thing. 6. a mine or quarry. 7. the part of this in which work is being or has been done.
Working-day nThose days of the week in which work is done. 2. pertaining to the days on which work is done. 3. a week-day, a business day.
Working dog nA breed of dog developed primarily to assist humans in pergforming tasks , such as farm controlling livestock, law enforcement or assisting the blind.
Working-drawing nA drawing to scale, serving as a guide for construction or manufacture.
Working-end nThe end of the rope that is used to make a knot.
Working knowledge n(Note etymology of second element unknown in O.E.) knowledge adequate to work with.
Workingly advEffectively, industriously.
Working man nA man who works in exchange for payment, esp. one who does manual labour. 2. "The Workingman" - workers collectively or as a class. 3. "the worker" or "the common man."
Workingness nEffectiveness.
Working-off nTo lose weight by doing physical or strenuous exercise. 2. the action taken to end, pay off a debt by doing labour for the debtor.
Working-out nWork-out; any sporting activity done for practice. 2. a training session, exercise session, practice, test-run.
Working-over nWork over: to improve a protype, a first draft. 2. to physical attack another in order to injure and intimidate.
Workings nA system of holes dug in the ground in order to remove metals, coal etc. 2. the calcualtions you do in order to reach an answer to a mathematical question. 3. the way that an organization operates.
Working-together nTo collaborate in a mental task, as generating ideas. 2. to co-operate in joint venture or project. 3. co-operation in a general sense.
Working-week nThe total number of hours worked during the week; also, the number of working hours in a week.
Working woman nA woman who is employed.
Working-world nEmployment, the workplace. 2. the demands of the workplace.
Workless adjDoing no works; inactive, idle. 2. of faith, without works. 3. unprovided with work, having no work to do; out of work, unemployed.
Worklessness nThe condition of being without work; in workless state. 2. unemployment.
Workload nThe amount of work to be done by an individual.
Work-loom nA tool or implement.
Workman nA man employed to do manual labor. 2. a person considered with regard to skill in a job.
Workman n"The Workman" - God, the Creator. 2. the Almighty, Almightend, Shaper, Shapend, Great Father.
Workman-like adjPerformed with the skill of an artisan or craftsman. 2. characteristic of a good workman. 3. done with concentration and persistent; industrious..
Workmanliness nDone in a way or in a manner of industriousness.
Workmanly advEfficiently, effectively, skillfully.
Workmanship nAction, agency, operation, creation, making, manufacturing, production. 2. craftsmanship.
Workmonger nA controversial term in religious matters for one who expects to be justified by works. 2. one who considers moral actions in relation to justification before God; usually as contrasted with faith or grace.
Work-name nAn alias used by someone engaged in intelligence work.
Work nights nA night on which work is usually done.
Work-out nAny sporting activity done for practice; working-out. 2. a training session, exercise session, practice, test-run.
Work-over nThe repair or maintenance of something, esp. an oil well or rig.
Work room nA room for working in; esp. in equipped for a certain ind of work.
Works phr"Get the Works" - to receive severe punishment; adverse criticism.
Works phr"Give It (someone) the Works" - to hit or attack forcibly. 2. to murder.
Works phr"Shoot the Works" - maul, kill by shooting.
Works phr"The Whole Works" - the whole lot, all, the total amount, everything.
Work-school nA day continuation school for apprentices provided by their employers.
Work-seeker nOne looking for and hoping to find work.
Work-shadowing nA work experience option where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker. The job shadowing work experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student.
Work-sharing nA program available to employers who reduce employee hours and wages as an alternative to layoffs. This program allows the payment of a percentage of unemployment benefits to employees whose hours and wages are reduced.
Worksheet nPaper for recording work done or in progress. 2. a paper listing questions or activities for students, etc to work through.
Workship nWorkmanship.
Workshop nA room, esp. one which is not particularly large used for manufacturing or other light manufacturing work. 2. a brief, intensive course of education of a small group, emphasing interaction and practical problem solving. 3. an academic conference.
Workshop phr"Workshop of the World" - England in its C19th zenith as the leading industrial nation.
Work-shy adjDisclined to work, lazy, indolent.
Work-shyness nThe state or quality of being disclined to work; indolence.
Worksome adjIndustrious, diligent, efficacious, operative.
Worksong nA piece of music closely connected to a form of work, either sung while conducting a task(usually to co-ordinate timing). 2. a song linked to a task which might be a connected narrative, description, or protest song.
Workstead nAny place, such as a workshop, office, studio established where work can be done. 2. a work station, a place of employment, work place. 3. a laboratory.
Workstrain nThe response of the human body to stress experienced in the performance of work.
Workstream nThe progressive completion of tasks completed by different groups within a company which are required to finish a single project. 2. an area focus within a project.
Work-top nA flat surface for working on, esp. in a kitchen.
Work-wan adjThe boring, bland, uninteresting aspect of some types of work or employment.
Workwards advConcerning, directed or relating to work.
Workwear nHard-wearing clothes for work.
Work-weary adjWearied or fatigued by the physical or mental exertion and stress of work.
Work-week nhe total number hours worked in a week; also the number of hours worked in a week.
Workwise adjIn the way, manner or method of work or working.
Workwoman nA woman engaged in manual labor.
Worky nA worker, operative, trady, sparky, chalky, chippy.
World adjInvolving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope.
World nThe word "World' is made up of the roots 'wer' (man) and 'ald' (age) meaning 'age of man' or (the period of our existence). All of the living human inhabitants of the earth. 2. the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife. 3. all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you. 4. people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; the Western world. 5. people in general considered as a whole, as a hero; a legend. 6. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on (Earth). 7. everything that exists anywhere; the universe. 8. part of the earth that can be considered separately; the world of insects.
World vbTo furnish with a "world' of people . 2. to people, populate. 3. to bring a child into the world.
World phr"All the World and His Wife" - any large group mixed gathering of people. 2. a large group of people with pretensions to fashion.
World phr"All the World Over" - in every respect or way. 2. all the inhabited globe.
World phr"A World of" - very much, as a 'world of difference'
World phr"Bring into the World" - to give birth to or attend to at a birth.
World phr"By World's End" - the farthest attainable point of travel.
World phr"Come into the World" - to be born. 2. of a book to be published.
World phr"Dead to the World" - sound asleep.
World phr"For All the World" - for anything.
World phr"For All the World Like" - exactly like.
World phr"Get the Worst of All Worlds" - to get a series of disadvantages without out getting back any corresponding advantages. 2. get the best of both worlds.
World phr"Get Up in the World" - to succeed, become prosperous or wealthy.
World phr"Go Down in the World" - to suffer setback and misfortune; become poor or indigent.
World phr"Go from the World" - to die, pass away, depart.
World phr"Go to the World" - get married.
World phr"Go to the Next World" - to die, depart, pass away.
World phr"Go up Against the World" - opposition in fac of all mankind. 2. gen. against all opposition.
World phr"Have the Best of Both Worlds" - have the advantages of two different situations.
World phr"Have the World at One's Feet" - be well-placed to success.
World phr"He Thinks the World Owes Him a Living" - the belief is entitled to be well supported, or provided for, either on account of one's merits, or simply because one exists.
World phr"How goes the World" - how are you; how are things, matters, affairs. 2. how the world goes.
World phr"In the World or in Hell" - in any set of circumstances whatsoever. 2. in no way am I (one) will do that. 3. why should I (one) believe that. 4. how could I or (one) expect or anticipated that (often in interrogative sentences, preceded by what, where, when, how or why)
World phr"It's a Small World" - it is surprizing to meet people one knows in unexpected places.
World phr"Man of the World" - somebody with worldly experience who has seen some aspects of life.
World phr"Not for the World" - not whatever the inducement.
World phr"Not Long for this World" - on the point of death; moribund, marcessant.
World phr"Not the End of the World" - the situation is not as bad as it seems.
World phr"On Top of the World" - to be very happy.
World phr"Out of this World" - extremely good, unusual.
World phr"See the World" - travel widely; gain wide experience.
World phr"The Next World" - the other world, the spiritual world.
World phr"The New World" - the Americas, Africa, Australia etc.
World phr"The Other World" - the next, or spiritual world.
World phr"The Third World" - an expression coined in France (le Tiers-monde) and applied to those less developed countries of Africa, Asia and south America which are not substantially aligned with the capitalist and communist political groupings.
World phr"Through all the World" - for ever, for all time, through eternity.
World phr"The World owes Me a Living" - to think that one should be supported, or provided for, either on account of one's merits, or simply because one exists.
World phr"The Whole World Over" - everywhere, any place in the world, all over the world. 2. ubiquitous.
World phr"The World to Come" - supposed life after death.
World phr"Think the World (of Somebody)" - be very fond of. 2. have a high opinion of somebody or something.
World phr"Think the World Well Lost" - think that the loss of many of life's advantages and rewards is either not regrettable, or is amply compensated for( by something specified by the context).
World phr"Why, Where, What in All the World" - emphatically what?, why? as an intensive form of interrogation.
World phr"With the Best Will in the World" - no matter how hard one tries or wants to do.
World phr"Workshop of the World" - England in the C19th heyday as the leading industrial nation.
World phr"World and His Wife" - all, or most people. 2. a very large company of people.
World phr"World Away from Something" - vey different from. 2. separated from something in space or time.
World phr"World is His/Her Oyster" - one is fortunate enough to do in life, or get from life, whatever he/she wants or enjoys. (O.E ostre: oyster).
World phr"World, the Flesh and the Devil" - all that is not holy. 2. all that which tempts mankind to wickednessor imperfection.
World phr"World to Come" - in a future state, the next world, paradise, heaven. 2. life after death, realm of the departed spirits.
World phr"World Turned Upside Down" - an illusion to the antipodes.
World phr"World Without End" - eternally; for ever, incessantly , without respite, too long or frequently.
World-all nThe universe, the world considered as a unit.
World-beater adjA person or thing that is better than all others in the world.
World-beating nBetter than all other of the same kind.
World-builder nOne who constructs a world, esp. a convincing fictional for literature, etc.
Worldful adjAs much or as many as can fill a world (chiefly, hyperbolical)
World-gem nThe Sun.
World-ground nThe reality or principle, that underlies the world.
Worldhood nState or condition of the world. 2. worldly possession.
Worldish adjOf or belonging to this world. 2.
Worldkin nA little world, microcosm.
World-leader nSomeone who is a leader of a country, especially an economically powerful country. 2. a product, company, organization that is the most successful, or advanced one in a particular area of activity.
Worldless adjFig. not having a world to live in. 2. not containing a world or worlds.
Wordlessness nThe state or condition of not having a world to live in.
Worldlike adjResembling or characteristic of a world.
Word-line nIn physics, a curve in space time joining the position of a particle throughout its existence.
Worldliness nThe condition of being worldly. 2. devotion to worldly affairs to the neglect of religious duties or spiritual needs. 3. love of the world and its pleasures. 4. worldly affairs.
Worldling nOne devoted to the interests and pleasures of the world. 2. a worldly or worldly-minded person. 2. a citizen or inhabitant of the world, cosmophile.
Worldling-like adjWorldly, of this world; in the manner of this world.
Word-long adjAs long (old) as the world.
World love nA campaign to spread love and happiness throughout the world. 2. love of the world (in early use specifically the material world)
World mind nWorld spirit, spirit of the ages, weltgeist.
Worldly adjConcerned with human or earthly matters, physical as opposed to spiritual. 2. concerned with the secular rather than sacred matters. 3. sophisticated, esp. because of surfeit; versed in the way of the world. 4. material, mundane, lay, profane, sophisticated, street smart.
Worldly-minded adjHaving a worldly mind. 2. having one's mind or thoughts set upon things of this world.
Worldly-mindedness nState or quality having one's mind or thoughts set upon things of this world.
Worldly-ship nWorldliness, of the secular world.
Worldly-willed adjOf the secular, shallow, non-spiritual world, as "the shallow craft of world-willed fools.'
Wordly-wisdom nPrudence as regards one's own interest.
Worldly-wise adjAlert, mentally-alert. 2. quick, not dull and slow. 3. wise in a worldly manner or in worldly affairs, not gullible, gormless and stupid. 4. experienced and shrewd in worldly affairs, business, socail behaviour, current trends etc.
Worldly-wiseman nA wiseling, a wiseman.
Worldman nA man of this world, a human being. 2. a man devoted to this world. 3. a wordling.
World-old nAs old as the world; ancient. 2. as long as the world has existed.
World-ready adjFully prepared for the demands of life.
World-riche nThe kingdom of this world; a world-rike. 2. the world itself.
World sadness nSadness felt by some people at the disasters, tragedies and man inhumanity to his fellow-man. 2. world-sorrow.
World's end nThe farthest attainable point of travel.
World-shaking nOf extreme importance.
World-shame nPublic disgrace, national disgrace; international disgrace, such as genocide
Worldship nThe state or condition of the world. 2. worldhood.
World sorrow nSee "World sadness"
World-soul n(Weltgeist)- the animating spirit that informs the physical world. 2. the world spirit in all its mundane aspects and achieves.
World-thane nA secular thane, as opposed to 'momk-thane'
World tree nThe world tree is a motif present in several religions and mythologies, particularly Indo-European religions, Siberian religions, and Native American religions. The world tree is represented as a colossal tree which supports the heavens, thereby connecting the heavens, the terrestrial world, and, through its roots, the underworld. It may also be strongly connected to the motif of the tree of life, but it is the source of wisdom of the ages. It is known as Yggdrasil in norse mythology.
World-wandering adjTraveling or going throughout the world.
World War nA war involving many important nations.
Worldward advIn regards to this world, worldwards. 2. towards or in the direction of this world. 3. directed to or facing this world.
Worldwater nAn ocean; a large expanse of water.
World-wealth nThe value, material wealth and possessions, richness of the world. 2. world-wealth
World-weariness nThe state or condition of being weary of the world and life on it. 2. pessimism.
World-weary adjWeary of the world and life on it. 2. dissatisfied with life and its conditions; weary and tired of life. 2. pessimistic.
Worldwide adjUniversal, catholic, throughout or across the whole world; earthly.
Word Wide Web nAll of the Web pages on the internet that hyperlink to each other and to other kinds of documents and media.
World-winning adjAchieving or happening on a worldwide basis.
World-wiseness nAcross the earth, throughout the world. 2. state or condition of being worldly wise or having wisdom about the world. 2. sophisticated, experienced, knowledgeable about rhe world.
World-worm nA low creature of earth.
World-worn adjWearied by the travails or the unfairness of one's life. 2. world-weary.
Worm nAny animal that creeps or crawls; an earthworm; serpent; (obsolete) any creeping or crawling animal, such as a snake, snail, or caterpillar.. 2. generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.  2. contemptible or devious being. 3.(computing) a self-replicating program that propagates through a network. 4. (cricket) a graphical representation of the total runs scored in an innings. 5. anything helical, especially the thread of a screw.  6. a spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms. 7. (anatomy) a muscular band in the tongue of some animals, such as dogs; the lytta. 8. the condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to save space. 9.(archaic) a dragon or mythological serpent. 10. an internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse, as the worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul!"
Worm vbTo make (one's way) with a crawling motion. We wormed our way through the underbrush. 2. figuratively) To work one's way by artful or devious means. 3. figuratively) to work (one's way or oneself) (into) gradually or slowly; to insinuate. He wormed his way into the organization. 4 .to effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; often followed by out. 5. figuratively) To obtain information from someone through artful or devious means (usually used with out of) 6. to deworm an animal. 7. to move with one's body dragging the ground.  8. to cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of (a dog, etc.) for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw, and formerly supposed to guard against canine madness. 10. to clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm.
Worm n"The Worm" - a toothache. 2. colic.
Worm phr"Be a Greedy Worm" - be avarice; as greedy as an itching passion of the heart.'
Worm phr"Can of Worms" - a diverse collection of problemss and difficulties.
Worm phr"Early Birds gets the Worm" - a personn eho acts with initiative will have advantage over others.
Worm phr"Even a Worm Will Turn" - even the meek will retaliate if pushed too far. 2. "The Worm Has Turned" - a previously compliance person is noe exerting his personality.
Worm phr"Food for Worms" - a dead person; a corpse, cadaver.
Worm phr"Have Worms in One's Tongue" - to be cantankerous; snare and bite like a wild dog.
Worm phr"Idle Worms" - it was once supposed the little worms were bred in the fingers of idle servants.
Worm phr"Worm One's Way Into" - move gradually and cunningly in order to get the trust of others.
Worm phr"Worm Out " - extract, obtain something slowly by cunning and stealth.
Worm-cast nA convoluted mass of earth left on the surface by burrowing worms.
Worm-eaten adjEaten by worms; esp. by a worm inside, a piece of fruit, animal. 2. rotten decayed and decrepit. 3. maggoty.
Wormer nOne who pries into the affairs of another. 2. one who 'worms' out secrets. 3. a medicine for the treatment of worms in humans and animals.
Worm-fishing nFishing with worms with bait.
Worm food nCarrion, dead body, corpse, cadaver.
Worm-hole nA hole made by a burrowing worm or insect in wood, fruit,books, etc.
Worming nThe treatment of animals by medication to kill worms in their intestines.
Worming adjWinding, twisting. 2. fig. working or advancing insidiously or tortuously. 3. attacked, gnared or bored by worms, worm-eaten. 4. of the earth, soil, grave infested by or full of worms. 5. wormlike, resembling. 6. groveling, earthy, crooked, torturous.
Wormish adjWormlike. 2. despicable (as a worm)
Wormishness nWormish or craven behavior.
Worm-kin(d) nThe race of worms or serpents, or a species of these.
Wormland nA churchyard cemetery.
Worm-like adjSimilar to a worm. 2. helminthic, vermiform.
Wormling nA small worm. 2. a despicable creature.
Worm root nPinkroot.
Worm seed nSeed used to expel intestinal worms.
Worm's eye adjSeen from ground level or from the lowest levels of a hierarchy
Worm's meat nOf persons and things: decayed, decrepit, antiquated, wormed-out fruit.
Worm wheel nA toothed wheel gearing with a worm screw.
Wormwood nOrigin: 1350–1400; late Middle English wormwode (see worm, wood ); taking place of ME. wermode, O.E. wermōd; cognate with German wermut; see vermouth. 2. any composite herb or low shrub of genus Artemisia. 3. a bitter, aromatic plant, A. absinthium, of the Old World, used as a vermifuge and a tonic, and an ingredient in absinthe. 4.something bitter, grievous, or extremely unpleasant.
Wormwort nWorm-seed weed, 'chenopodium anthelminticum'
Wormy adjFull of worms. 2. worm-eaten.
Worn adjLooking tired and exhausted.
Worn phr"Worn in" - made comfortable or ready for wearing.
Worn phr"Worn Out" - damaged and useless due to hard or continued use. 2. exhausted or fatigued from exertion.
Worn phr"Worn to a Shadow" - made thin by overwork.
Worn out vbDamaged and useless due to hard or continued use. 2. exhausted or fatigued from exertion.
Worn'out-ness nState or condition of being exhausted, completely tired out.
Worried adjAnxious, agitated or sad because of problems that you have or, about problems that you think may affect you
Worriedly advIn an anxious, agitated, sad manner because of problems or anticipated problems.
Worrier nAn animal that kills an other by biting and rough treatment. 2. one who persecutes and harasses another. 3. one who causes distress of mind to another. 4. one who gives way to mental disquiet or anxiety.
Worriless adjFree from worry
Worrisome adjCausing worry, perturbing or vexing. 2. said of a person: inclined to worry.
Worrit nWorry; vexation.
Worry nThe state of being anxious and troubled over actual or potential problems.
Worry vbTo kill (a person or an animal) by strangling. 2. to choke (a person or animal) with a mouthful of food. 3. to devour greedily, ('to worry oneself on'). 4. to be choked, to choke. 5. of smoke,to suffocate a person, etc 6. to sieze by the throat and with the teeth tear and or lacerate. 7. to kill by being bitten and shaken (said of dogs and wolves attacking other animals). 8. to bite at or upon. 9. to kiss or hug vehemently. 10. to utter one's words with teeth almost closed. 11. to pull or tear at another with the teeth. 12. to harass by rough or severe treatment, by repeated attack. 13. to assail with hostile or menacing attack.
Worry vbTo cause or feel uneasy in one's mind; trouble. 2. to bother, pester. 3. physically ill in a greater degree. 4. to mangle or kill by shaking or tearing with teeth. 5. to strangle, choke.
Worry phr"Not to Worry" - there is no need to worry.
Worry phr"Worry Along" - to continue to live. 2. keep going in the teeth of trial and difficulty.
Worry phr"Worry Oneself" - take needless trouble.
Worry phr"Worry Out" - obtain the solution to a problem by dogged effort.
Worry phr"Worry Over" - cause oneself anxiety; trouble oneself about some matter.
Worry phr"You Should Worry" - you certainly have no reason to worry.
Worry-beads nStrings of bead manipulated by the hands to occupy and calm oneself.
Worry-guts nAn inveterate or habitual worrier.
Worrying nGiven to harrying or harassing. 2. harassing, distressing to the mind or spirit.
Worryingly advIn a state or manner manner worried and anxious.
Worry-lines nLines on the face of people, believed to be cause by worry.
Worry stones nSmooth, polished gemstones, usually in the shape of an oval with a thumb-sized indentation, used for relaxation or anxiety relief. The size of a worry stone is often about half the size of a U.S. silver dollar. Other names that worry stones may be called are thumb stones or soothing stones.
Worry-wart nOne who frets unneccesarily.
Worse nSomething inferior in quality or condition or effect "for better or for worse".
Worse adj(Comparitive of 'bad')inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability "she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying" 2. changed for the worse in health or fitness.
Worse adv(Comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner "he did worse on the second exam"
Worse phr"Be Worse off" - more badly off than most.
Worse phr"Be Worse to One's Word" - to fail to carry out, or act up to, what one has promised.
Worse phr"For the Worse" - to come unto the worse- to be defeated or worsted, fail.
Worse phr"Go Further and For Worst" - be satisfied at what is close at hand rather than searching further afield and pssibly ending up worse off.
Worse phr"His Bark is Worse than His Bite" - one's harsh words belie the reality of mild action.
Worse phr"If Worse Comes to Worst" - if the worst thing could happen does.
Worse phr"Of One Worse (s)" - inferiors.
Worse phr"Worse for Drink" - intoxicated; fairly drunk.
Worse phr"Worse for Wear" - worn or damaged by use, misuse, age, or temporary infirmity.
Worse phr"Worse Off" - in a worse financial position.
Worse-half nJocularly used as opposite to 'better-half' or one's spouse.
Worsen vbTo make or become worse.
Worseness nThe state or quality of being worse or inferior.
Worsening nState of growing worse; deterioration. aggravation.
Worsening adjDeteriorating, aggravating, acerbated.
Worse-off n"The Worse-off" - those in worse financial, medical, emotional, less happy or fortunate circumstances than you.
Worse-off adjMore badly off than most.
Worse-willing adjLess well disposed; more unwilling or co-operative.
Worship nThe condition of being worthy. 2. devotion accorded to a deity or to an scared object. 3. the religious ceremonies that express devotion to a deity or "leader". 4. the ardent love of something or someone. 5. an object of worship. 6. honour, respect, civil deference, adoration, reverence, idolatry.
Worship n"His Worship" - the title given and accorded to a magistrate.
Worship phr"Win One's Worship" - to gain honour or renown.
Worship phr"Worship the Ground Someone's Walks/Treads On" - be completely devoted to, infatuate with.
Worship-deed nAn act of worship or worshipping. 2. a document relating to practice of worship.
Worshipful adjOf things, notable or outstanding in respect of some good quality. 2. of property, distinguished, impressive, reputable, honourable. 3. of persons, distinguishable in respect of character or rank; entitled to honour or respect on this account. 4. showing or bringing honour or distinction to a person. 5. imbued with the spirit of worship or veneration. 6. deserving or capable of being worshipped; worshipable.
Worshipfulness nThe quality of being worshipful, in various senses.
Worship-house nA place of worship. 2. church, temple, mosque, pagoda, tabernacle etc.
Worshipless adjNot practicing worship, unworshipping. 2. destitute of worship, unworshipped.
Worshipper nOne who worships.
Worshipping nAn act of worship.
Worshiply advAdoringly
Worship-willer nOne with desires to be worshipped.
Worship-worthy adjWorthy of being worshipped, revered and honoured.
Worst n"The Worst" - one of those who are the most objectionable or at least estimable in moral character, accomplishment, behavior. 2. the devil, old sooty, shuck,
Worst vbTo be the better of; defeat.
Worst adjEvil or bad in the highest degree. 2.of least value or worth. 3.
Worst advIn the most inferior manner, or degree.
Worst phr"At the Worst" - regarding a situation in the least optimistic way.
Worst phr"At the Worst Hand' - in a position of defeat. 2. mostly clearly or unprofitably on the lowest estimate.
Worst phr"Come Off Worst/Get the Worst of" - get the worst of something.
Worst phr"Do One's Worst" - to do the utmost evil or harm possible to others.
Worst phr"Get the Worst of" - to be defeated or put at a disadvantage.
Worst phr"Get the Worst of All Worlds" - to get a series of disadvantages without out getting back any corresponding advantages. 2. get the best of both worlds.
Worst phr"Have (Have) the Worst of It" - be defeated.
Worst phr"If the Worst Come to Worst" -if the most unpleasant thing possible happens.
Worst phr"In the Worst Way" - very much.
Worse phr"See in the Worst Light" - consider something or somebody in a negative way.
Worst phr"The Worst of it is That" - the most unfortunate/unpleasant thing about that situation is .
Worst phr"The Worst of the Worst" - the things that are the worst.
Worstness nThe quality or state of being worst, most evil, bad, incompetent, stupid, dull etc.
Worsts nThe things that are worst or the worst of the worst.
Worsum nPurulent matter, pus.
Wort nA plant, herb or vegetable, used for food or medicine. 2. a general name for any plant of the cabbage kind, brassica, colewort etc.
Wort nThe infusion of malt which after fermentation becomes beer.
Wort phr"To Be In Wort" - be unfermented..
Wortcraft nThe medicinal use of worts (plants and herbs)as remedies; herblore, wortlore.
Wort-cropper nThe hare
Wort-cunning nThe knowledge of plants and herbs.
Worth nPecuniary value, price, money. 2. the equivalent of a specified sum or amount. 3. the amount or value of something, sometimes small or insignificant. 3. money in contrast to goods.
Worth nAn enclosed place, homestead.
Worth vbTo come to be, betide, come to pass, befall, come about, happen, take place - used now only in the phrase 'woe worth'.
Worth sfxOf the value, as pennyworth.
Worth phr"A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Wood." - it is better to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.
Worthwhile phr"Be Worth While" - to repay one for one's troubles.
Worth phr"For All It's Worth" - what it's value is.
Worth phr"For All Ones Worth" - with all of one's energyand vigor.
Worth phr"For What It Is Worth" - if something is worthy of consideration (usually said by someome who thinks the matter is important).
Worth phr"Not Worth a Row of Beans" - not even of the slighestt value.
Worth phr"Not Worth the Salt" - not pulling one's weight (refers to Roman soldiers being paid in salt).
Worth phr"Take at Worth" - to take something at it's true or proper value.
Worth phr"Throw in One's Six Pennies' Worth" - to modestly supply one's own facts or views.
Worth phr"Well Worth Doing" certain, or very likely, to repay the effort, time, etc sacrifice given etc. 2. well worth it. 2. worth it.
Worth phr"Worth Every Penny" - having true value for money.
Worth phr"Worth its Weight in Gold" - usually valuable or useful.
Worth phr"Worth of a Thing is What it Brings" - it is easy to determine the price of a product or service, but less easy to appreciate its worth. Not least because it’s worth, or value, may not become apparent for some considerable time.
Worth phr"Worth One's Salt" - deserving what one earns. 2. fulfilling one's function or performing one's work, competently.
Worth phr"Worth One's While" - profitable or interesting to somebody.
Worthful adjValuable.
Worthfulness nValue; nonour, distinction, worthiness.
Worthies phr"The Nine Worthies" - the nine heroes - three from the Bible; three from the classics and three from romance.
Worthies phr"The Nine Worthies of London" - a kind of chronicle-history in mixed verse and prose of nine prominent citizens of London, published in 1592 by Richard Johnson, author of the Seven Champions of Christendom.
Worthily advIn a worthy manner; with worthiness; excellently, according to merit, becomingly.
Worthine nSurvival as "wardine" - an enclosure, close.
Worthiness nCeremony, pomp.
Worthing nHonour, respect.
Worthing-day nSunday.
Worthing-night nSunday night.
Worthless adjWithout value or merit. 2. of no use or value; useless, despicable, vile.
Worthlessly advIn manner without value or merit; or of no use or value; useless, despicable, vile.
Worthlessness nThe character or quality of being worthless.
Worthly adjOf things having great value or importance; nobly, fine, excellent. ****
Worthmint nHonour, worship.
Worthness nHonour, worthness.
Worthwhile adjWorthy, having value in itself, sufficiently important , interesting, profitable etc to give a good return for time, for attention spent.
Worthwhile phr"Be Worthwhile" - to repay one for one's troubles.
Worthwhileness nThe quality of beibg worthwhile.
Worthy sfxHaving worth or merit or value and found in combinations, such as nameworthy, thanksworthy, laughworthy, song-worthy.
Worthy adjHaving qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way. 2. having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable. 3. deserving respect, admiration, or support. 4. worthy, but not very interesting, but should be admired for its good and useful qualities.
Worthy nAn important, honorable person (word is often used humorously).
Worthy sfxMeriting or deserving, as trustworthy. 2. valuable, having worth, as newsworthy.
Worthy phr"Worthy of the Name" - deserving to be named or defined, as something (which is specified by context)as a doctor etc.
Worthy-end nSomething done or said In the pursuit of a good cause.
Wortling nA young plant.
Wortlore nThe learning and knowledge about worts or plants. It is an arm of biology that holds the knowledge about the growth, feeding, begetting and sicknesses of worts or plants
Wort-worm nA caterpillar, esp. one who feeds on cabbage, coles etc.
Wort-yard nA herb garden.
Wosith n(Woe & Sith) - trouble, grief, affliction.
Wot vbTo know; to be aware.
Wough nA wall of a house, partition.
Wough nEvil, wrong, harm, injury.
Wough adjCrooked, bent. 2. evil, bad, wrong.
Would vbAnyone dealing in ifs, as-ifs, promises, threats, hopes, wishes, or similar feelings and attitudes about real or imagined future, will find themselves making plentiful use of would ans/or should, which do duty to express the vestigial and fast vanishing subjunctive mood.
Wough phr"To do Wough" - to carry out evil, do harm or injury.
Would phr"Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" -
Would phr"Would as Soon Do" - would as willingly, or more willingly, do something.
Would phr"Would Be If He Could Be" - a pretender; a wishful thinker, a Walter Mitty.
Would phr"Would Have Liked To" - almost, nearly.
Would phr"Wouldn't be Seen Dead in the Ditch with" - strongly dislike, despise somebody, something.
Would phr"Wouldn't Hurt? a Fly" - said of an extremely inoffensive and harmless person.
Wouldn't phr"Wouldn't Know Someone/Something If One Saw Him" - not even know what a particular object, animal etc is. 2. know nothing about a particular skill, activity, etc.
Would phr"Wouldn't Throw Out of Bed" - be romantically attracted to!
Would phr"Wouldn't You Know It" - used to emphasize something annoying that has happened.
Would phr"Would You Believe" - an exclamatory comment expressing or inviting, astonishment or delay.
Would-be nOf persons that would be; wishing or desiring to be, posing; a pretender. 2. of things intended to be.
Would-be-if-he-could-be phrA pretender; a wishful thinker, a Walter Mitty.
Would-be-thought adjWishing to be considered. 2. one who feigns something: a "would-be if he could be"
Woulder nOne who indulges in idle wishes, instead of making active efforts.
Would-have-been nThat the action didn't or hasn't happened, because something else has happened first.
Would-have-been adjThat (one) would have liked to be, or that they aimed at being.
Woulding nThe action or fact of desiring, usually coupled with wishes. 2. desires, inclination.
Woulds nThose things one would do in idle fanciful, but rarely does in reality.
Woulds phr"Wishes and Woulds" - those giving to saying "I wish and I would."
Wound nAn injury, usually involving division of tissue or rupture of the integument or mucous membrane, due to external violence or some mechanical agency rather than disease. 2.

a similar injury to the tissue of a plant. 3. an injury or hurt to feelings, sensibilities, reputation, etc. 4. a cut, stab, laceration, lesion, trauma. 5. insult, pain, anguish. 6. harm, damage; cut, stab, lacerate

Wound vb To inflict a wound upon; injure; hurt. 2. to inflict a wound. 3. to harm, damage; cut, stab, lacerate
Wound phr"Heal One's Wounds" - to effect a reconciliation.
Wound phr"Lick One's Wounds" - to attempt to heal one's injuries or soothe one's hurt feelings after a defeat.
Wound phr"Open Up Old Wounds" - to take action which revives a long-standing grievance.
Wound vbTo subject to twisting in various senses.
Wounded nPeople who are injured or suffering from physical injury, esp. suffered in battle.
Wounded adjInjured or suffering from physical injury, esp. suffered in battle.
Woundedness nThe state or condition of being injured, wounded, esp. in battle.
Wounder nOne who wounds or physically injures others. 2. one who wounds others emotionally.
Woundless adjFree from injury or hurt. 2. invulnerable, incapable of being wounded.
Woundwite nCompensation for the wounding of another person under Anglo-saxon law.
Woundwood nIn woody stems, the new wood developing in response to a wound, often resulting in a swelling (as round a pruning wound) which gradually occludes the wound. Wound wood, or the scar it forms over a healed wound, is sometimes called a cicatrix or cicatrice.
Woundwort nAny of the several plants of the genus Stachys, including the hedge-woundwort and the fen-woundwort, several used to make poultice for the healing of wounds.
Woundy adjExtreme; excessive. 2. causing or involving wounds
Woundy advIn an extreme or excessive manner.
Wowe nMisery, distress, trouble, woe.
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