English dictionary words starting with Z from page 17801 to 17850

Z Z (ze; in England commonly, and in America sometimes, zêd; formerly, also, îz”zêrd) Defn: Z, the twenty-sixth and last letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. It is taken from the Latin letter Z, which came from the Greek alphabet, this having it from a Semitic source. The ultimate origin is probably … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with Z from page 17801 to 17850

English dictionary words starting with Y from page 17751 to 17800

YELLOW Yel”low, n. 1. A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green. “A long motley coat guarded with yellow.” Shak. 2. A yellow pigment. Cadmium yellow, Chrome yellow, Indigo yellow, King’s yellow, etc. See under Cadmium, … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with Y from page 17751 to 17800

English dictionary words starting with W, X and Y and Y from page 17701 to 17750

WRITE Write, v. i. 1. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs. Chaucer. So it stead you, I will write, Please you command. Shak. 2. To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with W, X and Y and Y from page 17701 to 17750

English dictionary words starting with W from page 17601 to 17650

WITFUL Wit”ful, a. Defn: Wise; sensible. [R.] Chapman. WITH With, n. Defn: See Withe. WITH With, prep. Etym: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wi against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wi, D. weder, weêr (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with W from page 17601 to 17650

English dictionary words starting with W from page 17551 to 17600

WILLOWY Wil”low*y, a. 1. Abounding with willows. Where willowy Camus lingers with delight. Gray. 2. Resembling a willow; pliant; flexible; pendent; drooping; graceful. WILLSOME Will”some, a. Etym: [Written also wilsome.] 1. Willful; obstinate. [Obs.] 2. Fat; indolent. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. 3. Doubtful; uncertain. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.  — Will”some*ness, n. [Obs.] WILLY Wil”ly, n. Etym: [Cf. … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with W from page 17551 to 17600

English dictionary words starting with W from page 17501 to 17550

WHITEBELLY White”bel`ly, n. (Zoöl.) (a) The American widgeon, or baldpate. (b) The prairie chicken. WHITEBILL White”bill`, n. (Zoöl.) Defn: The American coot. WHITE-BLAZE White”-blaze`, n. Defn: See White-face. WHITEBLOW White”blow`, n. (Bot.) Defn: Same as Whitlow grass, under Whitlow. WHITEBOY White”boy`, n. 1. A favorite. [Obs.] See White, a., 6. “One of God’s whiteboys.” Bunyan. … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with W from page 17501 to 17550

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