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

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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

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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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WHEELBIRD Wheel”bird`, n. (Zoöl.) Defn: The European goatsucker. [Prov. Eng.] WHEELED Wheeled, a. Defn: Having wheels; — used chiefly in composition; as, a four- wheeled carriage. WHEELER Wheel”er, n. 1. One who wheels, or turns. 2. A maker of wheels; a wheelwright. [Obs.] 3. A wheel horse. See under Wheel. 4. (Naut.) Defn: A steam … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with W from page 17451 to 17500

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WEETINGLY Weet”ing*ly, adv. Defn: Knowingly. [Obs.] Spenser. WEETLESS Weet”less, a. Defn: Unknowing; also, unknown; unmeaning. [Obs.] Spenser. WEET-WEET Weet”-weet`, n. Etym: [So called from its piping cry when disturbed.] (Zoöl.) (a) The common European sandpiper. (b) The chaffinch. [Prov. Eng.] WEETWEET Weet”*weet`, n. [Native name in Victoria.] Defn: A throwing toy, or implement, of the … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with W from page 17401 to 17450

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WATTLING Wat”tling, n. Defn: The act or process of binding or platting with twigs; also, the network so formed. Made with a wattling of canes or sticks. Dampier. WATTMETER Watt”me`ter, n. Etym: [Watt + meter.] (Physics) Defn: An instrument for measuring power in watts, — much used in measuring the energy of an electric current. … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with W from page 17351 to 17400

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WASHOE PROCESS Wash”oe proc`ess. [From the Washoe district, Nevada.] Defn: The process of treating silver ores by grinding in pans or tubs with the addition of mercury, and sometimes of chemicals such as blue vitriol and salt. WASH-OFF Wash”-off`, a. (Calico Printing) Defn: Capable of being washed off; not permanent or durable; — said of … Read moreEnglish dictionary words starting with W from page 17301 to 17350

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