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Wade vbTo walk through water or, by extension any substance more resistant than air, as mud, sand etc. 2. to go, proceed; walk through. 3. to pass or cross, as a river by walking on the bottom. 4. to proceed slowly or laboriously; (wade through a lengthy document).
Wade nThe act of walking through. 2. a ford, wath, wathstead.
Wade phr"Wade Into Somebody/ Something" - without hestation attack or tackle somebody or something with vigor.
Wade phr"Wade Out Of" - to escape from.
Wade phr"Wade Through" - move or proceed slowly and laboriously through with some task. 2. walk through some thick liquid or substance which reaches some way up one legs.
Wade phr"Wade Through Blood" - slaughter.
Wader nOne who wades through. 2. a wading bird, such as the stork, crane etc.
Waders nHigh water-proof boots, as worn by anglers and others.
Wading nThe action of wading.
Wadset nProbably from OE phr. - to wedde settan: put to pledge, deposit a pledge.
Wag nA joker, mischief-maker, a funny fellow.
Wag vb?OE: to oscillate, swing, shake, stir, move quickly from side to side or to and fro, sway, totter, waw. 2. to dangle on the gallows: to be hanged, swing. 3. to move the tongue from side to side, and up and down in talking. 4. to move animatedly in talk and gossip, said of the tongue. 5. to move at a regular pace; to get on with, to move on with it. 6. to waddle. 7. to play truant.
Wag phr"The Tail Wagging the Dog" - a minor aspect with the disportionate effect on a major aspect.
Wagging nThe act or motion of wagging; as "a wagging of the head."
Waggish adjSomewhat swinging from side to side.
Waggishness nThe state or quality of being waggish. 2. sportiveness, jocularity, mischief.
Wag-on-the-wall nA pendulum clock.
Wagsome adjWaggish, incline or prone to waggery.
Wagship nWaggery, waggishness.
Wagtail nA small bird of the genus Motacilla. whose tail wags continually.
Wain nCar or chariot; fig. often applied to the Four Gospels, symbolized as the four-horsed chariot of the Apocalypse. 2. (a threshing instrument with (four) wheels.
Wainn"The Wain" - a group of seven bright stars: the constellation called the "The Great Bear" (Ursa Major)- more fully "Charles (Carl) his Wain". 2. "The Lesser Wain": similarly-shaped stars in the "Little Bear" : ("Ursa Minor")
Wain vbTo transport in or with a cart or carriage, cart. 2. to carry, bring, convey. 3. to bring a report of.
Wain-and-Horses n"The Wain-and-Horses" - Ursa Major: "Bright Arcturus" - (The Plough); "Showery Hyads" - (The Rain); "Ursus Major" - (Great Bear); and the "Wain" (The Cart).
Wain-bote nThe allowance of timber which a tenant had the right to cut down or fell for the repair of his wains; wainbote.
Wainer nA driver of a wain, waggoner, a wainsman; wainer.
Wainful adjAs much as a wain could hold: wainful.
Wainwright nA wain or wagon-builder; wainwright.
Waist nA girdle, under garment. 2. the part of the body in humans between the ribs and the hips, usually the narrowest part of the torso. 2. the part of a garment covering this part of the body. 3. blouse ( see definition 2). 4. the part of a one-piece garment covering the body from the neck or shoulders more or less to the waistline, especially this part of a woman's or child's garment. 5. a child's undergarment to which other articles of apparel may be attached. 6. the middle part of the upper deck.
Waistless adjHaving no waist.
Waistline nThe line of the waist, between the ribs and the hips; in dressmaking, the line at which the skirt of a dress meets the waist.
Wake vbTo become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often followed by up ). 2. to become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awaken; waken: to wake from one's daydreams. 3. to become cognizant or aware of something; awaken; waken. 4. to be or continue to be awake. 5. to remain awake for some purpose, duty, etc.: I will wake until you soon. 6. to rouse from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often followed by up. 7. to rouse from lethargy, apathy, ignorance, etc. 8 . to hold a wake for or over (a dead person). 9. to keep watch or vigil over.
Wake nA watching, or a watch kept, especially for some solemn or ceremonial purpose. 2. a watch or vigil by the body of a dead person before burial, sometimes accompanied by feasting or merrymaking. 3. a local annual festival in England, formerly held in honor of the patron saint or on the anniversary of the dedication of a church but now usually having little or no religious significance. 4. the state of being awake: between sleep and wake
Wake phr"In the Wake of" - following after, behind. 2. following a person's example.
Wake phr"Wake the Dead" - create a din, disturbingly or excessively loud.
Wake phr"Wake Up" - become conscious after a sleep. 2. realize, become aware of, something important.
Wake phr"Wake Up on the Right Side of the Bed" - to begin the day feeling happy and positive.
Wake phr"Wake Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed" - to begin the day feeling unhappy and uncomfortable.
Wake phr"Wake Up to Something" - to realize a fact ot it's significance.
Wake-a-day nOf life etc.; such as one wakes up to each day that is experienced by ordinary people; regular as in "wake-a-day world": every day life; every day existence; conscious wake-a-day world.
Wakeful adjRemaining awake, especially at the ordinary time of sleep; not sleeping or sleepy. 2. watchful, alert. 3. unable to sleep; restless, suffering from insomnia. 4. arousing from or as from sleep.
Wakefully advIn a watchful, vigilant, alert manner.
Wakefulness nThe state of being wakeful: awake rather than sleepy, sleepless, vigilant, alert, watchful.
Wakeless adjWithout awakening, unbroken, uninterrupted, unfitful sleep.
Wakeman nA guard, watchman.
Waken vbBecome awake, arouse from sleep, wake up, rise, spring up.
Wakener nA person or thing that wakes or arouses. 2. one who awakes or is awkened. 3. an alarm attached to a clock.
Wakeness nThe state of being awake; one's waking hours.
Wakening nThe action of the verb: the wakening or arousing or being aroused from sleep or torpor.
Waker nOne who stays awake or abstains from sleep. 2. one who wakes early. 3. a watchman. 4. one who arouses another from sleep. 5. one who wakes (a corpse).
Waker adjUnsleeping, watchful, vigilant, alert, mentally alert, as "well should a man be waker and wise."
Wake-rife adjWakeful, alert, indisposed to sleep.
Wake-rifely advIn an wakeful, alert manner.
Wake-rifeness nThe state of being vigilant, alert, wakeful.
Waker-upper nOne who wakes. 2. one who wakes others from sleep. 3. medication that wakes one from sleep.
Wakewort nSome plant unidentified. (etymology unknown).
Wakey-wakey adjA command to wake up, sometimes used to soldiers at reveille.
Waking nMarked by full consciousness or alertness, wakeful. 2. the state of remaining awake. 3. a vigil.
Wal nOE: wael; OS: wael: dead. 2. a murderous act or deed. 3. death, slaughter. 4. "The Wal" : The Slain (collectively), rarely: a slain person.
Wald vbTo rule; to govern. (form of wield)
Waldend nA ruler, governor (rare) except in paraphrase for God. nb: ("end") cf. friend, fiend, halend, shapend.
Waldeneie nWall-eye, influenced by walden (OE: gewealden: small); wolden -eyed: an alleged name for the hare.
Waldin adjOE: gewalden: in the sense of "subject under control." 2. easy to manage. 3. of body or limbs: pliant, supple. 4. in phr: "waldin and wich" - also fig. yielding or tractable in bearing and disposition. or supple. 5. moderate amount or size.
Wale nA stripe or ridge made on living flesh by a rod, whip, or stick, a wheal, weal; markins of the lash. 2. one of certain strakes of outer planking running fore and aft on a vessel; a channel wale. 3. a ridge or rib on the surface of cloth; hence texture, grain. 4. weals, whales or stripes on by striking, as with a lash, flog, beat. 5. cloth, with a ridge or rib. 6. to weave or wickwerwork, with several rods together. 7. protection, fastening, or holding with wales. 8. as a topographical term, perhaps ridge, bank (of stone or earth); a ridge of earth or stone. 9. a stripe of colour. 10. a piece of timber extending horizontally around the top of the sides of a boat. 11. horizontal planks of of two timbers, broader or thinner than the rest which extend along a ship's side at different heights from stern to stern; also called bends .
Wale vbTo raise whales or stripes on by striking, as with a lash, flog, beat. 2. to manufacture, as cloth, with a ridge or rib. 3. to weave or wickerwork, with several rods together. 4. to protect, fasten, secure or hold with wales. 5. to weave or wattle, intertwine, to furnish a basket. to raise whales or stripes on by striking, as with a lash, flog, beat. 6. to manufacture, as cloth, with a ridge or rib. 7. to weave or wickwerwork, with several rods together. 8. to protect, fasten, or hold with wales.
Waling nThe act or action of raising weals or stripes. 2. weaving or making wickerwork. 3. wealing or striping by striking with a alsh, rod etc.
Walk vbTo proceed through, over, or upon at a moderate pace on foot: walking the floor all night. 2. to cause to walk; lead, drive, or ride at a walk, as an animal. 3. to force or help to walk, as a person: he was walking around soon after his surgery. 4. to conduct or accompany on a walk. 5. to move (a box, trunk, or other object) in a manner suggestive of walking, as by a rocking motion.
Walk vbTo cleanse or thicken cloth by treading or beating; to full or walk. 2. to beat or drub a person.
Walk nAn act or instance of walking or going on foot. 2. a period of walking for exercise or pleasure: to go for a walk. 3. a distance walked or to be walked, often in terms of the time required: a ten minutes' walk from town. 4. the gait or pace of a person or an animal that walks. 5. characteristic or individual manner of walking.
Walk phr"Take a Walk" - to leave, especially abruptly and without any intention or prospect of returning (often used imperatively to indicate dismissal): if he doesn't get his way, he takes a walk.
Walk phr"Walk Abroad" - spread far and wide, as a disease, pestilence, war etc.
Walk phr"Walk All Over (Someone)" - to treat someone very badly or unkindly, especially by showing no respect or consideration for their cares, feelings or needs. 2. defeat thoroughly, punish severely, crush completely.
Walk phr"Walk a Mile in my Shoes" - have empathy for the plight of others.
Walk phr"Walk a Tightrope" - to be in a difficult or delicate situation where they must act carefully.
Walk phr"Walk Away From" - to abrogate one's responsibilities in regard to some matter.
Walk phr"Walk Away With" - win a contest easily and convincingly.
Walk phr"Walk Back" - withdraw or back pedal on a statement; retract.
Walk phr"Walk Before You Can Run" - master the first stages of a skill, or study, before risking failure at a more advanced or ambitious level.
Walk phr"Walk Free" - to go unpunished. 2. to win or avoid a criminal court case, when actually guilty.
Walk phr"Walk In Off the Street" - to come without prior arrangement or notification.
Walk phr"Walk In On" - to enter suddenly, or unexpectedly while something is happening. 2. to intrude or interrupt by entering.
Walk phr"Walk In the Snow" - an occasion when a momentous career decision is made , especialy an occsion to resign or retire.
Walk phr"Walk Into" - to attack vigorously, to thrash. 2. receive a blow, shock etc, because one is inattentive or careless.
Walk phr"Walk Into the Lion's Den" - to find oneself in a difficult situation in which you have to face unfriendly or aggressive people.
Walk phr"Walk Off" - remove, reduce, by walking, weight etc. 2. to get rid of by walking off with: to walk off with a headache
Walk phr"Walk Off One's Feet" - walk so fast and so far that one is exhausted.
Walk phr"Walk off With" - to win or attain, as in a competition: to walk off with the first prize for flower arrangements; to surpass one's competitors; win easily: to walk off with the fight. 2. walk off with, to remove unintentionally or illegally; steal, filch.
Walk phrWalk of Life" - a person's profession, trade, age group, socail background or position in society is known as their walk of life.
Walk phr"Walk On Broken Glass" - fig. to be punished.
Walk phr"Walk On" - have a small part in a play or stage production.
Walk phr"Walk on Egg Shells" - to be careful not to hurt or offend them.
Walk phr"Walk on the Wild Side" - an occasion or incident involving adventurous, risky, or morally questionable behavior. 2. to behave in an adventurous, risky, or morally questionable manner.
Walk phr'Walk on Water" - to perform, or expected, to perform an impossible task.
Walk phr"Walk Out" - leave one's workplace to protest.
Walk phr"Walk Out of" - leave a meeting, workplace, organization etc as an act of protest or disapproval.
Walk phr"Walk Out On" - forsake, desert, to leave unceremoniously, abandon, as: "to walk out on one's family." 2. to leave (a meeting) in protest.
Walk phr"Walk Out With" - to court or be courted by. 2. form a serious relationship with view to marriage.
Walk phr"Walk Over" - to easily overcome or defeat.
Walk phr"Walk Softly, Talk Softly, but Wield a Long Stick" -
Walk phr"Walk (Someone) Through" - to guide or instruct carefully one step at a time.
Walk phr"Walk Tall" - to hold one's head high, feel proud and confident, to maintain one's proper sense of pride and self-respect.
Walk phr"Walk the Chalk" - an old-established method of testing sobriety by making the suspected inebriate walk between two-parallel lines chalked on the floor without stepping on either line. Hence, figuratively, to keep on the straight and narrow path of rectitude
Walk phr"Walk the Floor" - to pace backwards and forth restlessly, because of worry, excitement, distress, etc.
Walk phr"Walk the Line" - To maintain an intermediate position between contrasting choices, opinions, etc. 2. to behave in an authorized or socially accepted manner, especially as prescribed by law or morality; to exercise self-control. 3. to mark or secure a boundary by walking along it.  4. to participate in the procession at a graduation ceremony; to graduate.
Walk phr"Walk the Streets" - earn a living as a prostitute.
Walk phr"Walk the Talk" - to perform tactions consistent with one's claims. 2. walk the walk.
Walk phr"Walk the Tightrope" - have to act in a situation where there is little scope for manoeuvre or adjustment and where an exact balance must be preserved (from the tightrope acrobat on which walk).
Walk phr"Walk the Walk" - to perform tactions consistent with one's claims. 2. walk the talk.
Walk phr"Walk through" - rehearse or go through prior to.
Walk-a-Way" nA contest won without serious opposition.
Walkabout nAustralian Indigenous custom, a visiting of religious sites to pay respect to the ancestors.
Wal-kemp nA warrior.
Walker nOne who walks; a person who undertakes the majority of his journey on foot, a traveler, a rambler. 2. a person who walks dogs as a occupation. 3. a colporteur or tract-distributor. 4. one who takes part in athletics as a walker (in a walking matches). 5. iterant beggar or vagrant. 6. a ranger, gamekeeper who has a specific "walk" or section to care for. 7. a bird, insect (stick insects) characterized by walking, as distinguished from other modes of progress. 8. (slang): a person's legs or feet: "his or her walkers".
Walker nA worker one fulls clothes; a fuller; a walkster.
Walker-on-ropes nA rope-walker; a funambulist.
Walkership nThe office of a walker or keeper of the forest.
Walkie-talkie nA portable radio-set, equipped for both sending and receiving and light enough to be carry by one man.
Walk-in nOne who walks in premises or office without an appointment. 2. one who walks into an embassy or consulate and seeks political asylum; a defector. 3. a storage area large enough to walk into. 4. of a cinema, etc. entered on foot, in contrast to a drive-in.
Walking nThe action of one who walks or moves by foot. 2. the leading of a wandering life, rambling, strolling.
Walking adjAmbulatory; strolling, ambling, wandering.
Walking-dead nA spectre, ghost, doppelganger, morabunder.
Walking-leaf nAn insect which imitates the color and shape of a leaf, as protection against enemies.
Walking-stick nA staff or cane carried in the hand. 2. a candidate for parliament by a political association. 3. any of the family "Phasmidae" insects having legs, body, wings resembling twigs among which it lives.
Walking-toad nA natterjack.
Walking-wheel nPedomete; walking-wheel..
Walk-off nTo depart, esp. abruptly or without warning. 2. to walk off during sporting match as a protest against something and some-one who you believed is acting unfairly. 2. to get rid of by walking off with: to walk off with a headache. to win or attain, as in a competition: to walk off with the first prize for flower arrangements;to surpass one's competitors; win easily: to walk off with the fight.
Walk-onnAn actor who has a walk-on role, with little or no speaking. 2. pertaining to airline services for which a prior booking is not required.
Walk-out nA strike; esp. one called at short notice; a walk-out, walkout. 2. act of leaving a meeting etc., as a gesture of protest or disappointment. 3. as in a secret love affair, "Gina has been having a "walk-out" with his best mate Jim for years."
Walk-over nA horse race where there is only one horse entered, and which can thus be won by going over the course at a mere walk. 2. an easy or unopposed success. 2. in certain sports, to walk over the course without a competitor so as to perform the technicality of winning; hence, to gain an easy victory; a walk-out, walkout.
Walk-through n"An easy part" in a theatrical production; a walk-through, walk through.
Walk-up nAn apartment not having stairs and that has to be reached by stairs; a walk-up. 2. something may be approached on the street without having to go into the building. 3. the walking of racing horses to the starting line or mobile barrier.
Walkway nFootpath, sidewalk, pavement, trotuary, path. 2. a sidewalk, passage, garden path, walkway; walk-way.
Walky-talky na portable radio set, equipped for both sending and receiving and light enough to be carried by one man.
Wall nOE: frequently used with the meaning of natural rampart, hill, cliff.
Wall vbTo boil, bubble up, well up, flow abundantly of a liquid. 2. of the sea, waves : to swell, churn up, boil. 3. of a person: seething, to boil with passion. 3. to swarm with vermin. 4. of salt-making: to boil brine. 5. to meld, blend, weld.
Wall vbTo furnish or enclose with a wall.
Wall vbOE: weallian: to go on a pilgrimage; walling.
Wall phr"Drive to the Wall" - to push to extremity; to crush or break. 2. ruin a person.
Wall phr"Drive Up the Wall" - drive a person to desperation; metaphorically, to drive one crazy. 2. annoy another person by one's actions.
Wall phr"A Fly on the Wall" - an eavesdropper; an unobserved listener. 2. hear what's going on.
Wall phr"Give the Wall" - allow another, as a matter of courtesy, to pass by on the pavement at the side most further from the gutter; hence, to be courteous.
Wall phr"Go to the Wall" - to be put on one side; to be shelved. cf 'laid by the wall'. 2. to become benkrupt
Wall phr"Good Walls Make Good Neighbours" - respecting one another's privacy helps create a good relationship between neighbors.
Wall phr"Hang by the Wall" - to hang up neglected; not to be made used of.
Wall phr"Have One's Back to the Wall" - in great difficulty with little chance of retreat. 2. to be hard pressed by creditor or opponents.
Wall phr"Knock One's Head Against the Wall" - do something to no avail.
Wall phr"Laid by the Wall" - dead, but not buried; put out of the way.
Wall phr"Nail Somebody to the Wall" - to outmanoeuvre another person.
Wall phr"Put a Wall About Someone" - to stop a person associating with others.
Wall phr"Run One Head Against a Stone Wall" - to make fruitless attempts against insuperable odds.
Wall phr"See the Writing on the Wall" - an indication that something bad may happen; a foreshadowing of trouble or disaster. 2. appreciate the inevitably of some event.
Wall phr"Take the Wall" - to take the place of honor.
Wall phr"Wall in" - enclose with a wall. 2. surround something or somebody with a wall so that movement in and out of is restricted.
Wall phr"Walls Have Ears" - things uttered in secrecy, get rumored. 2. there are listeners everywhere, so be careful. 3. someone may be overhearing (words on wartime posters) reminding people of the existence of spies.
Wall phr"Wall Up" - close or seal, with a wall of brick, plaster, etc.
Wall phr"Weakest go to the Wall" - possibly from the practice of placing beds along the side of a room and putting the youngest or feeblest in the safest place - ie against the wall. 2. another explanation is that in the days whenn few churches had pews , except maybe for the gentry , there were benches along the walls for the aged.
Wall phr"Within the Walls" - within the ancient boundaries of a city, as distinguished from it's outlying area. 2. fig. within the limits of Christendom"
Wall-board nA material composed of several layers of compressed wood chips and pulp, molded and sized for use as a substitute for wooden boards and plaster.
Walled adjProtected by a wall.
Walled-off adjEnclosed by walls.
Walled-up adjClosed or blocked up with masonry. 2. trapped, hiding from authorities or enemies. 3. enclosed with a wall, walled-in, brick-in, bricked-up, shut-up.
Waller nOne who builds or repairs walls. 2. a keeper of the walls of a city in earlier times.
Wallership nThe position of a waller of a city.
Walling adjBoiling, esp. of liquids, molten lead. 2. in OE: fig. fervent, passionate, ardent. 3. boiling, foaming, raging, surging of the sea. 4. welling, flowing abundantly of water.
Wall-knotnAwale-knot; atknot at the end of a rope formed by twisting and knotting the individual strands together.
Wallow nDust-hole, mud-hole formed by the wallowing of animals, such as buffalo, elephants, rhinocerus. 2. state of depression, gloom, stagnation. 3. roll or swell of the sea. 4. the line into which hay is raked before being carted away.
Wallow vbTo wither, fade or waste away.
Wallow phr"Wallow in" - roll about (usually pleasurably) in order to stay cool. 2. allow oneself to be in a serious emotion, usually self-indulgent, or perversely.
Wallowed adjTasteless, insipid, wallow-sweet, cloyingly sweet.
Wallower nOne ( a person or animal) who wallows.
Wallowish adjSomewhat insipid, tasteless, flat; also flat, ill-tasting, nauseous, esp. by being overly-sweet; wallowishly.
Wallowishness nThe state or quality of being wallowish.
Wall-Street nThe name of a street in New York City, the financial centre of the United States and the World. The wall was built by the Dutch founders of New York to keep the British out.
Wall-Streeter nA Wall-Street financier.
Wallow-sweet adjSweet, sickly sweet, nauseous.
Wall-tiding nWelling-up (walling) of the tide: said of the reputed "ebbing and flowing well" at Tides Well.
Wall-to-Wall adjExtending from one end or extreme to the other: allowing no unfilled space. 2. ubitiquious.
Wall-tree nA fruit street trained against the wall with a southern exposure.
Wallwort nDwarf elder, Sambucus Ebulus
Walm nOE: spring, gushing, swirling of boiling liquids; boiling heat; the surging or heaving movement of the waves. 2. poet. often used of the waves or the sea: a wave, a billow. 3. a gushing forth or up-welling of water; a spring, a fountain, water-source, including the water of such. 4. a bubbling and heaving of water, etc. in the process of boiling or melting. 5. a wallop.
Walm vbOf water: to boil, bubble, to well up, gush or sprout forth, walm up, walm out, walm forth, to abound, be plentiful. 2. of smoke, vapour etc. to billow, to issue forth in such manner.
Walm phr"Be in a Walm" - fig. in a boiling or seething condition; a spell of boiling.
Walm-hot adjBlazing hot; boiling hot.
Walming nSeething, glowing, boiling, bubbling, gushing, welling, billowing.
Walnut nAny of the various deciduous, typically European and Asian trees (genus Jugland), cultivated as ornamental shade trees and valued for their timber and edible nuts; esp., the black walnut. 2. the wood or nut of any these trees. 3. the colour of the wood of any these trees, esp., the black walnut, a very dark brown; also the colour of the shell of the english nuts, a dull, medium yellowish brown, also called walnut brown.
Walnut brown adjA dull, medium yellowish brown.
Walnut phr"Shoulder Walnut"- to enlist as a soldier (walnut wood as material for gun-stocks)
Walsh adjContraction of wallowish) insipid, tasteless, ill-tasting, having a sickly taste, nauseous.
Wal-slaught nA deadly battle (OE: slaught: battle)
Wal-spear nA battle spear.
Walt adjFound only in unwealt: steady; of a ship: unsteady, rolling about, cranky.
Walter nWelter: roll about in various ways. 2. the rolling of the sea in a storm. 3. the act of wallowing (in mire). 4. upset, upheaval, overthrow.
Walter vbTo roll to and fro, move from side to side, to tumble, toss about, to lie sprawling on the ground (in mire). 2. of a ship: to be tossed on the waves. 3. of the stomach: to be disturbed or upset.
Wam nA spot or blemish; a wern.
Wan nThe quality of being wan: paleness.
Wan vbTo become dark, discoloured or livid. 2. to grow pale or make pale. 2.
Wan adjPale from sickness or anxiety; pallid, livid, careworn; of a sickly hue. 2. having a gloomy aspect, dismal, dark, said of scenes, landscapes. 3. transfig or fig. sad, mournful, fearful, awful, wicked, deadly cruel. 4.faint, feeble, a wan smile, a faint or forced smile, as a sick and/ or unhappy smile). 5. of hue or colour : dark, black, gloomy, leaden-hued, pale, light; originally dark-hued, now in more recent poetry: grey, pale, but the gloomy connotation remains. 5. of an unhealthy, unwholesome colour, pallid, sickly, livid; of disease, wounds etc., esp. to the human face and corpses. 6. lacking light or lustre, dark, dark-hued, dusky, gloomy. 7. applied to light of heavenly bodies: faint, partially obscured, dull, lusterless, esp. of white objects.
Wan-belief nUnbelief.
Wan-belvenessnUnbeliefness
Wanbody nMiscreant. 2. infidel.
Wan-deedy adjMischievous.
Wander vbTo move or travel about, in, or through (a place) without any definite purpose, object or destination. 2. to proceed in an irregular course; meander, roam, rove, or stray: to wander over the earth. 3. to go astray, as from a path or course aimlessly, indirectly, or casually; meander. 4. (of the mind, thoughts, desires etc) to lose concentration or direction; to take one direction or another without conscious intent or control: his attention wandered.. 5. to think or speak incoherently or illogically. 6. to move, pass, or turn idly, as the hand or the eyes.
Wander nThe drift of a gyroscope or a similar device. 2. range, stroll, saunter, swerve, veer. ramble, rave. 3. the act or an instance of wandering
Wander phr"Wander About" - move about without any sense of where one is going.
Wander phr"Wander From" - stray in an absent-minded way or manner.
WanderernOne who wanders or walks from place to place, a rambler.
Wandering nTravelling with no set route. 2. roaming at random or without destination or purpose. 3. irregular burning of the eyes. 4. aimless thought. 5. straying from a desired way. 6. disordered speech or delirium; mind-wandering.
Wandering adjThat which wanders or rambles. 2. tending to travel and change settlement frequently; moving about from place to place restlessly. 3. having no fixed course or goal. 4. roaming, turning, straying, disordere; wandering..
Wanderlingly advIn a wandering or rambling way.
Wanderlust nAn impulse to travel; restlessness combined with a sense of adventure.
Wanderly advIn an aimless manner. 2. disorderly, in a roaming way, restlessly.
Wander-year nA year of wandering or travel. NB: German word "wonderjahre" - the year or years, spent on travel for the purpose of perfecting one's skills or knowledge.
Wandle vbSupple, nimble, back-formation of wandlung: changeableness.
Wandought nA feeble or puny person.
Wandoughty adjFeeble, ineffective, worthless.
Wandreth n"Wan" + "Rede" : counsel. 2. misery, distress, hardship, adversity, poverty.
Wandsomely advReluctantly, falteringly.
Wane nOE:want, lack. 2. want, lack, shortage, absence of, fault. 3. need, poverty, indigence. 3. fault, defect, omission. 4. misery, woe. 5. decrease of power, prosperity, reputation. 6. the decrease of the moon's visible illuminated surface; also the period of such decrease.
Wane vbTo wane or fade to grey. 2. to diminish in size and brilliance, as opposed to wax. 3. to decline or decrease gradually, draw to an end.
Wane nWone, dwelling, house, residence (of a religious community). 2. buildings, group of building.
Wane phr"To Wane Away" - to diminish gradually.
Wane adjLacking, absent, deficient, destitute. 2. (with numerals): short of, used to express number (one or two) less than a complete decade, as "two wane of twenty is eighteen." 3. "one wane of " - penultimate ? 4. incomplete, not fully formed, (inchoate), small; not full of the moon. 5. insufficient; too small
Wane phr"On or Upon the Wane" - time of lessening or decreasing.
Wane-cloud nA cloud in the process of becoming smaller. 2. a cirro-stratus
Waned adjThat has diminished, decreased.
Wane-hope nWanhope, despair, lack of optimism.
Wane-wit nA half-wit, fool, dill, imbecile, mad, wanewit.
Wang nThe cheek. 2. a field, pasture, area along or adjacent to a river; riverbank.
Wangle vbAccomplish or obtain by irregular or insidious means . First recorded as printer's slang: to arrange or fake for one's own satisfaction; perhaps based on "waggle" wankle unsteady, unconstant, precarious (OE: wacol) under the influence of a vague sense of phonetic symbolism.. 2. of a thing: to move loosely or shakily on it's base. 3. of a person: to go go unsteady.
Wangle adjOE: unsteady, tottering, wagging.
Wang-tooth nMolar.
Wan-hue vbTo stain.
Waning nDecrease in size, gradual decrease or period of decrease of the visible illuminated area on the moon phrases. 2. period characterized by the waning of the moon. 3. gradual decrease or decline in splendor, power, importance, intensity or the like. 4. later part of life or period of time.
Wankle adjOE: wancol. 2. unsteady, insecure, unsettled, changeable, precarious, unconstant, wavering. 2. unhealthy, weak, sick, delicate.
Wan-less adjHopeless; wanless.
Wan-like adjMiserable, wretched; wanlike.
Wan-looking adjHaving a pale, dull, gloomy, sickly looking, wanlooking etc.
Wanned adjDecreased, wanted, lacked.
Wanning vbTo make or become wan.
Wanning nThe quality of being wan, paleness.
Wan-ness nThe quality or state of being wan: wanness, wanly, paleness, pallidity, lividity. 2. gloominess, dismality, sickliness etc.
Wan-sallow adjDiscoloured or sickly hue; wanswallow.
Wan-sith nMisery, woe; wansith.
Wan-slaught nSlaughter, bloodshed, carnage; wanslaught.
Wanspeed nIll-success, adversity, poverty.
Wanspeedy adjUnfortunate, unprosperous; wanspeedy.
Want nA mole or a wand: probably because of the wandering ways of it's tunnels.
Want-hill nA molehill.
Wanton nA lewd or licentious person, esp. a woman. 2. a playful or frolicsome person, or animal. 3. a trifler, dallier.
Wanton adjDissolute, unchaste, licentious, lewd, lustful. 2. recklessly inconsiderate, heartless, unjust; evincing a malicious nature. 3. of vigorous or abundant growth, rank. 4. extravagant, running to excess; unrestrained as, "wanton speech." 5. not bound or tied; loose. 6. refractory, rebellious
WantonvbTo act wantonly or playfully, revel or sport. 2. to waste wantonly.
Wantons n"The Wantons" - lascivious desires.
Wanton phr"To Play the Wanton" - to behave in a lascivious manner or lewdly.
Wantoner nA person who acts or behaves in a lewd or lascivious manner.
Wantonness nThe act or practice of being lascivious or lewd.
Wantroth nUnbelief
Wan-trowing nMistrust, faint or weak belief.
Wan-weird adjHard lot, ill-fate, misfortune; wanweird. 2. "The Wanweirds" - The Hard-up, The Have-nots, The Poor, The Needy, The disadvantaged
Wan-white adjOff-white; wanwhite.
Wanwit nInsanity; wanwit.
Wanwood nA faded or decaying woodland.
Wany adjHaving a beveled edge, as the wane of a plank. (waney)
Wanze vbTo diminish, waste, render lean. 2. to decrease, grow less. 3. to wither, fade, waste away, to become emaciated. 4. lit. and fig. of the moon: to wane.
Wanzing nEvanescent.
Wanzingness nThe state or quality of being evanescent.
Wapenshaw nA show of weapons, review of weapons.
Wapentake nAn old administrative and judicial subdivision, of some English counties, equivalent to the hundred of most counties. (OE: waepengetaec: weapon+take) a symbolical flourishing of weapons denotin confirmation of the decision of an assembly.
Wapman nA man as distinguished from a woman, a male human being. (Weapon: wap).
Wapman-kin nPersons of the male sex.
War nLate OE circa 1050. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air. 2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations. 3. a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns. 4. armed fighting, as a science, profession, activity, or art; methods or principles of waging armed conflict. 5. active hostility or contention; conflict; contest: a war of words.
War vbTo make or carry on war; fight: to war with a neighboring nation. 2. to carry on active hostility or contention. 3. to be in conflict or in a state of strong opposition.
War phr"All's Fair in Love and War" - robust competition is acceptable in emotionally-charged situations.
War phr"Be On the Warpath" - thoroughly roused and incensed. 2. looking for one's adversary or victim with every intention of exacting retribution.
War phr"Looks like He's Been Through (in) the Wars" - of a person or thing has been in (or through) the wars, and show signs of rough treatment, injury or damage.
War phr"War to End Wars" - an optimistic slogan of the First World War when it was believed, or hoped that such a major war would never occur again.
War phr"War to the Knife" - bitter and implacably continued fighting, quarreling rivalry.
War adjOf, belonging to, used in, or due to war: war preparations; war hysteria.
Warbird nA fighter-plane, aircraft fighter. 2. among north American firstfolk, the golden eagle.
Warbride nA bride of a serviceman, often a foreign one, during wartime.
War-broken adjWorn-out by the ravages of war.
War-cloud nA cloud or dust and smoke rising from the battle field; warcloud.
War-clouds nThat the outbreak of war seems increasingly like, as "war clouds are gathering."
Warcraft nCunning and skilled in warfare. 2. the act of conducting war.
Ward nCallosity on the skin of the hand through hard labour.
Ward nWard: a division or district of a city or town, as for administrative or political purposes. 2. one of the districts or wards into which certain English and Scottish boroughs are divided. 3. a division, floor, or room of a hospital; a critical ward. 4. any of the separate divisions of a prison. 5. ward: a political subdivision of a parish. 6. a ward: a watchman, guard, keeper, sentry, warden. 7. custody.
Ward vbTo avert, repel, or turn aside (danger, harm, an attack, an assailant, etc.) (usually followed by off ): to ward off a blow; to ward off evil. 2. to place in a ward, as of a hospital or prison. 3. to protect; guard.
Ward(s) prfA native English suffix denoting a spatial or temporal direction, as specified by the initial elements: seaward(s), afterward(s). In OE. appended to adv. homeward; a second stage is represented by " to heavens-ward": which was followed by forms lacking the prep. (eg. earthward) "Wards" formations generally identical in sense with ward though differing in details of usage.
Ward phr"Out of Ward" - beyond control, out of hand.
Ward phr"Ward Off" - defend, protect, oneself against.
Ward phr"Within One's Ward" - within the region in which one is safe.
War-dead nThose (soldiers and civilians) killed because of war.
Ward-heeler nA hanger-on of a political boss, who does minor tasks, canvass votes.
Ward-hill nA beacon hill; wardhill.
Ward-holding nIn feudal law, a tenure of lands "in ward". ie. military service.
Warding nAction of guarding a place or furnishing it with a guard. 2. action or duty of keeping guard. 3. a defensive work or force; a body of watchman. 4. protection, keeping guard. 5. imprisonment
Wardmote nA meeting of the citizens of a ward; esp. in the City of London.
War-dog nA dog trained for use in war, fig. a fierce warrior. 2. a war hawk: one who calls for war against others.
Ward-room nOn a warship, the quarters allotted to comissioned officers above rank of an ensign, excepting the commander who has his own quarters.
Wards prfSee "Ward."
Wardship nThe state of a ward; pupilage. 2. in feudal law, the right to which the lord had the custody of the bodies, and the custody of the profits of the land, of minor heirs of a deceased tenant.
Wardwite nA fine paid to the lord by a tenant who has failed to provide a man to perform guard duty; wardwite.
Ware nSeaweed washed up on the shore and used for manure.
Ware vbTo guard against; be cautious.
War-fain adjEager and willing to fight.
Warfare nThe waging or carrying on of war. 2. conflict with arms.
War-footing nPrepared for war, in a state of readiness for war.
War game nMilitary manoeuvres, as practice for the real thing.
War-grave nA war grave (war-grave) is a burial place for the members of the armed forces who die during military campaigns or operations; this includes those who die of disease while on active service. 2. The final resting place or war-grave (war grave) sailors whose ships sunk during wartime, military aircraft that crash into water, or are shot down into water, particularly if the crew die in the crash and their body remains in the vehicles.
War-hardened adjInnurred by the frequency and intensity of war. 2. experienced in combat and therefore more effective in fighting, used mostly of infantry, wardhardened.
War-hawk nOne who is eager for war.
Warhead nThe part of a guided missile, projectile, rocket or other munition that carries the nuclear, thermo-nuclear of chemical or biological agents, or other materials intended to inflict damage.
Wards prfSee "Ward."
Wardwite nA fine paid to the lord by a tenant who has failed to provide a man to perform guard duty.
Ware nSeaweed, pondweed. 2. the right to gather seaweed on the shore: each ware-strand or beach where drift-weed comes to land is set apart for a certain number of tenants on the estate to which it belongs.
Ware nWatch, care, heed, safe-keeping, defence, protection.
Ware nCollective term for articles: hardware, hollow-ware, iron-ware, small-ware, earthenware, stoneware. 2. privy parts of the human body of either sex, as, lady ware. 3. whole-ware : the whole number of, the total amount; the wholeware.
Ware vbTo give heed, be cautious, be awre.
Ware phr"Be On One's Ware" - be on guard, be aware.
Wareful adjWatchful, cautious, aware.
Warehouse nA store house for goods and merchandise. 2. a large wholesale shop.
Warehouseman nOne who makes a business by storing goods.
Wareless adjUnwary, incautious, heedless.
Wareliness nCautious, carefulness.
Warely adjOf a person and his/her action, etc. cautious, circumspect, predict.
Wareness nAwareness.
Ware-room nA room for the storage, exhibition, or sale of goods for wares.
Warfare nThe waging or carrying on of war; conflict with arms. 2. a struggle, strife.
Warhorse nA heavy breed of horse used in warfare. 2. a veteran, esp. an aggressive or veteran ppolitician.
Waribreed nPus, matter; in OE some kind of eruption.
Warihood nCursedness
Warily advIn a cautious manner, cautiously. 2. watchfully.
Warisome adjSomewhat cautious, careful, heedful
Wark nOE: woerc: pain, ache.
Wark vbTo ache, feel pain, suffer pain, to throb painfully.
Warking nThe condition or state of aching, feeling pain, throbbing pain.
Warless adjFree or exempt from war. 2. not engaging in war.
Warlessness nThe state of being or havin an absence of war.
Warlike adjOf persons, nations etc. naturally disposed to warfare or fighting; martial; bellicose. 2. fond of war, skilled in war, valiant, courageous in battle.
Warlock nOE: waerloga: a traitor, foe, demon. 2. a wizard, sorcerer; also a demon, The Devil, Satan.
Warlock vbTo bar against hostile invasion.
Warlord nA military commander or commander-n-chief. 2. a tribal leader.
War-loving adjOne eager and ready to settle dispute by going to war.
Warly adjPertaining to war; belonging to war; martail. 2. skilled in war, martial, fond of war, bellicose, valiant; equipped or munitioned for war.
Warm adjHaving or giving out a moderate degree of heat, as perceived by the senses: a warm bath. 2. of or at a moderately high temperature; characterized by comparatively high temperature: a warm oven. 3. having a sensation of bodily heat: to be warm from fast walking. 4. conserving or maintaining warmth or heat. 5. (of colors) suggestive of warmth; inclining toward red or orange rather than toward green or blue. 5. ardent, enthusiastic, animated, etc. (often followed by up or to ). 8. kindly, friendly, close or sympathetically disposed (often followed by to or toward ): "my heart warms toward him." 9. lukewarm, tepid, heated. 10. hearty, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, emotional, ardent. 14. vehement. 15. animated, excited, waken, stirred, roused, aroused.
Warm vbTo make warm; heat (often followed by up ): to warm one's hands. 2. to heat or cook (something) for reuse, as left-overs (usually followed by over or up). 3. to excite enthusiasm, ardor, cheerfulness, or vitality in (someone). 4. to inspire with kindly feeling; affect with lively pleasure: It warms my soul to hear you say that. 5. to fill (a person, crowd, etc.) with strong feelings, as hatred, anger, or zeal. 6. to become warm or warmer (often followed by up): The room will warm up when the fire gets going. 7. to become ardent, enthusiastic, animated, etc. (often followed by up or to ). 8. to grow kindly, friendly, or disposed sympathetically (often followed by to or toward.)
Warm nA warming: "sit by the fire and have a nice warm".
Warm phr"Have a Warm Inner Glow" - satisfaction at some achievement.
Warm phr"Keep Someone's Seat Warm" - to hold a position temporarily with the view to another person taking it over permanently in the near future.
Warm phr"Like Death Warmed Up" - very ill, very unwell.
Warm phr"Warm Down" - to conclude or follow a period of strenuous physical exercise by walking or gentle stretching.
Warm phr"Warming the Bell - a nautical term with the meaning: doing something before the proper time.
Warm phr"Warm the Bench."- in sports: to serve as a substitute who rarely plays in a game.
Warm phr"Warm to" - become lively about, enthusiastic about something.
Warm phr"Warm Towards" -a sympathetic interest in.
Warm phrWarm Up" - become, make warm or warmer. 2. to prepare for a game, sports contest, dance, etc., by moderate exercise or practice beforehand. 3. to increase in excitement, liveliness, intensity, violence, etc.: the racial situation was warming up. 4. to become friendlier or more receptive: warm up to that proposal. 5. of radio and television: to entertain (an audience) prior to a broadcast to increase receptiveness.
Warman nA fighting-man, warrior, soldier. 2. one whose voice or call is for war.
Warm-blooded adjHaving warm blood, spec. of mammals and birds which have a uniform high temperature. 2, ardent, fervent, passionate.
Warm-bloodedness nState or quality of being warm-blooded, ardent passionate, fervent.
Warmed adjMade warm, warmed up.
Warmer nA person who warms up an audience prior and during the show; a warmer-upper. 2. a contrivance for warming.
Warm-hearted adjOf a generous and affectionate disposition; also indicating a hearty, cordial.
Warm-heartedly advGenerously, affectionately, cordially.
Warm-heartedness nState or quality or being warm-hearted, generous, affectionate, cordial, as "experience has never put a chill on my warm-heartedness."
War-minded adjA mind attuned to, or desirious of war.
War-mindedness nThe state of mind attuned to, or desirous of war.
Warming nThat makes warm, becomes warm (lit and fig)
Warming phr"Warming the Bell - a nautical term with the meaning: doing something before the proper time.
Warming-pan nOne who holds a place temporarily for another; sometimes applies to a clergyman who officiates while the actual holder of the living is qualifying.
Warming-pans nA nickname for Jacobites.
Warming-stone nA stone that retains it's warmth for a long while (8-10 hours).
Warmish adjSomewhat or a little warm.
Warmly advFull of warmth. 2. in a warm manner, with warmth of feeling, fervently, earnestly. 4. with warm affection, gratitude, kindness, admiration. 5. with controversial ardour, eagerly, with warmth of temper. 6. with reference to attack or defense, fiercely, vigourously.
Warmness nThe condition of being warm; moderate heat. 2. the state of being well-to-do. 3. warmth or affection or devotion, heat of anger.
Warmonger nOne who seeks to bring about war. 2. one who propagates war; jingoist.
Warmth nThe quality or state of being warm; moderate or gentle heat. 2. the sensation of moderate heat. 3. liveliness of feelings, emotions, or sympathies; ardor or fervor; enthusiasm or zeal. 4. the quality of being intimate and attached: "all children need warmth and affection from their families." 5. an effect of brightness, cheerfulness, coziness, etc., achieved by the use of warm colors.
Warmthless nDevoid of warmth.
Warm-up nMake one's body limber or suppler by stretching. 2. to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles. 3. to engage in exercise or practice, esp. before entering a game or contest, to get ready. 4. to run an appliamce etc. until the normal working temperature is reached. 5. to become more friendly or open. 6. to make an audience enthusiastic or relaxed before or during a show. 7. to reheat food.
Warn vbTo give notice, advice, or intimation to (a person, group, etc.) of danger, impending evil, possible harm, or anything else unfavorable: "they warned him of a plot against him." 2. to urge or advise to be careful; caution: to warn a careless driver.

3. to admonish or exhort, as to action or conduct: She warned her employees to be on time. 4. to notify, advise, or inform: to warn a person of an intended visit. 5. to give notice to (a person, group, etc.) to go, keep at a distance, keep off etc. (often.) 7. to give a warning; caution

Warn phr"Warn About/Against" - tell others to be wary or avoid harmful or undesirable persons or situations.
Warn phr"Warn Off" - prohibit from advancing, trepassing, intruding.
Warnel nA hard tumor on the back of the cattle, produced by the larva of gadfly. 2. the maggot producing tumours of that kind.
Warner nOne who warns or gives warning to others, as a storm-warner; one who warns of a coming storm. 2. a mechanical device for giving warnings. 3. a man who gives warning or notice of arrivals of ships. 4. a mongrel dog used to give warnings, a house-dog.
Warnership nThe district of an "official" warner.
WarningnThe action of the verb: to warn. 2. an instance of warning someone. 3. something spoken or written that is intended to warm. 4. a message informing of danger. 5. caution against danger. 6. admonishment.Be
Warning shot nA shot fired as a warning. 2. an action intended as a warning.
Warp nThe sate of being warped or twisted out of shape. 2. a twist or distortion, especially in a piece of wood. 3. a menatal or moral deviation or aberration; a bias. 4. a length of cord, rope, towline, towrope, yarns. 5. the threads that run the long way of a fabric, crossing the warp. 6. alluvial sediment, silt.
Warp vbTo cast, throw, fling open. 2. to drive out, expel, reject, renounce, usu. with 'out' or 'away.' 3. to plunge or throw someone roughly (into prison, distress). 4. to put to death. 5. to go hastily, fling away, rise up. 6. of bees: to swarm. 7. to hit, strike, assail with a missile. 8. besprinkle with a liquid. 9. to thrust one's hand forth. 10. lay hands on. 11. to cast one's head down. 12. to cast, shed horns. 13. to lose (natural hue). 14. to utter, talk to, speak of or to, pronounce a word. 15. to cry, sigh. 16. to cast one's eyes upon something. 17. to lay eggs. 18. to bring forth young naturally or sometimes prematurely. 19. to cast, slip, drop. 20. bend, twist aside. 21. to become twisted. 22. to become uneven by shrinkage, contraction.
Warp phr"Warp and Woof" - threads in a woven fabric composed of the warp: threads running lengthwise and woof: threads running crosswise to create the texture of a fabric. 2. a fundamental structure: the warp and woof of life.
Warp phr"Warp of weeks" - a period of four weeks.
Warpath nThe route taken by an attacking party of Native Americans native or firstfolk; a war expedition. 2. state of war.
Warpath phr"On the Warpth" - on a warlike expedition; at war. 2. ready for a fight, ready to begin hostilities; angry.
Warped adjBent, twisted, contorted or out of shape. 2. to cast young prematurely.
Warper nOne who throws, a thrower.
Warping nSilt or alluvial matter deposited by the sea or a tidal river. 2. an action or motion that warps or twists. 2. the deformation of the Earth's crust over a large area.
Warping nThe mole's action of throwing up earth in to mole-hills.
Warping adjThe quality of twisting, deforming, bending.
Warship nAny vessel used in a naval battle; especially ann armoured vessel.
Warre nOE: Wearr. 2. a knot in a tree or timber.
Warred adjHaving or containing knots. 2. full of knots; warried; warry.
Warry adjBelligerent, bellicose, warlike, martial.
Warship nShip built for military purposes. 2. a ship armed and manned for war.
Warsong nA song inciting war or celebrating martial deeds.
War-steed nA war horse. 2. fig. a warship or battleship, as " .. whose sea-going war steeds on the Atlantic saved England from invasion.
Wart nA rough, dry, tough excresence on the skin. 2. a nipple. 2. an obnoxious or objectionable person.
Wart phr"Warts and All" - without concealment of blemishes or unattractive parts (esp. applied to description or likeness).
Warted adjCovered wit or having worts.
Warth nA shore, strand, a stretch of coast, a flat meadow, esp. one close to a stream.
Wart-hog nThe wild African hog.
Wartime nThe time when war is being waged.
Wartwale nA growth or pierce of skin at the base of the finger nail; an agnail.
Wartwort nEuphorbia Helioscopia.
Warty adjAfflicted with worts on the skin. 2. of the nature or resembling to warts. 3. rocky, tough.
War-weary adjWeary from war.
Warwickshire weed nThe Elm tree.
War-wolf nA kind of siege engine. 2. a fierce warior.
War-worn adjWeary of war.2. wasted or battered by war. 3. worried by the toil and privation of war.
War-worthy adjSuitable for or befittingly of war.
War-worthiness nCondition and suitability or befitting for war.
Wary nA criminal, felon, villain, outlaw.
Wary vbTo invoke a curse upon, to declare accursed, to pour malediction upon. 3. to pronounce a formal curse against (God, the Church). 4. to speak impiously or profanely against; to blaspheme. 4. to inflict with evil or calamity.
Wary adjBeing on one's guard against threat, danger, deception, trickery. 2. arising from or characterized by caution. 3. marked by keen caution and watchful prudence. 4. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide. 5. alert, vigilant, guarded, circumspect, prudence, chary.
Wary adjCursed, accursed
Wary-tre(e) nA gallows, gibbet, hanging-tree. 2. often applied to the cross, holy-rood.
Wasel vbTo beat down, trample, trample in mud.
Wash vbTo wash oneself. 2. to wash clothes. 3. to cleanse anything with or in water or other liquid. 4. to undergo washing without injury, especially shrinking or fading. 4. informal. to be found true, valid, or real when tested or closely scrutinized; stand being put to the proof: "his honesty won't wash."
Wash nThe act or process of washing with water or other liquid. 2. a quantity of clothes, linens, etc., washed, or to be washed, at one time: a heavy wash. 3. a liquid with which something is washed, wetted, colored, overspread, etc. 4. the flow, sweep, dash, or breaking of water, as in " the wash of the waves." 5. the sound made by this, as " the wash of the Ocean.
Wash adjCapable of being washed without shrinking, fading, etc.; washable.
Wash n"The Wash" - a sandbank or tract of land alternately covered and exposed to the sea. 2. a portion of an estuary able to be cross on foot at low tide. 3. a tract of shallow water; lagoon. 4. also a shallow pool or runnel formed by the overflow of a river. 5. a backwater. 6. a stream or washway running over a road; a wash-way.
Wash phr"All Come Out in the Wash" - everything will turn out all right in the end. 2. to have a good or satisfactory result; turn out eventually. 2. to be revealed; become known.
Wash phr"Bring In Somebody Else's Washing" - help somebody by doing part of their work or task. 2. to do each other reciprocal favors. 3. to help each other out
Wash phr"Got Lost in the Wash" - it just disappeared in the welter of things, in the proceedings etc.
Wash phr"In the Wash-up" - when everything is finalised.
Wash phr"That Won't Wash" - that isn't a cogent or convincing reason.
Wash phr"Wash Away" - move by striking repeatedly. 2. carry away to another place.
Wash phr"Wash Away One's Sins" - in religion, by an atoning sacrifice , remove from somebody guilt at having broken God's law.
Wash phr"Wash Down" - to clean completely by washing away dirt and stains. 2. to facilitate the swallowing of (food or medicine) by drinking water or other liquid. 3. of dirt and stains, etc., are removed by washing.
Wash phr"Wash Off" - remove something from the surface f a material etc, by washing.
Wash phr"Wash One's Hands off" - to have nothing to do with it after having being concerned in the matter. 2. to abandon something entirely. 3. disassociate oneself from.
Wash phr"Washed Out" - be very tired; exhausted. 2. very pale or abandoned (because of rain).
Wash phr"Washed Up" - to end, in failure, ruination, especially badly or ignominiously; failed, finished
Wash phr"Wash Out" - to be removed by washing; wash the inside of something so as to remove the dirt etc from t. 2. to damage or demolish by the action of water. 3. informal. to fail to qualify or continue; be eliminated: "to wash out of university course." 4. to become dim, indistinct, or blurred: "the face of the watch washes out in sunlight."
Wash phr"Wash Over" - take place all around somebody, be expressed, without greatly affecting him/her; as a quarrel, dispute etc. 2. flow over.
Wash phr"Wash Overboard" - swept over the side of a ship into the sea.
Wash phr"Wash Up" - to wash one's face and hands. 2. to wash (dishes, flatware, pots, etc.) 3. to end, in failure, ruination, especially badly or ignominiously (usually in the passive):" he's all washed up as a singer". 4. (of the movements of the sea) to carry to the shore floating objects or substances.
Wash-and-wear adjDesignating or pertaining to a garment or fabric so treated as to require little or no ironing after washing.
Washboard nA board with a corrugated surface against which laundry can be rubbed. 2. music: a board used as a simple percussion instrument. 3. a board fastened along a ship's gunwale to prevent splashing, a splashboard. 4. a stretch of ripples or bumps on a dirt or gravel road, mostly occurring at corners, which is caused by wear from traffic, water erosion or poor guarding.
Wash-cloth nA small cloth used for washing the body.
Wash-day nA day of the week set aside for doing household washing.
Wash-dirt nAuriferous soil or gravel ready for washing.
Washed adjCleaned by virtue of having bing washed in water.
Washed-out adjFaded, colored, pale. 2. colloquial: exhausted, worn-out, tired.
Washed-up adjNo longer capable, effective or needed; over-the-hill. 2. failed, finished, flopped.
Washer nOne who washes. 2. a machine for washing or or clothes; a scrubber. 3. a device for purifying gases. 4. a small, flat, perforated disk of metal, leather placed beneath a nut or axle etc.
Washer-up nOne who washes dish; a dishwasher.
Washerwoman nA laundress; washwoman.
Washhouse nA laundry; wash-house.
Washiness nThe quality or state of being washy. 2. diluted condition, wateriness, weakening of a liquid, ; fig. feebleness, lack of solidity (of thoughts, etc.) 3.chronic looseness of the bowels in animals.
Washing nClothing, linen, woolen, garment, textile that have been, or are currently being washed. 2. laundry. 3. the residue after an ore has been washed. 4. the liquid used to wash ore. 5. the work of cleansing with soap and water.
Washing n"Bring in Somebody Else's Washing" - to do each other reciprocal favors. 2. to help each other out. 3. help somebody by doing part of their work or task.
Washing-stone nA stone on which clothes are put while being washed. 2. the kitchen.
Washing-well nFig. a spiritual cleansing. 2. a fount.
Wash-mouth nOne who blabs out everything a babbler.
Wash-out nA fiasco, failure. 2. an abandonment of an event for rain.
Washroom nLavatory, toilet, bathroom.
Washstand nA piece of furniture used for holding utensil for ablutions; a stand for a washbowl or pitcher.
Wash-up nAn act of washing table utensils after a meal. 2. act of washing oneself. 3. the washing of a collected quantity of ore; quanity of fold that has been obtained by washing. 4. a dead body washed up by the waves: a wash-up. 5. scullery.
Washway nA portion of a road crossed by a shallow stream. 2. a ford, wath, wathstead. 2. a road deeper in the middle than at the sides.
Washway phr"To Make a Washway" (of or with) - make short work of.
Washy adjHaving too much moisture; water-logged. 2. of wind or weather: bringing moisture or rain. 3. of food, drink, etc.: heavily diluted, weak, sloppy, thin, watery. 4. of painting: having too much wash, lacking body, pale, weak. 5. of literary style: production, utterances, etc. wanting in force, vigour, feeble, sloppy. 6. of persons: lacking strength, weak, feeble, insipid, exhausted, washed-out, poor, mean, worthless.
Wasp nAny of the many types of stinging flying insect resembling a hornet or bee. 2. a person who behaves in an angry or insolent way, waspish.
Waspish adjQuick to resent any trifling, injury, affront, irascible, petulantly, spiteful.
Waspishness nState or quality of being irritable, irascible, petulant.
Wasp-tongued adjPetulant from temper; acerbic, biting in words.
Wasp-waist nA person's waist, so slender to suggest that of a wasp.
Waspy adjResembling a wasp, in form: wasp-like. 2. (fig) - irritable, irascible, stinging, spiteful.
Wassail nA toast to health, usually at a festival. 2. the beverage served during a wassail, esp. one made of ale or wine flavoured with spices, sugar, roasted apples etc. 3. revelry. 4. a festive drinking song or glee
Wassail vbTo toast to the health of others, usually at a festival. 2. to serve beverage during a wassail, esp. one made of ale or wine flavoured with spices, sugar, roasted apples etc. 3. to take part in a wassailing revelry. 4. to sing a festive drinking song or glee while wassailing
Wassailer nThose who toast to the health of others, usually at a festival. 2. one who drinks the beverage served during a wassail, esp. one made of ale or wine flavoured with spices, sugar, roasted apples etc. 3. a wassailing reveler; a drunkard. 4. one who partakes in the singing of a festive drinking song or glee
Wassailing nThe act or action of being at or taking part in a wassail
Wastrum nFruit of the earth; or vegetables.
Wastrum-bearing adjFertile, fruitful, productive.
Watch nWake of a dead person. 2. four or five periods into which the night was divided anciently; used now rhetorically for the night-time. 3. a vicious of night into day. 4. watchfulness, vigilance. 5. hill serving as a look-out station; a watch-hill. 6. a sailor spell or period of duty. 7. a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty. 8. a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe, vigil. 9. the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty. 10. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event, lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picket. 11. the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival). 12. a timepiece, chronometer; a small portable timepiece, ticker.
Watch vbTo look attentively. 2. follow with the eyes or the mind; observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on. 3. see or view watch. 4. observe with attention; look on. 5. be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful. 6. observe or determine by looking. 7. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, learn.
Watch phr"Lay in Watch" - lay in ambush.
Watch phr"Need to Watch One's Back" - to find it necessary to take care in case others act against one's interests.
Watch phr"Through the Watches Of the Night" - night hours when one is on duty, or simply awake, instead of sleeping.
Watch phr"Watch and Ward" - the charge or care of certain officers to keep a watch by night and a guard by day in towns, cities, and other districts, for the preservation of the public peace.
Watch phr"Watch and Watch" - the regular alternation in being on watch and off watch of the two watches into which a ship's crew is commonly divided.
Watch phr"Watch Every Penny" - consider carefully before committing oneself to any item of expenditure, procedure, speech, diet, etc.
Watch phr"Watch it" - be careful about, not go to far or any farther with a course of action, topic, way of behaviour.
Watch phr"Watch like a Hawk" - to watch someone very carefully; keep your eyes on someone; be alert.
Watch phr"Watch One's Mouth" - be careful about what oe says, especially in regard to disrespect and profanity.
Watch phr"Watch One's Step" - tell someone or advise someone to be careful how they behave in order to avoid getting into trouble.
Watch phr"Watch One's Tongue" - not be, or stop being, impudent, indiscreet, blasphemous.
Watch phr"Watch Out" - be careful to avoid danger, or annoy or upset others.
Watch phr"Watch Over" - care for, guar, protect.
Watch phr"Watch the Doughnot, Not the Hole" - look for positive aspects. 2.keep one's eye on the substance not the shadow.
Watch phr"Watch the World Go By" - observe the passing scene, what is going on around one. 2. live a self-sufficient withdrawn, limited life.
Watch-bell nA bell in ships struck once each half-hour which has elapse to indicate the progress of the watch.
Watch-dog nA dog to guard property.
Watcher nOne who keeps watch, look out, acts as a sentry; a look-man.
Watch fire nFire lighted at night, as a signal, or for the use of a watch or guard.
Watchful adjVigilant, wakeful, alert.
Watch-house nA police station.
Watching nThe act of observing; taking a patient look. 2. observance, observation.
Watchless adjKeeping no watch, unwatched, unguarded.
Watchlessness nLack or state of not being watchful; unwatchfulness
Watchlight nNight-light formerly in the form of a slow-burning candle. 2. a low-burning lamp used by watchers at night; formerly, a candle having a rush wick.
Watchmaker nOne who makes watches; horologist.
Watch night nThe last night of the year; -- so called by the Methodists, Moravians, and others, who observe it by holding religious meetings lasting until after midnight.
Watchtower nA tower upon which a guard or sentinel is stationed.
Watch word nA word given to sentries as a signal that one has a right of admission. 2. a password; a motto word, or phrase symbolizing or epitomizing the principles of a party. 3. shibboleth.
Watch-wright nA watchmaker.
Water nA transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H 2 O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C, that in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.: it contains 11.188 percent hydrogen and 88.812 percent oxygen, by weight. 2. a special form or variety of this liquid, as rain. 3. often, waters. this liquid in an impure state as obtained from a mineral spring. 4. the liquid content of a river, inlet, etc., with reference to its relative height, especially as dependent on tide: a difference of 20 feet between high and low water. 5. the surface of a stream, river, lake, ocean, etc.: above, below, or on the water
Water vbTo sprinkle, moisten, or drench with water: to water the flowers. 2. to supply (animals) with water for drinking.

3. to furnish with a supply of water, as a ship. 4. to furnish water to (a region), as by streams; supply (land) with water, as by irrigation. 4. to dilute, weaken, soften, or adulterate with, or as with, water (often followed by down): eg. soup; an unfavorable report. 5. to discharge, fill with, or secrete water or liquid, as the eyes when irritated, or as the mouth at the sight or thought of tempting food. 6. to drink water, as an animal. 7. to take in a supply of water, as a ship.

Water adjOf or pertaining to water in any way: a water journey. 2. holding, or designed to hold, water: a water jug. 3.worked or powered by water: as a water turbine. 4. heating, pumping, or circulating; as city water supply. 5. used in or on water: water skis.
Water phr"Be a Fish Out of Water" - be in difficulty by virtue of being in a strange environment.
Water phr"Be In Smooth Water" - have no troubles.
Water phr"Blood is Thicker than Water" - the interest we taken in a stranger is 'thinner' and more fleeting than that which we take in a blood relation.
Water phr"Blow Something Out of the Water" - to destroyed something.
Water phr"Breaking of One's Water" - to break the amniotic sac prior to parturition.
Water phr"Cast One's Bread on the Water" - not to expect gratitude or recognition for one's work. ??????
Water phr"Come Hell or High Water" - at evey happens. 2. at whatever cost; regardless of the consequences.
Water phr"Dead in the Water - a plan or project that is dead in the water is at a standstill or has ceased to function and is unlikely to be reactivated in the future.
Water phr"Dip One's Toe Into the Water" - to gently explore an opportunity.
Water phr"Doesn't Hold Water (with)" - something that isn't logical, defensible, or valid: 'that accusation won't hold water'.
Water phr"Dull as Ditchwater" - very dull; without any mental alertness.
Water phr"Get Into Hot Water" To say or accuse somebody that they have done something wrong and others are angry with them.
Water phr"Go by Water" - by ship or boat: to send goods by water.
Water phr"Go Through Fire and Water" - tackle any difficulty. 2. go through all attendant risks.
Water phr"Go To Water" - to succumb to pressure.
Water phr"I Am For All Waters" - I can turn my hand to everything. 2. I am a jack of all trades.
Water phr"In Deep Water" - in difficultires; i perplexity
Water phr"In Hot Water" - in trouble.
Water phr"Get Into Hot Water" To say or accuse somebody that they have done something wrong and others are angry with them.
Water phr"In Smooth Water" - plain sailing; easy days ahead.
Water phr"Keep/Get One's Head Above Water" - out of embarrassment or trouble, especially of a financial nature.
Water phr"Lay in Water" - lay midway between the surface and the bottom; fig. keeping impartial or temporizing attitude between two parties.
Water phr"Like Water Off a Duck's Back" - without having any effect. 2. of criticism: totally rejected.
Water phr"Make a Hole in the Water" - commit suicide by drowning.
Water phr"Make One's Mouth Water" - something very alluring, it makes me long for it. 2. to excite ardent desire or longing for something (fig. & literally).
Water phr"Make Water" - urinate.
Water phr"Mickle Water Goes Flows by the Miller While He Sleeps" - many things are done in the house while he and his wife sleeps.
Water phr"Milk and Water" - very weak, of little substance.
Water phr(Not) Hold Water" - of an explanation or argument that does not stand up to critical examination and can be shown to be unfounded.
Water phr"Of the First Water" - something that is of the finest or most exceptional or superlative quality (a paragon) (like being compared to a diamond).
Water phr"Shoot Something Out of the Water" - to frustate something.
Water phr"Still Waters Run Deep" - deep thinkers persons of few words. 2. he/she thinks more than is suspected. 3. silent conspirators are more dangerous.
Water phr"There Blood in the Water" - something is likely to cause someone to go into a frenzy.
Water phr"Throw Cold Water on" - be unenthusiastic about something.
Water phr"Throw Water on the Deal" - to discourage the proposal. 2. to dwell upon the weakness and disadvantages of something. 3. to speak slightly off.
Water phr"Tread Water" - in swimming, to keep the body erect or upright moving the hand and feet up and down, thus keeping one's head above awater. 2. wait, bide wait, be patient for longer-term benefits.
Water phr"Water down" - of something such as a report, declaration or proposal, one tries to make weaker or less likely to cause anger. 2. dilute.
Water phr"Water Off a Duck's Back Criticism or comments which have no effect on someone
Water phr"Water of Life" - brandy, vodka, whisky. 2. the spiritual life.
Water phr"Water One's Eyes" - cry.
Water phr"Water on the Brain" - Hydrocephalus.
Water phr"Water on the Knee" - chronic synovitis, an accumulation of serous fluid in the knee-joint.
Water phr"Water to One's Mill" (idiomatic) whatever energizes or stimulates one.
Water phr"Water Under the Bridge" - of something difficult or unpleasant took place in the past but is no longer important.
Water phr"Water with One's Tears" - to cry copiously.
Water phr"Where the Water Sticks" - where the discussion comes to a standstill.
Water phr"Write on, or in Water"- to fail to leave an abiding record.
Water-adder nAny aquatic serpent resembling an adder.
Water-ask nA water newt, a water-eft.
Water-bearer nOne who carries and sells water for an occupation. 2. a sign of the zodiac, Aquarius.
Waterbed nA rubber mattress filled with warm water to distribute the weight of a patient body over a large surface.
Water-bird nAny bird that inhabits a freshwater environment. 2. waterfowl, seabird, shorebird.
Water-bewitched adj(Coll) for excessively diluted liquor, now chiefly, very weak tea.
Water-bloom nThe sudden appearance of a large mass of blue-green algae in bodies of fresh water.
Water-borne adjBorne or carried on or by water.
Water-brain nA disease of sheep characterized by staggering as from giddiness.
Water-break nAn irruption, a breach by water. 2. breakwater.
Water-cooler nA vessel or apparatus for cooling and dispensing water.
Water-craft nSkill in water matters. 2. a vessel that plies on the water; such vessels collectively.
Water dog nA dog that takes readily to water, as a water spaniel. 2. a dog trained to retrieve waterfowl. 3. colloq. a sailor.
Water-drinker nA drinker of water, one who drinks water in preference to wine or other liquors; now usually a total abstainer.
Water-drop nA single drop of water.
Water-dust nWater in the form of extremely fine particles as in clouds and spall.
Watered adjSupplied with or having adequate supply of water. 2. of silk: having a wavelike pattern; moire. 3. tear-shedding , lacrimose, tearing. 3. wetted by water.
Watered-down adjModerate, diluted, weakened in strength or vitality.
Water-elm nThe Planer.
Waterer nOne who waters in any sense. 2. any contrivance used for watering.
Water-eynd nThe Eynd or Watersmoke, as it is called in Norfolk is a remarkable phenomenon, occurring mostly between spring and autumn with a peculiar suddenness
Waterfall nA cascade, cataract.
Water-fare nA ferry.
Waterfast adjWatertight, impervious to water.
Water figwort nWort or plant of the figwort genus "Scrophularia auriculate."
Water-finder nOne (a water-finder) who finds subterranean springs or supplies of water by means of a divining rod or dowser.
Water-flea nA minute free-swimmimg crustacean found in stagnant water.
Waterflood nA moving flood or overflowing of water; a tempestrous sea. 2. water as opposed to land. 3.
Water-foot nMouth of a stream. 2. village or town at the mouth of a river.
Waterfowl nBirds such as ducks, geese, swan, that spend most of their non-flying time on water.
Water-gall nA deep circle or ring around the eyes from weping. 2. a strange appearance in a rainbow, which indicates more rain at hand.
Watergang nA flood. 2. a watercourse, esp. an artificial watercourse. 3. a mill-leat or the like.
Water-gate nA sluice gate; a floodgate. 2. a gate through which water-traffic enters. 3. a channel for water; a watercourse.
Water-glass nA water clock or clepsydra. 2. surface of the water serving as a mirror. 3. a glass vessel to contain water; esp. such a vessel intended for keeping plants in water.
Water-hammer nAn oscillating noise in a water-pipe due to a sudden turning-off of the water supply.
Water-head nThe head or source of a stream; adjoining the source of the stream.
Water-hen nAn aquatic bird; the moorhen.
Water-hog nThe bush-pig or water pig of Africa.
Water-hole nA depression in which water collects, esp. one where wild animals come to drink; a watering-hole. 2. a part of the electro-magnetic spectrum, between the regions where hydrogen and hydroxyl radiate, that is relatively quie in terms of radio astronomy.
Water-horse nHipotamus; river-horse. 2. a fabled water-spirit appearing in the form of a horse, cf. kelpie.
Water-ice nA massive ice formation made by the direct freezing of water, and not by the compacting of snow. 2. a confection of water and sugar, flavoured and frozen.
Wateriness nWatery constituent or element; aquaceous matter contained or diffused through liquid or solid. 3. a watery secretion. 4. state of being watery; watery in quality or nature. 5. superfluity of water as a constituent, connoting poorness, thinness, insipidity of the blood. 6. of an article of food, containing too much water. 7. literary style of composition or writing. 8. state of being saturated in water.
Watering nThe act of one who is watering. 2. the act of producing a wavy ornamental effect.
Watering adjLacrimious, larmoyant, teary. 2. situated near the shore or near mineral springs.
Watering-cart nA cart or car used to water plants or flower, or for the sprinkling of streets.
Watering-hole nA place where refreshments and liquor is supplied.
Watering-pot nA tin can having a spout fitted with a perforated nozzle: used for watering plants and gardens.
Waterish adj Composed of water, of the nature of water; acqueous. 2. resembling water in appearance and sensible properties. 3. as a designation of colour- light grey, pale blue. 4. native to or inhabiting the water; acqueous. 5. relating to or concerned with water; acqueous. 6. containing an excess of water. 7. of eyes: somewhat watery. 8. of weather, air: charged with water. 9. of ground: damp, wet. 10. of plants and fruit : juicy, succulent.
Waterishness nThe state or quality of being watery.
Water-kind nThe nature of water.
Water-lade nA channel for carrying water; an aqueduct.
Water-lane nA green lane or area with a stream running through it. 2. a narrow passage of open water between masses of reeds; also a narrow passage of open water between lines of shipping.
Waterless adjDestitute of water: having or containing no water. 2. of process needing no water.
Waterlessness nThe state of condition of being dry or lacking water. 2. not requiring or depending on water.
Waterline nThe outline of a coast. 2. linear or watermark on paper.
Waterlily nAny plant of the genus Nymphea.
Waterline nThe part of the hull of a ship which correswponds with the water level at various loads. 2. a river or system of waterways affording transportation.
Water lot nA buildng lot fronting on a body of water, as a river, harbor, etc. 2. a piece of ground or a lot wholly or partially covered by water, or a piece of swamp land designated to be filled in for use.
Waterman nSeaman, mariner, sailor. 2. a waterman, especially one who offers boats for hire.
Watermark nA translucent design impressed on the surface of the paper and visible when the paper is held to the light.
Watermark vbTo make paper with watermark. 2. to mark a database with a digital watermark.
Water-meadow nA meadow periodically overflowed by a stream.
Water-mill nA mill (for whatever purpose) powered by water.
Watermole nArvicola amphibious.
Watermonger nContemptous use of (monger of water; a water-monger) designation for a water-caster or diviner.
Water-mouth nThe mouth of a river.
Water-of-life nA drink which gives life or immortality to the drinker. 2. a name for whishy, vodka etc. (acquae vitae)
Water-ordeal n"Hot-water ordeal" : the putting of the accused or defendant's arm up to the elbow in boiling or seething water in order to retrieve a stone. If, after three days, God hadn't healed the accused's hand, he would be judged guilty of the crime. 2. "Cold-water ordeal" - under which a person, usually accused of being a witch, and accused of the crime of consorting with the Devil was submerged in a stream, and acquitted only if she survived.
Water ox nA water buffalo.
Water pepper nAny or several species of knotweed, especially the common smartweed.
Water-rat nA rat found in creeks, rivers and streams. 2. in Australia: the Rakali or "Hydromys chryogaster." 3. a petty thief or ruffian; a waterfront criminal. 4. a person fond of water sports. 5. ( in Austrlia) slang for a member of the water police
Water-rights nThe rights to the use of water on a tract of land. 2. the right to navigate or use a particular part of a waterway.
Water-rot nRusting and holing in metals caused by water.
Waters nIn early use the term "after the waters of" - stream; river; "by the waters of Babylon". 2. flood, sheet of water.
Water-shake nA seismic disturbance of the water; tidal wave.
Water-shaken adjLand saturated or flooded by water.
Water-shard nA deepened channel made by banking up the sides of the stream, waterway.
Water-shed nIn hydrology: the topographical boundary dividing two adjacent catchment basins, such as a ridge or a crest.

2. a region of land within which water flows down into a specified body, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean; a drainage basin. 3. a critical point marking a change in course or development. 4.In Canada, UK: the time after which material of more adult nature (violence, swear words, sex) may be broadcast on television or radio, either one laid down or one contrived (e.g. when children are not watching..) 5. water parting, drainage divide, water divide, divide. 6. drainage or catchment basin, catchment, catchment area, drainage area, river basin, water basin. 7. safe harbor (US).

Water-shield nAny kind of an aquatic plant, including the fanwort (Cabomba).
Watershoot nOutflow of drainage water from land. 2. water carried of by draining a channel or canal. 3. water from the overflow of waterfall, cascade.
Watershot nA sudden flood, water interspersed of streams.
Water-shut nAnything used t stop the passage and flow of water, as a tap, faucet, sluice-gate etc.
Water-sky nA word used by explorers in the Arctic to denote a dark or brown sky
Watersick nDropsy. 2. said of land: unproductive because of excessive irrigation.
Waterside nLand bordering a body of water.
Waterside adjOf, pertaining to or situated by the waterside, by a river, sea, ocean, lake etc.
Watersider nA worker who works on the wharf unloading cargo from ships.
Watersmeet nA meeting point of two or more streams.
Water-smoke n"The Eynd" or Watersmoke, as it is called in Norfolk is a remarkable phenomenon, occurring mostly between spring and autumn with a peculiar suddenness
Watersnake nThe common grass snake, found in close proximity.
Water-soaked adjSaturated by water.
Water-softener nAn apparatus used for making hard water soft by chemical means. 2. the chemical used to make hard water soft.
Water-sop nMead soaked by water.
Water-spelling nHydromancy.
Water-spider nAn aquatic spider.
Waterspring nA permanent flow of water issuing from the earth; now chiefly in biblical expressions.
Water-stead nThe bed or course of a river. 2. a convenient spot on the bank where cattle can go for a drink.
Water-stone nA stone basin for holy-water. 2. a kind of philosopher's stone. 3. a whetstone used with water and not oil. 4. a rock stratum abounding with water.
Water-tight adjWaterfast: so closely made that water cannot leak through. 2. constructed so as to be impermeable. 3. without loopholes.
Water-treader nPoet: a ship; a sea steed.
Waterward adjFrom the direction in which the water flows.
Water-washed adjDrenched with water, flushed, flooding, flooded, or inundated by running water.
Water-wave nA wave of water; a billow. 2. a seismic wave in the sea; a tidal wave, tsunami. 3. an undulating effect of the hair, artificially produced when the hair is wet, and unusually set by drying with heat.
Waterway nUsed in OE. with uncertain meaning; "Toller and Bosworth": a channel connecting two pieces of water. 2. a channel for the passage or escape of something watery. 3. a river, canal, portion of sea, lake, river viewed as amedium of transit. 4. distance to be travelled by water, right of access by water. 5. a track or way across water. 6. the breadth of a navigable water-courses.
Waterweed nA submerged aquatic perennial, Anacharis canadensis.
Water-wheel nA wheel with buckets attaché to its rim, used to raise water from a stream or pond etc. 2. a wheel propelled by running or falling water, used to power machinery.
Water-willow nThe purple loosestrife, Lythrum Salicisia.
Water-wings nOrgans of propulsion in the water, especially used by those learning to swim.
Water-wit nThe rough humour of waterman.
Water-witch nA witch inhabiting the water, the stormy petrel - Procellaria pelagia. 2. a female dowser.
Water-witching nDivination for water; hydromancy; rhabdomancy.
Waterworks nThe water-supply system of a town etc., including reservoirs, pipes, filtration system etc. 2. slang or informal: tears, as, "turn on the tears." 3. slang or informal: the genito-urinary system.
Water-worn adjWorn or eroded by the action of water upon.
Water-worship nReligious adoration paid to rivers, bodies of water and waterways etc. ie. by the Celts.
Water-worshipper nA religious worship and adoration of water and waterways.
Waterwort nAny plant of the family "Elatinaceae" of aquatic; betony.
Watery adjWet, soggy, or soaked with watery. 2.diluted or having too much water. 3. (of light): thin and pale therefore suggestive of water. 4. weak and insipid. 5. discharging water or similar substance as a result of disease. 6. teary, lachrimous.
Watery-eyed adjWith eyes full of tears.
Wath nA ford, river-crossing, water-road, warth.
Wathstead nA ford, river-crossing, water-road, warth.
Watling street nThe Great Roman road beginning at dover and running through Canterbury to London, hence through St Albans and Dunstable along the boundary of Leicester and Warwick, to Wroxeter. In the late C9th it became the boundary between Anglo-Saxon territory and Danish territory. The Name comes from Old English Waeclingaceaster (now known as St Albans).
Wattle nA number of rods or stakes interwoven with twigs or tree branches for making fences, walls, etc. 2. wattles, a number of poles laid on a roof to hold thatch. 3. (in Australia) any of various acacias whose shoots and branches were used by the early colonists for wattles, now valued especially for their bark, which is used in tanning.
Wattle vbTo bind, wall, fence, etc., with wattle or wattles. 2. to roof or frame with or as if with wattles. 3. to form into a basketwork; interweave; interlace. 4. to make or construct by interweaving twigs or branches: to wattle a fence
Wattle-bird nAny of the several australian honey-eaters.
Wattled adjMade with wattles. 2. having wattles, combs or gills of a tincture different from the body.
Wattling nAn interwoven mesh of twig; the act of making such a mesh; wattlework.
Waugh adjForm of wallow: tastleless, insipid, unpleasant to the sense of smell, or taste, sickly, faint, weak.
Wave nA disturbance on the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake, in the form of a moving ridge or swell. 2. any surging or progressing movement or part resembling a wave of the sea. 3. a swell, surge, or rush, as of feeling or of a certain condition: a wave of disgust sweeping over a person. 4. a widespread feeling, opinion, tendency, etc.: a wave of hysteria. 5. a mass movement, as of troops, settlers, or migrating birds.
Wave vbTo move freely and gently back and forth or up and down, as by the action of air currents, sea swells, etc.: The flags were waving in the wind. 2. to curve alternately in opposite directions; have an undulating form. 3. to bend or sway up and down or to and fro, as branches or plants in the wind. 4. to be moved, especially alternately in opposite directions. 5. to give a signal by fluttering or flapping something: "he waved to me with his hand". 6. to cause to flutter or have a waving motion in: A night wind waves the tattered banners. 7. to cause to bend or sway up and down or to and fro. 8. to give an undulating form to; cause to curve up and down or in and out. 9. to give a wavy appearance or pattern to, as silk. 10. to impart a wave to (the hair).
Wave phr"Have a Brainwave" - have a sudden occurring bright idea.
Wave phr"Make Waves" - to stir trouble, make things worse, make a fuss. 2. to disturb the status quo; cause trouble, as by questioning or resisting the accepted rules, procedures, etc.
Wave phr"On the Same Wavelength (with)" - sharing an interest, opinion. 2. feel or think the same way about something as somebody else.
Wave phr"Ride the Wave" - to be successful for the time being.
Wave phr"Wave a Dead Chicken" - of a person when faced with a serious problem, who takes steps, knowing in advance that they will be futile, to show that they have made an effort.
Wave phr"Wave a Finger at Someone" - to indicate mild displeasure at another person's actions.
Wave phr"Wave Aside" - dismiss as unimportant or irrelevant.
Wave phr"Wave Away" - wave someone or something away (from someone or something) to make a signal with the hand for someone or something to move away from someone or something.
Wave phr"Wave Down" - signal with the hand in order to stop a vehicle.
Wave phr"With a Wave of the Hand" - as if by magic something can be done or achieved.
Wave-breaker nBreakwater.
Wave-cloud nA cloud consisting of parallel or ridges, separated by strips of clear sky, due to air currents occurring at the bounding plane betwen two strata of the atmosphere.
Wavedown vbTo wave at (wave down a vehicle) as a signal to stop.
Waved adjHaving the form of waves, presenting a wavy outline or appearance, undulating, undulated. 2. of hair, wavy. 3. of a sword, dagger: having undulating edge. 4. silk: having undulating markings.
Waved Star Wort nAster Undulatus.
Wave-free adjVery calm, waveless waterways.
Wavelength nThe length of a single cycle of a wave, as measured by the distance between one peak or trough of a wave and the next.
Wavelength phr"On the Same Wavelength (with)" - sharing an interest, opinion. 2. feel or think the same way about something as somebody else. 3. to think on similar lines
Wavelength phr"On the Wrong Wavelength (with)" - to be incorrect in one's thinking. 2. to think on different lines
Waveless adjHaving no waves or undulation. 2. not agitated or disturbed by waves.
Wave-like adjResembling a wave; pertaining to a wave. 2. after the manner of a wave or waves.
Waven vbTo be agitated, astonished, amazed, to gaze at, wonder at, admire.
Waver nOne who vacillates, a waverer. 2. one who waves or causes to wave. 3. an undulating swing or fluttering. 4. implement for making the hair wavy. 5. the act or condition of wavering in a physical sense, a flutter or trembling. 6. condition of vacillating or faltering on or upon the waver, in uncertainty or unsteadiness. 7. inding now this now that.
Waver n"The Waver" - name of the star "Fomalhaut" in the Constellation "Piscis Australis"
Wavering adjWandering, vagrant. 2. tottering, shaking, faltering, reeling, fluttering, floating, waving, surging, vacillating, undulated, faltering in resolution or allegiance.
Wavering-ness nThe state or condition of wavering.
Waveless adjWithout a wave or waves.
Wavelike adjResembling or characteristic of a wave in some aspect.
Wave n"Wave-off" - the act of denying landing rights or priveleges to an approaching aircraft making a faulty approach for landing on a aircrarft carrier.
Waver vbTo move to and fro; sway, flutter. 2, to be uncertain or undecided, showing irresolution, vacillate, fluctuate. show signs of falling back or giving away; reel,falter. 3, quaver, tremble, waver.
Waverer nA hestitant, vacillating, faltering person.
Waverily advIrresolutely, vacillatingly, faltering.
Wavering nVacillation, hestitancy, fluctuation.
Waveringly advIn a wavering manner or way.
Wave-swept adjExposed to the action of waves.
Wavewhite adj"Wavewhite, wedded words shimmering in the dim tide" - foamy, wave-whiten sea or surf. 2. wave-whiten bones. 3. white, bleached white
Wave-worn adjEroded or worn away by the action of the sea and waves.
Wavily advIn a wavy manner.
Waviness nThe state or quality of being wavy.
Waving adjRepeated moving of arms or hands to signal.
Wavy adjCharacterised by wavy or fluttering; unsteady, tremulous.
Waw vbOE: wagian. 2. to shake, totter, more loosely to be ready to fall. 2. to sway to and fro on a base. 3. to wave in the wind. 4. of water, wind to move restlessly or uncertainly. 5. of tongue: wagging. 6. of person or animal: to move, stir, go also with a sway. 7. to cause to move, stir, move a limb.
Wawing nThe wawing of the water: moving restlessly; undulating.
Wax nAn oily, water-resistant substance. 2. any preparation containing wax used as a polish. 3. a phonograph record.
Wax vbTo grow, increase in size, of the body, hair. 2. of a company, host, people: to increase in number. 4. of inanimate things: to increase in size, quantity, volume, intensity. 5. of water: to rise, swell. flow out in a flood. 6. of day or daylight, night: to grow longer. 7. of the moon: to undergo the period in extent. 8. of quality, state of things, activity, wealth: to become gradually greater or more striking. 8. to increase in potency and intensity. 9. in contrast to wane: wanes. 10. of activity, event, etc., to come into being, spring up, begin, arise, occur. 11. of the day: to appear, dawn. 12. of fire: to wax out: burn out, become extinguished for lack of fuel. 13. with numerals: to amount to a specific number.
Wax phr"Nose of Wax" - of accomodating manner; mutable; yielding character, weak and giving.
Wax phr"In a (awful)Wax" - angry, vexed, extremely annoyed.
Wax phr"Man of Wax" - a model man; like one made of wax.
Wax phr "Wax Forth" - to be born or created.
Wax phr"Wax in Eld" - to advance in years.
Wax phr"Wax Out" - to burn out or become extinguished because of lack of fuel.
Wax phr"Wax Up" - to burst into anger ("In a wax")
Wax phr"Written on wax" or "As If Written On Wax" - soon or quickly effaced.
Waxberry nThe wax-berry or hayberry.
Wax-cloth nAn oil-cloth for floors.
Waxed adjCoated with wax; saturated with wax.
Wax-hearted adjSoft and pliant.
Waxen adjMade of wax. 2. smooth and lustrous in surface, said of flowers, fruit, youthful limbs and other things. 2. pallor of a corpse or sick persons.
Waxen adjGrown-up, full-grown, adult.
Waxen vbTo cover or dressed in wax.
Waxing pplThe action of wax, growing, increasing. 2. the process of covering in wax.
Waxiness nWaxy appearance.
Waxing adjThat waxs, grows on, increase of flesh execretion.
Wax-scot nA customary payment made for the maintenance of lights in churches.
Waxweed nAn annual, clammy, hairy herb.
Waxworks nAn exhibition of waxwork figures, a wax museum.
Waxy adjMade of wax. 2. angry, vexes, extremely annoyed. as "in a wax"
Way nWayse, Weys. 2. road, path, track, street, lane, main road, highway. 2. path through a wood, duct, channel of any kind of any kind in the body of man or other animals. 3. course of travel or movement; mode of transport. 4. guidance or direction. 5. course or line of actual movement. 6. wake of a vessel. 7. gen. opportunity to advance, absence of obstruction, forward movement. 8. freedom of action, scope, opportunity. 9. manner, mode, or fashion: a new way of looking at a matter; to reply in a polite way.

10. characteristic or habitual manner. 11. a method, plan, or means for attaining a goal.

Way prfTerminal element of adv. as, in broadway, edgeway, straightway, needway (necessarily), sideway.
Way phr"Be On Your Way" - leave, move away.
Way phr"By The Way" - incidentally, in passing.
Way phr"By Way of" - with the object or purpose of. 2. to serve as. 3. by way of introduction. 4. vai, or as for.
Way phr"Elbow One's Way" - force one's way through a crowd.
Wayphr"Fall by the Wayside"- a plan or project that remains unfinished or one stop trying to do it.
Way phr"Get in the Way" - hindering, obstructing
Way phr"Give Right of Way" - to allow access through a property to others.
Way phr"Give Way (to)" - to let past, concede, submit. 2. collapse, subside. 3. concede, submit. 4. release one'ss emotions.
Way phr"Go a Long Way Towards" - t be very helpful in.
Way phr"Go Out of One's Ways" - take the trouble to.
Way phr"Go Out of One's Way (to do something)" - take the trouble to help.
Way phr"Go The Way of All Flesh"- to die; experience common to all men in their passage through life.
Way phr"Have a Way With One" - have an attractive, friendly personality. 2. be good at dealing with.
Way phr"Have a Way with Somebody, Something" - be good at dealing with. 2. be good at using something.
Way phr"Have It Both Ways" - have the advantage of two mutually exclusive options.
Way phr"Have One's Own Way" - do what ever one wants to.
Way phr"In a Way" - in one respect.
Way phr"In a Small Way" - on a smaall scale.
Way phr"In Somebody's Way" - obstructing somebody, within the reach of.
Way phr"Keep Out of Harm's Way" - stay safe or out of danger.
Way phr"Lead the Way" - go first.
Way phr"Look the Other Way" - deliberately ignored.
Way phr"Lose the Way" - become lost.
Way phr"Make Headway" - make progress.
Way phr"Make One's Way" - go, or succeed.
Way phr"Make Way For" - to move aside ( and leave room) for.
Way phr"Meet Somebody Half Way" - agree to a compromise.
Way phr"Not Out of the Way" - acceptable.
Way phr"No Way" - definitely not.
Way phr"One Way and Another" - considering everything.
Way phr"On the Way" - coming, expected or on route.
Way phr"On the Way Out" - becoming unfashionable, obsolescent.
Way phr"On Your Way" - leave, move away.
Way phr"Out of (Somebody's) Way" - not obstructing somebody. 2. out of the reach of.
Way phr"Put In The Way of" - help to obtain
Way phr"See Which Way the Wind is Blowing" - to establish the facts relevant to the situation.
Way phr"Stand In Somebody's Way" - to prevent someone from achieving their goals
Way phr"Step this Way" - please follow me.
Way phr"That's the Way it Goes" - that is the (inevitable) situation.
Way phr"That's the Way the Chips Fall" - that is the actual situation.
Way phr"There's More than One Way to Skin a Cat" - a matter can b resolved in various ways.
Way phr"Thread One's Way" - move between obstructions, through openings.
Way phr"Under Way" - making progress steadily; in progress.
Way phr"Way Back When" - a long time ago; in times past.
Way phr"Way of Life" - the normal pattern of social , or working life of an individial or group.
Way phr"Way of the World" - what many people do (whether we approve or not) ansd what we are all accustomed to seeing done.
Way phr"Way Out Of Something" - a way of avoiding, or solving a problem, difficulty etc.
Way phr"Way the Mind Works" - how one tends to think, learn, reason etc. at a particular time.
Way phr"Way to a Man's Heart is Through His Belly" - men enjoy good food, expect to be fed well, and a woman esp. can olsase them, or gain their affection, by providing this.
Way phr"Well on the Way to" - nearly.
Way phr"Worm One's Way in" - subtly insinuate oneself into a personal trust.
Way backadj(Australian slang)- long ago, a long time ago. 2. far away, in a remote, rural area; hailing from a remote area.
Way-bit nA short distance, a short time, as, in " from Sleep to Death, there's but a way-bit."
Way-bread nPlantain, sense being "broad-leaved plant of the roadside(s)"
Wayfare nTo travel or go a long way on foot; rambling. 2. to undertake journeys, trips by various mean or mode of transport
WayfarernOne who goes along way on foot; a rambler. 2. one who undertakes journeys or trips along roads and ways.
Wayfaring nTravelling or journeying by road.
Waygate nThe act of fact of going away; way-going. 2. act of leaving a habitation or employment.
Way-going nThe action og going or departing. 2. waygate.
Way-in adjConventional, fashionable, sophisticated.
Waying nA going-way, departure, as, in "We speed their waying".
Waying phr"We Speed Their Waying." - we assist a going-way, or departure.
Wayland nIn Teutonic and English mythology, an invincible blacksmith with magical powers, also 'Wayland the Smith'
Wayland Smith nIn Teutonic and English mythology, an invincible blacksmith with magical powers, also known as 'Wayland the Smith' a wonderful and supernatural smith and lord of the elves.
Wayleet nA place where two roads meet. a waymeet.
Waylay vbTo lie in ambush for and attack, as in order to rob. 2. to accost on the way.
Waylayer nOne who lies in wait in wait for and attack in order to rob.
Wayleet nA place where two roads meet; a waymeet.
Wayless adjChiefly of a country, region: having no ways or roads, trackless, path. 2. fig. lacking direction, purpose or goals.
Wayless-ness adjThe state or condition of being wayless.
Way-maker nOne who makes or repairs raods and ways. 2. a person or thing that prepares the way for another: a forerunner, precursor or prelude, a harbinger.
Waymark nObject, whether natural or artificial structures, which serves as a guide to traveler; also fig.
Way-off (adv(Also adj.) far way. 2. far from the intended target. 3. greatly wrong or mistaken, quite wrong; distant.
Wayout advFar out, far away. 2. far removed from reality, or from convention, extreme, progressive, fashionable, up-to- date, avant-garde, advanced. 3. great mistaken. 4. a person who holds extreme or uncanny views.
Way-outness nUnconventionality, state removed fro reality. 2. extremeness, avant-garde-ness.
Ways sfx(-ways) of adverbs. In a specified manner, direction or position: noways, sideways; often equivalent to wise
Ways and Means nMeans and methods of accomplishing an end or defraying costs, specifically, in legislation, methods of raising funds for the use of government.
Wayside nThe side or edge of a road or way.
Wayside adjPertaining to the side of the road, street or path. 2. growing, being or bordering either side of a way.
Wayside phr"Fall by the Wayside"- a plan or project that remains unfinished or one stop trying to do it.
Way up advExcellent, fist-class, of high social state or class.
Wayward adjWandering away; willful, forward. 2. without definite way or course; unsteady, vacillating, capricious. 3. unexpected or unwished for.
Waywardly advIn a wayward manner.
Waywardness nThe state or condition of wandering away, willfulness, forwardness. 2. the quality of unsteady, vacillation; capricious-ness. 3.expected-ness or unwishful-ness
Way-worn adjWearied by travel.
Waywort nA name for the Saxifrage, the Pimpernel and various other plants found or growing by the roadside or wayside.

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