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WhalenAny of the larger marine mammals of the order Cetacea, especially as dis-tinguished from the smaller dolphins and porpoises, having a fishlike body, forelimbs modified into flippers, and a head that is horizontally flattened. 2. informal: something big, great, huge or fine of its kind: "I had a whale of a time".
Whale vbTo engage in the hunting of whales.
Whale phr"Have a Whale of Time" - fig. enjoy oneself very much. 2. fig. have exciting or a fun time time.
Whale-back nAn arched structure on the deck of a steamer. 2. a large mound of the shape of the back of a whale; whaleback.. 3. any land form or mass likened in shape to the back of a whale; whaleback. 4. an elongated, whale-backed, sand dune.
Whaleboat nA long rowing boat with a bow at either end for easy manoeuvrability, formerly used in whaling.
Whale-bone nThe horny substance developed in plates from the palate of the whale-bone whales; baleen. 2. a strip of whalebone used in the stiffening dress bodies, corsets, etc.
Whale-boned adjReinforced with whalebone.
Whalecraft nThe art and technique of whaling. Whalecraft encompasses all those tools used for taking whales and processing blubber into whale oil through the nineteenth century. Included are the whaling implements employed by hand on wooden hull sail-powered whaling vessels around the world. The last whaling voyage in the United States was by the whaling schooner John R. Manta in 1925. That voyage marked the end of the hand harpoon and whalecraft as mentioned here.
Whale-hunting nThe occupation or act of fishing or hunting whales for food or commercially.
Whale-iron nA harpoon.
Whalelike adjResembling or characteristic of a whale in some aspects.
Whaleman nOne who hunts whales, a whaler.
Whalemeat nThe flesh of a whale used as food for human consumption.
Whale path nThe sea or ocean; an Anglo-saxon kenning. 2. whaleroad.
Whaler nA person or vessel engaged in whaling; a whaleboat. 2. a person engaged in whaling or a whale catch. 3. anything unusually large of it's kind; a whopper.
Whale road nThe sea or ocean; an anglo-saxon kenning. 2. whalepath.
Whaleship nA ship that hunts for whales; a whaler. 2. a person or vessel engaged in whaling; a whaleboat.
Whalesong nThe sounds through which whales communicate.
Whale watching nThe recreational observation of whales.
Whaling nThe industry of capturing whales. 2. the action, practice or business of catching whales. 3. whale-hunting, whale-fishing, the hunting of whales for food or commercially purposes.
Whaling glass nA magnifying glass for counting threads in a given area of a fabric.
Whalish adjResembling a whale; enormous, huge, gigantic.
Whang nA buckskin thong or one made of deer sinew. 2. whang leather. 3. a big slice, as of bread or cheese; a chunk.
Whang vbTo beat as with a thong, lash. 2. to beat or strike violently. 3. to fling, throng violently; hurl. 4. to slice usu. in large pieces.
Wharf nA structure built on the shore of or projecting into a harbor, stream, etc., so that vessels may be moored alongside to load or unload or to lie at rest; quay; pier. 2. (obsolete). a riverbank; the shore of the sea.
Wharf vbTo strengthen or make firm (e.g. a bank of a river) with a wall of timber or stone. 2. to tie up at a wharf; dock. 3. to accommodate at or bring to a wharf. 4. to place or store on a wharf. 5. to provide with a wharf or wharves.
Wharf nAn assembly; crowd, gathering. 2. an assembly sitting as "a court of justice."
Wharfed adjPerverse.
Wharfed-like adjPerverse, erronous.
Wharfing nA structure in the form of a wharf. 2. materials of which wharfs are constructed. 3. the lay of sea walls; etc., by planks secured with trees.
Wharf-rat nThe common brown rat. 2. a man or youth who loafs about wharfs often with the intention to steal.
Wharfside adjThe side of a wharf, where goods may be loaded and unloaded.
Wharrow-spindle nA heraldic bearing. 2. an instrument formerly used by women to spin with, whilst walking, by sticking the distaff in their girdles, and whirling round the spindle pendent to the thread.
Wharve vbTo change, turn, revolve. 2. roam, wander, proceed, turn out, happen.
Wharve nThe whorl or wharrow of the spindle- (a wharrow: a grooved pulley in a spinning wheel).
What prn(Used interrogatively as a request for specific information): What is the matter? 2. (used interrogatively to inquire about the character, occupation, etc., of a person): What does he do? 3. (used interrogatively to inquire as to the origin, identity, etc., of something): What are those birds? 4. (used interrogatively to inquire as to the worth, usefulness, force, or importance of something): What is wealth without friends? 5. (used interrogatively to request a repetition of words or information not fully understood, usually used in elliptical constructions): You need what?
What nThe true nature or identity of something, or the sum of its characteristics: a lecture on the whats and hows of crop rotation.
What adj(Used interrogatively before nouns): What news?
What adjOE. hwaet- sharp, rough, severe. 2. quick, active, brave.
What advTo what extent or degree? how much?: What does it matter? 2. (used to introduce a prepositional phrase beginning with with): What with storms and all,.... 3. Obs. for what reason or purpose? why?
What intjUsed in exclamatory expressions, often followed by a question): What, no salt?
What conjOlder Use. as much as; as far as: He helps me what he can.
What phr"And What Have You" - and so on; etc.
What phr"And What's More" - and in addition.
What phr"But What" - (informal) but that; but who; who or that … not: "who knows but what the sun may still shine."
What phr"For What its Wotrth" - if its worthy of consideration (usuaklly said by somebody who think it is important)
What phr"Give Somebody What for" - punish, scold somebody.
What phr"Have Got What It Takes" - have the necessary abilty, qualities.
What phr"I Know Not What" - I don't know what I am doing.
What phr"I Know What" - i have an idea or suggestion.
What phr"I Know What's What" - be experienced; prudent.
What phr"It Is what it Is" - it is a fact and must simply be accepted or dealt with as it exists. 2. this thing has its own distinct nature; this thing is itself.
What phr"It Not What You Know But Who You Know" - for success and especially to obtain employment, advancement, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network and personal contacts.
What phr"Know What It Is" - to apprehend what implies or may involve; hence to have an experience of.
What phr"Know What's What" - to understand the qualities of things. 2. to have a good judgement or apprehension. 3. to have full knowledge of the matter in hand. 4. of the state of the case. 5. fitting and profitable.
What phr"Not Know What Hit One (me) - to be extremely surprised by an event.
What phr"Say What?" slang: "what's that you say? 2. pardon; encore.
What phr"So What?" informal -(an expression of disinterest, disinclination, or contempt.)
What phr"Well What do you Know" - exclamation of surprize.
What phr"What a Hope" - an exclamation, emphasizing the improbability of something just mentioned either happening or being done.
What phr"What a Life" - exclamation of complaint, or exasperation, in not very serious circumstances.
What phr"What Are You Doing?" - to ask someone what they are currently doing.
What phr"What Are You Like?" - To ask informally when someone has said or done something silly.
What phr"What a Shame" - I'm so sorry, (about some situation)
What phr"What a Way to Go" - A remark on the unfortunate, exceptional, or unusual nature of somebody's death.
What phr"What Can I Say?" - an expression indicatinng that nothing which could be said would add to or improve the situation. 2. what else can I say?
What phr"What Did I Tell You?" - what I said was true.
What phr"What Does One Have To Do?" - an expression of irritation, self-disgust, etc when somebody unexpectedly, inconveniently or foolishly does something.
What phr"What Do I Know?" - exclamation introducing, or commenting on, an interesting surprizing item of information.
What phr"What Do You Call Him" - whose name one does not recall, perhaps for the moment.
What phr"What Do You Say We Do" - shall we do this or that? 2. don't you think this is a good idea?
What phr"What Do You Think You're Doing" - why are you doing this. 2. why are you acting or behaving in this way?
What phr"What Else Can I Say?" = what can I say?
What phr"What for" - why: "what are you doing that for?" 2. a punishment or scolding.
What phr"What Gives?" - what the news, what's happening (often used as a friendly greeting.
What phr"What Has She/He's Got, That I Haven't Got" - why is somebody (so much) more popular, successful, better etc than me.
What phr"What Have You?" - other things of the same kind; so forth: money, jewels, stocks, and what have you.
What phr"What If?" - what will happen, what will we do, if? 2. what does it matter, why should we care, if?"
What phr"What in the World" - a generic exclamation expressing surprise. 2. emphatically why ?
What phr"What's Done, Cannot be Undone" - what has already done cannot be changed.
What phr"What's Eating You" - why are you bothered, depressed, sulky, agitated, etc.
What phr"What's Good Enough for My father, Is Good Enough For Me" -
What phr"What's It to You" - it doesn't effect you, so don't bother yourself.
What phr"What's in a Name" - the name is no reflection of its owner's worth or merit.
What phr"What's in it for Me?" - what are the advantages of something to me personally?
What phr"What's It (to You)" - what is it ; what is the problem; what's wrong.
What phr"What's More" - furthermore, in addition, moreover; what's more.
What phr"What's New?" - an informal greeting asking what has happen recently: ( the implication that the situation is and alaways has been unsatisfactory).
What phr"What's On Your Mind?" - what are you thinking? 2. whats bothering you?
What phr"What's That?" - what, pardon me; say that again, I'm sorry; beg your pardon.
What phr"What's the Good of It?" - what is the purpose or advantage.
What phr"What's the Next Step" - what should, what can one do?
What phr"What's With Something" - as the weather, noise, somebody's health: and because of this/that whats happening or likely to happen.
What phr"What's Wrong" - what is the nature of your illness, weakness, failing?
What phr"What's Your Little Game" - what scheme, purpose, deception are you trying to effect?
What phr"What Says Goes" - somebody word is law.
What phr"What the Eyes Don't See, the Heart Doesn't Feel" - you can't, or should not be troubled about something you dont know exists.
What phr"What More Can One Ask" - surely this is an idea, , on entirely , satisfactory, state of affairs, arrangement, lot in life.
What phr"What of It?" - what concern is it of you?
What phr"What on Earth/In the World?!" - a generic exclamation expressing surprise. 2. what, which thing.
What phr"What's Up (with you)" - what's up, what's happening; taking place.
What phr"What the Devil" - expression used to give emphasis to a question.
What phr"What the Hell" - an exclamation expressing a defiant 'don't-care' attitude about ones action or about a situation. 2. what, which thing is concerning you.
What phr"What the Hell?" - to make an angry demand or explanation.
What phr"What Will They Think of Next" - a comment on hearing of an invention, new law, fashion, art form, gagdet (the implication being ridiculous or astonishing).
What phr"What with" - because of, owing to, concerning, about, anent.
What phr"What You See Is What You Get" - said to show that someone is upfront and honest.
What-all prnWhatever, everything.
Whate nOE. divination, destiny, fate, luck.
Whatever prnUnexceptional or unimportant in matter or manner. 2. at all, absolutely, whatsoever. 3. no matter which; for any. 4. anything at all. 5. the whole, anthing, no matter what. 6. (interrogative): what
Whatever phr"Whatever is, Is Right" - nothing in nature can said to be unnatural, the belief that) one should not question or rebel against, established practice or condition.
Whatever phr"Whatever it Takes" - anything, including measures that may be extreme or wrongful, whatever is required to achieve an objective.
Whatever phr"Whatever You Do, Don't do ..." - whatever the circumstances might be, don't do something something by the speakers) as don't tell someone about something.
What-if adjAlso noun. 2. (that involves)- speculation as to what might have been, had antecedent conditions been different. 3. an an instance of speculation etc.
What-like nAlso interrogatively: of what appearance or aspect. 2. of what kind or character.
Whatness nThe whatness of anything: understandableness of a thing or the quiddity. 2. that what makes a thing what it is; essential nature, essence, quiddity.
What-not nAnything whatever; everything; anything and everything; all sorts of things; mostly, now only, as a final item of enumeration: anything else, various things; besides, whatever you like to call it. 2. a thing or person be variously named or described; non-descript, a small, unspecified object; bric-a-brac. 3. used as a euphemism for something the speaker doesn't wish to know. 4. an article of furniture consisting of an open stand with shelves one above another, for keeping or displaying various objects as ornaments, bric-a-brac, curiosities, books, paper.
What-not-shop nA shop selling miscellanea; a second-hand shop; charity shop.
What's-his-name nSubstitute word or expression for the name of a person (or anything) which the speaker forgets, does not know, or is unwilling to mention.
Whatsay intjWhat did you say?
Whatsay advWhat did you say.
Whatso prWhatever.
Whatso adjWhatever, whoever.
What-so-ever adjWhatever. 2. in any way; at all.
What-wise advIn what manner, how.
What with advOwing to; because of, as a result of.
Whaup nThe larger curlew.
Wheal nA pimple, pustule. 2. in modern use: a circular, hard elevation or ridge of the skin, esp. that characteristic of urticaria. 3. a raised lesion on the skin.
Wheal vbTo suppurate, gather, to develop or become affected with wheals. 2. to suppurate or bring to a head; to affect with wheals. 3. to mark with weals or ridges.
Whealworm nAn insect producing wheals.
Whealy adjPimply. 2. suppurated, pustule, pimpled, whealed.
Wheat nThe grain of any cereal grass of the genus Triticum, especially T. aestivum, used in the form of flour for making bread, cakes, etc., and for other culinary and nutritional purposes. 2. the plant itself.
Wheat-belt nA region where wheat grows in abundance.
Wheatberry nThe entire wheat kernel (except for the hull), comprising the bran, germ, and endosperm, sometimes used in food
Wheatboard nAn ecologically friendly type of board made with processed wheat.
Wheatbread nBread made from wheat flour. 2. (slang) whole-wheat bread (bread made from whole wheat flour)
Wheat-corn nA grain of wheat.
Wheat ear nAn ear or spike, being that part of a cereal plant, such as wheat or barley, that contains the seeds, grains, or kernels.
Wheat-ear nA small passerine bird, "Saxicola Oenanthe" ; a whitten.
Wheaten adjComposed of the flour or grain of wheat. 2. belonging to wheat as a plant made of the stalks or straw of flour. 3. of a light brown colour, like that of wheat.
Wheatfield nA field where wheat is grown and harvested.
Wheat-gold nThe pale-gold colour of ripe wheat.
Wheatgrass nYoung grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, used freshly juiced or dried into powder for animal and human consumption. 2. grass of the genus Agropyron, commonly known as crested-wheat grass.
Wheatless adjHaving or lacking of wheat. 2. having no wheat, wheatless, (wheat-less) lacking in wheat or the means to grow it.
Wheat-like nResembling or characteristic if wheat in some aspect; wheatlike.
Wheat-meal nMeal or flour of wheat.
Wheat-midge nA species of dipterous insects which destroys the ears of wheat.
Wheat-mildew nDisease of wheat due to a fungus; wheat-rust.
Wheat-stalk nThe stalk of wheat sheaf.
Wheat-worm nA thread worm (Tylenchus tritic) destructive of wheat.
Wheaty adjContaining grain of wheat of or pertaining to wheat.
Wheel nA circular frame or disk arranged to revolve on an axis, as on or in vehicles or machinery. 2. any machine, apparatus, instrument, etc., shaped like this or having a circular frame, disk, or revolving drum as an essential feature: a potter's wheel; roulette wheel; spinning wheel. 3. steering wheel. 4. a circular frame with an axle connecting to the rudder of a ship, for steering; paddle wheel. 5. a propeller. 6. a bicycle.
Wheel vbTo cause to turn, rotate, or revolve, as on an axis. 2. to perform (a movement) in a circular or curving direction.

3. to move, roll, or convey on wheels, casters, etc. 4. to provide (a vehicle, machine, etc.) with wheels. 5. to turn on or as on an axis or about a center; revolve, rotate, or pivot. 6. to move in a circular or curving course: pigeons wheeling above. 7. to turn so as to face in a different direction (often followed by about or around.) 8. to change one's opinion or procedure (often followed by about or around.) 9. to roll along on or as on wheels; travel along smoothly.

Wheel phr"At the Wheel" - at the helm of a ship, the steering wheel of a motor vehicle, etc. 2. in command or control: "to be at the wheel of a large corporation by 40.)
Wheel phr"Be a Fifth Wheel" - be superfluous.
Wheel phr"Behind the Wheel" - in control of a vehicle. 2. fig. in control.
Wheel phr"Break a Butterfly on the Wheel" - to employ a superabundant effort in the accomplishment of a small matter.
Wheel phr"Break on the Wheel" - to torture on the wheel by breaking the long bones with an iron bar.
Wheel phr"Hell on Wheels"- tough, aggressive, wild, lawless. (first used in the US to refer to trains at the end of a railroad when under construction.
Wheel phr"Put a Shoulder to the Wheel" - start hard work.
Wheel phr"Put a Spoke in the Wheel" - place aa difficulty or obstruction in somebody's way.
Wheel phr"Spin One's Wheels" - informal: to expend or waste effort to no avail: He spun his wheels on that project for two years.
Wheel phr"Wheel and Axle" - a wheel and drum mounted on an axle with a rope wound about the drum so that a slight pull on one end of the rope will raise disproportionately heavy eweight attached to the other: one of the so-called simple machines.
Wheel phr"Wheeling and Dealing" - wheel and deal, to operate dynamically for one's own profit or benefit. 2. intense and often unscrupulous, bargaining and intrigue to win commercial or political advantage. 3. to work as an intermediary, making a profit from buying and selling things, or making contracts between parties
Wheel phr"Wheel Away" - running in celebration.
Wheel phr"Wheels Fell off" - the plan failed.
Wheel phr"Wheel In" - push a wheel truck into a place. 2. conduct, escort, somebody into a place where he/she is to be interviewed or questioned.
Wheel phr"Wheel of Life" - a symbol of the cycle of birth, death and reincarnation; zoetrope.
Wheel phr"Wheels Within Wheels" - complex arangements of influences, or centres of power and decision-making, which makes quick settlements difficult and often baffle the onlooker. 2. reasons or circumstances not openly acknowledged.
Wheel phr"Wheels within Wheels" -wheels within wheels, an involved interaction of motives or agencies operating to produce the final result: government agencies are a study of wheels within wheels
Wheel-barrow nA small, one-wheeled (rarely two-wheeled) cart with handles at one end for transporting small loads; barrow; a small cart.
Wheelbarrow vbTo convey in a wheelbarrow.
Wheelbarrowing nThe moving of a small loads by a wheelbarrow. 2. a problem that may occur when a pilot places excessive forward pressure on the flight controls of an aeroplane with a tricycle gear configuration during takeoff or landing.
Wheelbird nThe European goatsucker.
Wheeldog nThe dog harnessed nearest to the slrigh in a dog team.
Wheeldom nThe domain or world of wheeled vehicles, esp. bicycles, cycles or users of them.
Wheeled adjFurnished with a wheel. 2. effected on wheels or by wheels. 3. of the form of a wheel.
Wheeler nA wheelwright or wheelmaker. 2. a wheel horse or other draught animals in the same position. 3. a nail used for the fixing the parts of a wheel. 4. one who wheels a vehicle or conveys something in a vehicle with wheels.
Wheeler-and-dealer nA shrewd, and otherwise unscrupulous , person who advances his own interests by scheming ; a hustler; a heeler and dealer, a political or commercial schemer or shady operator.
Wheeler-dealer nA shrewd, and otherwise unscrupulous , person who advances his own interests by scheming ; a hustler; a political or commercial schemer or shady operator
Wheelhorse nFrom analogy with the horse that did the bulk of work in a team. 2. a person who labors heavily for a particular cause, without being concerned about recognition. 3. a horse harnessed to a pole or shafts where there is a leader or leaders in front; one who does the hardest work. 4. in politics, a person bearing great responsibility , or one to be greatly depended upon.
Wheel-house nA structure enclosing a large wheel, e.g. a water wheel. 2. a building in which a cart-wheels are stored. 3. a circular stone dwelling of the late Iron Age of a type widespread in northern or western Scotland, having partition walls radiating from the centre.
Wheeling nThe action of the verb "to wheel": 2. Cf. free-wheeling
Wheeling-dealing nThe action or practice of working as an intermediary, making a profit, from buying ad selling things or making a contract between parties.
Wheel-less adjWithout a wheel or wheels. 2. having no wheels, not adapted to wheeled-vehicles.
Wheel-lock nAn old type of gun lock in which sparks are produced by the friction of a small wheel agaist a piece of iron pyrites. 2. a device attached to the steering column of a motor car to prevent it from being stolen.
Wheelman nA man who attends a wheel in some places or mechanism; in USA: a helmsman. 2. a man who rides a bike or various other types of cycles. 3. criminal slang: one who drives a get-away car.
Wheels nA slang term meaning 'transport'
Wheelspin nRevoltion of wheels without full grip of road.
Wheelswarf vbThe waste chips or shavings from metal working or a saw cutting wood. 2. the grit worn away by the use of a grindstone or whetstone, being particles of materials cut, or off the the cutting stone itself. 3. detritus, debris.
Wheel-window nA rose window, a circular window with radiating mullions.
Wheelwork nA set of connected wheels forming part of a machine or mechanical contrivance; applied to a watch or other time-pieces.
Wheelwright nA person who makes wheels or other types of wheeled vehicles.
Wheel-wrighting nThe business of a wheelwright; the maker of wheels and wheel-vehicles.
Wheely nWheelie: a stunt where a bicycle or the other vehicleis ridden while it is standing only on its rear wheels.
Wheely adjCircular; suitable to rotation.
Wheen nA few, a good few, a fair number. 2. alternate spelling: 'whean'
Wheen adjA few, not many, as, "a wheen of witnesses."
Wheen advA little, somewhat.
Whelk nA pustule, pimple.
Whelk nA shell, twisted and or convoluted. 2. testudo or tortoise. 3. any of several large, spiral-shelled, marine gastropods, or large marine snails, of the family Buccinidae, especially Buccinum undatum, that is used for food in Europe.
Whelky adjPimply, postulated, reddened. 2. convoluted, twisted, snail-like. 3. knobby like whelk.
Whelm vbFrom Middle English whelmen : to turn over, capsize; make an arch cover; experience a reversal, akin to Middle English whelven (“to cover over, bury; invert; bring to ruin, to move by rolling”), akin to Old English ahwelfan, ahwylfan (“to cast down, cover over”), Old English helmian (“to cover”), akin to Old Saxon bihwelbian. 2. to cover, submerge, bury, engulf. 3. to overcome with emotion. 4. to throw something over a thing, so as to cover it; to cover a thing by turning a vessel upside down over it. 5. to turn a hollow vehicle upside down. 6. to throw something over violently in a heap upon something else, esp. as to cover or smother it. 7. to turn the soil so as to expose the under part. 8. to cover completely with water or other fluids, so as to ruin or destroy ; to submerge, drown. 9. to engulf or bear down like a flood, storm, avalanche to involve in destruction and ruin 10. bury under a load of earth, snow. 11. 6. to turn with the concave side downwards. 12. to turn downwards, in reference to "Fortune's Wheel."
Whelp nThe young of the dog; an unlicked cub (superseded by puppy). 2. te young of wild animals (a literary archaism) as the lion, tiger, bear, wolf. 3. applied depreciatingly of the off-spring of a noxious creation or being. (son of a bitch). 4. a low fellow. 5. a saucy or impertinent young fellow.
Whelp vbTo bring forth a whelp. 2. to bring forth often (contemptuously)
Whelp phr"Great with Whelp" - of a bitch: in pup, pregnant.
Whelpish adjResembling or characteristic of a pup or young of various animals.
Whelve vbTo turn a vessel upside down so as to cover something. 2. gen. to turn or roll over, overturn, upheave- see "whelm." 3. to cover with anything, to hide, bury.
When conj"When, As, and If" - in business, used to indicate the timing and contingency of some obligation in contracts, especially financial.
When advAt what time or period? how long ago? how soon?: "when are they to come ? 2. under what circumstances? "when did you ever see such a throng?"
When conjAt what time: "to know when to be wise." 2. at the time or in the event that. 3. at any time; whenever. 4. upon or after which; and then. 5. while on the contrary; considering that; whereas: Why are you here when you should be in school?
When prnWhat time: "till when is the shop open?" 2. which time: "they left on Monday, since when we have heard nothing."
When nThe time of anything: the when and the where of a meeting."
When phr"Say When?" - please tell me when I have poured you enough drink.
When phr"When All is Said and Done" - when one has considered all the circumstances and facts; after all.
When phr"When Pigs Fly, I Will believe It" - adynaton(figure of speech)so hyperbolic that it describes an impossibility. The implication of such a phrase is that the circumstances in question will never occur.
When phrWhen the Cat's Away the Mice Will Play" - people will take advantage of the absence of authority , supervision to do what they like, enjioy themselves etc.
When phrWhen the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going"
When-as conjWhere-as, while. 2. when, when that.
Whence advFrom what place?: Whence comest thou? 2. from what source, origin, or cause?: Whence has he wisdom? Although sometimes criticized as redundant on the grounds that “from” is implied by the word whence, the idiom from whence is old in the language, well established, and standard.
Whence conjFrom what place, source, cause, etc.: He came whence he came.
Whence advFrom what place, cause, or origin?
Whence prn From what place, cause, or origin.
Whenceafter advForth from which time onwards; whencforth.
Whenceforth advForth from which time onwards; whenceafter.
Whence-forward advFrom which place onwards.
Whence-from advFrom here forward.
Whence-ness nThe place or source from which something comes or arises, place of origin, creation, birth.
Whencesoever advFrom wherever place or source. 2. from whatever place, cause, or source.
Whene vbTo afflict, trouble, offend (awhene).
Whenever conjAt whatever time; at any time when: "come whenever you like." 2. when? (used emphatically): "whenever did he say that?" 2. at every or any time that; when: "I laugh whenever I see that."
Whenever advNo matter when: it'll be here, whenever you decide to come for it. 2. at an unknown or unspecified time: "I'll take it if it comes today, tomorrow, or whenever." 3. an intensive form of when, used in questions: "whenever did he go?"
When-ness nCondition in respect of time, as "it has no whenness or whereness."
Whenso advWhenever, at what time.
Whensoever advWhenever, what time so ever; at any time, at all.
Where advIn or at what place?: Where is he? 2. in what position or circumstances 3. in what particular respect, way, etc.?: 4. to what place, point, or end? whither?: "where are you going?" 5. from what source? whence?: "where did you get such a thought?
Where conjIn or at what place, part, point, etc.: "find where he is." 2. in or at the place, part, point, etc., in or at which: the book is where you left it. 3. in a position, case, etc., in which: Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise. 4. in any place, position, case, etc., in which; wherever. 5. to what or whatever place; to the place or any place to which: "I will go where you go."
Where prnWhat place?: "where did you come from?" 2. the place in which; point at which: That was where the bird sang."
Where nA place; that place in which something is located or occurs: the wheres and hows of job hunting.
Where phr"I Will Go Where You Go" - I will follow you regardless of the circumstances or consequences.
Where phr"Where Are We" - what is our current location.
Where phr"Where Are You From" - in which country or region where you were born or raised. Simply put, this question may be alienating . You may be implying that the person does not belong here.
Where phr"Where Does One Come From Here" - what more can one do; what is the next step?
Where phr"Where Is Something/Somebody Going to Stop?" - is there any point beyond which (somebody/ something) will not go?"
Where phr"Where It's At" (slang) - where the most exciting, prestigious, or profitable activity, place or circumstance is.
Where phr"Where on Earth/ in the World" - where? ; whereabouts?
Where phr"Where the Hell?" - where, whereabouts.
Where phr"Where There's a Will, There's a Way" - oif one is sufficiently determined or willing, a way to do or obtain something can usually be found.
Where phr"Where There's Life There's Hope" - as long as one is breathing, there is hope.
Where phr"Where There's Smoke, There's Fire"
Where phr"Where Would One Be, or do Without Somebody or Something" - one's life or work would be impossible, very difficult , greatly diminished in quality, etc without somebody or something.
Where phr"Where You're At" - where its at; cool, trendy. true, truthful.
Where-a-bout nA place in or near which a person or thing is.
Where-a-bout advNear or at what place; about where. 2. about which, concerning which. 2.
Whereafter advAfterwhich, henceforth.
Where'afterwards advAfter which time. 2. hereafter.
Wherealong conjalong with (rare).
Where-anent advAnent or concerning which, regarding.
Whereas conjIn contrast, whilst on the contrary. 2. it being the fact. 3. it being the case that.
Whereat advAt where, at what, at which -in a local and allied sense.
Whereby advInterrogatively: by what, in what direction, how, by which.
Where-ever advEmphatic form of "where"
Where-ever conjIn or to whatever, anywhere. 2. in all places; everywhere.
Wherefore advWhy, for what reason; because of what. 2. therefore.
Wherefore conjBecause of which.
Wherefore nAn intent of purpose, why.
Wherefrom advFrom where, which, from which, whence.
Wherein advInterrogative in what (thing, material, writing) 2. where.
Whereinsoever advIn whatever matter, respect or action.
Whereinto advInto which.
Whereness nThe condition, quality, or fact of being where it is: position, situation, location. 2. everywhere (as an attribute of something or vaguely of things generally.)
Whereof conjOf what, of which, of whom.
Whereof advOf what, of which.
Whereon advOf which, of what, as "the ground whereon he stands."
Whereout advFrom which, whence, (as an inference).
Whereso advWherever
Wheresoever advIn what matter, respect. 2. where
Wheresome advWherever.
Where-through advThrough which, such as a window. 2. by means of which.
Wheretill advTo what place, while.
Whereto advTo what, to which place, whither.
Wheretowards conjTowards where( towards the thing in discussion) often serves to further qualify the thingor destination itself.t
Whereunder advUnder which or what.
Where'until advUntil what; until which.
Where'unto advUnto what? 2.to what end? 3. for what purpose, where forth? 4. unto which?
Where'upon conjAfter which, in consequence of which, something.
Where'with advWith what? 2. by means of which; whereby. 3. with which as cause or occasion; in consequence of which, of or by reason of which. 4. whereat, by the agency or effect of which; whereby. 5. along with or together with which, against which, in addition or beside which.
Wherewithal nThe ability and means required to accomplish some task.
Wherewithal advIn what way, how.
Wherewithin advWithin which.
Wherve nIn spinning, a pulley on a spindle; wharve.
Whet nThe act of sharpening. 2. the interval between two sharpening of a scythe, etc.; hence, fig. an occasion, turn, go. 3. something that stimulates desire; an incitement or inducement to action. 4. something that whets the appetite, chiefly a light refreshment taken as an appetiter or to stave off hunger until the next meal.
Whet vbFig. to incite, instigate, egg on , urge on to do something. 2. to sharpen, render more acute, keen or eager (a person's wits, appetite, interests, curiosity. 3. to inculcate. 4. to take an appetisers. 5. as an erroneous substitute for wet. 6. to preen the feathers as a bird.
Whet phr"Whet the Sword" - usually expressing preparation for attack. see: "To Whet the Teeth."
Whet phr"Whet the Teeth/Tusks" - in allusive and fig. phrases (in which literal language is frequently retained.) usually expressing preparation for attack, as a boar whetting his tusks.
Whether conjUsed to introduce the first of two or more alternatives, and sometimes repeated before the second or later alternative, usually with the correlative or: "whether we go or whether we stay." 2. used to introduce a single alternative, the other being implied or understood, or some clause or element not involving alternatives: "ee whether or not she has come." 3. archaic: used to introduce a question presenting alternatives, usually with the correlative or. 4. which or whichever (of two)
Whether advNevertheless, however, whichever of the two.
Whether phr"Whether or Not" - whether or no, under whatever circumstances; in any case regardless; no matter what.
Whether-so-ever prnWhatever, whoever.
Whether-so-ever advIn or to which ever place, anywhere, whithersoever
Whetstone nA stone for sharpening cutlery or tools by friction. 2. anything that sharpens: a whetstone for dull wits. 3. a hard stone or piece of synthetically bonded hard minerals that has been formed with at least one flat surface, used to sharpen or hone an edged tool. 4. (computing) A benchmark for evaluating the power of a computer.
Whetstone phr"Lie for the Whetstone" - said of a person who is grossly exaggerating or falsifying a statement. 2. a n game or amusement of the past where the one who could tell the greatest lie was awarded with a whetstone to sharpen their wit.
Whetted adjSharpened, incited, instigated, urged, egged on.
Whetten vbTo whet.
Whetter nA sharpener of an instrument. 2. one who urges on. 3. one who or that which sharpens, stimulates on incites the intellect, desires, appetite etc. 4. a habitual drinker of "whets"; a dram-drinker.
Whetting nThe action of sharpening, stimulating or inciting the intellect, desire, appetite.
Whey nA milk serum, separating as liquid from the curd, after coagulating, as in cheese making
Whey vbTo separate the whey from the milk.
Whey-brained adjWeak-brained or silly.
Whey-blooded adjA cowardly person.
Wheyey adjOf the nature of "whey" - consisting, containing, or resembling whey.
Wheyiness nWheyey in nature or quality.
Wheying nMake the blood wheyish or thinner.
Wheyish adjHaving a nature or quality of whey. 2. like or resembling whey in quality, consistence or colour. 3. watery, thin, palish.
Wheyishness nOf or having a wheyish nature or quality.
Wheylike adjResembling or characteristic of whey in some aspect.
Which prnWhat one?: Which of these do you want? which do you want; which did you find? 2. whichever: choose which appeals to you. 3. (used relatively in restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses to represent a specified antecedent): The book, which I read last night, was exciting.

4. (used relatively in restrictive clauses having that as the antecedent): damaged goods constituted part of that which was sold at the auction. 5. (used after a preposition to represent a specified antecedent): the horse on which I rode.

Which adjWhat one of (a certain number or group mentioned or implied)?: which book do you want? 2. whichever; any that: go which way you please, you'll end up here. 3. being previously mentioned: it stormed all day, during which time the ship broke up.
Which dtmrUsed with a noun in requesting that its referent be further specified, identified, or distinguished from the other members of a class: which house did you want to buy? 2. ( used in indirect questions ): i wondered which apples were cheaper. 3. whatever of a class; whichever: bring which car you want. 4. ( as pronoun ): choose which of the cars suit you. 5. used in relative clauses with inanimate antecedents: the house, which is old, is in poor repair. as; and that: used in relative clauses with verb phrases or sentences as their antecedents: he died of cancer, which is what I predicted 6. archaic the which a longer form of which, often used as a sentence connector
Which phr"Which goes Which" - What is the order of things?
Which phr"Which is Which." - which is one and which is the other. 2. a requestfor help in distinguishing two similar things.
Which-a-way advWhich way; what is the direction?
Whichever prnWhether one or the other.
Which-like advOf which kind?
Which-so .Whatever, whoever.
Whichsoever prnWhichever,
Which-way(s) advEvery way
Whid nDialect variant of OE. cwide: speech, word(s). 2. lie, fib, falsehood, dispute, an exaggerated story.
Whig vbOE wecgan, to proceed at a jogging pace.
While nA period or interval of time: to wait a long while; short while ago. 2. arch. a particular time or occasion.
While conjDuring or in the time that. 2. throughout the time that; as long as. 3. even though; although. 4. at the same time that (showing an analogous or corresponding action):
While prpArchaic: until.
While vb (used with object), whiled, whiling. 2. to cause (time) to pass, especially in some easy or pleasant manner (usually followed by away ).
While phr"All the while" at or during this time; all along.
While phr"All the While" - during the whole time.
While phr"At Whiles" - at times, sometimes, at intervals.
While phr"A while" - during the time that.
While phr"In the While" - on most occasion, from time to time.
While phr"Long Whiles" - for a long time.
While phr"Make it Worthwhile" - to give sufficient recompense or reward.
While phr"Once in a While" - ocassionally.
While phr"The While" - during the time, in the meantime. 2. at the same time.
While phr"While and Ere" - temporary, whilend.
While phr"While and Wend" - temporary, whilend.
While phr"While Away the Time" - make the time pass pleasantly.
While phr"While the Going is Good" - while the opportunity exists.
While phr"Worth the While" - something worth doing, make the effort to do, spend the time at. 2. something profitable, advantageous (the notion of time being weakened or lost). 3. Worth One's While.
Whilemeal advBy turns or wends.
Whilend adjConflation of While & Wend meaning temporary.
Whileness nState of change or variation.
Whilere nConflation of While & Ere - a while before, sometime ago.
Whiles phr"At Whiles" - at times, sometimes, at intervals.
Whiles phr"Long Whiles" - for a long time.
Whiling nThe passing of time tediously, tedious and boring passing of time.
Whilom advThe only word in the language that preserves the universal um of the dative plural. 2. at times, at times past time. 3. sometime (s) before or ago, once upon a time. 3. that existed, or was such, at former times, in former days. 4. of a person: late, deceased. 5. at a future time, sometime in the future.
Whiloms advAt times, sometimes. (note double plural)
Whilst conjAt the same time, while
Whilst phr"The Whilst" - during the time that, while, when. 2. during. 3. till, until.
Whilwendlike adjLasting for a while, temporary.
Whine nA drawling, plaintive wail. 2. an unmanly complaint. 3. the fluctuating sound characteristic of certain revolving machinery e.g. of a circular saw.
Whine vbTo utter a plaintive cry. 2. to complain in an unmanly way.
Whiner nOne who utters a plaintive cry. 2. one who complains in an unmanly way
Whining nThe action of uttering a plaintive cry or complaining in an unmanly way.
Whiningly advIn a plaintive cry or complaining unmanly manner
Whirl nOE and ON; rotate, move swiftly.
Whirlpool nOE hwyrfepol: circular eddy in a river.
Whirlbone nThe patella.
Whisper vbTo speak with soft, hushed sounds, using the breath, lips, etc., but with no vibration of the vocal cords. 2. to produce utterance substituting breath for phonation. 3. to talk softly and privately (often implying gossip, slander, plotting, or the like).4. (of trees, water, breezes, etc.) to make a soft, rustling sound like that of whispering. 5. to say or tell in a whisper; tell privately.
Whisper nThe mode of utterance, or the voice, of a person who whispers: to speak in a whisper. 2. a word or remark uttered by whispering. 3. a rumor or insinuation. "whispers circulated about her affair throughout the office. 4. soft, rustling sound like a whisper: the whisper of leaves in the wind.
Whisper phr"Give the Whisper" - to give the tip; the warning; to give some part of some secret information.
Whisper phr"Hear a Whisper" - to learn about a rumour.
Whisper phr"Pig's Whisper" - a grunt. 2. a loud whisper, meant to be heard. 3. a very short space of time, an instance. 4. a whisper; a confidential tone of voice.
Whisperer nOne who whispers.
Whispering nSomething that is whispered; gossip, a rumour.
Whispering adjThat whispers. 2. associated with whispering.
Whispering bells nA viscid herb of arid or desert habitats of south-western U.S.A. having pendulous yellow flowers. 2. yellow bells.
Whisperingly advWith a whispering voice or sound; in a whisper.
Whisperingness nHaving a whispering quality or character.
Whisper-shot nThe distance within which a whisper can be heard (in the manner of ear-shot; eyeshot etc.)
Whispery adjLike a whisper; a soft, whispery voice. 2. abounding in whisper or quiet mysterious sounds.
Whistle nan instrument for producing whistling sounds by means of the breath, steam, etc., as a small wooden or tin tube, a pipe, or a similar device with an air chamber containing a small ball that oscillates when air is forced through an opening, producing a high-pitched, warbling tone.
Whistle vbTo produce by whistling: to whistle a tune. 2. to call, direct, or signal by or as by whistling. 3. to send with a whistling or whizzing sound. 4. to smell unpleasantly or to be on the bugle.
Whistle n"Bells and Whistles" - features added to a product; special parts or functions; extras. 2. additional features or accessories- attractive, but non-essential.
Whistle phr"Blow the Whistle on" - expose the existence of mischief or wrongdoing.
Whistle phr"Clean as a Whistle" - very clean.
Whistle phr"Go Whistle" - to go and do what one will. 2. to occupy oneself idly or to no purpose; esp. in phrases expressing unceremonious or contemptuous dismissal or refusal, as "to bid one go whistle."
Whistle phr"Wet One's Whistle" - have an alcoholic drink.
Whistle phr"Whistle Down the Wind" - whistle away or dismiss, cast off, cast off to one's own fate.
Whistle phr"Whistle for (Something/It)" - to summon, call, demand without success. 2. to seek, await or expect in vain. 3. to fail to get; to go without; hope in vain. 4. ask for something with little chance of getting it.
Whistle phr"Whistle in the Dark" - to put in a brave front. 2. to make a pretence or confidence. 3. to attempt to summon up one's courage or optimism in difficult situation.
Whistle phr"Whistle off" - to go away or off, suddenly depart.
Whistle phr"Whistle Walking by the Graveyard" - try to stay cheerful in a dire situation. 2. to proceed with a task, ignoring an upcoming hazard, hoping for a good outcome.
Whistle phr"Worth the Whistle" - worth calling; worth inviting; worth notice.
Whistle phr"You Can Whistle for it" - your wish is in vain.
Whistle-blower nA person who blows the "whistle" on person(s) or their activities within the organization he or she is employed in. 2. a person who tries to raise the alarm about a problem and publicizes it inside and/or outside of his or her organization.
Whistle-blowing nThe action of raising the alarm about a problem and publicizes it inside and/or outside of his or her organization.
Whistlefish nA rockling.
Whistlelike nResembling or characteristic of a whistle in some aspect.
Whistle-pig nA woodchuck, a stocky North American burrowing rodent Marmota monax that hibernates in winter. 2. a groundhog (?).
Whistler nOne who sounds, or plays upon, a whistle or pipe, a fifer. 2. one who whistles with his lips. 3. a keeper of a "whistling shop"; an unlicensed spirit-seller. 4. a bird who whistles. 5. something that makes a whistling sound.
Whistles and Bells n"Bells and Whistles" - features added to a product; special parts or functions; extras. 2. additional features or accessories- attractive, but non-essential.
Whistle-stop nA small station or town at which trains do not shop unless ask to by a signal given on a whistle. 2. used attributively to designate a trip with a lot of brief haltings, spec. one by a politician campaigning that takes in many undistinguished places in and along the way.
Whistle stop vbTo travel through a region or district on a whistle-stop campaign. 2. to make a whistle-stop.
Whistlewood nThe moosewood or striped maple.
Whistling nThe act of a person that whistles. 2. the sound produced by whistling. 3. a form of roaring characterized by a peculiarly shrill sound.
Whistling phr"For the Whistling" - worth the while or trouble.
Whistling-shop nA shebeen or sly-grog place.
Whistlingly advWith a whistling sound.
Whit phrOe wiht: the smallest part imaginable, a jot.
Whitch nOE: hwicce - a chest, coffer, ark. 2. coffin, casket.
White adjOf the color of pure snow, of the margins of this page, etc.; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light. 2. light or comparatively light in color. 3. (of human beings) marked by slight pigmentation of the skin, as of many caucasoids. 4. for, limited to, or predominantly made up of persons whose racial heritage is caucasian: a white neighborhood. 5. pallid or pale, as from fear or other strong emotion: white with rage.
White nA color without hue at one extreme end of the scale of grays, opposite to black. A white surface reflects light of all hues completely and diffusely. Most so-called whites are very light grays: fresh snow, for example, reflects about 80 percent of the incident light, but to be strictly white, snow would have to reflect 100 percent of the incident light. It is the ultimate limit of a series of shades of any color. 2. a hue completely desaturated by admixture with white, the highest value possible. 3. quality or state of being white. 4. lightness of skin pigment. 5. a person whose racial heritage is Caucasian.
White vb(Used with object) - to make white by leaving blank spaces (often followed by out). 2. to whiten (areas of artwork) in retouching preparatory to photoengraving (often followed by out). 3. archaic. to make white; whiten.
White phr"Be in Black and White" - to involve very cklaer distinctions.
White vb"Become white. 2. of vision- to become by a sudden exposure with bright light. 3. to blind by lights in a theatre. 4. to cover or coat with white. 5. to bleach.
White phr"Bleed White"- bleed white, Informal. to be or cause to be deprived of all one's resources: Dishonesty is bleeding the union white.
White phr"Days Marked with a White Stone" - days to be remembered with gratification. The Romans used a white stone or a piece of chalk to mark their lucky days on the calendar. The unlucky days were marked with charcoal.
White phr"Give Somebody a Whitewash" - anything, as deceptive words or actions, used to cover up or gloss over faults, errors, or wrongdoings, or absolve a wrongdoer from blame. 2. in sport : a defeat in which the loser fails to score.
White phr"Hit the White" - in archery, the white being the circle of the target, to be right, make a good shot.
White phr"In Black and White" - printed, clear, unambiguous. 2. in writing, spelling out the deatails.
White phr"In the White" - in an unfinished state or condition, as furniture wood that has not been
White phr"Show the White Feather" - display cowardice (refers to crossbred birds, not regarde as useful in cock-fighting)
White phr"Stand in a White Sheet" - part of the ancient penance for incontinence was to stand before the congregation at Mass in white robed sheet. The term now designates the utmost penitence.
White phr"Swear Black and White" - assert adamanty.
White phr"White as A Sheet" - very white
White phr"White as Snow" - pure white, pristine, pure.
White phr"White Out" - to obscure or cover something with white; esp. white fluid used by typists. 2. to cover (errors in copy) with a white correction fluid. 2. to censor, as by obliterating words or passages with white ink.
White phr"Whiter than White" - unusually, unnaturally or exaggeratedly white, pur, holy, perfect.
White ant nA very destructive social insect of the Neuropterous order; also called a termite.
White ant vbTo destroy in the manner of termites or white ants. 2. to sabotage, to undermine, eat away.
White ant phr"To White Ant" - to destroy in the manner of termites or white ants. 2. to sabotage, to undermine, eat away. 3. with allusion to the supposed destruction of the brain by white ants, implying loss of sanity, sense or intelligence (Australian). 4. to sabotage during a industrial dispute, as a strike.
White-anter nA saboteur.
White-anting nThe act of sabotaging, undermining, eating away at. 2. sabotage.
White ants phr"Have White Ants" - eccentricity, insanity, thus to have white ants, to be crazy; with allusion to the supposed destruction of the brain by white ants, implying loss of sanity, sense or intelligence (Australian).
White-bear nPolar bear.
White-beard nAn old man, a man of advanced years. 2. of wheat, whitish in colour and less likely to fail in harvest. 3. of waves: whitetopped, as 'waves came solid green and white-bearded like frosty gaints racing.'
White beech nAmerican beech, Fagus grandifolia.
White bird nConscience of the soul (The White Bird". An Islamic belief that the soul of the just lie under the Throne of Allah, like white birds, till the resurrection morn.
Whiteboard nA white surface for use like a blackboard, but accepting felt-tipped pens and wax crayons.
White-bone nCostal or rib cartilage.
White-book nIn some European countries and Japan, a formal report issued by the government on some specail subject. 2. in englandan altrnate to th blue book; some called from the color of its binding.
Whitebread adjUsed of anything pertaining to White, mainstream styles, bland, unexciting, suburban. 2. White Anglo-Saxon, Protestant view or life style.
White-choker nPriest, reverend, minister of religion, clergyman; speliend, godsmith, soul-whisperer, make-god, man of the cloth; ghostly-father.
White Christmas nSnow at Christmas time.
White Cliffs nChalk cliffs, esp. those of Dover, regarded as a symbol of Great Britain.
White clover nA common varirty (Trifolium repens)of clover with white flowers.
White coal nWater considered as a source of power.
Whited adjCovered or coated with white. 2. whitewashed, as a wall. 3. whitened by deprivation of colour, bleached as cloth.
White-death nAfter or upon "the black death" - a name for tuberculosis, specially a disease of white men.
White dwarf nAstronomy, a dying star of low or medium mass, more solid or dense but less bright than the sun.
White feather nA white feather in the tail of a rooster was considered an indication that he was not true game breed. See "Show the White Feather"
White feather phr"Show the White Feather" - to show cowardice; to shirk one's duty, usually military.
White-feathered adjReceiving a white feather suggesting cowardice or lack of courage.
White feather phr"To Show the White Feather" - to be a coward, usually by one who is perceived as shrinking his responsibility to volunteer for military service in time of war.
White flax nGold-of-pleasure.
White-flight nThe movement of an older White population from the inner-cities of the U.S., generated by a perceived fear of newer non-white arrivals.
White-folk nApplied to white skinned people in the U.S.
White frost nHoar frost.
White gold nPlatinum. 2. any white substance regarde as valuable.
White-goods nDomestic linens, as sheets, towels. 2. electrical goods that are conveniently white, such as washing-machines and fridges.
White guilt nThe individual of collective guilt felt by some white people for the harm resulting from racist treatment of ethnic minorities by other white person's both historically and currently.
White-haired adjHaving hoary or white hair or down as a plant.
Whitehall nThe name of a street in London, used to designate the government offices situated there, or the civil service in general.
White-handed adjShirking work and/or responsibiity
White harvest nA late harvest, when the ground is white of a morning with a hoar frost.
White hat nA good person; hero. 2. a well-meaning computer hacker who hacks for a good cause a company, organization or government agencies without causing harm. See: black hat, grey hat, red hat".
White-hearted adjFainthearted, weak, ineffectual.
White heat nThat degree of heat or temperature (higher than red heat) at which metals and some other bodies radiate white light. 2. the state of being white hot. 3. the state of intense or extreme emotion.
White hope nA talented person is thought likely to bring success or victory (eg in sport).
White-horse nA white crested wave; white cap. 2. a figure of a horse on a hillside, formed by removing the chalk and exposing the underlying turf.
White hot adjHeated to such a degree as to radiate white light or heat. 2. very bright and hot.
White House nThe official residence of the President of the United States, situated in Washington DC.
White-hunter nA white man who professionally hunts his game.
White iron nPig or cast iron, having all its carbon in the combined state.
White-knight nAn individual or corporation that intends to acquire another company in order to avert a hostile takeover. 2.(fiction) a hero, savior, or righteous individual
White knuckle adjDisplaying or charcterized by extreme excitement or fear.
White knuckle rider nOne causing extreme excitement or fear.
White lady nA kind of spectre, the appearance of which generally forebodes death in the house.
White land nLand that is not designated or available for development or change of use.
White lead nA compound of lead carbonate and hydrated oxide of lead, used as a base and pigment for paint.
White lie nA lie that does no harm, and is more convenient or polite, than telling the truth.
White-lightning nIllicit home-brewed whisky or poteen.
White light nA combination off different wave lengths in the electronic magnetic spectrum.
White-lights nCandles, a collection of candle.
White-line nA traffic line on a road, separating the two opposing of traffic.
White-list nA list or collection of persons or entities that are known, listed or explicitly permitted as acceptable and trustworthy.
White list vbTo placed on a list (lit. & fig.) as one trustworthy or acceptable.
White-listed adjPlaced on a list (lit. & fig.) as one trustworthy or acceptable.
White-liver nA coward, faint-heart, dastard. 2. a flatterer.
White-livered adjFeeble-spirited, cowardly, dastardly.
Whitely adjWhitish, pale, light-coloured or fair of complexion.
Whitely advSo as to appear white, with a white colour or aspect.
White man nA man clothed in white. 2. a surpliced chorister. 3. a person of European extraction. 4. a man of honourable intention.
Whiteman phr"White man's Burden" - from Kipling poem "The White Man's Burden" - in which the task was the ruling of 'new-caught sullen people/ half-devil and half-child.'
Whiteman phr"White man's Grave" sobriquet, nickname for the result of the high mortality rate among colonists and missionaries in Africa, due to the tropical climate, disease and poor sanitation. 2. by extension any of the kind, subject to western colonialism or proselytizing that is comparably deadly.
White meat nFood prepared from milk. 2. dairy products, such as eggs, milk etc. 3. certain white or light coloured flesh foods, as turkey, chicken, veal, pork. 3. white women considered as sexual partners or conquests.
White monk nA monk of the Cistercian order.
White-mouthed adjFoaming at the mouth, raging, in a rage, extremely angry.
White mulberry nMorus alba, a short-lived mulberry tree, native to northern China, used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Whiten vbCovering or coating with white. 2. whitewashing.
Whitener nOne or something which whitens or bleaches.
Whiteness nThe quality or condition of being white. 2. of the human skin, lightness or fairness of complexion, pallor from emotion or from illness. 3. purity, stainless in character or quality.
White-night nA sleepless night. 2. a night when it is never properly dark, as in the high latitudes in summer.
Whitening nThe action or process of making or becoming white, bleaching, whitewashing.
White-out nA heavy snow storm; a blizzard.
White owl nThe British barn owl, Tyto alba.
White pepper nBlack and white peppercorns are both the fruit of the pepper plant, but they are processed differently. Black peppercorns are picked when almost ripe and sun-dried, turning the outer layer black. To produce white peppercorns, this outer layer is removed before or after drying, leaving only the inner seed.
White sale nA bargain sale of lingerie and linen clothes.
White Sea nAn inlet of the Barents Sea in North West Russia.
White sheep nA normal well-behaved individual among a group of discreditable individuals (black sheep).
White sheet nA sign of penitence.
White shoe nA stereotypical ivy league student, or white-shoe Wall st. lawyer.
White shoe adjAn effeminate or immature. 2. pertaining to mainstream social power structures.
Whitesmith nOne who polishes or finishes metal goods, as distinguished from one who forges them. 2. a worker in metals; a tin-smith.
Whitesmithing nThe trade of a whitesmith: a workman who forges things out of tin or pewter. 2. a tinsmith. 3. a worker who finishes or polishes the work, in distinction to one who forges it.
White smoke nFrom the ancient practice of releasing white smoke, or a white throsm, from a chimney of the Vactican to announce the result of a papal election. Black smoke was released if a majority decision hadn't been reached.
White-son nA beloved, darling or favourite son, a boy or man who is specially favoured,

2. a term of endearaament for a boy or usually man. 3. a surplice choir boy.

White soul nRythmn and Blues music performed by white artists; also known as " blue eye soul".
White-staff nA white rod or wand, carried as a symbol of office by certain officials.
White-stick nA piece of white wood used as a tally. 2. a stick carried by the blind.
White stone nA light stone formerly used for scrubbing; a donkey stone. 2. a kind of granite; a feldspar.
White-stone vbTo reckon as specially favourable or fortunate, as an allusion to the use of a white stone among ancients as a memorial of fortunate event. 2. to scrub with a stone, as in "to whitestone the path."
White stone phr"Mark with a White Stone" - as an allusion to the use of a white stone among ancients as a memorial of fortunate event.
White stone phr"Whitestone the Path." - to scrub with a stone.
White-tail nThe white-tailed deer. 2. wheatear.
White-tail spidernWhite-tailed spiders are spiders native to southern and eastern Australia, and so named because of the whitish tips at the end of their abdomens. Body size is up to 18 mm, with leg-span of 28 mm. Common species are Lampona cylindrata and Lampona murina. Both these species have been introduced to New Zealand.
White-tie nA white bow tie, worn with a swallow-tail coat. 2. a swallow-tail coat and all its accessories; the phrase is used on invitations, etc to indicate formal attire.
White-war nA war without bloodshed; economic warfare.
Whiteware nWhite Ware or "Vaisselle Blanche", effectively a form of limestone plaster used to make vessels, is the first precursor to clay pottery developed in the Levant that appeared in the 9th millennium BC, during the pre-pottery (aceramic) neolithic period. 2. a class of ceramic products that include porcelain, china, pottery, earthenware, stoneware, and vitreous tile, are usually but not necessarily white, and consist typically of clays, feldspar, potter's flint, and whiting.
Whitewash nA composition, as of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for whitening walls, woodwork, etc; a substance used for whitening walls and other surfaces, consisting of a suspension of lime or whiting in water, often with other substances, such as size, added 2. anything, as deceptive words or actions, used to cover up or gloss over faults, errors, or wrongdoings, or absolve a wrongdoer from blame. 3. in sport : a defeat in which the loser fails to score.
Whitewash vb(used with object) to whiten with whitewash. 2. to cover up or gloss over the faults or errors of; absolve from blame. 3. in sports(informal.) to defeat by keeping the opponent from scoring: The home team whitewashed the visitors eight to nothing. 4. 5. excuse, vindicate, exonerate.
Whitewash phr"Give Somebody a Whitewash" - anything, as deceptive words or actions, used to cover up or gloss over faults, errors, or wrongdoings, or absolve a wrongdoer from blame. 2. in sport : a defeat in which the loser fails to score.
Whitewashed adjA derogatory term used to describe a minority who has assimilated with western society.
Whitewasher nOne who whitewashes wall. 2. one who uses deceptive words or action to cover up or gloss over faults, errors, or wrongdoings, or absolve a wrongdoer from blame
Whitewashing nThe act of a worker (or person) who whitewashes walls. 2. one who uses in words (deceptively) or action covers up or gloss over faults, errors, or wrongdoings, or absolve a wrongdoer from blame.
White watch nOne of three watches at sea when not more than one-third of ship's company is closed aup at cruising stations.
Whitewater nA shallow or shoal water, white breakers or foam, as in shallows or rapids on the sea or a river.
White-wax nParaffin.
White-wedding nA wedding in which the bride is still a virgin. 2. a wedding where the ceremony is in a church where the marriage is initiated, followed by a reception where the ceremony is celebrated.
White weed nOxe-eye daisy, Chrysantheum leucantheum.
White week nA week that is in low demand because it is a holiday low season; esp.,used in time-share, but not limited to this industry.
White whale nThe Beluga.
White willow nSalix alba a species of willow native to Europe and central Asia. tThe name derives from the white tone of the underside of the species leaves.
White wine nAny clear, transparent not deeply coloured as hock, sherry, etc.
White Witch nA witch or wizard of good disposition - one who uses witchcraft for beneficial purposes. 2. one who practices White Magic.
Whitewood nAny of the various trees yielding a whitish timber, as the basswood, the tulip tree, the cottonwood, the wild cinnamon, etc. 2. the wood of these trees.
Whitewort nThe name of several plants with white flowers or roots, such as Feverfew, Solomon's seal, species of chamomile. See " World of Worts" : Stachys fluminensis, Leucas martinisense, Clinopodium martinsense.
Whitey nA white person or white people collectively.
Whither advTo which, or what, place? 2.
Whither-out advOut of what, from what source; whence. 2. in the direction in which, nearly, whereabout.
Whitherso advTo whatever place. 2. to or in any place to which. 3. wherever, whether to one place or the another; no matter what place. 4. whithersoever.
Whitherto advTo what place, state, result etc. 2. to what, whither, where, whereto.
Whitherward advTowards or to what place. 2. in what direction. 3. reference to a situation happening nearby or whereabouts. 4. fig. towards what? 5. towards the place that, usely in a generalized or indefinite sense. 6. towards any place that , whithersoever, towards which place, towards a place which one goes.
Whiting nA gadoid fish of the genus "Merlangus"
Whiting nA pure white chalk, levigated and washed for use in making putty and whitewash, as a pigment and for polishing.
Whiting vbThe action or process of making white.
Whiting-monger nA buyer and seller of whiting.
Whiting's eye nAmorous look, a leer.
Whitish adjThat which is white or becoming white. 2. somewhat white, palish, fair, white in hue. 3. inclining to or approaching white in colour. 2. qualifying other colours, as "whitish-green/ brown" indicating a pale or light tint of the colour specified.
Whitishness nThe quality or state of being whitish, whitish colour or tint.
Whitleather nWhite leather dressed with alum.
Whit-rack nA white rat: a weasel.
Whitsunday nThe seventh Sunday after easter, to commemorate the descent of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost.
Whitsuntide nThe whole week follow whitsunday.
Whitten nOE. - hwitingtreow. the water-elder or wild-guilder rose (Viburnum opulus). 2. the wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana). 3. the mountain ash or rowan (pyrus aucuparia)
Whittle nOE: hwitel- a white bed cover. 2. a cloak, mantle. 3. a blanket. 4. a baby's woollen napkin or flannel petticoat. 5. a shawl or wrap.
Whittle phr"Whittle Away" - remove the outer part of something in small pieces, using a knife. 2. remove, take away, one by one or little by little.
Whittle phr"Whittle Down" - make something thinner by slicing with a knife. 2. redoce the importance of something by small defrees.
Whittler nOne who whittles.
Whittling nThe fine shavings and chips made with a whittle and by a whittler.
Who prnWhat person or persons?: "Who did it?" 2. (of a person) of what character, origin, position, importance, etc.: "who does she think she is?" 3. the person that or any person that (used relatively to represent a specified or implied antecedent): "it was who you thought." 4. used relatively in restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses to represent a specified antecedent, the antecedent being a person or sometimes an animal or personified thing): "anybody who wants to can learn to swim." 5. archaic: the person or persons who.
Who phr"An Old Who" - the right man for the ..
Who phr"As Who Should Say" - in a manner of speaking, so as to say.
Who phr"Who Are You?" - ask another person for identification.
Who phr"Who Are You and What Have You Done with So-and-So"
Who phr"Who Cares?" - nobody cares; I at, least, don't care.
Who phr"Who Did It?" - who is responsible for a certain action.
Who phr"Who Does She/he Think She, He Is" - why does he/she etc behave , talk so pretentiously, authoritatively (the implication being that he has no right or reason to do so)
Who phr"Who He's When He's at Home" - who what/ is somebody/something?
Who phr"Who Knows" - a rhetorical question asked to express the idea that anything is possible or that anything could happen.
Who phr"Who On Earth" - who, which one?
Who phr"Who The Hell" - who, which person?
Who-all prnWho, as in "who-all were there"
Whodunit nA novel about a murder mystery - a "who done it." See "Whydunit"
Whoever prnWhatever person or persons.
Whole adjComprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole apple. 2. containing all the elements properly belonging. 3. undivided; in one piece: to swallow a thing whole.

4. maths . integral, or not fractional. 5. not broken, damaged, or impaired; intact. 6. undiminished, integral, complete. 7. unimpaired, perfect.

Whole nThe whole assemblage of parts or elements belonging to a thing; the entire quantity, account, extent, or number. 2. a thing complete in itself, or comprising all its parts or elements. 3. an assemblage of parts associated or viewed together as one thing; a unitary system. 4. whole, total mean the entire or complete sum or amount. The whole is all there is; every part, member, aspect; the complete sum, amount, quantity of anything, not divided; the entirety
Whole vbTo make whole, complete. 2. to become whole or healthy; to recover from sickness; to heal, as a wound.
Whole phr"As a Whole" - all things included or considered; altogether.
Whole phr"By the Whole" - by wholesale.
Whole phr"Full and Whole" - the whole number and amount; the whole lot, all, in all, altogether.
Whole phr"Go the Whole Hog" - to do something very thoroughly. Etym: 'hog" ?
Whole phr"In the Whole" - to the full amount.
Whole phr"Make into a Whole" - to assemble or unite.
Whole phr"On/Upon the Whole" - in view of all the circumstances; after consideration' considering all things. 2. disregarding exceptions; in general: On the whole, the man is well liked. 3. on the basis of the affair as a whole. taking it all together. 5. as the upshot or summing up, as the final result. 6. ultimately, in conclusion, in sum. 7. in respect to the whole. 8. not withstanding exception in details. 9. in general, in most part.
Whole phr"Out of Whole Cloth" - without foundation in fact; fictitious: a tale made out of whole cloth.
Whole phr"Upon the Whole" - speaking generally, altogether.
Whole phr"Whole and Some" - all and some.
Whole phr"Whole Nine Yards" - the whole nine yards or full nine yards is a colloquial American phrase meaning "everything, the whole lot" or, when used as an adjective, "all the way", as in, "The Army came out and gave us the whole nine yards on how they use space systems." Its origin is unknown and has been described as "the most prominent etymological riddle of our time".[2] One explanation is that it is to do with cutting material "A tailor making a high quality suit uses more fabric. The best suits are made from nine yards of fabric
Whole phr"Whole Shooting Match" - evry member, item, event, aspect.
Whole phr"Whole World and His Dog" - too many people, a whole crowd.
Whole-blood nFull blood. 2. Blood as taken direct from the body, especially that used in transfusions.
Whole-bred adjOf pure bred.
Whole-brother nSibling of the same parents, as distinct from half-brother or sister.
Whole-chested adjLoyal-heaerted.
Whole cloth nCloth of the full size as manufactured, as distinguished from a piece cut off a garment other other item.
Whole-eyed adjGazining intently.
Whole food nUnrefined food, containing no artificial additives. 2. an article of such food.
Whole-footed adjHaving whole or undivided feet, that is with the toes united. 2. web-footed as a bird. 3. treading with the whole foot on the ground. 4. walking not lightly or not on tiptoe. 4. unreserved, free and easy, free.
Wholeful adjHealth-giving, wholesome.
Wholefully advIn a manner wholesome and health-giving.
Whole-headed adjCompletely
Whole-hearted adjUndivided in allegiance or devotion, loyal, steadfast, faithful. 2. whole-souled. 3. completely devoted.
Whole-heartedly advEnthusiastically, without reserve, where one is wholehearted.
Whole-heartedness nThe state or quality of being undivided in allegiance and devotion. 2. steadfastness, loyality, faithfulness. 3. the state of being enthusiastic; energetic in one's effort and endeavor.
Whole-hog nThe whole of anything. 2. reliance or approval, trust. 3.
Whole-hog phr"Believe In the Whole Hog" - To accept or believe completely or totally in something.
Whole-hog phr"Go the Whole Hog"- to do something thoroughly or out-and-out, become involved without reservation.
Whole-hogger nOne who does something completely, or without reservation.
Whole-hogging nAction or act of doing something completely and thoroughly.
Whole-length adjExtending through the whole length. 2. exhibiting through the whole length.
Whole-life adjPertaining to or designating an insurance policy for which the premium are payable until the death of the insured person. 2. relating to a period of a whole or someone or something.
Whole milk nMilk from which no constituents have been removed.
Whole-minded adjGiving one's mind to something completely. 2. completely interested.
Whole-mindedness nState of being totally interested and enthralled in someone or something.
Wholeness nEntireness, completeness.
Wholesale nThe sale of products, often in large quantities, to retailers or other merchants. 2. bulk supply of; supply in bulk.
Wholesale vbTo sell in bulk or large quantity.
Wholesale adjOf or relating to sale in large quantity for resale. 2. extensive, indiscriminate, all encompassing.
Wholesale-ness nProfuseness, discriminateness.
Wholesaler nOne who sells goods wholesale. 2. a person or company that buys merchandise from manufacturers, importers or distributors and resells the merchandise to retail businesses and to business and institutional end users.
Wholesaley advIn a wholesale manner, profusely, extensively.
Wholesome adjConducive to or promoting of moral or general well-being; salutary; beneficial: wholesome recreation; wholesome environment. 2. conducive to bodily health; healthful; salubrious: wholesome food; wholesome air; wholesome exercise. 3. suggestive of physical or moral health, especially in appearance. 4. healthy or sound. 5. virtuous
Wholesomely advIn a way conducive to well-being in general with tendency or effect; beneficially salutarily. 2. so as to produce good health or being healthier. 3. in a way favourable to health. 3. remedially medicinally.
Wholesomeness nThe quality or condition of being wholesome, healthier in any sense.
Whole-souled adjWhole-hearted, loyal, steadfast, faithful.
Whole step nA difference in pitch that is equal to 1/6 of an octave. 2. a music interval comprising two half steps - called also a whole tone.
Whole wheat nMade from wheat grain and bran.
Whole-wise advAs a whole, completely, all at once.
Whole-world adj"The Whole World" - everybody, humanity, mankind.
Whole-word adj"Most important, the teaching of beginning reading was dominated by the "whole-word" or "look-say" method in which children learn to recognize entire words, rather than by the method of "phonics" in which they learn to sound out letters and groups of letters." 2. "word recognition is not simply a matter of learning unique whole-word forms."
Wholly advCompletely and entirely; to the full extent. 2. exclusively and solely.
Wholly-owned adjApplied to a company all of whose shares are owned by another company.
Whom prnWhat person or people; which person or people, as the object of the verb. 2. what person or people; which person or people, as the object of the preposition. 3. him, her, them (used as a relative pronoun as refer to previously mentioned person or people, as in 'he is a person with whom in work'
Whom phr"For Whom the Gods Love, Death is Young" - the only consolation for the death of good, talented, beautiful etc young people is that their presence is wanted in heaven .
Whomever prnObject case of whoever.
Who-ness nThat what makes a person who he or she is. 2. the state of being an isolated individual -" escaping the anguish of who-ness into the peace of wholeness."
Whomsoever prn(used instead of whomever) as the object of the verb or preposition,
Whon nA few, a little.
Whon adjFew, some.
Whon adv"Na Whan" - not at all. 2. a little whon.
Who-ness nThat which makes a person who he or she is . 2. the state of being an isolated individual.
Whore nA prostitute, harridan, skank, skanky ho.
Whore bath nA quick sponge bath by hand, using a wet washcloth or a pre-moistened towelette, to extend the interval between showers or clean up after casual sexual intercourse.
Whore-cop nA child born to a prostitute and on of her clients. 2. a bastard.
Whored adjProstituted, meretricious, whorish, whorey.
Whoredom nThe practice of playing the whore of or intercourse with whores. 2. illicit sexual indulgence in general, fornication, halotry. 3. acts of sexual immorality. 3. fig., esp. in biblical and religious use applied to idolatry or other forms of unfaithfulness to the true God.
Whoredomer nOne who practices whoredom, fornication.
Whore-house nA brothel, bordello, whore-sty,
Whore-hunt vbTo go after whores. 2. to practise fornication.
Whore-keeper nOne who keeps company with whores. 2. a brothel keeper.
Whore-man nA fornicator.
Whore-monger nOne who deals or has dealings with whores or prostitutes. 2. one who practices whoredom, a fornicator, a lecher.
Whore-mongering nThe practice or business of a whore-monger, fornication.
Whore-play nIntercourse with whores. 2. fornication.
Whorer nLecher, fornicator, whore-monger.
Whoreship nThe personality of a whore. 2. whore-mongering.
Whoreson nA bastard, love-child, an illegimate child.
Whore-sty nA brothel. bordello, whorehouse.
Whore-toll nA payment made by way of compounding for fornication or concubinage.
Whorey adjWhorish.
Whoring nThe activities of a whore; prostitution; promiscuous sex.
Whorish adjResembling a whore or whorish behavior; lecherous, fornicative. 2. having the character of a whore, addicted to whoring and whoredom. 3. lewd, unchaste (rarely of a man). 4. fig. esp., in religious and controversial use idolatrous, pagan, heathen-like.
Whorishly adjIn a whorish manner.
Whorishness nMeretricious, state or quality of lechery, whoredom, idolatry.
Whort nA whortleberry or its fruit.
Whose prnOf whom, belonging to whom; used as an interrogative pronoun, as in ' whose wallet is this? 2. of whom, belonging to whom; used as a relative pronoun, as 'this is the man whose dog caused the accident = this man's dog caused the accident. 3.(formerly proscribed) of which, belonging to which; used as a relative pronoun, as we saw several houses whose roofs
Whose phr"Whose the Cat's Mother? - She's the Cat's Mother"
Whoso prnAnyone, who, whoever.
Whosesoever prnWhatever person.
Why nThe reason.
Why advFor what cause, reason or purpose
Why conjThe reason that.
Why intjExclamation of mild surprize.
Why phr"Why(s) and Wherefore(s)" - for what reason?
Why phrWhy ever" - for what ever reason. 2. an emphatic expression implying perplexity or surprise.
Why phr"Why for" - for what reason.
Why phr"Why in God's Name?" - such expressions as What in God's name, Why in God's name, or How in God's name, emphasize how angry, annoyed, or surprised one is.
Why phr"Why On Earth?" - why, for what reason?
Why phr"Why the Hell" - why ? (with emphasis)
Whydunit nA story, play or film in which the main interest lies in the detection of the motive for some crime or action.
Why ever advFor what ever reason. 2. an emphatic expression implying perplexity or surprise.
Why for advFor what reason.
Why-for nReason.
Whyness nThat which causes a thing to be as it is. 2. the essential reason for something.
Why-not nA word, phrase or expression used in an attempt to leave an opponent, adversary, critic without a reply. 2. response of one who gives no reasons for his actions or behavior.
Why-not phr"To Have a Why-not" - to have an advantage over someone or in some situation.
Why-not phr"At a Why-not" - an advantage or an upperhand in a dilemma.

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