Dialect form of winsome: joyful, joyous. 2. smart, trimly dressed; lively. 2. twisted (North); ill-natured.
In OE. chiefly, and in later use only in poetic use : 1. one who fights, a fighting man. 2. warrior, soldier. 3. a noble, vigorous man, hence gen. a man or person. 4. applied to the Devil, as 'be the wye that all the world wrought.' 5. a woman, lady.
Apllied to the old English runic (=w)
lane, narrow street or passage.
The higher end of a narrow street.
A leg band. 2. a small, strong rope for tying sails.