English dictionary


weak |wiːk| — overly diluted; thin and insipid

weak-kneed |wiːk ˈniːd| — lacking will power or resolution

weaken |ˈwiːkən| — lessen the strength of

weakened |ˈwiːkənd| — impaired by diminution

weakening |ˈwiːkənɪŋ| — becoming weaker

weakling |ˈwiːklɪŋ| — a person who is physically weak and ineffectual

weakly |ˈwiːkli| — in a weak or feeble manner or to a minor degree

weakness |ˈwiːknəs| — a flaw or weak point

weal |wiːl| — a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

weald |wiːld| — an area of open or forested country

wealth |welθ| — the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money

wealthy |ˈwelθi| — having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

wean |wiːn| — gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk

weapon |ˈwepən| — any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

weaponless |ˈwepənləs| — without a weapon

weaponry |ˈwepənri| — weapons considered collectively

wear |wer| — impairment resulting from long use

wear away |ˈwer əˈweɪ| — cut away in small pieces

wear down |ˈwer ˈdaʊn| — exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

wear off |ˈwer ˈɒf| — deteriorate through use or stress

wear on |ˈwer ɑːn| — pass slowly (of time)

wear out |ˈwer ˈaʊt| — exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

wearer |ˈwerər| — a person who wears or carries or displays something as a body covering or accessory

wearied |ˈwɪrid| — exhausted

weariness |ˈwɪrinəs| — temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

wearing |ˈwerɪŋ| — (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

wearisome |ˈwɪrisəm| — so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

weary |ˈwɪri| — exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

weasel |ˈwiːzl| — a person who is regarded as treacherous or sneaky

weather |ˈweðər| — the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

weather-beaten |ˈweðə biːtən| — tanned and coarsened from being outdoors

weather-bound |ˈweðə baʊnd| — delayed or shut in by bad weather

weatherboard |ˈweðərbɔːrd| — a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below

weathercock |ˈweðərkɑːk| — weathervane with a vane in the form of a rooster

weathered |ˈweT͟Hərd| — worn by exposure to the weather

weatherglass |ˈweðərˌɡlæs| — a simple barometer for indicating changes in atmospheric pressure

weatherman |ˈweðərmæn| — predicts the weather

weatherproof |ˈweðərpruːf| — make resistant to bad weather

weatherstrip |ˈweT͟Hərˌstrip| — a narrow strip of material to cover the joint of a door or window to exclude the cold

weave |wiːv| — pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric

weaver |ˈwiːvər| — a craftsman who weaves cloth

weaving |ˈwiːvɪŋ| — creating fabric

web |web| — an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving

web-toed |ˈweb toʊd| — having feet with webbed toes

webbed |webd| — having open interstices or resembling a web

webbing |ˈwebɪŋ| — something forming a web (as between the toes of birds)

webcam |ˈwebkæm| — a digital camera designed to take digital photographs and transmit them over the internet

website |ˈwebsaɪt| — a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web

wed |wed| — the fourth day of the week; the third working day

wedded |ˈwedəd| — having been taken in marriage

wedding |ˈwedɪŋ| — the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

wedge |wedʒ| — any shape that is triangular in cross section

wedged |ˈwedʒd| — wedged or packed in together

Wedgwood |ˈweˌdʒwʊd| — English potter (1730-1795)

wedlock |ˈwedlɑːk| — the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)

Wednesday |ˈwenzdeɪ| — the fourth day of the week; the third working day

wee |wiː| — a short time

wee-wee |ˈwiː wiː| — eliminate urine

weed |wiːd| — any plant that crowds out cultivated plants

weed out |ˈwiːd ˈaʊt| — remove unwanted elements

weedy |ˈwiːdi| — being very thin

week |wiːk| — any period of seven consecutive days

weekday |ˈwiːkdeɪ| — any day except Sunday (and sometimes except Saturday)

weekend |ˈwiːkend| — a time period usually extending from Friday night through Sunday; more loosely defined as any period of successive days including one and only one Sunday

weekender |ˌwiːkˈendər| — someone who vacations on a weekend

weekly |ˈwiːkli| — a periodical that is published every week (or 52 issues per year)

weenie |ˈwiːni| — a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

weeny |ˈwiːni| — (used informally) very small

weep |wiːp| — shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain

weeper |ˈwiːpər| — a person who weeps

weeping |ˈwiːpɪŋ| — the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

weepy |ˈwiːpi| — liable to weep easily

weevil |ˈwiːvl| — any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles

weft |weft| — the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

weigh |weɪ| — have a certain weight

weigh down |ˈweɪ ˈdaʊn| — be oppressive or disheartening to

weigh on |ˈweɪ ɑːn| — be oppressive or disheartening to

weighbridge |ˈweɪbrɪdʒ| — platform scale flush with a roadway for weighing vehicles and cattle etc

weigher |ˈweɪə| — an official who weighs and records the weight

weighing |ˈweɪɪŋ| — careful consideration

weight |weɪt| — the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

weight down |ˈweɪt ˈdaʊn| — weight down with a load

weighted |ˈweɪt̬ɪd| — made heavy or weighted down with weariness

weighting |ˈweɪtɪŋ| — (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance

weightless |ˈweɪtləs| — having little or no weight or apparent gravitational pull; light

weightlessness |ˈweɪtləsnəs| — the property of being comparatively small in weight

weightlifter |ˈweɪˌtlɪftər| — an athlete who lifts barbells

weightlifting |ˈweɪtlɪftɪŋ| — bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights

weighty |ˈweɪti| — powerfully persuasive

weir |wɪr| — a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow

weird |wɪrd| — fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters

weirdie |ˈwɪədi| — someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

weirdness |ˈwɪrdnəs| — strikingly out of the ordinary

weirdo |ˈwɪrdoʊ| — someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

weirdy |ˈwiːrdiː| — someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

weisenheimer  — an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments

welch |ˈweltʃ| — cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt

welcome |ˈwelkəm| — the state of being welcome

welcoming |ˈwelkəmɪŋ| — very cordial

weld |weld| — European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America

welder |ˈweldər| — joins pieces of metal by welding them together

welding |ˈweldɪŋ| — fastening two pieces of metal together by softening with heat and applying pressure

welfare |ˈwelfer| — governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

welkin |ˈwelkɪn| — the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

well |wel| — a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine

well-advised |ˌwel ədˈvaɪzd| — having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel

well-appointed |ˌwel əˈpoɪntɪd| — having a full array of suitable equipment or furnishings

well-balanced |wel ˈbælənst| — in an optimal state of balance or equilibrium

well-behaved |ˌwel bɪˈheɪvd| — (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct

well-being |wel ˈbiːɪŋ| — a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

well-bred |ˈwel bred| — of good upbringing

well-conducted |ˌwel kənˈdʌktɪd| — characterized by good organization and control

well-connected |ˌwel kəˈnektɪd| — connected by blood or close acquaintance with people of wealth or social position

well-defined |ˈweldɪˈfaɪnd| — having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges

well-disposed |ˌwel dɪsˈpoʊzd| — inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

well-done |ˈwelˈdʌn| — (meat) cooked until there is no pink meat left inside

well-educated |ˈwelˈedjuːkeɪtɪd| — highly educated; having extensive information or understanding

well-endowed  — (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves

well-favored  — pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion

well-favoured |wel ˈfeɪvəd| — pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion

well-fed |ˈwelˈfed| — properly nourished

well-found |ˈwel faʊnd| — having a full array of suitable equipment or furnishings

well-founded |wel ˈfaʊndɪd| — based on sound reasoning or evidence

well-groomed |wel ˈɡruːmd| — having tasteful clothing and being scrupulously neat

well-grounded |wel ˈɡraʊndɪd| — logically valid

well-heeled |wel ˈhɪəld| — in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

well-informed |ˌwel ɪnˈfɔːrmd| — possessing sound knowledge

well-intentioned |ˌwel ɪnˈtenʃənd| — marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results

well-knit |ˈwel nɪt| — strongly and firmly constructed

well-known |ˈwel noʊn| — widely or fully known

well-lined |wel ˈlaɪnd| — full of money

well-made |ˈwelˈmeɪd| — skillfully constructed

well-mannered |ˈwelˈmænəd| — of good upbringing

well-marked |ˈwel mɑːrkt| — clearly indicated

well-meaning |ˈwel miːnɪŋ| — not unfriendly or threatening

well-meant |ˈwel ment| — marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results

well-nigh |ˈwel naɪ| — (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

well-off |ˈwelˈɒf| — in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

well-ordered |ˈwelˈɔːdəd| — ordered well

well-proportioned |ˈwelprəˈpɔːʃənd| — of pleasing proportions

well-qualified  — more than adequately qualified

well-read |ˈwel red| — well informed or deeply versed through reading

well-rounded |wel ˈraʊndɪd| — many-sided

well-set |ˈwel set| — strongly and firmly constructed

well-spoken |ˈwel spoʊkən| — speaking or spoken fittingly or pleasingly

well-thought-of |ˈwelˈθɔːtɒv| — receiving deferential regard

well-timed |wel ˈtaɪmd| — at an opportune time

well-to-do |ˌwel tə ˈduː| — in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

well-tried |wel ˈtraɪd| — tested and proved useful or correct

well-turned |wel ˈtɝːnd| — of a pleasing shape

well-wisher |ˈwel wɪʃər| — someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful

well-wishing |ˈwelˈwɪʃɪŋ| — an expression of good will from one person to another

well-worn |ˈwel wɔːrn| — showing signs of much wear or use

wellhead |ˈwelˌhed| — the source of water for a well

wellness |ˈwelnəs| — a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease

wellspring |ˈwelsprɪŋ| — the source of water for a well

welsh |welʃ| — a native or resident of Wales

Welshman |ˈwelʃmən| — a native or resident of Wales

welt |welt| — a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

welter |ˈweltər| — a confused multitude of things

welterweight |ˈweltərweɪt| — a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)

wen |wen| — a common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked

wench |wentʃ| — informal terms for a (young) woman

wend |wend| — direct one's course or way

werewolf |ˈwerwʊlf| — a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again

west |west| — the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America

wester |ˈwestər| — wind that blows from west to east

westerly |ˈwestərli| — the winds from the west that occur in the temperate zones of the Earth

western |ˈwestərn| — a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development

westerner |ˈwestərnər| — an inhabitant of a western area; especially of the U.S.

westernize |ˈwestərnaɪz| — make western in character

westernmost |ˈwestənmoʊst| — farthest to the west

westward |ˈwestwərd| — the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees

westwards |ˈwestwərdz| — toward the west

wet |wet| — wetness caused by water

wet-nurse |ˈwet nərs| — a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else

wetback |ˈwetbæk| — (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent

wether |ˈweT͟Hər| — male sheep especially a castrated one

wetland |ˈwetlənd| — a low area where the land is saturated with water

wetness |ˈwetnəs| — the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)

wetting |ˈwetɪŋ| — the act of making something wet