English dictionary


wick |wɪk| — any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action

wicked |ˈwɪkɪd| — having committed unrighteous acts

wickedness |ˈwɪkɪdnəs| — morally objectionable behavior

wicker |ˈwɪkər| — slender flexible branches or twigs (especially of willow or some canes); used for wickerwork

wickerwork |ˈwɪkərwɜːrk| — work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)

wicket |ˈwɪkɪt| — cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieces; used in playing cricket

wicket-keeper |ˈwɪkɪt kiːpər| — stands behind the wicket to catch balls

wickiup |ˈwɪkiːˌʌp| — a lodge consisting of a frame covered with matting or brush; used by nomadic American Indians in the southwestern United States

wide |waɪd| — broad in scope or content

wide-angle  — of or relating to a fisheye lens

wide-awake |ˌwaɪd əˈweɪk| — fully awake

wide-eyed |aɪd| — exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

wide-open |ˈəʊpən| — open wide

wide-ranging |waɪdˈreɪndʒɪŋ| — including much

wide-screen |ˈwaɪdskriːn| — (motion pictures) projected on a screen with much greater width than height

widely |ˈwaɪdlɪ| — to a great degree

widen |ˈwaɪdn| — become broader or wider or more extensive

widened |ˈwaɪdənd| — simple past tense and past participle of widen

widening |ˈwaɪdənɪŋ| — an increase in width

widespread |ˈwaɪdspred| — widely circulated or diffused

widgeon |ˈwɪdʒən| — freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals

widget |ˈwɪdʒɪt| — something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

widish |ˈwaɪdɪʃ| — Somewhat wide.

widow |ˈwɪdəʊ| — a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried

widowed |ˈwɪdəʊd| — single because of death of the spouse

widower |ˈwɪdəʊər| — a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried

widowhood |ˈwɪdəʊhʊd| — the time of a woman's life when she is a widow

width |wɪdθ| — the extent of something from side to side

wield |wiːld| — have and exercise

wieldy |ˈwiːldɪ| — easy to handle or use or manage

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

wife |waɪf| — a married woman; a man's partner in marriage

wifeless |ˈwaɪflɪs| — having no wife; unmarried or celibate

wifelike |ˈwaɪflaɪk| — befitting or characteristic of a wife

wifely |ˈwaɪflɪ| — befitting or characteristic of a wife

wig |wɪɡ| — hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair

wigging |ˈwɪɡɪŋ| — British slang for a scolding

wiggle |ˈwɪɡl| — the act of wiggling

wiggler |ˈwɪɡ(ə)lər| — one who can't stay still (especially a child)

wight |waɪt| — a human being; `wight' is an archaic term

wigwag |ˈwɪɡwaɡ| — send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code

wigwam |ˈwɪɡwɑːm| — a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides

wild |waɪld| — a wild primitive state untouched by civilization

wild-goose |ɡuːs| — any of many species of wildlife goose, such as the greylag goose or the Canada goose, whose wedge fly in a wedge or V form, or cuneiform, as opposed to the domesticated goose that would not fly.

wildcat |ˈwaɪldkæt| — an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field

wildcatter |ˈwaɪldkætər| — an oilman who drills exploratory wells in territory not known to be an oil field

wildebeest |ˈwɪldəbiːst| — large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail

wilderness |ˈwɪldərnəs| — (politics) a state of disfavor

wildfire |ˈwaɪldfaɪər| — a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration

wildflower |ˈwaɪldˌflɑːwər| — wild or uncultivated flowering plant

wildfowl |ˈwaɪldfaʊl| — flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food

wilding |ˈwaɪldɪŋ| — a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)

wildlife |ˈwaɪldlaɪf| — all living things (except people) that are undomesticated

wildly |ˈwɑɪldlɪ| — to an extreme or greatly exaggerated degree

wildness |ˈwaɪldnəs| — a feeling of extreme emotional intensity

wilds |ˈwaɪldz| — plural form of wild

wile |ˈwaɪl| — the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

wiles |wɑɪlz| — plural form of wile

wilful |ˈwɪlfl| — done by design

wilfully |ˈwɪlfəlɪ| — in a willful manner

wiliness  — shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

will |wɪl| — the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention

will-less  — Of a person, lacking volition, not exercising one's will

will-o'-the-wisp |wɪləðəˈwɪsp| — a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground

will-power |ˈwɪlˌpaʊə| — Alternative spelling of willpower.

willed |ˈwɪld| — Having a document specifying inheritance.

willful |ˈwɪlfəl| — done by design

willfully |ˈwɪlfəlɪ| — in a willful manner

willies |ˈwɪlɪz| — feelings of uneasiness

willing |ˈwɪlɪŋ| — the act of making a choice

willingly |ˈwɪlɪŋlɪ| — in a willing manner

willingness |ˈwɪlɪŋnəs| — cheerful compliance

willow |ˈwɪləʊ| — any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix

willow-pattern |ˈwɪləʊ pætən| — chinaware decorated with a blue Chinese design on a white background depicting a willow tree and often a river

willowy |ˈwɪləʊɪ| — slender and graceful

willpower |ˈwɪlˌpɑʊər| — the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

willy-nilly |ˌwɪlɪ ˈnɪlɪ| — in a random manner

willy-willy |ˈwɪliː| — (Australia) Alternative spelling of willy willy: a severe tropical cyclone or dust devil.

wilt |wɪlt| — any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots

wilting |ˈwɪltɪŋ| — causing to become limp or drooping

Wilton |ˈwɪltn| — a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile

wily |ˈwaɪlɪ| — marked by skill in deception

wimble |ˈwɪmbəl| — hand tool for boring holes

wimp |wɪmp| — a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

wimple |ˈwɪmpl| — headdress of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck and ears by medieval women

win |wɪn| — a victory (as in a race or other competition)

win over |ˈwɪn ˈəʊvər| — make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something

win-win |ˈwɪn ˈˌwɪn| — (of a situation or outcome) That benefits both or all parties, or that has two distinct benefits

wince |wɪns| — the facial expression of sudden pain

wincey |ˈwɪnsiː| — a plain or twilled fabric of wool and cotton used especially for warm shirts or skirts and pajamas

winch |wɪntʃ| — lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds

Winchester |ˈwɪntʃɪstər| — a city in southern England; administrative center of Hampshire

wind |wɪnd| — air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

wind off |wɪnd ˈɒf| — reverse the winding or twisting of

wind up |ˈwaɪnd ʌp| — finally be or do something

wind-break |ˈwɪndbreɪk| — Alternative spelling of windbreak.

wind-instrument |ˈwɪnd ɪnstrəmənt| — (music) a musical instrument that produces sound when air flows through it; reed instruments and brass instruments.

wind-swept |swept| — Exposed to the winds.

wind-tunnel |ˈwɪnd tʌnl| — A test facility through which air is forced in a controlled manner so as to study the effects of flow around airfoils, aircraft, motor cars etc.

wind-up |ˈwaɪnd ʌp| — (UK) A humorous attempt to fool somebody, a practical joke in which the victim is encouraged to believe something untrue.

windage |ˈwɪndɪj| — the retarding force of air friction on a moving object

windbag |ˈwɪndbæɡ| — a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics

windblown |ˈwɪndbləʊn| — used especially of trees; growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds

windbreak |ˈwɪndbreɪk| — hedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion

windbreaker |ˈwɪndbreɪkər| — a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

windcheater |ˈwɪndtʃiːtər| — a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

winded |ˈwɪndɪd| — breathing laboriously or convulsively

winder |ˈwaɪndər| — a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)

windfall |ˈwɪndfɔːl| — fruit that has fallen from the tree

windflaw |ˈwɪndˌflɔː| — A sudden, strong current of wind.

windflower |ˈwɪndˌflaʊ(ə)r| — any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves

windhover |ˈwɪndˌhəvər| — (UK) The common kestrel.

windiness |ˈwɪndɪnəs| — a mildly windy state of the air

winding |ˈwaɪndɪŋ| — the act of winding or twisting

winding-sheet |ˈwaɪndɪŋ ʃiːt| — burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

windjammer |ˈwɪndˌjamər| — a large sailing ship

windlass |ˈwɪndləs| — lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds

windless |ˈwɪndləs| — without or almost without wind

windmill |ˈwɪndmɪl| — a mill that is powered by the wind

window |ˈwɪndəʊ| — a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air

window-dressing |ˈwɪndəʊ ˌdresɪŋ| — The decorative display of retail merchandise in store windows

window-shopping |ˈʃɑːpɪŋ| — (idiomatic) The browsing of shop windows without any intention of buying.

window-sill |ˈwɪndəʊsɪl| — Alternative spelling of windowsill.

windowpane |ˈwɪndəʊpeɪn| — a pane of glass in a window

windowsill |ˈwɪndəʊsɪl| — the sill of a window; the horizontal member at the bottom of the window frame

windpipe |ˈwɪndpaɪp| — membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi

windrow |ˈwɪnˌdrəʊ| — A row of cut grain or hay allowed to dry in a field

winds |wɪndz| — plural form of wind

windscreen |ˈwɪndskriːn| — transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle

windshield |ˈwɪndʃiːld| — transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle

Windsor |ˈwɪnzər| — a city in southeastern Ontario on the Detroit River opposite Detroit

windstorm |ˈwɪndstɔːrm| — a storm consisting of violent winds

windswept |ˈwɪndswept| — open to or swept by wind

windward |ˈwɪndwərd| — the direction from which the wind is coming

windy |ˈwɪndɪ| — abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes

wine |waɪn| — fermented juice (of grapes especially)

wine-cellar |ˈwaɪnˌselə| — an underground place for storing wine at a constant temperature

wine-colored  — a red as dark as red wine

wine-coloured |ˈwaɪnˌkʌləd| — a red as dark as red wine

wine-cooler |ˌkuːlər| — Any piece of equipment used to keep wine chilled.

winebag |ˈwaɪnbæɡ| — A leathern bag formerly used to carry wine.

wineglass |ˈwaɪn ɡlæs| — a glass that has a stem and in which wine is served

wineglassful  — As much as a wineglass will hold.

winegrower |ˈwaɪnɡrəʊər| — A person or company that owns a vineyard and produces wine.

winemaker |ˈwaɪnmeɪkər| — someone who makes wine

winepress |ˈwaɪnpres| — a press that is used to extract the juice from grapes

winery |ˈwaɪnərɪ| — an establishment where wine is made

wineshop |ˈwaɪnˌʃɑːp| — A shop selling wine.

wineskin |ˈwaɪnskɪn| — an animal skin (usually a goatskin) that forms a bag and is used to hold and dispense wine

wing |wɪŋ| — a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

wing-commander |ˈwɪŋ kəˌmɑːndər| — A rank in the RAF, between that of squadron leader and group captain, equivalent to an army lieutenant colonel

wing-footed |ˌfʊtɪd| — Having wings on the feet; very fast.

wingbeat  — A single stroke made by the wing of a bird in flight.

winged |wɪŋd| — very fast; as if with wings

winger |ˈwɪŋər| — (sports) player in wing position

wingless |ˈwɪŋləs| — lacking wings

wingover |ˈwɪŋəʊvə| — An aerobatic maneuver in which an airplane makes a steep climb followed by a vertical flat-turn (the plane turns to its side, without rolling) and a short dive, levelling out to fly in the opposite direction from which the maneuver began.

wingspan |ˈwɪŋspæn| — linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil

wingspread |ˈwɪŋspred| — distance between the tips of the wings (as of a bird or insect) when fully extended

wingstroke  — wingbeat

wingy  — (archaic) Winged, or as if winged; inclined to fly.

wink |wɪŋk| — a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

winkers |ˈwɪŋkəz| — blocked leather eye shields attached to a (usually) harness bridle for horses, to prevent them from seeing backwards, and partially sideways; blinders in (USA).

winking |ˈwɪŋkɪŋ| — a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

winkle |ˈwɪŋkl| — small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked

winner |ˈwɪnər| — the contestant who wins the contest

winning |ˈwɪnɪŋ| — succeeding with great difficulty

winning-post |ˈwɪnɪŋ pəʊst| — The post that marks the end of a racecourse, sometimes equipped with a camera for recording photo finishes

winnings |ˈwɪnɪŋz| — something won (especially money)

winnow |ˈwɪnəʊ| — the act of separating grain from chaff

wino |ˈwaɪnəʊ| — a chronic drinker

winsome |ˈwɪnsəm| — charming in a childlike or naive way

winter |ˈwɪntər| — the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox

winterer |ˈwɪntərə| — (biology) Any animal (but especially any bird) that visits or resides in a specified location during the winter

wintering |ˈwɪntərɪŋ| — Present participle of winter.

winterize |ˈwɪntəˌraɪz| — prepare for winter

winterkill |ˈwɪntərˌkɪl| — The mortality resulting from lethal wintry conditions among a human, animal, and/or vegetal population.

winterly |ˈwɪntəlɪ| — Of or relating to winter.

wintertide |ˈwɪntətaɪd| — (archaic) wintertime

wintery |ˈwɪntrɪ| — characteristic of or occurring in winter

wintry |ˈwɪntrɪ| — devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

winy |ˈwaɪniː| — having the taste of wine

winze |wɪnz| — A steep shaft in a mine which joins two levels.

wipe |waɪp| — the act of rubbing or wiping

wipe away |ˈwaɪp əˈweɪ| — remove by wiping

wipe off |ˈwaɪp ˈɒf| — remove by wiping

wipe out |ˈwaɪp ˈaʊt| — use up (resources or materials)

wipe up |ˈwaɪp ʌp| — to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

wipeout |ˈwaɪpaʊt| — an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

wiper |ˈwaɪpər| — a worker who wipes

wire |ˈwaɪər| — ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

wire-cutters |ˈwaɪə ˌkʌtəz| — A hand tool resembling pliers, intended for cutting wires.

wire-haired |ˌwaɪə ˈheəd| — (especially of dogs) having stiff wiry hair

wired |ˈwaɪərd| — tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline

wiredraw  — (now rare) To stretch (some physical thing) out, as though drawing wire; to elongate.

wiredrawn |ˈwaɪədrɔːn| — Past participle of wiredraw

wireless |ˈwaɪərləs| — medium for communication

wiretapping |ˈwaɪərtæpɪŋ| — The installation or monitoring of wiretaps.

wiring |ˈwaɪərɪŋ| — a circuit of wires for the distribution of electricity

wiry |ˈwaɪərɪ| — lean and sinewy

wisdom |ˈwɪzdəm| — accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

wisdom-tooth |ˈwɪzdəm tuːθ| — (dentistry) One of the four (one upper and one lower on each side) rearmost molars in humans, which typically develop between ages 18-24.

wise |waɪz| — a way of doing or being

wiseacre |ˈwaɪzeɪkər| — an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments

wisecrack |ˈwaɪzkræk| — witty remark

wisely |ˈwaɪzlɪ| — in a wise manner

wisenheimer |ˈwaɪz(ə)nˌhaɪmə| — an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments

wish |wɪʃ| — a specific feeling of desire

wish-wash |ˈwɪʃwɒʃ| — any thin watery drink

wishbone |ˈwɪʃbəʊn| — the furcula of a domestic fowl

wishful |ˈwɪʃfəl| — desiring or striving for recognition or advancement

wishy-washy |ˈwɪʃɪ wɑːʃɪ| — weak in willpower, courage or vitality

wisp |wɪsp| — a small tuft or lock

wispy |ˈwɪspɪ| — thin and weak

wist |wɪst| — (archaic) Simple past tense and past participle of wit.

wistaria |wɪsˈteərɪə| — any flowering vine of the genus Wisteria

wistful |ˈwɪstfl| — showing pensive sadness

wistfully |ˈwɪstfəlɪ| — in a wistful manner

wistfulness |ˈwɪstfəlnəs| — a sadly pensive longing

wit |wɪt| — a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

witch |wɪtʃ| — a female sorcerer or magician

witch-doctor |ˈwɪtʃ dɒktər| — A person who is believed to heal through magical powers; a shaman.

witch-hunt |ˈwɪtʃ hʌnt| — searching out and harassing dissenters

witchcraft |ˈwɪtʃkræft| — the art of sorcery

witchery |ˈwɪtʃərɪ| — the art of sorcery

witching |ˈwɪtʃɪŋ| — the use or practice of witchcraft

with |wɪð| — Against.

with-it |wɪˈðɪt| — in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style

withal |wɪðˈɑːl| — despite anything to the contrary (usually preceding a concession)

withdraw |wɪðˈdrɔː| — pull back or move away or backward

withdrawal |wɪðˈdrɔːəl| — a retraction of a previously held position

withdrawn |wɪðˈdrɔːn| — withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

withdrew |wɪðˈdruː| — Simple past tense of withdraw.

withe |wɪθ| — band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems

wither |ˈwɪðər| — wither, as with a loss of moisture

withered |ˈwɪðərd| — lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

withering |ˈwɪðərɪŋ| — any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

withers |ˈwɪðərz| — the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals

withheld |ˌwɪθˈheld| — simple past tense and past participle of withhold

withhold |wɪðˈhəʊld| — hold back; refuse to hand over or share

withholding |wɪðˈhəʊldɪŋ| — the act of deducting from an employee's salary

within |wɪˈðɪn| — on the inside

without |wɪˈðaʊt| — (archaic or literary) outside, externally

withstand |wɪðˈstænd| — resist or confront with resistance

withstanding |wɪðˈstændɪŋ| — Present participle of withstand.

withstood |wɪðˈstʊd| — simple past tense and past participle of withstand

withy |ˈwɪðɪ| — strong flexible twig

witless |ˈwɪtləs| — (used as complement) to the utmost degree

witling |ˈwɪtlɪŋ| — a person who feigns wit, pretending or aspiring to be witty

witness |ˈwɪtnəs| — someone who sees an event and reports what happened

witness-box |ˈwɪtnəs bɑːks| — (chiefly UK) A witness stand in a courtroom.

witness-stand |ˈwɪtnəsstænd| — An enclosed area in a courtroom where witnesses give their evidence.

wits |ˈwɪts| — the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception

witticism |ˈwɪtɪsɪzəm| — a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

wittily |ˈwɪtəlɪ| — in a witty manner

wittiness |ˈwɪtɪ| — a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

wittingly |ˈwɪtɪŋlɪ| — with full knowledge and deliberation

witty |ˈwɪtɪ| — combining clever conception and facetious expression

wive |waɪv| — take (someone) as a wife

wives |waɪvz| — plural form of wife

wiz |ˈwɪz| — someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

wizard |ˈwɪzərd| — someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

wizardry |ˈwɪzərdrɪ| — exceptional creative ability

wizen |ˈwɪzən| — lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

wizened |ˈwɪznd| — lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

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