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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