English dictionary


woadwaxen  — small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental

wobble |ˈwɑːbl| — an unsteady rocking motion

wobbler |ˈwɒblər| — something that wobbles

wobbling |ˈwɑːbəlɪŋ| — (of sound) fluctuating unsteadily

wobbly |ˈwɑːbli| — a member of the Industrial Workers of the World

Woden |ˈwoʊdn| — chief god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Teutonic Wotan

woe |woʊ| — misery resulting from affliction

woebegone |ˈwoʊbɪɡɔːn| — worn and broken down by hard use

woeful |ˈwoʊfl| — affected by or full of grief or woe

woefully |ˈwoʊfəli| — in an unfortunate or deplorable manner

wold |woʊld| — a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)

wolf |wʊlf| — any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs

wolf-whistle |ˈwʊlfˌwɪsl| — whistle or howl approvingly at a female, of males

wolfhound |ˈwʊlfhaʊnd| — the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves

wolfish |ˈwʊlfɪʃ| — devouring or craving food in great quantities

wolfman |ˈwʊlfmən| — a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again

wolfram |ˈwʊlˌfræm| — a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite

wolframite |ˈwʊlfrəˌmaɪt| — a mineral consisting of iron and manganese tungstate in crystalline form; the principal ore of tungsten; found in quartz veins associated with granitic rocks

wolfsbane |ˈwʊlfsbeɪn| — poisonous Eurasian perennial herb with broad rounded leaves and yellow flowers and fibrous rootstock

wolverine |ˈwʊlvəriːn| — a native or resident of Michigan

woman |ˈwʊmən| — an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

womanhood |ˈwʊmənhʊd| — the state of being an adult woman

womanish |ˈwʊmənɪʃ| — having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men

womanishness  — the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)

womanizer |ˈwʊməˌnaɪzər| — a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

womankind |ˈwʊmənkaɪnd| — women as distinguished from men

womanlike |ˈwʊmənlaɪk| — the trait of being womanly; having the characteristics of an adult female

womanly |ˈwʊmənli| — befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman

womb |wuːm| — a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus

wombat |ˈwɑːmbæt| — burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badger

won |wʌn| — the basic unit of money in South Korea

wonder |ˈwʌndər| — the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

wonder-struck |ˈwʌndə strʌk| — affected by or overcome with wonder

wonderful |ˈwʌndərfl| — extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers

wonderfully |ˈwʌndərfəli| — (used as an intensifier) extremely well

wonderingly |ˈwʌndrɪŋli| — in a curious and questioning manner

wonderland |ˈwʌndərlænd| — a place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder

wonderment |ˈwʌndərmənt| — the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

wondrous |ˈwʌndrəs| — (used as an intensifier) extremely well

wonk |wɑːŋk| — an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

wonky |ˈwɑːŋki| — turned or twisted toward one side

wont |wɔːnt| — an established custom

wonted |ˈwoʊntɪd| — commonly used or practiced; usual

woo |wuː| — seek someone's favor

wood |wʊd| — the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

woodbine |ˈwʊdˌbaɪn| — common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-black berrylike fruit

woodcarver |ˈwʊdˌkɑːrvər| — makes decorative wooden panels

woodchuck |ˈwʊdtʃʌk| — reddish brown North American marmot

woodcock |ˈwʊdkɑːk| — game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe

woodcraft |ˈwʊdkræft| — skill and experience in matters relating to the woods (as hunting or fishing or camping)

woodcut |ˈwʊdkʌt| — a print made from a woodcut

woodcutter |ˈwʊdkʌtər| — cuts down trees and chops wood as a job

wooded |ˈwʊdɪd| — covered with growing trees and bushes etc

wooden |ˈwʊdn| — made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood

woodenware  — ware for domestic use made of wood

woodland |ˈwʊdlənd| — land that is covered with trees and shrubs

woodman |ˈwʊdmən| — someone who lives in the woods

woodpecker |ˈwʊdpekər| — bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects

woodpile |ˈwʊdpaɪl| — a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel

woodruff |ˈwʊdrəf| — Old World fragrant stoloniferous perennial having small white flowers and narrow leaves used as flavoring and in sachets; widely cultivated as a ground cover; in some classifications placed in genus Asperula

woods |ˈwʊdz| — the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

woodshed |ˈwʊdʃed| — a shed for storing firewood or garden tools

woodsman |ˈwʊdzmən| — someone who lives in the woods

woodsy |ˈwʊdzi| — characteristic or suggestive of woods

woodward |ˈwʊˌdwɔːrd| — United States historian (1908-1999)

woodwaxen |ˈwʊdˌwæksʌn| — small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental

woodwork |ˈwʊdwɜːrk| — work made of wood; especially moldings or stairways or furniture

woodworker |ˈwʊˌdwərkər| — makes things out of wood

woodworking |ˈwʊdˌwərkɪŋ| — the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood

woody |ˈwʊdi| — abounding in trees

wooer |ˈwuːər| — a man who courts a woman

woof |wʊf| — the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

woofer |ˈwuːfər| — a loudspeaker that reproduces lower audio frequency sounds

wooing |ˈwuːɪŋ| — a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)

wool |wʊl| — a fabric made from the hair of sheep

woolen |ˈwʊlən| — a fabric made from the hair of sheep

woollen |ˈwʊlən| — a fabric made from the hair of sheep

woolly |ˈwʊli| — having a fluffy character or appearance

wooly |ˈwʊli| — having a fluffy character or appearance

woozy |ˈwuːzi| — having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

wop |wɑːp| — (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent

word |wɜːrd| — a unit of language that native speakers can identify

word-painting |ˈwɜːdˌpeɪntɪŋ| — a graphic or vivid verbal description

word-perfect |ˌwərdˈpərfəkt| — correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words

word-splitting |ˈwɝːd splɪtɪŋ| — making too fine distinctions of little importance

wordbook |ˈwɝːdbʊk| — a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)

wordiness |ˈwɝːdinəs| — boring verbosity

wording |ˈwɜːrdɪŋ| — the manner in which something is expressed in words

wordless |ˈwɝːdləs| — expressed without speech

wordplay |ˈwɜːrdpleɪ| — a humorous play on words

words |ˈwɝːdz| — the words that are spoken

wordsmith |ˈwɜːrdsmɪθ| — a fluent and prolific writer

wordy |ˈwɜːrdi| — using or containing too many words

work |wɜːrk| — activity directed toward making or doing something

work in |ˈwɝːk ɪn| — add by mixing or blending on or attaching

work off |ˈwɝːk ˈɒf| — cause to go away through effort or work

work on |ˈwɝːk ɑːn| — to exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something

work out |ˈwɝːk ˈaʊt| — come up with

work over |ˈwɝːk ˈoʊvr̩| — give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

work through |ˈwɝːk θruː| — apply thoroughly; think through

work up |ˈwɝːk ʌp| — form or accumulate steadily

work-in |ˈwɝːk ɪn| — occasion when workers continue to work as a protest against e.g. proposed dismissal or closure of the factory

work-shy |ʃaɪ| — disinclined to work or exertion

workable |ˈwɜːrkəbl| — capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

workaday |ˈwɜːrkədeɪ| — found in the ordinary course of events

workbag |ˈwɝːkbæɡ| — container for holding implements and materials for work (especially for sewing)

workbasket |ˈwɝːkbæskɪt| — container for holding implements and materials for work (especially for sewing)

workbench |ˈwɜːrkbentʃ| — a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic

workbook |ˈwɜːrkbʊk| — a student's book or booklet containing problems with spaces for solving them

workbox |ˈwɜːrkbɑːks| — container for holding implements and materials for work (especially for sewing)

workday |ˈwɜːrkdeɪ| — a day on which work is done

worker |ˈwɜːrkər| — a person who works at a specific occupation

workforce |ˈwɜːrkfɔːrs| — the force of workers available

workhorse |ˈwɜːrkhɔːrs| — machine that performs dependably under heavy use

workhouse |ˈwɜːrkhaʊs| — a poorhouse where able-bodied poor are compelled to labor

working |ˈwɜːrkɪŋ| — a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

working-class |ˌwɝːkɪŋˈklɑːs| — of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers

workload |ˈwɜːrkloʊd| — work that a person is expected to do in a specified time

workman |ˈwɜːrkmən| — an employee who performs manual or industrial labor

workmanlike |ˈwɜːrkmənlaɪk| — worthy of a good workman

workmanship |ˈwɜːrkmənʃɪp| — skill in an occupation or trade

workout |ˈwɜːrkaʊt| — the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

workplace |ˈwɜːrkpleɪs| — a place where work is done

workroom |ˈwɜːrkruːm| — room where work is done

works |ˈwɝːks| — buildings for carrying on industrial labor

worksheet |ˈwɜːrkʃiːt| — a sheet of paper with multiple columns; used by an accountant to assemble figures for financial statements

workshop |ˈwɜːrkʃɑːp| — small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done

workstation |ˈwɜːrksteɪʃn| — a desktop digital computer that is conventionally considered to be more powerful than a microcomputer

workweek |ˈwɜːrkwiːk| — hours or days of work in a calendar week

world |wɜːrld| — everything that exists anywhere

world-class |ˈˌwərld ˈˌklas| — ranking above all others

world-weary |ˈwɝːld wɪəri| — tired of the world

world-wide |waɪd| — involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope

worldliness |ˈwɝːldlinəs| — the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

worldling |ˈwɜːrldlɪŋ| — a person absorbed by the concerns and interests and pleasures of the present world

worldly |ˈwɜːrldli| — very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world

worldly-minded |ˈmaɪndɪd| — marked by materialism

worldly-wise |ˈwaɪz| — experienced in and wise to the ways of the world

worldwide |ˈwɜːrldwaɪd| — spanning or extending throughout the entire world

worm |wɜːrm| — any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae

worm-eaten |ˈwɝːm iːtən| — infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms

wormhole |ˈwɜːrmhoʊl| — hole made by a burrowing worm

wormlike |ˈwɝːmˌlaɪk| — totally submissive

wormseed |ˈwəːmsiːd| — rank-smelling tropical American pigweed

wormwood |ˈwɜːrmwʊd| — any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium

wormy |ˈwɜːrmi| — infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms

worn |wɔːrn| — showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

worn-out |aʊt| — used until no longer useful

worried |ˈwɜːrid| — afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

worrier |ˈwɜːriər| — thinks about unfortunate things that might happen

worrisome |ˈwɜːrisəm| — causing distress or worry or anxiety

worry |ˈwɜːri| — something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

worrying |ˈwɜːriɪŋ| — the act of harassing someone

worse |wɜːrs| — something inferior in quality or condition or effect

worsen |ˈwɜːrsn| — grow worse

worsening |ˈwɝːsənɪŋ| — process of changing to an inferior state

worship |ˈwɜːrʃɪp| — the activity of worshipping

worshiper |ˈwɝːʃəpər| — someone who admires too much to recognize faults

worshipful |ˈwɜːrʃɪpfl| — showing adoration

worshipped |ˈwɝːʃəpt| — regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god)

worshipper |ˈwɝːʃɪpər| — a person who has religious faith

worst |wɜːrst| — the least favorable outcome

worsted |ˈwʊstɪd| — a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns

worth |wɜːrθ| — an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value

worthily |ˈwɝːðɪli| — in a worthy manner; with worthiness

worthless |ˈwɜːrθləs| — morally reprehensible

worthwhile |ˌwɜːrθˈwaɪl| — sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest

worthy |ˈwɜːrði| — an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)

would-be |ˈwʊd bi| — unfulfilled or frustrated in realizing an ambition

wound |wuːnd| — an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

wounded |ˈwuːndəd| — people who are wounded

woven |ˈwoʊvn| — made or constructed by interlacing threads or strips of material or other elements into a whole

wow |waʊ| — a joke that seems extremely funny