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    WISE, a. s as z. [G., to know., L.]

    1. Properly, having knowledge; hence, having the power of discerning and judging correctly, or of discriminating between what is true and what is false; between what is fit and proper, and what is improper; as a wise prince; a wise magistrate. Solomon was deemed the wisest man. But a man may be speculatively and not practically wise. Hence,NWAD WISE.2

    2. Discrete and judicious in the use or applications of knowledge; choosing laudable ends, and the best means to accomplish them. This is to be practically wise. Genesis 41:33.NWAD WISE.3

    3. Skillful; dextrous.NWAD WISE.4

    They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. Jeremiah 4:22.NWAD WISE.5

    4. Learned; knowing; as the wise and the unwise. Romans 1:14.NWAD WISE.6

    5. Skilled in arts, science, philosophy, or in magic and divination. 2 Samuel 14:2.NWAD WISE.7

    6. Godly; pious. Proverbs 13:1.NWAD WISE.8

    --The holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise to salvation. 2 Timothy 3:15.NWAD WISE.9

    7. Skilled in hidden arts; a sense somewhat ironical; as the wise woman of Brainford.NWAD WISE.10

    8. Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing wisdom; judicious; well adapted to produce good effects; applicable to things; as a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.NWAD WISE.11

    9. Becoming a wise man; grave; discrete; as wise deportment.NWAD WISE.12

    WISE, n. s as z. [G.] Manner; way of being or acting.

    This song she sings in most commanding wise.NWAD WISE.14

    In fittest wise.NWAD WISE.15

    In the foregoing form, this word is obsolete, the use of it is now very limited. It is common in the following phrases.NWAD WISE.16

    1. In any wise.NWAD WISE.17

    If he that sanctified the field will in any wise redeem it-- Leviticus 27:19.NWAD WISE.18

    Fret not thyself in any wise. Psalm 37:8.NWAD WISE.19

    2. On this wise.NWAD WISE.20

    On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel. Numbers 6:23.NWAD WISE.21

    3. In no wise. He shall in no wise lose his reward. Matthew 10:42.NWAD WISE.22

    It is used in composition, as in likewise, otherwise, lengthwise, etc. By mistake, ways is often used for it; as lengthways, for lengthwise.NWAD WISE.23

    WISEACRE, n. More correctly wisesager. [G., a sayer, a predictor or foreteller.] One who makes pretensions to great wisdom; hence in contempt, a simpleton; a dunce.

    WISE-HEARTED, a. [wise and heart.] Wise; knowing; skillful. Exodus 28:3.

    WISELING, n. One who pretends to be wise.

    WISELY, adv.

    1. Prudently; judiciously; discretely; with wisdom. Proverbs 16:20; Proverbs 21:12.NWAD WISELY.2

    2. Craftily; with art or stratagem.NWAD WISELY.3

    Let us deal wisely with them. Exodus 1:10.NWAD WISELY.4

    WISENESS, n. Wisdom.

    WISH, v.i. [G.]

    1. To have a desire, or strong desire, either for what is or is not supposed to be obtainable. It usually expresses less than long; but sometimes it denotes to long or wise earnestly. We often wise for what is not obtainable.NWAD WISH.2

    This is as good an argument as an antiquary could wish for.NWAD WISH.3

    They have more than heart could wish. Psalm 73:7.NWAD WISH.4

    I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper. 3 John 2.NWAD WISH.5

    They cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. Acts 27:29.NWAD WISH.6

    2. To be disposed or inclined; as, to wish well to anothers affairs.NWAD WISH.7

    3. It sometimes partakes of hope or fear. I wish the event may prove fortunate, or less calamitous than we apprehend.NWAD WISH.8

    WISH, v.t.

    1. To desire. I wish your prosperity.NWAD WISH.10

    Let them be driven backward and put to shame, that wish me evil. Psalm 40:14.NWAD WISH.11

    2. To long for; to desire eagerly or ardently. It has this sense when expressed with emphasis.NWAD WISH.12

    3. To recommend by wishing.NWAD WISH.13

    I would not wish them to a fairer death.NWAD WISH.14

    4. To imprecate; as, to wish curses on an enemy.NWAD WISH.15

    5. To ask; to express desire.NWAD WISH.16

    WISH, n.

    1. Desire; sometimes, eager desire. Job 33:6.NWAD WISH.18

    2. Desire expressed.NWAD WISH.19

    Blisterd be thy tongue for such a wish.NWAD WISH.20

    3. Thing desired. He has his wish.NWAD WISH.21

    The difference between wish and desire seems to be, that desire is directed to what is obtainable, and a wish may be directed to what is obtainable or not.NWAD WISH.22

    WISHED, pp. Desired; or ardently desired.

    WISHER, n. One who desires; one who expresses a wish.

    WISHFUL, a.

    1. Having desire, or ardent desire.NWAD WISHFUL.2

    2. Showing desire; as wishful eyes.NWAD WISHFUL.3

    3. Desirable; exciting wishes. [Bad.]NWAD WISHFUL.4

    WISHFULLY, adv.

    1. With desire or ardent desire.NWAD WISHFULLY.2

    2. With the show of desiring.NWAD WISHFULLY.3

    WISHING, ppr. Desiring.

    WISKET, n. A basket.

    WISP, n. [G.] A small bundle of straw or other like substance; as a wisp of straw; a wisp of hay; a wisp of herbs.

    WIST, pret. of wis.

    WISTFUL, a. [from wist. The sense is stretching or reaching towards.] Full of thoughts; earnest; attentive.

    Why--dost thou so wistful seem?NWAD WISTFUL.2

    WISTFULLY, adv. Attentively; earnestly.

    WISTIT, n. The striated monkey; a small species of monkey from South America, with an annulated tail, the ouistiti of Buffon.

    WISTLY, adv. Earnestly.

    WIT, v.i. [G., to know. See Wise.] To know. This verb is used only in the infinitive, to wit, namely, that is to say. [L.]

    WIT, n. [See the verb and Wise.]

    1. Primarily, the intellect; the understanding or mental powers.NWAD WIT.3

    Will puts in practice what the wit deviseth.NWAD WIT.4

    For wit and power their last endeavors bend t outshine each other.NWAD WIT.5

    2. The association of ideas in a manner natural, but unusual and striking, so as to produce surprise joined with pleasure. Wit is defined.NWAD WIT.6

    What oft was thought, but neer so well expressd.NWAD WIT.7

    Wit consists in assembling and putting together with quickness, ideas in which can be found resemblance and congruity, by which to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy.NWAD WIT.8

    Wit consists chiefly in joining things by distant and fanciful relations, which surprise us because they are unexpected.NWAD WIT.9

    Wit is a propriety of thoughts and words; or in other terms, thoughts and words elegantly adapted to the subject.NWAD WIT.10

    3. The faculty of associating ideas in a new and unexpected manner.NWAD WIT.11

    4. A man of genius; as, the age of Addison abounded with wits.NWAD WIT.12

    A wit herself, Amelia weds a wit.NWAD WIT.13

    5. A man of fancy or wit.NWAD WIT.14

    Intemperate wits will spare neither friend nor foe.NWAD WIT.15

    6. Sense; judgment.NWAD WIT.16

    He wants not wit the danger to decline.NWAD WIT.17

    7. Faculty of the mind.NWAD WIT.18

    8. Wits, in the plural, soundness of mind; intellect not disordered; sound mind. No man in his wits would venture on such an expedition. Have you lost your wits? Is he out of his wits?NWAD WIT.19

    9. Power of invention; contrivance; ingenuity. He was at his wits end.NWAD WIT.20

    WITCH, n.

    1. A woman who by compact with the devil, practices sorcery or enchantment.NWAD WITCH.2

    2. A woman who is given to unlawful arts.NWAD WITCH.3

    3. A winding sinuous bank.NWAD WITCH.4

    WITCH, v.t. To bewitch; to fascinate; to enchant.

    Ill witch sweet ladies with my words and looks.NWAD WITCH.6

    WITCHCRAFT, [witch and craft.]

    1. The practices of witches; sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with the devil.NWAD WITCHCRAFT.2

    2. Power more than natural.NWAD WITCHCRAFT.3

    He hath a witchcraft over the king ins tongue.NWAD WITCHCRAFT.4

    WITCH-ELM, n. A kind of elm.

    WITCHERY, n.

    1. Sorcery; enchantment.NWAD WITCHERY.2

    2. Fascination.NWAD WITCHERY.3


    1. A species of elm, (Ulmus montana.)NWAD WITCH-HAZEL.2

    2. The hop-hornbeam, (carpinus ostrya.)NWAD WITCH-HAZEL.3

    The Virginian witch-hazel is the Hamemelis virginica, a shrub which flowers in autumn when its leaves are falling.NWAD WITCH-HAZEL.4

    WIT-CRACKER, n. [wit and cracker.] One who breaks jests; a joker. [Not in use.]

    WIT-CRAFT, n. [wit and craft.] Contrivance; invention.

    WITE, v.t. To reproach; to blame.

    WITE, n. Blame; reproach.

    WITELESS, a. Blameless.

    WIT-FISH, n. [white fish.] An East Indian fish of the size of a whiting; also, another East Indian fish, the Albula Indica of Ray.

    WITH, prep. [G.]

    1. By, noting cause, instrument or means. We are distressed with pain; we are elevated with joy. With study men become learned and respectable. Fire is extinguished with water.NWAD WITH.2

    2. On the side of, noting friendship or favor.NWAD WITH.3

    Fear not, for I am with thee. Genesis 26:24.NWAD WITH.4

    3. In opposition to; in competition or contest; as, to struggle with adversity. The champions fought with each other an hour. He will lie with any man living.NWAD WITH.5

    4. Noting comparison. The fact you mention compares well with another I have witnessed.NWAD WITH.6

    5. In company. The gentlemen traveled with me from Boston to Philadelphia.NWAD WITH.7

    6. In the society of. There is no living with such neighbors.NWAD WITH.8

    7. In connection, or in appendage. He gave me the Bible, and with it the warmest expressions of affection.NWAD WITH.9

    8. In mutual dealing or intercourse.NWAD WITH.10

    I will buy with you, sell with you--NWAD WITH.11

    9. Noting confidence. I will trust you with the secret.NWAD WITH.12

    10. In partnership. He shares the profits with the other partners. I will share with you the pleasures and the pains.NWAD WITH.13

    11. Noting connection.NWAD WITH.14

    Nor twist our fortunes with your sinking fate.NWAD WITH.15

    12. Immediately after.NWAD WITH.16

    With this he pointed to his face.NWAD WITH.17

    13. Among. I left the assembly with the last.NWAD WITH.18

    Tragedy was originally with the ancients a piece of religious worship.NWAD WITH.19

    14. Upon.NWAD WITH.20

    Such arguments had invincible force with those pagan philosophers.NWAD WITH.21

    15. In consent, noting parity of state.NWAD WITH.22

    See! Where on earth the flowry glories lie, with her they flourishd, and with her thy die.NWAD WITH.23

    With and by are closely allied in many of their uses, and it is not easy to lay down a rule by which their uses may be distinguished. It is observed by Johnson that with seems rather to denote an instrument, and by a cause; as, he killed an enemy with a sword, but he died by an arrow. But this rule is not always observed.NWAD WITH.24

    With, in composition, signifies for the most part opposition, privation; or separation, departure.NWAD WITH.25

    WITH, WITHE, n. [L., probably a shoot.]

    1. A willow twig.NWAD WITH.27

    2. A band consisting of a twig, or twigs twisted.NWAD WITH.28

    WITHAL, adv. Withaul. [with and all.]

    1. With the rest; together with; likewise; at the same time.NWAD WITHAL.2

    If you choose that, then I am yours withal.NWAD WITHAL.3

    How modest in exception, and withal how terrible in constant resolution!NWAD WITHAL.4

    2. It is sometimes used for with. But the word is not elegant, nor much used.NWAD WITHAL.5

    WITHDRAW, v.t. [with and draw.]

    1. To take back; to take from.NWAD WITHDRAW.2

    It is impossible that God should withdraw his presence from any thing.NWAD WITHDRAW.3

    We say, to withdraw capital from a bank or stock in trade, to withdraw aid or assistance.NWAD WITHDRAW.4

    2. To recall; to cause to retire or leave; to call back or away. France has withdrawn her troops from Spain.NWAD WITHDRAW.5

    WITHDRAW, v.i. To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place. We withdrew from the company at ten o’clock.

    She from her husband soft withdrew.NWAD WITHDRAW.7

    WITHDRAWING, ppr. Taking back; recalling; retiring.

    WITHDRAWING-ROOM, n. A room behind another room for retirement; a drawing room.

    WITHDRAWMENT, n. The act of withdrawing or taking back; a recalling.

    Their withdrawment from the British and Foreign Bible Society, would tend to paralyze their exertions.NWAD WITHDRAWMENT.2

    WITHDRAWN, pp. of withdraw. Recalled; taken back.

    WITHER, v.i.

    1. To fade; to lose its native freshness; to become sapless; to dry.NWAD WITHER.2

    It shall wither in all the leaves of her spring. Ezekiel 17:9.NWAD WITHER.3

    2. To waste; to pine away; as animal bodies; as a withered hand. Matthew 12:10.NWAD WITHER.4

    3. To lose or want animal moisture.NWAD WITHER.5

    Now warm in love, now withring in the grave.NWAD WITHER.6

    WITHER, v.t.

    1. To cause to fade and become dry; as, the sun withereth the grass. James 1:11.NWAD WITHER.8

    2. To cause to shrink, wrinkle and decay, for want of animal moisture.NWAD WITHER.9

    Age cannot wither her.NWAD WITHER.10

    WITHER-BAND, n. [withers and band.] A piece of iron laid under a saddle near a horses withers, to strengthen the bow.

    WITHERED, pp. Faded; dried; shrunk.

    WITHEREDNESS, n. The state of being withered.

    WITHERING, ppr. Fading; becoming dry.

    WITHERITE, n. In mineralogy, a carbonate of baryte, first discovered by Dr. Withering; rhomboidal baryte. It is white, gray, or yellow.

    WITHERNAM, n. In withernam, in law, a second or reciprocal distress, in lieu of a first distress which has been eloigned; reprisal.

    WITHERS, n. [This seems to signify a joining, from the root of with.] The juncture of the shoulder bones of a horse, at the bottom of the neck.

    WITHER-WRUNG, a. Injured or hurt in the withers, as a horse.

    WITHHELD, pret. and pp. of withhold.

    WITHHOLD, v.t. pret. and pp. withheld. [with and hold.]

    1. TO hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.NWAD WITHHOLD.2

    Withhold--your hasty hand.NWAD WITHHOLD.3

    If our passions may be withheld.NWAD WITHHOLD.4

    2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition. The sun does not withhold his light.NWAD WITHHOLD.5

    WITHHOLDEN, pp. The old participle of withhold; now obsolete. We use withheld.

    WITHHOLDER, n. One that withholds.

    WITHHOLDING, ppr. Holding back; restraining; retaining; not granting.

    WITHIN, prep.

    1. In the inner part; as the space within the walls of a house; a man contented and happy within himself.NWAD WITHIN.2

    2. In the limits or compass of; not beyond; used of place and time. The object is within my sight; within the knowledge of the present generation; within a month or a year.NWAD WITHIN.3

    3. Not reaching to any thing external.NWAD WITHIN.4

    Were every action concluded within itself--NWAD WITHIN.5

    4. In the compass of; not longer ago than.NWAD WITHIN.6

    Within these five hours Hastings livd untainted.NWAD WITHIN.7

    5. Not later than; as, within five days from this time, it will be fair weather.NWAD WITHIN.8

    6. In the reach of.NWAD WITHIN.9

    Both he and she are still within my power.NWAD WITHIN.10

    7. Not exceeding. Keep your expenses within your income.NWAD WITHIN.11

    8. In the heart or confidence of. [Inelegant.]NWAD WITHIN.12

    9. In the house; in any inclosure.NWAD WITHIN.13

    WITHIN, adv.

    1. In the inner part; inwardly; internally.NWAD WITHIN.15

    The wound festers within.NWAD WITHIN.16

    2. In the mind.NWAD WITHIN.17

    Ills from within thy reason must prevent.NWAD WITHIN.18

    WITHINSIDE, adv. [within and side.] In the inner parts. [Bad.]

    WITHOUT, prep.

    1. Not with; as without success.NWAD WITHOUT.2

    2. In a state of destitution or absence from.NWAD WITHOUT.3

    There is no living with thee nor without thee.NWAD WITHOUT.4

    3. In a state of destitution or absence from.NWAD WITHOUT.5

    There is no living with thee nor without thee.NWAD WITHOUT.6

    4. Beyond; not within.NWAD WITHOUT.7

    Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach.NWAD WITHOUT.8

    5. Supposing the negation or omission of.NWAD WITHOUT.9

    Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms from the French must end in our destruction.NWAD WITHOUT.10

    6. Independent of; not by the use of. Men like to live without labor.NWAD WITHOUT.11

    Wise men will do it without a law.NWAD WITHOUT.12

    7. On the outside of; as without the gate; without doors.NWAD WITHOUT.13

    8. With exemption from. That event cannot happen without great damage to our interests.NWAD WITHOUT.14

    9. Unless; except.NWAD WITHOUT.15

    Without, when it precedes a sentence or member of a sentence, has been called a conjunction. This is a mistake. You will not enjoy health, without you use much exercise. In this sentence, without is a preposition still, but followed by a member of a sentence, instead of a single noun. It has no property of a connective or conjunction, and does not fall within the definition. You will not enjoy health, this fact following being removed, or not taking place; you use exercise. This use of without, is nearly superseded by unless and except, among good writers and speakers; but is common in popular discourse or parlance.NWAD WITHOUT.16

    WITHOUT, adv.

    1. Not on the inside; not within.NWAD WITHOUT.18

    These were from without the growing miseries.NWAD WITHOUT.19

    2. Out of doors.NWAD WITHOUT.20

    3. Externally; not in the mind.NWAD WITHOUT.21

    Without were fightings, within were fears. 2 Corinthians 7:5.NWAD WITHOUT.22

    WITHOUTEN, for withoutan, the Saxon word, is obsolete.

    WITHSTAND, v.t. [with and stand. See Stand.] To oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand the attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments.

    When Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face. Galatians 2:11.NWAD WITHSTAND.2

    WITHSTANDER, n. One that opposes; an opponent; a resisting power.

    WITHSTANDING, ppr. Opposing; making resistance.

    WITH-VINE, WITH-WINE, n. A local name for the couch-grass.

    WITHWIND, n. A plant. [L.]

    WITHY, n. A large species of willow.

    WITLESS, a. [wit and less.]

    1. Destitute of wit or understanding; inconsiderate; wanting thought; as a witless swain; witless youth.NWAD WITLESS.2

    2. Indiscrete; not under the guidance of judgment; as witless bravery.NWAD WITLESS.3

    WITLESSLY, adv. Without the exercise of judgment.

    WITLING, n. [dim. From with.] A person who has little wit or understanding; a pretender to wit or smartness.

    A beau and witling perishd in the throng.NWAD WITLING.2

    WITNESS, n.

    1. Testimony; attestation of a fact or event.NWAD WITNESS.2

    If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. John 5:31.NWAD WITNESS.3

    2. That which furnishes evidence or proof.NWAD WITNESS.4

    Laban said, this heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Genesis 31:48.NWAD WITNESS.5

    3. A person who knows or sees any thing; one personally present; as, he was witness; he was an eye-witness. 1 Peter 5:1.NWAD WITNESS.6

    4. One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity b his testimony.NWAD WITNESS.7

    5. One who gives testimony; as, the witnesses in court agreed in all essential facts.NWAD WITNESS.8

    With a witness, effectually; to a great degree; with great force, so as to leave some mark as a testimony behind. He struck with a witness. [Not elegant.]NWAD WITNESS.9

    WITNESS, v.t.

    1. To see or know by personal presence. I witnessed the ceremonies in New York, with which the ratification of the constitution was celebrated, in 1788.NWAD WITNESS.11

    2. To attest; to give testimony to; to testify to something.NWAD WITNESS.12

    Behold, how many things they witness against thee. Mark 15:4.NWAD WITNESS.13

    3. To see the execution of an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity; as, to witness a bond or a deed.NWAD WITNESS.14

    WITNESS, v.i.

    1. To bear testimony.NWAD WITNESS.16

    The men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth. 1 Kings 21:13.NWAD WITNESS.17

    2. To give evidence.NWAD WITNESS.18

    The shew of their countenance doth witness against them. Isaiah 3:9.NWAD WITNESS.19

    WITNESSED, pp. Seen in person; testified; subscribed by persons present; as a deed witnessed by two persons.

    WITNESSING, ppr. Seeing in persons; bearing testimony; giving evidence.

    WIT-SNAPPER, n. [wit and snap.] One who affects repartee. [Not in use.]

    WIT-STARVED, a. Barren of wit; destitute of genius.

    WITTED, a. Having wit or understanding; as a quick witted boy.

    WITTICISM, n. [from wit.] A sentence or phrase which is affectedly witty; a low kind of wit.

    --He is full of conceptions, points of epigram, and witticisms; all which are below the dignity of heroic verse.NWAD WITTICISM.2

    WITTILY, adv. [from wit.]

    1. With wit; with a delicate turn or phrase, or with an ingenious association of ideas.NWAD WITTILY.2

    2. Ingeniously; cunningly; artfully.NWAD WITTILY.3

    Who his own harm so wittily contrives.NWAD WITTILY.4

    WITTINESS, n. [from witty.] The quality of being witty.

    WITTINGLY, adv. [See Wit.] Knowingly; with knowledge; by design.

    He knowingly and wittingly brought evil into the world.NWAD WITTINGLY.2

    WITTOL, n. A man who knows his wifes infidelity and submits to it; a tame cuckold.

    WITTOLLY, adv. Like a tame cuckold.

    WITTY, a. [from wit.]

    1. Possessed of wit; full of wit; as a witty poet.NWAD WITTY.2

    2. Judicious; ingenious; inventive.NWAD WITTY.3

    3. Sarcastic; full of taunts.NWAD WITTY.4

    Honeycomb was unmercifully witty upon the women.NWAD WITTY.5

    WITWALL, n. A bird, the great spotted woodpecker.

    WIT-WORM, n. [wit and worm.] One that feeds on wit. [Not in use.]

    WIVE, v.i. [from wife.] to marry. [Not in use.]

    WIVE, v.t.

    1. To match to a wife.NWAD WIVE.3

    2. To take for a wife. [Not in use.]NWAD WIVE.4

    WIVEHOOD, n. Behavior becoming a wife. [It should be wifehood.]

    WIVELESS, a. Not having a wife. [It should be wifeless.]

    WIVELY, a. Pertaining to a wife. [It should be wifely.]

    WIVER, WIVERIN, n. A kind of heraldric dragon.

    WIVES, plu. of wife.

    WIZARD, n. [from wise.] A conjurer; an enchanter; a sorcerer. Leviticus 20:27.

    The wily wizard must be caught.NWAD WIZARD.2

    WIZARD, a.

    1. Enchanting; charming.NWAD WIZARD.4

    2. Haunted by wizards.NWAD WIZARD.5

    WIZEN, v.i. To wither; to dry. [Local.]

    WO, WOE, n. [G.]

    1. Grief; sorrow; misery; a heavy calamity.NWAD WO.2

    One woe is past; and behold, there come two woes more hereafter. Revelation 9:12.NWAD WO.3

    They weep each others wo.NWAD WO.4

    2. A curse.NWAD WO.5

    Can there be a wo or curse in all the stores of vengeance, equal to the malignity of such a practice?NWAD WO.6

    3. Wo is used in denunciation, and in exclamations of sorrow.NWAD WO.7

    Wo is me; for I am undone. Isaiah 6:5.NWAD WO.8

    This is properly the Saxon dative, wo is to me.NWAD WO.9

    Wo worth the day. This is also the dative; wo be to the day.NWAD WO.10

    Wo is a noun, and if used as an adjective, it is improperly used. Wo to you that are rich. Wo to that man, by whom the offense cometh; that is, misery, calamity, be or will be to him.NWAD WO.11

    WOAD, n. [G.] A plant of the genus Isatis, cultivated for the use of dyers. The woad blue is a very deep blue, and is the base of many other colors or shades of color. Woad is first bruised in a mill, and then made into balls. It grows wild in France and along the coasts of the Baltic. The term woad is applied to the Reseda, weld or wold, and to the Genista tinctoria or dyers broom.

    WOAD-MILL, n. A mill for bruising and preparing woad.

    WOBEGONE, a. [wo, be, and gone.] Overwhelmed with wo; immersed in grief and sorrow.

    So wobegone was he with pains of love.NWAD WOBEGONE.2

    WODANIUM, n. A metal recently discovered in a species of pyrite, found in Hungary, which had been supposed to be an ore of cobalt. It has a bronze yellow color.

    WOESOME, a. Wosum. Woful. [Not in use.]

    WOFT, for waft. [Not in use.]

    WOFUL, a.

    1. Sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted.NWAD WOFUL.2

    How many woful widows left to bow to sad disgrace!NWAD WOFUL.3

    2. Sorrowful; mournful; full of distress; as woful day. Jeremiah 17:16.NWAD WOFUL.4

    3. Bringing calamity, distress or affliction; as a woful event; woful want.NWAD WOFUL.5

    4. Wretched; paltry.NWAD WOFUL.6

    What woful stuff this madrigal would be.NWAD WOFUL.7

    WOFULLY, adv.

    1. Sorrowfully; mournfully; in a distressing manner.NWAD WOFULLY.2

    2. Wretchedly; extremely; as, he will be wofully deceived.NWAD WOFULLY.3

    WOFULNESS, n. Misery; calamity.

    WOLD, in Saxon, is the same as wald and weald, a wood, sometimes perhaps a lawn or plain. Wald signifies also power, dominion, from waldan, to rule. These words occur in names.

    WOLF, n. WULF. [G., Gr.]

    1. An animal of the genus Canis, a beast of prey that kills sheep and other small domestic animals; called sometimes the wild dog. The wolf is crafty, greedy and ravenous.NWAD WOLF.2

    2. A small white worm or maggot, which infests granaries.NWAD WOLF.3

    3. An eating ulcer.NWAD WOLF.4

    WOLF-DOG, n.

    1. A dog of a large breed, kept to guard sheep.NWAD WOLF-DOG.2

    2. A dog supposed to be bred between a dog and a wolf.NWAD WOLF-DOG.3

    WOLF-FISH, n. A fish, the lupus marinus, (the Anarrhichas lupus of Linne;) a fierce voracious fish of the northern seas.

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