- A common occupational surname of German origin. Widely known as the surname of the German composer w:Richard Wagner, Richard Wagner (1813-1883).
- an English occupational surname from someone who builds wagons
- A remote manipulation system in which a slave device mimics the motions of a master device manipulated directly by the operator.
- 1940: Robert A. Heinlein, Waldo
- : "Waldo flexed and extended his fingers gently; the two pairs of waldoes in the screen followed in exact, simultaneous parallelism."
- an northern English occupational surname from the occupation of treating cloth by "walking" it
- A surname, notably of the Scottish patriot William Wallace.
- (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since the nineteenth century.
- An alternative name (the German name) for Valais (the French name).
- (given name, male)
- An English occupational surname for a guard or watchman
- An English surname derived from a medieval given name, from Germanic war,warin "guard" + hari,heri "army", modern German Werner.
- An English surname, reduced from Warrener.
- (given name, male), occasional transferred use of the surnames.
- A surname.
- (given name, male) used in medieval England and revived in the nineteenth century, partly with reference to the surname.
- The county town of Warwickshire, England
- w:George Washington, George Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and first President of the United States of America, from 1789 to 1797.
- Washington, D.C., the federal capital of the United States since 1800.
- (context, by synecdoche) The government or administrative authority of the United States.
- "Washington"s conclusion that Israel likely misused U.S.-made cluster munitions by firing them at civilian areas in Lebanon has brought new pressure on Israel to review its wartime practices." " http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/israel_cluster_bombs Cluster-bomb report weighs on Israel, Yahoo News, January 30, 2007.
- A (USstate) Capital: Olympia.
- A town in the county of Tyne and Wear in the Northeast of England.
- (given name, male) popular during the first century of American independence, also in the form George Washington.
- (plural of, water)
- (third-person singular of, water
- Verb, water
- A northern English and Scottish patronymic surname derived from Wat
- w:Doctor Watson, Doctor Watson fictional character in, and narrator of the w:Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes stories
- Any character who performs as catalyst for the protagonist detective's mental processes in a mystery story; a consciousness that's privy to facts in the case without being in on the conclusions drawn from them until the proper time. After w:William L. DeAndrea?, William L. DeAndrea?, discussing Sir w:Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle.
- An English and Scottish surname derived from the given name Wat
- (plural of, watt)
- (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
- One who weaves
- web, World Wide Web
- an English and Scottish occupational surname for a weaver
- In the International System of Units, the derived unit of magnetic flux; the flux linking a circuit of one turn that produces an electromotive force of one volt when reduced uniformly to zero in one second. Symbol: Wb
- An English surname.
- (countable) Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
- If it isn't in a straight line or marked with a label, it's a .
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- (context, uncountable, slang) marijuana, Marijuana.
- (context, obsolete, uncountable) tobacco, Tobacco.
- (context, obsolete, countable) A cigar.
- (context, obsolete, countable) A horse unfit to breed from.
- (context, countable, UK, informal) A puny person; one who has with little physical strength.
- (rfv-sense) (countable) A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
- (rfv-sense) (uncountable) Underbrush; low shrubs.
- (rfv-sense, figuratively, or something?) (context, countable, figuratively) Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
- To remove weeds (unwanted vegetation) from (a cultivated area).
- I weeded my flower bed.
- An English surname, presumably originally a welshman.
- Archaic spelling of Welsh. Used in British regiment title w:Royal Welch Fusiliers, Royal Welch Fusiliers, spelling confirmed by Army order 1920.
- An old English surname, possibly deriving from the ancient word for woodland. The family is mainly located in the Southern regions of England.
- A gumboot.
- The capital of New Zealand.
- The Government of New Zealand
- a small cathedral city in Somerset, England; the smallest city in England.
- Any of several placenames in England and elsewhere
- The w:Wentworth Club, Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey
- An English habitational surname
- An English habitational surname for someone who lived in one of several places containing the elements "west lea"
- w:John Wesley, John Wesley, founder of Methodism
- (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since the eighteenth century, today often without any religious connotations.
proper noun (wikipedia, The_West)
- The western, Western world; the regions, primarily situated in the Western hemisphere, Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from Europe.
- The Western bloc; the countries of Western Europe.
- The Western United States in the 19th century era of terrestrial expansion; the Wild West.
- The western states of the United States.
- The western part of any region.
- Any of many placenames in England and Scotland
- An English and Scottish habitational surname.
- any of several place names
- an English surname derived from the place name
- (italbrac, used in combination with a preceding whole number) A vehicle having the specified number of wheels.
- a comparatively rare English occupational surname for someone who made wooden wheels
noun (wikipedia, Whistler)
- someone or something that whistles
- the whistling marmot
- the goldeneye
- (physics) an audio-frequency electromagnetic wave produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning
- a British surname from a nickname for someone with white hair
- A pimple formed by a clogged sebaceous gland, usually with a milky-white cap.
- Ruth knew that the whiteheads of her teenage acne were a temporary state of affairs, but that did nothing to quell her distress when an eruption hit just before prom.
- A habitational surname.
- (given name, female) derived from the surname, popular in the 1980s and 1990s.
verb (whittl, ing)
- a large knife
- (context, transitive, or, intransitive) To cut or shape wood with a knife.
- (transitive) To reduce or gradually eliminate something (such as a debt).
- , a sausage made from beef, chicken or pork, also a hot dog
- , a frankfurter
- , (colloquial) penis
- , someone who is nervous or afraid to partake in certain activities
- (comparative of, wild)
- An English patronymic surname derived from Wilkin
- An English and Welsh patronymic surname derived from the given name William
- (plural of, Will)
- (given name, male). (form of, A diminutive, William)
proper noun (PersonalName?)
- An English, Scottish and northern Irish patronymic surname derived from the given name Will (short form of William)
- (given name, male) derived from the surname.
- A town in Berkshire, England - famous for w:Windsor Castle, Windsor Castle
- Several other places in England, Australia, Canada and the United States
- An English habitational surname from the town in Berkshire
- A male given name transferred from the surname
- The Royal w:House of Windsor, House of Windsor
- Plural of winter.
- In the winter.
verb (wis, es)
- (archaic) way, manner
- To become wise.
- (transitive, slang) Usually with "up", to inform.
adjective (wiser, wisest)
- Mo wised him up about his situation.
- (intransitive, slang) Usually with "up", to learn.
- ''After Mo had a word with him, he wised up.
- Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.
- Storing extra food for the winter was a wise decision.
- They were considered the wise old men of the administration.
- (colloquial) Disrespectful.
- Don't get wise with me!
- (intransitive) To shrivel, droop or dry up, especially from lack of water
- (intransitive) To become helpless due to emotion
- (transitive) To cause to shrivel or dry up
- (transitive) To make helpless due to emotion
verb (wolfs, wolfing, wolfed, wolfed)
- A large wild canid (member of the dog family), closely related to, and at times consanguineous to the domestic dog, which is considered a subspecies of the wolf.
- (the Wolf) The constellation w:Lupus, Lupus.
- A man who makes amorous advances on many women.
- (transitive) To devour; to gobble; to eat (something) voraciously.
- An English topographic surname for someone who lived in or near a wood
- An English occupational surname for a woodsman
- (herb) an herb used for flavouring wines and liqueurs.
- A city in Worcestershire, England
- w: William Wordsworth, William Wordsworth (1770 " 1850); a major English romantic poet who helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature. Wordsworth was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.
- (uncountable) labour, Labour, employment, occupation, job.
verb (works, working, worked or rarely, wrought)
- I go to everyday.
- (uncountable) effort, Effort expended on a particular task.
- Holding a brick over your head is hard .
- It takes a lot of to write a dictionary.
- (uncountable) (context, Physics) A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force
- distance. No work is done if the object does not move.
- Work is done against friction to drag a bag along the ground.
- (uncountable) (Thermodynamics) A nonthermal First Law energy in transit between one form or repository and another. Also, a means of accomplishing such transit.http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0004055.
- (countable) A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.
- It is a of art.
- (uncountable) The place where one is employed.
- He hasn"t come home yet, he"s still at .
- (countable) A fortification.
- William the Conqueror fortified many castles, throwing up new ramparts, bastions and all manner of works.
- (intransitive) To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.
- He"s working in a bar.
- (transitive) To effect by gradual degrees.
- He worked his way through the crowd.
- The dye worked its way through.
- (transitive) To embroider with thread.
- (transitive) To set into action.
- He worked the levers.
- (transitive) (context, Zymurgy) To cause to ferment.
- (transitive) To exhaust, by working (as a mine).
- (transitive) To shape, form, or improve a material (as stone or metal).
- (transitive) To operate in a certain place, area, or speciality.
- She works the night clubs.
- The salesman works the Midwest.
- This artist works mostly in acrylics.
- (transitive) To operate in or through; as, to work the phones.
- (transitive) To provoke or excite; to influence.
- The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy.
- (transitive) To use or manipulate to one"s advantage.
- She knows how to the system.
- (transitive) To cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
- I cannot a miracle.
- (transitive) To cause to work.
- He is working his servants hard.
- (intransitive) To function correctly; to act as intended; to achieve the goal designed for.
- He pointed at the car and asked, "Does it "?
- He looked at the bottle of pain pills, wondering if they would .
- My plan didn"t .
- (intransitive) (figuratively) To influence.
- They worked on her to join the group.
- (intransitive) To effect by gradual degrees; as, to work into the earth.
- (intransitive) To move in an agitated manner.
- His fingers worked with tension.
- (intransitive) To behave in a certain way when handled;
- This dough does not easily.
- The soft metal works well.
noun (plural wrens)
- Members of a mainly New World passerine bird family Troglodytidae.
- Small bird of similar appearance to a true wren.
- a British occupational surname from a maker of machinery; found in many combinations such as Cartwright
- an American surname; a confused anglicization of the French le droit
- a letter of the Old English alphabet, borrowed from the futhark and used to represent the sound of w; replaced in Middle English times by the digraph uu, which later developed into the letter w.
- A unit of thickness in masonry construction defined by the quantity of masonry units 4" or greater.
- That wall has to be at least three wythes of brick to support your load.