noun (wadd, ies)
- (colloquial) A cowboy.
- 1992, w:Cormac_McCarthy, Cormac McCarthy?, All the Pretty Horses,
- : This is how it was with the old waddies, aint it?
- One of the simple machines; A piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering (w:Wedge (mechanical device), Wikipedia article).
- (context, colloquial, UK) A quantity of money.
verb (wedges, wedging, wedged)
- I made a big fat from that job.
- (archaic) A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
- A group of goose, geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.
- To support or secure using a wedge.
- I wedged open the window with a screwdriver.
- To force into a narrow gap.
- He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa.
- To work wet clay by cutting or knead, kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.
- The soft neigh made by a horse.
- Of a horse, to neigh softly, to make a breathy whinny.
- a whippletree
- a wooden crossbar for a plough or carriage, pivoted in the middle, from which traces are fastened to a draught animal
- a domed hut, similar to a wigwam, used by some semi-nomadic Native American tribes.
- 1992: At that time there were still indians camped on the western plains and late in the day he passed in his riding a scattered group of their wickiups propped upon that scoured and trembling waste. " Cormac McCarthy?, All the Pretty Horses
- Anything that wiggles
- The larva of a mosquito
- (physics) A magnet designed to make a beam of charged particles follow a curving path in a accelerator
- (archaic or literary) outside, externally
- 1904: I knew that someone had entered the house cautiously from . " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez" (Norton 2005, p.1100)
adjective (woolli, er)
- Made of wool.
- Having a thick, soft texture, as if made of wool.
- (figurative) Of thinking, principles, etc, based on emotion rather than logic.
- That's the sort of thinking that causes wars to start.