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WA Tweet Definition of WA Like Definition of WA on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Washington, a state of the United States of America.
  2. (netball) wing attack
initialism
  1. Western Australia
Wagga Wagga Tweet Definition of Wagga Wagga Like Definition of Wagga Wagga on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a city in New South Wales, Australia
Wales Tweet Definition of Wales Like Definition of Wales on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A principality in the west of, and one of the constituent nations of, the United Kingdom.
Walker Tweet Definition of Walker Like Definition of Walker on Facebook
proper noun
  1. an northern English occupational surname from the occupation of treating cloth by "walking" it
Wallachia Tweet Definition of Wallachia Like Definition of Wallachia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A former principality in Eastern Europe, now part of South Romania.
Warren Tweet Definition of Warren Like Definition of Warren on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname.
  2. (given name, male) used in medieval England and revived in the nineteenth century, partly with reference to the surname.
Warrington Tweet Definition of Warrington Like Definition of Warrington on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Cheshire, England
Warsaw Tweet Definition of Warsaw Like Definition of Warsaw on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Poland.
Warwick Tweet Definition of Warwick Like Definition of Warwick on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The county town of Warwickshire, England
Warwickshire Tweet Definition of Warwickshire Like Definition of Warwickshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An inland county of England bordered by Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.
wash Tweet Definition of wash Like Definition of wash on Facebook
noun (washes)
  1. The process or an instance of washing or being washed by water.
  2. The quantity of clothes washed at a time.
  3. The sound of breaking of the seas e.g. on the shore.
  4. The wake of a moving ship.
  5. The turbulence left in the air by a moving airplane.
  6. A lotion with medicinal or hygienic properties.
    • Mouthwash
      1. Ground washed away to the sea or a river.
      2. A shallow body of water.
      3. (rfv-sense) In arid and semi-arid regions, the normally dry bed of an intermittent or ephemeral stream; an arroyo; wadi
    • 1997 Stanley Desmond Smith, et al. Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants, Nature
    • :In some desert- systems (which have been termed "xero-riparian")
    • 1999 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
    • :" though the may carry surface water for only a few hours a year.
    • 2005 Le Hayes Pilgrims in the Desert: The Early History of the East Mojave Desert
    • :Rock Spring Wash continues a short distance then joins Watson Wash. Water from Rock Spring comes out of the boulder strewn and disappears into the sand
      1. A lack of progress or regress; no change
      ''His first week at the new job was a , since he spent so much time learning the system instead of using it. <!--is there a corresponding verb sense?--No, AFAIK>
verb (wash, es)
  1. To clean with water.
  2. To move by the force of water in motion (as in the flood washed away houses).
  3. (mining) To separate valuable material (such as gold) from worthless material by the action of flowing water.
  4. (intransitive) To clean oneself with water.
  5. (intransitive) To be eroded or carried away by the action of water.
Washington Tweet Definition of Washington Like Definition of Washington on Facebook
proper noun
  1. 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.
  2. Washington, D.C., the federal capital of the United States since 1800.
  3. (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.
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Olympia.
  2. A town in the county of Tyne and Wear in the Northeast of England.
  3. (given name, male) popular during the first century of American independence, also in the form George Washington.
Waterford Tweet Definition of Waterford Like Definition of Waterford on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Munster, Ireland
  2. A former county of Ireland, see Wikipedia:County Waterford
Waterloo Tweet Definition of Waterloo Like Definition of Waterloo on Facebook
noun
  1. A notable and decisive defeat for an individual; often in the phrase meet one's Waterloo.
proper noun
  1. The name of any of several villages, towns, and city, cities around the world.
  2. A battle fought at Waterloo, Belgium on June 18, 1815, resulting in the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. Also, Battle of Waterloo.
Wausau Tweet Definition of Wausau Like Definition of Wausau on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a city in north-central Wisconsin
  2. a town in north-central Wisconsin
Wayne Tweet Definition of Wayne Like Definition of Wayne on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
weald Tweet Definition of weald Like Definition of weald on Facebook
noun
  1. A wood or forest; a wooded land or region; also, an open country; -- often used in place names.
Webster Tweet Definition of Webster Like Definition of Webster on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname.
Wellington Tweet Definition of Wellington Like Definition of Wellington on Facebook
noun
  1. A gumboot.
proper noun
  1. The capital of New Zealand.
  2. The Government of New Zealand
Wells Tweet Definition of Wells Like Definition of Wells on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a small cathedral city in Somerset, England; the smallest city in England.
West Bank Tweet Definition of West Bank Like Definition of West Bank on Facebook
proper nounwest, West bank, Bank
  1. A territory on the west bank of the Jordan river, claimed by both Israel and Palestine
West Bengal Tweet Definition of West Bengal Like Definition of West Bengal on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in eastern India which has Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) as its capital.
West Berlin Tweet Definition of West Berlin Like Definition of West Berlin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The western part of Berlin, between 1949 and 1990
Western Sahara Tweet Definition of Western Sahara Like Definition of Western Sahara on Facebook
proper nounwestern, Western Sahara
  1. A territory in northern Africa and a former Spain, Spanish colony, now mostly occupation, occupied by Morocco.
Western Samoa Tweet Definition of Western Samoa Like Definition of Western Samoa on Facebook
proper nounwestern, Western Samoa
  1. The former name of Samoa, from 1914 to 1997
West Flanders Tweet Definition of West Flanders Like Definition of West Flanders on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The westernmost province of Belgium and Flanders, with capital Bruges.
West Frisian Islands Tweet Definition of West Frisian Islands Like Definition of West Frisian Islands on Facebook
proper nounwest, West Frisian islands, Islands
  1. A chain of islands in the North Sea, belonging to the Netherlands, part of the Frisian Islands.
West Germany Tweet Definition of West Germany Like Definition of West Germany on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A former country in Europe, now part of Germany. Officially called the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).
West Midlands Tweet Definition of West Midlands Like Definition of West Midlands on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A metropolitan county in England.
Westminster Tweet Definition of Westminster Like Definition of Westminster on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, City of Westminster)
(or the
City of Westminster)
  1. (London) A borough of London; it includes the principal offices of the British government
Westmorland Tweet Definition of Westmorland Like Definition of Westmorland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A traditional county in the north-west of England, bordered by Cumberland, County Durham, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Morecambe Bay; part of Cumbria for administrative purposes.
Weston Tweet Definition of Weston Like Definition of Weston on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Any of many placenames in England and Scotland
  2. An English and Scottish habitational surname.
West Pakistan Tweet Definition of West Pakistan Like Definition of West Pakistan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The western part of Pakistan before it split from Bangladesh
Westphalia Tweet Definition of Westphalia Like Definition of Westphalia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A former province of Germany, now part of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony; Westfalen.
West Sussex Tweet Definition of West Sussex Like Definition of West Sussex on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A county in south east England bordered by East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and the English Channel. category:English counties
West Virginia Tweet Definition of West Virginia Like Definition of West Virginia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Charleston.
West Yorkshire Tweet Definition of West Yorkshire Like Definition of West Yorkshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. ((1974 to 1986) A metropolitan county in the north of England corresponding to most of the former West Riding of Yorkshire.
Weymouth Tweet Definition of Weymouth Like Definition of Weymouth on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a town in Dorset, England
  2. a city in Norfolk Country, Massachusetts
whales Tweet Definition of whales Like Definition of whales on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, whale)
verb
  1. (third-person singular of, whale)
wheeling Tweet Definition of wheeling Like Definition of wheeling on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, wheel)
Whitby Tweet Definition of Whitby Like Definition of Whitby on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town and seaport in North Yorkshire, England
Whitehall Tweet Definition of Whitehall Like Definition of Whitehall on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (London) a wide street in Westminster between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square; it houses several government offices
    1. a personification of the British government or civil service
Whitehorse Tweet Definition of Whitehorse Like Definition of Whitehorse on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Capital of the Yukon Territory (Canada).
White Russia Tweet Definition of White Russia Like Definition of White Russia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (obsolete) Literal name of Belarus, a country in Eastern Europe.
whitewater Tweet Definition of whitewater Like Definition of whitewater on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, white water)
Whitney Tweet Definition of Whitney Like Definition of Whitney on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A habitational surname.
  2. (given name, female) derived from the surname, popular in the 1980s and 1990s.
WI Tweet Definition of WI Like Definition of WI on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Wisconsin, a state of the United States of America.
  2. Women's Institute.
wick Tweet Definition of wick Like Definition of wick on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, usually of fabric or paper) Something that transports liquid by capillary action, usually a woven string, cord, or strap
  2. (context, especially on a candle, kerosene heater or oil lamp) The porous cord that delivers liquid fuel to the base of the flame for conversion to gases for burning.
Trim the fairly short, so that the flame does not smoke.
  1. (curling) A shot where the played stone touches a stationary stone just enough that the played stone changes direction.
verb
  1. (transitive) To transmit liquid by capillary action
The fabric wicks perspiration away from the body.
adjective
  • (rfv-inflection, more wick, Should this be "wicker"?)
  1. lively, mischievous or wicked
Wiesbaden Tweet Definition of Wiesbaden Like Definition of Wiesbaden on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of the state of Hesse, in Germany
wight Tweet Definition of wight Like Definition of wight on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) A living creature, especially a human being.
  2. (context, paganism) A being of one of the Nine Worlds of heathen belief, especially a nature spirit, elf or ancestor.
adjective
  1. (archaic except in dialects) brave, valorous, strong
Wilhelmina Tweet Definition of Wilhelmina Like Definition of Wilhelmina on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) of German origin; the female form of William.
Willoughby Tweet Definition of Willoughby Like Definition of Willoughby on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Any of several placenames in England and elsewhere, derived from Old English wilig meaning willow and Old Norse byr meaning settlement
  2. An English habitational surname derived from any of the places in England
Wilson Tweet Definition of Wilson Like Definition of Wilson on Facebook
proper noun (PersonalName?)
  1. An English, Scottish and northern Irish patronymic surname derived from the given name Will (short form of William)
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
Wilton Tweet Definition of Wilton Like Definition of Wilton on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A type of carpet, originally made in the town of Wilton.
Wiltshire Tweet Definition of Wiltshire Like Definition of Wiltshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An inland county of England bordered by Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire and Berkshire.
Wimbledon Tweet Definition of Wimbledon Like Definition of Wimbledon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A borough of London
  2. The w:The Championships, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Championships, a prestigious tennis tournament
Winchester Tweet Definition of Winchester Like Definition of Winchester on Facebook
noun
  1. The county town of Hampshire, England; w:Winchester (disambiguation), one of the towns named after it.
  2. Usual shortened form for Winchester rifle or a bottle holding a Winchester quart.
Windhoek Tweet Definition of Windhoek Like Definition of Windhoek on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Namibia.
Windsor Tweet Definition of Windsor Like Definition of Windsor on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Berkshire, England - famous for w:Windsor Castle, Windsor Castle
  2. Several other places in England, Australia, Canada and the United States
  3. An English habitational surname from the town in Berkshire
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname
  5. The Royal w:House of Windsor, House of Windsor
Winnebago Tweet Definition of Winnebago Like Definition of Winnebago on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a Native American people of Wisconsin and Nebraska
  2. the language of this people
  3. a brand of American recreational vehicle
Winnipeg Tweet Definition of Winnipeg Like Definition of Winnipeg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. provincial, Provincial capital of Manitoba (Canada).
  2. A large lake in Manitoba.
  3. A river that flows 200 miles into Lake Winnipeg.
Wis. Tweet Definition of Wis. Like Definition of Wis. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Wisconsin
Wisconsin Tweet Definition of Wisconsin Like Definition of Wisconsin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Madison.
  2. A river flowing 430 miles from Wisconsin to the Mississippi River.
Wollongong Tweet Definition of Wollongong Like Definition of Wollongong on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A coastal city in New South Wales, Australia.
Wolverhampton Tweet Definition of Wolverhampton Like Definition of Wolverhampton on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in the West Midlands of England.
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wolverine Tweet Definition of wolverine Like Definition of wolverine on Facebook
noun (pluralwolverines)
  1. A solitary, fierce member of the weasel family; Gulo gulo
  2. A comic book character found in Marvel Comics.
woodland Tweet Definition of woodland Like Definition of woodland on Facebook
noun
  1. land covered with woody vegetation
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to a creature or object growing, living, or existing in a woodland
    • The creatures ran from the fire.
Woods Tweet Definition of Woods Like Definition of Woods on Facebook
proper noun
  1. an English topographic surname, variant of Wood
Woodstock Tweet Definition of Woodstock Like Definition of Woodstock on Facebook
proper noun
  1. w:Woodstock Festival, Woodstock Festival, an American music festival
Worcester Tweet Definition of Worcester Like Definition of Worcester on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Worcestershire, England
Worcestershire Tweet Definition of Worcestershire Like Definition of Worcestershire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A midland county of England bordered by Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
worms Tweet Definition of worms Like Definition of worms on Facebook
noun
  1. Plural of worm.
verb
  1. Third-person singular simple present of to worm.
worth Tweet Definition of worth Like Definition of worth on Facebook
noun
  1. Monetary value.
I"ll have a dollar's of candy, please.
  1. merit, Merit, excellence.
Our new director is a man whose is well acknowledged.
verb (worths, worthing, or worthed, , worthed, or worthen)
  1. (context, obsolete, except in set phrases) To be, become, betide.
Woe the man that crosses me.
adjective
  1. equal, Equal in value to; proper to be exchanged for.
My house now is double what I paid for it.
  1. deserving, Deserving of.
I think you"ll find my proposal your attention.
  1. (context, obsolete, except in Scots) valuable, Valuable, worth while.
  2. Making a fair equivalent of, repaying or compensating.
This job is hardly the effort.
WY Tweet Definition of WY Like Definition of WY on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Wyoming, a state of the United States of America.
Wyandotte Tweet Definition of Wyandotte Like Definition of Wyandotte on Facebook
noun
  1. A breed of poultry.
    • "The is the classic example of a fine breed which has been spoiled through over-concentration on eggs to the detriment of other characteristics. See ref. p39.
proper noun
  1. alternative spelling of Wyandot
As they approached Knaggs recognised among them Jack Brandy, a chief, and George Blue Jacket, a Shawnee chief.'' - http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jeffery.knaggs/gOhio.html History of the Knaggs family of Ohio and Michigan
Wyoming Tweet Definition of Wyoming Like Definition of Wyoming on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Cheyenne.

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