noun (plural waders)
- One who wades.
- (mainly used in the plural) A waterproof boot that comes up to the hip, used by fisherman, fishermen, etc.
- A long-legged bird associated with wetland or coastal environments.
- Any of various long-legged birds such as cranes, herons, or storks, that wade in shallow water in search of food.
noun (plural wagtails)
- Any of various small passerine birds of the family Motacillidae, of the Old World, notable for their long tails.
- A bird species of the family Diomedeidae, genus Diomedea.
noun (plural warblers)
- Any of various small passerine songbirds.
- British slang to describe a hissy fit
- birds, such as ducks, geese and swans, that spend most of their non-flying time on water; especially those of the family Anatidae
- a small wetland bird (Rallus aquaticus) of the family Rallidae that breeds in marshes and reedbeds across Europe and Asia.
verb (wattl, ing)
- A construction of branches and twigs woven together to form a wall, barrier, fence, or roof
- A wrinkled fold of skin, sometimes brightly coloured, hanging from the neck of birds (such as chicken and turkey) and some lizards
- A decorative fleshy appendage on the neck of a goat
- Loose hanging skin in the neck of a person
- Any of several Australian trees of the Genus Acacia
- (transitive) To construct a wattle, or make a construction of wattles
- Any of several songbirds of the genus Bombycilla, having crested heads, and red tips to the wings.
- any of various Old World passerine birds, resembling finches, that build complex, communal nests
noun (plural: )
- Any of various passerine birds of the genus Oenanthe that feed on insects.
noun (plural whimbrels)
- A large wading bird, Numenius phaeopus, with a long curved bill.
noun (plural: whinchats)
- A small Old World songbird, Saxicola rubetra, that feeds on insects.
- a nocturnal insectivorous bird of North America, Caprimulgus vociferus, a type of nightjar, named after its characteristic call.
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 large wading bird, Ciconia ciconia, that winters in Africa and breedd in Europe; in mythology, it delivers babies
- wikispecies:Grus americana, Grus americana, a kind of bird.
- The sooty tern
- completely or fully awake
- alert, vigilant or watchful
- (alternative spelling of, wigeon)
noun (, widow birds)
- Any of several species of birds in the family Viduidae, incorporating whydahs and widowfinches.
noun (wildfowls or )
- Any wild bird such as ducks, geese or swans
- to hunt a wildfowl.
- 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 220b.
- : The hunting of the kind of winged creatures, taken as a whole, is called wildfowling
- any of many species of wildlife goose, such as the greylag goose or the Canada goose, whose wedge fly in a wedge or V form, or cuneiform, as opposed to the w:Domesticated goose, domesticated goose that would not fly.
proper noun (wikipedia, Wild Turkey (bourbon))
- a brand of bourbon whiskey from Kentucky
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- A small seabird of the storm petrel family Hydrobatidae, breeding on the Antarctic coastlines and nearby islands such as the South Shetland Islands.
- An appendage of an animal's (bird, bat, insect) body that enables it to fly.
- (context, slang) Human arm.
- Part of an airplane that produces the lift for rising into the air.
- Part of a building, an extension from the main building
- Part of a huge room. (rfv-sense, Is this right? Could not find any proof. Hekaheka Jul 4, 2007)
- A fraction of a political movement. Usually implies a position apart from the mainstream center position.
- A military air unit, smaller than a division but larger than a group or squadron.
- A panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
- (context, nautical) A platform on either side of the bridge of a vessel, normally found in pairs.
- (context, hockey, football, icehockey) A position in several field games on either side of the field.
- (transitive) To injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the arm.
- (intransitive) To fly.
- (intransitive) wing it: To act or speak extemporaneously; to improvise.
- the distance from the left wingtip to the right wingtip
- The distance between the extreme tips of the wings of a bird, insect or aircraft.
- That which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain.
- (intransitive) To free or separate grain or the like from chaff or refuse matter, usually by means of wind.
- (intransitive) To move about with a flapping motion, as of wings; to flutter.
- (transitive) To fan; set in motion by means of wind; specifically, to expose (grain) to a current of air in order to separate and drive off chaff, refuse particles, etc.
- (transitive) To blow upon; to toss about by blowing.
- (transitive) To separate, expel, or disperse by or as by fanning or blowing; to sift or weed out; to separate or distinguish, as one thing from another.
- (transitive) To set in motion or vibration; to beat as with a fan or wings.
- (transitive) To wave to and fro; to flutter; to flap.
- (transitive) To pursue or accomplish with a waving or flapping motion, as of wings.
- (transitive) Figuratively, to subject to a process analogous to the winnowing of grain; to separate into parts according to kind; to sift; to analyze or scrutinize carefully; to examine; to test.
verb (wir, ing)
- (uncountable) Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die.
- A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable
- A metal conductor that carries electricity.
- A fence made of usually barbed wire.
- (sports) A finish line of a racetrack.
- (informal) A telecommunication wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; a telegram
- (slang) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.
- to fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing
- We need to that hole in the fence.
- to string on a wire
- to equip for use with electricity
- to add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something
- I'll just your camera to the computer screen.
- (informal) To send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominately by telegraph.
- Urgent: please me another 100 pounds sterling.
- to make someone tense or psyched-up
- I'm never going to sleep " I'm completely wired from all that coffee.
- (slang) To install eavesdropping equipment.
- We wired the suspects house.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
- A forked bone between the neck and breast of a bird consisting chiefly of the two clavicles fused at their median or lower end. (Scientific name: furcula)
- (nautical) A spar in two parts, between which a sail is hoisted, the wishbone extending its clew.
- (nautical) Any sailing vessel rigged with a wishbone.
- (nautical) Incorporating a wishbone spar in the rig, as: "a ketch", "a schooner".
noun (pl=woodcock, pl2=woodcocks)
- Any of various wading birds in the genus Scolopax, characterised by a long slender bill and cryptic brown and blackish plumage.
- The capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus.
- One of several species of bird from the family Picidae, with a sharp beak suitable for pecking holes in wood.
- The culver, also known as the common woodpigeon.
noun (plural wrens)
- Members of a mainly New World passerine bird family Troglodytidae.
- Small bird of similar appearance to a true wren.
noun (plural wrynecks)
- Either of two small woodpeckers, Jynx torquilla and Jynx ruficollis, of the Old World that can turn their heads almost 180 degrees.