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wallop Tweet Definition of wallop Like Definition of wallop on Facebook
noun
  1. a heavy blow, punch.
  2. a person's ability to throw such punches
  3. emotional impact, psychological force
While the wallops1 on his bare butt never failed to remind the rascal of his father's fearful 2 even years after giving up boxing, his younger cousin's unexpected presence dealt a worse 3 to his pride.
  1. a thrill, emotionally excited reaction
  2. (slang) beer
1949: 1984, w:George Orwell, George Orwell
"You're a gent," said the other, straightening his shoulders again. He appeared not to have noticed Winston's blue overalls. "Pint!" he added aggressively to the barman. "Pint of ." =
verb (wallop, p, ed)
  1. (intransitive) to rush hastily
  2. (intransitive) to flaunder, wallow
  3. (intransitive) to boil noisily
  4. (transitive) to strike heavily, trash soundly.
  5. (transitive) to trounce, beat by wide.
war Tweet Definition of war Like Definition of war on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, mul=war (card game))
  1. A conflict involving the organized use of arms and physical force between countries or other large-scale armed groups. The warring parties hold territory, which they can win or lose; and each has a leading person or organization which can surrender, or collapse, thus ending the war.
  2. (context, rhetorical) A campaign against something. E.g., the war on drugs is a campaign against the use of narcotic drugs; the war on terror is a campaign against terrorist crime.
  3. (context, by analogy, uncountable) A particular card game for two players.
verb (war, r, ed)
  1. To engage in conflict with a foe.
His emotions with his intellect, making him conflicted.
weird Tweet Definition of weird Like Definition of weird on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, archaic, except in Scots) fate, Fate or destiny.
    • 1912: In the of death shall the hapless be whelmed, and and from Doom's dark prison / Shall she steal forth never again. " Euripides, Medea, trans. Arthur S. Way (Heinemenn 1946, p. 361)
      1. (context, archaic, in plural) The Fates.
verb
  1. To make someone feel strange.
Hey man, you're weirding me out.
adjective
  1. Having supernatural or preternatural power.
  2. Having an unusually strange character or behaviour.
  3. Deviating from the normal; bizarre.
  4. (archaic) Of or pertaining to the Fates.
whiles Tweet Definition of whiles Like Definition of whiles on Facebook
verb
  1. (third-person singular of, while)
widdershins Tweet Definition of widdershins Like Definition of widdershins on Facebook
adverb
  1. anticlockwise, counter-clockwise.
    • It is unlucky to walk around a church.
win Tweet Definition of win Like Definition of win on Facebook
noun
  1. An individual victory.
verb (wins, winning, won)
  1. (transitive) To achieve victory in (a game, a war, etc).
  2. (transitive) To obtain (someone) by wooing.
  3. (intransitive) To achieve victory.
Who would in a fight between an octopus and a dolphin?
windle Tweet Definition of windle Like Definition of windle on Facebook
noun (plural windles)
  1. A spindle; a kind of reel; a winch.
  2. (Zol.) The redwing. Prov. Eng.
  3. An old English measure of corn, half a bushel.
Quotations
  • 1882: In the Derby household book of 1561, wheat, malt, and oats are sold by the quarter and the windle, in which the quarter clearly contained sixteen windles, and must have been a wholly different measure from that which we are familiar. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 208.
windy Tweet Definition of windy Like Definition of windy on Facebook
noun (windies)
  1. (colloquial) fart
adjective (ier, iest)
  1. accompany, Accompanied by wind.
It was a long and night.
  1. unsheltered, Unsheltered and open to the wind.
They made love in a bus shelter.
  1. empty, Empty and lacking substance.
They made promises they would not keep.
  1. long-winded, Long-winded; orally verbose.
  2. flatulent, Flatulent.
The Tex-Mex meal had made them somewhat .
wise Tweet Definition of wise Like Definition of wise on Facebook
nounwīse
  1. (archaic) way, manner
= verb (wis, es)
  1. To become wise.
  2. (transitive, slang) Usually with "up", to inform.
Mo wised him up about his situation.
  1. (intransitive, slang) Usually with "up", to learn.
''After Mo had a word with him, he wised up.
adjective (wiser, wisest)
  1. 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.
  1. (colloquial) Disrespectful.
Don't get wise with me!
withershins Tweet Definition of withershins Like Definition of withershins on Facebook
adverb
  1. Anti-clockwise, in the contrary direction, especially to the left or opposite to the direction of the sun.
Woody Tweet Definition of Woody Like Definition of Woody on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Nickname for Woodrow
  2. Given name for a male
wow Tweet Definition of wow Like Definition of wow on Facebook
nouna wow
  1. An exceptionally surprising or unbelievable fact.
He did? That's a !
verb (wows, wowing, wowed)
  1. To amaze or awe.
He really wowed the audience.
wyte Tweet Definition of wyte Like Definition of wyte on Facebook
verb (wyt, ing)
  1. (context, obsolete, except in Scots) To blame; to regard as guilty.
    • Late C14: As help me God, I shal ee nevere smyte! / žat I have doon, it is yself to . " Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Wife of Bath's Tale", Canterbury Tales

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