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waggle Tweet Definition of waggle Like Definition of waggle on Facebook
  1. a wobbling motion
verb (waggl, ing)
  1. to move (something) with short, quick motions; to wobble
    My mom always told me to never instead of walking, until she found out I had flat feet.
walk Tweet Definition of walk Like Definition of walk on Facebook
  1. A trip made by walking.
I take a walk every morning
  1. A distance walked.
It"s a long walk from my house to the library
  1. A manner of walking.
The Ministry of Silly Walks is underfunded this year
  1. A path, sidewalk/pavement or other maintained place on which to walk. Compare trail.
  2. (baseball) An instance of walking a batter.
The pitcher now has two walks in this inning alone
walkover Tweet Definition of walkover Like Definition of walkover on Facebook
  1. an easy victory; a walkaway
  2. a bye awarded to a player or team when a scheduled opponent fails to play a game
  3. a horse race with only one entrant
  4. (gymnastics) a backbend combined with a handstand
wand Tweet Definition of wand Like Definition of wand on Facebook
  1. A stick or staff, used to perform a useful function.
  2. A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
warm Tweet Definition of warm Like Definition of warm on Facebook
  1. To make or keep
    1. Adjective, warm.
    2. To increasingly favour.
    He is warming to the idea.
    Her classmates are gradually warming to her.
  1. A temperature slightly higher than usual, but still pleasant; a Mild, mild temperature.
The tea is still .
  1. Something that causes warmth, or the impression thereof.
This is a very room.
  1. care, Caring, of relations to another person.
We have a friendship.
    • 1985: Robert Ferro, Blue Star
    • : It seemed I was too excited for sleep, too , too young.
      1. (context, archaic) Ardent, zealous.
    • 1776: Edward Gibbon, The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter 1
    • : To the strength and fierceness of barbarians they added a contempt for life, which was derived from a persuasion of the immortality and transmigration of the soul.
water polo Tweet Definition of water polo Like Definition of water polo on Facebook
noun (-, sg=water polo)
  1. A water sport consisting of two teams of swimmers who have to throw the ball into the opponents goal.
water ski Tweet Definition of water ski Like Definition of water ski on Facebook
  1. A broad ski used for water skiing
verb (inf=water ski)
  1. (intransitive) To ride on water skis
wedge Tweet Definition of wedge Like Definition of wedge on Facebook
  1. 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).
  2. (context, colloquial, UK) A quantity of money.
I made a big fat from that job.
  1. (archaic) A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
  2. A group of goose, geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.
verb (wedges, wedging, wedged)
  1. To support or secure using a wedge.
I wedged open the window with a screwdriver.
  1. To force into a narrow gap.
He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa.
  1. To work wet clay by cutting or knead, kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.
weight Tweet Definition of weight Like Definition of weight on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, weight)
  1. The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth.
  2. An object used to make something heavier.
  3. A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.
  4. (weightlifting): A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.
  5. (physics) mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.)
  6. (statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
  7. (topology) the smallest cardinality of a base
:Compare to mass. verb
  1. (transitive) To add weight to something, in order to make it heavier.
  2. (transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone.
  3. (context, transitive, mathematics) To assign weights to individual statistics.
  4. (transitive) To bias something; to slant.
  5. (context, transitive, horse racing) To handicap a horse with a specified weight.
weightlifting Tweet Definition of weightlifting Like Definition of weightlifting on Facebook
  1. (sport) A sport in which competitors lift heavy weights in two events: the snatch and the clean and jerk.
  2. A form of exercise in which weights are lifted.
welter Tweet Definition of welter Like Definition of welter on Facebook
  1. general confusion; disorderly mixture; aimless effort; as, a welter of papers and magazines
= verb
  1. (intransitive) to roll; to wallow
  2. (intransitive) to be soaked or steeped in; as, to welter in one"s own blood
  1. Of horsemen, heavyweight; as, a welter race
welterweight Tweet Definition of welterweight Like Definition of welterweight on Facebook
  1. (alternative spelling of, welter-weight)
  1. (alternative spelling of, welter-weight)
wet fly Tweet Definition of wet fly Like Definition of wet fly on Facebook
noun (wet flies)
  1. (context, fishing) A lure for fly fishing designed to be fished beneath the surface of the water.
whiff Tweet Definition of whiff Like Definition of whiff on Facebook
  1. A waft; a brief, gentle breeze; a light gust of air
  2. An odour carried briefly through the air
  3. A short inhalation of breath, especially of smoke from a cigarette or pipe
  4. (baseball) A strike (from the batter's perspective)
  5. The megrim, a fish with scientific name Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis
  1. (transitive) To waft.
  2. (transitive) To sniff.
  3. (context, intransitive, baseball) To strike out.
  4. (slang) to attempt to strike and miss, esp. being off-balance/vulnerable after missing.
  1. (colloquial) Having a strong or unpleasant odor.
wicketkeeper Tweet Definition of wicketkeeper Like Definition of wicketkeeper on Facebook
  1. (cricket) A player who stands behind the batsman"s wicket ready to catch the ball, or to stump the batsman.
wide Tweet Definition of wide Like Definition of wide on Facebook
  1. (cricket) A ball that passes so far from the batsman that the umpire deems it unplayable; the arm signal used by an umpire to signal a wide; the extra run added to the batting side's score
adjective (wid, er)
  1. Having a large physical extent from side to side.
We walked down a corridor.
  1. Large in scope.
The inquiry had a remit.
  1. (sports) Operating at the side of the playing area.
That team needs a decent player.
wild pitch Tweet Definition of wild pitch Like Definition of wild pitch on Facebook
  1. (baseball) A play where the pitcher throws a non-catchable pitch and a runner advances.
Jones uncorked a , which went to the screen.
win Tweet Definition of win Like Definition of win on Facebook
  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?
wind Tweet Definition of wind Like Definition of wind on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Beaufort scale)
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) Movement of air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure.
The blew through her hair, standing on the deck of the ship.
The winds in Chicago are fierce.
  1. (rfex) (countable) The force developed by the movement of air, expressed as pressure.
  2. (rfex) (uncountable) The ability to exert oneself without feeling short of breath.
  3. (context, India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see w:Classical_element, Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
Give me a minute before we jog the next mile " I need a second .
  1. (context, uncountable, colloquial) flatus, Flatus.
Ewww. Someone passed .
  1. (rfex) (transitive) To blow air through a wind instrument or horn to make a sound.
  2. (transitive) To cause (someone) to become breathless, often by a blow to the abdomen.
The boxer was winded during round two.
  1. (reflexive) To exhaust oneself to the point of being short of breath.
I can"t run another step — I"m winded.
windup Tweet Definition of windup Like Definition of windup on Facebook
  1. the act of ending or concluding something
  2. the last part of something; a conclusion
  3. A practical joke or tease
  1. operated by a coiled spring that is wound by hand
wing Tweet Definition of wing Like Definition of wing on Facebook
  1. An appendage of an animal's (bird, bat, insect) body that enables it to fly.
  2. (context, slang) Human arm.
  3. Part of an airplane that produces the lift for rising into the air.
  4. Part of a building, an extension from the main building
  5. Part of a huge room. (rfv-sense, Is this right? Could not find any proof. Hekaheka Jul 4, 2007)
  6. A fraction of a political movement. Usually implies a position apart from the mainstream center position.
  7. A military air unit, smaller than a division but larger than a group or squadron.
  8. A panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
  9. (context, nautical) A platform on either side of the bridge of a vessel, normally found in pairs.
  10. (context, hockey, football, icehockey) A position in several field games on either side of the field.
  1. (transitive) To injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the arm.
  2. (intransitive) To fly.
  3. (intransitive) wing it: To act or speak extemporaneously; to improvise.
wingback Tweet Definition of wingback Like Definition of wingback on Facebook
  1. (football) A player who doubles as a defender when their team is defending, and a winger when they are attacking.
winger Tweet Definition of winger Like Definition of winger on Facebook
  1. (nautical) One of the casks stowed in the wings of a vessel's hold, being smaller than such as are stowed more amidships.
We hauled out a of grog.
  1. (sports) An offensive player who plays on either side of the center.
The center passed to the left , who shot and scored.
winning post Tweet Definition of winning post Like Definition of winning post on Facebook
  1. The post that marks the end of a racecourse, sometimes equipped with a camera for recording photo finishes
wire Tweet Definition of wire Like Definition of wire on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die.
  2. A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable
  3. A metal conductor that carries electricity.
  4. A fence made of usually barbed wire.
  5. (sports) A finish line of a racetrack.
  6. (informal) A telecommunication wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; a telegram
  7. (slang) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.
verb (wir, ing)
  1. to fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing
We need to that hole in the fence.
  1. to string on a wire
  1. to equip for use with electricity
  2. 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.
  1. (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.
  1. to make someone tense or psyched-up
I'm never going to sleep " I'm completely wired from all that coffee.
  1. (slang) To install eavesdropping equipment.
We wired the suspects house.
Wood Tweet Definition of Wood Like Definition of Wood on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived in or near a wood
  2. An English occupational surname for a woodsman
World Series Tweet Definition of World Series Like Definition of World Series on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (baseball) The best of seven game series played annually to determine the championship of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, played between the National League and the American League
worry Tweet Definition of worry Like Definition of worry on Facebook
noun (worr, ies)
  1. A strong feeling of anxiety.
I'm afflicted by throughout the night.
  1. An instance or cause of such a feeling.
My main is that I'll miss the train.
verb (worr, i, ed)
  1. (context, transitive, obsolete, except in Scots) To strangle.
  2. (transitive) To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf.
Your dog's been worrying sheep again.
  1. (transitive) To harass; to irritate or distress.
The President was worried into military action by persistent advisors.
  1. (transitive) Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress.
Your tone of voice worries me.
  1. (intransitive) To be troubled, to give way to mental anxiety.
Stop worrying about your test, it'll be fine.
wrestling Tweet Definition of wrestling Like Definition of wrestling on Facebook
  1. A sport where two combatants attempt to subdue each other in bare-handed fighting using techniques of leverage, holding and pressure points.

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