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wanderer Tweet Definition of wanderer Like Definition of wanderer on Facebook
noun
  1. One who wanders, who travels aimlessly.
warlord Tweet Definition of warlord Like Definition of warlord on Facebook
noun
  1. A high military officer in a warlike nation.
  2. A local ruler or bandit leader usually where the government is weak.
White Russian Tweet Definition of White Russian Like Definition of White Russian on Facebook
noun
  1. (italbrac, Russian history) Russians with tsarist sympathies on the side of the White Army who fought against the Bolshevik Red Army and the anarchist Green Army in the 1917 Revolution and the Russian Civil War (1918–20).
  2. Russian political émigrés with tsarist sympathies who fled Russia after the 1917 Revolution and lived in exile (e.g., in Paris).
  3. (obsolete) A Belarusian person.
  4. (obsolete) The Belarusian language.
  5. A cocktail consisting of coffee liqueur, vodka, and milk.
  6. A strain of marijuana containing very high THC levels - in excess of 22%.
adjective
  1. Of or related to Russians with tsarist sympathies in the period directly following the 1917 Revolution.
  2. (obsolete) Of or related to White Russia or the White Russian language.
witan Tweet Definition of witan Like Definition of witan on Facebook
noun
  1. The Anglo-Saxon national council or witenagemot.
  • 1833: But in estimating the powers of the , we must not lose sight of the fact, that the king sometimes assumes a tone of superiority scarcely consistent with its independence. " SA Dunham, Europe in the Middle Ages (Green & Longman, p.48)
    1. The members of such an assembly.
witenagemot Tweet Definition of witenagemot Like Definition of witenagemot on Facebook
noun
  1. (historic) The assembly of the Anglo-Saxon national council.
  • 1851: To this study was necessarily added that of the ecclesiastical canons; and the knowledge of each must have given the clergy a great superiority, both as legislators in the , and as magistrates in the different courts, at which it was their duty to attend. " John Lingard, The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church (J Murphy, p.102)
    1. Any assembly, parliament or discursive gathering.
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.

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