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wade

wade
(n.) Woad.
(n.) The act of wading.
(v. i.) To go; to move forward.
(v. i.) To walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc.
(v. i.) Hence, to move with difficulty or labor; to proceed /lowly among objects or circumstances that constantly /inder or embarrass; as, to wade through a dull book.
(v. t.) To pass or cross by wading; as, he waded /he rivers and swamps.

wage

wage
(v. i.) To bind one's self; to engage.
(v. t.) To pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar.
(v. t.) To expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
(v. t.) To engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war.
(v. t.) To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
(v. t.) To put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to.
(v. t.) To give security for the performance of.
(v. t.) That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage.
(v. t.) That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; -- at present generally used in the plural. See Wages.

wake

wake
(n.) The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.
(n.) The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.
(n.) The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
(n.) An annual parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the dedication of a church. Originally, prayers were said on the evening preceding, and hymns were sung during the night, in the church; subsequently, these vigils were discontinued, and the day itself, often with succeeding days, was occupied in rural pastimes and exercises, attended by eating and drinking, often to excess.
(n.) The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish.
(v. i.) To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
(v. i.) To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
(v. i.) To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
(v. i.) To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
(v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to awake.
(v. t.) To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite.
(v. t.) To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive.
(v. t.) To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.

wale

wale
(n.) A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal.
(n.) A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth.
(n.) A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
(n.) Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel; as, the main wales, or the strakes of planking under the port sills of the gun deck; channel wales, or those along the spar deck, etc.
(n.) A wale knot, or wall knot.
(v. t.) To mark with wales, or stripes.
(v. t.) To choose; to select; specifically (Mining), to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it.

wane

wane
(n.) The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.
(n.) Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension.
(n.) An inequality in a board.
(v. i.) To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.
(v. i.) To decline; to fail; to sink.
(v. t.) To cause to decrease.

ware

ware
(a.) Articles of merchandise; the sum of articles of a particular kind or class; style or class of manufactures; especially, in the plural, goods; commodities; merchandise.
(a.) A ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one's guard. See Beware.
(imp.) Wore.
(n.) Seaweed.
(n.) The state of being ware or aware; heed.
(v. t.) To wear, or veer. See Wear.
(v. t.) To make ware; to warn; to take heed of; to beware of; to guard against.

wase

wase
(n.) A bundle of straw, or other material, to relieve the pressure of burdens carried upon the head.

wave

wave
(n.) Woe.
(v. i.) To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
(v. i.) To be moved to and fro as a signal.
(v. i.) To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.
(v. i.) An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an undulation.
(v. i.) A vibration propagated from particle to particle through a body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. See Undulation.
(v. i.) Water; a body of water.
(v. i.) Unevenness; inequality of surface.
(v. i.) A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.
(v. i.) The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.
(v. i.) Fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm.
(v. t.) See Waive.
(v. t.) To move one way and the other; to brandish.
(v. t.) To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.
(v. t.) To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
(v. t.) To call attention to, or give a direction or command to, by a waving motion, as of the hand; to signify by waving; to beckon; to signal; to indicate.

wawe

wawe
(n.) A wave.

wele

wele
(n.) Prosperity; happiness; well-being; weal.

were

were
The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be.
(n.) A weir. See Weir.
(n.) A man.
(n.) A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's life; weregild.
(v. t.) To guard; to protect.
(v. t. & i.) To wear. See 3d Wear.

whee

whee
Used to express extreme pleasure or enthusiasm.

wide

wide
(adv.) To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide.
(adv.) So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.
(adv.) So as to be or strike far from, or on one side of, an object or purpose; aside; astray.
(n.) That which is wide; wide space; width; extent.
(n.) That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark.
(superl.) Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry.
(superl.) Having a great extent every way; extended; spacious; broad; vast; extensive; as, a wide plain; the wide ocean; a wide difference.
(superl.) Of large scope; comprehensive; liberal; broad; as, wide views; a wide understanding.
(superl.) Of a certain measure between the sides; measuring in a direction at right angles to that of length; as, a table three feet wide.
(superl.) Remote; distant; far.
(superl.) Far from truth, from propriety, from necessity, or the like.
(superl.) On one side or the other of the mark; too far side-wise from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.
(superl.) Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the mouth organs; -- opposed to primary as used by Mr. Bell, and to narrow as used by Mr. Sweet. The effect, as explained by Mr. Bell, is due to the relaxation or tension of the pharynx; as explained by Mr. Sweet and others, it is due to the action of the tongue. The wide of / (/ve) is / (/ll); of a (ate) is / (/nd), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 13-15.

wife

wife
(n.) A woman; an adult female; -- now used in literature only in certain compounds and phrases, as alewife, fishwife, goodwife, and the like.
(n.) The lawful consort of a man; a woman who is united to a man in wedlock; a woman who has a husband; a married woman; -- correlative of husband.

wike

wike
(n.) A temporary mark or boundary, as a bough of a tree set up in marking out or dividing anything, as tithes, swaths to be mowed in common ground, etc.; -- called also wicker.
(n.) A home; a dwelling.

wile

wile
(n.) A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement.
(v. t.) To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure.
(v. t.) To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly.

wine

wine
(n.) The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment.
(n.) A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as, currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
(n.) The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.

wipe

wipe
(n.) The lapwing.
(n.) Act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean.
(n.) A blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe.
(n.) A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm.
(n.) A handkerchief.
(n.) Stain; brand.
(v. t.) To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
(v. t.) To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; -- usually followed by away, off or out. Also used figuratively.
(v. t.) To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by out.

wire

wire
(n.) A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.
(n.) A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; as, to send a message by wire.
(v. i.) To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.
(v. i.) To send a telegraphic message.
(v. t.) To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.
(v. t.) To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads.
(v. t.) To snare by means of a wire or wires.
(v. t.) To send (a message) by telegraph.

wise

wise
(v.) Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.
(v.) Hence, especially, making due use of knowledge; discerning and judging soundly concerning what is true or false, proper or improper; choosing the best ends and the best means for accomplishing them; sagacious.
(v.) Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.
(v.) Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.
(v.) Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing or exhibiting wisdom; well adapted to produce good effects; judicious; discreet; as, a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.
(v.) Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.

wite

wite
(pl.) of Wit
(v.) To reproach; to blame; to censure; also, to impute as blame.
(v.) Blame; reproach.
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