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wadmal
or wadmol or wadmel noun Etymology: Middle English wadmale, from Old Norse vathmāl, literally, standard cloth, from vāth cloth, clothing + māl measure; akin to Latin metiri ...
wadmel
noun see wadmal
wadmol
noun see wadmal
waesucks
interjection Etymology: Scots wae woe (from Middle English wa) + sucks, alteration of English sakes — more at woe Date: circa 1774 Scottish — used to express pity
Waf
noun Etymology: Women in the Air Force Date: 1948 a member of the women's component of the United States Air Force formed after World War II and discontinued in the 1970s
wafer
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French wafer, walfre, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch wafele waffle Date: 14th century 1. a. a thin crisp cake, ...
waff
noun Etymology: English dialect waff to wave Date: 1600 1. chiefly Scottish a waving motion 2. chiefly Scottish puff, gust
waffle
I. noun Etymology: Dutch wafel, from Middle Dutch wafele; akin to Old High German waba honeycomb, Old English wefan to weave Date: 1744 a crisp cake of batter baked in a ...
waffle iron
noun Date: 1794 a cooking utensil having two hinged metal parts that shut upon each other and impress surface projections on waffles that are being cooked
waffler
noun see waffle II
wafflestomper
noun Etymology: from the pattern left by the soles Date: 1972 a hiking boot with a lug sole
waft
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, perhaps from past participle of Middle English (northern dialect) waffen, by-form of Middle English waven to wave Date: 15th century ...
waftage
noun Date: 1558 the act of wafting or state of being wafted; broadly conveyance
wafter
noun see waft I
wafture
noun Date: 1601 the act of waving or a wavelike motion
wag
I. verb (wagged; wagging) Etymology: Middle English waggen; akin to Middle High German wacken to totter, Old English wegan to move — more at way Date: 13th century ...
wage
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, pledge, recompense, from Anglo-French wage, gage, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wetti pledge — more at wed Date: 14th ...
wage earner
noun Date: 1861 a person who works for wages or salary
wage scale
noun Date: 1900 a schedule of wage rates for related tasks; broadly the general level of wages in an industry or region
wage slave
noun Date: 1882 a person dependent on wages or a salary for a livelihood
waged
adjective Date: 15th century compensated by wages
wageless
adjective see wage I
wager
I. noun Etymology: Middle English wageour pledge, bet, from Anglo-French wageure, from *wager Date: 14th century 1. a. something (as a sum of money) risked on an uncertain ...
wagerer
noun see wager II
wageworker
noun Date: 1876 wage earner
wagger
noun see wag I
waggery
noun (plural -geries) Date: 1594 1. mischievous merriment ; pleasantry 2. jest; especially practical joke
waggish
adjective Date: 1589 1. resembling or characteristic of a wag 2. done or made in waggery or for sport ; humorous • waggishly adverb • waggishness noun
waggishly
adverb see waggish
waggishness
noun see waggish
waggle
I. verb (waggled; waggling) Etymology: frequentative of 1wag Date: 1588 intransitive verb to reel, sway, or move from side to side ; wag transitive verb to move ...
waggly
adjective see waggle I
waggon
chiefly British variant of wagon
Wagner
biographical name (Wilhelm) Richard 1813-1883 German composer
Wagner von Jauregg
or Wagner-Jauregg biographical name Julius 1857-1940 Austrian neurologist & psychiatrist
Wagner-Jauregg
biographical name see Wagner von Jauregg
Wagnerian
I. adjective Etymology: Richard Wagner Date: 1868 of, relating to, characteristic, or suggestive of Wagner or his music, stage operas, or theories II. noun Date: 1874 an ...
Wagnerite
noun Date: 1855 Wagnerian
wagon
I. noun Etymology: Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch — more at wain Date: 15th century 1. a. a usually four-wheeled vehicle for transporting bulky commodities and drawn ...
wagon master
noun Date: 1645 a person in charge of one or more wagons
wagon train
noun Date: 1810 a column of wagons (as of supplies for a group of settlers) traveling overland
wagon-lit
noun (plural wagons-lits or wagon-lits) Etymology: French, from wagon railroad car + lit bed Date: 1884 a railroad sleeping car
wagoner
noun Date: 1544 1. a person who drives a wagon or transports goods by wagon 2. capitalized, obsolete bootes
wagonette
noun Date: circa 1858 a light wagon with two facing seats along the sides behind a transverse front seat
wagonload
noun Date: 1684 1. a load that fills or could fill a wagon 2. an indefinitely large quantity
Wagram
geographical name village Austria NE of Vienna
wagtail
noun Date: 1510 any of various chiefly Old World oscine birds (family Motacillidae) related to the pipits and having a long tail that they habitually jerk up and down
wah-wah
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: imitative Date: 1925 a fluctuating muted effect produced on a brass instrument by use of a mute or on an electric guitar by use of ...
Wahabi
noun see Wahhabi
Wahabism
noun see Wahhabi
Wahabite
adjective or noun see Wahhabi
Wahhabi
also Wahabi noun Etymology: Arabic wahhābī, from Muḥammad b. ‘Abd al-Wahhāb (Abdul-Wahhab) died 1787 Arabic religious reformer Date: 1807 a member of a puritanical ...
Wahhabism
noun see Wahhabi
Wahhabite
adjective or noun see Wahhabi
wahine
noun Etymology: Maori & Hawaiian, woman Date: 1773 1. a Polynesian woman 2. a female surfer
wahoo
I. noun (plural wahoos) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1770 winged elm II. noun (plural wahoos) Etymology: Dakota wãhu, from wã- arrow + hu wood Date: 1857 a shrubby ...
Waialeale, Mount
geographical name mountain 5200 feet (1585 meters) Hawaii in central Kauai
waif
I. noun Etymology: Middle English weif, waif, from Anglo-French, from waif, adjective, stray, unclaimed, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse veif something ...
waifish
adjective see waif I
waiflike
adjective see waif I
Waikato
geographical name river 264 miles (425 kilometers) New Zealand in NW North Island flowing NW into Tasman Sea
Waikiki
geographical name resort section of Honolulu, Hawaii NW of Diamond Head on Waikiki Beach
wail
I. verb Etymology: Middle English weilen, waylen, perhaps modification (influenced by Middle English weilawei wellaway) of Old Norse væla, vāla to wail; akin to Old Norse vei ...
wailer
noun see wail I
wailful
adjective Date: 1544 1. uttering a sound suggestive of wailing 2. expressing grief or pain ; sorrowful, mournful • wailfully adverb
wailfully
adverb see wailful
wailing wall
noun Date: 1890 1. capitalized a surviving section of the wall which in ancient times formed a part of the enclosure of Herod's temple near the Holy of Holies and at which ...
Waimalu
geographical name unincorporated population center Hawaii on Pearl Harbor, Oahu population 29,371
Waimea Canyon
geographical name gorge Hawaii on SW coast of Kauai
wain
noun Etymology: Middle English, wagon, chariot, from Old English wægn; akin to Middle Dutch wagen wagon, Old English wegan to move — more at way Date: before 12th century ...
wainscot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch wagenschot, probably from wagen wagon + schot shot, crossbar Date: 14th century 1. British a fine grade of oak imported ...
wainscoting
or wainscotting noun Date: 1580 1. wainscot 2 2. material used to wainscot a surface
wainscotting
noun see wainscoting
wainwright
noun Date: before 12th century a maker and repairer of wagons
Wainwright
I. biographical name Jonathan Mayhew 1883-1953 American general II. biographical name Richard 1817-1862 & his son Richard, Jr. 1849-1926 American naval officers
Waipahu
geographical name city Hawaii in SW Oahu population 33,108
waist
noun Etymology: Middle English wast; probably akin to Old English wæstm growth, weaxan to grow — more at wax Date: 14th century 1. a. the typically narrowed part of the ...
waistband
noun Date: 1584 a band (as of trousers or a skirt) fitting around the waist
waistcoat
noun Date: 1519 1. an ornamental garment worn under a doublet 2. chiefly British vest 2a • waistcoated adjective
waistcoated
adjective see waistcoat
waisted
adjective see waist
waistline
noun Date: 1857 1. a. an arbitrary line encircling the narrowest part of the waist b. the part of a garment that covers the waistline or may be above or below it as ...
wait
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French waiter, guaiter to watch over, await, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wahta watch, Old English wæccan to watch ...
wait on
also wait upon phrasal 1. a. to attend as a servant b. to supply the wants of ; serve 2. to make a formal call on 3. to wait for
wait out
transitive verb Date: 1849 to await an end to
wait up
phrasal to delay going to bed ; stay up
wait upon
phrasal see wait on
wait-list
transitive verb Date: 1960 to put on a waiting list
Waitaki
geographical name river 130 miles (209 kilometers) New Zealand in SE central South Island flowing ESE into the Pacific
Waite
biographical name Morrison Remick 1816-1888 American jurist; chief justice United States Supreme Court (1874-88)
waiter
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that waits on another; especially a person who waits tables (as in a restaurant) 2. a tray on which something (as a tea service) is carried ...
waiting game
noun Date: 1850 a strategy in which one or more participants withhold action temporarily in the hope of having a favorable opportunity for more effective action later
waiting list
noun Date: 1892 a list or roster of those waiting (as for admission to an organization or institution)
waiting room
noun Date: 1683 a room (as in a doctor's office) for the use of persons (as patients) who are waiting
waitperson
noun Date: circa 1976 a waiter or waitress
waitress
noun Date: 1834 a woman who waits tables (as in a restaurant) • waitress intransitive verb
waitron
noun Etymology: blend of waiter or waitress and -tron (suggesting the machinelike impersonality of such work), later (perhaps influenced by neutron) taken as a gender-neutral ...
waitstaff
noun Date: 1983 the staff of servers at a restaurant
waive
transitive verb (waived; waiving) Etymology: Middle English weiven to decline, reject, give up, from Anglo-French waiver, gaiver, from waif lost, stray — more at waif Date: ...
waiver
noun Etymology: Anglo-French weyver, from waiver, verb Date: 1628 1. the act of intentionally relinquishing or abandoning a known right, claim, or privilege; also the legal ...
wakame
noun Etymology: Japanese Date: 1950 an edible brown seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida) native to Asia
Wakashan
noun Etymology: Nootka wa•ka•š, interjection used as a shout of approval Date: circa 1895 a family of American Indian languages spoken in coastal areas of British ...
Wakayama
geographical name city & port Japan in SW Honshu on Inland Sea population 396,554
wake
I. verb (woke; also waked; woken or waked; also woke; waking) Etymology: partly from Middle English waken (past wook, past participle waken), from Old English wacan to awake ...
Wake Island
geographical name island N Pacific N of Marshall Islands belonging to the United States
wake-robin
noun Date: circa 1530 1. trillium 2. jack-in-the-pulpit
wake-up
adjective Date: 1946 serving to wake up
wake-up call
noun Date: 1976 1. something (as a telephone call from a hotel employee to a guest) that serves to wake a sleeper 2. something that serves to alert a person to a problem, ...
wakeboard
noun Date: 1991 a short board with foot bindings on which a rider is towed by a motorboat across its wake and especially up off the crest for aerial maneuvers • ...
wakeboarder
noun see wakeboard
wakeboarding
noun see wakeboard
Wakefield
geographical name 1. town E Massachusetts N of Boston population 24,804 2. city N England capital of West Yorkshire population 60,540
wakeful
adjective Date: 15th century not sleeping or able to sleep ; sleepless • wakefully adverb • wakefulness noun
wakefully
adverb see wakeful
wakefulness
noun see wakeful
wakeless
adjective Date: 1611 sound, unbroken
waken
verb (wakened; wakening) Etymology: Middle English waknen, from Old English wæcnian; akin to Old Norse vakna to awaken, Old English wæccan to watch Date: before 12th century ...
wakener
noun Date: 1597 archaic one that causes to waken
waker
noun see wake I
wakerife
adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots) walkryfe, from walk awake (from waken, walken to wake) + ryfe rife Date: 15th century Scottish wakeful, alert
waking
adjective Date: 1556 passed in a conscious or alert state
Waksman
biographical name Selman Abraham 1888-1973 American (Ukrainian-born) microbiologist
Walachia
or Wallachia geographical name region S Romania between the Transylvanian Alps & the Danube; includes Muntenia & Oltenia; chief city Bucharest • Walachian or Wallachian ...
Walachian
adjective or noun see Walachia
Walcott
biographical name Derek Alton 1930- West Indian poet & playwright
Wald
I. biographical name George 1906-1997 American biologist II. biographical name Lillian D. 1867-1940 American social worker
Waldeck
geographical name former county, principality, & state of Germany between Westphalia & Hesse-Nassau capital Arolsen
Waldemar
biographical name — see Valdemar
Walden Pond
geographical name pond NE Massachusetts S of Concord
Waldenburg
geographical name see Wałbrzych
Waldenses
noun plural Etymology: Middle English Waldensis, from Medieval Latin Waldenses, Valdenses, from Peter Waldo (or Valdo) Date: 15th century a Christian sect arising in southern ...
Waldensian
adjective or noun see Waldenses
Waldersee
biographical name Alfred von 1832-1904 German soldier
Waldheim
biographical name Kurt 1918- Austrian U.N. official; secretary-general (1972-82); president of Austria (1986-92)
Waldo
or Valdes biographical name Peter died before 1218 French religious leader
Waldorf salad
noun Etymology: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City Date: 1902 a salad made typically of diced apples, celery, nuts, and mayonnaise
wale
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English walu; akin to Old Norse vǫlr staff and perhaps to Old Norse valr round, Latin volvere to roll — more at voluble Date: ...
waler
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: New South Wales, Australia Date: circa 1849 a horse from New South Wales; especially a rather large rugged saddle horse of mixed ...
Wales
or Welsh Cymru or Medieval Latin Cambria geographical name principality SW Great Britain; a division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland capital ...
Walhalla
noun Etymology: German Date: 1851 Valhalla 1
walk
I. verb Etymology: partly from Middle English walken (past welk, past participle walken), from Old English wealcan to roll, toss, journey about (past weolc, past participle ...
walk away from
phrasal 1. to outrun or get the better of without difficulty 2. to survive (an accident) with little or no injury 3. to give up or leave behind willingly ; abandon
walk in the park
phrasal an easy or pleasurable experience ; picnic
walk off with
phrasal 1. a. to steal and take away b. to take over unexpectedly from someone else ; steal 1d 2. to win or gain especially by outdoing one's competitors without ...
walk on
phrasal to take advantage of ; abuse
walk on eggs
phrasal see walk on eggshells
walk on eggshells
or walk on eggs phrasal to exercise extreme caution
walk out
intransitive verb Date: 1840 1. to leave suddenly often as an expression of disapproval 2. to go on strike
walk out on
phrasal to leave in the lurch ; abandon, desert
walk over
phrasal to treat contemptuously
walk the plank
phrasal 1. to walk under compulsion over the side of a ship into the sea 2. to resign an office or position under compulsion
walk through
phrasal 1. to go through (as a theatrical role or familiar activity) perfunctorily (as in an early stage of rehearsal) 2. to guide (as a novice) through an unfamiliar or ...
walk-in
I. adjective Date: 1926 1. large enough to be walked into 2. arranged so as to be entered directly rather than through a lobby 3. a. being a person who walks in ...
walk-on
noun Date: 1902 1. a minor part (as in a dramatic production); also an actor having such a part 2. a college athlete who tries out for an athletic team without having been ...
walk-through
noun Date: 1940 1. a perfunctory performance of a play or acting part (as in an early stage of rehearsal) 2. a television rehearsal without cameras
walk-up
I. adjective Date: circa 1919 1. located above the ground floor in a building with no elevator 2. consisting of several stories and having no elevator 3. designed to ...
walkable
adjective Date: 1736 capable of or suitable for being walked
walkabout
noun Date: 1908 1. a short period of wandering bush life engaged in by an Australian aborigine as an occasional interruption of regular work — often used in the phrase go ...
walkathon
noun Etymology: walk + -athon Date: 1932 a walk covering a considerable distance organized especially to raise money for a cause
walkaway
noun Date: 1888 an easily won contest
walker
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that walks: as a. a competitor in a walking race b. a peddler going on foot c. a temporary male escort of socially prominent women ...
Walker
I. biographical name Alice Malsenior 1944- American writer II. biographical name Francis Amasa 1840-1897 American economist III. biographical name John E. 1941- British ...
walkie-talkie
noun Date: circa 1939 a compact easily transportable battery-operated radio transmitting and receiving set
walking
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. the action of one that walks 2. the condition of a surface for one going on foot II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. able to walk ...
walking catfish
noun Date: 1968 an Asian freshwater catfish (Clarias batrachus of the family Clariidae) that is able to move about on land and has become established in Florida waters
walking delegate
noun Date: 1886 a labor union representative appointed to visit members and their places of employment, to secure enforcement of union rules and agreements, and at times to ...
walking leaf
noun Date: 1826 any of a family (Phylliidae) of phasmid insects with wings and legs resembling leaves
walking papers
noun plural Date: 1825 dismissal, discharge — called also walking ticket
walking pneumonia
noun Date: 1964 a usually mild pneumonia caused by a mycoplasma (Mycoplasma pneumoniae) and characterized by malaise, cough, and often fever
walking stick
noun Date: 1580 1. a stick used in walking 2. stick insect; especially one (Diapheromera femorata) of the United States and Canada
walking ticket
noun plural see walking papers
Walkman
trademark — used for a small portable audio player listened to by means of headphones or earphones
walkout
noun Date: 1888 1. strike 3a 2. the action of leaving a meeting or organization as an expression of disapproval
walkover
noun Date: 1838 1. a one-sided contest ; an easy or uncontested victory 2. a horse race with only one starter
walkway
noun Date: 1792 a passage for walking ; walk
Walkyrie
noun Etymology: German Walküre & Old Norse valkyrja Date: before 12th century Valkyrie
wall
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English weall; akin to Middle High German wall; both from Latin vallum rampart, from vallus stake, palisade; perhaps akin to Old ...
wall painting
noun Date: circa 1688 fresco
wall plate
noun Date: 14th century plate 5
wall plug
noun Date: 1888 an electric receptacle in a wall
wall rock
noun Date: 1866 a rock through which a fault or vein runs
wall rocket
noun Date: circa 1611 any of several Old World herbs (genus Diplotaxis) of the mustard family; especially a yellow-flowered European herb (D. tenuifolia) naturalized in North ...
Wall Street
noun Etymology: Wall Street, New York City, site of the New York Stock Exchange Date: 1831 the influential financial interests of the United States economy
Wall Streeter
noun Date: 1885 a person who is involved in Wall Street
wall system
noun Date: 1968 a set of shelves often with cabinets or bureaus that can be variously arranged along a wall
wall-like
adjective see wall I
wall-to-wall
adjective Date: 1946 1. covering the entire floor 2. a. covering or filling one entire space or time b. occurring or found everywhere ; ubiquitous
Walla Walla
geographical name city SE Washington population 29,686
wallaby
noun (plural wallabies; also wallaby) Etymology: Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) walabi, waliba Date: circa 1798 any of various small or ...
Wallace
I. biographical name Alfred Russel 1823-1913 English naturalist II. biographical name George Corley 1919-1998 American politician III. biographical name Henry Agard ...
Wallace's line
noun Etymology: Alfred Russel Wallace Date: circa 1868 a hypothetical boundary that separates the highly distinctive faunas of the Asian and Australian biogeographic regions ...
Wallach
biographical name Otto 1847-1931 German chemist
Wallachia
geographical name see Walachia
Wallachian
adjective or noun see Walachia
wallah
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu -vālā one in charge, from Sanskrit pāla protector, from pālayati, pārayati he guards; akin to Sanskrit piparti he brings over, saves, Old ...
wallaroo
noun (plural -roos) Etymology: Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) walaru Date: circa 1826 1. a large reddish-gray kangaroo (Macropus robustus) ...
Wallasey
geographical name town NW England in Merseyside on coast W of Liverpool population 90,057
wallboard
noun Date: 1906 a structural boarding of any of various materials (as wood pulp, gypsum, or plastic) made in large rigid sheets and used especially for sheathing interior ...
Wallenberg
biographical name Raoul 1912-?1947 Swedish diplomat & hero of the Holocaust
Wallenstein
biographical name Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von 1583-1634 Duke of Friedland and Mecklenburg; Prince of Sagan Austrian general
Waller
I. biographical name Edmund 1606-1687 English poet II. biographical name Thomas Wright 1904-1943 Fats Waller American pianist & composer
wallet
noun Etymology: Middle English walet Date: 14th century 1. a bag for carrying miscellaneous articles while traveling 2. a. a folding pocketbook with compartments for ...
walleye
noun Etymology: back-formation from walleyed Date: 1523 1. a. an eye with a whitish or bluish-white iris b. an eye with an opaque white cornea 2. a. strabismus ...
walleye pollack
noun Date: 1907 pollack 2
walleyed
adjective Etymology: by folk etymology from Middle English wawil-eghed, part translation of Old Norse vagl-eygr walleyed, from vagl beam (akin to Greek ochleus bar, Old English ...
walleyed pike
noun see walleye
wallflower
noun Date: 1578 1. a. any of several Old World perennial herbs (genus Cheiranthus) of the mustard family; especially a hardy erect herb (C. cheiri) widely cultivated for ...
Wallingford
geographical name town S Connecticut NNE of New Haven population 43,026
Wallis
geographical name — see Valais
Wallis Islands
geographical name islands SW Pacific NE of Fiji Islands; with Futuna Islands, constitute a French overseas territory ( Wallis and Futuna Islands population 14,000)
Walloon
noun Etymology: Middle French Wallon, adjective & noun, of Germanic origin; probably akin to Old High German Walah Celtic, Roman, Old English Wealh Celtic, Welshman — more at ...
wallop
I. verb Etymology: Middle English walopen to gallop, from Old French (Picard dialect) waloper Date: 1579 intransitive verb 1. to boil noisily 2. a. to move with ...
walloper
noun see wallop I
walloping
adjective Date: 1823 1. large, whopping 2. exceptionally fine or impressive ; smashing
Wallops Island
geographical name island E Virginia in the Atlantic SW of Chincoteague Bay
wallow
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English walwen, from Old English wealwian to roll — more at voluble Date: before 12th century 1. to roll oneself about in a lazy, ...
Wallowa Mountains
geographical name mountains NE Oregon E of Blue Mountains; highest Sacajawea Peak 9838 feet (2999 meters)
wallower
noun see wallow I
wallpaper
I. noun Date: 1827 decorative paper for the walls of a room II. verb Date: 1918 transitive verb to provide the walls of (a room) with wallpaper intransitive verb to ...
wally
adjective Etymology: probably from 3wale Date: circa 1520 Scottish fine, sturdy
wallydraigle
noun Etymology: perhaps from Scots wally (alteration of wallaway, exclamation of woe) + dragle draggle Date: 1508 chiefly Scottish a feeble, imperfectly developed, or ...
walnut
noun Etymology: Middle English walnot, from Old English wealhhnutu, literally, foreign nut, from Wealh Welshman, foreigner + hnutu nut — more at welsh, nut Date: before 12th ...
Walnut
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 30,004
Walnut Canyon National Monument
geographical name reservation N central Arizona ESE of Flagstaff containing cliff dwellings
Walnut Creek
geographical name city W California E of Berkeley population 64,296
Walpole
I. biographical name Horace 1717-1797 originally Horatio Walpole 4th Earl of Orford English author II. biographical name Sir Hugh Seymour 1884-1941 English novelist III. ...
Walpolian
adjective see Walpole III
Walpurgis Night
noun Etymology: part translation of German Walpurgisnacht, from Walpurgis Saint Walburga died A.D. 779 English saint whose feast day falls on May Day + German Nacht night Date: ...
Walpurgisnacht
noun Etymology: German Date: 1822 Walpurgis Night
walrus
noun (plural walrus or walruses) Etymology: Dutch, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish & Norwegian hvalros walrus, Old Norse rosmhvalr Date: 1728 a large gregarious marine ...
Walsall
geographical name town W central England in West Midlands NNW of Birmingham population 255,600
Walter
biographical name Bruno 1876-1962 originally Bruno Walter Schlesinger American (German-born) conductor
Walter Mitty
noun Etymology: Walter Mitty, daydreaming hero of a story by James Thurber Date: 1949 a commonplace unadventurous person who seeks escape from reality through daydreaming ...
Walter Mittyish
adjective see Walter Mitty
Waltham
geographical name city E Massachusetts W of Boston population 59,226
Waltham Forest
geographical name borough of NE Greater London, England population 203,400
Walthamstow
geographical name former municipal borough SE England in Essex, now part of Waltham Forest
Walther von der Vogelweide
biographical name circa 1170-circa 1230 German minnesinger & poet
Walton
I. biographical name Ernest Thomas Sinton 1903-1995 Irish physicist II. biographical name Izaak 1593-1683 English writer III. biographical name Samuel Moore 1918-1992 ...
waltz
I. noun Etymology: German Walzer, from walzen to roll, dance, from Old High German walzan to turn, roll — more at welter Date: 1781 1. a ballroom dance in 3/4 time with ...
waltzer
noun see waltz II
Walvis Bay
geographical name town & port W Namibia on Walvis Bay (inlet of the Atlantic) W of Windhoek; formerly an exclave of Republic of South Africa forming a district area (of ...
wamble
I. intransitive verb (wambled; wambling) Etymology: Middle English wamlen; akin to Danish vamle to become nauseated, Latin vomere to vomit — more at vomit Date: 14th ...
wame
noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of wamb — more at womb Date: 15th century chiefly Scottish belly
Wampanoag
noun (plural Wampanoag or Wampanoags) Etymology: Narragansett, literally, easterners Date: 1676 a member of an American Indian people of Rhode Island east of Narragansett Bay ...
wampum
noun Etymology: short for wampumpeag Date: 1636 1. beads of polished shells strung in strands, belts, or sashes and used by North American Indians as money, ceremonial ...
wampumpeag
noun Etymology: Massachusett wampompeag, from wampan white + api string + -ag, plural suffix Date: 1627 wampum
WAN
noun Date: 1983 wide area network
wan
I. adjective (wanner; wannest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wann dark, livid Date: 14th century 1. a. suggestive of poor health ; sickly, pallid b. ...
Wanamaker
biographical name John 1838-1922 American merchant
wand
noun Etymology: Middle English, slender stick, from Old Norse vǫndr; probably akin to Old English windan to wind, twist — more at wind Date: 13th century 1. a slender ...
wander
verb (wandered; wandering) Etymology: Middle English wandren, from Old English wandrian; akin to Middle High German wandern to wander, Old English windan to wind, twist Date: ...
wanderer
noun see wander
wandering
I. adjective Date: before 12th century characterized by aimless, slow, or pointless movement: as a. that winds or meanders b. not keeping a rational or sensible course ...
wandering albatross
noun Date: 1836 a large white albatross (Diomedea exulans) of southern oceans that has black outer wing feathers and a wingspan of about 11 feet (3.4 meters)
Wandering Jew
noun Date: 1628 1. a Jew of medieval legend condemned by Christ to wander the earth till Christ's second coming 2. not capitalized W any of several plants (genera Zebrina ...
Wanderjahr
foreign term Etymology: German year of wandering
wanderlust
noun Etymology: German, from wandern to wander + Lust desire, pleasure Date: 1875 strong longing for or impulse toward wandering
Wandsworth
geographical name borough of SW Greater London, England population 237,500
wane
I. intransitive verb (waned; waning) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wanian; akin to Old High German wanōn to wane, Old English wan wanting, deficient, Latin vanus ...
Wang Ching-wei
biographical name 1883-1944 Chinese politician
Wanganui
geographical name 1. river 180 miles (290 kilometers) New Zealand in SW central North Island flowing into Tasman Sea 2. city & port New Zealand in North Island on Tasman ...
wangle
verb (wangled; wangling) Etymology: perhaps alteration of waggle Date: 1888 transitive verb to resort to trickery or devious methods intransitive verb 1. to adjust or ...
wangler
noun see wangle
wanigan
or wannigan noun Etymology: Ojibwa wa•nikka•n pit Date: circa 1848 a shelter (as for sleeping, eating, or storage) often mounted on wheels or tracks and towed by tractor ...

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