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watchful
adjective Date: 15th century 1. archaic a. not able or accustomed to sleep or rest ; wakeful b. causing sleeplessness c. spent in wakefulness ; sleepless 2. ...
watchfully
adverb see watchful
watchfulness
noun see watchful
watchmaker
noun Date: 1630 one that makes or repairs watches or clocks • watchmaking noun
watchmaking
noun see watchmaker
watchman
noun Date: 15th century a person who keeps watch ; guard
watchtower
noun Date: 1544 a tower for a lookout
watchword
noun Date: 15th century 1. a word or phrase used as a sign of recognition among members of the same society, class, or group 2. a. a word or motto that embodies a ...
Watenstedt-Salzgitter
geographical name — see Salzgitter
water
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wæter; akin to Old High German wazzar water, Greek hydōr, Latin unda wave Date: before 12th ...
water bag
noun Date: 1638 1. a bag for holding water; especially one designed to keep water cool for drinking by evaporation through a slightly porous surface 2. bag of waters — ...
water balance
noun Date: 1911 the ratio between the water assimilated into the body and that lost from the body; also the condition of the body when this ratio approximates equilibrium
water ballet
noun Date: 1926 a synchronized sequence of movements performed by a group of swimmers
water bear
noun Date: 1852 tardigrade
Water Bearer
noun Date: 1594 1. Aquarius 1 2. Aquarius 2a
water bed
noun Date: 1844 a bed whose mattress is a watertight bag filled with water
water beetle
noun Date: circa 1668 any of numerous oval flattened aquatic beetles (as a diving beetle or whirligig beetle) that swim by means of their fringed hind legs which act together ...
water biscuit
noun Date: 1786 a cracker of flour and water and sometimes fat
water blister
noun Date: 1836 a blister with a clear watery content
water bloom
noun Date: 1903 bloom 1d
water boatman
noun Date: 1815 1. backswimmer 2. any of various oval flattened aquatic bugs (family Corixidae) of fresh or brackish water with fringed hind legs modified into paddles
water boy
noun Date: 1859 one who keeps a group (as of football players) supplied with drinking water
water buffalo
noun Date: 1847 an often domesticated Asian buffalo (Bubalus bubalis syn. B. arnee)
water bug
noun Date: 1750 any of various small arthropods and especially insects that frequent damp or wet places: as a. German cockroach b. water boatman c. any of various ...
water cannon
noun Date: 1964 a large truck-mounted nozzle for directing a high-pressure stream of water (as at a crowd of rioters or demonstrators)
water chestnut
noun Date: 1854 1. any of a genus (Trapa, especially T. natans of the family Trapaceae, the water-chestnut family) of Old World aquatic herbs sometimes grown as ornamentals; ...
water clock
noun Date: 1601 an instrument designed to measure time by the fall or flow of a quantity of water — called also clepsydra
water closet
noun Date: 1755 1. a compartment or room with a toilet 2. a toilet bowl and its accessories
water cycle
noun Date: 1928 hydrologic cycle
water dog
noun Date: 1674 1. a person (as a skilled sailor) who is quite at ease in or on water 2. any of several large American salamanders; especially any of a genus (Necturus of ...
water down
transitive verb Date: 1850 to reduce or temper the force or effectiveness of • watered-down adjective
water flea
noun Date: circa 1585 any of various small active dark or brightly colored aquatic crustaceans (as a daphnia or cyclops)
water gap
noun Date: 1756 a pass in a mountain ridge through which a stream runs — compare wind gap
water garden
noun Date: 1862 1. a garden in which aquatic plants predominate 2. a garden built about a stream or pool as a central feature
water gas
noun Date: 1851 a poisonous flammable gaseous mixture that consists chiefly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen with small amounts of methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen, is ...
water gate
noun Date: 13th century 1. a gate (as of a building) giving access to a body of water 2. floodgate
water gauge
noun Date: circa 1706 an instrument to measure or find the depth or quantity of water or to indicate the height of its surface especially in a steam boiler
water glass
noun Date: 1612 1. a glass vessel (as a drinking glass) for holding water 2. an instrument consisting of an open box or tube with a glass bottom used for examining objects ...
water gun
noun Date: 1951 water pistol
water hammer
noun Date: circa 1890 a concussion or sound of concussion of moving water against the sides of a containing pipe or vessel (as a steam pipe)
water haul
noun Etymology: from the figure of a fishing net that catches nothing but water Date: 1823 a fruitless effort
water heater
noun Date: circa 1876 an apparatus for heating and usually storing hot water (as for domestic use)
water hemlock
noun Date: circa 1764 a tall poisonous Eurasian perennial herb (Cicuta virosa) of the carrot family; also any of several poisonous North American plants (especially Cicuta ...
water hen
noun Date: circa 1529 any of various birds (as a coot or gallinule) of the rail family
water hole
noun Date: circa 1653 1. a natural hole or hollow containing water 2. a hole in a surface of ice
water hyacinth
noun Date: circa 1890 a showy floating aquatic herb (Eichhornia crassipes) of tropical South America that has become naturalized in warm regions (as of the southern United ...
water ice
noun Date: 1818 a frozen dessert of water, sugar, and flavoring
water jacket
noun Date: 1869 an outer casing which holds water or through which water circulates to cool the interior; specifically the enclosed space surrounding the cylinder block of an ...
water jump
noun Date: 1875 an obstacle (as in a steeplechase) consisting of a pool, stream, or ditch of water
water level
noun Date: 1563 1. an instrument to show the level by means of the surface of water in a trough or in a U-shaped tube 2. the surface of still water: as a. the level ...
water lily
noun Date: 14th century any of various aquatic plants (especially genera Nymphaea and Nuphar of the family Nymphaeaceae, the water-lily family) with floating leaves and ...
water main
noun Date: 1803 a pipe or conduit for conveying water
water meter
noun Date: circa 1858 an instrument for recording the quantity of water passing through a particular outlet
water milfoil
noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Myriophyllum of the family Haloragaceae) of aquatic herbs with finely pinnate submersed leaves
water mill
noun Date: 15th century a mill whose machinery is moved by water
water moccasin
noun Date: circa 1821 1. a venomous semiaquatic pit viper (Agkistrodon piscivorus) chiefly of the southeastern United States that is closely related to the copperhead — ...
water mold
noun Date: 1899 any of various fungi of water or moist soils
water nymph
noun Date: 14th century a nymph (as a naiad, Nereid, or Oceanid) associated with a body of water
water oak
noun Date: 1687 any of several American oaks that thrive in wet soils; especially one (Quercus nigra) of the eastern United States
water of crystallization
Date: 1791 water of hydration present in many crystallized substances that is usually essential for maintenance of a particular crystal structure
water of hydration
Date: circa 1889 water that is chemically combined with a substance to form a hydrate and can be expelled (as by heating) without essentially altering the composition of the ...
water on the knee
Date: circa 1890 an accumulation of synovial fluid in the knee joint (as from injury or disease) marked especially by swelling
water ouzel
noun Date: 1622 dipper 2
water park
noun Date: 1983 an amusement park with facilities (as pools and wetted slides) for aquatic recreation
water parting
noun Date: 1859 divide 2a
water pepper
noun Date: circa 1538 an annual European smartweed (Polygonum hydropiper) of moist soils with extremely acrid peppery juice that is naturalized in North America; also a ...
water pill
noun Date: circa 1981 a diuretic pill
water pimpernel
noun Date: circa 1760 either of two small white-flowered herbs (Samolus valerandi of Eurasia and S. parviflorus syn. S. floribundus of America) of the primrose family that ...
water pipe
noun Date: 15th century 1. a pipe for conveying water 2. a smoking device that consists of a bowl mounted on a vessel of water which is provided with a long tube and ...
water pistol
noun Date: 1905 a toy pistol designed to squirt a jet of liquid — called also water gun, squirt gun
water plantain
noun Date: circa 1538 any of a genus (Alisma of the family Alismataceae, the water-plantain family) of marsh or aquatic herbs with acrid sap and scapose 3-petaled flowers
water polo
noun Date: circa 1884 a goal game similar to soccer that is played in water by teams of swimmers using a ball resembling a soccer ball
water privilege
noun Date: 1804 the right to use water especially as a source of mechanical power
water rat
noun Date: circa 1552 1. a rodent that frequents water 2. a waterfront loafer or petty thief
water right
noun Date: 1793 a right to the use of water (as for irrigation); especially riparian right
water sapphire
noun Date: circa 1741 a deep blue cordierite sometimes used as a gem
water scorpion
noun Date: 1681 any of numerous aquatic bugs (family Nepidae) with the end of the abdomen prolonged by a long breathing tube
water shield
noun Date: circa 1818 an aquatic herb (Brasenia schreberi) having floating oval leaves with a gelatinous coating and small dull purple flowers; also any of a related genus ...
water ski
noun Date: 1931 a ski used in planing over water while being towed by a speedboat • water-ski intransitive verb
water snake
noun Date: circa 1601 any of various snakes (especially genus Nerodia formerly included in the genus Natrix) that frequent or inhabit freshwaters and feed largely on aquatic ...
water spaniel
noun Date: 1566 a spaniel of either of two breeds: a. American water spaniel b. Irish water spaniel
water sprite
noun Date: 1798 a sprite believed to inhabit or haunt water ; water nymph
water sprout
noun Date: circa 1892 a vigorous upright shoot from an adventitious or latent bud on the trunk or main branch of a tree
water strider
noun Date: 1888 any of various long-legged bugs (family Gerridae) that move about on the surface of the water
water supply
noun Date: 1849 a source, means, or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines
water table
noun Date: 15th century 1. a stringcourse or similar member when projecting so as to throw off water 2. the upper limit of the portion of the ground wholly saturated with ...
water taxi
noun Date: 1928 a boat functioning (as within a harbor) as a taxi
water tower
noun Date: circa 1883 a tower or standpipe serving as a reservoir to deliver water at a required head
water turkey
noun Date: 1836 the New World anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
water vapor
noun Date: 1833 water in a vaporous form especially when below boiling temperature and diffused (as in the atmosphere)
water wagon
noun Date: 1902 a wagon or motortruck equipped with a tank or barrels for hauling water or for sprinkling
water wings
noun plural Date: 1907 an air-filled device that fits around the arms of a person learning to swim so as to provide buoyancy
water witch
noun Date: 1817 one who dowses for water • water witching noun
water witcher
noun Date: 1961 water witch
water witching
noun see water witch
water-repellent
adjective Date: 1896 treated with a finish that is resistant but not impervious to penetration by water
water-resistant
adjective Date: 1921 water-repellent
water-ski
intransitive verb see water ski
water-skier
noun Date: 1931 one who water-skis
water-soak
transitive verb Date: 1791 to soak in water
water-vascular system
noun Date: 1870 a system of canals in echinoderms containing a circulating watery fluid that is used for the movement of the tentacles and tube feet
waterbird
noun Date: 15th century a swimming or wading bird
waterborne
adjective Date: circa 1559 supported, carried, or transmitted by water
waterbuck
noun (plural waterbuck or waterbucks) Date: 1839 a stocky antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) of sub-Saharan Africa that commonly frequent streams or wet areas
Waterbury
geographical name city W central Connecticut population 107,271
watercolor
noun Date: 1596 1. a paint of which the liquid is a water dispersion of the binding material (as glue, casein, or gum) 2. the art or method of painting with watercolors 3. ...
watercolorist
noun see watercolor
watercooler
noun Date: 1846 a device for dispensing refrigerated drinking water
watercourse
noun Date: 1510 1. a natural or artificial channel through which water flows 2. a stream of water (as a river, brook, or underground stream)
watercraft
noun Date: 1566 1. skill in aquatic activities (as managing boats) 2. a. ship, boat b. craft for water transport
watercress
noun Date: 14th century 1. any of several aquatic or semiaquatic cresses; especially a perennial cress (Nasturtium officinale) native to Europe and southwestern Asia that is ...
watered-down
adjective see water down
Wateree
geographical name river South Carolina, lower course of the Catawba — see Congaree
waterer
noun Date: 1549 one that waters: as a. a person who obtains or supplies drinking water b. a device used for supplying water to livestock and poultry — called also ...
waterfall
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream b. an artificial waterfall (as in a hotel lobby or a nightclub) 2. ...
waterflood
I. noun Date: 1928 the process of waterflooding an oil well II. intransitive verb Date: 1928 to pump water into the ground around an oil well nearing depletion in order to ...
Waterford
geographical name 1. county S Ireland in Munster area 710 square miles (1846 square kilometers), population 51,296 2. city & port, its capital population 40,345
waterfowl
noun (plural -fowl; also -fowls) Date: 14th century a bird that frequents water; especially a swimming game bird (as a duck or goose) as distinguished from an upland game ...
waterfowler
noun Date: 1968 a hunter of waterfowl • waterfowling noun
waterfowling
noun see waterfowler
waterfront
noun Date: 1766 land, land with buildings, or a section of a town fronting or abutting on a body of water
Watergate
noun Etymology: Watergate, apartment and office complex in Washington, D.C.; from the scandal following the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters there in ...
waterily
adverb see watery
wateriness
noun see watery
watering can
noun Date: 1692 a vessel usually with a spout used to sprinkle or pour water especially on plants — called also watering pot
watering hole
noun Date: 1882 1. water hole 1 2. a place where people gather socially; especially watering place 3
watering place
noun Date: 15th century 1. a place where water may be obtained; especially one where animals and especially livestock come to drink 2. a health or recreational resort ...
watering pot
noun see watering can
waterish
adjective Date: 1542 somewhat watery • waterishness noun
waterishness
noun see waterish
waterleaf
noun (plural waterleafs) Date: circa 1760 any of a genus (Hydrophyllum of the family Hydrophyllaceae, the waterleaf family) of perennial or biennial North American woodland ...
waterless
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. lacking or destitute of water ; dry 2. not requiring water (as for cooling or cooking) • waterlessness noun
waterlessness
noun see waterless
waterline
noun Date: circa 1625 a line that marks the level of the surface of water on something: as a. (1) the point on the hull of a ship or boat to which the water rises ...
waterlog
transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from waterlogged Date: 1779 to make waterlogged
waterlogged
adjective Etymology: 1water + log to accumulate in the hold Date: circa 1776 1. so filled or soaked with water as to be heavy or hard to manage 2. saturated with water
waterloo
noun (plural -loos) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Waterloo, Belgium, scene of Napoleon's defeat in 1815 Date: 1816 a decisive or final defeat or setback
Waterloo
geographical name 1. city NE central Iowa population 68,747 2. town central Belgium S of Brussels population 27,860 3. city Canada in SE Ontario W of Kitchener population ...
waterman
noun Date: 12th century one who works or lives on the water: as a. a man who makes his living from the water (as by fishing) b. a boatman who plies for hire usually on ...
watermanship
noun Date: 1882 the business, skill, or art of a waterman: as a. technique or expertness in rowing b. technique or expertness in swimming
watermark
I. noun Date: 1640 1. a mark indicating the height to which water has risen 2. a marking in paper resulting from differences in thickness usually produced by pressure of a ...
watermelon
noun Date: 1615 1. a large oblong or roundish fruit with a hard green or white rind often striped or variegated, a sweet watery pink, yellowish, or red pulp, and usually ...
waterpower
noun Date: 1817 1. the power of water employed to move machinery 2. a fall of water suitable for being used to move machinery
waterproof
I. adjective Date: 1736 impervious to water; especially covered or treated with a material (as a solution of rubber) to prevent permeation by water • waterproofness ...
waterproofer
noun see waterproof III
waterproofing
noun Date: 1845 1. a. the act or process of making something waterproof b. the condition of being made waterproof 2. something (as a coating) capable of imparting ...
waterproofness
noun see waterproof I
Waters
biographical name Ethel 1896-1977 American actress & singer
waterscape
noun Date: 1842 a water or sea view ; seascape 1
watershed
noun Date: 1803 1. a. divide 2a b. a region or area bounded peripherally by a divide and draining ultimately to a particular watercourse or body of water 2. a crucial ...
waterside
I. noun Date: 14th century the margin of a body of water ; waterfront II. adjective Date: 1663 1. employed along the waterside ; also of or relating to the workers along ...
waterskiing
noun Date: 1931 the sport of planing and jumping on water skis
waterslide
noun Date: 1974 a continuously wetted chute (as at an amusement park) down which people slide into a pool
waterspout
noun Date: 14th century 1. a pipe, duct, or orifice from which water is spouted or through which it is carried 2. a funnel-shaped or tubular column of rotating ...
waterthrush
noun Date: circa 1813 either of two North American warblers (Seiurus noveboracensis and S. motacilla of the family Parulidae) found near freshwater (as a stream)
watertight
adjective Date: 14th century 1. of such tight construction or fit as to be impermeable to water except when under sufficient pressure to produce structural discontinuity 2. ...
watertightness
noun see watertight
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
geographical name reservation comprising Glacier National Park (reservation NW Montana) & Waterton Lakes National Park (reservation Canada in S Alberta in Rocky Mountains)
Watertown
geographical name 1. town E Massachusetts W of Boston population 32,986 2. city N central New York SE of Kingston, Ontario population 26,705
waterway
noun Date: 15th century 1. a way or channel for water 2. a navigable body of water
waterweed
noun Date: 1842 any of various floating or submerged aquatic plants (as elodea) having usually inconspicuous flowers
waterwheel
noun Date: 15th century 1. a wheel made to rotate by direct action of water 2. a wheel for raising water
waterworks
noun plural Date: 1568 1. the system of reservoirs, channels, mains, and pumping and purifying equipment by which a water supply is obtained and distributed (as to a city) ...
waterworn
adjective Date: 1815 worn, smoothed, or polished by the action of water
watery
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. consisting of, filled with, or surrounded by water b. containing, sodden with, or yielding water or a thin liquid 2. a. ...
waterzooi
noun Etymology: Dutch dialect, from water water + zooi quantity of cooked food Date: 1949 a stew of fish or chicken and vegetables in a seasoned stock thickened with cream ...
Watford
geographical name town SE England in Hertfordshire population 72,100
WATS
abbreviation Wide-Area Telecommunications Service
Watson
I. biographical name James Dewey 1928- American geneticist II. biographical name John 1850-1907 pseudonym Ian Maclaren Scottish clergyman & author III. biographical name ...
Watson-Crick
adjective Date: 1964 of or relating to the Watson-Crick model
Watson-Crick model
noun Etymology: J. D. Watson & F. H. C. Crick Date: 1958 a model of DNA structure in which the molecule is a cross-linked double-stranded helix, each strand is composed of ...
Watson-Watt
biographical name Sir Robert Alexander 1892-1973 Scottish physicist
Watsonville
geographical name city W California population 44,265
watt
noun Etymology: James Watt died 1819 Date: 1882 the absolute meter-kilogram-second unit of power equal to the work done at the rate of one joule per second or to the power ...
Watt
biographical name James 1736-1819 Scottish inventor
watt-hour
noun Date: 1888 a unit of work or energy equivalent to the power of one watt operating for one hour
wattage
noun Date: 1903 1. amount of power expressed in watts 2. amount of dynamic or mental energy or appeal
Watteau
I. adjective Etymology: Antoine Watteau Date: 1861 1. of a hat shallow-crowned and having a wide brim turned up at the back to hold flower trimmings 2. of women's dress ...
Wattenscheid
geographical name city W Germany E of Essen population 80,527
Watterson
biographical name Henry 1840-1921 American journalist & politician
wattle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English wattel, from Old English watel; akin to Old High German wadal bandage Date: before 12th century 1. a. a fabrication of poles interwoven ...
wattle and daub
noun Date: circa 1808 a framework of woven rods and twigs covered and plastered with clay and used in building construction • wattle-and-daub adjective
wattle-and-daub
adjective see wattle and daub
wattlebird
noun Date: 1819 any of several Australasian honeyeaters (genus Anthochaera) having ear wattles
wattled
adjective see wattle I
wattmeter
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1887 an instrument for measuring electric power in watts
Watts
I. biographical name George Frederic 1817-1904 English painter & sculptor II. biographical name Isaac 1674-1748 English theologian & hymn writer III. geographical name ...
Watts-Dunton
biographical name Walter Theodore 1832-1914 English critic & poet
Watusi
noun (plural Watusi; also Watusis) Date: 1899 Tutsi
Waugh
biographical name Evelyn Arthur St. John 1903-1966 English writer
Waukegan
geographical name city NE Illinois N of Chicago population 87,901
Waukesha
geographical name city SE Wisconsin population 64,825
Wausau
geographical name city N central Wisconsin population 38,426
Wauwatosa
geographical name city SE Wisconsin population 47,271
Wave
noun Etymology: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service Date: 1942 a woman serving in the navy
wave
I. verb (waved; waving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wafian to wave with the hands; akin to Old English wæfan to clothe and perhaps to Old English wefan to ...
wave band
noun Date: 1923 a band of radio-wave frequencies
wave equation
noun Date: 1926 a partial differential equation of the second order whose solutions describe wave phenomena
wave front
noun Date: circa 1864 a surface composed at any instant of all the points just reached by a vibrational disturbance in its propagation through a medium
wave mechanics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1926 1. the mathematical description of atomic and subatomic particles in terms of their wave characteristics 2. ...
wave number
noun Date: 1873 the number of waves per unit distance of radiant energy of a given wavelength ; the reciprocal of the wavelength
wave of the future
Date: 1940 an idea, product, or movement that is viewed as representing forces or a trend that will inevitably prevail
wave packet
noun Date: 1928 a pulse of radiant energy that is the resultant of a number of wave trains of differing wavelengths
wave theory
noun Date: 1833 a theory in physics: light is transmitted from luminous bodies to the eye and other objects by an undulatory movement — called also undulatory theory
wave train
noun Date: 1897 a succession of similar waves at equal intervals
waved
adjective Date: 1599 having a wavelike form or outline: as a. having wavy lines of color ; watered b. marked by undulations ; curving
waveform
noun Date: 1845 a usually graphic representation of the shape of a wave that indicates its characteristics (as frequency and amplitude) — called also waveshape
waveguide
noun Date: 1932 a device (as a duct, coaxial cable, or glass fiber) designed to confine and direct the propagation of electromagnetic waves (as light); especially a metal ...
wavelength
noun Date: 1850 1. the distance in the line of advance of a wave from any one point to the next point of corresponding phase 2. a particular course or line of thought ...
waveless
adjective see wave II
wavelessly
adverb see wave II
wavelet
noun Date: circa 1810 a little wave ; ripple
wavelike
adjective see wave II
Wavell
biographical name 1st Earl 1883-1950 Archibald Percival Wavell British field marshal; viceroy of India (1943-47)
waver
I. intransitive verb (wavered; wavering) Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English wǣfre restless, wafian to wave with the hands — more at wave Date: 14th century 1. ...
waverer
noun see waver I
waveringly
adverb see waver I
wavery
adjective Date: 1820 that waves ; wavering
waveshape
noun Date: 1907 waveform
wavily
adverb see wavy
waviness
noun see wavy
wavy
adjective (wavier; -est) Date: circa 1586 1. rising or swelling in waves; also abounding in waves 2. moving with an undulating motion ; fluctuating; also marked by ...
waw
or vav noun Etymology: Hebrew wāw Date: 14th century the 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table
wax
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English weax; akin to Old High German wahs wax, Lithuanian vaškas Date: before 12th century 1. a substance that is secreted by ...
wax bean
noun Date: 1897 a kidney bean with pods that turn creamy yellow to bright yellow when mature enough for use as snap beans
wax light
noun Date: 1599 a wax candle ; taper
wax moth
noun Date: 1766 a dull brownish or ashen pyralid moth (Galleria mellonella) with a larva that feeds on the honeycomb wax of bees
wax museum
noun Date: 1953 a place where wax effigies (as of famous historical persons) are exhibited
wax myrtle
noun Date: 1806 any of a genus (Myrica of the family Myricaceae, the wax-myrtle family) of trees or shrubs with aromatic foliage; especially a shrub or small tree (M. ...
wax palm
noun Date: circa 1828 any of several palms that yield wax: as a. an Andean pinnate-leaved palm (Ceroxylon alpinum syn. C. andicola) whose stem yields a resinous wax used in ...
wax paper
noun Date: circa 1844 waxed paper
waxbill
noun Date: 1757 any of numerous Old World oscine birds (family Estrildidae, especially genus Estrilda) having white, pink, or reddish bills of a waxy appearance
waxed paper
noun Date: 1853 paper coated or treated with wax to make it resistant to water and grease and used especially as a wrapping
waxen
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. made of or covered with wax 2. resembling wax: as a. easily molded ; pliable b. seeming to lack vitality or animation ; pallid ...
waxer
noun Date: circa 1875 1. a device for applying wax 2. one whose work is applying or polishing with wax
waxiness
noun see waxy
waxlike
adjective see wax I
waxwing
noun Date: 1817 any of a genus (Bombycilla) of American and Eurasian chiefly brown to gray oscine birds (as a cedar waxwing) having a showy crest, red waxy material on the ...
waxwork
noun Date: 1663 1. an effigy in wax usually of a person 2. plural but singular or plural in construction wax museum
waxy
adjective (waxier; -est) Date: 1552 1. made of, abounding in, or covered with wax ; waxen 2. resembling wax: as a. readily shaped or molded b. marked by smooth or ...
way
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English weg; akin to Old High German weg way, Old English wegan to move, Latin vehere to carry, via way Date: before 12th century ...
Way of the Cross
Date: 1868 stations of the cross
way station
noun Date: 1850 1. a station set between principal stations on a line of travel (as a railroad) 2. an intermediate stopping place
way-out
adjective Date: 1954 far-out
waybill
noun Date: 1821 a document prepared by the carrier of a shipment of goods that contains details of the shipment, route, and charges
wayfarer
noun Etymology: Middle English weyfarere, from wey, way way + -farere traveler, from faren to go — more at fare Date: 15th century a traveler especially on foot • ...
wayfaring
adjective see wayfarer
wayfaring tree
noun Date: 1597 a Eurasian viburnum (Viburnum lantana) that has large ovate leaves and dense cymes of small white flowers and is common along waysides
waygoing
noun Date: 1633 chiefly Scottish the act of leaving ; departure
Wayland
noun Etymology: Old English Wēland Date: 1849 a heroic smith of Germanic legend
waylay
transitive verb (waylaid; -laying) Date: 1513 to lie in wait for or attack from ambush
wayless
adjective Date: 12th century having no road or path
Wayne
biographical name Anthony 1745-1796 Mad Anthony American general in Revolution
waypoint
noun Date: 1880 an intermediate point on a route or line of travel
ways
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Middle English wayes, from genitive of 1way Date: 1580 way 6
ways and means
noun plural Date: 15th century 1. methods and resources for accomplishing something and especially for defraying expenses 2. often capitalized W&M a. methods and ...
wayside
noun Date: 15th century the side of or land adjacent to a road or path • wayside adjective
wayward
adjective Etymology: Middle English, short for awayward turned away, from away, adverb + -ward Date: 14th century 1. following one's own capricious, wanton, or depraved ...
waywardly
adverb see wayward
waywardness
noun see wayward
wayworn
adjective Date: 1788 wearied by traveling
Waziristan
geographical name region W Pakistan on border of Afghanistan NE of Baluchistan
wazoo
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1961 slang anus
Wałbrzych
or German Waldenburg geographical name city SW Poland population 141,139
Wałesa
biographical name Lech 1943- Polish politician; president of Poland (1990-95)

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