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wickiup
noun Etymology: Fox (Algonquian language of the Fox, Sauk, and Kickapoo Indians) wi•kiya•pi house Date: 1843 a hut used by the nomadic Indians of the arid regions of the ...
Wickliffe
biographical name see Wiclif
Wicklow
geographical name 1. county E Ireland in Leinster area 782 square miles (2033 square kilometers), population 97,265 2. town & port, its capital, SSE of Dublin population 5847
Wicklow Mountains
geographical name mountains Ireland along E coast; highest point Lugnaquilla 3039 feet (926 meters)
Wiclif
or Wickliffe biographical name variant of Wycliffe
widdershins
also withershins adverb Etymology: Middle Low German weddersinnes, from Middle High German widersinnes, from widersinnen to go against, from wider back against (from Old High ...
widdy
noun (plural widdies) Etymology: Middle English (Scots), from Middle English withy Date: 15th century 1. Scottish & dialect England a rope of osiers 2. Scottish & dialect ...
wide
I. adjective (wider; widest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wīd; akin to Old High German wīt wide Date: before 12th century 1. a. having great extent ; vast ...
wide area network
noun Date: 1982 a network of computers (as the Internet) in a large area (as a country or the globe) for sharing resources or exchanging data
wide receiver
noun Date: 1968 a football receiver who normally lines up several yards to the side of the offensive formation
wide-angle
adjective Date: circa 1878 1. having or covering an angle of view wider than the ordinary — used especially of lenses of shorter than normal focal length 2. having, ...
wide-awake
adjective Date: 1791 1. fully awake 2. alertly watchful especially for advantages or opportunities Synonyms: see watchful
wide-body
noun Date: 1968 a large jet aircraft characterized by a wide cabin
wide-eyed
adjective Date: 1838 1. having or marked by unsophisticated or uncritical acceptance or admiration ; naive 2. having the eyes wide open especially with wonder or ...
wide-open
adjective Date: 1852 having virtually no limits or restrictions
wide-ranging
adjective Date: 1816 extensive in scope ; comprehensive
wide-screen
adjective Date: 1953 of or relating to a projected picture whose aspect ratio is substantially greater than 1.33:1
wide-spreading
adjective Date: 1591 stretching or extending over a wide space or area
wideawake
noun Date: 1837 1. a soft felt hat with a low crown and a wide brim 2. sooty tern
wideband
adjective Date: 1935 broadband
widely
adverb Date: 1579 1. over or through a wide area 2. to a great extent 3. by or among a large well-dispersed group of people 4. over a broad range
widemouthed
adjective Date: 1593 1. having one's mouth opened wide (as in awe) 2. having a wide mouth
widen
verb (widened; widening) Date: 1640 transitive verb to increase the width, scope, or extent of intransitive verb to become wide or wider • widener noun
widener
noun see widen
wideness
noun see wide I
wideout
noun Date: 1978 wide receiver
widespread
adjective Date: 1582 1. widely diffused or prevalent 2. widely extended or spread out
widgeon
variant of wigeon
widget
noun Etymology: alteration of gadget Date: 1926 1. gadget 2. an unnamed article considered for purposes of hypothetical example
widish
adjective Date: 1823 somewhat wide
Widor
biographical name Charles-Marie 1844-1937 French organist & composer
widow
I. noun Etymology: Middle English widewe, from Old English wuduwe; akin to Old High German wituwa widow, Latin vidua, Sanskrit vidhavā, Latin -videre to separate Date: before ...
widow's cruse
noun Etymology: from the widow's cruse of oil that miraculously supplies Elijah during a famine (I Kings 17:8-16) Date: 1729 an inexhaustible supply
widow's peak
noun Date: circa 1849 a point formed by the hairline in front
widow's walk
noun Date: 1937 a railed observation platform atop a usually coastal house
widowbird
noun Date: 1772 any of several whydahs (genus Euplectes)
widower
noun Etymology: Middle English widewer, alteration of wedow widow, widower, from Old English wuduwa widower; akin to Old English wuduwe widow Date: 14th century a man who ...
widowerhood
noun Date: circa 1796 1. the fact or state of being a widower 2. the period during which a man remains a widower
widowhood
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the fact or state of being a widow 2. the period during which a woman remains a widow 3. widowerhood
width
noun Etymology: 1wide Date: 1627 1. the horizontal measurement taken at right angles to the length ; breadth 2. largeness of extent or scope 3. a measured and cut piece ...
Widukind
biographical name see Wittekind
wie geht's?
foreign term Etymology: German how goes it? ; how is it going? — used as a greeting
Wieland
I. biographical name Christoph Martin 1733-1813 German author II. biographical name Heinrich 1877-1957 German chemist
wield
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English welden to control, from Old English wieldan; akin to Old High German waltan to rule, Latin valēre to be strong, be worth Date: before ...
wielder
noun see wield
wieldy
adjective Date: 14th century capable of being wielded easily
Wieman
biographical name Carl E. 1951- American physicist
Wien
I. biographical name Wilhelm 1864-1928 German physicist II. geographical name — see Vienna
wiener
also weiner noun Etymology: short for wienerwurst Date: 1900 frankfurter
Wiener
biographical name Norbert 1894-1964 American mathematician
Wiener schnitzel
noun Etymology: German, literally, Vienna cutlet Date: 1862 a thin breaded veal cutlet
wienerwurst
noun Etymology: German, from Wiener of Vienna + Wurst sausage Date: 1882 1. Vienna sausage 2. frankfurter
wienie
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from wienerwurst Date: 1867 frankfurter
Wiesbaden
geographical name city SW central Germany on the Rhine W of Frankfurt am Main capital of Hesse population 264,022
Wieschaus
biographical name Eric F. 1947- American biologist
Wiesel
I. biographical name Elie 1928- American (Romanian-born) writer II. biographical name Torsten N. 1924- Swedish neurobiologist
wife
noun (plural wives) Etymology: Middle English wif, from Old English wīf; akin to Old High German wīb wife and probably to Tocharian B kwīpe female pudenda Date: before 12th ...
wifehood
noun see wife
wifeless
adjective see wife
wifelike
I. adverb Date: 1598 in a wifely manner II. adjective Date: 1587 wifely
wifeliness
noun see wifely
wifely
adjective Date: before 12th century of, relating to, or befitting a wife • wifeliness noun
wifey
noun Date: 1786 wife
Wiffle
trademark — used for a hollow plastic ball with cutouts in one hemisphere
wifty
adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1979 ditzy
wig
I. noun Etymology: short for periwig Date: 1675 1. a. a manufactured covering of natural or synthetic hair for the head b. toupee 2 2. an act of wigging ; rebuke II. ...
wigan
noun Etymology: Wigan, England Date: 1771 a stiff plain-weave cotton fabric used for interlining
Wigan
geographical name town NW England in Greater Manchester W of Manchester metropolitan area population 301,900
wigeon
or widgeon noun (plural wigeon or wigeons or widgeon or widgeons) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1513 any of several freshwater ducks (genus Anas): as a. an Old World ...
wigged
adjective Date: 1777 wearing a wig especially of a specified kind
wigged-out
adjective Date: 1970 mentally or emotionally discomposed ; upset, crazy
Wiggin
biographical name Kate Douglas 1856-1923 American writer & educator
wiggle
I. verb (wiggled; wiggling) Etymology: Middle English wiglen, from or akin to Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wiggelen to totter; akin to Old English wegan to move — more ...
wiggle room
noun Date: 1978 leeway, latitude
wiggler
noun Date: 1859 1. a larva or pupa of the mosquito — called also wriggler 2. one that wiggles
wiggly
adjective see wiggle II
wight
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, creature, thing, from Old English wiht; akin to Old High German wiht creature, thing, Old Church Slavic veštĭ thing Date: before 12th ...
Wight, Isle of
geographical name island S England in English Channel capital Newport area 152 square miles (394 square kilometers) population 126,600
wiglet
noun Date: 1831 a small wig used especially to enhance a hairstyle
Wigner
biographical name Eugene Paul 1902-1995 American (Hungarian-born) physicist
Wigtown
or Wigtownshire geographical name former county SW Scotland capital Wigtown
Wigtownshire
geographical name see Wigtown
wigwag
I. verb Etymology: English dialect wig to move + English wag Date: 1892 transitive verb 1. to signal by wigwagging 2. to cause to wigwag intransitive verb 1. to send ...
wigwam
noun Etymology: Eastern Abenaki wìkəwαm house Date: 1628 a hut of the American Indians of the Great Lakes region and eastward having typically an arched framework of poles ...
Wilberforce
biographical name William 1759-1833 English philanthropist & abolitionist
Wilbur
biographical name Richard Purdy 1921- American poet & translator; poet laureate (1987-88)
wilco
interjection Etymology: will comply Date: circa 1938 — used especially in radio and signaling to indicate that a message received will be complied with
wild
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English wilde, from Old English; akin to Old High German wildi wild, Welsh gwyllt Date: before 12th century 1. a. living in a state of ...
wild bergamot
noun Date: 1843 a perennial aromatic North American monarda (Monarda fistulosa) having a terminal cluster of pink or purple flowers
wild boar
noun Date: 13th century an Old World wild hog (Sus scrofa) from which most domestic swine have been derived
wild card
noun Etymology: wild card, playing card with arbitrarily determined value Date: 1971 1. an unknown or unpredictable factor 2. one picked to fill a leftover playoff or ...
wild carrot
noun Date: circa 1538 Queen Anne's lace
wild celery
noun Date: 1874 tape grass
wild dog
noun Date: 1786 any of various undomesticated canids (as an African wild dog or a dingo) that resemble the domestic dog
wild geranium
noun Date: 1840 a common geranium (Geranium maculatum) of eastern North America with deeply parted leaves and flowers of rosy purple; also any of several related geraniums
wild ginger
noun Date: 1804 any of a genus (Asarum) of perennial low-growing herbs of the birthwort family with an aromatic rhizome and usually cordate leaves
wild hyacinth
noun Date: circa 1794 any of several plants with flowers suggestive of hyacinths: as a. a camas (Camassia scilloides) of eastern North America with white or bluish racemose ...
wild indigo
noun Date: 1744 baptisia; especially one (Baptisia tinctoria) of eastern North America with bright yellow flowers and small trifoliolate leaves
wild marjoram
noun Date: circa 1550 oregano 1
wild mustard
noun Date: circa 1611 charlock
wild oat
noun Date: 15th century 1. any of several Old World wild grasses (genus Avena); especially a Eurasian annual weed (A. fatua) common in meadows and pastures 2. plural ...
wild pansy
noun Date: 1769 Johnny-jump-up
wild pink
noun Date: 1814 catchfly (Silene caroliniana) with pink or whitish flowers
wild pitch
noun Date: 1867 a baseball pitch not hit by the batter that cannot be caught or controlled by the catcher with ordinary effort and that enables a base runner to advance — ...
wild rice
noun Date: 1748 a tall aquatic North American perennial grass (Zizania aquatica) that yields an edible grain; also the grain
wild rye
noun Date: circa 1500 any of several tall grasses (genus Elymus)
wild sarsaparilla
noun Date: 1814 a common North American perennial herb (Aralia nudicaulis) of the ginseng family with long-stalked basal compound leaves, umbels of greenish flowers, and an ...
wild type
noun Date: 1914 a phenotype, genotype, or gene that predominates in a natural population of organisms or strain of organisms in contrast to that of natural or laboratory ...
Wild West
noun Date: 1844 the western United States in its frontier period characterized by roughness and lawlessness • Wild West adjective
wild-eyed
adjective Date: 1791 1. having a wild expression in the eyes 2. consisting of or favoring extreme or visionary ideas
wild-goose chase
noun Date: circa 1595 a complicated or lengthy and usually fruitless pursuit or search
wild-type
adjective see wild type
wildcard
noun see wild card 3
wildcat
I. noun (plural wildcats) Date: 14th century 1. a. an Old World cat (Felis silvestris) that resembles but is heavier in build than the domestic tabby cat and is usually ...
wildcatter
noun Date: 1883 1. one that drills wells in the hope of finding oil in territory not known to be an oil field 2. one that promotes unsafe and unreliable enterprises; ...
Wilde
biographical name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills 1854-1900 Irish writer • Wildean adjective
Wildean
adjective see Wilde
wildebeest
noun (plural wildebeests; also wildebeest) Etymology: Afrikaans wildebees, from wilde wild + bees ox Date: circa 1824 either of two large African antelopes (Connochaetes gnou ...
wilder
verb Etymology: probably irregular from wilderness Date: 1613 transitive verb 1. archaic to lead astray 2. archaic bewilder, perplex intransitive verb archaic to ...
Wilder
biographical name Thornton Niven 1897-1975 American author
wilderment
noun see wilder
wilderness
noun Etymology: Middle English, from wildern wild, from Old English wilddēoren of wild beasts Date: 13th century 1. a. (1) a tract or region uncultivated and ...
wilderness area
noun Usage: often capitalized W&A Date: 1928 an often large tract of public land maintained essentially in its natural state and protected against introduction of intrusive ...
Wilderness Road
geographical name trail from SW Virginia to central Kentucky through Cumberland Gap blazed to site of Boonesborough by Daniel Boone 1775 & later extended to falls of the Ohio ...
wildfire
noun Date: 12th century 1. a sweeping and destructive conflagration especially in a wilderness or a rural area 2. Greek fire 3. a phosphorescent glow (as ignis fatuus or ...
wildflower
noun Date: 1620 the flower of a wild or uncultivated plant or the plant bearing it
wildfowl
noun Date: before 12th century a game bird; especially a game waterfowl (as a wild duck or goose) • wildfowler noun • wildfowling noun
wildfowler
noun see wildfowl
wildfowling
noun see wildfowl
wilding
I. noun Etymology: 1wild + 2-ing Date: circa 1525 1. a. a plant growing uncultivated in the wild either as a native or an escape; especially a wild apple or crab apple ...
wildish
adjective see wild I
wildland
noun Date: 1808 land that is uncultivated or unfit for cultivation
wildlife
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1879 living things and especially mammals, birds, and fishes that are neither human nor domesticated
wildling
noun Date: 1840 wilding
wildly
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a wild manner 2. extremely 2
wildness
noun see wild I
wildwood
noun Date: 12th century a wood unaltered or unfrequented by humans
Wildwood
geographical name city E Missouri population 32,884
wile
I. noun Etymology: Middle English wil, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse vēl deceit, artifice Date: 12th century 1. a trick or stratagem intended to ensnare ...
Wiley
biographical name Harvey Washington 1844-1930 American chemist & reformer
wilful
adjective see willful
Wilhelmina
biographical name 1880-1962 queen of the Netherlands (1890-1948)
Wilhelmshaven
geographical name city & port NW Germany NW of Bremen population 91,149
wilily
adverb see wily
wiliness
noun see wily
Wilkes
I. biographical name Charles 1798-1877 American naval officer & explorer II. biographical name John 1725-1797 English politician
Wilkes Land
geographical name coast region E Antarctica extending along Indian Ocean S of Australia
Wilkes-Barre
geographical name city NE Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna SW of Scranton population 43,123
Wilkins
I. biographical name Sir George Hubert 1888-1958 Australian explorer II. biographical name Mary Eleanor — see Mary E. freeman III. biographical name Roy 1901-1981 ...
Wilkinson
I. biographical name Ellen Cicely 1891-1947 English politician II. biographical name James 1757-1825 American general & adventurer
will
I. verb (past would; present singular & plural will) Etymology: Middle English (1st & 3d singular present indicative), from Old English wille (infinitive wyllan); akin to Old ...
will to power
Date: 1907 1. the drive of the superman in the philosophy of Nietzsche to perfect and transcend the self through the possession and exercise of creative power 2. a ...
will-less
adjective Date: 1747 1. involving no exercise of the will ; involuntary 2. not exercising the will
will-o'-the-wisp
noun Etymology: Will (nickname for William) + of + the + wisp Date: circa 1661 1. ignis fatuus 1 2. a delusive or elusive goal • will-o'-the-wisp adjective
Willamette
geographical name river 300 miles (485 kilometers) NW Oregon flowing N into Columbia River
Willapa Bay
geographical name inlet of the Pacific SW Washington
Willard
I. biographical name Emma 1787-1870 née Hart American educator II. biographical name Frances Elizabeth Caroline 1839-1898 American educator & reformer
Willcocks
biographical name Sir William 1852-1932 British engineer
willed
adjective Date: 14th century 1. having a will especially of a specified kind — usually used in combination 2. deliberate
willemite
noun Etymology: German Willemit, from Willem (William) I died 1843 king of the Netherlands Date: circa 1841 a mineral of varying color consisting of a silicate of zinc and ...
Willemstad
geographical name city capital of Netherlands Antilles on Curaçao Island population 43,547
Willesden
geographical name former municipal borough SE England in Middlesex, now part of Brent
willet
noun (plural willets; also willet) Etymology: imitative Date: 1791 a large American shorebird (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) of the sandpiper family that resembles the greater ...
willful
or wilful adjective Date: 13th century 1. obstinately and often perversely self-willed 2. done deliberately ; intentional Synonyms: see unruly • willfully adverb ...
willfully
adverb see willful
willfulness
noun see willful
William
I. biographical name name of 4 kings of England: I (the Conqueror) circa 1028-1087 (reigned 1066-87); II ( Rufus ) circa 1056-1100 (reigned 1087-1100); III 1650-1702 (reigned ...
William I
I. biographical name 1533-1584 the Silent prince of Orange & founder of the Dutch Republic II. biographical name 1797-1888 Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig king of Prussia (1861-88) ...
William II
biographical name 1859-1941 Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert German emperor & king of Prussia (1888-1918)
William of Malmesbury
biographical name circa 1090-circa 1143 English historian
William Tell
noun Date: 1778 a heroic archer in Swiss legend who complies with an order to shoot an apple off his son's head
Williams
I. biographical name Hank 1923-1953 Hiram King Williams American singer & guitarist II. biographical name Jody 1950- American peace activist III. biographical name John ...
Williams syndrome
noun Etymology: J. C. P. Williams b1922 New Zealand physician Date: 1981 a rare genetic disorder marked especially by hypercalcemia of infants, heart defects, characteristic ...
Williamsburg
geographical name city SE Virginia NNW of Newport News; capital of Virginia 1699-1780; site of large-scale restoration (Colonial Williamsburg) population 11,998
Williamson, Mount
geographical name mountain 14,375 feet (4382 meters) SE central California in Sierra Nevada NNW of Mt. Whitney
Williamsport
geographical name city N central Pennsylvania on W branch of the Susquehanna population 30,706
willie
noun see willy
willies
noun plural Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1896 a fit of nervousness ; jitters — used with the
willing
adjective Date: 14th century 1. inclined or favorably disposed in mind ; ready 2. prompt to act or respond 3. done, borne, or accepted by choice or without reluctance ...
willingly
adverb see willing
willingness
noun see willing
williwaw
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1842 1. a. a sudden violent gust of cold land air common along mountainous coasts of high latitudes b. a sudden violent wind ...
Willkie
biographical name Wendell Lewis 1892-1944 American politician
Willoch
biographical name Kåre Isaachsen 1928- prime minister of Norway (1981-86)
Willoughby
geographical name city NE Ohio NE of Cleveland population 22,621
willow
noun Etymology: Middle English wilghe, wilowe, from Old English welig; akin to Middle High German wilge willow Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Salix of the ...
willow herb
noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Epilobium) of herbs of the evening-primrose family; especially fireweed b
willowlike
adjective see willow
willowware
noun Date: circa 1885 dinnerware that is usually blue and white and that is decorated with a story-telling design featuring a large willow tree by a little bridge
willowy
adjective Date: 1766 1. abounding with willows 2. resembling a willow: a. pliant b. gracefully tall and slender
willpower
noun Date: 1858 energetic determination
Willstätter
biographical name Richard 1872-1942 German chemist
willy
also willie noun Etymology: from the name Willy Date: circa 1905 slang penis
willy-nilly
adverb or adjective Etymology: alteration of will I nill I or will ye nill ye or will he nill he Date: 1608 1. by compulsion ; without choice 2. in a haphazard or ...
Wilmette
geographical name village NE Illinois N of Chicago population 27,651
Wilmington
geographical name 1. city & port N Delaware population 72,664 2. city & port SE North Carolina population 75,838
Wilms' tumor
noun Etymology: Max Wilms died 1918 German surgeon Date: circa 1910 a malignant tumor of the kidney that primarily affects children and is made up of embryonic elements
Wilson
I. biographical name Charles Thomson Rees 1869-1959 Scottish physicist II. biographical name Edmund 1895-1972 American writer III. biographical name Edward Osborne 1929- ...
Wilson's disease
noun Etymology: Samuel A. K. Wilson died 1937 English neurologist Date: circa 1915 a hereditary disease that is characterized by excessive accumulation of copper in the body ...
Wilson, Mount
geographical name mountain 5710 feet (1740 meters) SW California NE of Pasadena
Wilsonian
adjective see Wilson IX
wilt
I. archaic present second singular of will II. verb Etymology: alteration of earlier welk, from Middle English welken, probably from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German ...
wilt disease
noun see wilt III
Wilton
noun Etymology: Wilton, borough in England Date: 1774 a carpet woven with loops like the Brussels carpet but having a velvet cut pile and being generally of better materials
Wiltshire
geographical name county S England capital Trowbridge area 1392 square miles (3605 square kilometers), population 553,300
wily
adjective (wilier; -est) Date: 14th century full of wiles ; crafty Synonyms: see sly • wilily adverb • wiliness noun
wimble
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Middle Dutch wimmel auger; akin to Middle Low German wimmel auger Date: 13th century any of various instruments for ...
Wimbledon
geographical name former municipal borough SE England in Surrey, now part of Merton
wimp
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1920 a weak, cowardly, or ineffectual person • wimpiness noun • wimpish adjective • wimpishness noun • wimpy adjective
wimp out
intransitive verb Date: 1981 to behave like a wimp ; chicken out; especially to choose the easiest course of action
wimpiness
noun see wimp
wimpish
adjective see wimp
wimpishness
noun see wimp
wimple
I. noun Etymology: Middle English wimpel, from Old English; perhaps akin to Old English wīpian to wipe Date: before 12th century 1. a cloth covering worn over the head and ...
wimpy
adjective see wimp
win
I. verb (won; winning) Etymology: Middle English winnen, from Old English winnan to struggle; akin to Old High German winnan to struggle and probably to Latin venus sexual ...
win through
intransitive verb Date: 1644 to survive difficulties and reach a desired or satisfactory end
win-win
adjective Date: 1977 advantageous or satisfactory to all parties involved
wince
intransitive verb (winced; wincing) Etymology: Middle English wynsen to kick out, start, from Anglo-French *wincer, *guincer to shift direction, dodge, by-form of guenchir, ...
winch
I. noun Etymology: Middle English winche roller, reel, from Old English wince; akin to Old English wincian to wink Date: before 12th century 1. any of various machines or ...
wincher
noun see winch II
Winchester
I. adjective Etymology: from the code name used by the original developer Date: 1973 relating to or being computer disk technology that permits high-density storage by ...
Winckelmann
biographical name Johann Joachim 1717-1768 German archaeologist & art historian
Wind
geographical name river W central Wyoming, the upper course of Bighorn River
wind
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German wint wind, Latin ventus, Greek aēnai to blow, Sanskrit vāti it blows ...
Wind Cave
geographical name limestone cavern SW South Dakota in Black Hills in Wind Cave National Park
wind chime
noun Date: 1927 a cluster of small often sculptured pieces (as of metal or glass) suspended so as to chime when blown by the wind — usually used in plural
wind down
verb Date: 1952 intransitive verb 1. to draw gradually toward an end 2. relax, unwind transitive verb to cause a gradual lessening of usually with the intention ...
wind farm
noun Date: 1980 an area of land with a cluster of wind turbines for driving electrical generators
wind gap
noun Date: 1769 a notch in the crest of a mountain ridge ; a pass not occupied by a stream — compare water gap
wind harp
noun Date: 1813 aeolian harp
wind instrument
noun Date: 1582 a musical instrument (as a trumpet, clarinet, or organ) sounded by wind; especially one sounded by the player's breath
Wind River Canyon
geographical name gorge of Bighorn River W central Wyoming
Wind River Range
geographical name mountain range W central Wyoming — see Gannett Peak
wind rose
noun Etymology: German Windrose compass card Date: 1846 a diagram showing for a given place the relative frequency or frequency and strength of winds from different directions
wind shake
noun Date: 1545 a shake in timber attributed to high winds
wind shear
noun Date: 1941 a radical shift in wind speed and direction that occurs over a very short distance
wind sock
noun Date: 1928 a truncated cloth cone open at both ends and mounted in an elevated position to indicate the direction of the wind
wind sprint
noun Date: 1948 a sprint performed as a training exercise to develop breathing capacity especially during exertion
wind tee
noun Date: 1932 a large weather vane shaped like a horizontal letter T on or near a landing field
wind tunnel
noun Date: 1911 a tunnellike passage through which air is blown at a known velocity to investigate air flow around an object (as an airplane part or model) placed in the ...
wind turbine
noun Date: 1909 a wind-driven turbine for generating electricity
wind up
verb Date: 1583 transitive verb 1. to bring to a conclusion ; end 2. a. to put in order for the purpose of bringing to an end b. British to effectuate the ...
wind-bell
noun Date: 1897 1. wind chime — usually used in plural 2. a bell that is light enough to be moved and sounded by the wind
wind-borne
adjective Date: 1823 carried by the wind
wind-broken
adjective Date: 1603 of a horse affected with pulmonary emphysema or heaves
wind-pollinated
adjective Date: 1884 pollinated by wind-borne pollen
windage
noun Etymology: 1wind Date: circa 1710 1. a. the space between the projectile of a smoothbore gun and the surface of the bore b. the difference between the diameter of ...
Windau
geographical name — see Ventspils
Windaus
biographical name Adolf Otto Reinhold 1876-1959 German chemist
windbag
noun Date: 1827 an exhaustively talkative person
windblast
noun Date: 1582 1. a gust of wind 2. the destructive effect of air friction on a pilot ejected from a high-speed airplane
windblown
adjective Date: 1599 blown by the wind; especially having a permanent set or character of growth determined by the prevailing winds
windbreak
noun Date: 1861 a growth of trees or shrubs serving to break the force of wind; broadly a shelter (as a fence) from the wind
Windbreaker
trademark — used for a jacket made of wind-resistant material
windburn
noun Date: 1925 irritation of the skin caused by wind • windburned adjective
windburned
adjective see windburn
windchill
noun Date: 1939 a still-air temperature that would have the same cooling effect on exposed human skin as a given combination of temperature and wind speed — called also ...
windchill factor
noun see windchill
windchill index
noun see windchill
winder
noun Date: 13th century one that winds: as a. a worker or machine that winds thread and yarn b. a key for winding a mechanism (as a clock) c. a step that is wider at ...
Windermere
geographical name lake 10 miles (16 kilometers) long NW England in Cumbria; largest in England
windfall
noun Date: 15th century 1. something (as a tree or fruit) blown down by the wind 2. an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage
windflower
noun Date: 1551 anemone 1
windgall
noun Date: circa 1534 a soft tumor or synovial swelling on a horse's leg in the region of the fetlock joint

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