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Vuelta Abajo
/vwel"teuh euh bah"hoh/; Sp. /bwel"tah ah vah"haw/ a region in W Cuba. * * *
—vuggy, adj. /vug, voog/, n. Geol. a small cavity in a rock or vein, often lined with crystals. Also, vugg, vugh. [1810-20; < Cornish vooga cave; cf. L fovea pit] * * *
See vug. * * *
/vwee yannrdd"/, n. (Jean) Édouard /zhahonn ay dwannrdd"/, 1868-1940, French painter. * * *
Vuillard, (Jean) Édouard
Vuil·lard (vwē-yärʹ), (Jean) Édouard. 1868-1940. French postimpressionist painter whose works include Public Gardens (1894) and Characters in Interiors (1896). * * *
Vuillard, (Jean-) Édouard
born Nov. 11, 1868, Cuiseaux, France died June 21, 1940, La Baule French painter, printmaker, and decorator. With Pierre Bonnard he developed the Intimist style, characterized ...
Vuillard, Édouard
▪ French artist in full  Jean-Édouard Vuillard  born Nov. 11, 1868, Cuiseaux, France died June 21, 1940, La Baule  French painter, printmaker, and decorator who was a ...
Vulgate. * * *
/vul"keuhn/, n. 1. the ancient Roman god of fire and metalworking, identified with the Greek Hephaestus. 2. Mil. a six-barrel, 20mm U.S. Army antiaircraft gun system mounted on ...
Vulcan automatic cannon
▪ weapon       20-millimetre (0.8-inch) weapon capable of firing at a rate of up to 7,200 rounds per minute. Such extremely rapid fire is thought necessary in combat ...
/vul kay"nee euhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or associated with Vulcan. 2. (l.c.) volcanic. 3. (l.c.) of or pertaining to metalworking. [1590-1600; < L Vulcani(us) of Vulcan + ...
—vulcanist, n. /vul"keuh niz'euhm/, n. Geol. volcanism. [1875-80; var. of VOLCANISM] * * *
/vul"keuh nuyt'/, n. a hard, readily cut and polished rubber, obtained by vulcanizing rubber with a large amount of sulfur, used in the manufacture of combs, buttons, and for ...
See vulcanize. * * *
/vul"keuh neuh zayt'/, n. a vulcanized substance. [1925-30; VULCANIZE + -ATE1] * * *
vulcanization [vul΄kə ni zā′shən] n. 〚
—vulcanizable, adj. —vulcanization, n. —vulcanizer, n. /vul"keuh nuyz'/, v.t., vulcanized, vulcanizing. 1. to treat (rubber) with sulfur and heat, thereby imparting ...
vulcanized fiber
a leatherlike substance made by compression of layers of paper or cloth that have been treated with acids or zinc chloride, used chiefly for electric insulation. [1870-75] * * *
See vulcanizable. * * *
Island of the Eolie Islands, off northeastern Sicily, Italy. There are three volcanoes on the island, whose area is 8 sq mi (21 sq km). Although the last major eruptions were in ...
Vulcano Island
▪ island, Italy Italian  Isola Vulcano,  Greek  Hiera,  Latin  Vulcana        southernmost of the Eolie Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea (of the Mediterranean), off ...
See vulcanology. * * *
—vulcanological /vul'keuh nl oj"i keuhl/, adj. —vulcanologist, n. /vul'keuh nol"euh jee/, n. volcanology. [1855-60; vulcan- (var. of volcan- as in VOLCANIC) + -O- + -LOGY] * ...
Ancient Etruscan city, northwest of Rome. It grew out of a number of Villanovan villages and flourished chiefly in the 6th–4th centuries BC, largely as a result of trade and ...
Vulg abbrev. Vulgate * * *
Vulgate. * * *
1. vulgar. 2. vulgarly. * * *
—vulgarly, adv. —vulgarness, n. /vul"geuhr/, adj. 1. characterized by ignorance of or lack of good breeding or taste: vulgar ostentation. 2. indecent; obscene; lewd: a vulgar ...
vulgar fraction
vulgar fraction n. COMMON FRACTION * * *
vulgar fraction.
See common fraction. [1665-75] * * *
Vulgar Latin
popular Latin, as distinguished from literary or standard Latin, esp. those spoken forms of Latin from which the Romance languages developed. Abbr.: VL [1810-20] * * * ▪ ...
/vul gair"ee euhn/, n. a vulgar person, esp. one whose vulgarity is the more conspicuous because of wealth, prominence, or pretensions to good breeding. [1640-50; VULGAR + ...
/vul"geuh riz'euhm/, n. 1. vulgar behavior or character; vulgarity. 2. a vulgar expression; a word or phrase used only in common colloquial, and esp. in coarse, speech. [1635-45; ...
/vul gar"i tee/, n., pl. vulgarities. 1. the state or quality of being vulgar: the vulgarity of his remark. 2. something vulgar, as an act or expression. [1570-80; < LL ...
vulgarization [vul΄gər i zā′shən] n. 1. the act or an instance of making something, as abstruse or highly technical information, more readily intelligible or widely ...
—vulgarization, n. —vulgarizer, n. /vul"geuh ruyz'/, v.t., vulgarized, vulgarizing. 1. to make vulgar or coarse; lower; debase: to vulgarize standards of behavior. 2. to make ...
See vulgarization. * * *
Vul·gar Latin (vŭlʹgər) n. The common speech of the ancient Romans, which is distinguished from standard literary Latin and is the ancestor of the Romance languages. * * *
See vulgar. * * *
See vulgarly. * * *
/vul"gayt, -git/, n. 1. the Latin version of the Bible, prepared chiefly by Saint Jerome at the end of the 4th century A.D., and used as the authorized version of the Roman ...
/vul"geuhs/, n., pl. vulguses for 2. 1. the common people; masses. 2. an exercise in Latin formerly required of English public-school pupils. [1680-90; < L] * * *
vuln (vŭln) tr.v. vulned, vuln·ing, vulns To wound (oneself) by biting at the breast. Used of the pelican, which was once believed to feed its young with its blood, as a ...
See vulnerable. * * *
—vulnerability, vulnerableness, n. —vulnerably, adv. /vul"neuhr euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon: a vulnerable part of ...
See vulnerability. * * *
See vulnerability. * * *
/vul"neuh rer'ee/, adj., n., pl. vulneraries. adj. 1. used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies. n. 2. a remedy for wounds. [1590-1600; < L vulnerarius, ...
/vul pek"yeuh leuh/, n., gen. Vulpeculae /-lee'/. Astron. the Little Fox, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Aquila. [1865-70; < L vulpecula, equiv. to vulpe(s) fox + ...
/vul pek"yeuh leuhr/, adj. pertaining to or resembling a fox; vulpine. [1880-85; < LL vulpecularis. See VULPECULA, -AR1] * * *
—vulpicidal, adj. —vulpicidism, n. /vul"peuh suyd'/, n. Brit. 1. the act of killing a fox other than by hunting it with hounds. 2. a person who kills a fox by means other ...
/vul"puyn, -pin/, adj. 1. of or resembling a fox. 2. cunning or crafty. [1620-30; < L vulpinus, equiv. to vulp(es) fox + -inus -INE1] * * *
—vulturelike, adj. /vul"cheuhr/, n. 1. any of several large, primarily carrion-eating Old World birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, often having a naked head and less ...
/vul"cheuh ruyn', -cheuhr in/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vulture. 2. resembling a vulture, esp. in rapacious or predatory qualities: a vulturine ...
vulturous [vul′chərəs] adj. like a vulture; voracious; greedy * * *
—vulval, vulvar, adj. —vulviform /vul"veuh fawrm'/, vulvate /vul"vayt, -vit/, adj. /vul"veuh/, n., pl. vulvae /-vee/, vulvas. Anat. the external female genitalia. [1540-50; < ...
See vulva. * * *
See vulval. * * *
See vulval. * * *
vul·vec·to·my (vŭl-vĕkʹtə-mē) n. pl. vul·vec·to·mies Surgical removal of the vulva. * * *
vulviform [vul′və fôrm΄] adj. like a vulva in form * * * See vulval. * * *
/vul vuy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the vulva. [1855-60; < NL; see VULVA, -ITIS] * * * Inflammation of the vulva (female external genitalia), with red, swollen, itchy skin ...
vulvo- [vul′vō, vul′və] 〚< L vulva〛 combining form 1. vulva 2. vulva and [vulvovaginitis]: Also, before a vowel, vulv- * * *
vul·vo·vag·i·nal (vŭl'vō-văjʹə-nəl) adj. Of or relating to the vulva and the vagina. * * *
/vul'voh vaj'euh nuy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the vulva and vagina. [1895-1900; VULV(A) + -O- + VAGINITIS] * * *
vum (vŭm) interj. New England Used to express surprise.   [Alteration of vow2.]   Regional Note: New Englanders sometimes express surprise by saying, “Well, I vum!” This ...
Vung Tau
▪ Vietnam French  Cap Saint-jacques,         port, southern Vietnam. It is situated near the tip of an 11-mile- (18-kilometre-) long projection into the South China ...
vv abbrev. 1. verses 2. vice versa: also v.v. 3. violins * * *
1. verses. 2. violins. * * *
variae lectiones. * * *
VX (gas)
☆ VX (gas) or VX [vē′eks′ ] n. a highly lethal nerve gas, C11H26NO2PS, absorbed through the skin and lungs * * *
(as used in expressions) Ivanov Vyacheslav Ivanovich Plehve Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Molotov Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich Skryabin * * *
▪ ancient city, Cambodia       (Sanskrit: “City of the Hunters”), capital city of the ancient Hindu kingdom of Funan, which flourished from the 1st to the 6th ...
▪ Indian art motif also called  sardula   popular motif in Indian art, consisting of a composite leonine creature with the head of a tiger, elephant, bird, or other animal, ...
Vyalbe, Yelena
▪ 1998       As 1997 came to a close and the 1998 Winter Olympics drew near, Russian cross-country skier Yelena Vyalbe had one colour in mind: gold. She had excelled in ...
▪ legendary Indian sage Sanskrit“Arranger” or “Compiler”also called  Krishna Dvaipayana  or  Vedavyasa   flourished 1500 BC?       legendary Indian sage who ...
/vyaht"keuh/, n. former name of Kirov. * * *
/vee"bawrg/; Russ. /vi"beuhrddk/, n. a seaport in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Gulf of Finland: formerly in Finland. 79,000. Swedish, Viborg. Finnish, Viipuri. * * ...
Vy·cheg·da (vĭchʹĭg-də) A river, about 1,126 km (700 mi) long, of northwest Russia flowing generally westward to the Northern Dvina River. * * *
Vychegda River
River, northwestern Russia. It rises on the slopes of the Timan Ridge and joins the Northern Dvina River near Kotlas. Its 702-mi (1,130-km) course is frequently marked by ...
Východní Slovensko
▪ region, Slovakia Czech  Východoslovenský        kraj (region), eastern Slovakia. It is bordered by Střední Slovensko kraj to the west, Poland to the north, ...
▪ region, Czech Republic       kraj (region), north-central Czech Republic. It is bordered by Středočeský and Severočeský kraje to the west, Poland to the north, ...
/vuy"kawr/, Trademark. a brand of durable, highly heat-resistant glass containing approximately 96 percent silica, used chiefly for making laboratory vessels, as beakers, ...
Russ. /vyerdd"nee/, n. former name of Alma-Ata. * * *
Vygotsky, L(ev) S(emyonovich)
born Nov. 5, 1896, Orsha, Russia died June 11, 1934, Moscow Soviet psychologist. He studied linguistics and philosophy at the University of Moscow before becoming involved in ...
—vyingly, adv. /vuy"ing/, adj. 1. competing; contending: All vying swimmers come to the judge's desk. v. 2. ppr. of vie. [VIE + -ING2] * * *
Vyroubova, Nina
▪ 2008       Russian-born French ballerina born June 4, 1921, Gurzuf, Crimea, Ukrainian S.S.R. [now in Ukraine] died June 25, 2007, Paris, France was regarded as among ...
/vi shin"skee/; Russ. /vi shin"skyee/, n. Andrei Yanuarievich. See Vishinsky, Andrei Yanuarievich. * * *
Vyshinsky, Andrey
▪ Soviet statesman Vyshinsky also spelled  Vishinsky   born November 28 [December 10, New Style], 1883, Odessa, Russia died November 22, 1954, New York, New York, ...
Vyshinsky, Andrey (Yanuaryevich)
born Dec. 10, 1883, Odessa, Russia died Nov. 22, 1954, New York, N.Y., U.S. Soviet politician and diplomat. A public prosecutor, he taught at Moscow State University. Appointed ...
Vysotsky, Vladimir
▪ Soviet actor, singer, and author in full  Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky  born January 25, 1938, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. died July 24, 1980, Moscow  Russian actor, poet, ...
Vytautas the Great
Lithuanian Vytautus Didysis born 1350, Lithuania died Oct. 27, 1430, Trakai, Lith. Lithuanian national leader. Continuing a family struggle for control of Lithuania, he fought ...
/viv"yeuhn/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
Vørings Falls
▪ waterfall, Norway Norwegian  Vøringsfoss        waterfall, southwestern Norway. The waterfall, with a drop of 476 feet (145 metres), is located on Hardanger ...
1. watt; watts. 2. west. 3. western. 4. white. 5. wide. 6. widowed. 7. width. 8. withdrawn; withdrew. 9. withheld. Symbol. 1. the 23rd in order or in a series, or, when I is ...
1. watt; watts. 2. withdrawn; withdrew. 3. withheld. * * *
W B Yeats
➡ Yeats * * *
W C Fields
➡ Fields * * *
W C Handy
➡ Handy * * *
W E B Du Bois
➡ Du Bois * * *
W G Grace
➡ Grace * * *
an unknown man for whom William Shakespeare said he had written his Sonnets at the beginning of the first published version of the poems. Shakespeare was in love with a young man ...
W H Auden
➡ Auden * * *
W H Smith
➡ Smith (XIV) * * *
W particle
Physics. either of two types of charged intermediate vector bosons, one having a positive charge and the other a negative charge. Symbols: W+, W- [1970-75; appar. for weak] * * ...
W S Gilbert
➡ Gilbert * * *
W, w
/dub"euhl yooh', -yoo/; rapidly /dub"yeuh/, n., pl. W's or Ws, w's or ws. 1. the 23rd letter of the English alphabet, a semivowel. 2. any spoken sound represented by the letter W ...
/dub"euhl yooh tooh", -yeuh-/ a standard tax form showing the total wages paid to an employee and the taxes withheld during the calendar year: prepared by an employer for each ...
W-2 form
n (in the US) an official document prepared each year by employers for their employees, for tax purposes. It shows how much an employee has earned and how much tax the employer ...
W-hr abbr. watt-hour. * * *
W-R star
Astron. See Wolf-Rayet star. * * *
1. Wales. 2. warden. 3. warehouse. 4. Washington. 5. watt; watts. 6. Wednesday. 7. weight. 8. Welsh. 9. west. 10. western. 11. width. 12. Physics. work. * * *
1. warden. 2. warehouse. 3. water. 4. watt; watts. 5. week; weeks. 6. weight. 7. west. 8. western. 9. wide. 10. width. 11. wife. 12. with. 13. won. 14. Physics. work. * * *
w. & f.
(in shipping) water and feed. * * *
W. Afr.
1. West Africa. 2. West African. * * *
W. Ger.
1. West Germanic. 2. West Germany. * * *
w. long.
west longitude. * * *
1. West Africa. 2. Western Australia. 3. Marine Insurance. with average. * * *
1. warehouse book. 2. water ballast. 3. waybill. 4. westbound. * * *
1. water closet. 2. West Central (postal district in London, England). * * *
1. water closet. 2. without charge. * * *
Women's Christian Temperance Union. * * *
War Department. * * *
W.E.B. Du Bois: What African Americans Want (1903)
▪ Primary Source       Although they came to represent divergent perspectives on civil rights, Booker T. Washington (Washington, Booker T) and W.E.B. Du Bois were the ...
1. water gauge. 2. weight guaranteed. 3. wire gauge. Also, w.g. * * *
W.H., Mr.
▪ acquaintance of Shakespeare       person known only by his initials, to whom the first edition of William Shakespeare's (Shakespeare, William) sonnets (1609) was ...
1. West Indian. 2. West Indies. * * *
(in shipping) washed overboard. * * *
without compensation. * * *
1. weather permitting. 2. wire payment. 3. working pressure. Also, WP, w.p. * * *
1. warehouse receipt. 2. Insurance. war risk. * * *
W.R. Grace & Co.
▪ American industrial company also called  Grace        American industrial company, with international interests in specialty chemicals, construction materials, ...
Brit. Women's Royal Naval Service. * * *
White Russian Soviet Socialist Republic. * * *
West Saxon. * * *
W.T. Sherman: His Wartime Journal
▪ Primary Source       About 7 A.M. of November 16th we rode out of Atlanta by the Decatur road, filled by the marching troops and wagons of the Fourteenth Corps; and ...
W.T. Sherman: Orders to His Army
▪ Primary Source       Headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, in the Field, Kingston, Georgia, November 8, 1864.       The general commanding deems it ...
Brit. Women's Voluntary Service. * * *
West Virginia. * * *
with. * * *
waybill. Also, W.B. * * *
Banking. withdrawal. * * *
(in shipping) weight and/or measurement. * * *
without. * * *
1. Washington (approved esp. for use with zip code). 2. Banking. withholding agent. * * * (as used in expressions) Ngugi wa Thiong'o Takfir wa al Hijrah Alf laylah wa laylah * * ...
/waw, wah/, n. Scot. wall. * * *
/wah"wah'/, n. wah-wah. * * *
/wak/, n. 1. U.S. Mil. a. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps: founded during World War II. b. a member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Cf. Wac. 2. Brit. a. Women's Army Auxiliary ...
/vaht/, n. German name of Vaud. * * *
/waf/, n. Brit. 1. Women's Auxiliary Air Force: formed during World War II as an auxiliary of the Royal Air Force. 2. a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Also, W.A.A.F., ...
/vahl/, n. a river in the central Netherlands, flowing W to the Meuse River: the center branch of the lower Rhine. 52 mi. (84 km) long. * * *
Waal Interglacial Stage
▪ geology also called  Taxandrian Interglacial Stage         division of Pleistocene time and deposits in The Netherlands and northern Europe (the Pleistocene Epoch ...
/vahls/, n. Johannes Diderick van der /yoh hah"neuhs dee"deuh rddik vahn deuhrdd/, 1837-1923, Dutch physicist: Nobel prize 1910. * * *
Waals, Johannes Diederik van der
▪ Dutch physicist born Nov. 23, 1837, Leiden, Neth. died March 9, 1923, Amsterdam       Dutch physicist, winner of the 1910 Nobel Prize for Physics for his research on ...
Waar·den·burg syndrome (wôrʹdn-bûrg', värʹ-) n. A hereditary syndrome characterized by varying degrees of deafness and facial bone defects and by variation in ...
/wahb/, n. Scot. and North Eng. web. * * *
▪ Papua New Guinea       town on the island of New Guinea, north-central Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. Situated on the Lai River at an elevation of ...
▪ Newfoundland, Canada       town, southeastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, just northwest of St. John's, on Bell Island in Conception Bay. ...
/wah'beuh nah"kee/, n., pl. Wabanakis, (esp. collectively) Wabanaki. Abenaki. * * *
Wabar Craters
▪ meteorite craters, Saudi Arabia       group of meteorite craters discovered in 1932 in the Rubʿ al-Khalī desert of Saudi Arabia. The largest crater is 330 feet (100 ...
/waw"bash/, n. 1. a river flowing from W Ohio through Indiana, along part of the boundary between Indiana and Illinois, into the Ohio River. 475 mi. (765 km) long. 2. a city in N ...
Wabash River
River, flowing westward across Indiana, U.S. After crossing Indiana, the Wabash forms the 200-mi (320-km) southern section of the Indiana-Illinois boundary below Terre Haute, ...
wabble1 —wabbler, n. —wabblingly, adv. /wob"euhl/, v.i., v.t., wabbled, wabbling. wobble. wabble2 /wob"euhl/, n. the larva of a botfly, Cuterebra emasculator, that infests ...
—wabbliness, n. /wob"lee/, adj., wabblier, wabbliest. wobbly. * * *
/wak/, n. a member of the Women's Army Corps, formerly an auxiliary of the U.S. Army. [1943] * * *
▪ king of the Lombards also spelled  Vacces  died c. 539       king of the Lombards in the period preceding the invasion of Italy, when they occupied territory ...
/wahs, ways/; Fr. /wanns/, n. Robert /rob"euhrt/; Fr. /rddaw berdd"/, ("Wace of Jersey"), c1100-c1180, Anglo-Norman poet born on the Channel Island of Jersey. * * * born с ...
Wach, Joachim
▪ German-American theologian born Jan. 25, 1898, Chemnitz, Ger. died Aug. 27, 1955, Orselina, Switz.       Protestant theologian and one of the foremost scholars in the ...
Wachsmann, Konrad
▪ American architect born May 16, 1901, Frankfurt an der Oder, Ger. died Nov. 25, 1980, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.       German-born American architect notable for his ...
wack1 /wak/, Slang. n. 1. wacko. adj. 2. very bad: All drugs are bad, but crack is wack. 3. extreme; far-out. [1935-40; perh. back formation from WACKY] wack2 /wak/, v.t., v.i., ...
/wak"euh/, n. a poorly sorted sandstone containing fragments of rock and minerals in a clayey matrix. Cf. graywacke. [1795-1805; < G: a kind of stone] * * * ▪ sandstone also ...
/wakt"owt"/, adj. Slang. whacked-out. * * *
Wackenroder, Wilhelm Heinrich
▪ German author born July 13, 1773, Berlin, Prussia [Germany] died Feb. 13, 1798, Berlin       writer and critic who was the originator, with his friend Ludwig Tieck ...
Wackernagel, Jacob
▪ Swiss linguist born Dec. 11, 1853, Basel, Switz. died May 22, 1938, Basel       Swiss historical and comparative linguist known primarily for his monumental work on ...
See wacky. * * *
See wackily. * * *
/wak"oh/, n., pl. wackos, adj. Slang. n. 1. Also, wack. an eccentric, strange, or odd person. adj. 2. wacky. [1970-75, Amer.; see WACKY, -O] * * *
—wackily, adv. —wackiness, n. /wak"ee/, adj., wackier, wackiest. Slang. odd or irrational; crazy: They had some wacky plan for selling more books. Also, whacky. [1935-40; ...
/way"koh/, n. a city in central Texas, on the Brazos River. 101,261. * * * City (pop., 2000: 113,726), north-central Texas, U.S. Located on the Brazos River, it was founded in ...
wad1 —wadder, n. /wod/, n., v., wadded, wadding. n. 1. a small mass, lump, or ball of anything: a wad of paper; a wad of tobacco. 2. a small mass of cotton, wool, or other ...
Wad Madanī
▪ The Sudan       city, east-central Sudan (Sudan, The). Wad Madanī lies on the west bank of the Blue Nile, 85 miles (136 km) southeast of Khartoum, at an elevation of ...
Wad Medani
/wahd meuh dah"nee, med"n ee/ a city in E central Sudan, on the Blue Nile. 81,904. * * *
/way"deuh beuhl/, adj. that can be waded: a wadable stream. Also, wadeable. [1605-15; WADE + -ABLE] * * *
/wah duy"/, n. a former independent sultanate of the Sudan, in N central Africa: now part of the Republic of Chad. * * * Historical African kingdom, central Africa. Located ...
Waddenzee or Wadden Zee [väd′ən zā′väd′ən zā′] shallow section of the North Sea, in the Netherlands, between the West Frisian Islands & the IJsselmeer * * ...
wad·die (wŏdʹē) n. Western U.S. Variant of waddy2. * * *
/wod"ing/, n. 1. any fibrous or soft material for stuffing, padding, packing, etc., esp. carded cotton in specially prepared sheets. 2. material used as wads for guns, ...
Waddington, C.H.
▪ British embryologist in full  Conrad Hal Waddington  born Nov. 8, 1905, Evesham, Worcestershire, Eng. died Sept. 26, 1975, Edinburgh, Scot.       British ...
Waddington, William Henry
▪ French diplomat and politician born Dec. 11, 1826, Saint-Rémy-sur-Avre, France died Jan. 12, 1894, Paris       French scholar, diplomat, and politician. His ...
Wad·ding·ton (wŏdʹĭng-tən), Mount A peak, 3,996.7 m (13,104 ft) high, in southwest British Columbia, Canada. It is the highest elevation in the Coast Mountains. * * *
—waddler, n. —waddlingly, adv. —waddly, adj. /wod"l/, v., waddled, waddling, n. v.i. 1. to walk with short steps, swaying or rocking from side to side, as a duck. 2. to ...
See waddle. * * *
waddy1 /wod"ee/, n., pl. waddies, v., waddied, waddying. Australian. n. 1. a heavy wooden war club of the Australian Aborigines. v.t. 2. to beat or strike with a ...
/wayd/, v., waded, wading, n. v.i. 1. to walk in water, when partially immersed: He wasn't swimming, he was wading. 2. to play in water: The children were wading in the pool most ...
/wayd/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Barkley Charles Wade Hampton Wade Roe v. Wade Wade Benjamin Franklin Wade Davis Bill * * *
Wade, Abdoulaye
▪ 2001       Following four unsuccessful attempts to gain high office, on April 1, 2000, Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) leader Abdoulaye Wade was sworn in as ...
Wade, Benjamin F(ranklin)
born Oct. 27, 1800, Springfield, Mass., U.S. died March 2, 1878, Jefferson, Ohio U.S. politician. He practiced law in Ohio before serving in the U.S. Senate (1851–69), where ...
Wade, Benjamin F.
▪ American politician in full  Benjamin Franklin Wade   born Oct. 27, 1800, Springfield, Mass., U.S. died March 2, 1878, Jefferson, Ohio  U.S. senator during the Civil War ...
Wade, Henry Menasco
▪ 2002       American attorney and prosecutor (b. Nov. 11, 1914, Rockwall, Texas—d. March 1, 2001, Dallas, Texas), served as district attorney of Dallas county from ...
Wade, Robert Graham
▪ 2009       New Zealand-born chess player, writer, coach, and administrator born April 10, 1921, Dunedin, N.Z. died Nov. 29, 2008, London, Eng. was New Zealand chess ...
Wade, Sir Thomas Francis
▪ British diplomat born Aug. 25, 1818, London, Eng. died July 31, 1895, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire       British diplomatist and Sinologist who developed the famous ...
Wade,Benjamin Franklin
Wade (wād), Benjamin Franklin. 1800-1878. American politician who served as a U.S. senator from Ohio (1851-1869) and jointly authored the Wade-Davis Manifesto (1864), which ...
Wade-Davis Bill
(1864) Measure passed by the U.S. Congress to set Reconstruction policy. It was cosponsored by Sen. Benjamin Wade and Rep. Henry W. Davis (1817–65) to counter Pres. Abraham ...
Wade-Giles (system)
Wade-Giles (system) or Wade-Giles [wād΄jīlz′] n. 〚after its creators, Thomas F. Wade (1818-95), Brit diplomat, and Herbert A. Giles (1845-1935), Brit linguist〛 a system ...
Wade-Giles romanization
▪ Chinese language        Chinese romanizations:
Wade-Giles system
/wayd"juylz"/ a system of Romanization of Chinese, devised by Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818-95) and adapted by Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935), widely used in representing ...
/way"deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that wades. 2. Also called wading bird. any of various large birds having long legs, long necks, and long bills, that are adapted for wading ...
Wadgaon, Convention of
▪ Great Britain-Marāṭhās [1779]       (Jan. 13, 1779), compact concluded after the First Marāthā War in India (1775–82), marking the end of British efforts to ...
/wah"dee/, n., pl. wadis. (in Arabia, Syria, northern Africa, etc.) 1. the channel of a watercourse that is dry except during periods of rainfall. 2. such a stream or watercourse ...
Wādī al-Jadīd, Al-
▪ governorate, Egypt English  New Valley         desert muḥāfaẓah (governorate), southwestern Egypt. It includes the entire southwestern quadrant of the country, ...
Wadi Halfa
/wah"dee hahl"feuh/ a former town in the N Sudan, on the Nile: now under the waters of Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam in S Egypt. * * * ▪ The ...
wading bird
wader (def. 2). [1840-50] * * *
wading pool
a small, shallow pool for children to wade and play in. [1920-25] * * *
wad·ing bird (wāʹdĭng) n. A long-legged bird, such as a crane, heron, or stork, that frequents shallow water, especially in search of food. Also called wader. * * *
▪ Egyptian goddess also spelled  Wadjit , also called  Buto ,  Uto , or  Edjo        cobra goddess of ancient Egypt. Depicted as a cobra twined around a papyrus ...
/wod"meuhl/, n. a bulky woolen fabric woven of coarse yarn and heavily napped, formerly much used in England and Scandinavia for the manufacture of durable winter garments. Also, ...
/wahd"neuh/, Scot. contraction of would not. [wad, var. of WOULD + NA] * * *
/wodz"weuhrth/, n. a city in N Ohio. 15,166. * * *
/wah"dee/, n., pl. wadies. wadi. * * *
/way/, n. Scot. and North Eng. woe. * * *
/way"suks/, interj. Scot. alas. Also, waesuck /way"suk/. [1765-75; wae, var. of WOE + suck, var. of SAKE1] * * *
/waf/, n. a member of the Women in the Air Force, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. [1948; W(omen in the) A(ir) F(orce)] * * *
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Wa-fang-tien , formerly (1913–85)  Fuxian         city, southern Liaoning sheng (province), northeastern China. It is situated ...
—Wafdist, n., adj. /wahft/, n. a nationalist party in Egypt. [ < Ar: lit., deputation] * * * ▪ political party, Egypt in full  Al-wafd Al-miṣrī        (Arabic: ...
—waferlike, wafery, adj. /way"feuhr/, n. 1. a thin, crisp cake or biscuit, often sweetened and flavored. 2. a thin disk of unleavened bread, used in the Eucharist, as in the ...
/way"feuhr thin"/, adj. very thin: a wafer-thin slice. * * *
/way"feuhr bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a structural material made from wood wafers of controlled thickness and length bonded together with waterproof phenolic resin under extreme heat ...
/waf, wahf/, n. Scot. and North Eng. 1. a puff or blast of air, wind, etc. 2. a brief view; glance. [1590-1600; deriv. of dial. waff to WAVE] * * *
Waffen SS
/vah"feuhn/ the militarized formations of the SS, established by Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945 and including some units of foreign nationals from occupied territories. [ < ...
waffle1 /wof'euhl/, n. 1. a batter cake with a pattern of deep indentations on each side, formed by the gridlike design on each of the two hinged parts of the metal appliance ...
waffle cloth
honeycomb (def. 5a). * * *
waffle iron
☆ waffle iron n. 〚transl. of Du wafelijzer〛 a metal utensil for making waffles, having two plates with a pattern of shallow and raised areas, that are heated and pressed ...
waffle slab
Building Trades. a reinforced-concrete floor and roof construction employing a square grid of deep ribs with coffers in the interstices. * * *
waffle weave
a textile weave that produces a textured pattern resembling the surface of a waffle. * * *
waffle iron n. An appliance having hinged indented plates that impress a grid pattern into waffle batter as it bakes. * * *
See waffle2. * * *
/wof"euhl stom'peuhrz/, n.pl. ankle boots with ridged soles, used esp. for hiking. [1970-75, Amer.; WAFFLE1 + STOMPER + -S3] * * *
See waffler. * * *
See waffler. * * *
Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. Also, W.A.F.S. [1940, Amer.] * * *
—wafter, n. /waft, wahft/, v.t. 1. to carry lightly and smoothly through the air or over water: The gentle breeze wafted the sound of music to our ears. 2. to send or convey ...
/wahf"tij, waf"-/, n. 1. the act of wafting. 2. the state of being wafted. [1550-60; WAFT + -AGE] * * *
wafter [wäf′tər] n. a person or thing that wafts; esp., a blower fan * * * See waft. * * *
/wahf"cheuhr, waf"-/, n. 1. the act of wafting. 2. something wafted: waftures of incense. [1595-1605; WAFT + -URE] * * *
—wagger, n. /wag/, v., wagged, wagging, n. v.t. 1. to move from side to side, forward and backward, or up and down, esp. rapidly and repeatedly: a dog wagging its tail. 2. to ...
—wageless, adj. —wagelessness, n. /wayj/, n., v., waged, waging. n. 1. Often, wages. money that is paid or received for work or services, as by the hour, day, or week. Cf. ...
wage and salary
▪ economics Introduction       income derived from human labour. Technically, wages and salaries cover all compensation made to employees for either physical or mental ...
wage earner
a person who works for wages, esp. a laborer. [1880-85] * * *
wage scale
1. a schedule of wages paid workers performing related tasks in an industry or shop. 2. a particular employer's wage schedule. [1900-05] * * *
wage slave
—wage slavery. a person who works for a wage, esp. with total and immediate dependency on the income derived from such labor. [1885-90] * * *
wage theory
▪ economics       portion of economic theory that attempts to explain the determination of the payment of labour.       A brief treatment of wage theory follows. ...
wage-price control
Setting of government guidelines to limit increases in wages and prices. It is one of the most extreme approaches to incomes policy. By controlling wages and prices, governments ...
wage-push inflation
/wayj"poosh'/ an inflationary trend caused by wage increases that in turn cause rises in production costs and prices. * * *
wage earner n. 1. One who works for wages. 2. One whose earnings support or help support a household. * * *
—wagerer, n. /way"jeuhr/, n. 1. something risked or staked on an uncertain event; bet: to place a wager on a soccer match. 2. the act of betting. 3. the subject or terms of a ...
See wager. * * *
wage scale n. The scale of wages paid to employees for the various jobs within an industry, factory, or company. * * *
wage slave n. A wage earner whose livelihood is completely dependent on the wages earned. * * *
—wageworking, adj., n. /wayj"werr'keuhr/, n. a member of the laboring class; wage earner. [1875-80, Amer.; WAGE + WORKER] * * *
Wagga Wagga
/wog"euh wog"euh/ a city in central New South Wales, in SE Australia. 32,510. * * * ▪ New South Wales, Australia       city, southeastern New South Wales, Australia, ...
See wag1. * * *
/wag"euh ree/, n., pl. waggeries. 1. the action, spirit, or language of a wag; roguish or droll humor: the waggery of Shakespeare's clowns. 2. a waggish act; jest or ...
—waggishly, adv. —waggishness, n. /wag"ish/, adj. 1. like a wag; roguish in merriment and good humor; jocular: Fielding and Sterne are waggish writers. 2. characteristic of ...
See waggish. * * *
See waggishly. * * *

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