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weighted mean
Statistics. a mean that is computed with extra weight given to one or more elements of the sample. Also called weighted average. [1835-45] * * *
weightily
See weighty. * * *
weightiness
See weightily. * * *
weightism
—weightist, n., adj. /way"tiz euhm/, n. bias or discrimination against people who are overweight. [1985-90] * * *
weightless
—weightlessly, adv. —weightlessness, n. /wayt"lis/, adj. being without apparent weight, as a freely falling body or a body acted upon by a force that neutralizes ...
weightlessly
See weightless. * * *
weightlessness
See weightlessly. * * * ▪ physics  condition experienced while in free-fall (q.v.), in which the effect of gravity is canceled by the inertial (e.g., centrifugal) force ...
weightlifter
weight·lift·er or weight lift·er (wātʹlĭf'tər) n. One who lifts heavy weights for exercise or in an athletic competition. * * *
weightlifting
—weightlifter, n. /wayt"lif'ting/, n. the act, art, or sport of lifting barbells of given poundages in a prescribed manner, as a competitive event or conditioning ...
weightman
/wayt"man'/, n., pl. weightmen. 1. a person whose work is to weigh goods or merchandise. 2. Also, weight man. Track and Field. a competitor in a field event who throws a weight, ...
weightroom
/wayt"roohm', -room'/, n. an exercise room with weightlifting equipment. Also, weight room. [WEIGHT + ROOM] * * *
Weights and Measures
Exponents immediately follow the ^ symbol throughout this appendix. Mathematical Power Name 10^18 or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 one ...
weighttraining
weight training n. Weightlifting done as a training program for improving or maintaining overall fitness, strength, or endurance. * * *
weighty
—weightily, adv. —weightiness, n. /way"tee/, adj., weightier, weightiest. 1. having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous: a weighty bundle. 2. burdensome or troublesome: the ...
Weihai
/way"huy"/, n. Wade-Giles, Pinyin. a seaport in NE Shandong province, in E China: district leased to Great Britain 1898-1930. 50,000; 285 sq. mi. (738 sq. km). Formerly, ...
WeiHe
Wei He (wāʹ hŭʹ) A river of central China flowing about 724 km (450 mi) generally eastward to the Huang He (Yellow River). * * *
weik-
I. weik-1 Clan (social unit above the household). Oldest form *weik̑-, becoming *weik- in centum languages. 1. Suffixed form *weik-slā-. villa, village, villain, villanelle, ...
Weil
Weil [wīl, vīl; ] Fr [ ve′y'] Simone [sē mō̂n′] 1909-43; Fr. philosopher * * *
Weil's disease
/vuylz, wuylz/, Med. a type of leptospirosis in humans, characterized by fever and jaundice, caused by the spirochete Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae. [named after Adolf Weil ...
Weil'sdisease
Weil's disease (vīlz, wīlz) n. A severe form of leptospirosis in humans that is characterized by jaundice, fever, muscle pain, and a tendency to hemorrhage.   [After Adolf ...
Weil, André
Weil (vā), André. 1906-1998. French mathematician who influenced the development of modern number theory and algebraic geometry. * * * ▪ 1999       French ...
Weil, Andrew Thomas
▪ 1998       Once described as a practitioner of integrative medicine, an ethnobotanist, an educator, and a writer, Andrew Weil by 1997 had become more commonly viewed ...
Weil, Mark
▪ 2008 Mark Yakovlevich Weil        Uzbek theatre producer and director born Jan. 25, 1952, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, U.S.S.R. died Sept. 7, 2007, Tashkent, ...
Weil, Simone
born Feb. 3, 1909, Paris, France died Aug. 24, 1943, Ashford, Kent, Eng. French mystic and social philosopher. After graduating from the École Normale Supérieure, she taught ...
Weil,Simone
Weil, Simone. 1909-1943. French philosopher and mystic who viewed suffering as a means of unity with God. Her works include Waiting for God, published posthumously. * * *
Weill
/wuyl/; Ger. /vuyl/, n. Kurt /kerrt/; Ger. /koorddt/, 1900-50, German composer, in the U.S. after 1935. * * *
Weill, Kurt
▪ German-American composer in full  Kurt Julian Weill   born March 2, 1900, Dessau, Ger. died April 3, 1950, New York, N.Y., U.S.  German-born American composer who created ...
Weill, Kurt (Julian)
born March 2, 1900, Dessau, Ger. died April 3, 1950, New York. N.Y., U.S. German-born U.S. composer. Son of a cantor, by age 15 he was working as a theatre accompanist. He ...
Weill, Sandy
▪ 1999       When the proposed merger of the Travelers Group financial giant and banking's Citicorp was announced in April 1998, the news stunned the financial industry; ...
Weill,Kurt
Weill (wīl, vīl), Kurt. 1900-1950. German-born composer who collaborated with Bertolt Brecht on The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (1927) and The Threepenny Opera ...
Weimar
—Weimarian, adj., n. /vuy"mahr, wuy"-/, n. a city in Thuringia, in central Germany. 64,000. * * * ▪ Germany  city, Thuringia Land (state), eastern Germany. Weimar lies ...
Weimar Republic
the German republic (1919-33), founded at Weimar. * * * Government of Germany 1919–33, so named because the assembly that adopted its constitution met at Weimar in 1919. In ...
Weimaraner
/vuy"meuh rah'neuhr, wuy"-, wuy"meuh ray'-/, n. one of a German breed of hunting dogs having a smooth silver-gray to dark-gray coat, a cropped tail, and blue-gray or amber ...
Weimorts, Albert Lee, Jr.
▪ 2006       American civilian engineer (b. March 6, 1938, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.—d. Dec. 21, 2005, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), earned the nickname “father of the ...
Weinberg
Weinberg [wīn′bʉrg΄] Steven 1933- ; U.S. physicist * * *
Weinberg, Steven
▪ American physicist born May 3, 1933, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American nuclear physicist who in 1979 shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Sheldon Lee Glashow ...
Weinberg-Salam theory
/wuyn"beuhrg sah lahm"/, Physics. See electroweak theory. * * *
Weinberger
/wuyn"berr geuhr/, n. 1. Caspar W(illard) ("Cap"), born 1917, U.S. government official: Secretary of Defense since 1981. 2. Jaromir /yahr"euh mear'/, 1896-1967, Czech composer, ...
Weinberger, Caspar Willard
▪ 2007       American government official (b. Aug. 18, 1917, San Francisco, Calif.— d. March 28, 2006, Bangor, Maine), was secretary of defense (1981–87) under Pres. ...
Weinberger, Jaromir
▪ Czech composer born Jan. 8, 1896, Prague died Aug. 8, 1967, St. Petersburg, Fla., U.S.       Czech composer known mainly for his opera Švanda Dudák (Shvanda the ...
weiner
weiner [wē′nər] n. alt. sp. of WIENER * * *
Weiner, Leó
▪ Hungarian composer born April 16, 1885, Budapest died Sept. 14, 1960, Vienna       composer in the tradition of Brahms and Mendelssohn. He was a coach at the Budapest ...
Weingartner
/vuyn"gahrddt'neuhrdd/, n. (Paul) Felix (Edler von Münzberg) /powl fay"liks ayd"leuhrdd feuhn myuunts"berddk'/, 1863-1942, Austrian composer, conductor, and writer. * * *
Weingartner, (Paul) Felix, lord von Münzberg
born June 2, 1863, Zara, Dalmatia, Austrian Empire died May 7, 1942, Winterthur, Switz. Austrian conductor and composer. After studies in Leipzig, he came to the attention of ...
Weingartner, Felix, Edler Von Munzberg
▪ Austrian conductor and composer born June 2, 1863, Zara, Dalmatia Austrian Empire [now Zadar, Croatia] died May 7, 1942, Winterthur, Switzerland       Austrian ...
Weinheber, Josef
▪ Austrian poet born March 9, 1892, Vienna, Austria died April 9, 1945, Kirchstetten  Austrian poet noted for his technical mastery.       Weinheber's parents died ...
Weininger, Otto
▪ Austrian philosopher born April 3, 1880, Vienna died Oct. 4, 1903, Vienna       Austrian philosopher whose single work, Geschlecht und Charakter (1903; Sex and ...
Weinstein, Harvey
▪ 2004       In 2003 American movie executive Harvey Weinstein, the cofounder and cochairman of Miramax Films, proved that despite several missteps in the early 2000s ...
Weinstein, Louis
▪ 2001       American physician (b. Feb. 26, 1908, Bridgeport, Conn.—d. March 16, 2000, Newton, Mass.), pioneered treatments for infectious diseases and was a ...
Weinstock of Bowden, Arnold Weinstock, Baron
▪ 2003       British industrialist (b. July 29, 1924, London, Eng.—d. July 23, 2002, Bowden Hill, Wiltshire, Eng.), led the U.K.'s General Electric Co. (GEC) as ...
Weinzweig, John Jacob
▪ 2007       Canadian composer (b. March 11, 1913, Toronto, Ont.—d. Aug. 24, 2006, Toronto), introduced modernist elements to Canadian music and through his teaching ...
weip-
To turn, vacillate, tremble ecstatically. Derivatives include wipe, whip, and vibrate. 1. O-grade form *woip-. waif1, waif2, waive, waiver, from Anglo-Norman waif, ownerless ...
Weipa
▪ Queensland, Australia       Aboriginal community and mining town, northern Queensland, Australia, on the northwestern coast of Cape York Peninsula. It lies on ...
weir
/wear/, n. 1. a small dam in a river or stream. 2. a fence, as of brush or narrow boards, or a net set in a stream, channel, etc., for catching fish. [bef. 900; ME were, OE wer, ...
weird
—weirdly, adv. —weirdness, n. /weard/, adj., weirder, weirdest, n. adj. 1. involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly or uncanny: a weird sound; weird lights. 2. ...
weird sisters
the Fates. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
weirdie
weird·ie also weird·y (wîrʹdē) n. Slang pl. weird·ies A strange person, event, or thing. * * *
weirdly
See weird. * * *
weirdness
See weirdly. * * *
weirdo
/wear"doh/, n., pl. weirdos. Informal. 1. an odd, eccentric, or unconventional person. 2. a psychopath, esp. a dangerous or vicious one; psycho: They caught the weirdo who ...
weirdy
/wear"dee/, n., pl. weirdies. Informal. weirdo. Also, weirdie. [1795-1805; WEIRD + -Y2] * * *
Weirton
/wear"tn/, n. a city in N West Virginia, on the Ohio River. 24,736. * * * ▪ West Virginia, United States       city, Brooke and Hancock counties, in the northern ...
weisenheimer
/wuy"zeuhn huy'meuhr/, n. wisenheimer. * * *
Weiser
/wuy"zeuhr/, n. (Johann) Conrad, 1696-1760, American colonial Indian agent and interpreter, born in Germany. * * *
Weiser, Johann Conrad
born Nov. 2, 1696, near Herrenberg, Württemberg died July 13, 1760, Womelsdorf, Pa. North American colonial Indian agent. He immigrated to New York in 1710 and lived briefly ...
Weiser, Mark David
▪ 2000       American computer scientist and visionary who developed the pioneering idea for what he referred to as “ubiquitous computing,” the use of tiny computers ...
Weisgall, Hugo (David)
born Oct. 13, 1912, Eibenschutz, Moravia died March 11, 1997, Manhasset, N.Y., U.S. Czech-born U.S. composer. Born into a musical family that had produced several generations ...
Weisgall, Hugo David
▪ 1998       Czech-born American composer and educator (b. Oct. 13, 1912, Eibenschutz, Moravia [now Ivancice, Czech Republic]—d. March 11, 1997, Manhasset, N.Y.), was ...
Weismann
/vuys"mahn'/, n. August /ow"goost/, 1834-1914, German biologist. * * *
Weismann, August (Friedrich Leopold)
▪ German biologist born Jan. 17, 1834, Frankfurt am Main died Nov. 5, 1914, Freiburg im Breisgau, Ger.       German biologist and one of the founders of the science of ...
Weismann,August Friedrich Leopold
Weis·mann (vīsʹmän'), August Friedrich Leopold. 1834-1914. German biologist who asserted that hereditary characteristics are transmitted by a germinal plasm. * * *
Weismannism
—Weismannian, adj., n. /vuys"mahn iz'euhm/, n. Biol. the theories of heredity as expounded by Weismann, esp. the theory that all inheritable characteristics are carried in the ...
weiss beer
/vuys, wuys/ a light-colored, highly effervescent beer prepared largely from malted wheat. [ < G Weissbier, equiv. to weiss WHITE + Bier BEER] * * *
Weiss, Johannes
▪ German theologian born , Dec. 13, 1863, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein [now in Germany] died Aug. 24, 1914, Heidelberg, Ger.       German theologian known for his work in ...
Weiss, Paul Alfred
▪ American biologist born , March 21, 1898, Vienna, Austria died Sept. 8, 1989, White Plains, N.Y., U.S.       Austrian-born American biologist who did pioneering ...
Weiss, Peter
▪ German writer in full  Peter Ulrich Weiss  born Nov. 8, 1916, Nowawes, near Potsdam, Ger. died May 10, 1982, Stockholm, Swed.       German dramatist and novelist ...
Weiss, Peter (Ulrich)
born Nov. 8, 1916, Nowawes, near Potsdam, Ger. died May 10, 1982, Stockholm, Swed. German playwright. After fleeing Germany in 1934, his family settled in Sweden. Weiss painted ...
Weiss, Pierre-Ernest
▪ French physicist born March 25, 1865, Mulhouse, Fr. died Oct. 24, 1940, Lyon       French physicist who investigated magnetism and determined the Weiss magneton unit ...
Weiss, Theodore Russell
▪ 2004       American poet and editor (b. Dec. 16, 1916, Reading, Pa.—d. April 15, 2003, Princeton, N.J.), was the founding editor in 1943 (with Warren Carrier) of the ...
Weisshorn
/vuys"hawrn'/, n. a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Alps. 14,804 ft. (4512 m). * * *
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick
▪ 2003       Austrian-born American physicist (b. Sept. 19, 1908, Vienna, Austria—d. April 21, 2002, Newton, Mass.), worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the ...
Weissmuller
/wuys"mul'euhr/, n. Peter John (Johnny), 1904-84, U.S. swimmer and film actor. * * *
Weissmuller, Johnny
in full Peter John Weissmuller born June 2, 1904, Freidorf, near Timişoara, Rom. died Jan. 20, 1984, Acapulco, Mex. U.S. freestyle swimmer and actor. He was reared in ...
Weissmuller,Johnny
Weiss·mul·ler (wīsʹmŭl'ər, -myo͞o'lər), Johnny. 1904-1984. American swimmer and actor who won 5 Olympic gold medals and set 67 world records for swimming. He later ...
weisswurst
weisswurst [wīs′wərst; ] Ger [ vīs′voorst΄] n. 〚Ger < weiss, WHITE + wurst, sausage: pork and veal whiten when cooked〛 a variety of bratwurst in which the meat is ...
weisuo
▪ Chinese military history Wade-Giles romanization  wei-so        (Chinese: “guard post”), any of the military garrison units utilized by China's Ming dynasty ...
Weisweiler, Adam
▪ French cabinetmaker born c. 1750, , Neuwied, Trier? died c. 1810, , Paris?       one of the foremost cabinetmakers of the Louis XVI (Louis XVI style) period, whose ...
Weitz, John
▪ 2003 Hans Werner Weitz        German-born American fashion designer, novelist, and historian (b. May 25, 1923, Berlin, Ger.—d. Oct. 3, 2002, Bridgehampton, N.Y.), ...
Weizenbaum, Joseph
▪ 2009       German-born American computer scientist born Jan. 8, 1923, Berlin, Ger. died March 5, 2008, Gröben, Ger. was a visiting professor at the Massachusetts ...
Weizman, Ezer
▪ 2006       Israeli military officer and politician (b. June 15, 1924, Tel Aviv, British-mandated Palestine [now Tel Aviv, Israel]—d. April 24, 2005, Caesarea, ...
Weizmann
/vuyts"mahn'/; Eng. /wuyts"meuhn, vuyts"-/, n. Chaim /khuy"im/, 1874-1952, Israeli chemist and Zionist leader, born in Russia: 1st president of Israel 1948-52. * * *
Weizmann, Chaim
▪ Israeli president and scientist Introduction in full  Chaim Azriel Weizmann  born Nov. 27, 1874, Motol, Pol., Russian Empire [now in Belarus] died Nov. 9, 1952, Reḥovot, ...
Weizmann, Chaim (Azriel)
born Nov. 27, 1874, Motol, Pol., Russian Empire died Nov. 9, 1952, Reḥovot, Israel Russian-born Israeli chemist and first president of Israel (1949–52). After studying in ...
Weizmann,Chaim Azriel
Weiz·mann (wītsʹmən, vītsʹmän), Chaim Azriel. 1874-1952. Polish-born Israeli chemist and politician who was the first president of Israel (1948-1952). * * *
Weizsäcker
/vuyts"zek'euhrdd/, n. Carl Friedrich von /kahrddl frddee"drddikh feuhn/, born 1912, German physicist and cosmologist. * * *
Weizsacker, Carl Friedrich Freiherr (Baron) von
▪ 2008       German theoretical physicist and philosopher born June 28, 1912 , Kiel, Ger. died April 28, 2007 , Starnberg, Ger. was a member of the team that sought to ...
weiə-
To go after someting, pursue with vigor, desire, with noun forms meaning force, power. Related to wī-ro-. 1. Zero-grade form *wī- (< *wiə-). vim, violate, violent, from Latin ...
wejack
/wee"jak/, n. fisher (def. 3). [1735-45; < Cree oce·k < Proto-Algonquian *wecye·ka] * * *
weka
/way"keuh, wee"-/, n. any of several large, flightless New Zealand rails of the genus Gallirallus. [1835-45; < Maori] * * *
wekti-
Thing, creature. a. whit, wight1; aught2, naught, not, from Old English wiht, person, thing; b. nix2, from Old High German wiht, thing, being. Both a and b from Germanic ...
wekʷ-
To speak. 1. O-grade form *wō̆kʷ-. a. vocal, voice, vowel, from Latin vōx, voice; b. Calliope, from Greek ops, voice. 2. Suffixed o-grade form *wokʷ-ā-. vocable, vocation, ...
wel-
I. wel-1 To wish, will. Derivatives include wealth, gallop, gallant, and voluptuous. 1. well2, from Old English wel, well (< “according to one's wish”), from Germanic ...
welch
—welcher, n. /welch, welsh/, v.i. Informal. welsh. * * * ▪ West Virginia, United States       city, seat of McDowell county, southern West Virginia, U.S., at the ...
Welch
/welch, welsh/, adj., n. Welsh. /welch, welsh/, n. 1. James, born 1940, U.S. poet and novelist. 2. Joseph Nye, 1890-1960, U.S. trial lawyer. 3. Robert, Jr., 1899-1985, U.S. candy ...
Welch, Adam Cleghorn
▪ British biblical scholar born May 14, 1864, Goshen, Jamaica died Feb. 19, 1943, Helensburgh, Dunbarton, Scot.       one of the greatest Scottish biblical ...
Welch, Denton
▪ British artist and writer born March 27, 1915, Shanghai died Dec. 30, 1948, Middle Orchard, near Borough Green, Kent, Eng.       English painter and novelist chiefly ...
Welch, Elisabeth Margaret
▪ 2004       American-born British musical theatre and cabaret singer (b. Feb. 27, 1904, New York, N.Y.—d. July 15, 2003, Northolt, Middlesex, Eng.), was known for her ...
Welch, William Henry
born April 8, 1850, Norfolk, Conn., U.S. died April 30, 1934, Baltimore, Md. U.S. pathologist. He studied pathology in Germany before returning to the U.S. to open the nation's ...
Welchman
/welch"meuhn, welsh"-/, n., pl. Welchmen. Welshman. * * *
welcome
—welcomeness, n. —welcomer, n. /wel"keuhm/, interj., n., v., welcomed, welcoming, adj. interj. 1. (a word of kindly greeting, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure): ...
welcome mat
1. a doormat, esp. one with the word "welcome" printed on it. 2. put out the welcome mat, to extend a hearty welcome: The club put out the welcome mat for new members. * * *
Welcome Wagon
Trademark. 1. an organization sponsoring a service in which newcomers in an area are given information about the community, gifts, and sample products of local merchants. 2. a ...
welcomely
See welcome. * * *
welcomemat
welcome mat n. 1. A mat, especially one having the word welcome on it, placed in front of a door to welcome visitors and to allow visitors a place to wipe their feet before ...
welcomeness
See welcomely. * * *
welcomer
See welcomely. * * *
weld
weld1 —weldable, adj. —weldability, n. —welder, weldor, n. —weldless, adj. /weld/, v.t. 1. to unite or fuse (as pieces of metal) by hammering, compressing, or the like, ...
Weld
/weld/, n. Theodore Dwight, 1803-95, U.S. abolitionist leader. * * *
Weld, Sir Frederick Aloysius
▪ prime minister of New Zealand born May 9, 1823, Chideock, Dorset, Eng. died July 20, 1891, Bridport, Dorset       politician, statesman, and prime minister of New ...
Weld, Theodore Dwight
born Nov. 23, 1803, Hampton, Conn., U.S. died Feb. 3, 1895, Hyde Park, Mass. U.S. reformer. He left divinity studies to become an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society ...
Weld,Theodore Dwight
Weld (wĕld), Theodore Dwight. 1803-1895. American abolitionist whose pamphlet Slavery As It Is (1839) inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. * * *
welded tuff
Petrol. ignimbrite. * * *       rock composed of compacted volcanic ejecta (see tuff). * * *
welder
weld·er (wĕlʹdər) n. 1. also wel·dor (-dər) A person who welds, especially as a profession. 2. A device that is used for welding. * * *
welding
Technique for joining metallic parts, usually through the application of heat. Discovered in the 1st millennium AD during attempts to manipulate iron into useful shapes, the ...
weldment
/weld"meuhnt/, n. a welded assembly. [1940-45; WELD1 + -MENT] * * *
Weldon
(1931– ) an English writer known especially for the feminist themes of her novels. These have included The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1983), which was made into a British ...
Weldon, Fay
▪ British author original name  Franklin Birkinshaw  born Sept. 22, 1931?, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, Eng.       British novelist, playwright, and television and ...
Welensky, Sir Roy
born Jan. 20, 1907, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia died Dec. 5, 1991, Blandford Forum, Dorset, Eng. Rhodesian politician. He worked on the railways as a youth, later becoming ...
Welf dynasty
Dynasty of German nobles and rulers. They descended from Count Welf of Bavaria (early 9th century), whose daughters married Louis I the Pious and Louis the German. The Welfs ...
welfare
/wel"fair'/, n. 1. the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization; well-being: to look after a child's welfare; the physical or moral ...
welfare economics
a branch of economics concerned with improving human welfare and social conditions chiefly through the optimum distribution of wealth, the relief or reduction of unemployment, ...
welfare fund
a fund set up by a union or employer, providing benefits to workers during a period of unemployment or disablement, as salary continuance while ill. * * *
welfare hotel
a hotel in which people receiving welfare assistance are temporarily housed until permanent quarters become available. [1970-75] * * *
Welfare Island
a former name of Roosevelt Island. * * *
welfare mother
the mother of dependent children who receives government welfare benefits. [1970-75] * * *
welfare state
a state in which the welfare of the people in such matters as social security, health and education, housing, and working conditions is the responsibility of the ...
welfare statism
1. the belief in or practices of a welfare state. 2. the condition of being a welfare state. [1950-55; WELFARE STATE + -ISM] * * *
Welfare to Work
a phrase used in Britain and the US for government programmes that are aimed at reducing the number of people who are unemployed and receiving money from the State, by creating ...
welfare work
—welfare worker. the efforts or programs of an agency, community, business organization, etc., to improve living conditions, increase job opportunities, secure hospitalization, ...
WelfareIsland
Wel·fare Island (wĕlʹfâr') See Roosevelt Island. * * *
welfarestate
welfare state n. 1. A social system whereby the state assumes primary responsibility for the welfare of its citizens, as in matters of health care, education, employment, and ...
welfarework
welfare work n. Organized efforts by a community, organization, or agency to improve the socioeconomic conditions of disadvantaged groups in society.   welfare worker n. * * *
welfareworker
See welfare work. * * *
welfarism
—welfarist, n., adj. /wel"fair'iz euhm, -fair riz'-/, n. the set of attitudes and policies characterizing or tending toward the establishment of a welfare state. [1945-50; ...
welfarist
See welfarism. * * *
Welhaven, Johan Sebastian Cammermeyer
▪ Norwegian poet born Dec. 22, 1807, Bergen, Nor. died Oct. 21, 1873, Christiania       Norwegian poet and critic who attacked the crudity and extreme nationalism of ...
Welitsch, Ljuba
▪ 1997       Bulgarian-born Austrian opera singer whose international career in the 1940s and '50s was highlighted by her interpretation of the title role in Richard ...
Welk, Lawrence
born March 11, 1903, Strasburg, N.D., U.S. died May 17, 1992, Santa Monica, Calif. U.S. bandleader and television performer. Born in a German-speaking village in North Dakota, ...
welkin
/wel"kin/, n. Chiefly Literary. the sky; the vault of heaven. [bef. 900; ME welken(e), OE welcn, var. of wolcen cloud, sky; c. G Wolke cloud] * * *
Welkom
▪ South Africa       city, Free State province, South Africa, southwest of Johannesburg. It was founded in 1947 amid goldfields, the development of which brought rapid ...
well
well1 /wel/, adv., adj., compar. better, superl. best, interj., n. adv. 1. in a good or satisfactory manner: Business is going well. 2. thoroughly, carefully, or soundly: to ...
well log
log1 (def. 7). * * *
well logging
the process or technique of recording a well log. * * * ▪ mining       field technique used in mineral exploration to analyze the geologic formations penetrated by a ...
well oiled
well oiled adj. Slang drunk; oiled * * *
well sweep
sweep1 (def. 29). [1820-30] * * *
WELL, The
▪ Internet community in full  The Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link        long-standing Internet community that features message-board-style discussions on a wide ...
well-abolished
adj. * * *
well-abounding
adj. * * *
well-absorbed
adj. * * *
well-accented
adj. * * *
well-accepted
adj. * * *
well-accorded
adj. * * *
well-accredited
adj. * * *
well-accustomed
adj. * * *
well-achieved
adj. * * *
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well-advised
/wel"euhd vuyzd"/, adj. 1. acting with caution, care, or wisdom: They would be well-advised to sell the stock now. 2. based on or showing wise consideration: There was a ...
well-advocated
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well-affected
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well-aired
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well-appearing
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well-applied
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well-appointed
/wel"euh poyn"tid/, adj. attractively equipped, arranged, or furnished, esp. for comfort or convenience: a well-appointed room. [1520-30] * * *
well-approached
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well-approved
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well-arbitrated
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well-armed
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well-assembled
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well-attending
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well-aware
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well-backed
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well-baked
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well-balanced
/wel"bal"euhnst/, adj. 1. rightly balanced, adjusted, or regulated: a well-balanced diet. 2. sensible; sane: a well-balanced mind. [1620-30] * * *
well-baled
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well-bandaged
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well-begotten
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well-begun
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well-behaved
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well-being
/wel"bee"ing/, n. a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare: to influence the well-being of the nation ...
well-beknown
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well-believed
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well-beloved
/wel"bi luv"id, -luvd"/, adj. 1. loved deeply and sincerely: my well-beloved fiancé. 2. highly respected and honored: our well-beloved speaker. n. 3. a person who is loved ...


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