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Labial "La"bi*al", n. 1. (Phonetics) A letter or character representing an articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the lips, as , , . 2. (Mus.) An More…
W
W "W" (d[u^]b"'l [=u]), the twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, is usually a consonant, but sometimes it is a vowel, forming the second element of certain diphthongs, More…
Wa'n't
Wa'n't "Wa'n't" A colloquial contraction of was not.
Waag
Waag "Waag" (w[aum]g), n. (Zo["o]l.) The grivet.
Waahoo
Waahoo "Waa*hoo"" (w[aum]*h[=oo]"), n. (Bot.) The burning bush; — said to be called after a quack medicine made from it.
Wabble
Wabble "Wab"ble" (w[o^]b"b'l), v. i. [Cf. Prov. G. wabbeln to wabble, and E. whap. Cf. .] To move staggeringly or unsteadily from one side to the other; to vacillate; to More…
Wabble
Wabble "Wab"ble", n. A hobbling, unequal motion, as of a wheel unevenly hung; a staggering to and fro.
Wabbly
Wabbly "Wab"bly", a. Inclined to wabble; wabbling.
Wacke
Wacke "Wack"e", Wacky "Wack"y", n. [G. wacke, MHG. wacke a large stone, OHG. waggo a pebble.] (Geol.) A soft, earthy, dark-colored rock or clay derived from the alteration More…
Wacky
Wacke "Wack"e", Wacky "Wack"y", n. [G. wacke, MHG. wacke a large stone, OHG. waggo a pebble.] (Geol.) A soft, earthy, dark-colored rock or clay derived from the alteration More…
Wad
Wad "Wad", n. [See .] Woad. [Obs.]
Wad
Wad "Wad", n. [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vadd wadding, Dan vat, D. & G. watte. Cf. .] 1. A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow. —Holland. 2. More…
Wad
Wad "Wad", v. t. [imp. & p. p. ; p. pr. & vb. n. .] 1. To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton. 2. To insert or crowd a wad More…
Wad
Wad "Wad", Wadd "Wadd", n. (Min.) (a) An earthy oxide of manganese, or mixture of different oxides and water, with some oxide of iron, and often silica, alumina, More…
wad
Woad "Woad", n. [OE. wod, AS. w[=a]d; akin to D. weede, G. waid, OHG. weit, Dan. vaid, veid, Sw. veide, L. vitrum.] [Written also , and .] 1. (Bot.) An herbaceous cruciferous More…
Wadd
Wad "Wad", Wadd "Wadd", n. (Min.) (a) An earthy oxide of manganese, or mixture of different oxides and water, with some oxide of iron, and often silica, alumina, More…
Waddie
Waddie "Wad"die", n. & v. See . [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
waddie
Waddy "Wad"dy", n.; pl. . [Written also , .] [Native name. Thought by some to be a corrup. of E. wood.] [Australia] 1. An aboriginal war club. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] More…
Waddied
Waddy "Wad"dy", v. t. [imp. & p. p. ; p. pr. & vb. n. .] To attack or beat with a waddy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Waddies
Waddy "Wad"dy", n.; pl. . [Written also , .] [Native name. Thought by some to be a corrup. of E. wood.] [Australia] 1. An aboriginal war club. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] More…
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