4 letter word starting with wo

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
woke of Wake, Wake.
wore imp. of Wear, imp. of Wear., imp. of Ware.
worn past participle of Wear, p. p. of Wear.
wove imp. of Weave, of Weave, p. pr. & rare vb. n. of Weave.
woad noun An herbaceous cruciferous plant (Isatis tinctoria). It was formerly cultivated for the blue coloring matter derived from its leaves., A blue dyestuff, or coloring matter, consisting of the powdered and fermented leaves of the Isatis tinctoria. It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing.
wode adjective Mad. See Wood, a., Wood.
wold noun A wood; a forest., A plain, or low hill; a country without wood, whether hilly or not., See Weld.
wolf adjective Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man., One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee wolf., Fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door., A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries., An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus., The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament., In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective vibration in certain notes of the scale., A willying machine.
woll verb t. & i. See 2d Will.
womb noun The belly; the abdomen., The uterus. See Uterus., The place where anything is generated or produced., Any cavity containing and enveloping anything., To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.
wone adjective To dwell; to abide., Dwelling; habitation; abode., Custom; habit; wont; use; usage.
wong noun A field.
wont adjective Using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used., Custom; habit; use; usage., of Wont, of Wont, To be accustomed or habituated; to be used., To accustom; — used reflexively.
wood adjective Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic., To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad., A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; — frequently used in the plural., The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber., The fibrous material which makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems. It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands called silver grain., Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses., To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for; as, to wood a steamboat or a locomotive., To take or get a supply of wood.
woof noun The threads that cross the warp in a woven fabric; the weft; the filling; the thread usually carried by the shuttle in weaving., Texture; cloth; as, a pall of softest woof.
wook imp. Woke.
wool noun The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; — chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates., Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled., A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.
woon noun Dwelling. See Wone.
word noun The spoken sign of a conception or an idea; an articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of human speech or language; a constituent part of a sentence; a term; a vocable., Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page., Talk; discourse; speech; language., Account; tidings; message; communication; information; — used only in the singular., Signal; order; command; direction., Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise., Verbal contention; dispute., A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence., To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute., To express in words; to phrase., To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words., To flatter with words; to cajole.
work noun Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor., The matter on which one is at work; that upon which one spends labor; material for working upon; subject of exertion; the thing occupying one; business; duty; as, to take up one’s work; to drop one’s work., That which is produced as the result of labor; anything accomplished by exertion or toil; product; performance; fabric; manufacture; in a more general sense, act, deed, service, effect, result, achievement, feat., Specifically: (a) That which is produced by mental labor; a composition; a book; as, a work, or the works, of Addison. (b) Flowers, figures, or the like, wrought with the needle; embroidery., Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as docks, bridges, embankments, trenches, fortifications, and the like; also, the structures and grounds of a manufacturing establishment; as, iron works; locomotive works; gas works., The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch., Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect., The causing of motion against a resisting force. The amount of work is proportioned to, and is measured by, the product of the force into the amount of motion along the direction of the force. See Conservation of energy, under Conservation, Unit of work, under Unit, also Foot pound, Horse power, Poundal, and Erg., Ore before it is dressed., Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct., To exert one’s self for a purpose; to put forth effort for the attainment of an object; to labor; to be engaged in the performance of a task, a duty, or the like., Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well., Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce., To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil., To be in a state of severe exertion, or as if in such a state; to be tossed or agitated; to move heavily; to strain; to labor; as, a ship works in a heavy sea., To make one’s way slowly and with difficulty; to move or penetrate laboriously; to proceed with effort; — with a following preposition, as down, out, into, up, through, and the like; as, scheme works out by degrees; to work into the earth., To ferment, as a liquid., To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic., To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor., To produce or form by labor; to bring forth by exertion or toil; to accomplish; to originate; to effect; as, to work wood or iron into a form desired, or into a utensil; to work cotton or wool into cloth., To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion., To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead., To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin., To set in motion or action; to direct the action of; to keep at work; to govern; to manage; as, to work a machine., To cause to ferment, as liquor.
worm noun A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like., Any small creeping animal or reptile, either entirely without feet, or with very short ones, including a great variety of animals; as, an earthworm; the blindworm., Any helminth; an entozoon., Any annelid., An insect larva., Same as Vermes., An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one’s mind with remorse., A being debased and despised., Anything spiral, vermiculated, or resembling a worm, The thread of a screw., A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms., A certain muscular band in the tongue of some animals, as the dog; the lytta. See Lytta., The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to economize space. See Illust. of Still., A short revolving screw, the threads of which drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel by gearing into its teeth or cogs. See Illust. of Worm gearing, below., To work slowly, gradually, and secretly., To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; — often followed by out., To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm. See Worm, n. 5 (b)., To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of, as a dog, for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw. The operation was formerly supposed to guard against canine madness., To wind rope, yarn, or other material, spirally round, between the strands of, as a cable; to wind with spun yarn, as a small rope.
wort noun A plant of any kind., Cabbages., An infusion of malt which is unfermented, or is in the act of fermentation; the sweet infusion of malt, which ferments and forms beer; hence, any similar liquid in a state of incipient fermentation.
wost 2d pers. sing. pres. of Wit, to know.
woul verb i. To howl.
wowe verb t. & i. To woo.
wowf adjective Disordered or unsettled in intellect; deranged.