6 letter word starting with wi

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
wicked adjective Having a wick; — used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp., Evil in principle or practice; deviating from morality; contrary to the moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin; sinful; immoral; profligate; — said of persons and things; as, a wicked king; a wicked woman; a wicked deed; wicked designs., Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous., Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish.
wicker noun A small pliant twig or osier; a rod for making basketwork and the like; a withe., Wickerwork; a piece of wickerwork, esp. a basket., Same as 1st Wike., Made of, or covered with, twigs or osiers, or wickerwork.
wicket noun A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger door or gate; a narrow opening or entrance cut in or beside a door or gate, or the door which is used to close such entrance or aperture. Piers Plowman., A small gate by which the chamber of canal locks is emptied, or by which the amount of water passing to a water wheel is regulated., A small framework at which the ball is bowled. It consists of three rods, or stumps, set vertically in the ground, with one or two short rods, called bails, lying horizontally across the top., The ground on which the wickets are set., A place of shelter made of the boughs of trees, — used by lumbermen, etc., The space between the pillars, in postand-stall working.
wicopy noun See Leatherwood.
widely adverb In a wide manner; to a wide degree or extent; far; extensively; as, the gospel was widely disseminated by the apostles., Very much; to a great degree or extent; as, to differ widely in opinion.
widish adjective Moderately wide.
widual adjective Of or pertaining to a widow; vidual.
wieldy adjective Capable of being wielded; manageable; wieldable; — opposed to unwieldy.
wifely adjective Becoming or life; of or pertaining to a wife.
wigged imp. & past participle of Wig, Having the head covered with a wig; wearing a wig.
wigeon noun A widgeon.
wiggle verb t. To move to and fro with a quick, jerking motion; to bend rapidly, or with a wavering motion, from side to side; to wag; to squirm; to wriggle; as, the dog wiggles his tail; the tadpole wiggles in the water., Act of wiggling; a wriggle.
wigher verb i. To neigh; to whinny.
wigwag verb t. To signal by means of a flag waved from side to side according to a code adopted for the purpose.
wigwam noun An Indian cabin or hut, usually of a conical form, and made of a framework of poles covered with hides, bark, or mats; — called also tepee.
wilded adjective Become wild.
wilder adjective To bewilder; to perplex.
wildly adverb In a wild manner; without cultivation; with disorder; rudely; distractedly; extravagantly.
wilful noun Alt. of Wilfulness
willed imp. & past participle of Will
willer noun One who wills.
willet noun A large North American snipe (Symphemia semipalmata); — called also pill-willet, will-willet, semipalmated tattler, or snipe, duck snipe, and stone curlew.
willow noun Any tree or shrub of the genus Salix, including many species, most of which are characterized often used as an emblem of sorrow, desolation, or desertion. “A wreath of willow to show my forsaken plight.” Sir W. Scott. Hence, a lover forsaken by, or having lost, the person beloved, is said to wear the willow., A machine in which cotton or wool is opened and cleansed by the action of long spikes projecting from a drum which revolves within a box studded with similar spikes; — probably so called from having been originally a cylindrical cage made of willow rods, though some derive the term from winnow, as denoting the winnowing, or cleansing, action of the machine. Called also willy, twilly, twilly devil, and devil., To open and cleanse, as cotton, flax, or wool, by means of a willow. See Willow, n., 2.
wimble noun An instrument for boring holes, turned by a handle., A gimlet., A stonecutter’s brace for boring holes in stone., An auger used for boring in earth., To bore or pierce, as with a wimble., Active; nimble.
wimple noun A covering of silk, linen, or other material, for the neck and chin, formerly worn by women as an outdoor protection, and still retained in the dress of nuns., A flag or streamer., To clothe with a wimple; to cover, as with a veil; hence, to hoodwink., To draw down, as a veil; to lay in folds or plaits, as a veil., To cause to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to cause to ripple or undulate; as, the wind wimples the surface of water., To lie in folds; also, to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to ripple; to undulate.
winced imp. & past participle of Wince
wincer noun One who, or that which, winces, shrinks, or kicks.
wincey noun Linsey-woolsey.
winded of Wind, of Wind, of Wind
windas noun See 3d Windlass.
winder noun One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant., An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like., One in a flight of steps which are curved in plan, so that each tread is broader at one end than at the other; — distinguished from flyer., To fan; to clean grain with a fan., A blow taking away the breath., To wither; to fail.
windle noun A spindle; a kind of reel; a winch., The redwing.
window noun An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed by casements or sashes containing some transparent material, as glass, and capable of being opened and shut at pleasure., The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening., A figure formed of lines crossing each other., To furnish with windows., To place at or in a window.
winery noun A place where grapes are converted into wine.
winged imp. & past participle of Wing, Furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions., Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime., Swift; rapid., Wounded or hurt in the wing., Furnished with a leaflike appendage, as the fruit of the elm and the ash, or the stem in certain plants; alate., Represented with wings, or having wings, of a different tincture from the body., Fanned with wings; swarming with birds.
winger noun One of the casks stowed in the wings of a vessel’s hold, being smaller than such as are stowed more amidships.
winked imp. & past participle of Wink
winker noun One who winks., A horse’s blinder; a blinker.
winkle noun Any periwinkle., Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (F. canaliculata, and F. carica).
winner noun One who wins, or gains by success in competition, contest, or gaming.
winnew noun To separate, and drive off, the chaff from by means of wind; to fan; as, to winnow grain., To sift, as for the purpose of separating falsehood from truth; to separate, as had from good., To beat with wings, or as with wings.
winnow verb i. To separate chaff from grain.
winrow noun A windrow.
winter noun The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year., The period of decay, old age, death, or the like., To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida., To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw.
wintry adjective Suitable to winter; resembling winter, or what belongs to winter; brumal; hyemal; cold; stormy; wintery.
wiping present participle & vb. noun of Wipe
wirble verb i. To whirl; to eddy.
wirche verb i. & t. To work
wiring present participle & vb. noun of Wire
wisard noun See Wizard.
wisdom adjective The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity., The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition.
wisely adverb In a wise manner; prudently; judiciously; discreetly; with wisdom.
wished imp. & past participle of Wish
wisher noun One who wishes or desires; one who expresses a wish.
wishly adverb According to desire; longingly; with wishes.
wisket noun A whisket, or basket.
wisped imp. & past participle of Wisp
wispen adjective Formed of a wisp, or of wisp; as, a wispen broom.
wistit noun A small South American monkey; a marmoset.
wistly adverb Attentively; observingly.
witful adjective Wise; sensible.
withal adverb With this; with that., Together with this; likewise; at the same time; in addition; also., With; — put after its object, at the end of sentence or clause in which it stands.
withed imp. & past participle of Withe
wither noun To fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up., To lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin/ away, as animal bodies., To lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away., To cause to fade, and become dry., To cause to shrink, wrinkle, or decay, for want of animal moisture., To cause to languish, perish, or pass away; to blight; as, a reputation withered by calumny.
within preposition In the inner or interior part of; inside of; not without; as, within doors., In the limits or compass of; not further in length than; as, within five miles; not longer in time than; as, within an hour; not exceeding in quantity; as, expenses kept within one’s income., Hence, inside the limits, reach, or influence of; not going outside of; not beyond, overstepping, exceeding, or the like., In the inner part; inwardly; internally., In the house; in doors; as, the master is within.
witing verb Knowledge.
witted adjective Having (such) a wit or understanding; as, a quick-witted boy.
witily adverb In a witty manner; wisely; ingeniously; artfully; with it; with a delicate turn or phrase, or with an ingenious association of ideas.
wittol noun The wheatear., A man who knows his wife’s infidelity and submits to it; a tame cuckold; — so called because the cuckoo lays its eggs in the wittol’s nest.
witwal noun Alt. of Witwall
wiving present participle & vb. noun of Wive
wively adjective Wifely.
wivern noun A fabulous two-legged, winged creature, like a cockatrice, but having the head of a dragon, and without spurs., The weever.
wizard noun A wise man; a sage., One devoted to the black art; a magician; a conjurer; a sorcerer; an enchanter., Enchanting; charming., Haunted by wizards.