7 letter word starting with wh

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
whacked imp. & past participle of Whack
whacker noun One who whacks., Anything very large; specif., a great lie; a whapper.
whaling present participle & vb. noun of Whala, The hunting of whales., Pertaining to, or employed in, the pursuit of whales; as, a whaling voyage; a whaling vessel.
whammel verb t. To turn over.
whapped imp. & past participle of Whop
whapper noun Alt. of Whopper
whopper noun Something uncommonly large of the kind; something astonishing; — applied especially to a bold lie., One who, or that which, whops., Same as Whapper.
wharves plural of Wharf
wharfed imp. & past participle of Wharf
whatnot noun A kind of stand, or piece of furniture, having shelves for books, ornaments, etc.; an etagere.
wheaten adjective Made of wheat; as, wheaten bread.
wheedle verb t. To entice by soft words; to cajole; to flatter; to coax., To grain, or get away, by flattery., To flatter; to coax; to cajole.
wheeled imp. & past participle of Wheel, Having wheels; — used chiefly in composition; as, a four-wheeled carriage.
wheeler noun One who wheels, or turns., A maker of wheels; a wheelwright., A wheel horse. See under Wheel., A steam vessel propelled by a paddle wheel or by paddle wheels; — used chiefly in the terms side-wheeler and stern-wheeler., A worker on sewed muslin., The European goatsucker.
wheezed imp. & past participle of Wheeze
whelked adjective Having whelks; whelky; as, whelked horns.
whelmed imp. & past participle of Whelm
whelped imp. & past participle of Whelp
whennes adverb Whence.
whereas adverb At which place; where., Considering that; it being the case that; since; — used to introduce a preamble which is the basis of declarations, affirmations, commands, requests, or like, that follow., When in fact; while on the contrary; the case being in truth that; although; — implying opposition to something that precedes; or implying recognition of facts, sometimes followed by a different statement, and sometimes by inferences or something consequent.
whereat adverb At which; upon which; whereupon; — used relatively., At what; — used interrogatively; as, whereat are you offended?
whereby adverb By which; — used relatively., By what; how; — used interrogatively.
wherein adverb In which; in which place, thing, time, respect, or the like; — used relatively., In what; — used interrogatively.
whereof adverb Of which; of whom; formerly, also, with which; — used relatively., Of what; — used interrogatively.
whereon adverb On which; — used relatively; as, the earth whereon we live., On what; — used interrogatively; as, whereon do we stand?
whereso adverb Wheresoever.
whereto adverb To which; — used relatively., To what; to what end; — used interrogatively.
wherret noun A box on the ear.
whetted imp. & past participle of Whet
whether pronoun Which (of two); which one (of two); — used interrogatively and relatively., In case; if; — used to introduce the first or two or more alternative clauses, the other or others being connected by or, or by or whether. When the second of two alternatives is the simple negative of the first it is sometimes only indicated by the particle not or no after the correlative, and sometimes it is omitted entirely as being distinctly implied in the whether of the first.
whetile noun The green woodpecker, or yaffle. See Yaffle.
whetter noun One who, or that which, whets, sharpens, or stimulates., A tippler; one who drinks whets.
wheyish adjective Somewhat like whey; wheyey.
whiffed imp. & past participle of Whiff
whiffet noun A little whiff or puff.
whiffle verb i. To waver, or shake, as if moved by gusts of wind; to shift, turn, or veer about., To change from one opinion or course to another; to use evasions; to prevaricate; to be fickle., To disperse with, or as with, a whiff, or puff; to scatter., To wave or shake quickly; to cause to whiffle., A fife or small flute.
whiling present participle & vb. noun of While
whilere adverb A little while ago; recently; just now; erewhile.
whimper verb i. To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain; as, a child whimpers., To utter in alow, whining tone., A low, whining, broken cry; a low, whining sound, expressive of complaint or grief.
whimple verb t. See Wimple., To whiffle; to veer.
whimsey noun Alt. of Whimsy, To fill with whimseys, or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.
whining present participle & vb. noun of Whine
whinger noun A kind of hanger or sword used as a knife at meals and as a weapon.
whinner verb i. To whinny.
whinock noun The small pig of a litter.
whipped imp. & past participle of Whip
whipper noun One who whips; especially, an officer who inflicts the penalty of legal whipping., One who raises coal or merchandise with a tackle from a chip’s hold., A kind of simple willow.
whipsaw noun A saw for dividing timber lengthwise, usually set in a frame, and worked by two persons; also, a fret saw.
whirred imp. & past participle of Whir
whirled imp. & past participle of Whirl
whirler noun One who, or that which, whirls.
whirtle noun A perforated steel die through which wires or tubes are drawn to form them.
whisked imp. & past participle of Whisk
whisker noun One who, or that which, whisks, or moves with a quick, sweeping motion., Formerly, the hair of the upper lip; a mustache; — usually in the plural., That part of the beard which grows upon the sides of the face, or upon the chin, or upon both; as, side whiskers; chin whiskers., A hair of the beard., One of the long, projecting hairs growing at the sides of the mouth of a cat, or other animal., Iron rods extending on either side of the bowsprit, to spread, or guy out, the stays, etc.
whisket noun A basket; esp., a straw provender basket., A small lathe for turning wooden pins.
whiskey noun Same as Whisky, a liquor., Alt. of Whisky, An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley.
whiskin noun A shallow drinking bowl.
whisper verb i. To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See Whisper, n., To make a low, sibilant sound or noise., To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting., To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper., To address in a whisper, or low voice., To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately., A low, soft, sibilant voice or utterance, which can be heard only by those near at hand; voice or utterance that employs only breath sound without tone, friction against the edges of the vocal cords and arytenoid cartilages taking the place of the vibration of the cords that produces tone; sometimes, in a limited sense, the sound produced by such friction as distinguished from breath sound made by friction against parts of the mouth. See Voice, n., 2, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 5, 153, 154., A cautious or timorous speech., Something communicated in secret or by whispering; a suggestion or insinuation., A low, sibilant sound.
whistle verb i. To make a kind of musical sound, or series of sounds, by forcing the breath through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips; also, to emit a similar sound, or series of notes, from the mouth or beak, as birds., To make a shrill sound with a wind or steam instrument, somewhat like that made with the lips; to blow a sharp, shrill tone., To sound shrill, or like a pipe; to make a sharp, shrill sound; as, a bullet whistles through the air., To form, utter, or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or an air., To send, signal, or call by a whistle., A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a similar sound; the sound used by a sportsman in calling his dogs; the shrill note of a bird; as, the sharp whistle of a boy, or of a boatswain’s pipe; the blackbird’s mellow whistle., The shrill sound made by wind passing among trees or through crevices, or that made by bullet, or the like, passing rapidly through the air; the shrill noise (much used as a signal, etc.) made by steam or gas escaping through a small orifice, or impinging against the edge of a metallic bell or cup., An instrument in which gas or steam forced into a cavity, or against a thin edge, produces a sound more or less like that made by one who whistles through the compressed lips; as, a child’s whistle; a boatswain’s whistle; a steam whistle (see Steam whistle, under Steam)., The mouth and throat; — so called as being the organs of whistling.
whistly adverb In a whist manner; silently.
whiting present participle & vb. noun of White, A common European food fish (Melangus vulgaris) of the Codfish family; — called also fittin., A North American fish (Merlucius vulgaris) allied to the preceding; — called also silver hake., Any one of several species of North American marine sciaenoid food fishes belonging to genus Menticirrhus, especially M. Americanus, found from Maryland to Brazil, and M. littoralis, common from Virginia to Texas; — called also silver whiting, and surf whiting., Chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and repeated washing, used as a pigment, as an ingredient in putty, for cleaning silver, etc.
whitely adjective Like, or coming near to, white.
whither adverb To what place; — used interrogatively; as, whither goest thou?, To what or which place; — used relatively., To what point, degree, end, conclusion, or design; whereunto; whereto; — used in a sense not physical.
whitile verb The yaffle.
whitish adjective Somewhat white; approaching white; white in a moderate degree., Covered with an opaque white powder.
whitlow adjective An inflammation of the fingers or toes, generally of the last phalanx, terminating usually in suppuration. The inflammation may occupy any seat between the skin and the bone, but is usually applied to a felon or inflammation of the periosteal structures of the bone., An inflammatory disease of the feet. It occurs round the hoof, where an acrid matter is collected.
whitson adjective See Whitsun.
whitsun adjective Of, pertaining to, or observed at, Whitsuntide; as, Whitsun week; Whitsun Tuesday; Whitsun pastorals.
whittle noun A grayish, coarse double blanket worn by countrywomen, in the west of England, over the shoulders, like a cloak or shawl., Same as Whittle shawl, below., A knife; esp., a pocket, sheath, or clasp knife., To pare or cut off the surface of with a small knife; to cut or shape, as a piece of wood held in the hand, with a clasp knife or pocketknife., To edge; to sharpen; to render eager or excited; esp., to excite with liquor; to inebriate., To cut or shape a piece of wood with am small knife; to cut up a piece of wood with a knife.
whizzed imp. & past participle of Whiz
whoever pronoun Whatever person; any person who; be or she who; any one who; as, he shall be punished, whoever he may be.
whoobub noun Hubbub.
whooped imp. & past participle of Whoop
whooper noun One who, or that which, whooops.
whoring present participle & vb. noun of Whore
whorish adjective Resembling a whore in character or conduct; addicted to unlawful pleasures; incontinent; lewd; unchaste.
whorled adjective Furnished with whorls; arranged in the form of a whorl or whorls; verticillate; as, whorled leaves.
whorler noun A potter’s wheel.
whortle noun The whortleberry, or bilberry.
why-not noun A violent and peremptory procedure without any assigned reason; a sudden conclusive happening.