9 letter word starting with w

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
wadsetter noun One who holds by a wadset.
wagenboom noun A south African proteaceous tree (Protea grandiflora); also, its tough wood, used for making wagon wheels.
waggeries plural of Waggery
wagnerite noun A fluophosphate of magnesia, occurring in yellowish crystals, and also in massive forms.
wagonette noun A kind of pleasure wagon, uncovered and with seats extended along the sides, designed to carry six or eight persons besides the driver.
wagonfuls plural of Wagonful
wagonload noun Same as Wagonful.
waileress noun A woman who wails.
wailingly adverb In a wailing manner.
waistband noun The band which encompasses the waist; esp., one on the upper part of breeches, trousers, pantaloons, skirts, or the like., A sash worn by women around the waist.
waistcoat noun A short, sleeveless coat or garment for men, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest., A garment occasionally worn by women as a part of fashionable costume.
waitingly adverb By waiting.
waldenses noun pl. A sect of dissenters from the ecclesiastical system of the Roman Catholic Church, who in the 13th century were driven by persecution to the valleys of Piedmont, where the sect survives. They profess substantially Protestant principles.
waldgrave noun In the old German empire, the head forest keeper.
walk-mill noun A fulling mill.
walk-over noun In racing, the going over a course by a horse which has no competitor for the prize; hence, colloquially, a one-sided contest; an uncontested, or an easy, victory.
wallabies plural of Wallaby
walleteer noun One who carries a wallet; a foot traveler; a tramping beggar.
wall-eyed adjective Having an eye of a very light gray or whitish color.
walloping present participle & vb. noun of Wallop
wallowing present participle & vb. noun of Wallow
wallowish adjective Flat; insipid.
wall-plat noun The spotted flycatcher. It builds its nest on walls.
wandering present participle & vb. noun of Wander, a. & n. from Wander, v.
wantoning present participle & vb. noun of Wanton
wantonize verb i. To behave wantonly; to frolic; to wanton.
wapentake noun In some northern counties of England, a division, or district, answering to the hundred in other counties. Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire are divided into wapentakes, instead of hundreds.
ward-corn noun The duty of keeping watch and ward (see the Note under Watch, n., 1) with a horn to be blown upon any occasion of surprise.
wardcorps noun Guardian; one set to watch over another.
warehouse noun A storehouse for wares, or goods., To deposit or secure in a warehouse., To place in the warehouse of the government or customhouse stores, to be kept until duties are paid.
wariangle noun The red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio); — called also wurger, worrier, and throttler.
warlockry noun Impishness; magic.
warmonger noun One who makes ar a trade or business; a mercenary.
warningly adverb In a warning manner.
warnstore verb t. To furnish.
warranted imp. & past participle of Warrant
warrantee noun The person to whom a warrant or warranty is made.
warranter noun One who warrants, gives authority, or legally empowers., One who assures, or covenants to assure; one who contracts to secure another in a right, or to make good any defect of title or quality; one who gives a warranty; a guarantor; as, the warranter of a horse.
warrantor noun One who warrants.
washboard noun A fluted, or ribbed, board on which clothes are rubbed in washing them., A board running round, and serving as a facing for, the walls of a room, next to the floor; a mopboard., A broad, thin plank, fixed along the gunwale of boat to keep the sea from breaking inboard; also, a plank on the sill of a lower deck port, for the same purpose; — called also wasteboard.
washermen plural of Washerman
washerman noun A man who washes clothes, esp. for hire, or for others.
washhouse noun An outbuilding for washing, esp. one for washing clothes; a laundry.
washiness noun The quality or state of being washy, watery, or weak.
washstand noun A piece of furniture holding the ewer or pitcher, basin, and other requisites for washing the person.
wassailer noun One who drinks wassail; one who engages in festivity, especially in drinking; a reveler.
wastebook noun A book in which rough entries of transactions are made, previous to their being carried into the journal.
wasteness noun The quality or state of being waste; a desolate state or condition; desolation., That which is waste; a desert; a waste.
wasteweir noun An overfall, or weir, for the escape, or overflow, of superfluous water from a canal, reservoir, pond, or the like.
watchword noun A word given to sentinels, and to such as have occasion to visit the guards, used as a signal by which a friend is known from an enemy, or a person who has a right to pass the watch from one who has not; a countersign; a password., A sentiment or motto; esp., one used as a rallying cry or a signal for action.
water bed A kind of mattress made of, or covered with, waterproof fabric and filled with water. It is used in hospitals for bedridden patients.
water bug The Croton bug., Any one of numerous species of large, rapacious, aquatic, hemipterous insects belonging to Belostoma, Benacus, Zaitha, and other genera of the family Belostomatidae. Their hind legs are long and fringed, and act like oars. Some of these insects are of great size, being among the largest existing Hemiptera. Many of them come out of the water and fly about at night.
water can Any one of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; — so called from the shape of the seed vessel. See Nuphar, and cf. Candock.
water dog A dog accustomed to the water, or trained to retrieve waterfowl. Retrievers, waters spaniels, and Newfoundland dogs are so trained., The menobranchus., A small floating cloud, supposed to indicate rain., A sailor, esp. an old sailor; an old salt.
waterfall noun A fall, or perpendicular descent, of the water of a river or stream, or a descent nearly perpendicular; a cascade; a cataract., An arrangement of a woman’s back hair over a cushion or frame in some resemblance to a waterfall., A certain kind of neck scarf.
waterfowl noun Any bird that frequents the water, or lives about rivers, lakes, etc., or on or near the sea; an aquatic fowl; — used also collectively.
water fox The carp; — so called on account of its cunning.
water gas See under Gas.
water god A fabulous deity supposed to dwell in, and preside over, some body of water.
water hen Any gallinule., The common American coot.
water hog The capybara.
water ice Water flavored, sweetened, and frozen, to be eaten as a confection.
waterleaf noun Any plant of the American genus Hydrophyllum, herbs having white or pale blue bell-shaped flowers.
water leg See Leg, 7.
waterless adjective Destitute of water; dry.
watermark noun A mark indicating the height to which water has risen, or at which it has stood; the usual limit of high or low water., A letter, device, or the like, wrought into paper during the process of manufacture., See Water line, 2.
water oat Indian rice. See under Rice.
water pig The capybara., The gourami.
water poa Meadow reed grass. See under Reed.
water pox A variety of chicken pox, or varicella.
water ram An hydraulic ram.
water rat The water vole. See under Vole., The muskrat., The beaver rat. See under Beaver., A thief on the water; a pirate.
water-ret verb t. To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water-rot.
water-rot verb t. To rot by steeping in water; to water-ret; as, to water-rot hemp or flax.
watershed noun The whole region or extent of country which contributes to the supply of a river or lake., The line of division between two adjacent rivers or lakes with respect to the flow of water by natural channels into them; the natural boundary of a basin.
watertath noun A kind of coarse grass growing in wet grounds, and supposed to be injurious to sheep.
water way Same as Water course.
waterweed noun See Anacharis.
waterwork noun Painting executed in size or distemper, on canvas or walls, — formerly, frequently taking the place of tapestry., An hydraulic apparatus, or a system of works or fixtures, by which a supply of water is furnished for useful or ornamental purposes, including dams, sluices, pumps, aqueducts, distributing pipes, fountains, etc.; — used chiefly in the plural.
waterworn adjective Worn, smoothed, or polished by the action of water; as, waterworn stones.
waterwort noun Any plant of the natural order Elatineae, consisting of two genera (Elatine, and Bergia), mostly small annual herbs growing in the edges of ponds. Some have a peppery or acrid taste.
wattmeter noun An instrument for measuring power in watts, — much used in measuring the energy of an electric current.
wavellite noun A hydrous phosphate of alumina, occurring usually in hemispherical radiated forms varying in color from white to yellow, green, or black.
waxworker noun One who works in wax; one who makes waxwork., A bee that makes or produces wax.
wayfaring adjective Traveling; passing; being on a journey.
way-going adjective Going away; departing; of or pertaining to one who goes away.
way-goose noun See Wayz-goose, n., 2.
waylaying present participle & vb. noun of Waylay
waymented imp. & past participle of Wayment
way shaft A rock shaft., An interior shaft, usually one connecting two levels.
weakening present participle & vb. noun of Weaken
wealthful adjective Full of wealth; wealthy; prosperous.
wealthily adverb In a wealthy manner; richly.
weariable adjective That may be wearied.
weariless adjective Incapable of being wearied.
weariness noun The quality or state of being weary or tried; lassitude; exhaustion of strength; fatigue.
wearisome adjective Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; weariful; as, a wearisome march; a wearisome day’s work; a wearisome book.
weasiness noun Quality or state of being weasy; full feeding; sensual indulgence.
weathered imp. & past participle of Weather, Made sloping, so as to throw off water; as, a weathered cornice or window sill., Having the surface altered in color, texture, or composition, or the edges rounded off by exposure to the elements.
weatherly adjective Working, or able to sail, close to the wind; as, a weatherly ship.
wedgebill noun An Australian crested insessorial bird (Sphenostoma cristatum) having a wedge-shaped bill. Its color is dull brown, like the earth of the plains where it lives.
wedgewise adverb In the manner of a wedge.
wednesday adjective The fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday.
weech-elm noun The wych-elm.
weepingly adverb In a weeping manner.
weet-bird noun The wryneck; — so called from its cry.
weetingly adverb Knowingly.
weet-weet noun The common European sandpiper., The chaffinch.
weighable adjective Capable of being weighed.
weighbeam noun A kind of large steelyard for weighing merchandise; — also called weighmaster’s beam.
weighlock noun A lock, as on a canal, in which boats are weighed and their tonnage is settled.
weighting present participle & vb. noun of Weight
weightily adverb In a weighty manner.
weirdness noun The quality or state of being weird.
welcoming present participle & vb. noun of Welcome
welcomely adverb In a welcome manner.
welfaring adjective Faring well; prosperous; thriving.
well-born adjective Born of a noble or respect able family; not of mean birth.
well-bred adjective Having good breeding; refined in manners; polite; cultivated.
welldoing noun A doing well; right performance of duties. Also used adjectively.
welldrain verb t. To drain, as land; by means of wells, or pits, which receive the water, and from which it is discharged by machinery.
well-nigh adverb Almost; nearly.
well-read adjective Of extensive reading; deeply versed; — often followed by in.
well-seen adjective Having seen much; hence, accomplished; experienced.
well-sped adjective Having good success.
well-wish noun A wish of happiness.
weltering present participle & vb. noun of Welter
wenchless adjective Being without a wench.
wernerian adjective Of or pertaining to A. G. Werner, The German mineralogist and geologist, who classified minerals according to their external characters, and advocated the theory that the strata of the earth’s crust were formed by depositions from water; designating, or according to, Werner’s system.
wernerite noun The common grayish or white variety of soapolite.
weryangle noun See Wariangle.
westering adjective Passing to the west.
westerner noun A native or inhabitant of the west.
westwards adverb Toward the west; as, to ride or sail westward.
wet nurse A nurse who suckles a child, especially the child of another woman. Cf. Dry nurse.
whaleboat noun A long, narrow boat, sharp at both ends, used by whalemen.
whalebone noun A firm, elastic substance resembling horn, taken from the upper jaw of the right whale; baleen. It is used as a stiffening in stays, fans, screens, and for various other purposes. See Baleen.
whealworm noun The harvest mite; — so called from the wheals, caused by its bite.
wheatbird noun A bird that feeds on wheat, especially the chaffinch.
wheatworm noun A small nematode worm (Anguillula tritici) which attacks the grains of wheat in the ear. It is found in wheat affected with smut, each of the diseased grains containing a large number of the minute young of the worm.
wheedling present participle & vb. noun of Wheedle
wheelband noun The tire of a wheel.
wheelbird noun The European goatsucker.
wheelwork noun A combination of wheels, and their connection, in a machine or mechanism.
wherefore adverb & conj. For which reason; so; — used relatively., For what reason; why; — used interrogatively., the reason why.
whereform adverb From which; from which or what place.
whereinto adverb Into which; — used relatively., Into what; — used interrogatively.
whereness noun The quality or state of having a place; ubiety; situation; position.
whereunto adverb Same as Whereto.
whereupon adverb Upon which; in consequence of which; after which.
wherewith adverb With which; — used relatively., With what; — used interrogatively., The necessary means or instrument.
whetstone noun A piece of stone, natural or artificial, used for whetting, or sharpening, edge tools.
whichever pronoun & adjective Alt. of Whichsoever
whiffling present participle & vb. noun of Whiffle
whimpered imp. & past participle of Whimper
whimperer noun One who whimpers.
whimsical adjective Full of, or characterized by, whims; actuated by a whim; having peculiar notions; queer; strange; freakish., Odd or fantastic in appearance; quaintly devised; fantastic.
whinberry noun The English bilberry; — so called because it grows on moors among the whins, or furze.
whiningly adverb In a whining manner; in a tone of mean complaint.
whinnying present participle & vb. noun of Whinny
whinstone noun A provincial name given in England to basaltic rocks, and applied by miners to other kind of dark-colored unstratified rocks which resist the point of the pick. — for example, to masses of chert. Whin-dikes, and whin-sills, are names sometimes given to veins or beds of basalt.
whipgraft verb t. To graft by cutting the scion and stock in a certain manner. See Whip grafting, under Grafting.
whipparee noun A large sting ray (Dasybatis, / Trygon, Sayi) native of the Southern United States. It is destitute of large spines on the body and tail., A large sting ray (Rhinoptera bonasus, or R. quadriloba) of the Atlantic coast of the United States. Its snout appears to be four-lobed when viewed in front, whence it is also called cow-nosed ray.
whipperin noun A huntsman who keeps the hounds from wandering, and whips them in, if necessary, to the of chase., Hence, one who enforces the discipline of a party, and urges the attendance and support of the members on all necessary occasions.
whipstaff noun A bar attached to the tiller, for convenience in steering.
whipstalk noun A whipstock.
whipstick noun Whip handle; whipstock.
whipstock noun The rod or handle to which the lash of a whip is fastened.
whirlbone noun The huckle bone., The patella, or kneepan.
whirligig noun A child’s toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top., Anything which whirls around, or in which persons or things are whirled about, as a frame with seats or wooden horses., A mediaeval instrument for punishing petty offenders, being a kind of wooden cage turning on a pivot, in which the offender was whirled round with great velocity., Any one of numerous species of beetles belonging to Gyrinus and allied genera. The body is firm, oval or boatlike in form, and usually dark colored with a bronzelike luster. These beetles live mostly on the surface of water, and move about with great celerity in a gyrating, or circular, manner, but they are also able to dive and swim rapidly. The larva is aquatic. Called also weaver, whirlwig, and whirlwig beetle.
whirlpool noun An eddy or vortex of water; a place in a body of water where the water moves round in a circle so as to produce a depression or cavity in the center, into which floating objects may be drawn; any body of water having a more or less circular motion caused by its flowing in an irregular channel, by the coming together of opposing currents, or the like., A sea monster of the whale kind.
whirlwind noun A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion., Fig.: A body of objects sweeping violently onward.
whiskered adjective Formed into whiskers; furnished with whiskers; having or wearing whiskers., Having elongated hairs, feathers, or bristles on the cheeks.
whispered imp. & past participle of Whisper
whisperer noun One who whispers., A tattler; one who tells secrets; a conveyer of intelligence secretly; hence; a backbiter; one who slanders secretly.
whistling present participle & vb. noun of Whistle, a. & n. from Whistle, v.
whiteback noun The canvasback.
whitebait noun The young of several species of herrings, especially of the common herring, esteemed a great delicacy by epicures in England., A small translucent fish (Salanx Chinensis) abundant at certain seasons on the coasts of China and Japan, and used in the same manner as the European whitebait.
whitebeam noun The common beam tree of England (Pyrus Aria); — so called from the white, woolly under surface of the leaves.
whitebill noun The American coot.
whiteblow noun Same as Whitlow grass, under Whitlow.
whitecoat noun The skin of a newborn seal; also, the seal itself.
white-ear noun The wheatear.
white-eye noun Any one of several species of small Old World singing of the genus Zosterops, as Zosterops palpebrosus of India, and Z. c/rulescens of Australia. The eyes are encircled by a ring of white feathers, whence the name. Called also bush creeper, and white-eyed tit.
whitefish noun Any one of several species of Coregonus, a genus of excellent food fishes allied to the salmons. They inhabit the lakes of the colder parts of North America, Asia, and Europe. The largest and most important American species (C. clupeiformis) is abundant in the Great Lakes, and in other lakes farther north. Called also lake whitefish, and Oswego bass., The menhaden., The beluga, or white whale.
whiteflaw noun A whitlow.
whitehead noun The blue-winged snow goose., The surf scoter.
white-hot adjective White with heat; heated to whiteness, or incandescence.
whitening present participle & vb. noun of Whiten, The act or process of making or becoming white., That which is used to render white; whiting.
whiteness noun The quality or state of being white; white color, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface., Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc., Freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness., Nakedness., A flock of swans.
white-pot noun A kind of food made of milk or cream, eggs, sugar, bread, etc., baked in a pot.
whiterump noun The American black-tailed godwit.
whiteside noun The golden-eye.
whitester noun A bleacher of linen; a whitener; a whitster.
whitetail noun The Virginia deer., The wheatear.
whitewall noun The spotted flycatcher; — so called from the white color of the under parts.
whitewash noun Any wash or liquid composition for whitening something, as a wash for making the skin fair., A composition of line and water, or of whiting size, and water, or the like, used for whitening walls, ceilings, etc.; milk of lime., To apply a white liquid composition to; to whiten with whitewash., To make white; to give a fair external appearance to; to clear from imputations or disgrace; hence, to clear (a bankrupt) from obligation to pay debts.
whiteweed noun A perennial composite herb (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum) with conspicuous white rays and a yellow disk, a common weed in grass lands and pastures; — called also oxeye daisy.
whitewing noun The chaffinch; — so called from the white bands on the wing., The velvet duck.
whitewood noun The soft and easily-worked wood of the tulip tree (Liriodendron). It is much used in cabinetwork, carriage building, etc.
whitewort noun Wild camomile., A kind of Solomon’s seal (Polygonum officinale).
whittling present participle & vb. noun of Whittle
wholeness noun The quality or state of being whole, entire, or sound; entireness; totality; completeness.
wholesale noun Sale of goods by the piece or large quantity, as distinguished from retail., Pertaining to, or engaged in, trade by the piece or large quantity; selling to retailers or jobbers rather than to consumers; as, a wholesale merchant; the wholesale price., Extensive and indiscriminate; as, wholesale slaughter.
wholesome superl. Tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious; salutary., Contributing to the health of the mind; favorable to morals, religion, or prosperity; conducive to good; salutary; sound; as, wholesome advice; wholesome doctrines; wholesome truths; wholesome laws., Sound; healthy.
whosoever pronoun Whatsoever person; any person whatever that; whoever.
wiclifite noun Alt. of Wickliffite
widewhere adverb Widely; far and wide.
widowhood noun The state of being a widow; the time during which a woman is widow; also, rarely, the state of being a widower., Estate settled on a widow.
wieldable adjective Capable of being wielded.
wieldance noun The act or power of wielding.
wieldless adjective Not to be wielded; unmanageable; unwieldy.
wieldsome adjective Admitting of being easily wielded or managed.
wierangle noun Same as Wariangle.
wildering present participle & vb. noun of Wilder, A plant growing in a state of nature; especially, one which has run wild, or escaped from cultivation.
wildgrave noun A waldgrave, or head forest keeper. See Waldgrave.
willemite noun A silicate of zinc, usually occurring massive and of a greenish yellow color, also in reddish crystals (troostite) containing manganese.
willingly adverb In a willing manner; with free will; without reluctance; cheerfully.
willowish adjective Having the color of the willow; resembling the willow; willowy.
wincopipe noun A little red flower, no doubt the pimpernel, which, when it opens in the morning, is supposed to bode a fair day. See Pimpernel.
windbound adjective prevented from sailing, by a contrary wind. See Weatherbound.
windhover noun The kestrel; — called also windbibber, windcuffer, windfanner.
windiness noun The quality or state of being windy or tempestuous; as, the windiness of the weather or the season., Fullness of wind; flatulence., Tendency to generate wind or gas; tendency to produce flatulence; as, the windiness of vegetables., Tumor; puffiness.
windingly adverb In a winding manner.
windowing present participle & vb. noun of Window
wind-rode adjective Caused to ride or drive by the wind in opposition to the course of the tide; — said of a vessel lying at anchor, with wind and tide opposed to each other.
windrowed imp. & past participle of Windrow
windstorm noun A storm characterized by high wind with little or no rain.
windtight adjective So tight as to prevent the passing through of wind.
wineberry noun The red currant., The bilberry., A peculiar New Zealand shrub (Coriaria ruscifolia), in which the petals ripen and afford an abundant purple juice from which a kind of wine is made. The plant also grows in Chili.
wineglass noun A small glass from which to drink wine.
winkingly adverb In a winking manner; with the eye almost closed.
winnard 2 noun The redwing.
winningly adverb In a winning manner.
winninish noun The land-locked variety of the common salmon.
winnowing present participle & vb. noun of Winnew, The act of one who, or that which, winnows.
wintering present participle & vb. noun of Winter
wiredrawn past participle of Wiredraw
wire-heel noun A disease in the feet of a horse or other beast.
wise-like adjective Resembling that which is wise or sensible; judicious.
wish-wash noun Any weak, thin drink.
wit(t)ing present participle & vb. noun of Wit
witch-elm noun See Wych-elm.
withamite noun A variety of epidote, of a reddish color, found in Scotland.
withdrawn past participle of Withdraw
withering present participle & vb. noun of Wither, Tending to wither; causing to shrink or fade.
witherite noun Barium carbonate occurring in white or gray six-sided twin crystals, and also in columnar or granular masses.
withernam noun A second or reciprocal distress of other goods in lieu of goods which were taken by a first distress and have been eloigned; a taking by way of reprisal; — chiefly used in the expression capias in withernam, which is the name of a writ used in connection with the action of replevin (sometimes called a writ of reprisal), which issues to a defendant in replevin when he has obtained judgment for a return of the chattels replevied, and fails to obtain them on the writ of return.
withe-rod noun A North American shrub (Viburnum nudum) whose tough osierlike shoots are sometimes used for binding sheaves.
withouten preposition Without.
withstood imp. & past participle of Withstand, o/ Withstand.
withstand preposition To stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments.
witnessed imp. & past participle of Witness
witnesser noun One who witness.
witticism noun A witty saying; a sentence or phrase which is affectedly witty; an attempt at wit; a conceit.
wittified adjective Possessed of wit; witty.
wittiness noun The quality of being witty.
wittingly verb Knowingly; with knowledge; by design.
wofulness noun The quality or state of being woeful; misery; wretchedness.
wolfberry noun An American shrub (Symphoricarpus occidentalis) which bears soft white berries.
wolframic adjective Of or pertaining to wolframium. See Tungstic.
wolfsbane noun A poisonous plant (Aconitum Lycoctonum), a kind of monkshood; also, by extension, any plant or species of the genus Aconitum. See Aconite.
wolverene noun Alt. of Wolverine
wolverine noun The glutton., A nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan.
womanhead noun Alt. of Womanhede
womanhede noun Womanhood.
womanhood noun The state of being a woman; the distinguishing character or qualities of a woman, or of womankind., Women, collectively; womankind.
womankind noun The females of the human race; women, collectively.
womanless adjective Without a woman or women.
womanlike adjective Like a woman; womanly.
wondering present participle & vb. noun of Wonder
wonderful adjective Adapted to excite wonder or admiration; surprising; strange; astonishing.
wonderous adjective Same as Wondrous.
woodchuck noun A common large North American marmot (Arctomys monax). It is usually reddish brown, more or less grizzled with gray. It makes extensive burrows, and is often injurious to growing crops. Called also ground hog., The yaffle, or green woodpecker.
woodcraft noun Skill and practice in anything pertaining to the woods, especially in shooting, and other sports in the woods.
woodnewer noun A woodpecker.
woodhouse noun A house or shed in which wood is stored, and sheltered from the weather.
woodiness noun The quality or state of being woody.
wood-note noun A wild or natural note, as of a forest bird.
wood-sare noun A kind of froth seen on herbs.
wood-sere noun The time when there no sap in the trees; the winter season.
woodstone noun A striped variety of hornstone, resembling wood in appearance.
wood tick Any one of several species of ticks of the genus Ixodes whose young cling to bushes, but quickly fasten themselves upon the bodies of any animal with which they come in contact. When they attach themselves to the human body they often produce troublesome sores. The common species of the Northern United States is Ixodes unipunctata.
wood-wash noun Alt. of Wood-waxen
wool-dyed adjective Dyed before being made into cloth, in distinction from piece-dyed; ingrain.
wool-hall noun A trade market in the woolen districts.
woolstock noun A heavy wooden hammer for milling cloth.
wordiness noun The quality or state of being wordy, or abounding with words; verboseness.
workbench noun A bench on which work is performed, as in a carpenter’s shop.
workhouse noun A house where any manufacture is carried on; a workshop., A house in which idle and vicious persons are confined to labor., A house where the town poor are maintained at public expense, and provided with labor; a poorhouse.
workmanly adjective Becoming a skillful workman; skillful; well performed; workmanlike., In a skillful manner; in a manner becoming a skillful workman.
worktable noun A table for holding working materials and implements; esp., a small table with drawers and other conveniences for needlework, etc.
workwomen plural of Workwoman
workwoman noun A woman who performs any work; especially, a woman skilled in needlework.
worldling A person whose soul is set upon gaining temporal possessions; one devoted to this world and its enjoyments.
worriment noun Trouble; anxiety; worry.
worrisome adjective Inclined to worry or fret; also, causing worry or annoyance.
worshiped imp. & past participle of Worship
worshiper noun One who worships; one who pays divine honors to any being or thing; one who adores.
worthless adjective Destitute of worth; having no value, virtue, excellence, dignity, or the like; undeserving; valueless; useless; vile; mean; as, a worthless garment; a worthless ship; a worthless man or woman; a worthless magistrate.
woundable adjective Capable of being wounded; vulnerable.
woundless adjective Free from wound or hurt; exempt from being wounded; invulnerable.
woundwort noun Any one of certain plants whose soft, downy leaves have been used for dressing wounds, as the kidney vetch, and several species of the labiate genus Stachys.
wrangling present participle & vb. noun of Wrangle
wrathless adjective Free from anger or wrath.
wreakless adjective Unrevengeful; weak.
wreathing present participle & vb. noun of Wreathe
wreckfish noun A stone bass.
wrenching present participle & vb. noun of Wrench
wrestling present participle & vb. noun of Wrestle
wretchful adjective Wretched.
wriggling present participle & vb. noun of Wriggle
wrightine noun A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree (Wrightia antidysenterica), and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. It was formerly used as a remedy for diarrh/a. Called also conessine, and neriine.
wringbolt noun A bolt used by shipwrights, to bend and secure the planks against the timbers till they are fastened by bolts, spikes, or treenails; — not to be confounded with ringbolt.
wrinkling present participle & vb. noun of Wrinkle
wristband noun The band of the sleeve of a shirt, or other garment, which covers the wrist.
writative adjective Inclined to much writing; — correlative to talkative.
wrongdoer noun One who injures another, or who does wrong., One who commits a tort or trespass; a trespasser; a tort feasor.
wronghead noun A person of a perverse understanding or obstinate character., Wrongheaded.
wrongless adjective Not wrong; void or free from wrong.
wrongness noun The quality or state of being wrong; wrongfulness; error; fault.
wrynecked adjective Having a distorted neck; having the deformity called wryneck.
wulfenite noun Native lead molybdate occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually tabular, and of a bright orange-yellow to red, gray, or brown color; — also called yellow lead ore.
wurbagool noun A fruit bat (Pteropus medius) native of India. It is similar to the flying fox, but smaller.
wyclifite noun Alt. of Wycliffite
wynkernel noun The European moor hen.