W :: W () 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, as in few, how. It takes its written form and its name from the repetition of a V, this being the original form of the Roman capital letter which we call U. Etymologically it is most related to v and u. See V, and U. Some of the uneducated classes in England, especially in London, confuse w and v, substituting the one for the other, as weal
Waag :: Waag (n.) The grivet.
Waahoo :: Waahoo (n.) The burning bush; -- said to be called after a quack medicine made from it.
Wabble :: Wabble (v. i.) To move staggeringly or unsteadily from one side to the other; to vacillate; to move the manner of a rotating disk when the axis of rotation is inclined to that of the disk; -- said of a turning or whirling body; as, a top wabbles; a buzz saw wabbles..
Wabble :: Wabble (n.) A hobbling, unequal motion, as of a wheel unevenly hung; a staggering to and fro..
Wabbly :: Wabbly (a.) Inclined to wabble; wabbling.
Wacke :: Wacke (n.) Alt. of Wack.
Wacky :: Wacky (n.) A soft, earthy, dark-colored rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt..
Wad :: Wad (n.) Woad.
Wad :: Wad (n.) A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow..
Wad :: Wad (n.) Specifically: A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old rope yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun, or for keeping the powder and shot close; also, to diminish or avoid the effects of windage. Also, by extension, a dusk of felt, pasteboard, etc., serving a similar purpose..
Wad :: Wad (n.) A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc..
Waded :: Waded (imp. & p. p.) of Wa.
Wadding :: Wadding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wa.
Wad :: Wad (v. t.) To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton..
Wad :: Wad (v. t.) To insert or crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton; as, to wad a cloak..
Wad :: Wad (n.) Alt. of Wad.
Wadd :: Wadd (n.) An earthy oxide of manganese, or mixture of different oxides and water, with some oxide of iron, and often silica, alumina, lime, or baryta; black ocher. There are several varieties..
Wadd :: Wadd (n.) Plumbago, or black lead..
Wadding :: Wadding (n.) A wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made..
Wadding :: Wadding (n.) Any soft stuff of loose texture, used for stuffing or padding garments; esp., sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose..
Waddled :: Waddled (imp. & p. p.) of Waddl.
Waddling :: Waddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waddl.
Waddle :: Waddle (v. i.) To walk with short steps, swaying the body from one side to the other, like a duck or very fat person; to move clumsily and totteringly along; to toddle; to stumble; as, a child waddles when he begins to walk; a goose waddles..
Waddle :: Waddle (v. t.) To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it..
Waddler :: Waddler (n.) One who, or that which, waddles..
Waddlingly :: Waddlingly (adv.) In a waddling manner.
Wade :: Wade (n.) Woad.
Waded :: Waded (imp. & p. p.) of Wad.
Wading :: Wading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wad.
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