Intransitive Verbs Starting with W

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 inc

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.

Wade (v. i.) To go; to move forward.

Wade (v. i.) To walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc.

Wade (v. i.) Hence, to move with difficulty or labor; to proceed /lowly among objects or circumstances that constantly /inder or embarrass; as, to wade through a dull book.

Waft (v. i.) To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.

Wag (v. i.) To move one way and the other; to be shaken to and fro; to vibrate.

Wag (v. i.) To be in action or motion; to move; to get along; to progress; to stir.

Wag (v. i.) To go; to depart; to pack oft.

Wage (v. i.) To bind one's self; to engage.

Wager (v. i.) To make a bet; to lay a wager.

Waggle (v. i.) To reel, sway, or move from side to side; to move with a wagging motion; to waddle.

Wagon (v. i.) To wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs.

Wail (v. i.) To express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep.

Wait (v. i.) To watch; to observe; to take notice.

Wait (v. i.) To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.

Wait (v. i.) The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.

Wait (v. i.) Ambush.

Wait (v. i.) One who watches; a watchman.

Wait (v. i.) Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.

Wait (v. i.) Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.

Waive (v. i.) To turn aside; to recede.

Wake (v. i.) To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.

Wake (v. i.) To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.

Wake (v. i.) To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.

Wake (v. i.) To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.

Waken (v. i.) To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.

Walk (v. i.) To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground.

Walk (v. i.) To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble.

Walk (v. i.) To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; -- said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go about as a somnambulist or a specter.

Walk (v. i.) To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag.

Walk (v. i.) To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self.

Walk (v. i.) To move off; to depart.

Wallop (v. i.) To move quickly, but with great effort; to gallop.

Wallop (v. i.) To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise.

Wallop (v. i.) To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle.

Wallop (v. i.) To be slatternly.

Walm (v. i.) To roll; to spout; to boil up.

Walter (v. i.) To roll or wallow; to welter.

Waltz (v. i.) To dance a waltz.

Wamble (v. i.) To heave; to be disturbed by nausea; -- said of the stomach.

Wamble (v. i.) To move irregularly to and fro; to roll.

Wammel (v. i.) To move irregularly or awkwardly; to wamble, or wabble.

Wan (v. i.) To grow wan; to become pale or sickly in looks.

Wander (v. i.) To ramble here and there without any certain course or with no definite object in view; to range about; to stroll; to rove; as, to wander over the fields.

Wander (v. i.) To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject.

Wander (v. i.) To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave; as, the mind wanders.

Wane (v. i.) To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.

Wane (v. i.) To dec

Want (v. i.) The state of not having; the condition of being without anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; deficiency; lack; as, a want of power or knowledge for any purpose; want of food and clothing.

Want (v. i.) Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.

Want (v. i.) That which is needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt; what is not possessed, and is necessary for use or pleasure.

Want (v. i.) A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.

Want (v. i.) To be absent; to be deficient or lacking; to fail; not to be sufficient; to fall or come short; to lack; -- often used impersonally with of; as, it wants ten minutes of four.

Want (v. i.) To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.

Wanton (v. i.) To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.

Wanton (v. i.) To sport in lewdness; to play the wanton; to play lasciviously.

Wantonize (v. i.) To behave wantonly; to frolic; to wanton.

Wany (v. i.) To wane.

Wanze (v. i.) To wane; to wither.

War (v. i.) To make war; to invade or attack a state or nation with force of arms; to carry on hostilities; to be in a state by violence.

War (v. i.) To contend; to strive violently; to fight.

Warble (v. i.) To be quavered or modulated; to be uttered melodiously.

Warble (v. i.) To sing in a trilling manner, or with many turns and variations.

Warble (v. i.) To sing with sudden changes from chest to head tones; to yodel.

-ward (v. i.) Alt. of -wards

-wards (v. i.) Suffixes denoting course or direction to; motion or tendency toward; as in backward, or backwards; toward, or towards, etc.

Ward (v. i.) To be vigilant; to keep guard.

Ward (v. i.) To act on the defensive with a weapon.

Warfare (v. i.) To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.

Warish (v. i.) To be cured; to recover.

Warm (v. i.) To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon warms in a clear day summer.

Warm (v. i.) To become ardent or animated; as, the speake/ warms as he proceeds.

Warp (v. i.) To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking.

Warp (v. i.) to turn or inc

Warp (v. i.) To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects.

Warp (v. i.) To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.

Warp (v. i.) To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.

Wash (v. i.) To perform the act of ablution.

Wash (v. i.) To clean anything by rubbing or dipping it in water; to perform the business of cleansing clothes, ore, etc., in water.

Wash (v. i.) To bear without injury the operation of being washed; as, some calicoes do not wash.

Wash (v. i.) To be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; -- said of road, a beach, etc.

Wassail (v. i.) To hold a wassail; to carouse.

Waste (v. i.) To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength, value, or the like, gradually; to be consumed; to dwindle; to grow less.

Waste (v. i.) To procure or sustain a reduction of flesh; -- said of a jockey in preparation for a race, etc.

Watch (v. i.) The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful, vigilant, or constantly observant attention; close observation; guard; preservative or preventive vigilance; formerly, a watching or guarding by night.

Watch (v. i.) One who watches, or those who watch; a watchman, or a body of watchmen; a sentry; a guard.

Watch (v. i.) The post or office of a watchman; also, the place where a watchman is posted, or where a guard is kept.

Watch (v. i.) The period of the night during which a person does duty as a sentinel, or guard; the time from the placing of a sentinel till his relief; hence, a division of the night.

Watch (v. i.) A small timepiece, or chronometer, to be carried about the person, the machinery of which is moved by a spring.

Watch (v. i.) To be awake; to be or continue without sleep; to wake; to keep vigil.

Watch (v. i.) To be attentive or vigilant; to give heed; to be on the lookout; to keep guard; to act as sentinel.

Watch (v. i.) To be expectant; to look with expectation; to wait; to seek opportunity.

Watch (v. i.) To remain awake with any one as nurse or attendant; to attend on the sick during the night; as, to watch with a man in a fever.

Watch (v. i.) To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place; -- said of a buoy.

Water (v. i.) To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water.

Water (v. i.) To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water.

Waul (v. i.) To cry as a cat; to squall; to wail.

Wave (v. i.) To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.

Wave (v. i.) To be moved to and fro as a signal.

Wave (v. i.) To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.

Wave (v. i.) An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an undulation.

Wave (v. i.) A vibration propagated from particle to particle through a body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. See Undulation.

Wave (v. i.) Water; a body of water.

Wave (v. i.) Unevenness; inequality of surface.

Wave (v. i.) A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.

Wave (v. i.) The undulating

Wave (v. i.) Fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm.

Waver (v. i.) To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other; hence, to totter; to reel; to swing; to flutter.

Waver (v. i.) To be unsettled in opinion; to vacillate; to be undetermined; to fluctuate; as, to water in judgment.

Wawl (v. i.) See Waul.

Wax (v. i.) To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane.

Wax (v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as, to wax strong; to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to wax old; to wax worse and worse.

Way (v. i.) To move; to progress; to go.

Wayfare (v. i.) To journey; to travel; to go to and fro.

Wayment (v. i.) To lament; to grieve; to wail.

Weak (v. i.) Wanting physical strength.

Weak (v. i.) Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted.

Weak (v. i.) Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope.

Weak (v. i.) Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship.

Weak (v. i.) Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant.

Weak (v. i.) Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress.

Weak (v. i.) Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint.

Weak (v. i.) Not thoroughly or abundantly impregnated with the usual or required ingredients, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; of less than the usual strength; as, weak tea, broth, or liquor; a weak decoction or solution; a weak dose of medicine.

Weak (v. i.) Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army.

Weak (v. i.) Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc.

Weak (v. i.) Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate.

Weak (v. i.) Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.

Weak (v. i.) Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering.

Weak (v. i.) Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue.

Weak (v. i.) Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty.

Weak (v. i.) Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case.

Weak (v. i.) Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style.

Weak (v. i.) Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.

Weak (v. i.) Lacking in elements of political strength; not wielding or having authority or energy; deficient in the resources that are essential to a ruler or nation; as, a weak monarch; a weak government or state.

Weak (v. i.) Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market.

Weak (v. i.) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) and past participle by adding to the present the suffix -ed, -d, or the variant form -t; as in the verbs abash, abashed; abate, abated; deny, denied; feel, felt. See Strong, 19 (a).

Weak (v. i.) Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See Strong, 19 (b).

Weaken (v. i.) To become weak or weaker; to lose strength, spirit, or determination; to become less positive or resolute; as, the patient weakened; the witness weakened on cross-examination.

Wear (v. i.) To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; -- hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears well as an acquaintance.

Wear (v. i.) To be wasted, consumed, or diminished, by being used; to suffer injury, loss, or extinction by use or time; to decay, or be spent, gradually.

Weary (v. i.) To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient; as, to weary of an undertaking.

Weather (v. i.) To undergo or endure the action of the atmosphere; to suffer meteorological influences; sometimes, to wear away, or alter, under atmospheric influences; to suffer waste by weather.

Weave (v. i.) To practice weaving; to work with a loom.

Weave (v. i.) To become woven or interwoven.

Wed (v. i.) To contact matrimony; to marry.

Wedlock (v. i.) The ceremony, or the state, of marriage; matrimony.

Wedlock (v. i.) A wife; a married woman.

Ween (v. i.) To think; to imagine; to fancy.

Weep (v. i.) Formerly, to express sorrow, grief, or anguish, by outcry, or by other manifest signs; in modern use, to show grief or other passions by shedding tears; to shed tears; to cry.

Weep (v. i.) To lament; to complain.

Weep (v. i.) To flow in drops; to run in drops.

Weep (v. i.) To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked.

Weep (v. i.) To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; -- said of a plant or its branches.

Weet (v. i.) To know; to wit.

Weigh (v. i.) To have weight; to be heavy.

Weigh (v. i.) To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.

Weigh (v. i.) To bear heavily; to press hard.

Weigh (v. i.) To judge; to estimate.

Welk (v. i.) To wither; to fade; also, to decay; to dec

Well (v. i.) An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.

Well (v. i.) A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in.

Well (v. i.) A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.

Well (v. i.) Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.

Well (v. i.) An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection.

Well (v. i.) A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water for the preservation of fish alive while they are transported to market.

Well (v. i.) A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water.

Well (v. i.) A depressed space in the after part of the deck; -- often called the cockpit.

Well (v. i.) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.

Well (v. i.) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.

Well (v. i.) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.

Well (v. i.) To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.

Welter (v. i.) To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow.

Welter (v. i.) To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows.

Welter (v. i.) To wither; to wilt.

Wench (v. i.) To frequent the company of wenches, or women of ill fame.

Wend (v. i.) To go; to pass; to betake one's self.

Wend (v. i.) To turn round.

Wene (v. i.) To ween.

West (v. i.) To pass to the west; to set, as the sun.

West (v. i.) To turn or move toward the west; to veer from the north or south toward the west.

Whack (v. i.) To strike anything with a smart blow.

Whap (v. i.) Alt. of Whop

Whop (v. i.) To throw one's self quickly, or by an abrupt motion; to turn suddenly; as, she whapped down on the floor; the fish whapped over.

Wheedle (v. i.) To flatter; to coax; to cajole.

Wheel (v. i.) To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.

Wheel (v. i.) To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.

Wheel (v. i.) To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.

Wheel (v. i.) To roll forward.

Wheeze (v. i.) To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.

Whelp (v. i.) To bring forth young; -- said of the female of the dog and some beasts of prey.

Whew (v. i.) To whistle with a shrill pipe, like a plover.

Whiff (v. i.) To emit whiffs, as of smoke; to puff.

Whiffle (v. i.) To waver, or shake, as if moved by gusts of wind; to shift, turn, or veer about.

Whiffle (v. i.) To change from one opinion or course to another; to use evasions; to prevaricate; to be fickle.

While (v. i.) To loiter.

Whim (v. i.) To be subject to, or indulge in, whims; to be whimsical, giddy, or freakish.

Whimper (v. i.) To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain; as, a child whimpers.

Whimple (v. i.) To whiffle; to veer.

Whine (v. i.) To utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely.

Whinge (v. i.) To whine.

Whinner (v. i.) To whinny.

Whinny (v. i.) To utter the ordinary call or cry of a horse; to neigh.

Whip (v. i.) To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.

Whir (v. i.) To whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz.

Whirl (v. i.) To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate.

Whirl (v. i.) To move hastily or swiftly.

Whirry (v. i.) To whir.

Whisk (v. i.) To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement.

Whisper (v. 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.

Whist (v. i.) To be or become silent or still; to be hushed or mute.

Whistle (v. 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.

Whistle (v. i.) To make a shrill sound with a wind or steam instrument, somewhat like that made with the lips; to blow a sharp, shrill tone.

Whistle (v. i.) To sound shrill, or like a pipe; to make a sharp, shrill sound; as, a bullet whistles through the air.

Whistle (v. i.) 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.

Whistle (v. i.) 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.

Whistle (v. i.) 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).

Whistle (v. i.) The mouth and throat; -- so called as being the organs of whistling.

Whiten (v. i.) To grow white; to turn or become white or whiter; as, the hair whitens with age; the sea whitens with foam; the trees in spring whiten with blossoms.

Whittle (v. i.) To cut or shape a piece of wood with am small knife; to cut up a piece of wood with a knife.

Whiz (v. i.) To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air; to fly or move swiftly with a sharp hissing or whistling sound.

Whoop (v. i.) To utter a whoop, or loud cry, as eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment; to cry out; to shout; to halloo; to utter a war whoop; to hoot, as an owl.

Whoop (v. i.) To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.

Whoot (v. i.) To hoot.

Whur (v. i.) To make a rough, humming sound, like one who pronounces the letter r with too much force; to whir; to birr.

Whur (v. i.) To snarl or growl, as a dog.

Wick (v. i.) To strike a stone in an oblique direction.

Widen (v. i.) To grow wide or wider; to enlarge; to spread; to extend.

Wigher (v. i.) To neigh; to whinny.

Will (v. i.) To be willing; to be inc

Will (v. i.) To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.

Wilt (v. i.) To begin to wither; to lose freshness and become flaccid, as a plant when exposed when exposed to drought, or to great heat in a dry day, or when separated from its root; to droop;. to wither.

Wimple (v. i.) To lie in folds; also, to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to ripple; to undulate.

Win (v. i.) To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail.

Wince (v. i.) To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to start back.

Wince (v. i.) To kick or flounce when unsteady, or impatient at a rider; as, a horse winces.

Winch (v. i.) To wince; to shrink; to kick with impatience or uneasiness.

Wind (v. i.) To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.

Wind (v. i.) To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.

Wind (v. i.) To go to the one side or the other; to move this way and that; to double on one's course; as, a hare pursued turns and winds.

Winder (v. i.) To wither; to fail.

Windlass (v. i.) To take a roundabout course; to work warily or by indirect means.

Wink (v. i.) To nod; to sleep; to nap.

Wink (v. i.) To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.

Wink (v. i.) To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.

Wink (v. i.) To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.

Wink (v. i.) To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at.

Wink (v. i.) To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.

Winnow (v. i.) To separate chaff from grain.

Winter (v. i.) To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida.

Winter (v. i.) To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw.

Wirble (v. i.) To whirl; to eddy.

Wire (v. i.) To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.

Wire (v. i.) To send a telegraphic message.

Withdraw (v. i.) To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.

Witness (v. i.) Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.

Witness (v. i.) That which furnishes evidence or proof.

Witness (v. i.) One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness.

Witness (v. i.) One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts.

Witness (v. i.) One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity by his testimony; one who witnesses a will, a deed, a marriage, or the like.

Witness (v. i.) To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify.

Wive (v. i.) To marry, as a man; to take a wife.

Wizen (v. i.) To wither; to dry.

Wobble (v. i.) See Wabble.

Won (v. i.) To dwell or abide.

Wonder (v. i.) To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.

Wonder (v. i.) To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.

Wont (v. i.) To be accustomed or habituated; to be used.

Woo (v. i.) To court; to make love.

Wood (v. i.) To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad.

Wood (v. i.) To take or get a supply of wood.

Word (v. i.) To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.

Worm (v. i.) To work slowly, gradually, and secretly.

Worry (v. i.) To feel or express undue care and anxiety; to manifest disquietude or pain; to be fretful; to chafe; as, the child worries; the horse worries.

Worsen (v. i.) To grow or become worse.

Worship (v. i.) To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service.

Worst (v. i.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.

Worth (v. i.) To be; to become; to betide; -- now used only in the phrases, woe worth the day, woe worth the man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative. Woe be to the day, woe be to the man, etc., are equivalent phrases.

Woul (v. i.) To howl.

Wrangle (v. i.) To argue; to debate; to dispute.

Wrangle (v. i.) To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate.

Wrastle (v. i.) To wrestle.

Wrawl (v. i.) To cry, as a cat; to waul.

Wreak (v. i.) To reck; to care.

Wreathe (v. i.) To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower of wreathing trees.

Wreck (v. i.) To suffer wreck or ruin.

Wreck (v. i.) To work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or in plundering.

Wrig (v. i.) To wriggle.

Wriggle (v. i.) To move the body to and fro with short, writhing motions, like a worm; to squirm; to twist uneasily or quickly about.

Wring (v. i.) To writhe; to twist, as with anguish.

Wrinkle (v. i.) To shrink into furrows and ridges.

Write (v. i.) To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs.

Write (v. i.) To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he writes in one of the public offices.

Write (v. i.) To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose.

Write (v. i.) To compose or send letters.

Writhe (v. i.) To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony. Also used figuratively.

Wrote (v. i.) To root with the snout. See 1st Root.

Wry (v. i.) To twist; to writhe; to bend or wind.

Wry (v. i.) To deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve.

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Mark McCracken

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