Wantoned
Wanton Wan"ton, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wantoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wantoning}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic. [1913 Webster]

Nature here wantoned as in her prime. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

How merrily we would sally into the fields, and strip under the first warmth of the sun, and wanton like young dace in the streams! --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

2. To sport in lewdness; to play the wanton; to play lasciviously. [1913 Webster]


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  • wantoned — wan·ton || wÉ‘ntÉ™n / wÉ’n n. lewd or lascivious person; pampered person; one who is flirtatious v. act lewd; behave wildly; waste irresponsibly adj. spiteful; arbitrary, unjustified; reckless, lawless; immoral, obscene; permissive; mischievous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wanton — Wan ton, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wantoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wantoning}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic. [1913 Webster] Nature here wantoned as in her prime. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wantoning — Wanton Wan ton, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wantoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wantoning}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic. [1913 Webster] Nature here wantoned as in her prime.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Played out — Play Play, v. t. 1. To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump. [1913 Webster] First Peace and Silence all disputes control, Then Order plays the soul. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform music upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To play hob — Play Play, v. t. 1. To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump. [1913 Webster] First Peace and Silence all disputes control, Then Order plays the soul. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform music upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To play off — Play Play, v. t. 1. To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump. [1913 Webster] First Peace and Silence all disputes control, Then Order plays the soul. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform music upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To play one's cards — Play Play, v. t. 1. To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump. [1913 Webster] First Peace and Silence all disputes control, Then Order plays the soul. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform music upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wordsworth, William — born April 7, 1770, Cockermouth, Cumberland, Eng. died April 23, 1850, Rydal Mount, Westmorland English poet. Orphaned at age 13, Wordsworth attended Cambridge University, but he remained rootless and virtually penniless until 1795, when a legacy …   Universalium

  • wanton — 1. adjective /ˈwɒntən,ˈwɑntən/ a) Lewd, immoral; sexually open, unchaste. As Flies to wanton Boyes are we to th Gods, / They kill vs for their sport. b) Playful, sportive; being merry or carefree (often used figuratively). if wenches will hang… …   Wiktionary

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