Wicker
Wicker Wick"er, n. [OE. wiker, wikir, osier, probably akin to AS. w[=i]can to give way. Cf. {Weak}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small pliant twig or osier; a rod for making basketwork and the like; a withe. [1913 Webster]

2. Wickerwork; a piece of wickerwork, esp. a basket. [1913 Webster]

Then quick did dress His half milk up for cheese, and in a press Of wicker pressed it. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

3. Same as 1st {Wike}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • wicker — mid 14c., wickerwork, from a Scandinavian source (Cf. M.Swed. viker willow branch ) akin to O.N. vikja to move, turn, Swed. vika to bend, and related to O.E. wican to give way, yield (see WEAK (Cf. weak)). The notion is of pliant twigs …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Wicker — Der Begriff Wicker bezeichnet: einen geographischen Begriff Wicker (Flörsheim am Main), einen Ortsteil von Flörsheim, Hessen einen Vornamen Wicker Frosch (≈1300–1363), deutscher Geistlicher einen Familiennamen Hubert Wicker (* 1948), deutscher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wicker — /wik euhr/, n. 1. a slender, pliant twig; osier; withe. 2. plaited or woven twigs or osiers as the material of baskets, chairs, etc.; wickerwork. 3. something made of wickerwork, as a basket. adj. 4. consisting or made of wicker: a wicker chair.… …   Universalium

  • wicker — wick•er [[t]ˈwɪk ər[/t]] n. 1) a slender, pliant twig; osier 2) fur plaited or woven twigs or osiers as the material of baskets, chairs, etc.; wickerwork 3) fur something made of wickerwork, as a basket 4) fur consisting or made of wicker: a… …   From formal English to slang

  • wicker — /ˈwɪkə / (say wikuh) noun 1. a slender, pliant twig; an osier; a withe. 2. → wickerwork (def. 1). 3. Obsolete something made of wickerwork, as a basket. –adjective 4. consisting or made of wicker: a wicker basket. 5. covered with wicker. {Middle… …   Australian English dictionary

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