Withe
Withe Withe (?; 277), n. [OE. withe. ????. See {Withy}, n.] [Written also {with}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A flexible, slender twig or branch used as a band; a willow or osier twig; a withy. [1913 Webster]

2. A band consisting of a twig twisted. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) An iron attachment on one end of a mast or boom, with a ring, through which another mast or boom is rigged out and secured; a wythe. --R. H. Dana, Jr. [1913 Webster]

4. (Arch.) A partition between flues in a chimney. [1913 Webster]


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  • Withe — Withe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Withed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Withing}.] To bind or fasten with withes. [1913 Webster] You shall see him withed, and haltered, and staked, and baited to death. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • withe — O.E. wiððe twisted cord, willow twig (see WITHY (Cf. withy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • withe — [with, with, wīth] n. [ME wythe < OE withthe, willow, twig of willow < IE base * wei , to bend, twist > WIRE, L vitis, vine] a tough, flexible twig of willow, osier, etc., used for binding things; withy vt. withed, withing to bind with… …   English World dictionary

  • Withe — Peter Withe (* 30. August 1951 in Liverpool, England) ist ein ehemaliger englischer Fußballspieler und aktueller trainer. Bekannt wurde der ehemalige Mittelstürmer dabei vor allem durch seinen entscheidenden 1:0 Siegtreffer für Aston Villa im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • withe — This word is short hand writting and typing for the words with and the I went to the store withe car i got last week …   Dictionary of american slang

  • withe — This word is short hand writting and typing for the words with and the I went to the store withe car i got last week …   Dictionary of american slang

  • withe — /wɪθ/ (say with) noun 1. a willow twig or osier. 2. any tough, flexible twig or stem suitable for binding things together. 3. an elastic handle for a tool, to lessen shock in using. 4. a thin brick partition dividing the flues in a chimney. –verb …   Australian English dictionary

  • withe — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English withthe; akin to Old English wīthig withy Date: before 12th century a slender flexible branch or twig; especially one used as a band or line …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • withe — /with, widh, wuydh/, n., v., withed, withing. n. 1. a willow twig or osier. 2. any tough, flexible twig or stem suitable for binding things together. 3. an elastic handle for a tool, to lessen shock occurring in use. 4. a partition dividing flues …   Universalium

  • withe — noun /waɪð/ A flexible, slender twig or shoot, especially when used as a band or for binding; a withy …   Wiktionary

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