wither

  • 1 wither — wither, shrivel, wizen mean to lose or cause to lose freshness and smoothness of appearance. Wither implies a loss of vital moisture (as sap or body fluids) with consequent fading or drying up and ultimate decay or death {withered leaves}… …

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  • 2 Wither — est un super héros mutant appartenant à l’univers de Marvel Comics. Il est apparu pour la première fois dans New Mutants vol.2 #3, en 2003. Origines Le jeune Kevin Ford développa un pouvoir mortel à la puberté, tuant son père par accident. Il… …

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  • 3 Wither — With er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Withered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Withering}.] [OE. wideren; probably the same word as wederen to weather (see {Weather}, v. & n.); or cf. G. verwittern to decay, to be weather beaten, Lith. vysti to wither.] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Wither — With er, v. t. 1. To cause to fade, and become dry. [1913 Webster] The sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth. James i. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to shrink, wrinkle, or decay,… …

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  • 5 wither — [with′ər] vi. [ME widren, var. of wederen, lit., to weather, expose to the weather < weder, WEATHER] 1. to dry up, as from great heat; shrivel; wilt: said esp. of plants 2. to lose vigor or freshness; become wasted or decayed 3. to weaken;… …

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  • 6 wither — index decay, decline (fall), degenerate, diminish, languish, perish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 7 Wither —   [ wɪȓə], George, englischer Dichter, * Bentworth (County Hampshire) 11. 6. 1588, ✝ London 2. 5. 1667; schrieb pastorale, didaktische und satirische Lyrik. Ein gegen den Königshof gerichtetes spöttisches Gedicht (»Abuses stript and whipt«, 1613) …

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  • 8 wither — 1530s, alteration of M.E. wydderen dry up, shrivel (c.1300), apparently a differentiated and special use of wederen to expose to weather (see WEATHER (Cf. weather)). Cf. Ger. verwittern to become weather beaten, from Witter weather …

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  • 9 wither — [v] droop, decline atrophy, become stale, blast, blight, collapse, constrict, contract, decay, deflate, desiccate, deteriorate, die, disintegrate, dry, dry up, fade, fold, languish, perish, shrink, shrivel, wane, waste, waste away, wilt, wizen;… …

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  • 10 wither — ► VERB 1) (of a plant) become dry and shrivelled. 2) become shrunken or wrinkled from age or disease. 3) fall into decay or decline. 4) (withering) scornful. DERIVATIVES witheringly adverb. ORIGIN …

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  • 11 wither — UK [ˈwɪðə(r)] / US [ˈwɪðər] verb Word forms wither : present tense I/you/we/they wither he/she/it withers present participle withering past tense withered past participle withered 1) wither or wither away [intransitive] to become weaker or… …

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  • 12 wither — with|er [ wıðər ] verb 1. ) wither or wither away intransitive to become weaker or smaller and then disappear: They worry that honored traditions will wither. Their love was withering away. a ) wither on the vine LITERARY to fail, especially at… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 wither — [[t]wɪ̱ðə(r)[/t]] withers, withering, withered 1) VERB If someone or something withers, they become very weak. When he went into retirement, he visibly withered... The question now is whether the railways will flourish or wither in the hands of… …

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  • 14 Wither — Whiter EP de Dream Theater Publicación 15 de Septiembre del 2009 Género(s) Rock Progresivo Duración 5:25 Discográfica Roadrunner Re …

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  • 15 Wither — Recorded in the spellings of Wider, Wither, Withur, and Withers, this interesting name is medieval English. It has two possible origins, the first of which is from the Norse male personal name Vitharr , or the Old Danish form Withar . Composed of …

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  • 16 wither — verb ADVERB ▪ simply ▪ Their support had simply withered away. (figurative) ▪ slowly ▪ away PREPOSITION ▪ …

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  • 17 wither — witheredness, n. witherer, n. witheringly, adv. /widh euhr/, v.i. 1. to shrivel; fade; decay: The grapes had withered on the vine. 2. to lose the freshness of youth, as from age (often fol. by away). v.t. 3. to make flaccid, shrunken, or dry, as… …

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  • 18 wither — with|er [ˈwıðə US ər] v also wither away [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from weather to affect with sun, wind, rain, etc. ] if plants wither, they become drier and smaller and start to die …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 wither — verb also wither away (I, T) if plants wither they become drier and smaller and start to die …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 wither — /ˈwɪðə / (say widhuh) verb (i) 1. to shrivel; fade; decay. 2. Also, wither away. to deteriorate or lose freshness. –verb (t) 3. to make flaccid, shrunken, or dry, as from loss of moisture; cause to lose freshness, bloom, vigour, etc. 4. to affect …

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