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21. warance n.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The plant madder (Rubia tinctorum); (b) ?the plant crosswort (Galium cruciata).

22. warant n.

73 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) One who guards or defends, a protector;—also used of God; also, a champion; drauen to warant, to resort to or betake oneself (to sb. or Christ) as a protector or for protection;—also refl. (b)…

23. ward(e n.

Additional spellings: warde
190 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Keeping, care, custodial possession; safekeeping, storage; protection, preservation; maintenance; sauf ward [see also sauf adj. 6.(c)]; ward store, provisions, stores [prob. by reanalysis of warne

24. wā̆rde-brāce n.

Additional spellings: wardebrace
5 quotations in 1 sense
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A piece of armor for the arm.

25. warde-cors n.

Additional spellings: wardecors
12 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A cloak, mantle; also, a tunic; (b) a bodyguard; also, an attendant, esquire; (c) as surname.

26. wardein n.

115 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A guardian, protector, defender; a rescuer, preserver; also fig. and in fig. context; also, a heavenly patron; a guardian angel (b) one who is responsible for guarding, safeguarding, or attending…

27. warde-rōbe n.

Additional spellings: warderobe
46 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A room for the storage of clothing, armor, and similar articles; a closet; a dressing room; also in fig. context; also, a private chamber or small apartment (b) a stock or supply of clothing;…

28. warisǒun n.

56 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A reward or payment bestowed by a superior in exchange for some service; also used iron. [quot. a1470]; also, specif. a reward in the form of property (b) heavenly reward; hevenli warisoun,…

29. warnestōr(e n.

Additional spellings: warnestore
17 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Provisions of foodstuffs, provender; ?also, the action of provisioning [1st quot.]; pl. stores, supplies; in warnestor, in storage, in stock, on hand [last quot.] (b) military supplies, including…

30. warrok n.(2)

10 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A girth for a horse; (b) a wedge or twisting stick used to tighten the lashings on a scaffold; (c) ?as surname [perh. belongs to warrok n.(1)].

31. wasp n.

24 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An insect of one of the superfamilies Vespoidea and Sphecoidea, esp. a member of the genus Vespa, a wasp or hornet; also in fig. context; wasp been, ?waspish, aggressive bees; waspe(s nest (b) in…

32. waspail n.

9 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Chaff and other matter remaining after threshing, used as fodder; (b) as surname.

33. wā̆st(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: waste
82 quotations in 9 senses
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Uncultivated or uninhabited land; wilderness, desert; also, a tract of uncultivated, barren, or desolate land; ?also, a parcel of land left fallow or untended [quot. a1467].

34. wẹ̄r(e n.(5)

Additional spellings: were
67 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A feeling or personal condition of doubt or uncertainty; also, hesitancy, indecision; double wer, a state of doubt or indecision between two alternatives; in (a) wer, in a state of doubt or…

35. wernard n.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A deceiver, dishonest person; (b) as surname.

36. wer(re n.

Additional spellings: werre
268 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Large-scale military conflict between countries, peoples, rulers, etc. or between factions or forces within a single country, war, warfare;—also pl.; wer faringe, q.v.; open (pleine) wer, open…

37. wiket n.

31 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A small door, usu. set within a larger door or gate; a small doorway; also fig.; also, an opening into a beehive [quot. ?1440]; wiket gate (b) an opening in a wall, a window [sometimes difficult…

38. wīle n.(1)

61 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) An act of deceit, a deception, trick; an underhanded scheme, a subterfuge; a plot, machination; also, a clever maneuver, tactic, cunning strategy; also person. [quot. c1400(?a1387)]; wile and

39. wimble n.

21 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An auger used in woodworking, a gimlet, wimble; also person.; axel-man wimble, a wheelwright’s wimble; frensh wimble, ?a specially adapted variety of wimble associated with French designs or…

40. wimple n.

22 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A woman’s headdress covering the top, back, and sides of the head, including the cheeks and chin, and wrapped so as to cover the neck; also, a veil; also, a wimple as part of a nun’s official…