wit

  • 1 Wit — Wit, n. [AS. witt, wit; akin to OFries. wit, G. witz, OHG. wizz[=i], Icel. vit, Dan. vid, Sw. vett. [root]133. See {Wit}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. Mind; intellect; understanding; sense. [1913 Webster] Who knew the wit of the Lord? or who was his… …

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  • 2 Wit — is a form of intellectual humour. A wit (person) is someone skilled in making witty remarks. Forms of wit include: the quip and the repartee. Forms of wit As in the wit of Parker s set, the Algonquin Round Table, witty remarks may be… …

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  • 3 wit — [wıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amusing)¦ 2¦(amusing person)¦ 3 wits 4 frighten/scare/terrify somebody out of their wits 5 gather/collect/recover etc your wits 6 pit your wits against somebody 7 be at your wits end 8 have the wit to do something 9 not be… …

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  • 4 wit — n 1 intelligence, brain, *mind, intellect, soul, psyche Analogous words: *reason, understanding, intuition: comprehension, apprehension (see under APPREHEND): sagaciousness or sagacity, perspicaciousness or perspicacity (see corresponding… …

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  • 5 wit — [ wıt ] noun * 1. ) singular or uncount the ability to use words in a clever way to make people laugh: He is a man of great wit, sensitivity, and passion. a dry/biting/acerbic/caustic wit (=the tendency to say clever and slightly cruel things):… …

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  • 6 WIT — steht für: Wit, ein Fluss in Bulgarien Wit ist der Name folgender Personen: Antoni Wit (* 1944), polnischer Dirigent Piet de Wit (Radsportler) (* 1946), niederländischer Radrennfahrer Piet de Wit (Unternehmer) (1869–1947), niederländischer… …

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  • 7 wit — wit1 [wit] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger witz: for IE base see WISE1] 1. Obs. the mind 2. [pl.] a) powers of thinking and reasoning; intellectual and perceptive powers b) mental faculties with respect to their state of balance, esp. in their normal …

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  • 8 Wit — (w[i^]t), v. t. & i. [inf. (To) {Wit}; pres. sing. {Wot}; pl. {Wite}; imp. {Wist(e)}; p. p. {Wist}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wit(t)ing}. See the Note below.] [OE. witen, pres. ich wot, wat, I know (wot), imp. wiste, AS. witan, pres. w[=a]t, imp. wiste,… …

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  • 9 Wit — (w[i^]t), v. t. & i. [inf. (To) {Wit}; pres. sing. {Wot}; pl. {Wite}; imp. {Wist(e)}; p. p. {Wist}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wit(t)ing}. See the Note below.] [OE. witen, pres. ich wot, wat, I know (wot), imp. wiste, AS. witan, pres. w[=a]t, imp. wiste,… …

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  • 10 WIT — is:* The ticker symbol for Wipro Technologies, India.* The timezone Waktu Indonesia Timur, covering eastern IndonesiaPerformance groups abbreviated WIT:* Washington Improv Theater of Washington, DC, USA. * Wellington Improvisation Troupe in… …

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  • 11 Wit — (logiciel) wit est un logiciel libre écrit en Python fournissant une interface Web pour le système de gestion de versions git. Voir aussi gitweb écrit en Perl git php écrit en PHP Liens externes Wit au travail (sources du noyau Linux) Ce document …

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  • 12 Wit FM — Création 1er juin 1988 Propriétaire Start Langue Français Pays  France Statut Radio pri …

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  • 13 wit — [n1] humor aphorism, badinage, banter, bon mot, burlesque, drollery, facetiousness, fun, gag, jest, jocularity, joke, lark, levity, pleasantry, practical joke, prank, pun, quip, raillery, repartee, sally, satire, trick, whimsicality, wisecrack,… …

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  • 14 wit — s.n. (Anglicism) Glumă inteligentă, spirit. [pron. uit. / < engl. wit]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 14.11.2005. Sursa: DN …

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  • 15 wit — verb. This old native word for know barely survives in the phrase to wit (= that is to say, namely), in the derived forms wittingly and unwittingly, and in the first and third person singular archaic form wot (especially in T. E. Brown s often… …

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  • 16 wit's — wit s) ● wit …

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  • 17 wit|an — «WIHT uhn», noun (plural). in Anglo Saxon times: 1. the members of the national council (witenagemot). 2. the council itself. ╂[modern revival of Old English witan, plural of wita council or (literally) one who knows < witan wit, know] …

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  • 18 wit|ti|ly — «WIHT uh lee», adverb. in a witty manner; with wit …

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  • 19 wit|ty — «WIHT ee», adjective, ti|er, ti|est. 1. full of wit; clever and amusing: »A witty person makes witty remarks. SYNONYM(S): facetious, droll. 2. Dialect. a) …

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  • 20 Wit — Wit, Ferdinand Johannes, genannt von Dörring, geb. 1800 in Altona, seine Mutter, geb. Eckstein, verheirathete sich in zweiter Ehe an den dänischen Offizier Dörring, weshalb W. später sich den Namen Dörring beilegte; er studirte 1817 in Kiel… …

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