wee

Definitions

  • She lay down on the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear
    She lay down on the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj wee very early "the wee hours of the morning"
    • adj wee (used informally) very small "a wee tot"
    • v wee eliminate urine "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
    • n wee a short time "bide a wee"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wee A little; a bit, as of space, time, or distance.
    • a Wee Very small; little. "A little wee face, with a little yellow beard."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wee A bit. Specifically— A short distance.
    • n wee A short space of time.
    • wee Small; little; tiny.
    • n wee An obsolete form of woe.
    • wee An old spelling of we.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wee a short distance, a short time
    • adj Wee tiny
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Quotations

  • Paul Reubens
    Paul Reubens
    “I know you are, but what am I? [As Pee-Wee Herman]”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance.”

Idioms

Wee buns - (Irish) If a task was wee buns, it means it was very easy. It is similar to "piece of cake"
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Wee hours - Wee hours are the first hours after midnight.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. we, a bit, in a little we, probably originally meaning, a little way, the word we, for wei, being later taken as synonymous with little,. See Way

Usage

In literature:

I believe she is a wee bit homesick, too.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
Tucked under her arm was a wee dog with soft brown fur and sharp little eyes.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
Wee's a regular life-saving station, usually.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
A big one or a wee one.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
Wee wifie, wee wifie, wee wifie, quo' I, O what are ye doin' up there so high?
"Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories" by Robert Ford
There's a woman's secret in this wee box.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
The clood was a nest o' wee horrnets!
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
One of them was a Little, Small, Wee Bear; and one was a Middle-sized Bear, and the other was a Great, Huge Bear.
"Bo-Peep Story Books" by Anonymous
But bide a wee, bide a wee!
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
Wee, clear, red, fiery, watery, malignant-lookin een, fu' o' inspiration.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
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In poetry:

Oh, let the curtain bide, Jessie
And lift my head a wee,
And let the bonnie setting sun
Glint in on you and me.
"To Miss Jessie Lewars" by Robert Burns
As I gaed out to tak the air
Between Midmar and bonny Craigha',
There I met a little wee man,
The less o' him I never saw.
"The Little Wee Man" by Henry Morley
"And wee'll have hawkes and wee'll have houndes
To cover our intent;
And wee'll away to the greene forest,
As wee a hunting went."
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
It will come into my heid, Nannie,
O' yer braws ye are thinkin a wee;
No alane o' the Bible-seed, Nannie,
Nor the minister nor me!
"Nannie Braw" by George MacDonald
"But first you shall promise, and have itt well knowne,
The gold that you drop shall all be your owne."
With that they replyed, "Contented bee wee."
"Then here's," quoth the beggar, "for pretty Bessee."
"The Beggar's Daughter of Bednall-Green" by Anonymous British
Why, here you are, my little croodlin doo!
Looked in er cradle, but didn't find you there,
Looked f'r my wee, wee croodlin doo ever'where;
Ben kind lonesome all er day withouten you;
Where you ben, my little wee, wee croodlin doo?
"Little Croodlin Doo" by Eugene Field

In news:

Now we are down to the final two candidates with less than two wee.
Go outside in the wee hours of Sunday morning and, if the night sky is clear, you may see exquisite showers.
You'll probably see more after midnight, in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Likely, you'll see more after midnight – in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Wee Man and Preston Lacy FREE.
Wooing Wee Guests Without Alienating Grown-Ups.
Veteran Chairman of UOB Bank Wee to Step Down.
Pee-wee football teams occasionally play at Cleveland Browns Stadium, but that wasn't a group of kids out there facing the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday.
) at the wee hours of the morning.
Pee Wees finish first in league .
In the wee hours of Monday, Oct 24, 2011, a geomagnetic storm started slamming earth's atmosphere with waves of charged particles.
WWE wrestler Chris Jericho was arrested in the wee hours of Wednesday morning for public intoxication in Kentucky, a long with Greg "Hurricane" Helms.
A few short years ago, during the wee hours of the morning near Cleveland, a 2008 white four-door Mercedes sped southbound on Interstate 71.
BERLIN- The Berlin Seahawks Pee Wee team of the Cape Henlopen Pop Warner Football League picked up a huge win last week, beating the Laurel Bulldogs, 27-14, in a battle of unbeaten conference heavyweights.
Anna (Felicity Jones) is an aspiring journalist, a wee wisp of a girl come from Britain to study in Los Angeles, where she meets cute with Jacob (Anton Yelchin), a local boy learning furniture design.
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In science:

In section 6, we shall wee that the same formulae take a more compact form when they are written in term of the associated invariants.
Elie Cartan's geometrical vision or how to avoid expression swell
As wee see, the relation operators preserve normalization of parameter arrays in all q -cases, in the Racah case, and in the BannaiIto case with odd d.
Normalized Leonard pairs and Askey-Wilson relations
In kwantumberekening moet die matrikse unit ˆer wees en die stroombaan serieel.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Die elektron het ,waarskynlikheidsamplitudes’ α en β om respektiewelik in of die grondtoestand of ’n opgewekte toestand te wees.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Let op dat |ψ ′ i genormaliseer word om ’n vektor van lengte (norm) een te wees.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
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