wilt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wilt become limp "The flowers wilted"
    • v wilt lose strength "My opponent was wilting"
    • n wilt causing to become limp or drooping
    • n wilt any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game
    • Wilt 2d pers. sing. of Will.
    • Wilt Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of. "Despots have wilted the human race into sloth and imbecility."
    • v. i Wilt To begin to wither; to lose freshness and become flaccid, as a plant when exposed when exposed to drought, or to great heat in a dry day, or when separated from its root; to droop;. to wither.
    • Wilt To cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain holds 56 NBA records
    • n wilt A disease of plants which causes them to wilt: used only with a qualifying word indicative of the plant affected.
    • wilt To droop or fade, as plants or flowers when cut or plucked; wither.
    • wilt To become soft or languid; lose energy, pith, or strength.
    • wilt To cause to droop or become languid, as a plant; take the stiffness, strength, or vigor out. of; hence, to render limp and pithless; depress.
    • wilt The second person singular present indicative of will.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The final score in the game that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points was Warriors 169 Knicks 147.
    • v.i Wilt wilt to droop, lose energy
    • v.t Wilt to render limp or pithless
    • Wilt wilt 2d pers. sing. of will.
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Quotations

  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus%20Aurelius
    “Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.”
  • Decimus Magnus Ausonius
    Decimus Magnus Ausonius
    “Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.”
  • Carl Rowan
    Carl Rowan
    “Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.”
  • Mohammed
    Mohammed
    “Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.”
  • St. Augustine
    St.%20Augustine
    “Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also welt, a modification of welk,

Usage

In literature:

How wilt thou appease this, Abbot Samson!
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
I am come to persuade thee that thou wilt not go on the errand thou wottest of two nights hence.
"A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" by Amelie Rives
And wilt thou leave me thus?
"Tudor and Stuart Love Songs" by Various
Thou wilt stand in thy lot at the end.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
For in no wise wilt thou persuade him; for he is not open to persuasion.
"Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes" by Aeschylus
How long wilt thou sleep, O Sluggard?
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
O Sohrab, wherefore wilt thou rush on death?
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
But I can go further an' thou wilt.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Then thou wilt be entertained greatly, for we go through Wilts, Gloucester and Worcester before we reach Stafford.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
Thou wilt bring me those eggs for breakfast, and if one is cracked or broken, thy blood shall pay for it.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
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In poetry:

I need not fear my foes,
I need not yield to care,
I need not sink beneath my woes:
For Thou wilt answer prayer.
"Confidence" by Anne Bronte
Sunshine freely falling,
Wilt thou not my chamber find?
Here some rays would reach a mind,
'Mid the dark appalling.
"A Sigh" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Thou wilt in my white arms then
Nay, on my breast thou must
Forget and rest and dream there
For thine old legend-lust.
"Translations And Adaptations From Heine" by Ezra Pound
Hear my cry, O God! attend
To my humble, earnest prayer;
From the earth's remotest end
I will call, if Thou wilt hear.
"Hymn: Hear my cry, O God! attend" by John Bowring
Me thinks thou tak'st the worser way,
(Enamoured Sheepheard) and in vaine
That thou wilt seeke thine own decay,
To love her, that dooth thee disdaine.
"Her Present Aunswer Againe To Him" by Bartholomew Young
But where wilt thou rest on this ocean's wide waste,
When thy delicate wing shall be wearied with flight;
And where wilt thou sleep, when the day-star thou lov'st
Has quench'd his bright beams in the shadows of night?
"On Seeing A Butterfly Some Miles Out At Sea" by Caroline Fry

In news:

With students wilting in this week's late-season heat, the second fire safety event put on by Ventura Fire Department for 1,320 Ventura Unified fourth-graders was more of a challenge than last year.
At 7'1, Wilt Chamberlain was a rarity in the 1960s.
In the early 1960s Wilt Chamberlain was one of only three players in the National Basketball Association listed at over seven feet.
The jazz you hear on WBGU-FM doesn't wilt, whatever the temperature/humidity combination.
According to sources, rapper Ja Rule 's wilt drop the new albumthis June, just before his 2-year bid for being caught with a handgun in July of 2007.
We put together a delicious wilted kale salad that will make you want to down the whole thing while — get this — smiling.
For DC residents wilting in 90-plus-degree days, stepping out of the heat can be a welcome relief.
Grinnell player's feat not terribly Wilt-like.
Remove any wilted outer layers and cut a thin slice from the fennel base.
The fields were parched and brown from lack of rain, and the crops lay wilting from thirst.
Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game was the last of the six he played in his career in Hershey, Pa.
When did Wilt Chamberlain have time for basketball.
Wilting can begin either at the top of the plant or in the lower leaves, and it then spreads throughout the plant.
Bob and Bonnie Talbert of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Abbie Talbert, to Andy Wilt , son of Steve and Gale Wilt of Morgantown.
Wilt , 66, Martinsburg, passed away Monday at Hearthside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, State College.
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