wort

Definitions

  • Water Drop-wort
    Water Drop-wort
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wort unfermented or fermenting malt
    • n wort usually used in combination: `liverwort'; `milkwort'; `whorlywort'
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wort (Bot) A plant of any kind.
    • n Wort An infusion of malt which is unfermented, or is in the act of fermentation; the sweet infusion of malt, which ferments and forms beer; hence, any similar liquid in a state of incipient fermentation.Wort consists essentially of a dilute solution of sugar, which by fermentation produces alcohol and carbon dioxide.
    • Wort Cabbages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wort A plant; herb; vegetable. Wort is very frequent in old botanical names of plants, as in bone-, bishop-, blood-, cole-, liver-, lung-, mead-, mug-, rib-, spear-, stitch-wort, etc. See colewort, liverwort, etc.
    • n wort The infusion of malt which after fermentation becomes beer.
    • n wort An infusion of malt, formerly used in scurvy and as a dressing to foul ulcers.
    • n wort Same as whort.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wort wurt a plant of the cabbage kind.
    • n Wort wurt new beer unfermented or in the act of fermentation: the sweet infusion of malt.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wort, wurt, AS. wyrt, herb, root; akin to OS. wurt, G. wurz, Icel. jurt, urt, Dan. urt, Sw. ört, Goth. waúrts, a root, L. radix, Gr. a root, a branch, young shoot, a branch, and E. root, n. Cf. Licorice Orchard Radish Root (n.) Whortleberry Wort an infusion of malt
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wyrte, new beer (Ice. virtr)—wyrt, root. See preceding word.

Usage

In literature:

He kaint browse on spruce buds an' lung-wort.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
So he sank down on the grass where a quantity of yellow cheese-wort was growing, and fell sound asleep.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
This mode of pitching worts might be successfully applied to other qualities of beer and ale, and will be found a safe and good process.
"The American Practical Brewer and Tanner" by Joseph Coppinger
If ze ladees have deceives you, she is not wort one snaps of ze fingers!
"She and I, Volume 2" by John Conroy Hutcheson
The kettle is destined to make the infusion of the grain, and boil it so as to convert it into wort.
"The Art of Making Whiskey" by Anthony Boucherie
Deer came to the hill and belled mournfully, while we ate a frugal meal of oat-bannock and wort.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
Being pared and cored, boil them up in sweet-wort and sugar, keep them in a glazed pipkin close covered.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
While the old deacons were carefully thinking it over, Jed-wort was on hand, to settle it by putting in his claim.
"The Man Who Stole A Meeting-House" by J. T. Trowbridge
Its wort' your while to take your chance, anyhow.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
It is wort von hundred pound, I do ensure you.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
Measure out wort (prepared as above), 900 c.c., into a sterile flask.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Spreusidany, Hair-strong, Sulphur Wort.
"Notes and Queries, Number 193, July 9, 1853" by Various
This one instance shows how the old gardeners had introduced foreign plants into their wort-beds.
"The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses" by Robert Charles Hope
Dat pup, she ees wort' all de work an' trouble to get her.
"The Whelps of the Wolf" by George Marsh
Into the middle of the bottom there is a hole about two inches over, to draw the wort off through.
"Cottage Economy" by William Cobbett
As if he had eaten mad-wort had he hastened in blind rage to his own downfall.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
Other yeasts are stated to form sulphurous acid in must and wort.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
G. Worts, miller, nominees of the Board of Trade.
"Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years" by Samuel Thompson
Worting House, near Basingstoke, i.
"Story of My Life, volumes 1-3" by Augustus J. C. Hare
Dis wan, an' dis wan, cross fox, wort' 'bout twenty dolla.
"Snowdrift" by James B. Hendryx
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In poetry:

Ja, du trinkst und singst dazu.
Neider nennen es zwar schnadern;
Aber, Ente, ich und du
Wollen nicht um Worte hadern.
"Die Ente" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
The war has furrowed the young face.
Oh, there's no all-heal, no wound-wort!
The soul looks from its hidden place
Unharmed, unflawed, unhurt.
"Quiet Eyes" by Katharine Tynan
There’s peace on low mounds and shallow dells,
Yellow rag-wort and sea-reed grey,
And thrumming and booming of village bells:
Dirge the lives of that faded day.
"Northumbria - A Dirge" by Thomas Runciman
Love-in-a-mist, bewilderèd
With the many tears Love shed,
Seeks for herb-o'-grace to bind
Up her wounds, and fever-few
To give ease to a hurt mind;
Wound-wort is not wanting too.
"Herbal" by Katharine Tynan
Dead leaves are deep in all our forest walks;
Their brightest tints not all extinguished yet,
Shine redly glimmering through the dewy wet;
And whereso'er thy musing foot is set,
The fragrant cool-wort lifts its emerald stalks.
"A November Wood-Walk" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Come in, poor war-worn folk, and rest;
Kneel where the sinless creatures kneel;
The Babe snugged warm in Mother's breast,
He is your Wound-Wort, your All-Heal
Balsam for hurts that throb and smart,
Small Rose of Love on Mary's heart.
"A Birth-Night Song" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Junior linebacker Tom Wort was getting calls from family and friends last week about a shoulder injury he didn't know he had.
Tom Wort excited to face TCU's offense.
The Man Beneath The Helmet – Tom Wort .
Charles Wort first made headlines in the local area with the New Braunfels Unicorns.
Sam Deakin, the "British Sooner," met OU linebacker Tom Wort , who is also from England, on a trip to Norman last season.
Will it be Wort or Shannon in the middle of OU's defense Saturday.
The University of Oklahoma linebacker pushed past junior Tom Wort last week and came up with some big plays in a 41-20 win over Texas Tech.
The Oklahoma defense needs a healthy Tom Wort .
Oklahoma linebacker Tom Wort .
Jake Trotter talks with junior Oklahoma linebacker Tom Wort about the challenges of replacing Travis Lewis on defense, and bouncing back from a disappointing 2011 season.
Weird-fi, dual-meaning Deutsch wort , and so much more.
Meet the beer-making competitors at Brooklyn Wort .
UTSA has picked up another commitment, this one from New Braunfels linebacker Charles Wort .
OU's Wort suffers knee injury.
John's wort no better than placebo for ADHD, Bastyr study finds.
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In science:

One natural goal is to extend our results (both positive and negative) to a wider range of function classes; we list several specific classes that seem particularly wort hy of investigation.
Inverse problems in approximate uniform generation
Hypericum Depression Trial Study Group (2004). Effect of hypericum perforatum (St John’s Wort) in ma jor depressive disorder.
The assessment and planning of non-inferiority trials for retention of effect hypotheses - towards a general approach
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