wow

Definitions

  • PEACE COMMISSION POW-WOWING WITH THE MODOCS
    PEACE COMMISSION POW-WOWING WITH THE MODOCS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wow impress greatly "The speaker wowed the audience"
    • n wow a joke that seems extremely funny
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wow An exclamation of pleasure, surprise, or wonder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Wow wow (Spens.) to woo.
    • interj Wow wow an exclamation of wonder.
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Quotations

  • Alicia Silverstone
    Alicia Silverstone
    “Like when I'm in the bathroom looking at my toilet paper, I'm like 'Wow! That's toilet paper?' I don't know if we appreciate how much we have.”

Usage

In literature:

Wow, but he's glad to see you, poor thing.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
The Utes left Houck pegged out to the ground while they sat at a little distance and held a pow-wow.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
With a blanket o' Shawnee pow-wow.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Clapperton tells us that the people of Wow-wow are famous for their cleanliness; they are cheerful, benevolent, and hospitable.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Wow, what can't we do with two thousand dollars!
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
He was quite hoarse, and could not pronounce "Bow wow" properly.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
That ought to wow 'em.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Such a wow and a wumpus.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
And now, all at once, wow!
"Inside John Barth" by William W. Stuart
While all that tow-wow was going on, people were coming in droves to the fair; and among them came Robert of Huntingdon.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
She gave the happiest little "bow-wow," when she saw Winny.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
Underhill knew perfectly well that Captain Wow regarded his, Underhill's, brains as silly.
"The Game of Rat and Dragon" by Cordwainer Smith
It is sometimes called the "bow-wow" theory of the origin of language.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Either compromise, or the wow-wow house.
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
Wow, but I'm hungry!
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
Then, too, there was Pow-wow's behavior on the occasion to be taken into consideration.
"The Red Moccasins" by Morrison Heady
THE GREAT INDIAN POW-WOW AT FORT HOWE, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
The trouble began at the pow-wow.
"A Soldier's Trial" by Charles King
Bow, wow, wow, Whose dog art thou?
"The Nursery Rhymes of England" by Various
He was quite hoarse and could not pronounce "Bow-wow" properly.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In poetry:

And wow but they were lovers dear,
And lov'd full constantlie;
But aye the mair when they fell out,
The sairer was their plea.
"Young Benjie" by Andrew Lang
The gypsies came to our good lord's gate
And wow but they sang sweetly!
They sang sae sweet and sae very complete
That down came the fair lady.
"Johnie Faa" by Andrew Lang
Little they thought of the ‘Cabbage Rose’
And the whirl-i-cane gusts a-wait
With the polly-wows to muzzle her bows
And bear her down to her fate.
"The Fate Of The 'Cabbage Rose'" by Wallace Irwin
"They cam' to me," said that fair ladye.
"Wow, they were flimsie things!"
Said - "that chain o' gowd, my doggie to howd,
It is made o' thae self-same rings."
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
But Nannie, dear lassie, was sune a young wife,
An' listed to fecht the stern battle o' life;
In the bonny green gill we'll sing never mair—
We pairted, an' wow but oor pairtin' was sair.
"Pairtin' An' Meetin'" by Janet Hamilton
An' there was Tam Wilson, and Mysie his wife—
Wi' heids growin' grey, on the dounhill o' life;
They're the fifth an' the last that staun' on my leet;
An' wow but I'm tir'd till the count is complete.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Various shifts and hours are available, including WOW-N and Per Diem.
Organizers Prepare for 25th Annual Pow-Wow in Hopkinsville.
"When you walk away from an interview , you should be able to say, 'Wow, this is the company that fits because I really like the way they think about business and how their people are valued.'".
Canceling Plans, Role Model Moms, Too Judgmental and a Few Good Wows.
Wow, that's just so cool.
These guys wowed the crowd and girls were melting all around the room… and not just because of the accents.
Wow Where do I start.
WOWSlider created with WOW Slider, a free wizard program that helps you easily generate beautiful web slideshow.
Dear Editor, Wow what a perspective from a 20 year old young man.
The dv7t, a heavy-duty desktop replacement, wows with its performance but falls a little short in multimedia--where you'd expect it to excel.
Backyard home theaters come with a big wow factor.
With a cache of instruments, a boatload of talent and a freight-train of a voice, the singer-songwriter wows them at the new venue on Lipscomb.
Wow, I actually feel half way smart — Loewen only made it six innings, but still a nice job.
New Apple iPhone5 great, but not a 'wow.
Yeah he got 100 yards but WOW.
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In science:

Given the number of scholarly papers written on the technological and social implications of each, it would be hard to argue that Google Search and WoW do not represent a historically significant digital artifacts.
Icebergs in the Clouds: the Other Risks of Cloud Computing
The historical record of today’s Google Search or WoW will consist merely of second-hand accounts: articles written about them, saved search queries or screen shots, captured videos of particular WoW games, etc.
Icebergs in the Clouds: the Other Risks of Cloud Computing
Three green circles attached to papers for which we said wow or why or who? (1) A radioband automated photometric telescope in Japan (Kuniyoshi et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
WOW! vector product of vectors with 3 dimensions fits in 3 dimensions i.e. for Dim 3 there is a vector product.
G2 Matrix Manifold: A Software Construct
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