Definitions for WISPwɪsp
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a small tuft or lock
"wisps of hair"
a small person
"a mere wisp of a girl"
a small bundle of straw or hay
a flock of snipe
A small bundle, as of straw or other like substance; any slender, flexible structure or group.
Origin: ; akin to / wispel 'measure of grain', Norwegian bokmål/Swedish/Bornholm Danish visp 'handful or bundle of grass, hay, etc'.
a small bundle, as of straw or other like substance
a whisk, or small broom
a Will-o'-the-wisp; an ignis fatuus
to brush or dress, an with a wisp
Origin: [OE. wisp, wips; probably akin to D. & G. wisch, Icel. visk, and perhaps to L. virga a twig, rod. Cf. Verge a rod, Whisk, n.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
Greatness is never a will-o'-the-wisp i.e. it's not a difficult thing to achieve. For, seed of greatness is already in you. But, you've got to spring it up.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.
Greatness is never a will-o'-the-wisp i.e. it's not a difficult thing to achieve. For, seed of greatness is already in you. But, you've got to spring it up, by taking a leap of faith and calculated risks.
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