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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a handful or small bundle of straw, hay, or the like.

  2. any thin tuft, lock, mass, etc.:

    wisps of hair.

  3. a thin puff or streak, as of smoke; slender trace.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. a person or thing that is small, delicate, or barely discernible.

  5. Ref: will-o'-the-wisp.

  6. (v.i.)to twist into a wisp.

Origin of wisp:

1300–50; ME wisp, wips; akin to wipe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisp(noun)

    a small tuft or lock

    "wisps of hair"

  2. wisp(noun)

    a small person

    "a mere wisp of a girl"

  3. wisp(noun)

    a small bundle of straw or hay

  4. wisp(noun)

    a flock of snipe


  1. wisp(Noun)

    A small bundle, as of straw or other like substance; any slender, flexible structure or group.

  2. Origin: ; akin to / wispel 'measure of grain', Norwegian bokmål/Swedish/Bornholm Danish visp 'handful or bundle of grass, hay, etc'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wisp(noun)

    a small bundle, as of straw or other like substance

  2. Wisp(noun)

    a whisk, or small broom

  3. Wisp(noun)

    a Will-o'-the-wisp; an ignis fatuus

  4. Wisp(verb)

    to brush or dress, an with a wisp

  5. Wisp(verb)

    to rumple


  1. Wireless Internet service provider

    A wireless Internet service provider is an Internet service provider with a network based on wireless networking. Technology may include commonplace Wi-Fi wireless mesh networking, or proprietary equipment designed to operate over open 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 4.9, 5.2, 5.4, 5.7, and 5.8 GHz bands or licensed frequencies in the UHF band and LMDS In the US, the Federal Communications Commission released Report and Order, FCC 05-56 in 2005 that revised the FCC’s rules to open the 3650 MHz band for terrestrial wireless broadband operations. On November 14, 2007 the Commission released Public Notice in which the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announced the start date for licensing and registration process for the 3650-3700 MHz band.

Translations for WISP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


thin strand

a wisp of hair; a wisp of smoke.

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