Definitions for Whittleˈʰwɪt l, ˈwɪt l
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
whit•tleˈʰwɪt l, ˈwɪt l(v.; n.)-tled, -tling
(v.t.)to cut, trim, or shape (a piece of wood or the like) by carving off bits with a knife.
to form by whittling.
to cut off (a bit).
to reduce the amount of gradually (usu. fol. by down, away, etc.):
to whittle away an inheritance.
(v.i.)to whittle wood or the like with a knife.
to tire oneself or another by worrying.
(n.)Archaic. a large knife.
Origin of whittle:
1375–1425; late ME (n.), dial. var. of thwitel knife, OE thwīt(an) to cut
Whit•tleˈʰwɪt l, ˈwɪt l(n.)
Sir Frank, 1907–96, English engineer and inventor.
Whittle, Frank Whittle, Sir Frank Whittle(verb)
English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
cut small bits or pare shavings from
"whittle a piece of wood"
A large knife.
To cut or shape wood with a knife.
To reduce or gradually eliminate something (such as a debt).
Origin: From whittel, an alteration of thwitel, itself from thwiten, from thwitan. Compare Old Norse þveita
a grayish, coarse double blanket worn by countrywomen, in the west of England, over the shoulders, like a cloak or shawl
same as Whittle shawl, below
a knife; esp., a pocket, sheath, or clasp knife
to pare or cut off the surface of with a small knife; to cut or shape, as a piece of wood held in the hand, with a clasp knife or pocketknife
to edge; to sharpen; to render eager or excited; esp., to excite with liquor; to inebriate
to cut or shape a piece of wood with am small knife; to cut up a piece of wood with a knife
Whittle was a UK game show for Channel 5 and it was hosted by comedian Tim Vine. The show aired throughout the channel's first two broadcasting years, from 31 March 1997 to 21 June 1998. It was shown at 18:00 as part of a quiz block with 100%.
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Translations for Whittle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to cut or shape (eg a stick) with a knife.
- sny, kerfAfrikaans
- يَبْري، يَقْطَع بالسِّكّينArabic
- apararPortuguese (BR)
- λαξεύω, πελεκώGreek
- tailler au couteauFrench
- tálga, skera útIcelandic
- 조금씩 깎다Korean
- drožti, drožinėtiLithuanian
- drāzt (ar nazi); asinātLatvian
- spikke, skjære utNorwegian
- توږل ،كمول، توږل غوڅېدل (په چاكو)، لويه چاړهPashto
- a ciopli/a tăia cu cuţitulRomanian
- tälja, karvaSwedish
- 用刀削Chinese (Trad.)
- стругати, обточувати ножемUkrainian
- چاقو سے چھوٹا ٹکڑا کاٹناUrdu
- gọt; vótVietnamese
- 削（木头），削减Chinese (Simp.)
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