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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness(noun)

    a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

  2. brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit(noun)

    mental ability

    "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"

  3. wag, wit, card(noun)

    a witty amusing person who makes jokes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wit

    of Wit

  2. Wit(noun)

    to know; to learn

  3. Wit

    mind; intellect; understanding; sense

  4. Wit

    a mental faculty, or power of the mind; -- used in this sense chiefly in the plural, and in certain phrases; as, to lose one's wits; at one's wits' end, and the like

  5. Wit

    felicitous association of objects not usually connected, so as to produce a pleasant surprise; also. the power of readily combining objects in such a manner

  6. Wit

    a person of eminent sense or knowledge; a man of genius, fancy, or humor; one distinguished for bright or amusing sayings, for repartee, and the like

  7. Origin: [OE. witen, pres. ich wot, wat, I know (wot), imp. wiste, AS. witan, pres. wt, imp. wiste, wisse; akin to OFries. wita, OS. witan, D. weten, G. wissen, OHG. wizzan, Icel. vita, Sw. veta, Dan. vide, Goth. witan to observe, wait I know, Russ. vidiete to see, L. videre, Gr. , Skr. vid to know, learn; cf. Skr. vid to find. . Cf. History, Idea, Idol, -oid, Twit, Veda, Vision, Wise, a. & n., Wot.]


  1. Wit

    Wit is a form of intelligent humour, the ability to say or write things that are clever and usually funny. A wit is a person skilled at making clever and funny remarks. Forms of wit include the quip and repartee.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. wit

    The thing that fractures many a friendship.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wit' in Nouns Frequency: #2630

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aristotle:

    Wit is educated insolence.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Brevity is the soul of wit.

  3. Alexander Pope:

    Wit is the lowest form of humor.

  4. Baron Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett:

    Don't set your wit against a child.

  5. John Ray:

    The younger brother hath the more wit.

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Translations for wit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ment, divertit, entenimentCatalan, Valencian
  • vtip, důvtip, rozum, humorCzech
  • Witz, WitzboldGerman
  • agudeza, mentalidad, intelecto, humor, imaginativo, chiste, gracia, divertido, intelectualidad, ingenio, cordura, inteligencia, mordacidadSpanish
  • sukkeluus, sutkaus, nokkeluusFinnish
  • mot d'esprit, petit malinFrench
  • խելքArmenian
  • arguzia, motto di spirito, spirito, senso umoristico, ingegno vivace, genio, sennoItalian
  • forstand, vett, intellekt, viddNorwegian
  • agudez, agudezaPortuguese
  • schepsisRomanian
  • ум, ве́дать, остроу́мие, остря́к, ра́зум, знатьRussian
  • nükteTurkish

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