Definitions for witherˈwɪð ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

with•erˈwɪð ər(v.i.)

  1. to shrivel; fade; decay:

    The grapes had withered on the vine.

  2. to lose the freshness of youth (often fol. by away).

  3. (v.t.)to cause to shrivel, fade, or lose vigor or bloom.

  4. to abash, as by a scathing glance; humiliate; shame.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither(verb)

    wither, as with a loss of moisture

    "The fruit dried and shriveled"

  2. fade, wither(verb)

    lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

    "Her bloom was fading"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wither(verb)ˈwɪð ər

    (of a plant) to dry up and die

    crops withering in the extreme heat

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wither(noun)

    to fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up

  2. Wither(noun)

    to lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin/ away, as animal bodies

  3. Wither(noun)

    to lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away

  4. Wither(verb)

    to cause to fade, and become dry

  5. Wither(verb)

    to cause to shrink, wrinkle, or decay, for want of animal moisture

  6. Wither(verb)

    to cause to languish, perish, or pass away; to blight; as, a reputation withered by calumny


  1. Wither

    Wither is a fictional character, a mutant appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He has been a member of the student body at the Xavier Institute, a member of the Hellions training squad, and a supervillain as a part of Selene's Coven.

Anagrams of wither

  1. Whiter

  2. Writhe

Translations for wither

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of plants etc) to (cause to) fade, dry up, or decay

The plants withered because they had no water; The sun has withered my plants.

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