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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wag, wit, cardnoun

    a witty amusing person who makes jokes

  2. wag, waggle, shakeverb

    causing to move repeatedly from side to side

  3. wag, waggleverb

    move from side to side

    "The happy dog wagged his tail"

Wiktionary

  1. wagnoun

    An oscillating movement.

    The wag of my dog's tail expresses happiness.

    Etymology: Middle English waggen, noun wagge, feminine root of Old English waian, (Middle English noun wae) to oscillate, shake. Compare the Old English verb wagian

  2. wagnoun

    A witty person.

    Etymology: Middle English waggen, noun wagge, feminine root of Old English waian, (Middle English noun wae) to oscillate, shake. Compare the Old English verb wagian

  3. wagverb

    To swing from side to side, especially of an animal's tail

    Etymology: Middle English waggen, noun wagge, feminine root of Old English waian, (Middle English noun wae) to oscillate, shake. Compare the Old English verb wagian

  4. wagverb

    To not go to school, either for a class or classes or the entire school day; .

    Etymology: Middle English waggen, noun wagge, feminine root of Old English waian, (Middle English noun wae) to oscillate, shake. Compare the Old English verb wagian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wagverb

    to move one way and the other with quick turns; to shake to and fro; to move vibratingly; to cause to vibrate, as a part of the body; as, to wag the head

    Etymology: [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan. vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry, G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. 136. See Weigh.]

  2. Wagverb

    to move one way and the other; to be shaken to and fro; to vibrate

    Etymology: [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan. vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry, G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. 136. See Weigh.]

  3. Wagverb

    to be in action or motion; to move; to get along; to progress; to stir

    Etymology: [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan. vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry, G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. 136. See Weigh.]

  4. Wagverb

    to go; to depart; to pack oft

    Etymology: [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan. vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry, G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. 136. See Weigh.]

  5. Wag

    the act of wagging; a shake; as, a wag of the head

    Etymology: [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan. vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry, G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. 136. See Weigh.]

  6. Wag

    a man full of sport and humor; a ludicrous fellow; a humorist; a wit; a joker

    Etymology: [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan. vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry, G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. 136. See Weigh.]

Freebase

  1. Wag

    Wag is a traditional highland district in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, in the approximate location of the modern Wag Hemra Zone. Weld Blundell described the district as bounded on the south by the mountains of Lasta, on the east and north by the Tellare River, and the west by the Tekezé. The major urban center is the town of Sokota, which has been a major marketplace for centuries. James Bruce states that Wag was given to the heirs of the deposed Zagwe dynasty, when the Solomonic dynasty was restored to the throne of Ethiopia in 1270. The head of the fallen Zagwe family accepted the district as well as the title of Wagshum as part of the settlement for their loss. However, the province is mentioned for the first time only in the 14th century.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wag

    wag, v.t. and v.i. to move from side to side: to shake to and fro: (coll.) to depart: (Shak.) to move on, make progress:—pr.p. wag′ging; pa.t. and pa.p. wagged.—n. a shaking, moving to and fro. [Referred by Skeat to Old Sw. wagga, to wag (Ice. vagga, a cradle); allied to A.S. wagian, to wag, Old High Ger. wagōn, to shake, A.S. wegan, to carry, move.]

  2. Wag

    wag, n. a droll, mischievous fellow: a man full of sport and humour: a wit: a fellow generally.—n. Wag′gery, mischievous merriment.—adjs. Wag′gish—(rare) Wag′some.—adv. Wag′gishly.—ns. Wag′gishness; Wag′-wit, a would-be wit. [Prob. waghalter, one who deserves hanging.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wag in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of wag in a Sentence

  1. Justin Porter:

    The tax tail should never wag the dog, you should rebalance and take losses because it makes your portfolio better, not just for tax reasons.

  2. Ryan Seacrest:

    Ryan has the appeal of a dog that has been rescued from the pound, that is his secret. He's grateful. He's happy. Always, always. If he had a tail, he'd wag it.

  3. Darlene Perkins:

    It's a mighty poor dog that won't wag its own tail. get up and get an education, put those games down. Put the phone down, read something and come out [and make a difference].

  4. Hilary Schneider:

    The founders of Wag reached out -- and it was like,' What an incredible opportunity,'.

  5. Eric Weinmann:

    Senior leadership [ at Wag ] was disengaged from the company and product and didn't have a good understanding as to the strategy needed to make it viable long term, wag never appeared to have a coherent way to measure successes and failures.

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  • ober skol al louarnBreton
  • šibalCzech
  • wedeln, schwänzenGerman
  • neropatti, heilutus, heiluttaa, huiskuttaa, heiluaFinnish
  • frétiller, faire l’école buissonnière, sécherFrench
  • scodinzolioItalian
  • 揺れる, 振るJapanese
  • با دانKurdish
  • takawhetawheta, takawhetaMāori
  • kwispelen, spijbelenDutch
  • logre, skulkeNorwegian
  • остряк, кача́ть, маха́ть, прогуля́ть, прогу́ливать, шутник, виляние, виля́тьRussian
  • skolka, viftaSwedish
  • sallamak, kırmak, asmakTurkish

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