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Definitions for wicker
ˈwɪk ərwick·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wickernoun

    slender flexible branches or twigs (especially of willow or some canes); used for wickerwork

  2. wicker, wickerwork, caningnoun

    work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)


  1. wickernoun

    A flexible branch or twig of a plant such as willow, used in weaving baskets and furniture

  2. wickernoun


  3. Etymology: wiker, cognate with Swedish vikker, Old Norse veikr, English weak

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wickeradjective

    Made of small sticks.

    Etymology: vigre, a twig, Danish; twiggen, Dutch.

    Each one a little wicker basket had
    Made of fine twigs, entrailed curiously;
    In which they gather’d flow’rs. Edmund Spenser.

    The long broad shields, made up of wicker rods, which are commonly used among the northern Irish, but especially among the Scots, are brought from the Scythians. Edmund Spenser.

    If your influence be quite damm’d up
    With black usurping mists, some gentle taper,
    Though a rush candle from the wicker hole
    Of some clay habitation, visit us
    With thy long-levell’d rule of streaming light. John Milton.

    A foolish painter drew January sitting in a wicker chair, with four nightcaps on by the fire, and without doors green trees, as if it had been in the midst of July. Henry Peacham.


  1. Wicker

    Wicker is the oldest furniture making method known to history, dating as far back as 5,000 years ago. It was first documented in ancient Egypt using pliable plant material, but in modern times it is made from any pliable, easily woven material. The word wicker or "wisker" is believed to be of Scandinavian origin: vika, which means "to fold" in Swedish, and vicker meaning willow. Wicker is traditionally made of material of plant origin, such as willow, rattan, reed, and bamboo, but synthetic fibers are now also used. Wicker is light yet sturdy, making it suitable for items that will be moved often like porch and patio furniture. Rushwork and wickerwork are terms used in England. A typical braiding pattern is called Wiener Geflecht, Viennese Braiding, as it was invented in 18th century Vienna and later most prominently used with the Thonet coffeehouse chair.


  1. wicker

    Wicker is a sturdy material made from woven strands of various plant materials like willow, rattan, reed, or bamboo. It is often used in the construction of furniture, baskets, and other objects due to its strength and flexibility. It also refers to the technique or process of weaving these materials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wickernoun

    a small pliant twig or osier; a rod for making basketwork and the like; a withe

  2. Wickernoun

    wickerwork; a piece of wickerwork, esp. a basket

  3. Wickernoun

    same as 1st Wike

  4. Wickeradjective

    made of, or covered with, twigs or osiers, or wickerwork

  5. Etymology: [OE. wiker, wikir, osier, probably akin to AS. wcan to give way. Cf. Weak.]


  1. Wicker

    Wicker is woven fiber formed into a rigid material, usually used for baskets or furniture. Wicker is often made of material of plant origin, but plastic fibers are also used. Wicker is light yet sturdy, making it suitable for furniture that will be moved often like porch and patio furniture.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wicker

    wik′ėr, n. a small pliant twig or osier: wickerwork.—adj. made of twigs or osiers.—adj. Wick′ered, made of wicker: covered with wickerwork.—n. Wick′erwork, basketwork of any kind. [M. E. wiker—A.S. wicen, pa.p. of wícan, to bend.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wicker is ranked #3462 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wicker surname appeared 10,321 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Wicker.

    80.2% or 8,286 total occurrences were White.
    14.9% or 1,538 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 208 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 184 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 62 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 42 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wicker in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wicker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of wicker in a Sentence

  1. White House:

    What's more, when the previous president followed through on his own promise to place a woman on Supreme Court, Senator Wicker said,' I have five granddaughters, the oldest one is 10. I think Justice Amy Coney Barrett will prove to be an inspiration to these five granddaughters and to my grown daughters,' we hope Senator Wicker will give President Biden's nominee the same consideration Senator Wicker gave to then-Judge Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

  2. Jennifer Aniston:

    I know Matt LeBlanc doesn't want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it, or we just give it some time and then Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot 'The Golden Girls' and spend our last years together on wicker furniture.

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