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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisp(noun)

    a small tuft or lock

    "wisps of hair"

  2. wisp(noun)

    a small person

    "a mere wisp of a girl"

  3. wisp(noun)

    a small bundle of straw or hay

  4. wisp(noun)

    a flock of snipe

Wiktionary

  1. wisp(Noun)

    A small bundle, as of straw or other like substance; any slender, flexible structure or group.

  2. Origin: ; akin to / wispel 'measure of grain', Norwegian bokmål/Swedish/Bornholm Danish visp 'handful or bundle of grass, hay, etc'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wisp(noun)

    a small bundle, as of straw or other like substance

  2. Wisp(noun)

    a whisk, or small broom

  3. Wisp(noun)

    a Will-o'-the-wisp; an ignis fatuus

  4. Wisp(verb)

    to brush or dress, an with a wisp

  5. Wisp(verb)

    to rumple

  6. Origin: [OE. wisp, wips; probably akin to D. & G. wisch, Icel. visk, and perhaps to L. virga a twig, rod. Cf. Verge a rod, Whisk, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wisp

    wisp, n. a small bundle of straw or hay: a small broom: will-o'-the-wisp: a disease affecting the feet of cattle.—v.t. to rub down with a wisp.—adj. Wis′py, like a wisp. [M. E. wisp, wips, conn. with wipe; cf. Low Ger. wiep, Norw. vippa, a wisp.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wisp in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wisp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of wisp in a Sentence

  1. Vincent Van Gogh:

    There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.

  2. Vincent Van Gogh:

    One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Greatness is never a will-o'-the-wisp. That is to say, it is not a difficult thing to achieve. For, the seed of greatness is already in you. But, you've got to spring it up, by taking a leap of faith and calculated risks. -Emeasoba George

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