Definitions for wither
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shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherverb
wither, as with a loss of moisture
"The fruit dried and shriveled"
lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
"Her bloom was fading"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth. Ja. i. 11.
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
Look how I am bewitch’d; behold, mine arm
Is, like a blasted sapling, withered up. William Shakespeare.
What are these,
So wither’d, and so wild in their attire,
That look not like th’ inhabitants o’ th’ earth,
And yet are on’t? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Thy youth, thy strength, thy beauty, which will change
To wither’d, weak, and grey. John Milton.
In Spain our springs, like old men’s children be,
Decay’d and wither’d, from their infancy:
No kindly showers fall on our barren earth,
To hatch the seasons in a timely birth. Dryden.
Etymology: gewiðerod , Saxon, dry, faded.
That which is of God we defend, to the uttermost of that ability which he hath given: that which is otherwise, let it wither even in the root from whence it hath sprung. Richard Hooker.
When I have pluck’d thy rose,
I cannot give it vital growth again;
It needs must wither. William Shakespeare, Othello.
It shall wither in all the leaves of her spring. Ezek xvii. 9.
The soul may sooner leave off to subsist, than to love; and like the vine, it withers and dies, if it has nothing to embrace. Robert South, Sermons.
Are there so many left of your own family, that you should desire wholly to reduce it, by suffering the last branch of it to wither away before its time. William Temple.
Vain men, how vanishing a bliss we crave,
Now warm in love, now with’ring in the grave. Dryden.
Wither is a single by the progressive metal band Dream Theater, released on September 15, 2009. The single contains the album version of the song "Wither", an alternative version of "Wither" with vocals and piano only, a demo of "Wither" with John Petrucci on vocals, and a demo of "The Best of Times" with Mike Portnoy on vocals. It is the band's last official release with Portnoy, who left the band in September 2010. This is the only studio release without the Majesty symbol in its front cover. It was released exclusively as a digital download.
To wither typically means to shrivel, decay, or lose vitality, often due to lack of water or nourishment. This term is frequently used to describe plants when they decline in health and vigor. It can also be used as a figurative expression to denote fading or decline in other contexts, such as youth, strength, or expectation.
to fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up
to lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin/ away, as animal bodies
to lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away
to cause to fade, and become dry
to cause to shrink, wrinkle, or decay, for want of animal moisture
to cause to languish, perish, or pass away; to blight; as, a reputation withered by calumny
Etymology: [OE. wideren; probably the same word as wederen to weather (see Weather, v. & n.); or cf. G. verwittern to decay, to be weather-beaten, Lith. vysti to 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
with′ėr, v.i. to fade or become dry: to lose freshness: to shrink: waste.—v.t. to cause to dry up: to cause to decay, perish, waste.—adj. With′ered, dried up.—n. With′eredness.—adj. With′ering, blasting, blighting, scorching.—n. With′ering-floor, the drying-floor of a malt-house.—adv. With′eringly. [A.S. wedrian, to expose to weather.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wither is ranked #113155 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Wither surname appeared 155 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wither.
71.6% or 111 total occurrences were White.
14.1% or 22 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
13.5% or 21 total occurrences were Black.
The numerical value of wither in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of wither in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
I can't allow it to eat me up, because otherwise, you know, I might as well just do, I guess, the crawl into a fetal position and wither away.
Into this Universe, and Why not knowing Nor Whence, like Water, willy-nilly flowing And out of it, as Wind along the Waste, I know not Wither, willy-nilly blowing.
Desire makes everything blossom possession makes everything wither and fade.
They should, but their September meeting language must be so careful, that 'one and done' represents an increasing possibility – at least for the next six months, the Fed is beginning to recognize that 6 years of zero bound interest rates have negative influences on the real economy – it destroys historical business models essential to capitalism such as pension funds, insurance companies, and the willingness to save money itself. If savings wither then so too does its Siamese Twin – investment – and with it, long-term productivity, the decline of which we have seen not just in the U.S. but worldwide.
They should, but their September meeting language must be so careful, that 'one and done' represents an increasing possibility - at least for the next six months, the Fed is beginning to recognize that 6 years of zero bound interest rates have negative influences on the real economy - it destroys historical business models essential to capitalism such as pension funds, insurance companies, and the willingness to save money itself. If savings wither then so too does its Siamese Twin - investment - and with it, long-term productivity, the decline of which we have seen not just in the U.S. but worldwide.
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- pansir, musteir, marcirCatalan, Valencian
- sesypat se, vadnout, vyschnout, usychat, ochromit, zhroutit se, scvrknout se, uvadatCzech
- vertrocknen, welken, verwelken, verdorrenGerman
- μαραίνομαι, μαραίνω, παθαίνω μαρασμόGreek
- marchitar, decaerSpanish
- kuihduttaa, jäykistyä, jähmettyä, lakastua, lakastuttaa, kuihtuaFinnish
- faner, flétrirFrench
- murchar, muchar, rechumir, mirrarGalician
- elhervad, elszárad, elhervaszt, kiszárít, elfonnyad, elszárítHungarian
- essiccare, appassire, avvizzire, inaridire, inaridirsi, raggrinzireItalian
- çilmisandin, çilmisînKurdish
- murchar, mirrarPortuguese
- ofili, veștejiRomanian
- завя́нуть, со́хнуть, засо́хнуть, вя́нуть, увяда́ть, увя́нутьRussian
- sahnuti, venutiSerbo-Croatian
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