What does wither mean?

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ˈwɪð ərwith·er

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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wither(noun)

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

    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.]

  2. Wither(noun)

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

    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.]

  3. Wither(noun)

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

    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.]

  4. Wither(verb)

    to cause to fade, and become dry

    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.]

  5. Wither(verb)

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

    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.]

  6. Wither(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wither

    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.]

Anagrams for wither »

  1. Whiter

  2. Writhe

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  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wither in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wither in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of wither in a Sentence

  1. Michael Avenatti:

    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.

  2. Bill Gross:

    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.

  3. J. William Fulbright:

    To me, the irony of this involvement with size, as I observed earlier, is the unwillingness or inability of so many Americans to identify themselves with something as vast as the United States. Bigger cars, bigger parking lots, bigger corporate structures, bigger farms, bigger drug stores, bigger supermarkets, bigger motion-picture screens. The tangible and the functional expand, while the intangible and the beautiful shrink. Left to wither is the national purpose, national educational needs, literature and theater, and our critical faculties. The national dialogue is gradually being lost in a froth of misleading self-congratulation and cliche. National needs and interests are slowly being submerged by the national preoccupation with the irrelevant.

  4. John Steinbeck:

    The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the town lets wither a time and die.

  5. Lord Tennyson:

    I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.

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  • صعقArabic
  • musteir, marcir, pansirCatalan, Valencian
  • uvadat, scvrknout se, sesypat se, vadnout, vyschnout, usychat, ochromit, zhroutit seCzech
  • visneDanish
  • verdorren, verwelken, vertrocknen, welkenGerman
  • μαραίνομαι, παθαίνω μαρασμό, μαραίνωGreek
  • velkiEsperanto
  • marchitar, decaerSpanish
  • jäykistyä, jähmettyä, kuihduttaa, lakastua, lakastuttaa, kuihtuaFinnish
  • flétrir, fanerFrench
  • mirrar, murchar, muchar, rechumirGalician
  • elfonnyad, elszárít, kiszárít, elszárad, elhervaszt, elhervadHungarian
  • թառամելArmenian
  • avvizzire, inaridirsi, raggrinzire, appassire, inaridire, essiccareItalian
  • 枯れるJapanese
  • 시들다Korean
  • çilmisîn, çilmisandinKurdish
  • венеамMacedonian
  • verschrompelenDutch
  • murchar, mirrarPortuguese
  • ofili, veștejiRomanian
  • увя́нуть, засо́хнуть, завя́нуть, увяда́ть, со́хнуть, вя́нутьRussian
  • venuti, sahnutiSerbo-Croatian

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