What does wither mean?

Definitions for wither
ˈwɪð ərwith·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wither.

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

  2. Wither(noun)

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

  3. Wither(noun)

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

  4. Wither(verb)

    to cause to fade, and become dry

  5. Wither(verb)

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

  6. Wither(verb)

    to cause to languish, perish, or pass away; to blight; as, a reputation withered by calumny

  7. Origin: [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.]


  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


  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. Lord Tennyson:

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

  2. William Shakespeare, "Antony and Cleopatra", Act 2 scene 2:

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.

  4. Marcel Proust:

    Desire makes everything blossom possession makes everything wither and fade.

  5. Marcel Proust, Les Plaisirs et les Jours (1896):

    Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade.

Images & Illustrations of wither

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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