What does wither mean?

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ˈwɪð ərwith·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherverb

    wither, as with a loss of moisture

    "The fruit dried and shriveled"

  2. fade, witherverb

    lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

    "Her bloom was fading"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Withernoun

    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. Withernoun

    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. Withernoun

    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. Witherverb

    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. Witherverb

    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. Witherverb

    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.]

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

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

  2. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.

  3. Brian Jacobsen:

    I think we’ll see some healthy consolidation take place, some may wither on the vine, but technology has improved to make it profitable to extract at a lower price point than last year. As a result, we’ll probably see some opportunistic buying.

  4. Doris Meissner:

    The refugee resettlement agency infrastructure in United States is absolutely starving for resources and for skilled staff, because it was allowed to wither on the vine during the last four years.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety other women cloyThe appetites they feed, but she makes hungryWhere most she satisfies.

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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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