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ˈwɪð ərzwith·ers

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. withers(noun)

    the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals


  1. withers(Noun)

    The part of the back of a draft animal or horse that is the highest, between the shoulder blades.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Withers

    the ridge between the shoulder bones of a horse, at the base of the neck. See Illust. of Horse

    Etymology: [Properly, the parts which resist the pull or strain in drawing a load; fr. OE. wither resistance, AS. wire, fr. wier against; akin to G. widerrist withers. See With, prep.]


  1. Withers

    The withers is the ridge between the shoulder blades of a four-legged mammal. In many species it is the tallest point of the body, and in horses and dogs it is the standard place to measure the animal's height.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Withers

    with′ėrz, n.pl. the ridge between the shoulder-bones of a horse and behind the root of the neck.—adj. With′er-wrung, injured in the withers. [A.S. wither, against, an extension of with, against.]

Anagrams for withers »

  1. swither

  2. writhes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of withers in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of withers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of withers in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Age withers only the outside.

  2. Anthony David -LRB- @anthonydavidatl -RRB-:

    I just recently did a Bill Withers tribute and that was way more awkward than I thought.

  3. Josiah Gilbert Holland:

    One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast withers as rapidly; and that which grows slow endures.

  4. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck:

    The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

  5. Christopher Grove:

    Withers LLP's a quirk of the way the system works at the edges, rather than something more deliberate.

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