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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.]

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  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. 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.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    The garden we tend to flourishes, the garden we neglect withers away

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

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

  4. Emeasoba George:

    I personally don't believe undoubtedly/wholly all that I hear, read and see. And you too shouldn't believe undoubtedly/wholly all that you hear, read and see. Listen up, the only thing you ought to believe undoubtedly/wholly is nothing else but God/the scripture. Because, come what may, God/the scripture has never been broken and it cannot be broken by anyone/anything scripture reference (John 10 : 35). So, feel free to believe God/the scripture undoubtedly/wholly. For, even the grass withers, the flowers fade but God/the scripture stands forevermore, scripture reference (Isaiah 40 : 8). Oh! Yes, God and his words are ever infallible. Besides, God respects his word i.e. (the scripture) above/more than his name. That infers, he (God) can/will go extra mile just to ensure that his words/promises for you will come to pass. Therefore, do believe in God, his promises, words and the scripture undoubtedly/wholly. Because, you can't/won't be disappointed for believing in God, his promises, words and the scripture.

  5. Josiah Gilbert Holland:

    There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    • A. sought
    • B. nasty
    • C. abrupt
    • D. victimised

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