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ˈwɪð ərzwith·ers

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. withersnoun

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


  1. withersnoun

    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

  2. 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. Christopher Grove:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol:

    Vile deeds like poison weeds bloom well in prison air, it is only what is good in man, that wastes and withers there.

  4. H.W. Mann:

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


    The scripture says in (1st Peter 1:24 ) all humans are like grass and all their glory is like the flowers in the field, the flowers fade and the grass withers eventually. Now, are you beautiful or handsome? If yes then, take note of this, never be carried away by your beauty or handsomeness. For, you will sooner or later grow old and consequently your beauty or handsomeness will fade away. Moreover, are you intelligent, rich or wealthy presently? If yes, then listen up, never be carried away by your intelligence, riches or wealth. Because, you can't live forever and you won't keep on enjoying your life of affluence or luxury forever. I mean, you will surely leave your riches or wealth behind someday. Anyway, this is not meant to scare you, so don't be scared. I'm just realistic, because I'm a realist and that's why I'm admonishing you. Thus, take heed of my admonitions or rather pay attention to my admonitions. ~Emeasoba George

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