from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hard rough lump growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet.
- n. A similar growth or protuberance, as on a plant.
- n. A genital wart.
- n. One that resembles or is likened to a wart, especially in unattractiveness or smallness.
- n. An imperfection; a flaw.
- idiom warts and all Slang All defects and imperfections notwithstanding: They love each other, warts and all.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of deformed growth occurring on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
- n. Any similar growth occurring in plants or animals, such as the parotoid glands in the back of toads.
- n. Any of the prefixes used in Hungarian notation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papillæ, and thickening of the epidermis which covers them.
- n. An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small circumscribed elevation on the skin, usually with an uneven papillary surface and a broad base, caused by a localized overgrowth of the papillæ and epidermis; verruca; hence, a similar natural excrescence of the skin.
- n. In farriery, a spongy excrescence on the pastern of the horse.
- n. In botany, a firm glan dular or gland-like excrescence on the surface of a plant.
- n. In entomology, a small obtuse, rounded, or flattened elevation of a surface, often of a distinct color from the rest of the part: used principally in describing larvæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)
- n. any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
- n. (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
Middle English, from Old English wearte.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English wearte, from Proto-Germanic *wartōn. Cognate with Dutch wrat, German Warze, Swedish vårta. (Wiktionary)