American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cord or strand of loosely woven, twisted, or braided fibers, as on a candle or oil lamp, that draws up fuel to the flame by capillary action.
- n. A piece of material that conveys liquid by capillary action.
- v. To convey or be conveyed by capillary action: water gradually wicking up through the bricks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In horticulture, a pea-vine, of a set being bred for earliness, which continues to grow above instead of promptly maturing the lower pods.
- n. A number of threads of cotton or some spongy substance loosely twisted together or braided, which by capillary action draws up the oil in lamps or the melted tallow or wax in candles in small successive portions to be burned; also, a piece of woven fabric used for the same purpose.
- n. A town; village: a common element in placenames, as in Ber wick (AS. Berwīc), War wick(AS. Werewīc), Gree nwich (AS. Grēnewīc, Grēnawīc), Sand wich (AS. Sandwīc).
- n. A district: occurring in composition, as in baili wick, constable wick, sheriff wick, shire wick.
- n. A creek, inlet, or bay. Scott, Pirate, xix.
- n. A salt-spring; a brine-pit.
- n. A small dairy-house.
- To strike (a stone) in an oblique direction: a term in curling
- n. A corner; especially, one of the corners of the mouth.
- Bad; wicked; false: with reference to persons.
- Bad; wretched; vile: with reference to things.
- Unfavorable; inauspicious; baneful.
- Quick; alive.
- n. A bundle, twist, braid, or woven strip of cord, fabric, fiber, or other porous material in a candle, oil lamp, kerosene heater, or the like, that draws up liquid fuel, such as melted tallow, wax, or the oil, delivering it to the base of the flame for conversion to gases and burning; any other length of material burned for illumination in small successive portions.
- n. Any piece of porous material that conveys liquid by capillary action; e.g. a strip of gauze placed in a wound to serve as a drain.
- n. curling A narrow opening in the field, flanked by other players' stones.
- n. curling A shot where the played stone touches a stationary stone just enough that the played stone changes direction.
- n. slang Penis.
- v. transitive To convey or draw off (liquid) by capillary action.
- v. intransitive, of a liquid To traverse (i.e. be conveyed by capillary action) through a wick or other porous material, as water through a sponge. Usually followed by through.
- v. curling To strike (a stone) obliquely; to strike (a stationary stone) just enough that the played stone changes direction.
- n. UK, dialect A farm, especially a dairy farm.
- n. archaic A village; hamlet; castle; dwelling; street; creek; bay; harbour; a place of work, jurisdiction, or exercise of authority.
- adj. UK, dialect Alive; lively; full of life; active; bustling; nimble; quick.
- n. UK, dialect Liveliness; life.
- n. UK, dialect The growing part of a plant nearest to the roots.
- n. UK, dialect A maggot.
- n. now dialectal A corner of the mouth or eye.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A street; a village; a castle; a dwelling; a place of work, or exercise of authority; -- now obsolete except in composition.
- n. (Curling) A narrow port or passage in the rink or course, flanked by the stones of previous players.
- n. A bundle of fibers, or a loosely twisted or braided cord, tape, or tube, usually made of soft spun cotton threads, which by capillary attraction draws up a steady supply of the oil in lamps, the melted tallow or wax in candles, or other material used for illumination, in small successive portions, to be burned.
- v. (Curling) To strike a stone in an oblique direction.
- n. a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
- n. any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action
- From Old Norse vik. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English wike, from Old English wēoce. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then he lifts up his head and utters that long April call, _Wick, wick, wick, wick_.”
“I do not understand the best types of wicks to use for soy candles and massage candles, and why that particular wick is recommended.”
“As a retail bizz with the only candle store in town, I'm here to say the make-up and size of your wick is EVERYTHING when it comes to making a great burning candle.”
“Candles are made from a mixture of wax and paraffin, melted into liquid, and into this mixture a wick is dipped into the waxy bath, cooled and dipped over and over until the desired thickness is reached.”
“It is a medium-grade solvent, and is also used in wick-type lighters like the world-famous Zippo Pseudoephedrine (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) the chemical name of Sudafed, which is an OTC nasal decongestant.”
“She could not do anything ungracefully, but that did not prevent her improving upon nature a bit, when she reached forth and deftly snuffed the red wick from the midst of the yellow flame.”
“The way his voice slid down on the word wick-_ud_ made a queer thrilly feeling run down the boy's back, and all of a sudden the day grew wonderfully interesting, and this old seaport town one of the nicest places he had ever been in.”
“A large nut shell filled with palm-oil, and containing a pith wick, is the ordinary Malay lamp.”
“The humidifier needs a replaceable 'wick' - a kind of concertina-like filter.”
“(I have a theory that marvin candle/hallowax/wick is montand …. would explain why his arm goes gimp in later films …. probably not though.”
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