from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flexible plant branch or twig, as of a willow, used in weaving baskets or furniture.
- n. Wickerwork.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flexible branch or twig of a plant such as willow, used in weaving baskets and furniture
- n. Wickerwork.
- adj. Made of wickerwork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small pliant twig or osier; a rod for making basketwork and the like; a withe.
- n. Wickerwork; a piece of wickerwork, esp. a basket.
- n. Same as 1st Wike.
- adj. Made of, or covered with, twigs or osiers, or wickerwork.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See whicker.
- n. A small pliant twig; an osier; a withe.
- n. Wickerwork in general; hence, an object made of this material, as a basket.
- n. A twig or branch used as a mark: same as wike.
- Consisting of wicker; especially, made of plaited twigs or osiers; also, covered with wickerwork: as, a wicker basket; a wicker chair.
- Made of flexible strips of shaved wood, ratan, or the like: as, wicker furniture; a wicker chair.
- To cover or tit with wickers or osiers; inclose in wickerwork.
- To twist, from being too tightly drawn. Child's Ballads, Gloss.
- To twist (a thread) overmuch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. slender flexible branches or twigs (especially of willow or some canes); used for wickerwork
- n. work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
Middle English wiker, of Scandinavian origin; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English wiker, cognate with Swedish vikker ("willow"), Old Norse veikr ("weak"), English weak (Wiktionary)