from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tough supple twig, especially of willow, used for binding things together; a withy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flexible, slender twig or shoot, especially when used as a band or for binding; a withy.
- v. To bind with withes.
- v. To beat with withes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flexible, slender twig or branch used as a band; a willow or osier twig; a withy.
- n. A band consisting of a twig twisted.
- n. An iron attachment on one end of a mast or boom, with a ring, through which another mast or boom is rigged out and secured; a wythe.
- n. A partition between flues in a chimney.
- transitive v. To bind or fasten with withes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the West Indies, a liana; the stem of any vine used as a rope, and hence the vine itself.
- n. A tough flexible twig, especially of willow, used for binding things together; a willow-or osier-twig.
- n. An elastic handle for a cold-chisel, fuller, or the like, which deadens the shock to the workman's hand.
- n. An iron fitted to the end of a boom or mast, and having a ring through which another boom or mast is rigged or secured; a boom-iron.
- n. A wall dividing two flues in a stack of chimneys.
- To bind with withes or twigs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems
- n. strong flexible twig
Middle English, from Old English withthe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English wiþþe (Wiktionary)