American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tough supple twig, especially of willow, used for binding things together; a withy.
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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. (Naut.) 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. (Arch.) A partition between flues in a chimney.
- v. To bind or fasten with withes.
- n. band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems
- n. strong flexible twig
- Old English wiþþe (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English withthe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Surrounding the tree and his own, body by means of a _withe_, or band of twisted twigs, on which he leans his back, and jerking up his withe before him, he foots it up with wonderful speed and certainty, and comes down again in the same manner, bringing his gourd full of liquor on his arm.”
“The Wise Woman was at home; from afar the King saw her sitting outside the Hovel mending her broom with a withe from the Bush.”
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