American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To seek the affection of with intent to romance.
- v. To seek to achieve; try to gain.
- v. To tempt or invite.
- v. To entreat, solicit, or importune.
- v. To court a woman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To court; seek the favor, affection, or love of, especially with a view to marriage; solicit or seek in marriage.
- To solicit; sue; ask with importunity; seek to influence or persuade; invite; endeavor to prevail upon to do or to grant something.
- To seek; seek to obtain or bring about; act as if seeking to obtain or bring about.
- To court; make love; sue in love.
- To ask; seek; solicit.
- n. A Scotch form of wool.
- An old spelling of woe.
- v. transitive To endeavor to gain someone's support.
- v. transitive (of a man) To try to persuade a woman to marry him.
- interj. slang Expressing joy or mirth; woohoo, yahoo.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To solicit in love; to court.
- v. To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
- v. To court; to make love.
- v. seek someone's favor
- v. make amorous advances towards
- From Middle English wowen, woȝen, from Old English wōgian ("to woo, court, marry"), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Scots wow ("to woo"). Perhaps related to Old English wōg, wōh ("bending, crookedness"), in the specific sense of "bend or incline one toward oneself". If so, then derived from Proto-Germanic *wanhō (“a bend, angle”), from Proto-Indo-European *wonk- (“crooked, bent”), from Proto-Indo-European *wā- (“to bend, twist, turn”); related to Old Norse vá ("corner, angle"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English wowen, from Old English wōgian. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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