Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See was.
  • noun A Middle English variant of wart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • The second person singular, indicative and subjunctive moods, imperfect tense, of the verb be. It is formed from were, with the ending -t, after the analogy of wast. Now used only in solemn or poetic style.
  • noun obsolete A wart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic Second-person singular simple past tense subjunctive of be (used with the pronoun "thou").

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[were + -t, archaic second person sing. ending (as in art and wast).]

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