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

  • v. Archaic A second person singular past indicative and past subjunctive of be.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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.
  • n. A wart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


were + -t, archaic second person sing. ending (as in art2 and wast).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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