Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An Old English rune (ƿ ) having the sound (w) and used in Old English and Middle English writing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of timber truck or carriage.

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

  • noun A kind of timber truck, or carriage.

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

  • noun A kind of timber truck, or carriage.
  • noun a letter of the Old English alphabet, borrowed from the futhark and used to represent the sound of w; replaced in Middle English times by the digraph uu, which later developed into the letter w.

Etymologies

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

[Old English; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English ƿynn ("joy, pleasure"), from Common Germanic *wunjō, from Proto-Indo-European *wn-yeH₂, derived from *wen- ("desire").

Examples

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