Definition of Wick

1. Noun. Any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action. "The physician put a wick in the wound to drain it"

Generic synonyms: Cord

2. Noun. A loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame.
Exact synonyms: Taper
Group relationships: Candle, Taper, Wax Light, Kerosene Lamp, Kerosine Lamp, Oil Lamp
Specialized synonyms: Candlewick
Generic synonyms: Cord

Definition of Wick

1. n. A street; a village; a castle; a dwelling; a place of work, or exercise of authority; -- now obsolete except in composition; as, bailiwick, Warwick, Greenwick.

2. n. A bundle of fibers, or a loosely twisted or braided cord, tape, or tube, usually made of soft spun cotton threads, which by capillary attraction draws up a steady supply of the oil in lamps, the melted tallow or wax in candles, or other material used for illumination, in small successive portions, to be burned.

3. v. i. To strike a stone in an oblique direction.

4. n. A street; a village; a castle; a dwelling; a place of work, or exercise of authority; -- now obsolete except in composition; as, bailiwick, Warwick, Greenwick.

5. n. A bundle of fibers, or a loosely twisted or braided cord, tape, or tube, usually made of soft spun cotton threads, which by capillary attraction draws up a steady supply of the oil in lamps, the melted tallow or wax in candles, or other material used for illumination, in small successive portions, to be burned.

6. v. i. To strike a stone in an oblique direction.

Definition of Wick

1. Noun. A bundle, twist, braid, or woven strip of cord, fabric, fiber, or other porous material in a candle, oil lamp, kerosene heater, or the like, that draws up liquid fuel, such as melted tallow, wax, or the oil, delivering it to the base of the flame for conversion to gases and burning; any other length of material burned for illumination in small successive portions. ¹

2. Noun. Any piece of porous material that conveys liquid by capillary action; e.g. a strip of gauze placed in a wound to serve as a drain. ¹

3. Noun. (curling) A narrow opening in the field, flanked by other players' stones. ¹

4. Noun. (curling) A shot where the played stone touches a stationary stone just enough that the played stone changes direction. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) Penis. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To convey or draw off (liquid) by capillary action. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive of a liquid) To traverse (i.e. be conveyed by capillary action) through a wick or other porous material, as water through a sponge. Usually followed by (term through). ¹

8. Verb. (curling) To strike (a stone) obliquely; to strike (a stationary stone) just enough that the played stone changes direction. ¹

9. Noun. (British dialect chiefly East Anglia and Essex) A farm, especially a dairy farm. ¹

10. Noun. (archaic) A village; hamlet; castle; dwelling; street; creek; bay; harbour; a place of work, jurisdiction, or exercise of authority. ¹

11. Adjective. (British dialect chiefly Yorkshire) Alive; lively; full of life; active; bustling; nimble; quick. ¹

12. Noun. (British dialect chiefly Yorkshire) Liveliness; life. ¹

13. Noun. (British dialect chiefly Yorkshire) The growing part of a plant nearest to the roots. ¹

14. Noun. (British dialect chiefly Yorkshire) A maggot. ¹

15. Noun. (context: now dialectal) A corner of the mouth or eye. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wick

1. a bundle of loosely twisted fibers in a candle or oil lamp [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wick

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