Words starting with w

Words, definitions, meanings and synonyms

Meaning of Wagon-lit

wagon-lit means: a passenger car that has berths for sleeping

Meaning of Wagoner

wagoner means: the driver of a wagon

Meaning of Wagonwright

wagonwright means: a wagon maker

Meaning of Wagram

wagram means: a battle in the Napoleonic campaigns (1809); Napoleon defeated the Austrians

Meaning of Wagram

wagram means: a town in northeastern Austria

Meaning of Wagtail

wagtail means: Old World bird having a very long tail that jerks up and down as it walks

Meaning of Wahabi

wahabi means: a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam

Meaning of Wahabism

wahabism means: a conservative and intolerant form of Islam that is practiced in Saudi Arabia

Meaning of Wahhabi

wahhabi means: a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam

Meaning of Wahhabism

wahhabism means: a conservative and intolerant form of Islam that is practiced in Saudi Arabia

Words, definitions, meanings and synonyms

Meaning of Associate degree

associate degree means: a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies

Meaning of Bleaching earth

bleaching earth means: an adsorbent clay that will remove coloring from oils

Meaning of Bosporus

bosporus means: a strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; separates the European and Asian parts of Turkey; an important shipping route

Meaning of Clock pendulum

clock pendulum means: a physical pendulum used to regulate a clockwork mechanism

Meaning of Eldorado

eldorado means: an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers

Meaning of Epicondyle

epicondyle means: a projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments

Meaning of Genus coscoroba

genus coscoroba means: a genus of Anatidae

Meaning of Genus diapensia

genus diapensia means: type genus of Diapensiaceae

Meaning of Genus sapindus

genus sapindus means: type genus of the Sapindaceae

Meaning of Greyback

greyback means: a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere

Meaning of Greyback

greyback means: a dowitcher with a grey back

Meaning of Greyback

greyback means: `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms

Meaning of High comedy

high comedy means: a sophisticated comedy; often satirizing genteel society

Meaning of Industriousness

industriousness means: persevering determination to perform a task

Meaning of Motor hotel

motor hotel means: a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area

Meaning of Pete seeger

pete seeger means: United States folk singer who was largely responsible for the interest in folk music in the 1960s (born in 1919)

Meaning of Reportage

reportage means: the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television

Meaning of Self-insurance

self-insurance means: insuring yourself by setting aside money to cover possible losses rather than by purchasing an insurance policy

Meaning of Shigella

shigella means: rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon

Meaning of Sue

sue means: French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)

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