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withe

 (wĭth, wĭth, wīth)
n.
A tough supple twig, especially of willow, used for binding things together; a withy.

[Middle English, from Old English withthe; see wei- in Indo-European roots.]

withe

(wɪθ; wɪð; waɪð)
n
1. (Forestry) a strong flexible twig, esp of willow, suitable for binding things together; withy
2. (Forestry) a band or rope of twisted twigs or stems
3. (Tools) a handle made of elastic material, fitted on some tools to reduce the shock during use
4. (Building) a wall with a thickness of half a brick, such as a leaf of a cavity wall, or a division between two chimney flues
vb
(Forestry) (tr) to bind with withes
[Old English withthe; related to Old Norse vithja, Old High German witta, widi, Gothic wida]

withe

(wɪθ, wɪð, waɪð)

n., v. withed, with•ing. n.
1. a willow twig or osier.
2. any tough, flexible twig or stem suitable for binding things together.
v.t.
3. to bind with withes.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English withthe]

withe


Past participle: withed
Gerund: withing

Imperative
withe
withe
Present
I withe
you withe
he/she/it withes
we withe
you withe
they withe
Preterite
I withed
you withed
he/she/it withed
we withed
you withed
they withed
Present Continuous
I am withing
you are withing
he/she/it is withing
we are withing
you are withing
they are withing
Present Perfect
I have withed
you have withed
he/she/it has withed
we have withed
you have withed
they have withed
Past Continuous
I was withing
you were withing
he/she/it was withing
we were withing
you were withing
they were withing
Past Perfect
I had withed
you had withed
he/she/it had withed
we had withed
you had withed
they had withed
Future
I will withe
you will withe
he/she/it will withe
we will withe
you will withe
they will withe
Future Perfect
I will have withed
you will have withed
he/she/it will have withed
we will have withed
you will have withed
they will have withed
Future Continuous
I will be withing
you will be withing
he/she/it will be withing
we will be withing
you will be withing
they will be withing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been withing
you have been withing
he/she/it has been withing
we have been withing
you have been withing
they have been withing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been withing
you will have been withing
he/she/it will have been withing
we will have been withing
you will have been withing
they will have been withing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been withing
you had been withing
he/she/it had been withing
we had been withing
you had been withing
they had been withing
Conditional
I would withe
you would withe
he/she/it would withe
we would withe
you would withe
they would withe
Past Conditional
I would have withed
you would have withed
he/she/it would have withed
we would have withed
you would have withed
they would have withed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.withe - band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems
band - a restraint put around something to hold it together
2.withe - strong flexible twig
branchlet, sprig, twig - a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
osier - flexible twig of a willow tree
Translations

withe

[wɪθ] Nmimbre m or f

withe

n (old)(dünne) Weidenrute
References in classic literature ?
I remember, in the beginning of Queen Elizabeth's time of England, an Irish rebel condemned, put up a petition to the deputy, that he might be hanged in a withe, and not in an halter; because it had been so used, with former rebels.
Do the withe thing and the kind thing too, and make the betht of uth; not the wurtht
They harried his hitherto peaceful domains, smoked out his singing- school by stopping up the chimney, broke into the schoolhouse at night, in spite of its formidable fastenings of withe and window stakes, and turned everything topsy-turvy, so that the poor schoolmaster began to think all the witches in the country held their meetings there.
I amused myself one winter day with sliding this piecemeal across the pond, nearly half a mile, skating behind with one end of a log fifteen feet long on my shoulder, and the other on the ice; or I tied several logs together with a birch withe, and then, with a longer birch or alder which had a book at the end, dragged them across.
As I look at the full stream, the vivid grass, the delicate bright-green powder softening the outline of the great trunks and branches that gleam from under the bare purple boughs, I am in love with moistness, and envy the white ducks that are dipping their heads far into the water here among the withes, unmindful of the awkward appearance they make in the drier world above.
And of this, one thing is sure: if once we wove withes into baskets, the next and inevitable step would have been the weaving of cloth.
They were all tied by the neck with strong withes fastened to a beam; they held their food between the claws of their fore feet, and tore it with their teeth.
In wide parts of the river, also, they place a sort of chevaux-de-frize, or fence, of poles interwoven with withes, and forming an angle in the middle of the current, where a small opening is left for the salmon to pass.
There, not twenty yards in front of me, placed in a charming situation, under the shade of a species of fig-tree, and facing to the stream, was a cosy hut, built more or less on the Kafir principle with grass and withes, but having a full-length door instead of a bee-hole.
409-414) So saying, Apollo twisted strong withes with his hands meaning to bind Hermes with firm bands; but the bands would not hold him, and the withes of osier fell far from him and began to grow at once from the ground beneath their feet in that very place.
The animal corrals of the maniacs are protected by an outer wall or palisade of upright logs, the lower ends of which are imbedded in the ground, the logs themselves being placed as close together as possible and further reinforced and bound together by withes.
On his left, the withes which bound her to a pine, performed that office for Alice which her trembling limbs refused, and alone kept her fragile form from sinking.