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withe(wĭth, wĭth, wīth)
A tough supple twig, especially of willow, used for binding things together; a withy.
withe(wɪθ; wɪð; waɪð)
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
(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]
Past participle: withed
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|Noun||1.||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