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wisp

 (wĭsp)
n.
1. A small bunch or bundle, as of straw, hair, or grass.
2.
a. One that is thin, frail, or slight: "a little wisp of a kid, ten years old" (William Lychack).
b. A thin or faint streak or fragment, as of smoke or clouds.
3. A fleeting trace or indication; a hint: a wisp of a smile.
4. A flock of birds, especially snipe.
v. wisped, wisp·ing, wisps
v.tr.
To twist into wisps or a wisp.
v.intr.
To drift in wisps: smoke wisping from chimneys.

[Middle English.]

wisp′i·ly adv.
wisp′i·ness (wĭs′pē-nĭs) n.
wisp′y adj.
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wisp

(wɪsp)
n
1. a thin, light, delicate, or fibrous piece or strand, such as a streak of smoke or a lock of hair
2. (Agriculture) a small bundle, as of hay or straw
3. anything slender and delicate: a wisp of a girl.
4. a mere suggestion or hint
5. (Zoology) a flock of birds, esp snipe
vb
6. (often foll by: away) to move or act like a wisp
7. (tr) chiefly dialect Brit to twist into a wisp
8. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (tr) chiefly Brit to groom (a horse) with a wisp of straw, etc
[C14: variant of wips, of obscure origin; compare wipe]
ˈwispˌlike adj

WISP

(wɪsp)
n acronym for
(Communications & Information) Wireless Information Service Provider: an internet service provider set up to deal with and deliver internet services to clients through wireless access points
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

wisp

(wɪsp)

n.
1. a handful or small bundle of straw, hay, or the like.
2. any thin tuft, lock, mass, etc.: wisps of hair.
3. a thin puff or streak, as of smoke; slender trace.
4. a person or thing that is small, delicate, or barely discernible.
v.t., v.i.
6. to twist into a wisp.
[1300–50; Middle English wisp, wips; akin to wipe]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

wisp


Past participle: wisped
Gerund: wisping

Imperative
wisp
wisp
Present
I wisp
you wisp
he/she/it wisps
we wisp
you wisp
they wisp
Preterite
I wisped
you wisped
he/she/it wisped
we wisped
you wisped
they wisped
Present Continuous
I am wisping
you are wisping
he/she/it is wisping
we are wisping
you are wisping
they are wisping
Present Perfect
I have wisped
you have wisped
he/she/it has wisped
we have wisped
you have wisped
they have wisped
Past Continuous
I was wisping
you were wisping
he/she/it was wisping
we were wisping
you were wisping
they were wisping
Past Perfect
I had wisped
you had wisped
he/she/it had wisped
we had wisped
you had wisped
they had wisped
Future
I will wisp
you will wisp
he/she/it will wisp
we will wisp
you will wisp
they will wisp
Future Perfect
I will have wisped
you will have wisped
he/she/it will have wisped
we will have wisped
you will have wisped
they will have wisped
Future Continuous
I will be wisping
you will be wisping
he/she/it will be wisping
we will be wisping
you will be wisping
they will be wisping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wisping
you have been wisping
he/she/it has been wisping
we have been wisping
you have been wisping
they have been wisping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wisping
you will have been wisping
he/she/it will have been wisping
we will have been wisping
you will have been wisping
they will have been wisping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wisping
you had been wisping
he/she/it had been wisping
we had been wisping
you had been wisping
they had been wisping
Conditional
I would wisp
you would wisp
he/she/it would wisp
we would wisp
you would wisp
they would wisp
Past Conditional
I would have wisped
you would have wisped
he/she/it would have wisped
we would have wisped
you would have wisped
they would have wisped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wisp - a small tuft or lockwisp - a small tuft or lock; "wisps of hair"
tuft, tussock - a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
2.wisp - a small person; "a mere wisp of a girl"
small person - a person of below average size
3.wisp - a small bundle of straw or hay
bundle, package, packet, parcel - a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
4.wisp - a flock of snipe
snipe - Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
flock - a group of birds
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

wisp

noun piece, twist, strand, thread, shred, snippet She smoothed away a wisp of hair from her eyes.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
خُصْلَةٌ من الشَّعْر
tot
lokkur
gijastyrantis
cirtamutulītisšķipsnastrūkliņa
şuviţăşuviţe
pramienok

wisp

[wɪsp] N [of hair] → mechón m; [of cloud, smoke] → voluta f; [of straw] → manojo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

wisp

[ˈwɪsp] n
[hair] → mèche f
a wisp of straw → un fétu de paille
[smoke] → volute f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wisp

n
(of straw, hair etc)kleines Büschel; (of cloud)Fetzen m; (of smoke)Fahne f, → Wölkchen nt
(= person)elfenhaftes or zartes or zerbrechliches Geschöpf
(= trace)zarte Spur or Andeutung; (= fragment)Hauch m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wisp

[wɪsp] n (of straw, smoke) → filo; (of hair) → ciuffetto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

wisp

(wisp) noun
thin strand. a wisp of hair; a wisp of smoke.
ˈwispy adjective
wispy hair.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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