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wick

 (wĭk)
n.
1. A cord or strand of loosely woven, twisted, or braided fibers, as on a candle or oil lamp, that draws up fuel to the flame by capillary action.
2. A piece of material that conveys liquid by capillary action.
tr. & intr.v. wicked (wĭkt), wick·ing, wicks
To convey or be conveyed by capillary action: water gradually wicking up through the bricks.

[Middle English wike, from Old English wēoce.]

wick

(wɪk)
n
1. (Textiles) a cord or band of loosely twisted or woven fibres, as in a candle, cigarette lighter, etc, that supplies fuel to a flame by capillary action
2. get on someone's wick slang Brit to cause irritation to a person
[Old English weoce; related to Old High German wioh, Middle Dutch wēke (Dutch wiek)]
ˈwicking n

wick

(wɪk)
n
(Human Geography) archaic a village or hamlet
[Old English wīc; related to -wich in place names, Latin vīcus, Greek oîkos]

wick

(wɪk)
adj
1. lively or active
2. alive or crawling: a dog wick with fleas.
[dialect variant of quick alive]

Wick

(wɪk)
n
(Placename) a town in N Scotland, in Highland, at the head of Wick Bay (an inlet of the North Sea). Pop: 7333 (2001)

wick1

(wɪk)

n.
1. a twist or braid of soft threads or a woven strip, as of cotton, that in a candle, lamp, etc., serves to draw up the flammable liquid to be burned.
v.t.
2. to draw off (liquid) by capillary action.
[before 1000; Middle English wicke, weke, Old English wice, wēoc(e), c. Middle Dutch wiecke, Old High German wiohha lint, wick]
wick′less, adj.

wick3


(wik),
n.
Archaic. a village; hamlet.
[before 900; Middle English wik, wich, Old English wīc house, village (compare Old Saxon wīc, Old High German wîch) < Latin vīcus village, estate (see vicinity); c. Greek oîkos house (see ecology, economy)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wick - any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary actionwick - any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action; "the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it"
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
2.wick - a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flamewick - a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
candle, wax light, taper - stick of wax with a wick in the middle
candlewick - the wick of a candle
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp - a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
Translations
فَتيلَه، ذُبالَه
knot
væge
sydänsydänlanka
kanóc
kveikur
dagtis
dakts
knot
fitil
knôt

wick

[wɪk] Nmecha f
he gets on my wickme hace subir por las paredes
to dip one's wickechar un polvo

wick

[ˈwɪk] n
[candle] → mèche f
to get on sb's wick (British, British)taper à qn sur les nerfs

wick

nDocht m; to get on somebody’s wick (Brit inf) → jdm auf den Wecker gehen (inf)or fallen (inf)

wick

[wɪk] nstoppino, lucignolo

wick

(wik) noun
the twisted threads of cotton etc in a candle, lamp etc, which draw up the oil or wax into the flame.

wick

n mecha
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