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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
References in classic literature ?
They made Bobby Wick pass an examination at Sandhurst.
Papa Wick had been a Commissioner in his day, holding authority over three millions of men in the Chota-Buldana Division, building great works for the good of the land, and doing his best to make two blades of grass grow where there was but one before.
When you join the Tail Twisters you'll be among friends, if every one hasn't forgotten Wick of Chota-Buldana, and a lot of people will be kind to you for our sakes.
With these counsels, and many others equally valuable, did Papa Wick fortify Bobby ere that last awful night at Portsmouth when the Officers' Quarters held more inmates than were provided for by the Regulations, and the liberty-men of the ships fell foul of the drafts for India, and the battle raged from the Dockyard Gates even to the slums of Longport, while the drabs of Fratton came down and scratched the faces of the Queen's Officers.
Bobby Wick, with an ugly bruise on his freckled nose, a sick and shaky detachment to manoeuvre inship, and the comfort of fifty scornful females to attend to, had no time to feel homesick till the Malabar reached mid-Channel, when he doubled his emotions with a little guard-visiting and a great many other matters.
said Bobby Wick, and ordered new white cord breeches on the strength of it.
For an hour the unhandy pen toiled over the paper, and where sentiment rose to more than normal tide-level, Bobby Wick stuck out his tongue and breathed heavily.
said Bobby Wick, running the blotter over the half-finished letter.
He and the Regimental Surgeon fought together with Death for the life of Bobby Wick.
Not going out this journey," whispered Bobby Wick gallantly, at the end of the third day.
Revere, his eyes red at the rims and his nose very white, went into Bobby's tent to write a letter to Papa Wick which should bow the white head of the ex-Commissioner of Chota-Buldana in the keenest sorrow of his life.
Paulus, president of Wick Companies, the property's exclusive leasing and management agent.