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 (wĭth′ē, wĭth′ē)
1. Made of or as flexible as withes; tough.
2. Wiry and agile.
n. pl. with·ies
1. A rope or band made of withes.
a. A long flexible twig, as that of an osier.
b. A tree or shrub having such twigs.

[withe + -y. N., from Middle English withye, willow branch, from Old English wīthig, willow; see wei- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl withies
1. (Forestry) a variant spelling of withe1, withe2
2. (Plants) a willow tree, esp an osier
3. (of people) tough and agile
4. rare resembling a withe in strength or flexibility
[Old English wīdig(e); related to Old Norse vīthir, Old High German wīda, Latin vītis vine, Sanskrit vītika fetter. See withe, wire]


(ˈwɪð i, ˈwɪθ i)

n., pl. with•ies, n.
1. a willow.
2. a pliable branch or twig, esp. a withe.
3. flexible.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English wīthig; akin to withe, Old High German wīda, Old Norse vīthir, Greek ītéa willow, Latin vītis vine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.withy - 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


[ˈwɪðɪ] Nmimbre m or f


n (= willow)Korbweide f; (= twig)Weide(nrute) f
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RPS, which is also acting on behalf of Bishop Vesey Grammar School, says that a site jointly owned by the two organisations at Withy Hill Farm is suitable and deliverable.