- Pathology. a benign encysted tumor of the skin, especially on the scalp, containing sebaceous matter; a sebaceous cyst.
- British. a large, crowded city or a crowded urban district: London is the great wen of England.
Origin of wen1
Examples from the Web for wen
Wen Xiaowu, another visitor, said he believed China's president would be "displeased" with his Communist colleagues in Zhejiang.Christians Form Human Shield Around Church in China's 'Jerusalem'
April 6, 2014
The Wen Wei Po article contains a nugget that tells us why Beijing wanted to get back at the regime in Pyongyang.
What is intriguing with this dog-bites-man story, however, is that it started with Wen Wei Po.
The attacks followed an investigation by Times reporter David Barboza into the personal wealth of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.Is New York Times Hacking Just the Beginning?
February 1, 2013
In 2005, when Premier Wen Jiabao visited Bangalore, he climbed a 200-foot high tower and waved another "Free Tibet" banner.Tibet's Star Activist Warns Obama
February 4, 2010
Wen it iss a matteh of learrn in orrter to surfife, one learrnss.The Highest Treason
And Xavier, who had a wen under his eye, laid his finger on it.The Crossing
Most of all Rose dreaded the question, "Wen is 'E goin' to take a little 'ouse?"The Creators
I sorrow to hear that; the Wen was a capable man, and brave.The Prince and The Pauper, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Wen he got to his own room, he found his wife cryin, lik her heart was brok.The Bad Boy At Home
Walter T. Gray
- pathol a sebaceous cyst, esp one occurring on the scalp
- a large overcrowded city (esp London in the phrase the great wen)
- a rune having the sound of Modern English w
Word Origin and History for wen
Old English wenn "a wen, wart," a West Germanic word (cf. Middle Low German wene, Dutch wen, dialectal German Wenne) of uncertain origin.