Wither

[ with-er ]
/ ˈwɪð ər /

noun

George,1588–1667, English poet and pamphleteer.
Also With·ers [with-erz] /ˈwɪð ərz/.
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British Dictionary definitions for george wither

wither
/ (ˈwɪðə) /

verb

(intr) (esp of a plant) to droop, wilt, or shrivel up
(intr often foll by away) to fade or wasteall hope withered away
(intr) to decay, decline, or disintegrate
(tr) to cause to wilt, fade, or lose vitality
(tr) to abash, esp with a scornful look
(tr) to harm or damage

Derived forms of wither

withered, adjectivewitherer, nounwithering, adjectivewitheringly, adverb

Word Origin for wither

C14: perhaps variant of weather (vb); related to German verwittern to decay
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