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.
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Other definitions for wen (2 of 2)
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How to use wen in a sentence
From an old cardboard box, Li wen drew a clear glass bottle filled with a dark brown liquid.
And Melinda May (played by Ming-Na wen, the best-known actor besides Gregg) was all poker face.How ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Finally Found Its Way | Jason Lynch | May 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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' | The Telegraph | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.
At any rate, he will find no spirit of this description in what Cobbett satirically termed “the wen.”The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Shrewsbury was one of the gayest of those many provincial capitals “out of which the great wen of London has sucked all the life.”The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
Set down, Sir, ve make no extra charge for settin' down, as the king remarked wen he blowed up his ministers.'The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens
Though not without fame in the field, Colonel wen's main claim to honour lay in the high degrees he had taken in the examinations.Stories by English Authors: Orient | Various
wen jemand lobt, dem stellt er sich gleich—Every one puts himself on a level with him whom he praises.
British Dictionary definitions for wen (1 of 2)
pathol a sebaceous cyst, esp one occurring on the scalp
a large overcrowded city (esp London in the phrase the great wen)
British Dictionary definitions for wen (2 of 2)
a rune having the sound of Modern English w
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