verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
noun Also wilt disease (for defs 5b, 6).
- the drying out, drooping, and withering of the leaves of a plant due to inadequate water supply, excessive transpiration, or vascular disease.
- a disease so characterized, as fusarium wilt.
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Origin of wilt1
Words nearby wilt
Definition for wilt (2 of 4)
Definition for wilt (3 of 4)
auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person will, 2nd will or (Archaic) wilt, 3rd will, present plural will; past singular 1st person would, 2nd would or (Archaic) wouldst, 3rd would, past plural would; past participle (Obsolete) wold or would; imperative, infinitive, and present participle lacking.
verb (used with or without object), present singular 1st person will, 2nd will or (Archaic) wilt, 3rd will, present plural will; past singular 1st person would, 2nd would or (Archaic) wouldst, 3rd would, past plural would; past participle (Obsolete) wold or would; imperative, infinitive, and present participle lacking.
Origin of will1
usage note for will
Definition for wilt (4 of 4)
- a legal declaration of a person's wishes as to the disposition of his or her property or estate after death, usually written and signed by the testator and attested by witnesses.
- the document containing such a declaration.
verb (used with object), willed, will·ing.
verb (used without object), willed, will·ing.
Origin of will2
SYNONYMS FOR will
OTHER WORDS FROM willwill·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for wilt
Wilt Chamberlain once pointed out that “nobody loves Goliath,” as an excuse for his enduring unpopularity.
They have to have the courage not to wilt or get the vapors whenever a right-winger invokes the evil gummint or the hated Kenyan.
But the two young girls, Thornton and Wilt, never seemed to lose energy.The House of Shock Is Terrifying Its Guests and Causing Controversy—and the Zombies Who Run the Show Are Loving It|Tyler Gillespie|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At the foot of the adjacent 4-foot high gravestones are floral arrangements that are just starting to wilt.
And I do agree with him on Wilt Chamberlain, whom we will discuss at length in the future.
Wilt thou never cease to waste thy force and energies in intestine struggles?The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh|William Makepeace Thackeray
Well, wilt thou break my neck to-day because I said Venetian half-devil to thee?Children of the Soil|Henryk Sienkiewicz
Their leader is God and the king; and wilt thou learn them another lesson?Long Will|Florence Converse
But if thou knowest him, my jolly blade, wilt thou go with me and bring me to him?The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood|Howard Pyle
Say, wilt thou bear me to another land Where thou hast other lovers?Helen of Troy|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for wilt (1 of 4)
Word Origin for wilt
British Dictionary definitions for wilt (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for wilt (3 of 4)
verb past would (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)
Word Origin for will
British Dictionary definitions for wilt (4 of 4)
- the declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property after deathRelated adjective: testamentary
- a revocable instrument by which such wishes are expressed
verb (mainly tr; often takes a clause as object or an infinitive)
Derived forms of willwiller, noun
Word Origin for will
Idioms and Phrases with wilt
In addition to the idiom beginning with will
- will not hear of
- against one's will
- at will
- boys will be boys
- heads (will) roll
- murder will out
- of one's own accord (free will)
- shit will hit the fan
- that will do
- time will tell
- truth will out
- when the cat's away, mice will play
- where there's a will
- with a will
- with the best will in the world
- wonders will never cease