- powers of intelligent observation, keen perception, ingenious contrivance, or the like; mental acuity, composure, and resourcefulness: using one's wits to get ahead.
- mental faculties; senses: to lose one's wits; frightened out of one's wits.
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Definition for wit (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object), present singular 1st person wot,2nd wost,3rd wot,present plural wit or wite;past and past participle wist;present participle wit·ting.
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Example sentences from the Web for wit
They wanted to linger for a few days, which turned into four days of heavy drinking and blasting wit, much of it at James’s expense.To Find Hope in American Cooking, James Beard Looked to the West Coast|John Birdsall|October 2, 2020|Eater
To wit, check out this latest ETF flow data from BoA Securities.Is M&A back? Investors hope so, and that’s lifting global stocks|Bernhard Warner|September 15, 2020|Fortune
To wit, the kids this morning masked up and entered the school building, one at a time.A flurry of M&A deals lifts global stocks. Yes, even tech stocks|Bernhard Warner|September 14, 2020|Fortune
With caustic wit, Iannucci examines the humanity of his characters and the absurdity of their behavior with both passion and precision.
To wit, buyers appeared eager to jump back into tech names Wednesday.
With twice as many British soldiers, Washington was in for a fiercely competitive battle of wit and strength.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was renowned for his wit, disarming his critics with unfailing humor.
Renowned livestock specialist and autism advocate Temple Grandin brought her unique intellect and wit to Reddit.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA|Emily Shire|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Amid our grief we now see that New York had been distracted by flash and wit and cash for too long.
It was a circle of exceptionally bright teenagers who revelled equally in wit and in culture.Why World War I Is at the Heart of ‘Lord of the Rings’|John Garth|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I suppose it is a sort of nemesis of wit; the skidding of a wheel in the height of its speed.George Bernard Shaw|Gilbert K. Chesterton
Men of wit and learning employ themselves to celebrate his talents, and to express their approbation of his writings.
In fine, Nosti est au bout de son latin (is at his wit's end, poor devil)!History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
The man that marries my Fan has got to have sabe enough to round up a flock of goats—and wit enough to get up in the morning.They of the High Trails|Hamlin Garland
Her beauty, her wit, they were her own; but they had availed her little before her betrothment to Rube.
British Dictionary definitions for wit (1 of 2)
Word Origin for wit
British Dictionary definitions for wit (2 of 2)
Word Origin for wit
Idioms and Phrases with wit
see at one's wit's end; have one's wits about one; live by one's wits; scare out of one's wits; to wit.