- 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.
His mature wit and poetic style drew in those around him and we connected instantly.
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.
We had six field-pieces, but we only took four, harnessed wit twice the usual number of horses.
To place wit above sense is to place superfluity above utility.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Vincent Alsop died; a presbyterian clergyman, who attacked Dr. Sherlock with great wit and some seriousness.
He was judge of the admiralty court of Pennsylvania; his writings abound with wit, humor and satire.
John Hales died; an English author, so much admired for his wit and learning, that he is called the ever memorable.
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.