[with, with, wahyth]
a willow twig or osier.
any tough, flexible twig or stem suitable for binding things together.
an elastic handle for a tool, to lessen shock occurring in use.
a partition dividing flues of a chimney.
verb (used with object), withed, with·ing.
to bind with withes.
- withdrawal symptoms,
- withdrawal syndrome,
- withdrawing room,
- withe rod,
- wither on the vine,
- wither, george,
Origin of withe
before 1000; Middle English, Old English withthe; akin to Old Norse vīthir withy, Gothic kunawida chain, Latin viēre to weave together
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The wide chimney-top was withed across; nothing could drop down it.Strange Stories of the Great Valley|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
a strong flexible twig, esp of willow, suitable for binding things together; withy
a band or rope of twisted twigs or stems
a handle made of elastic material, fitted on some tools to reduce the shock during use
a wall with a thickness of half a brick, such as a leaf of a cavity wall, or a division between two chimney flues
(tr) to bind with withes
Word Origin for withe
Old English withthe; related to Old Norse vithja, Old High German witta, widi, Gothic wida
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Old English wiððe "twisted cord, willow twig" (see withy).
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