verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of wither
Definition for wither (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for wither
Why this reluctant partnership might be best left to wither.John Kerry Just Visited. But Should We Just Forget About India?|Tunku Varadarajan|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as time goes by, Chloe falls ill and begins to wither away.Michel Gondry on ‘Mood Indigo,’ Kanye West, and the 10th Anniversary of ‘Eternal Sunshine’|Marlow Stern|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will he, like Khal Drogo before him, wither away from an infected wound?
And second, the right-wing political class, operatives and people at think tanks, who want the welfare state to wither away.
Yet when it comes to Palestinians under Israel's control, the humanistic approach to children's welfare tends to wither.
The brilliant sun of the tropics, burning mercilessly through the rarefied air, causes the scant vegetation to wither.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
Yes, certainly, but not because the poetic energy in him was a finer thing than the poetic energy that was in Wither.The Lyric|John Drinkwater
Consider all the mean things and debasing tendencies that wither up a people in a state of slavery.Principles of Freedom|Terence J. MacSwiney
You must be perfectly plain and frank with me, or our acquaintanceship will wither away.The Captain's Toll-Gate|Frank R. Stockton
In New York, to be sure, he often brushed his wings against those flowerets that “bloom and wither in the blush of dawn.”The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions for wither
Word Origin for wither
Word Origin and History for wither
1530s, alteration of Middle English wydderen "dry up, shrivel" (c.1300), apparently a differentiated and special use of wederen "to expose to weather" (see weather). Cf. German verwittern "to become weather-beaten," from Witter "weather."