- 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.
- to bind with withes.
Origin of withe
Examples from the Web for withing
Historical Examples of withing
Earth is the wock on which Zeus, wemorseless, stwetches his withing victim—men, the vultures that feed and fatten on him.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
William Makepeace Thackeray
Earth is the wock on which Zeus, wemorseless, stwetches his withing wictim;—men, the vultures that feed and fatten on him.Thackeray
- 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 wiððe "twisted cord, willow twig" (see withy).