verb (used without object) British Dialect.
Origin of wuther
Examples from the Web for wuthering
Virginia Woolf loved Wuthering Heights and considered Emily Brontë superior to her sister Charlotte.
Little sister Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights was not as instantly beloved.
Critics rediscovered Wuthering Heights, praising its complicated, nonlinear structure.
He hated Merle Oberon when he worked with her in Wuthering Heights.
No one who has ever read "Wuthering Heights" can forget the place and the time when he read it.Suspended Judgments|John Cowper Powys
Patrick Brontë declared to me that he wrote a great portion of ‘Wuthering Heights’ himself.Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle|Clement K. Shorter
Meanwhile, Wuthering Heights was a handy lodging, at walking distance from the Grange.Emily Bront|A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Above the village was the parsonage of Grimshaw and the original "Wuthering Heights."A Literary Pilgrimage Among the Haunts of Famous British Authors|Theodore F. (Theodore Frelinghuysen) Wolfe
But "Wuthering Heights" is a marvellous curiosity in literature.The Bront Family, Vol. 2 of 2|Francis A. Leyland
British Dictionary definitions for wuthering
adjective Northern English dialect
Word Origin for wuthering
Word Origin and History for wuthering
Northern England dialectal variant of Scottish and dialectal whithering "rushing, whizzing, blustering," from a verb whither (late 14c.) which was used in reference to gusts of wind and coughing fits, from Old Norse *hviðra (cf. Norwegian kvidra "to go quickly to and fro," related to Old English hwiþa "air, breeze").
Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr. Heathcliff's dwelling. 'Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed, in stormy weather. [Emily Brontë, "Wuthering Heights," 1847]