wit meaning

[ wit ] Pronunciation:   "wit" in a sentence
Noun: wit  wit
  1. A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    - humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], witticism, wittiness, drollness 
  2. Mental ability
    - brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality 
  3. A witty amusing person who makes jokes
    - wag, card
Verb: wit (wist,witting,wot)  wit
Usage: archaic
  1. Know

Sounds like: whit

Derived forms: wist, witting, wits, wot

See also: witty

Type of: content, humorist, humourist [Brit, Cdn], intelligence, message, subject matter, substance

Encyclopedia: Wit

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The faculty of expressing the amusing,clever,or comical or the keen perception and cleverly apt expression of connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary,2d ed)


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  1. she said she collected her wits somehow.
  2. the victim had no originality, no wit.
  3. it's good to meet a girl who's got wit.
  4. he is a nimble and versatile wit.
  5. he took a stride to inspirit his wits.

Related Words

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  2. wistfully meaning
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  5. wistly meaning
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  7. wit-cracker meaning
  8. wit-monger meaning
  9. wit-snapper meaning
  10. witan meaning
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