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Wit meaning

wit - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. a witty amusing person who makes jokes
  2. 2. of Wit
  3. 3. To know; to learn.
  4. 4. Mind; intellect; understanding; sense.
  5. 5. Felicitous association of objects not usually connected, so as to produce a pleasant surprise; also. the power of readily combining objects in such a manner.
  6. 6. A person of eminent sense or knowledge; a man of genius, fancy, or humor; one distinguished for bright or amusing sayings, for repartee, and the like.
  7. 7. ing ( p. pr. & vb. n.) of
  8. 8. A mental faculty, or power of the mind; - used in this sense chiefly in the plural, and in certain phrases; as, to lose one's wits; at one's wits' end, and the like.
  9. 9. Intelligence; faculty of combining ideas so as to produce a striking or amusing effect; the exercise of this faculty; one who has wit.
  10. 10. To wit, namely; that is to say.

wit - examples of usage

  1. Is there no wit or humour left because they are gone? - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. There are no subtle strokes of wit in it such as we find in some of Swift's ironical pieces. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. His assurance, and, it must be owned, his ready wit, helped him in coming to the front. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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