DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

4 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 With·er v. i. [imp. & p. p. Withered p. pr. & vb. n. Withering.]
 1. To fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up.
    Shall he hot pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither?   --Ezek. xvii. 9.
 2. To lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pinaway, as animal bodies.
    This is man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered.   --Shak.
    There was a man which had his hand withered.   --Matt. xii. 10.
    Now warm in love, now with'ring in the grave.   --Dryden.
 3. To lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away.  “Names that must not wither.”
    States thrive or wither as moons wax and wane.   --Cowper.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 With·ered a. Faded; dried up; shriveled; wilted; wasted; wasted away.  -- With*ered*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the
             old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and
             ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a
             man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie;
             "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened
             little man with frizzy gray hair" [syn: shriveled, shrivelled,
              shrunken, wizen, wizened]
      2: (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture;
         "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere
         vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered
         seedlings"; "withered vines" [syn: dried-up, sere, sear,
          shriveled, shrivelled]