Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: wade – wait
wade (-ed, -s, wading), v. [OE wadan.] (webplay: feet, go, moved, pass, purposes, water, way).
- Endure; suffer; pass laboriously through; experience the difficulty of.
- Deliberate; luxuriate; move carefully; take the time needed to fully appreciate.
- Persist; go on bravely.
- Step; move; go; press forward; walk through.
- Pilot; aviate; fly against the wind.
waft (-s), v. [OE wafian, wave, undulate.] (webplay: body, soul).
- Convey; transport; buoy; cause to float; keep from sinking.
- Call; beckon to.
wag (-s), v. [ME < OE.] (webplay: little, other, tail).
Shake; stir; wave to express happiness; move back and forth rapidly.
waggon (-s), n. [see wagon, n.]
wagon (-s, waggons), n. [ME < OE wægn, wain.] (webplay: carrying, conveyance, horse, kind, practice, transported, vehicle, wheels).
- Vehicle; means of transportation; (see Numbers 7:3).
- Chariot; means of traveling to heaven.
- Phrase. “Seraph's wagon”: divine power to move; heavenly means of locomotion; [kenning] wings.
wailing, verbal adj. [see wailing, n.]
wailing, verbal n. [ON veila.]
Moaning; weeping; audible mourning; vocal lamentation.
wainscot, n. [Gr. wagenschot.]
Wood paneling; lining for the walls of a room; [fig.] place of residence for a rodent.
wait, n. [see wait, v.]
Phrase. “lie in wait for”: ambush; prepare to snare; plan to waylay; hide in order to attack; be ready to prey on; be in position to capture.
wait (-ed, -s, -ing), v. [ME waite-n, watch, guard < OFr < Germanic *wak-, wake.] (webplay: attempts, come, consequence, court, days, depart, enemy, eye, fall, father, flow'r, gentlemen, hindrance, hour, lay, look, meeting, person, place, remain, rest, services, speak, time, stationary, stay, stop, visit, way, witness).
- Expect; anticipate; hope for; listen for.
- Stop; pause; stay there; hold still for a minute.
- Serve; minister; stand in readiness to assist; [fig.] guard; watch over.
- Linger; tarry.
- Watch; guard; take care; [fig.] stay behind.
- Withhold; hold back; hide something; [fig.] veil; cover.
- Abstain; experience a delay; go without something.
- Stay; rest; sleep; [fig.] remain until the resurrection.
- Restrain one's self; exercise self-control.
- Age; come to fruition; fulfill the purpose for being.