Lexicon: wave – we

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wave (-d), v. [see wave, n.] (webplay: inequality, water).

Ripple; undulate; move in the wind.

wavering, verbal adj. [ME waver, wever.] (webplay: unsettled, way).

Fading; waning; fleeting; languishing; fluctuating; unsettled; vacillating.

wax (-ing), v. [OE weaxan.] (webplay: silvery).

Become; grow.

way (-s), n. [OE weg.] (webplay: act, advance, belt, broad, come, die, discourse, earth, enemy, farmers, go, heavens, know, lane, light, life, manner, magnify, meaning, men, motion, opinion, passing, place, practice, road, space, star, street, thinking, travel, weigh, works, year).

  1. Lifestyle; [fig.] Christian covenant; gospel calling; (see Matthew 7:14).
  2. Path; road; route; avenue.
  3. Manner; fashion; style; custom; habit; practice.
  4. Period; amount of time; [fig.] distance.
  5. State of being; tendency; perception.
  6. Means; device; implementation.
  7. Direction; course.
  8. Distance; length.
  9. Appropriate method; proper procedure; effective process; correct technique; right course of action; most effective means.
  10. Condition; situation; circumstance.
  11. Gate; passage; medium of access.
  12. Journey; quest; trek.
  13. Phrase. “By the way”: in passing; down the road; along the path; in the route commonly taken; [word play] in the process; in the course of events.

waylay (waylaid), v. [see way and lay.] (webplay: place).

Capture momentarily; hold temporarily; keep for a while; [fig.] experience; feel.

waylaying, n. [see waylay, v.] (webplay: life).

Attack; seizure; interception; [fig.] termination of mortal life.

waylaying, verbal adj. [see waylay, v.] (webplay: life, light).

Besetting; seizing; ambushing, shocking; unsettling; [fig.] inspiring; striking; attention drawing.

wayward (-est), adj. [aphetic form of awayward.] (webplay: go, light, travel).

  1. Willful; unmanageable; hard to handle; out of line; [fig.] different; eccentric; outlandish; [word play] on her way home; [fig.] on the path to heaven.
  2. Froward; peevish; perverse; contrary; [fig.] lost; prodigal.

w'd, v. [contracted form; see would, v.]


we (we'd, we'll, we're, we've), pron. [OE , OFris wi; nominative plural of the first person.] (webplay: embrace, endure, face, familiar, person, pity, speaker).

  1. [Exclusive; includes a speaker as part of a group addressing a person or persons not in the group] you and I but not her/him/them.
  2. [Dual inclusive; includes the speaker addressing one other person or being] you and I.
  3. [Exclusive; includes the speaker and others who are specified] they and I but not you.
  4. [Denotes individuals who share a common experience] each of us.
  5. [Dual; includes the speaker and another individual] he and I; she and I.
  6. [Denotes humankind in general and/or a general consensus] everybody; all of us.
  7. [Includes the speaker and one or more others who are unspecified] somebody and I.
  8. [Includes the speaker and the reader] the addressee and I.