Wencher to Weyleway
(Wench"er) n. One who wenches; a lewd man.
(Wench"less), a. Being without a wench. Shak.
(Wend) obs. p. p. of Wene. Chaucer.
(Wend), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wended, Obs. Went; p. pr. & vb. n. Wending.] [AS. wendan
to turn, to go, caus. of windan to wind; akin to OS. wendian, OFries. wenda, D. wenden to turn, G.
wenden, Icel. venda, Sw. vända, Dan. vende, Goth. wandjan. See Wind to turn, and cf. Went.]
1. To go; to pass; to betake one's self. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
To Athens shall the lovers wend.Shak.
2. To turn round. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh.
(Wend), v. t. To direct; to betake; used chiefly in the phrase to wend one's way. Also used
reflexively. "Great voyages to wend." Surrey.
(Wend), n. (O. Eng. Law) A large extent of ground; a perambulation; a circuit. [Obs.] Burrill.
(Wende) obs. imp. of Wene. Chaucer.
(Wend"ic Wend"ish) a. Of or pertaining the Wends, or their language.
(Wend"ic) n. The language of the Wends.
(Wends) n. pl.; sing. Wend. (Ethnol.) A Slavic tribe which once occupied the northern and
eastern parts of Germany, of which a small remnant exists.
(Wene) v. i. To ween. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Wen"lock group`) (Geol.) The middle subdivision of the Upper Silurian in Great Britain;
so named from the typical locality in Shropshire.
(Wen"nel) n. See Weanel. [Obs.] Tusser.
(Wen"nish Wen"ny) , a. [From Wen.] Having the nature of a wen; resembling a wen; as, a
(We*no"na) n. (Zoöl.) A sand snake (Charina plumbea) of Western North America, of the family
(Went) imp. & p. p. of Wend; - - now obsolete except as the imperfect of go, with which it has
no etymological connection. See Go.
To the church both be they went.Chaucer.
(Went), n. Course; way; path; journey; direction. [Obs.] "At a turning of a wente." Chaucer.
But here my weary team, nigh overspent,Spenser.
Shall breathe itself awhile after so long a went.
He knew the diverse went of mortal ways.Spenser.
(Wen"tle*trap`) n. [D. wenteltrap a winding staircase; cf. G. wendeltreppe.] [Obs.] Any one
of numerous species of elegant, usually white, marine shells of the genus Scalaria, especially Scalaria
pretiosa, which was formerly highly valued; called also staircase shell. See Scalaria.