1. A whit; a bit; a jot. [Obs.]
She was fallen asleep a little wight.Chaucer.
2. A supernatural being. [Obs.] Chaucer.
3. A human being; a person, either male or female; now used chiefly in irony or burlesque, or in humorous
language. "Worst of all wightes." Chaucer.
Every wight that hath discretion.Chaucer.
Oh, say me true if thou wert mortal wight.Milton.
(Wight), a. [OE. wight, wiht, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vigr in fighting condition, neut.
vigh vig war, akin to AS. wig See Vanquish.] Swift; nimble; agile; strong and active. [Obs. or Poetic]
'T is full wight, God wot, as is a roe.Chaucer.
He was so wimble and so wight.Spenser.
They were Night and Day, and Day and Night,Emerson.
Pilgrims wight with steps forthright.
(Wight"ly), adv. Swiftly; nimbly; quickly. [Obs.]
(Wig"less) a. Having or wearing no wig.
(Wig"wag`) v. i. [See Wag, v. t.] (Naut.) To signal by means of a flag waved from side to
side according to a code adopted for the purpose. [Colloq.]
(Wig"wam) n. [From the Algonquin or Massachusetts Indian word wek, "his house," or "dwelling
place;" with possessive and locative affixes, we-kou-om-ut, "in his (or their) house," contracted by the
English to weekwam, and wigwam.] An Indian cabin or hut, usually of a conical form, and made of
a framework of poles covered with hides, bark, or mats; called also tepee. [Sometimes written also
Very spacious was the wigwam,Longfellow.
Made of deerskin dressed and whitened,
With the gods of the Dacotahs
and painted on its curtains.
"The wigwam, or Indian house, of a circular or oval shape, was made of bark or mats laid over a framework
of branches of trees stuck in the ground in such a manner as to converge at the top, where was a central
aperture for the escape of smoke from the fire beneath. The better sort had also a lining of mats. For
entrance and egress, two low openings were left on opposite sides, one or the other of which was closed
with bark or mats, according to the direction of the wind." Palfrey.
(Wike) n. A temporary mark or boundary, as a bough of a tree set up in marking out or dividing
anything, as tithes, swaths to be mowed in common ground, etc.; called also wicker. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wike), n. [AS. wic. See Wick a village.] A home; a dwelling. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Wik"ke) a. Wicked. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Wild) a. [Compar. Wilder ; superl. Wildest.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D.
wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis
wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of uncertain origin.]