1. Abounding with willows.
Where willowy Camus lingers with delight.Gray.
2. Resembling a willow; pliant; flexible; pendent; drooping; graceful.
(Will"some) a. [Written also wilsome.]
1. Willful; obstinate. [Obs.]
2. Fat; indolent. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
3. Doubtful; uncertain. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Will"some*ness, n. [Obs.]
(Wil"ly) n. [Cf. Willow.]
1. A large wicker basket. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
2. (Textile Manuf.) Same as 1st Willow, 2.
Willying machine. Same as 1st Willow, 2.
(Wil"ly*ing), n. The process of cleansing wool, cotton, or the like, with a willy, or willow.
(Wil"ly nil"ly) See Will I, nill I, etc., under 3d Will.
(Wil"ne) v. t. [AS. wilnian.] To wish; to desire. [Obs.] "He willneth no destruction." Chaucer.
(Wilt) 2d pers. sing. of Will.
(Wilt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wilting.] [Written also welt, a modification of welk.] To begin to wither; to
lose freshness and become flaccid, as a plant when exposed when exposed to drought, or to great heat
in a dry day, or when separated from its root; to droop;. to wither. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]
(Wilt), v. t.
1. To cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant. [Prov. Eng. U. S.]
2. Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]
Despots have wilted the human race into sloth and imbecility.Dr. T. Dwight.
(Wil"ton car`pet) A kind of carpet woven with loops like the Brussels, but differing from
it in having the loops cut so as to form an elastic velvet pile; so called because made originally at
(Wil"we) n. Willow. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Wil"y) a. [Compar. Wilier ; superl. Wiliest.] [From Wile.] Full of wiles, tricks, or stratagems; using
craft or stratagem to accomplish a purpose; mischievously artful; subtle. "Wily and wise." Chaucer. "The
wily snake." Milton.
This false, wily, doubling disposition of mind.South.
Syn. Cunning; artful; sly; crafty. See Cunning.