2. To take for a wife; to marry.
I have wived his sister.Sir W. Scott.
(Wive"hood) n. Wifehood. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Wive"less), a. Wifeless. [Obs.] Homilies.
(Wive"ly), a. Wifely. [Obs.] Udall.
(Wiv"er Wiv"ern) n. [OE. wivere a serpent, OF. wivre, guivre, F. givre, guivre, wiver, from L.
vipera; probably influenced by OHG. wipera, from the Latin. See Viper, and cf. Weever.]
1. (Her.) A fabulous two-legged, winged creature, like a cockatrice, but having the head of a dragon,
and without spurs. [Written also wyvern.]
The jargon of heraldry, its griffins, its mold warps, its wiverns, and its dragons.Sir W. Scott.
2. (Zoöl.) The weever.
(Wives) n., pl. of Wife.
(Wiz"ard) n. [Probably from wise + -ard.]
1. A wise man; a sage. [Obs.]
See how from far upon the eastern roadMilton.
The star-led wizards [Magi] haste with odors sweet!
2. One devoted to the black art; a magician; a conjurer; a sorcerer; an enchanter.
The wily wizard must be caught.Dryden.
1. Enchanting; charming. Collins.
2. Haunted by wizards.
Where Deva spreads her wizard stream.Milton.
(Wiz"ard*ly), a. Resembling or becoming a wizard; wizardlike; weird.
(Wiz"ard*ry) n. The character or practices o wizards; sorcery; magic. "He acquired a reputation
bordering on wizardry." J. A. Symonds.
(Wiz"en) v. i. [OE. wisenen, AS. wisnian akin to weornian to decay, OHG. wesann to grow
dry, G. verwesen to rot, Icel. visna to wither, Sw. vissna, Dan. visne, and probably to L. virus an
offensive odor, poison. Cf. Virus.] To wither; to dry. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Wiz"en), a. Wizened; thin; weazen; withered.
A little lonely, wizen, strangely clad boy.Dickens.
(Wiz"en), n. The weasand. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Wiz"ened) a. Dried; shriveled; withered; shrunken; weazen; as, a wizened old man.
(Wiz"en-faced`) a. Having a shriveled, thin, withered face.