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Wandering Jew in medieval folklore, a Jew condemned to roam the earth until the Second Coming, as a punishment for mocking or striking Jesus Christ before the crucifixion. [2 definitions]
wanderlust a strong, constant desire to travel.
wane of the moon, to gradually decrease in the size of the portion that is illuminated, as seen from the earth. (Cf. wax2). [6 definitions]
wangle (informal) to get or bring about (something) by resorting to tricks and schemes. [2 definitions]
Wankel engine an internal combustion engine that features a triangular rotor revolving in a chamber, and that requires fewer moving parts and is lighter and less efficient than a piston-driven engine.
wanna contraction of "want to" used in some types of writing to reflect how the two words are often pronounced in rapid, informal speech.
want to desire (something); wish for. [14 definitions]
want ad a classified advertisement.
want in (informal) to desire to be included or admitted.
wanting lacking. [4 definitions]
wanton characterized by malice and injustice. [6 definitions]
want out (informal) to desire to be excluded.
wapiti a very large North American deer that has curved antlers with many branches; elk.
war a state or period of open, armed fighting between nations, states, or other groups of people. [5 definitions]
War Between the States the U.S. Civil War, esp. as referred to in the former states of the Confederacy.
warble1 to sing or make sounds with trilling or quivering notes. [3 definitions]
warble2 a lump or swelling under the hide of an animal, caused by the larva of a warble fly. [2 definitions]
warbler any of numerous small, insect-eating American songbirds, many species of which are brightly colored. [3 definitions]
war bonnet a ceremonial headdress worn by some Indians of the North American plains, consisting of a headband with a long trailing extension, both decorated with feathers.
war chest a fund of money set aside for a special purpose, such as a political campaign.
war cry a shout uttered by warriors in battle. [2 definitions]