Associations to the word «Wick»


WICK, noun. A bundle, twist, braid, or woven strip of cord, fabric, fibre/fiber, or other porous material in a candle, oil lamp, kerosene heater, or the like, that draws up liquid fuel, such as melted tallow, wax, or the oil, delivering it to the base of the flame for conversion to gases and burning; any other length of material burned for illumination in small successive portions.
WICK, noun. Any piece of porous material that conveys liquid by capillary action; e.g. a strip of gauze placed in a wound to serve as a drain.
WICK, noun. (curling) A narrow opening in the field, flanked by other players' stones.
WICK, noun. (curling) A shot where the played stone touches a stationary stone just enough that the played stone changes direction.
WICK, noun. (slang) Penis.
WICK, verb. (transitive) To convey or draw off (liquid) by capillary action.
WICK, verb. (intransitive) (of a liquid) To traverse (i.e. be conveyed by capillary action) through a wick or other porous material, as water through a sponge. Usually followed by through.
WICK, verb. (curling) To strike (a stone) obliquely; to strike (a stationary stone) just enough that the played stone changes direction.
WICK, noun. (British) (dialect) (chiefly East Anglia and Essex) A farm, especially a dairy farm.
WICK, noun. (archaic) A village; hamlet; castle; dwelling; street; creek; bay; harbour; a place of work, jurisdiction, or exercise of authority.
WICK, adjective. (British) (dialect) (chiefly Yorkshire) Alive; lively; full of life; active; bustling; nimble; quick.
WICK, noun. (British) (dialect) (chiefly Yorkshire) Liveliness; life.
WICK, noun. (British) (dialect) (chiefly Yorkshire) The growing part of a plant nearest to the roots.
WICK, noun. (British) (dialect) (chiefly Yorkshire) A maggot.
WICK, noun. (now dialectal) A corner of the mouth or eye.
WICK, proper noun. A town in north-eastern Caithness, Scotland
WICK ROTATION, noun. A method of finding a solution to a mathematical problem in Minkowski space from a solution to a related problem in Euclidean space by means of a transformation that substitutes an imaginary-number variable for a real-number variable.

Dictionary definition

WICK, noun. Any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action; "the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it".
WICK, noun. A loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame.

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