Associations to the word «Wit»


WIT, noun. (now usually in the plural) Sanity.
WIT, noun. (obsolete usually in the plural) The senses.
WIT, noun. Intellectual ability; faculty of thinking, reasoning.
WIT, noun. The ability to think quickly; mental cleverness, especially under short time constraints.
WIT, noun. Intelligence; common sense.
WIT, noun. Humour, especially when clever or quick.
WIT, noun. A person who tells funny anecdotes or jokes; someone witty.
WIT, verb. (ambitransitive) (chiefly archaic) Know, be aware of (construed with of when used intransitively).
WIT, preposition. (Southern American English) Alternative spelling of with

Dictionary definition

WIT, noun. A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.
WIT, noun. Mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense".
WIT, noun. A witty amusing person who makes jokes.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats