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, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley