Pronunciation: wĭt
v. t. & i.1.To know; to learn.
[inf. (To) Wit; pres. sing. Wot; pl. Wite; imp. Wist(e); p. p. Wist; p. pr. & vb. n. Wit(t)ing. See the Note below.]
When that the sooth in wist.
- Chaucer.
1.Mind; intellect; understanding; sense.
Who knew the wit of the Lord? or who was his counselor?
- Wyclif (Rom. xi. 34).
Will puts in practice what wit deviseth.
- Sir J. Davies.
He wants not wit the dander to decline.
- Dryden.
2.A mental faculty, or power of the mind; - used in this sense chiefly in the plural, and in certain phrases; as, to lose one's wits; at one's wits' end, and the like.
3.Felicitous association of objects not usually connected, so as to produce a pleasant surprise; also. the power of readily combining objects in such a manner.
4.A person of eminent sense or knowledge; a man of genius, fancy, or humor; one distinguished for bright or amusing sayings, for repartee, and the like.
A wit herself, Amelia weds a wit.
- Young.
The five wits
the five senses; also, sometimes, the five qualities or faculties, common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, and memory.
- Chaucer. Nares.
Noun1.wit - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
2.wit - mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
3.wit - a witty amusing person who makes jokes
Synonyms: wag, card

TO WIT. That is to say; namely; scilicet; (q.v.) videlicet. (q.v.)

TO WIT. To know, that is to say, namely. See Scilicet.

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