Etymology

1. wick

noun. ['ˈwɪk'] any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action.

Etymology

  • vik (English)
  • weke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Wick

  • realpolitik
  • ostpolitik
  • nonstick
  • handpick
  • vanwyk
  • vanwyck
  • vandyck
  • strick
  • sprick
  • afflik
  • trick
  • stick
  • spic
  • smick
  • slick
  • shtick
  • schtick
  • schrick
  • schnick
  • schmick
  • schlick
  • quik
  • quick
  • prick
  • kwik
  • krick
  • klick
  • glick
  • fricke
  • frick

How do you pronounce wick?

Pronounce wick as wɪk.

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Sentences with wick


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Breathable fabrics wick away the sweat, which keeps your body comfortable even if you sweat excessively.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Pull out the wick ends, and let the wax cool for a minute or two.

3. Verb, base form
If you showered before hand, use a dry towel to lightly wick away most of the water.

4. Adjective
Dip each end of the wick 8 inches into the melted wax mixture.

2. wick

noun. ['ˈwɪk'] a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame.

Synonyms

  • oil lamp
  • candle
  • wax light
  • taper
  • kerosine lamp
  • kerosene lamp
  • candlewick

Antonyms

  • increase
  • unpointedness
  • pointedness

Etymology

  • vik (English)
  • weke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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