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Definition of the noun wilt

What does wilt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wilts

  1. any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
  2. causing to become limp or drooping
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of wilt: wilting
    • more generic word: weakening = the act of reducing the strength of something

Alternative definition of the noun wilt


  1. The act of wilting or the state of being wilted.
  2. Any of various plant diseases characterized by wilting.

Definition of the verb wilt

What does wilt mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wilted | wilting | wilts

  1. lose strength
    • example: My opponent was wilting
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: weaken = become weaker
  2. become limp

Alternative definition of the verb wilt


  1. [intransitive] To droop or become limp and flaccid (as a dying leaf or flower).
  2. [intransitive] To fatigue; to lose strength.
  3. [transitive] To cause to droop or become limp and flaccid (as a flower).
  4. [transitive] To cause to fatigue; to exhaust.


  1. "Wilt" is a 1989 movie adaptation by LWT of the Tom Sharpe novel of the same name. The story follows the comic misadventures of the eponymous Henry Wilt as he is accused of the murder of his wife when she suddenly goes missing after a party at a friend's house where they have a very public argument.
  2. "Wilt" is a film.


"Wilt" is a comedic novel by the author Tom Sharpe, first published by Secker and Warburg in 1976. Later editions were published by Pan Books, and Overlook TP.

  • also known as "Wilt (Mainstream Series)"
  • genres: Fiction, Comedy
  • subject: England


Wilt is a fictional character from the 2004 tv series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.


Wilt is a musical group.

  • members:
  • albums: "White Chrysalis in Blue", "Blackenvelope", "As Giants Watch Over Us", "Amidst a Spacious Fabric", "Radio 1940", "The Black Box Aesthetic", "The Herman Fibbs EP", "Wither", "Dark Meadows", "Graveflowers", "The Complete Kingdom Recordings"
  • official website:


WILT is a radio station broadcasting an adult contemporary format. Licensed to Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, the station serves the Wilmington area.

Phrases with Wilt

  1. wilt disease
  2. tobacco wilt
  3. fusarium wilt
  4. granville wilt

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wilt

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Google previewVegetable Diseases (2007)

A Color Handbook by Steven T. Koike, Peter Gladders, Albert O. Paulus

Introduction and significance Verticillium wilt is an important problem in various crucifer vegetables in California. In France, Germany, and Sweden, Verticillium wilt is a significant problem on oilseed rape, which could pose a threat to vegetable ...

Google previewMicrobial Strategies for Vegetable Production (2017)

by Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Saghir Khan

Bacterial wilt is a common disease...

Among various diseases, bacterial wilt is the most common and destructive disease of tomato caused by R. solanacearum (Tahat and Kamaruzaman 2010). The yield loss of the ...

Google previewFarmers' Bulletin (1953)

Acrostalagmus Wilt Acrostalagmus wilt is a disease of older plants and rarely causes severe damage. It is caused by a fungus that penetrates the water- conducting vessels of the root and 5 See U. S. Department of Agriculture Farmers ' Bulletin ...

Google previewAyn Rand Explained (2012)

From Tyranny to Tea Party by Ronald E. Merrill

There are many possible moralities which might be correct: Christian ethics, the Ten Commandments, 'Seek the greatest good of the greatest number', 'Do what thou wilt is the whole of the Law', and many others have been asserted. But what ...

Google previewSoil survey (1941)

by United States. Bureau of Soils, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, United States. Soil Conservation Service, United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Fusarium wilt is the most common disease of watermelons, and the only means of combating it is to use disease-resistant varieties of seed, such as the Australian Thurmond Grey. For insect infestation of watermelons it is recommended that ...

Google previewMajor Forest Insect and Disease Conditions in the United States, 2007 (2009)

Cerotocystis fogacearurn Current Conditions Oak wilt is a tree-killing, vascular.

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Fusarium A genus of fungi; most species saprophytes but many plant parasites Fusarium annum See chilli wilt. coeruleum See potato dry rot. cucurbitae See ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (2013)

From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo

Despite its hardiness, Grimm was susceptible to bacterial wilt. Farmers grew Baltic, a hardy variety named for Baltic, South Dakota, in the northern United States. Baltic, like Grimm, was susceptible to bacterial wilt. From Baltic, the Michigan ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Root and crown rot – root necrosis extends from death of feeder roots to the entire root system, often extending into the crown to girdle the base of the stem; symptoms aboveground include dieback, wilt, and death of the canopy. For example ...

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Quotes about Wilt

When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree. Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet And if thou wilt, remember And if thou wilt, forget. (Christina Georgina Rossetti)
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Scrabble value of W4I1L1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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