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wits, plural;
  1. Have knowledge
    • - I addressed a few words to the lady you wot of
    • - I wot that but too well
  2. That is to say (used to make clearer or more specific something already said or referred to)
    • - the textbooks show an irritating parochialism, to wit an almost total exclusion of papers not in English
  1. Mental sharpness and inventiveness; keen intelligence
    • - he does not lack perception or native wit
  2. The intelligence required for normal activity; basic human intelligence
    • - he needed all his wits to figure out the way back
  3. A natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humor
    • - a player with a sharp tongue and a quick wit
  4. A person who has such an aptitude
    • - she is such a wit

  1. a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  2. brain: mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
  3. wag: a witty amusing person who makes jokes
  4. (wits) the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception; "he used his wits to get ahead"; "I was scared out of my wits"; "he still had all his marbles and was in full possession of a lively mind"
  5. (witty) combining clever conception and facetious expression; "his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent"
  6. Wit is a form of intellectual humour, and a wit is someone skilled in making witty remarks. Forms of wit include the quip and repartee.
  7. Wit is a 2001 American television movie directed by Mike Nichols. The teleplay by Nichols and Emma Thompson is based on the 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same title by Margaret Edson.
  8. Wit (Also spelled with semicolon "W;t") is the first play written by American playwright Margaret Edson. Edson used her work experience in a hospital as part of the inspiration for her play. Wit received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California, in 1995. ...
  9. The English language once had an extensive declension system similar to Latin, modern German or Icelandic. ...
  10. (Wits) The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a South African university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University. The university has its roots in the mining industry, as does Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general.
  11. (WITS (AM)) WITS is a commercial radio station in Sebring, Florida, United States, broadcasting to the Sebring area on 1340 AM. ...
  12. Sanity; The senses; Intellectual ability; faculty of thinking, reasoning; The ability to think quickly; mental cleverness, especially under short time constraints; Intelligence; common sense; Spoken humour, especially when clever or quick; A person who tells funny anecdotes or jokes; someone ...
  13. (wits) senses
  14. (witty) Wise, having good judgement; Possessing a strong intellect or intellectual capacity; intelligent, skilful, ingenious; Clever; amusingly ingenious; Full of wit; quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits
  15. (WITS) Web Interface for Telescience
  16. (WITS) Women and Infants Transmission Study
  17. (witty) being able to make other people laugh by what you say: "He's witty and charming – the perfect person to invite to a party."
  18. Weapons Intelligence Teams, tasked to U.S. military's counter-IED effort
  19. In modern vernacular, the word wit refers to elements in a literary work designed to make the audience laugh or feel amused, i.e., the term is used synonymously with humor. ...
  20. n.s. [sgewit, Saxon; from witan, to know.]
  21. Words into Type. 3rd ed. (See sources, below.)
  22. with. "I'm goin' to da block party wit you."
  23. The thing that fractures many a friendship.
  24. (v): inquire, discover. NFS. Cf. Golding Ovid; Kyd Sp Tr.
  25. (1) the epitaph of an emotion. (2) a form of sex display; a flexing of the superior muscles. / (3) the only weapon with which it is possible to stab oneself in one's own back. (4) the terse intrusion into an atmosphere of serene mental habit of some uncompromising truth. ...