wit

Part of speech: verb

To be or become aware of; learn.

Part of speech: noun

Sudden and ingenious association of ideas or words, causing surprize and merriment.

Part of speech: noun

A witty person; formerly, a person of learning or genius.

Part of speech: noun

The reasoning power or faculty; sense.

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Usage examples "wit":

  1. Ah, he little knew What woman's wit, when put to proof, can do! - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. Well, you'll hear the finest wit in France! - "Dawn of All", Robert Hugh Benson.
  3. Then, as a last resort, some woman wit hit upon an expedient which it was strange that no one had thought of before. - "The Chronicles of Clovis", Saki.