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WICK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wick mean? 

WICK (noun)
  The noun WICK has 2 senses:

1. any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action
2. a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

  Familiarity information: WICK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WICK (noun)


Sense 1wick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it

Hypernyms ("wick" is a kind of...):

cord (a line made of twisted fibers or threads)


Sense 2wick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

wick; taper

Hypernyms ("wick" is a kind of...):

cord (a line made of twisted fibers or threads)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wick"):

candlewick (the wick of a candle)

Holonyms ("wick" is a part of...):

candle; taper; wax light (stick of wax with a wick in the middle)

kerosene lamp; kerosine lamp; oil lamp (a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light)


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