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wit meaning

EN[wɪt] [-ɪt]
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  • Wit is a form of intelligent humour, the ability to say or write things that are clever and usually funny. A wit is a person skilled at making clever and funny remarks. Forms of wit include the quip and repartee.
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    Definition of wit in English Dictionary

  • NounPLwits
    1. (now usually in the plural) Sanity.
      1. He's gone completely out of his wits. ‎
    2. (obsolete usually in the plural) The senses.
      1. Intellectual ability; faculty of thinking, reasoning.
        1. Where she has gone to is beyond the wit of man to say. ‎
      2. The ability to think quickly; mental cleverness, especially under short time constraints.
        1. My father had a quick wit and a steady hand. ‎
      3. Intelligence; common sense.
        1. The opportunity was right in front of you, and you didn't even have the wit to take it! ‎
      4. Humour, especially when clever or quick.
        1. The best man's speech was hilarious, full of wit and charm. ‎
      5. A person who tells funny anecdotes or jokes; someone witty.
        1. Your friend is quite a wit, isn't he? ‎
    3. Verb
      1. VT VI (chiefly archaic) Know, be aware of (construed with of when used intransitively).
        1. You committed terrible actions — to wit, murder and theft — and should be punished accordingly.
        2. They are meddling in matters that men should not wit of.
    4. Preposition
      1. (Southern US) Alternative spelling of with.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Are you ready to pit your wits against one of the world's greatest puzzles?
          • To whom our knight, by fast instinct / Of wit and temper, was so linkt,
          • y are meddling in matters that men should not wit of.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • There is nothing wrong with that kind of line — he’s a newly fledged ultravillain in a comic-book movie, after all — but it needs to be earned, with gravity or wit.
          • Kendall conceded defeat once she realized she could not win in a battle of wits.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Prepositions
            • Verbs
              • Intransitive verbs
                • Transitive verbs
                  • Verbs by inflection type
                    • Irregular verbs
                Related Links:
                1. en with
                2. en without
                3. en within
                4. en witness
                5. en withdrew
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Meaning of wit for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "wit" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a preposition. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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