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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wost; unstressed wuh st]
    • /wɒst; unstressed wəst/
    • /wast/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wost; unstressed wuh st]
    • /wɒst; unstressed wəst/

Definitions of wast word

  • verb wast a 2nd person singular pt. indicative of be. 1
  • noun wast (archaic) second-person singular past of be. 1
  • intransitive verb wast be 0
  • verb wast (archaic) second-person singular simple past form of be. 0

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Origin of wast

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English been, Old English bēon (bēo- (akin to Old Frisian, Old High German bim, German bin, Old Saxon bium, biom (I) am, Old English, Old High German, Old Saxon būan, Old Norse būa reside, Latin fuī (I) have been, Greek phy- grow, become, Old Irish boí (he) was, Sanskrit bhávati (he) becomes, is, Lithuanian búti to be, OCS byti, Persian būd was)) + -n infinitive suffix. See am, is, are1, was, were

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Parts of speech for Wast


wast popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

wast usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with wast

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