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wen

wen
W w

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wen]
    • /wɛn/
    • /wen/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wen]
    • /wɛn/

Definitions of wen word

  • abbreviation WEN wynn. 1
  • noun wen A boil or other swelling or growth on the skin, especially a sebaceous cyst. 1
  • noun wen wartlike lump on the skin 1
  • noun wen large crowded urban area 1
  • noun wen a sebaceous cyst, esp one occurring on the scalp 0
  • noun wen a large overcrowded city (esp London in the phrase the great wen) 0

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Origin of wen

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English wenn; cognate with Dutch wen

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Wen

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

wen popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wen usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wen

noun wen

  • blister — A blister is a painful swelling on the surface of your skin. Blisters contain a clear liquid and are usually caused by heat or by something repeatedly rubbing your skin.
  • sac — Strategic Air Command.
  • sore — physically painful or sensitive, as a wound, hurt, or diseased part: a sore arm.
  • bag — A bag is a container made of thin paper or plastic, for example one that is used in shops to put things in that a customer has bought.
  • bleb — a fluid-filled blister on the skin

Antonyms for wen

noun wen

  • abatement — Abatement means a reduction in the strength or power of something or the reduction of it.
  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • diminishment — to make or cause to seem smaller, less, less important, etc.; lessen; reduce.
  • failure — an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure.
  • lessening — to become less.

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