Crossword clues for wee
- Like a mite
- Bit modifier
- Kind of hour
- ___ bit
- Like Burns's "tim'rous beastie"
- "___ Willie Winkie"
- Like early-morning hours
- Like 3 a.m., say
- Just a ___ bit
- Like Tom Thumb
- Like many a lad or lass
- (Scottish) a short time
- Very early
- Little piggy's cry
- Like a bairn
- Like some hours
- When tripled, a nursery rhyme cry
- First word of Burns's "To a Mouse"
- Like a Burnsian mouse
- Like Burns's tim'rous beastie
- Like Willie Winkie
- Ever so slight
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wee \Wee\, n. [OE. we a bit, in a little we, probably originally meaning, a little way, the word we for wei being later taken as synonymous with little. See Way.] A little; a bit, as of space, time, or distance. [Obs. or Scot.]
Wee \Wee\, a. Very small; little. [Colloq. & Scot.]
A little wee face, with a little yellow beard.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"extremely small," mid-15c., from earlier noun use in sense of "quantity, amount" (such as a littel wei "a little thing or amount," c.1300), from Old English wæge "weight" (see weigh). Adjectival use wee bit apparently developed as parallel to such forms as a bit thing "a little thing." Wee hours is attested by 1891, from Scottish phrase wee sma' hours (1819). Wee folk "faeries" is recorded from 1819. Weeny "tiny, small" is from 1790.
(context Scotland Northern Ireland North England NZ English) small, little. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context colloquial uncountable English) urine 2 (context colloquial English) An act of urination. v
(context colloquial English) To urinate.
n. a short time; "bide a wee"
Usage examples of "wee".
This wee may guesse from the fiery influence of the Sunne, the watery and aereous influence of the Moone, as also the matereall heavinesse of the earth.
Dogs, some following such as flyed, some invading such as stood still, some tearing those which lay prostrate, but generally there were none which escaped cleare: Behold upon this another danger ensued, the Inhabitants of the Towne stood in their garrets and windowes, throwing great stones upon our heads, that wee could not tell whether it were best for us to avoyd the gaping mouthes of the Dogges at hand or the perill of the stones afarre, amongst whome there was one that hurled a great flint upon a woman, which sate upon my backe, who cryed out pitiously, desiring her husband to helpe her.
A sort of wild, rangy presence, not physically threatening to a grown man perhaps, but he could understand how he was able to dominate his roommate Beano, and to attract a tasty wee girl like that Andrina, even though she was a few years older than him.
Voordat hij ernaar kon vragen was het beeld weer weggedreven, verloren in pulserende flitsen van stralende kleuren en ritmisch gezang.
And to the intent you may beleeve me I will shew you an example : wee were come nothing nigh to Thebes, where is the fountain of our art and science, but we learned where a rich Chuffe called Chriseros did dwell, who for fear of offices in the publique wel dissembled his estate, and lived sole and solitary in a small coat, howbeit replenished with aboundance of treasure, and went daily in ragged and torn apparel.
And it shall be registred in the bookes of Doctours, that an Asse saved the life of a young maiden that was captive amongst Theeves : Thou shalt be numbred amongst the ancient miracles : wee beleeve that by like example of truth Phryxus saved himselfe from drowning upon the Ram, Arion escaped upon a Dolphin, and that Europa was delivered by the Bull.
Pas maanden later zou hij zich die blik weer herinneren om hem de rest van zijn leven niet meer te vergeten.
Evengoed richtte hij zijn blik weer op de heuvels achter de binnenplaats.
I care not a bodle if a young gentleman flings his heels and is a wee bit wild in his conversation.
The wee burdie always has tae leap from the nest to see if it can fly.
Modesty was covering that, with the help of the dannert wire that she and Willie had off-loaded from the van and piled in the porch and across the front windows while Wee Jock was striking his first blow.
Dandie Dinmont and his terriers--Mustard and Pepper and other spicy wee rascals.
Bijna was zij te vergelijken met het door de lucht snorren van een rieten pijl, die door den wind naar rechts en naar links wordt gedreven, en ondanks deze afwijkingen, toch weer in de juiste baan komt, en het doel treft.
De theologische grondslag voor een missie was al tientallen jaren eerder gelegd: alleen het aantal planeten in het heelal wees er al op dat de mens niet het enige doel van de schepping was.
If shee had any light of her owne then that would in it selfe be, either such a ruddy brightnesse as appeares in the eclipses, or else such a leaden duskish light as wee see in the darker parts of her body, when shee is a little past the conjunction.