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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Ultimately, it just gets on your wick.
▪ It gets right on my wick.
▪ He took one of the smaller candles and, striking a match, held it to the wick.
▪ On successive Sundays he would repeat this ritual until every wick was alight.
▪ Smoke that smelt of churches poured from the wicks, drifted over the slowly heaving ocean, hid their feet.
▪ The wick flickered hesitantly, then licked upward into a bright yellow tongue.
▪ The flame of the wick was blown down to touch the paraffin in the body of the lamp.
▪ Twice, its wick collapses in wax.
▪ With shears from her basket, the Pysillian trimmed the wick, to steady it.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

wick \wick\, v. i. (Curling) To strike a stone in an oblique direction.


wick \wick\ (w[i^]k), or Wich \Wich\ (w[i^]ch), n. [AS. w[=i]c village, fr. L. vicus. In some names of places, perhaps fr. Icel. v[=i]k an inlet, creek, bay. See Vicinity, and cf. Villa.]

  1. A street; a village; a castle; a dwelling; a place of work, or exercise of authority; -- now obsolete except in composition; as, bailiwick, Warwick, Greenwick.

  2. (Curling) A narrow port or passage in the rink or course, flanked by the stones of previous players.


wick \wick\ (w[i^]k), n. [OE. wicke, weyke, weke, AS. weoca or wecca; cf. D. wiek a roll of lint, Prov. G. wicke, and wieche, OHG. wiohha, Sw. veke, Dan. v[ae]ge; of uncertain origin.] A bundle of fibers, or a loosely twisted or braided cord, tape, or tube, usually made of soft spun cotton threads, which by capillary attraction draws up a steady supply of the oil in lamps, the melted tallow or wax in candles, or other material used for illumination, in small successive portions, to be burned.

But true it is, that when the oil is spent The light goes out, and wick is thrown away.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"bundle of fiber in a lamp or candle," 17c. spelling alteration of wueke, from Old English weoce "wick of a lamp or candle," from West Germanic *weukon (cognates: Middle Dutch wieke, Dutch wiek, Old High German wiohha, German Wieche), of unknown origin, with no known cognates beyond Germanic. To dip one's wick "engage in sexual intercourse" (in reference to males) is recorded from 1958, perhaps from Hampton Wick, rhyming slang for "prick," which would connect it rather to wick (n.2).


"dairy farm," now surviving, if at all, as a localism in East Anglia or Essex, it was once the common Old English wic "dwelling place, lodging, house, mansion, abode," then coming to mean "village, hamlet, town," and later "dairy farm" (as in Gatwick "Goat-farm"). Common in this latter sense 13c.-14c. The word is from a general Germanic borrowing from Latin vicus "group of dwellings, village; a block of houses, a street, a group of streets forming an administrative unit" (see vicinity). Compare Old High German wih "village," German Weichbild "municipal area," Dutch wijk "quarter, district," Old Frisian wik, Old Saxon wic "village."


Etymology 1 n. 1 A bundle, twist, braid, or woven strip of cord, fabric, fibre/fiber, or other porous material in a candle, oil lamp, kerosene heater, or the like, that draws up liquid fuel, such as melted tallow, wax, or the oil, delivering it to the base of the flame for conversion to gases and burning; any other length of material burned for illumination in small successive portions. 2 Any piece of porous material that conveys liquid by capillary action; e.g. a strip of gauze placed in a wound to serve as a drain. 3 (context curling English) A narrow opening in the field, flanked by other players' stones. 4 (context curling English) A shot where the played stone touches a stationary stone just enough that the played stone changes direction. 5 (context slang English) penis. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To convey or draw off (liquid) by capillary action. 2 (context intransitive of a liquid English) To traverse (i.e. be conveyed by capillary action) through a wick or other porous material, as water through a sponge. Usually followed by (term through English). 3 (context curling English) To strike (a stone) obliquely; to strike (a stationary stone) just enough that the played stone changes direction. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context British dialect chiefly East Anglia and Essex English) A farm, especially a dairy farm. 2 (context archaic English) A village; hamlet; castle; dwelling; street; creek; bay; harbour; a place of work, jurisdiction, or exercise of authority. Etymology 3

  1. (context British dialect chiefly Yorkshire English) alive; lively; full of life; active; bustling; nimble; quick. n. 1 (context British dialect chiefly Yorkshire English) liveliness; life. 2 (context British dialect chiefly Yorkshire English) The growing part of a plant nearest to the roots. 3 (context British dialect chiefly Yorkshire English) A maggot. Etymology 4

    n. (context now dialectal English) A corner of the mouth or eye.

  1. n. 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 [syn: taper]

Wick (hieroglyph)

The Ancient EgyptianWick hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. V28 for the wick of a lamp-(or "types of small whisk brooms".

Wick (surname)

An English topographic name for someone who lived on an outlying farm; it is a modern variation of the Anglo-Saxonwic.


WICK (1400 AM) is a sports radio station in Scranton, Pennsylvania branded as "NEPA Sports Radio THE GAME" and is owned by Bold Gold Media, through licensee Bold Gold Media Group, LP. Programming is simulcast on co-owned WYCK (1340 AM) & (100.7FM), licensed to nearby Plains Township, Pennsylvania and WCDL (1440AM) & (106.7FM), licensed to nearby Carbondale, Pennsylvania

The station is owned by Bold Gold Media. In 2006, the station owners dropped the oldies radio format in favor of a sports radio format branded as "THE GAME" with programming coming from Fox Sports Radio and CBS Sports Network's Jim Rome. WICK simulcasts "THE GAME" radio format on its sister station WYCK located in Plains Township and WCDL located in Carbondale, Pennsylvania .Departments/Agencies "THE GAME" simulcast network is also the flagship network for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders AAA Minor League Baseball radio play-by-play coverage.

WICK has broadcast local play-by-play for high school and college football and basketball for over four decades. The station also broadcasts locally based sports talk shows. Starting in 2009, The District 2 Review & More broadcasts Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm during the high school football and basketball seasons. The show is hosted by Paul Grippi and Jim Riley.

In 2013, The Friday Night Sportsline with Chris Kucharski was added to the lineup airing 5pm to 7pm on Friday nights.

In 2014, a daily weekday drive time show was launched called The CK Sports Blitz. The show airs Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 6pm and 4pm to 5pm on Fridays. The show is hosted by local sports personality Chris Kucharski. Upon the launch of the daily show, Kucharski left as host of The Friday Night Sportsline and was replaced by Eddie Walker.

Wick (ward)

Wick is a ward in the London Borough of Hackney that forms part of the Hackney South and Shoreditch constituency. It fully covers the area of Hackney Wick and includes the part of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics being built in the Borough.

The ward returns three councillors to Borough Council, with an election every four years. At the previous local election on 6 May 2010 Anntoinette Bramble, Chris Kennedy, and Jessica Webb, all Labour Party candidates, were returned. Turnout was 54%; with 4,324 votes cast.

Wick ward has a total population of 11,027. This compares with the average ward population within the borough of 10,674.

Wick (Parliament of Scotland constituency)

Wick in Caithness was a royal burgh that returned one commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland and to the Convention of Estates.

After the Acts of Union 1707, Wick, Dingwall, Dornoch, Kirkwall and Tain formed the Tain district of burghs, returning one member between them to the House of Commons of Great Britain.

Usage examples of "wick".

They would not doubtless have the advantages of the wicks which are impregnated with boracic acid, and which vitrify as they burn and are entirely consumed, but Cyrus Harding having manufactured a beautiful pair of snuffers, these candles would be greatly appreciated during the long evenings in Granite House.

On the front shelf of the bar stood a large German-silver pitcher of water, and scattered about were ill-conditioned lamps, with wicks that always wanted picking, which burned red and smoked a good deal, and were apt to go out without any obvious cause, leaving strong reminiscences of the whale-fishery in the circumambient air.

Beyond the boundaries of her place lay the cutlery to be shared: the suckett forks, condiment spoons, Sugar shells, mote spoons, pickle forks, butter picks, nut picks, cheese scoops, horseradish spoons, and various others, not to be confused with the soup ladles, fish slicers, jelly servers, snuff spoons, and wick scissors to be wielded by the servants.

Pretending that the common oil did not agree with me, I got them to buy me Lucca oil for my salad, and my cotton counterpane would furnish me with wicks.

Her wares hung in pairs by their joined wicks from long dowels on a rack.

She took the oil lamp and turned the wick on full and Gerd shone his torch too.

She nicked out flat stones to make a deeper well for fat for lamps, and she dried new moss wicks, knapped a new set of knives, scrapers, saws, borers, and axes, searched the seashore for shells to make spoons, ladles, and small dishes.

Asher scratched a match that he took from his pocket, to light the wick of one of the few bronze lamps that still occupied the serried ranks of niches in the wall.

What does it matter, whether the fire be struck from flint and steel, nourished with care into a flame, slowly communicated to the dark wick, or whether swiftly the radiant power of light and warmth passes from a kindred power, and shines at once the beacon and the hope.

Gets on my wick he does, always on the phone fucking moaning in that poncey whining voice of his .

His hands, silhouetted against the swiftly rising flame of the wick to which he had now transferred the match flame, were like shadows thrown upon a sheet in some sort of shadowgraph game.

There was no sound through the house but the moaning wind, which shook the windows every now and then, the faint crackling of the coals, and the click of my snuffers as I removed at intervals the long wick of the candle.

The lamps flicker, wicks running dry but as he takes his place with the other laborers at the back of the nave as he murmurs reflexive words of prayer, the sacrist makes a startled exclamation and halts halfway down the aisle.

Their wicks were short and the flames guttered shallowly in the fragrant wax.

This done, Maxian unwrapped the lantern and sparked the wick to light with a snap of his fingers.