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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ His attempt to woo the West Bank has definitively failed.
▪ Microsoft apparently put little effort into wooing them.
▪ Apple cut prices by as much as 25 percent in December in an effort to woo holiday buyers.
▪ Tempers flared as each man dashed from one campaign appearance to the next in a last-minute effort to woo New Yorkers.
▪ A producer had fed them silly in an effort to woo them to do a film.
▪ With every letter she tried to top her last efforts and woo him with wit.
▪ Buchanan, by contrast, has waged a vigorous Arizona campaign, wooing voters with his anti-immigrant, anti-corporate and anti-Washington themes.
▪ Stop trying to woo youngsters with the 25 and 45.
▪ The evil sorcerer had been trying to woo the princess, but she remained loyal to her husband.
▪ The very existence of the Mac fanatics fueled the resistance of those whom Apple was most trying to woo.
▪ Colleges have been aggressively wooing the top African-American and Hispanic students.
▪ Bosses defied the law to woo last-minute Christmas shoppers from Oxford Street rivals.
▪ But Cassie was far too angry to be wooed.
▪ For a certain period Mr Sammler lad resisted such physical impressions-being wooed almost comically by momentary and fortuitous sweetness.
▪ Microsoft apparently put little effort into wooing them.
▪ San Diego city librarians will not be the only suitors wooing the computer magnate.
▪ Upon taking office, Chavalit, a former army chief, wooed the military to try to shore up his political power.
▪ When I woo her, as perhaps I mean to do, I shall be more than her equal.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Woo \Woo\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wooed; p. pr. & vb. n. Wooing.] [OE. wowen, wo?en, AS. w?gian, fr. w?h bent, crooked, bad; akin to OS. w[=a]h evil, Goth. unwahs blameless, Skr. va?c to waver, and perhaps to E. vaccilate.]

  1. To solicit in love; to court.

    Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes The image he himself has wrought.

  2. To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.

    Thee, chantress, oft the woods among I woo, to hear thy even song.

    I woo the wind That still delays his coming.


Woo \Woo\, v. i. To court; to make love.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English wogian "to woo, court, marry," of uncertain origin and with no known cognates; perhaps related to woh, wog- "bent, inclined," as with affection. Related: Wooed; wooing; wooer.


Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context transitive English) To endeavor to gain someone's support. 2 (context transitive English) (often of a man) To try to persuade someone to marry oneself; to solicit in love. 3 To court solicitously; to invite with importunity. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To endeavor to gain someone's support. 2 (context transitive English) (often of a man) To try to persuade someone to marry oneself; to solicit in love. 3 To court solicitously; to invite with importunity. Etymology 2

interj. (context slang English) Expressing joy or mirth; woohoo, yahoo. Etymology 3

  1. (alternative spelling of woo woo English)

  1. v. seek someone's favor; "China is wooing Russia" [syn: court]

  2. make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary" [syn: court, romance, solicit]


To woo means to engage in courtship.

Woo, WoO, WOO, W.O.O. and variants may also refer to:

Woo (film)

Woo is a 1998 romantic comedy film, directed by Daisy V.S. Mayer, and starring Jada Pinkett Smith in the title role. Tommy Davidson co-stars. Woo was filmed in 1996.

Woo (soundtrack)

Woo is the soundtrack to the 1998 comedy film, Woo. It was released on May 5, 1998 through Epic Records and consisted of hip hop and R&B music. The soundtrack was a moderate success, peaking at 52 on the Billboard 200 and 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and featured one charting single Charli Baltimore's "Money", which went to #50 on the Hot Rap Singles.

Woo (Korean name)

Woo, also spelled Wu or U, is a Korean family name, a single-syllable Korean given name, and an element in some two-syllable Korean given names.

Usage examples of "woo".

Empress is wooing the nobles as well as she can, by introducing them to the Aberrant child so that they may see she is not deformed or freakish.

Kailipso Admin, realizing that it would need to expand quarters to support increased population, got clever--or desperate--or both--and went wooing the big Liaden Guilds, like the Traders and the Pilots, and got them to go in for sector offices on Kailipso.

How is it possible that any human mind could be persuaded that there has existed in the world that infinity of Amadises, and that throng of so many famous knights, so many emperors of Trebizond, so many Felixmartes of Hyrcania, so many palfreys and wandering damsels, so many serpents and dragons and giants, so many unparalleled adventures and different kinds of enchantments, so many battles and fierce encounters, so much splendid attire, so many enamored princesses and squires who are counts and dwarves who are charming, so many love letters, so much wooing, so many valiant women, and, finally, so many nonsensical matters as are contained in books of chivalry?

Halfway through the third Act, Belinda pretended to woo Lackwit, and to allow him to woo her, her true lover, Giovanni Amoroso, being concealed behind a hedge to enjoy the fun.

Knowing that they could not produce any offspring until Auletes was at least crowned King of Egypt, Cleopatra Tryphaena set to work to woo the priests.

Never before had she seen white camelias, never had she smelt the fragrance of the Alpine cistus, the Cape jessamine, the cedronella, the volcameria, the moss-rose, or any of the divine perfumes which woo to love, and sing to the heart their hymns of fragrance.

Sarah could read his changing expressions as he decided not to attempt to exert his masculine authority over her now, before he had wooed or coerced her into becoming his wife.

Don Gately as they pass on the crowded street, Don Gately, like pretty much all heterosexual drug addicts, has within a couple blocks mentally wooed, shacked up with, married and had kids by that female, all in the future, all in his head, mentally dandling a young Gately on his mutton-joint knee while this mental Mrs.

They had even accused him of trying to become a bigger demagogue than Saturninus by wooing the Head Count!

But Dorco the Herdsman observing when Dryas planted his Scyons near the palmits or spreading branches of the Vines, came to him with certain cheeses, and his wooing and wedding Pipes about him: the Cheeses he presented him withall, as one who had long been his acquaintance and friend, when he himself tended Cattel.

And he amongst the rest had wooed Dryas for Chloe, and given him many gifts too to bring on and dispatch the marriage.

See, a crown lies at thy feet, my lord Incubu, and with that fortune a woman whom some have wished to woo.

A dozen years ago - before misfortune overtook him - he would have accepted her flagrant wooing as a proper tribute.

I added, pushing the occasion in a happier direction, for though one Mistress Fust I could well live without seeing again, the other, Christina, I had often thought of, willing her to reach an age where I might woo her as her father wished.

I visited the old woman whom Giustiniani had told me of several times before I left Zurich, and although I ought to have been well satisfied as far as physical beauty was concerned, my enjoyment was very limited, as the nymphs I wooed only spoke Swiss dialect--a rugged corruption of German.