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Meaning of WIRY

Pronunciation:  'wIree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lean and sinewy
 

WIRY is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: lean, stringy, thin
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wir"y\, a. [Written also wiery.]
1. Made of wire; like wire; drawn out like wire.

2. Capable of endurance; tough; sinewy; as, a wiry frame or
   constitution. ``A little wiry sergeant of meek demeanor
   and strong sense.'' --Dickens.

         He bore his age well, and seemed to retain a wiry
         vigor and alertness.                  --Hawthorne.

 

 

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