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Webster 1913 Edition


Wart

Wart

,
Noun.
[OE.
werte
, AS.
wearte
; akin to D.
wrat
, G.
warze
, OHG.
warza
, Icel.
varta
, Sw.
vårta
, Dan.
vorte
; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E.
wort
; or cf. L.
verruca
wart.]
1.
(Med.)
A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papillae, and thickening of the epidermis which covers them.
2.
An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically
(Bot.)
, a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants.
Fig wart
,
Moist wart
(Med.)
,
a soft, bright red, pointed or tufted tumor found about the genitals, often massed into groups of large size. It is a variety of condyloma. Called also
pointed wart
,
venereal wart
.
L. A. Duhring.
Wart cress
(Bot.)
,
the swine’s cress. See under
Swine
.
Wart snake
(Zool.)
,
any one of several species of East Indian colubrine snakes of the genus
Acrochordus
, having the body covered with wartlike tubercles or spinose scales, and lacking cephalic plates and ventral scutes.
Wart spurge
(Bot.)
,
a kind of wartwort (
Euphorbia Helioscopia
).

Webster 1828 Edition


Wart

WART

,
Noun.
Waurt. [G.]
1.
A hard excrescence on the skin of animals, which is covered with the production of the cuticle. In horses, warts are spungy excrescences on the hinder pasterns, which suppurate.
2.
A protuberance on trees.

Definition 2021


Wart

Wart

See also: wart and wärt

German

Noun

Wart m (genitive Warts or Wartes, plural Warte, feminine Wartin)

  1. guard, ward

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Derived terms

  • Platzwart m

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wart

wart

See also: Wart and wärt

English

Noun

wart (plural warts)

  1. (pathology) A type of deformed growth occurring on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
  2. Any similar growth occurring in plants or animals, such as the parotoid glands in the back of toads.
  3. (computing, programming, slang, derogatory) Any of the prefixes used in Hungarian notation.
    • 1998, "Chris Ahlstrom", Hungarian notation (on newsgroup microsoft.public.vc.language)
      Hungarian warts suck big time! If you need them, your functions are too big and your class interface is much too fat.
    • 2002, "Linonut", Computer Science (on newsgroup comp.os.linux.advocacy)
      Far easier to not use warts in the first place. Even if a wart is present, you still have to verify the variable's declaration anyway, if you're a diligent maintenance programmer.

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German

Pronunciation

Verb

wart

  1. Second-person plural preterite of sein.

Polish

Etymology

From German wert.

Pronunciation

Adjective

wart m (comparative bardziej wart, superlative najbardziej wart)

  1. worth

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