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Webster 1913 Edition


Woo

Woo

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Wooed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Wooing
.]
[OE.
wowen
,
wo[GREEK]en
, AS.
w[GREEK]gian
, fr.
w[GREEK]h
bent, crooked, bad; akin to OS.
wāh
evil, Goth. un
wahs
blameless, Skr.
va[GREEK]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.
Prior.
2.
To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
Thee, chantress, oft the woods among
I
woo
, to hear thy even song.
Milton.
I
woo
the wind
That still delays his coming.
Bryant.

Woo

,
Verb.
I.
To court; to make love.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Woo

WOO

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To court; to solicit in love.
My proud rival wooes another partner to his throne and bed--
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.

WOO

,
Verb.
I.
To court; to make love.

Definition 2022


Woo

Woo

See also: woo

English

Proper noun

Woo

  1. A Chinese surname

Synonyms

woo

woo

See also: Woo

English

Alternative forms

  • wo, wow, wowe (obsolete)

Verb

woo (third-person singular simple present woos, present participle wooing, simple past and past participle wooed)

  1. (transitive) To endeavor to gain someone's support.
  2. (transitive) (often of a man) To try to persuade someone to marry oneself; to solicit in love.
    • Prior
      Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes / The image he himself has wrought.
  3. To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
    • Milton
      Thee, chantress, oft the woods among / I woo, to hear thy even song.
    • Bryant
      I woo the wind / That still delays his coming.
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Etymology 2

Interjection

woo

  1. (slang) Expressing joy or mirth; woohoo, yahoo.
    "I got you a new cell phone." "Woo, that's great!"

Etymology 3

Adjective

woo (comparative more woo, superlative most woo)

  1. Alternative spelling of woo woo

Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old English , wēa.

Noun

woo (plural woos)

  1. torment; anguish

Synonyms

Descendants