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Definitions of wit:

part of speech: verb intransitive

( B.) To know.

part of speech: noun

Mind; sense; knowledge; mental faculty or power; the power of combining ideas or words so as to produce a laughable effect; mental quickness; one who possesses power to make others laugh.

part of speech: verb

To be informed; to be known; used now only in the phrase to wit, signifying " namely," " that is to say"; also in a few compounds, as outwit.

part of speech: noun

The power or faculty of knowing; understanding; intellect; the power of associating ideas in a manner new and unexpected, and so connected as to produce pleasant surprise; a man who excels in giving expression to unusual and striking ideas in such a manner as to create amusement or pleasant surprise; sound mind; ingenuity.

part of speech: noun

Understanding ( so in B.): a mental faculty ( chiefly in pl.): the power of combining ideas with a ludicrous effect: the result of this power: one who has wit.

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