The definition of wick is the waxy cord that is lit in a candle or oil lamp.(noun)
An example of wick is the white cord in the center of a candle on which the flame burns.
To wick is to pull or absorb liquid.(verb)
An example of to wick is the action of a paper towel absorbing a spill.
See wick in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME wicke < OE weoca, akin to Ger wieche, wick yarn < IE base *weg-, to weave: see veil
Origin: ME wik < OE wic, akin to MHG wich, village < early WGmc borrowing < L vicus, group of houses: see eco-
See wick in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English wike
Origin: , from Old English wēoce.
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