Wart definition

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A small, usually hard, tumorous growth on the skin, caused by a virus.
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A hard rough lump growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet.
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A similar growth or protuberance, as on a plant.
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One that resembles or is likened to a wart, especially in unattractiveness or smallness.
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An imperfection; a flaw.
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Any small protuberance, as a glandular protuberance on a plant.
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An imperfection, failing, flaw, etc.

A lovable person, warts and all.

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A genital wart.
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A hard rough lump growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet.
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A similar growth or protuberance, as on a plant.
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A small growth on the skin caused by a virus, occurring typically on the hands or feet.
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A similar growth on a plant, especially one caused by a fungal disease.
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A genital wart.
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(slang) warts and all
  • All defects and imperfections notwithstanding:
    They love each other, warts and all.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wart
Plural:
warts

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of wart

  • Middle English from Old English wearte

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition