Pronunciation: (with, wi&thslash;, wī&thslash;), [key]
—n., v., withed, with•ing.
1. a willow twig or osier.
2. any tough, flexible twig or stem suitable for binding things together.
3. an elastic handle for a tool, to lessen shock occurring in use.
4. a partition dividing flues of a chimney.
to bind with withes.
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