Whither vs Wilt - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between whither and wilt
is that whither
is (intransitive|obsolete|dialectal) to wuther while wilt
is to droop or become limp and flaccid (as a dying leaf or flower) or wilt
can be .
As an adverb whither
is (literary|or|archaic) to which place.
As a noun wilt is
the act of wilting or the state of being wilted.
(literary, or, archaic) To which place.
* 1918 , , Mirado Modern Classics, paperback edition, page 8
* 1885 , , Penguin Red Classics, paperback edition, page 24
- The wagon jolted on, carrying me I knew not whither .
- And with the same grave countenance he hurried through his breakfast and drove to the police station, whither the body had been carried.
* This word is unusual in modern usage; where is much more common. It is more often encountered in older works, or when used poetically.
* Do not confuse with whether'' or ''wither .
Recorded since 1691, probably an alteration of welk, itself from (etyl) welken, presumed from (etyl) (preserved in modern inchoative verwelken) or (etyl) .
To droop or become limp and flaccid (as a dying leaf or flower).
To fatigue; to lose strength.
, date=September 27
, author=Alistair Magowan
, title=Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Man City
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Not only were Jupp Heynckes' team pacey in attack but they were relentless in their pursuit of the ball once they had lost it, and as the game wore on they merely increased their dominance as City wilted
in the Allianz Arena.}}
To cause to droop or become limp and flaccid (as a flower).
To cause to fatigue; to exhaust.
The act of wilting or the state of being wilted.
Any of various plant diseases characterized by wilting.