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to wit

Definition:

as follows

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

namely | scilicet | that is to say | videlicet [Latin] | viz. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Originally that is to wit ("that is to know"); see wit.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

to wit

that is to say; namely (used to introduce statements, as in legal documents) (13 of 388 words, 4 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/to-wit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

wit | wits [plural] | at your wits' end | frighten/scare the wits out of someone | pit your wits against | to wit

[singular, uncountable] the ability to use words in a clever way to make ... | "wits": [plural] your ability to think quickly and make sensible ... (24 of 278 words, 7 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/wit

Random House Dictionary:

wit | pres. sing. 1st pers. wot [past tense] | pres. pl. wit [past tense] | wite [past tense] | past and past part. wist [past participle] | pres. part. witting [present participle] | at one's wit's end [sense-specific] | keep or have one's wits about one [sense-specific] | live by one's wits [sense-specific] | ...

the keen perception and cleverly apt expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure. | speech or writing showing ... (21 of 200 words, 10 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/wit

Merriam-Webster:

to wit | namely [synonym] | scilicet [synonym] | videlicet [synonym] | especially [similar] | expressly [similar] | particularly [similar] | specially [similar] | specifically [similar]

that is to say; "namely" (5 of 73 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/to wit

Cambridge Dictionary:

to wit [formal]

used to make clearer or more particular something that you have already said (13 of 47 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/to-wit

Wiktionary:

to wit [formal] | namely [synonym] | that is to say [synonym] | viz [synonym] | specifically [synonym]

That is to say; namely; specifically. (6 of 20 words, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/to wit

Oxford Dictionary:

namely

that is to say; to be specific (used to introduce detailed information or a specific example) (16 of 54 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/namely

New World Dictionary:

namely

that is to say; specifically (5 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/namely

American Heritage Dictionary:

namely

That is to say; specifically. (5 of 8 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/namely

Wikipedia:

Viz. | viz | videlicet

used as synonyms for "namely", "that is to say", and "as follows". Viz. is the medieval scribal abbreviation for videlicet; it specifically uses a Tironian abbreviation. It comprises the letters v and i followed by ⁊, the common Medieval Latin... (40 of 547 words, pronunciations)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Viz​.

Encarta Dictionary:

namely

used to introduce a description or explanation of something just referred to in a more general way (17 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632335​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

to wit [formal]

Origin: Originally that is to wit ("that is to know"); see wit.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/to wit

Merriam-Webster:

to wit

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English to witen, literally, to know

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/to wit

Audio reference

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

to wit

Audio: North American pronunciation of "to wit"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=towit​001 word=to wit

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