KJV Dictionary Definition: wither


WITHER, v.i.

1. To fade; to lose its native freshness; to become sapless; to dry.

It shall wither in all the leaves of her spring. Ezekiel 17.

2. To waste; to pine away; as animal bodies; as a withered hand. Matthew 12.

3. To lose or want animal moisture.

Now warm in love, now withring in the grave.

WITHER, v.t.

1. To cause to fade and become dry; as, the sun withereth the grass. James 1.

2. To cause to shrink, wrinkle and decay, for want of animal moisture.

Age cannot wither her.


WITHERED, pp. Faded; dried; shrunk.


WITHERING, ppr. Fading; becoming dry.


WITHERS, n. This seems to signify a joining, from the root of with. The juncture of the shoulder bones of a horse, at the bottom of the neck.