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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Wipe


WIPE, verb transitive

1. To rub something soft for cleaning; to clean by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel. Luke 7:38.

2. To strike off gently.

Some natral tears they droppd, but wipd them soon.

3. To cleanse from evil practices or abuses; to overturn and destroy what is foul and hateful.

I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish. 2 Kings 21:13.

4. To cheat; to defraud.

To wipe away, to cleanse by rubbing or tersion; as, to wipe away a stain or reproach.

To wipe off, to clear away. wipe off this foul stain; wipe off the dust.

To wipe out, to efface; to obliterate. wipe out the blot.

WIPE, noun

1. The act of rubbing for the purpose of cleaning.

2. A blow; a stroke.

3. A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm.

4. A bird.