Definition of wit:

part of speech: verb

( B.) To know.

part of speech: noun

Intelligence; faculty of combining ideas so as to produce a striking or amusing effect; the exercise of this faculty; one who has wit.

part of speech: noun

Mind; sense; knowledge; mental faculty or power; the power of combining ideas or words so as to produce a laughable effect; mental quickness; one who possesses power to make others laugh.

part of speech: noun

Understanding ( so in B.): a mental faculty ( chiefly in pl.): the power of combining ideas with a ludicrous effect: the result of this power: one who has wit.

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