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wit

[wɪt] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. преим. wits разум, ум

    2. остроумие

    3. остряк

  2. гл.; прош. вр., прич. прош. вр. wist; 1-ое, 3-ье лицо единственного числа настоящего времени wot; уст.

    ведать, знать

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wit

[wɪt]

n

  1. остроумие

  2. тж; pl ум

  3. в словосочетаниях в переносном значении

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But there's wit in that elder, don't you think, Ivan?"
А ведь в старце этом есть остроумие, как ты думаешь, Иван?
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
The prior art device has a number of disadvantages, to wit, it does not permit increasing the number of broadcast units, it lacks interactivity and has no real-time cost calculation capability.
Недостатком устройства является: невозможность увеличения количества вещателей, отсутствие интерактивности, отсутствие вычисления стоимости в устройстве в текущем режиме.
"I wit not what ye refer to."
– Не понимаю, о чем вы спрашиваете.
Twain, Mark / A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtТвен, Марк / Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура
Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура
Твен, Марк
© Н. Чуковский. Наследники. 2010
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Twain, Mark
© 2009 by Seven Treasures Publications
With his fortune, his good looks and his youth, his many brilliant qualities, his wit, his taste, and his unfailing gaiety he appeared in Petersburg not as a toady and fortune-hunter, but as a man in a fairly independent position.
Еще молодой, красавец собою, с состоянием, одаренный многими блестящими качествами, несомненным остроумием, вкусом, неистощимою веселостью, он явился не как искатель счастья и покровительства, а довольно самостоятельно.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The Insulted and InjuredДостоевский, Фёдор / Униженные и оскорблённые
Униженные и оскорблённые
Достоевский, Фёдор
© "Государственное издательство художественной литературы", 1955
The Insulted and Injured
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
"Have you, who love wit, never read Dean Swift's famous description of the deathless people in Gulliver?
- Вы так любите и умеете ценить остроумие, но разве вы не читали знаменитого описания бессмертных в "Гулливере" декана Свифта?
Thackeray, William Makepeace / The VirginiansТеккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Виргинцы. Том 2
Виргинцы. Том 2
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Правда", 1961
The Virginians
Thackeray, William Makepeace
And you guessed at once what was in my mind, and sent a testimonial to my wit through Agafya.”
Да и сами вы о моих мыслях немедленно тогда догадались и мне, чрез Агафью, патент на остроумие выслали.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
" Here the king lost recollection of Sir Mungo's irreverence in chuckling over his own wit, and only farther alluded to it by saying - Now, what think ye should be the upshot of this?"
Здесь король, весьма довольный собственным остроумием, позабыл о непочтительности сэра Манго и ограничился лишь тем, что добавил: -Как ты думаешь, что из всего этого следует?
Scott, Walter / The Fortunes of NigelСкотт, Вальтер / Приключения Найджела
Приключения Найджела
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1964
The Fortunes of Nigel
Scott, Walter
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Voinitsin presented me to the wit, whose name was Piotr Petrovitch Lupihin.
Войницын представил меня остряку, которого звали Петром Петровичем Лупихиным.
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.2Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.2
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
"To find a God to greet her on the land," she laughed with ready wit.
– А на суше ее встретил прекрасный бог, – смеясь, подхватила она игру.
Haggard, Henry Rider / CleopatraХаггард, Генри Райдер / Клеопатра
Клеопатра
Хаггард, Генри Райдер
© ООО "РИЦ Литература", состав, 2006
© ООО "Торговый дом "Издательство Мир книги", 2006
Cleopatra
Haggard, Henry Rider
© 2010 by Indo-European Publishing
And, indeed, much wit was wasted on the subject among us.
Да и мало ли было на этот счет потрачено у нас остроумия.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Fear make run away; wit make come back.
Страх заставь бегай; голова заставь приходи назад.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The Pathfinder, or, the Inland SeaКупер, Джеймс Фенимор / Следопыт, или На берегах Онтарио
Следопыт, или На берегах Онтарио
Купер, Джеймс Фенимор
© Издательство "Правда", 1981
The Pathfinder, or, the Inland Sea
Cooper, James Fenimore
© State University of New York 1981
“If amusements be condemned,” I answered, rather pleased with the quickness of my wit, “it matters little if the court be religious or civil.
– Если развлечение следует осудить, – сказал я, вполне довольный своей находчивостью, – не имеет значения, делает это религиозный или светский суд.
Liss, David / A Spectacle Of CorruptionЛисс, Дэвид / Ярмарка коррупции
Ярмарка коррупции
Лисс, Дэвид
© И. Нелюбова, перевод, 2007
© Издательский дом "Азбука-классика", 2007
© 2004 by David Liss
A Spectacle Of Corruption
Liss, David
© 2004 by David Liss
Lewis went away, and Prior and I sat on, where we complimented one another for an hour or two upon our mutual wit and poetry.
Потом Льюис ушел, а мы с Прайором посидели еще час или два и каждый превозносил остроумие и поэтический дар собеседника.
Swift, Jonathan / Journal to StellaСвифт, Джонатан / Письма к Стелле
Письма к Стелле
Свифт, Джонатан
© Издательство "Наука", 1981
Journal to Stella
Swift, Jonathan
© BiblioLife, LLC
Nedopyuskin, in his agitation and confusion, had not taken in the unknown gentleman's words, but the others were all quiet at once; the wit smiled condescendingly.
Расстроенный, взволнованный Недопюскин не расслышал слов незнакомого ему господина, но прочие тотчас все замолкли; остряк снисходительно улыбнулся.
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.2Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.2
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
Cap fancied he had said a thing much better than common; and that disposed him to yield his own opinion on the main point, so long as he got the good opinion of his companions on his novel claim to be a wit.
Кэп счел, что шутка его необычно остроумна, и, довольный тем, что присутствующие оценили ее, согласился уступить в главном.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The Pathfinder, or, the Inland SeaКупер, Джеймс Фенимор / Следопыт, или На берегах Онтарио
Следопыт, или На берегах Онтарио
Купер, Джеймс Фенимор
© Издательство "Правда", 1981
The Pathfinder, or, the Inland Sea
Cooper, James Fenimore
© State University of New York 1981

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wɪtNounразум; умExamples

to have quick (slow) wits — быть сообразительным (несообразительным)

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Collocations

lambent wit
блестящий ум
lambent wit
остроумие
mother wit
здравый смысл
mother wit
природный ум
mother wit
смекалка
to wit
а именно
to wit
то есть
quick wit
находчивость
keenness of wit
смекалка
quickness of wit
сообразительность
A fool's tongue runs before his wit.
У дурака язык наперед ума рыщет.
native wit
природный ум
Woe from Wit
Горе от ума
Wit once bought is worth twice taught
Собственный опыт учит лучше, чем наставление
be at one's wit's end
не знать, что делать

Word forms

wit

verb
Basic forms
Pastwist
Imperativewit
Present Participle (Participle I)witting
Past Participle (Participle II)wist
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I witwe wit
you wityou wit
he/she/it wotthey wit
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am wittingwe are witting
you are wittingyou are witting
he/she/it is wittingthey are witting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have wistwe have wist
you have wistyou have wist
he/she/it has wistthey have wist
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been wittingwe have been witting
you have been wittingyou have been witting
he/she/it has been wittingthey have been witting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I wistwe wist
you wistyou wist
he/she/it wistthey wist
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was wittingwe were witting
you were wittingyou were witting
he/she/it was wittingthey were witting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had wistwe had wist
you had wistyou had wist
he/she/it had wistthey had wist
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been wittingwe had been witting
you had been wittingyou had been witting
he/she/it had been wittingthey had been witting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will witwe shall/will wit
you will wityou will wit
he/she/it will witthey will wit
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be wittingwe shall/will be witting
you will be wittingyou will be witting
he/she/it will be wittingthey will be witting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have wistwe shall/will have wist
you will have wistyou will have wist
he/she/it will have wistthey will have wist
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been wittingwe shall/will have been witting
you will have been wittingyou will have been witting
he/she/it will have been wittingthey will have been witting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would witwe should/would wit
you would wityou would wit
he/she/it would witthey would wit
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be wittingwe should/would be witting
you would be wittingyou would be witting
he/she/it would be wittingthey would be witting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have wistwe should/would have wist
you would have wistyou would have wist
he/she/it would have wistthey would have wist
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been wittingwe should/would have been witting
you would have been wittingyou would have been witting
he/she/it would have been wittingthey would have been witting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am wistwe are wist
you are wistyou are wist
he/she/it is wistthey are wist
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being wistwe are being wist
you are being wistyou are being wist
he/she/it is being wistthey are being wist
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been wistwe have been wist
you have been wistyou have been wist
he/she/it has been wistthey have been wist
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was wistwe were wist
you were wistyou were wist
he/she/it was wistthey were wist
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being wistwe were being wist
you were being wistyou were being wist
he/she/it was being wistthey were being wist
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been wistwe had been wist
you had been wistyou had been wist
he/she/it had been wistthey had been wist
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be wistwe shall/will be wist
you will be wistyou will be wist
he/she/it will be wistthey will be wist
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been wistwe shall/will have been wist
you will have been wistyou will have been wist
he/she/it will have been wistthey will have been wist

wit

noun
SingularPlural
Common casewitwits
Possessive casewit'swits'