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Meaning of "weta" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WETA

Māori.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WETA

weta  [ˈwɛtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WETA

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Weta is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WETA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

weta

Weta

Weta is the common name for a group of about 70 insect species in the families Anostostomatidae and Rhaphidophoridae, endemic to New Zealand. The word is from the Māori language, where singular and plural have the same form.

Definition of weta in the English dictionary

The definition of weta in the dictionary is any of various wingless insects of the family Stenopelmatidae of New Zealand, with long spiny legs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WETA


betta
ˈbɛtə
better
ˈbɛtə
bruschetta
bruːˈskɛtə
debtor
ˈdɛtə
feta
ˈfɛtə
Gambetta
ɡæmˈbɛtə
getter
ˈɡɛtə
letter
ˈlɛtə
netter
ˈnɛtə
newsletter
ˈnjuːzˌlɛtə
petter
ˈpɛtə
Quetta
ˈkwɛtə
Rosetta
rəʊˈzɛtə
setter
ˈsɛtə
stretta
ˈstrɛtə
sweater
ˈswɛtə
trendsetter
ˈtrɛndˌsɛtə
Valletta
vəˈlɛtə
vendetta
vɛnˈdɛtə
whetter
ˈwɛtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WETA

wet rot
wet shave
wet steam
wet suit
wet wipe
wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer
wet-bulb thermometer
wet-fly
wet-look
wet-nurse
wetback
Wetbike
wether
wetland
wetlands
wetly
wetness
wetproof
wetsuit
wettability

WORDS THAT END LIKE WETA

anchoveta
arboreta
beta
chaqueta
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galleta
geta
keta
meseta
Meta
nepeta
peseta
Peta
pineta
secreta
seta
taffeta
tapeta
theta
zeta

Synonyms and antonyms of weta in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «weta» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WETA

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The translations of weta from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «weta» in English.

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Weta
380 millions of speakers
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WETA
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Weta
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Weta
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Weta
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ウェタ
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웨타
85 millions of speakers

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Weta
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ओटा
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Weta
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Trends of use of weta

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WETA»

The term «weta» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.740 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WETA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about weta

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WETA»

Discover the use of weta in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to weta and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design
Complied by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of lavish hardcover books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta, who are working closely with the production team to guarantee ...
Weta, 2012
2
The Art of The Adventures of Tintin
An incredible visual insight into one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2011.
Weta Workshop, Chris Guise, 2011
3
Wool to Weta: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy
If we are to turn around those trends, what is the alternative? In this book, physicist Paul Callaghan talks to leading New Zealanders involved in science and business to find the answer.
Paul Callaghan, 2013
4
The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop
The Art Of District 9 gives fans a behind-the-scenes tour through the most visually and technologically stunning film of the past decade.
Daniel Falconer, 2010
5
The Crafting of Narnia: The Art, Creatures, and Weapons from ...
This book, written and designed by the artists of the Academy-Award winning special effects house Weta Workshop, chronicles the stunning concept drawings, designs, and props that helped director Andrew Adamson shape the world of Narnia in ...
Weta Workshop, 2008
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The Art of Film Magic: 20 Years of Weta
A director will have a vision in their head of the kind of movie they want to create but they always need great teams to realise that vision. This is what Weta Workshop and Weta Digital do.
Weta, 2014
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The Biology of Wetas, King Crickets and Their Allies
A pioneering study of the tree weta Hemideina crassidens by Maskell (1927) provides much careful description, but the illustrations are limiting and there is no account of the musculature. The skeleton and musculature of the head of the giant ...
L. H. Field, 2001
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design
In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we follow the next stage of the journey of Bilbo and Thorin's Company of Dwarves as they escape to the shapeshifter Beorn's house then travel through the malignant forest of Mirkwood and suffer the ...
Weta, Daniel Falconer, 2013
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Giant Weta: The World's Biggest Grasshopper
@el'liirmg Bigger Giant wetas, like all insects, have a hard covering called an exoskeleton. As a weta grows, its exoskeleton becomes Too small and Tight. The insect forms a new, bigger exoskeleton and wriggles out of its old one. This set of  ...
Natalie Lunis, 2013
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Weta
Weta is a new title in the popular New Zealand Wild series. Written by widely published expert George Gibbs, the contents of this book include information on weta species, reproduction, habitat, diet, natural enemies and conservation.
George W. Gibbs, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WETA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term weta is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Weta Effect: Why Don't Special Effects Impress Us Like They …
A new video essay, called The Weta Effect, offers the hypothesis that the reason people seem to not be as impressed by blockbusters and their special effects ... «/FILM, Jul 15»
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Film technician injured in fireworks blast sues Weta
Kiwi film heavyweight Weta Digital is facing a $1 million lawsuit after a film technician suffered horrific injuries during a booze-fuelled fireworks party. «Auckland stuff.co.nz, Apr 15»
3
Te Papa and Weta Workshop open Gallipoli exhibition
Weta Workshop spent more than 24,000 hours creating all eight figures, along with the associated exhibition elements of their lives and stories, including ... «Scoop.co.nz, Apr 15»
4
Weta Workshop Special Effects Company Helps Craft Augmented …
Weta Workshop, the special effects studio behind a number of films most notably Lord of the Rings, partnered recently with a company called Magic Leap to put ... «Game Informer, Mar 15»
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Weta, Epic Games Create 'The Hobbit' CG Virtual Reality Experience
Epic Games and Peter Jackson's Weta Digital are premiering a three-minute virtual reality experiment loosely based on Jackson's film The Hobbit: The ... «Hollywood Reporter, Mar 15»
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Weta Workshop at 20: An interview with Richard Taylor
Weta Workshop is a master at bringing creatures and worlds from our imaginations into reality. From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and The ... «Blastr, Feb 15»
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Weta Unleashes New Rendering Power for The Hobbit Finale
To combat the increasing demands of VFX complexity, Weta Digital recently created a new ray-tracing renderer called Manuka along with a pre-lighting tool ... «Animation Magazine, Jan 15»
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'Batman v Superman': Weta VFX Artist Teases Epic Scene
During an interview with Collider, Weta Digital's Joe Letteri, who is currently working on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, was asked if he had any part in ... «MovieWeb, Dec 14»
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Post-'Hobbit' Weta Looks Warily to 2015 and Competition From ILM
It's good news for Peter Jackson and his partners at Weta, the Wellington-based visual effects house he co-founded with Richard Taylor and Jamie Selkirk back ... «Hollywood Reporter, Dec 14»
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'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Director On Serkis, Weta: The …
Matt Reeves, director of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, talks with Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr. about the work of Andy Serkis, and how visual-effects house ... «Deadline.com, Nov 14»

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