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Meaning of "writhe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WRITHE

Old English wrīthan; related to Old High German rīdan, Old Norse rītha.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WRITHE

writhe  [raɪð] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRITHE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Writhe is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb writhe in English.

WHAT DOES WRITHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Writhe

In knot theory, there are several competing notions of the quantity writhe, or Wr. In one sense, it is purely a property of an oriented link diagram and assumes integer values. In another sense, it is a quantity that describes the amount of "coiling" of a mathematical knot in three-dimensional space and assumes real numbers as values. In both cases, writhe is a geometric quantity, meaning that while deforming a curve in such a way that does not change its topology, one may still change its writhe.

Definition of writhe in the English dictionary

The first definition of writhe in the dictionary is to twist or squirm in or as if in pain. Other definition of writhe is to move with such motions. Writhe is also to suffer acutely from embarrassment, revulsion, etc.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WRITHE

PRESENT

Present
I writhe
you writhe
he/she/it writhes
we writhe
you writhe
they writhe
Present continuous
I am writhing
you are writhing
he/she/it is writhing
we are writhing
you are writhing
they are writhing
Present perfect
I have writhed
you have writhed
he/she/it has writhed
we have writhed
you have writhed
they have writhed
Present perfect continuous
I have been writhing
you have been writhing
he/she/it has been writhing
we have been writhing
you have been writhing
they have been writhing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I writhed
you writhed
he/she/it writhed
we writhed
you writhed
they writhed
Past continuous
I was writhing
you were writhing
he/she/it was writhing
we were writhing
you were writhing
they were writhing
Past perfect
I had writhed
you had writhed
he/she/it had writhed
we had writhed
you had writhed
they had writhed
Past perfect continuous
I had been writhing
you had been writhing
he/she/it had been writhing
we had been writhing
you had been writhing
they had been writhing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will writhe
you will writhe
he/she/it will writhe
we will writhe
you will writhe
they will writhe
Future continuous
I will be writhing
you will be writhing
he/she/it will be writhing
we will be writhing
you will be writhing
they will be writhing
Future perfect
I will have writhed
you will have writhed
he/she/it will have writhed
we will have writhed
you will have writhed
they will have writhed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been writhing
you will have been writhing
he/she/it will have been writhing
we will have been writhing
you will have been writhing
they will have been writhing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would writhe
you would writhe
he/she/it would writhe
we would writhe
you would writhe
they would writhe
Conditional continuous
I would be writhing
you would be writhing
he/she/it would be writhing
we would be writhing
you would be writhing
they would be writhing
Conditional perfect
I would have writhe
you would have writhe
he/she/it would have writhe
we would have writhe
you would have writhe
they would have writhe
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been writhing
you would have been writhing
he/she/it would have been writhing
we would have been writhing
you would have been writhing
they would have been writhing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you writhe
we let´s writhe
you writhe
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to writhe
Past participle
writhed
Present Participle
writhing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRITHE


blithe
blaɪð
Blyth
blaɪð
hithe
haɪð
kythe
kaɪð
lithe
laɪð
lythe
laɪð
scythe
saɪð
sieth
saɪð
sithe
saɪð
Smyth
smaɪð
tithe
taɪð

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRITHE

write-protect notch
write-protected
write-up
writer
Writer to the Signet
writer´s block
writer´s cramp
writeress
writerly
writership
writhen
writher
writhingly
writhled
writing
writing case
writing desk
writing on the wall
writing pad
writing paper

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRITHE

absinthe
all the
bathe
berthe
breathe
calanthe
clothe
Drenthe
Goethe
lathe
loathe
nepenthe
none the
saithe
Sarthe
soothe
staithe
the
turning lathe
withe

Synonyms and antonyms of writhe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRITHE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «writhe» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of writhe

Translation of «writhe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRITHE

Find out the translation of writhe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of writhe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «writhe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 扭动身体
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

retorcerse
570 millions of speakers

English

writhe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

writhe
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تلوى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

корчится
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contorcer-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাক দেত্তয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se tordre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Writhe
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich krümmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

身もだえする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

몸부림치다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Writhe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự vặn vẹo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வேதனையில் நெளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेखनासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

debelenmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contorcersi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Writhe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

корчиться
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

crispa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κουλουριάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verdraaiing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vrida sig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

writhe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of writhe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRITHE»

The term «writhe» is regularly used and occupies the 96.865 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRITHE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «writhe» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «writhe» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRITHE»

Discover the use of writhe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to writhe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Topology in Molecular Biology
The average writhe over a statistical ensemble of random walks not confined to a lattice but forming a given knot type was practically the same as the average writhe of a statistical ensemble of random knots of the same type in a cubic lattice [2, ...
Michael I. Monastyrsky, 2006
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Motion Mountain - vol. 6 - The Strand Model - A Speculation ...
Page 363 Ref. 240 Page 315 Ref. 240 Ref. 241 Fifth hint: 3d-writhe A first, simple exploration of the fine structure constant is based on the conjecture that the twist emission probability is proportional, at least approximately, to the 3d writhe of a ...
Christoph Schiller, 2013
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Motion Mountain - out6
Page 363 Ref. 240 Page 315 Ref. 240 Ref. 241 Fifth hint: 3d-writhe A first, simple exploration of the fine structure constant is based on the conjecture that the twist emission probability is proportional, at least approximately, to the 3d writhe of a ...
Christoph Schiller
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Topology and Physics of Circular Dnafrom the Series
B. Principal Properties of Writhe Let us consider the most important properties of writhe. First of all, unlike the classical Gauss integral for two contours, which can only be an integer, a curve's writhe can have any value. It changes continuously ...
Alexander Vologodskii, 1992
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Modern Graph Theory
The sum of the signs of all the crossings in an oriented link diagram L is the twist number or writhe w(L) of L. The writhe is not an ambient isotopy invariant, but it is a regular isotopy invariant, as can be seen instantly by inspecting the effect of ...
Bela Bollobas, 1998
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Knots in Hellas '98 - Proceedings of the International ...
C. McA. Gordon, V. F. R. Jones. parallel right-handed crossing changes the writhe by 1 .43 thus we can conclude again that writhe of the link 4| amounts to 4.86. When we change the direction of one of the component of the original diagram of ...
C. McA. Gordon, V. F. R. Jones, 2000
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Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry
Linking number can be broken down into two structural components, twist (Tw) and writhe (Wr) (Fig. 24–18). These are more difficult to describe than linking number, but writhe may be thought of as a measure of the coiling of the helix axis, and ...
David L. Nelson, Albert L. Lehninger, Michael M. Cox, 2008
8
Lectures on Topological Fluid Mechanics: Lectures Given at ...
curve with zero mean (the writhe is a geometrical quantity measuring the signed spatial deviation from planarity of a closed curve) and whose variance grows as the square root of the length (Theorem 7). Therefore, we argue that the main ...
Renzo L. Ricca, 2009
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Biomedical Applications of Shape Descriptors
Also, circular DNA can be modeled as a closed ribbon and there is an important conservation formula [16, 35, 108] relating the writhe of the axis curve of a ribbon to the twist of the ribbon and the linking number of the two boundary curves (Lk ...
Christian Edgar Laing Celestino, 2007
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Robotics
Illustration of the definition of writhe for two segments. One - ab - belongs to the manipulator and another - cd - is a part of the obstacle. These representations have previously been used in the context of computer animation, namely the writhe ...
Nicholas Roy, Paul Newman, Siddhartha Srinivasa, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRITHE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term writhe is used in the context of the following news items.
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Horrified Mother Watches Her Sons Writhe in Pain as Their Severely …
Shaunna Broadway, like any other day, dropped her children off at daycare Friday and went to work. When she picked them up though, she noticed something ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
2
Solar Ropes Writhe on the Sun in First Hi-Def Pictures, Video
Twisted ropes of hot plasma and light on the surface of the sun that writhe like snakes can now be seen in high definition. These solar flux ropes — also known ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
3
Watch nearly-naked Heidi Klum writhe around with topless Game of …
Sia is known for her risky music videos - but now she's swapped from controversial to downright saucy as supermodel Heidi Klum features in nothing but some ... «mirror.co.uk, Apr 15»
4
Maddie Ziegler and Shia LeBeouf Dance, Writhe Around in Cage …
Cathy calls the video vile and says "I nearly threw up" watching Shia, 28, and Maddie writhe around together and couldn't even make it to the end. Maddie ... «The Hollywood Gossip, Jan 15»
5
Watch Poppy Delevingne writhe around in a hot white one-piece for …
Nothing gets us more excited in celeb world than a sexy advent calendar and we've already seen Kendall Jenner getting naughty with Santa in stockings. «Mirror.co.uk, Dec 14»
6
Watch: Chinese Men Writhe in Pain During Simulated Child Birth
Watch: Chinese Men Writhe in Pain During Simulated Child Birth. Article · Comments (12) · Hospitals · Population. News Hub Live- HIDE PLAYER. Ning Wentao ... «Wall Street Journal, Dec 14»
7
Watch Ariana Grande Writhe Around a Lot in the Video for “Love Me …
The new music video for Ariana Grande's “Love Me Harder” features a healthy dose of writhing around: writhing around in sand, writhing around in water, ... «TIME, Nov 14»
8
Watch Tulisa writhe around in her pants in new music video for …
In the next shot, Tulisa dances and writhes around with a group of male dancers in a seriously sexy leopard-print two piece. The video ends with the star posing ... «Mirror.co.uk, Oct 14»
9
Hobbit: See Benedict Cumberbatch writhe and snarl as Smaug
Hobbit: See Benedict Cumberbatch writhe and snarl as Smaug. Martin Freeman as Bilbo, from left, Jed Brophy as Nori and Richard Armitage as Thorin in a ... «Los Angeles Times, Oct 14»
10
As yen gets weaker, consumers writhe
The weakening yen is starting to squeeze Japanese consumers as prices rise for everything from Burgundy wine to instant noodles, threatening Prime Minister ... «The Japan Times, Oct 14»

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