[hwit-l, wit-l] /ˈʰwɪt l, ˈwɪt l/
Sir Frank, 1907–96, English engineer and inventor.
to cut or shave strips or pieces from (wood, a stick, etc), esp with a knife
(transitive) to make or shape by paring or shaving
(transitive; often foll by away, down, off, etc) to reduce, destroy, or wear away gradually
(Northern English, dialect) (intransitive) to complain or worry about something continually
(Brit, dialect) a knife, esp a large one
Sir Frank. 1907–96, English engineer, who invented the jet engine for aircraft; flew first British jet aircraft (1941)
1550s, “to cut thin shavings from (something) with a knife,” from Middle English whittel “a knife” (c1400), variant of thwittle (late 14c.), from Old English þwitan “to cut,” from Proto-Germanic *thwitanan (cf. Old Norse þveita “to hew”). Figurative sense is attested from 1746. Related: Whittled; whittling.
British aeronautical engineer and inventor who developed the first aircraft engine powered by jet propulsion in 1937.
[frang-kee] /ˈfræŋ ki/ noun 1. a male given name, form of .
[fran-ee] /ˈfræn i/ noun 1. a female given name, form of .
[fran-seer-ee-uh] /frænˈsɪər i ə/ noun 1. any of several herbs or shrubs of the genus Franseria, native to western North America.
[fran-tik] /ˈfræn tɪk/ adjective 1. desperate or wild with excitement, passion, fear, pain, etc.; frenzied. 2. Archaic. insane; mad. /ˈfræntɪk/ adjective 1. distracted with fear, pain, joy, etc 2. marked by or showing frenzy: frantic efforts 3. (archaic) insane adj. mid-14c., “insane,” unexplained variant of Middle English frentik (see frenetic). Transferred meaning “affected by wild […]