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NOUN (2)

1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field;
[syn: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz]

2. a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air;
- Example: "he heard the whiz of bullets near his head"


VERB (1)

1. make a soft swishing sound;
- Example: "the motor whirred"
- Example: "the car engine purred"
[syn: whizz, whiz, whirr, whir, birr, purr]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whiz \Whiz\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whizzed; p. pr. & vb. n. Whizzing.] [Of imitative origin. ???. Cf. Whistle, and Hiss.] To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air; to fly or move swiftly with a sharp hissing or whistling sound. [Written also whizz.] [1913 Webster] It flew, and whizzing, cut the liquid way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whiz \Whiz\, n. A hissing and humming sound. [1913 Webster] Like the whiz of my crossbow. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

whiz n 1: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz] 2: a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air; "he heard the whiz of bullets near his head" v 1: make a soft swishing sound; "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred" [syn: whizz, whiz, whirr, whir, birr, purr]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

143 Moby Thesaurus words for "whiz": ace, adept, assibilate, assibilation, ball the jack, barrel, beaut, birr, bombilate, bombinate, boom, bowl along, breeze, breeze along, brush, bullet, bum, burr, buzz, clip, corker, crackerjack, cut along, dab, dabster, daisy, dandy, darb, dilly, dream, drone, dust, effervesce, effervescence, effervescing, first-rater, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, fleet, flit, fly, fly low, foot, frication, frictional rustling, genius, go fast, good hand, great, highball, hiss, hissing, honey, hum, humdinger, hush, hushing, killer-diller, knockout, lisp, lollapaloosa, lulu, magician, mahatma, make knots, man of genius, master, master hand, mastermind, nip, outstrip the wind, past master, peach, pip, pippin, pour it on, practiced hand, prodigy, professional, purr, rhonchus, rip, sage, scorch, shush, shushing, sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, siss, sissing, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, skilled hand, skim, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle, speed, spit, splutter, sputter, squash, squelch, squish, star, sternutation, stertor, storm along, superstar, sweep, sweetheart, swish, tear, tear along, the nuts, thrum, thunder along, topnotcher, virtuoso, wheeze, whir, whirl, whish, whisk, whisper, whistle, whistling, white noise, whoosh, wizard, zing, zip, zoom