Search Result for "wooing":
1. a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage);
- Example: "its was a brief and intense courtship"
[syn: courtship, wooing, courting, suit]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Woo \Woo\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wooed; p. pr. & vb. n. Wooing.] [OE. wowen, wo?en, AS. w?gian, fr. w?h bent, crooked, bad; akin to OS. w[=a]h evil, Goth. unwahs blameless, Skr. va?c to waver, and perhaps to E. vaccilate.] [1913 Webster] 1. To solicit in love; to court. [1913 Webster] Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes The image he himself has wrought. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. To court solicitously; to invite with importunity. [1913 Webster] Thee, chantress, oft the woods among I woo, to hear thy even song. --Milton. [1913 Webster] I woo the wind That still delays his coming. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "wooing": addresses, agacerie, allure, allurement, amorous pursuit, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishment, cajolery, canvass, captivation, charisma, charm, charmingness, come-hither, court, courting, enchantment, enthrallment, enticement, entrapment, fascination, flirtation, forbidden fruit, gallantry, glamour, inducement, interest, inveiglement, invitation, magnetism, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, serenade, sex appeal, snaring, solicitation, suing, suit, tantalization, temptation, winning ways, winsomeness, witchery