How Do You Spell WOE?

Correct spelling for the English word "woe" is [w_ˈəʊ], [wˈə͡ʊ], [wˈə‍ʊ]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of WOE

  1. WO, w[=o], n. grief: misery: a heavy calamity: a curse: an exclamation of grief.--adj. sad, wretched.--adjs. WOE'BEGONE, W[=O]'BEGONE, beset with woe (see BEGONE); WOE'FUL, W[=O]'FUL, WOE'SOME (Scot. WAE'SOME), sorrowful: bringing calamity: wretched.--advs. WOE'FULLY, W[=O]'FULLY.--ns. WOE'FULNESS, W[=O]'FULNESS.--adjs. WOE'-WEA'RIED, -WORN, wearied, worn, with woe.--WOE WORTH THE DAY (see WORTH).--IN WEAL AND WOE, in prosperity and adversity. [A.S. (interj.) wá; Ger. weh; L. væ, Gr. ouai. Cf. Wail.]

Common Misspellings for WOE

Below is the list of 309 misspellings for the word "woe".

Usage Examples for WOE

  1. Great woe upon the people of Egypt!" - "Moon of Israel" by H. Rider Haggard
  2. What have I done, woe is me! - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Then what was life, and what was death, but woe and despair? - "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  4. Ah, woe was she! - "Idle Hour Stories" by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  5. But the locality is not favourable for thieves; woe to him who allows himself to be caught, he would not come unscathed into the hands of justice. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag