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Definition of WISP

What does WISP mean?


  1. a small tuft or lock
    • example: wisps of hair
    • more generic words: tuft / tussock = a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
  2. a small person
    • example: a mere wisp of a girl
    • more generic term: small person = a person of below average size
  3. a small bundle of straw or hay
  4. a flock of snipe
    • more generic word: flock = a group of birds
    • member: snipe = Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas

Alternative definition


  1. A small bundle, as of straw or other like substance; any slender, flexible structure or group.

Phrases with WISP

  1. Spider-Wisp
  2. Will O' the Wisp
  3. will-o'-the-wisp


Wisp is the alias of electronic music artist Reid Dunn who hails from Niagara Falls, New York. Wisp began making music on his computer in 1999 and originally released his music for free as mp3s on Netlabels before being signed to Sublight Records. In December 2007 he was signed to Benn Jordan's Alphabasic label. In March 2008 it was announced that he had been signed to Rephlex Records.


"Wisp" is a film.


  1. WISP a.k.a. Wireless Internet service provider: Wireless Internet Service Providers are Internet service providers with networks built around wireless networking. Technology may include commonplace Wi-Fi wireless mesh networking, or proprietary equipment designed to operate over open 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 4.9, 5.2, 5.4, 5.7, and 5.8 GHz bands or licensed frequencies in the UHF band.
  2. WISP is a radio station broadcasting a religious format. Licensed to Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. WISP a.k.a. Snx9 is a protein.
    • also known as Sorting nexin 9, SDP1, SH3PX1
  4. WISP is a 2013 Telly Award winning ad created by Panta Rhei Media Inc.
    • award: - Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video - Sales, received by Panta Rhei Media Inc
  5. Wisp a.k.a. sorting nexin 9 is a gene.
    • also known as OTTHUMP00000040083, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) interactor protein, SH3 and PX domain-containing protein SH3PX1

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Google previewRFID and Sensor Networks (2010)

Architectures, Protocols, Security, and Integrations by Yan Zhang, Laurence T. Yang, Jiming Chen

WISP is a battery-free RFID sensor device and as all the passive RFID tags, is powered via the RF energy transmitted by an RFID reader. WISP is implemented as a printed circuit board (PCB) and its range is approximately 4.5 m. WISP is the  ...

Google previewMarketing: Real People, Real Choices 7th Edition (2010)

by Michael R. Solomon , Greg W. Marshall , Elnora W. Stuart

The new Colgate Wisp is a new oral care aide made to remove food and particles from between the teeth and release a liquidfilled bead of freshness in the mouth. Based in New York City, the Colgate-Palmolive Company “is an American ...

Google previewNotes and Queries (1865)

Wisp is a little twist of straw or kind of straw torch, and the above names had...

Google previewRFID Explained (2006)

A Primer on Radio Frequency Identification Technologies by Roy Want

A WISP is an augmented RFID tag designed so that it can reside in the interrogation field of a reader and accumulate more energy than is needed to perform a simple ID function. The additional energy can be used to power a microcontroller ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1991)

Volume 25 - Supplement 10: Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Agriculture and Natural Resource Management to Transaction Machine Architectures by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

WISP was a line-oriented mixture of ideas from LISP and FORTRAN. Surprisingly , WISP was used for applications [57]. The following is a membership function in WISP: 1 A = CAR M, POP UP M ; take 1st argument L = CAR M, POP UP M ; take  ...

Google previewThe Gentlemlen's Lexicon; Or, A Pocket Dictionary, Containing Nearly Every Work in the English Language (1835)

Being Also Particularly Adapted to the Use of Academies and Schools by William Grimshaw

WISP. * A small bundle of hav or! straw, v. wisp; pr. par. wisping;] past, wished. 1 WISTFUL, adj. Attentive, ( adv. wistfully. WIT ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

wisp, *wips, •wispe, *wesp, *wysp, s. [As in other cases where sv and ps are interchanged, the spelling with ps is the older ; cf. hasp, clasp, wasp, Ac. The A. S. form would be trips, but it does not occur; and the final * is ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith

As the machine moved through the field, a wisp, of the cut grain-straw was taken and a band made. The idle hand of the operator hastened the tardily moving butts of the straws and packed them into the form of a gavel. Thrusting the band ...

Google previewNew American Supplement to the latest edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1897)

As the machine moved through the field, a wisp, of the cut grain-straw was taken and a band made. The idle hand of the operator hastened the tardily moving butts of the straws and packed them into the form of a gavel.

Google previewThe world-wide encyclopedia and gazetteer (1908)

by William Harrison De Puy

As the machine moved through the field, a wisp, of the cut grain -straw was taken and a band made. The idle hand of the operator hastened the tardily moving butts of the straws and packed them into the form of a gavel. Thrusting the band ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

As the machine moved through the field, a wisp, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology (2013)

by Theresa Bane

Wisp. Variations: Bob-a-Longs, CANDELAS, Canwyllgorff, Corpse Candles, Dick 0' Tuesday, Eclaireux, Ellylldan, Faery...

Google previewThe Ladies' Lexicon and Parlour Companion (1870)

Containing Nearly Every Word in the English Language and Exhibiting the Plurals of Nouns and the Participles of Verbs ... Adapted to the Use of ... Schools by William Grimshaw

WISP. s. A small bundle of hav or straw. v. wisp ; pr. par. wispmg past, vnsped. WISTFUL. ad/. Attentive, earnest adv. wistfully.

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Quotes about WISP

There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. (Vincent Van Gogh)
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Scrabble value of W4I1S1P3

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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