One day an unknown youth asked Mozart to explain to him how to start to compose a symphony.
- You are young, - answered Mozart. In the beginning write a ballade, and if you like it, come to me.
- But you! At the age of ten you have composed a lot of music.
- But I did not ask anybody how to do it.
side n. Worse or undesired or unusable side of esp. Fabric.
- —adj. - mistaken; not true; in error.
- unsuitable; less or least desirable (the wrong road; a wrong decision).
- contrary to law or morality (it is wrong to steal).
- amiss; out of order, in a bad or abnormal condition (something wrong with my heart; has gone wrong). —adv. (usually placed last) in a wrong manner or direction; with an incorrect result (guessed wrong). —n. - what is morally wrong.
- unjust action (suffer a wrong). —v. - treat unjustly.
- mistakenly attribute bad motives to. do wrong sin. Do wrong to malign or mistreat (a person). Get wrong 1 misunderstand (a person etc.).
- obtain an incorrect answer to. Get (or get hold of) the wrong end of the stick misunderstand completely. Go wrong 1 take the wrong path.
- stop functioning properly.
- depart from virtuous behaviour. In the wrong responsible for a quarrel, mistake, or offence. On the wrong side of 1 out of favour with (a person).
- somewhat more than (a stated age). Wrong side out inside out. Wrong way round in the opposite or reverse of the normal or desirable orientation or sequence etc. wrongly adv. Wrongness n. [old english]
past of *write.
predic. Adj. Archaic angry. [old english]
past and past part. Of *wring.
—v. (-ling) walk with short steps and a swaying motion. —n. Waddling gait. [from *wade]
colloq. —n. Verbose but aimless or ignorant talk or writing. —v. (-ling) indulge in waffle. [dial., = yelp]
- n. Small crisp batter cake. [dutch]
v. (-ling) colloq. Wag.
adj. Unsteady; waggling.
n. Man who serves at table in a hotel or restaurant etc.