wick [-s] n

OE wid.

  1. Light source; device for transforming fuel oil into light; slender twisted thread for conveying heat or energy; [metonym] candle; taper; lamp.
  2. Life force; something that allows one to live.
  3. Star; starlight.
  4. Inspiration; insight; wisdom; power; talent.
  5. Love; warmth; spirit; living soul; spiritual condition that makes a house a home.
  6. Life; fragile but glowing presence.
  7. Sundown light; colors of the sunset.