whitespace n. 1. one or more characters that are either the graphic character #\Space or else non-graphic characters such as #\Newline that only move the print position. 2. a. n. the syntax type of a character that is a token separator. For details, see Section 188.8.131.52 (Whitespace Characters). b. adj. (of a character) having the whitespace[2a] syntax type. c. n. a whitespace[2b] character.
wild adj. 1. (of a namestring) using an implementation-defined syntax for naming files, which might ``match'' any of possibly several possible filenames, and which can therefore be used to refer to the aggregate of the files named by those filenames. 2. (of a pathname) a structured representation of a name which might ``match'' any of possibly several pathnames, and which can therefore be used to refer to the aggregate of the files named by those pathnames. The set of wild pathnames includes, but is not restricted to, pathnames which have a component which is :wild, or which have a directory component which contains :wild or :wild-inferors. See the function wild-pathname-p.
write v.t. 1. (a binding or slot or component) to change the value of the binding or slot. 2. (an object to a stream) to output a representation of the object to the stream.
writer n. a function that writes a variable or slot.