Definitions for WEIRwɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small dam in a river or stream.
Category: Civil Engineering
a fence, as of brush, or a net set in a stream, channel, etc., for catching fish.
Origin of weir:
bef. 900; ME were, OE wer, der. of root of werian to defend, dam up
a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish
an adjustable dam placed across a river to regulate the flow of water downstream
a fence placed across a river to catch fish
Origin: wer, akin to Old Norse ver, a station for fishing.
alt. of Wear
A weir is a barrier across a river designed to alter its flow characteristics. In most cases, weirs take the form of obstructions smaller than most conventional dams, which cause water to pool behind them, while allowing water to flow steadily over their tops. Weirs are commonly used to alter the flow of rivers to prevent flooding, measure discharge, and help render rivers navigable.
Translations for WEIR
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a dam across a river, with a drop on one side.
- keerwal, keerdamAfrikaans
- سَد صَغير، قَنْطَرَة إحْتِجازArabic
- barragem / represaPortuguese (BR)
- das WehrGerman
- φράγμα ποταμούGreek
- chiusa, digaItalian
- 보, 둑Korean
- dambis; aizsprostsLatvian
- empangan, bendunganMalay
- demning, damNorwegian
- jaz, tamaPolish
- hať, hrádzaSlovak
- damm, fördämningSwedish
- เขื่อนเล็ก ๆThai
- dalyan, bentTurkish
- 河堰Chinese (Trad.)
- гребля; загатаUkrainian
- دریا پر لگایا گیا بندUrdu
- đập nướcVietnamese
- 堰Chinese (Simp.)
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