Definitions for Weirwɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a small dam in a river or stream.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  2. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. weir(noun)

    a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow

  2. weir(noun)

    a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish


  1. weir(Noun)

    an adjustable dam placed across a river to regulate the flow of water downstream

  2. weir(Noun)

    a fence placed across a river to catch fish

  3. Origin: wer, akin to Old Norse ver, a station for fishing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weir(noun)

    alt. of Wear


  1. Weir

    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.

Anagrams of Weir

  1. wire

Translations for Weir

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a dam across a river, with a drop on one side.

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