Definitions for weakwik

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

weakwik(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. not strong; liable to give way under pressure or strain; fragile; frail.

  2. lacking in bodily strength or healthy vigor, as from age or sickness; feeble; infirm.

  3. lacking in force, potency, or efficacy; impotent, ineffectual, or inadequate:

    weak sunlight; a weak president.

  4. lacking in rhetorical or creative force or effectiveness.

  5. lacking in logical or legal force or soundness:

    a weak argument.

  6. deficient in mental power, intelligence, or judgment.

  7. not having much moral strength or force of character:

    to prove weak under temptation.

  8. deficient in amount, volume, intensity, etc.; faint; slight:

    a weak electrical current; a weak pulse.

  9. deficient, lacking, or poor in something specified:

    I'm weak in spelling.

  10. deficient in the essential or usual properties or ingredients:

    weak tea.

  11. unstressed, as a syllable, vowel, or word.

    Category: Phonetics

  12. (of verbs in Germanic languages) forming the past tense and past participle by the addition of a suffix without change of the root vowel, as work, worked, or having a preterit ending in a dental, as bring, brought.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Compare strong (def. 24). 26 1

  13. (of wheat or flour) having a low gluten content or having a poor quality of gluten.

    Category: Nutrition

  14. characterized by a decline in prices:

    a weak stock market.

    Category: Business

Origin of weak:

1250–1300; ME weik < ON veikr, c. OE wāc

Princeton's WordNet

  1. weak(adj)

    wanting in physical strength

    "a weak pillar"

  2. watery, washy, weak(adj)

    overly diluted; thin and insipid

    "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"

  3. unaccented, light, weak(adj)

    (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress

    "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"

  4. fallible, frail, imperfect, weak(adj)

    wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

    "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"

  5. weak(adj)

    tending downward in price

    "a weak market for oil stocks"

  6. weak(adj)

    deficient or lacking in some skill

    "he's weak in spelling"

  7. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly(adj)

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"

  8. weak(adj)

    (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection

  9. weak(adj)

    not having authority, political strength, or governing power

    "a weak president"

  10. faint, weak(adj)

    deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc

    "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle"; "weak colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint aroma"; "a weak pulse"

  11. weak(adj)

    likely to fail under stress or pressure

    "the weak link in the chain"

  12. weak(adj)

    deficient in intelligence or mental power

    "a weak mind"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. weak(adjective)wik

    not physically strong or healthy

    My legs felt weak.; He seemed weaker and couldn't even sit up.

  2. weakwik

    ≠ strong

    The beam was too weak to support the roof.

  3. weakwik

    ≠ strong

    the weak economy; The dollar is weak against the Euro.

  4. weakwik

    ≠ strong

    the defense's weak arguments

  5. weakwik

    not having enough power, determination, or support from others

    a leader who is too weak to negotiate

  6. weakwik

    difficult to see or hear

    a weak sound coming from the basement

  7. weakwik

    ≠ strong

    students' weak math skills

  8. weakwik

    ≠ strong

    a weak gin and tonic; a weak bleach solution

  9. weakwik

    the thing that can cause sb or sth to fail

    The police are trying to find the gang's weak spot.

Wiktionary

  1. weak(Adjective)

    Lacking in force (usually strength) or ability.

  2. weak(Adjective)

    Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.

    We were served stale bread and weak tea.

  3. weak(Adjective)

    Regular in inflection, especially of verbs.

  4. weak(Adjective)

    One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.

  5. weak(Adjective)

    Bad or uncool.

    This place is weak.

  6. Origin: weike, from veikr "weak," cognate with Old English wīcan "to yield." Proto-Indo-European base *weik- "to bend, wind". Replaced the native Old English wac.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weak(verb)

    wanting physical strength

  2. Weak(verb)

    deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted

  3. Weak(verb)

    not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope

  4. Weak(verb)

    not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship

  5. Weak(verb)

    not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant

  6. Weak(verb)

    not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress

  7. Weak(verb)

    lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint

  8. Weak(verb)

    not thoroughly or abundantly impregnated with the usual or required ingredients, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; of less than the usual strength; as, weak tea, broth, or liquor; a weak decoction or solution; a weak dose of medicine

  9. Weak(verb)

    lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army

  10. Weak(verb)

    not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc

  11. Weak(verb)

    feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate

  12. Weak(verb)

    resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish

  13. Weak(verb)

    not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering

  14. Weak(verb)

    not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue

  15. Weak(verb)

    wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty

  16. Weak(verb)

    not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case

  17. Weak(verb)

    wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style

  18. Weak(verb)

    not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble

  19. Weak(verb)

    lacking in elements of political strength; not wielding or having authority or energy; deficient in the resources that are essential to a ruler or nation; as, a weak monarch; a weak government or state

  20. Weak(verb)

    tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market

  21. Weak(verb)

    pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) and past participle by adding to the present the suffix -ed, -d, or the variant form -t; as in the verbs abash, abashed; abate, abated; deny, denied; feel, felt. See Strong, 19 (a)

  22. Weak(verb)

    pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See Strong, 19 (b)

  23. Weak(adj)

    to make or become weak; to weaken

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weak' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2838

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weak' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3746

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weak' in Adjectives Frequency: #297


Translations for weak

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

weak(adjective)

lacking in physical strength

Her illness has made her very weak.

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