What does weigh mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weigh(verb)

    have a certain weight

  2. consider, count, weigh(verb)

    show consideration for; take into account

    "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"

  3. weigh, librate(verb)

    determine the weight of

    "The butcher weighed the chicken"

  4. count, matter, weigh(verb)

    have weight; have import, carry weight

    "It does not matter much"

  5. weigh, press(verb)

    to be oppressive or burdensome

    "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"


  1. weigh(Verb)

    To determine the weight of an object.

  2. weigh(Verb)

    Often with "out", to measure a certain amount of something by its weight, e.g. for sale.

    He weighed out two kilos of oranges for a client.

  3. weigh(Verb)

    To determine the intrinsic value or merit of an object, to evaluate.

    You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.

  4. weigh(Verb)

    To consider a subject.

  5. weigh(Verb)

    To have a certain weight.

    I weigh ten and a half stone.

  6. weigh(Verb)

    To raise an anchor free of the seabed.

  7. weigh(Verb)

    To weigh anchor.

  8. Origin: wegan, from Germanic. Cognate with Scots wey or weich, Dutch wegen, German wiegen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weigh(noun)

    a corruption of Way, used only in the phrase under weigh

  2. Weigh(verb)

    to bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor

  3. Weigh(verb)

    to examine by the balance; to ascertain the weight of, that is, the force with which a thing tends to the center of the earth; to determine the heaviness, or quantity of matter of; as, to weigh sugar; to weigh gold

  4. Weigh(verb)

    to be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of

  5. Weigh(verb)

    to pay, allot, take, or give by weight

  6. Weigh(verb)

    to examine or test as if by the balance; to ponder in the mind; to consider or examine for the purpose of forming an opinion or coming to a conclusion; to estimate deliberately and maturely; to balance

  7. Weigh(verb)

    to consider as worthy of notice; to regard

  8. Weigh(verb)

    to have weight; to be heavy

  9. Weigh(verb)

    to be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance

  10. Weigh(verb)

    to bear heavily; to press hard

  11. Weigh(verb)

    to judge; to estimate

  12. Weigh(noun)

    a certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See Wey

  13. Origin: [See Wey.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Weigh

    wā, n. a very common misspelling of way in the phrase 'Under way,' through confusion with the phrase 'To weigh anchor.'

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weigh' in Verbs Frequency: #649


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Russell Lowell:

    All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

  2. George Eliot:

    Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.

  3. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba:

    Man's many desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has the more they weigh him down.

  4. Francis Bacon:

    Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

  5. Stefan Raubenheimer:

    There are too few organizations and individuals to translate climate information into a language that makes sense to decision makers, so that they can weigh up the costs and benefits of acting on it.

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