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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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