Definitions for weighweɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to determine or ascertain the force that gravitation exerts upon (a person or thing) by use of a balance, scale, or other mechanical device.
Category: Physics, Weights and Measures
to measure or apportion (a certain quantity of something) according to weight (usu. fol. by out):
weighed out five pounds of sugar.
Category: Weights and Measures
to make heavy; increase the weight or bulk of; weight.
to evaluate in the mind; consider carefully in order to reach an opinion, decision, or choice:
Let's weigh the facts.
(v.i.)to have weight or a specified amount of weight:
to weigh less; to weigh a ton.
to have importance, moment, or consequence.
to bear down as a weight or burden (usu. fol. by on or upon):
Responsibility weighed upon her.
to consider carefully or judicially:
to weigh well before deciding.
weigh down, to cause to become bowed under a weight. to lower the spirits of; burden; depress.
Category: Verb Phrase
weigh in, (of a boxer or wrestler) to be weighed by a medical examiner on the day of a bout. (of a jockey) to be weighed with the saddle and weights after a race. to be of the weight determined by such a weighing.
Category: Sport, Verb Phrase
weigh out, (of a jockey) to be weighed with the saddle and weights before a race. to be of the weight determined by such a weighing.
Category: Sport, Verb Phrase
Idioms for weigh:
weigh anchor, to heave up a ship's anchor in preparation for getting under way.
Category: Nautical, Idiom
Origin of weigh:
bef. 900; ME weghen, OE wegan to carry, weigh, c. OS, OHG wegan to move, weigh, ON vega to move, Go gawigan to move, shake; akin to way1, wain
have a certain weight
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"
determine the weight of
"The butcher weighed the chicken"
count, matter, weigh(verb)
have weight; have import, carry weight
"It does not matter much"
to be oppressive or burdensome
"weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to have a particular weight
The box weighs 19 pounds.; How much do you weigh?
to measure how heavy sb or sth is
The doctor weighed the baby.
to think carefully before deciding
He weighed all the options before choosing this one.
To determine the weight of an object.
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.
To determine the intrinsic value or merit of an object, to evaluate.
You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.
To consider a subject.
To have a certain weight.
I weigh ten and a half stone.
To raise an anchor free of the seabed.
To weigh anchor.
Origin: wegan, from Germanic. Cognate with Scots wey or weich, Dutch wegen, German wiegen.
a corruption of Way, used only in the phrase under weigh
to bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor
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
to be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of
to pay, allot, take, or give by weight
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
to consider as worthy of notice; to regard
to have weight; to be heavy
to be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance
to bear heavily; to press hard
to judge; to estimate
a certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See Wey
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'weigh' in Verbs Frequency: #649
Translations for weigh
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to find the heaviness of (something) by placing it on a scale
He weighed himself on the bathroom scales; You must have your luggage weighed at the airport.
- pesar(-se)Portuguese (BR)
- vážit (se)Czech
- veje; få vejetDanish
- وزن كردنFarsi
- (se) peserFrench
- वजन करनाHindi
- vega, vigtaIcelandic
- pesare, pesarsiItalian
- 무게를 달다Korean
- veie, få veidNorwegian
- وزن كردنPersian
- بارول ، درنولPashto
- a (se) cântăriRomanian
- vážiť (sa)Slovak
- tehtati (se)Slovenian
- 秤重Chinese (Trad.)
- کسی چیز کا وزن معلوم کرناUrdu
- 称重Chinese (Simp.)
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