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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weighverb

    have a certain weight

  2. consider, count, weighverb

    show consideration for; take into account

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

  3. weigh, librateverb

    determine the weight of

    "The butcher weighed the chicken"

  4. count, matter, weighverb

    have weight; have import, carry weight

    "It does not matter much"

  5. weigh, pressverb

    to be oppressive or burdensome

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


  1. weighverb

    To determine the weight of an object.

  2. weighverb

    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. weighverb

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

    You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.

  4. weighverb

    To consider a subject.

  5. weighverb

    To have a certain weight.

    I weigh ten and a half stone.

  6. weighverb

    To raise an anchor free of the seabed.

  7. weighverb

    To weigh anchor.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weighnoun

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

  2. Weighverb

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

  3. Weighverb

    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. Weighverb

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

  5. Weighverb

    to pay, allot, take, or give by weight

  6. Weighverb

    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. Weighverb

    to consider as worthy of notice; to regard

  8. Weighverb

    to have weight; to be heavy

  9. Weighverb

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

  10. Weighverb

    to bear heavily; to press hard

  11. Weighverb

    to judge; to estimate

  12. Weighnoun

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

  13. Etymology: [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.'

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of weigh in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Caraballo:

    I would feel some type of way if you got in a plane and because( of) some lax... security your plane goes down, it would weigh heavy on me if something was to happen to you when my job is to secure your flight.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    In the United States of America, all legal ballots must be counted. Any illegal ballots must not be counted. The process must be transparent or observable by all sides, and the courts are here to work through concerns, our institutions are actually built for this. We have the system in place to consider concerns, and President Trump is 100 % within President Trump rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh President Trump legal options.

  3. Judge Andre Bouchard on Wednesday:

    There are underlying issues of competency that might be relevant, i have some skepticism this can be resolved on this motion ... the underlying issue of competency might be relevant, but that is playing out elsewhere and I won’t weigh in.

  4. Anthony Joshua:

    I feel good. The weigh-in is important but as heavyweights it don't really matter... skills pay the bills, he's a big lad, they should make a super-heavyweight division.

  5. Matteo Fabbri:

    We included seals, whales, elephants, mice, hummingbirds. We have dinosaurs of different sizes, extinct marine reptiles like mosasaurs and plesiosaurs. We have animals that weigh several tons, and animals that are just a few grams. The spread is very big.

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