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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

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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. Capital Economics:

    This will further weigh on the economy.

  2. Francois Rabelais:

    Now my innocence begins to weigh me down.

  3. Tim Kaine:

    Congress has got to weigh in at some point.

  4. Tom Hellinger:

    We tried to find a hanging scale to weigh it on.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Weigh'st thy words before thou givest them breath.

Images & Illustrations of weigh

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