What does weigh mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. weighverb

    To determine the weight of an object.

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

  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.

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

  3. weighverb

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

    You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.

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

  4. weighverb

    To consider a subject.

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

  5. weighverb

    To have a certain weight.

    I weigh ten and a half stone.

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

  6. weighverb

    To raise an anchor free of the seabed.

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

  7. weighverb

    To weigh anchor.

    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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  2. Weighverb

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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  4. Weighverb

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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  5. Weighverb

    to pay, allot, take, or give by weight

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  7. Weighverb

    to consider as worthy of notice; to regard

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  8. Weighverb

    to have weight; to be heavy

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  9. Weighverb

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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  10. Weighverb

    to bear heavily; to press hard

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  11. Weighverb

    to judge; to estimate

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  12. Weighnoun

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

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

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Numerology

  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. Clifford Villalon:

    Applaud yourself when you do good each day. You don't get rewarded for every single penny that you share for others, but these pennies when collected can weigh more than the actual weight of 2.5 billion people.

  2. Jerry Coleman:

    The new Haitian baseball can't weigh more than four ounces or less than five.

  3. Chuck Grassley:

    The next Supreme Court justice could dramatically change the direction of the court, the majority of this body believes the American people shouldn't be denied the opportunity to weigh in on this question.

  4. Clifford V. Villalon:

    Philosophy is inexistent without reason. Weigh things as they are.

  5. 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.

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