What does weigh mean?

Definitions for weigh
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word weigh.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. weigh(Verb)

    To determine the weight of an object.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  4. weigh(Verb)

    To consider a subject.

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

  5. weigh(Verb)

    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. weigh(Verb)

    To raise an anchor free of the seabed.

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

  7. weigh(Verb)

    To weigh anchor.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  2. Weigh(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  4. Weigh(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  5. Weigh(verb)

    to pay, allot, take, or give by weight

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  7. Weigh(verb)

    to consider as worthy of notice; to regard

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  8. Weigh(verb)

    to have weight; to be heavy

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  9. Weigh(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  10. Weigh(verb)

    to bear heavily; to press hard

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  11. Weigh(verb)

    to judge; to estimate

    Etymology: [See Wey.]

  12. Weigh(noun)

    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.'

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say weigh in sign language?

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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. Jeff Tjornehoj:

    Until we get better economic news out of China, I think the negative sentiment will weigh on investor behavior.

  2. David Axelrod:

    We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process of the election they engaged in with all of the parties that engage in that election, as you know the hard work of coalition building now begins. Sometimes that takes a couple of weeks and we're going to give space to the formation of that coalition government and we're not going to weigh in one way of the other except to say that the United States and Israel have a historic and close relationship and that will continue going forward.

  3. 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.

  4. Baird Equity Research:

    We think Harley's decision to protect EU demand is wise for the long-term health of the market, but we expect the near-term impact to weigh on estimates and sentiment until a clearer path to mitigation is outlined.

  5. Kelly Ayotte:

    We're in the midst of a consequential presidential election year, and Americans deserve an opportunity to weigh in given the significant implications this nomination could have for the Supreme Court and our country for decades to come, i believe the Senate should not move forward with the confirmation process until the American people have spoken by electing a new president.

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