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

How to pronounce weigh?

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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. Blaise Pascal:

    Let us weigh the gain and the loss, in wagering that God is. Consider these alternatives: if you win, you win all, if you lose you lose nothing. Do not hesitate, then, to wager that he is.

  2. Helmuth von Moltke:

    First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.

  3. 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.

  4. William Foster:

    Increased expenditure on income transfers, farm loan waivers or other forms of subsidies would weigh further on government finances.

  5. unknown, Popular Mechanics, March 1949:

    Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.

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