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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weirnoun

    a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow

  2. weirnoun

    a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish


  1. weirnoun

    an adjustable dam placed across a river to regulate the flow of water downstream

    Etymology: wer, akin to Old Norse ver, a station for fishing.

  2. weirnoun

    a fence placed across a river to catch fish

    Etymology: wer, akin to Old Norse ver, a station for fishing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weirnoun

    alt. of Wear


  1. Weir

    A weir is a barrier across a river designed to alter its flow characteristics. In most cases, weirs take the form of obstructions smaller than most conventional dams, which cause water to pool behind them, while allowing water to flow steadily over their tops. Weirs are commonly used to alter the flow of rivers to prevent flooding, measure discharge, and help render rivers navigable.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Weir

    Wear, wēr, n. a dam across a river: a fence of stakes set in a stream for catching fish. [A.S. wer, an enclosure, allied to werian, to protect; cf. Ger. wehr, a dam, wehren, to ward.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. weir

    An old word for sea-weed. Also, a fishing inclosure; and again, a dam, or strong erection across a river, to divert its course.

Editors Contribution

  1. weir

    Weir (noun) is a fence or enclosure.

    Weir is a barrier that holds the water level to go up.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 16, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weir in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of weir in a Sentence

  1. Linda Cardellini:

    I think everyone feels lost at times during their high school years. But what I love about Lindsay is that she is basically a girl trying to find her way in the world. She keeps a lot of her feelings inside, which can be painful, but she tries so hard to help people. She is one of those kids who wants to be accepted for who they are, but isn't sure how to do that--which is what I think makes her so endearing" --Cardellini, quoted in NBC press material, talking about Lindsay Weir, her character on the series "Freaks and Geeks

  2. Matt Damon:

    (Weir) really got this guy with this great sense of humor, really smart and really capable guy, but somebody who has that great kind of gallows humor that people who do this kind of work tend to have.

  3. Van Niekerk:

    I'm excited to go out there and train with them, it's the world best Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, i feel I can learn a lot from them and can improve myself as an athlete.

  4. David Becker:

    Erin Weir would certainly mitigate some of the crime that Erin Weir see.

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