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weed

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noun \ˈwēd\

Definition of weed

  1. 1 a (1) :  a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially :  one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants (2) :  a weedy growth of plants b :  an aquatic plant; especially :  seaweed c (1) :  tobacco products (2) :  marijuana

  2. 2 a :  an obnoxious growth, thing, or person b :  something like a weed in detrimental quality; especially :  an animal unfit to breed from



Origin of weed

Middle English, from Old English wēod weed, herb; akin to Old Saxon wiod weed


First Known Use: before 12th century

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weed

verb

Simple Definition of weed

  • : to remove weeds from (an area of land, such as a garden)

Full Definition of weed

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to remove weeds or something harmful

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 a :  to clear of weeds <weed a garden> b (1) :  to free from something hurtful or offensive (2) :  to remove the less desirable portions of

  5. 2 :  to get rid of (something harmful or superfluous) —often used with out

Examples of weed

  1. We need to weed the garden.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of weed

before 12th century


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weed

noun

Definition of weed

  1. 1 :  garment —often used in plural

  2. 2 a :  dress worn as a sign of mourning (as by a widow) —usually used in plural b :  a band of crape worn on a man's hat as a sign of mourning —usually used in plural



Origin of weed

Middle English wede, from Old English wǣd, gewǣde; akin to Old Norse vāth cloth, clothing and perhaps to Lithuanian austi to weave


First Known Use: before 12th century



WEED Defined for Kids

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weed

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noun \ˈwēd\

Definition of weed

  1. :  a plant that tends to grow where not wanted and to prevent the growth of more desirable plants usually by taking up space




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weed

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Definition of weed

weed·edweed·ing

  1. 1 :  to remove weeds from <I need to weed the garden.>

  2. 2 :  to get rid of what is not wanted <She's weeding out the old computer files.>





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