weigh

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

1weigh

verb \ˈwā\

: to find how heavy (someone or something) is : to measure the weight of (someone or something)

: to have a specified weight

: to think carefully about (something) in order to form an opinion or make a decision

Full Definition of WEIGH

transitive verb
1
:  to ascertain the heaviness of by or as if by a balance
2
a :  outweigh
b :  counterbalance
c :  to make heavy :  weight —often used with down
3
:  to consider carefully especially by balancing opposing factors or aspects in order to reach a choice or conclusion :  evaluate <weighing her options>
4
:  to heave up (an anchor) preparatory to sailing
5
:  to measure or apportion (a definite quantity) on or as if on a scales
intransitive verb
1
a :  to have a certain heaviness :  experience a specific force due to gravity
b :  to register a weight (as on a scales) —used with in or out — compare weigh in
2
:  to merit consideration as important :  count <evidence will weigh heavily against him>
3
a :  to press down with or as if with a heavy weight
b :  to have a saddening or disheartening effect <guilt weighed on my mind>
4
:  to weigh anchor
weigh·able \ˈwā-ə-bəl\ adjective
weigh·er noun

Origin of WEIGH

Middle English weyen, from Old English wegan to move, carry, weigh — more at way
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to WEIGH

Synonyms
count, import, mean, signify, matter
See Synonym Discussion at consider

2weigh

noun

Definition of WEIGH

:  way —used in the phrase under weigh

Origin of WEIGH

alteration of way
First Known Use: 1777

weigh

transitive verb \ˈwā\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WEIGH

1
: to ascertain the heaviness of by or as if by a balance
2
: to measure or apportion (a definite quantity) on or as if on a scale
intransitive verb
: to have a certain amount of heaviness : experience a specific force due to gravity

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