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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

Examples of WEIGH

  1. She weighs herself every morning.
  2. He used a scale to weigh the bananas.
  3. The bananas weigh more than the apples.
  4. How much do you weigh?
  5. You will need to weigh the pros and cons.
  6. He took time to weigh his options.
  7. Her previous experience weighs in her favor.

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

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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