Simple Definition of weir
: a low wall or dam built across a stream or river to raise the level of the water or to change the direction of its flow
Full Definition of weir
1 : a fence or enclosure set in a waterway for taking fish
2 : a dam in a stream or river to raise the water level or divert its flow
Origin of weir
Middle English were, from Old English wer; akin to Old Norse ver fishing place, Old High German werien, werren to defend
First Known Use: before 12th century
Rhymes with weir
air, Ayr, bare, bear, Blair, blare, care, chair, chare, dare, Dare, e'er, ere, err, eyre, fair, fare, flair, flare, glair, glare, hair, hare, Herr, heir, lair, mare, ne'er, pair, pare, pear, prayer, rare, rear, scare, share, snare, spare, square, stair, stare, swear, tare, tear, their, there, vair, ware, wear, where, yare
Definition of Weir
Robert Walter 1803–1889 Am. painter
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