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weed

noun \ ˈwēd \

Definition of weed

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

Origin and Etymology of weed

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

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weed

verb

Definition of weed

intransitive verb
:to remove weeds or something harmful
transitive verb
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
2 :to get rid of (something harmful or superfluous) often used with out

Examples of weed in a Sentence

  1. We need to weed the garden.

First Known Use of weed

before 12th century


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weed

noun

Definition of weed

1 :garment often used in plural
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 and Etymology of weed

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



WEED Defined for English Language Learners

weed

verb

Definition of weed for English Language Learners

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


WEED Defined for Kids

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weed

noun \ ˈwēd \

Definition of weed for Students

: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

verb

Definition of weed for Students

weeded; weeding
1 :to remove weeds from
  • I need to weed the garden.
2 :to get rid of what is not wanted
  • She's weeding out the old computer files.


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