weed

noun (1)
\ ˈwēd \

Definition of weed 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a(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

2a : an obnoxious growth, thing, or person

b : something like a weed in detrimental quality especially : an animal unfit to breed from

weed

verb
weeded; weeding; weeds

Definition of weed (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to remove weeds or something harmful

transitive verb

1a : 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

weed

noun (2)

Definition of weed (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : garment often used in plural

2a : 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

Examples of weed in a Sentence

Verb

We need to weed the garden.

First Known Use of weed

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (2)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for weed

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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Phrases Related to weed

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More Definitions for weed

weed

verb

English Language Learners Definition of weed

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

weed

noun
\ ˈwēd \

Kids Definition of weed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

weed

verb
weeded; weeding

Kids Definition of weed (Entry 2 of 2)

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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