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weed

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noun \ˈwēd\

Definition of weed

  1. 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. 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


First Known Use: before 12th century

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weed

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Definition of weed

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to remove weeds or something harmful

  3. transitive verb
  4. 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

  5. 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.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of weed

before 12th century


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weed

noun

Definition of weed

  1. 1 :  garment —often used in plural

  2. 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


First Known Use: before 12th century



WEED Defined for English Language Learners


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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

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noun \ˈwēd\

Definition of weed for Students

  1. :  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

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Definition of weed for Students

weeded

weeding

  1. 1 :  to remove weeds from <I need to weed the garden.>

  2. 2 :  to get rid of what is not wanted <She's weeding out the old computer files.>


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