weir

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noun \ˈwer, ˈwir\

Definition of weir

  1. 1 :  a fence or enclosure set in a waterway for taking fish

  2. 2 :  a dam in a stream or river to raise the water level or divert its flow

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Origin and Etymology of weir

Middle English were, from Old English wer; akin to Old Norse ver fishing place, Old High German werien, werren to defend

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Weir

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biographical name \ˈwir\

Definition of Weir

  1. Robert Walter 1803–1889 American painter


WEIR Defined for English Language Learners

weir

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Definition of weir for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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