Definition and Meanings for weigh

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Part of Speech of weigh

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of weigh

oe. weien, weyen, weghen, as. wegan to bear, move; akin to d. wegen to weigh, g. w, wiegen, to weigh, bewegen to move, ohg. wegan, icel. vega to move, carry, lift, weigh, sw. v to weigh, dan. veie, goth. gawigan to shake, l. vehere to carry, skr. vah. way, and cf. wey see wey

Meaning of weigh

as noun

  • a corruption of way, used only in the phrase under weigh.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor.
  • to examine by the balance; to ascertain the weight of, that is, the force with which a thing tends to the center of the earth; to determine the heaviness, or quantity of matter of; as, to weigh sugar; to weigh gold.
  • to be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of.
  • to pay, allot, take, or give by weight.
  • to examine or test as if by the balance; to ponder in the mind; to consider or examine for the purpose of forming an opinion or coming to a conclusion; to estimate deliberately and maturely; to balance.
  • to consider as worthy of notice; to regard.

as intransitive verb

  • to have weight; to be heavy.
  • to be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.
  • to bear heavily; to press hard.
  • to judge; to estimate.

as noun

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