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
Meaning of weigh
- 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.
- a certain quantity estimated by weight; an english measure of weight. see wey.