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Meaning of WEIGH

Pronunciation:  wey

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  1. [v]  show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
  2. [v]  have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"
  3. [v]  to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
  4. [v]  determine the weight of; "The butcher weighed the chicken"
  5. [v]  have a certain weight

WEIGH is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: consider, count, count, librate, matter
 See Also: be, consult, heft, interest, matter to, measure, press, quantify, weigh



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Weigh\ (w[=a]), n. (Naut.)
    A corruption of {Way}, used only in the phrase {under weigh}.
          An expedition was got under weigh from New York.
          The Athenians . . . hurried on board and with
          considerable difficulty got under weigh. --Jowett
  2. \Weigh\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weighed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Weighing}.] [OE. weien, weyen, weghen, AS. wegan to bear,
    move; akin to D. wegen to weigh, G. w["a]gen, wiegen, to
    weigh, bewegen to move, OHG. wegan, Icel. vega to move,
    carry, lift, weigh, Sw. v["a]ga to weigh, Dan. veie, Goth.
    gawigan to shake, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. ????. See
    {Way}, and cf. {Wey}.]
    1. To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up;
       as, to weigh anchor. ``Weigh the vessel up.'' --Cowper.
    2. 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.
             Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found
             wanting.                              --Dan. v. 27.
    3. To be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have
       the heaviness of. ``A body weighing divers ounces.''
    4. To pay, allot, take, or give by weight.
             They weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
                                                   --Zech. xi.
    5. 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.
             A young man not weighed in state affairs. --Bacon.
             Had no better weighed The strength he was to cope
             with, or his own.                     --Milton.
             Regard not who it is which speaketh, but weigh only
             what is spoken.                       --Hooker.
             In nice balance, truth with gold she weighs. --Pope.
             Without sufficiently weighing his expressions. --Sir
                                                   W. Scott.
    6. To consider as worthy of notice; to regard. [Obs. or
       Archaic] ``I weigh not you.'' --Shak.
             All that she so dear did weigh.       --Spenser.
    {To weigh down}.
       (a) To overbalance.
       (b) To oppress with weight; to overburden; to depress.
           ``To weigh thy spirits down.'' --Milton.
  3. \Weigh\, v. i.
    1. To have weight; to be heavy. ``They only weigh the
       heavier.'' --Cowper.
    2. To be considered as important; to have weight in the
       intellectual balance.
             Your vows to her and me . . . will even weigh.
             This objection ought to weigh with those whose
             reading is designed for much talk and little
             knowledge.                            --Locke.
    3. To bear heavily; to press hard.
             Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff
             Which weighs upon the heart.          --Shak.
    4. To judge; to estimate. [R.]
             Could not weigh of worthiness aright. --Spenser.
    {To weigh down}, to sink by its own weight.
  4. \Weigh\, n. [See {Wey}.]
    A certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of
    weight. See {Wey}.