n.1.(Naut.) A corruption of Way, used only in the phrase under weigh.
An expedition was got under weigh from New York.
- Thackeray.
The Athenians . . . hurried on board and with considerable difficulty got under weigh.
- Jowett (Thucyd.).
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Weighed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Weighing.]
1.To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor.
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.
4.To pay, allot, take, or give by weight.
They weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
- Zech. xi. 12.
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.
6.To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.
All that she so dear did weigh.
- Spenser.
To weigh down
a - To overbalance.
b - To oppress with weight; to overburden; to depress.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To have weight; to be heavy.
2.To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.
Your vows to her and me . . . will even weigh.
- Shak.
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.
Could not weigh of worthiness aright.
- Spenser.
To weigh down
to sink by its own weight.
n.1.A certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See Wey.
Verb1.weigh - have a certain weight
2.weigh - show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
Synonyms: count, consider
3.weigh - determine the weight of; "The butcher weighed the chicken"
Synonyms: librate
4.weigh - have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"
Synonyms: matter, count
5.weigh - to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
Synonyms: press
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Wei dynasty
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-- Weigh --
weigh anchor
weigh down
weigh on
weigh the anchor
weighed down
Weighing cage
Weighing house
weighing machine
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