Complete Definition of "weigh"

English

Etymology
Old English wegan, from Germanic. Cognate with Scots wey, Dutch wegen, German bewegen.

Pronunciation
AHD|wÄ, IPA|/weɪ/, SAMPA|/weI/
audio|en-us-weigh.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|eɪ

Homophones
way
wey
whey (in accents with the wine-whine merger)

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To determine the weight of an object.
  2. transitive Often with "out", to measure a certain amount of something by its weight, e.g. for sale.

#:He weighed out two kilos of oranges for a client.

  1. context|transitive|metaphorical To determine the intrinsic value or merit of an object, to evaluate.

#: You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.

  1. transitive To consider a subject.

#* 2005, w:Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination|251b-c.
#*: For anyone can weigh in with the quick objection that it is impossible for what is many to be one

  1. intransitive To have a certain weight.

#: I weigh ten and a half stone.

  1. context|nautical|transitive To raise an anchor free of the seabed.

Translations
trans-top|to determine the weight of an object
Czech: vážit
Finnish: punnita
Kurdish: KUchar|Ú©ÛشاÙ
trans-mid
Japanese: éããè¨ã (omosa wo hakaru)
Russian: взвеÑиваÑÑ (vzv'éšivatâ) impf, взвеÑиÑÑ (vzv'ésitâ) pf
Swedish: t|sv|väga
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trans-top|to weigh out
Finnish: punnita, mitata
trans-mid
Russian: взвеÑиваÑÑ (vzv'éšivatâ) impf, взвеÑиÑÑ (vzv'ésitâ) pf
Swedish: t|sv|väga (upp)
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trans-top|to determine the intrinsic value or merit of an object
Finnish: punnita, arvioida
trans-mid
Russian: взвеÑиваÑÑ (vzv'éšivatâ) impf, взвеÑиÑÑ (vzv'ésitâ) pf
Swedish: t|sv|väga
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trans-top|to consider a subject
Finnish: punnita, puntaroida
trans-mid
Japanese: æ°ã«æãã (kinikakeru)
Russian: взвеÑиваÑÑ (vzv'éšivatâ) impf, взвеÑиÑÑ (vzv'ésitâ) pf
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trans-top|to have a certain weight
Finnish: painaa
trans-mid
Russian: веÑиÑÑ (v'ésit') impf
Swedish: t|sv|väga
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trans-top|nautical: to raise an anchor
Finnish: nostaa (ankkuri)
trans-mid
Japanese: æé¨ãã (batsubyÅ-suru), é¨ãä¸ãã (ikari-wo-ageru)
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ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|Ùز٠(wázana)
ttbc|CJKV Characters: 稱
ttbc|Chinese: 稱 (chèng)
ttbc|Dutch: wegen
ttbc|French: peser (1,2,3), lever (l'ancre) (4)
ttbc|German: wiegen
ttbc|Hebrew: ×©×§× (shaqal)
ttbc|Hungarian: súlya van
ttbc|Italian: pesare
ttbc|Korean: 무ê²ë¥¼ ë¬ë¤ (mugereul dalda)
ttbc|Portuguese: pesar
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Related terms
top2
weigh down
weigh in
weight
mid2
weighty
weigh up
weigh on
bottom2

Category:English homophones

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te:weigh
vi:weigh
zh:weigh

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