adjective ((compar): weaker, (superl): weakest)
- Lacking in force or ability.
- The child was too to move the boulder.
- dilute, Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.
- We were served stale bread and tea.
- (context, grammar) regular, Regular in inflection, especially of verbs.
- (physics) One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.
- (slang) bad, Bad or uncool (this place is weak).
- (context, Canada, slang) (rfv-sense) good, Good or cool ( we had a weak time ) slang in P.E.I., w:Canada, Canada.
- (transitive) To make weaker.
- (intransitive) To become weaker.
- One of the simple machines; A piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering (w:Wedge (mechanical device), Wikipedia article).
- (context, colloquial, UK) A quantity of money.
verb (wedges, wedging, wedged)
- I made a big fat from that job.
- (archaic) A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
- A group of goose, geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.
- To support or secure using a wedge.
- I wedged open the window with a screwdriver.
- To force into a narrow gap.
- He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa.
- To work wet clay by cutting or knead, kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.
noun (wikipedia, weight)
:Compare to mass.
- The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth.
- An object used to make something heavier.
- A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.
- (weightlifting): A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.
- (physics) mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.)
- (statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
- (topology) the smallest cardinality of a base
- (transitive) To add weight to something, in order to make it heavier.
- (transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone.
- (context, transitive, mathematics) To assign weights to individual statistics.
- (transitive) To bias something; to slant.
- (context, transitive, horse racing) To handicap a horse with a specified weight.
- The act of speaking in a quiet voice.
- 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
- : "Now, look here, Jim Hawkins," he said, in a steady , that was no more than audible...
- To talk in a quiet voice.
adjective (wid, er)
- (cricket) A ball that passes so far from the batsman that the umpire deems it unplayable; the arm signal used by an umpire to signal a wide; the extra run added to the batting side's score
- Having a large physical extent from side to side.
- We walked down a corridor.
- Large in scope.
- The inquiry had a remit.
- (sports) Operating at the side of the playing area.
- That team needs a decent player.