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


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