- (transitive) To determine the weight of an object.
- (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.
- (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.
- (transitive) To consider a subject.
Etymology: Old English wegan, from Germanic. Cognate with Scots wey, Dutch wegen, German bewegen.
- 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
- (intransitive) To have a certain weight.
- I weigh ten and a half stone.
- (context, nautical, transitive) To raise an anchor free of the seabed.
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