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Definitions of weed

  1. a strong- smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
  2. clear of weeds; " weed the garden"
  3. any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
  4. A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer garment.
  5. An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge; as, he wore a weed on his hat; especially, in the plural, mourning garb, as of a woman; as, a widow's weeds.
  6. A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
  7. Underbrush; low shrubs.
  8. Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
  9. Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
  10. An animal unfit to breed from.
  11. Tobacco, or a cigar.
  12. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.
  13. To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate.
  14. To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.
  15. Any harmful or useless plant.
  16. To root out; to free from useless or wild plants; to rid of anything hurtful.
  17. Any useless plant of small growth: anything useless or troublesome.
  18. To free from weeds: to remove anything hurtful or offensive.
  19. WEEDER.
  20. A garment; an article of clothing; " Lowly shepherd's weeds."- Spenser; " Palmer's weeds."- Milton; " This silken rag, this beggar- woman's weed."- Tennyson: an upper or outer garment; " His own hands putting on both shirt and weede."- Chapman: an article of dress worn in token of mourning: mourning garb; mornings; " In a mourning weed, with ashes upon her head, and tears abundantly flowing."- Milton. In this sense used now in the plural, and more specifically applied to the mourning dress of a widow. “ A widow's weeds are still spoken of, meaning her appropriate mourning dress."- Nares.
  21. A garment; iu.
  22. A useless plant.
  23. To free from weeds.
  24. To remove the weeds from; root out, as weeds.
  25. Any troublesome useless plant.
  26. A token of mourning worn as part of the dress.
  27. As worn specially by a widow.
  28. The general name of any useless or troublesome plant; anything useless or troublesome, specially when mingled with things that are useful or of value.
  29. A garment; a mourning dress, generally.
  30. To free from weeds, or from anything hurtful or offensive; to root out.
  31. Any noxious plant pulled up and cast out from among cultivated crops; a slang term for tobacco; a cigar.
  32. To free from noxious plants; to free from anything hurtful.

Usage examples for weed

  1. Love, a true love, it seems to me, should be a noble fruit- tree, and not a rank weed. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Lords and ladies rode through the sea- weed, and Joan of Arc stood surrounded by palms. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  3. Just how much more of that sort of thing do you think I'm going to have to weed out of the collection, before I can offer it for sale? – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  4. They clambered over rocks, and sea- weed, and drift- wood, and at length reached the bank. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  5. His father's sudden death had taken him home from college sooner than Herdegen, and he was now in mourning weed. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  6. Come up and have a weed. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  7. Lucky is he whose plant- bed has escaped the fly, the first enemy of the precious weed. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  8. He followed the garden path, between the weed- grown beds of vegetables, until he came to the edge of the little pond. – The Rotifers by Robert Abernathy
  9. It stretched like a solid wall on each side of them for a considerable distance- a choked wilderness of coarse weed that grew higher than their heads. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  10. But the Committee's business is to weed out the dangerous element which is altogether too large in this town; and the Committee feels that you are one of the most dangerous. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  11. Indeed I remember she once reproached me for pulling up a weed, saying " it was something green." – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  12. Her dream of a love was put away like a botanist's pressed weed. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  13. Sea- weed is floating by; like ourselves, returning to the Gulf from strange seas. – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  14. " Here's the murphies," cried O'Connor, staggering over the slippery weed with a large smoking tin dish. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  15. The night passed, and the morning brought nothing new; except that they fell in with sea- weed in such quantities the boat could hardly get through it. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  16. Try it for fifty years- try it for ten years- try the method of raising your poets in your gardens instead of flinging them into your weed- beds- and see what the result would be! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  17. She ran down the steps, stumbling as she passed the broken one, and went hurriedly down the weed- choked path. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  18. I could look into the mind of Amroth and see his thought take shape, as I could look into a stream, and see a fish dart from a covert of weed. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson
  19. There's generally a little beginning, like the seed of a big flauntin' weed; but I don't believe you did so mean a thing. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  20. Save on the seaward terraces of stark rock, with their tide- marked base of weed- covered boulders, the densest vegetation known to mankind imposed everywhere a first barrier to human progress far more unconquerable than the awesome regions beyond. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
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