Definitions of weed

  1. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.
  2. To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate.
  3. To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.
  4. To root out; to free from useless or wild plants; to rid of anything hurtful.
  5. To free from weeds: to remove anything hurtful or offensive.
  6. To free from weeds.
  7. To remove the weeds from; root out, as weeds.
  8. To free from weeds, or from anything hurtful or offensive; to root out.
  9. To free from noxious plants; to free from anything hurtful.
  10. As worn specially by a widow.
  11. any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
  12. A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer garment.
  13. 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.
  14. A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
  15. Underbrush; low shrubs.
  16. 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.
  17. Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
  18. An animal unfit to breed from.
  19. Tobacco, or a cigar.
  20. Any harmful or useless plant.
  21. Any useless plant of small growth: anything useless or troublesome.
  22. WEEDER.
  23. 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.
  24. A garment; iu.
  25. A useless plant.
  26. Any troublesome useless plant.
  27. A token of mourning worn as part of the dress.
  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. Any noxious plant pulled up and cast out from among cultivated crops; a slang term for tobacco; a cigar.
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