Definitions of weigh

  1. show consideration for; take into account; " You must consider her age"; " The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
  2. determine the weight of; " The butcher weighed the chicken"
  3. have weight; have import, carry weight; " It does not matter much"
  4. have a certain weight
  5. to be oppressive or burdensome; " weigh heavily on the mind", " Something pressed on his mind"
  6. A corruption of Way, used only in the phrase under weigh.
  7. To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor.
  8. To examine by the balance; to ascertain the weight of, that is, the force with which a thing tends to the center of the earth; to determine the heaviness, or quantity of matter of; as, to weigh sugar; to weigh gold.
  9. To be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of.
  10. To pay, allot, take, or give by weight.
  11. To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.
  12. To have weight; to be heavy.
  13. To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.
  14. To bear heavily; to press hard.
  15. To judge; to estimate.
  16. A certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See Wey.
  17. To find the heaviness of; examine by a scale or balance; to ponder; reflect on carefully; to raise: used only in to weigh anchor.
  18. To have a given heaviness; to bear heavily; to be of importance.
  19. Weigher.
  20. To compare by the balance: to find the heaviness of: to be equal to in heaviness: to bear up, to raise, esp. a ship's anchor: to ponder in the mind: to consider worthy of notice.
  21. To have weight: to be considered of importance: to press heavily.
  22. To find the heaviness of; to be as heavy as: to raise: to ponder; consider.
  23. To have weight; to press heavily.
  24. To find the weight of.
  25. To estimate the worth or importance of.
  26. To press upon heavily; burden.
  27. To lift up, as an anchor.
  28. To be of value; avail.
  29. To raise anchor.
  30. A certain quantity by weight. See Wey.
  31. To examine by the balance; to ascertain the weight of; to be equivalent in weight to; to raise; to lift, as an anchor from the ground, or any other body; to pay, allot, or take by weight; to ponder in the mind; to consider or examine for the purpose of coming to a conclusion; to compare by the scales; to consider as worthy of notice. To weigh down, to overbalance; to depress.
  32. To have weight; to be considered as important; to bear heavily; to press hard. To weigh down, to sink by its own weight.
  33. To examine or compare with a fixed standard by means of a balance; to have weight; to be equivalent to in weight, as it weighs a pound; to sink, as by its own weight; to ascertain the heaviness of by actual trial; to raise; to lift, as an anchor; to ponder in the mind; to be considered as important; to bear or press heavily; to depress.

Usage examples for weigh

  1. With care, a proper habit of mind and of the mental attitude towards difficulties in life, can be so cultivated as to ward off many of the discouragements, and most of the causes of depression that weigh heavily on some people. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  2. He stopped to watch Gaynor weigh out a shilling's worth of flour- American flour! – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  3. Good Lord, he said, don't you realise how heavily one's own chains weigh one down? – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  4. And although in nearly all the arts we credit everything to the substance which we can weigh and handle, it is certain that in the most cases the larger debt is due to an invisible Environment. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  5. I fully expected to lose my anchor and cable, but when I came to weigh at daylight the next morning I was fortunate enough to save them both. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. Diane cried, when she had done her best to weigh the facts just placed before her. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  7. O wait until you have weighed all things well- my fortune, love, life, and the love of all who love me- O weigh them all well, beloved! – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  8. What did the salt- cellar weigh? – Four Plays of Gil Vicente by Gil Vicente
  9. Now that he had time to weigh it, Mrs. Alden's manner puzzled him. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  10. I can't turn you out as a vagabond, that would weigh upon my conscience. – Plays A Protégée of the Mistress; Poverty Is No Crime; Sin and Sorrow Are Common to All; It's a Family Affair--We'll Settle It Ourselves by Alexander Ostrovsky
  11. Yet this knowledge does not weigh on them. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  12. She wished to be on deck, she said, to see the ship get under weigh in the morning. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. It seemed to Grant the thing must weigh three or four hundred pounds. – The Wealth of Echindul by Noel Miller Loomis
  14. Thee is as pale as a ghost this minute, and thee doesn't weigh much more than half as much as I do. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  15. Is it to weigh with you, Rotherby? – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  16. Well, let 'em weigh! – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  17. I bet you you weigh twice as much as he does! – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  18. And Miss Mary come by and she said she'd weigh 'em. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  19. That last consideration, were I quite alone in the world, might not much weigh on me; but there are others for whose sake I should like to make fortune and preserve station. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton