Definitions of weigh

  1. To have weight; to be considered as important; to bear heavily; to press hard. To weigh down, to sink by its own weight.
  2. To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor.
  3. 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.
  4. To be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of.
  5. To pay, allot, take, or give by weight.
  6. To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.
  7. To find the heaviness of; examine by a scale or balance; to ponder; reflect on carefully; to raise: used only in to weigh anchor.
  8. 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.
  9. To find the heaviness of; to be as heavy as: to raise: to ponder; consider.
  10. To find the weight of.
  11. To estimate the worth or importance of.
  12. To press upon heavily; burden.
  13. To lift up, as an anchor.
  14. To have weight; to be heavy.
  15. To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.
  16. To bear heavily; to press hard.
  17. To judge; to estimate.
  18. To have a given heaviness; to bear heavily; to be of importance.
  19. To have weight: to be considered of importance: to press heavily.
  20. To have weight; to press heavily.
  21. determine the weight of; " The butcher weighed the chicken"
  22. have a certain weight
  23. to be oppressive or burdensome; " weigh heavily on the mind", " Something pressed on his mind"
  24. To be of value; avail.
  25. To raise anchor.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. A corruption of Way, used only in the phrase under weigh.
  29. A certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See Wey.
  30. Weigher.
  31. A certain quantity by weight. See Wey.
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