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VERB (5)

1. have a certain weight;

2. show consideration for; take into account;
- Example: "You must consider her age"
- Example: "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
[syn: consider, count, weigh]

3. determine the weight of;
- Example: "The butcher weighed the chicken"
[syn: weigh, librate]

4. have weight; have import, carry weight;
- Example: "It does not matter much"
[syn: count, matter, weigh]

5. to be oppressive or burdensome;
- Example: "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
[syn: weigh, press]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weigh \Weigh\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weighed; p. pr. & vb. n. Weighing.] [OE. weien, weyen, weghen, AS. wegan to bear, move; akin to D. wegen to weigh, G. w[aum]gen, wiegen, to weigh, bewegen to move, OHG. wegan, Icel. vega to move, carry, lift, weigh, Sw. v[aum]ga to weigh, Dan. veie, Goth. gawigan to shake, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. ????. See Way, and cf. Wey.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor. "Weigh the vessel up." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. --Dan. v. 27. [1913 Webster] 3. To be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of. "A body weighing divers ounces." --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 4. To pay, allot, take, or give by weight. [1913 Webster] They weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. --Zech. xi. 12. [1913 Webster] 5. To examine or test as if by the balance; to ponder in the mind; to consider or examine for the purpose of forming an opinion or coming to a conclusion; to estimate deliberately and maturely; to balance. [1913 Webster] A young man not weighed in state affairs. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Had no better weighed The strength he was to cope with, or his own. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Regard not who it is which speaketh, but weigh only what is spoken. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] In nice balance, truth with gold she weighs. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Without sufficiently weighing his expressions. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 6. To consider as worthy of notice; to regard. [Obs. or Archaic] "I weigh not you." --Shak. [1913 Webster] All that she so dear did weigh. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] To weigh down. (a) To overbalance. (b) To oppress with weight; to overburden; to depress. "To weigh thy spirits down." --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weigh \Weigh\ (w[=a]), n. (Naut.) A corruption of Way, used only in the phrase under weigh. [1913 Webster] An expedition was got under weigh from New York. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] The Athenians . . . hurried on board and with considerable difficulty got under weigh. --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weigh \Weigh\, v. i. 1. To have weight; to be heavy. "They only weigh the heavier." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance. [1913 Webster] Your vows to her and me . . . will even weigh. --Shak. [1913 Webster] This objection ought to weigh with those whose reading is designed for much talk and little knowledge. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. To bear heavily; to press hard. [1913 Webster] Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To judge; to estimate. [R.] [1913 Webster] Could not weigh of worthiness aright. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] To weigh down, to sink by its own weight. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weigh \Weigh\, n. [See Wey.] A certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See Wey. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

weigh v 1: have a certain weight 2: show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient" [syn: consider, count, weigh] 3: determine the weight of; "The butcher weighed the chicken" [syn: weigh, librate] 4: have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much" [syn: count, matter, weigh] 5: to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind" [syn: weigh, press]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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