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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to remove weeds or the like.
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Idioms about weed

    (deep) in / into the weeds, Slang.
    1. (of a restaurant worker) overwhelmed and falling behind in serving customers: Our waitress was so deep in the weeds that we waited 40 minutes for our burgers.
    2. in trouble; overwhelmed by problems: He knows our marriage is in deep weeds.
    3. involved in the details: I’m in the weeds of planning my wedding.
    Also in deep weeds .

Origin of weed

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First recorded before 900; Middle English wed(e), weid, Old English wēod; cognate with Old Saxon wiod “weed,” Middle Dutch wiet “fern”

OTHER WORDS FROM weed

weedless, adjectiveweedlike, adjectiveun·weed·ed, adjective

Other definitions for weed (2 of 3)

weed2
[ weed ]
/ wid /

noun
weeds, mourning garments: widow's weeds.
a mourning band of black crepe or cloth, as worn on a man's hat or coat sleeve.
Often weeds .Archaic.
  1. a garment: clad in rustic weeds.
  2. clothing.

Origin of weed

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First recorded before 900; Middle English wed(e), Old English (ge)wǣde, wǣde “garment, clothing”; cognate with Old Saxon wād, gewādi, Old High German wāt, gewāti; cf. wadmal

Other definitions for weed (3 of 3)

Weed
[ weed ]
/ wid /

noun
Thur·low [thur-loh], /ˈθɜr loʊ/, 1797–1882, U.S. journalist and politician.
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How to use weed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for weed (1 of 2)

weed1
/ (wiːd) /

noun
any plant that grows wild and profusely, esp one that grows among cultivated plants, depriving them of space, food, etc
slang
  1. the weed tobacco
  2. marijuana
informal a thin or unprepossessing person
an inferior horse, esp one showing signs of weakness of constitution
verb
to remove (useless or troublesome plants) from (a garden, etc)

Derived forms of weed

weeder, nounweedless, adjectiveweedlike, adjective

Word Origin for weed

Old English weod; related to Old Saxon wiod, Old High German wiota fern

British Dictionary definitions for weed (2 of 2)

weed2
/ (wiːd) /

noun
rare a black crepe band worn to indicate mourningSee also weeds

Word Origin for weed

Old English wǣd, wēd; related to Old Saxon wād, Old High German wāt, Old Norse vāth
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