verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- wee free,
- wee hours,
- weed cutter,
- weed killer,
- weed out,
- weed, thurlow,
- (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.
- in trouble; overwhelmed by problems: He knows our marriage is in deep weeds.
- involved in the details: I’m in the weeds of planning my wedding.
Origin of weed1
- a garment: clad in rustic weeds.
Origin of weed2
Examples from the Web for weed
Antoine himself had recently been arrested on a six-year-old warrant for a dime bag of weed.
There was a lot of weed, he snorted a ton of coke, was guzzling Bloody Marys.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler|Marlow Stern|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, weed is practically legal in the five boroughs these days.Bill Bratton Scolds Giggling Audience at American Justice Summit|Lloyd Grove|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allowing residents to grow, smoke, and gift weed, it legalizes participating in the weed community, but not profiting from it.
He also smokes copious amounts of weed mooched off his friends and makes miracles by turning water into cognac.‘Black Jesus’ Resurrected: Racial Stereotypes or Subversive Comedy?|Rawiya Kameir|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He bought groceries of a hardware dealer named Davidson, at Albany, that town whence came Mr. Weed's clerk.North America, Volume II (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
To pluck a weed from the roadside and present it to one's sovereign would be no better than an insult.The Expositor's Bible: The Second Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
Well, said I, but pull it for me; there are sometimes beautiful colours in a weed.Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded|Samuel Richardson
If we must serve our time at weeding, let us at least weed intelligently.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
Or perhaps Spot would stop and reach for a bunch of Commonwealth weed.From Chart House to Bush Hut|Charles W. L. Bryde
- the weed tobacco
Word Origin for weed
Word Origin for weed
"plant not valued for use or beauty," Old English weod, uueod "grass, herb, weed," from Proto-Germanic *weud- (cf. Old Saxon wiod, East Frisian wiud), of unknown origin. Meaning "tobacco" is from c.1600; that of "marijuana" is from 1920s.
"to clear the ground of weeds," late Old English weodian, from the source of weed (n.). Related: Weeded; weeding.