verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- (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
Origin of weed2
Related Words for weeddope, cannabis, hashish, tea, hemp, herb, bhang, flower, shrub, tree, vine, grass, seedling, weed, apparel, dresser, trunk, closet, attire, cigarette
Examples from the Web for weed
Contemporary Examples of weed
Antoine himself had recently been arrested on a six-year-old warrant for a dime bag of weed.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
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
November 14, 2014
After all, weed is practically legal in the five boroughs these days.Bill Bratton Scolds Giggling Audience at American Justice Summit
November 11, 2014
Allowing residents to grow, smoke, and gift weed, it legalizes participating in the weed community, but not profiting from it.The Real Election Winner: Weed
November 5, 2014
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?
August 8, 2014
Historical Examples of weed
It's noways likely that I'd take the trouble to make up a lie about that weed.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
That weed was sure a corker for smell as well as smoke, Uncle Jim!With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
I thought you'd get wool-gathering over some weed or another, and maybe I'd overtake you.Tiverton Tales
Like all thistles this will become a weed if not kept down with a firm hand.The Mayflower, January, 1905
Gigantically, Atlas-like, that sheet upholds Seward and Weed.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
- the weedtobacco
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.