- a garment: clad in rustic weeds.
Origin of weed2
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of weed1
Related Words for weedsdope, cannabis, hashish, tea, hemp, herb, bhang, flower, shrub, tree, vine, grass, seedling, apparel, dresser, trunk, closet, attire, cigarette, crop
Examples from the Web for weeds
Contemporary Examples of weeds
Lagos has an unplanned-ness to it, houses spring up everywhere like weeds, roads and streets interweave.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Literary Lagos
March 16, 2014
Before we get too deep into the weeds,” Morgan interrupted, “Is your mom running for president?Piers Morgan Pesters Clintons About 2016 Plans At CGI
September 25, 2013
When it comes to Orange Is the New Black, the new Netflix series by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, that is the question.You’ve Gotta Binge on the New Netflix Series ‘Orange Is the New Black’
July 11, 2013
I'm not going to go down deep into the weeds of all the details here.Will ABC Finger the Liar?
May 17, 2013
Google “sexist articles about Bill Clinton” and you will be searching in the weeds.Leave Jill Abramson Alone, You Sexists
April 24, 2013
Historical Examples of weeds
He could run a mower, and clean a pasture of weeds in a day.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Michael and Uli had to hoe the weeds in the next field near by.
Sami squatted down and pulled at the weeds with all his might.
All through the middle ages suits of armour are called 'weeds.'Beowulf
Caroline is the worst; the weeds, with her, have had longer time to get ahead.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Word Origin for weeds
- the weedtobacco
Word Origin for weed
Word Origin for weed
"garments" (now surviving, if at all, in widow's weeds), plural of archaic weed, from Old English wæd, wæde "garment, cloth," from Proto-Germanic *wedo (cf. Old Saxon wadi, Old Frisian wede "garment," Old Norse vað "cloth, texture," Old High German wat "garment"), probably from PIE *wedh-, extended form of root *au- "to weave." Archaic since early 19c.
"to clear the ground of weeds," late Old English weodian, from the source of weed (n.). Related: Weeded; weeding.
"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.