weigh-in

[ wey-in ]
/ ˈweɪˌɪn /

noun Sports.

the act or an instance of weighing in: After the weigh-in the fighters posed for photographers.

Nearby words

  1. weigh down,
  2. weigh in,
  3. weigh on,
  4. weigh one's words,
  5. weigh up,
  6. weighbridge,
  7. weighman,
  8. weight,
  9. weight belt,
  10. weight density

Origin of weigh-in

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase weigh in

weigh

1
[ wey ]
/ weɪ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Verb Phrases

Origin of weigh

1
before 900; Middle English weghen, Old English wegan to carry, weigh; cognate with Dutch wegen, German wägen, Old Norse vega; akin to Latin vehere

Related forms
Can be confusedway weigh weight

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British Dictionary definitions for weigh in

weigh in

verb (intr, adverb)

  1. (of a boxer or wrestler) to be weighed before a bout
  2. (of a jockey) to be weighed after, or sometimes before, a race
informal to contribute, as in a discussion, etche weighed in with a few sharp comments

noun weigh-in

the act of checking a competitor's weight, as in boxing, horse racing, etc

weigh

1
/ (weɪ) /

verb


Derived Formsweighable, adjectiveweigher, noun

Word Origin for weigh

Old English wegan; related to Old Frisian wega, Old Norse vega, Gothic gawigan, German wiegen

weigh

2
/ (weɪ) /

noun

under weigh a variant spelling of under way

Word Origin for weigh

C18: variation due to the influence of phrases such as to weigh anchor

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Word Origin and History for weigh in

weigh

v.

Old English wegan "find the weight of, have weight, lift, carry," from Proto-Germanic *weganan (cf. Old Saxon wegan, Old Frisian wega, Dutch wegen "to weigh," Old Norse vega, Old High German wegan "to move, carry, weigh," German wiegen "to weigh"), from PIE *wegh- "to move" (cf. Sanskrit vahati "carries, conveys," vahitram "vessel, ship;" Avestan vazaiti "he leads, draws;" Greek okhos "carriage;" Latin vehere "to carry, convey;" Old Church Slavonic vesti "to carry, convey;" Lithuanian vezu "to carry, convey;" Old Irish fecht "campaign, journey").

The original sense was of motion, which led to that of lifting, then to that of "measure the weight of." The older sense of "lift, carry" survives in the nautical phrase weigh anchor. Figurative sense of "to consider, ponder" (in reference to words, etc.) is recorded from mid-14c.

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Idioms and Phrases with weigh in

weigh in

Be weighed; also, be of a particular weight. For example, Because it was such a small plane, the passengers and their luggage had to weigh in before takeoff, or The fish weighed in at 18 pounds. [Late 1800s]

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