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weigh

1
[ wey ]
/ weɪ /
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verb (used without object)
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Idioms about weigh

    weigh anchor, Nautical. to heave up a ship's anchor in preparation for getting under way.
    weigh one's words. word (def. 29).

Origin of weigh

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English weien, wein, weighen, Old English wegan “to carry, weigh”; cognate with Dutch wegen, German wägen, Old Norse vega; akin to Latin vehere “to carry, convey”

synonym study for weigh

5. See study.

OTHER WORDS FROM weigh

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH weigh

way, weigh

Other definitions for weigh (2 of 2)

weigh2
[ wey ]
/ weɪ /

Idioms
under weigh, Nautical. in motion; under way.

Origin of weigh

2
First recorded in 1775–85; spelling variant of way1 by association with weigh anchor
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British Dictionary definitions for weigh (1 of 2)

weigh1
/ (weɪ) /

verb

Derived forms of weigh

weighable, adjectiveweigher, noun

Word Origin for weigh

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

British Dictionary definitions for weigh (2 of 2)

weigh2
/ (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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