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noun, plural weys.
  1. an old British unit of weight of various values, especially 16 stones of 16 pounds each, or 256 pounds.
  2. an old Scotch-Irish unit of capacity equal to 40 U.S. bushels.
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Origin of wey

before 900; Middle English; Old English wǣge weight. See weigh1
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Historical Examples

  • The salmon, presumably, swam with the other "beast ffish" in the Wey.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

    Eric Parker

  • Fish have had other associations with Godalming besides swimming in the Wey.

  • South of Chertsey to the Wey is rather uninteresting country.

  • Wey and Mitchell were killed by Piegans on Badger creek in 1875.

    Then and Now

    Robert Vaughn

  • From the top of the keep there is a fine view of the Wey valley.


    A.R. Hope Moncrieff

Word Origin and History for wey


dry goods weight, Old English weg (see weigh).

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