Definition of


  1. (verb, stative) have a certain weight
  2. (verb, communication) show consideration for; take into account
    The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient
  3. (verb, stative) determine the weight of
  4. (verb, stative) have weight; have import, carry weight
  5. (verb, stative) to be oppressive or burdensome
    Something pressed on his mind

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Synonyms of Weigh

consider, count, librate, matter, press

Alternate forms of Weigh

Derivations: weigher, weighing

Hyponyms: heft, press, weigh

Hypernyms: be, count, matter, measure, quantify, weigh

Origin of the word Weigh

  1. O.E. wegan "find the weight of, have weight, lift, carry," from P.Gmc. *weganan (cf. O.S. wegan, O.Fris. wega, Du. wegen "to weigh," O.N. vega, O.H.G. wegan "to move, carry, weigh," Ger. wiegen "to weigh"), from PIE *wegh- "to move" (cf. Skt. vahati "carries, conveys," vahitram "vessel, ship;" Avestan … more

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