- (Scotland) A small child.
- (transitive) To cease giving milk to an offspring; to accustom and reconcile (a child or young animal) to a want or deprivation of mother's milk; to take from the breast or udder.
"The cow has weaned her calf."
- (intransitive, by extension) To cease to depend.
"She is weaning from her addiction to tobacco."
- (transitive, by extension) To cause to quit something to which one is addicted or habituated.
"He managed to wean himself off heroin."
- (intransitive) To cease to depend on the mother for nourishment.
"The kittens are finally weaning."