• (uncountable, archaic or obsolete) Underbrush; low shrubs.
  • (with "the", uncountable, slang) Tobacco.
  • (countable, Britain, informal) A puny person; one who has with little physical strength.
  • (archaic) An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge.

    "He wore a weed on his hat."

  • Short for duckweed.
  • (uncountable, slang) Marijuana.
  • (countable) A weak horse, which is therefore unfit to breed from.
  • (countable, figuratively) Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
  • (archaic) Clothing collectively; clothes, dress.
  • (countable) Any plant regarded as unwanted at the place where, and at the time when it is growing.

    "If it isn't in a straight line or marked with a label, it's a weed."

  • A drug or the like made from the leaves of a plant.
  • (obsolete, countable) A cigar.
  • (countable, Scotland) A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
  • (archaic) A garment or piece of clothing.
  • (archaic) widow's weeds: female mourning apparel


  • To remove unwanted vegetation from a cultivated area.

    "I weeded my flower bed."

  • simple past tense and past participle of wee

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