Weigh

Verb

  • (transitive) To determine the weight of an object.
  • (intransitive, figuratively, obsolete) To judge; to estimate.
  • (intransitive) To have weight; to be heavy; to press down.
  • (intransitive, nautical) To weigh anchor.
  • (transitive, figuratively) To determine the intrinsic value or merit of an object, to evaluate.

    "You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting."

  • (transitive) To have a certain weight.

    "I weigh ten and a half stone."

  • (transitive, nautical) To raise an anchor free of the seabed.
  • (obsolete) To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.
  • (transitive) Often with "out", to measure a certain amount of something by its weight, e.g. for sale.

    "He weighed out two kilos of oranges for a client."

  • (transitive) To consider a subject.
  • (intransitive) To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.
  • To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up.

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