Definition of "weak" []

  • Lacking physical strength, energy, or vigor; feeble. (adjective)
  • Likely to fail under pressure, stress, or strain; lacking resistance: a weak link in a chain. (adjective)
  • Lacking firmness of character or strength of will. (adjective)
  • Lacking the proper strength or amount of ingredients: weak coffee. (adjective)
  • Lacking the ability to function normally or fully: a weak heart. (adjective)
  • Lacking in physical or mental strength or force; frail or feeble (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Liable to yield, break, or give way (adjective)
  • Lacking in resolution or firmness of character (adjective)
  • Lacking strength, power, or intensity (adjective)
  • Lacking strength in a particular part (adjective)
  • Not functioning as well as normal (adjective)
  • Easily upset (adjective)
  • Lacking in conviction, persuasiveness, etc (adjective)
  • Lacking in political or strategic strength (adjective)
  • Lacking the usual, full, or desirable strength of flavour (adjective)
  • Denoting or belonging to a class of verbs, in certain languages including the Germanic languages, whose conjugation relies on inflectional endings rather than internal vowel gradation, as look, looks, looking, looked (adjective)
  • Belonging to any part-of-speech class, in any of various languages, whose inflections follow the more regular of two possible patterns (adjective)
  • (of a syllable) not accented or stressed (adjective)
  • (of a fuel-air mixture) containing a relatively low proportion of fuel (adjective)
  • Having low density or contrast; thin (adjective)
  • (of an industry, market, currency, securities, etc) falling in price or characterized by falling prices (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "weak" in a sentence
  • "For the sore itself, apply weak vinegar or _very weak_ ACETIC ACID (_see_), and"
  • "It is that danger which Paul is thinking of when he tells the elders that by 'labouring' they 'ought to support the weak'; for by _weak_ he means not the poor, but those imperfect disciples who might be repelled or made to stumble by the sight of greed in an elder."
  • "Regarding the reception of the infirm, he might have exclaimed with St. Paul: _Who is weak and I am not weak_?"