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Definition of "weed" []

  • A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted, as in a garden. (noun)
  • Rank growth of such plants. (noun)
  • A water plant, especially seaweed. (noun)
  • The leaves or stems of a plant as distinguished from the seeds: dill weed. (noun)
  • Something useless, detrimental, or worthless, especially an animal unfit for breeding. (noun)

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.

Use "weed" in a sentence
  • "There is a plant, or weed, called the Jamestown weed*, of a very singular quality."
  • "At this point, we want to stabilize the network issue, we were successful in doing that and now it's just the incremental, going through the process and Herb likes to use the term weed and feed, but it's going through, incrementally trying to improve your network balance by incenting the freight in the lanes where you need it and dis-incenting it in lanes where you don't need it."
  • "And, you know, what you call a weed, to one man it's a flower."