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Definition of "weigh" []

  • To determine the weight of by or as if by using a scale or balance. (verb-transitive)
  • To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by or as if by weight. Often used with out: weighed out a pound of cheese. (verb-transitive)
  • To balance in the mind in order to make a choice; ponder or evaluate: weighed the alternatives and decided to stay. (verb-transitive)
  • To choose carefully or deliberately: weigh one's words. (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical To raise (anchor). (verb-transitive)

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 "weigh" in a sentence
  • "One of the factors that they should have to weigh is whether the income they gain by working unlawfully will suffice to cover their expenses, one which is the cost of medical treatment."
  • "Carter and Unwin weigh this differently – Carter puts it as “neutral” and Unwin as making it less likely for there to be a God."
  • "Watching his chance, privily, Whiskers snuggled a chunk of rock several pounds in weigh close to his hand if need for action should arise."