—adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 very tired after exertion or endurance.
- (foll. By of) no longer interested in, tired of.
- tiring, tedious. —v. (-ies, -ied) make or grow weary. wearily adv. Weariness n. [old english]
—v. (-ving; past wove; past part. Woven or wove) 1 a form (fabric) by interlacing long threads in two directions. B form (thread) into fabric in this way.
- make fabric in this way.
- a (foll. By into) make (facts etc.) Into a story or connected whole. B make (a story) in this way. —n. Style of weaving. [old english]
- v. (-ving) move repeatedly from side to side; take an intricate course to avoid obstructions. get weaving slang begin action; hurry. [old norse: related to *wave]
n. The si unit of magnetic flux. [weber, name of a physicist]
—n. - piece of tapering wood or metal etc. Driven between two objects or parts to secure or separate them.
- anything resembling a wedge.
- golf club with a wedge-shaped head. —v. (-ging) 1 secure or fasten with a wedge.
- force open or apart with a wedge.
- (foll. By in, into) pack or thrust (a thing or oneself) tightly in or into. thin end of the wedge colloq. Thing of little importance in itself, but likely to lead to more serious developments. [old english]
n.pl. (in full widow's weeds) archaic deep mourning worn by a widow. [old english, = garment]
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 weak, feeble.
- having many weeds.
adj. (-ier, -iest) colloq. Tiny. [from *wee1]
adj. (-ier, -iest) colloq. Inclined to weep; tearful.
v. - find the weight of.
- balance in the hands to guess or as if to guess the weight of.
- (often foll. By out) take a definite weight of (a substance); measure out (a specified weight) (weigh out the flour; weigh out 6 oz).
- a estimate the relative value, importance, or desirability of. B (foll. By with, against) compare.
- be equal to (a specified weight).
- have (esp. A specified) importance; exert an influence.
- (often foll. By on) be heavy or burdensome (to); be depressing (to). weigh down 1 bring down by exerting weight.
- be oppressive to. Weigh in (of a boxer before a contest, or a jockey after a race) be weighed. Weigh in with colloq. Advance (an argument etc.) Boldly. Weigh out (of a jockey) be weighed before a race. Weigh up colloq. Form an estimate of. Weigh one's words carefully choose the way one expresses something. [old english, = carry]