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Meaning of weigh

weigh

Pronunciation: (wā), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to have weight or a specified amount of weight: to weigh less; to weigh a ton.
  2. to have importance, moment, or consequence: Your recommendation weighs heavily in his favor.
  3. to bear down as a weight or burden (usually fol. by on or upon): Responsibility weighed upon her.
  4. to consider carefully or judicially: to weigh well before deciding.
  5. (of a ship) to raise the anchor and get under way: The ship weighed early and escaped in the fog.
  6. to heave up a ship's anchor in preparation for getting under way.
  7. snow and ice weighing down the trees.
    1. to cause to become bowed under a weight:snow and ice weighing down the trees.
    2. to lower the spirits of; burden; depress:This predicament weighs me down.
  8. He weighed in at 170 pounds.
    1. (of a boxer or wrestler) to be weighed by a medical examiner on the day of a bout.
    2. to be of the weight determined by such a weighing:He weighed in at 170 pounds.
    3. (of a jockey) to be weighed with the saddle and weights after a race.
  9. See(def. 26).
  10. (of a jockey)
    1. to be weighed with the saddle and weights before a race.
    2. to be of the weight determined by such a weighing.

weigh

Pronunciation: (wā), [key]
  1. in motion; under way.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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