Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A token of mourning, as a black band worn on a man's hat or sleeve.
  • noun The black mourning clothes of a widow.
  • noun Archaic An article of clothing; a garment.
  • noun A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one that grows where it is not wanted and often grows or spreads fast or takes the place of desired plants.
  • noun An aquatic plant or alga, especially seaweed.
  • noun Something considered useless, detrimental, or worthless.
  • noun Tobacco.
  • noun A cigarette.
  • noun Marijuana.
  • intransitive verb To clear of weeds.
  • intransitive verb To remove (weeds). Often used with out:
  • intransitive verb To eliminate as unsuitable or unwanted. Often used with out:
  • intransitive verb To remove weeds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A heavy weight.
  • noun Any one of those herbaceous plants which are useless and without special beauty, or especially which are positively troublesome.
  • noun A sorry, worthless animal unfit for the breeding of stock; especially, a leggy, loose-bodied horse; a race-horse having the appearance but wanting the other qualities of a thorough bred.
  • noun A cigar; with the definite article, tobacco.
  • noun A garment of any sort, especially an outer garment; hence, garments in general, especially the whole costume worn at any one time: now commonly in the plural, and chiefly in the phrase widows' weeds. See widow.
  • To free from weeds or noxious plants.
  • To take away, as noxious plants; remove what is injurious, offensive, or unseemly; extirpate.
  • To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
  • To root up and remove weeds, or anything resembling weeds.
  • noun The vegetative parts of the cotton-plant as opposed to the flowers and fruit.
  • noun The mad-dog skull-cap or madweed, Scutellaria lateriflora.
  • A reduced form of weeded, past participle of weed.
  • noun A general name for any sudden illness from cold or relapse, usually accompanied by febrile symptoms, taken by women after confinement or during nursing, especially milk-fever or inflammation of the breast.
  • noun Lymphangitis in the horse, characterized by fever and temporary swelling of the limbs. It appears usually after a period of inactivity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds
  • transitive verb To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate; -- commonly used with out.
  • transitive verb To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
  • transitive verb (Stock Breeding) To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.
  • noun Scot. A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
  • noun A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer garment.
  • noun An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge; ; especially, in the plural, mourning garb, as of a woman.
  • noun Obs. or Archaic Underbrush; low shrubs.
  • noun Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
  • noun Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
  • noun (Stock Breeding) An animal unfit to breed from.
  • noun Slang Tobacco, or a cigar.
  • noun a hook used for cutting away or extirpating weeds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
  • noun countable A species of plant considered harmful to the environment or regarded as a nuisance.
  • noun Short for duckweed
  • noun uncountable, slang Marijuana.
  • noun obsolete, uncountable, slang Tobacco.
  • noun obsolete, countable A cigar.
  • noun obsolete, countable A horse unfit to breed from.
  • noun countable, UK, informal A puny person; one who has with little physical strength.
  • noun countable, Scotland A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English wede, garment, from Old English wǣd.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English wēod, herb, grass, weed.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English wēod. Cognate with Dutch wied ("unwanted plant, weed").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the verb wee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English wēodian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English wǣd, from Proto-Germanic. Compare Dutch lijnwaad, gewaad.

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