Definition of Weed

Pronunciation: wēd
1.A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer garment.
He on his bed sat, the soft weeds he wore
Put off.
- Chapman.
2.An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge; as, he wore a weed on his hat; especially, in the plural, mourning garb, as of a woman; as, a widow's weeds.
In a mourning weed, with ashes upon her head, and tears abundantly flowing.
- Milton.
1.A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
1.Underbrush; low shrubs.
One rushing forth out of the thickest weed.
- Spenser.
A wild and wanton pard . . .
Crouched fawning in the weed.
- Tennyson.
2.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.
Too much manuring filled that field with weeds.
- Denham.
3.Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
4.(Stock Breeding) An animal unfit to breed from.
5.Tobacco, or a cigar.
Weed hook
a hook used for cutting away or extirpating weeds.
- Tusser.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Weeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Weeding.]
1.To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.
2.To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate; - commonly used with out; as, to weed out inefficiency from an enterprise.
Wise fathers . . . weeding from their children ill things.
- Ascham.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
- Bacon.
3.To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
He weeded the kingdom of such as were devoted to Elaiana.
- Howell.
4.(Stock Breeding) To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.

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Wedding favor
wedge gauge
Wedge gear
Wedge-formed characters
Wedge-tailed eagle
Wedge-tailed gull
Wedgwood ware
Weed hook
Weed out
Weeding chisel
Weeding forceps
Weeding fork
Weeding hook
Weeding iron
Weeding tongs
Week day
Week in, week out
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