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weed 1

 (wēd)
n.
1. 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.
2. An aquatic plant or alga, especially seaweed.
3. Something considered useless, detrimental, or worthless.
4. Slang
a. Tobacco.
b. A cigarette.
c. Marijuana.
v. weed·ed, weed·ing, weeds
v.tr.
1. To clear of weeds: weeded the flowerbeds.
2. To remove (weeds). Often used with out: weed out dandelions.
3. To eliminate as unsuitable or unwanted. Often used with out: weed out unqualified applicants.
v.intr.
To remove weeds.

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

weed 2

 (wēd)
n.
1. A token of mourning, as a black band worn on a man's hat or sleeve.
2. weeds The black mourning clothes of a widow.
3. often weeds Archaic An article of clothing; a garment.

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

weed

(wiːd)
n
1. (Botany) any plant that grows wild and profusely, esp one that grows among cultivated plants, depriving them of space, food, etc
2. (Recreational Drugs) slang
a. the weed tobacco
b. marijuana
3. informal a thin or unprepossessing person
4. (Horse Racing) an inferior horse, esp one showing signs of weakness of constitution
vb
(Botany) to remove (useless or troublesome plants) from (a garden, etc)
[Old English weod; related to Old Saxon wiod, Old High German wiota fern]
ˈweeder n
ˈweedless adj
ˈweedˌlike adj

weed

(wiːd)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) rare a black crepe band worn to indicate mourning. See also weeds
[Old English wǣd, wēd; related to Old Saxon wād, Old High German wāt, Old Norse vāth]

weed1

(wid)

n.
1. an undesirable plant growing wild, esp. one growing on cultivated ground to the disadvantage of a crop, lawn, or flower bed.
2. something unattractive, wretched, or useless, esp. a horse unfit for breeding purposes.
3. Informal. a cigarette or cigar.
4. the weed,
a. Informal. tobacco.
b. Slang. marijuana.
v.t.
5. to free from weeds or troublesome plants: to weed a garden.
6. to root out or remove (a weed or weeds), as from a garden (often fol. by out).
7. to remove as being undesirable, inefficient, or superfluous (often fol. by out): weeded out inexperienced players.
8. to rid (something) of undesirable or superfluous elements.
v.i.
9. to remove weeds or the like.
[before 900; Middle English wede, Old English wēod, c. Old Saxon wiod; akin to Old High German wiota fern]

weed2

(wid)

n.
1. weeds, mourning garments: widow's weeds.
2. a mourning band of black crepe or cloth, as worn on a man's coat sleeve.
3. Often, weeds.Archaic.
a. a garment: clad in rustic weeds.
b. clothing.
[before 900; Middle English wede, Old English wǣd, (ge)wǣde garment, clothing, c. Old Saxon wād, gewādi, Old High German wāt, gewāti, Old Norse vāth]

weed


Past participle: weeded
Gerund: weeding

Imperative
weed
weed
Present
I weed
you weed
he/she/it weeds
we weed
you weed
they weed
Preterite
I weeded
you weeded
he/she/it weeded
we weeded
you weeded
they weeded
Present Continuous
I am weeding
you are weeding
he/she/it is weeding
we are weeding
you are weeding
they are weeding
Present Perfect
I have weeded
you have weeded
he/she/it has weeded
we have weeded
you have weeded
they have weeded
Past Continuous
I was weeding
you were weeding
he/she/it was weeding
we were weeding
you were weeding
they were weeding
Past Perfect
I had weeded
you had weeded
he/she/it had weeded
we had weeded
you had weeded
they had weeded
Future
I will weed
you will weed
he/she/it will weed
we will weed
you will weed
they will weed
Future Perfect
I will have weeded
you will have weeded
he/she/it will have weeded
we will have weeded
you will have weeded
they will have weeded
Future Continuous
I will be weeding
you will be weeding
he/she/it will be weeding
we will be weeding
you will be weeding
they will be weeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been weeding
you have been weeding
he/she/it has been weeding
we have been weeding
you have been weeding
they have been weeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been weeding
you will have been weeding
he/she/it will have been weeding
we will have been weeding
you will have been weeding
they will have been weeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been weeding
you had been weeding
he/she/it had been weeding
we had been weeding
you had been weeding
they had been weeding
Conditional
I would weed
you would weed
he/she/it would weed
we would weed
you would weed
they would weed
Past Conditional
I would have weeded
you would have weeded
he/she/it would have weeded
we would have weeded
you would have weeded
they would have weeded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plantsweed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
Agrostemma githago, corn campion, corn cockle, crown-of-the-field - European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America
knawe, knawel, Scleranthus annuus - widely distributed low-growing Eurasian herb having narrow leaves and inconspicuous green flowers
corn spurrey, corn spurry, Spergula arvensis - small European weed with whorled leaves and white flowers
sand spurry, sea spurry, Spergularia rubra - prostrate weedy herb with tiny pink flowers; widespread throughout Europe and Asia on sand dunes and heath and coastal cliffs; naturalized in eastern North America
carpetweed, Indian chickweed, Molluga verticillata - annual prostrate mat-forming weed having whorled leaves and small greenish-white flowers; widespread throughout North America
alligator grass, alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides - prolific South American aquatic weed having grasslike leaves and short spikes of white flowers; clogs waterways with dense floating masses
Barbarea vulgaris, rockcress, rocket cress, Sisymbrium barbarea, yellow rocket - noxious cress with yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sisymbrium
Erysimum cheiranthoides, wormseed mustard - slender yellow-flowered European mustard often troublesome as a weed; formerly used as an anthelmintic
jointed charlock, Raphanus raphanistrum, runch, wild radish, wild rape - Eurasian weed having yellow or mauve or white flowers and podlike fruits
pennycress - any of several plants of the genus Thlaspi
ambrosia, bitterweed, ragweed - any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma
thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Barnaby's thistle, Centaurea solstitialis, yellow star-thistle - European weed having a winged stem and hairy leaves; adventive in the eastern United States
Canadian fleabane, Conyza canadensis, Erigeron canadensis, horseweed, fleabane - common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron
Erechtites hieracifolia, fireweed - an American weedy plant with small white or greenish flowers
Hieracium praealtum, king devil, yellow hawkweed - European hawkweed introduced into northeastern United States; locally troublesome weeds
California dandelion, capeweed, gosmore, Hypochaeris radicata, cat's-ear - European weed widely naturalized in North America having yellow flower heads and leaves resembling a cat's ears
bastard feverfew, Parthenium hysterophorus - tropical American annual weed with small radiate heads of white flowers; adventive in southern United States
bitterweed, bristly oxtongue, oxtongue, Picris echioides, bugloss - widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States
Hieracium aurantiacum, orange hawkweed, Pilosella aurantiaca - European hawkweed having flower heads with bright orange-red rays; a troublesome weed especially as naturalized in northeastern North America; sometimes placed in genus Hieracium
Senecio doublasii, threadleaf groundsel - bluish-green bushy leafy plant covered with close white wool and bearing branched clusters of yellow flower heads; southwestern United States; toxic to range livestock
benweed, ragweed, ragwort, Senecio jacobaea, tansy ragwort - widespread European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity
groundsel, Senecio vulgaris - Eurasian weed with heads of small yellow flowers
cocklebur, cockle-bur, cockleburr, cockle-burr - any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs
nettle - any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
tumbleweed - any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is driven by the wind as a light rolling mass
madnep, wild parsnip - biennial weed in Europe and America having large pinnate leaves and yellow flowers and a bitter and somewhat poisonous root; the ancestor of cultivated parsnip
cultivated plant - plants that are grown for their produce
2.weed - a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
3.weed - street names for marijuanaweed - street names for marijuana    
cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana - the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
Verb1.weed - clear of weedsweed - clear of weeds; "weed the garden"  
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
stub - clear of weeds by uprooting them; "stub a field"

weed

weed something or someone out
verb eliminate, remove, shed, get rid of, eradicate, dispense with, uproot, root out, separate out, extirpate He is keen to weed out any applicants whom he believes to be frauds.
Translations
عُشْب ضار أو بَرّيعُشْبَةٌ ضَارَّةعشبة ضارةيُزيل أو يَقْتَلِع
pleveltráva
ukrudtukrudtsplantefjerne ukrudttang
rikkaruohoruoho
korov
gyomgyomlálkigyomlálgaz
illgresireyta illgresi
雑草雑草を抜くクサたばこヒヨッコ
매다매다김잡초
atsijotiherbicidaspiktžolėravėti
nezāleravēt
chwastcygaromięczakodchwaszczaćplewić
iarbă
burinaplieťvyplieť
pletiplevel
ogräs
วัชพืช
yabani otyabanî otyabanî ottan temizlemek
cỏ dại

weed

[wiːd]
A. N
1.mala hierba f, hierbajo m; (= waterweed) → alga f
the garden was full of weedsel jardín estaba lleno de malas hierbas or hierbajos
2. (= person) → pelele m
3. the weed (= tobacco) → el tabaco
4. (= marihuana) → hierba f
5. (widow's) weedsropa f de luto
B. VT [+ flowerbed] → desherbar
C. VIdesherbar
weed out VT + ADV [+ plant] → arrancar (fig) → eliminar

weed

[ˈwiːd]
n
(= plant) → mauvaise herbe f
The garden's full of weeds → Le jardin est plein de mauvaises herbes.
(= weakling) → gringalet m
vtdésherber
weed out
vt sepéliminer

weed

n
Unkraut nt no pl
(dated inf, = tobacco) → Kraut nt (inf)
(inf: = marijuana) → Gras(s) nt (inf)
(inf: = person) → Schwächling m, → Kümmerling m (inf)
vt
(lit)jäten
(fig) = weed out b
vijäten

weed

[wiːd]
1. n (plant) → erbaccia; (weak person) → tipo/a allampanato/a
2. vt (flower bed) → diserbare
3. vistrappare le erbacce
weed out vt + adv (fig) → eliminare

weed

(wiːd) noun
any wild plant, especially when growing among cultivated plants or where it is not wanted. The garden is full of weeds.
verb
to remove weeds (from). to weed the garden.
ˈweedkiller noun
a chemical etc used to kill weeds.
weed out
to remove (things which are unwanted) from a group or collection.

weed

عُشْبَةٌ ضَارَّة plevel tang Unkraut ζιζάνιο mala hierba rikkaruoho mauvaise herbe korov erbaccia 雑草 잡초 onkruid ugras chwast erva daninha сорняк ogräs วัชพืช yabani ot cỏ dại 野草

weed

(fam) marihuana, mariguana (Mex), hierba (fam), mota (Mex, CA; fam)
References in classic literature ?
To him who the longer wears a weed upon his hat in memory of me shall go my entire fortune.
So when the Old Man was dead each of the youths put a weed upon his hat and wore it until he was himself old, when, seeing that neither would give in, they agreed that the younger should leave off his weeds and the elder give him half of the estate.
On the fourteenth day I went into the kitchen, and I was surprised to find that the fronds of the red weed had grown right across the hole in the wall, turning the half-light of the place into a crimson-coloured obscurity.
Removing the weeds, putting fresh soil about the bean stems, and encouraging this weed which I had sown, making the yellow soil express its summer thought in bean leaves and blossoms rather than in wormwood and piper and millet grass, making the earth say beans instead of grass -- this was my daily work.
Not surely her cousin Hepzibah's, who had no taste nor spirits for the lady-like employment of cultivating flowers, and--with her recluse habits, and tendency to shelter herself within the dismal shadow of the house--would hardly have come forth under the speck of open sky to weed and hoe among the fraternity of beans and squashes.
Another weed known as velp, with leaves four feet long, buried in the coral concretions, hung at the bottom.
The dairyman, who had thrown himself into abstraction to better realize the taste, and so divine the particular species of noxious weed to which it appertained, suddenly exclaimed--
A FARMER being about to die, and knowing that during his illness his Sons had permitted the vineyard to become overgrown with weeds while they improved the shining hour by gambling with the doctor, said to them:
All things in the valley seemed unchanged, excepting the cow-path, which was almost wholly overgrown with weeds.
There was a feeling of freshness and vigour in the very streets; and when I got free of the town, when my foot was on the sands and my face towards the broad, bright bay, no language can describe the effect of the deep, clear azure of the sky and ocean, the bright morning sunshine on the semicircular barrier of craggy cliffs surmounted by green swelling hills, and on the smooth, wide sands, and the low rocks out at sea--looking, with their clothing of weeds and moss, like little grass-grown islands--and above all, on the brilliant, sparkling waves.
She searched about until she found a rather sharp piece of wood and knelt down and dug and weeded out the weeds and grass until she made nice little clear places around them.
can't see the propriety of going into weeds for a man who died thirteen years ago and good riddance then