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weir

 (wîr)
n.
1. A fence or wattle placed in a stream to catch or retain fish.
2. A dam placed across a river or canal to raise or divert the water, as for a millrace, or to regulate or measure the flow.

[Middle English were, from Old English wer; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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weir

(wɪə)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a low dam that is built across a river to raise the water level, divert the water, or control its flow
2. (Angling) a series of traps or enclosures placed in a stream to catch fish
[Old English wer; related to Old Norse ver, Old Frisian were, German Wehr]

Weir

(wɪə)
n
1. (Biography) David (Russell). born 1979, English wheelchair athlete; won ten medals for Britain, including six golds, over three Olympic Games (2004–2012); won the London Marathon six times
2. (Biography) Judith. born 1954, Scottish composer: her operas include A Night at the Chinese Opera (1987), and Armida (2005)
3. (Biography) Peter. born 1944, Australian film director; his films include Dead Poets Society (1989), The Truman Show (1998), and Master and Commander (2003)
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weir

(wɪər)

n.
1. a small dam in a river or stream.
2. a fence, as of brush, or a net set in a stream, channel, etc., for catching fish.
[before 900; Middle English were, Old English wer, derivative of root of werian to defend, dam up]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weir - a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flowweir - a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
dam - a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
2.weir - a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish
fence, fencing - a barrier that serves to enclose an area
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Translations
سَد صَغير، قَنْطَرَة إحْتِجاز
dæmning
bukógát
stíflugarîur
aizsprostsdambis
hať
bentdalyan

weir

[wɪə>ʳ] N
1. (= dam) → presa f
2. (= fish trap) → encañizada f, cañal m
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weir

[ˈwɪər] nbarrage m
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weir

n
(= barrier)Wehr nt
(= fish trap)Fischreuse f
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weir

[wɪəʳ] nsbarramento
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weir

(wiə) noun
a dam across a river, with a drop on one side.
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