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adj. we·er, we·est
Very small; tiny. See Synonyms at small.
A short time; a little bit.
The early hours of the morning right after midnight: "post-disco electronic rhythms that propel clubgoers into the wee hours" (Jon Pareles).
[Middle English wei, we, a small amount, small, from Old English wǣge, wēg, weight; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]
wee 2(wē) Chiefly British Slang
intr.v. weed, wee·ing, weesIdiom:
go/take a wee
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very small; tiny; minute
chiefly Scot a short time (esp in the phrase bide a wee.)
[C13: from Old English wǣg weight]
a. the act or an instance of urinating
vbAlso called: wee-wee
(Physiology) (intr) to urinate
[of unknown origin]
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adj. we•er, we•est.
1. little; very small; tiny.
2. very early: the wee hours of the morning.
[1400–50; as adj., orig. Scots; compare Middle English we(i) (small) quantity, Old English wēg, Anglian form of wǣge weight]
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Past participle: weed
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|Noun||1.||wee - a short time; "bide a wee" |
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
|Verb||1.||wee - eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"|
make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, piss, wee-wee, urinate, piddle, puddle, make
urinate - pass after the manner of urine; "The sick men urinated blood"
wet - make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; "This eight year old boy still wets his bed"
stale - urinate, of cattle and horses
|Adj.||1.||wee - (used informally) very small; "a wee tot"|
bittie, bitty, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, weensy, weeny
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
|2.||wee - very early; "the wee hours of the morning"|
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
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adjective little, small, minute, tiny, miniature, insignificant, negligible, microscopic, diminutive, minuscule, teeny, itsy-bitsy (informal), teeny-weeny, Lilliputian, titchy (Brit. informal), teensy-weensy, pygmy or pigmy Fancy being so scared of a wee spider!
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wee1 [wiː] ADJ (weer (compar) (weest (superl))) (Scot) → pequeñito, chiquito (LAm)
I was a wee boy when it happened → era pequeñito cuando ocurrió
a wee bit (= small amount) → un poquitín, un poquito
I'm a wee bit worried → estoy un poco inquieto
poor wee thing! → ¡pobrecito!
we were up till the wee hours (of the morning) or the wee small hours → no nos acostamos hasta las altas horas de la madrugada
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(Scottish) → petit(e)
vi (British) → pisser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj (+er) (inf) → winzig; (Scot) → klein; a wee bit → ein kleines bisschen; the wee (small) hours (Brit) → die frühen Morgenstunden
wee2 (Brit inf)
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wee[wiː] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (Scot) (fam) → piccolo/a
a wee bit → uno zinzino
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