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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Weigh  \Weigh\,  n.  [See  {Wey}.] 
  A  certain  quantity  estimated  by  weight;  an  English  measure  of 
  weight.  See  {Wey}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Weigh  \Weigh\  (w[=a]),  n.  (Naut.) 
  A  corruption  of  {Way},  used  only  in  the  phrase  {under  weigh}. 
  An  expedition  was  got  under  weigh  from  New  York. 
  The  Athenians  .  .  .  hurried  on  board  and  with 
  considerable  difficulty  got  under  weigh.  --Jowett 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Weigh  \Weigh\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Weighed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Weighing}.]  [OE.  weien,  weyen,  weghen,  AS  wegan  to  bear, 
  move  akin  to  D.  wegen  to  weigh,  G.  w["a]gen,  wiegen  to 
  weigh,  bewegen  to  move  OHG.  wegan,  Icel.  vega  to  move 
  carry,  lift,  weigh,  Sw  v["a]ga  to  weigh,  Dan.  veie,  Goth. 
  gawigan  to  shake,  L.  vehere  to  carry,  Skr.  vah.  ????.  See 
  {Way},  and  cf  {Wey}.] 
  1.  To  bear  up  to  raise;  to  lift  into  the  air;  to  swing  up 
  as  to  weigh  anchor.  ``Weigh  the  vessel  up.''  --Cowper. 
  2.  To  examine  by  the  balance;  to  ascertain  the  weight  of 
  that  is  the  force  with  which  a  thing  tends  to  the  center 
  of  the  earth;  to  determine  the  heaviness,  or  quantity  of 
  matter  of  as  to  weigh  sugar;  to  weigh  gold. 
  Thou  art  weighed  in  the  balances,  and  art  found 
  wanting.  --Dan.  v.  27. 
  3.  To  be  equivalent  to  in  weight;  to  counterbalance;  to  have 
  the  heaviness  of  ``A  body  weighing  divers  ounces.'' 
  4.  To  pay  allot,  take  or  give  by  weight. 
  They  weighed  for  my  price  thirty  pieces  of  silver. 
  --Zech.  xi 
  5.  To  examine  or  test  as  if  by  the  balance;  to  ponder  in  the 
  mind;  to  consider  or  examine  for  the  purpose  of  forming  an 
  opinion  or  coming  to  a  conclusion;  to  estimate 
  deliberately  and  maturely;  to  balance. 
  A  young  man  not  weighed  in  state  affairs.  --Bacon. 
  Had  no  better  weighed  The  strength  he  was  to  cope 
  with  or  his  own  --Milton. 
  Regard  not  who  it  is  which  speaketh  but  weigh  only 
  what  is  spoken.  --Hooker. 
  In  nice  balance,  truth  with  gold  she  weighs.  --Pope. 
  Without  sufficiently  weighing  his  expressions.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
  6.  To  consider  as  worthy  of  notice;  to  regard.  [Obs.  or 
  Archaic]  ``I  weigh  not  you.''  --Shak. 
  All  that  she  so  dear  did  weigh.  --Spenser. 
  {To  weigh  down}. 
  a  To  overbalance. 
  b  To  oppress  with  weight;  to  overburden;  to  depress. 
  ``To  weigh  thy  spirits  down.''  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Weigh  \Weigh\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  weight;  to  be  heavy.  ``They  only  weigh  the 
  heavier.''  --Cowper. 
  2.  To  be  considered  as  important;  to  have  weight  in  the 
  intellectual  balance. 
  Your  vows  to  her  and  me  .  .  .  will  even  weigh. 
  This  objection  ought  to  weigh  with  those  whose 
  reading  is  designed  for  much  talk  and  little 
  knowledge.  --Locke. 
  3.  To  bear  heavily;  to  press  hard. 
  Cleanse  the  stuffed  bosom  of  that  perilous  stuff 
  Which  weighs  upon  the  heart.  --Shak. 
  4.  To  judge;  to  estimate.  [R.] 
  Could  not  weigh  of  worthiness  aright.  --Spenser. 
  {To  weigh  down},  to  sink  by  its  own  weight. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  have  a  certain  weight 
  2:  show  consideration  for  take  into  account;  "You  must 
  consider  her  age";  "The  judge  considered  the  offender's 
  youth  and  was  lenient"  [syn:  {consider},  {count}] 
  3:  determine  the  weight  of  "The  butcher  weighed  the  chicken" 
  4:  have  weight;  have  import,  carry  weight;  "It  does  not  matter 
  much"  [syn:  {count},  {matter}] 
  5:  to  be  oppressive  or  burdensome;  "weigh  heavily  on  the  mind", 
  "Something  pressed  on  his  mind"  [syn:  {press}] 

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