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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey]
    • /weɪ/
    • /weɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey]
    • /weɪ/

Definitions of weighed word

  • verb with object weighed to determine or ascertain the force that gravitation exerts upon (a person or thing) by use of a balance, scale, or other mechanical device: to weigh oneself; to weigh potatoes; to weigh gases. 1
  • verb with object weighed to hold up or balance, as in the hand, in order to estimate the weight. 1
  • verb with object weighed to measure, separate, or apportion (a certain quantity of something) according to weight (usually followed by out): to weigh out five pounds of sugar. 1
  • verb with object weighed to make heavy; increase the weight or bulk of; weight: We weighed the drapes to make them hang properly. 1
  • verb with object weighed to evaluate in the mind; consider carefully in order to reach an opinion, decision, or choice: to weigh the facts; to weigh a proposal. 1
  • verb with object weighed Archaic. to raise, lift, or hoist (something). 1

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Origin of weighed

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English weghen, Old English wegan to carry, weigh; cognate with Dutch wegen, German wägen, Old Norse vega; akin to Latin vehere

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Parts of speech for Weighed


weighed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

weighed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weighed

adjective weighed

  • measured — ascertained or apportioned by measure: The race was over the course of a measured mile.
  • prearranged — to arrange in advance or beforehand.
  • witting — knowing; aware; conscious.
  • cut and dried — If you say that a situation or solution is cut and dried, you mean that it is clear and definite.
  • considered — A considered opinion or act is the result of careful thought.

Antonyms for weighed

verb weighed

  • ignored — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • neglected — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.
  • disregarded — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • forgot — a simple past tense and past participle of forget.
  • exonerated — Freed from any question of guilt, acquitted.

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