W w


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

Definitions of well-weighed word

  • verb with object well-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 well-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 well-weighed to make heavy; increase the weight or bulk of; weight: We weighed the drapes to make them hang properly. 1
  • verb with object well-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 well-weighed Archaic. to raise, lift, or hoist (something). 1
  • verb with object well-weighed Obsolete. to think important; esteem. 1

Information block about the term

Origin of well-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

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Well-weighed


well-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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?