- Weed is slang for marijuana.
An example of weed is someone asking at a party if anyone has any “weed” when they want to smoke marijuana.
- The definition of a weed is a plant that grows easily but is not intentionally being grown or may even be harmful to other plants around it.
An example of a weed is kudzu, which kills the trees it grows on.
- To weed is to remove plants you don’t want growing from an area where you are growing plants intentionally.
An example of to weed is to pull up the dandelions from your lawn.
Trees covered by the Kudzu weed.
weed definition by Webster's New World
- any undesired, uncultivated plant, esp. one growing in profusion so as to crowd out a desired crop, disfigure a lawn, etc.
- tobacco: with the
- a cigar or cigarette
- something useless; specif., a horse that is unfit for racing or breeding
Origin: Middle English weede ; from Old English weod, akin to Low German wēd: base only in West Germanic
- to remove the weeds from (a garden, lawn, etc.)
- to remove (a weed): often with out
- to remove as useless, harmful, etc.: often with out
- to rid of elements regarded as useless, harmful, etc.
- Archaic a garment: often used in pl.
- black mourning clothes, esp. those worn by a widow
- a black mourning band, as of crepe, worn on a man's hat or sleeve
Origin: Middle English wede ; from Old English wæde, garment, akin to Old High German wāt (Ger -wand, in leinwand, linen) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (a)wē-, to weave from source Old Norse authna, fate (in reference to the spinning by the fate goddesses)
weed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted, as in a garden.b. Rank growth of such plants.
- A water plant, especially seaweed.
- The leaves or stems of a plant as distinguished from the seeds: dill weed.
- Something useless, detrimental, or worthless, especially an animal unfit for breeding.
- Slang a. Tobacco.b. A cigarette.c. Marijuana.
- To clear of weeds.
- To remove (weeds). Often used with out: weed out dandelions.
- To eliminate as unsuitable or unwanted. Often used with out: weed out unqualified applicants.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English wēod, herb, grass, weed.
- A token of mourning, as a black band worn on a man's hat or sleeve.
- weeds The black mourning clothes of a widow.
- An article of clothing; a garment. Often used in the plural.
Origin: Middle English wede, garment, from Old English wǣd.