- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 of weedMiddle 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 of weedMiddle 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)
- A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one that grows where it is not wanted and often grows or spreads fast or takes the place of desired plants.
- An aquatic plant or alga, especially seaweed.
- Something considered useless, detrimental, or worthless.
- Slang a. Tobacco.b. A cigarette.c. Marijuana.
verbweed·ed, weed·ing, weeds
- To clear of weeds: weeded the flowerbeds.
- 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 of weedMiddle 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.
- often weeds Archaic An article of clothing; a garment.
Origin of weedMiddle English wede, garment, from Old English w&aemac;d.
- (countable) Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
- If it isn't in a straight line or marked with a label, it's a weed.
- (countable) A species of plant considered harmful to the environment or regarded as a nuisance.
- Short for duckweed
- (uncountable, slang) Marijuana.
- (countable, UK, informal) A puny person; one who has with little physical strength.
- (countable, Scotland) A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
- A wild and wanton pard […] / Crouched fawning in the weed.
- (countable, figuratively) Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
From Old English wēod. Cognate with Dutch wied (“unwanted plant, weed”).
(third-person singular simple present weeds, present participle weeding, simple past and past participle weeded)
- To remove unwanted vegetation from a cultivated area.
- I weeded my flower bed.
From Old English wēodian.
- Simple past tense and past participle of wee.
From the verb wee.