Weed meaning

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The black mourning clothes of a widow.
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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.
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An aquatic plant or alga, especially seaweed.
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Something considered useless, detrimental, or worthless.
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To eliminate as unsuitable or unwanted. Often used with out:

Weed out unqualified applicants.

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To remove the weeds from (a garden, lawn, etc.)
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To clear of weeds.

Weeded the flowerbeds.

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To remove (weeds). Often used with out:

Weed out dandelions.

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To remove weeds.
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A token of mourning, as a black band worn on a man's hat or sleeve.
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(archaic) An article of clothing; a garment.
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Something useless; specif., a horse that is unfit for racing or breeding.
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To remove (a weed)
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To remove as useless, harmful, etc.
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To rid of elements regarded as useless, harmful, etc.
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To remove weeds, etc.
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(archaic) A garment.
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Black mourning clothes, esp. those worn by a widow.
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(archaic) A black mourning band, as of crepe, worn on a man's hat or sleeve.
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Any undesired, uncultivated plant, esp. one growing in profusion so as to crowd out a desired crop, disfigure a lawn, etc.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Origin of weed

  • Middle English wede garment from Old English wǣd

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English wēod herb, grass, weed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition