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English Dictionary: weed by the DICT Development Group
6 results for weed
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. any plant that crowds out cultivated plants [ant: cultivated plant]
  2. a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
    Synonym(s): weed, mourning band
  3. street names for marijuana
    Synonym(s): pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane
  1. clear of weeds; "weed the garden"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Weed \Weed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weeded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Weeding}.] [AS. we[a2]dian. See 3d {Weed}.]
      1. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to
            weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.
      2. To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something
            hurtful; to extirpate. [bd]Weed up thyme.[b8] --Shak.
                     Wise fathers . . . weeding from their children ill
                     things.                                             --Ascham.
                     Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more
                     man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it
                     out.                                                   --Bacon.
      3. To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
                     He weeded the kingdom of such as were devoted to
                     Elaiana.                                             --Howell.
      4. (Stock Breeding) To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Weed \Weed\, n.
      A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which
      attacks women in childbed. [Scot.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Weed \Weed\, n. [OE. weed, weod, AS. we[a2]d, wi[a2]d, akin to
      OS. wiod, LG. woden the stalks and leaves of vegetables D.
      wieden to weed, OS. wiod[omac]n.]
      1. Underbrush; low shrubs. [Obs. or Archaic]
                     One rushing forth out of the thickest weed.
                     A wild and wanton pard . . . Crouched fawning in the
                     weed.                                                --Tennyson.
      2. 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.
                     Too much manuring filled that field with weeds.
      Note: The word has no definite application to any particular
               plant, or species of plants. Whatever plants grow among
               corn or grass, in hedges, or elsewhere, and are useless
               to man, injurious to crops, or unsightly or out of
               place, are denominated weeds.
      3. Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything
      4. (Stock Breeding) An animal unfit to breed from.
      5. Tobacco, or a cigar. [Slang]
      {Weed hook}, a hook used for cutting away or extirpating
            weeds. --Tusser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Weed \Weed\, n. [OE. wede, AS. w[?]de, w[?]d; akin to OS.
      w[be]di, giw[be]di, OFries, w[?]de, w[?]d, OD. wade, OHG.
      w[be]t, Icel. v[be][?], Zend vadh to clothe.]
      1. A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer
            garment. [bd]Low[?]ly shepherd's weeds.[b8] --Spenser.
            [bd]Woman's weeds.[b8] --Shak. [bd]This beggar woman's
            weed.[b8] --Tennyson.
                     He on his bed sat, the soft weeds he wore Put off.
      2. An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning
            garment or badge; as, he wore a weed on his hat;
            especially, in the plural, mourning garb, as of a woman;
            as, a widow's weeds.
                     In a mourning weed, with ashes upon her head, and
                     tears abundantly flowing.                  --Milton.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Weed, CA (city, FIPS 83850)
      Location: 41.41651 N, 122.37838 W
      Population (1990): 3062 (1255 housing units)
      Area: 10.3 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
   Weed, NM
      Zip code(s): 88354
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