Definitions for: Weed


[n] a soft drug consisting of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
[n] a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
[n] any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
[v] clear of weeds; "weed the garden"



Webster (1913) Definition: Weed, n. [OE. wede, AS. w?de, w?d; akin to OS. w[=a]di,
giw[=a]di, OFries, w?de, w?d, OD. wade, OHG. w[=a]t, Icel.
v[=a]?, Zend vadh to clothe.]
1. A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer
garment. ``Low?ly shepherd's weeds.'' --Spenser. ``Woman's
weeds.'' --Shak. ``This beggar woman's weed.'' --Tennyson.

He on his bed sat, the soft weeds he wore Put off.
--Chapman.

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.


Weed, n.
A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which
attacks women in childbed. [Scot.]


Weed, n. [OE. weed, weod, AS. we['o]d, wi['o]d, akin to
OS. wiod, LG. woden the stalks and leaves of vegetables D.
wieden to weed, OS. wiod[=o]n.]
1. Underbrush; low shrubs. [Obs. or Archaic]

One rushing forth out of the thickest weed.
--Spenser.

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.
--Denham.

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
useless.

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.


Weed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weeded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Weeding.] [AS. we['o]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. ``Weed up thyme.'' --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.

Synonyms: cannabis, Cannabis sativa, dope, dope, gage, gage, ganja, ganja, grass, grass, marihuana, marihuana, marijuana, marijuana, Mary Jane, Mary-Jane, pot, pot, sens, sens, sess, sess, skunk, skunk, smoke

Antonyms: cultivated plant

See Also: Acapulco gold, Acapulco gold, Agrostemma githago, alligator grass, alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides, ambrosia, Barbarea vulgaris, Barnaby's thistle, bastard feverfew, benweed, bitterweed, bristly oxtongue, bugloss, California dandelion, Canadian fleabane, cannabis, capeweed, carpetweed, cat's-ear, Centaurea solstitialis, cocklebur, cockleburr, Conyza canadensis, corn campion, corn cockle, corn spurrey, corn spurry, crown-of-the-field, Erechtites hieracifolia, Erigeron canadensis, Erysimum cheiranthoides, fireweed, fleabane, gosmore, groundsel, hemp, hemp, Hieracium aurantiacum, Hieracium praealtum, horseweed, Hypochaeris radicata, Indian chickweed, joint, jointed charlock, king devil, knawe, knawel, madnep, marijuana cigarette, Mexican green, Mexican green, Molluga verticillata, nettle, orange hawkweed, oxtongue, Parthenium hysterophorus, pennycress, Picris echioides, Pilosella aurantiaca, ragweed, ragwort, Raphanus raphanistrum, reefer, remove, rockcress, rocket cress, runch, sand spurry, Scleranthus annuus, sea spurry, Senecio doublasii, Senecio jacobaea, Senecio vulgaris, Sisymbrium barbarea, soft drug, Spergula arvensis, Spergularia rubra, spliff, stick, take, take away, tansy ragwort, thistle, threadleaf groundsel, tracheophyte, tumbleweed, vascular plant, wild parsnip, wild radish, wild rape, withdraw, wormseed mustard, yellow hawkweed, yellow rocket, yellow star-thistle

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