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weed

1 [weed]
noun
1.
a valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop.
2.
any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted: The vacant lot was covered with weeds.
3.
Informal. a cigarette or cigar.
4.
Slang. a marijuana cigarette.
5.
a thin, ungainly person or animal.
6.
a wretched or useless animal, especially a horse unfit for racing or breeding purposes.
7.
the weed.
a.
Informal. tobacco.
b.
Slang. marijuana.
verb (used with object)
8.
to free from weeds or troublesome plants; root out weeds from: to weed a garden.
9.
to root out or remove (a weed or weeds), as from a garden (often followed by out ): to weed out crab grass from a lawn.
10.
to remove as being undesirable, inefficient, or superfluous (often followed by out ): to weed out inexperienced players.
11.
to rid (something) of undesirable or superfluous elements.
verb (used without object)
12.
to remove weeds or the like.
Idioms
13.
(deep) in/into the weeds,
a.
(of a restaurant worker) overwhelmed and falling behind in serving customers: Our waitress was so deep in the weeds that we waited 40 minutes for our burgers.
b.
in trouble; overwhelmed by problems: He knows our marriage is in deep weeds.
c.
involved in the details: I’m in the weeds of planning my wedding.
Also, in deep weeds.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English wede, Old English wēod; cognate with Old Saxon wiod weed, Middle Dutch wiet fern

weedless, adjective
weedlike, adjective
unweeded, adjective
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weed1 (wiːd)
 
n
1.  any plant that grows wild and profusely, esp one that grows among cultivated plants, depriving them of space, food, etc
2.  slang
 a.  the weed tobacco
 b.  marijuana
3.  informal a thin or unprepossessing person
4.  an inferior horse, esp one showing signs of weakness of constitution
 
vb
5.  to remove (useless or troublesome plants) from (a garden, etc)
 
[Old English weod; related to Old Saxon wiod, Old High German wiota fern]
 
'weeder1
 
n
 
'weedless1
 
adj
 
'weedlike1
 
adj

weed2 (wiːd)
 
n
rare See also weeds a black crepe band worn to indicate mourning
 
[Old English wǣd, wēd; related to Old Saxon wād, Old High German wāt, Old Norse vāth]

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Word Origin & History

weed
"plant not valued for use or beauty," O.E. weod, uueod "grass, herb, weed," from P.Gmc. *weud- (cf. O.S. wiod, E.Fris. wiud), of unknown origin. Meaning "tobacco" is from 1606; that of "marijuana" is from 1920s. The verb meaning "to clear the ground of weeds" is late O.E. weodian.
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