weigh /ˈwe/ 及物動詞
Weigh n. Naut. A corruption of Way, used only in the phrase under weigh.
An expedition was got under weigh from New York. --Thackeray.
The Athenians . . . hurried on board and with considerable difficulty got under weigh. --Jowett (Thucyd.).
Weigh, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weighed p. pr. & vb. n. Weighing.]
1. To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor. “Weigh the vessel up.”
2. To examine by the balance; to ascertain the weight of, that is, the force with which a thing tends to the center of the earth; to determine the heaviness, or quantity of matter of; as, to weigh sugar; to weigh gold.
Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. --Dan. v. 27.
3. To be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of. “A body weighing divers ounces.”
4. To pay, allot, take, or give by weight.
They weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. --Zech. xi. 12.
5. To examine or test as if by the balance; to ponder in the mind; to consider or examine for the purpose of forming an opinion or coming to a conclusion; to estimate deliberately and maturely; to balance.
A young man not weighed in state affairs. --Bacon.
Had no better weighed
The strength he was to cope with, or his own. --Milton.
Regard not who it is which speaketh, but weigh only what is spoken. --Hooker.
In nice balance, truth with gold she weighs. --Pope.
Without sufficiently weighing his expressions. --Sir W. Scott.
6. To consider as worthy of notice; to regard. [Obs. or Archaic] “I weigh not you.”
All that she so dear did weigh. --Spenser.
To weigh down. (a) To overbalance. (b) To oppress with weight; to overburden; to depress. “To weigh thy spirits down.”
Weigh v. i.
1. To have weight; to be heavy. “They only weigh the heavier.”
2. To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.
Your vows to her and me . . . will even weigh. --Shak.
This objection ought to weigh with those whose reading is designed for much talk and little knowledge. --Locke.
3. To bear heavily; to press hard.
Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart. --Shak.
4. To judge; to estimate. [R.]
Could not weigh of worthiness aright. --Spenser.
To weigh down, to sink by its own weight.
Weigh, n. A certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See Wey.
v 1: have a certain weight
2: show consideration for; take into account; "You must
consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's
youth and was lenient" [syn: consider, count]
3: determine the weight of; "The butcher weighed the chicken"
4: have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter
much" [syn: count, matter]
5: to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind",
"Something pressed on his mind" [syn: press]