加權; 稱量; 稱重; 稱重量
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·ing, a. & n. from Weigh, v.
Weighing cage, a cage in which small living animals may be conveniently weighed.
Weighing house. See Weigh-house.
Weighing machine, any large machine or apparatus for weighing; especially, platform scales arranged for weighing heavy bodies, as loaded wagons.
n : careful consideration; "a little deliberation would have
deterred them" [syn: deliberation, advisement]