- weighweigh1 [wā]vt.[ME weien, to weigh, bear < OE wegan, to carry, bear, akin to Ger weigan, wägen < IE base * weĝh-, to go, draw > OE wæg, a wave, L vehere, to carry, bring]1. to determine the weight of by means of a scale or balance2. to have (a specified) weight [it weighs ten pounds ]: orig. construed as a vi. and still so construed when used with an adverb3. WEIGHT (vt. 1)4. to lift or balance (an object) in the hand or hands, in order to estimate its heaviness or weight5. to measure out, dole out, or apportion, by or as by weight: often with out6.a) to consider and choose carefully [to weigh one's words]b) to balance or ponder in the mind; consider in order to make a choice [to weigh one plan against another]7. seeNaut. WEIGH ANCHOR under ANCHORvi.1. to have significance, importance, or influence [his word weighed heavily with the jury]2. to be a burden; press or bear down: with on or upon [the theft weighed on my mind]3. Naut. WEIGH ANCHOR (see phrase under ANCHOR)SYN.- CONSIDER——————weigh down1. to make bend downward as with added weight2. to burden or bear down on so as to oppress or depress——————weigh in1. to weigh (a boxer, jockey, etc.) before or after a contest in order to verify declared weight2. to be so weighed3. to have one's baggage weighed4. Informal to enter and participate forcefully, as in a discussion or debate——————weigh in withInformal to introduce or contribute (an idea or opinion) to a discussion, argument, etc.weighableadj.weigh2 [wā]n.[modified by the notion of “weighing anchor”]var. of WAY (n. 20): chiefly in under weigh, meaning UNDER WAY (sense 1): (see phrase at WAY)
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.