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What does it mean? Weigh

A corruption of Way, used only in the phrase under weigh.

To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up; as, to weigh anchor.

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.

To be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have the heaviness of.

To pay, allot, take, or give by weight.

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.

To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.

To have weight; to be heavy.

To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.

To bear heavily; to press hard.

To judge; to estimate.

A certain quantity estimated by weight; an English measure of weight. See Wey.

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