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Meaning of WEAK

Pronunciation:  week

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  overly diluted; thin and insipid; "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"
  2. [adj]  lacking force; feeble; "a forceless argument"
  3. [adj]  characterized by excessive softness or self-indulgence; "an effeminate civilization"
  4. [adj]  having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only human"; "frail humanity"
  5. [adj]  lacking physical strength or vigor
  6. [adj]  lacking power
  7. [adj]  (grammar) used of verbs having standard (or regular) inflection
  8. [adj]  lacking physical strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
  9. [adj]  used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"
  10. [adj]  having little physical or spiritual strength; "a weak radio signal"; "a weak link"
 

WEAK is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: adynamic, anaemic, anemic, asthenic, breakaway, debilitated, decrepit, dilute, diluted, effeminate, enervated, engulfed, faint, fallible, feeble, flaccid, flimsy, flooded, forceless, fragile, frail, helpless, human, imperfect, impotent, incapacitated, infirm, inundated, jerry-built, lame, lax, light, limp, low-powered, namby-pamby, nerveless, overcome, overpowered, overwhelmed, pale, pallid, powerless, puny, regular, sapless, shoddy, slack, slight, soft, spineless, swamped, tenuous, thin, unaccented, unforceful, unstressed, vulnerable, wan, washy, watery, weakened, weakly, wimpish, wimpy, wishy-washy
 
 Antonyms: forceful, powerful, strong
 
 See Also: delicate, ineffective, ineffectual, tender, uneffective, untoughened, weak

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Weak\, a.
    1. (Stock Exchange) Tending toward a lower price or lower
       prices; as, wheat is weak; a weak market.
    
    2. (Card Playing) Lacking in good cards; deficient as to
       number or strength; as, a hand weak in trumps.
    
    3. (Photog.) Lacking contrast; as, a weak negative.
    
    
  2. \Weak\ (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (-[~e]r); superl.
    {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg
    soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D.
    week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel.
    v[=i]kja to turn, veer, recede, AS. w[=i]can to yield, give
    way, G. weichen, OHG. w[=i]hhan, akin to Skr. vij, and
    probably to E. week, L. vicis a change, turn, Gr. e'i`kein to
    yield, give way. [root]132. Cf. {Week}, {Wink}, v. i.
    {Vicissitude}.]
    1. Wanting physical strength. Specifically:
       (a) Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly;
           debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted.
    
                 A poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man.
                                                   --Shak.
    
                 Weak with hunger, mad with love.  --Dryden.
       (b) Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or
           strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope.
       (c) Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or
           separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship.
       (d) Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of
           a plant.
       (e) Not able to resist external force or onset; easily
           subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak
           fortress.
       (f) Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous;
           low; small; feeble; faint.
    
                 A voice not soft, weak, piping, and womanish.
                                                   --Ascham.
       (g) Not thoroughly or abundantly impregnated with the
           usual or required ingredients, or with stimulating and
           nourishing substances; of less than the usual
           strength; as, weak tea, broth, or liquor; a weak
           decoction or solution; a weak dose of medicine.
       (h) Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office;
           as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a
           weak regiment, or army.
    
    2. Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical,
       moral, or political strength, vigor, etc. Specifically:
       (a) Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor;
           spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate.
    
                 To think every thing disputable is a proof of a
                 weak mind and captious temper.    --Beattie.
    
                 Origen was never weak enough to imagine that
                 there were two Gods.              --Waterland.
       (b) Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment,
           discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
    
                 If evil thence ensue, She first his weak
                 indulgence will accuse.           --Milton.
       (c) Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided
           or confirmed; vacillating; wavering.
    
                 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but
                 not to doubtful disputations.     --Rom. xiv. 1.
       (d) Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion,
           etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome;
           accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak
           virtue.
    
                 Guard thy heart On this weak side, where most
                 our nature fails.                 --Addison.
       (e) Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties;
           a weak sense of honor of duty.
       (f) Not having power to convince; not supported by force
           of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument
           or case. ``Convinced of his weak arguing.'' --Milton.
    
                 A case so weak . . . hath much persisted in.
                                                   --Hooker.
       (g) Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak
           sentence; a weak style.
       (h) Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be
           prevalent; not potent; feeble. ``Weak prayers.''
           --Shak.
       (i) Lacking in elements of political strength; not
           wielding or having authority or energy; deficient in
           the resources that are essential to a ruler or nation;
           as, a weak monarch; a weak government or state.
    
                 I must make fair weather yet awhile, Till Henry
                 be more weak, and I more strong.  --Shak.
       (k) (Stock Exchange) Tending towards lower prices; as, a
           weak market.
    
    3. (Gram.)
       (a) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its
           preterit (imperfect) and past participle by adding to
           the present the suffix -ed, -d, or the variant form
           -t; as in the verbs abash, abashed; abate, abated;
           deny, denied; feel, felt. See {Strong}, 19
       (a) .
       (b) Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon,
           etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See {Strong}, 19
       (b) .
    
    Note: Weak is often used in the formation of self-explaining
          compounds; as, weak-eyed, weak-handed, weak-hearted,
          weak-minded, weak-spirited, and the like.
    
    
    
    {Weak conjugation} (Gram.), the conjugation of weak verbs; --
       called also {new, or regular, conjugation}, and
       distinguished from the old, or irregular, conjugation.
    
    {Weak declension} (Anglo-Saxon Gram.), the declension of weak
       nouns; also, one of the declensions of adjectives.
    
    {Weak side}, the side or aspect of a person's character or
       disposition by which he is most easily affected or
       influenced; weakness; infirmity.
    
    {Weak sore} or {ulcer} (Med.), a sore covered with pale,
       flabby, sluggish granulations.
    
    
  3. \Weak\, v. t. & i. [Cf. AS. w?can. w[=a]cian. See {Weak},
    a.]
    To make or become weak; to weaken. [R.]
    
          Never to seek weaking variety.           --Marston.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are weak, refers to your feelings of inadequacy. You need to be more firm and forceful. Stand up for yourself.
 

 

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