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Meaning of WEED

Pronunciation:  weed

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  1. [n]  a soft drug consisting of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
  2. [n]  a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
  3. [n]  any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
  4. [v]  clear of weeds; "weed the garden"
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 Synonyms: cannabis, Cannabis sativa, dope, dope, gage, gage, ganja, ganja, grass, grass, marihuana, marihuana, marijuana, marijuana, Mary Jane, Mary-Jane, pot, pot, sens, sens, sess, sess, skunk, skunk, smoke
 Antonyms: cultivated plant
 See Also: Acapulco gold, Acapulco gold, Agrostemma githago, alligator grass, alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides, ambrosia, Barbarea vulgaris, Barnaby's thistle, bastard feverfew, benweed, bitterweed, bristly oxtongue, bugloss, California dandelion, Canadian fleabane, cannabis, capeweed, carpetweed, cat's-ear, Centaurea solstitialis, cocklebur, cockleburr, Conyza canadensis, corn campion, corn cockle, corn spurrey, corn spurry, crown-of-the-field, Erechtites hieracifolia, Erigeron canadensis, Erysimum cheiranthoides, fireweed, fleabane, gosmore, groundsel, hemp, hemp, Hieracium aurantiacum, Hieracium praealtum, horseweed, Hypochaeris radicata, Indian chickweed, joint, jointed charlock, king devil, knawe, knawel, madnep, marijuana cigarette, Mexican green, Mexican green, Molluga verticillata, nettle, orange hawkweed, oxtongue, Parthenium hysterophorus, pennycress, Picris echioides, Pilosella aurantiaca, ragweed, ragwort, Raphanus raphanistrum, reefer, remove, rockcress, rocket cress, runch, sand spurry, Scleranthus annuus, sea spurry, Senecio doublasii, Senecio jacobaea, Senecio vulgaris, Sisymbrium barbarea, soft drug, Spergula arvensis, Spergularia rubra, spliff, stick, take, take away, tansy ragwort, thistle, threadleaf groundsel, tracheophyte, tumbleweed, vascular plant, wild parsnip, wild radish, wild rape, withdraw, wormseed mustard, yellow hawkweed, yellow rocket, yellow star-thistle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Weed\, n. [OE. wede, AS. w?de, w?d; akin to OS. w[=a]di,
    giw[=a]di, OFries, w?de, w?d, OD. wade, OHG. w[=a]t, Icel.
    v[=a]?, Zend vadh to clothe.]
    1. A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer
       garment. ``Low?ly shepherd's weeds.'' --Spenser. ``Woman's
       weeds.'' --Shak. ``This beggar woman's weed.'' --Tennyson.
             He on his bed sat, the soft weeds he wore Put off.
    2. An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning
       garment or badge; as, he wore a weed on his hat;
       especially, in the plural, mourning garb, as of a woman;
       as, a widow's weeds.
             In a mourning weed, with ashes upon her head, and
             tears abundantly flowing.             --Milton.
  2. \Weed\, n.
    A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which
    attacks women in childbed. [Scot.]
  3. \Weed\, n. [OE. weed, weod, AS. we['o]d, wi['o]d, akin to
    OS. wiod, LG. woden the stalks and leaves of vegetables D.
    wieden to weed, OS. wiod[=o]n.]
    1. Underbrush; low shrubs. [Obs. or Archaic]
             One rushing forth out of the thickest weed.
             A wild and wanton pard . . . Crouched fawning in the
             weed.                                 --Tennyson.
    2. Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of
       the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of
       the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
             Too much manuring filled that field with weeds.
    Note: The word has no definite application to any particular
          plant, or species of plants. Whatever plants grow among
          corn or grass, in hedges, or elsewhere, and are useless
          to man, injurious to crops, or unsightly or out of
          place, are denominated weeds.
    3. Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything
    4. (Stock Breeding) An animal unfit to breed from.
    5. Tobacco, or a cigar. [Slang]
    {Weed hook}, a hook used for cutting away or extirpating
       weeds. --Tusser.
  4. \Weed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weeded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Weeding}.] [AS. we['o]dian. See 3d {Weed}.]
    1. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to
       weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.
    2. To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something
       hurtful; to extirpate. ``Weed up thyme.'' --Shak.
             Wise fathers . . . weeding from their children ill
             things.                               --Ascham.
             Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more
             man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it
             out.                                  --Bacon.
    3. To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
             He weeded the kingdom of such as were devoted to
             Elaiana.                              --Howell.
    4. (Stock Breeding) To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Any plant that is growing in a place where a human wants a different kind of plant or no plants at all.
 Definition: An undesirable plant.