Wayworn to Wear
(Way"worn`) a. Wearied by traveling.
(Wayz"-goose`) n. [Wase stubble + goose.]
1. A stubble goose. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
2. An annual feast of the persons employed in a printing office. [Written also way-goose.] [Eng.]
(We) pron.; pl. of I. [Poss. Our (our) or Ours (ourz); obj. Us See I.] [As. we; akin to OS. wi,
OFries. & LG. wi, D. wij, G. wir, Icel. ver, Sw. & Dan. vi, Goth. weis, Skr. vayam. &radic190.]
The plural nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a person in speaking
or writing denotes a number or company of which he is one, as the subject of an action expressed by a
We is frequently used to express men in general, including the speaker. We is also often used by individuals,
as authors, editors, etc., in speaking of themselves, in order to avoid the appearance of egotism in the
too frequent repetition of the pronoun I. The plural style is also in use among kings and other sovereigns,
and is said to have been begun by King John of England. Before that time, monarchs used the singular
number in their edicts. The German and the French sovereigns followed the example of King John in a.
(Weak) a. [Compar. Weaker (-er); superl. Weakest.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek,
Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. wac weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the
verb seen in Icel. vikja to turn, veer, recede, AS. wican to yield, give way, G. weichen, OHG. wihhan,
akin to Skr. vij, and probably to E. week, L. vicis a change, turn, Gr. e'i`kein to yield, give way. &radic132.
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
(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: -