(Wea"ry) a. [Compar. Wearier ; superl. Weariest.] [OE. weri, AS. wrig; akin to OS. wrig,
OHG. wurag; of uncertain origin; cf. AS. wrian to ramble.]
1. Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired; fatigued.
I care not for my spirits if my legs were not weary.Shak.
[I] am weary, thinking of your task.Longfellow.
2. Causing weariness; tiresome. "Weary way." Spenser. "There passed a weary time." Coleridge.
3. Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; with of before the cause; as,
weary of marching, or of confinement; weary of study.
Syn. Fatigued; tiresome; irksome; wearisome.
(Wea"ry), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wearied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wearying.]
1. To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary one's self
with labor or traveling.
So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers.Shak.
2. To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as by continuance.
I stay too long by thee; I weary thee.Shak.
3. To harass by anything irksome.
I would not ceaseMilton. To weary out, to subdue or exhaust by fatigue.
To weary him with my assiduous cries.
Syn. To jade; tire; fatigue; fag. See Jade.
(Wea"ry), v. i. To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient; as, to weary of an undertaking.
(Wea"sand) n. [OE. wesand, AS. wasend; akin to OFries. wasende, wasande; cf. OHG.
weisunt.] The windpipe; called also, formerly, wesil. [Formerly, written also, wesand, and wezand.]
Cut his weasand with thy knife.Shak.
Malacca weasel, the rasse. Weasel coot, a female or young male of the smew; so called from
the resemblance of the head to that of a weasel. Called also weasel duck. Weasel lemur, a short-
tailed lemur It is reddish brown above, grayish brown below, with the throat white.
(Wea"sel) n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyivisla,
Dan. väsel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. cat, weasel.] (Zoöl.) Any one of various species
of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender,
elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in
destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white
in winter; others are brown at all seasons.
(Wea"sel-faced`) a. Having a thin, sharp face, like a weasel.
(Wea"ser) n. (Zoöl.) The American merganser; called also weaser sheldrake. [Local, U. S.]