Weeder to Weigh
(Weed"er) n. One who, or that which, weeds, or frees from anything noxious.
(Weed"er*y) n. Weeds, collectively; also, a place full of weeds or for growing weeds. [R.] Dr.
Weeding chisel, a tool with a divided chisel-like end, for cutting the roots of large weeds under ground.
Weeding forceps, an instrument for taking up some sorts of plants in weeding. Weeding fork,
a strong, three-pronged fork, used in clearing ground of weeds; called also weeding iron. Weeding
hook. Same as Weed hook, under 3d Weed. Weeding iron. See Weeding fork, above.
Weeding tongs. Same as Weeding forceps, above.
(Weed"ing), a. & n. from Weed, v.
(Weed"ing-rhim`) n. [Cf. Prov. E. rim to remove.] A kind of implement used for tearing
up weeds esp. on summer fallows. [Prov. Eng.]
(Weed"less), a. Free from weeds or noxious matter.
(Weed"y) a. [Compar. Weedier ; superl. Weediest.]
1. Of or pertaining to weeds; consisting of weeds. "Weedy trophies." Shak.
2. Abounding with weeds; as, weedy grounds; a weedy garden; weedy corn.
See from the weedy earth a rivulet break.Bryant.
3. Scraggy; ill-shaped; ungainly; said of colts or horses, and also of persons. [Colloq.]
(Weed"y), a. Dressed in weeds, or mourning garments. [R. or Colloq.]
She was as weedy as in the early days of her mourning.Dickens.
(Week) n. [OE. weke, wike, woke, wuke AS. weocu, wicu, wucu; akin to OS. wika, OFries.
wike, D. week, G. woche, OHG. wohha, wehha, Icel. vika, Sw. vecka, Dan. uge, Goth. wik,
probably originally meaning, a succession or change, and akin to G. wechsel change, L. vicis turn,
alternation, and E. weak. Cf. Weak.] A period of seven days, usually that reckoned from one Sabbath
or Sunday to the next.
I fast twice in the week.Luke xviii. 12.
Although it [the week] did not enter into the calendar of the Greeks, and was not introduced at Rome till
after the reign of Theodesius, it has been employed from time immemorial in almost all Eastern countries.
Feast of Weeks. See Pentecost, 1. Prophetic week, a week of years, or seven years. Dan. ix.
24. Week day. See under Day.
1. Of or pertaining to a week, or week days; as, weekly labor.
2. Coming, happening, or done once a week; hebdomadary; as, a weekly payment; a weekly gazette.
(Week"ly), n.; pl. Weeklies A publication issued once in seven days, or appearing once a week.
(Week"ly), adv. Once a week; by hebdomadal periods; as, each performs service weekly.