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Definition of Weighing
WeighingWeigh Weigh, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weighed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Weighing.] [OE. weien, weyen, weghen, AS. wegan to bear,
move; akin to D. wegen to weigh, G. w["a]gen, wiegen, to
weigh, bewegen to move, OHG. wegan, Icel. vega to move,
carry, lift, weigh, Sw. v["a]ga to weigh, Dan. veie, Goth.
gawigan to shake, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. ????. See
Way, and cf. Wey.]
1. To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up;
as, to weigh anchor. ``Weigh the vessel up.' --Cowper.
2. To examine by the balance; to ascertain the weight of,
that is, the force with which a thing tends to the center
of the earth; to determine the heaviness, or quantity of
matter of; as, to weigh sugar; to weigh gold.
Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found
wanting. --Dan. v. 27.
3. To be equivalent to in weight; to counterbalance; to have
the heaviness of. ``A body weighing divers ounces.'
4. To pay, allot, take, or give by weight.
They weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
5. To examine or test as if by the balance; to ponder in the
mind; to consider or examine for the purpose of forming an
opinion or coming to a conclusion; to estimate
deliberately and maturely; to balance.
A young man not weighed in state affairs. --Bacon.
Had no better weighed The strength he was to cope
with, or his own. --Milton.
Regard not who it is which speaketh, but weigh only
what is spoken. --Hooker.
In nice balance, truth with gold she weighs. --Pope.
Without sufficiently weighing his expressions. --Sir
6. To consider as worthy of notice; to regard. [Obs. or
Archaic] ``I weigh not you.' --Shak.
All that she so dear did weigh. --Spenser.
To weigh down.
(a) To overbalance.
(b) To oppress with weight; to overburden; to depress.
``To weigh thy spirits down.' --Milton. WeighingWeighing Weigh"ing,
a. & n. from Weigh, v.
Weighing cage, a cage in which small living animals may be
Weighing house. See Weigh-house.
Weighing machine, any large machine or apparatus for
weighing; especially, platform scales arranged for
weighing heavy bodies, as loaded wagons.
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