Definition of weed in English:

weed

Translate weed into Spanish

noun

  • 1A wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.

    • ‘keep the seedlings clear of weeds’
    1. 1.1mass noun Any wild plant growing in salt or fresh water.
      • ‘at the far side of the beach the rocks began, some humped with brown weed’
    2. 1.2 informal mass noun Cannabis.
      • ‘the pair spend their days drinking and smoking weed’
    3. 1.3the weed informal Tobacco.
      • ‘smokers are advised to eat more fruit, as the weed can increase the risk of gastric cancer’
  • 2British informal, derogatory A contemptibly feeble person.

    • ‘he thought party games were for weeds and wets’
    coward, weakling, namby-pamby, crybaby, baby
  • 3 informal A leggy, loosely built horse.

    • ‘my tiny bay weed could jump like a stag’

Pronunciation

weed

/wēd/ /wid/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Remove unwanted plants from (an area of ground)

    • ‘I was weeding a flower bed’

Pronunciation

weed

/wēd/ /wid/

Phrasal Verbs

    weed out
    • weed someone or something out, weed out someone or somethingRemove an inferior or unwanted component of a group or collection.

      • ‘we must raise the level of research and weed out the poorest work’

Origin

Old English wēod (noun), wēodian (verb), of unknown origin; related to Dutch wieden (verb).