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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun weed:


Weed is sometimes a misspelling of we.

The word weed is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun weed

What does weed mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: weeds

  1. any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
  2. a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of weed: mourning band
    • more generic word: band = a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
  3. street names for marijuana

Alternative definition of the noun weed


  1. [countable] Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
  2. [countable] A species of plant considered harmful to the environment or regarded as a nuisance.
  3. Short for duckweed
  4. [uncountable, slang] Marijuana.
  5. [obsolete, uncountable, slang] Tobacco.
  6. [obsolete, countable] A cigar.
  7. [obsolete, countable] A horse unfit to breed from.
  8. [countable, British, informal] A puny person; one who has with little physical strength.
  9. [countable, Scotland] A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
  10. [uncountable, archaic or obsolete] Underbrush; low shrubs.
  11. [countable, figuratively] Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
  12. [archaic] A garment or piece of clothing.
  13. [archaic] Clothing collectively; clothes, dress.
  14. [archaic] 'widow's weeds' Female mourning apparel

Definition of the verb weed

What does weed mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: weed

  1. clear of weeds

Alternative definition of the verb weed


  1. To remove unwanted vegetation from a cultivated area.
  2. past of wee


  1. Weed is a city located in Siskiyou County, California, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the town had a total population of 2,967, down from 2,979 in 2000. There are several unincorporated communities adjacent to, or just outside Weed proper. These include Edgewood, Carrick, and Lake Shastina. These communities generally have mailing addresses that use Weed, or its ZIP code. The total population of this area in 2007 was 6,318. Weed is about 10 miles west-northwest of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark, and the second-tallest volcano in the Cascade Range.
  2. Weed a.k.a. Weed, New Mexico: Weed is a census-designated place in Otero County in southern New Mexico, USA. It lies alongside New Mexico State Road 24 on the eastern slopes of the Sacramento Mountains at an elevation of 7,047 ft. It has had a Post Office since 1885. As of the 2010 census, its population was 63.
  3. Weed a.k.a. Weed, Arkansas: Weed is an unincorporated community in Poinsett County, Arkansas, United States. Weed is located on the north bank of the St. Francis River and the BNSF Railway near the northwest border of Marked Tree.

There are other places with in their name, like Weed...! and Weed Patch.

Phrases with Weed

Phrases starting with the word Weed:

  1. weed out
  2. Weed Goby

Phrases ending with the word Weed:

  1. to weed
  2. Pig Weed
  3. Sea-Weed
  4. Yaw-Weed
  5. ague weed
  6. Blue Weed
  7. Cape Weed
  8. dill weed
  9. Dove Weed
  10. Mint Weed
  11. pine-weed
  12. Pond Weed
  13. soap-weed
  14. tick-weed
  15. broom-weed
  16. Chafe Weed
  17. crazy weed
  18. frost-weed

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Weed

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Google previewFundamentals of Weed Science (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Weed is an every day term used in a variety of senses, usually to describe a plant considered undesirable within a certain context. The wordcommonly applied to unwanted plants in humancontrolled settings, such as farm fields, gardens, ...

Google previewMissouri School Journal (1917)

Jimson weed is a perennial which grows into a good sized bush with large spreading branches. It bearsapurplish white flower which develops into a large bur during the late sum~ mer and autumn. The Jimson weed is very fond of fertile soil.

Google previewHealing Secrets of the Native Americans (2004)

Herbs, Remedies, and Practices That Restore the Body, Refresh the Mind, and Rebuild the Spirit by Porter Shimer

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Squaw weed is a small perennial, between one and two feet high, with an erect, smooth stem. Rounded leaves grow sparsely at the bottom section of the plant and feathery fernlike leaves grow from the top ...

Google previewRocky Mountain Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (2014)

Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah & Wyoming by Diana Maranhao

By definition, “A weed is any unwanted plant.” Purely subjective on the part of the gardener. Granted, that opens the door to debate on native plants and self- sowing annuals that might take root in the garden and in other places where they ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

Crazy Weed, Cripple, Crying Weed, Cryppie, Cryptonie, CS, Cube (tablet form), Culican, Dagga, Dawamesk, Dew, Diablito (with crack cocaine), Diambista, Dimba, ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

black oil, Colombian gold, dagga, dank, ditch weed, doobie, dopestick, gage, gangster, ganja, grass, griffa, hay, herb, hooch, kif, killer weed, kind green, M, marahoochie, Mary Jane, Maui wowie, jay, joint, juju, killer weed, mezz, michoacán, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Western Railroad History: Oregon, Washington (1986)

by Donald B. Robertson

Calvin, President IIQ city: San Francisco California Northeastern Railway Company Weed ...

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Quotes about Weed

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. (Jean Jacques Rousseau)
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Scrabble value of W4E1E1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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