Meaning of WEED in English

WEED

n. & v.

--n.

1. a wild plant growing where it is not wanted.

2 a thin weak-looking person or horse.

3 (prec. by the) sl. a marijuana. b tobacco.

--v.

1. tr. a clear (an area) of weeds. b remove unwanted parts from.

2 tr. (foll. by out) a sort out (inferior or unwanted parts etc.) for removal. b rid (a quantity or company) of inferior or unwanted members etc.

3 intr. cut off or uproot weeds.

Phrases and idioms:

weed-grown overgrown with weeds. weed-killer a substance used to destroy weeds.

Derivatives:

weeder n. weedless adj.

Etymology: OE weod, of unkn. orig.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.