Leigh vs Weigh - What's the difference?

leigh | weigh |

As verbs the difference between leigh and weigh

is that leigh is to read while weigh is to determine the weight of an object.

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Alternative forms

* (l), (l) * (in personal and place names) (l), (l), (l)


(en noun)
  • A meadow.
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    (en verb)
  • To determine the weight of an object.
  • Often with "out", to measure a certain amount of something by its weight, e.g. for sale.
  • He weighed out two kilos of oranges for a client.
  • (figuratively) To determine the intrinsic value or merit of an object, to evaluate.
  • You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.
  • (intransitive, figuratively, obsolete) To judge; to estimate.
  • * Spenser
  • could not weigh of worthiness aright
  • To consider a subject. (rfex)
  • To have a certain weight.
  • I weigh ten and a half stone.
  • To have weight; to be heavy; to press down.
  • * Cowper
  • They only weigh the heavier.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff / Which weighs upon the heart.
  • To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Your vows to her and me will even weigh .
  • * John Locke
  • This objection ought to weigh with those whose reading is designed for much talk and little knowledge.
  • (nautical) To raise an anchor free of the seabed.
  • (nautical) To weigh anchor.
  • * 1624 , , Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 91:
  • Towards the evening we wayed , and approaching the shoare [...], we landed where there lay a many of baskets and much bloud, but saw not a Salvage.
  • *1841 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘A Descent into the Maelström’:
  • *:‘Here we used to remain until nearly time for slack-water again, when we weighed and made for home.’
  • To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up.
  • * Cowper
  • Weigh the vessel up.
  • (obsolete) To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I weigh not you.
  • * Spenser
  • all that she so dear did weigh

    Derived terms

    * weigh down * weigh in/weigh-in * weight * weighty * weigh up * weigh on