Leigh vs Weigh - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between leigh and weigh
is that leigh
is to read while weigh
is to determine the weight of an object.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* (l), (l)
* (in personal and place names) (l), (l), (l)
To determine the weight of an object.
Often with "out", to measure a certain amount of something by its weight, e.g. for sale.
(figuratively) To determine the intrinsic value or merit of an object, to evaluate.
- He weighed out two kilos of oranges for a client.
(intransitive, figuratively, obsolete) To judge; to estimate.
- You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.
To consider a subject. (rfex)
To have a certain weight.
- could not weigh of worthiness aright
To have weight; to be heavy; to press down.
- I weigh ten and a half stone.
- They only weigh the heavier.
To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance.
- Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff / Which weighs upon the heart.
* John Locke
- Your vows to her and me will even weigh .
(nautical) To raise an anchor free of the seabed.
(nautical) To weigh anchor.
* 1624 , , Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 91:
- This objection ought to weigh with those whose reading is designed for much talk and little knowledge.
*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.
- 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.
(obsolete) To consider as worthy of notice; to regard.
- Weigh the vessel up.
- I weigh not you.
- all that she so dear did weigh
* weigh down
* weigh in/weigh-in
* weigh up
* weigh on