From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants, Drug culture
weedweed1 /wiːd/ ●○○ noun 1 [countable]HBP a wild plant growing where it is not wanted that prevents crops or garden flowers from growing properly the constant battle against weeds2 [uncountable]HBP a plant without flowers that grows on water in a large green floating massseaweed3 [countable] British English informalWEAK someone who is weak Nigel’s such a weed, isn’t he?4 like weeds5 the weed6 [uncountable]MDD cannabis7 (widow’s) weeds
Examples from the Corpus
weedEveryone called me a weed when I was at school because I was so bad at sports.It may even look like a rather pretty weed, but it's still a weed.Dorothea bent down and pulled weeds out of the garden.A rich soil soon becomes home to rampant weeds which smother less competitive, more attractive plants.He spent a whole year bumming from friends, crashing in strange places, selling weed with pals to make his bread.Nor is genetic engineering the only way weeds become herbicide-resistant.
Related topics: Gardening
weedweed2 verb [intransitive, transitive] DLGto remove unwanted plants from a garden or other placeweeding noun [uncountable] weed somebody/something ↔ out
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Examples from the Corpus
weedIn particular, men assist more with ploughing as well as with sowing, weeding and harvesting.Among those prickly areas: the use of technology and the process for weeding books and periodicals from the system.Suburban communities swiftly expel sleazy politicians and weed out corrupt practices.The turnover of wild individuals in an established population is a drastic weeding out of animals that are either unfit or unlucky.Deceased family and friends are honored as their graves are cleaned, weeded, refurbished and painted by family and friends.The idea is that recruits from the towns will weed the crops.The women polish the furniture, scrub the kitchen and weed the flowerbeds while Mrs McCormick is gone.
Origin weed1 Old English weod